Crunchyroll Streams Live-Action Tokusatsu Series Ultraman Mebius

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Also schedules Liar Game 2, GTO 2012 specials

Media service Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it added the live-action tokusatsu (special-effects) series Ultraman Mebius to its library. The series' full catalog is now available for paid and free members in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.

The series is set 40 years after the 1966 Ultraman show and stars Ultraman Mebius (Shunji Igarashi), a rookie Ultra Warrior who is sent to Earth by the Father of Ultra. Chosen as the protector of Earth, Mebius joins CREW GUYS, Earth's defense force against monsters. The series aired from 2006 to 2007.

The site also scheduled the second season of the live-action Japanese series Liar Game as part of its partnership with Fuji TV. The Liar Game television series is an adaptation of Shinobu Kaitani's Liar Game psychological thriller manga. The two television seasons star Erika Toda (Death Note films) and Shota Matsuda (Hana Yori Dango television drama) as the protagonists Nao Kanzaki and Shinichi Akiyama, respectively. Kanzaki is a woman caught in a dangerous high-stakes competition known as "Liar Game." Akiyama is the genius con artist who comes to Kanzaki's aid.

The series is is available for both premium and free members starting Wednesday in the following territories: U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, South Africa, Netherlands, Central and South America including the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, France and DOM/TOM, and Andorra.

Crunchyroll also scheduled the GTO 2012 special episodes on Wednesday for both premium and free Crunchyroll members in the following territories: U.S., Canada, South Africa, Central and South America (including the Caribbean), Europe (including French-speaking and German-speaking world, but excluding Russia), Australia, and New Zealand.

Crunchyroll already streams the 2014 and 2012 version of GTO.

[Via Tokusatsu Network]

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