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Crunchyroll Streams Prince of Tennis II Original Video Anime (Updated)

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Also adds dubbed Digimon, Sword Art Online, Fate/Zero, Madoka Magica to catalog

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced earlier this month that it is adding The Prince of Tennis II OVA, Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono, and eight other titles to its streaming offering.

Crunchyroll's stream of The Prince of Tennis II OVA marks the first time that the seven episodes, previously only available with the original Japanese home video release of The Prince of Tennis II, are available subbed in English. Crunchyroll streamed The Prince of Tennis II as it aired 2012. The anime adapted Takeshi Konomi's manga The New Prince of Tennis. The website described the OVA's story as:

Middle school students fought fiercely against one another in a national tournament. Now, 50 chosen representatives return to fight again as high school students! The stage is the U-17 (Under Seventeen) Japanese Representative Training Camp. Middle school students have been invited for the first time to a camp known to produce the best Japanese tennis players. National champions from Seigaku, Hyotei, Rikkai, Shitenhoji... With all the rivals from the national tournament attending, everyone eagerly awaits their reunion. At first, the middle schoolers do not expect much from their high school opponents. However, the training camp is not so easy! Athletes with skills incomparable to those they previously faced and their mysterious coach appear before them. Faced with numerous demanding challenges, can the middle schoolers survive in this meritocratic training camp? The new chapter of "Prince of Tennis" begins here! The curtain rises on a new stage.

The OVA is available to Crunchyroll users in U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Central and South America including the Caribbean, the Nordics, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Turkey.

Crunchyroll has also added the Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono TV anime series under the title Tesagure! to its catalog, which marks the first time the first season is available in English. Crunchyroll is currently streaming the third season of the series, Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono: Spin-off Puru Purun Sharumu to Asobō, under the title Tesagure! 3. Tesagure! is available to users in the U.S. (and its territories), Canada, Central and South America (including the Caribbean), Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

The company also revealed that it is adding the second season of the live-action drama Dr. Coto's Clinic. As with the first season, which Crunchyroll began streaming earlier this month, the entire second season is available to premium users in the United States, Canada, Latin America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe except Russia. Free users in the same regions can watch the first four episodes now, with four more episodes being made available each following week.

Crunchyroll also announced that it added the English-dubbed versions of the following series, which are available to users in the U.S. and Canada: Sword Art Online, Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Submarine No. 6, Lupin The III Part II, and the first four seasons of Digimon.

In addition, the website added the live-action drama Wild Mom to its catalog, available to users in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe except Russia.

Update: The The Prince of Tennis II OVA seven-episode series is separate from The Prince of Tennis II OVA vs. Genius 10 (Shin Tennis no Ōji-sama OVA vs. Genius 10) 10-episode OVA series. Crunchyroll began streaming The Prince of Tennis II OVA seven-episode series on June 11, and began streaming The Prince of Tennis II OVA vs. Genius 10 10-episode series on June 26.


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