Crunchyroll’s October 1 Simulcast Announcements


Starting off with March Comes in Like a Lion which will stream Saturdays starting October 8 @ 10:00 AM PT in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and, Ireland. Based off Chika Umino’s manga which has been running in Young Animal since 2007 with Akiyuki Shinbou directing at Shaft, Crunchyroll describes the series as:

March comes in like a lion is a gentle tale about people trying to regain something.
And it is a tale of battle.
The main character, Rei Kiriyama, lost his family in an accident when he was young. Now he is a 17-year-old pro shogi player who is burdened with deep loneliness. Rei lives alone in an old town in Tokyo, but after becoming acquainted with three sisters, Akari, Hinata and Momo, he begins to change little by little…


Next up is Occult;Nine which will stream Saturdays starting October 8 @ 9:30 AM PT in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and, Ireland. The series is based off a light novel by Chiyomaru Shikura (with illustrations from pako), published by Overlap, and will be directed by Kyohei Ishiguro at A-1 Pictures. Crunchyroll describes the series as:

In Occultic;Nine, a multitude of small, miniscule “discomfort” later develops into a case so large it is beyond imagination…

Yuta Gamon is a 2nd year in high school. He runs “Kiri Kiri Basara,” an affiliate blog that rounds up occult forum posts, for a shot at quick money, and challenges himself to the occult night and day to “hack and slash away!” the many supernatural phenomena existing in the world from a scientific standpoint.

However, with that blog of his as a catalyst, a group of downright maniacal and insane comrades have gathered about! Based on the light novel series written by Chiyomaru Shikura (creator of Steins;Gate), Occultic;Nine is animated by renowned studio A-1 Pictures and directed by Kyohei Ishiguro (Your lie in April) and Miyuki Kuroki in her series directorial debut.


Continuing on we have a shared series with FUNimation in Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On! which will stream Saturdays starting October 1 @ 8:00 PM PT in USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand. Based off the upcoming 3DS game from Capcom with direction from Mitsuru Hongou at David Production. Crunchyroll describes the series as:

Based on Capcom’s hit franchise, Monster Hunter, an exciting new anime comes from the creative minds behind Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. In a world where people and monsters are at odds, some learn to coexist. Known as Riders, they awaken the powers of monsters and live alongside them in secrecy. Now, one young boy journeys to find his own companion and become the world’s greatest Rider.


Next up we have Magic Kyun! Renaissance which will air Sundays starting October 2 @ 8:30 AM PT worldwide except Asia. An original anime from Tomoko Konparu with Mitsue Yamazaki directing at Sunrise. Crunchyroll describes the series as: Creating the ultimate culture festival with 6 boys!

The magic-kyun school life begins!!

A world where art becomes magic.

In this world, people who can inspire passion with their Magic Arts are called Artistas, and are employed in show business. In Hoshinomori Private Magical Arts High School, where Artistas are taught, a strange new student named Ohana Aigasaki transfers into the school.

Ohana is placed on the planning committee for the school’s yearly Hoshinomori Summer Festa cultural festival. She spends her romantic school life with six other boys who aim to become entertainers in the future.

Each of the boys specializes in his own Arts, and aims to make Hoshi Fes a success. In addition, the boys also aim to be chosen alongside Ohana as the school’s Artista Prince and Princess, only chosen once a year.

A Magic-kyun for you! A new renaissance starts here! Magic-kyun! Renaissance is a multimedia project where you can create great memories with Artistas of greatly varying personalities!


Next is the second season of Show By Rock!! which will air Sundays starting October 2 @ 7:00 AM PT in USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand,Ireland, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Netherlands. The anime series is based off the 2013 mobile rhythm game of the same name developed by Geeches and is being adapated by Bones with the direction of Takahiro Ikezoe. Crunchyroll describes the series as:

Musical merriment and cute creatures collide in this series from the dream team pairing Sanrio and Studio Bones (Ouran High School Host Club, Soul Eater)!

Set in the glamorous metropolis Tokyo Midi City, where music—and the dream of musical superstardom—is everything. Here, “battle of the bands” is more than just a teen rivalry: Dozens of ensembles compete for the honor of playing atop the city’s highest tower. When a Gothic Lolita-clad catgirl cutie named Cyan stumbles into the music world, she too is swept up by the dream of fame. After joining forces with three other colorful characters—bunnygirl honor student Chuchu, shy doggirl Retoree, and adorable sheepgirl Moa—the quartet becomes Plasmagica, the freshest band on the scene. Armed with special instruments, the girls face off with other bands striving for stardom, like the cool and passionate Visual Kei band Shingan Crimsonz, or the handsome pop idols Trichronika. Will the band find celebrity? Or are they doomed to be one-hit-wonders…


Last up is Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru which Crunchyroll will stream Sundays starting October 2 @ 9:00 AM PT in USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Netherlands. Based off the Flash game by Nitroplus release in January 2015 and adapted by Doga Kobo with Takashi Naoya directing, Crunchyroll describes the series as:

In the year 2205, the past becomes threatened by the historical revisionists who seek to change it. Protecting history becomes the task of a boisterous band of swords that are brought to life, including the glamorous Kashu Kiyomitsu and the kindly Yamatonokami Yasusada. Beyond their battles, these legendary swords from different eras lead charming daily lives.

Crunchyroll also announced streams of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans Season 2 and Yuri On Ice with no details given for either.

Written by: Conor

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