Source: Aniplex of America

Aniplex of America announced that they acquired the domestic rights to Occultic;Nine and March Comes In Like A Lion. Both titles will be streamed as part of the company’s Fall 2016 simulcast lineup.

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October 1, 2016

Aniplex of America Acquires Occultic;Nine and March comes in like a lion for their Fall Lineup

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Two Popular Titles Slated to Receive Simulcast Schedule This October

SANTA MONICA, CA (October 1, 2016) – Aniplex of America Inc. announced today at their industry panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta (Atlanta, GA) that they have acquired two new anime titles to join their upcoming fall season lineup – Occultic;Nine and March comes in like a lion. Both titles will premiere on Crunchyroll on October 8, 2016 – Occultic;Nine at 9:30AM PDT and March comes in like a lion at 10:00AM PDT– within hours of the original broadcasts in Japan. Additional broadcast platforms for both titles will be announced at a later date. Occultic;Nine and March comes in like a lion join WWW.WAGNARIA!! to round out Aniplex of America’s fall simulcast lineup.

Based on the light novel series written by Chiyomaru Shikura (creator of Steins;Gate), Occultic;Nine is animated by renowned studio A-1 Pictures and directed by Kyohei Ishiguro (Your lie in April) and Miyuki Kuroki in her series directorial debut. The series will star Yuki Kaji (MAGI, KIZNAIVER, Your
lie in April, DURARARA!!) as Yuta Gamon and Ayane Sakura (NISEKOI, Charlotte, Your lie in April) as Ryoka Narusawa.

March comes in like a lion is based on the popular ongoing manga series by Chica Umino, who is best known as the creator of Honey and Clover. Director Akiyuki Shimbou (BAKEMONOGATARI, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, KIZUMONOGATARI) leads the creative team at studio SHAFT, which includes character designer Nobuhiro Sugiyama (NISEKOI, BAKEMONOGATARI, HANAMONOGATARI) and composer Yukari Hashimoto (Toradora!, Mr. Osomatsu).

About Occultic;Nine:

The multitude of small, miniscule “discomfort” later develops into a case so large it is beyond imagination…

Yuta Gamon is a 2nd year in high school. He runs “Kiri Kiri Basara,” an affiliate blog that rounds up occult forum posts, for a shot at quick money, and challenges himself to the occult night and day to “hack and slash away!” the many supernatural phenomena existing in the world from a scientific standpoint.

However, with that blog of his as a catalyst, a group of downright maniacal and insane comrades have
gathered about.

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About March comes in like a lion:

This is a gentle tale about people trying to regain something.

And it is a tale of battle.

The main character, Rei Kiriyama, lost his family in an accident when he was young. Now he is a 17-year-old pro shogi player who is burdened with deep loneliness. Rei lives alone in an old town in Tokyo, but after becoming acquainted with three sisters, Akari, Hinata and Momo, he begins to change
little by little…

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About Aniplex of America Inc.

Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases including Sword Art Online, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, OREIMO 2, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, ALDNOAH.ZERO, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] and DURARARA!!×2. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles ERASED, Sword Art Online II, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, Your lie in April, Charlotte, Classroom Crisis, WAGNARIA!!3 and GOD EATER.