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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The TV anime adaptation of Satoshi Hase's sci-fi novel BEATLESS will reach its first climax with its 20th episode to be aired on June 29, but the story will not end there. The anime's official Japanese website confirmed on June 20 that its four-episode sequel BEATLESS Final Stage is set to be aired in September 2018. Hit the jump for more details.