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    Friday October 9, 2020
  • FEATURE: Happy 10th Anniversary To Every Anime Opening Ever Made (The Video)

    Let's celebrate one of the classic anime community videos from ten years ago!

    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!

  • Wednesday September 30, 2020
  • FEATURE: Professional NFL Player Mike Daniels Talks Anime Fandom

    Mini-documentary explores how Japanese animation has influenced athlete's life, family, and career

    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.

  • Friday September 18, 2020
  • VIDEO: Adapting Anime Logos into English!

    See how Rent-a-Girlfriend, The Quintessential Quintuplets, and more got their localized logos

    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 QuintupletsRent-a-Girlfriend, and more after the jump.

  • Wednesday October 7, 2020
  • FEATURE: Anime Academy Gets Medium Spooky with a Yokai Primer

    Crunchyroll's educational YouTube series explores the strange creatures of Japanese myth and folklore

    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.

  • Tuesday September 29, 2020
  • FEATURE: Anime Explained Hits the Hoops with a History of Slam Dunk

    Video essay explores the interplay between sports manga and real-life basketball in Japan

    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.

  • Wednesday September 2, 2020
  • FEATURE: Anime Explained Celebrates the Music & Sound Design of Studio Ghibli

    Video essay examines the efforts of composer Joe Hisaishi with a close look at Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

    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.

  • Tuesday September 1, 2020
  • FEATURE: Samurai Guitarist MIYAVI Recalls His Anime Roots

    Singer/songwriter MIYAVI discusses his artistic influences and the hope music inspires

    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.

  • Monday August 31, 2020
  • FEATURE: Crunchyroll Chows Down at Cafe Mugiwara in Tokyo

    One Piece collaboration cafe in Tokyo Tower offers a unique menu, manga reading rooms, and more

    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.

  • Sunday August 30, 2020
  • FEATURE: Anime Explained Dives Deep Into the History of Isekai

    Crunchyroll's video essay series explores the fantastical subgenre from its folklore origins to its modern variations

    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.

  • Wednesday August 26, 2020
  • FEATURE: Anime Academy Explores the Origins of WHITE FOX

    Learn about the history and culture of the animators behind Re:ZERO, STEINS;GATE, and more.

    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.