Kōtarō Isaka is a Japanese novelist with a formidable resume. He has written 25 novels, 15 short story collections, had film adaptations made of his work in both Japan and South Korea, and his work is now making a splash stateside with Sony Pictures' Bullet Train, a recently debuted film that adapts his novel Maria Beetle. We had the opportunity to interview the prolific author about his literary career, writing the novel Maria Beetle, and how it felt to have his work adapted into a major Hollywood motion picture! Hit the jump to read more.
hololive production's recently announced group of English-speaking VTubers, HOLOSTARS Engilsh -TEMPUS-, are coming to Crunchyroll Expo! The members of holoTEMPUS will be appearing as a part of the holoMEET experience. Learn more about the members and their involvement in CRX by hitting the jump!
ATARASHII GAKKO! are taking over the world, and it's only a matter of time before you are conquered by their unique choreography and fascinating mixture of cute and abrasive. Ahead of their performance at SDCC as part of the Crunchyroll Concert Series, we had the opportunity to interview AG! about their style, how they shoot music videos, and their favorite anime and manga. Hit the jump for more!
In partnership with our friends over at Square-Enix manga, we are proud to publish an interview with Okura, the creator of I Think Our Son Is Gay and That Blue Sky Feeling! We talked with Okura about both of these series, the importance of depicting support systems for LGBTQ characters, and the creative drive to depict gay characters living a happy, comfortable life. Hit the jump to read the full interview followed by an excerpt from Chapter 1 of I Think Our Son Is Gay!
Anime is an extremely special medium. It touches our hearts in a way nothing else can, and there are fans all across the world who love and interact with it in a way no other type of entertainment can compare to. Recently, an organization called Nerd Otaku brought the film Jujutsu Kaisen 0 to theaters in Zambia. We had the absolute pleasure of interviewing founding members Dennis Banda and Olga Rondo Shinondo about how a small Facebook group grew into a professional organization that holds conventions, hosts meetups, and brings anime to the silver screen.
Boys Run the Riot mangaka Keito Gaku talks with us about the streetwear, his inspirations, and the power of support networks in this exclusive interview!
To celebrate the recent release of the soundtrack to Fanfare of Adolescence, we had the pleasure of interviewing composer Hiroyuki Sawano! Hit the jump to read about his use of English lyrics, how he became involved with the project, and his core philosophy for composing this soundtrack.
Sony Music and Milan Records will soon be releasing the soundtrack for this season's Fanfare of Adolescence, and ahead of the drop date, they were kind enough to let us premiere two of the songs! Hit the jump to take a listen to the songs "Fanfare of Adolescence" and "RUSH", accompanied by commentary from the composer, Hiroyuki Sawano, the giant behind the music of Kill la Kill, Attack on Titan, and more!
Anime rapper GameboyJones creates art by fusing the worlds of hip hop and anime. We had the pleasure of sitting down with him for an exclusive interview! Hit the jump to read about his influences, his work process, and his thoughts on the magical connection between rap and anime.
Last season's Love of Kill introduced us to a world of suspenseful romance and romantic suspense. We had the opportunity to talk with Yokou Satou, the character designer and chief animation director for the Love of Kill anime about the process of character design, the animation process in general, and what it was like to bring Fe's characters to life through animation. Hit the jump to read more!
Hakos Baelz is the embodiment of Chaos itself and a member of hololive English -Council-, the newest generation of VTubers to join the English lineup of hololive! The idol rat herself shared her oTp 10 anime with us and we are excited to publish them for all to see! Hit the jump and take a look.
Nanashi Mumei is the Guardian of Civilization as well as one of the members of Hololive EN's newest generation, -Council-. We had the opportunity to speak with her about her experience monitoring human civilization and streaming as a VTuber. Hit the jump for more!
VTubers have taken over the world, but one of the coolest things about them is that every single one is unique! We had the opportunity to talk with VTuber Ironmouse about her career as a VTuber, the everyday life of being Satan, and the amazing ways that VTubing has changed her life forever. Hit the jump to read more!
Tony Weaver Jr. is a creator and educator using the power of manga and comics to empower young people. We had the chance to talk with the creator of The Uncommons and head of Weird Enough Productions about his experience running the organization, his favorite anime, and that special feeling you get when the shonen OP hits. Hit the jump to read more!
The votes are in and tallied and now it's time for what everyone has been waiting for — it's time to reveal the winners of this year's Anime Awards! With so many amazing series and films, the competition was fierce, but the dust is settled and we have winners for each category. Hit the jump to meet this year's winners!