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    Thursday July 25, 2019
  • OPINION: The 20 Series EVERY Anime Fan Needs to Watch

    You're missing out if you've never seen these great shows

    Looking to pick up some older shows, but don't know where to start? Hit the jump below to find out which can't miss series on Crunchyroll you might be missing out on!

  • Tuesday May 21, 2019
  • What Anime Represent Each of Japan's Eras?

    A look at Japan's history, both what was happening in the country and what shows take place in each era.

    With Japan's emperor Akihito abdicating the throne, we have entered a new era of Japanese history. But what are the other main eras? When did Oda Nobunaga unify Japan, and when was the Showa era? Hit the jump to find out more!

  • Wednesday July 4, 2018
  • Masaki Okada, Ryo Ryusei Set to Star in Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju TV Drama This Fall

    Studio Deen-produced TV anime adaptation is now available on Crunchyroll

    The official Twitter for Kodansha' bimonthly manga magazine ITAN announced today on July 4 that a live-action TV drama adaptation of Haruko Kumota's rakugo (traditional storytelling performance)-themed manga Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju will be aired for 10 episodes on NHK General TV from 22:00 on October 12, 2018. Hit the jump for more information including its main cast.

  • Thursday June 21, 2018
  • Crunchyroll x Steam Summer Sale

    Twenty new Crunchyroll titles join Steam just in time for the Steam Summer Sale!! There's never been a better time to collect some of your favorite anime on Steam!!

    The Crunchyroll x Steam Summer Sale returns!! There's never been a better time to pick up some of your favorite Crunchyroll series for 30% off ~ 

  • Tuesday June 5, 2018
  • OPINION: The 20 Series EVERY Anime Fan Needs to Watch

    You're missing out if you've never seen these great shows

    Looking to pick up some older shows, but don't know where to start? Hit the jump below to find out which can't miss series on Crunchyroll you might be missing out on!

  • Wednesday January 17, 2018
  • Check Out The Nominees for the 2017 Anime Awards Presented By Crunchyroll!

    Voting for Anime Awards 2017 begins soon!

    The Anime Awards are here!! Today, we'll be sharing the list of nominees for each category as chosen by our panel of independent judges, as well as detailling how the voting process works. We're very excited to reveal these nominees to all of you and hope you're just as excited to vote in these categories over the next few weeks! The winners will all be revealed at The Anime Awards Show at the Ricardo Montalban Theater in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, February 24th, which will be livestreamed around the world via our friends at Twitch. Information on how you can attend the show will be shared shortly, but without further delay, here are the nominees:

  • Monday May 15, 2017
  • FEATURE: Creative Spotlight: Mamoru Hatakeyama

    An in-depth look at the director of Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū, Mamoru Hatakeyama.

    In this week's Creative Spotlight, Brandon looks at Mamoru Hatakeyama, the director behind Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū. While he's not the most recognizable name in the industry, Hatakeyama is one of the most brilliant storyboard talents currently working on anime. If you're interested to learn more about this director, hit the jump to read more!

  • Thursday March 30, 2017
  • FEATURE: Head Space - "Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju" Shinigami, Part Two

    Finishing up our exploration of Bon's signature performance and the specter of death in Rakugo

    We return to the present in Rakugo where an aging Bon must confront his mortality and the legacy he will leave behind. Shinigami has an even stronger presence in the second season as the ghosts of Bon's past appear before him and his loved ones grow to resemble his dearly departed every day. Hit the jump to see if Bon's flame burns on or is extinguished!

  • Thursday March 23, 2017
  • FEATURE: Head Space - "Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju" Shinigami, Part One

    Explore the connection between Bon's signature performance and personal tragedy

    The stories chosen in each performance in Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju have meaning. They may describe their current troubles, reflect their mood, or can even be used as weapons if the timing is right. No performance resonates with Rakugo more than Bon's Shinigami, a cautionary tale describing his lifelong struggle with loneliness and love. Find out how Shinigami reflects Rakugo's narrative and helps us better understand Bon, after the jump!

  • Saturday January 21, 2017
  • Watch Megumi Hayashibara Performs "Rakugo Shinju" 2nd Season OP Song in MV

    42nd single "Imawa no Shinigami" will be available on February 22

    The official website for 49-year-old voice actress Megumi Hayashibara has released a CD jacket image, artist visuals, and a three-minute music video for her next 42nd single "Imawa no Shinigami" (The Death in His Dying Moment). The song is now used as the OP theme for the ongoing TV anime Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju. Check her newest video after the jump!

  • Thursday January 19, 2017
  • Read First Chapter of New Manga By "A Silent Voice" Author For Free

    Hiraoki Samura's "Wave, Listen to Me!" and Yoshinobu Yamada's "Deathtopia" also coming January 24th

    Kodansha Comics has announced the debut of A Silent Voice author Yoshitoki Oima’s newest manga serial, the spiritual fantasy To Your Eternity. The first 10 chapters of To Your Eternity will be available on January 24th as digital editions on comiXology and Kindle. To promote this, Kodansha has posted a free, translated preview with the complete first chapter.