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    Anime ------ Roundup

    My Latest Crunchyroll Discoveries

    No reviews for you this week, so instead I'll share with you a couple of shows that I have started watching on Crunchyroll. Links are to the right as always.

    Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky

    Kio and all her family members are gathered for a funeral in Okinawa. This same day, a message arrives from outer space. There she encounters a girl named Elis who claims to be an alien. The odd thing is... Elis has cat-ears and a tail. What does destiny have in store for Kio and Elis?

    Tegami Bachi Letter Bee

    Gauche Suede is on his last delivery before a big promotion. In the outskirts of Yodaka, the darkest area of Amberground, Gauche is surprised to find that the package is a young boy named Lag Seeing. Lag had been traumatized by his mother's abduction and is due to be delivered to his aunt. In this remote area rife with Gaichuu, Lag and Gauche face a dangerous journey that inspires Lag to become a Letter Bee.

    I started on Tegami Bachi after reading the first volume of the manga, and I have to say that it's a compelling series, a fantasy set in the perpetual twilight of a world lit by an artificial sun, plagued by giant insects, where the only means of communication are the Letter Bees, government employees who brave the wilderness to deliver mail. It's an emotional, moving, delightful mystery of a series that is well worth uncovering.

    Asobi ni Ikuyo on the other hand is about a big-breasted alien catgirl in heat, who comes to Earth and falls in love with a hapless teen male, an event which coincides with every other powerful, domineering female in the vicinity also falling in love with him. It's another harem comedy...

    Guess which one has been licensed, and which one has not. The reason I'm watching Asobi ni Ikuyo is because Funimation have licensed it, and are currently making a big deal about its dub and posting a trailer. They're no longer calling it Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky. They'll be releasing it as Cat Planet Cuties, and you can bet that as soon as it is released, Crunchyroll will delete it from their catalogue, which is why I'm getting it watched while I still can be bothered. And no one has licensed Tegami Bachi...

    In other Crunchyroll news, they've gotten a head start on their Spring announcements, and their first show of the season will be...

    Hiiro No Kakera

    One day, Tamaki Kasuga decides to move to her grandmother's house, away from her family, out in a remote village. However, the real reason why Tamaki is called to the village is to continue a mysterious ancestral duty and mission. As her destiny starts to unfold, will she be able to stand strong against the forces before her…

    Hiiro No Kakera will air Monday March 5, 2012 at 11 am PST and will be available in the following territories: U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Brazil, and Portugal.

    Also, their annual Global Shinkai Day is imminent, and March 9th to March 11th will be when you can watch Voices of A Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, and 5 Centimeters Per Second on the streaming platform.

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