The summer 2018 anime season is fast approaching, and you'll be seeing plenty of additions to Crunchyroll's simulcast lineup. Consider this post your one-stop, regularly-updated destination for all things summer, so let's take a look at some of the series we can look forward to so far.
For those who either aren't too experienced with action and fighting games—or anyone who just wants a fully-immersive game that hits all the right notes along the way—Shenmue III is introducing a new AI Battling system. Read on for more.
The new season shows may have a lot of promise, but last week was dominated by stellar episodes of major shonen. Boruto had its best episode yet with some spectacular fight scenes while Black Clover and My Hero Academia had slower episodes with good character moments. We'll get around to the new episodes this week, but you better hit the jump to see the awesome clips from last week's episodes!
Now that the Black Clover anime is covering the Seabed Temple arc of Yuki Tabata's manga, it's time for a couple more cast additions. Hit the jump for more.
Last week we posted about the latest DLC characters coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ, Base Goku and Base Vegeta. Bandai Namco followed up with the first screens of the characters, so check out an early peek after the jump.
Kadokawa has released a special animated preview video to celebrate the release of the 2nd volume of Oshiego ni Kyohaku-sareru no wa Hanzai desu ka? ("Is it a Crime to be Threatened by a Student?"), a new love comedy light novel series written by Sou Sagara (The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat.) and illustrated by Momoko. Hit the jump to check it out.
The main characters of Hinomaru Zumou, an upcoming TV anime based on the sumo sports manga by Kawada, are going to have their hands full, because the voice actors for 5 aspiring wrestlers from the rival Eigadaifuzoku High School sumo club have been revealed. Hit the jump to learn more.
An official website and Twitter for the upcoming new original TV anime Endro~! open today, revealing an original character visual by Namori (Yuruyuri), a manga visual by Minami Idumi (Do You like Drinking Alcohol with Beautiful Woman?) , and an anime teaser visual by the anime's character designer Haruko Iizuka (Tamayura, School-Live!). Check out the three visuals and the anime's main staff list after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming film My Hero Academia The Movie: The Two Heroes announced today that 33-year-old voice actor Ryohei Kimura (Ryota Kise in Kuroko's Basketball) voices the film's original character David Shield in his youth, while 57-year-old Katsuhisa Namase provides the character's present voice. David is All Might's ex-partner and the father of the film's main heroine Melissa. Hit the jump for more information.
The official portal site for Yoichi Takahashi's long-running soccer-themed manga series Captain Tsubasa announced on July 23 that the elementary school arc of the ongoing fourth TV anime adaptation will end with 28 episodes and that the anime will continue to its junior high arc from October 2018. Check out new visuals of Tsubasa and Kojiro for the next arc after the jump!
As a collaboration project with the internationally popular One Piece anime franchise, Tendence Japan, Switzerland's fashion watch manufacturer's Japanese subsidiary, revealed the details of its two new wristwatches today. The two custom models are based on the company's popular "KingDome Collection" brand and inspired by Log Pose, a compass-like navigational device used in the One Piece world. Check out the two special items after the jump!
The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced the names for the official mascots for the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, "MIRAITOWA" for the Olympic and "SOMEITY" for the Paralympic, at the debut event held in Tokyo on July 22. Watch their latest PV revealing their names after the jump!
The When They Cry series officially makes the leap to Switch in Japan on July 26, so check out a new trailer focusing on some of the additional scenarios in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou after the jump.
Fans of anime and manga have something new to celebrate, because TV anime Kemono Friends and everyday comedy manga Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru ("And Yet the Town Moves") both took home prizes at the 2018 Seiun Awards, a prestigious industry award for works of speculative fiction that is similar to the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Hit the jump to learn more.
Meet Konori Kinosaki, a new mascot character introduced by the West Japan Railway Company as the 86th entry in the "Tetsudou Musume" ("Railway Girls") line. Hit the jump to learn more.
Attack on Titan Season 3 premieres TODAY (July 22nd) on Crunchyroll, and we're celebrating with something we're calling A SNACK ON TITAN!!