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Crunchyroll Adds Seitokai no Ichizon, Demonbane Anime

posted on 2010-12-22 16:41 EST
Site also launches Android app to stream on mobile phones

The media-distribution website Crunchyroll has announced two additions to its anime library: Student Council's Discretion (Seitokai no Ichizon) and Demonbane. Neither title has been released in North America prior to this, and both are also available in South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, the Middle East, and Africa.

Three additional titles will be announced next week.

The 2009 TV anime Seitokai no Ichizon is based on a series of light novels of the same name, written by Sekina Aoi and illustrated by Kira Inugami. The harem comedy features protagonist Ken Sugisaki, who is conscripted into his school's student council. The council is populated entirely by cute girls.

Demonbane is based on a visual novel series by the company Nitroplus and features elements of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos. The games were originally adapted into a 2004 original video anime series; Crunchyroll is streaming the 2006 television anime. The story revolves around a poor detective named Kuro Daijuuji who stumbles into a supernatural mystery.

Crunchyroll has also launched an official app for the Android mobile phone operating system that allows paid subscribers to log in and watch anime titles. According to a Crunchyroll admin's comment, the app will be opened up to free users when advertising has been coded into the app. The admin also notes that development for the app launched in early November, but not all of Crunchyroll's videos have been encoded for the app at this time.

Crunchyroll launched a similar app for the iPhone and iPod Touch earlier this year.


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