Tubi TV adds Fancy Lala, Magical Meow Meow Taruto, Hipira, Daddy Long-Legs Anime
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Video streaming service Tubi TV added the Fancy Lala, Magical Meow Meow Taruto, Hipira (Hipira: The Little Vampire), Monster Rancher, and Castle Town Dandelion anime on Friday. The service also recently added Daddy Long-Legs, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V in late June. The Accel World anime is also now available on some Tubi TV apps, though not online due to Tubi TV's rights agreement with the publisher. Fancy Lala, Magical Meow Meow Taruto, Hipira, and Daddy Long-Legs are currently exclusive to the platform.
Additionally, Tubi TV announced in June that it now has a streaming app for PlayStation 4.
Fancy Lala is streaming in Japanese with English subtitles. The television series premiered in 1998 as a remake of the 1988 OVA Harbor Light Story - Fashion Lala yori . Bandai Entertainment previously released the 26-episode series in North America with an English dub. The company describes the series.:
What would you do if you could be anything you wanted? Miho Shinohara gets her chance when some little friends drop off a magical crayon that changes her life forever! 10-year-old Miho is about to see what life is like as 15-year-old Lala - pop star, model, and actress extraordinaire! With the ability to transform to Lala, Miho's life suddenly transforms into a magical fairytale… but life as a normal girl and a pop star can be pretty crazy!
Magical Meow Meow Taruto (Magical Nyan Nyan Taruto or Mahō Shōjo Neko Taruto) is streaming in Japanese with English subtitles. The television anime initially aired in 2001 and ran for 12 episodes, adapting Kaishaku's manga. Bandai Entertainment previously released the series in North America with an English dub and described the story:
Taruto is a young cat-girl living in a world filled with mystery and magic. She and the other cat-people appear as nothing more than just normal animals, but she has a unique gift of magic! Can she control her troublesome powers and unravel the mystery behind the ancient cat-people? Only time will tell... and little magic wouldn't hurt either.
Hipira is available in Japanese with English subtitles. The 12-episode children's anime premiered in 2009 as an adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo and Shinji Kimura's Hipira-kun picture book. The series was initially shown with traditional 2D animation, but was later converted to 3D. The series won the television animation category in the first International 3D Awards Lumiere Japan in 2011.
The story of the picture book and anime follows a young vampire boy named Hipira who lives in Salta, an eternally dark city of vampires. He goes on a series of adventures with the rest of the town's residents.
Dark Horse Comics released the original book in English in 2005.
Daddy Long-Legs is available on Tubi TV with an English dub. The musical film premiered in 1979 and is based on Jean Webster's 1912 novel. Masakazu Higuchi and Shinichi Tsuji directed the film. Tubi TV describes the story as follows:
On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendelton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her, but mindful of the difference in their ages, he sponsors her to college in New England.
The novel also inspired a 1990 TV anime of the same name that was part of the World Masterpiece Theater.
Thanks to Ruiika for the news tip