Crunchyroll brought a handful of announcements to its industry panel at Anime Central today, including the latest Crunchyroll co-production title, ISLAND. Read on for more on that and other industry panel announcements!
The part time job market can be tough, especially when you don't have opposable thumbs! That's the premise of Working Buddies! (known as Hataraku Oniisan! in the original Japanese), an upcoming short-form TV anime about a pair of college classmate cats trying to earn some cash on the side. Hit the jump to learn more.
Prepare to feel wicked smart, because you might not know what year they signed the Magna Carta, but you otaku are about to bat a 1000 as American quiz show Jeopardy! shows off its dip into pop culture with a "Manga" category. Get a look after the jump.
Ready or not, it's time for the year end retrospectives. Amazon for example has already weighed in with their Best Books of 2017, and, in the Comics and Graphic Novels category, it's Zelda and two volumes touching on LGBT subjects representing manga. More after the jump.
Have you given King's Game a try yet? The popular cell phone novel has gained a following as a manga and live-action film, and now the anime is racking up a fanbase, too! If you're still looking for reasons to try it, let us convince you -- we've got five after the jump!
The Boogiepop horror series, written by Kouhei Kadono and illustrated by Kouji Ogata, weren't the first light novels. Kaoru Kurimoto's Guin Saga and The Vampire Hunter D series by Hideyuki Kikuchi were more influential in establishing the form. But, the million-copy selling Boogiepop gets plenty of credit for igniting the modern light novel trend. Seven Seas released the series in print in 2006, and have now brought it back in a digital edition.
Ainz Ooal Gown and his familiar Floor Guardian crew mingle with new characters in a teaser for the winter 2018 season two of Overlord. Principal staff, including director Masayuki Ito,series composition writer Yukie Sugawara, and character designer Takahiro Yoshimatsu, will return to Madhouse for the next part of the anime adaptation of Kugane Maruyama and so-bin's light novel series.
FuRyu first released developer Aquier's The Caligula Effect RPG in Japan last summer, followed by a release in the west earlier this year courtesy of Atlus. It looks like something new is brewing for the series, because FuRyu announced plans to host a live stream featuring two major announcements for The Caligula Effect. Read on for more.
We are thrilled to announce the next Crunchyroll Movie Night event – the theatrical release of Black Clover! This special three-night event will take place on December 6, 9, and 10 in over 200 theaters nationwide. Tickets go on sale November 16, so be sure to check out crunchyrollmovienight.com to learn more about how to purchase tickets. Read on for more.
Following up on last week's showcase of the Fighter, Atlus has a new character trailer for Dragon's Crown Pro. The latest preview of the updated action-RPG centers on the mighty Amazon, and it's worth watching in case you forgot how insane her character design is. Read on for more.
Anime NYC is a week away and we can barely contain our excitement because Crunchyroll has lots of special events, giveaways, and Premium Perks planned for this year! Read on for details.
If you’re a manga fan, Frederik Schodt is a name you should know. Not only did the longtime translator and author write the first English-language book about Japanese comics, 1983’s Manga Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics, but he was the interpreter and personal friend of Osamu Tezuka, the comic artist whose smash-hit series like Astro Boy, Black Jack, and Princess Knight formed the blueprint for the modern anime and manga industry. Read on for our full interview!
"On that day, mankind received a grim reminder… We lived in fear of Monokuma." That's the ominous yet hilarious way the first promo for Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates' Danganronpa collaboration begins, and it just gets better from there. Watch as Monokuma poses a unique menace, squaring off against Eren, Mikasa, and Levi before taking to the skies to fight Titans with the special Monokuma costume.
Celebrated Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer) arrived in San Francisco recently for a screening of Blade of the Immortal, his 100th title as director. After the jump, Miike discusses the challenges of adapting different media for film, working with superstar Takuya Kimura, and hitting triple digits as a director
Back in May of 2017, animation studio Gainax Fukushima and the tourism board of the port town of Onahama in Inaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan teamed up to produce a promotional anime entitled Jinriki Senkan!? Shiokaze Sawakaze ("Human-powered Battleship!? Shiokaze Sawakaze"). Now they're back at it with a second installment about personified battleships needing a little peddling power to protect the peace from interdimensional invaders. Hit the jump to check it out.
TBS has published a preview for the winter anime adaptation of Kakeru Utsugi's How To Keep A Mummy manga. Yuyushiki's Kaori helms the 8 Bit (Rewrite, Infinite Stratos) production. Get a look after the jump.