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Crunchyroll Adds Koichi Sakamoto's Live-Action 009-1 Film

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Site also adds Power Office Girls 2013, Onna Nobunaga, Ordinary Miracles, Flesh for the Beast: Tsukiko's Curse

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced that it added Koichi Sakamoto's live-action 009-1: The End of the Beginning film, the Power Office Girls 2013, Onna Nobunaga, and Ordinary Miracles drama series, and the Flesh for the Beast: Tsukiko's Curse paranormal live-action series.

009-1: The End of the Beginning is part of Media Blaster's Tokyo Shock label. The film is available for premium users in the U.S. and Canada and will be viewable for free users on May 1. 009-1 The End of the Beginning is based on the science-fiction action manga 009-1 by the late pioneer Shotaro Ishinomori. Sakamoto (Power Rangers, Daikaijū Battle: Ultra Ginga Densetsu The Movie) directed the film and Mayuko Iwasa (Detective Conan's Sonoko Suzuki, live-action Nodame Cantabile's Reina Ishikawa) stars as the titular cyborg agent Mylene "009-1" Hoffman.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

In the near future, the world is divided into opposing Western and Eastern blocs. J-Country is a border war zone for the ongoing conflict between the two superpowers. Mylene is 009, a beautiful cyborg spy working for the Western block's "00" division. Her latest assignment is to expose a human trafficking operation and rescue an abducted scientist who created the Faust Project (a covert advanced cyborg technology). Can the one-woman demolition squad accomplish her deadly mission and rescue the human memory of her former self?

The film opened in Japan in September 2013.

Power Office Girls 2013 is available for premium users in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe except Russia. The first four episodes are available for free users with additional episodes added each week.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

Ten years ago, employees deemed completely worthless to the company were sent to a department known as “General Administration Section 2.” However, in that dim GA-2 office, they began enjoying their new lives. GA-2 was shut down, and Tsuboi Chinatsu vanished. Ten years later, Japan is in the middle of a long financial depression and layoffs are rampant. Manpan Corporation is no exception. Maruyama Shiori entered the company to promote business, but her coworkers treat her like a nuisance. One day, the depressed Shiori meets a certain woman, the legendary Tsuboi Chinatsu! Why has she returned?

Onna Nobunaga is available for users in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe except Russia. Crunchyroll describes the story:

Legendary Japanese samurai lord Oda Nobunaga is actually a woman. If the world finds out, though, she will be ruined and her clan destroyed. As she grows ever closer to uniting Japan, however, she is forced to choose between being an iron ruler and being a woman in love.

Ordinary Miracles is available for all premium members. Four episodes will be added each week for free members. Crunchyroll describes the story:

There was a reason that Shouta and Kana suspected Fujimoto was about to jump in front of the train that afternoon: they'd both had emotional scars that they couldn't tell other people. A lonely, tortured young man and woman meet, gradually growing closer to one another as they discover the joys of life.

Flesh for the Beast: Tsukiko's Curse is available for premium users in the U.S. and Canada. Free users will be able to watch the show beginning on May 1.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

A trio of paranormal investigators explores the dark fringes of reality for self-knowledge, academic status and profit. The team consists of Tsukiko, a beautiful Japanese woman gifted with surprising psychic skills; Parsons, a skeptic and scientist obsessed with collecting data and documenting strange phenomena; and Fortune, a free spirit and new-age mystic who enjoys trippy, out-of-body experiences in search of cosmic truth.

[Via Tokusatsu Network]


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