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Crunchyroll Adds Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, Kuma Miko, Sasami Magical Girls Club, Basilisk Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Regions listed for .hack//Roots, Koi Koi Seven

Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it has added the Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear, Sasami: Magical Girls Club, and Basilisk anime from Funimation. It also revealed that its recently added catalog titles .hack//Roots and Koi Koi Seven are available in the United States and Canada only.

Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero is available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa. Funimation streamed the series as it aired in 2012, and later released the series on home video. Crunchyroll describes the story:

Hero defeats bad guy. Good triumphs over evil. The end. Or, at least that's how it usually goes. But what happens after the hero goes home? Ohtorizawa Akatsuki, is about to find out that sometimes the greatest adventure starts after the happy ending.

Tetsuto Uesu launched the original light novel series in 2010. Rion Kujo directed the 12-episode anime at Arms.

Kumamiko is streaming in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands. Funimation streamed the series as it aired in Japan from April to June 2016, and it released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on July 11.Funimation describes the series:

What does a bear know about life in the big city? For Machi Amayadori's sake, hopefully a lot! The young shrine maiden has spent her whole life in the rural mountains with Natsu, her talking guardian bear. Now, at fourteen, she wants to take a chance and attend high school in the big city. Can Natsu really prepare her for city life? Or will his wacky trials be too much for even Machi to bear?

The anime is based on Masume Yoshimoto's manga of the same name. Kiyoshi Matsuda (episode director for Wagnaria!!, Natsume's Book of Friends season 3, Durarara!!) made his directorial debut with the series at Kinema Citrus and EMT Squared. Pierre Sugiura (Yuyushiki, Barakamon) and Masao Iketani wrote the scripts, and Hiroyuki Saida (My mental choices are completely interfering with my school romantic comedy) designed the characters and served as chief animation director.

Sasami: Magical Girls Club is streaming in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The series premiered in 2006 and Funimation later licensed the series and released it on home video. Funimation describes the story:

Sasami has an amazing secret: Magic courses through her veins! But the spunky fifth-grader is not alone, for all over the world girls and boys are awakening to their powers. Under the guise of the Cooking Club and with the guidance of Miss Washu, Sasami and her friends will learn to harness their newfound abilities and come to depend upon one another through thick and thin.

Nobuhiro Takamoto directed the Tenchi Muyo! spinoff at AIC Spirits and Mari Okada wrote the scripts.

Basilisk is streaming in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Funimation released the series on home video in North America and describes the story:

The heirs to the Kouga and Iga ninja clans, Gennosuke and Oboro, hoped the unsteady truce between their tribes would last—but fate denies the lovers, thrusting their people into war after centuries of peace. The terms are set on two scrolls. One bears a list of Kouga warriors. The other holds a list of those who fight for Iga. The names found on these scrolls can only be crossed out in blood.

Futaroh Yamada's Kōga Ninpōchō novel inspired Masaki Segawa's manga adaptation in 2003, and the manga in turn inspired the Basilisk television anime in 2005. Yamada's sequel novel has a new anime and manga in the works. The live-action SHINOBI - Heart Under Blade film premiered in 2005, and Funimation also released it on home video.

Thanks to Rai for the news tip.

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