Voting for the Anime Awards may have closed, but the anticipation for the winners continues to build! We're counting down the days until our annual Anime Awards Livestream, hard at work to celebrate your favorite anime of the last year the way they deserve. As part of this, we would love to include YOU -- yes, you! The Anime Awards wouldn't be the community event it's become these last five years without the people that make up the community, and we want to share your voice with fans around the world.
For millions of anime fans the world over, Crunchyroll is the destination for the latest and greatest from Japan. But not all fans have the same favorites! We dug into the Crunchyroll databases to find the most-watched new anime from 2020 among our premium users to find out what your country’s anime was last year.
As the insanity that has been 2020 comes to a close, we begin to look towards the future, and to the awards show that captures the best of the year in the world of anime: the Anime Awards! Today, we’ll be formally introducing you to our incredible class of judges from around the world who helped curate and craft the nominees we’ll soon be revealing. But first — we would like to introduce you to the categories for this year’s event
Well, the news is out! Crunchyroll will be acquired by Sony’s Funimation Global Group, pending regulatory approvals and closing.
The Crunchyroll team’s working hard on the 2021 Anime Awards, but before we tease any information about next year’s event, we wanted to give you an extra opportunity to get involved!
An anime adaptation of the six volume novel series Sword Art Online: Progressive by Reki Kawahara has been announced, following the completion of Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld 2nd Season.
If you've been hungry for more anime based on the work of Bleach creator Tite Kubo, you don't have much longer to wait. The anime adaptation of Kubo's BURN THE WITCH manga is coming to Crunchyroll on October 2nd, and you can check out the new English-subtitled version of the trailer inside.
August is coming, and along with ice cream, crying over Subaru’s backstory, and even louder crickets at night, the month is also bringing some updates to the Crunchyroll catalog.
This morning, Houston-based anime distributor Sentai Filmworks announced their slate of home video releases for October 2020. The slate led with a premium box set for Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon Season 2, but notably, the 2014 P.A. WORKS fan-favorite SHIROBAKO was included as well with a new “Complete Collection” edition, which will feature a new English dub made for the release. SHIROBAKO Complete Collection will release on October 13th, 2020, and is available for pre-order on Sentai Filmwork’s site, as well as RightStuf and other e-commerce platforms.
Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King is returning to the world anime in April 2021, according to the official website for the franchise. The series is announced to adapt all 35 volumes of Hiroyuki Takei's famous manga, similar to how Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood or Fruits Basket revisited their respective franchises many years after a first anime project that completed before the manga was able to provide the canonical ending.
Crunchyroll will be in attendance at Cloud Matsuri, with our industry panel at 20:00 UTC on Saturday, May 30th. We look forward to seeing you there!!
The Crunchyroll team is excited to share details about our partnership with HBO Max!! Last week, the launch date for the new streaming platform was revealed: May 27th. On day 1, you'll be able to explore a collection of 17 of your favorites from the Crunchyroll catalog on HBO Max, bringing great anime to stand side-by-side with series like HBO's Barry (a CR staff favorite!), the upcoming Adventure Time special Adventure Time: Distant Lands, and many, many more! South Park, Konosuba, the DC universe, Doctor Who, and Re:ZERO all side-by-side? That's powerful!!
To ensure the safety of the Crunchyroll team, we’re making some changes to the production schedule of our English dubs. While our efforts surrounding pre and post production of these dubs will continue, we put a hold on recording for the foreseeable future. As a result, please anticipate a pause in new English dub releases after the following episodes of the series inside this article.