Crunchyroll to stream five-part animation series "Bastions" from Korean producers Thymos, beginning May 13. The global streaming rights extend worldwide, excluding China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, North Korea and South Korea.
“Crunchyroll has an extraordinary opportunity to introduce fans to more animation styles from Asia, and this exciting new series from Korea does just that. And having the music of so many K-pop stars really broadens the appeal of ‘Bastions’,” noted Asa Suehira, Crunchyroll’s Chief Content Officer.
"Bastions" is about a group of rookie superheroes in a world where superheroes compete for popularity. The young dynamos emerge as full-fledged heroes after saving Earth from a crisis by uncovering the identity of a villain responsible for environmental pollution.
The series fuses K-Pop and animation, with several K-pop original songs, the main song is from BTS. "Bastions" will also feature music from K-pop girl group Le Sserafim and singers Heize and AleXa participating on its soundtrack. “BTS is expected to provide an overwhelming sense of immersion to the emotions and action scenes of the series by singing the theme song in perfect harmony,” Thymos Media said.