Crunchyroll’s September 30 Simulcast Announcements


First off comes Toei Animation’s 60th Anniversary anime Tiger Mask W which adapts Ikki Kajiwara and Naoki Tsuji’s wrestling manga (which ran in Bokura from 1968-1971) for the first time since January 1982. Crunchyroll will stream the series Saturdays starting October 1 @ 12:45 PM PT in US, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Central/South America (including the Caribbean). Crunchyroll describes the series as:

The main characters are Naoto Azuma and Takuma Fujii, two young pro wrestlers. They were trainees at a small wrestling organization called Zipangu pro wrestling, but it wound up getting crushed by the wicked pro wrestling organization Tiger’s den. In retaliation, Naoto trains at the base of Mt. Fuji and becomes the new tiger mask, and Takuma meanwhile deliberately joins Tiger’s den and becomes Tiger the dark.

The legacy left behind by the original Tiger mask is inherited by a new wrestler…!


Second up is Time Bokan 24 which is a follow-up to the 1975 anime which Crunchyroll will stream Saturdays starting October 1 @ 4:00 AM PT in USA, Canada, South Africa, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Central and South America including the Caribbean. Like the first series the anime will be done by Tatsunoko Production although the director this time will be Takayuki Inagaki. Crunchyroll describes the series as:

The history in our textbooks are all wrong?! In the 24th century, humankind accomplished the invention of a time machine, “Time Bokan”. As they discover the truth about history, they realize that the history written in their textbooks are all wrong! To correct their knowledge of history, the government developed an organization called JKK (Space-time Administrative Bureau). Our hero Tokio is recruited by Karen, a girl from the future to join the JKK. Together they travel through time to discover the true history, along with fighting the “Akudarma” a villainous group whose goal is to prevent the discovery of the truth!


Next up is Bloodivores which will stream Saturdays starting October 1 @ 6:30 AM PT worldwide except China, Japan, and Korea. Crunchyroll describes the original anime from Creators in Pack as:

A case of insomnia swept across the globe. As a side effect of the drug developed to suppress this sickness of causes unknown, the “bloodivores” were born. Born from bloodivore and human parents, protagonist Mi Ryu was known as “The Child of Hope” tying bloodivore and humankind together. However, when Mi Ryu is arrested as the principal offender in a bank robbery, he is taken to a special prison operated by the Bureau of Special Threat Management for observing bloodivores.

The prison is then attacked by mysterious monsters that suddenly appear. Mi Ryu and Anji attempt to escape together but are confused when they discover the prison is located in the abandoned city of Aori. Why have the captured bloodivores been sent to Aori? Who or what are the monsters living there? Forced to fight against the monsters, the protagonist and his friends work to unravel these mysteries.


Continuing on we have Utano☆Princesama Legend Star which is the 4th anime season based on Nippon Ichi Software, Inc’s series of PSP and Vita visual novels. Crunchyroll will streaming the series Saturdays @ 10:00 AM PT starting October 1 (although episode 1 will be delayed with no time given). The anime has direction from Takeshi Furuta and comes from A-1 Pictures. Crunchyroll will have the series in US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa. Crunchyroll describes the anime as:

In this new season, the stars and heavens collide once more as our vibrant vocalists delve deeper into the competitive and turbulent idol world. With HE☆VENS on the rise, ST☆RISH and Haruka must up their game to bring their performances to sparkling new heights!


At this point only announced in a Tweet, Crunchyroll announced they will be streaming Difters which Funimation had previously announced license rights for. There is no additional information on the anime adapted with direction from Kenichi Suzuki at Hoods Drifters Studio from Kouta Hirano’s manga which has been running in Young King OURs since April 2009.

Written by: Conor

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