More additions to the already loaded spring season lineup of anime available to the UK via Crunchyroll has been unveiled in the form of the five series Kuroko’s Basketball, Kids ON The Slope, Mysterious Girlfriend X, Queen’s Blade Rebellion and Dusk Maiden of Amnesia. Check out the descriptions below for information on the these shows.
The Teiko Middle School Basketball Team.
The class that produced three perfect seasons in a row, with five once-in-a generation players, called “The miracle generation”.
There was another player who all of them respected…
A legendary 6th player.
An up-and-coming power player, Taiga Kagami, is just back from America. When he comes to Seirin High School, he meets the super-ordinary boy, Tetsuya Kuroko. Kagami is shocked to find that Kuroko isn’t good at basketball, in fact, he’s bad! And he’s so plain that he’s impossible to see. But Kuroko’s plainness lets him pass the ball around without the other team noticing him, and he’s none other than the sixth member of the Miracle Generation.
Kuroko makes a pact with Kagami to defeat the other members of the Miracle Generation, who have all played basketball at other schools.
A battle of light (Kagami) and shadow (Kuroko) begins!
New episodes will be added every Saturday at 7.30pm GMT with the first episode available to watch HERE.
Kids On The Slope
In the summer of 1966 Kaoru Nishimi moved by himself from Yokosuka to Kyushu to live with relatives. Until then, Kaoru was an honor roll student who tended to keep to himself, but meeting notorious bad boy Sentaro Kawabuchi would change all of that. Through his devil-may-care classmate, Kaoru learns the attractions of jazz and finds the first person he can call a “friend”. He also discovers how much fun it is to play music with a pal. Set against the backdrop of a seaside town with a scent of American culture, this series is a drama about young people coming into their own, crossing each other’s paths, and finding friendship, love, and music!
This series will be airing every Thursday at 5.30pm GMT starting next week (12th April) and will be available to watch HERE.
Mysterious Girlfriend X
The series “follows the relationship of Akira Tsubaki and Mikoto Urabe, who is a transfer student who recently came to Tsubaki’s school. After a series of strange events, Tsubaki finds himself addicted to Urabe’s drool. Once she claims the addiction as love sickness, the relationship slowly progresses, focusing on the odd bond that comes out of the drool attachment…”
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
This series “revolves around a first-year high school student, Teiichi Niiya who had just enrolled at Seikyou Private Academy. One day while wandering the hallowed halls, he gets lost in one of the school’s old buildings and encounters Yuuko Kanoe, who reveals herself as a ghost with no memories. While investigating her death by looking through the school’s seven mysteries, they discover the truth about these ghost stories and help those who are troubled…”
You can watch a new episode of this program every Monday morning at 5am GMT HERE.
Queen’s Blade Rebellion
“Set after the events of QUEEN’S BLADE, Gainos and the entire Continent has fallen under a tyrannical rule led by Claudette, the Thundercloud Queen and victor of the last Queen’s Blade tournament. Annelotte, a brave young knight and exiled princess, leads a band of rebels called the Rebel Army to overthrow Claudette and restore peace and order to the Continent.”
Air date/time is to be confirmed, but once available new episodes can be viewed HERE.
With the above in mind here is a quick rundown of the titles available to stream through Crunchyroll this spring season.
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia – Mondays at 5am GMT
Hiiro No Kakera – Mondays at 7pm GMT
Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos – Mondays at 6pm GMT
You and Me 2 – Mondays at 6pm GMT
Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals – Tuesdays at 10.30am GMT
Saint Seiya Omega – Wednesdays at 7.30pm GMT
Kids On The Slope – Thursdays at 5.30pm GMT (starting April 12th)
Sengoku Colleciton (Parallel World Samurai) – Thursdays at 6.30pm GMT
Polar Bear’s Cafe – Thursdays at 9.30am GMT
Yurumate3Dei – Fridays at 6.30pm GMT
OZMA – Saturdays at 3pm GMT
Saki – Sundays at 5.35pm GMT
Kuroko’s Basketball – Saturday 7.30pm GMT
Space Brothers – Sundays at 3am GMT
Folktales from Japan – Sundays at 1.30am GMT
Mysterious Girlfriend X – Sundays at 5.30pm GMT
Queen’s Blade Rebellion – TBC