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.
Two more cast members have been revealed for the DIVE!! stage play, an upcoming theatrical production based on the series of novels by Eto Mori about a group of middle school students who pursue the sport of competitive diving. Hit the jump to learn more.
With basically all of the new premieres now behind us, the spring season is already offering a towering pile of anime worth diving into. Today on Why It Works, I'll be offering some fresh recommendations from a wide array of genres, doing my best to sort through that madness and get to the watching! Hit the jump to find a new anime just for you!
It's Kingdom Hearts meets Game & Watch in the latest clip from Kingdom Hearts III. Square Enix's short minute-long preview is all about the Classic Kingdom, which has Sora and friends diving into LCD game-inspired mini-games after the jump.
PPP ("Penguins Performance Project"), the voice unit consisting of the five penguin characters from Kemono Friends, is gearing up for the official release of its debut album, and now penguin fans have a chance to preview the music prior to its Japanese release date on World Penguin Day (April 25, 2018). Hit the jump to learn more.
Swing!!, a web manga written by Takousa and illustrated by Oriko Sakura about a group of girls that create a high school golf club, is being adapted into a radio drama. Hit the jump to learn more.
Coffee shop comedy TV anime Rainy Cocoa is coming back for another round with a 5th season that is scheduled to broadcast in Japan in 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for 29-year-old anison singer Eir Aoi announced today on April 16 that her solo concert titled "Eir Aoi Special Live 2018 ~RE BLUE~" will be held at Nippon Budokan on August 16. It will be her first concert in 21 months since the last ones at the same venue in November 2016. Hit the jump for more details.
Kodokawa announced today that an anime adaptation of Takeru Uchida's fantasy light novel series Isekai Cheat Majutsushi/Isekai Cheat Magician is now in the works. This is the third title from Shufunotomosha's Hero Bunko imprint to have its anime adaptation, following Hisago Amazake-no's Knight's & Magic and Junpei Inuzuka's Restaurant to Another World. Hit the jump for more details.
Nanamori-chu Goraku-bu (The Nanamori Middle School Amusement Club) was formed by the four main voice actresses of the Yuruyuri anime series: Shiori Mikami (Akari Akaza), Yuka Ohtsubo (Kyoko Toshino), Minami Tsuda (Yui Funami), and Rumi Ohkubo (Chinatsu Yoshikawa), to perform its themes songs in 2011. The anime's official Twitter posted their comments for the anime and unit's seventh anniversary.
As expected by fans, the official website for the upcoming Gintama live-action film sequel confirmed today that Masaki Suda (25) and Kanna Hashimoto (19) are reprising their well-received roles as Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura, respectively. See the latest character visuals of the three members of Yorozuya including Shun Oguri (35) as Gintoki Sakata after the jump!
The hole left by the ending of the Dragon Ball Super TV anime is real, so we'll take anything we can get to fill that void. Cue the official Toei Animation Twitter account, which swooped in this weekend with an updated version of the teaser visual.
In addition to the announcement of a stage play adaptation, the Gundam 00 Festival 10 Re:vision event announced other big plans to celebrate the anime's 10th anniversary. Chief among them is a new anime sequel project, so read on for more!
Picking a Mystic Code in Fate/Grand Order isn't just about style -- it could mean the difference between victory and defeat. As Eastern servers prepare to launch a new look, fans have picked their top three styles. Do they match your faves? Find out after the jump!
Love Devilman Crybaby but want easy access to its amazing freestyle raps? Your prayers have been answered. The upcoming BD-BOX for the series will include all the raps by Ken the 390, plus memories from the show's massive release party. Get the scoop after the jump!
Nisekoi fans are in for a treat this December, as this week's edition of Weekly Shonen Jumpp has announced a live-aqction adaptation of Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi romantic comedy manga. Hit the jump for the confirmation.