Crunchyroll to Stream Monster Musume, Million Doll This Summer; The Perfect Insider in October (Update)
posted on by Karen Ressler
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that it will stream Monster Musume, Million Doll, To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness 2nd, Symphogear GX, Teekyū 5, Gatchaman Crowds insight, and Non Non Biyori Repeat as they air in Japan this summer. In addition, it also plans to stream Perfect Insider when it premieres in October.
Monster Musume will premiere streaming on July 7 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The stream will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Turkey.
The anime adapts OKAYADO's Monster Musume (Monster Musume no Iru Nichijō or Everyday Life with Monster Girls) manga. Seven Seas Entertainment releases the manga in North America, and it describes the story:
Monsters: they're real, and they want to date us!
Three years ago, the world learned that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and all manners of fabulous creatures are not merely fiction; they are flesh and blood - not to mention scale, feather, horn, and fang. Thanks to the "Cultural Exchange Between Species Act," these once-mythical creatures have assimilated into society, or at least, they're trying.
When a hapless human teenager named Kurusu Kimihito is inducted as a "volunteer" into the government exchange program, his world is turned upside down. A snake-like lamia named Miia comes to live with him, and it is Kurusu's job to take care of her and make sure she integrates into his everyday life.
Unfortunately for Kurusu, Miia is undeniably sexy, and the law against interspecies breeding is very strict. Even worse, when a ravishing centaur girl and a flirtatious harpy move in, what's a full-blooded teenage human with raging hormones to do?!
Tatsuya Yoshihara (Muromi-san, Yatterman Night) is directing the anime, with series composition and scripting by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Miss Monochrome). Takaya Sunagawa (Yozakura Quartet ~Tsuki ni Naku~) is serving as character designer and animation director. Shunji Akasaka (key animator for Tamayura - More Aggressive, Cardfight!! Vanguard) will serve as chief animation director and sub-character designer. manzo and Hiroaki Tsutsumi are composing the music for the series. Lerche x Seva is handling the show's animation.
Million Doll will premiere in Japan on July 6. Asahi Production will animate the 12-episode series. Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Hayate the Combat Butler, Zettai Karen Children, Sket Dance) is directing off scripts by Momoko Murakami (Magical Warfare, Muromi-san, Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream).
Ai's original Million Doll manga revolves around Sūko, an idol-loving hikikomori (shut-in) who has one ability: To make any idol popular through the power of blogging. She puts her sights on the Fukuoka idol Itorio and tries to make her sell more, but she is impeded by the charismatic idol Ryūsan and the underground idol Mariko. The author of the manga is an idol otaku herself.
An abridged version of the prologue story, which appeared on the MoCa News site on June 10 reads:
After the frontier incident, everyone who knew the circumstances believed the Noise were gone and the pain they caused was at an end. But a new conflict approached unseen. In the Yokohama Harbor Oosan-bashi Pier, a new pattern is detected that is similar to the Noise. A combat group wielding mysterious technology stands in the way of Hibiki and the others. When she hears of this enemy of unprecedented strength, Tsubasa hurries back home from England. But the Symphogear users see no opening to counterattack are forced into a difficult fight. In this situation of extreme disparity, the battle for the song that will end the world begins.
To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness 2nd is the second season of the To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness television anime series. The series will premiere streaming in the United States and Canada on July 8 at 4:00 p.m. EDT.
The new season will reunite the main cast and staff from the first season. Ray (To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness, Waiting in the Summer, A Lull in the Sea) will perform the opening theme song and Mami Kawada (Jormungand, A Certain Magical Index, Please Twins) will perform the ending theme song.
Kentaro Yabuki and Saki Hasemi's To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness manga, a sequel of the first To Love-Ru -Trouble- series, launched in Jump Square in 2010. The series has 14 million copies in print. Sentai Filmworks licensed the 2012 television anime series, and The Anime Network streamed the series in North America.
The story takes place in the countryside, where the nearest bookstore is 20 minutes away by bicycle, a certain "Ju_p" magazine comes out on Wednesdays instead of Mondays, and the video rental store is 10 stations away. Hotaru Ichijō transfers from Tokyo to this school and readjusts to the slow life in the country. Her fellow schoolmates are Natsumi, Komari, Renge, and Komari's big brother Suguru in the third year of middle school.
The first anime season's staff and the rock band nano.RIPE are returning for the second season. The band will perform the opening theme song "Kodama Kotodama." The four main voice actresses will again perform the ending theme song "Okaeri" (Welcome Home).
The fifth Teekyū series will premiere on July 5 at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The stream will be available in North America, South America, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.
Crunchyroll is also streaming the four earlier seasons.
Piyo and Roots launched the original Teekyū manga in Comic Earth Star in early 2012, and the first anime season was announced just months later on the manga's first book volume. Earth Star Entertainment claims that this is the fastest television anime adaptation ever. A second and third season followed, with Crunchyroll streaming both series as they aired in Japan.
Gatchaman Crowds insight, the sequel to Gatchaman Crowds, will premiere on Crunchyroll on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Crunchyroll also streamed the first series as it aired in Japan.
The stream will be available in the United States , Canada, Central and South America (including the Caribbean), Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.
The Perfect Insider (Subete ga F ni Naru) is slated to premiere on Fuji TV's Noitamina block in October. Kenji Kawai (Ranma ½, Fate/stay night) is composing the music and Inio Asano (Solanin, Nijigahara Holograph) is drawing the original character designs.
The story of the original Subete ga F ni Naru novel revolves around Sōhei Saikawa, a member of the Saikawa Research Lab. He goes on a vacation held by the lab, and Moe Nishinosono, the daughter of his mentor, joins the group on their vacation despite not being a part of the lab. There, the two end up finding a corpse. The two work together to solve the mysteries of what becomes a serial murder case.
Update: Stream times, regions added.
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