It's summer, one of our favorite times to watch anime! This season, Crunchyroll's simulcasting 50 different anime series - that's around 17 hours of new anime to watch every week. With so much to watch, what are the favorites? What should you be watching that you’ve been missing out on?? Let's go AMERICAS!!
Recently, a Japanese post listing female fans' favorite male characters from the late 70s got almost nine thousand retweets. This prompted otaku data aggregator @kasumi1973 to go back to work. After their chart of the top anime female characters, compiled from the Annual Anime Grand Prix by Animage, the first non-industry magazine about anime and manga, this time, they sampled the list of top male characters through the decades. Check out the results after the jump.
We've shown off maps of the US, Canada, and Australia, and now it's Europe's turn! Our latest map shows the most popular current-season anime in each of Europe's countries--did your favorite make the list? Hit the jump to find out!
Launched in 1978, Animage was the first non-industry magazine about anime and manga. And, In 1979/1980, it introduced an Annual Anime Grand Prix in which readers voted for their favorites. Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine, launched in 1985, launched their own awards, voted by readers for 2011. Shortly before compiling that amazing age chart, @kasumi1973 constructed one for ALL their leading ladies.
The otaku passion for data and taxonomy found an interesting outlet this week. @kasumi1973, a veteran fan with a career, family and interest in charting anime stats took up the challenge of finding anime characters at every age between 0 and 100 years old. Of course, there are plenty of characters in their mid-teen's, but things got a bit esoteric as they moved into the later years. Still, they almost succeeded. Check out the results after the jump.
What new simulcasts are exciting the anime-watching world? Here at Crunchyroll, we’re here to help you find out!! Below, we have a map highlighting the top new simulcast on our site for every state or territory in the fine country of Australia!!
If you're interested in the anime industry, this season's Shirobako anime about making anime is mandatory viewing. And, if you're watching the series and wondered how much the harried staff at Musashino Animation are taking home at the end of the day... when they do actually managed to get home, a helpful infographic puts it all in perspective. Get a look after the jump.
If you follow anime, you have some sense of the break down of how much of the medium is based on manga, visual novels, books (light novels mostly) and games, but this week, a redditor findingmadoka posted their tabulations and charts of how much anime is based on each category of source material. Get a look of how his has evolved since 2000 after the jump.
Here's a fun way to survey the field of winter 2013 anime. Japanese fans have put together a rogue's gallery of representative student characters from the starting or upcoming anime. Get a look after the jump.
A new infographic looks at the history of Gundam works, down to the often forgotten live action feature G-Saviour, and singles out which heroines are the winners and which are the losers. See if you agree with the assessments and outcomes after the jump!
Yeah, it's been two days since we posted a Visual Guide to Winter Anime, and most of those series haven't started yet, but, seriously, we're not trolling. That upcoming season is shaping up to be an interesting one, packed with continuations, superheroes and zombies. Get a preview after the jump.
The winter anime season is being finalized with Symphogear, Aquarion EVOL and Inu x Boku SS being slotted... well, actually with specials like Lupin III: Chi no Kokuin Ein no Mermaid and OVAs like IS: Infinite Stratos Encore: Koi ni Kogareru Sextet, it's already happening. After the jump, check out the excitement of the coming months.
If you're in a part of the US that just got slapped by a Halloween trick of a snow storm, then you're probably already in a winter state of mind. However, while there's likely to be bad weather ahead, from Kenshin, K-on! and Berserk movies to Black Rock Shooter and New Prince of Tennis TV series, there's also a promising slate of anime set to debut this winter. Pick your prospective treats in the visual guide to the season after the jump!