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    Friday July 24, 2020
  • FEATURE: Chuni Conquers All: Remembering Myriad Colors Phantom World

    "Cruising the Crunchy-catalog" celebrates Kyoto Animation with a look back at their Winter 2016 light novel adaptation

    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.

  • Friday July 17, 2020
  • FEATURE: Dragon with a Capital 'D': Remembering Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

    "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" celebrates Kyoto Animation's 2017 TV anime based on the yuri fantasy rom-com manga

    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.

  • Friday June 26, 2020
  • Tanks for the Memories: Remembering GIRLS und PANZER

    "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" looks back at the moe sports show that puts the heavy in heavy ordinance

    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.

  • Friday June 12, 2020
  • My Girlfriend is an Alien: Looking Back at Ano Natsu de Matteru

    "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" goes waiting in the Summer with a TV anime from Winter 2012

    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.

  • Friday May 29, 2020
  • Healing Hexes: The Magical Pastoral Charms of Flying Witch

    "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" looks back at an enchanting Spring 2016 TV anime about living in rural Japan

    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.

  • Friday May 15, 2020
  • Human/Kappa Connections are Glorious and Gross in Sarazanmai

    The Spring 2019 Renewal checks out an original TV anime from the director of 'Revolutionary Girl Utena' and 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.

  • Friday May 1, 2020
  • The Springtime of Youth: Love and Poetry in Senryu Girl

    The Spring 2019 Renewal continues with a little light comedy and gentle romance

    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.

  • Friday April 3, 2020
  • Winning Friends and Conquering Shyness with Hitoribocchi no Marumaruseikatsu

    The Spring 2019 Renewal kicks off with a look back at a very sweet TV anime about a very anxious young lady

    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.

  • Friday March 20, 2020
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: The Sky-high Harem Shenanigans of Girly Air Force

    When strange invaders appear, call in the Air Force. No, not that Air Force. The other Air Force.

    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.

  • Friday March 6, 2020
  • You Love, You Lose: Celebrating KAGUYA-SAMA LOVE IS WAR

    The Winter 2019 rewind looks back at the sleeper hit anime based on Aka Akasaka's high school romcom manga

    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.

  • Friday February 21, 2020
  • Aces and Pancakes: Flying High with The Magnificent KOTOBUKI

    The Winter 2019 Rewind swoops in for a look at the plane-crazy TV anime from the director of "GIRLS und PANZER"

    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.

  • Friday February 7, 2020
  • ENDRO!: The Hero With a Thousand Cuteness-es

    The Winter 2019 Review continues with a look at the original fantasy / everyday comedy which skewers JRPG tropes

    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.

  • Friday January 24, 2020
  • Living With Pets Isn't Always the Cat's Pajamas

    The Winter 2019 Rewind explores grief and growth with a look at My Roommate is a Cat

    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.

  • Saturday January 11, 2020
  • Daily Life at Magic Boarding School: Looking Back at MYSTERIA Friends

    Love means never having to say "I'm sorry for stealing your tail molting."

    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.