Tag » summer 2018

    Friday September 18, 2020
  • FEATURE: Time-Travel, Romance, Myth, and Mystery in ISLAND

    "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" slips back to the Summer of 2018 with a visual novel to anime adaptation

    It's a comedy! It's a romance! It's a drama! It's a high concept science fiction story! It's ISLAND, a TV anime from the Summer 2018 season based on the visual novel by Frontwing, and it's also the subject of this week's installment of "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog", the column that looks back on older shows that fans may have missed the first time around. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Sunday March 8, 2020
  • Experience a Blast from the Past with ISLAND Non-Credit OP

    TV anime based on Frontwing's visual novel originally broadcast during the Summer 2018 anime season

    We're deep in the Winter 2020 anime season, but visual novel makers Frontwing are calling us back to the Summer season of 2018, because they've just published the non-credit opening animation for ISLAND, a 2018 TV anime based on the visual novel of the same name about an amnesiac boy who washes up on an island isolated from the Japanese mainland by a mysterious disease. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Friday September 20, 2019
  • Comedy is a Crime in Mr. TONEGAWA Middle Management Blues

    The "Summer 2018 Revival" concludes with a look at the "Kaiji" spin-off about bad bosses and worse employees

    "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is closing out the Summer 2018 Revival with a show that's so funny, it's almost criminal: the prequel / spin-off / office comedy Mr. TONEGAWA Middle Management Blues. Hit the jump to learn more about villainous monolithic corporations, faceless men in black, and one tough but inspiring senior manager who tries to keep his head on straight when surrounded on all sides by utter lunacy.

  • Friday September 6, 2019
  • Killing Time and Doing Crime with High School Girls

    It's all fun and games in Asobi Asobase, until somebody burns down a family restaurant

    Summer may be winding down, but youth springs eternal in Asobi Asobase -workshop of fun -, a comedy anime based on the seinen manga about three perfectly ordinary (and not completely deranged) young ladies creating a club devoted to traditional Japanese pastimes at their high school and also the latest installment in the "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" Summer 2018 Revival. Hit the jump to learn more about shogi, butt lasers, and the occasional voodoo curse.

  • Friday August 23, 2019
  • The Anime That Brought Japan’s Forgotten Mongol Invasion to Life

    A look back at the exiled prisoners defending Tsushima in Agolmois!

    What hope does a small band of exiled criminals stand against the full might of the Mongol horde? Find out as "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" examines Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion, a 2018 TV anime and the latest entry in the Summer 2018 Revival. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday August 9, 2019
  • Human Biology is Hilarious and Gross: Celebrating Cells at Work!

    Dive deep into the microscopic world with a look at the 2018 TV anime based on Akane Shimizu's manga

    Bacteria, viruses, and parasites, oh my! Inside the human body is a war-zone, but that doesn't discourage the plucky protagonists of Cells at Work!, a 2018 TV anime and the subject of the latest installment of the "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" Summer 2018 Revival. Hit the jump to learn more than you ever wanted to know about the inner workings of human cellular biology.

  • Friday July 26, 2019
  • Trekking the Teenage Wasteland: Remembering Chio's School Road

    The Summer 2018 Revival continues with a look at a comedy about a game-obsessed girl with no chill IRL

    What's up, gamers? This week the Summer 2018 Revival continues with a look back at Chio's School Road, a TV anime comedy about the everyday adventures of a video-game obsessed high school girl with below average grades, above average athletic ability, and entirely too much free time on her hands. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday July 12, 2019
  • The Universe is Filled with Blessings: Remembering Planet With

    The Summer 2018 Revival looks back at a unique original TV anime from the mind of Satoshi Mizukami

    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.

  • Sunday June 16, 2019
  • Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation TV Anime Returns for a Second Season

    Teaser visual revealed for ongoing adaptation based on supernatural manga by Yoshiyuki Nishi

    Some quick news for all you fans of things that are mysterious and spooky: Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation, the TV anime adaptation based on the dark fantasy manga by Yoshiyuki Nishi about a pair of paranormal investigators helping their clients deal with otherworldly threats, is returning for a second season. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Saturday January 26, 2019
  • Dropkick on My Devil! Manga Author Thanks Fans for Making Anime 2nd Season Possible

    The first Blu-ray box's limited edition is already sold out

    Following the official announcement for the TV anime second season based on his Jashin-chan Dropkick/Dropkick on My Devil! comedy manga, the manga author Yukiwo posted a special illustration on Twitter to express his appreciation to the fans who made it possible by purchasing more than 2,000 DVD/Blu-ray box sets. Check out his message after the jump!

  • Monday November 12, 2018
  • Dropkick on My Devil! Still Needs 500 More DVD/Blu-ray Sets to be Sold for 2nd Season

    The result will be announced at the "Sugoi Sabbath" event on January 20, 2019

    As reported, the TV anime adaptation of Yukiwo's Jashin-chan Dropkick/Dropkick on My Devil! comedy manga will get a green light for its second season if its first season's DVD/Blu-ray box sets are sold more than 2,000 units. The anime's official Twitter confirmed today that it has sold 1,500 units in total so far. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Wednesday October 17, 2018
  • Planet With Celebrates "The Universe is Filled with Blessings Night" in November

    Special talk and screening event will feature a version of Episode 12 with remixed sound effects

    To celebrate the conclusion of Planet With, an original science fiction TV anime based on the storyboards of manga author Satoshi Mizukami, a special talk and screening event entitled "The Universe is Filled with Blessings Night" is being held at the LOFT/PLUS ONE venue in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan at 8:00 PM JST on November 04, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday October 12, 2018
  • Dropkick on My Devil! will Get 2nd Season If 1st Season Sells 2,000 DVD/Blu-ray Sets

    They have received pre-orders for 813 sets so far

    In addition to the announcement for the "Sugoi Sabbath" event to be held on January 20, 2019, the official Twitter for the the TV anime adaptation of Yukiwo's Jashin-chan Dropkick/Dropkick on My Devil! comedy manga said today that its second season will get a green light if its first season's DVD/Blu-ray box sets are sold more than 2,000 units by the time of the event. Hit the jump for more details.