Crunchyroll Adds Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! OVA

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
OVA premiered theatrically in Japan on August 26

Crunchyroll announced on Saturday that it has added the Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! original video anime (OVA). The 56-minute anime is available worldwide outside of Asia.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

The city of Binan, somewhere in northern Kanto.

The five members of the Binan High School Defense Club (Hakone Yumoto, Yufuin En, Kinugawa Atsushi, Naruko Io, Zaou Ryuu) ended up having to "Love Making" (transform) into the Battle Lovers to fight against monsters.

The monsters were humans transformed by the student council (Kusatsu Kinshiro, Arima Ibushi, Gero Akoya), also known as the villainous Caerula Adamas. After a long fight, the mastermind pulling the strings was defeated, and the Earth Defense and Conquest Club reached a peace agreement. But not long after things were resolved, a new, mysterious enemy appeared: Galaxy Idols, the VEPPer.

While they fought the monsters, the Defense Club visited the beach, Mt. Binan, the school culture festival, and the amusement park; they celebrated Christmas, New Year's, and Valentine's Day, and generally enjoyed their high school lives. But the next thing they knew, the year had passed them by.

Now it's March, and graduation is imminent. Both the graduating third-years and the remaining second- and first-years find themselves facing complex feelings they can't quite put into words...

The OVA, subtitled "Ai to Seishun no Sotsugyō!" (The Graduation of Love and Youth), screened in eight Japanese theaters from August 26 to September 15.

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! and Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! director Shinji Takamatsu directed, storyboarded, and produced the OVA, and also served as the sound director. Scriptwriter Michiko Yokote returned for the OVA at Studio Comet. yamazo composed the music. The unit Chikyū Bōei-bu performed the opening theme song "Eien Mirai Love You All."

The first Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! television anime season premiered in Japan in January 2015. Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Viewster streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. Ponycan USA released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc combo packs. The second anime, Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE!, premiered in Japan in July 2016. Funimation and Crunchyroll both streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

Source: Crunchyroll (Scott Green)

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