Viewster Adds School Days, Humanity Has Declined Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Also: Magical Heart Kokoro-chan OVA, The Everyday Tales of a Cat God

Video streaming service Viewster added the School Days and Humanity Has Declined anime earlier this month. The service also announced that it has added The Everyday Tales of a Cat God back to its streaming lineup. All three series are available in Japanese with English subtitles.

In addition to the twelve episodes of the 2007 School Days anime, the School Days: Magical Heart Kokoro-chan original video anime (OVA) spinoff is available streaming.

The original story based on Overflow's adult game follows the love triangle that develops when a boy enlists his close female friend to help him attract the attention of a girl in their same school. The anime gained unexpected media attention when its final episode was preempted by a real-life axe murder in Japan. Instead of the final episode, the television stations aired a series of unrelated scenery images and the following text: "The programming has changed due to certain circumstances." The substituted boat scenery images led to the "nice boat" catchphrase that has spread throughout the overseas anime fandom and even in Japan.

The television series itself is available streaming on Crunchyroll, and Discotek Media released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Discotek has also licensed the Magical Heart Kokoro-chan OVA and included it on its home video releases.

Humanity Has Declined (Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita) premiered in Japan in 2012 and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video in North America.

Romeo Tanaka's Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita light novel series is set several centuries into the slow decline of mankind. Earth has now become the realm of "fairies" — 10-centimeter-tall (about 4-inch-tall) creatures with remarkable intelligence. The human protagonist of the story serves an important duty as the international arbitrator between the fairies and humans, and she returns to her former hometown of Kusunoki. She chose this job because she thought it was an easy job she can do, even when she is as old as her grandfather. However, she learns that her job is anything but simple when she meets the fairies.

Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip.

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