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Crunchyroll to Run Mugi Tanaka's PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team! Comic

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Webcomic featuring PARK Harajuku store mascots launches on May 28

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will serialize artist Mugi Tanaka's original webcomic PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team! on May 28. Crunchyroll will publish new pages of the webcomic every week, along with additional art, character biographies, and other bonus materials.

Crunchyroll describes the webcomic's story:

Several years from now, the great cities of the world will be destroyed by creatures from another planet. Their next target is…Tokyo's famed Harajuku district! Only a trio of treasure-seeking shop girls can hope to save the day. But first, do they have what it takes to become members of the PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team?

The webcomic features characters that Tanaka designed as mascot characters for the PARK Harajuku retail store. PARK Harajuku, Tanaka, and Crunchyroll News and Otaku USA magazine editor-in-chief Patrick Macias collaborated to create the webcomic's story. Crunchyroll also unveiled visuals for the webcomic's main characters Rito, Mari, and Kotoko:

Crunchyroll's webstore also began selling PARK Harajuku goods in conjunction with the announcement. The goods include t-shirts with the characters from the PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team! webcomic, clear folders, postcards, buttons, stickers, and the first issue of PARK Harajuku's original magazine CO;RYU.

Crunchyroll launched its "Crunchyroll Originals" line for original content made in collaboration with Japanese creators. It debuted Hiroyuki Takahashi's full-color webcomic HYPERSONIC music club on January 30 as part of this line.


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