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    Friday November 27, 2020
  • FEATURE: All Hail Secret Society BLANKET! Looking Back at Laid-Back Camp

    We've got a license to chill and we're not afraid to use it with this winter 2018 TV anime retrospective

    If there's one thing we're thankful for in the coming year, it's for the return of Laid-Back Camp to Japanese TV for a second season, and to celebrate "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is taking a look at the winter 2018 TV anime based on afro's manga about cute girls enjoying the rustic outdoor life. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday August 28, 2019
  • BEASTARS Characters to Get Adorable Collaboration Items Designed by Sanrio

    Orange (Land of the Lustrous)-produced TV anime adaptation is set to premiere in October 2019

    Japanese merchandising company Sanrio announced today that it has decided to design deformed version illustrations of the eight characters from Paru Itagaki's shonen drama manga BEASTARS and various licensed items featuring them will be offered from this winter, under the collaboration project name "BEASTARS Design produced by Sanrio." Hit the jump for more details.

  • Thursday April 25, 2019
  • Final Maerchen Maedchen Japanese Bluray Release Delayed Until June

    Previously un-aired episodes 11 and 12 broadcast today in Japan on AT-X

    There's some good news and some bad news for Maerchen Maedchen, the TV anime adaptation based on the fantasy light novel series by Tomohiro Matsu about girls who embody the magical qualities of famous works of literature: the good news is that the final two episodes of the series will broadcast in Japan today. The bad news is that the final Japanese Bluray release has been delayed once again. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday April 10, 2019
  • TV Anime Maerchen Maedchen's 11th & 12th Episodes to be Aired on April 25 for Free

    The two unaired episodes will be included in the Blu-ray sixth volume

    The official website for Japanese anime television network AT-X confirmed today that the unaired 11th and 12th episodes of the TV anime Maerchen Maedchen is scheduled to be aired on April 25, 2019, for free. The two were once planned to be released in December 2018, but it has been postponed. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Friday March 22, 2019
  • The Power of Cute Conquers All: A Look Back at Sanrio Boys

    The Winter 2018 Rewind concludes with a show full of comedy, drama, and shameless product placement

    Q: What's more unexpected than a cartoon designed to sell Sanrio products? A: A cartoon designed to sell Sanrio products that manages to pull off both funny-bone tickling comedy and heart-string tugging drama. Hit the jump to join "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" as we wrap up the Winter 2018 Rewind with a look at SANRIO BOYS, a show where cuteness is king.

  • Friday March 8, 2019
  • Veterans of the Prank War: Looking Back at KARAKAI JOZU NO TAKAGI-SAN

    The Winter 2018 rewind continues with playful memories of middle school romance

    All is fair in love and war, and this time on the Winter 2018 Rewind, we take a look at KARAKAI JOZU NO TAKAGI-SAN, a 2018 romantic comedy TV anime about a middle school girl who is an unstoppable prankster...but only to the boy that she likes. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday February 21, 2019
  • A Journey of Self-Discovery: Antarctic Exploration in A Place Further Than the Universe

    The Winter 2018 Rewind continues with a fantastic voyage to the land of penguins and permafrost

    Take a break from the Winter 2019 anime season for a pleasant look backwards with the Winter 2018 Rewind, where "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" chronicles some of the stand-out titles from this same time last year. This week we head south–way, way south!–on a voyage to Antarctica with a quartet of high school girls looking to explore A Place Further Than the Universe. Hit the jump to check it out!

  • Friday February 8, 2019
  • Horrors and High Octane: Hitting the Road with GARO -VANISHING LINE-

    Winter 2018 Rewind continues with a look at the latest anime entry in the "Garo" action / horror / science fiction franchise

    Saddle up and settle in everbody, because "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is back for another Winter 2018 Rewind as we revisit GARO -VANISHING LINE-, a two cour anime series that mixes action, horror, and science fiction elements with a tokusatsu aesthetic and a distinctly Western setting for a tale of bold heroes on a quest to bring down soul-devouring demons. Hit the jump to learn more!

  • Friday January 25, 2019
  • Assassins a La Carte: Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Cooks up Crime Capers

    The Winter 2018 Rewind continues with a look at a light novel adaptation about murder-for-hire and amateur baseball

    A secret life as an assassin for hire is no excuse for missing baseball practice or your favorite meal, and in this installment of "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog", we check out Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens, a Winter 2018 TV anime with the far-out concept that some 3% of the population of a major city in Fukuoka are clandestine criminals just looking to get paid. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday January 16, 2019
  • Release of Maerchen Maedchen's 11th & 12th Episodes Postponed Again

    Its 6th Blu-ray's release day is changed to four months later

    The official Japanese website for the TV anime Maerchen Maedchen announced on January 15 that the release of its unaired 11th and 12th episodes are postponed again. The anime's last two episodes were originally scheduled to be aired on March 22 and 29, 2018, but were removed from the original broadcast schedule. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Friday January 11, 2019
  • Let's Pop Together: A Sideways Look Backwards at Hoshiiro Girldrop

    We kick off our Winter 2018 Rewind with Bkub Okawa's "crappy" anime adaptation...and we're not upset

    Gather up your glow sticks and get ready to sing your hearts out, because "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is back with the first entry in our Winter 2018 Rewind and we're taking a good long look at last year's break-out idol anime title: Hoshiiro Girldrop! Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday November 14, 2018
  • An Artist Struggles in New Trailer for Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

    2016 documentary about legendary director's efforts on "Boro the Caterpillar" heads to US theaters in December

    New York-based film distributor GKIDS has unveiled a new trailer for Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki, a 2016 documentary film that chronicles two years of the legendary animator's life and that depicts him coming out of retirement to create the short 3DCG animation film, Boro the Caterpillar. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Thursday September 27, 2018
  • GKIDS Licenses Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki Documentary

    Behind-the-scenes look at master animator tackling 3DCG project hits US theaters in Winter of 2018

    New York-based film distributor GKIDS has acquired Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki, a documentary film that follows 2 years of the master animator's life as he struggles to complete his work on a difficult project after coming out of retirement. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Saturday August 11, 2018
  • TV Anime BEATLESS Releases Main Visual for Its 4-Episode "Final Stage"

    The original novel author: "Production of the anime is proceeding steadily."

    As reported, the TV anime adaptation of Satoshi Hase's sci-fi novel BEATLESS will continue to a four-episode sequel BEATLESS Final Stage in September 2018. The anime's official website is today updated with a main visual for the sequel arc newly drawn by the novel illustrator redjuice. Check out the visual featuring the five Red Box: Lacia, Kouka, Snowdrop, Mariage, and Methode after the jump.

  • Saturday June 23, 2018
  • School Babysitters 7th DVD/Blu-ray to Include Newly-Produced OVA

    12-episode TV series produced by Brain's Base is now available on Crunchyroll

    The official Twitter for the TV anime adaptation of Hari Tokeino's comedy manga Gakuen Babysitters/School Babysitters confirmed today that its forthcoming 7th DVD/Blu-ray to be released on September 26, 2018, will include a newly-produced OVA (original video anime) as its 13th episode. Hit the jump for more details.

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