Crunchyroll to Stream Butlers x Battlers Anime

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
TV series debuts today at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream the Butlers x Battlers (Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari) television anime beginning at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The series will be available to users in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, South Africa, the Netherlands, and Latin America.

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, KBS Kyoto, and Sun TV on April 11 after midnight (effectively on April 12 morning) at 1:05 a.m., 2:05 a.m., 1:05 a.m., and 1:30 a.m., respectively. The show will also run on BS11 on April 13 (effectively April 14 morning) at 1:00 a.m. and TVQ Broadcasting Kyushu on April 14 (effectively April 15 morning) at 2:25 a.m. The series will have 12 episodes.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

Butlers: They are guardians that hold a thousand-year history and a certain fate. Jay lived in peace with his little sister Tenna and a fellow Butler named Hayakawa. However, those peaceful days came to a sudden end. Tenna was swallowed up into the void and Jay was sent a hundred years into the future. What Jay happens to find there is there is now an academy called Koyomi Academy standing in the place where his mansion once stood. Jay took up the name Jinguji Koma and became the student council president of the school as he looks for clues about the past. This was all in order for him to regain his former life. A hundred years' worth of emotions bring upon reunions and separations. The secrets behind a bloodline that's lasted a thousand years and their fate... Jay will eventually find out the truth behind this world. A thousand year old bloodline and a hundred years' worth of emotions descend.

"Intouchable Butlers" (SummerACG) is credited with the show's original work. Masaru Takahashi (unit director for Masamune-kun's Revenge, animation director for Dusk maiden of Amnesia) is directing the series at SILVER LINK. Megumi Shimizu (scriptwriter for Soul Eater, Eureka Seven, Snow White with the Red Hair) is overseeing the series scripts, Fujiko Kosumi (Samurai Drive, 1 Sakura Hill manga artist) is drawing the original character designs, and Masanori Tsuchiya (Restaurant to Another World, Chaos;Child) is the sound director. TOMISIRO (Macross Delta, Restaurant to Another World, Hozuki's Coolheadedness) is composing the music at Lantis. Rock band OLDCODEX is performing the anime's opening theme song "Growth Arrow," and Misawa is performing the anime's ending theme song "Hidamari no Niwa ~Eternal Garden~."

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