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Hey Guys,

lugiamania here live from Anime Weekend Atlanta! If you were at the Crunchyroll Industry Panel, you'll know that we have 4 NEW SIMULCASTS coming to Fall 2013!

First up is MEGANEBU! starting on Sunday, October 6 at 9:00am Pacific Time.

MEGANEBU! will be available to Crunchyroll members in North America.

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.

The show revolves around a group of five high-school boys who form a club based on their passion for glasses. Club president Akira Soma is voiced by Kenji Akabane, also known as Takashi Dai from Star Driver, underclassman Mitsuki Kamatani is played by Kouki Miyata, Aiichiro Nitori in this season’s Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, Atsushi Tamaru, whose other roles include Mochizo Oji from Tamako Market, stars as fellow club member Takuma Hachimine, fan-favorite Junichi Suwabe, Andy Hinomiya from THE UNLIMITED: Hyobu Kyosuke, is Yukiya Minabe, and Ryohei Kimura, this season’s Yuugo Hachiken from Silver Spoon, rounds out the club as Hayato Kimata.


We're also excited to announce Galilei Donna, launching on Thursday, October 10, at 11:00am Pacific Time, available to members in U.S.A, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Central and South America including Caribbean, and Europe.


An original production from A-1 pictures and airing on the coveted noitaminA block in Japan, Galilei Donna follows 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.

Hozuki Ferrari is the youngest sister at 13, with Rina Hidaka, who also voiced Nana Ichikawa from Love Lab, cast in the role. The middle sister is 16-year old Kazuki Ferrari, played by Rumi Okubo, who also voiced Toko Ichimiya from Servant x Service. The oldest of the sisters is Hazuki Ferrari, age 20, voiced by Kei Shindo, also known as Mito Aizawa in The Knight in the Area.


The second season of the bottom-biting sensation is back with Bottom Biting Bug 2, starting on Monday, September 30, at 3:00pm Pacific Time.

Bottom Biting Bug 2 will be available to Crunchyroll members 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.


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!


And finally, Walkure Romanze will be on Crunchyroll starting Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 9:30 am Pacific Time available to Crunchyroll members WORLDWIDE ex Japan.
(The above regions have been updated)


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 is being produced by production company 8-Bit, whose other works include Wagnaria!! and two other titles this season as well, Infinite Stratos 2 and Tokyo Ravens. Relative newcomer Seiichiro Yamashita, who previously had minor roles in Oreimo 2 and Sunday Without God, will be voice acting as the main character Takahiro, and Ai Shimizu, whose other roles include Serafall Leviathan from High School DxD New and Marshall Princess Yoshimoto Imagawa from Sengoku Collection (Parallel World Samurai), is playing his childhood friend and fellow student, Mio Kisaki.


However, that's not the end of our announcements yet! Keep an eye on Crunchyroll as we continue to reveal our Fall 2013 lineup!

9/16 - Diabolik Lovers
9/18 - Kill la Kill
9/18 - Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
9/18 - Valvrave the Liberator Season 2
9/25 - Ace of the Diamond
9/25 - Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods
9/26 - Yowapeda
9/27 - Samurai Flamenco
9/28 - MEGANEBU!
9/28 - Galilei Donna
9/28 - Bottom Bitting Bug 2
9/28 - Walkure Romanze
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This is the page for Walkure Romanze which I've added to my queue:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/walkure-romanze
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Very excited for Galilei and Walkure, will watch both.

If I have time, I'll also watch Meganebu.

Good job CR, great announcements today
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Nice.
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Bummer nothing noteworthy has been announced for today. ATM CR has 2 out of the seven shows I want to watch...
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MEGANEBU! A show about eyeglasses. I wear eyeglasses i.e. this show was made for me.
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Still waiting for...

White Album 2 (Required; I mean you have Season 1. Please get this.)
Kuroko no Basuke 2 (Required; Again, you have Season 1. Please get this.)
Log Horizon (Required; Probably one of the biggest series expected for this season.)
Infinite Stratos 2 (If you could get season 1 and season 2 that would be awesome.)
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wow CR is this the best season for LATAM 9/12? wow awesome CR so happy keep them coming!!
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Hopefully they are just saving Kuroko's Basketball 2 for last because if they don't get it I'm going to be disappointed. They have 1st season don't see why they wouldn't get the 2nd.
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perfect. I can watch Galilei Donna here, with crunchyroll. Thanks for the news.
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Awesome! Galilei Donna and Meganebu! I can scratch those off my list of unlicensed shows. Still waiting for: Coppelion, Kyokai no Kanata, Kyousogiga, Nagi no Asukara, Strike the Blood, Teekyu season 3, and Yozakura Quartet hana no Uta.
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yea! more anime!
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Since Meganebu is only available in North America, that might imply a North American company (Sentai perhaps?) has picked this up. My backlog continues to grow, grow, grow. I'll check out all of these at some point.
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boys with glasses to replace the boys in swim-suits.

Glasses are good but man do I miss those triceps xD

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Khaltazar wrote:

Still waiting for...

White Album 2 (Required; I mean you have Season 1. Please get this.)
Kuroko no Basuke 2 (Required; Again, you have Season 1. Please get this.)
Log Horizon (Required; Probably one of the biggest series expected for this season.)
Infinite Stratos 2 (If you could get season 1 and season 2 that would be awesome.)


They do try to get everything being broadcast in Japan (they've previously answered that question in a Reddit AMA), and have a very high success rate at sequels, so White Album 2 and Kuorko no Basuke 2 are quite likely.

For the biggest series, its always possible that Funimation will pick it up, in which case Crunchyroll is highly unlikely to get it. On the other hand, if Sentai or NIS America get it, Crunchyroll is likely to get it.

They have sometimes been able to pick up a sequel series as a simulcast and the original series as a catalog title, but that is rare, so keep your expectations moderate for IS2.

Also Look for more [?] boxes to be added over the coming week, since next week is when the Fall broadcast season really gets started.


Art-chan wrote: Since Meganebu is only available in North America, that might imply a North American company (Sentai perhaps?) has picked this up. My backlog continues to grow, grow, grow. I'll check out all of these at some point.

Over the past year, Sentai licenses have normally meant US, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and even if Australia and/or the UK get picked up by someone else, they still have been getting South Africa.

It could be some other home video distributor sub-licensing it ~ for instance, despite Bleach and Naruto, Viz hasn't been using Crunchyroll, and that has meant Canadians are blocked out of their Hulu-based streaming, so one of these days they may see the light and start sublicensing to Crunchyroll.
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