Crunchyroll to Stream "ORECA BATTLE" and "DRAGON COLLECTION" Anime

Both series start tomorrow, 4/7

The peace and calm of an otherwise ordinary Sunday afternoon is shattered into a million pieces by the impending arrival of two new anime simulcasts on Crunchyroll: ORECA BATTLE and DRAGON COLLECTION! 

 

 

ORECA BATTLE is set to broadcast every Monday starting on April 7, at 3:30am Pacific Time, and free members able to watch one week later. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/oreca.

 

Based on Konami’s arcade card game Monster Chronicles ORECA BATTLE, the anime adaptation revolves around a young boy named Faiya Orega who loves Oreca competitions. One day, he is granted the power to summon real Oreca monsters due to the mysterious powers of the treasure chest Pandora. To protect the peace of the Oreca world, Faiya must fight the demon king who threatens the land.

 

Oreca is a popular card game that allows players to fight, capture, raise and combine monsters to create new creatures. The game first started in Japan in 2012. The card game also spawned a manga spin-off drawn by Satoshi Yamaura.

 

ORECA BATTLE will be available to Crunchyroll’s Premium members worldwide ex Asia, and available to free members in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden. 

 

 

DRAGON COLLECTION is set to broadcast every Monday starting on April 7, at 3:30am Pacific Time, and free members able to watch one week later. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/dracolle.

 

“Through an unexpected turn of events, an ordinary elementary school student, Hiro Enryu, finds himself in the world of the "Dragon Collection" game. This is a world called Dragon Earth, where gods, humans, and monsters exist side by side. Those who roam this world using a magic book, called a Grimoire, and cards to summon monsters and search for treasures that bear the powers of dragons are called Dracolle Battlers. Despite his bewilderment, Hiro becomes a Dracolle Battler and, together with the friends he meets there, begins his adventure to become a legendary Dragon Master!”

 

Relative newcomer Haruna Sakurai, who previously played a minor student role in Another, is cast as the main character Hiro, Aki Kanada, who also voiced Flora in the Jewelpet series, plays Shin, Hiroshi Okamoto, Elf November in Senyu 2, plays Rei, Sumire Moroboshi, who also voiced Himiko in The Ambition of Oda Nobuna, stars as Yuna, and Misato Fukuen, whose other roles include Marie Nobi from Valvrave the Liberator, is Papi.

 

DRAGON COLLECTION will be available to Crunchyroll’s Premium members worldwide ex Asia, and available to free members in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

 

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Patrick Macias is editor in chief of Crunchyroll News. He is also the editor of Otaku USA magazine. Check out his rather astonishing Tumblr at japanesefashioninferno.tumblr.com.

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