Summer may be winding down, but youth springs eternal in Asobi Asobase -workshop of fun -, a comedy anime based on the seinen manga about three perfectly ordinary (and not completely deranged) young ladies creating a club devoted to traditional Japanese pastimes at their high school and also the latest installment in the "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" Summer 2018 Revival. Hit the jump to learn more about shogi, butt lasers, and the occasional voodoo curse.
What better way to ring in the Halloween season than with SPOOKY cookies that will turn even the sternest school administrator into a cookie loving zombie of a person? The girls from Asobi Asobase have got us covered, so this week I'm teaching you how to decorate your cookies to get the desired effect. Click through to get started decorating today!
Can you believe the new season's already here?! There's still plenty to look back on, though, as CR's editorial team gets together to discuss their favorite anime from the Summer 2018 season! Were any of their favorites your favorites? Hit the jump to find out!
Light or dark. Good or evil. Happy or sad. Each anime this season is showing its true colors so, if you're not still with it, you might never be. Hit the jump for the best clips from last week's episodes!
Asobi Asobase - workshop of fun - is one of this season's most gut-bustingly good shows, in no small part because of the hilariously over-the-top expressions in its repetoire. But what really is a face, anyway? Hit the jump below to find out the answer once and for all!
Astute fans have already observed that the contents of Asobi Asobase - workshop of fun - don't entirely match the wrapper, and now the entire Internet has a chance to experience this dissonance of form and function with the full length music videos of the show's opening and ending themes. Hit the jump to check them out.
A ton of newcomers are starting up this season which means even more digging than normal to find an anime you will truly love. Fortunately summer has brought the heat and there are a ton of good sports, comedy, and action series that you can catch right from the beginning. Hit the jump for some of the best premieres of Summer 2018!
This year's July 16 is "Umi no Hi/Marine Day," a Japanese national holiday to give thanks to the ocean's bounty. To celebrate it, the official Japanese website for the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Rin Suzukawa's comedy manga Asobi Asobase now displays a special art of its three protagonist girls: Hanako Honda, Olivia, and Kasumi Nomura in swimsuit, for one day only. Check it out after the jump!
The last few weeks have been great if you're a connoisseur of openings and endings. Each new series also means an OP and ED to discuss, critique, and rank. If the huge number of new anime seems daunting, never fear! I've taken the greatest OPs and EDs and brought them together. Hit the jump for the best openings and endings of Summer 2018!
Each new anime season comes with an impossible onslaught of premieres in every conceivable genre. Luckily, I just so happened to watch all those premieres, and have plenty of recommendations for every palette. Let's dive into the new season and find some fresh shows to enjoy!