The spring season of streaming anime is fast approaching and Crunchyroll have already begun revealing some of what will be on offer via their service – see our posts for details on the previously announced OZMA, Nyrako-san: Another Crawling Chaos & Hiro No Kakera.
First of all it has been confirmed the following titles will continue to be streamed into this new season
- Bodacious Space Pirates
- Fairy Tail
- Hunter X Hunter
- Recorder and Ransell
- Sket Dance
- The Knight In The Area
Following the March 27th broadcast in Japan this list confirms that Bleach, as previously reported, has come to an end. Whether this is a permanent end is still to be determined as the manga is still ongoing.
When it comes to new titles available in the UK you can add Space Brothers and Folktales From Japan to the forthcoming schedule.
“Once upon a time there were two brothers, Hibito and Mutta. Hibito, the littler brother, had been blessed with good luck since the day he was born. Mutta, the elder, had always had bad luck. One day, the two brothers saw a UFO. This experience made them decide to become astronauts. And while Hibito succeeded, Mutta went to work for a car company. Then he caused an incident and had to quit. And then just as Hibito is about to fly to the moon…
To follow his brother Hibito to the moon, Mutta will attempt to become an astronaut at the age of 32. Unaware of his own talent, elder brother Mutta chases his dreams to get back in front of his younger brother. Believing the worlds: ‘The older brother should always be ahead of the younger one…’”
This program debuts on Crunchyroll this coming Sunday morning, April 1st, at 4am GMT with new episodes being added at the same every week thereafter. You can view the episodes HERE.
Folktales From Japan
“Like in any culture, Japanese kids grow up listening to the stories repeatedly told by their parents and grandparents. The boy born from a peach; the princess from the moon who is discovered inside a bamboo; the old man who can make a dead cherry tree blossom, etc. These short stories that teach kids to see both the dark and bright sides of life have passed traditional moral values from generation to generation.”
Crunchyroll describes each “half-hour episode of Folktales from Japan consists of three self-contained stories, well-known and unknown, with a special focus on heartwarming stories that originate from Tohoku, the northern region heavily touched by the earthquake of 2011. May this program help cheer up earthquake victims and cast a light of hope for them.”
New episodes of this program will be available every Saturday night/Sunday morning at 1.30am GMT starting from this weekend. You can view new episodes HERE.
This mean the lineup of new programming available to the UK via Crunchyroll currently consists of
- Hiro No Kakera
- Nyrako San: Another crawling Chaos
- Space Brothers
- Folktales From Japan
Expect more announcement from Crunchyroll in the coming days.