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    Lunedì Gennaio 20, 2020
  • RISE up with FAITH: Find out Who Inspired MADKID to Be Musicians!

    At last year's Crunchyroll Expo, we got a chance to talk to MADKID about their musical journey!

    At last year’s Crunchyroll Expo, we got a chance to sit down with MADKID, the band behind the amazing songs FAITH and RISE for The Rising of the Shield Hero. Curious to see what they had to say about everything from their musical inspirations to how they went from baseball to anime? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Lunedì Gennaio 13, 2020
  • RADWIMPS on How to Weather the Storm of Popularity!

    We chat with the band responsible for the amazing sounds behind Your Name and Weathering With You, RADWIMPS

    Hot on the heels of Weathering With You’s global release, we got a chance to sit down with the band who have worked with Makoto Shinkai twice now: RADWIMPS! Following the amazing success of Your Name and their own musical endeavors, the group is back to score another film, and we wanted to ask them about what it’s like to make music for anime movies, what they’d do on a day off, and what anime they like. Curious to see what they had to say? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Is a Love Letter to Anime

    Eizouken is an absolute treasure of animation, but it does something more: Making us fall in love with anime all over again!

    It’s easy to be spoiled for choice with anime today, but it takes a really special show to remind us why anime is so unique and magical. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken not only does that, but it helps us remember why we want to watch anime, why we love anime, and the special magic that only anime can produce! Curious to read more? Hit the jump to read on!

  • Martedì Dicembre 24, 2019
  • Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas is the Greatest Anime Christmas Special

    It’s been a year since Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas debuted, and it deserves to be added to your Christmas queue!

    Anime and Christmas don’t always mix; it’s hard to find specifically Christmas-themed movies and specials like Charlie Brown, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and more. But that’s okay, because this year is the first anniversary of the greatest anime Christmas special you’ll ever need: Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas! Got your attention? Get your big Toblerone and hit the jump!

  • Venerdì Dicembre 20, 2019
  • QUIZ: Which Decade of Anime Are You?

    As we ring in the new decade, find out which anime decade is your true home!

    It’s hard to believe that it’s almost 2020, and with that, it means it's time to say goodbye to the 2010s. We figured what better time than to ask the real question: what decade of anime do you belong in? While you might think its the one you were born in, we think decades of anime are a state of mind! Curious? Hit the jump to take our quiz and find out!

  • Giovedì Dicembre 12, 2019
  • How to Throw the Best Dr. STONE Finale Watch Party

    Dr. STONE’s season finale is almost here, and what better way to say "see ya later" than homemade ramen and cola?

    As the year draws to a close, that also means it will soon be time to say farewell to Dr. STONE for a little while. While we’re all sad to see Season 1 end, what better way to say goodbye to this epic science/action show than with a killer DIY themed menu?! Ready to host an awesome watch and eat party? Hit the jump and read on!

  • Lunedì Dicembre 2, 2019
  • Find Out Why SEGA’s Masao Shirosaki Revived Monkey Ball & More!

    With the recent release of Banana Blitz HD, we got a chance to chat with the game’s director Masao Shirosaki

    Switching between intense action Yakuza battles to Monkeys collecting bananas might seem like a huge leap, but for Masao Shirosaki, it’s just another day at work! With the release of the latest Monkey Ball game, we were able to talk to him about why he wanted to work on Monkey Ball, his thoughts on Yakuza games, his hobbies, and lots more! Curious? Hit the jump and find out what he said!

  • Martedì Novembre 26, 2019
  • How to Talk to Your Family About Anime at Thanksgiving

    Turkey Day is almost here, and that means it’s time to prep for loads of uncomfortable questions!

    As Americans gear up to celebrate the holidays, that means a few other traditions are on their way, namely awkward conversations with family you rarely see and potentially being asked what “anime” is after seeing Goku and Pikachu in the big parade. But fear not: We’ve got a guide on how to navigate these quizzical minefields and enjoy your holiday!

  • Venerdì Novembre 8, 2019
  • Monkey Mayhem Awaits in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD!

    After a huge absence, Monkey Ball is back!

    AiAi, MeeMee, and the rest of the monkeys are finally back! It’s been 7 years since the last regular Super Monkey Ball game, and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is a revamp of a 13 year old Wii title. Is it enough to revive the fun and frantic golf-race-balance action series? We’ve got some thoughts, so grab a banana and hit the jump to find out!

  • Mercoledì Novembre 6, 2019
  • Can One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Punch its Way to the Top?

    We've got the deets on Bandai Namco’s upcoming fighting game!

    How do you make a fighting game where the main character is so strong, he wins in a single punch? You make him not show up! We got to spend some time with the beta version of One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows, and we’ll let you know what we thought about it. Suit up for action, heroes, and read on after the jump!

  • Giovedì Ottobre 31, 2019
  • Feast Your Eyes on the Top 10 Invisible Anime Characters!

    You won’t believe what you’re not seeing when these 10 characters are around!

    It’s Halloween, and to close out our celebration of the supernatural, we’ve got a list you can’t bear to not look at: The top 10 invisible anime characters of all time! That’s right, these characters are notable for NOT being seen! Curious to “see” who we selected? Hit the jump and find out!

  • Martedì Ottobre 29, 2019
  • The Weird and Wonderful Worlds of Columns II and Ichidant-R

    This time, SEGA dusted off the weird and lesser known Columns 2 and Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R!

    When companies start updating their retro library, there’s a tendency to focus on the classics: games that people remember from their childhood, titles that sold systems, and memorable faces and names. But what about the games that are less known, or totally obscure? Don’t they deserve love too? We’ll try and answer those questions about Columns II and Ichidant-R, so insert your quarters and hit the jump!

  • Lunedì Ottobre 28, 2019
  • A New Way to Experience the Classic Link's Awakening

    Nintendo recently released the beautiful Link’s Awakening remake, but is it worth getting if you’re new or a returning fan?

    The beautiful re-imagining of Link’s Awakening is out in the wild, and it’s time to answer two really distinct questions: is this LoZ game worth your time if you’re a returning fan, or is this the place to start if you’ve always been curious about the LoZ series? We’ve got the answers for you, so put on your adventuring tunic and hit the jump to find out what we thought!

  • Venerdì Ottobre 25, 2019
  • Anime's Top 10 Vampires of All Time!

    Getting into the Halloween spirit by taking a look at powerful vampires

    Halloween is almost here and that means it’s time to get in the mood by getting in touch with your inner ghouls and ghosts. But what about vampires? While a pretty popular character type, we feel like there are ten Vampires whose fangs are just a bit sharper than the rest. Curious to see who made our top ten? Get out your garlic and wooden stakes and hit the jump to find out, if you dare!

  • Martedì Ottobre 22, 2019
  • Akiyo Nagano Reveals How Bananya Came to Be & More!

    We got a chance to talk to Akiyo Nagano about her beloved banana cat’s antics!

    We love Bananya here at Crunchyroll, and we’re pretty sure you do too! We got a chance to interview the woman behind the banana cat madness, Akiyo Nagano! Curious to know what Nagano-san thinks of Bananya’s explosive popularity or what she thought of the Bananya Pool? Hit the jump and and find out all that and much more!