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    Monday January 25, 2021
  • "Anime of the Year" Fan Submissions for the Anime Awards Livestream!

    Let your voice be heard at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards!

    Voting for the Anime Awards may have closed, but the anticipation for the winners continues to build! We're counting down the days until our annual Anime Awards Livestream, hard at work to celebrate your favorite anime of the last year the way they deserve. As part of this, we would love to include YOU -- yes, you! The Anime Awards wouldn't be the community event it's become these last five years without the people that make up the community, and we want to share your voice with fans around the world.

  • Thursday January 14, 2021
  • FEATURE: Explore 2020’s Most Popular Anime on Crunchyroll Around the World!

    Which simulcast won the hearts of the world’s biggest anime community?

    For millions of anime fans the world over, Crunchyroll is the destination for the latest and greatest from Japan. But not all fans have the same favorites! We dug into the Crunchyroll databases to find the most-watched new anime from 2020 among our premium users to find out what your country’s anime was last year.

  • Tuesday December 15, 2020
  • Anime Awards 2021: Meet the Judges & Categories Revealed!

    Let's meet the judges of the upcoming Anime Awards!

    As the insanity that has been 2020 comes to a close, we begin to look towards the future, and to the awards show that captures the best of the year in the world of anime: the Anime Awards! Today, we’ll be formally introducing you to our incredible class of judges from around the world who helped curate and craft the nominees we’ll soon be revealing. But first — we would like to introduce you to the categories for this year’s event

  • Wednesday December 9, 2020
  • Crunchyroll and Funimation Global Group

    Well, the news is out! Crunchyroll will be acquired by Sony’s Funimation Global Group, pending regulatory approvals and closing.

  • Thursday October 22, 2020
  • VTuber Gawr Gura Hits Milestone of 1 Million Subscribers on YouTube

    Chumbuds are 1 million strong today

    Hololive EN’s Gawr Gura surpassed the 1M subscriber milestone on YouTube this morning during a Minecraft stream in collaboration with fellow Hololive VTuber Mori "Calli" Calliope, who passed 500k subscribers during the same event.

  • Wednesday October 21, 2020
  • Make Your Voice Heard: Nominate a Judge for the Anime Awards!

    Submit your favorite anime luminaries to join our esteemed 2021 judges.

    The Crunchyroll team’s working hard on the 2021 Anime Awards, but before we tease any information about next year’s event, we wanted to give you an extra opportunity to get involved!

  • Saturday September 19, 2020
  • Sword Art Online: Progressive Anime Announced

    First teaser promo debuts for the latest SAO project!

    An anime adaptation of the six volume novel series Sword Art Online: Progressive by Reki Kawahara has been announced, following the completion of Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld 2nd Season

  • Sunday August 23, 2020
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: BURN THE WITCH Anime Soaring Onto Crunchyroll October 2nd

    Follow-up series from BLEACH creator Tite Kubo gets witchy anime adaptation

    If you've been hungry for more anime based on the work of Bleach creator Tite Kubo, you don't have much longer to wait. The anime adaptation of Kubo's BURN THE WITCH manga is coming to Crunchyroll on October 2nd, and you can check out the new English-subtitled version of the trailer inside.

  • Thursday July 30, 2020
  • August Updates to the Crunchyroll Catalog

    Select titles from licensing partners expiring this August

    August is coming, and along with ice cream, crying over Subaru’s backstory, and even louder crickets at night, the month is also bringing some updates to the Crunchyroll catalog.

  • SHIROBAKO to Receive English Dub in New Sentai Filmworks Release

    The 2014 anime about making anime will be available on home video this October

    This morning, Houston-based anime distributor Sentai Filmworks announced their slate of home video releases for October 2020. The slate led with a premium box set for Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon Season 2, but notably, the 2014 P.A. WORKS fan-favorite SHIROBAKO was included as well with a new “Complete Collection” edition, which will feature a new English dub made for the release. SHIROBAKO Complete Collection will release on October 13th, 2020, and is available for pre-order on Sentai Filmwork’s site, as well as RightStuf and other e-commerce platforms. 

  • Wednesday July 15, 2020
  • John Boyega Upgrades to An Anime-Inspired Twitter Profile Pic

    The Star Wars actor shared an anime-inspired portrait of himself by Zzyzzyy on social media today

    John Boyega (Pacific Rim: Uprising, Star Wars, Attack the Block) has never been secretive about his love for anime. Today, he took that love even further, changing his Twitter icon to an anime-inspired portrait, which he also shared on his Instagram.

  • Thursday June 11, 2020
  • BREAKING: Shaman King Anime Reboot Announced

    The earlier 2000s anime will be reborn!

    Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King is returning to the world anime in April 2021, according to the official website for the franchise. The series is announced to adapt all 35 volumes of Hiroyuki Takei's famous manga, similar to how Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood or Fruits Basket revisited their respective franchises many years after a first anime project that completed before the manga was able to provide the canonical ending. 

  • Wednesday May 27, 2020
  • Experience the Crunchyroll Panel Digitally at Cloud Matsuri!

    Anime Limited Announces Free Cloud Matsuri Virtual Con for May 30-31

    Crunchyroll will be in attendance at Cloud Matsuri, with our industry panel at 20:00 UTC on Saturday, May 30th. We look forward to seeing you there!!

  • Thursday May 7, 2020
  • HBO MAX and Crunchyroll Team to Bring Fans More Anime On May 27th

    At Launch, HBO Max Will Have Top Anime Series Including Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World (Director’s Cut), Kill La Kill, Your Lie in April, and Keep Your Hands off Eizouken

    The Crunchyroll team is excited to share details about our partnership with HBO Max!! Last week, the launch date for the new streaming platform was revealed: May 27th. On day 1, you'll be able to explore a collection of 17 of your favorites from the Crunchyroll catalog on HBO Max, bringing great anime to stand side-by-side with series like HBO's Barry (a CR staff favorite!), the upcoming Adventure Time special Adventure Time: Distant Lands, and many, many more! South Park, Konosuba, the DC universe, Doctor Who, and Re:ZERO all side-by-side? That's powerful!!

  • Friday March 27, 2020
  • An Update to Our English Dubs

    To ensure the safety of the Crunchyroll team, we’re making some changes to the production schedule of our English dubs. While our efforts surrounding pre and post production of these dubs will continue, we put a hold on recording for the foreseeable future. As a result, please anticipate a pause in new English dub releases after the following episodes of the series inside this article.

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