Crunchyroll is about to add some older treats to the anime catalog today, starting with the addition of more Miss Machiko. As of 2:00pm PST (AKA right now), episodes 23-45 of the classic series will be live for Crunchyroll members in the United States, Canada, South Africa, and UK.
The mischievous students of Arama Academy meet their match in a beautiful and clever new teacher, Miss Machiko! But they’re determined to find a prank that will really humiliate her.
After that comes Samurai Troopers, which will be available for Crunchyroll members in the United States and Canada starting at 4:00pm PST.
Long ago, there existed an evil spirit that waged a war to conquer the human world. Defeat drove him back to the realm of darkness, but not before vowing to return and exact his revenge. A thousand years later, the world has all but forgotten the name of Arago, Emperor of Doom. When black clouds smother the bright city lights of Shinjuku, and a sinister laugh drowns out the dying hum of electricity, the people of the world plunge into terror, unprepared for the evil spirit’s return! An ancient fortress of stone appears over the modern glass buildings of the city, and as the armies of the human world launch an attack, their own weapons turn against them, rendering them useless. In the face of this overwhelming power, hope is no where to be found. But not everything is lost! As despair grips the city, five young men emerge, wearing mystical armor said to grant strength enough to defeat Arago once and for all! But despite the might of their armor, Ryo of the Wildfire, Toma of the Heavens, Shu of the Stone, Shin of the Torrent, and Seiji of the Nimbus, will have to join together and learn to work as a team if they are to have any chance of defeating the armies of the Empire of Doom, including the Four Warlords, who possess mystical armor of their own!
Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS, every week at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.