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Crunchyroll to Stream Zetsuen no Tempest TV Anime (Updated)

posted on 2012-10-01 13:11 EDT
Bones/Masahiro Ando's adaptation of fantasy mystery manga to premiere on October 4

The media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will stream the Zetsuen no Tempest (Blast of Tempest) television anime series. The company will stream the series in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

The anime adapts Kyou Shirodaira, Arihide Sano, and Ren Saizaki's fantasy mystery manga. The story centers around Yoshino Takigawa (played by Kouki Uchiyama), an ordinary high school student with a mysterious friend named Mahiro Fuwa (Toshiyuki Toyonaga). Mahiro made a deal with a witch named Hakaze to hunt down the killers of his parents and sister. Now Mahiro is missing, and Hakaze confronts Yoshino. Yoshino finds himself involved in a crisis that may doom the entire world.

Studio Bones is producing the project. Masahiro Ando (Sword of the Stranger, Hana-Saku Iroha) is directing the series, and Mari Okada (Black Butler, anohana, Hana-Saku Iroha) is serving as series script editor. The anime will premiere in Japan on October 4.

The original manga has been running in Monthly Shonen Gangan since 2009, and Square Enix shipped the seventh compiled book volume in September.

Update: Background information added.

Update 2: Aniplex of America has revealed that the series will premiere on Crunchyroll on October 4 at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

Image © Kyou Shirodaira, Arihide Sano, Ren Saizaki/Zetsuen no Tempest Production Committee, MBS


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