Four Anime Series Added to Netflix Streaming

Two Comedies and Two More Genre Series

Netflix's streaming service has added the hyperactive comedy Excel Saga, Sgt. Frog, visual novel based Tears to Tiara and Xam'd, a Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist) series with an interesting history.





Excel Saga

Shinichi Watanabe's infamous hyperactive adaptation of the Rikdo Koshi manga... in addition to its raucousness, infamous for seriously damaging the voice of actress Jessica Calvello.

Under the orders of wannabe world conqueror Lord Ilpalazzo, no-nonsense agent Excel and her fragile flower of a companion, Princess Hyatt, tackle one bizarre mission after another in this racy, offbeat anime saga. They work for Ilpalazzo's secret organization, a career that leads them into crazy adventures. The femme fatales find themselves battling aliens, bringing down skyscrapers, attempting to assassinate manga artists and much more.




Sgt. Frog

The anime adaptation of Yoshizaki Mine's Gunpla loving frog alien invader manga.  Licensed by ADV, who tried to localize the series for North American TV, before being transferred to Funimation Entertainment through a deal with Sojitz

Keroro is Sergeant Frog, the leader of a platoon of warriors sent to conquer Earth. When the mission was aborted, Keroro was abandoned and now he spends more time wielding a vacuum than he does the weapons of war.


Tears to Tiara

A fantasy action comedy based on an eroge tactical role-playing game developed by Leaf, adapted by White Fix, the studio behind Katanagatari and Steins;Gate.

The demon king Arawn will be reborn when the sinister priest Drwc sacrifices virginal Rhiannon in tribute. Instead, Arawn spares the girl and uses his awesome power to help her and her brother Arthur fight Drwc's forces of evil.



Xam'd: Lost Memories

Bones' (Fullmetal Alchemist) with a bit of Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaa and a bit of Gundam originally launched in North America (in July, 2008) prior to its Japanese premiere ( in September) through PlayStation Network , costing $2.99 for Standard Definition or $3.99 for High Definition to rent a single episode for three days.  It likewise featured some interesting intentions from director Masayuki Miyaji,  who mentioned Ken Loach and Jean-Luc Goddard as inspirations. 

On a serene island isolated between two warring lands, high schooler Akiyuki is attacked by an otherworldly force that turns him into a rampaging beast called Xam'd, who threatens to destroy the tenuous peace of his homeland.


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