Crunchyroll Adds "AOONI THE ANIMATION" Anime Movie

60-minute feature is now live for premium members, free members get it next week

Crunchyroll expanded its spooky anime offerings this weekend with the addition of the 60-minute AOONI THE ANIMATION movie. The special episode is now available for premium members worldwide except for Asia, with free members to follow a week later. 

 

 

Synopsis:  

A town in the countryside surrounded by forests and mountains.

 

Five members of the cultural anthropology club at an old western-style school are trying to come up with ideas for their presentation at the school’s culture festival, when they find a collection of folk tales gathered by a student in their club 40 years ago. 


They realize that the mysterious “Bellflower Oni” that appears in the folk tales may be the basis for the popular free game “Aooni”, and decide to make that their theme.

They manage to make contact with the author of the Aooni game, but he dies mysteriously soon afterward.


The club members become suspicious at the author’s death and began to investigate on their own, but encounter a secret they never should have touched: a secret underground prison in the school.

 

For some reason all the fire doors at the school are locked, and they are trapped in the school.

 

The sound of the strange footsteps they hear soon turn to their screams…

 

A new tragedy of the Aooni is about to begin.

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS, every week at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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