North American anime publisher Aniplex of America have today unveiled a slate of five series which will be a part of their Summer season simulcast line-up. This includes one returning series, and four completely new acquisitions – all five of which will begin streaming from July 3rd to 5th. These are Charlotte, Classroom Crisis, DuRaRaRa!!x2 (Second Arc), GOD EATER and WAGNARIA!! 3.
These will all be available via a number of video-on-demand platforms including the Aniplex Channel, Hulu, CrunchyRoll, Daisuki and Viewster – although not all will be available through all channels. God Eater for example will be exclusively available via DAISUKI, while Viewster will not have access to the second arc of DuRaRaRa!!x2.
The most surprising item in this line-up with WAGNARIA!! 3, where the first two seasons were licensed and published by Nippon Ichi Software America.
Information on all new series can be found below:
Very few adolescent boys and girls have an onset of special abilities. Yu Otosaka is one such man who uses his ability unbeknownst to others in order to lead a satisfying school life. Then one day, a girl named Nao Tomori suddenly appears before him. Their encounter reveals the destiny for wielders of special abilities.
This is a story written by Jun Maeda (Angel Beats!, Clannad, Kanon) of those gifted youth and how they spend their days of adolescence…
Fourth Tokyo–one of Japan’s new prefectures on Mars. Kirishina City, Fourth Tokyo’s special economic zone, is home to the Kirishina Corporation, an elite corporation renowned for its aerospace business. The company has been expanding its market share in various industries, while also running a private school, the Kirishina Science and Technology Academy High School. That alone would make it unique, but there’s also a high-profile class on campus.
Devoting themselves to their studies during the day, they then report to the company after school to take part in a crucial project, the development of prototype variants for rockets. This is the Kirishina Corporation’s Advanced Technological Development Department, Educational Development Class, a.k.a. A-TEC. A-TEC’s chief, the young engineering genius, Kaito Sera, is also the homeroom teacher of the A-TEC students attending the academy, affectionately (?) known as the Raving Rocket Teacher.
The story begins with the arrival of a transfer student to A-TEC.
The A-TEC members are ready to welcome their new classmate, but the student in question is kidnapped en route to Mars. Determining that they themselves will have to be the ones to overcome this crisis, Kaito and the A-TEC students embark on an unprecedented rescue mission.
Based on the hit videogame series by Bandai Namco Entertainment, the anime adaptation of GOD EATER will be produced by the renowned studio ufotable (the Garden of sinners, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]) and directed by Takayuki Hirao (the Garden of sinners Chapter 5: Paradox Paradigm, Magical Sisters Yoyo & Nene).
The Far East, 2071…
Here is the domain of the mad gods.
In the early 2050s, unknown life forms called “Oracle Cell” begin their uncontrolled consumption of all life on Earth. Their ravenous appetite and remarkable adaptability earn them first dread, then awe, and finally the name “Aragami”. In the face of an enemy completely immune to conventional weapons, urban civilization collapses, and each day humanity is driven further and further toward extinction.
One single ray of hope remains for humanity. Following the development of “God Arcs”—living weapons which incorporate Oracle cells—their wielders are organized into an elite force.
In a world ravaged by mad gods, these “God Eaters” fight a desperate war…
The story takes place in a certain family restaurant located in Hokkaido prefecture of Japan called WAGNARIA. Sota Takanashi is a high school student who ended up working part-time at this restaurant through strange circumstances along with his co-workers who are all more than a little eccentric.
[Source: Aniplex of America]