Crunchyroll to Stream Case Closed, Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie, Ultraman Max
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Media service Crunchyroll announced at its New York Comic Con panel on Friday that it will begin streaming the Case Closed (Detective Conan) television anime as it airs this fall. It will also stream the Fall anime Bonjour SweetLove Patisserie (Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie) and the live-action tokusatsu (special-effects) series Ultraman Max. The entire Ultraman Max series will begin streaming on October 14.
Since 1996, Case Closed (Detective Conan) has been adapting Gosho Aoyama's manga of the same name about a brilliant teen detective trapped in a child's body. Funimation released the beginning of the television series on DVD in North America, and Viz Media publishes the original manga. Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block also ran part of the series.
The original mobile app game Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie follows Sayuri Haruno, a girl (voiced by Yui Ishikawa) who attends an elite confectionery school Fleurir on a scholarship to follow her dream to open a pastry shop. There she meets several charming young men, including those voiced by Kaito Ishikawa, Tetsuya Kakihara, Ryohei Kimura, and Hikaru Midorikawa.
Utako Yukihiro (Uta no Prince Sama, Devils and Realist manga) designed the characters, and Noriaki Akitaya (Bakuman., Persona 3 the Movie) is directing. The series will premiere on October 11 on NTV On Demand, Niconico, and Hulu. The game is itself still in development.
With Ultraman Max, Tsuburaya Productions "went back to the roots" of the Ultraman superhero franchise and offered the "fastest Ultraman ever." The television series ran from 2005 to 2006.
Crunchyroll scheduled the manga-based live-action television series Future Diary Another:World and Switch Girl to begin streaming on October 15. These two series were among the 21 live-action series from its partnership with Fuji TV.
[Via Deb Aoki]
Update: Case Closed will be available in the United States and Canada, while Ultraman Max will be available in the United States, Canada, Latin America, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Future Diary and Switch Girl will be available in the United States, Canada, Central and South America including Caribbean, Europe except Russia, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.