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.
After nearly 20 years of offering a relatively unchanging 1v1000 hack-n-slash experience, Dynasty Warriors is finally mixing things up by going open world in Dynasty Warriors 9. A big risk for any developer, this new direction would require rethinking many aspects of the title to provide enough content to make the world feel like a living and breathing space. How did Omega Force fare? Hit the jump to find out!
The latest character promo for A Certain Magical Virtual-On is yet another challenger from the world of A Certain Magical Index. This time it's Lessar—voiced by Yūki Takada (Rin in Aikatsu!, Aoba in New Game!)—and her RVR-42/VSL CYPHER Virtuaroid.
What does it mean to be a real Hero? Natasha investigates the defining features of a great heroic character to discover which nominee is most suited to win in the upcoming Anime Awards. In the end, there is only one answer. Hit the jump to discover the results of her research!
Every season, we like to explore the new season country by country, state by state, and let you know what we find. Since we’re about halfway through the Winter simulcast season, and we’ve shared maps of the most popular anime by region from the United States, Germany, and Europe. Today, we’d like to share three more with all of you: Canada, Australia, and France!
Bandai Namco still has more school-centric promos to get through for Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match, so we're now moving on to Kuromorimine Girls High School. See what kind of tank lineup they're working with in the trailer after the jump.
Anime vs. Real Life – Our favorite Antarctic explorers make a quick stopover in Singapore on their way to A Place Further Than the Universe, taking a look at all the famous tourist attractions the tropical city-state has to offer. From the iconic Merlion to the futuristic skyline, the anime really managed to show off some of Singapore’s best spots. But do they look just as impressive and spectacular in real life? Find out after the jump!
Supernatural TV anime DARKER THAN BLACK is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its release with a special, one night only stage event featuring director Tensai Okamura, character designer / chief animation director Takahiro Komori, screenwriter Shinsuke Ohnishi, and others that will be held at the Asagaya/Loft A venue in Tokyo on March 12, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
The opening and ending theme performers have been revealed for Steins;Gater 0, an upcoming TV anime that serves as the sequel to the 2011 science fiction / thriller TV anime, STEINS;GATE. Hit the jump to learn more.
Two new cast members have been revealed for MAJOR 2nd, an upcoming TV anime based on Takuya Mitsuda's sequel manga about the next generation of children inheriting their parents' passion for baseball. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for the musical adaptation of Nitroplus and DMM Games' collectible card browser video game Touken Ranbu today announced that the title for the next fifth show is "~Musubi no Hibiki, Hajimari no Oto~" (The Echo of the End, The Sound of the Beginning), and posted a main visual for it introducing its six main cast. Check out the latest information after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of Gengoroh Tagame's LGBT-themed family drama manga Otouto no Otto/My Brother's Husband has posted a main visual introducing its three main cast: Ryota Sato as the protagonist Yaichi, ex-sumo wrestler Estonian Baruto as Yaichi's twin brother Ryoji's husband Mike, and Maharu Nemoto as Yaichi's daughter Kana. Check out their visuals after the jump.
Which anime boy would you make Valentine's Day chocolate for? Japanese fans were asked for their Valentine via a recent poll. See their responses -- including a nine-way tie -- after the jump!
Bandai Namco's latest preview for Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is a character-free trip through one of the RPG's cities. Take a tour of Goldpaw after the jump.
There has been a rumor that 48-year-old actor Jiro Sato, who was cast as Henpeita Takechi in the first film, will play the main heroine Kagura in the upcoming second Gintama live-action film instead of the first film's Kanna Hashimoto. Believe or not, director Yuichi Fukuda posted a photo of Sato trying on Kagura's costume yesterday. See for yourself after the jump.
Nihon TV opens an official page for the upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of Yuna Takagi's comedy manga Dol:Men X today on February 13. 22-year-old Jun Shison, best known as Right/ToQ 1gou in Toei's 38th Super Sentai series Ressha Sentai ToQger (2014-2015), is set to star as the leader of the alien idol group. Hit the jump for more details.