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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.