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    Sunday August 21, 2016
  • FEATURE - The Magical World of Geek and Otaku Tattoos

    New book, "Japanese Tattoos", on sale now

    If you’re a regular visitor to Crunchyroll News, odds are that you love anime. A lot. But is that burning passion enough to make you permanently mark yourself with an image of your favorite character? Some folks featured in the new book “Japanese Tattoos: History * Culture * Design” have already taken the plunge. After the jump, enjoy some photos and excerpts from this amazing new pager turner!

  • Tuesday August 16, 2016
  • Full Music Video for "Mob Psycho 100" Ending Theme Appears Online

    "Refrain Boy" by ALL OFF on sale 8/31

    Fresh from their appearance at Otakon, Japanese rockers ALL OFF have delievered the full music video for “Refrain Boy”, the ending theme to the 100 Mob Psycho anime. Watch the clip, and get a look at the new cover art for the single, after the jump!

     

  • Saturday August 13, 2016
  • Crunchyroll to Stream "Nanbaka" Anime!

    Adaptation of Sho Futamata's manga begins this fall

    Here’s a big announcement made at the Crunchyroll panel at Otakon earlier today: Nanbaka, based on the prison action comedy manga by Sho Futamata will begin streaming this fall! Read on for more details!

  • Wednesday August 10, 2016
  • Things Get Wet and Wild at Japan's "Pikachu Outbreak"!

    Annual event runs until 8/14

    The annual Pikachu Outbreak event has struck Japan’s again, resulting in a swarm of yellow dancing furry creatures running amok in Tokyo’s Yokohama area. Watch a video report on the mayhem after the jump! 

  • Tuesday August 9, 2016
  • Neo-Tokyo Explodes in New CGI Tribute to "AKIRA" Anime

    "This fan film is a tribute to the greatest movie motorcycle ever put on film"

    Videographer Brad Kermer and his pal Dean Fowler have spent the last few years toiling away on a CGI trailer inspired by Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 anime masterpiece AKIRA. Now, after countless hours of rendering and modeling, the dazzling finished work is yours to enjoy! Watch after the jump!

  • Thursday August 4, 2016
  • Crunchyroll Adds English Dub of “GTO - The Animation” to Catalog

    Live today at 5pm PST

    Rub-A-Dub-Dub… the English-language dub of GTO - The Animation joins the Crunchyroll library today! The subtitled version of the 1999-2000 series is already available on site, but now you can enjoy Great Teacher Onizuka’s misadventures in a whole new lingua franca. Read on for more details after the jump!

  • Cosplayers Visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Office in Japan

    World Cosplay Summit now underway in Nagoya, Japan

    The World Cosplay Summit is now underway in Nagoya! And as part of the festivities, a group of eight cosplayers from around the globe paid a visit to the hallowed halls of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs! Watch a reel of video highlights after the jump!

  • Tuesday August 2, 2016
  • Crunchyroll Adds "Gakuen Heaven" to Anime Catalog

    All 13 episodes go live today at 4pm PST

    Crunchyroll’s ever expanding back catalog of anime gets a +1 today in the form of Gakuen Heaven, a 13 episode anime from 2006 based on the popular PC game by SPRAY. Read on for full details!

  • Wednesday July 27, 2016
  • What It's Like Playing "Pokémon Go" in Tokyo

    10 million downloads on first day of launch in Japan

    Pokémon Go! Perhaps you’ve heard of it before! Now that the game of the century has launched in Japan, it’s time to get a glimpse of what it’s like hunting down virtual critters in Tokyo hotspots like Akihabara and the Odaiba Gundam! Watch after the jump!

  • Tuesday July 26, 2016
  • Crunchyroll Adds "Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie" to Catalog!

    Live today at 4pm PST

    Grab some quarters and get ready to shout “Hadouken!” That 1994 anime classic known as Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie begins streaming on Crunchyroll today in both subbed and dubbed versions! Read on for full details!

     

     

  • Thursday July 21, 2016
  • "HYPERSONIC music club" Artist Hiroyuki-Mitsume Takahashi to Attend 2016 JPOP SUMMIT

    At Fort Mason in San Francisco 7/23-7/24

    HYPERSONIC music club is Crunchyroll’s original web comic, and this weekend, artist and designer Hiroyuki-Mitsume Takahashi will be attending the JPOP SUMMIT in San Francisco as a special guest. Full details on his appearance here!

     

  • Tuesday July 19, 2016
  • New Trailer for "Godzilla Resurgence" Stomps Into View

    Opens 7/29 in Japan

    The Big G’s new film, Shin Gojira, written and co-directed by Hideaki Anno of Evangelion fame, opens next week, so a new trailer featuring lots of mass destruction, military weaponry, and one very big unstoppable monster has appeared! Watch after the jump!

  • Thursday July 14, 2016
  • Character Posters for "Power Rangers" Movie Reboot Unleashed

    Opens March 24, 2017

    Just in time for Comic Con, portrait style posters for the cast of the upcoming Power Rangers movie have arrived to shout “It’s Morphin’ Time!” at. Get a good look at all look at all five new principal actors after the jump!

  • Friday July 8, 2016
  • Crunchyroll Adds "Ultraman Orb"!

    Launches today, July 8, at 7pm PT

    There’s more… much more… to Crunchyroll’s summer simulcasts than just the latest anime. And today, Ultraman Orb, the latest in Tsuburaya Production’s long-running, live-action, monster-mashing Ultra series begins streaming! Read on for full details!

  • Thursday July 7, 2016
  • Launch Date and Regions Announced for "Alderamin on the Sky" Anime on Crunchyroll!

    Starts tomorrow 7/8 at 10:30am PT

    Another title previously announced at the Crunchyroll Summer ROLLOUT special, we finally have more info for you regarding the upcoming stream for Alderamin on the Sky, a new anime based on Bokuto Uno's fantasy light novels featuring animation by studio Madhouse. Read on for full details!