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    Thursday December 29, 2016
  • Crunchyroll Adds "Gabriel DropOut" to Winter Anime Simulcasts

    Starts 1/9 at 8:00am PST

    Lo! A new batch of simulcast announcements are set to issue forth at Crunchyroll today and the first (but not the last) to crow about is Gabriel DropOut, based on the heavenly comedy manga by Ukami. Read on for full details!

  • Tuesday December 27, 2016
  • Downtown Tokyo Invaded by Pac-Man Rickshaw

    Bandai Namco promotion ran from 12/23 to 12/25

    From December 23 to Christmas day, a familiar classic video game character could be found scurrying passengers around Tokyo’s historic Asakusa district as Bandai-Namco offered lucky people a ride on a Pac-Man rickshaw. Hit the jump for a full video report!

  • Wednesday December 21, 2016
  • Crunchyroll Adds "Giant Gorg" to Anime Catalog

    Classic SF series begins streaming tonight at 7pm PST

    It’s always a thrill when a stone-cold classic from the golden age of anime suddenly becomes available in the Crunchyroll catalog… and the latest stunner is 1984’s Giant Gorg, directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko of Mobile Suit Gundam fame. Read on for full details!

  • Crunchyroll to Stream "Koro Sensei Quest!" Anime (UPDATED)

    Streams Thursdays at 8:40am PST

    Hark! New anime announcement time! Koro Sensei Quest! – a new series based on the Assassination Classroom spin-off manga of the same name – is coming soon to Crunchyroll (and Funimation to boot). Read on for full details! UPDATED 1/4

  • A Legend Awakens in the New Trailer for "ZERO -DRAGON BLOOD-"

    New mini-series from the GARO Projects debuts on 1/6

    ZERO -DRAGON BLOOD- is a new tokusatsu mini-series spun off from the live-action GARO franchise, where supernatural superheroes battle a universe of demons and darkness, and is set to debut soon on Japanese TV. Watch the new preview, complete with English subs, after the jump!

  • Tuesday December 20, 2016
  • Tokyo's Life-Sized Gundam Rings in the Holidays with Dazzling Light Show

    Famed tourist attraction to shut down in March 2017

    The famed life-sized Gundam located in Tokyo’s Odaiba area will soon be taken down and thrown into mothballs, but the big guy is going out in holiday style with an epic Christmas illumination show to boggle your eyeballs. Video footage, plus another Gundam themed clip, after the jump!

  • Friday December 16, 2016
  • Giant Monsters Attack in the New Trailer for "Ultraman Orb The Origin Saga"

    Debuts on Amazon Prime Japan on 12/26

    Can’t get enough prequels in your life lately? No worries. Ultraman Orb The Origin Series has got you covered in the form a new 12-episode series that serves as the backstory for the ongoing Ultraman Orb series. Hit the jump for the new trailer, full of rubber monsters and wild tokusatsu action!

  • Thursday December 15, 2016
  • Crunchyroll Adds "Chain Chronicle - The Light of Haecceitas –" Anime

    Begins streaming tomorrow 12/16

    Hark! A savage battle cry has sounded, “More new anime on Crunchyroll!” Thus, the saga of Chain Chronicle - The Light of Haecceitas – based on the popular video game from Sega, begins streaming tomorrow 12/16. Read on for full details!


  • Wednesday December 7, 2016
  • Super Sentai! New Image Revealed for “Uchuu Sentai Kyuuranger”

    41st entry in the long-running franchise begins Feb, 2017

    Fans of spandex-clad Japanese superheroes, rejoice! There’s a new series in the long-running Super Sentai series due early next year in the form of Toei’s Uchuu Sentai Kyuuranger. A new promo image has just appeared that shows off full reveals for all 9 (count ‘em) good guys on this powerful team of rangers. Enjoy after the jump!

  • Tuesday November 15, 2016
  • Crunchyroll Adds "Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V" to Anime Catalog

    The dueling gets real starting today at 4pm PST

    Get ready to Action Duel! Starting today, Crunchyroll begins streaming Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, the fourth main entry in the utterly unstoppable Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise! Read on for full details!


  • Friday November 11, 2016
  • Bang Your Head to the New Preview for "BABYMETAL Live at Wembley"

    New live album on sale 12/9

    Those diabolical monsters of rock known as BABYMETAL are set to release a live album to commemorate their historic concert at the UK’s famed Wembley arena, which kicked off their infernal 2016 world tour earlier this year. To crank start the hype machine, the trio of terror has now released a promo video full of band footage and apocalyptic foreboding. Watch after the jump!

  • Tuesday November 8, 2016
  • Pac-Man Meets Kamen Rider in New Superhero Film Trailer

    "Kamen Rider Heisei Generations" Opens 12/10 in Japan

    It’s eye-popping action (and 8-bit game nostalgia) galore as the might and power of Japanese superheroes implores the crowds to line up and grab tickets for the new movie Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Rider. Watch the trailer after the jump!

  • Thursday November 3, 2016
  • Crunchyroll Adds "Kuroko's Basketball: Winter Cup Highlights - Shadow and Light" to Anime Catalog

    Part one of compilation film trilogy launches today, 11/3, at 5pm PST

    The World Series was only the beginning! Now sports fans and anime fans (and sports anime fans…) can enjoy the excitement of Kuroko's Basketball: Winter Cup Highlights - Shadow and Light on Crunchyroll! Read on for full details about this compilation movie, which is the first in a film trilogy.

  • Fall In Furry Love With "MOFU MOFU ☆DOGS", Japan's Akita Inu Idols!

    November 1st is Dog's Day in Japan

    Japan’s Akita prefecture has delivered something strange, terrifying, and totally delightful to help promote tourism to their area: an human-animal hybrid idol group made out of the region’s famed Akita Inu dogs! Enjoy the brain-busting English subtitled video after the jump!

  • Inside Tokyo's First Russian Maid Cafe

    Crowdfunding campaign leads to new hangout for anime fans

    After becoming obsessed with anime and manga in her native country, Anastasia Reznikova set her sights on opening a Russian-themed maid café in Tokyo, Japan. Now, the resulting establishment, named ItaCafe, is open for business. Hit the jump for a video report!