Crunchyroll are here with more Thanksgiving treats, announcing their Unbox the Holidays campaign. This is only the beginning too, as it seems they plan to see us through to Christmas with a new batch of titles added to their catalog each week. As you might expect, not all of them are available outside the US and Canada, but there’s still a few there for other territories to enjoy.
So, here are all the shows added along with those availability details:
A Certain Magical Index – USA, Canada
Kamijo is a student in Academy City, where people use science to develop supernatural abilities. The guy’s got a lot of heart – luckily for a young nun named Index. She’s on the run from a sorcery society that covets the astonishing 103,000 volumes of magical knowledge stored in her memory. When Index stumbles into Kamijo’s life, she find a faithful friend and protector, and while Kamijo’s easily the weakest kid in Academy City, he’s got something else going for him: the Imagine Breaker, an unexplainable power stored in his right hand that negates the powers of others.
Assassination Classroom – USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa
Forget about homework and pop quizzes. The students of Class 3E have a far more important assignment: kill their teacher before the end of the year! A tentacle-d sensei that moves at Mach 20 is out to conquer the classroom after destroying seventy percent of the moon. In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, the murderous monster behind the lectern will teach his students everything he knows about the assassination game. Should some eager beaver prove to be a quick study in killing, he or she will save Earth from extinction – and collect a hefty reward.
Pars Era, the year 320—war is on the horizon. As the soldiers of Pars prepare for battle, a traitor within their ranks turns the tides in favor of the enemy kingdom, Lusitania. Arslan, the young Prince of Pars, survives the massacre to discover that his father has gone missing and his life is in grave danger. Unsure who to trust, Arslan escapes the battlefield, evading capture until he’s found by his loyal friend Daryun, the formidable Black Knight of Pars.
If you’re in the UK or Ireland and looking for Arslan, you’re already sorted – FunimationNow added the first season and its sequel Dust Storm Dance to the streaming service this summer.
Crunchyroll have now also added new territories for the following:
Barakamon – USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa
BARAKAMON follows the story of Seishu Handa- a calligrapher, who as a punishment from punching another famous calligrapher is outlawed to a small island. As a city boy will Seishu be able to adapt to his new environment?
Ping Pong the Animation – USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa
Makoto Tsukimoto (nicknamed Smile) is a quiet high-schooler who’s been friends with the loud and energetic Yukata Hoshino (nicknamed Peco) since childhood. They’re both in the local table tennis club and both have a natural talent for it, although Smile’s personality always enables him from winning against Peco. The club teacher, however, notices Smile’s talent and tries to make him gain some sportive tenacity.
For some reason it wasn’t mentioned in the announcement, but Barakamon and Ping Pong are both available in Asia too. Now, isn’t that a nice bundle of goodies? We’ve been meaning to give Barakamon a go ourselves, so it’s nice to know it’ll be there when we want it. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for next week’s batch.