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    Martedì Settembre 29, 2020
  • INTERVIEW: Children of the Sea’s Director on How Doraemon Taught Him About Filmmaking

    Universes, fish, and adolescence: Today we sit down talk with prestigious director Ayumu Watanabe on his work for this mesmerizing film!

    Children of the Sea hit Netflix and other streaming services earlier this month, and Crunchyroll was very lucky to catch the director, Ayumu Watanabe, and sit down with him and talk a little bit about this fantastic and mesmerizing movie! Today we discuss the answers to the universe, the technical craft behind layering 3DCG work and traditional animation, and working with the prestigious Joe Hisaishi.

  • Giovedì Luglio 30, 2020
  • ESSAY: The Quiet Blossom of Youth in Liz and the Blue Bird

    Taking a look at Liz and the Blue Bird, and its mark on teenage queer romance and communication

    A powerful Kyoto Animation movie about two high school girls, Mizore and Nozomi, and their struggle to communicate their feelings for each other through verbal and musical language; Liz and the Blue Bird touches home for many.

  • Venerdì Giugno 12, 2020
  • The Best of Both Worlds: My Next Life As A Villainess and the Ultimate Bisexual Power Fantasy

    My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! hides a compelling tale explaining why it can be so liberating to love, well, anyone!

    My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! is the creative, quirky show everyone's been buzzing about, but this show is liberating and fun in multiple ways (and genders). Hit the jump to find for more!

  • Giovedì Marzo 6, 2020
  • Imagination Running Wild: Eizouken and the Pursuit of Creation

    Let's dive into the imaginative world of Asakusa, Kanamori, and Mizusaki as we find out what makes Eizouken truly tick!

    Eizouken is the creative, quirky show everyone's been buzzing about, but what exactly is so catchy about this series? Hint: It's not just the addictive opening. Hit the jump to find out!

  • Mercoledì Gennaio 15, 2020
  • Making Waves With Animation: Children of the Sea Premiere at AIFF 2019

    Take a first look at the most captivating and mysterious film that premiered at Animation Is Film Festival

    Crunchyroll was lucky enough to catch a glimpse at the mesmerizing and stunningly animated film, Children of the Sea by Studio 4C before it fully hits theaters later this year! Dive in as we explore the (spoiler-free) depths of mysterious seas and the lives of three strange children as they navigate life, the unknown, and much more.

  • Venerdì Settembre 20, 2019
  • Skyward: How Alicization Upends All Previous SAO Arcs

    Was the journey so far worth it?

    As the second half of Sword Art Online: Alicization returns soon, we take a step back and take a look at what's made this arc so incredibly special, emotional, and refreshing! If you haven't given yourself the chance to take a look at the longest and most exciting installment of Sword Art Online, hit the jump to see why you should give it a second shot.

  • Giovedì Settembre 19, 2019
  • Leaps in Animation, Leaps in Time: Celebrating Mamoru Hosoda's Birthday!

    Let's dive into some of Mamoru Hosoda's works as we look back and remember what's most touching about them

    Known for being as imaginative as he is emotionally compelling, Mamoru Hosoda is an anime director beloved to many. As we celebrate his 52nd birthday today, we take a step back and look fondly on his dazzling works, whether it's the endearing The Girl Who Leapt Through Time to the most recent and charming Mirai. Hit the jump as we walk back in time and refresh ourselves on what makes him such a prolific creator! 

  • Venerdì Mag 3, 2019
  • 10 Anime Recommendations To Help You Celebrate National Space Day!

    Today's National Space Day, so let's take a look at some old and new favorites that celebrate the wonder of exploring worlds outside our own!

    National Space Day has arrived, and with it, ten out-of-this-world anime recommendations for you to sit back and enjoy the ride as we go to skies far and beyond our own! Hit the jump to read more. 

  • Venerdì Aprile 19, 2019
  • Bloom into You and Exploring Asexuality

    What's originally a simple and sweet yuri story turns out to be much more complicated as these girls try to navigate their own sexuality!

    Remember your first kiss? The touch of someone you liked? What if you...just didn't feel anything at all? As it turns out, sexuality is a complicated and messy thing, and in Bloom Into You, we dive into figure out exactly how to make sense of it all! Read more after the jump!

  • Venerdì Marzo 8, 2019
  • Mind over Matter: Mob and the Foil, Mogami

    Mob Psycho 100 continues to reach for greater heights as it tackles one of the most emotionally complex stories yet!

    In the world of Mob Psycho 100, enemies come in the form of evil ghosts, forgotten spirits, and elitist psychics. However, this season has introduced us oto Mob's biggest threat yet: former psychic Keiji Mogami. But what is it that makes him so fearsome and specifically terrifying compared to the rest of the villains we've seen so far? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Lunedì Dicembre 31, 2018
  • Treading Moral Ambiguity With Golden Kamuy

    With Golden Kamuy concluded for the year, we take a look back and see what made this show so riveting and enjoyable to watch!

    Characters who are daring and ambitious. Brutal violence in the wilderness. Golden Kamuy is all about high stakes, high risks, and of course, characters who aren't afraid to play a little dirty if they have to! Hit the jump to read more!

  • Giovedì Dicembre 27, 2018
  • Competition Isn't Everything: Personal Improvement in Tsurune

    The perfect balance of relatable issues and a calm approach in Tsurune

    Intead of opting for power and speed, Tsurune opts for grace and kindness! It's not always about your performance, but your own peace of mind. Hit the jump to see how personal improvement is prioritized over performance in Tsurune!

  • Giovedì Agosto 2, 2018
  • Bringing the Phantom Thieves to Life: An Interview with the Director and Producer of PERSONA5 the Animation!

    An interview with Masashi Ishihama and Kazuki Adachi!

    PERSONA5 the Animation brought a packed and fun panel to Anime Expo, but it also brought along the director and producer behind the TV anime adaptation! After some Q&A, Director Masashi Ishihama and Producer Kazuki Adachi happened to have some time to sit down and talk details about making the popular game come to life, anime-style. Hit the jump for more details and the full interview!

  • Mercoledì Agosto 1, 2018
  • Kase-san and Morning Glories is a Uniquely Sweet Story of High School Girls in Love!

    The beautiful OVA is an honest approach to yuri!

    Director Takuya Sato and Studio ZEXCS bring you a sweet tale about two girls and their budding romantic relationship. Kase-san and Morning Glories premiered earlier this month at Anime Expo 2018! What makes this love story between two very different girls the most sweet and endearing film to have been seen at Anime Expo this year? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Sabato Luglio 21, 2018
  • An Inside Look at Mari Okada's Directorial Debut, Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms

    From the woman that brought you emotional works like AnoHana, Selector Infected WIXOSS, Blast of Tempest, and more, comes a film about family, motherhood, and love!

    Mari Okada, a prominent female writer who's behind powerful works like AnoHana and Iron-Blooded Orphans, returns with her first work as a director: Maquia: Where the Promised Flower Blooms! Releasing this week across North America, here we are to give you our thoughts and all the details!