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Funimation Streams Gonna be the Twin-Tails!!, In Search of the Lost Future, Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai, Garo, Bahamut, Laughing Under the Clouds, Lord Marksman & Vanadis

posted on 2014-10-03 17:05 EDT
One Piece, Fairy Tail, Psycho-Pass, selector spread WIXOSS also streaming

North American anime distributor Funimation announced on Friday that it will steam the television anime series Gonna be the Twin-Tails!! (Ore Twintail ni Narimasu), In Search of Lost Future (Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete), Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai - A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd, Garo the Animation (Garo: Honō no Kokuin), Rage of Bahamut Genesis, Laughing Under the Clouds (Donten ni Warau), and Lord Marksman & Vanadis (Madan no Ō to Vanadis). It is also continuing to stream One Piece and Fairy Tail, as well as the second seasons of Psycho-Pass and Selector Infected Wixoss (selector spread WIXOSS).

Gonna be the Twin-Tails!! will premiere soon and stream on Thursdays at 12:46 p.m. EDT. Hiroyuki Kanbe (Oreimo) is directing the series, and Naruhisa Arakawa (Outbreak Company, MAOYU, Spice & Wolf) is in charge of series composition. The anime's cast will star Nobunaga Shimazaki (Free!, Pupa) as protagonist Sōji Mitsuka, Maaya Uchida (Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live, Noragami) as heroine Thouars, Chinatsu Akasaki (Tari Tari, Love Lab) as Erina Shindō, M.A.O (Futsū no Joshikōsei ga Locodol Yattemita, Z/X Ignition) as Mikoto Sakuragawa, and Yōko Hikasa (K-ON!, Majestic Prince) as Isna.

The story centers around Sōji Mitsuka, an ordinary high school boy who happens to have an obsession for twin-tail hair. One day, a mysterious beautiful girl named Thouars appears before him from a parallel world. At the same time, monsters appear in his town, and they declare that all twin-tails in the world belong to them.

These monsters feed off the "attribute power," the spiritual energy of humans. Thouars entrusted Sōji with Tail Gear, imaginary armor initiated by powerful Twin-Tail attributes. With the armor, Sōji transforms into Tail Red, a twin-tail warrior girl, to protect Earth.

In Search of Lost Future will begin streaming on October 4 and continue on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. EDT. It is based on a hit romance and mystery visual novel by Trumple. The title is a reference to Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time, a classic French novel about life, love and memory.

The original game's story is set one autumn at the beginning of the 21st century in the Uchihama area. Uchihama Academy is growing by leaps and bounds. With the construction of a new school building, there will be one last General Club Festival at the old building that is slated to be closed. The students vow to go all out to make this final cultural festival a success.

The Astronomy Club of the protagonist Sō Akiyama is filled with the big names on campus. Just before the festival on October 1, the club receives a request from the student executive committee to calm the uneasiness among the students. There are reports of ghost sightings, accidents, sleeping sickness, and other mysterious incidents at the old building. When Yui Furukawa, a quiet girl who transferred late into the school, appears before Sō, the gears of fate slowly begin to move.

Naoto Hosoda is directing the anime at animation studio feel with scripts by Sadayuki Murai, Tatsuya Takahashi, and Satoko Shinozuka and series composition by Rie Kawamata.

Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai - A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd's streaming dates and times will be announced later. It is based on a visual novel by August, creators of Fortune Arterial. In the original game, the player controls Kyotaro Kakei, an ordinary boy who interacts with five main heroines.

Kyotaro Kakei is a shy student at a prestigious academy known for its massive library. The sole member of the school's library club, Kyotaro's always been better with books than girls – until a text message from the mysterious “Shepherd” hints that his fate will soon be changing. Life gets wild in a hurry after a vision allows Kyotaro to rescue Tsugumi, a beautiful girl who also received a text message from the “Shepherd.” Soon, Tsugumi announces her intentions to join the Library Club and, with Kyotaro's help, make school life much more interesting! It doesn't take long for a host of other pretty girls to follow Tsugumi's lead and join the club in the hopes of spicing up their boring academy lives. But just who is this “Shepherd,” what does he or she have to do with the Library Club's sudden popularity, and how in the world will Kyotaro survive being surrounded by all these girls!?

"Team Nico" — which consists of staff members Kenichi Konishi (The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos animation director and character designer), Tomomi Kamiya (Space Dandy, Hal, Psycho-Pass animator), Asami Sodeyama ( Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Space Brothers, Saint Seiya Omega animator), Kaori Hayashi (The Tale of Princess Kaguya, The Garden of Words animator), and Yuu Nobuta ( Dog Days', Asura Cryin', Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 episode director) — will serve as director, character designer, and chief animation director.

Garo The Animation's streaming dates and times will also be announced later. It is the first animation installment in the popular GARO franchise that since 2005 has spawned multiple television series and movies. Series composition from Yasuko Kobayashi, known for Attack on Titan.

The King's close advisor implemented a large-scale witch-hunt. The tragic victims of this hunt were not witches, however, but Makai Knights and Makai Priests. One Makai Priestess gave birth to a child while being burned at the stake. That child carried the bloodlines of the Golden Knight. Although he was saved by his father, a Makai Knight himself, the newborn, León Luís, suffered greatly from the unjust death of his mother. And so he vowed to learn the ways of a Makai Knight from his father, Germán Luís, and use his training to seek revenge. During his battles against the demons known as “Horrors,” León must gradually approach reality and accept the truth.

Meanwhile, the powerful former adviser to the King, Mendoza, banished Prince Alfonso and his mother while the king was bedridden. Eager to reclaim his kingdom and save his people, Alfonso embarks on a quest to find the legendary Knight – but destiny holds a twist of fate in store for him.

Together, León and Alfonso begin long and difficult journey filled with many hardships.

Rage of Bahamut Genesis will begin streaming on October 5 and continue on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. EDT. It is an action-adventure epic based on the popular fantasy card game franchise from Cygames.

Two thousand years ago, the black-and-silver-winged dragon, Bahamut, terrorized the magical land of Mistarcia. The humans, god, and demons that inhabited the land united forces against the fiend and sealed its power into a key which was split in two, one half protected by gods and the other protected by demons. Now, Mistarcia is a peaceful realm – until a human woman steals the god's half of the key.

Yasuko Kobayashi (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Attack on Titan) is writing the new story, and Yūichirō Hayashi is direct at Studio Mappa (Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis game, Hajime no Ippo Rising). The series will star Daisuke Namikawa (Valvrave the Liberator, Fate/Zero) as Leon Lewis, Kenyuu Horiuchi (Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi, Toriko) as Herman Lewis, Katsuhito Nomura (Mission-E, Living for the Day After Tomorrow) as Alfonso San Valiante, and Romi Park (Attack on Titan, Persona 4: The Animation) as Emma Gusman.

Laughing Under the Clouds will begin streaming on October 6 at 12:00 p.m. EDT and new episodes will premiere on Fridays at 2:28 p.m. EDT. It is a fantasy adventure tale set in the Meiji era that revolves around three mischievous brothers, appointed the unsavory task of transporting Japan's most dangerous criminals to an inescapable prison surrounded by water – a task, as they soon find out, may be easier said than done.

When swords were outlawed in the eleventh year of the Meiji era, the mighty samurai population began to dwindle. Those who rejected the ban on blades rebelled, causing violent unrest to erupt throughout the countryside. To combat the rise in criminal activity, an inescapable lake prison was constructed. Three young men, born of the Kumo line, were given the duty of delivering criminals to their place of confinement – but could there be more to their mission than meets the eye?

Hiroshi Haraguchi (Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers) is directing the series at Dogakobo (Engaged to the Unidentified, Yuruyuri), and Yuuya Takahashi (Tiger & Bunny) is in charge the scripts. Takao Maki (Mobile Suit Gundam AGE character animation director) is designing the characters.

Lord Marksman and Vanadis will begin streaming on October 4 and continue on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

The titular Vanadis of Tsukasa Kawaguchi's fantasy series are beautiful girls who ride into battle, brandishing weapons received from dragons. There are seven such Vanadis who rule seven territories and instill fear in neighboring countries. A boy named Tigre is a minor noble in the kingdom of Buryūnu who encounters a Vanadis in battle. She is the silver-haired, red-eyed "silver fraulein" Ellen. She defeats him, but instead of killing him, she takes him prisoner.

Tatsuo Sato (Bodacious Space Pirates) is directing and overseeing the scripts at Satelight (Fairy Tail). Yousuke Kabashima (The Girl Who Leapt Through Space) is adapting Hinata Katagiri, Nobuhiko Yanai, and Yoshiwo's original character designs. Masaru Yokoyama (Freezing Vibration, Queen's Blade series) is composing the music. Konomi Suzuki is performing the opening theme, “Ginsen no Kaze” (Wind of the Silver Flash), while voice actress Hitomi Harada is performing the ending theme, "Schwarzer Bogen" (Black Bow).


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