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Crunchyroll Adds Welcome to the NHK, Is This a Zombie? of the Dead Anime to Catalog

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Crunchyroll revealed on Thursday that it has added the Welcome to the NHK, Is This a Zombie? of the Dead, Ai Yori Aoshi, and Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi anime to its catalog.

Welcome to the NHK is available to users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa. Funimation describes Welcome to the NHK:

Sato is a tangle of anxieties and conspiracy theories, believing that the nefarious N-H-K wants to turn society's misfits into a mob of hopeless recluses. Mysterious Misaki might be able to help Sato overcome his phobias—if she can pull him out of his existential foxhole and get him to face the world.

The anime debuted in 2006. Funimation released the series on six DVDs from 2007 to 2008, and also re-released the series in DVD sets in 2008, 2009, and 2010. The series is based on Tatsuhiko Takimoto's original novel, which Tokyopop published in English alongside the manga adaptation by Kendi Oiwa.

Is This a Zombie? of the Dead is available for users in the United States, Canada, and South Africa. Funimation describes Is This a Zombie? of the Dead:

The world's most eligible zombie is back for another round of cross dressing, decomposing, undead adventures in the only show where corpses get all the chicks! Season Two gets off to a shocking start as Ayumu breaks Haruna's magic chainsaw and accidentally exposes his fondness for pretty pink dresses to the entire school! Next there's an incident with a dreadful dance that turns out to be a curse – and an embarrassing trip to a maid café where all the zombie's roommates work! But the shenanigans take a backseat to bigger problems when Ayumu's mysterious drinking buddy turns out to be the most powerful magical girl of them all! To save his friends and defeat this adorable new menace, zombie boy must do the unthinkable: throw a mixer for his own murderer! With a little help from his loyal harem of vampires, magical girls, and the world's cutest necromancer, Ayumu just might survive to rot another day!

The series is a sequel to the Is This a Zombie? anime series, based on Shinichi Kimura, Kobuichi, and Muririn's original light novel series. Funimation streamed the sequel series as it aired in Japan in 2012, and also released it on DVD in 2013, and on Blu-ray Disc in 2015.

Crunchyroll streamed the first season as it aired in Japan in 2011. Funimation released the series on DVD in 2012, and re-released it on Blu-ray Disc in 2014. Yen Press published Sacchi's manga adaptation.

Ai Yori Aoshi and Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi are available for users in the United States and Canada. Funimation describes the anime:

Kaoru is a college boy living with his fiancé Aoi, but family complications are forcing them to keep their engagement secret. Countless steamy situations arise as a variety of babes start moving in to their mansion. They can't get enough of Kaoru—they're even invading his bed! Two is company and eight is a party in this romping romance brought to you by the director of Saber Marionette J.

Ai Yori Aoshi debuted in 2002, while Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi debuted in 2003. Geneon Entertainment released the first series on five DVDs in 2003, and it also released the second series on three DVDs in 2004. The company re-released both series on a DVD set in 2007, and Funimation again re-released both series on a DVD set in 2012.

Both series are based on a manga by Kou Fumizuki. Tokyopop released the manga in English in North America. The manga also inspired the Ai Yori Aoshi ~Enishi~ Miyuki prequel OVA in 2003.


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