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Crunchyroll Adds The Devil is a Part-Timer!, Blood Blockade Battlefront Anime

posted on 2017-04-21 02:00 EDT

Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it has added The Devil is a Part-Timer!, Blood Blockade Battlefront, and Junjō Romantica 3 anime series to its catalog.

The Devil is a Part-Timer! is available for users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

The anime premiered in 2013. Funimation streamed the series as it aired, and it describes the anime:

When Satan is run out of his infernal kingdom, he finds himself virtually powerless in modern-day Tokyo. Stuck in a feeble mortal body and desperate for cash, there's only one way for the dark lord to survive: by getting a job manning the deep fryer at “MgRonald”! As Satan flips burgers and tries to regain his evil magic, he's pestered by a righteous hero who tracked him to Earth, a video-game-loving fallen angel looking for a way back into heaven, and the most unholy of enemies: a rival fast food franchise. Will he figure out a way to reclaim his homeland and throne? And if not, will this demonic burger king at least sell enough featured menu items to be promoted to shift supervisor?

Funimation released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in 2014. The series is adapted from Satoshi Wagahara's light novel series of the same name. Yen Press is releasing both the original light novel and the manga adaptation.

Blood Blockade Battlefront is available for users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.

The anime premiered in April 2015 and ran for 12 episodes. The 12th and final episode aired in October 2015 after a delay. Funimation streamed the anime with English subtitles as it aired in Japan. The company also streamed an English broadcast dub of the series.

Dark Horse Comics, North American publisher of the original manga by Yasuhiro Nightow (Trigun), describes the story:

A breach between Earth and the netherworlds has opened up over the city of New York, trapping New Yorkers and creatures from other dimensions in an impenetrable bubble. They've lived together for years, in a world of crazy crime sci-fi sensibilities. Now someone is threatening to sever the bubble, and a group of stylish superhumans is working to keep it from happening.

Blood Blockade Battlefront also inspired an original anime DVD (OAD) that shipped with the Blood Blockade Battlefront Binge Bible guidebook last June. Matsumoto also directed the OAD. The anime is getting a second season titled Kekkai Sensen & Beyond (Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond).

Junjō Romantica 3 is available for users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands.

The series premiered in July 2015. Funimation streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and it describes the anime:

Misaki has a lot to worry about. He's trying to get into the prestigious Mitsuhashi University, though his grades are less than stellar. Also his new tutor is the famous author Akihiko Usami, a moody, pushy man who's giving him some shockingly sexual advances. But the biggest problem of all is that Akihiko is using a pen name to write explicit boy's love novels starring himself and Misaki's brother!

Shungiku Nakamura's original manga already inspired two anime seasons in 2008, and Right Stuf licensed both for North America. Crunchyroll is also streaming the first two series.


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