Summer 2015 Crunchyroll Acquisition List

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Crunchyroll has acquired many shows for the summer 2015 simulcast season, and all shows in the following list are available for viewers in Australia. Here is the list of both new and old series now added or being added to the Crunchyroll library:

  • Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE
  • Samurai Warriors
  • Military!
  • Unlimited Fafnir
  • JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure: Stardust Crusaders – Battle in Egypt
  • Fafner Exodus
  • The Guide – Five Stars in Kyoto (live-action)
  • World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman
  • Why Can’t Seiya Toudoin (Age 16) Get a Girlfriend? (live-action)
  • Kuroko’s Basketball Season 3
  • Comical Psychosomatic Medicine

New catalog titles include:

  • Horror Nights (from Tomo Toons)
  • Double Hard (from Tomo Toons)
  • Kurokan (from Tomo Toons)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds season one (subtitled only)
  • GTO The Animation (Great Teacher Onizuka)

All 43 episodes of GTO the Animation are available for premium subscribers, with 12 episodes being made available weekly for non-subscribers. Currently, the first 24 episodes are available for all viewers in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America (including the Caribbean), Europe (excluding France, Italy, and the Netherlands), Africa and the Middle East.

For those unfamiliar with Tomo Toons, it is a new system of animation which involves taking frames and dialogue from a manga and transforming it with CG animation. Unlike with real books or e-books, viewers cannot change the page as the story continues independently of the viewer. The idea of taking manga and turning them into videos with limited animation has already been realised with the Manga 2.5 system.

From November 2014 to September 2017, this author covered as much anime news as possible, and published several dozen reviews of anime and Cartoon Network titles thanks primarily to Madman and Hanabee.