The fall 2018 anime season is upon us, so it's time for a flurry of new announcements from Crunchyroll! We'll keep updating this post and the attached chart with each new addition, so keep checking back for more!
Last month, GKIDS announced plans to bring 2016 documentary Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki to cinemas in the United States. Now we have concrete dates beyond the winter release window, with the feature lined up for nationwide screenings this December. Read on for details.
Run with the Wind has been mentioning a race by the name of the Hakone Ekiden throughout the first few episodes. Without much information given, it's hard to figure out what the race is, and why Haiji is so adamant about running it. How is the Hakone Ekiden watched by over a quarter of Japan's population yearly, and why is it so popular? Hit the jump to find out!
Atlus will be capping off the year in style when Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight launch in the west on December 4. Check out two new promos after the jump.
Having wreaked havoc in both the worlds of live-action film and animation, legendary movie monster Godzilla has only one place left to conquer: outer space! Now, thanks to a fun project celebrating the 10th anniversary of NASA's Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope that has unveiled 88 unofficial gamma-ray constellations, the Big G has assumed its rightful place among the stars. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tokyo-based company Furyu's high quality hobby brand F:NEX today started accepting pre-orders for a 1/1 scale bust figure of Rem, one of the main heroines in Tappei Nagatsuki's popular light novel series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- and its anime adaptations, at the price of 252,720 yen (including tax/about 2,250 US dollars). Check out the details of the delicately-crafted item after the jump!
It is confirmed today that a stage play adaptation of Hinowa Kouzuki's Elegant Yokai Apartment Life light novel series is set to be performed at Kinokuniya Southern Theater TAKASHIMAYA in Tokyo from January 11 to 27, 2019. Tokyo-based theater group Emukichi Beat's leader Tsuneyasu Motoyoshi, who previously worked on the Seraph of the end musical in 2016, is attached to direct. Hit the ump for more information.
The official website for singer-songwriter Nagi Yanagi has posted a 90-second music video for her 19th single "Mimei no Kimi to Hakumei no Mahou" (You in dawn and Magic in twilight). The song, written/composed by herself, is now used as the ED theme for the fall 2018 TV anime Iroduku: The World in Colors. Feel her lyrical world after the jump.
The official website for CRAFTAR's forthcoming original feature film Ashita Sekai ga Owaru to shitemo (Even if the world ends tomorrow) has started streaming a 60-second teaser trailer introducing its main heroine Kotori's first look in CG animation. The film is created with the "Smart CG Animation" technology, which was also used for the studio's latest TV series INGRESS The ANIMATION. Hit the jump to learn more.
Acclaimed Japanese illustrator Mel Kishida (Heaven's Memo Pad, Red Data Girl novel illustrations) has posted a newly-drawn illustration for an upcoming collaboration campaign between the ongoing sixth Gegege no Kitaro TV anime and Myojo Foods' popular instant noodle brand Charumera, featuring the anime's main heroine Neko Musume and the brand's mascot character Suzuneko. Check out the cute visual after the jump!
After teasing with a sound-only preview last week, the official YouTube channel for 38-year-old voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki has finally started streaming a three-minute music video for her forthcoming 38th single song "NEVER SURRENDER." Check out her brand new video after the jump!
Who better than the heroes of Cells at Work! to keep your home germ-free? New antibacterial spray from Shellista features Neutrophil and Killer T doing what they do best. Find out more about the product after the jump.
I can hardly bear to post any more of these, but I'll persevere, especially when the task involves stepping aside to let Persona 4's Teddie do his thing. Check out his Persona Q2 trailer after the jump.
Crunchyroll Game’s DanMachi: Memoria Freese has leveled up today with the addition of the new Familia Feature, in which a maximum of 30 players can work together to build up skills together and battle it out in leagues. Hit the jump for full details!
Rock Haruko Haruhara's style with 100% less danger, thanks to the new collaboration from SuperGroupies! A new jacket, watch, and bag recreate the look of the fan-favorite character. Find out where to order yours after the jump!
Itching to watch the Saint Young Men live-action drama? Picoma has made the first episode available free to watch worldwide on YouTube! Plus, new goods are coming out for a special event for fans this week. Hit the jump to check out both.