News Crunchyroll to Stream Dai-Shogun – Great Revolution Anime
posted on 2014-04-09 12:56 EDT by Karen Ressler
Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream the Dai-Shogun – Great Revolution (Fūun Ishin Dai Shogun) anime. The episodes will stream for members on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. PDT beginning on April 9, and will be available for free the following week. The stream will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Turkey, Latin America (Central and South America including Caribbean), Europe (excluding German speaking territories), the Arab League, and the Middle East.
The action romance anime will featuregiant robots in a parallel-world Japan in which the Meiji Restoration never happened. ILCA's Kazuya Sasahara (Cat Shit One: The Animated Series) planned the project, and Takashi Watanabe (Shakugan no Shana, Slayers) is directing it at J.C. Staff and A.C.G.T.
In the late Edo period, Japan faced an unprecedented crisis with the arrival of black ships from overseas. However, Japan drove away the black ships thanks to Onigami, giant robots that have existed in Japan since the ancient times. The country has remained in self-imposed seclusion from foreigners ever since. The story begins in this Japan that never experienced the Meiji Restoration.
Project-D is credited with the original story, and Dai Sato (Eureka Seven, Freedom, episodes of Cowboy Bebop) is in charge of the series scripts. Hiroya Iijima is adapting Shunya Yamashita's original character designs for animation. Makoto Ishiwata of Nitroplus is handling mecha designs.