In partnership with Aniplex of America, the latest addition to Crunchyroll's growing fall lineup is Blast of Tempest. The series is set to stream on Thursdays, and kicks off October 4 at 12:00 pm Pacific Time for premium members. Free members can peep the episodes a week after initial broadcast.
Masahiro Ando (Hanasaku Iroha) directs the series, which is produced by Studio Bones (Darker Than Black), with series composition by Mari Okada (Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Aquarion Evol). Blast of Tempest (Zetsuen no Tempest) is based on the manga created by Kyō Shirodaira.
Blast of Tempest will be available in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Here's Crunchyroll's synopsis:
The Kusaribe family is a family of sorcerers under the protection of the ‘Tree of Origins.’ Their princess, Hakaze Kusaribe, was the greatest sorceress of their family. But Samon Kusaribe, a member of their family seeking to resurrect the ‘Tree of World's End,’ a tree that opposes the ‘Tree of Origins’ and controls the power of destruction, stuffs her into a barrel, and banishes her to a deserted island.
From the deserted island, she sends a message out to sea, which is picked up by Mahiro Fuwa, a young boy who's sworn vengeance upon the criminal who killed his little sister, Aika. Mahiro agrees to help Hakaze under the condition that she find Aika's killer with her magic. But once Mahiro's best friend and Aika's lover, Yoshino Takigawa is rescued from danger, he too gets dragged into this tale of revenge.
Keep your eyes on www.crunchyroll.com/zetsuen for more soon!