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Crunchyroll Manga Adds Planet With, Holmes of Kyoto, Crossing Time

posted on by Karen Ressler

Anime News Network's coverage of Anime Expo 2018 is sponsored by Yen Press.

Crunchyroll announced at its Anime Expo panel on Thursday that it will release the Planet With, Holmes of Kyoto,, and Crossing Time manga to its digital manga platform.

Planet With will premiere on the platform on July 10, and simultaneous publication with Japan will begin on July 29. The manga is part of J.C. Staff and manga creator Satoshi Mizukami's original mecha anime project. Mizukami (Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer, Spirit Circle) is drawing a manga, which launched with the first two chapters in the June issue of Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine on April 28.

The website describes the anime's story:

"I'm an ally to people I want to ally with. That's all!"

Sōya Kuroi lives a peaceful life despite having no memories of his past. But one day, his city is suddenly attacked by a giant machine known as a "Nebula Weapon." Along with the cat-like Sensei and the gothic lolita girl Ginko, he is dragged into the fight, but he ends up the enemy of seven heroes who are working to protect the city. What is Sōya's reason for fighting that is locked deep within his memories?

The show will premiere on July 8, and Crunchyroll will stream the series worldwide outside of Asia.

Holmes of Kyoto (Holmes at Kyoto Teramachi Sanjo) will premiere on the platform on July 10, and simultaneous publication with Japan will begin on July 29. Ichiha Akizuki launched the manga in Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine in December.

The "light, antique mystery" series based on Mai Mochizuki's novel series revolves around a "spiteful," handsome Kyoto boy and a high school girl. The story is set at an antique shop in Kyoto's Teramachi Sanjō shopping district. High school girl Aoi Mashiro unexpectedly runs into Kiyotaka Yagashira, the son of the shop's owner, and ends up working part-time at the shop. Kiyotaka is called the "Holmes at Teramachi Sanjō," and he and Aoi solve odd cases brought to them by various clients.

The anime adaptation of the novel series will premiere on July 9 and stream on Crunchyroll.

Crossing Time (Fumikiri Jikan) will premiere on the platform on July 10, and new chapters will launch every week. Yoshimi Sato launched the manga in Monthly Action in 2016. Futabasha published the manga's fourth compiled volume on June 12.

The omnibus manga tells a series of short stories about conversations young women have while waiting at railroad crossings.

The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in April and streamed on Crunchyroll.

Source: Crunchyroll's Anime Expo panel (Zac Bertschy)

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