News Crunchyroll to Stream Comet Lucifer, Fafner Exodus Season 2
posted on 2015-10-01 21:20 EDT
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the Comet Lucifer television anime series and the second season of the Fafner EXODUS television anime series. It also added the Yosuga no Sora television anime series, as well as the first three classic Lupin III series.
Comet Lucifer's streaming will begin on Sunday, October 4 at 10:00 a.m. EDT in North America and Latin America, while Fafner EXODUS will begin on Friday, October 2 at 3:30 p.m. EDT in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Turkey, Latin America, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Crunchyroll describes Comet Lucifer:
An original anime by Bandai Visual & 8-Bit, Comet Lucifer is a fantasy set on the planet Gift, where precious crystals called Giftjium are buried in the earth. The main character Sogo lives in a prosperous mining town, Garden Indigo, and loves to collect rare crystals. One day, he gets caught up in a dispute between his classmates, and somehow loses his way deep in the ruins of a mine. There, he at an underground lake, he discovers a blue-haired girl with red eyes named Felia, and his adventure begins.
Project Felia is credited with the original work. Yasuhito Kikuchi (Infinite Stratos, Macross Frontier) is directing the series at studio 8-Bit. Yuuichi Nomura (Eureka Seven, Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne, Gundam Seed) is in charge of the original plan, series composition, and script. Atsushi Nakayama (Absolute Duo) is the series director, Yûichi Takahashi (Gatchaman Crowds, Macross Frontier) is the character designer and chief animation director, Takayuki Yanase (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Valvrave the Liberator) is the mechanical designer, and Tatsuya Katou (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Medaka Box, Gingitsune) is composing the music.
The group fhána will perform the opening theme song, and voice actress Ayaka Ohashi will perform the ending theme song. fhána and TRUE (Buddy Complex, Sound! Euphonium) are both performing image songs: "Cosmos no yō ni" and "Story of Lucifer," respectively.
XEBEC zwei had said in 2013 that the sequel will be a 26-episode television series. However, in November 2014 the official website for the series had listed six Blu-ray Disc/DVD volumes with 13 episodes on them. The show's staff confirmed after the 13th episode in April that the show would continue as two split seasons.
The anniversary project reunites the main staff from the first Fafner television series, including director Nobuyoshi Habara at XEBEC zwei and Xebec. Tow Ubukata is writing the project, and King Records' Gou Nakanishi is a producer.
Crunchyroll streamed the first half of the sequel series in various countries as it aired from January to April. Funimation licensed and released the original 2004 anime Fafner and the 2010 film Sōkyū no Fafner: Dead Aggressor: Heaven and Earth.
Crunchyroll describes the series:
After losing both of their parents in an accident, Haruka and his twin sister Sora move out of the city to the rural town where they spent their childhood summers. In their new home, everything seems peaceful until Haruka discovers a special, forbidden love that may disrupt the entire town!
The first (green jacket) Lupin III series premiered in Japan in 1971. The second (red jacket) series premiered in 1977, and the third series premiered in 1984. The anime adapts Monkey Punch's original manga about the master thief Lupin III, and his accomplices in crime Daisuke Jigen, Fujiko Mine, and Goemon Ishikawa, who conduct capers around the world, while Inspector Zenigata doggedly chases the crew.
A new Lupin III series, the first in three decades to star the titular character, premiered in Japan on Thursday. The new series' opening sequence debuted online on Tuesday ahead of the first episode's Japanese premiere.