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^One word: Toei. With a couple of exceptions, Toei's never made any Precure series available legally here (KiraKira is the 14th Precure series). The only exceptions are the very first series and Smile, which Saban got and turned into Glitter Force (streams on Netflix).
Why is that, I wonder?
“Personality goes a long way.”
---Jules Winnfield, Pulp Fiction
Avatar: Gamora, Guardians of the Galaxy
Anime watched in 2017: 183 episodes (65 shows: 59 watching, 6 completed, 0 dropped)
It's available today 1/9/2017 at 10:35AM PST for users worldwide except for Asia.
Strong, intense, and cute! The most laid-back Shinsengumi in history arrives!! An official spinoff series by Hashimoto Eiji (manga) and Umemura Shinya (story) of "Chiruran Shinsengumi Requiem." Here's the laid-back everyday life of the Shinsengumi warriors.
The Sohoku High byciycle club is racing to the 3rd season! Yowamushi Pedal New Generation is available today 1/9/2017 11:05AM PST for users worldwide except for Asia.
With the team's combined strength, the Sohoku High bicycle racing club beat reigning champions Hakone Academy at the Interhigh national race and achieved an impressive overall victory. Now that their hot summer has ended and third-years Kinjou, Makishima, and Tadokoro have retired from the team, first-year participants in the Interhigh Onoda Sakamichi, Imaizumi Shunsuke, and Naruko Shoukichi, along with their new captain second-year Teshima Junta and vice-captain Aoyagi Hajime begin preparing as a "new team" for their second consecutive championship at the next Interhigh. In order to retake their throne, their rivals Hakone Academy have also incorporated new members and begun training as a new team. Kyoto Fushimi High is lead by the monstrous racer Midousuji Akira. The nation's top schools are all honing their skills to reach the top of the Interhigh.
Amazon Prime Video
And it looks like Onihei is indeed with Amazon and just like last season, the US seems to not be included in the streaming area. I suspect the same will happen to Scum's Wish when it starts in a couple days.
t’s the latter half of the Edo period when cruel thieves feared Heizo Hasegawa, known as “Heizo the Oni". He is the head of Arson Theft Control. He never tolerates injustice and punishes criminals who violate the three articles of a thief.Surrounded by quirky characters, Heizo rids the injustice that infests the city of Edo.
Anime Network Online
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Girls’ Band Project “BanG Dream!” to Simulcast on Anime Network Online
HOUSTON, JANUARY 9, 2017 – Anime Network Online (ANO) might not have a stage big enough to host the newest addition to the Winter 2017 lineup: the girls’ band project ”BanG Dream!”
The anime is part of an exciting mixed-media project featuring live performances by the popular girls’ band, Poppin’ Party, and includes the group’s three hit singles, “Yes! BanG_Dream!”, “STAR BEAT! ~Hoshi no Kodou~”, and “Hashirihajimeta bakari no kimini”. The story follows Kasumi Toyama (played by Poppin’ Party’s lead singer, Aimi) when her life changes on the day she finds a star-shaped guitar. Determined to form an all-girl band, her search leads her to four like-minded souls: Saya, Arisa, Rimi, and Tae (all brought to life by the members of Poppin’ Party).
BanG Dream! begins airing on Saturday, January 21, 2017. ANO subscribers in the United States of America, Canada, Turkey, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Netherlands and Latin America will be able to stream new episodes every Saturday at 9:00 AM EST.
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The daughter of a professional robber, Ronja realizes the complicated nature of her father's profession when she befriends Birk, the child of a rival tribe. Ronja struggles to balance the relationship with her family and the bond with her self-proclaimed brother Birk as she comes to understand the intricate issues of family and friendship and how differences can be overcome with the help of love and understanding.
The cutest bunch you'll ever meet at an Italian restaruant! Piacevole is available tomorrow 1/11/2017 7:30AM PST for users worldwide except for Asia.
High schooler Morina Nanase starts work at Trattoria Festa, an Italian restaurant filled with various and sundry quirky characters...and where through its unique cuisine, she will begin to mature as a person.
KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world! 2 is available tomorrow 1/11/2017 for users worldwide excluding excluding Asia, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand; and German, French, Italian and Dutch Speaking Europe. Please stay tuned for the exact launch time for tomorrow's episode!
Following a tragic accident, the game-loving shut-in Satou Kazuma was reborn in a parallel world. Though his dream of enjoying a new life as an adventurer in an RPG-inspired world and striving to be a hero didn't come true, he managed to get by in his new world. He was joined by Aqua, the goddess who accompanied him to the parallel world; Megumin, an arch wizard who can only use her magic once a day; and Darkness, a crusader whose attacks always miss. And so, along with his party of girls who have extremely advanced powers but unfortunately can't take full advantage of them, he managed to complete some quests here and there.
Then, one day, after Kazuma's party saved the town of Axel from the mobile fortress Destroyer, a messenger from the capital came to tell Kazuma that he was suspected of the crime of subversion to the state! Where will the ordinary adventurer Kazuma's life in a parallel world lead him tomorrow?!
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I guess there might be some hope for Scum's Wish after all? A page for Onihei was just added along with pages for previous season's The Great Passage, Vivid Strike! and Shin-chan Spinoff. Unfortunately, none of the episodes are available to watch. As a reminder, a page for the new season of Chi, also from the previous season, was added a few days ago. It too, still isn't available to watch just yet.
One Room is coming to Crunchyroll today at 9:30am PST for members worldwide except for Asia. Future episodes will be available every Wednesday at 8:00am PST.
You are the protagonist. A new project in virtual anime from SMIRAL Animation that also brought you the "Anitore" series and "Makuranodanshi." This time, the project is about 3 stories that develop in your (one) room.
Marginal#4 is available Thursday 1/12/2017 8:30AM PST for members worldwide except for Asia!
On February 13, as snow flurries dance in the air, a new idol unit is born at Pythagoras Production. They are the idols who will deliver their kiss to the ends of the galaxy: "Marginal #4." Its members, Atom Kirihara, Rui Aiba, L Nomura, and R Nomura, put all their effort into their entertainment career for the sake of the fan supporting them! They continue to mature as idols along with the senior unit pulling the entertainment industry forward, Lagrange Point, and the younger unit preparing to make their debut, Unicorn Jr. But when they step off the stage, they're ordinary high school boys with some chaotic student lives!
This is the tale of Margninal #4, a school slice-of-life about idols that shine brighter than the stars.
The highly unique members of Marginal #4 weave dreams and bonds. When these two come together, the result is a miraculous big bang!
SUPER LOVERS 2 is available Thursday 1/12/2017 9:00AM PST for members worldwide except for Asia.
After leaving Canada to move in with Haru, Rei was finally getting used to living as the youngest of four brothers, and Haru's new café was beginning to thrive... when their mother, Haruko, showed up and said she was taking Rei with her to Switzerland! The shock of her sudden declaration just when Haru and Rei had begun to grow closer led to increasing discord between them. Is more trouble on the horizon?!
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17-year-old Awaya Mugi and Yasuraoka Hanabi appear to be the ideal couple. They are both pretty popular, and they seem to suit each other well. However, outsiders don't know of the secret they share. Both Mugi and Hanabi have hopeless crushes on someone else, and they are only dating each other to soothe their loneliness. Mugi is in love with Minagawa Akane, a young teacher who used to be his home tutor. Hanabi is also in love with a teacher, a young man who has been a family friend since she was little. In each other, they find a place where they can grieve for the ones they cannot have, and they share a loneliness-driven physical intimacy. Will things stay like this for them forever?
Once StrikerS actually goes up, I believe that will be the first time it's been legally available in the US.
Amazon is rolling out its first branded on-demand subscription service for Amazon Channels: Anime Strike, offering more than 1,000 series episodes and movies ranging from classic titles to current shows broadcast on Japanese TV.
The Anime Strike channel is available to U.S. Amazon Prime members for $4.99 per month after a seven-day free trial, the newest addition to the lineup of around 100 services now available in Amazon Channels.
The ad-free programming on Amazon’s Anime Strike includes recent series like “The Great Passage”; same-day-as-broadcast series from Japan including “Scum’s Wish” (“Kuzu no Honkai”) and “Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga” (“Ao No Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen”); and older anime hits like “Paprika,” “Tokyo Godfathers” and “Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS.” Content on the channel will be refreshed weekly, Amazon says.
“With anime in particular, there’s a strong, passionate audience that is underserved by traditional pay TV,” said Michael Paull, Amazon’s VP of digital video and head of Amazon Channels worldwide.
Amazon has struck exclusive U.S. streaming deals for several series on Anime Strike, including “Scum’s Wish,” “Onihei,” “The Great Passage,” “Vivid Strike!,” “Crayon-Shin Chan Gaiden: Alien vs. Shinnosuke,” and “Chi’s Sweet Adventure.”
In the coming months, Amazon plans to launch additional branded subscription VOD channels, according to Paull, but he wouldn’t say what genres those will cover. For now, Anime Strike is available only to Prime members in the U.S.
Other U.S. online distributors of anime programming include Funimation and Crunchyroll, which is owned by AT&T-Chernin Group’s Otter Media.
Amazon’s Anime Strike is being programmed with a mix of adult-themed, romance and action titles designed to appeal across all age ranges, said Paull. “We tend to focus on our customers and their needs, and our big difference is that we’re using the data we have as Amazon to know the type of programming that would excite our audience,” he said.
Amazon Channels, launched late 2015 as the Streaming Partners program, offers 100 add-on video subscription services for Prime members. Channels include HBO and Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, Acorn TV, NBCUniversal’s Seeso, Machinima, Warner Bros.’ DramaFever, Tribeca Shortlist, Cinedigm’s Dove Channel, Comedy Central’s Stand-Up Plus, PBS Kids, Fandor and Outside TV.
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Happy Monday everyone! New episodes for BanG Dream! are available on Saturdays at 6:00am PST for members in North America, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, and Latin America. You can now check out ep. 1 on Crunchyroll!
When she was a child, Kasumi Toyama felt a heart-pounding thrill every time she gazed at the stars, and she's been looking without success for something that could inspire the same feeling ever since. One day, she comes across a star-shaped guitar in a rundown pawnshop and, for the first time, discovers the thrill she's been searching for. Kasumi becomes determined to form an all-girl band, and her search leads her to four like-minded souls: Saya, Arisa, Rimi, and Tae. Does this band have what it takes to make their dreams of stardom come true?
Glasgow, UK February 17, 2017 – Anime Limited are excited to announce partnering with Crunchyroll to simulcast Studio Khara’s latest work Dragon Dentist. It will be amongst the first platforms to stream the work practically simultaneously with the Japanese broadcast – and only available on Crunchyroll.
Dragon Dentist will be available to watch on Crunchyroll not only in the UK and Ireland, but also in Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Anime Limited is also excited to announce all rights for Dragon Dentist for the UK and Ireland and will release it on home video at a later date. Anime Limited also expect to release it theatrically later this year as well. More details to follow.
About Dragon Dentist
The story takes place in Dragon Country.
Nonoko, the heroine, is a newly appointed dentist who protects the dragon, the guardian of the country, from tooth cavity bacteria.
One day, amid increasingly fierce battles against the neighboring country, she finds an unconscious boy soldier from the enemy country on the dragon’s tooth. His name is Bell, and he has been “resurrected” from within the tooth by the dragon, a supernatural phenomenon that legend says occurs before a major disaster.
Bell is confused about his situation. Nonoko cheers him up and takes him on as a dragon dentist. Suddenly the two face an unexpected and tremendous explosion that gives rise to countless tooth decaying bacteria.
As they face a series of fierce battles, Nonoko and Bell eventually learn to accept their fate.
This fantasy adventure, created on an epic scale like never before, will keep viewers thrilled and enamored!
Andrew Partridge, President of Anime Limited says: “I’m very excited to be able to bring Dragon Dentist to anime fans here in the UK, Ireland & Scandinavia. Ever since I first saw the short film as part of Studio Khara’s Japan Animator Expo at Scotland Loves Anime, I’ve wanted to see this expanded into a feature. And now, we get to follow this story over two 45 minute features! We’re very excited to partner with Crunchyroll to bring this exciting feature to fans day and date with the Japanese broadcast. I am very much looking forward to watching it this weekend!”
The first part of Dragon Dentist will be available to enjoy on Crunchyroll on Saturday 18, February at 21:45 GMT.
If anybody is interested in the short this was based off of, it was uploaded to the Japan Animator Expo website again in honor of the 2 episode special.
A bunch of Gundam shows are being added to the site on the 20th. Just so it's noted, Hulu no longer has a free option. All the free videos moved to Yahoo View. No word if these shows will be available at Yahoo View as well.
64 works, including oldest surviving film from 1917, available streaming
The National Film Center at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo opened a "Japanese Animated Film Classics" website on Wednesday with a collection of classic animated works from Japan available streaming with English subtitles. The website will be open until the end of 2017.
To view the videos, visit this page, select a title, and then click the red button that reads "作品を見る" on the right side of the page. Once the player is open, toggle the English subtitles on by selecting the "With English subtitles" link under the video player before pressing play.
The website celebrates the 100th anniversary of the oldest known Japanese animated short films, and is streaming the oldest surviving Japanese animated short film, Junichi Kouchi's "The Dull Sword" (Namakura Gatana, pictured below left). The film about a samurai's foolish purchase of a dull-edged sword debuted in June 1917. The version on the website is "the longest, digitally restored version," which is four minutes long.
The film was discovered in an Osaka antique shop in 2008, along with Seitarou Kitayama's 1918 film "Urashima Tarō." Several anime films directed by Oten Shimokawa and Kitayama predated "Namakura Gatana," but these films are now lost. Shimokawa's "Imokawa Mukuzo Genkanban no Maki" has long been considered the oldest commercially released anime film, having premiered in January 1917, but it may have premiered later that year, predated by two other films by Shimokawa. The films were all predated by a 50-frame shot of a sailor boy's salute that was discovered in 2005.
The website is streaming 64 works that debuted from 1917 to 1941. Directors featured on the site include Ikuo Oishi, Shigeji Ogino, Hakuzan Kimura, Mitsuyo Seo, Yasuji Murata, Noburou Oofuji, Kenzo Masaoka, and Sanae Yamamoto.
Catalog additions via Nozomi Ent. (US / Canada only).
All his friends said he was just being "stupid" and "delusional," but Haruto just couldn't give up on her... Yuzuki, the girl that showed up on his doorstep one day, stole his heart the next, and then left just as abruptly as she arrived. With the faint hope of rekindling the romance they'd shared, Haruto decides to pursue her, moving away from the rural outskirts of Hiroshima to the big city of Tokyo.
However, soon after arriving, he learns that Yuzuki has seemingly moved on and has a new boyfriend. No matter how hard Haruto tries, she refuses to see him and won't tell him the reason why she left him. He could move on, as many have urged him to, but is that truly what Yuzuki wants? He could try winning her back - after all, he's already moved to the town where she lives - but how much farther will he need to go?
Mikan and Hotaru are best friends! (Well, according to Mikan, anyway. Hotaru doesn't seem to care.) Then one day, Hotaru is escorted away in a fancy black car, apparently scouted by a school in Tokyo called "Alice Academy." Crushed at the loss of her favorite pal, Mikan scurries after her, determined to enroll, too! But Alice Academy is a mysterious place. Can Mikan tough it out in a school where explosions, superpowers, giant baby chicks and axe-wielding teddy bears are the norm? But it's not as if she has a choice, because once students enter Alice Academy, there's no escape!
The flames of war are fanned in the Middle East as two secretive forces unleash their latest weapons of mass destruction. But in a world where giant robots take their place on the battlefield, the most dangerous weapon of all lies buried within a human mind. Yushiro, the fourth son of the mysterious and powerful Gowa family, finds himself at the center of events that may change the future of mankind forever!
Sporting designer clothes, designer make-up, and designer nails, Ran Kotobuki is the very picture of a trendy Shibuya girl, but don't let her outer appearance fool you. This girl comes from a family of cops, and she's ready to lay you out flat if you even think about causing trouble in her town! ...At least, she will when she's not distracted by karaoke, shopping, and dodging her homework. Join Ran and her friends as they defend the streets of Shibuya and attempt to shop their way into the history books as the most famous Gals ever!
Marin and Urin are sea folk, people who live in a peaceful underwater world surrounded by bright fish and colorful coral. But one day, a beautiful ring falls from the "sky" - that dangerous place above the water - and the two girls decide to return the lovely trinket to its owner.
While the surface world holds amazing wonders for the pair, it also hides a great darkness... a darkness that Urin accidentally unleashes when she opens a stone box at a local shrine. Now it's up to Marin, Urin, and their new friend Kanon to set things right again before that darkness swallows the entire world!
They are also going to start adding the dub for the first season of Iron-Blooded Orphans next Tuesday.
A couple of tech related items.
We’re excited to announce that you can now link your Crunchyroll Premium account between Crunchyroll on VRV and the standalone Crunchyroll service (Crunchyroll.com and associated apps)! Linking your account means that you will have all Crunchyroll Premium streaming benefits (simulcast, ad-free and HD viewing) on both VRV and Crunchyroll’s existing apps/website, as well as all additional Crunchyroll Premium benefits like manga app access, discounts in the Crunchyroll Store, convention perks, and more.
If you’re already a Premium member, you can have Premium access to Crunchyroll on VRV by linking your existing account to VRV. This also works the other way! So, if you get The Combo Pack on VRV and link to your existing Crunchyroll account, you’ll still have Premium access to all of Crunchyroll’s apps and Simulcasts. Just make sure you cancel your Premium membership on your existing Crunchyroll service after you purchase The Combo Pack on VRV, so you don’t get charged twice!
We cover more about Account Linking in the FAQ below, so please check it out! If you have any additional questions, please check out the extended FAQ about Account Linking on vrv.co, or tweet us @WatchVRV.
We've got some exciting news today for all you Amazon FireTV users: now you can watch your favorite Crunchyroll shows on FireTV as the Crunchyroll App is now available!
The Crunchyroll App on FireTV is FREE to download, and provides both our Premium and free ad-supported experiences.
Use the text search to search for your favorite shows, and enjoy all of the same benefits you get with your Premium account on FireTV, such as Queue access, viewing history, and more!
Now go forth and enjoy your anime on FireTV!
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he year is 2307 A.D. Although fossil fuels have been depleted, humanity has obtained a new source of energy to replace them, in the form of a large-scale solar power generation system based on three huge orbital elevators. However, the benefits of this system are available only to a handful of major powers and their allies.
The three orbital elevators belong to three superpower blocs. These are the Union, led by the United States of America; the Human Reform League, led by China, Russia, and India; and the AEU, led by Europe. These superpower blocs continue to play a grand zero-sum game for the sake of their own prestige and prosperity. Thus, even in the 24th Century, humanity has yet to come together as one.
In this world of never-ending conflict, a private armed organization appears, dedicated to the elimination of war through armed force. Its name is Celestial Being, and it is in possession of "Gundam" mobile suits. With these Gundams, it begins armed intervention into all acts of war.
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