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Crunchyroll Adds Aquarion, Senran Kagura Anime to Catalog

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Funimation previously licensed, released both series

Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming the Aquarion and Senran Kagura anime.

Aquarion is available for users in the United States and Canada. Crunchyroll describes the anime:

Humanity is dominated by fear when the Shadow Angels invade after 12,000 years of slumber. There is hope, however—Mechanical Angel Aquarion, a fighting machine powered by the intertwined souls of pilots known as Elements. With prophecy being fulfilled, and the end of the world approaching, the last hope for the new century takes flight. For mankind to survive, one among the Elements must rise.

The anime debuted in Japan in 2005. Funimation offered the series with a DVD release in 2008, and again in 2009 and 2010. The anime received two sequel television anime. Aquarion Evol debuted in 2012, and Aquarion Logos debuted in 2015. Funimation licensed and streamed both anime, and released them on home video.

Senran Kagura is available for users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa. Crunchyroll describes the series:

Super cute Asuka and her curvy companions appear to be your typical high school students, but they've got an outrageous secret: they're learning the wild ways of the ninja! Get a lesson in action, naughtiness, and sexy slapstick fun as Asuka's gang takes on the toughest (and hottest) fighters in town! Fan service fanatics won't want to miss a minute!

The anime debuted in January 2013. Funimation streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

The anime is based on the Nintendo 3DS game of the same name, which debuted in Japan in September 2011. The latest game release in the series is Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash, a PlayStation 4 game that shipped in Japan on March 16. Marvelous recently established a new subsidiary called Honey∞Parade Games on May 9, focused on the production and promotion of the Senran Kagura series, and headed by series producer Kenichirō Takaki.


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