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Anime Network Online to Also Stream Long Riders!, Magic of Stella, Haikyu!! 3rd Season

posted on 2016-10-27 12:48 EDT

The Anime Network Online announced on Thursday that it will stream Long Riders!, Magic of Stella, and the third season of Haikyu!! as delayed simulcasts beginning in November.

Sentai Filmworks licensed all three anime. Daisuki is exclusively simulcasting Long Riders! and Magic of Stella, so Anime Network Online will be streaming both shows outside of Daisuki's window of exclusivity. Crunchyroll is simulcasting Haikyu!! 3rd Season.

The first episode of Long Riders! will premiere on Anime Network Online on November 8, with new episodes on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. EST. The stream will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Taishi Miyake's original manga follows Ami Kurata, a first year college student with no special qualities. One day she happens to notice someone riding a folding bike, immediately falls in love with it, and uses all her savings to buy one. She eventually gets introduced to the world of long-distance bicycling and road racer bikes, and she forms a cycling team called Fortuna with four other female college students from the same school. Their goal is to ride in a "brevet" or long-distance event called "Fresh."

Actas (Girls und Panzer, Moetan) is handling the animation production for the anime adaptation. Tatsuya Yoshihara (Monster Musume, Yatterman Night, Muromi-san) is directing the anime, while Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, Yuyushiki, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0) is in charge of series composition. Jiemon Futsuzawa (Psycho-Pass 2 episode animation director) is designing the characters.

The first episode of Magic of Stella will premiere on Anime Network Online on November 10, with new episodes on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. EST. The stream will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Sentai Filmworks describes the series:

Based on the four-panel manga serialized in Manga Time Kirara Max, the series follows first-year high school student Tamaki Honda and her SNS club as they work together to create a self-published game. With Tamaki as the project's illustrator, she works alongside the club's other (rather peculiar) members, including Shiina (the club president and game programmer), Ayame (the scenario writer), Kayo (their music composer), and Yumine (the club's boys' love expert).

Shinya Kawatsura (Non Non Biyori, Tanaka-kun is Always Listless) is directing the anime at studio SILVER LINK. Fumihiko Shimo (Myriad Colors Phantom World, Clannad) is handling series composition and Hideki Furukawa (Invaders of the Rokujyōma!?, WATAMOTE) is designing the characters.

The first episode of Haikyu!! 3rd Season (Haikyu!! Karasuno Kōkō VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Kōkō) will premiere on Anime Network Online on November 7, with new episodes on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. EST. The stream will be available in the same territories as Crunchyroll's stream: the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Turkey, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands.

The staff is returning from the first two seasons. Susumu Mitsunaka is again directing the series at Production I.G with assistant director Mariko Ishikawa. Taku Kishimoto is handling series composition and Takahiro Kishida is designing the characters. Yuuko Yahiro is joining Takahiro Chiba as a chief animation director. Hiromi Kikuta is serving as sound director and Yuuki Hayashi and Asami Tachibana are composing the music.


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