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.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is teaming up to take on the outdoors. OUTDOOR PRODUCTS is releasing a line of backpacks and rucksacks with designs in honor of anime's most fabulous family. Find out where to get yours after the jump!
"Nippen no Miko-chan" is the image character for Gakubun General Education Center's correspondence course in ball-point pen penmanship, and she has been featured in the advertisement manga series for it since 1972. For the first time in its 46 years history, an anime TV CM is confirmed to be produced for January 2018. Hit the jump for more details.
The official Japanese website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Chiaki Kisaki's action light novel series Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens today released a 90-second second PV featuring its OP theme song "Stray" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets and the ED theme "DIRTY BULLET" by TRI4TH. Check out the anime version characters and the OP&ED themes after the jump!
Today on December 7, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games unveiled three sets of mascot designs for the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. They were chosen from 2,042 submissions by the 14 members of the Mascot Selection Examination Council, including 31-year-old otaku idol Shoko Nakagawa, aka Shokotan. Watch the PR videos for each mascot characters after the jump!
The official website for 37-year-old anime voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki opened a special page to promote her upcoming third best album "THE MUSEUM III" to be released on January 10, 2018. The page introduces the CD jacket photos for its two editions (CD+Blu-ray, CD+DVD) and the list of the 17 songs in the album. Check out her latest information after the jump!
From Mazinger Z to Dragon Ball to My Hero Academia and all the Shameless Schools and To Love-Rus in-between, Shonen Jump has been a cornerstone of Japanese pop culture. One of the longest running, best selling manga magazines, it launched with an August 1, 1968 cover date and is now gearing up for its 50th anniversary. With this in mind, @YonkouProd has put together a video survey of its past and future.
It's bad news for Danny DeVito fans, but wild news for everyone else. Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has just signed on to play Detective Pikachu in the movie of the same title! Hit the jump for details on the deal.
Crunchyroll is excited to announce more titles from Funimation being added to the catalog, with more Yu Yu Hakusho and Black Butler episodes being added as well as fan favorites Excel Saga and UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie rounding out tonight's additions. Hit the jump for all of the details.
Following the trial on Tuesday, the Morioka district court in Iwate Prefecture yesterday judged two Japanese men guilty for illegally uploading two popular Japanese manga, Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal and Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins, onto a foreign site from June to July of this year. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially announced today that Makoto Shinkai's mega hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. will be broadcast terrestrially for the first time on TV Asahi's 24 stations in Japan at 21:00 on January 3, 2018 (JST). Whether it will be aired without any editing is not confirmed. Hit the jump for more details.
Last month Right Stuf announced plans to release a handful of Mobile Suit Gundam series on home video, and those plans have been detailed for one of them. Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn) is now set to arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on March 6, 2018. Read on for more.
Soma from Food Wars! has everything at risk – his friends, his home, I mean, the very bed he sleeps in is up for grabs! His solution? Defeat Eizan in a Shokugeki. How to do that? With gyoza chicken wings! Wait? WHAT?? Click through to start making your own!
Lots of L's in the latest additions to Good Smile Company's Nendorid line-up. Coming in June, there's Pokémon fishing master Lana carrying her rod and accompanied by Wishiwashi. Then, in July there's Little Witch Acadamia's Lotte, who even has her pseudo-Twilight novel! Get a look after the jump.
Kengan Ashura, a violent seinen action manga written by Sandrovich Yabako and illustrated by Daromeon in which rich corporations bet on pit-fighting matches to solve disputes, is being adapted into an anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
If you were worried about Dragon's Crown Pro being left as a Japan-only item, fear not, Atlus USA has us covered. The enhanced PS4/PS4 Pro version of Vanillaware's hack-and-slasher is officially coming to the west in spring 2018, and anyone attending this month's PlayStation Experience 2017 in Anaheim, CA can look forward to trying it out in person. Read on for more.