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Hey guys,

We've unfortunately got some titles whose licenses are expiring at the end of this month, September 30, and will therefore be returning back to the Crunchy vault, so don't miss your chance to catch these titles before they go back!


Cobra the Animation, Cobra the Animation: The Psychogun OVA, Cobra the Animation: Time Drive
Cobra is very known space pirate, but decides to change his face and to clear all his memories.



Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru (Manga 2.5)
Clumsy Hotori Arashiyama is a girl with a love for mysteries and a knack for getting into trouble. Hotori works as a waitress in an unsuccessful coffee shop when the manager comes up with a plan to increase its fortunes by changing into a maid cafe. Unfortunately, no one knows how to make a successful maid cafe other than dressing everyone in a maid outfit...

Don't worry though, we still have the manga on Crunchyroll Manga, which you can read here: http://www.crunchyroll.com/comics/manga/soredemo-machi-wa-mawatteiru/volumes



EDO Nekoe Jubei Otogisoshi (Manga 2.5)
In Japan, Edo era. Jubei is a painter living in "Mikasa tenement" or known as "Cats' Nagaya" where lots of cat are settled. He can communicate with cats. And the picture of cat he drew is expected to avoid mouse. His partner is a cat monster named Nita that can speak human words and breathe a special effect to the picture Jubei painted. It is the story of strange events that occur around the two, Jubei and Nita.



Hadigirl (Manga 2.5)
"Suddenly, a Fairy of love named ‘LOVERIN No.100′ and an egg of Love-God appeared in front of SAE who is longing for love in secret. The egg sets SAE odd tasks one after another, such as “hug a classmate boy”, “kiss a boy indirectly”,”let a boy pillowed his head on your lap” and so on. Actually, food for the egg is SAE’s pounding emotion. If the egg hatches, a nice love is promised to her. But if it fails, she is no longer connected with any boy forever…



Colormail (Manga 2.5)
Suddenly, light and seven colors of the world were taken away by Satan of darkness, Black Raven. Then all human turned into a stone, on the contrary, animals were turned into human form. Ai, the only girl who did not become stone, sets out on a journey to defeat the Black Raven along with fellow animals that became human. In order to regain the peace, the order, colors of the world and her younger brother, her challenge has begun!!



The Mythical Detective Loki (Manga 2.5)
Private Investigator Loki, the Norse god of mischief, has been exiled to the human world by the god Odin for reasons that he doesn't understand. Along with being exiled, Loki is forced to take the form of a human child, and the only way he can return to the realm of the gods is by collecting the evil auras which take over human hearts. In order to do this, he starts a detective agency which specializes in the paranormal. While his boyish good looks disguise his true nature, no challenge is too tough for Loki. He digs up evidence surrounding kidnappings, murders, suicide, and the like. Not only is it Loki’s job to solve mysteries, but he must also protect his own interest, namely his family, especially when those who want him rubbed-out enter the picture. When old adversaries strike too close to home, Loki must prepare, not only to solve the crime, but to survive the vicious attacks. If the action’s hot, you can count on Loki being there.

Loki is assisted by his loyal companion Yamino and the pair are soon joined by a human girl named Mayura who is manic for mysteries and often unwittingly assists him in catching the auras. As time passes, however, soon other Norse gods begin to appear, and most have the intent to assassinate Loki for reasons unclear.



Karasuma Kyoko no Jikenbo (Manga 2.5)
Tokio. Near future. Asakusa is a district where old meets new. Kyoko Karasuma is a young security officer with near-superhuman speed and prowess working for the special division of the district’s police department. As she and her partner, Raymond Kumano, follow leads in their investigation of cases involving paranormal phenomena and apparitions of supernatural beings, the presence of a breed known as the “Oni” clan starts to unveil. They work to get to the bottom of an alleged secret pact between the humans and the Oni but instead, they face resistance from their own colleagues in the department. Meanwhile, during an operation, Kyoko encounters an Oni Clan boy named Uchida who asks her an enigmatic question about her own identity…



Renai Senka (Manga 2.5)
Five female students fight to see who'll be the one to kiss their new teacher, a young man who's scared of girls. A next-generation love comedy that's sure to knock you out, filled with the "first times" of girls trying their hardest!



Tonari no Kashiwagi-san (Manga 2.5)
A love that starts on a social networking site!? A 17 year old otaku who's only interested in anime, manga, and drawings finds moe in the real world for the first time!



After School of the Earth (Manga 2.5)
Mysterious life forms we called “Phantoms” erased humans completely. But only a schoolboy and three schoolgirls, Masashi, Sanae, Yaeko and Anna have been surviving on the earth. Masashi believes that this happening seems to be after school so that people who were disappeared will surely come back. Although there are full of anxiety and mystery around them, they spend every day rather happily not so sadly without inconvenience to food, clothing and shelter, also four of them enjoy their life at their easygoing pace on the earth!
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For real... come on. I cant just accelerate my queue that fast for al 2.5 stuff! 15 days... Every seasons we got laid off... just make it once per year pls.
Who did elaborate CR distributions contracts anyway...
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Thank you for giving us time! I'm pretty sure I will be able to finish all this before the 30th!
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Motion comics tend to be short, ill try and check a couple of these out next week as ive got a few days off coming up
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Skode24 wrote:

Motion comics tend to be short, ill try and check a couple of these out next week as ive got a few days off coming up


I thought Hadigirl and After School of the Earth were good, so I'd personally suggest starting with those. Of course, our tastes may differ.
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lorreen wrote:


Skode24 wrote:

Motion comics tend to be short, ill try and check a couple of these out next week as ive got a few days off coming up


I thought Hadigirl and After School of the Earth were good, so I'd personally suggest starting with those. Of course, our tastes may differ.


After school appealed from desciption alone, hadigirl not so much but ill give it a go now youve suggested it.
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Thats alot to go through in a short amount of time. You guys should try and give us more of a heads up.
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No new The Mythical Detective Loki episodes?
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So basically, most of the Manga 2.5 content? lol. Well, since it won't take me long to get through them, I'll put them on the top of the priorities list. No problem here.
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So many animated manga! I think I've only watched one. What bad timing! I'm in the midst of moving and haven't even had time to keep up with the anime!
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Will have to try to watch all these now..
I'd started EDO Nekoe Jubei Otogisoshi, but not started any others; a few I didn't even know about!
Looks like we're losing all the Happinet catalogue
... and they're still refering to the mythical Crunchyroll vault...
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I recommend Kashiwagi-san and Hadigirl for those who have not seen them. They're pretty cute!
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Just finished what is available of Tonari no Kashiwagi-san and had a question about the other Manga 2.5 here on Crunchyroll. Are any of them complete?

The 11 episodes of Tonari no Kashiwagi-san do not wrap up the story (or even constitute what we'd consider a season of an anime). Are these just supposed to be teasers to get people interested in the manga?

It seems strange to me that these are available here on Crunchyroll and have English subtitles but the manga isn't available unless you use a site that pirates the manga (which I choose not to support/endorse).

I guess I just don't understand the motivation for having these Manga 2.5 titles here if they aren't complete and there isn't any good way for Crunchyroll members to continue once they've watched what is available here.

Again, are the other Manga 2.5 titles the same in that they are only meant as teasers? If so, then I think I'll hold off on watching any others.
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Why I see that Manga 2.5, in all honesty, is a failure

Before I start, abitoutside70, I think the only one that is a complete manga is Color Mail, and I had watched the entire thing in a couple of hours.
Anyway, Now to the meat of my posting. Manga 2.5 I see as a failure for Crunchyroll and whoever they licensed them from. Sure, I do like digital comics, even those where the panels appear as the events happen, but they do not translate well into anime. Static images are still static images.
Add to that the fact that the Manga 2.5 project only seemed to get funding to do one volume of each manga, and you have an even bigger problem.

Anime is a highly dynamic medium, and is always moving. If someone, later, did a short OVA version of Color Mail and some of the other Manga 2.5 projects, using full animation, I'd certainly be interested. I certainly enjoyed the Manga 2.5 project items I watched, but they were just single chapters, animated only sparingly.
Next time, when someone has this idea, make it more than just remixing a book.
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abitoutside70 wrote:
are the other Manga 2.5 titles the same in that they are only meant as teasers? If so, then I think I'll hold off on watching any others.


Hadigirl is as completed as any shoujo story gets; it is simplistic, but still very cute, and EDO Nekoe is just episodic folklore-ish stories, like Folktales from Japan, so those are OK. Colormail didn't hold my attention enough to find out where it was going.

The rest were pretty much teasers to get you to pick up the manga.

Soredemo is far from complete and leaves out a lot of content even where it does have coverage; the actual anime (available on TAN) is much better (done by Shaft), but that only went 13 episodes and didn't continue, either.

Karasuma definitely left me hanging, as did After School, and Loki is just very abbreviated; I watched the full anime for that on Amazon instead, and probably shouldn't have bothered...

Cobra is separate, not part of the manga2.5 titles
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