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Funimation to Stream Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA, Noragami Aragoto

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

North American anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment announced on Tuesday that it will stream the Aria the Scarlet Ammo Double A and the Noragami Aragoto television anime, as well as the second season of the Seraph of the End anime during the Fall season. Funimation also confirmed that it will continue streaming One Piece and Fairy Tail.

Chūgaku Akamatsu and Kobuichi's original Aria the Scarlet Ammo Double A (Hidan no Aria AA) manga centers the story around Akari Mamiya, a first-year E-rank student at Tokyo Butei High School who aims to become a Butei and idolizes her S-rank upperclassman Aria H. Kanzaki. The high school has an "Amica" system where one upperclassman is paired with one underclassmen for training, and the manga follows Akari as she strives to get Aria to become her Amica.

The anime and manga are spinoffs of Akamatsu's original Aria the Scarlet Ammo (Hidan no Aria) light novels, which also received an anime adaptation in 2011. Funimation licensed the anime for simultaneous streaming and home video release. Takashi Kawabata (episode director for Puella Magi Madoka Magica, A Certain Scientific Railgun) is directing the anime at the studio Doga Kobo.

Noragami Aragoto is the second season of the TV anime adaptation of Adachitoka's Noragami manga. Funimation streamed the first season as it aired in Japan last year, and it describes the story:

Yato may just be a minor god now, but he's determined to make it big and he's got a plan. Unfortunately, things just don't seem to be going his way. He doesn't have a single shrine dedicated to him, his partner has just quit, and now he's got to find a new divine weapon. Just when things look bleak, he meets a girl named Hiyori and changes her life forever.

Funimation released the first season's DVD and Blu-ray Disc release in North America on July 7.

Kotaro Tamura (Wolf Children assistant director) will once again direct the anime in the studio BONES.

The Seraph of the End (Owari no Seraph) anime adapts Daisuke Furuya, Takaya Kagami, and Yamato Yamamoto's Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign manga. The story takes place in a world where an unknown virus has killed the entire human population except for children. Those children were then enslaved by vampires. The manga centers on Yūichirō Hyakuya, a human who dreams of becoming strong enough to kill all vampires.

The first season premiered on April 4, and Funimation streamed the first season as it aired in Japan. Daisuke Tokudo (Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress, Hal unit director) is helming the anime in Wit Studio.

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