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 its release last Wednesday, the 24th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday was immediately sold out at many stores in Japan mainly due to the launch of Zero no Tea Time, a new spin-off mamga to Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan series. For those who couldn't get the issue, the magazine has decided to offer its contents online for free for a limited time of three days. Hit the jump for more details.
It is announced today on his official blog by his wife that Japanese manga artist Yoshihiro Kuroiwa, best known as the illustrator of Kishin Douji Zenki action fantasy manga series, passed away due to myocardial infarction on May 8. He was 55. Hit the jump for more details.
As reported, 32-year-old popular anime voice actor Yuki Kaji released his first book "Itsuka Subete ga Kimi no Chikara ni Naru" (Everything Becomes Your Power Someday) from Kawade Shobo Shinsha on May 10. The publisher announced today that the book was immediately sold out at over 300 bookstores across Japan, and decided to reprint it just one day after release. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the ED song "HALF" by Ziyoou Vachi, the manga author Sui Ishida also draws the limited edition CD jacket illustration for "asphyxia" by Cö shu Nie, the OP theme song for the spring 2018 TV anime Tokyo Ghoul:re. The song has been already played over 1.9 million times on Spotify. Check out the vivid artwork after the jump.
According to Billboard Japan's weekly single sales chart for the week of May 7-13, the CD single of "Shinka Riron," the OP theme song for the ongoing TV anime Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Animation sold an impressive 143,108 units in its first week, becoming the top-selling single of the week in Japan. Watch the official anime OP movie featuring the song after the jump!
If you're a fan of the Zero Escape series of adventure games, you might want to make sure you're available to attend this year's Anime Expo convention. Read on for more.
Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon manga has been experiencing somewhat of a dry spell lately. Fans can look forward to more soon, though, so read on for details.
The latest issue of Famitsu magazine has more info on the upcoming DLC for Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night, and they shared a quick look in an online preview. See how Goro Akechi looks after the jump!
The anime so nice, they made it thrice. The deceptively named Hinamatsuri divides its time between three female leads who each seem to live in an entirely different genre of comedy. From black as midnight to safe and snuggly, if a bit irreverent, slice of life. No matter you're leanings, you're like to find something to love in this anime. Hit the jump to see how these three worlds exist in one anime!
Square Enix is nothing if not dependable when it comes to following up on announcements. Last week they promised everyone a new Dissidia Final Fantasy character reveal, and they delivered with a male addition from the first half of the numbered series. Read on for the announcement video.
As a huge Little Witch Academia fan, I jumped at the chance to play the anime’s PS4 and PC tie-in game, Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time. With artwork and character animations faithful to the series, fully voice-acted dialogue, and two main modes of gameplay that highlight both wielding magic and helping your classmates, it's a pretty promising proposition for fans of the series. So, is Chamber of Time worth your... uh, time? Hit the jump to find out.
We visit the Animate store in Shibuya to take a look through their PERSONA5 the Animation exhibit. The exhibit features storyboards, background art, and special merchandise. Click the link to check it out!
What are some of the biggest anime of the Spring Season?! Are your tastes in anime inspired by your geography? Is your favorite anime this season just as popular with your neighbors? To answer these and many more questions, we've created a map that highlights the most popular Spring Anime by state!!
Saddle up! This week’s edition of Anime vs. Real Life is going to take a look at the real-world racecourses of Umamusume: Pretty Derby, an anime that’s tied to reality a lot closer than it would let on at first glance. Hit the jump for more!
Kadokawa has published a new preview video for Angolmois - Genkou Kassenki, an upcoming TV anime based on the historical seinen manga by Nanahiko Takagi about a small band of samurai facing off against legions of foreign warriors during the Mongol invasion of Japan in 1274 ACE. Hit the jump to check it out.