Crunchyroll Adds Thermae Romae, 'Knights of Ramune & 40' Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Discotek Media publishes both anime

Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it has added the Thermae Romae and Knights of Ramune & 40 (NG Knight Lamune & 40) anime. Discotek Media is the publisher for both anime.

Thermae Romae is available for users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland. Discotek licensed the anime, and it describes the story:

It's the year 128 A.D. and Rome bathhouse architect Lucius Modestus is having trouble coming up with ideas for his future designs. After losing his job for refusing to adapt to the current times, the depressed Roman stops by a strange bathhouse that happens to have a time-traveling drain! He is sucked into it and transported to a modern-day Japanese bathhouse! While confused by his surroundings, he's amazed by some of their incredible bathhouse innovations. Taking these ideas back to Rome, he incorporates them into his own designs and soon becomes famous all over Rome for his new and innovative ideas.

The anime is based on Mari Yamazaki's Thermae Romae manga. The anime aired on Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina programming block in 2012.

A live-action adaptation also opened in Japan in 2012.

Knights of Ramune & 40 is available for users in the United States and Canada. Discotek describes the series:

After 4th grader Baba Ramune beats a video game he bought from a cute and mysterious girl, he is transported to Harahara World, where he is revealed to be Lamuness, the one destined to defeat the great warlock Don Harmage!

The anime is the first installment in the Ramune anime franchise, which also spawned the Knights of Ramune & 40 Fire TV anime sequel, as well as the Knights of Ramune & EX, Knights of Ramune & 40 DX, and Knights of Ramune OAVs.

Source: Crunchyroll (link 2, Joseph Luster)

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