Crunchyroll Adds 3rd Kuroko's Basketball Compilation Film, Gundam 00, More Yu-Gi-Oh! Episodes
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it is streaming Kuroko no Basuke Winter Cup Sōshū-hen ~Tobira no Mukō~, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, and the English dub of Yu-Gi-Oh!.
Kuroko no Basuke Winter Cup Sōshū-hen ~Tobira no Mukō~ (Kuroko's Basketball Winter Cup Compilation ~Crossing the Door~), the third compilation anime film of the television anime's Winter Cup arc, began streaming on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. ET. The film is streaming for Crunchyroll members in North America, South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. Crunchyroll describes the story:
Rakuzan and Shutoku face off in the semi finals at the Winter Cup. Despite struggling with Akashi's Emperor Eye that sees through everything, Midorima and Takao fight back with their consecutive plays, and the whole Shutoku team bites back at Rakuzan. However, it doesn't take long before Akashi crushes all of their hopes. It is decided that the finals will be fought between Seirin and Rakuzan. Kagami immediately enters the Zone as soon as the match starts, but it is no match for Akashi. Facing an extreme difference in ability against Rakuzan, Seirin loses their hope a number of times during the match. However, Kuroko doesn't give up, and continues to strongly fight against Akashi...
The film had a two-week limited screening in Japan from December 3-16. Winter Cup Sōshū-hen ~Namida no Saki e~ (Winter Cup Compilation ~Beyond the Tears~, the second film in the trilogy, screened in Japan from October 8-21, and Crunchyroll began streaming it on January 26. Crunchyroll is also streaming Kuroko's Basketball Winter Cup Highlights -Shadow and Light- (Kuroko no Basuke Winter Cup Sōshū-hen: Kage to Hikari), the first compilation film, that screened in Japan from September 3-16.
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 began streaming worldwide outside Asia on Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. ET. The website previously streamed the series beginning in 2009. Crunchyroll describes the story:
The year is 2307 A.D. Although fossil fuels have been depleted, humanity has obtained a new source of energy to replace them, in the form of a large-scale solar power generation system based on three huge orbital elevators. However, the benefits of this system are available only to a handful of major powers and their allies.
The three orbital elevators belong to three superpower blocs. These are the Union, led by the United States of America; the Human Reform League, led by China, Russia, and India; and the AEU, led by Europe. These superpower blocs continue to play a grand zero-sum game for the sake of their own prestige and prosperity. Thus, even in the 24th Century, humanity has yet to come together as one.
In this world of never-ending conflict, a private armed organization appears, dedicated to the elimination of war through armed force. Its name is Celestial Being, and it is in possession of "Gundam" mobile suits. With these Gundams, it begins armed intervention into all acts of war.
The television anime debuted in 2007, followed by a second season in 2008. Hulu is also streaming the series. Bandai Entertainment released both seasons on home video in North America.
The English-dubbed version of Yu-Gi-Oh! is streaming for members in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Crunchyroll added the English-subtitled version in 2015. Crunchyroll describes the story:
Meet Yugi and his best buds Joey, Tristan and Téa. They share a love for the newest game that's sweeping the nation: Duel Monsters! Legend has it 5000 years ago, ancient Egyptian Pharaohs used to play a magical game very similar to Duel Monsters. This ancient game involved magical ceremonies, which were used to foresee the future and ultimately decide one's destiny. They called it the Shadow Games. Since the game used so many magical spells and ferocious creatures, it wasn't long before the game got out of hand and threatened to destroy the world.
The anime premiered in 2000, and 4Kids aired an English-dubbed version on television in North America. Funimation and New Video Group released the series on home video.