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.
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.
This year's July 16 is "Umi no Hi/Marine Day," a Japanese national holiday to give thanks to the ocean's bounty. To celebrate it, the official Japanese website for the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Rin Suzukawa's comedy manga Asobi Asobase now displays a special art of its three protagonist girls: Hanako Honda, Olivia, and Kasumi Nomura in swimsuit, for one day only. Check it out after the jump!
The official YouTube channel for Toei Animation's PreCure franchise has started streaming dance choreography videos for the five character songs for the ongoing 15th TV series Hugtto! PreCure, performed by none other than its five PreCure girls: Cure Yell, Cure Ange, Cure Etoile, Cure Macherie, and Cure Amour. Learn the cute dances with them after the jump!
Kadokawa Games held a grand appreciation event for tactical RPG God Wars, which pretty much seems like the perfect opportunity to announce a sequel. That's exactly what happened, with more information and an official press release to follow for God Wars 2. Read on for more.
Voice actor Mamoru Miyano recently celebrated a decade in the industry with a multi-stop anniversary tour. And those who missed it can watch it this September on WOWOW! Get more info after the jump.
Who's next to go turbo into the world of Granblue Fantasy? The girls of Aqours! The Love Live! Sunshine!! collaboration was announced on a recent broadcast for the game, among other exciting news bits. Get the lowdown after the jump!
Wake Up, Girls! may be on the way to disbanding, but it's still got a few more live shows before then. Next up, the seven-member group will be taking on this summer's ANISAMA, taking the stage with fellow anison greats. Hit the jump for the latest!
Ready for another round of B-PROJECT? The cross-media idol series has just announced that its anime adaptation will be back for a second season next year! Check out the first key visual from the upcoming season after the jump.
Looking for a one-of-a-kind way to declare your video game love? Megaman and Street Fighter are celebrating their 30th anniversaries with solid gold medals and ingots. The limited-run items won't be around for long, so check them out while you can after the jump!
Sega shared a new promotional video for the upcoming re-release of Shenmue I & II, which is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on August 21. Watch as Adam Koralik and Imran Yusuf retrace Ryo Hazuki's footsteps throughout Dobuita Street after the jump.
A group of college students is looking to produce a 15-minute OVA and enter the world of anime production. Can they do it? Well... that's partly up to us! Check them out and get their crowdfunding link after the jump.
SuperGroupies is back again, this time with something for Kemono Friends fans! Check out their new line of backpacks, smartphone cases, sneakers, and... lingerie? Yep, you heard right. Hit the jump to see the new products.