Six more shows on Crunchyroll

9 01 2009

Okay then, now starts the before promised parade of Japan-related news and first up – embrace yourself – we have Crunchyroll! That’s right, yet another news post about Crunchyroll…

"Six more shows, you say?"

"Six more shows, you say?"

Starting yesterday, Crunchyroll have been streaming “simulcasts” of several anime shows to those who have purchased the Anime Membership, but that’s not all; several other shows are going to be streamed as simulcasts as the year progresses – and the list of shows that are coming to Crunchyroll is growing still! Just this week, six shows have sneaked their way into the Crunchyroll program lineup, although they are not to be simulcast since they have all already finished. The newly acquired titles are Gonzo’s Chrno Crusade, Kaleido Star, Last Exile and Peacemaker Kurogane and Toei Animation’s Galaxy Express 999 and Space Pirate Captain Harlock. I would be very excited since I have long wanted to watch Chrno Crusade and Last Exile, but unfortunately, neither of these six shows will be available to Europe. Well, since not many (or any?) shows that are currently in CR’s program lineup is available to those in Japan either, it wouldn’t really make a difference if I was a few years older and had moved to Japan already – because that’s definitely where I’m going in a few years. Anyway, enjoy living in the right regions (if you do), you lucky bastard and see you later!

I wonder where their going without me.

I wonder where their going... without me.

Source: Crunchyroll via AnimeNation1 2

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FUNimation licenses The Count of Monte Cristo anime

28 12 2008

FUNimation licenses the Gonzo anime Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo ANN. I suppose this anime retells the events of The Count of Monte Cristo in anime form, but I haven’t looked too much into it so I don’t really know. How many more shows will FUNimation license before they give up?

Hey, dude, you've got some dirt below your eye.

Hey, dude, you've got some dirt below your eye.

Source: Anime News Network





The Sword of Uruk on Crunchyroll

27 12 2008

Crunchyroll has announced that they will stream the new The Tower of Druaga: the Sword of Uruk anime, starting 8th January together with its TV premiere for non-paying members (the anime will be available earlier than that for paying members) and since I’ve always been interested in the Druaga series I am really getting interested in Crunchyroll. Seeing as maybe all anime that airs on Japanese TV also will be available on Crunchyroll in the future it may be a great idea to just become a member, pay the extra fee and watch online – perfect timing now that my computer have become slow and can’t handle having µTorrent on in the background. Oh, and it’s not illegal! Now you don’t have to feel bad for watching your favorite anime the wrong way.

I am so going to watch the Druaga shows on Crunchyroll!

I am so going to watch the Druaga shows on Crunchyroll!

The Tower of Druaga: the Sword of Uruk will, just like its prequel The Tower of Druaga: the Aegis of Uruk, be animated by Gonzo. Did you know that the The Tower of Druaga anime shows are based on maze game by Namco from 1984 called The Tower of Druaga. Not too much of a shocker there on the name. The game has several sequels, but I don’t know if all are maze style. Frankly that doesn’t appeal to me too much, but if the animes are good enough, maybe I’ll check out the game as well. Or maybe not, I’m not sure.

Source: Anime News Network





FUNimation licenses Last Exile

26 12 2008

Gonzo’s Last Exile ANN was today announced licensed by FUNimation for re-release in North America, taking over Geneon Entertainment’s (previously Pioneer) license ownership. That’s it. Good night!

I have wanted to watch this series for a long time, but I still haven't gotten to it.

I have wanted to watch this series for a long time, but I still haven't gotten to it.

Source: Anime News Network