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2/21/18

SPIRITPACT -Bond of The Underworld- will be launching on Crunchyroll starting Saturday, February 24 at 6am PST for members worldwide ex Asia.



Tanmoku Ki is an exorcist with the responsibility of cleansing the spirits of the world and in doing so he serves as a priest protecting the balance between heaven and earth at the cost of his own life span. However, he is destined to fight not only the evil spirits who constantly aim for his life and spiritual powers, but also those who covet his position and influence. Their attacks never cease and Tanmoku Ki must always keep fighting.

In the midst of all this, the only person that Tanmoku Ki is able to face as completely as himself is You Keika, who is Tanmoku Ki's spirit shadow.

Are they truly just "exorcist" and "spirit shadow"? What turn of fate has brought them together?

The curtain rises on a new story and Tanmoku Ki's past that was not able to be told in the first season of the anime. Just who is this person called "Shouken" who lies dormant in Tanmoku Ki's memories?

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2/1/2018
Hey everyone, we've got a special new simulcast starting today that anisong fans can get excited about! Anisong☆Station is now available in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands.

Episodes from Jan. 8 and Jan. 15 are now live, and the episodes from Jan. 22 and Jan. 29 will launch next week. Starting the week of Feb. 12, episodes will be simulcast on Monday mornings.


Multiple fans throughout the world have become passionate about the music and songs from Japanese anime cartoons, as anime for Japan have grown in popularity across the globe. We have begun working to bring the latest anime songs to a global audience on a regular basis, meeting the expectations and needs of those passionate fans. The result is an originally produced and broadcast program, Anisong Station, specifically for anime songs.We have started this program in April 2017

That program is aired weekly and center around Anisong Ranking, a ranking specifically for anime songs, as well as live and original studio performances from Anisong singers. In addition, there are various planned segments, including on-location visits from the program MCs, Daimao Kosaka(who is the producer of Piko-taro) and Ryoga (who is the member of Idle group:Bullet Train) to various record producers, anime magazine editors, anisong DJ,animation studios and sites related to anime songs and anime programs, which will be called Anisong Station Salon. Other segments include a showcase of dance members to famous anime songs by the otaku dance troupe, Real Akiba Boys.
And from now, we would start to introduce Japanese MANGA and Games, because we think that Anime, Anisong, MANAG and Game are four major Japanese POP culture.

Anisong☆Station will serve to increase the popularity of anime song artists, both within Japan and overseas, through weekly episodes that share the latest anime song information, and will create venues for the greater use of anime songs. Various events that people can enjoy Japanese pop culture are planned in conjunction with the program, including Anisong festival. This multipronged approach to development will help to convey how wonderful anime songs, Anime, MANGA&Game to the entire world.

*note* Unfortunately, performances featured in the show will not be subtitled due to licensing restrictions.

1/24/18

Today's Menu for the Emiya Family will be launching on Crunchyroll starting January 25th at 11am PST in the following territories: North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland.



"Fulfilling meal... a familiar view"

In this story, Fate and food meet in a delicious and gentle world.

It's nothing but an ordinary meal scene...
Delicious meals are served at the Emiya dinner table every day, through spring, summer, fall, and winter.

Let's see... what's for dinner today?

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1/12/18
HAKYU HOSHIN ENGI launches on Crunchyroll starting on Friday, January 12 at 7:15am PT for members worldwide ex Asia!


A once thrived kingdom, In—now governed by an evil hermit, Dakki, and her party—is in a chaotic status with its people suffering Dakki’s oppressions. Seeing this, The Hermit Band took it seriously and planned a "Hoshin Plan" which is assigned to an apprentice hermit, Daikobo, who gathered partners, captured and sealed all evil hermits, and planned to establish a new kingdom. On the other hand, the strongest and an In- royal hermit, Bunchu, stood up against Daikobo to protect the old kingdom with all his might. Thus, the death battle among invincible hermits begins...

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1/11/18
Although it has nothing with food, Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens is launching on Crunchyroll starting on Friday, January 12 at 8am PT for members worldwide ex Asia!


"There is a person you desperately want to kill. Now, how do you kill that person?"

At a glance, Fukuoka seems like a peaceful town, but crime runs rampant behind the scenes. It's now a battleground for professional killers, with urban legends suggesting that there's even one who specializes in killing professional killers. Assassins, detectives, revenge seekers, informants, torture specialists... When stories are told of these and other professionals of the underground, a "killer of professional killers" appears...

The winner of the 2013 Dengeki Novel Prize (Grand Prize) is now an anime!

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Launched earlier today, Maerchen Maedchen starts on Thursday, January 11 at 8am PT for members in the following territories: North America, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, South Africa, Netherlands and Latin America!


This is a story about girls (called "Maedchen") who are selected by “Origin”. They attend school of witchcraft located all over the world to wield their magic and become first-rate “Origin Masters”. Their goal is to win at the annual Hexennacht competition, where representatives of each school compete in their abilities to wield their magic. The winner of the competition gets to have one wish magically granted. Due to lack of members, there were concerns that Japan might not be able to attend the annual competition this year. However, things start to change when one day Shizuka Tsuchimikado, the leader of Japan meets Hazuki Kagimura, a high school student who loves reading and daydreaming. For some reason, Hazuki, a loner who doesn’t have many friends is chosen by the Origin “Cinderella” which possesses strong power. She begins her new life at school of witchcraft. The girls practice to wield their magic with “Cinderella” to win the championship while sometimes they enjoy soaking in hot spring baths; their battles are about to start!

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1/10/18
We have new shows coming to Crunchyroll this season, as The Silver Guardian 2 launches on Saturday, January 13 at 6am PT for members world ex Asia!


Secretly in love with Riku Rei, the most popular girl at his school, Riku Suigin is forced to dive into “Grave
Buster”, the new virtual game where Riku Rei has been kidnapped.

To save her, he will have the support of the beautiful Twin Star and a 10 billion charged device inherited from his grandfather Ruki Yuuki.

Suigin will have to become the last Guardian, who protects the Tomb from the Raiders, in order to save Riku Rei and solve the mysteries of “Grave Buster”.

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Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody launches on Thursday, January 11 at 8:30am PT for members worldwide ex Asia!


“Satou,” aka Ichiro Suzuki is a programmer in the middle of a death march. He was supposed to be taking a nap but somehow wakes up in another world... What lies before him is what looks like the menu screen of the game he was working before his nap. He’s at a complete beginner stage at level 1. However, he had the option to “explore the whole map,” which was just implemented to help out new players and three “Meteor Showers” which could level a whole map. Suddenly, a whole group of lizardmen appears in front of him. In order to survive, Satou uses Meteor Shower, his level jumped to 310 and he became extremely wealthy. Whether it be dream or reality, Satou’s journey was now beginning.


1/9/2018
Launched earlier this morning, Hitori No Shita - The Outcast 2 started on Tuesday, January 9 at 10:45am PT for members worldwide ex Asia!


In the first season, the protagonist, Chou Soran, hiding that he is an “outsider” (someone able to use special abilities) encounters a mysterious girl named Fuu Houhou who holds the secret of eternal life.

Together, they will enter the Raten Tournament where they will try to solve the mysteries related to them.

The second season marks the beginning of the fighting tournament between Outsiders while mysteries will gradually be unveiled and new characters will appear.

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1/8/2018
Studio Trigger's next original project, DARLING in the FRANXX comes to Crunchyroll starting Saturday, January 13 at 9am PT for members worldwide ex China and Japan!


They dream of one day flying into the endless sky, even though they are painfully aware of how far away the sky is beyond the glass that blocks their flight.

The distant future: Humanity established the mobile fort city, Plantation, upon the ruined wasteland and civilization flourished. Within the city were pilot quarters called Mistilteinn, otherwise known as the “Birdcage.” That is where the children live... Not knowing anything of the outside world, and unaware of the vast sky. Their only mission in life was the fight.

Their enemies are the mysterious giant organisms known as Kyoryu. The children operate robots known as FRANXX in order to face these still unseen enemies because they believe that is their purpose in life. Among them was a boy who was once called a child prodigy: Code number 016, Hiro. However, now he’s a failure and considered unneeded. Those who cannot pilot FRANXX basically do not exist.

One day, a mysterious girl called Zero Two appears in front of Hiro. From her face grew two alluring horns.

“I’ve found you, my Darling.”

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Monster girls come back to Crunchyroll as KAIJU GIRLS Season 2 launches on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:30am PT for members worldwide ex Asia!


The battles between mankind and Kaiju are in the distant past.
Now, souls of those giant monsters are manifesting in the young women called "Kaiju Girls."
Having become full-fledged members of GIRLS, Agira, Miclas, and Windom are growing into productive members of the organization, with fulfilled lives.
But one day, a new breed of Shadows is reported to be causing trouble.
Meanwhile, another member of GIRLS, Alien Guts, is experiencing a strange change...

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Good morning Crunchyroll, and we're kicking off Monday with a new title coming to Crunchyroll today!

The 4th season of Yowapeda, Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line launches Monday, January 8 at 12:05pm PT for members worldwide ex Asia and MENA.


Protagonist Onoda Sakamichi's team, Sohoku High School, won last year's national tournament, the Inter-High. The upperclassmen who pulled the team have graduated. By inspiring, supporting, and lifting each other up, the new generation of team members won a ticket to the Inter-High and a chance at a repeat championship. Their rivals, Hakone Academy, former champions seeking to reclaim their crown, and Kyoto Fushimi, home to the monstrous racer Midousuji, have gathered at the race, where they'll clash in a fierce battle for victory! Every racer carries his hopes and dreams in his heart. As sprinters who race along straight lines, climbers who are masters of the mountains, and aces who lead their teams to victory... The "GLORY LINE" is each racer's finish line of honor and glory, but who will be the first to cross it?!

1/6/2018
You probably saw it this morning, but Pop Team Epic jumped on the Crunchyroll Winter Lineup today, Saturday January 6 at 9:30am PT for members worldwide ex Asia.


There is no darkness but ignorance.

-William Shakespeare


1/5/18
Boys who love Sanrio are joining the Crunchyroll lineup as Sanrio Boys starts on Saturday, January 6 at 7:30am PT for members worldwide ex Asia.


Hasegawa Kouta, 17 years old, is a second-year high school student.
His days are unremarkable and average when Kouta meets Mizuno Yuu, Yoshino Shunsuke, Nishimiya Ryo, and Minamoto Seiichiro,
who are fellow students attending Hijirikawa High School.
In an instant, Kouta's average life begins to be awash with sparkling light.

A tale of a sparkling youth and his encounter with the Sanrio Boys.

Our story begins.

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Launched early this morning, Working Buddies! started on January 5 at 6:45am PT for members worldwide ex Asia!


Calico Tapio Chatorazawa, who's got more energy than anyone, Russian Blue Kuehiko Roshihara's a bit of a sourpuss.
These two classmates will do all kinds of different jobs to learn how fun and hard it is to work!

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It's Friday and we are rolling out more new Winter announcements starting with Slow Start airing on Saturday, January 6 at 10am PT for members in the following territories: North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland.


Hana Ichinose is a very shy and introverted girl about to start high school in the spring. After moving away from her parent’s house in the city due to unforeseen circumstances, she decides to live at an apartment managed by her cousin, Shion, called Temari Heights.

A new school, new life, and wonderful new friendships. As Hana gradually opens her heart to the people around her, her life begins to unfold with exciting and cheerful moments. From playing around like children to feeling anxious like an adult...

This is an adorable and heart-warming tale about growing up…slowly.

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Continuing on this Winter after a special 2 episode premiere, the boys of IDOLiSH7 return with episode 3 and new episodes weekly starting on Sunday, January 7 at 7:30am PT for members worldwide ex Asia!


A group of aspiring idols gather at Takanashi Productions and are entrusted with the company's future. The seven men who have just met represent a variety of totally different personalities. However, they each have their own charm and possess unknown potential as idols. Forming a group, they take their first step together as "IDOLiSH7." Their brilliantly shining dancing forms onstage eventually begin captivating the hearts of the people. In the glorious but sometimes harsh world of idols, they aim for the top with dreams in their hearts!

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Teasing Master KARAKAI JOZU NO TAKAGI-SAN also starts on Monday, January 8 at 8:30am PT for members worldwide ex Asia.


"I swear I'm going to tease and embarrass Takagi-san today!"

Nishikata, a middle-schooler, keeps getting teased by the girl who sits next to him in class, Takagi-san.
He tries every day to get back at her, but will he ever succeed? Takagi-san and Nishikata's youthful teasing battle starts now!


1/4/18

More simulcasts are coming to Crunchyroll this Winter as How to Keep a Mummy based on the manga of the same name (also on Crunchyroll Manga!) starts on Thursday, January 11 at 12:00pm PT for members worldwide ex greater China, Korea, and Japan! This title is a Crunchyroll Co-Production.


Kashiwagi Sora is living a totally normal high school student life, when his self-proclaimed "adventurer" father sends him a mummy from his travels in Egypt! Sora balks at the letter from his crazy dad ("I found a cool mummy, so I decided to leave it with you, son!") at first, but the mummy that emerges from inside the huge coffin in his living room is a mere 12 centimeters tall--small enough to fit in the palm of his hand... Not only that, it's shy, a crybaby, and most of all, heckin' cute. And so, Sora and ends up keeping the mummy, naming his new little buddy "Mii-kun." But living with a mummy might be easier said than done...!
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Hello everyone! More details for our winter simulcast lineup!

citrus will be starting on Saturday, January 6 at 8:00am PT for members worldwide except Asia.



Yuzu, a high school gyaru who hasn't experienced her first love yet, transfers to an all-girls school after her mother remarries. She's beyond upset that she can't land a boyfriend at her new school. Then, on her first day, she meets the beautiful black-haired student council president Mei in the worst way possible. What's more, she later finds out that Mei is her new step-sister, and they'll be living under the same roof! And so the love affair between two polar opposite high school girls who find themselves drawn to one another begins!

Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko will be starting tomorrow, January 5 at 7:00am PT for members worldwide except Asia.



Since the ancient times, the Kannagi priestesses have used their swords, or Okatana, to exorcise the creatures known as Aratama that brought chaos upon the world of man. These maidens were known as Tojis. They are a special task force within the police. They are allowed to have their Okatana on their person because they are government officials, but they mostly consist of middle school and high school girls who go to one of five training schools throughout the country. Though they mostly live normal school lives, if they are given a mission, they take their Okatana and unleash their powers, fighting to protect the people. This spring, the top Tojis from five schools across the country have been gathered for a customary tournament where they will use their abilities and fight for the top position. As the many Tojis trained and prepared for the upcoming tournament, there was one girl who was even more determined than the others on improving her swordsmanship. What lies before the end of her Okatana?


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1/3/18

Happy New Year everyone!!

We're kicking off 2018 with some more new winter simulcast announcements.

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card will be starting on Saturday, January 6 at 5:00pm PT for members in USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nordics, Central and South America.



Guided by the Key of Dreams, Sakura embarks on a new adventure! Sakura had managed to capture all of the Clow Cards which could bring disaster to the world and turned them into her own Sakura Cards. Now it’s spring. With cherry trees in full blossom, Sakura is just entering middle school. Her beloved Syaoran has returned from Hong Kong, and Sakura was thrilled to be going to school with him again. But one night, something strange happens to her Cards... On top of that, strange things keep happening in Tomoeda. Guided by the Key she encountered in her dream, Sakura starts collecting Cards again. And then, a new girl transfer into her class...

Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls will be starting on Monday, January 8 at 9:00am PT for members Worldwide except Asia and MENA.




The battle for succession that continued for three generations of shogun in the Keichou era culminated in a gruesome battle of ninja arts between the Kouga and Iga clans. Amidst a rain of flower petals, a man and woman who had decided to live for love were separated once again, beautiful in their transience.

However, it is said that by the hand of Hattori Hanzo's adopted son, Kyouhachirou, these two flower petals, whether temporarily or permanently, were given life again and left two mementos behind. These children, born with a destiny of their own, were called Kouga Hachirou and Iga Hibiki. The former had eyes like his father's, and the latter had eyes like her mother's.

It is now the Kan'ei era, and the land is at peace. As ninjas begin to disappear into the shadows after being deemed unnecessary, The Kouga and Iga clans ask a favor of Hachirou and Hibiki in hopes of reinforcing their foundations.


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12/28/17

Hi Everyone!

Hope you had very Happy Holidays! Time to greet the new season with the next set of announcements!

Record of Grancrest War will be starting on Friday, January 5 at 8:30am PT for members in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland.


“I, Siluca Meletes, hereby make a contract with the Crest of Knight Theo, and swear my allegiance for all of eternity.”

A lone mage named Siluca and a vagrant knight named Theo make an oath as master and retainer, with hopes of bringing reform to a land riddled with war and chaos.
Atlatan, a land ruled by chaos.

Fearing disaster brought about by chaos, the people lived protected by “Lords;” those with the power of “Crests,” used to suppress the chaos.

However, the Lords decided to abandon the concept of protecting the people and turn against each other secretly in war, stealing each other’s Crests to gain dominion over one another.
Among these people are Siluca, a lone mage who despises the Lords, and Theo, a vagrant knight who continues his journey of training to someday liberate his homeland from tyrannical rule.

Enticed by Theo’s ideals, Siluca’s coercive tactics have the two forming a contract and together, the pair work to reform a war-torn land.

Unfolding around the crystal of order, “Grancrest,” the world’s greatest record of war fantasy begins!

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The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! will launch on Monday, January 8 at 7:00am PT for members in the following territories: North America, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and Latin America.


The protagonist opens his door to find himself face-to- face with a sadist...

"I've come to be made your pupil, like you promised!"

Kuzuryu Yaichi holds one of the highest titles in the shogi world, "Ryuo", at the age of 16. The girl who has shown up at his front door is Hinatsuru Ai, a nine-year- old in the third grade.

"Huh? Pupil? What?"
"Don't you remember?"

Though he doesn't remember her, the duo's life together thus begins. Eventually, Ai's honest enthusiasm helps Yaichi rediscover the passion he had begun to lose.

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School Babysitters will launch on Sunday January 7 at 8:00am PT for members in the following territories: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America (including Central America and South America).


Ryuichi and Kotaro are brothers who lost their parents in an airplane crash. They're taken in by the chairman of Morinomiya Academy, who lost her son and daughter-in- law in the same crash, on one condition: Ryuichi has to babysit the kids at the daycare room in the school! This room was opened to help the school's teachers who had kids to take care of, but it suffers from a lack of staff until Ryuichi becomes the first member of the babysitter club formed to solve that problem.

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Mitchiri Neko will launch on Monday, January 8 at 1:15am PT for members worldwide ex Asia!


The cute and mysterious cat-like creatures called Mitchiri Neko that seem to gather around each other if you leave them alone now get their own anime with a glorious voice cast! The free and happy-go- lucky Mitchiri Neko’s daily life is filled fluff and surreal laughs! Say it with me, “Mitchiri! Mitchiri!”

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Hey everyone,

It's time to kick off the new show announcements for our upcoming Winter 2018 season!

Junji Ito Collection will be starting on Friday, January 5 at 7:30am PT for members worldwide ex Asia! This title is a Crunchyroll Co-Production.


The works of one of the most famous Japanese horror manga artists, Junji Ito, finally gets animated! This will be an omnibus animation where each episode will star different protagonists such as the famous Tomie, Soichi, and Fuchi!

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Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles will launch on Thursday, January 4 at 4:30am PT for members worldwide ex Asia! This title is a Crunchyroll Co-Production.


A cool girl who rarely speaks... The mysterious transfer student Koizumi-san doesn’t get along with others very well, but she’s actually a professional when it comes to ramen, who seeks out delicious ramen every day. Now serving up a truly authentic ramen story!

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A Place Further Than The Universe will be debiting on Tuesday, January 2 at 5:30am PT for members worldwide ex Asia! This title is a Crunchyroll Co-Production.


Scenery that we have never seen. Sounds that we have never heard. Scent that we have never smelled. Food that we have never tasted. And the surge of emotion that we have never experienced. This is the expedition of recollecting the pieces torn apart and sensation left alone. When we reach that place, what will we think? Howling, 40 degree angle. Raging, 50 degree angle. Shouting, 60 degree angle. A wilderness beyond the heavy sea. The furthest south, far from civilization. At the top of the Earth. We will find lights through the girls' eyes to live tomorrow.

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Laid-Back Camp starts on Thursday, January 4 at 7:30am PT for members worldwide ex Asia! This title is a Crunchyroll Co-Production.


Nadeshiko, a high school student who had moved from Shizuoka to Yamanashi, decides to see the famous, 1000 yen-bill-featured Mount Fuji. Even though she manages to bike all the way to Motosu, she's forced to turn back because of worsening weather. Unable to set her eyes on her goal, she faints partway to her destination. When she wakes up, it's already night, in a place she has never been before, with no way of knowing how to get home. Nadeshiko is saved when she encounters Rin, a girl who is out camping by herself. Together they gather around a crackling fire to warm themselves up, absorbed with the quiet of their lakeside spot. As they slurp on curry noodles cooked on an open flame, the moment they're waiting for eventually comes.

"Look... Mount Fuji."

This outdoorsy girls story begins with this first encounter between Nadeshiko and Rin.
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Some really nice shows so far. Looking forward to more
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Please get Mitsubishi Colors. You guys need a lot since you aren't getting Violet Evergarden and that's all anyone will care about this season.
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Where's the action anime?
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UPDATE JANUARY 8: CR HAS OVERLORD 2, OMG YOU GUYS SETTLE DOWN NOW https://twitter.com/Crunchyroll/status/950555872882704384

List of shows confirmed (in bold) and guessed (not bold) on different services (last updated January 8):
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-1002627/winter-2018-anime?fpid=57175399


I'll keep updating this post later with new links as more news comes out, because there are always people wondering about shows not knowing they've been confirmed (me, half the time)....

Elsewhere people are already complaining that there are too many moe/CGDCT shows this season, but it seems that's always the case in winter:


nDroae wrote:

Bajar wrote:
imagine if every season had as much cute girls as Winter 2017 did.


Winter 2018 cute girls doing cute things:
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36094/Hakumei_to_Mikochi (HiDive)
https://myanimelist.net/anime/35078/Mitsuboshi_Colors (HiDive)
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36108/Takunomi (maybe cgdct? on HiDive)
https://myanimelist.net/anime/35997/M%C3%A4rchen_M%C3%A4dchen
https://myanimelist.net/anime/35330/Poputepipikku (not really cgdct)
Confirmed on Crunchyroll:
https://myanimelist.net/anime/35298/Ramen_Daisuki_Koizumi-san
https://myanimelist.net/anime/35839/Uchuu_yori_mo_Tooi_Basho
https://myanimelist.net/anime/35540/Slow_Start
https://myanimelist.net/anime/35589/Toji_no_Miko
https://myanimelist.net/anime/34798/Yuru_Camp△
aaaaand https://myanimelist.net/anime/34382/Citrus (yuri romance, if you count that as CGDCT)

Man, I don't have time for all this, I've got classic shoujo romance to watch.

Is winter just the CGDCT season now? Because the workers are extra-miserable?



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@ndroae no, it's because they're comparatively cheap to produce and the studios save their big budgets for spring when the highest number of people are watching



Legendadry wrote:

Where's the action anime?


I seldom watch action anime, but CR has Trigger's Darling in the Franxx, and Overlord will most likely be here. http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/12/14-1/crunchyroll-adds-darling-in-the-franxx-to-winter-anime-season-plus-six-more-titles

CR also will have Basilisk, Record of Grandcrest War, and Katana Maidens. But the last is an all-girls moe action show (and therefore it and Overlord are the only ones I plan to watch). There are other action shows that'll probably be here, see forum link at the top of this post.

Death March might look like an isekai harem action show but I'm told it's actually mainly isekai harem relaxed slice of life, which is why I'm going to watch it. Smartphone was one of the most fun shows I watched this year.
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Looking forward to the Junji Ito collection.
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The mysterious transfer student Koizumi-san


Well played. Bravo.
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Anyone else tired of Harem anime's? Like i understand they are cute and funny and sometimes action packed but it seems like that is all that is coming out these days. Maybe I am mistaken or just getting old lol But i miss the action packed, fantasy that got me into anime. I also wish anime was just left to Funimation and Crunchyrolll here in the west so i didn't need 5 subs to watch it all

But overall happier with this line up that the fall one, though i am enjoying black cover even with the screaming and stretched story lol
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Amazingryan89 wrote:

Anyone else tired of Harem anime's? Like i understand they are cute and funny and sometimes action packed but it seems like that is all that is coming out these days.

None of the three cute anime announced in this thread so far are harem shows; to be a harem show they'd have to have a male protagonist.* They're CGDCT shows. About the genre: https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1105581 I didn't know the genre existed until I started watching anime again a couple of years ago, and it quickly became my favorite. (Though I suspect my favorite genre would be josei romance, if only more of it existed....)

But to answer your question, yeah, people were tired of harem shows ten+ years ago. It's inevitable that, as an entire medium, anime will have shows for one type of viewer that repulse other types. No type of show goes away unless everyone stops watching it.


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Maybe I am mistaken or just getting old lol But i miss the action packed, fantasy that got me into anime.

The show that got me into anime, in 2000, was Tenchi Muyo, which is an action sci-fi/fantasy... harem. So I'll always see it as an essential pillar of anime. Though I mostly prefer CGDCT these days, and generally am only drawn to harems if they're like Tenchi, a fantasy setting with the MC facing minimum hardship.

*Possible exception: yuri harems, such as /miss-kobayashis-dragon-maid. But I don't think any of these are that.
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Posted 12/22/17 , edited 12/23/17
Please get popteamepic. I'm begging you.
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Posted 12/23/17 , edited 12/30/17
Amazon will probably get Pop Team Epic, Gakuen Babysitters, Hakumei to Mikochi on top of what they already have for sure.

Then it's probably fifty-fifty between Sentai and CR for these: Mitsuboshi Colors, Hakyuu Houshin Engi/Soul Hunter Reboot, Takunomi, Märchen Mädchen.


So far CR only have 1 show with substance that I will care about a lot: Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san, the rest of the stuff they have is pretty MEH-tier crappy looking stuff for the most part. Nothing exciting, nothing that interesting either... A bunch of light novel trash and two originals that are of questionable quality, especially Darling in the FRANXX, with how bland the PV for it looked like. A place further than the Universe is the other original and who knows if it will be interesting or not. Oh, I remembered that they also have this original named Katana Maidens, but it looks like trash.

Netflix has Violet Evergarden which will be the undisputed highlight of the season with the sequel to the Seven Deadly Sins.

Amazon have Killing Bites, Kokkoku, Koi wa Ameagari no You ni/Love is Like after the Rain, which all could have potential to be interesting, especially the last two. Then Amazon also have Beatless, but it looks like garbage. Overall, a nice range of more mature interesting looking shows.



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Posted 12/23/17 , edited 12/23/17
Looks slightly interesting.
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Posted 12/23/17 , edited 12/23/17
So pleased they got Yuru Camp!
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Posted 12/23/17 , edited 1/4/18
Moe girls, moe girls, moe girls and junji ito?

Well looks like I have one thing to look forward to, but honestly I'm glad I changed to monthly premium (from annual) some seasons suck and I'm happy to keep my cash.

No violet evergarden? o.O Who got that? EDIT: Netflix eh? So it wont be simulcast?

Shame, think ill cancel till Spring and watch the junji ito stuff for free albeit a week behind.
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Posted 12/23/17 , edited 1/7/18
Please just get Overlord, I don't care about anything else. I've read all twelve light novels most more than three times. For the love of Ainz Ooal Gown sama just get Overlord.
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