Crunchyroll yesterday confirmed three new licenses, two which are available in the UK and one which is not. The additional two shows should manage to cater to lots of anime fans and will be available in just a few short days time.
The three shows that Crunchyroll have confirmed are:
Oneechan Ga Kita – available from the 8 January 2014 after 1900 UK time. For users who don’t pay for a premium membership, it’ll be available a week later.
Officially marketed as:
Originally a 4-panel comic strip in Takeshobo’s Manga Life magazine, ONEE-CHAN GA KITA has been greenlit as an anime short during the 2014 winter season. This short will feature the voice talents of Aimi Terakawa, notably known for her roles as Emi in HENNEKO and Suiko in Cardfight!! Vanguard, and Juri Nagatsuma, whose roles include Kanna from Tamako Market and Zenigata from The Severing Crime Edge.
“Tomoya’s father remarries to another woman, giving him a stepsister, Ichika. However Ichika is 17-years old and has completely fallen in love with her stepbrother who is only 13!! Families will collide in the most unusual fashion this season, in the new anime short: ONEE-CHAN GA KITA!”
Magical Warfare – available from the 9 January 2014 after 1930 UK time. For users who don’t pay for a premium membership, it’ll be available a week later.
Officially marketed as:
In this modern magic action story, Takeshi Nanase is an ordinary high school boy who has a somewhat dark past. Due to certain circumstances, he formed a “fake” couple with his childhood friend Kurumi Isoshima, but otherwise, he lives a normal life. However, one day, he comes across a girl named Mui Aiba, in a uniform he has never seen before, collapsed on the school campus. This encounters changes Takeshi’s destiny completely. Mui tells Takeshi that she is a magician, and she apologizes, for she turned Takeshi into a magician, too. What Takeshi once knew as one world is actually two — one world where magicians live and the other world where humans live.
What isn’t available in the UK is Pupa. This is incredibly frustrating to the fans of Horror and Gore as Pupa tells of a bother and sister who become infected with a virus that transforms the sister into a flesh eating monster when hungry and the brother into a superhuman, with healing and regenerative powers. It’s likely that due to some of the content that it’ll never make it’s way to the UK.