“We have a responsibility to teach and help grow the next generation. Otherwise, the anime industry won’t have a future.” Those words come from Kazuki Sunami the Managing Director at CoMix Wave Films, the company that helped to produce Makoto Shinkai’s smash hit anime film Your Name. In the concluding part of our interview with Sunami he recalls the whirlwind success of Your Name, and shares his thoughts on what might come next for the anime industry at large. Enjoy after the jump!
Director Makoto Shinkai delivered a blockbuster hit in 2016 with his anime film Your Name. Now, the 45 year old filmmaker is being honored with a retrospective exhibition at the prestigious National Art Center in Tokyo. In part one of an exclusive interview, Kazuki Sunami – Managing Director at CoMix Wave Films – recalls the early days and struggles of working together with Shinkai and the journey leading up to Your Name. Enjoy after the jump!
In part two of our interview with Recovery of an MMO Junkie producer Satoshi Taira, we get a behind the scenes peek at some of the challenges involved with adapting a web manga into an anime, along with some of the innovative ways that this series was distributed in Japan. All this, plus Satoshi Taira’s favorite character, after the jump!
What does an anime producer actually do? How is web manga changing the way that anime gets made? In this exclusive interview, Satoshi Taira is one of the producers of Recovery of an MMO Junkie takes us behind the scenes of this fall 2017 anime hit. Read on for more!
Celebrated Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer) arrived in San Francisco recently for a screening of Blade of the Immortal, his 100th title as director. After the jump, Miike discusses the challenges of adapting different media for film, working with superstar Takuya Kimura, and hitting triple digits as a director
The new season of anime offers a rough treatment for internet addition as EVIL OR LIVE, the latest series from anime studio EMON, is set to being streaming tomorrow! Read on for full details!
Yum! Your favorite five personifications of popular Japanese rice brands are coming back to Crunchyroll this season as Love Rice 2 is slated to begin streaming tomorrow! Hit the jump for full details!
Crunchyroll’s industry panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta has wrapped up, which means it is now time to let you know about a pair of new simulcasts that have just been announced: SENGOKU NIGHT BLOOD and Love is Like a Cocktail are set to begin streaming on CR starting early next week! Read on for full details!
The Crunchyroll-Funimation partnership continues to deliver anime classics into the CR catalog, and today’s titles are Welcome to the N-H-K, Is this a Zombie? of the Dead, along with Ai Yori Aoshi and Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi! Read on for full details!
Previously announced last summer, we now have full details for you on Crunchyroll’s upcoming stream of Black Clover, the next series from Studio Pierrot and TV TOKYO: the team that brought you Naruto. Also, the crazed comedy hijinks of Mr. Osomatsu are returning to CR for a second season this fall. Read on for more info!
The fall season of anime is shaping up to be a bumper crop this year as Crunchyroll today announces a slew of new series that it will share streaming duties with in tandem with Funimation. Read on for more info about “Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond” "A Sister's All You Need", "King's Game", "KONOHANA KITAN", "Code: Realize ～Guardian of Rebirth～", "Anime-Gataris" and “Love Live! Sunshine!! 2nd Season”!
Blade Runner Black Out 2022 is a new animated short, which serves as a prologue for the upcoming feature film Blade Runner 2049… and Crunchyroll and VRV are the first places you’ll get a chance to see it! Blade Runner Black Out 2022 is also getting a star-studded world premiere in Tokyo, Japan and Crunchyroll will be giving YOU access to that as well! Read on for full details!
Hold onto your hats! Fall season anime announcements have begun roaring out of Crunchyroll! So here’s a heck of a way to kick things off: Dies irae, based on the hit visual novel published by Light, is set to begin streaming soon! Read on for more info!
Blade Runner Black Out 2022 is a new and highly-anticipated anime short, directed by Cowboy Bebop’s Shinichiro Watanabe, which serves as a prologue for the upcoming feature film Blade Runner 2049… and Crunchyroll and VRV are the first places you’ll get a chance to watch it! Read on for full details! (Updated with new launch time!)
Bust out a bag of microwave popcorn and dim the lights! The movies explode on Crunchyroll today with the addition of Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers and A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion. Read on for full details!