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FUNimation Adds Buddy Complex, Nobunagun, and No-Rin Anime

FUNimation brought three more series to its streaming lineup this week with the addition of Buddy Complex, Nobunagun, and No-Rin. Of the three, Buddy Complex and Nobunagun have already begun, with the streaming details for No-Rin to come later.

Buddy Complex comes from Sunrise and features direction by Yasuhiro Tanabe (episode director on Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere). Here’s FUNi’s synopsis:

When a giant robot suddenly attacks the city, a high-school student named Aoba is saved by a classmate who’s piloting her own mecha. After accepting an offer to join the alliance she is a part of, Aoba is thrust into the middle of high-flying robot warfare in this new series from the studio that brought you Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, and Escaflowne!

Nobunagun is based on the manga by Masata Hisa, with direction by Sgt. Frog‘s Nobuhiro Kondo and animation production by Bridge (Devil Survivor 2 The Animation).

Shio Ogura’s world changes forever when her school trip to Taiwan is interrupted by a surprise monster attack! Her life is miraculously spared by the arrival of a clandestine government agency that battles the army of monsters with weapons possessed by the spirits of historical figures. Only a select few, the E-Gene Holders, are capable of harnessing the power of this supernatural weaponry, and Shio’s valiant attempt to rescue a friend reveals her as one of the chosen few destined to play a vital role in the war to save humanity!

Finally, No-Rin adapts the romantic comedy light novels written by Shiratori Shirow and illustrated by Kippu. The SILVER LINK produced series is directed by WATAMOTE‘s Shin Oonuma, with series composition by Michiko Yokote (Princess Tutu).

The mood is right for falling in love with a superstar in the new series from the director of the Negima OVAs! Teenager Hata Kosaku is crushed when his favorite singing idol, Kusakabe Yuka, stuns the world by retiring from show business. Kosaku’s friends try to cheer him up, but nothing can chase away his gloomy mood until Yuka herself transfers into his class at Tamo Agriculture School!