Crunchyroll have been snatching up some very fine shows recently, in a wide range of genres. Looking back at their recent acquisitions, I noticed several shows whose striking mastery of atmosphere make them uniquely captivating experiences. Today I'll be highlighting these shows, and hopefully offering everyone something new to explore!
In this two-part Creative Spotlight, Brandon looks at the beloved slice-of-life anime, ARIA. Written by Kozue Amano and adapted into a trilogy of anime by Junichi Sato, ARIA is one of the most famous entries in its genre. With an endearing cast of characters and an unforgettable setting, you'll want to hit the jump to learn more about this classic!
To promote the upcoming Blu-ray release on September 6, the official website for ARIA The AVVENIRE, the three-episode OVA project based on Kozue Amano's fantasy manga series ARIA, today posted a 140-second special long version PV introducing the highlights from the episodes. Meet the undine girls again after the jump!
Hikaru Midorikawa, a voice actor known for playing smooth roles such as Sakamoto in Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto and Zed O'Brien in Blood Blockade Battlefront, is trying his hand at manga authorship alongside artist Ichi Sayo in a new series that will debut in the August issue of Kodansha's ARIA shōjo manga magazine. Hit the jump to learn more.
Vampires and time travel go together like chocolate and peanut butter, and now Sora Honooki's supernatural romance shōjo manga Sengoku Vamp (aka Sengoku Vampire) is being adapted into an audio drama CD with a lush voice cast. Hit the jump to learn more.
In this week's Creative Spotlight, Brandon looks at famed shoujo and magical girl anime director, Junichi Sato. Curious what the director of Amanchu! has done during his lengthy career? Hit the jump to read more!
Before there was Amanchu!, there was Kozue Amano's sci-fi iyashikei Aria, the anime of which just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Its heroine, a young gondolier on a terraformed Mars has lent her peaceful presence to a new figure from WING. Check it out after the jump.
Sato Junichi's adaption of Kozue Amano's Amanchu! possessess many similarities to their previous venture, ARIA. With a similar worldview but a vastly different setting, how does Amanchu! set itself apart from its widely-renowned predecessor? Hit the jump to take the plunge!
In commemoration of the broadcast of the TV anime adaptation of Kozue Amano's Amanchu! manga series this July, a collaboration event featuring Amanchu! and her another hit series ARIA will be held in Kanagawa Prefecture on June 12. The event's main visual newly drawn by Amano is now officially online. Check the latest information after the jump.
In commemoration of the broadcast of the TV anime adaptation of Kozue Amano's Amanchu! manga series this summer, newly-recorded drama CDs will be bundled with the manga's next 10th and 11th tankobon volume. The two-part story will be set in Neo-Venezia, where Amano's previous hit series ARIA took place. Hit the jump for more details.
The first episode of the TV anime adaptation of Kozue Amano's sci-fi iyashikei series Aria debuted on October 5, 2005, and celebrating its 10th anniversary, the new OVA ARIA The AVVENIRE has been screening in a limited theatrical run. The latest TV spotlight promoting the project has been posted online. Get a look after the jump.