Galaxy Express 999 and Captain Harlock are the latest anime series from Japanese animation production studio Toei Animation Co. Ltd. to join the offerings at online video outlet Crunchyroll. The shows are available today with streaming, subscription and download-to-own options at www.crunchyroll.com. The episodes can be purchased for $1.99 apiece, and Crunchyroll will also be providing bundle options for each series.
Galaxy Express 999 takes place in the distant future and revolves around Tetsuro, a human boy who wants his body replaced with a robotic one. To do so, he has to reach the Immortal Planet onboard the space train Galaxy Express 999. He is joined on the long journey through space by Maetel, a beautiful and mysterious blonde woman dressed in Russian style. Each episode has them arriving in a new planet’s space train station.
Captain Harlock is set in the year is 2977. Mankind has become complacent and stagnant, devoting its time to entertainment while machines do all the work. When a mysterious invader from the stars catches Earth unaware, only the
legendary space pirate Captain Harlock and the crew of the Arcadia have the
will to stand against them.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Crunchyroll is a leading online entertainment brand focused on Asian entertainment including anime, drama and music. Other Toei animated series offered on the site include Digimon Adventure 02, Fist of the North Star, Pretty Cure and Slam Dunk. Crunchyroll is funded by the group Venrock and boasts a distribution channel and partnership program that delivers content to more than four million viewers worldwide. More information can be found at www.crunchyroll.com.