Crunchyroll has added the Sorcerer Hunters, Izumo: Flash of a Brave Sword, and Captain Harlock: Arcadia of My Youth anime to its streaming catalog. The service began streaming all three anime on September 17, 2019 in the United States and Canada.
Discotek released Sorcerer Hunters: The Complete Series on Standard Definition Blu-ray Disc with Japanese and English audio tracks on August 27, 2019. ADV Films previously licensed and released the series and OVA on home video between 2001-2007.
Discotek licensed and released Izumo: Flash of a Brave Sword on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2017.
Discotek released the Arcadia of My Youth film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2017.
Crunchyroll has announced that it has added the Dai-Guard and the Demon Lord Dante television anime series to its catalog. The service began streaming both anime in the United States and Canada on September 16, 2019.
The 26-episode Dai-Guard anime premiered in 1999. Discotek licensed the television anime in 2015 and released the full series on DVD in April 2016. ADV previously released the series on DVD from 2002 to 2003.
The 12-episode Demon Lord Dante anime premiered in 2002, based on Go Nagai’s original manga of the same name. Discotek offered the anime on DVD without edits in August 2016. Geneon Entertainment previously released the series on DVD in 2004.
Crunchyroll has announced on Thursday that it has added The Saga of Tanya the Evil (Yōjo Senki) anime film for users worldwide except in Asia and German-speaking countries.
Crunchyroll previously screened the film in more than 500 theaters in the United States.
The film opened in Japanese theaters on February 8, 2019.
Crunchyroll and VIZ Media Europe have announced that the companies have signed an agreement for Crunchyroll to become a majority investor in ViIZ Media Europe Group. The Hitotsubashi Group — consisting of Shueisha, Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd. — will retain a minority stake in VIZ Media Europe Group.
The VIZ Media Europe Group is comprised of VIZ Media Europe, AV Visionen, Anime Versand, and VIZ Media Switzerland. VIZ Media Europe and Switzerland are content suppliers for TV broadcasters and video-on-demand platforms for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions. The group also handles theatrical distribution of anime in Europe, retail in the EMEA region, manga publishing (with Kazé Manga) in French- and German-speaking Europe, home video releases, and video streaming.
Joanne Waage, general manager of Crunchyroll, stated that the agreement “will bring together significant expertise, capabilities, and dedication to grow and promote [Crunchyroll and VIZ Media Europe’s] respective licensed and original content.”
Crunchyroll has announced that it will add “Episode 0 Initium Iter” of Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia (Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majū Sensen Babylonia), the television anime of the Fate/Grand Order smartphone game’s “Dai Nana Tokuiten Zettai Majū Sensen Babylonia” (Order VII: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts: Babylonia) story. The episode will be available on September 5, 2019 at 3:00 a.m. EDT (12:00 a.m. PDT) in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.
“Episode 0 Initium Iter” already debuted within the main Fate/Grand Order game app on August 11, 2019, but the episode was only available for 24 hours. It became available on Japanese streaming services on August 12, 2019.
The main anime is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 5, 2019.
Crunchyroll announced during its panel at its own Crunchyroll Expo that it will simulcast the second season of the Radiant television anime and the Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun anime.
The second season of Radiant is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 2, 2019. Like the first series, the second series will have 21 episodes.
Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 5, 2019. The series will have 23 episodes.
Crunchyroll Expo has announced that it will host a premiere screening of two episodes of The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Second (The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Seiran). This is the second “season” of Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, the new anime of Yoshiki Tanaka’s epic science fiction novels Legend of the Galactic Heroes. The screening will include the recap episode “episode 0” as well as “episode 13” (the first full episode of the new season, after “episode 12” of the previous season).
Crunchyroll also announced that it will stream The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Second “in late summer / early fall of 2019.” The second season will screen in Japan as a series of three films on September 27, October 25, and November 29, 2019, respectively. Each film will have a length of four television episodes. No television airing in Japan has been announced.
Crunchyroll Expo will take place August 30-September 1, 2019 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.