Tubi TV Adds Mars Daybreak, Jin-Roh, Juden Chan, Z/X Ignition Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
All 26 episodes of Mars Daybreak are available in Japanese with English subtitles. The series premiered in 2004 and was based on a PlayStation 2 game that would debut in Japan in 2005.
Bandai Entertainment previously released the series in North America and describes the story:
Mars is no longer the Red Planet. Now covered in a never ending ocean, those who dwell upon the planet are forced to live upon vast city ships where crime, poverty and corruption rule. In an attempt to combat the rampant corruption, many have taken to the seas, living the pirate's life.
One such group is the crew of the feared Ship of Aurora, who have recently caught the eye of the ruling Earth Government. In an attempt to curb their outlaw behavior, a team of elite military pilots have been sent to hunt down and eradicate them. Within giant combat mechas known as round bucklers, these forces will wage war against one another, all the while doing what pirates do best: hunting for treasure.
Tubi TV is streaming the English dub of Juden Chan. The 2009 anime adapts the Fight Ippatsu! Jūden-chan!! science-fiction comedy manga from Bow Ditama, who previously drew the art for Bunjuro Nakayama's Mahoromatic manga and created the Kiss×sis manga.
Media Blasters released the English dub for Juden Chan on Blu-ray Disc and DVD last year. Crunchyroll announced plans to stream the English dub, but is currently only streaming the subtitled version. Crunchyroll describes the story:
Sadness be gone! Though depressed people are scattered across the world, there are those from a parallel world who are here to help. Known as Juden-chan, these busty ladies use their special powers to charge up the mentally dejected and earn a living in the process. While Aresta and Plug are performing their Judan-chan duties, they discover a boy named Sento. Unlike most humans, Sento can actually see them!
The Z/X Ignition TV anime, based on Ichi Software's trading card game Z/X Zillions of enemy X, premiered in January 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan and Discotek released the series on home video.
Tubi TV describes the story:
In the not-so-distant future, five portals suddenly appeared acting as gateways to alternative worlds. However, these five worlds are actually the same world, but in different timelines. As the situation becomes increasingly dire, the inhabitants of each world will stop at nothing to ensure the survival of their own timeline, even at the expense of the other timelines. The key to survival lies in one card-shaped device..
Tubi TV is streaming Jin-Roh in Japanese with English subtitles.
Hiroyuki Okiura directed and storyboarded the film, and Mamoru Oshii wrote the screenplay. The film originally opened in Japan in 2000. Crunchyroll is streaming the film with both English and Japanese audio, and describes the film as follows:
In a very different Tokyo from the one we know today, the totalitarian government rules with an iron fist. But a group called "the Sect" is staging demonstrations and challenging the government's martial law. Constable Fuse of the Capital Police's Special Unit is on a mission to stop a Sect demonstration when he encounters a girl in the sewers under Tokyo. When he fails to shoot as ordered, he is put on trial, questioned, and "re-conditioned" as a soldier. The dead girl haunts him, both in his dreams and in the face of her sister, whom Fuse has befriended. But Fuse has made himself a target for some very powerful men. And as the world comes crashing down around him, Fuse is continually challenged to decide what is real and what is right.
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