The two most abundant elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity, and "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" intends to revel in the latter with a look at Space Battleship Tiramisu, a short form science fiction comedy TV anime and the final entry in our Spring 2018 Renewal. Hit the jump to blast off into space...and to learn the hazards of snacking in the cockpit of your state-of-the-art mecha.
They say you have to suffer for your art, but the heroine may take that advice a little too seriously in Comic Girls, a 2018 TV anime based on Kaori Hanzawa's humorous 4-panel comic about a dorm full of high school girls trying to make their way as professional manga artists. Join "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" as we look back at this title as part of the Spring 2018 Renewal, ababababa!
We're not dead yet, and it's time for another entry in the Spring 2018 Renewal as "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" looks back at MEGALOBOX, a visually stunning 2018 TV anime that updates the story and characters of the classic boxing manga Ashita no Joe to a gritty and grimy cyberpunk future setting. Hit the jump to come at me, bro.
"Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is off to the races with a look back at Umamusume: Pretty Derby, a 2018 TV series that is one part sports drama, one part idol anime, and three parts horse puns because the "mane" characters are a downright neigh-borly group of equine lasses who embody the spirits of championship race horses. Hit the jump to saddle up and head out.
Home is where the heart is, but it's also where all of the psychic high school girls and low-level Yakuza hang out in HINAMATSURI, a 2018 TV anime that's one part absurdist comedy and one part sentimental drama and also the subject of this week's installment of Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog's Spring 2018 Renewal. Hit the jump to learn more.
The gacha roll is coming from inside the house in Last Period: the journey to the end of the despair, a 2018 TV anime based on the smart phone RPG by Happy Elements and also the subject for the first entry in Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog's Spring 2018 Renewal. Hit the jump to learn about a series with a cute aesthetic and a jagged sense of humor.
Acclaimed Japanese illustrator Mel Kishida (Heaven's Memo Pad, Red Data Girl novel illustrations) has posted a newly-drawn illustration for an upcoming collaboration campaign between the ongoing sixth Gegege no Kitaro TV anime and Myojo Foods' popular instant noodle brand Charumera, featuring the anime's main heroine Neko Musume and the brand's mascot character Suzuneko. Check out the cute visual after the jump!
The official website for the ongoing sixth TV anime based on Shigeru Mizuki's horror/supernatural manga Gegege no Kitaro announced today that its story will enter "Seiyou Yokai-hen" (Western Yokai Arc) from its upcoming 27th episode "Shuurai!! Backbeard-gundan" (Invasion!! Backbeard Corps) to be aired in Japan on October 7. Hit the jump for more details including a new key visual.
To celebrate Luka Urushibara's birthday on August 30, Akiba Shrine, a 150-year-old Shinto shrine located in Akihabara, holds a special collaboration event with the Steins;Gate franchise for nine days from tomorrow to September 7. The shrine is one of the models for Yanagibashi Shrine that he lives in the story. Hit the jump for more details.
5pb Records' official YouTube channel has started streaming a 100-second short version music video for 41-year-old voice actress/singer Asami Imai's 19th solo single song "World-Line" to be released on August 29. The song has been used as the second ED theme for the ongoing TV anime Steins;Gate 0, and she has voiced the main heroine Kurisu Makise in the Steins;Gate game/anime franchise. Check out her singing voice after the jump!
Kotobukiya has listed Kurisu Makise -Antinomic Dual-, a new 1/8 scale PVC figure of the main heroine of 5pb. and Nitroplus's video game franchise Steins;Gate, for a December 2018 release. The 245 mm-tall item faithfully recreates her style based on the original character designer huke's taste. Check out her details after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming stage play adaptation of Satoshi Miyakawa (story) and Kei Ito (art)'s sci-fi comedy manga Uchu Senkan Tiramisu/Space Battleship Tiramisu has revealed a key visual featuring the two Ichinose brothers, Subaru and Isuzu, along with six cast visuals in their character costumes. Check out the latest visuals after the jump!
The official website for singer nano has posted a new artist photo and a music video for her 9th single song "Utsushiyo no Yume" (Dreams of This World). Her first Japanese-taste rock tune featuring the sounds of shamisen (a lute instrument with three strings) and shakuhachi (bamboo-flute) is used as the 2nd OP theme for the TV anime Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits-. Check out her new sound after the jump!
The official Twitter for the TV anime Hisone to Masotan/Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan had been asking the fans to post sky photos to produce an original music video for its OP theme song "Shoujo wa Ano Sora wo Wataru" (A Girl Crosses That Sky) by Riko Fukumoto since last month. The video featuring various flying scenes is finally posted on YouTube today. See the dragons in the beautiful sceneries after the jump!