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12/9/16

Happy Friday everyone! In commemoration of the Monster Strike movie, the TV series joins the Crunchyroll lineup today with episodes 1-6 at 7pm PST for members worldwide ex Japan and China! Starting with Episode 7, new episodes will be available every Tuesday at 4pm PST.


The protagonist, Ren Homura, returns to the town of Kaminohara, where he once lived. But did he really live in this place before? A nagging feeling tugs at his memories. Meanwhile, a strange game is forcefully installed onto his smartphone - a game called Monster Strike. A gauntlet of battles await him. Through the fierce fighting, he pieces together his scattered memories while uncovering the truth of the game. He's supported by his companions: Aoi Mizusawa, Akira Kagetsuki, and Minami Wakaba. Together they take a step into the unknown, unsuspecting of the secrets hidden below the surface...

For more information, you can also check out the official Monster Strike websites below:

Anime official site:
 http://anime.monster-strike.com/?language=us
Game official site:
 http://us.monster-strike.com/

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10/28/2016

Hi Everyone! A new addition to our Fall lineup that we are extremely excited for - RWBY Volume 4 launches on Crunchyroll Saturday, October 29 at 8AM Pacific Time for members worldwide excluding Asia.


It's been several months since the Fall of Beacon, and the world of Remnant is still recovering. Tensions are high, lives have been lost, and the members of Team RWBY... are divided. Each of our heroines now faces a journey of their own. While some must search inward if they ever hope to move on, others will venture out into the world in search of answers. Alongside the remaining members of Team JNPR, Ruby Rose has begun the long trek to the kingdom of Mistral, but the road ahead is full of surprises. New friends and enemies await, while the threat of an even larger catastrophe draws near.

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10/19/16

We have a late addition to our Fall lineup: The Glass Mask Year 3 Class D launches on Crunchyroll with its first three episodes available today for members worldwide excluding Asia and Europe. New episodes will be airing Mondays at 7AM PT!



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10/11/16

We've got another title joining the Crunchyroll lineup as Girlish Number launches on Crunchyroll Wednesday, October 12 at 10am Pacific Time in the following territories: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America.


University student Chitose Karasuma dives into the voice acting industry full of dreams, hope, and ambition - but what is the reality that awaits her? Young women with wildly different personalities and backgrounds find themselves friends and competitors at the same time, but may need to join together to find the fame and fortune they all crave in this entertaining look into voice acting industry featuring a number of original pop songs.

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10/7/2016

Please join me in announcing the second season of Mobile Suit GUNDAM Iron Blooded Orphans, bursting its way onto Crunchyroll this weekend!! New episodes will air every Sunday at 1:00am PDT (9:00am UTC) starting October 9th in the following territories: United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, and North Africa.



In Gundam IBO, the Earth Sphere had lost its previous governing structure, and a new world was created under new systems of government. While a temporary peace had arrived, the seeds of a new conflict were being sown in the Mars Sphere, far away from Earth.

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We're climbing up into some serious simulcast numbers - next is the sengoku historical dramedy SENGOKUCHOJYUGIGA!! SENGOKUCHOJYUGIGA airs every Saturday at 10:45AM PDT (5:45PM UTC) starting tomorrow, 10/8/2016, worldwide outside of Asia!!



In SENGOKUCHOJYUGIGA, popular young actors and a unique cast come together to have fun messing around and playing the roles of samurai generals. SENGOKUCHOJYUGIGA is an anime that plays around with both Japan's history and the generals of Japan's sengoku period!

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The charming tale of a 30-year-old web designer and the child he befriends in his family's udon restaurant - it's Poco’s Udon World!!! Launching 10/8/2016 and every Saturday at 12:00PM PDT (7:00pm UTC), Poco’s Udon World will be available in the following territories: US, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Scandaniva, Central and South America including the Caribbean



In Poco’s Udon World Souta Tawara, 30 years old. On a visit to his hometown, he meets a strange child who loves udon and frogs... and has ears and a tail?!

Souta Tawara is a web designer living in Tokyo. Back in his hometown after his father's death, he finds a child sleeping inside an iron pot in the family udon restaurant.

Although ordinary at first glance, it turns out that this little tyke is actually a tanuki in a human disguise!

So begins the tale of a gentle, warm, and slightly weird family in Kagawa prefecture, better known as "Udon prefecture," where time passes at a less hurried pace than in the big city...


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You've all been asking for our next simulcast announcement...that's right, Haikyu!! returns to Crunchyroll for a third season!! HAIKYU!! 3rd Season will air every Friday at 11:30am PDT (6:30pm UTC) starting today (in just two hours!) in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden Finland, Denmark, Turkey, and Latin America.



HAIKYU!! 3rd Season picks up where the second season ended: the boys prepare to finally face off for the right to represent the prefecture in the volleyball national championship. Despite being known as “The Fallen Champions,” Karasuno is determined to take down the powerhouse that is the Shiratorizawa High volleyball team. As Hinata comes closer to fulfilling his promise to defeat Ushijima’s team, will the “Flightless Crows” finally find their wings and soar above the best school in the prefecture?

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10/6/16

Full details now available for a death match where historic figures and magic collide - DRIFTERS!! Drifters airs every Friday at 7:30am PDT (2:00pm UTC) in USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Netherlands.



From the creator and team behind Hellsing comes a thrilling story where history and fantasy collide. Shimazu Toyohisa, a famous samurai who fought in the historical Battle of Sekigahara, is transported to another world when only moments from death. From that moment on, he becomes part of a group known as “Drifters” and is forced to battle against other legendary warriors in an ultimate death game.

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Hi Everyone! We have another new addition to the Crunchyroll family - Soul Buster. New episode will be out every Tuesday at 4:00 AM PST, available worldwide ex Japan and China. We'll be announcing the launch date for episode 1 soon, so please stay tuned for more details.



Keishuu, China.

The history books say that in the era of the Three Kingdoms, this land was a place of never-ending war. A young high school boy, Sonshin, who hates his city's history, is troubled by a certain dream. When he wakes up from the dream, strange things begin to happen one after another, and without understanding what's going on, he suddenly finds himself facing Gien, one of the generals from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, who's trying to kill him! Just before Gien's blade strikes home, a mysterious beautiful woman appears in front of Sonshin. What trials await Sonshin, as he witnesses this terrible battle between two generals of the Three Kingdoms?

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There's no more selectors to spread, it's time for Lostorage incited WIXOSS!!! New episodes launch starting tomorrow, 10/7, and every Friday at 10:35AM PDT (5:30PM UTC) Lostorage incited WIXOSS will be available on Crunchyroll worldwide outside of Asia.



In Lostorage incited WIXOSS, high school student Homura Suzuko has returned to Ikebukuro, the town where she grew up.

"We're friends forever!"
She treasures her memories of her old friend from when she was little, Morikawa Chinatsu,
and she's excited at the prospect of meeting her again.

But when she gets to school, she finds she has trouble fitting in with the rest of the class.

One day, she decides that if she learns to play the card game Wixoss, she might be able to make some friends. She stops at a card shop on her way home and buys a deck set. When she takes the set home and opens it, the girl on one of the cards begins to move, and speak.
"Welcome, Selector."
Humans chosen as Selectors must battle for control of the five coins that hold all their memories.
If they can retake all the coins, they win, and can leave the game. But if they lose, as a penalty--

"Lostorage"-- What will become of Suzuko as she's caught up in this insane game?

And just like Suzuko, Chinatsu finds herself drawn into the game as well...

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The next exciting title we have to announce is for the classical music lovers out there--ClassicaLoid launches Saturday, October 8th, at 4:00AM PDT (11:00AM UTM) in the following territories: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, Central and South America!


Kanae and Sosuke are two high-school students living in the suburbs in Japan where music flourishes. One day, they encounter Beethoven and Mozart, two suspicious men who call themselves ClassicaLoids. The “Musik” they play have mysterious powers, such as causing meteor showers and summoning giant robots. Kanae and Sosuke’s daily lives suddenly turn chaotic!
Adding to the commotion are the appearances of other ClassicaLoids such as Bach, Chopin, Liszt, and Schubert.
What is the big secret behind their powers? And are they a threat to humankind, or could they be saviors?

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10/5/16
One more announcement to before we call it a day: FLIP FLAPPERS is coming to Crunchyroll Thursday, October 6th at 6:00AM PDT(1:00pm UTM)) for users in the following territories: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa.


Cocona is a model honor student, cautious and slow to embrace new opportunities. This makes life complicated when a mysterious girl named Papika suddenly appears, fearlessly searching for a wish-granting crystal called the "Shard of Mimi." When fates collide and they're given the ability to transform into powerful fairy-like beings, where will the dangerous journey into "Pure Illusion" take them?

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This is one sport you can't half-ass!! Keijo!!!!!!!! splashes into Crunchyroll's fall rollout Thursdays at 9:00am PDT(4:00pm UTM)! Keijo!!!!!!!!will be whipping users worldwide outside of Asia.



In Keijo!!!!!!!!, Nozomi Kaminashi is a fantastic gymnast, and in order to help her family out of poverty, has decided instead to become a competitor in a new women-only sport, Keijo. A lucrative endeavor, Keijo is a popular gambling sport where female players stand on floating platform on the water and must push other players off by only using breasts and buttocks. Will Nozomi be able to make it big in the world of Keijo?

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Our next announcement is for all the bookworms out there; Miss Bernard said. comes to Crunchyroll on Thursday, October 6th, at 9:00AM PDT for members worldwide excluding Asia!


"Miss Bernard" herself, Machida Sawako, and her book-loving friends live their literary days in the library. This gag series glorifying famous literature is filled with love for books of all sorts, as well as the kinds of things that all readers experience!

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The announcements keep on coming as we welcome Kiss Him, Not Me! into the Crunchyroll fall simulcast lineup! Kiss Him, Not Me! starts Friday, October 7th, at 10PM PDT and will be available for Crunchyroll members in the following territories: United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America.


Kae Serinuma is what you'd call a "fujoshi." When she sees boys getting along with each other, she loves to indulge in wild fantasies! One day her favorite anime character dies and the shock causes her to lose a ton of weight. Then four hot guys at school ask her out, but that isn't exciting to her at all — she'd rather see them date each other!

You can also get a head start and read the manga on our Crunchyroll manga page! This manga is particularly near and dear to our hearts because its name was selected by Kodansha from CR users' entries!

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The next anime hitting the field is ALL OUT!!, launching on Thursday, October 6th, at 9:30AM PDT! ALL OUT!! will be available for Crunchyroll members in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland,Denmark, Iceland and Latin America.


The day of the entrance ceremony at Kanagawa Highschool... The story starts when the timid but unyielding Gion joins the rugby team. His classmate, Iwashimizu, who can’t get into rugby because of something happening in the past, the vice-captain, Hachioji, who looks out for all of the members, and their captain, Sekizan, who is more passionate and intense than anyone... All of the members are completely different, but they all keep growing on this battlefield known as youth. Once they give it their all, the ultimate stage awaits them!

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Two more announcements to start off your day! First off, Episode 25 of Majestic Prince launches today at 6AM PDT in the same regions that the rest of the series is available!


We're also happy to announce Kiitaro's yokai picture diary, which launches today at 7:45AM PDT and will be available for Crunchyroll members worldwide except in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau.



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10/4/16

Sound the horns!! Staff favorite Sound! Euphonium is BACK for its second season ~ !! The first episode will launch tomorrow (Wednesday, October 5th) at 10:00am PDT, with subsequent episodes airing every Wednesday at 9:30am PDT worldwide excluding Asia.



Having won first place in the Kyoto Concert Band Competition, the Kitauji High School Concert Band prepares to go up against the many esteemed bands competing in the Kansai competition.

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Teekyu is back for another hyperquick season of laughs, gags, and tenis in Teekyu 8! This short launches Wednesday, October 5th, for Crunchyroll users worldwide excluding Asia. Additionally, seasons 1-7 of Teekyu will also be available worldwide excluding Asia after the premiere of season 8!


The series follows the hilarious everyday routines of four girls in the Kameido High tennis club who, on occasion, actually play some tennis.

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It's another double announcement! First off, things get a little puzzling in NAZOTOKINE, which launches Wednesday, October 5th, at 8:45AM PDT in the following territories: U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Central and South America including Caribbean.


Just solve the puzzles!

Tokine Ami is the secretary of the CEO of the advertising agency TEN2.
Today’s client is a representative from a famous anime company!
Tokine was cleaning the meeting room in high spirits to get ready when...

Suddenly the area got enveloped in light,and she couldn’t get out of the meeting room!
On top of that something like a monster showed up and said it would only let her go if she solved some puzzles!

Not really understanding what was going on, she decided to solve the puzzles first and think about it later!

We're also announcing the return of the Crane Game Girls in Crane Game Girls Galaxy! The short returns on Wednesday, October 5th at 8:30AM PDT in the following territories: U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Central and South America including Caribbean.


The three Crane Game Girls are on a mission to protect Earth once again.

The Crane Game Girls release hit after hit and become a permanent fixture in the global idol scene thanks to their new manager, Tokiko.
Then one day...
The legendary Crane Game Crystal that was supposed be under strict security in arcade’s secret room suddenly started up and, with a bright beam of pretty green light, launched into space. Tokiko is summoned by Boss and learns that Dark Gorilla is coming to attack Earth again. Boss tells Tokiko that a new crane game, “Galaxy,” has been completed to put up a fight against Dark Gorilla. The three Crane Game Girls are on a mission to protect Earth once again.
But the enemy intelligence that shows up on their monitor is not about Dark Gorilla, but three girls—idols just like them. The three girls aren’t sure they should really fight, but they are under strict orders from Dark Gorilla.

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Two more titles make their way into the Crunchyroll fall simulcast lineup! First off we have the unexpected ace, TO BE HERO which launches into action Wednesday, October 5, at 4:00AM PDT for Crunchyroll members worldwide outside of China, Japan, and Korea!


The protagonist, Old Man, is very attractive but a terrible slob, a failure as a father, and works as a toilet seat designer. He is divorced from his wife, and lives with his daughter, Min-chan, who is both very smart and athletic.

One day, as he was taking a dump, he was sucked into his toilet and given the important job of becoming a hero to save the world! He ends up having to give up his good looks for a chubby frame in exchange.

Old Man’s battle to protect the Earth and Min-chan is about to start...

TO BE HERO is also joined by Cheating Craft, the story of students who take cheating to a whole new level! Cheating Craft arrives on Wednesday, October 5, at 4:15AM PDT for members worldwide outside of China, Japan, and Korea!!


University Exams are one of the most influential factors in one`s early life. Depending on the results, a fantastic, high class, honorable life may await you. Or, on the other end of the spectrum, you may be left only leftovers. In this type of battlefield atmosphere, students are always doing their best to “evolve” and survive. “Learning Types” are students who have studied hard their whole lives and legitimately memorized everything they have studied, while “Cheating types” are those who, as the name suggests, only managed to climb the educational ladder by cheating. Though sometimes they must cooperate with each other, there is a great rivalry between the two types. How will the hero “Mumei”, a C Type, followed by the heroin “Koui” a L-Type, struggle in those tests. Now a new battle, one beyond imagination, is about to begin.

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Good morning everyone, and we've got another full day of announcements ahead as we start with Natsume Yujin-cho 5 airing on Crunchyroll starting TODAY, October 4, at 12pm Pacific Time for members in the following territories: North America, South America, Central America, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Turkey.


Takashi Natsume is a boy who's been able to see youkai ever since he was a child. Ever since he inherited the "Book of Friends" from his grandmother Reiko, he and his self-proclaimed bodyguard Nyanko-sensei have spent their days returning names to the youkai who are bound by the book. As he meets the different youkai and people, he finds himself with many more things that he cares about. He wonders whether it's right to keep secrets to protect someone as little by little he works up the courage to build even more friendships.

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10/3/16

It's finally here - FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST BROTHERHOOD. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood transmutes onto Crunchyroll at 5:30PM PST TODAY in its entirety, both subbed and dubbed. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood will be available to Crunchyroll users in North America, Central America, and South America.

Free users will be able to watch the first 16 episodes of both the sub and the dub today, and will get access to 16 more episodes each week until the entire show has been released.



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Our next title to announce marks the return of everyone's favorite reluctant magical girl in Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara Second Season! This short launches on Wednesday, October 5th at 7:50AM PDT for Crunchyroll members worldwide exAsia.


The easy-going anime about the daily lives of magical girls by Sui Futami returns for a second season! Despite turning into a magical girl, Yuzuka can’t get used to her transformation costume that’s a swimsuit. Will there ever be a day that Yuzuka accepts being a magical girl?!

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Your favorite anime gym instructors are back and ready to pump you up in Anime De Training! Xx! The workout continues Wednesday, October 5th at 7:55AM PDT for Crunchyroll members worldwide exAsia!


That burning TV anime, “Ani Tore! EX” is coming back even more powered up as “Ani Tore! XX!” There’ll be even more training techniques than last season! The new character, Idemi Sakura-chan, who’s selfish and lonely appears!

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Slicing its way into our simulcast lineup, next up is Ninja Girl & Samurai Master (also known as "Nobunaga no Shinobi"), airing every Tuesday at 7:00am PST starting tomorrow, 10/4 worldwide ex-Asia!



In Ninja Girl & Samurai Master, the year is 1555, the middle of the Warring States period, and one young man holds on to a very big dream. That young man, known as an empty-headed fool, is none other than Oda Nobunaga. Enchanted by his dream, a certain young girl who admires Nobunaga swears that she will become his ninja one day. Nobunaga has one goal: to unify Japan by military might! Decorated by a colorful cast of characters, including the airheaded Kichou, the errand boy Hideyoshi, the tsundere Nene, the straight man Mitsuhide, and the half-dead Hanbei, this heavy-hitting wartime gag anime is about to begin!!

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We're starting off the week with a lunge!! Skating into your heart this Fall on Crunchyroll, Yuri!!! On ICE, airing every Wednesday at 12:00pm PST!! Yuri!!! On ICE will be twirling onto Crunchyroll WORLDWIDE, except for in Japan and China.



In Yuri!!! On ICE, Yuri Katsuki carried the hope of all Japan on his shoulders in the Figure Skating Grand Prix, but suffered a crushing defeat in the finals. He returned to his hometown in Kyushu and hid away in his family's home, half wanting to continue skating and half wanting to retire. That was when the five-time consecutive world champion, Viktor Nikiforov, suddenly showed up with his teammate, Yuri Plisetsky, a young skater starting to surpass his seniors. And so the two Yuris and the Russian champion Viktor set out to compete in a Grand Prix like none the world has ever seen!

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10/2/16

It may be late, but we've got one more announcement for today as he boys of Gakuen Handsome join the Crunchyroll Fall lineup starting Monday, October 3 at 10am Pacific Time for Crunchyroll members worldwide except for: Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao.


The top-class boys school in the prefecture, Baramon Private Academy. The protagonist who just transferred there encounters various tough guys at the school.

As soon as you pass the gates, there was handsome—

The outlaw teacher, the captain of the soccer team, his childhood friend who he hasn’t seen in seven years, etc... This is a school love story filled with very uniquely extreme feelings.

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NEXT UP: He'll steal your heart, but nothing else! It's JOKER SEASON 4, airing 4:30AM every Monday on Crunchyroll worldwide excluding Asia and the Italian-speaking world ~



"Welcome to night to shine!" Phantom thief joker! We do not only steal! Audacity! Coming and go most unexpectedly! We cause miracle splendidly [miracle maker]! With Hachi of fellow for treasure to the whole world! Well, show is the start!

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Hello once again!! Next we have the mystery thriller Trickster!! Trickster airs starting at 10:35am tomorrow, and will air every Monday afterwards at the same time in the following regions: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands.



About Trickster: Based on the works by Ranpo Edogawa comes a new mystery thriller. Kensuke Hanasaki meets a mysterious boy named Yoshio Kobayashi who, due to an unexplained fog, cannot die though he wishes for death. Intrigued by this boy, Kensuke invites him to join the Boys’ Detective Team and their work around the city. But danger awaits and their fate will lead them down a dark path.

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It's the weekend folks, but that's not stopping us from announcing even more titles today, starting with Scorching Ping Pong Girls coming to Crunchyroll starting Monday, October 3 at 11:05am Pacific Time for members worldwide ex Asia!



The world of middle school girls' ping pong enters an age of heated rivalry as the throne at its apex is surrendered... Tsumujikaze Koyori, a girl who loves ping pong, has just transferred to Suzumegahara Middle School. Along with her friends who strive to be the national champions, can Koyori bring the winds of change to the school?! The curtain is about to rise on a scorching hot tale of girls who love ping pong!

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10/1/2016

My Wife is the Student Council President+! returns to Crunchyroll for a second season, available both censored and uncensored, with the uncensored version for premium members only! My Wife is the Student Council President+! will air every Sunday at 8:00am PST, with the censored versions airing one week later at the same time in the same regions as the previous season.



In My Wife is the Student Council President+!, the kiss to seal their promise was on her left breast?! The charismatic student council president turned out to be his uninvited, completely defenseless bride. After being forced to live together, is his virtue on the verge of destruction?! There's just a little bit of ♡ in this romantic comedy about living under the same roof!

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Get your swords ready!! Touken Ranbu - Hanamaru will be heading to Crunchyroll on Sundays at 9:00am PST in the following territories: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands.



In the year 2205, the past becomes threatened by the historical revisionists who seek to change it. Protecting history becomes the task of a boisterous band of swords that are brought to life, including the glamorous Kashu Kiyomitsu and the kindly Yamatonokami Yasusada. Beyond their battles, these legendary swords from different eras lead charming daily lives.

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Next up we're happy to announce that the second season of Show By Rock!! # is coming to Crunchyroll tomorrow, Sunday, October 2, at 7:00am PDT! Show By Rock!! # will be available for members in the following territories: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand,Ireland, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands.


Musical merriment and cute creatures collide in this series from the dream team pairing Sanrio and Studio Bones (Ouran High School Host Club, Soul Eater)!

Set in the glamorous metropolis Tokyo Midi City, where music—and the dream of musical superstardom—is everything. Here, “battle of the bands” is more than just a teen rivalry: Dozens of ensembles compete for the honor of playing atop the city’s highest tower. When a Gothic Lolita-clad catgirl cutie named Cyan stumbles into the music world, she too is swept up by the dream of fame. After joining forces with three other colorful characters—bunnygirl honor student Chuchu, shy doggirl Retoree, and adorable sheepgirl Moa—the quartet becomes Plasmagica, the freshest band on the scene. Armed with special instruments, the girls face off with other bands striving for stardom, like the cool and passionate Visual Kei band Shingan Crimsonz, or the handsome pop idols Trichronika. Will the band find celebrity? Or are they doomed to be one-hit-wonders…

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We've got another magical announcement for you all today, Magic-Kyun! Renaissance is coming to Crunchyroll this fall starting tomorrow, Sunday, October 2 at 8:30 AM PDT for Crunchyroll members worldwide exculding Asia!


Creating the ultimate culture festival with 6 boys!
The magic-kyun school life begins!!

A world where art becomes magic.

In this world, people who can inspire passion with their Magic Arts are called Artistas, and are employed in show business. In Hoshinomori Private Magical Arts High School, where Artistas are taught, a strange new student named Ohana Aigasaki transfers into the school.

Ohana is placed on the planning committee for the school's yearly Hoshinomori Summer Festa cultural festival. She spends her romantic school life with six other boys who aim to become entertainers in the future.

Each of the boys specializes in his own Arts, and aims to make Hoshi Fes a success. In addition, the boys also aim to be chosen alongside Ohana as the school's Artista Prince and Princess, only chosen once a year.

A Magic-kyun for you! A new renaissance starts here! Magic-kyun! Renaissance is a multimedia project where you can create great memories with Artistas of greatly varying personalities!

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Hey, Miles again!! Put down that 3DS for just a moment, we've got a very special announcement for you: Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On!, coming every Saturday at 8:00pm PST in the following regions: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand.



ABOUT MONSTER HUNTER STORIES: Based on Capcom’s hit franchise, Monster Hunter, an exciting new anime comes from the creative minds behind Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. In a world where people and monsters are at odds, some learn to coexist. Known as Riders, they awaken the powers of monsters and live alongside them in secrecy. Now, one young boy journeys to find his own companion and become the world’s greatest Rider.

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Miles BACK to share an acquisition-only announcement: MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM IRON BLOODED ORPHANS SEASON 2.. More details to come in the week ahead!



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Miles here to share some information on a series you've all been eagerly awaiting: FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST BROTHERHOOD!! Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood will arrive on Crunchyroll dubbed on a very important day - don't forget October 3rd!! This series will be available in North America, Central America, and South America.



About Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: Disregard for alchemy’s laws ripped half of Ed Elric’s limbs from his body and left Al’s soul clinging to a suit of armor. To restore what was lost, the brothers seek the Philosopher’s Stone. Enemies and allies – the corrupt military, the Homunculi, and foreign alchemists – will alter the Elric’s course, but their purpose will remain unchanged and their bond unbreakable.

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We're starting off our Saturday with two series from our friends at Aniplex!!

The Occultic;Nine premieres on October 8, 2016 at 9:30AM PDT, and will be available to members in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland.



In Occultic;Nine, a multitude of small, miniscule “discomfort” later develops into a case so large it is beyond imagination...

Yuta Gamon is a 2nd year in high school. He runs "Kiri Kiri Basara," an affiliate blog that rounds up occult forum posts, for a shot at quick money, and challenges himself to the occult night and day to "hack and slash away!" the many supernatural phenomena existing in the world from a scientific standpoint.

However, with that blog of his as a catalyst, a group of downright maniacal and insane comrades have gathered about! Based on the light novel series written by Chiyomaru Shikura (creator of Steins;Gate), Occultic;Nine is animated by renowned studio A-1 Pictures and directed by Kyohei Ishiguro (Your lie in April) and Miyuki Kuroki in her series directorial debut.

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Next, the thoughtful drama March comes in like a lion premieres on October 8, 2016 at 10:00AM PDT and will be available to members in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland.



March comes in like a lion is a gentle tale about people trying to regain something.
And it is a tale of battle.
The main character, Rei Kiriyama, lost his family in an accident when he was young. Now he is a 17-year-old pro shogi player who is burdened with deep loneliness. Rei lives alone in an old town in Tokyo, but after becoming acquainted with three sisters, Akari, Hinata and Momo, he begins to change little by little…

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9/30/2016

We're not quite done yet as we round up the announcements tonight with the 4th season of the popular idol series Utano☆Princesama Legend Star launches on Crunchyroll TOMORROW! Regular episodes will be airing every Saturday at 10am PT, and episode 1 will be slightly delayed.

Utano☆Princesama Legend Star will be available to Crunchyroll members in the following territories: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa.


In this new season, the stars and heavens collide once more as our vibrant vocalists delve deeper into the competitive and turbulent idol world. With HE☆VENS on the rise, ST☆RISH and Haruka must up their game to bring their performances to sparkling new heights!

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We're back again with another show coming to Crunchyroll for the fall season! Bloodivores will be available on Crunchryoll on Saturday, October 1 at 6:30AM, for members worldwide excluding China, Japan, and Korea!


A case of insomnia swept across the globe. As a side effect of the drug developed to suppress this sickness of causes unknown, the "bloodivores" were born. Born from bloodivore and human parents, protagonist Mi Ryu was known as "The Child of Hope" tying bloodivore and humankind together. However, when Mi Ryu is arrested as the principal offender in a bank robbery, he is taken to a special prison operated by the Bureau of Special Threat Management for observing bloodivores.

The prison is then attacked by mysterious monsters that suddenly appear. Mi Ryu and Anji attempt to escape together but are confused when they discover the prison is located in the abandoned city of Aori. Why have the captured bloodivores been sent to Aori? Who or what are the monsters living there? Forced to fight against the monsters, the protagonist and his friends work to unravel these mysteries.

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It's time for another announcement: Time Bokan 24 is coming to Crunchyroll tomorrrow! On Saturday, October 1 at 4:00AM, Time Bokan 24 will be available for members in the following territories: USA, Canada, South Africa, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Central and South America including the Caribbean.


The history in our textbooks are all wrong?! In the 24th century, humankind accomplished the invention of a time machine, “Time Bokan”. As they discover the truth about history, they realize that the history written in their textbooks are all wrong! To correct their knowledge of history, the government developed an organization called JKK (Space-time Administrative Bureau). Our hero Tokio is recruited by Karen, a girl from the future to join the JKK. Together they travel through time to discover the true history, along with fighting the “Akudarma” a villainous group whose goal is to prevent the discovery of the truth!

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Good morning everybody! Our first announcement of the day is Tiger Mask W, which will be wrestling onto Crunchyroll this Saturday, October 1 at 12:45PM PT for members in U.S.A, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America including the Caribbean!


The main characters are Naoto Azuma and Takuma Fujii, two young pro wrestlers. They were trainees at a small wrestling organization called Zipangu pro wrestling, but it wound up getting crushed by the wicked pro wrestling organization Tiger's den. In retaliation, Naoto trains at the base of Mt. Fuji and becomes the new tiger mask, and Takuma meanwhile deliberately joins Tiger's den and becomes Tiger the dark.

The legacy left behind by the original Tiger mask is inherited by a new wrestler...!

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9/29/2016
Our next announcement is WWW.WAGANARIA!!, which will be starting on Saturday, Ocober 1 at 9:00AM PT in the following territories: North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland.


Daisuke Higashida starts working part-time at a family restaurant due to financial difficulties at home. However, between a shift manager who is hopeless when it comes to cooking, and the wait staff’s reliance on the power of money, it seems this restaurant doesn’t have a single normal person working there!

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The announcements continue with Aooni The Blue Monster, which creeps onto Crunchyroll Sunday, October 2 at 12:15pm PT! Aooni The Blue Monster is available for Crunchyroll members worldwide, excluding Asia.


On the outskirts of town stands an abandoned house where ghosts are rumored to appear. Hiroshi and his classmates Takuro, Takeshi, and Mika pay the house a visit, only to be attacked by a bizarre monster, the Blue Devil. Will Hiroshi and his friends succeed in answering riddles and escaping the house, or are they doomed to live hilarious lives forever with the Blue Devil in the haunted house?! The courage-testing life of these four friends begins with the Blue Devil who continues to entertain even after death.

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Our next announcement for today is none other than Magical Girl Raising Project, coming to Crunchyroll Saturday, October 1 at 9:15am PT for members worldwide ex China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and North and South Korea.


Magical Girl Raising Project is a popular social game that has an ability to grant players a 1 in 10,000 chance to become a real life Magical Girl with unique magical abilities to help people. However, at some point, Fav, the magical administrator fairy, decides to cut the population of Magical Girls in half. The game quickly changes into a twisted, wicked battlefield as the 16 magical girls get dragged into a battle for survival against each other.

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Coming up next is the second season of Bungo Stray Dogs, starting Wednesday October 5 at 10:35am PT for members worldwide ex Asia!


Kicked out of his orphanage and on the verge of starving to death, Nakajima Atsushi meets some strange men. One of them, Dazai Osamu, is a suicidal man attempting to drown himself in broad daylight. The other, bespectacled Kunikida Doppo, nervously stands by flipping through a notepad. Both are members of the “Armed Detective Agency” said to solve incidents that even the military and police won’t touch. Atsushi ends up accompanying them on a mission to eliminate a man-eating tiger that’s been terrorizing the population…

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Hey everyone! We've got a full day jam-packed with announcements today, starting with Brave Witches, coming to Crunchyroll starting on Wednesday, October 5 at 11:05am PT for members worldwide except for Asia.


In 1930, the enemy of humanity, "Neuroi," suddenly appeared in Europe. Normal weaponry was ineffective on the Neuroi, and the only ones capable of fighting them were young girls with magical powers, known as "Witches."

"Brave Witches" takes place in between seasons 1 and 2 of "Strike Witches."

In September of 1944, thanks to the actions of the Allied Forces, with the 501st Joint Fighter Wing "Strike Witches" at their center, the Neuroi nest in the skies above the Republic of Gallia was eliminated, ensuring the security of western Europe. The Allied Forces took advantage of this victory to plan to take their resistance to central and eastern Europe in earnest. At their base in Petersburg in the Empire of Orussia, the 502nd Joint Fighter Wing "Brave Witches" prepared to receive orders to deploy... With the hope of mankind at their backs, the courageous Witches of the 502nd take to the cold skies over eastern Europe.

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9/27/2016

Hi Everyone! I hope you got the chance to tune into Crunchyroll’s Fall Rollout earlier!

Here are more details for three of the titles that we mentioned in the rollout video:

1) BUBUKI/BURANKI The Gentle Giants of the Galaxy



Launch time:
10/1/2016 7:00AM PDT (Saturday)

Synopsis:
In the world of BBK/BRNK, It’s been ten years since Azuma Kazuki has been in Japan, and upon his arrival he is taken prisoner by a group of armed men. Azuma is saved by his childhood friend, Kogane Asabuki, thanks to a living weapon she wields on her right hand, known as a Bubuki. Learning about these weapons, Azuma becomes a Bubuki wielder himself and sets out on a journey.

Territories:
Worldwide excluding: Asia, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand; and German, French, Italian and Dutch Speaking Europe

2) Izetta: The Last Witch



Launch time:
10/1/2016 8:45AM PDT (Saturday)

Synopsis:
The time is pre-World War II and the setting is a European-like imaginary world. A large-scale war erupts and bloody battles are taking place throughout the world. Eylstadt is a small country that lacks a strong military force and natural resources. Finé, who is the crown queen of Eylstadt, decides to use a secret weapon against larger countries, in a time where battling against larger countries was unthinkable. The secret weapon is a witch named Izetta, who uses her magical force to fight the war. The young witch Izetta (who is the same age as Finé) is the last survivor of her kind, and is notable for her burning red hair.

Izetta uses her enormous magical power to crash fighter planes and blow up tanks. As Eylstadt starts to win battle by battle with Izetta, people around the world start to call her “Eylstadt’s Red Witch”. However, there were reasons why witches were hidden throughout the history. Izetta’s magic has a lot of dark secrets. Her forbidden power has opened up the door of hope and destruction. This is a story of a queen who wants to save her country and a young witch who fights for her best friend and people.


Territories:
Worldwide ex Asia

The English dub will be produced by our friends at Funimation, so look forward to that as well!

3) NANBAKA


You can also get a head start and read the manga on our Crunchyroll manga page!

Launch time:
10/4/2016 12:30PM PDT (Tuesday)

Synopsis:
Four men are assigned to Nanba, the world’s most formidable prison. Jyugo, a man who attempted to break out of prison and ended up extending his jail time; Uno, a man who likes to gamble with women; Rock, a man who likes to get into fights; and Nico, a man who likes anime. A super exciting action comedy about the daily lives of the prison’s inmates and guards.

Territories:
Worldwide ex Asia

The English dub will be produced by our friends at Funimation, so look forward to that as well!

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9/26/16

Next up we've got a monster simulcast announcement for the Crunchyroll Fall Lineup: KAIJU GIRLS smashes onto Crunchyroll on 9/27 at 3AM PT, with subsequent episodes attacking Mondays at 9PM PT for members worldwide except Asia.


Humanity's battle of many years with the kaiju, giant monsters, has finally come to an end. Now that Earth has entered an age of peace, girls with the souls of kaiju have begun to appear, giving them the ability to transform into kaiju. They are known as the Kaiju Girls, and this is the powerful, transient, beautiful, and at times easygoing story of the strange fate these girls bear.

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Happy Monday everyone, we've got another simulcast to add to the Crunchyroll Fall Lineup today as Nyanbo! gets added TODAY at 3:15pm Pacific Time for members worldwide except for Asia.


The "Nyanbo" are creatures with square bodies with ears and tails that came to Earth from outer space. There's Tora, who dreams of repairing their broken UFO and returning to space, as well as his sister Kotora, the precocious Shiro, the mischievous Mike, the mysterious Kuro, and many more. All of these Nyanbos are now happily living much like cats, free-spirited and sometimes getting into trouble, in places that humans don't know about.

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9/22/16

Another simulcast comes to the Crunchyroll Fall Lineup as DREAM FESTIVAL! comes to Crunchyroll starting September 23 at 6am PT for members worldwide except for Asia! Please note that episode 2 will air on October 7.


The Dream Festival is the stage that all idols dream of singing on, with their professional debut on the line. In order to get there, idols work their hardest every day to perfect their performance... and the key to coming out on top is the Dream Festival Cards sent by fans to their favorite idols. Receiving these Cards makes the idols who make it to the stage shine even brighter. Now head to the Dream Festival with your Dream Festival Card in hand for the idol you love most!

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Get ready for the third chapter of the eagerly awaited Digimon Adventure tri.! Part 3, Confession, will be available on Crunchyroll for Premium members starting TOMORROW at 10am in the following territories: United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritania, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Northern Cyprus, Oman, Palestine, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, Yemen.

Free users will be able to watch all of part 3 starting on October 23, 2016.


It's been six years since that summer adventure when Taichi Yagami and the rest of the DigiDestined crossed over to the Digital World. And nearly three years have passed since the final battle between Hikari Yagami's group and BelialVamdemon. As the peaceful days passed by, at some point the gate to the Digital World closed. Not even the DigiDestined know what caused this, and time alone continues to pass.

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09/19/16

Happy Monday Everyone!

Fall; time to get back to school with a high-school romance! We’re excited to tell you that the anime film I’ve Always Liked You will be streaming exclusively on Crunchyroll starting Tuesday, October 4 at 10am PDT for members in the following territories: North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and Ireland.





The film centers on high school students Natsuki Enomoto (voiced by Haruka Tomatsu) and her childhood friend Yu Setoguchi (voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya). Natsuki hopes to confess her love to Yu but is unable to admit to her true feelings, and ends up telling Yu that she is simply practicing how to confess her love to somebody else. While Natsuki hides her true feelings for Yu, she is asked by her classmate Koyuki Ayase for a date. The story features the sweet but sometimes bitter trials and tribulations surrounding young romance.



9/27/16

The story was inspired by an album from Vocaloid band HoneyWorks. The movie will also feature many of their popular rock songs.

Don’t miss out on this beautiful and bittersweet story.



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Happy Friday everyone! We've got a couple of things to get you started on the weekend, including another Fall 2016 title announcement! (Remember, NANBAKA is also coming!)

Starting tomorrow, September 17, HEYBOT! will be joining the simulcast lineup Saturdays at 4pm Pacific Time worldwide except for Asia.


The story takes place on Screw Island, a screw-shaped island nation where people make audiences laugh through the practice of "VocabBattles," heated gag contests in which "VocabBots" place "VocabScrews" on their heads and compete to come up with the funniest joke. Everything in this world is decided through VocabBattles!

The unlikely duo of Heybot, the bungling VocabBot protagonist, and his partner, the easygoing prince Nejiru, are the stars in this ridiculous gag story! Various other unique, silly-but-cute VocabBot characters appear throughout the series, challenging Heybot and Nejiru to one VocabBattle after another. And thus begins the day-to-day adventures of Heybot and Nejiru as they strive to win VocabBattles and collect more screws!

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Also, while not a simulcast, I am personally VERY excited to announce the English dub of one of my favorite shows of all time, Your Lie in April will be available at 6pm TODAY for members in the following territories: North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland.


Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. His monotonous life was about to change forever.
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Your lie in April is a great one! It was a roller coaster of feeling and a scenario that hit close to home. I cried like a baby, I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good emotional anime.
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Heybot! Is soooo random of a stimulcast its equals to an unknown super ball bouncing around to randomly hitting me in the nuts
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Might actually check out some episodes of Your lie in April dubbed. That show was gorgeous and amazing!
Hopefully Natsume Season 5 will eventually join the simulcasts too :')

will be waiting for that.
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Never bothered with your lie in April, maybe I'll give it a go now. Crazy next season is upon us already!
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Omg your lie in April! This anime had me feeling all kind of ways very beautiful and touching. This was a tear jearker for me. Great story and beautiful music with animation. Man , there is not aloot of well thought out anime like this. Did i say beautiful! This is why i love anime and the Japanese voices really bring out the characters imo!
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Really excited for the new season! This season just didnt wow me like previous season line ups.
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I am desperate to know if Natsume 5 will be simulcast. Waiting on the edge of my seat in rapt anticipation. I need Natsume 5
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Your Lie in April ya podrias ponerla para españa y acuerdo con selecta XDD pero imposible.
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Will Crunchyroll be getting the movie Yowamushi Pedal: Spare Road? Please tell me yes!!!
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Will CR be streaming Tenchi Muyo! OVA 4? Funimation has all three OVAs. I am looking forward to watch Tenchi Muyo! OVA 4 in CR. Please bring it here.
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The randomness may actually be a strong point in this one. The idea seems quite unique at least, I guess I'll see if it works. xD
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Surprised to see a dub announced so soon after the Funimation deal - I thought all dubs would be there going forward. Anyway, looking forward to the rest of the fall announcements.
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Is-9 wrote:
Surprised to see a dub announced so soon after the Funimation deal - I thought all dubs would be there going forward. Anyway, looking forward to the rest of the fall announcements.


I was a bit surprised at that myself.

Reading the announcements from both sites carefully, I have found statements on Funi that they will move (and remove from their own site), a large quantity their own subtitled shows to CR, barring any specific licence agreements where they wouldn't be allowed to do so. The exact wording was "the majority" in one statement, and "most" in another statement.

In return, they get CR's existing dubs for streaming (again, barring any sub-licensing and/or country-related restrictions) and the rights to dub and/or distribute disk releases for additional titles that Funi decides to select from CR's catalog, (presumably if CR holds the disk rights), and for distributing any titles on disk that CR was planning to do.

But notably, I did not see it stated anywhere on either site whether or not CR will actually remove any of their own (very small catalog of) existing dubs once Funi also gets them... So the door has been left ajar on whether there will still be some dubs here. This announcement makes it seem that there will be. But then again, it could be that this was just some rare leftover that was already in the works before the announcement.
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Leave it to the Japanese to have a anime based upon having a screw loose!
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