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Crunchyroll Adds Makeruna!! Aku no Gundan!, Forest Fairy Five, Anonymous Noise Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anonymous Noise available in UK, Ireland, Scandinavia

Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will stream the Makeruna!! Aku no Gundan! and Forest Fairy Five ~Fairy tale~ anime worldwide outside of Asia as part of its spring simulcast season. In addition, Crunchyroll announced that it will stream Anonymous Noise in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland.

The first episode of Makeruna!! Aku no Gundan! is available streaming, and future episodes will premiere on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. EDT. The anime premiered in Japan on April 5 at 10:45 p.m. on TOKYO MX. Each episode is five minutes long.

The anime adapts voice actress Sora Tokui's manga of the same name. The four-panel comedy manga's story centers on an "evil corps" that is planning to conquer the universe. The group sets out to invade Earth, but their spaceship disappears. They encounter an earthling boy who helps them. The aliens take up part-time jobs and continue with their plans to conquer Earth.

Takahiko Kyōgoku is directing the series at Tatsunoko Production and he is also handling the series composition. Sonoka Kuroiwa is adapting the character designs for animation, and Yoshiaki Fujisawa is composing the music.

The first episode of Forest Fairy Five ~Fairy tale~ launched at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Monday. The series is a continuation of Forest Fairy Five

Crunchyroll describes the story:

A beautiful nation, prospering since ancient times, Japan is now known as the Anime Kingdom. There are more than just humans living there; animes truly do exist in Japan. Past the Fairy Ring, to the world of fairies, live anime-chans. There's a Fairy Ring in your town, too. Here. And there. Even in Harajuku. Maybe even in the Ashigara mountains. By some chance, we'll open that door. And we might get to meet the anime-chans. This is the land where you get to meet anime-chans.

The series of shorts featuring super-deformed characters premiered within the Anime-chan ni Kaeru Kuni television variety program on Japan's Tokyo MX1 channel. The website lists it as a "prologue" anime. It is related to the upcoming Mori no Yōsei Kinoko no Musume 3D CG anime project adapting Oso-teki Kinoko Gijinka Zukan (oso's Kinoko Personification Pictorial Book), a picture book that imagines mushroom varieties as girls. The cast introduced the project and its characters on Anime-chan ni Kaeru Kuni in October, and Mori no Yōsei Kinoko no Musume is slated for July.

Anonymous Noise will stream on Tuesday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. on Crunchyroll. The series will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX on Tuesday, April 11 at 11:00 p.m., and also air on Kansai TV and BS Fuji. Anime Strike is streaming Anonymous Noise exclusively in the United States.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the series and describes the story:

Blessed with a beautiful voice, Nino only sings for one reason: to be found. Nino finds herself looking for two boys who left her without reason, Momo and Yuzu. By chance, all three of them end up in the same high school, and Nino discovers that her singing isn't in vain. As they rediscover their bonds, the group realizes that time changes many things, and sometimes certain things can't be repaired.

Hideya Takahashi (Keijo!!!!!!!!, Fantasista Stella) is directing the series at Brains Base (Natsume's Book of Friends, Durarara!!). Deko Akao (Snow White with the Red Hair, Noragami) is in charge of the series composition, and Mariko Itou is designing the characters for animation and serving as chief animation director. Sadesper Records (NARASAKI / Watchman) is in charge of the music.

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