This Week in CRNews: Shonen Fever Edition

Hot news, big features, and stories you may have missed!

Trends change and everyone becomes fascinated with different shows, movies, games, and comics, but one constant seems to lie in the staying power of shonen manga and anime. Of course, it could be because these series are soooo long, but some of this week's top stories show that we just can't stop thinking about stuff like Bleach, Naruto, and One Piece.


What's your favorite shonen series? Let us know in the comments after the weekly news recap!


Below you'll find a bevy of hot stories, features and video posted throughout the week. But that's not all. We've also compiled a few stories we missed, so be sure to check those out, as well. 


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"Naruto" To Reveal Villain's Identity This Month

Xbox Live Chat Explodes into Violent Attack Between Friends

Crunchyroll PS3 App Launches Today

New "Initial D" Anime Series Announced



Giant Robot "Kuratas" KR01 Appears at Wonder Festival 2012

New "Initial D" Anime Series Announced

More Cast Members Introduced in Latest "Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya" Anime Visual

Poll: Japanese Fans Name the Most Laugh Out Loud Funny Anime

Capcom's Profits Soar, "Dragon's Dogma" to Become Series

First "Blue Exorcist" Anime Movie Preview

"Project X Zone" Anime Intro Screens Bring Out the Big Guns

"Persona 4 The Animation" Blu-ray To Feature English Dub Only

"Fairy Tail" Sorta-Summon Plue Now Available in Plushie Form

WB Toning Down Gun Presence in New "Batman" Cartoon in Response to Aurora Shooting

Contract with Kyubey and Get a "Madoka Magica" Credit Card

"Madoka Magica" Makers Preview Next Magic Girl Project

Writer of "Madoka Magica" and "Fate/Zero" Visits the White House

"Samurai 7" to Replace "Deadman Wonderland" on Toonami

RUMOR: Australian Billionaire Working on Real-Life "Jurassic Park"

"Persona 4: Arena" Outsells "Street Fighter IV," "Tekken 6," and "BlazBlue" in Opening Week

"The Walking Dead" Distributor to Adapt "Black Jack" Manga for TV

"Thor: The Dark World" Villain, Director Confirmed

Stars to Have Guest Roles as "One Piece Film Z" Villains

"Cowboy Bebop" Gets New Blu-Ray Release in Japan

"Bleach" Manga Breaks Due to Illness

Sony's Walkman is Still a Thing and This One Has Hatsune Miku On It




Wonder Festival 2012 Summer Photo Report: Part 2

Wonder Festival 2012 Summer Photo Report Part 3: Hatsune Miku Collection

Cosplay PV Collection for Comic Market 82 Part 2

Anime/Game Street Ads in Akihabara: August 2012

Fanart Friday, Merchandise-Friendly Mascot Edition

National High School Manga Championship of Japan 2012: Day 1



Latest "Naruto: Road to Ninja" TV Promos

First "Blue Exorcist" Anime Movie Preview

New "Pokémon Black/White 2" Trailer is All About Discovery

"Resident Evil 6" Gives Ada Wong Her Own Solo Campaign

"Tales of Xillia 2" Julius Character Trailer

Range Murata Lectures on Character Design at University

Third "God Dimensional Game Neptune V" Trailer Arrives

"Detective Conan" Special Highlights Phantom Thief Kaitō Kid

"Okami HD" Clip Resurrects Amaterasu

"Today's Asuka Show" Mobile Animation Previewed

"Persona 3 the Movie" Teaser Pulls the Trigger



God of War Saga Collection Will Bring Kratos Back to PS3 This Year [Siliconera]

Gearbox Talks Authenticity in This 'Aliens: Colonial Marines' Developer Diary [MTV Multiplayer]

Behind-the-visor of Forward Unto Dawn's Warthog scene [Joystiq]

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Public Beta This Fall [PlayStation Blog]

Live-Action Space Brothers Plays in Australia [ANN]



As always, thanks for tuning in to CrunchyNews and hanging out with us this week. Let your voice be heard if you have any suggestions, or just general comments for us!


ONE PIECE © Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha

BLEACH © Tite Kubo/Shueisha



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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