There's no need be embarrassed because everyday high school life is fun and educational in Please tell me! Galko-chan, a 2016 short-form comedy anime and the subject of this week's installment of "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog." Hit the jump to learn all about the struggles of adolescence and how appearances can be deceiving.
Good anime can be as comforting as a home-cooked meal, and this week "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is getting in the healing spirit of things with a look back at sweetness & lightning, a gourmet family comedy TV anime from 2016 about a recent widower who learns to cook for the sake of his young daughter. Hit the jump to learn more.
Don't touch that dial, folks! "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is interrupting your regularly scheduled programming for a retrospective on the food, fantasy, and fun of Princess Connect! Re: Dive, the April 2020 TV anime based on the smartphone RPG by Cygames that is now available with an English language release from Crunchyroll Games. Hit the jump to chow down on adventures with the Gourmet Guild.
Young love means never having to say "I'm sorry for stabbing you with a sword made of my own blood," and this week "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is looking back at the supernatural mayhem and romantic comedy antics of the fall 2013 light novel to TV anime adaptation, Beyond the Boundary. Hit the jump to learn more.
All aboard the most moe military ship on all of the seven seas! This week "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is setting sail for adventure with a look back at High School Fleet, a spring 2016 TV anime about a group of high school girls whose academic curriculum involves piloting a destroyer-class ship on search-and-rescue missions. Hit the jump to weigh anchor.
We're ringing in the not-so-far-off future year of 2021 with a look back at Anime-Gataris, a comedy TV anime from the Fall season of 2017 that's all about celebrating anime and pushing the bounaries of meta-textual humor beyond their breaking point. Hit the jump to learn more.
What happens when you mix heroic martial arts struggles with the art of Chinese cuisine? You get True Cooking Master Boy, a Fall 2019 TV anime based on the gourmet battle by Etsushi Ogawa and also the subject of this week's installment of "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog". Hit the jump to learn all about the adventures of the world's youngest Super Chef and his efforts to prevent the evil cooking underworld from obtaining kitchen utensils of unspeakable power.
There's a saying in the Japanese business world that translates to "the customer is God," and this week "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is exploring a series that takes that phrase literally as we look back at the fox-girl filled fall 2017 TV anime, KONOHANA KITAN. Hit the jump to learn more.
If there's one thing we're thankful for in the coming year, it's for the return of Laid-Back Camp to Japanese TV for a second season, and to celebrate "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is taking a look at the winter 2018 TV anime based on afro's manga about cute girls enjoying the rustic outdoor life. Hit the jump to learn more.
Order up! This week on "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog", we're digging in with a summer 2017 TV anime that is one part high-concept fantasy and three parts gourmet food as we check out Restaurant to Another World. Hit the jump to chow down.
Everyone's got something to sell in this dog-eat-dog world, but "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is here to round out the Halloween season with something that we offer for free: a look back at The Laughing Salesman, a 2017 TV anime with a penchant for the uncanny and a sense of humor that's as grim as a gravestone. Hit the jump to learn more.
During the Halloween season, sometimes it's better to out-source your spookiness to online retailers, and this week "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is looking back at Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood., a Fall 2018 TV anime about a N.E.E.T. Nosferatu who spends entirely too much time browsing the internet and being a gigantic anime nerd. Hit the jump to learn more.
It's the Halloween season, and that can only mean one thing: it's time to join the School Living Club on tons of fun adventures while living at school! Hit the jump to join "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" as we celebrate the five year anniversary of SCHOOL-LIVE! with a spoiler-free retrospective that explores the survival horror series and its themes.
It's a comedy! It's a romance! It's a drama! It's a high concept science fiction story! It's ISLAND, a TV anime from the Summer 2018 season based on the visual novel by Frontwing, and it's also the subject of this week's installment of "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog", the column that looks back on older shows that fans may have missed the first time around. Hit the jump to learn more.