Crunchyroll Confirms Streaming of Shin Koihime†Musō (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
Update: Crunchyroll has confirmed that it will stream the Shin Koihime†Musō: Otome Ryōran Sangokushi Engi anime series worldwide, except for Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and French-speaking Europe. Crunchyroll's subscribed Anime Members can see each episode early, while other users can see the same episode in standard definition for free one week later.
The Crunchyroll website lists the fall television anime series Shin Koihime†Musō: Otome Ryōran Sangokushi Engi among the titles it is planning to simulcast. However, the listing currently links to a missing page, and Crunchyroll has yet to make an official announcement.
This anime from Marvelous Entertainment adapts BaseSon's Shin Koihime†Musō: Otome Ryōran Sangokushi Engi adult adventure game for personal computers. The game is a spinoff from the Koihime†Musō: Doki—Otome Darake no Sangokushi ENGI game, which has already been adapted into a television anime series and a video anime. The franchise re-imagines the classic Chinese historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sangokushi) as a "moe (fiery), moe (preciously cute) action love comedy" with an almost all-female cast. The Shin Koihime Musō game was released in Japan on December 26, and the anime premiered in Japan on Monday.
The same Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel also inspired KOEI's game franchise of the same name, KOEI's Dynasty Warriors (Shin Sangoku Musō) spinoffs, and dozens of anime and manga of varying historical accuracy.
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Image © Base Son/Shin Koihime Musō Production Committee 2009
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