Crunchyroll Adds Pretear, Michiko & Hatchin, Robotics;Notes Anime to Catalog

posted on by Karen Ressler
Funimation licensed all 3 series

Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it has added the Pretear, Michiko & Hatchin, and Robotics;Notes anime to its catalog.

Pretear is available in the United States and Canada. The 2001 magical girl television series revolves around a 16-year-old girl named Himeno who finds out she is the Pretear, a girl who has the power to merge with and control the nature of the elemental-oriented powers from the seven men called the Leafe Knights. Together, Himeno and the Leafe Knights must stop the evil Princess of Disaster. Junichi Sato (Tamayura, Kaleido Star) acted as chief director for the series, and Kiyoko Sayama (Brave10, Skip Beat!) directed the series.

ADV Films released the series on home video in North America, and Funimation Entertainment later picked up the license.

Michiko & Hatchin is also available in the United States and Canada. The 22-episode television anime series premiered in Japan in October 2008. Manglobe (Samurai Champloo, Ergo Proxy) produced the series, which marked the directorial debut of Sayo Yamamoto (Yuri!! on Ice, Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine).

The series tells the story of sexy criminal Michiko and abused runaway Hana "Hatchin" Morenos. The two team up to cross the lawless frontier, searching for a man from their pasts while eluding the police and Hatchin's foster parents.

Funimation released the series on home video. The anime ran on Toonami in 2015.

Robotics;Notes is streaming in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa. The 2012 anime adapts the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 game of the same name by the makers of Steins;Gate and Chaos;Head. The story takes place in 2019, in a world immersed in realistic augmented reality. A high school robotics research club is in danger of being disbanded after shrinking to just two members. The club's revival is tied to the robot it is building, as well as with climactic events around the world. Kazuya Nomura (Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings 2) directed the anime at Production I.G.

Funimation streamed the series as it aired and later released it on home video.

Update: Funimation licensed Pretear but did not release it on home video. Thanks, Zalis116.

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