Hanabee Acquires ‘Brynhildr in the Darkness’ Anime License

Hanabee Acquires ‘Brynhildr in the Darkness’ Anime License The fall 2014 anime series Brynhildr in the Darkness has found itself an additional place to call home as Australian distributor Hanabee has now picked up the rights to the show by streaming it through their own service. The company has not announced any plans for it, but there’s been little said about the show since Sentai Filmworks picked it up themselves last fall as they deal with the finishing out of it in Japan and waiting for finalized and potentially cleaned up materials to be made available. For Australian fans, it’s a new place to check out the show and a way to own it locally in the future.

The property comes from Lynn Okamoto, original creator of Elfen Lied and is directed by Kenichi Imaizumi (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Student Council’s Discretion Level 2) with character designs by Hiroaki Karasu (MAOYU, Gatchaman Crowds), scripting by Yukinori Kitajima (Hamatora, Senran Kagura), and animation production by ARMS (Elfen Lied, Samurai Girls).

Plot concept: A high school senior Murakami Ryota had a childhood friend called Kuroneko who died in an accident. Ryota had made a promise with Kuroneko that he will prove there are aliens in the universe. In order to fulfill his promise, he joined the astronomy club at the school as its only member and kept observing the stars almost every night. One day, a girl who looks like Kuroneko transferred into his class. To his surprise, the girl’s name is Kuroha Neko which is really similar to his childhood friend’s name. However it seems that there is something unusual about her. It turns out that she is a witch who actually escaped from a research laboratory.

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