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.
Kotobukiya has listed Kurisu Makise -Antinomic Dual-, a new 1/8 scale PVC figure of the main heroine of 5pb. and Nitroplus's video game franchise Steins;Gate, for a December 2018 release. The 245 mm-tall item faithfully recreates her style based on the original character designer huke's taste. Check out her details after the jump!
The official website for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced today that this year's 32nd issue is online for free for a limited time of two weeks from today to July 31. The issue was scheduled to ship on July 9, but the torrential rains unleashed floods in western Japan last week caused delay of the shipment in several areas. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the main heroine Yuuna Yunohana introduced last month, CharaAni (Kadokawa Group) has also added Sagiri Ameno, the second 1/7 scale heroine figure from Tadahiro Miura's harem comedy manga Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san/Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs. Check out the details of the demon-slaying ninja girl figure after the jump!
The official Twitter for Gintama 2 - Yo nimo Kimyouna Gintama-chan (The Strange and Unusual Gintama-chan), the second original web drama based on Hideaki Sorachi's action comedy manga series, announced today that 26-year-old actress Mizuki Yamamoto appears as Maetel, the main heroine of Leiji Yamamoto's long-running space adventure manga Galaxy Express 999, with her visuals of the character.
As reported several times, Imperial Enterprise has released various collaboration items with the One Piece anime franchise from its "One Piece Premium Collection" brand in Japan, such as accessories, bags, wallets, and watches. Its latest entry is 999-limited production wristwatch named "All Blue" inspired by Vinsmoke Sanji, a member of the Straw Hat Pirates. Check out the details of the special item after the jump!
The summer season of anime is now underway at Crunchyroll, and that means there’s no better time to kick back, cool off, and check out the new titles available for viewing. A new campaign where you can sign up for a free 30 day trial membership makes that easier than ever. Read on for more info, and a free trial sign up link!
If you love Luna Haruna's OP to Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs, we have good news: there are four editions set to come out! Whether you just want a standard disc or you're ready to go all-out with a collector box, you're covered. Check out the cover art for all four versions after the jump.
Commemorate the mighty moves of the heroes of Kinnikuman with... erasers! Premium Bandai's new wazakeshi collection depicts five great fight moments from the manga. Find out where to buy yours after the jump!
Digital label Synthspiria recently gathered a slew of synthwave artists to contribute to 30 Years Later - An AKIRA Tribute. Since today marks the 30th anniversary of Katsuhiro Otomo's classic anime film, you can now check out the results after the jump.
Shouta Aoi and Kotaro Nishiyama are joining forces once again to bring fans a new variety show! The pair, as master and servant (respectively), are preparing to release a special full of games, guest appearances, and more. Catch an early look after the jump!
A Final Fantasy XIV x Monster Hunter: World collaboration was revealed back during E3 2018, and now it's about to make its debut. Square Enix announced plans to bring a Rathalos battle and other content to Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood on August 7, so dig into the official trailer after the jump.
Akira brought anime outside of Japan and served as a benchmark for every animated feature thereafter. It's ambitious heights and legacy are still felt the world over. Join us as we take a look at the history and influence of this masterpiece on its 30th anniversary!
Isuna Hasekura and illustrator Jū Ayakura's Spice and Wolf light novels have inspired manga, anime, and even a couple of Nintendo DS games, and the next step for the franchise takes it to the virtual world. Read on for more.
The last few weeks have been great if you're a connoisseur of openings and endings. Each new series also means an OP and ED to discuss, critique, and rank. If the huge number of new anime seems daunting, never fear! I've taken the greatest OPs and EDs and brought them together. Hit the jump for the best openings and endings of Summer 2018!
With 20 years of history behind Brave Fencer Musashi, Square Enix posted a tribute video to celebrate the action-RPG's anniversary. Hit the jump for more!