Crunchyroll Adds Heaven's Lost Property 2, Panty & Stocking, Fortune Arterial (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
The media-distribution website Crunchyroll has announced on Wednesday that it will simulcast the Sora no Otoshimono: Forte (Heaven's Lost Property: Forte), Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, and Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku anime series. It will also add 13 more back catalog titles from the licensor Kadokawa Pictures.
The three new simulcasted series will be available in North and South America, the Middle East, Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. These three series will stream on the same day that each of their episodes air in Japan. Sora no Otoshimono: Forte and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt will premiere on October 1, while Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku will premiere on October 8.
Sora no Otoshimono: Forte is the upcoming sequel to the October 2009 anime Sora no Otoshimono. The anime adapts Suu Minazuki's manga about Tomoki Sakurai (Souichiro Hoshi), an ordinary middle school boy whose motto is "Peace is the #1 priority." However, a strange girl often appears in his dream to ask for his help — only he cannot remember her face when he wakes up. Then, his life gets more complicated when an unidentified mysterious animal (UMA) falls out of the skies. The "animal" turns out to be Ikaros (Saori Hayami), an angel. Crunchyroll simulcasted the first season of Sora no Otoshimono, and Funimation acquired the series' North American DVD license this past May.
Studio Gainax's Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt anime was announced this past May. The story centers around a teen-celebrity-like blond-haired girl named Panty and a black-haired Goth Loli girl named Stocking. The two are angels sent from the heavens to battle the "Ghosts" on Earth. Kadokawa began streaming a trailer last week.
Adapted from an adult romance game, Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku revolves around Kōhei Hasekura, a student who is transferring between schools for the 10th time. He discovers that his new remote island school, Shūchikan Academy, has a female vampire named Erika Sendō within its student body.
Update: More background/story information and images added.
Images © Suu Minazuki/Kadokawa Shoten/Shin Tairiku Hakken-bu Forte
© 2010 Gainax/Geeks
© 2010 August/Shūchikan Academy Student Council
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