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Anime Limited Partners with Viewster to Stream Plastic Memories, Arslan and Seraph

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New series will be simulcast day and date with Japanese broadcast

Anime Limited has announced that it has partnered with the Viewster website to stream three series: Plastic Memories, The Heroic Legend of Arslan and Seraph of the End, day and date with Japan. They will be available both through the Viewster website and also through iTunes and Google Play.

The website of Plastic Memories previews its story:

This story takes place in a future not too far away when androids that look exactly like humans begin to spread across the world. The android production company SA Corp. produced Giftia, a new kind of android that has the most amount of emotion and human-like qualities out of any other model ever seen. However, due to problems in technology, the androids have a service life, and once they pass that, they... Well, it gets pretty bad. For this reason, SA Corp. creates a terminal service in order to retrieve Giftia that have gone past their service life. A new employee at the terminal service named Tsukasa Mizugaki forms a team with the Giftia Isla to retrieve the other androids, but...

Yoshiyuki Fujiwara (GJ Club, Engaged to the Unidentified) is directing the project at Dogakobo (Yuruyuri - Happy Go Lily, Laughing Under the Clouds). Chiaki Nakajima (Yuruyuri - Happy Go Lily, Love Lab) is adapt the original character designs by okiura (Infinite Stratos). Naotaka Hayashi (Robotics;Notes, Steins;Gate, Chaos;Head) is credited as the project's original creator and he pens the scripts for the "story of meetings and partings."

Seraph of the End is animated by the WIT Studio, makers of Attack on Titan. The source manga takes place in a world where an unknown virus has killed much of human population; the survivors are threatened by vampires. The manga centres on Yūichirō Hyakuya, a human who dreams of becoming strong enough to kill all vampires. The manga was created by novelist Takaya Kagami (The Legend of the Legendary Heroes, A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives), manga creator Daisuke Furuya, and manga artist Yamato Yamamoto.

The Heroic Legend of Arslan is adapted from a manga from Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist), which is adapted in turn from the original novels by Yoshiki Tanaka (Legend of the Galactic Heroes). Kodansha USA described the manga's story:

In the prosperous kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a city of splendor and wonder, ruled by the undefeated and fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan is the young and curious prince of Pars who, despite his best efforts, doesn't seem to have what it takes to be a proper king like his father.

At the age of 14, Arslan goes to his first battle and loses everything as the blood-soaked mist of war gives way to scorching flames, bringing him to face the demise of his once glorious kingdom. However, it is Arslan's destiny to be a ruler, and despite the trials that face him, he must now embark on a journey to reclaim his fallen kingdom.

Plastic Memories will be available on Viewster in the UK and Ireland.

Both Seraph of the End and The Heroic Legend of Arslan will be available on Viewster in the following territories: United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg.


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