Let's take a look at our favorite titles of what has turned out to be an amazing year in gaming! Part Two of our annual three-part feature covers our favorite video games of 2017, featuring Crunchyroll's newswriters, features contributors, and staff members! Hit the jump to see our 2017 favorites!
Making manga is no easy task in the newest trailer for Comic Girls, an upcoming TV anime based on the 4-panel comic by Kaori Hanzawa about a group of four young ladies living together while working as manga artists. Hit the jump to check it out.
At first glance, The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! seems like the Ro-Kyu-Bu! series, which is also a story about a teenage boy mentoring underage girls in a competitive sport/game. But even if Ro-Kyu-Bu! wasn't your thing and you have no interest in shogi, here's why you should watch The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!
Named as one of Amazon's Best Books of 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has been a success for mangaka duo Akira Himekawa. It spent the latter part of the year on break, but the pair popped up a new blog entry to announce that it will be coming back to Shogakukan's Manga ONE app on February 26. Read on for more.
This year is going to be another big one for developer and publisher Arc System Works, which has heavy-hitters like Dragon Ball FighterZ and BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle right around the corner. 2018 also marks the 10th anniversary of the BlazBlue series, the 20th anniversary of Guilty Gear, and the 30th anniversary of the company itself.
They say that opposites attract, but is it really possible for a super villainess and an anti-hero to make a perfect matrimonial match? In a cute new ad campaign for Partner Agent, a Japanese online matchmaking service specializing in helping people find their ideal marriage partner, Doronjo from Yatterman and Black Jack from Black Jack explore this very question. Hit the jump to learn more.
Saga of Tanya the Evil (known as Youjo Senki in Japan), the TV anime adaptation of the light novel series written by Carlo Zen and illustrated by Shinobu Shinotsuki about a ruthless child soldier waging war in an alternative world where magic exists, is currently re-broadcasting in Japan on BS11, and according to the official Twitter account for the series, a major announcement is on the way. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tokyo-based cosplay clothing/accessory company COSPA has announced the sales ranking top 10 of its anime/game character costumes for the year 2017. Following their seniors' footsteps in 2014 and 2015, the summer school uniform of Uranohoshi Girls' Academy from Love Live! Sunshine!! became the most popular one last year. Check out the top 10 ranking after the jump!
Two-member rock unit GRANRODEO's official website has released a 100-second short version music video for their 28th single song "Deadly Drive." It will be featured as the theme song for Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple, the upcoming all-new anime feature film adaptation of Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungo Stray Dogs action manga series. See their latest MV performance after the jump!
At the same time as the broadcast of the newly-produced special anime episode "Detective Opera Milky Holmes: Arsène Kareinaru Yokubou (Arsène: The Grand Desire)" on December 31, 2017, Bushiroad Music's official YouTube channel also posted a short version music video for its theme song "Reflection" performed by the franchise's four-member voice actress unit Milky Holmes. Watch their brand new MV after the jump!
TOKYO MX is starting off 2018 with a dose of Holy Grail War! Fate/Apocrypha will be running in its entirety tomorrow and Wednesday. Plus, there will be some bonus content from the Rider of Black himself, Astolfo! Hit the jump for more.
Fan favorite idol Kaede and her song "Koi Kaze" are getting the special treatment in Cinderella Girls! The song is now available in the mobile game, and we've got a behind-the-scenes peek at the recording of the remastered version. Check it out after the jump!
GARO -VANISHING LINE- is getting ready to return for a second helping on January 12, so the official website updated with a new visual to hype it up. Check out Sword and the rest of the gang looking pumped up for the continuation after the jump.
Marvelous released a new TV spot for Fate/Extella Link, bringing with it the announcement of a June 7 Japanese launch on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. You can also check out some of the newly-revealed playable Servants in the video after the jump.
Ship girls are decked out for New Year's celebrations on Azur Lane's Twitter account! See the official holiday art, as well as some sweet art from fans. And there's a secret Shoukaku piece to find -- we'll tell you how after the jump!