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Crunchyroll Adds Love Tyrant Anime This Spring, Gundam Wing to Catalog

posted on by Karen Ressler
Renai Bōkun/Love Tyrant anime premieres April 6 in Japan

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the television anime adaptation of Megane Mihoshi's Renai Bōkun (The very lovely tyrant of love) manga under the title Love Tyrant this spring. In addition, Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will add Gundam Wing to its catalog. Times and regions for Love Tyrant will be announced at a later date, and Gundam Wing will be available worldwide outside of Asia and Italian speaking countries beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

The show will air in Japan on TV Tokyo on April 6 late at night at 2:35 a.m. (effectively on April 7), and will then air on BS Japan and AT-X. An advance screening and talk show will be held at United Cinema Toyosu on April 2.

The cast includes:

  • Yoshino Aoyama as Guri
  • Kensho Ono as Seiji Aino
  • Manami Numakura as Akane Hiyama
  • Yuki Nagano as Yuzu Kichōgasaki
  • Yumi Hara as Shikimi Shhiramine
  • Rie Takahashi as Aqua Aino
  • Nobuyuki Hiyama as Korari
  • Houchu Ohtsuka as Kamisama (God)
  • Takehito Koyasu as Maoh (Demon King)
  • Yasuaki Takumi as Tarō Tsuruoka
  • Kenyuu Horiuchi as Stolas

Atsushi Nigorikawa (Anime De Training! Ex) is directing the series at EMT Squared (Kumamiko, Nyanko Days). Natsuko Takahashi (Long Riders!, My Love Story!!) is in charge of series composition, and Mariko Ito (ViVid Strike!, Log Horizon) is designing the characters. Miyako Yatsu (Flowers of Evil, The Legend of the Legendary Heroes) and Jun'ichi Kitamura (Kumamiko - Girl meets Bear, Rewrite animation director) are serving as chief animation directors. Monaca (Wagnaria!!, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) is composing the music.

The romantic comedy begins when Guri, an angel with a mysterious item that turns any two people who kiss into a couple, appears before a high school boy named Seiji Aino. However, there is a yandere high school girl named Akane who loves Seiji.

Mihoshi has been serializing the manga on the free manga website Comic Meteor since May 2012. Holp Shuppan published the manga's 10th compiled book volume in December, and will publish the 11th volume on April 11.

Gundam Wing premiered in 1995 and ran for 49 episodes. In 2000, it became the first Mobile Suit Gundam series to premiere on television in the United States. Bandai Entertainment previously released the series in North America on DVD and VHS. The series is available streaming with both English and Japanese audio on Hulu, and Right Stuf will release the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD this year.

The story takes place in the year After Colony 195, when war between the Space Colonies and Earth has begun. To give the colonies an edge, they send 5 young soldiers, trained to perfection, to earth in the most powerful of Mobile Suits—Gundams. With their arrival, the tide of the war changes as they battle against the Earth forces and the Colonies of their origin.

The series spawned the Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz sequel OVA, which was later compiled into a film. The series also inspired a number of manga adaptations, including Gundam Wing: The Glory of Losers, which North American publisher Vertical recently announced that it has licensed.


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