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.
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!
Each new anime season comes with an impossible onslaught of premieres in every conceivable genre. Luckily, I just so happened to watch all those premieres, and have plenty of recommendations for every palette. Let's dive into the new season and find some fresh shows to enjoy!
Nippon Ichi Software has teamed up with ForwardWorks to bring Disgaea to mobile, and a new teaser trailer is here to show off the results. Check it out after the jump.
The official home page for the upcoming anime theatrical film Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow has released a new key visual featuring Hanamaru Kunikida spacing out in front of one of Italy's most famous landmarks. Hit the jump to check it out.
Music Girls main character Hanako Yamadaki (voiced by Seria Fukagawa) is throwing her hat into the Virtual Youtuber ring in an effort to promote Pine Records and the idol group "Music Girls". Hit the jump to learn more.
July 16, 2018, is the day that Japan celebrates "Marine Day" and gives thanks for everything that the sea provides, and the upcoming theatrical anime film Non Non Biyori Vacation is joining the festivities with a new illustration featuring Renge and company having fun at the beach. Hit the jump to check it out.
It has been confirmed that "Calendar Girl," the first ED theme song for the TV anime Aikatsu!, will be re-released as a vinyl record (picture record edition) in near future. The one of the most popular Aikatsu! themes was originally released as a coupling song of the TV anime's first OP song "Signalize!" on November 21, 2012. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming stage play adaptation of Satoshi Miyakawa (story) and Kei Ito (art)'s sci-fi comedy manga Uchu Senkan Tiramisu/Space Battleship Tiramisu has revealed a key visual featuring the two Ichinose brothers, Subaru and Isuzu, along with six cast visuals in their character costumes. Check out the latest visuals after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming anime film adaptation of Yoru Sumino's love story novel Kimi no Suozu wo Tabetai/I Want to Eat Your Pancreas) has posted its main key visual and started streaming a 90-second full trailer featuring its OP song "Fanfare" and theme song "ShunkaShutou" (Four Seasons) performed by four-member Japanese rock band sumika. Check out the latest information after the jump!
It is confirmed today that Daisuke Igarashi's award-winning fantasy manga Kaiju no Kodomo/Children of the Sea will get its anime feature film adaptation. Internationally acclaimed Japanese animation studio Studio 4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, Berserk: Golden Age Arc) is set to work on anime production. Hit the jump for more details.