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Funimation Adds Gravitation OVA, Big Windup! 2, Looking Up at the Half-Moon, A town where you live Anime to Catalog

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Funimation announced on Monday that it will add the following anime from its partnership with Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment to its catalog on Tuesday:

Gravitation: Lyrics of Love will stream in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Ireland. The other anime will stream in the U.S. and Canada.

Right Stuf previously released Gravitation on DVD in 2004, and then again in a set in 2006 and 2010. The 13-episode series originally aired in 2000, and the OVA shipped in 1999. The anime is based on Maki Murakami's manga.

Funimation describes Gravitation: Lyrics of Love:

When Yuki suddenly becomes cold and distant to Shuichi, it seriously affects the young musicians ability to create the lyrics for BAD LUCK's latest album. Can the rest of the band get the two of them back together before it's too late?

The 13-episode Big Windup! Season 2 sequel series adapting Asa Higuchi's baseball manga originally aired in 2010. Funimation released the first 26-episode television anime series on DVD in North America in 2009, but the company had said in 2010 that it would not license the second season of the series. Nozomi Entertainment released the second series on DVD in 2016.

Funimation describes the series:

Hot off the heels of their first win, the Nishiura Nine are fired up for the rest of the Summer Tournament! Unbeknownst to them, they are being scouted by the coach of Bijyou High.

The Looking Up At The Half-Moon (Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora) anime series premiered in 2006.

The six-episode series follows Yuichi, a high school boy hospitalized while he recovers from Hepatitis A. He spends his days escaping from the hospital and giving his nurse a headache. One day, he encounters fellow patient Rika, a bookworm around his age. The two become close but Rika's condition is much more serious than Yuichi's and the couple find their time together is limited.

The anime is based on a light novel series by Tsumugu Hashimoto.

Gonzo's anime adaptation of Kouji Seo's A Town Where You Live (Kimi no Iru Machi) manga premiered in July 2013.

Funimation describes the series:

How far would you go for true love?

All his friends said he was just being “stupid” and “delusional,” but Haruto just couldn't give up on her… Yuzuki, the girl that showed up on his doorstep one day, stole his heart the next, and then left just as abruptly as she arrived. With the faint hope of rekindling the romance they'd shared, Haruto decides to pursue her, moving away from the rural outskirts of Hiroshima to the big city of Tokyo.

However, soon after arriving, he learns that Yuzuki has seemingly moved on and has a new boyfriend. No matter how hard Haruto tries, she refuses to see him and won't tell him the reason why she left him. He could move on, as many have urged him to, but is that truly what Yuzuki wants? He could try winning her back – after all, he's already moved to the town where she lives – but how much farther will he need to go?

Please Teacher! (Onegai Teacher) and its sequel series Please Twins (Onegai Twins) first aired in 2002 and 2003, respectively.

Nozomi Entertainment describes Please Teacher!:

Kei Kusanagi isn't your typical 15-year-old high school student. He's actually an 18-year-old with a rare disorder that puts him into what he calls, a "standstill"! When he was younger, this disorder left him in a deep coma which stunted his growth for three years. Mizuho Kazami isn't your typical teacher, either. She's actually an alien sent by the Galaxy Federation to observe the Earth! As the sole human being with knowledge of Ms. Kazumi's secret, Kei must... marry her?! Homework, dating, and a gorgeous wife - going to school has never been quite this fun!

Nozomi Entertainment describes Please Twins:

Maiku Kamishiro grew up in an orphanage with no history of his family or of his past. Left with only a childhood picture of himself and another person in front of a house, he believes that the other person in the picture is his long-lost twin sister. Upon discovering his old home, two young girls show up on his doorstep one day both claiming to be his long lost sister. Maiku's life is about to be turned upside down. With two pretty girls living under the same roof as him, how will Maiku be able to keep his mind on school and work while trying to figure out which one of these girls is his sister and which one is the love of his life?

The Sketchbook ~full color'S~ anime series premiered in 2007. Yoshimasa Hiraike (Kaleido Star, Solty Rei, Wagnaria!!, AKB0048) directed the series at Hal Film Maker.

Funimation describes the series:

No matter where she goes, Sora takes her sketchbook along. The world is full of mysterious and beautiful things, after all, and Sora doesn't want to miss a single one. The best way she knows to capture each moment is by drawing and sketching, watching and learning.

However, though Sora is full of wonder, she's also incredibly shy. She doesn't have many friends, except for her fellow classmates in the Art Club. But even though they all seem to be slightly crazy (the teacher included), each of them adds another bright color to Sora's world.

Source: Funimation


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