Crunchyroll to Stream ISLAND, To Be Heroine, The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Crunchyroll announced at its Anime Central panel on Saturday that it will stream the ISLAND, To Be Heroine, and The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar television anime series. Crunchyroll confirmed that ISLAND and The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar are both Crunchyroll co-production titles.
Crunchyroll also confirmed that it will stream the final six episodes of the Dies irae anime series starting in July. The first 12 episodes aired on Japanese television from October through December, and Crunchyroll streamed the episodes worldwide outside of Asia. Funimation also streamed an English dub. The anime is based on Light's adult visual novel.
ISLAND adapts Frontwing and Prototype's visual novel of the same name. The anime will premiere this summer.
Frontwing describes the game:
Urashima, an island far from the mainland. The people who live there lead carefree lives. But five years ago, the island's three great families suffered a series of misfortunes, and succumbed to suspicion. The people of the island cut off all contact with the mainland, and began a slow decline. The key to saving the island lies in three girls who belong to the three families. But they are bound by old traditions, and are conflicted. On that island, a lone man washes ashore. The man claims to be from the future, and he begins a solitary struggle to change the island's fate.
Studio feel. (Tsuki ga Kirei, Outbreak Company) is producing the animation. Yukari Tamura is performing the anime's opening theme song while Asaka (Occultic;Nine, A Centaur's Life, Laid-Back Camp) is performing the ending theme song.
To Be Heroine is a sequel to Emon Animation Company's To Be Hero series, and it premiered in Japan on Saturday.
Emon describes the show:
The heroine”Futaba” is a clever high school girl. One day, she is suddenly sucked into another world. This dark world is a world without light and the inhabitants are only children wearing panties. Arriving there, Futaba is the only one wearing clothes and she will become the heroine of this world where clothes are the strongest weapons!
The anime features both a Japanese and Chinese cast.
The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar adapts Seiichi Takayama and Yukisan's Hyakuren no Haō to Seiyaku no Valkyria light novel series. The anime will premiere on July 7.
J-Novel Club licensed the novels and is publishing them digitally. The publisher describes the story:
Some urban legends are best left untested! Yuuto Suoh gets more than he bargained for when he joins his childhood friend Mitsuki Shimoya in testing out an urban legend. When he uses his phone to take a picture of himself with the local shrine's divine mirror, he is whisked off into another world – one heavily steeped in the lore of the old Norse myths. Using his knowledge gained from school and from his solar-powered smartphone, he has the chance to bring the Wolf Clan, the same people who cared for him, to prominence, all while earning the adoration of a group of magic-wielding warrior maidens known as the Einherjar.
Kōsuke Kobayashi (Idol Time PriPara, Alice or Alice) is directing the anime at EMT Squared. Natsuko Takahashi (ATASHIn'CHI, Romeo × Juliet, Love Tyrant) is in charge of the series scripts. Mariko Ito (Log Horizon, ViVid Strike!, Love Tyrant) is adapting the character designs for animation, and is also credited as chief animation director alongside Miyako Yatsu (Say "I love you.", Flowers of Evil, DIVE!!).
Aya Uchida, who plays Mitsuki in the anime, will perform the anime's opening theme song, and petit milady will perform the ending theme song.
Sources: Crunchyroll's Anime Central Panel, Crunchyroll (Joseph Luster)
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