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    Friday February 19, 2021
  • FEATURE: Madoka, Wonder Egg Priority, and the Future of Late-Night Magical Girl Shows

    Deconstructing deconstructed magical girl deconstructions

    Ten years ago, Madoka Magica shook up the magical girl genre. Since then, many have followed in its footsteps. But where are those shows now, and what is the future of the late-night magical girl genre Madoka helped popularize? Find out more after the jump.

  • Saturday September 5, 2020
  • Crunchyroll and Sentai Filmworks Announce Home Video Distribution Partnership

    Food Wars!, Ascendance of a Bookworm, and more will kick off the team-up

    Thanks to a partnership between Crunchyroll and Sentai Filmworks, you'll now be able to bring your favorite anime series home! Food Wars! The Fourth PlateAscendance of a Bookworm, and more are on the way via home video and digital formats. Hit the jump for the full announcement!

  • Friday August 7, 2020
  • FEATURE: Magic, Mecha, and Metaphysics: Remembering GRANBELM

    "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" checks out a mind-bending original TV anime from the Summer of 2019

    Summer is here, and so its only natural for fans' thoughts to turn to mecha and magical girls, and so "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is having its own mini-Summer Revival with a look back at GRANBELM, an original fantasy TV anime from the Summer 2019 season that combines a cute moe aesthetic with a heaping helping of heavy philosophy. Hit the jump to join us on a trip to magical dimensions for a wizard's duel.

  • Sunday September 8, 2019
  • GRANBELM Shoots for the Moon with Life-Sized Heroine Figures

    One-of-a-kind statues of Mangetsu and Shingetsu retail for a whopping 2.4 million yen each

    You can't keep a good mecha-piloting magical girl down, and now two lucky (and well-heeled) fans will have a chance to own a piece of GRANBELM history, because the original TV anime is holding a lottery style drawing to sell off the one-of-a-kind life-size figures of heroines Kohinata Mangetsu and Shingetsu Ernesta Fukami that were displayed at the AnimeJapan 2019 convention. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday September 9, 2019
  • Announcing the Contenders of This Season's High-Stakes GRANBELM!

    As their battle moves towards a bloody climax, let's celebrate the champions of this year's magical GRANBELM!

    Offering a mixture of Fate/Zero and Madoka Magica, this season's GRANBELM is one of the most thrilling and action-packed shows of the season. Today we highlight the champions of this magical battle royale, as the GRANBELM moves towards its explosive climax!

  • Tuesday August 27, 2019
  • Anime vs. Real Life: Where the GRANBELM Tournament Takes Place

    Check out these real-world locations of GRANBELM!

    The few remaining mages from all over the world gather around Japan’s Lake Biwa to take part in the hard-fought GRANBELM tournament, just to have a shot at becoming the next princeps mage. So in this edition of Anime vs. Real Life, take a look at the real-world setting of GRANBELM, and see just where all the contestants prepare for their next big fight. Hit the jump for more!

  • Monday July 29, 2019
  • Conflicts of Color in the Granbelm Anime!

    Today let's explore how this season's spectacular Granbelm uses vivid colors to illustrate its conflicts!

    Helmed by the same director as the smash hit Re:Zero, this season's Granbelm offers a wild mix of giant robots, magical girls, and poignant character drama. Today on Why It Works, let's explore how this show uses its beautiful color work to illustrate its core conflicts, from its smartly designed characters to its gorgeous backgrounds!

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