Crunchyroll just threw down the gauntlet at Anime Weekend Atlanta with a quartet of new streaming anime announcements for fall 2013: Walkure Romanze, Galilei Donna, and MEGANEBU! along with season two of Bottom Biting Bug!
Walkure Romanze is set to broadcast every Sunday starting on October 6, 2013 at 9:30 am Pacific Time for its premium members, with free members able to watch one week later. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/walkure
Based on a visual novel of the same name, Walkure Romanze takes place at an academy that is focused on the sport of jousting. The main character, Takahiro Mizuno, had originally planned to train to become a knight at the academy, but an injury back home in a jousting tournament forced him to rethink his plans. Now, he’s decided to train as a begleiter, or knight’s assistant, and help one of the academy’s girls win.
Walkure Romanze will be available to Crunchyroll’s members worldwide except for Asia.
Galilei Donna is set to broadcast every Thursday starting on October 10, at 11:00a.m. Pacific Time for its premium members, with free members able to watch one week later. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/galileidonna.
An original production from A-1 pictures and airing on the coveted noitaminA block in Japan, Galilei Donnafollows the three Ferrari sisters who are descendents of the astronomer, Galileo Galilei. The year is 2061 and the world is in the grips of another ice age. With a mysterious organization hunting them down and searching for the “Galilei Donna”, the three sisters must work together to fight against the organization and discover their true destinies.
Galilei Donnawill be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: U.S.A, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Central and South America including Caribbean, Europe (including Scandinavia and French-speaking and German-speaking territories).
MEGANEBU! is set to broadcast every Sunday starting on October 6, 2013 at 9:00am Pacific Time for its premium members, with free members able to watch one week later. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/meganebu.
The show revolves around a group of five high-school boys who form a club based on their passion for glasses. Based on a collection of drama CDs, MEGANEBU!, which literally means “eyeglasses club” in Japanese, is being animated by Studio DEEN, noted for previous series such as Hakuoki and Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East, and features “World’s End” by MUCC as the opening theme, and “Colorful World” sung by Tomohisa Sako as the ending.
MEGANEBU! will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in North America.
Bottom Biting Bug 2 is set to broadcast every Monday starting on September 30, 2013 at 3:00pm Pacific Time. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/bbb.
Husband and wife team UrumaDelvi wrote and recorded the children's song "Oshiri Kajiri Mushi," and also animated the music video, which serves as the basis for Bottom Biting Bug. The song blew up in popularity, breaking into the Oricon singles chart's top 10, selling over 300,000 CDs and hitting 1.5 million downloads.
The protagonist, Bottom Biting Bug the 18th (age 10), is endlessly cheerful and energetic, and just loves to sing and dance. When bitten correctly by a bottom biting bug, a person with a hunched back will have perfect posture, a depressed person will start to laugh, a timid person will gain confidence... Anyone bitten will seem like a whole new person! However, even bottom biting bugs make plenty of mistakes... The story of B.B.B.'s crazy life continues with more of the humor and gags that kids love!
Bottom Biting Bug 2 will be available to in the following territories: U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Latin America (Central and South America including Caribbean), Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, France, French DOM-TOM, Andorra, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco.