We go down memory lane and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the classic Youtube video "Supercut - Every Anime Opening Ever Made" and even speak with the creator of the video about how he made it and how he feels looking back on it today! Read more after the jump!
The classic "jock vs nerd" conflict of high school is a false dichotomy, especially if you're a self-proclaimed "nerd with muscles," much like professional football player Mike Daniels, who talks about his lifelong love of anime in a short documentary feature produced by Crunchyroll. Hit the jump to check it out.
Have you ever wondered how our cool localized anime titles are made? A new video from the Crunchyroll YouTube channel walks you through it, featuring the designers themselves! Look behind the scenes of the design process for The Quintessential Quintuplets, Rent-a-Girlfriend, and more after the jump.
Anime and manga are over-flowing with tales of yokai, strange and spiritual creatures with weird appearances and even more bizarre behavior, and in an episode from the first season of Anime Academy, Crunchyroll takes viewers on a short tour of things that go bump in the night ... and sometimes things that go bump in the daytime, too! Hit the jump to check it out.
The NBA playoffs are currently underway, and now's a great time to revisit the history of Slam Dunk — a hugely popular, classic sports manga by Takehiko Inoue and its TV anime adaptation which arguably changed the course of basketball in Japan. Hit the jump to join Anime Explained, a video essay series produced by Crunchyroll, as it delves deep into a story of art imitating life and vice versa.
The Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan is re-opening to the general public on September 05, 2020, and there's no time like the present to take another look at the landmark animated works of Hayao Miyazaki that have won critical acclaim and fan adulation all over the world. Hit the jump to join Tim Lyu and Crunchyroll's Anime Explained video essay series as they explore how Miyazaki uses music and sound in his films with a close examination of the classic 1984 animated environmental film, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
You may have heard his music on stage and screen. You may have seen his acting in films like Kong: Skull Island and the live-action Bleach film. You may have seen him perform on tour or anime conventions. But did you know that "samurai guitarist" singer/songwriter/actor MIYAVI has been a big anime fan since he was a kid and that his love of the medium has influenced his music and style? Hit the jump to find out more in a Q&A interview video where MIYAVI explores his anime roots.
The Tokyo One Piece Tower exhibition may have concluded its five-year run back in July of 2020, but the One Piece Cafe Mugiwara collaboration restaurant is still sailing strong, and recently Crunchyroll toured the premises to discover what a truly piratical dining experience looks like. Hit the jump to check it out in video form.
From folktales of time-lost fishermen to stories of modern-day shut-ins shunted to magical worlds, the fantastical subgenre known as isekai has a long and storied history stretching from the very beginnings of the anime industry up to modern times. And now an in-depth episode of Anime Explained — a video essay series produced by Crunchyroll — tackles the origins, development, and influences of isekai. Hit the jump to check it out.
With the second season of Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- in full swing, there's no better time than the present to learn a litlte bit about WHITE FOX, the animation studio responsible for adapting the popular isekai fantasy light novel series, and that's exactly the focus for an episode of Anime Academy, Crunchyroll's educational YouTube series. Hit the jump to check it out.