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.
Sometimes it seems like the whole world is going bananas, and "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is channeling that same chaotic energy with a look back at the Summer 2017 short-form comedy TV anime, AHO-GIRL. Hit the jump to go fully empty-headed.
"Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is heading back to the Summer season of 2015 for a look at a high school drama that posits that chunibyo isn't actually a delusion, so hit the jump to join us as we check out the original TV anime known as Charlotte.
Summer is here, and so its only natural for fans' thoughts to turn to mecha and magical girls, and so "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is having its own mini-Summer Revival with a look back at GRANBELM, an original fantasy TV anime from the Summer 2019 season that combines a cute moe aesthetic with a heaping helping of heavy philosophy. Hit the jump to join us on a trip to magical dimensions for a wizard's duel.
We're too cool for school and ready to hunt some pesky Phantoms as "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" reminisces about Kyoto Animation's Winter 2016 output with a look back at Myriad Colors Phantom World. Hit the jump to pet Schrödinger's Cat and dive into a world of mind-over-matter.
And you thought your romantic relationship was trouble? This month Crunchyroll is celebrating the works of Kyoto Animation, and so "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" checks out the dragon-sized difficulties in love and family life in the Winter 2017 TV anime, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid. Hit the jump to learn more.
What do you get when you cross military otakudom, moe aesthetics, slapstick comedy, and sports anime heart? You get something like GIRLS und PANZER, an original TV anime from the Fall 2012 season with direction by Tsutomu Mizushima and animation production by Actas. Hit the jump to join "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" as we look back at this gem of a series.
With the current Fall season concluding, it's time to make some summer memories with a look back at Ano Natsu de Matteru, a Winter 2012 TV anime about teenage romance, amateur film-making, and close encounters with extra-terrestrial tourists. Hit the jump to beam up.
In the mood for something magical? "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" has got you covered as we look back at Flying Witch, a TV anime from the Spring 2016 season based on the supernatural comedy manga by Chihiro Ishizuka about a somewhat flighty apprentice witch who moves to the Japanese countryside to live with her cousins and continue studying her craft. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Spring 2019 Renewal is overseeing a meeting of hearts and minds and other less savory body parts with a look at Sarazanmai, a Spring 2019 anime from the mind of the infamous Kunihiko Ikuhara which focuses on otters, kappa, and the exquisite agony of human relationships. Hit the jump to learn more, dish.
Love (and comedy) is in the air as the Spring 2019 Renewal by "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" takes a look back at Senryu Girl, a TV anime about a unique young lady who expresses herself exclusively through a form of 5-7-5 syllable poetry. Hit the jump to learn more.