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Crunchyroll to Stream Grisaia, Cross Ange, Tribal Cool Crew

posted on 2014-09-27 16:30 EDT
The Fruit of Grisaia premieres this Sunday, Cross Ange & Tribal Cool Crew next Sunday

Media service Crunchyroll announced at its Anime Weekend Atlanta panel on Saturday that it will stream the Fall anime series The Fruit of Grisaia, Cross Ange Rondo of Angel and Dragon, and Tribe Cool Crew.

Tribe Cool Crew will premiere on Sunday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m. EDT in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Turkey. Cross Ange Rondo of Angel and Dragon will premiere on Sunday, October 5 at 5:00 a.m. EDT in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. The Fruit of Grisaia will premiere on Sunday, October 5 at 1:00 p.m. EDT in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, South Africa, Middle East, North Africa and Latin America.

The Fruit of Grisaia takes place at the private Mihama Academy, where five girls who seem normal attend the school due to "certain reasons." A sixth student "with reasons" named Yūji Kazami transfers in. Yūji has an ego with such darkness that he does not fade in comparison to the five girls, who are so different from the norm. As they each meet each other, they deepen their understanding of one another. Through the small bits of progress they make, each of their hearts will be affected. When Yūji arrives, a story of girls who are trapped by their pasts begins.

Tensho (Kin-iro Mosaic) is directing the series at 8-Bit with character designs and chief animation direction by Akio Watanabe (Monogatari Series Second Season, The World God Only Knows). Elements Garden is composing the music for the soundtrack.

Cross Ange Rondo of Angel and Dragon has the following story:

Due to humanity obtaining the data technology that has evolved to a great amount- called "Mana"- the human race is able to subjugate all wars, starvation, pollution, and other problems on Earth by using its power, which is similar to magic. Earth has obtained the utopia of complete peace and no wants.

First princess of the Misurugi Empire, Angelese. As with everyone else, she also had no wants or worries. She was celebrated by the people of the empire, and was supposed to wear the crown. However, she realizes the shocking truth that she is a Norma. "Norma": An irregular existence that cannot use Mana, and are treated as heretics and as "things" rather than people. Having everything stolen from her, she is isolated remote island.

What was waiting for her there was a fateful meeting with a group of Norma girls who know nothing but battle. The girls spend their days riding humanoid robot weapons called "Para-mail" hunting giant dragons that have come from another dimension to invade. Having her name taken from her, what will soldier Ange see at the end of the fight? What can she believe in? What will she obtain? The story of a single girl's fortitude starts now.

Yoshiharu Ashino (Tweeny Witches) is directing the anime at Sunrise, and Tatsuto Higuchi is handling series composition. Yuusuke Matsuo is providing the concepts for the characters, while Sayaka Ono is designing the characters. Singer and songwriter Akiko Shikata (Ar Tonelico series, Tales of Symphonia the Animation: The United World Episode theme song performance) is scoring the soundtrack. Nana Mizuki is performing the opening theme song, while Eri Kitamura is performing the ending theme.

Tribe Cool Crew's protagonist Haneru is a middle school student who loves dancing. He can't sit still, as he even feels the rhythm of the sound of chalk in class.

One day after school, Haneru Hiryū meets Kanon who is practicing dancing at a secret training facility. The two know the joy of dancing together with others for the first time and the happiness of seeing their own dance moves. Japan's first full-fledged dance anime, depicting coming-of-age through meeting friends and dance battles with rivals, debuts!

The series from Sunrise stars:

Shizuka Ishigami as Haneru Hiryū (left) and Yuri Yamaoka as Kanon Otosaki (right)
Tooru Sakurai as Kumonosuke Sakagami
Yuko Hara as Mizuki Mashiro
Sōma Saitō as Yuzuru Tenpōin
Hiromichi Tezuka as Master T

Masaya Fujimori (Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess) is directing the series, and Atsuhiro Tomioka (Blade & Soul, Pocket Monsters XY) is in charge of series composition. Yoshiaki Yanagida (Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess, Genshiken 2) is designing the characters. Professional dancer Yuuki Tanno will oversee the dance choreography in the series. Japanese Street Dancing Association is overseeing the series.


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