We're too cool for school and ready to hunt some pesky Phantoms as "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" reminisces about Kyoto Animation's Winter 2016 output with a look back at Myriad Colors Phantom World. Hit the jump to pet Schrödinger's Cat and dive into a world of mind-over-matter.
And you thought your romantic relationship was trouble? This month Crunchyroll is celebrating the works of Kyoto Animation, and so "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" checks out the dragon-sized difficulties in love and family life in the Winter 2017 TV anime, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid. Hit the jump to learn more.
What do you get when you cross military otakudom, moe aesthetics, slapstick comedy, and sports anime heart? You get something like GIRLS und PANZER, an original TV anime from the Fall 2012 season with direction by Tsutomu Mizushima and animation production by Actas. Hit the jump to join "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" as we look back at this gem of a series.
With the current Fall season concluding, it's time to make some summer memories with a look back at Ano Natsu de Matteru, a Winter 2012 TV anime about teenage romance, amateur film-making, and close encounters with extra-terrestrial tourists. Hit the jump to beam up.
In the mood for something magical? "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" has got you covered as we look back at Flying Witch, a TV anime from the Spring 2016 season based on the supernatural comedy manga by Chihiro Ishizuka about a somewhat flighty apprentice witch who moves to the Japanese countryside to live with her cousins and continue studying her craft. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Spring 2019 Renewal is overseeing a meeting of hearts and minds and other less savory body parts with a look at Sarazanmai, a Spring 2019 anime from the mind of the infamous Kunihiko Ikuhara which focuses on otters, kappa, and the exquisite agony of human relationships. Hit the jump to learn more, dish.
Love (and comedy) is in the air as the Spring 2019 Renewal by "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" takes a look back at Senryu Girl, a TV anime about a unique young lady who expresses herself exclusively through a form of 5-7-5 syllable poetry. Hit the jump to learn more.
The new Spring season is upon us, but "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" continues its mission to draw attention to older shows that fans may have missed with the Spring 2019 Renewal, and the first entry focuses on a cute school comedy series about a shy girl continuing her mission to befriend everyone in her classroom. Hit the jump to join us as we check out Hitoribocchi no Marumaruseikatsu.
The Winter 2019 Rewind is going out in a blaze of glory with a look at light novel to anime adaptation Girly Air Force, a 2019 TV anime in which the girls are planes, the planes are girls, and the high school protagonist is in way over his head in a conflict against alien invaders that spans across China and Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Winter 2019 Rewind by "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" throws down the gauntlet with a look at KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR, a popular high school romantic comedy TV anime that will soon be returning to Japanese TV for another season of puppy love and ruthless aggression. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Winter 2019 Rewind is cranking up its engines and preparing to fly with some lovely ladies and their fantastical flying machines in a look back at The Magnificent KOTOBUKI, an original TV anime about a rag-tag group of mercenaries, their WWII-era prop-driven fighter planes, and a great big blimp with a dodo bird for a captain. Hit the jump to learn more.
Have you ever wondered what a Dungeons & Dragons campaign would look like if the story and setting were designed by Hello Kitty? While that's an unlikely combination, the Winter 2019 Rewind by "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" has the next best thing with our look at ENDRO!, an original 2019 TV anime that takes JRPG fantasy and everyday comedy cuteness and mashes them together. Hit the jump to learn more.
It's time to let the cat out of the bag: this week the Winter 2019 Rewind by "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is flashing back to a story about a grief-stricken, antisocial author learning to live and love again with the help of an itty bitty adopted kitty as we look at the aptly named TV anime, My Roommate is a Cat. Hit the jump to take a quick nap on someone else's laptop.
What better way to celebrate the magic of a new year than with wizards, elves, and just a little interspecies yuri romance? It's time for the Winter 2019 Rewind by "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog", and this week we're looking back at MYSTERIA Friends, a short form high fantasy series inspired by the "Mysteria Academy" expansion from the Rage of Bahamut social game. Hit the jump to learn more.