It's COOL to like anime in 2018, who would've thought?
In this brave new world where a new Hollywood A-lister is revealing themselves as a secret lifelong anime fan almost every week, we thought it would be fun to test your knowledge on what celebs have been caught on tape talking about their favorite series.
To celebrate the Anime Awards this coming Saturday, Crunchyroll and our exclusive streaming partner Twitch are getting together to stream a mini-marathon of selected Anime Awards nominees, including The Ancient Magus' Bride, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept., Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Recovery of an MMO Junkie, GAMERS!, TSUKIGAKIREI, Kemono Friends, and more to be announced on Crunchyroll’s Twitch channel in the U.S. starting Thursday February 22nd at 9AM PST!
Every season, we like to explore the new season country by country, state by state, and let you know what we find. Since we’re about halfway through the Winter simulcast season, and we’ve shared maps of the most popular anime by region from the United States, Germany, and Europe. Today, we’d like to share three more with all of you: Canada, Australia, and France!
With over 17 hours of simulcasts to watch every week on Crunchyroll this season, keeping up with current anime can take as much time as a job! But what’s the best of the season? Everyone’s got their own opinion, of course, but sometimes, data can tell a fuller story, can get you closer to the anime most beloved among your neighbors. Today, we’ll be looking at the continent of Europe, and examining the most popular new simulcast in each country!
This morning, Crunchyroll released the final episode of the TV anime adaptation of Rin Kokuyō's Recovery of an MMO Junkie, entitled "On a Moonlit Evening." Due to the show's advanced production work, instead of releasing the Japanese home video release months after the series' finale, the Blu-Ray box set is being released today! We previously reported on this set, which includes a "Director's Cut" of the ten-episode series, as well as gorgeous art work, a hot springs story drama CD, and a special 11th OVA episode featuring two new short stories.
Today, November 28th, is acclaimed director Naoko Yamada's birthday, and we here at Crunchyroll will take any opportunity to celebrate her. Yamada is one of the most compelling figures in the anime industry - usually, directing anime is left to the hard-boiled veterans of the craft, a spot reserved for those whose skill is only matched by their longevity. For Yamada, she was quickly able to demonstrate her vivid storytelling skills at Kyoto Animation - she was able to captain her first television program only a few years after beginning as an in-betweener at the studio.
To celebrate Black Friday this year, we’re hosting something called ORANGE FRIDAY!! Here’s how it works: every three hours, starting at midnight in PST, we’re hosting a different themed flash sale, with savings up to 40%!! These are some of our biggest sales of the year, and on top of that, if you’re in the States, you can enter code OJFRIDAY17 to get FREE SHIPPING. Of course, Premium+ members get free shipping as well!
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Which GAMERS! character are you? Anime fans the world over have been falling in love with GAMERS! for its charming cast and all-too-relatable high school romance, but if you were one of the series' five main protagonists, which one would you be?
It's summer, one of our favorite times to watch anime! This season, Crunchyroll's simulcasting 50 different anime series - that's around 17 hours of new anime to watch every week. With so much to watch, what are the favorites? What should you be watching that you’ve been missing out on?? Let's go AMERICAS!!
We’re a little past the halfway point of the Spring anime season, and people are comfortably settled into their favorite shows. It’s at this time in the season that we here at Crunchyroll like to share some viewership data with everyone, so you can get a better sense of what your neighbors are watching and see which anime you may have been missing out on! Hit the jump to check it out!
Bananyas - cats that also happen to be bananas. They’re truly greater than the sum of their parts, the most delectable and delightful creatures around!! But which Bananya is your favorite? We’d love to know!!
What did you want to be when you were ten years old? A scientist who saves the world? A doctor who finds the cure for cancer? A writer that captivates the hearts of millions? As it turns out, figuring yourself and who you are is an incredibly messy thing. Find out what the pair in Flip Flappers discover about themselves and how they get there, after the jump!