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Crunchyroll Adds Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation-, Lance N' Masques, Diabolik Lovers More, Blood Anime

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Site reveals region, premiere details for Owarimonogatari stream

Crunchyroll announced on Saturday at its panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta that it will stream the following television anime series: Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation- (Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru or A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako's Feet.), Lance N' Masques, and Diabolik Lovers More, Blood.

Crunchyroll also announced that its previously revealed stream of Owarimonogatari will premiere on October 3 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Future episodes will be available on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. EDT. Crunchyroll will stream the series for members in North America, Central America, South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

The television anime adaptation of author Shiori Ōta and illustrator Tetsuo's mystery light novel series A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako's Feet. (Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru) will premiere in Japan on October 7 on Tokyo MX. Crunchyroll will stream the series starting on October 7 at 1:00 p.m. EDT for its members in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, and Latin America.

The novel series revolves around Shōtarō Tatewaki (played by Junya Enoki) and Sakurako Kujyō (played by Shizuka Itou). Shōtarō is a normal high school student with a serious demeanor. Sakurako is an extraordinarily beautiful woman in her mid-20s from a rich family who loves "beautiful bones." The two live in the city of Asahikawa in Hokkaido, and they get involved in various incidents regarding bones.

Makoto Katō (episode director for Aldnoah.Zero, Btooom!, Servant × Service) is directing the series at studio TROYCA (both seasons of Aldnoah.Zero). Makoto Bessho (episode director for Attack on Titan, Death Note) is serving as assistant director, Takayo Ikami (Yuri Kuma Arashi, Penguindrum) is handling the series composition, and Michio Satō (Viper's Creed, Tenchi Muyo GXP) is serving as both character designer and chief animation director.

Crunchyroll will reveal when it will premiere Lance N' Masques and what countries it will be available in at a later date. The series adapts Hideaki Koyasu's battle action novel series revolving around Yōtarō Hanafusa (played by Daiki Yamashita), a young man who is part of the last remaining order of knights in the 21st century, "Knights of the World." As he fights as the mysterious Knight Lancer, he must hide his identity behind a mask. One day he meets a girl named Makio Kidōin (Ari Ozawa), and when finding that she lives alone, decides to watch over her. Novel illustrator Shino (Sunday Without God) is collaborating on the anime to depict scenes of everyday life and battles that Shino had not drawn for the light novels.

The series will premiere in Japan on TBS on October 1. Kyōhei Ishiguro (Your Lie in April) is directing the anime at Studio Gokumi (Saki - The Nationals, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, The Severing Crime Edge). Koyasu (Akikan!, GJ Club, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Demon Capital) himself will be supervising and writing the series scripts. (Studio Gokumi had edited the light novel series before being in charge of the anime production.)

Diabolik Lovers More, Blood is the second season of Diabolik Lovers, and it shares the same title as the fan disc follow-up to the first PlayStation Portable game. The series premiered on AT-X on September 23, and it will also air on Tokyo MX on October 4. Crunchyroll will reveal when it will premiere the series and what countries it will be available in at a later date.

Rejet's original Diabolik Lovers vampire drama CD and PSP game project centers around the six sadistic Sakamaki vampire brothers. Yui Komori is a positive-thinking girl who nevertheless is troubled by seeing spirits and experiencing poltergeist phenomena. In her second year in high school, she transfers to a new school — a night school for entertainers and celebrities — due to her father's work. There are rumors that there are vampires among the student body, and Yui ends up living with the Sakamaki brothers.

The first season's assistant director Risako Yoshida is replacing Shinobu Tagashira as the main director at the studio ZEXCS, and Hiroko Kanasugi (My mental choices are completely interfering with my school romantic comedy) is replacing Seiko Nagatsu as the series script supervisor. However, character designer Yūko Yahiro (B Gata H Kei - Yamada’s First Time, Lady Jewelpet) is returning to adapt Satoi's game illustrations.

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