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.
Weird web comic turned equally weird anime Pop Team Epic is keeping the weirdness flowing by looking for a pair of part-time workers who will perform the role of "human-powered copy-pasters" for a one-day gig in December of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Enoku Dai Ni Butai no Ensei Gohan ("Cooking with the 2nd Enoch Expedition Unit"), a culinary fantasy light novel series written by Mashimesa Emoto and illustrated by Tera Akai about an unassuming elf-girl who lands a job as a medic / cook with an adventuring party, is being adapted into a web manga on ComicWalker with artwork by Renji Fukuhara. Hit the jump to learn more.
Lantis today posted a 110-second preview for Aqours' newly-recorded song "One More Sunshine Story" on its official YouTube channel. It will be included in the special limited edition set of the first Blu-ray volume of the TV anime Love Live! Sunshine!! second season to be released on December 22. Listen to their brand new song after the jump!
In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the TV anime, Sunshine City in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, will hold a first large-scale art exhibition dedicated to the Girls und Panzer anime series from December 23 to 31. The event will display the key anime drawings used for all series, from the first TV anime in 2012 to the upcoming six-part OVA "Final Chapter." Hit the jump for more details.
Ahead of the general release from December 1, Tokyo-based character goods retailer Small Planet plans to open a pop-up shop for new collaboration items between Sanrio and the Fullematl Alchemist franchise in Tokyo Character Street for a limited time of two weeks from November 16 to 30. Check out the lineup of the cute items featuring the deformed character illustrations after the jump!
TV Tokyo's official website for "Denei Shoujo ~VIDEO GIRL AI 2018~," the upcoming live-action TV drama sequel to Masakazu Katsura's Denei Shoujo/Video Girl Ai manga in , announced today on November 14 that its main heroine Ai Amano is played by Nanase Nishino, a 23-year-old member of Japanese girl idol group Nogizaka46. See her first visual as the video girl after the jump.
According to the box office report for the weekend of November 11-12, Is the Order a Rabbit?? ~Dear My Sister~, a 60-minute sequel episode to the TV anime second season in 2015, earned an impressive 102 million yen from the 79,000 ticket sales and ranked fourth in its opening weekend, despite of its limited release with only 40 theaters. Hit the jump for more details.
Add to your Sailor Moon cosmetic collection -- the Creer Béaute line is growing! The latest set includes henshin items and weapons from Sailors Uranus and Neptune. Check them out and find out where to order after the jump!
Variety is reporting that Jurassic World writer Derek Connolly has been hired to work on a script for a Hollywood adaptation of Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid games. Connolly previously worked with the project's director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, on Kong: Skull Island. More after the jump.
The Japanese release of Blizzard's competitive shooter Overwatch, published locally by Square Enix, has featured a remarkably strong cast with the likes of Emiri Kato as Tracer, Shizuka Itō as Widowmaker, Romi Park as Pharah, Risa Taneda as D.Va, Sayaka Ohara as Mercy, Chiwa Saito as Sombra and, over the summer Jouji Nakata as Doomfist. Another familiar voice was lent to the latest addition.
North American publisher Seven Seas Entertainment announced a handful of new manga licenses today, including My Solo Exchange Diary, the heavily-requested sequel to Nagata Kabi's acclaimed My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness. That one's due out on June 5, 2018. Read on for details.
It's a Sunrise Mecha Monday in the pachi-sphere. Narrowly missing the November 11th/Armistice Day birthday of protagonist Kamille Bidan, Sankyo published a CG mobile suit-filled promo for the Zeta Gundam Fever pachinko machine. Then, over at Sammy, there was a look at the CC.ver of their Code Geass - Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 pachislot machine. Get your gambling on after the jump.
Now that the anime is giving her attention again, it's time to take a look at a One Piece FiguartsZero of Charlotte Pudding. Shipping in February, Sanji's fiancée has three expressions (embarrassed, upset and a spoiler), a bonus hair part, alternate arms and alternate hands. The 14.5cm figure sells for 4,860yen. Get a Look after the jump.
The latest effort in the Miracle Robot Force project - a 3-way collaboration between Eiken, Nippon Animation, and Wako Productions that updates a quartet of classic Seventies mecha TV anime for a modern audience - is a special "song collection" album that features an original song for the collaboration as well as the OP / ED themes of UFO Warrior Dai Apolon, Chōgattai Majutsu Robo Ginguiser, Gasshin Sentai Mechander Robo, and Blocker Gundan 4 Machine Blaster. Hit the jump to learn more.
Atlus lined up western release dates for Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, which takes the Nintendo DS RPG and cranks it up with new and updated content on 3DS. The enhanced port is set to launch in North America on February 13, followed by Europe on February 16, and you can see the new Time Travel trailer after the jump.