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Guilty Crown's English-Subbed Promotional Video Posted

posted on by Egan Loo
Funimation to stream future science-fiction story which premieres Thursday

The North American anime distributor Funimation began streaming a promotional video for the Guilty Crown television anime with English subtitles on Thursday. Funimation will stream the anime as it airs in Japan, and it will release the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc next year. This week's New York Anime Festival will screen the anime's second episode before it airs in Japan.

The anime is set in Japan in 2039, 10 years after the "Apocalypse Virus" devastated the land. The story revolves around Shū Ouma, an unsociable 17-year-old second-year high school student, and a 17-year-old rival named Gai Tsutsugami who is a young "Jiikundō" pilot of a guerilla organization.

Tetsuro Araki directed Death Note and Highschool of the Dead before this Aniplex project, which will premiere on Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina programming block in Japan on Thursday at 25:15 a.m. (effectively Friday morning at 1:15 a.m.). The show will run until March.

The series script supervisor is Hiroyuki Yoshino (Macross Frontier, My-HiME), while redjuice, the artist best known as the illustrator of the music group supercell, is working on the original character designs. The group supercell's leader Ryo himself is composing the music.

Update: Funimation confirmed that its stream will premiere on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

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