Digital Rights Media announced on Monday the new titles and release dates for the series that will stream on its RetroCrush streaming service in May.
The titles will launch on consecutive Fridays in May:
- Star Ocean EX – May 7
- Barefoot Gen – May 14
- Barefoot Gen 2 – May 14
- The Law of Ueki – May 14
- Nutcracker Fantasy – May 21
- Star Fleet (Super Space Machine X Bomber) – May 28
- NG Knight Lamune & 40 (television series and original video anime) – May 28
- VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fresh – May 28
- VS Lamune & 40 Fire (Knights of Ramune & 40 Fire) – May 28
Star Ocean EX, The Law of Ueki, and Nutcracker Fantasy will stream with English subtitles and with an English dub. Star Fleet will be availble with an English dub. The remaining series will stream with English subtitles.
RetroCrush is a free, ad-supported video-on-demand service available in the United States and Canada. The service has apps on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, and smart TVs, in addition to being available on browsers. The service launched in March 2020 with 12 titles, and has since added over 50 more titles to the service. A free ad-supported television (FAST) version of RetroCrush launched through the STIRR streaming service in July 2020.
Digital Media Rights stated to ANN that its goal with the streaming service is to “serve as a community built for the consumption and discussion of the Golden Age of Japanese animation, (and some not so retro), from the perspectives of pop culture, fandom, art, internet memes & more.”
The service plans to include a library of content that “hasn’t had proper streaming releases outside of Japan.”
Source: Email correspondence