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I really have to say, this whole partnership with Kadokawa thing that Crunchyroll has… it’s working for them.
In a press release sent out today, Crunchyroll announced the addition of three harem comedies to the site today, one of which is getting resurrected from the old ADV graveyard. Joining the other comedies that fans are already enjoying are Good Luck Ninomiya kun, H20 Footprints in the Sand and Maburaho (this one is the zombie) . The first three episodes of the first two series are already available for all access users while four episodes are available of Maburaho. Additional episodes will be added weekly while premium members have access to the series in their entirety.
For regions, Good Luck Ninomiya-kun and H2O Footprints in the Sand will be available in: North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Middle East and Africa. Maburaho has almost the same coverage being available in: North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Middle East and Africa.
Now, ready for the rundown?
I’m starting with Maburaho simply because this is the only one out of the three I am glad to see brought back (not only do I own this entire series but I own it in singles). The JC Staff produced borderline ecchi comedy premiered in 2003 takes place in a world where everyone uses magic. High school student, Kazuki, is one of the worst and weakest magicians but thanks to his lineage is destined to father one of the most powerful magic users ever. When this gets out, every girl in school is literally trying for the chance to birth that kid. Yes, the series is as ridiculous as I just made it sound but for a harem series, this is one of the bright spots of the epic 2005 DVD peak.
Second up is ZEXCS produced eroge adaptation, H20 Footprints in the Sand. Originally premiering in 2008, this is the first of the two getting North American debuts. In this series the lead is the mysteriously blind and emotionally scarred Takuma. After moving to a more rural area with his uncle, he enrolls in a new junior high and gets to know various girls. Oddly, as he gets the know them his vision gradually starts to heal.
Finally, produced by AIC Spirits and premiering in 2007, Good Luck Ninomiya kun is based off the light novel series featuring Shungo, a high school student who is usually home alone due to his sister being on mercenary missions. One day Shungo finds out that his sister has sent two siblings, Mayu and her older brother Mikihiro, to live with him to cure Mayu of her fear of men. And just for giggles she’s also blackmailed the student council president into being their maid.
I admit to this much… a small part of me wants to push everything aside and watch all three of these series. Not a big enough part that I’m actually going to do that but the temptation is there.
Full press release below the cut