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Norn9, Girls Beyond the Wasteland to Stream on Anime Network, Hulu

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Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle to also stream on Anime Network outside of the U.S.

Sentai Filmworks and The Anime Network announced via press release on Friday that the Norn9 and Girls Beyond the Wasteland anime series will stream on both Hulu and Anime Network Online. Additionally, The Anime Network also announced that it is streaming the Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle anime series outside of the U.S. Sentai Filmworks had announced earlier on Friday that Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle would stream "exclusively" on Hulu.

All three series are streaming on Hulu through the company's No Commercial and Limited Commercials subscription plans. The episodes will then be available one week later on the free hulu.com website.

All three series are available on Anime Network Online through its subscription plan. Norn9 and Girls Beyond the Wasteland are available in the following countries/areas on Anime Network Online: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Latin America, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa. Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle will stream on Anime Network Online in the following countries/territories: Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Latin America, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Norn9 and Girls Beyond the Wasteland began streaming on Thursday on both sites, and Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle will debut on both sites on January 11.

Sentai Filmworks has licensed all three series and plans to release them on home video.

Norn9 adapts Otomate's Norn9 - Norn + Nonette PSP otome game for female players. Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

Based on the visual novel of the same name, the story follows a 12-year-old boy named Sorata Suzuhara who finds himself transported to an alternate time, and possibly a different world. Aboard the Norn, a giant spherical ship that acts as a miniature city, Sorata joins three girls and nine young men on a journey toward an unknown destination...

The anime's main cast are reprising their roles from the game. Takao Abo (episode director for Eureka Seven, Macross Frontier, assistant director for Lunar Legend Tsukihime) is making his directorial debut at Kinema Citrus and Orange. Tetsuo Ichimura (Ane Log, episode director for Bleach, Penguindrum) is serving as assistant director, Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, 07-Ghost) is handling the series composition, and Yukari Takeuchi (animation director for Bleach, Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000%) is adapting Teita's original character designs for anime and is also serving as chief animation director. Nagi Yanagi performs the show's opening theme song. Kaori Oda (Baccano! Pandora Hearts) performs the ending theme song.

Girls Beyond the Wasteland adapts MinatoSoft's Shōjo-tachi wa Kōya o Mezasu (~Girls beyond the youth KOYA~) game. In the story, Buntarō is a student who wants to be something, but doesn't know what. One day his female classmate Sayuki announces she is working on a bishōjo (pretty girl) game. Sayuki scouted him because he wrote a good script for drama club, but Buntarō doesn't know anything about bishōjo games.

Takuya Satō (Selector Infected Wixoss, Steins;Gate, Mission-E) is directing the anime at Project No.9, with scripts by Yuniko Ayana (Bakuman., Hori-san to Miyamura-kun, Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic), based on the game's original scenario by Romeo Tanaka. Takayuki Noguchi (Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye, Ro-Kyu-Bu!, Papillon Rose) is adapting the character designs for animation, based on Matsuryū's original character designs for the game. Takahiro (Akame ga KILL!, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero) is planning the project. Sayaka Sasaki is performing the opening theme song "Wastelanders" and the voice actresses for Sayuki (Haruka Chisuga), Yūka (Kana Hanazawa), Teruha (Satomi Akesaka), and Uguisu (Satomi Satou) are performing the ending theme song "Sekai wa Kyō mo Atarashii" (The World is New Again Today).

The cast are reprising their roles from the game.

The story of the Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle light novel series revolves around Lux, a former prince of an empire named Arcadia that was overthrown via a rebellion five years earlier. Lux accidentally trespasses in a female dormitory's bathing area, sees the kingdom's new princess Lisesharte naked, and incurs her wrath. Lisesharte then challenges Lux to a Drag-Ride duel. Drag-Rides are ancient armored mechanical weapons that have been excavated from ruins all around the world. Lux used to be called the strongest Drag-Knight, but now he's known as the "undefeated weakest" Drag-Knight because he will absolutely not attack in battle. After his duel with Lisesharte, Lux ends up attending the female-only academy that trains royals to be Drag-Knights.

Masaomi Ando (Gakkō Gurashi!, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, White Album 2) is directing the series at Lerche (Assassination Classroom, Monster Musume, Danganronpa The Animation). Yuuko Kakihara (Heaven's Lost Property, Unbreakable Machine-Doll) is handling the series composition, Keiko Kurosawa (Assassination Classroom, Re:_Hamatora) is designing the characters for animation, and Orange (Accel World, Terror in Resonance, Tiger & Bunny) is producing the 3D CG animation.

TRUE is performing the opening theme "Hiryū no Kishi" and nano.RIPE (Hanasaku Iroha, Humanity Has Declined) is performing the ending theme "Lime Tree."


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