News Crunchyroll Adds Kadokawa's H2O, Ninomiya-kun Anime
posted on 2010-12-15 17:13 EST
The media-distribution website Crunchyroll has announced that it began streaming the Kadokawa titles Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun (Goshūshō-sama Ninomiya-kun), H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~, and Maburaho today. The first two titles have never been officially released in English in North America; the first three episodes of both series are currently available for free on the site, with an additional one to be added each week. Maburaho was previously licensed by ADV Films, which shut down in 2009. Four episodes of Maburaho are currently available for free on Crunchyroll, with additional episodes to be added each week. The entirety of all three series are available for paid subscribers.
Goshūshō-sama Ninomiya-kun revolves around a normal high school boy who finds himself living with a young female succubus. He attempts to help her conquer her fear of men. Her presence sparks a jealous rage in the boy's childhood friend, launching a romantic comedy of errors. The series is based on the light novels written by Daisuke Suzuki and illustrated by Kyourin Takanae.
H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~ features a high school boy who became blind as a child. He moves to the village where his mother was raised and meets several young women who are interested in his companionship. The anime is based on an adult visual novel by developer Makura.
Kadokawa previously had a United States-based arm, Kadokawa Pictures USA, whose role was to act as the official licensee of its parent company's titles and to work with other companies to produce and distribute the releases. The subsidiary was shut down in September of last year.
Update: Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun and H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~ are available in North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Middle East, and Africa Maburaho are available in North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Middle East, and Africa.
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