Crunchyroll Adds 'Wake Up, Girls!', Time Bokan Sequels to Simulcast Lineup

posted on by Karen Ressler
Also: Anime-Gataris premiere dates, regions announced

Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will simulcast Wake Up, Girls! New Chapter (Wake Up, Girls! Shin Shō) and Time Bokan: The Villains Strike Back (Time Bokan: Gyakushū no San-Okunin) this fall.

Wake Up, Girls! New Chapter will premiere on October 10 at 2:05 a.m. EDT, and will be available worldwide outside of Asia. Time Bokan: The Villains Strike Back will premiere on October 7 at 7:00 a.m. EDT in the the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Denmark, and Central and South America including the Caribbean.

Crunchyroll also announced that its simulcast of Anime-Gataris will premiere on October 8 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. It will be available in the United States, Canada, South Africa, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Central and South America

Crunchyroll began streaming a subtitled trailer for Wake Up, Girls! New Chapter:

Shin Itagaki (Wake Up, Girls! episode 10 storyboards, Teekyū) is replacing Yutaka Yamamoto as the director of the new Wake Up, Girls! anime, and Miyuki Sugawara is replacing Sunao Chikaoka as the character designer, although Chikaoka is still credited for the original character designs. Similarly, Millepensee is replacing Ordet as the main animation studio. Satoru Kousaki and monaca are returning to compose the music at DIVE II Entertainment, and the original story and scripts are credited to "Green Leaves." The new anime will feature the previous Wake Up, Girls! group members, and also new characters. The Wake Up, Girls! idol group are performing the opening theme song "7 Senses" and the ending theme song "Shizuku no Kan" (Drop's Crown) for the series.

The first television anime premiered in Japan in January 2014 along with a limited theatrical run. Crunchyroll streamed the series outside of Japan. Two sequel films, Wake Up, Girls! Seishun no Kage and Wake Up, Girls! Beyond the Bottom, opened in 2015. Sentai Filmworks released Wake Up, Girls!: The Movie and the television series on home video last year.

Additionally, an original net anime spinoff titled Wake Up, Girl Zoo! premiered in 2014. Crunchyroll also streamed that spinoff series.

The Time Bokan sequel will follow the three villains of Akudama as they try to take over as main characters. They will try to collect mysterious treasure held by famous historical figures.

The first season premiered last October and ended with the 24th episode on March 18. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

Takayuki Inagaki (World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman, Rosario + Vampire) directed the series, and Yoichi Kato (Yo-kai Watch, Aikatsu!) was in charge of series composition. Akihiro Hino (Yo-kai Watch, Inazuma Eleven story) was the creative producer. Level-5 contributed the original character and mechanical designs and planned the project with Tatsunoko Productions. Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam, Yatterman, Armored Trooper Votoms) worked on the anime's mechanical design.

The original Time Bokan television anime series premiered on Fuji TV in 1975, and its original broadcast ended in 1976. The anime inspired six spinoff television anime series, including Yatterman, that aired until 1983.

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