Tubi TV Adds Diebuster the Movie, Tsukikage Ran Anime Streaming
Video streaming service Tubi TV began streaming the Diebuster The Movie, Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran, Pretty Cure, and Blue Submarine No. 6 anime last Thursday. All four titles are available in Japanese with English subtitles.
Diebuster The Movie premiered in 2006 as part of the Gunbuster vs Diebuster Aim for the Top! The GATTAI!! Movie double feature, which condensed the Gunbuster and Gunbuster 2: Diebuster OVA series into one theatrical release with a musical intermission in between. The Diebuster The Movie half of the feature mixed in new animated scenes. The story follows a clumsy waitress named Nono who gets involved with a psychic pilot team known as Topless.
Bandai Visual USA previously released both OVAs and the film double feature in North America. Maiden Japan rereleased the first half of the double feature, Gunbuster the Movie, on DVD and Blu-ray last year. Discotek Media released the Gunbuster 2: Diebuster OVA in 2013.
Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran aired on television in Japan in 2000. Akitarō Daichi (Fruits Basket, DD Fist of the North Star) directed the series and wrote the screenplay.
The 13-episode series follows Ran, a female wandering samurai who is skilled with the katana and loves sake. She is joined by a Chinese martial artist who calls herself Lady Myao of the Iron Cat Fist.
Bandai Entertainment previously released the series on DVD in North America.
Tubi TV is streaming the original Pretty Cure (Futari wa Pretty Cure) magical girl series that premiered in 2004. The series is also streaming on Crunchyroll.
Netflix adapted another Pretty Cure (Precure) series, Smile Precure!, into a localized version titled Glitter Force in 2015. The Precure series that is currently airing in Japan is Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode.
The four-episode Blue Submarine No. 6 OAV debuted in 1998. The series, which adapts Satoru Ozawa‘s original manga, centers on the crew of Blue Submarine No. 6, who are out to defeat the scientist Jung Zorndyke. Zorndyke has created a new breed of beings that thrive on oceans and desire to destroy humans.
The series is also streaming on Crunchyroll and Viewster. Bandai Entertainment and later Discotek released the film on home video in North America.
Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip.