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Crunchyroll Streams Try Knights, SD Gundam World Sangoku Sōketsuden Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Try Knights streams on July 30, SD Gundam on Friday

Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the television anime of Senzoku Erisawa and Shunsaku Yano's Try Knights manga, as well as the SD Gundam World Sangoku Sōketsuden anime. Both anime will be available worldwide except in Asia.

Try Knights will premiere in Japan on July 30, and Crunchyroll's simulcast will begin on the same day. Crunchyroll describes the anime:

Haruma Riku begins high school with no future in sight. Then, in a passing glance, his attention is captured by the wild, animal-like movements of a student on the school's athletic field. He jumps higher, runs faster, and tries harder than anyone Riku has ever seen. That student is Kariya Akira, and the sport he plays is the one Riku attempted in the past but gave up: rugby. As he watches Akira running in a rough, unrefined gait, Riku gives him a bit of advice without thinking, and those words end up setting his passion for rugby alight again. With this first encounter between these two young men, one tactical and the other physical, a new light begins to shine on Riku's future.

GONZO is producing the series. The Japan Rugby Football Union is cooperating on the anime. (Japan will host the 2019 Rugby World Cup this fall.) Former rugby player Daisuke Ohata will host a "Rugby Lesson" segment of the anime, where he will explain elements of the sport.

Ivy to Fraudulent Game will perform the series' ending theme song "Moyō" (Pattern).

The manga launched with Erisawa's art and Yano's scenario in Monthly Comic Gene in June 2018. Rihito Takarai (Ten Count, Graineliers) provided the original character designs, and Try Knights Union is credited with the original concept. Kadokawa released the first and second compiled book volumes for the series on March 27.

Crunchyroll is streaming a preview video for SD Gundam World Sangoku Sōketsuden.

Crunchyroll's simulcast of SD Gundam World Sangoku Sōketsuden will begin on Friday. Crunchyroll describes the anime:

Nations once full of pride and glory are now in ruins after suffering great wars repeated over and over again, and it is an age in which the great land is covered in mountains of wreckage. Finally, just as the signs of restoration begin to be seen, a mysterious virus called the “Yellow Zombie Virus” has been spreading across the land for the past several years, and the infected, who lose their self of self, start attacking Mobile Suits one after the next.

In order to protect themselves from the infected coming to attack them, the remaining Mobile Suits are forced to live inside city strongholds. However, behind the fortifications, after the death of the former lord, the lord Dong Zhuo is as domineering as can be.

The new anime is part of a larger project that also involves comics and plastic model kits. The project will go overseas in over 14 countries and territories, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, the United States, and Italy. (The official website also has translations in simplified Chinese, Thai, and French, in addition to Japanese.)

Takahiro Ikezoe (Sword Gai: The Animation, Show By Rock!!) is directing the anime at Sunrise, and Touko Machida (Show By Rock!!, Wake Up, Girls!) is in charge of the series scripts.

The SD Gundam series is a spinoff of the main Gundam franchise that anthropomorphizes the franchise's iconic mobile suit mecha. The spinoff franchise has spawned its own anime, manga, games, and model kits. Until this year, the latest anime in the franchise was SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors in 2010.

Source: Crunchyroll (Joseph Luster)

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