FEATURE: Fanart Friday, Home Library Edition

Unfortunately, you're stuck with me instead of the stereotypical hot librarian

Fanart Friday returns, believing 2012 to be the gospel truth and terrified that California's going to fall into the ocean. Goofy movie, but man, such a fun movie too.


After last week's retrospective, we start the new year off by looking through Crunchyroll's Anime Library--specifically our newest acquisitions and the most popular series that people are watching.


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by ことのこのは

And what better way to start with CR's newest acquisition, the creepy-looking horror-mystery Another?



by ナサムト

I remember one of CR's most popular series having something to do with ninja who are less "ninja" and more "superpowered martial arts recon soldiers." What was it called again?



by mrsloth

Unfortunately, I don't think we're going to get a huge spike in Karuta interest from Chihayafuru, but it's still a beautiful series that I really need to see more of.



by lai

There was some other popular series that CR had--something about magic ghost samurai who fought a bunch of Spanish-speaking demons, and is now eerily reenacting the Chapter Black portion of Yu Yu Hakusho.



by 雨月

The Knight in the Area is probably my favorite of the new additions to CR's winter lineup. We need more sports anime!



by 山猫

Knowing anime fans' general aversion to sports (and football in particular, for some reason), it's very nice to see Eyeshield 21 near the top of CR's popularity list.



by 玄米

Of course, now there's two ways to get your shounen sports fix in the new season, with The Prince of Tennis II joining the ranks. Will there be more dinosaur-killing this time around?



by ほくろこ

Another series that I'm glad to see (in the top three, no less) is Gintama, which I honestly never thought would catch on here. Gintoki's Jump addiction is... kind of realistic, honestly.



by 夏生

Speaking of manga addiction, my roommate can build a fort with how many issues of LaLa she's purchased... which is probably why I'm more familiar with Natsume Yujin-cho's manga (and furoku!) than the anime.



by [email protected]

I always wonder why anime shows a girl's belly button through a skin-tight outfit. Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere certainly doesn't help answer my question.



by ザネリ

While it's not quite as much of an eye-opener as the possibility of Nathan Drake being gay, it's great to see Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi as popular as it is--I already knew this industry was full of bromantic tension.



by やまとみぁ

As an unapologetically awesome magical boy + mecha series with mind-meltingly epic combat, Star Driver is really good at making you say "just one more episode," and then you look at the time and it's 4am and you've finished the series in a day.



by 瀾(ラン)

This is the single best piece of Skip Beat! art I've ever seen. It's also very accurate about the series as a whole.


So if you need something new to watch in the coming season, there's a baker's dozen of suggestions, new and old! Make sure to drop by next week when we start another two-week theme! And if any of you have any art, send it my way, and I'll make sure you appear in a future Fanart Friday!

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