Anime becomes real-life in this week's round-up of the latest anime industry news. Hit the jump for more!
In addition to the upcoming panel, fans of The Rising of the Shield Hero anime have even more to look forward to during Virtual Crunchyroll Expo this weekend. Hit up the Super Arcade tomorrow and you'll be able to check out The Rising of the Shield Hero Concert, so read on for details.
From folktales of time-lost fishermen to stories of modern-day shut-ins shunted to magical worlds, the fantastical subgenre known as isekai has a long and storied history stretching from the very beginnings of the anime industry up to modern times. And now an in-depth episode of Anime Explained — a video essay series produced by Crunchyroll — tackles the origins, development, and influences of isekai. Hit the jump to check it out.
The next profile for Crunchyroll All-Stars interviews Cole Anthony, point guard for the University of North Carolina, about getting his sister into anime with Death Note, anime's deep themes of loyalty, and much more!