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    Wednesday June 3, 2015
  • FEATURE: Shane-nanigans - Seven Signs the "Rocky" Series was Secretly Based on a Shonen Manga

    Could Sylvester Stallone have based his most famous movies on a nonexistent Japanese comic!?

    It's not uncommon for different anime and manga to bear huge similarities to each other, but what about when a series of films from almost forty years ago possess an uncanny amount of tropes we've seen before in shonen titles? Shane does a little digging this week to try learning whether or not the Rocky movies might have sprung from the pages of your favorite weekly manga magazine.

  • Wednesday May 6, 2015
  • FEATURE: Shane-nanigans - Five Shonen Training Methods, TESTED!

    Can one brave (or stupid) Crunchyroll writer survive training like the toughest heroes around!?

    Everyone wants to get faster and stronger and cooler, right!? And what better way to go about it than by training like your favorite shonen action heroes? Shane's taken the liberty of trying out five memorable ways of powering up all by himself, so hit the jump to see what sorts of life-changing discoveries he made!

  • Sunday July 7, 2013
  • Viz Licenses "Deadman Wonderland" and "Gangsta" Manga

    Print version of "Nisekoi" and new editions of "DragonBall" and "Ranma 1/2" announced

    Viz Media announced at Anime Expo that they've licensed action manga Deadman Wonderland, previously published in North America by Tokyopop. The manga, which was published by Kadokawa Shoten rather than Viz's parent companies, starts with the first volume February 11, 2014. Subsequent volumes will be released every other month. Kosuke's seinen crime action Gangsta is also launching in February 2014. It will continue with quarterly releases. More after the jump.

  • Friday May 25, 2012
  • "Jump Super Heroes Special Collection DVD" Series Re-Releases Nostalgic Anime Premieres

    5 disk Japanese crash course in "Shonen Jump" anime history

    Weekly Shonen Jump heroes from days gone by reappear this year in a new Japanese DVD series that collects episode 1s of classic anime adaptations. Five volumes will be released starting today through the end of the year at the bargain bin price of 1,200 yen each (about US $15). Hit the jump for the full list of shows included!

  • Sunday March 11, 2012
  • Does the Popularity of "Dragonball" Hinge on Nostalgia?

    The return of Yoshihito Naitō, geek psychologist

    You know the Dragonball anime aired in 40 countries, right? You remember that well-meaning 2009 Hollywood live-action flick, right? Where does this popularity come from? Psychologist Yoshihito Naitō proposes a theory as to why Dragonball is so enduring in our minds after the break. Hit it to argue or agree!

  • Monday November 21, 2011
  • "Dragon Ball Episode of Bardock" Gets Animated

    Spin-off manga gets the green-light

    A photo provided by a 2ch poster has revealed that production of an anime adaptation of the Dragon Ball spin-off manga Episode of Bardock has been green-lit. Read on for more details.

  • Friday October 28, 2011
  • FEATURE: Fanart Friday, Trick or Treat Edition

    I'm the kind of guy who gets full-sized candy bars for Halloween... and keeps them for himself

    In three days, the creatures of the night will rise from their graves, scrabbling at your doors for... well, candy.  That's not so bad!  After the jump check out fan-made art of your favorite characters from Phoenix Wright, Gundam Wing, Sailor Moon, Naruto and more as they get in costume and crash the party!  Plus: a chance to submit your own art for a future Fanart Friday!

  • Tuesday October 25, 2011
  • Happy Birthday, Nozawa Masako, Voice of Son Goku!

    Also the voice of Galaxy Express' Tetsuro and GeGeGe no Kitaro

    Crunchyroll News would like to extend a "kamehameha happy birthday” to Nozawa Masako, the voice of Son Goku from Dragonball and Dragonball Z! Mrs. Masako, is 75 years old today. And is the tradition at CR News, we have rounded up a selection of character-themed cakes for you to smack your lips over after the jump!

  • Saturday October 1, 2011
  • FEATURE: Fanart Friday, New and Improved Edition

    Thank you, O internet, for blessing us with these fanarts

    The internet is filled with all sorts of fanart--compositional masterpieces, amateur scribblings, weird overshares of personal information--and we're gonna show 'em all!  Well, the ones we like, anyways.  Fanart Friday is back with more from your favorite art communities--check out fan-made takes on Harley Quinn, Blue Exorcist's Okumura Rin, Tuxedo Mask and more, all after the jump.

  • Monday September 26, 2011
  • New Dragon Ball Golf Balls and "Kai" Gift Set

    Best gifts for the Holiday Season this year!

    Bridgestone Sports in Japan has announced they will release two new golf products featuring the internationally popular series Dragon Ball in October. One is "Dragon Ball X-jD", a six golf ball set with Son Goku and Piccolo's printed illustrations. The other is "Dragon Ball Kai Gift Set", a golf gift set contains the items featuring the revised version of Dragon Ball Z. More details after the jump.