Crunchyroll to Stream Ange Vierge, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Crunchyroll announced during Kadokawa's Anime Expo panel on Monday that it will stream the Ange Vierge, and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! anime as they air in Japan. Crunchyroll's Dallas Middaugh stated that Crunchyroll "will stream every show [Kadokawa does] through the end of the year - that's our deal with Kadokawa."
Crunchyroll will begin streaming Ange Vierge on Monday. The anime will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, and TV Aichi on July 9. The series is also airing on BS Fuji and Sun TV on July 10, and on AT-X on July 14.
Two Kadokawa brands, Fujimi Shobo and Media Factory, released the Ange Vierge trading card game in 2013. The story of the card game follows what happens when "Hairō" portals suddenly open, fusing three different worlds together. As a result, various mysterious "Exceed" powers are awakened in teenaged girls. An academy for these so-called "Progress" girls is built on the isolated Seiran Island in the Pacific.
Masafumi Tamura (Modern Magic Made Simple, SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation) is making his directorial debut with the series, and is also designing the characters. SILVER LINK (Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Non Non Biyori) is producing the animation. Katsuhiko Takayama (ef: a tale of memories, Ga-Rei: Zero, Aldnoah.Zero) is in charge of series composition, and is also penning the scripts. Ryōka, Akio Watanabe (Poyoyon Rock), Kurone Mishima, Tsunako, and Shunsaku Tomose are credited for original character design. Konomi Suzuki will perform the anime's opening theme song, titled "Love is MY RAIL." Voice actress unit L.I.N.K.s (Yuka Aisaka, Mai Ishihara, Yoshiko Ikuta, Rie Takahashi, and Nozomi Yamamoto) will perform the ending theme song "Link with U."
Crunchyroll will also begin streaming Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!!, the fourth television anime based on Hiroshi Hiroyama's Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya manga, on Monday. The anime will premiere in Japan on AT-X, Tokyo MX, and other channels on July 6.
The anime will have six home video releases in Japan, and the first release will include a five-minute original anime short.
Shin Oonuma returns as chief director of the series. Ken Takahashi (previously a key animator and action director for the series) joins returning director Masato Jinbo to direct the series at SILVER LINK Kenji Inoue is once again in charge of supervising the series' scripts, penned by Hazuki Minase. Kazuya Hirata (previously a key animator for the series) replaces Nozomi Ushijima in designing the characters for animation. Hiroshi Morikawa replaces Takeshi Tateishi as art director. TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND is composing the music. Yumeha Kōda will perform the ending theme song "WHIMSICAL WAYWARD WISH" and ChouCho will perform the opening theme song "Asterism."
The first television anime premiered in 2013, followed by the second in 2014 and the third last July. Crunchyroll streamed all three previous series as they aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks licensed all three series for home video release in North America.