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Crunchyroll Adds Ceres, Celestial Legend, Cardcaptor Sakura Film Streaming

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Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it has added the Ceres, Celestial Legend (Ayashi no Ceres) TV anime series and the Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie film from Discotek Media.

Crunchyroll is offering the Ceres, Celestial Legend TV anime series with Japanese and Enlgish audio for premium users in the United States and Canada. Crunchyroll will offer eight new episodes of the show every week for free users in the same regions.

Crunchyroll describes the anime series:

For their sixteenth birthday, Aya and Aki Mikage were expecting to go out with friends and celebrate in style. But when the twins received an invitation from their grandfather to visit the Mikage family mansion, they were obligated to obey. Instead of finding cake and presents, however, they found their entire family, faces grim and attitudes tense. A single gift was presented to the two of them--a gift that, when opened, changed their lives forever! What should have been just another day turns into the beginning of a nightmare, as Aya learns she is the reincarnation of the Celestial Maiden, Ceres. If that wasn't confusing enough, her family's gazes turn to ice, and they take her brother from her. Before she can even protest, her father turns a gun on her, and her fate seems sealed!

Using her newfound, mysterious powers, Aya escapes from her family. But now her normal everyday life is now shattered, and she's left with only questions. Why is her family trying to kill her? Who was the Celestial Maiden, and why does Aya need to be her reincarnation? And just who is that mysterious man who keeps saving her life? Aya's future now depends on uncovering the past, as learning what ties Ceres to the Mikage family might be the only way to save her life, and Aki's!

The series originally aired in Japan in 2000. Viz Media previously released the series on VHS and DVD. Viz Media also released the 14-volume manga series in North America. Discotek Media released a complete DVD set of the series with both English subtitles and the English dub on June 6.

Crunchyroll is offering Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie for all Crunchyroll users in the United States and Canada. Crunchyroll describes the film:

It's a lucky day when Sakura wins a trip to Hong Kong, but why are her dreams haunted by dark waters and a strange woman? There's no time to enjoy her vacation, however. Sakura is hypnotized and led to discover both a watery phantom world, and the evil woman who inhabits it. But is this spirit as malicious as she seems, or does she burn with a desire for revenge? A tale of a love lost and spurned!

The film opened in theaters in Japan in 1999. Geneon Entertainment released the film on DVD in 2002. Discotek Media released the film on a remastered DVD in August 2014, and on Blu-ray in October 2014.


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