About Crunchyroll News

Crunchyroll News is a news and community site that focuses on the latest developments in anime, manga, video games and Japanese pop culture. Updated around the clock and multiple times a day, Crunchyroll News also covers geek-related happenings in US media including movies, gaming, TV, and comics. Follow us on Twitter: @crunchyroll

Crunchyroll News Writers

Patrick Macias

Editor in Chief

Patrick Macias is the author of numerous articles and books about Japanese pop culture. In addition to working as the Editor in Chief of Otaku USA magazine, Patrick is also the co-host of the web show Otaku-Verse Zero.

Joseph Luster

Associate Editor

Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor of Otaku USA magazine. Formerly affiliated with Animerica magazine, Joseph also contributes freelance writing to SCI FI magazine.

Emily Balistrieri


Emily Balistrieri is based in Tokyo and contributes to Otaku USA magazine when she's not writing here. Follow her on Twitter: @tiger for English or @tora for Japanese.

Scott Green


Scott Green regularly files reports on anime and manga for Harry Knowles' popular Ain't It Cool News website. His Anime AICN column has been a fixture of the site for over a decade now.

Mikikazu Komatsu

Japan Correspondent

Mikikazu Komatsu has been researching the foreign market for anime, manga, and other J-pop cultures since 2000. A native of Kochi, Japan, he maintains a blog following these industries called Ultimo Spalpeen.

Greg Lanson


Greg Lanson has been posting news to various anime fan forums from conventions since the first Anime Boston in 2003. His attempts to transcribe and what is said at conventions in real-time are collected at his website.

Nate Ming


Nate Ming got his writing debut with Crunchyroll News, but has been active with the online fan community for over a decade behind the screen name "Anonymooo." In his spare time, Nate engages in non-lethal fistfights with wild animals, and his dream is to one day become a wizard.

Sean Russell


Sean Russell is the owner and CEO of the Anime3000 podcast and website. His extensive background in the entertainment industry can be followed through his work with NBC, MTV, MLB and various recording labels.

Humberto Saabedra


Humberto Saabedra is the Editor-in-Chief of AnimeNews.biz, PhoneNews.com and is an occasional columnist for Ani.me with the Daring Otaku column. He can also be found musing on his favorite 2D girls at @AnimeNewsdotbiz.