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.
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 Plate, Ascendance of a Bookworm, and more are on the way via home video and digital formats. Hit the jump for the full announcement!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!