This summer looks to be a scorcher, but the anime season of one year ago was similarly hot. "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is here to kick off the Summer 2018 Revival with a look at Planet With, an original TV anime filled with alien invaders, psychic powers, vegetarian dishes, love, justice, and iron clogs. Hit the jump to learn all about one of the best series of the Summer 2018 season.
The two most abundant elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity, and "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" intends to revel in the latter with a look at Space Battleship Tiramisu, a short form science fiction comedy TV anime and the final entry in our Spring 2018 Renewal. Hit the jump to blast off into space...and to learn the hazards of snacking in the cockpit of your state-of-the-art mecha.
They say you have to suffer for your art, but the heroine may take that advice a little too seriously in Comic Girls, a 2018 TV anime based on Kaori Hanzawa's humorous 4-panel comic about a dorm full of high school girls trying to make their way as professional manga artists. Join "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" as we look back at this title as part of the Spring 2018 Renewal, ababababa!
We're not dead yet, and it's time for another entry in the Spring 2018 Renewal as "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" looks back at MEGALOBOX, a visually stunning 2018 TV anime that updates the story and characters of the classic boxing manga Ashita no Joe to a gritty and grimy cyberpunk future setting. Hit the jump to come at me, bro.
"Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is off to the races with a look back at Umamusume: Pretty Derby, a 2018 TV series that is one part sports drama, one part idol anime, and three parts horse puns because the "mane" characters are a downright neigh-borly group of equine lasses who embody the spirits of championship race horses. Hit the jump to saddle up and head out.
Home is where the heart is, but it's also where all of the psychic high school girls and low-level Yakuza hang out in HINAMATSURI, a 2018 TV anime that's one part absurdist comedy and one part sentimental drama and also the subject of this week's installment of Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog's Spring 2018 Renewal. Hit the jump to learn more.
The gacha roll is coming from inside the house in Last Period: the journey to the end of the despair, a 2018 TV anime based on the smart phone RPG by Happy Elements and also the subject for the first entry in Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog's Spring 2018 Renewal. Hit the jump to learn about a series with a cute aesthetic and a jagged sense of humor.
Q: What's more unexpected than a cartoon designed to sell Sanrio products? A: A cartoon designed to sell Sanrio products that manages to pull off both funny-bone tickling comedy and heart-string tugging drama. Hit the jump to join "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" as we wrap up the Winter 2018 Rewind with a look at SANRIO BOYS, a show where cuteness is king.
All is fair in love and war, and this time on the Winter 2018 Rewind, we take a look at KARAKAI JOZU NO TAKAGI-SAN, a 2018 romantic comedy TV anime about a middle school girl who is an unstoppable prankster...but only to the boy that she likes. Hit the jump to learn more.
Take a break from the Winter 2019 anime season for a pleasant look backwards with the Winter 2018 Rewind, where "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" chronicles some of the stand-out titles from this same time last year. This week we head south–way, way south!–on a voyage to Antarctica with a quartet of high school girls looking to explore A Place Further Than the Universe. Hit the jump to check it out!
Saddle up and settle in everbody, because "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is back for another Winter 2018 Rewind as we revisit GARO -VANISHING LINE-, a two cour anime series that mixes action, horror, and science fiction elements with a tokusatsu aesthetic and a distinctly Western setting for a tale of bold heroes on a quest to bring down soul-devouring demons. Hit the jump to learn more!
A secret life as an assassin for hire is no excuse for missing baseball practice or your favorite meal, and in this installment of "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog", we check out Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens, a Winter 2018 TV anime with the far-out concept that some 3% of the population of a major city in Fukuoka are clandestine criminals just looking to get paid. Hit the jump to learn more.
Gather up your glow sticks and get ready to sing your hearts out, because "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is back with the first entry in our Winter 2018 Rewind and we're taking a good long look at last year's break-out idol anime title: Hoshiiro Girldrop! Hit the jump to learn more.
Run for your lives! It's Halloween, and "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is getting spooky with AOONI THE ANIMATION, a 3DCG anime film from 2017 that is based on the freeware horror game by noprops about being chased by a creepy blue demon with an appetite for human flesh. Hit the jump to learn more.
More timid than Halloween's Michael Myers yet more tenacious than Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees, this week "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" meets Euphrosyne Studion, the tsundere undead baroness and titular character in Calamity of a Zombie Girl, a 2018 anime film that combines slapstick comedy and slasher horror. Hit the jump to learn more.