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Crunchyroll Streams Genshiken 2nd Season, Kaiji Anime

posted on 2013-07-05 15:52 EDT
All 52 episodes of Kaiji available now

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the Genshiken Second Season television anime series. The website has also added two catalog titles: Kaiji - Ultimate Survivor (Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji), and Kaiji: Against All Rules (Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen).

Genshiken Second Season's launch date and time will be revealed later. The series will be available to viewers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Central America, and South America.

Both Kaiji seasons will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, South America, and Central America. Both seasons are now available to premium viewers, and the first 12 episodes of the first season are now available for free viewers.

The adaptation of Shimoku Kio's sequel manga Genshiken Second Season continues the adventures of the otaku college club "The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture." Kodansha Comics published the second volume of this manga in North America in March.

Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer, Squid Girl, xxxHOLiC, Genshiken OAV, episode director on first Genshiken) is serving as both director and sound director at Production I.G for the new anime. Michiko Yokote is returning from the previous Genshiken projects to supervise the series scripts, and Junichiro Taniguchi (Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku) is the new character designer. The anime will have a mostly new voice cast, with Nozomi Yamamoto as Chika Ogiue, Sumire Uesaka as Rika Yoshitake, Yumi Uchiyama as Mirei Yajima, Ai Kakuma as Kenjiro Hato (Female), Kazutomi Yamamoto as Kenjiro Hato, Yukana as Kanako Ōno, Jun Fukuyama as Manabu Kuchiki, and Naomi Ōzora as Susanna Hopkins.

Del Rey released the first Genshiken manga series as well as the Kujibiki Unbalance spinoff in North America. Media Blasters licensed the first two Genshiken television anime series, the Genshiken videos, and the Kujibiki Unbalance anime.

The anime will premiere in Japan on July 6. NIS America announced on Thursday that it has licensed the series.

Both seasons of Kaiji adapt Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji manga about the titular gambler who spends his days playing cheap gambling games while taking his frustrations out by vandalizing cars. One day a debt collector arrives and tells Kaiji that he can clear his debts by boarding a gambling boat. Fukumoto launched the original manga in 1996, and the manga has also spawned three manga sequels and two live-action films. The first television anime series aired in 2007-2008, and the second series aired in 2011.

Neither series have been available before in English.


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