Crunchyroll to Stream Soul Buster Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Site also details streaming for Drifters anime

Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the Soul Buster anime. The company also revealed details on its stream for the Drifters anime.

Crunchyroll will stream Soul Buster every Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. EDT, and the anime will be available to users worldwide except in Japan and China. Crunchyroll will announce the premiere date at a later date. The anime premiered in Japan on Tokyo MX and BS11 on October 4, and it will also simulcast in China.

Crunchyroll describes Soul Buster:

Keishuu, China.

The history books say that in the era of the Three Kingdoms, this land was a place of never-ending war. A young high school boy, Sonshin, who hates his city's history, is troubled by a certain dream. When he wakes up from the dream, strange things begin to happen one after another, and without understanding what's going on, he suddenly finds himself facing Gien, one of the generals from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, who's trying to kill him! Just before Gien's blade strikes home, a mysterious beautiful woman appears in front of Sonshin. What trials await Sonshin, as he witnesses this terrible battle between two generals of the Three Kingdoms?

Soul Buster is an adaptation of Bai Mao's Chinese action comic of the same name. Studio Pierrot and Chinese streaming site Youku Tudou are co-producing the series. There will be 12 episodes, with 15 minutes per episode.

Kobun Shizuno (Knights of Sidonia, Detective Conan movies 15-20) is credited as overall director, while Odahiro Watanabe is making his directorial debut with the series at Studio Pierrot. Masaya Honda (Karas, Tachumaru Gekijō) is supervising the series' scripts. Tsutomu Miyazawa (Samurai Girls) is designing the characters. Tsutomu Miyazawa (Samurai Girls), Masaaki Sakurai (Monster), and Ippei Ichii (Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid-) are credited as chief animation directors. Toru Koga (No-Rin) is the art director, and Akiyuki Tateyama (SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn't Exist, Kumamiko - Girl meets Bear) is composing the music.

Ayane will perform the opening theme song titled "SOUL BUSTER," while Zwei will perform the ending theme song "MY OWN LIFE."

Crunchyroll will begin its stream of Drifters on Friday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m. EDT, and the anime will be available for users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands. Funimation will stream a dub for the series.

Crunchyroll describes the series:

From the creator and team behind Hellsing comes a thrilling story where history and fantasy collide. Shimazu Toyohisa, a famous samurai who fought in the historical Battle of Sekigahara, is transported to another world when only moments from death. From that moment on, he becomes part of a group known as “Drifters” and is forced to battle against other legendary warriors in an ultimate death game.

The anime celebrates the 70th anniversary of Shonengahosha, the publisher of the original manga. Kenichi Suzuki (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders series director) is directing the anime. Hideyuki Kurata (The World God Only Knows, Tokyo Ravens, Maria the Virgin Witch) is handling the series composition and writing the scripts. Yousuke Kuroda (Hellsing Ultimate, Gungrave) is also writing the scripts along with Kurata. Ryoji Nakamori (Hellsing Ultimate) is designing the characters and also serving as chief animation director.

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