Today Crunchyroll had their first ever Simulcast roll-out in order to announce their first round of summer 2016 simulcast titles. While no times, dates or regions were announced but we will make sure to cover those as they came out. The announcements they made are as follows:
Active Raid Season 2: The second half of winter 2016’s Active Raid which Crunchyroll simulcasted. An original series directed by Gorou Taniguchi at Production IMS. Crunchyroll describes the series as:
Set in a futuristic Tokyo, Active Raid tells the story of “The Eighth,” a rash and careless unit of power-armored police called the “5th Special Public Security Section’s Mobile Assault Division.” After the Third Quicksand Disaster sinks Tokyo into a quagmire, the city’s reconstruction efforts are carried out using high-output, reinforced exoskeletons called Willwears. But they can also be misused, and to combat the crimes involving them, the National Police Agency establishes at its Kichioji Branch the Special Public Security Fifth Division Third Mobile Assault Eighth Unit, AKA Unit 8.
Sweetness and Lightning: Based on Gido Amagakure’s manga running in good! Afternoon (and available on Crunchyroll) and directed by Tarou Iwasaki at TMS Entertainment. Crunchyroll describes the series as:
Kohei is a single father and high school teacher who lives with his only daughter. A chance encounter brings him together with Kotori, one of his students. The three of them start to meet together to make meals. None of them know how to cook, but they all love delicious food! Sweetness and Lightning is a heartwarming and fun experience that you’re sure to love!
Mob Psycho 100: Adapted from ONE’s manga of the same name with direction from Yuzuru Tachikawa at Bones. Crunchyroll describes the series as:
Kageyama Shigeo, a.k.a. “Mob,” is a boy who has trouble expressing himself, but who happens to be a powerful esper. Mob is determined to live a normal life and keeps his ESP suppressed, but when his emotions surge to a level of 100%, something terrible happens to him!As he’s surrounded by false espers, evil spirits, and mysterious organizations, what will Mob think? What choices will he make?The anime based on the original story by ONE, the idol of the webcomic world and creator of One-Punch Man, is coming your way with animation by leading animation studio Bones!
During Prohibition, the law held no power and the mafia ruled the town.
The story takes place in Lawless, a town thriving on black market sales of illicitly brewed liquor. Avilio returns to Lawless after some time away, following the murder of his family in a mafia dispute there.
One day, Avilio receives a letter from a mysterious sender, prompting him to return to Lawless for revenge. He then infiltrates the Vanetti family, the ones responsible for his family’s murder, and sets about befriending the don’s son, Nero, to set his vengeance in motion.
Killing brings more killing, and revenge spawns more revenge. How will the 91-day story of these men guided by a tragic fate end?
Alderman on the Sky: Based on the light novel written by Bukoto Uno and illustrated by Sanbasou and Ryuutetsu, Tetsuo Ichimura brings the adaptation from Madhouse which Crunchyroll describes as:
LDERAMIN ON THE SKY is directed by Tetsuo Ichimura and features animation by Madhouse. The story follows the fictional history of the Katvarn Empire and the unlikely rise of Ikta Sorok – a lazy and lecherous young man – as the country’s greatest military hero.
“Tattoos” – ancient weapons that drastically enhance the physical abilities of their users, known as the “Sealed,” allowing them to bring forth supernatural phenomena when activated through the charging of the user’s own unique “trigger.”
When Justice Akatsuka (a.k.a. “Seigi”) saves a man from some street punks, the man gives him a strange stone as a token of gratitude. The moment Seigi accepts it, a mysterious tattoo appears on his palm.
“Where did you get that tattoo?”
On his way home from school the next day, Seigi is suddenly attacked by “Izzy,” a girl wearing a coat despite the warm weather. He fights back with the jiujitsu that his grandfather taught him, but Izzy’s power overwhelms him, leaving his very life in danger…
And so the battle begins, framed by a web of conspiracies and centering around Justice Akatsuka, the boy who obtained a “tattoo” by complete chance.
Orange: Last but not least, based on the manga by Ichigo Takano than ran in Monthly Action from March 13 2012 – August 25 2015 which you can read on Crunchyroll. Directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki at Telecom Animation Film. Crunchyroll describes the series as:
During the spring of her second year of high school, Naho receives a letter. Its sender is herself from ten years in the future.
Naho thinks it’s a prank at first, but when the things written in the letter start to come true one by one, she realizes that the letter is telling her of events that will happen in her future.
It tells her that she’ll fall in love with Kakeru, a new student who transfers to her school… and that he’ll die in the winter of his 17th year.
After learning the regrets and wishes of the 26-year-old Naho following Kakeru’s death, what can the 16-year-old Naho do differently?
They also talked about Berserk and ReLIFE however no new details were given. During the stream Crunchyroll also announced they would continue near daily announcements and they haven’t announced even half their shows. We will make sure to update you on any more information as it comes.