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Crunchyroll to Stream gdgd men's party, Overlord II, Kaiju Girls Season 2

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yowamushi Pedal Glory Line anime's streaming details also revealed

Crunchyroll revealed on Monday that it will stream the gdgd men's party (gd Men), Overlord II, and the second season of the Kaijū Girls ~Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku~ anime shorts. It also revealed that its streaming of the Yowamushi Pedal Glory Line anime began on Monday at 3:05 p.m. EST worldwide except for Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Crunchyroll will announce the streaming details for gdgd men's party at a later date. The series premiered in Japan on Tokyo MX on Monday at 25:10 (effectively Tuesday at 1:10 a.m.).

Sōta Sugahara (character designer and animation director for the first gdgd Fairies series, director and character designer for the second season) is again credited with the original work, and is also directing the series. Ryōichi Mori (Peeping Life TV Season 1?? director, 100% Pascal-sensei scriptwriter) is writing the script. Akira Isō is the character designer, and Sōichirō Kubo (Garo -Vanishing Line-, Gekijō-ban gdgd Yōseis tte Iu Eiga wa Dō kana…?) is the sound director. Strawberry Meets Pictures and Fan Company are credited with production.

Eri Kitamura is performing the opening theme song "Bōsō Teikoku Chikuonki" (Delusional Empire Gramophone). Male voice actor unit BB-voice, made up of Keito Okuyama and Eishin Fudemura, are performing the ending theme song "Duality."

In the series, Light and Yomi are spending their daily lives happily playing video games. One night when everyone else is asleep, Light receives an invitation from Alpha, a messenger for someone named King. Light and Yomi are then sucked into another world, where they must undertake a quest to rescue Princess Melody from the demon lord. Light thinks this must be his destiny, while Yomi thinks it's kind of annoying. They form a party with Alpha to start their quest. Alpha as it turns out is an AI robot, and he has a program that allows them to raise their levels while slowly continuing their adventure.

The fully computer-animated project of gdgd Fairies centers around the surreal conversations and lives of three little fairies who live inside the trees in Fairy Forest. The first 12-episode series premiered in October 2011, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. A 12-episode sequel series premiered in January 2013, and Crunchyroll again streamed the series as it aired. The Gekijō-ban gdgd Yōseis tte Iu Eiga wa Dō kana…? film opened in Japan in September 2014.

Crunchyroll has not yet announced the streaming details for Overlord II. The series will premiere on the AT-X channel on Tuesday at 10:30 p.m., and then it will run on Tokyo MX, MBS, TV Aichi, and BS11. It will also stream on the Hikari TV and AbemaTV services. The short anime spinoff Ple Ple Pleiades will return on Tuesday as well under the title Ple Ple Pleiades 2.

Naoyuki Itou is returning as director, along with Yukie Sugawara on series composition. Satoshi Tasaki (Rideback, Fairy Musketeers, No Game No Life Zero) is joining previous character designer Takahiro Yoshimatsu on character designs. Madhouse returns to animate series.

The first 13-episode Overlord television anime series premiered in Japan in July 2015. Funimation streamed the anime series as it aired in Japan, and the company released the series with an English dub on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in November 2016.

The first compilation film, Overlord: Fushisha no Ō, opened in Japan on February 25. The second film, Overlord: Shikkoku no Senshi, opened on March 11. The films added new scenes, and original character designer (and original novel illustrator) so-bin drew rough drafts for new characters. The 11th novel volume also bundled a Blu-ray Disc in September 2016.

The novels and anime's story takes place in the year 2138 when virtual reality gaming is booming. Yggdrasil, a popular online game, is quietly shut down one day. However, the protagonist Momonga decides to not log out. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as "the most powerful wizard." The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) beginning to feel emotion. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become.

Crunchyroll will debut the second season of the Kaijū Girls ~Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku~ anime on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. EST for users worldwide except in Asia.

The second season will feature new character Guts Seijin (Alien Guts), who appeared in the 39th and 40th episodes of the Ultra Seven television series. The intelligent alien from the planet Guts can create illusions of herself, teleport, and become transparent.

The main cast and staff are returning from the first season.

The first season of anime shorts premiered via streaming in September 2016, and later aired on television in October 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series worldwide outside of Asia when it first debuted, and it describes the first season:

Humanity's battle of many years with the kaiju, giant monsters, has finally come to an end. Now that Earth has entered an age of peace, girls with the souls of kaiju have begun to appear, giving them the ability to transform into kaiju. They are known as the Kaiju Girls, and this is the powerful, transient, beautiful, and at times easygoing story of the strange fate these girls bear.

The anime is part of Tsuburaya Productions' Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku project, which transforms kaijū (monsters) from the Ultraman live-action special-effects series into cute, female anthropomorphized monsters. The project has four distinct versions. The "POP version" features character designs by POP, and has picture books and drama CDs, as well as the above-mentioned manga. The "Kadokawa version" includes the Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku Galaxy Days four-panel manga by Bakutendo, and the Kaijū Girls ~Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku~ anime shorts. The project also includes figures by Plex, and a "Kodansha version," which includes the Ultra Journey - Twin Tail Shōjo to Twin Tail na Boku manga.

Seven Seas Entertainment will release the first volume of Shun Kazakami and POP's Ultra Kaiju Anthropomorphic Project (Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku: feat. POP Comic code) manga on February 20.

Thanks to Raebo101 for the news tip.

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