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    Monday June 14, 2021
  • POLL: Tell Us Your Favorite Naruto OPs!

    Choose three of your favorites of the iconic OPs from Naruto and Naruto Shippuden

    Across over 700 episodes, Naruto Uzumaki's journey has amassed more than a few iconic OPs. We wanted to run a poll with English-speaking fans to see which openings rank among the most popular. Check out the poll and choose your three favorites, and we'll publish our findings after the results are in!

  • Thursday March 18, 2021
  • INTERVIEW: The Founder of an Anime and Manga Academic Journal Talks Anime Scholarship

    Billy Tringali, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Anime and Manga Studies, spoke with us about the newly launched journal

    Anime and manga, like many other media relegated to the term "pop culture," are slowly becoming recognized as serious art forms by academia. We had the opportunity to talk with Billy Tringali, the founder and Editor-in-Chief of a new journal focusing on Anime and Manga studies.

  • Friday March 12, 2021
  • INTERVIEW: Dr. STONE Animation Producer - Shusuke Katagiri

    Animation Producer Shusuke Katagiri talks with us about working on the series and why Chrome is his favorite character

    Dr. STONE was one of the most exciting new anime of 2019 and we’re right in the middle of the series’ second season! We were lucky enough to interview Animation Producer Shusuke Katagiri and talk about Chrome, anime production, and the joy of a project coming together.

  • Thursday March 11, 2021
  • INTERVIEW: Dr. STONE Director - Shinya Iino

    Dr. STONE's director speaks on learning how to freeze dry ramen and much more

    Dr. STONE was one of the most exciting new anime of 2019 and we’re right in the middle of the series’ second season! We were lucky enough to interview series director Shinya Iino and talk about how his team have adjusted to COVID, conducting his own science experiments, and what exactly it means to be the director of an anime series.

  • Wednesday February 3, 2021
  • INTERVIEW: Open Mike Eagle Talks About Anime, Hip Hop, and Mental Health

    Rapper Open Mike Eagle discusses his recent album Anime, Trauma and Divorce

    As anime fandom has grown in the US, more and more celebrities and high profile artists have become open about their connection with the medium. Hip hop artist Open Mike Eagle has taken it a step further and made anime the central through line in his newest album. I had the pleasure of speaking with Mike over a Zoom call last October about the album, the anime that it references, and the importance of taking your mental health seriously.

  • Friday January 22, 2021
  • Ascendence of a Bookworm Team Reacts to Anime Awards Nomination

    The production committee behind the well-read fantasy express their gratitude

    Ascendance of a Bookworm is a fan favorite in the isekai genre, and the series found itself nominated for Best Fantasy in this year's Anime Awards! The series' production committee was excited to hear this and shared some words of gratitude for their nomination and to fans of Bookworm

  • Thursday January 21, 2021
  • Director of Dragon Quest Wants YOU To Vote in the Anime Awards!

    Kazuya Karasawa shares words of gratitude for his series getting nominated

    Director Kazuya Karasawa shares a video message with us where he shares gratitude for Dragon Quest's nomination and implores fans to vote!

  • Monday January 18, 2021
  • INFOGRAPHIC: A Census of Every 2020 Crunchyroll Simulcast

    To cap off 2020, we've got a giant infographic quantifying all the new content Crunchyroll saw last year

    Let's celebrate the end of one of the worst years with a look back on 2020's simulcasts in the form of a giant infograpic! 98 series came to Crunchyroll last year, and we've quantified how many of them had pink hair, which ones took place in a fantasy world, and much, much more!

  • Saturday January 16, 2021
  • Creator of Rent-a-Girlfriend Comments on Anime Award Nominations

    Reiji Miyajima shared a statement with Crunchyroll after the adaptation of his series received two nominations

    The Anime Awards are here and the creators behind the nominees are noticing! The creator of Rent-a-Girlfriend shares with us a few sentences of gratitude for the adaptation of his series being nominated in two categories.

  • Friday January 15, 2021
  • Anime Awards Voting is Open! Meet This Year’s Nominees!

    From Anime of the Year to Best Girl, it’s time to let your voice be heard!

    Voting for the 2021 Anime Awards is live, and that means it’s time to meet this year’s nominees! Click in to meet the potential winners and cast your vote!


  • INTERVIEW: JUJUTSU KAISEN Director Sunghoo Park

    He might have met a ghost ...

    The anime adaptation of Shonen Jump’s JUJUTSU KAISEN began airing this past October and it has quickly taken the anime world by storm. We were extremely lucky to have the opportunity to interview Sunghoo Park, the director of the anime. Read on to hear him talk about his favorite parts of the show to animate, how he first became involved with the project, and a time he might have actually met a ghost!

  • Monday December 28, 2020
  • FEATURE: Crunchyroll Editorial Staff's Top Anime of 2020

    Bad year. Good anime. Let's talk about it.

    We're returning to a classic holiday tradition here at Crunchyroll News with our Editorial Staff Picks! This year, we've invited team members from across the globe to talk about their favorite anime of 2020.

  • Thursday December 3, 2020
  • RANKING: The Most Popular Attack on Titan Characters

    Over 100,000 Fans voted for their number one character!

    Attack on Titan is returning for its final season this month, so we decided to run a popularity poll with our users! Click through to see the most popular characters of this dark fantasy fan favorite!

  • Saturday October 31, 2020
  • Boruto Becomes a Vampire in Spooky New Halloween Art

    The official Japanese Boruto Twitter account celebrates Halloween with a haunting illustration

    It's the spookiest day of the year today, and Team 7 is joining in on the festivities! Check out some official Halloween art of the protagonists of BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS

  • Thursday October 29, 2020
  • Crunchyroll Releases Wicked New Trailer for Onyx Equinox

    The upcoming Crunchyroll Original shares new details alongside trailer

    Crunchyroll just released a dark new trailer along with a slew of new character information for the upcoming Crunchyroll Original series Onyx Equinox. Click into this article to watch the trailer and learn more!

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