Post Reply Robot Girls Z and Moyoco Anno Manga on CR
Brand Manager
580426 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / San Francisco
Offline
Posted 3/5/14 , edited 3/5/14
Hey guys,

We've got some new additions and news to get you through your Hump Day today!

First off, the final episode of Robot Girls Z will be launching tomorrow, at 7pm Pacific Time for premium members, with free members able to watch at the same time on Thursday, March 13. Episode 3 will contain episodes 7-9, so don't miss out on the conclusion featuring Toei's cute anthropomorphic robot girls!


* * * * *

In CR Manga news, we're excited to add 3 more simulpub titles and 1 catalog, with 3 coming from famed manga-ka and wife of studio Gainax founder Hideaki Anno, Moyoco Anno, and one more by Norifusa Mita! And even more good news, these titles are all available to Crunchyroll members WORLDWIDE!!

All titles will be available TODAY, starting at 4:30pm Pacific Time.


First off, we have Investor Z by Norifusa Mita, which will be launching with chapter 1, so you guys can read from the beginning! We will be adding simulpub chapters once the back catalog is filled in.



Mita Norifusa, whose "Dragon Zakura" started a revolution in Japan's world of entrance exams, now brings you another school-drama manga about stock investments!

Zaizen Takashi passes his entrance exams at the top of the heap, and starts his first year in junior high school at Dojuku Gakuen, a 130-year old super-advanced institute of higher education. The day after the entrance ceremony, "the secret" of the school is revealed to him, which concerns the existence of an "investment club," consisting only of the top student from each of the 6 grades.

Its club members have a mission. They must invest from a capital of 300-billion yen and yield a profit of 8%, which is their annual goal. This is why Dojuku Gakuen, boasting the highest standards of education in all of Japan, is tuition free.

"The most exciting game in the world. The ultimate game of ultimate thrill… In other words, money… Investments!" Here begins the story of the genius Zaizen, who bets the entirety of his youth on money. Learn, Zaizen... and make a bundle!!

* * * * *

Next up, we have a round of some of the best in Josei manga, starting with Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen by Moyoco Anno. We are starting with chapter 1, and simulpub will start from chapter 2, which will be announced at a later date due to the irregularity of the Japanese schedule.


Perverts are people who know the shape of their desires. They have carefully traced those contours like a blind man using both hands to measure the shape of a vase. Colette works in a brothel in early 20th century Paris, an occupation she can't escape. She and the other girls support each other, satisfying the desires of their clients, day in, day out. The one source of hope in her difficult life was her trysts with Leon. But Colette could never be sure if Leon really loved her... The strength of women in their pleasurable confines; the naked desires of the 'amorous gentlemen.'

Welcome to a beautiful, bewitching bordello of love and desire...

* * * * *

We've also got a one-shot series from Anno-sensei, Buffalo 5 Girls, which will be available in all its entirety.


The girls are sold as prostitutes in the towns that dot the arid desert. Each of them is forced to receive the lusts of men for their own reasons, and each of them fall in love. They have men they are in love with, but prostitutes aren't free to choose who they love. "Love or life, which is more important to you?" "I pick love." "But you can't be in love if you're dead." Is there a way for these women to survive in a world filled with lust and violence? One day, Candy and Susie run from the brothel, seeking the freedom they can never hand. "We are stronger creatures!" Obey your instincts— the voice from within!

* * * * *

And finally, to round out the collection, going in a bit of a different direction from the rest of Anno-sensei's featured works, we'll be launching The Diary of Ochibi-san as well, starting with volumes 1 and 2, and will be launching the simulpub chapters once the catalog is caught up.


"I can help you laugh, but I can't take away the tears you've shed."

In Mametsubu-cho, a town somewhere in the ancient Japanese city of Kamakura, Ochibi-san lives a relaxed, easy life. With his friend Nazeni the dog, Jack the naughty kitten, and Pankui the hungry dog, Ochibi-san's year in Mametsubu-cho is filled with encounters and new discoveries! Flower-viewing in spring, swimming in summer, collecting leaves in fall, and eating yummy food in winter. The changing seasons are drawn with a light touch.


Aaand that wraps it up for this time's announcements! Enjoy~!
36833 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / United States
Online
Posted 3/5/14
-clap clap- Starting from chapter 1! Now we can actually read the series!
70368 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / M
Offline
Posted 3/5/14 , edited 3/5/14
I'm not too fussed about starting form chapter 1 for these series, but I really hope you go back to starting at the simulpub chapter for more popular manga.
29410 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / M / Florida
Offline
Posted 3/5/14
I'm all for CR growing their catalog titles. Thanks to them I've discovered some great stories like Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches and My Wife is Wagatsuma-san plus I can now legally read Mysterious Girlfriend X.

Thanks CR
8262 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / F / CA, USA
Offline
Posted 3/5/14
Oh dayum Moyoco Anno
9026 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
62 / M / US EST/EDT
Offline
Posted 3/5/14
Norifusa Mita and Moyoco Anno are both represented by the Cork Agency (which also represents Chuya Koyoma of "Space Brothers" fame). I watched a conference presentation by the Cork Agency CEO; they seem to be pretty forward-thinking in terms of leveraging digital distribution, so I'm not surprised to see these titles launching worldwide. Good for them, I'll check these out.
sewtz 
15549 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / Sweden
Offline
Posted 3/5/14
It's great to see that Crunchyroll is expanding their manga collection and on top of that these are all worldwide!
I'm going to give The Diary of Ochibi-san , Investor Z and Buffalo 5 Girls a try.

Keep the new titles coming !
17195 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
28 / M / Usually right und...
Offline
Posted 3/6/14
It's great to see more titles available - and starting at Ch.1 at that so we can actually start reading them now as opposed to months later when the backcatalog fills in.
Is there any news on a queue feature for manga? It's starting to get complicated to keep track of the series I'm reading here.
4521 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M
Offline
Posted 3/6/14
LAST episode of Robot Girls Z? Sucks I wanted it to go in longer.

That said, looking forward to reading Ochibi-san
47437 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
42 / M / Canada
Online
Posted 3/6/14 , edited 3/6/14
Get the movie too, Crunchyroll! Robot Girlz Z might be getting one in May!
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1093661
30432 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / Hatch Potch
Online
Posted 3/8/14
oooh! Moyoco Anno!! I remember her from Sugar Sugar Rune actually. I wasn't aware of those titles listed, seems interesting though.
4938 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
40 / M
Offline
Posted 3/12/14
I have enjoyed Robot Z girls so far~
You must be logged in to post.