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Crackle Streams Ultraviolet: Code 044, Viper's Creed

posted on by Egan Loo
Ultraviolet film's spinoff by Osamu Dezaki, Madhouse & transforming cycle anime by Shinji Aramaki

The video site Crackle announced on Thursday that it began streaming the Ultraviolet: Code 044 television anime series in the United States. The 2008 12-episode anime adapted Kurt Wimmer's 2006 live-action Ultraviolet film which starred Milla Jovovich. The late director Osamu Dezaki (Ashita no Joe, Aim for the Ace!, Rose of Versailles) worked with the anime studios Madhouse and Tezuka Productions on this project. Romi Paku (Fullmetal Alchemist's Ed, NANA's Nana Osaki) voiced the main character "044," a female warrior genetically engineered with high combat skills and ordered by the government to annihilate a vampire army. Sony Music Entertainment had hinted in 2009 that the anime would be coming to the United States "soon."

Crackle is also streaming Shinji Aramaki (Megazone 23, Bubblegum Crisis, Appleseed: Ex Machina, Halo Legends) and AIC Spirits' Viper's Creed television anime series. The 2009 12-episode anime is set in the middle of the 21st century and revolves around the members of a private military company (PMC) equipped with transforming motorcycle/powered suits. There is uneasy tension between the PMC and the regular military as they deal with terrorism and the aftermath of a war that caused massive environmental destruction.

Images © 2008 Sony Pictures Enertainment (Japan) Inc.
© Viper's Creed

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