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Crunchyroll Gets Fairy Tail, Sasameki Koto Anime (Updated)

posted on 2009-10-05 14:55 EDT
Fantasy adventure anime, yuri slice-of-life tale join fall lineup

The Crunchyroll media-distribution website has confirmed that it will begin simulcasting the Fairy Tail fantasy adventure anime series and the Sasameki Koto yuri slice-of-life anime series this fall. Hiro Mashima's original Fairy Tail manga follows a teenaged girl named Lucy Heartfilia who aims to join the world's most notorious wizards guild, Fairy Tail. During a daring rescue, Lucy encounters Natsu "Salamander" Dragneel, a quirky Fairy Tail member and a teenaged practitioner of the ancient Dragon Slayer magic. Lucy is eventually welcomed into the Fairy Tail guild as she, Natsu, and other members go on various quests together. The anime studios A-1 Pictures and Satelight are producing the project for TV Tokyo. Crunchyroll's video streams will be available worldwide. Only Crunchyroll's subscribed Anime Members can see each episode, in 720-line progressive resolution, within one hour of its Japanese premiere. Each episode expires after 30 days.

Media Factory's Sasameki Koto anime adapts Takashi Ikeda's manga about Sumika, a popular high school honors student who has a secret she does not reveal to anyone: she loves her classmate Ushio. Sumika hears that Ushio is also "a girl who likes girls," but Sumika's feelings have yet to be reciprocated. The anime will premiere in Japan on October 7. Crunchyroll's video streams will be available in the Americas and Oceania. Crunchyroll's subscribed Anime Members can see each episode, in 480-line progressive resolution, within one hour of its Japanese premiere. Other users can see the same episode in standard definition one week later.


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