Crunchyroll to Stream 21 Live-Action Fuji TV Shows
posted on by Egan Loo
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it is partnering with Fuji TV to stream 21 live-action television series. One of those series is this spring's adaptation of Takahiro Kochi and Takashi Tajima's manga Gokuaku Ganbo. The lineup includes:
- Gokuaku Ganbo
- IRYU Team Medical Dragon Seasons 1-4
- Bookshop Biblia's Case Files
- High School Entrance Exam
- A Taste of Honey
- Desperate Motherhood
- The 101st Proposal
- Always the Two of Us
- Liar Game 1 & 2
- Hard to Say I Love You
- Switch Girl 1 & 2
- Future Diary
- Last Cinderella
Crunchyroll is also planning to stream the 2013 version of GTO, which was produced by Fuji TV affiliate Kansai Telecasting Corporation. The service already announced that it will stream the GTO spinoff mini-series GTO Taiwan (pictured above).
In the live-action television version of Gokuaku Ganbo, Machiko Ono plays a woman named Kaoru Kanzaki who joins an agency that solves people's various problems, even if it employs methods that are not always above the law.
The series will premiere on April 14, and Crunchyroll will begin its streaming a few days later. The original Gokuaku Ganbo manga ran in Kodansha's Evening magazine from 2001 to 2009, and a new Gokuaku Ganbo -Naniwa Akudō- series is now running in the same magazine.
Update: The DramaFever service has already been streaming Future Diary, Switch Girl, and Last Cinderella. Thanks, mdo7
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