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Crunchyroll Adds Oreshura and Maoyu to Anime Lineup

Crunchyroll announced a couple new series to its streaming winter lineup today with the addition of high school comedy Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru, AKA Oreshura, and the fantasy series Maoyu.

Oreshura kicks off on January 5 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific, and will be available to audiences in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The series adapts the light novel of the same name, and is directed by Kanta Kamei, whose previous projects include working on series like Samurai Champloo and Kuroko’s Basketball.

Crunchyroll’s synopsis:

The protagonist, Eita Kidou, is a high school freshman with excellent grades and a disdain for love. He used to live a regular school life with his childhood friend, Chiwa Harusaki, a girl who’s nearly a sister to him, but then one day the school’s most beautiful girl, Masuzu Natsukawa, confesses to him.

However, her true desire is only to fool the eyes of others and pretend to be a couple. With a certain secret of his in Masuzu’s hands, Eita is forced to play along… But a fierce battle over Eita begins as his ex-girlfriend, Himeka, and his fiancé, Ai, join the fray!!

And then there’s Maoyu, a fantasy anime based on the light novel series by Mamare Touno, with direction by Spice and Wolf‘s Takeo Takahashi. Maoyu starts streaming on January 4 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific, and will be available to folks in North America, South America, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and the Netherlands.

Crunchyroll’s synopsis:


“Fifteen years have passed since the war between humans and demons began. The human army that charged through the gate into the demon world managed to take one of the demon clan’s vital strongholds, but left an opening for the demon clan to occupy part of the humans’ territory. Frequent skirmishes between humans and demons in the intensely cold southern kingdoms have caused everyone much suffering and confusion.

In the midst of all this turmoil, one hero stood up and set forth with his three companions to subjugate the demon clan. Their advance became a great source of hope for the people of the central nations.

However, whether because he grew irritated with the slow progress of his advance or for some other reason, the hero left his companions and set off for the demon king’s castle alone…”