Crunchyroll Announces New Shows for Summer 2012 Anime Season!

Sword Art Online, Kokoro Connect, Tari Tari, among 10 new titles

Golly! A lot of action sure went down at the Crunchyroll panel at Anime Expo today… First came the announcement that Crunchyroll will be coming soon to Samsung Smart TV and (yes!) PS3. Then company reps Brady McCollum and News’ very own Victoria Holden let loose a fast and furious barrage of new anime titles coming soon to Crunchyroll. Feast your peepers on the titles below!

 

HORIZON ON THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE SEASON 2

 

"In a strange world where only the islands of Japan are inhabitable, the nations of the world vie for power and protect the portions of Japan that they have claimed, each armed with its own ultimate weapon: a Roysmoi Opro, the Armor of Deadly Sins. But there may be a far greater threat to mankind than the Roysomi Opro, for the Testament ends abruptly, and it is now the last year. Is this the end of humanity, or can Tori Aoi and his fellow students from the aerial metropolitan ship Musashi somehow affect the course of destiny? Who and what is the HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE?"

 

Territories: tba

 

CHITOSE GET YOU!!


"Chitose Sakuraba is an energetic 11-year-old girl, while her older brother works for the town hall next to the school.  Without regard to her surroundings, she rushes to the office to spend all the time with her her brother whenever she has free time, causing all sorts of trouble. Chitose, her close friends, homeroom teacher, and even her older brother's superiors will get pulled into this slapstick, comedic adventure that you won't want to miss!"

 

Territories: Worldwide (except Japan)

 

CAMPIONE!


"CAMPIONE! surrounds protagonist Godo Kusanagi, a high school student that kills a god, claiming its power and title of Campione, to slay other gods. This harem love comedy is bound to be filled with magical battles."

 

Begins streaming Friday July 6, at 10:00 am PDT for premium members

 

CAMPIONE! will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Central and South America.

 

SO, I CAN’T PLAY H!

 

“High schooler Ryosuke Kaga is also known as Erosuke for his extreme adolescent interest in the erotic side of life. One day he encounters a young girl standing alone in the rain. She is Lisara Restor, an elite Death God who has come to Earth in search of a human known as the "Singular Man." Ryosuke ends up making a contract with Lisara, allowing her to suck the energy she needs for her activities on Earth from him. And it turns out the source of that energy is his own perverted spirit! As a result Ryosuke can no longer feel aroused in the heat of the moment. After trying every erotic method he can think of, he finds he has no choice but to help Lisara in her search in order to recover his perverted spirit.”


SO, I CAN’T PLAY H! begins streaming on Saturday July 14, at 11 am PDT for its premium members. Free members will be able to view one week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll.


SO, I CAN’T PLAY H! will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

 

JINRUI WA SUITAI SHIMASHITA

 

“The story of Jinrui Wa Suitai Shimashita centralizes around a group of 10 cm tall fairies that have become the most prosperous species on the planet since the decline of the human population. Follow them in their outrageous adventures and mishaps along with the remains of the human race this summer season!”

 

Set to broadcast on Sunday July 1 at 8:30 am PDT for premium members. This light novel adaptation by Romeo Tanaka will also be available to free members one week after first broadcast on Crunchyroll.

 

Territories: TBA

 

NATSUYUKI RENDEZVOUS


“Ryosuke works part-time as a florist where he begins to fall for the owner, Rokka. Eight years ago, Rokka decided to give up on love but one day, due to circumstances, Ryosuke ends up in Rokka's apartment where he runs into a half-naked man. Having mixed emotions, he realizes that this man is her late husband's ghost. However, Rokka is unable to see him. Will Ryosuke be able to pursue his love despite the presence of her late husband?”

 

Based off of Haruka Kawachi’s hit manga, NATSUYUKI RENDEZVOUS is set to broadcast straight from Fuji-TV’s noitaminA block onto Crunchyroll starting on Thursday July 5, at 12:45 pm PDT for its premium members. Free members are able to view one week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll.

 

NATSUYUKI RENDEZVOUS will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Central and South America.

 

KOKORO CONNECT

 

“Based on  Sadanatsu Anda’s manga by the same name, KOKORO CONNECT follows the story of five members in the Yamahoshi Academy Culture Club who end us switching bodies with each other.”


KOKORO CONNECT is set to broadcast on Saturday July 7, at 9:00 am PDT for premium members. Free members are able to view one week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll.


KOKORO CONNECT will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Central and South America.

 

LA STORIA DELLA ARCANA FAMIGLIA

 

LA STORIA DELLA ARCANA FAMIGLIA takes place on Regalo island, which is protected by the mysterious and powerful 'Arcana Famiglia'. Felicitá is the only daughter of the family and will be challenged with choosing not only a husband but the future successor to carry on the family’s legacy.”

 

J.C. Staff’s latest production, LA STORIA DELLA ARCANA FAMIGLIA, will broadcast on Crunchyroll on Sundays at 8:30 am PDT for its premium members. Free members will be able to view one week after initial site broadcast. 

 

LA STORIA DELLA ARCANA FAMIGLIA will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

 

TARI TARI

 

TARI TARI focuses on five (5) high school students, who exist between childhood and adulthood, and set to spend their last summer in high school being brought together by music. This season, we will follow their journey as relationships are built around the music they share.”


TARI TARI will broadcast on Crunchyroll on Sundays at 6:00 pm PDT for its premium members.


TARI TARI will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

 

SWORD ART ONLINE

 

 

Although announced at the Crunchyroll panel, airdates and territory details for SWORD ART ONLINE are still pending! The series is an adaptation of the light novel series about a perilous online game of death by Reki Kawahara which was illustrated by Abec.

 

Stay tuned to Crunchyroll News as more details about this show, and further Summer 2012 annoucements! Yes, more are coming!

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