Crunchyroll Adds Sorcerer Hunters, Izumo: Flash of a Brave Sword, Captain Harlock: Arcadia of My Youth Anime
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Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it is adding the Sorcerer Hunters, Izumo: Flash of a Brave Sword, and Captain Harlock: Arcadia of My Youth anime to its catalog. Crunchyroll began streaming all three anime on Tuesday in the United States and Canada.
The original 26-episode Sorcerer Hunters television series aired in 1995-1996 and the three-episode OVA shipped in 1996-1997. Crunchyroll describes the series:
Is someone kidnapping your local virgins? Are mysterious entities sucking the souls out of the peasants? Do you have a sorceress infestation that just won't go away? Big Momma has the perfect cure, a rough and ready team of Sorcerer Hunters ready to take on any rogue magic user that crosses their path. If the charms of the voluptuous Chocolate and Tira Misu can't persuade the naughty wizard to change his ways, then manly Gateau Mocha, suave Marron Glace or oversexed Carrot Glace will stop him cold. Don't miss the titillating tales of Sorcerer Hunters!
Discotek released Sorcerer Hunters: The Complete Series on SD Blu-ray Disc with Japanese and English audio tracks on August 27. ADV Films previously licensed and released the series and OVA on home video between 2001-2007.
The 12-episode Izumo: Flash of a Brave Sword anime premiered in 2005.
Crunchyroll describes the series:
Takeru Yagi lives a normal, average life. He lives with his adoptive father Rokunosuke, and eats breakfast with two girls from the neighborhood, the sisters Asuka and Kotono. Takeru attends a kendo club at school with his best friend and rival Takeshi, and then there's Seri, an old friend of Takeru's, just returned from America. It's an idyllic, peaceful life, where the greatest drama is whether it will be Takeru or Takeshi that will represent the school at the kendo tournament. Then one day, everything changes. In an instant, Takeru and his friends are transported to a world like their own, yet fallen to ruin and filled with monsters. Moreover, people in strange clothes are highly interested in all of them, and seem to be aware they're from another world. What special destiny awaits them?
Discotek licensed and released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2017.
The 1982 Captain Harlock: Arcadia of My Youth film is an alternate retelling of Leiji Matsumoto's Space Pirate Captain Harlock television series. Tomoharu Katsumata (Mazinger Z, Devilman) directed the film off a screenplay by Yooichi Onaka.
Crunchyroll describes the series:
Returning to Earth from the front lines of an interstellar war, Captain Harlock finds that his home is no longer what he once knew. The Illumidus Empire, aliens from another world, have occupied the planet and oppressed its people. The sole hope that remains to the downtrodden Earthmen is a lone voice known to most only as "The Rose," yet is known much more intimately to Harlock as his former lover, Maya. While Maya urges her fellow humans to hold onto their belief in a better tomorrow, Harlock cannot wait for such a day to come. By chance he meets a man named Tochiro Oyama, who despite having never met before, Harlock feels as though a brother. Together with Maya's voice and others who share their beliefs, Harlock and Tochiro seek to cast off the shackles of the Illumidus.