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!
A vibrant new key visual, a new cast member, and a music video (?) have all been published for Sarazanmai, an upcoming original TV anime about junior high school boys being involuntarily transformed into kappa and forced to fight zombies, if the description is to be believed. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese food and confection maker UHA Mikakuto Co., Ltd. is pulling in some star voice acting power for "Shitamachi no Croquette Manma", a series of short web anime that promote the company's "Sozai no Manma" line of deep fried snacks. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2019 (TAAF 2019 for short) - an industry award show and film festival that recognizes excellence in Japanese TV and film animation - will be held in Tokyo from March 08 - 11, 2019, and now the winners for the Grand Prix and Individual awards have been revealed. Hit the jump to learn more.
In a new promotional campaign promoting SOYJOY, a line of gluten-free soy-based snack bars from Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., voice actress Inori Minase shows off her acting chops by rapidly bouncing between the different voices of nearly a dozen characters. Hit the jump to check it out.
Kids will have an unlikely new hero to look up to in the Spring season of 2019, because Kedama no Gonjiro ("Gonjiro the Furball"), a children's manga by Yasunari Nagatoshi about a sentient ball of yarn with super powers, is being adapted into a TV anime that will broadcast on TV Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new preview video and the Japanese TV schedule have been revealed for YU-NO: A Girl Who Cries Love at the Bound of this World, an upcoming TV anime based on the popular visual novel about a young man who finds himself on an adventure across multiple parallel worlds. Hit the jump to learn more.
Just when you thought it was safe to enjoy visual media without being attacked by angry ghosts, Japan's favorite restless revenant, Sadako Yamamura, is back again with a new live-action horror movie entitled Sadako that explores the origins of the character. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fans of stories involving handsome, time-displaced samurai are in for a treat, because the otome smart phone game to TV anime adaptation, BAKUMATSU, is returning to Japanese airwaves in April of 2019 with a second season entitled BAKUMATSU Crisis. Hit the jump to learn more.
More cast members and story details have been revealed for Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara ("If I Could Ride a Wave with You"), an upcoming original theatrical anime film with direction by Masaaki Yuasa and animation by Science Saru, and the new film's connection to Lu Over the Wall is now much more clear. Hit the jump to learn more.
GKIDS and Fathom Events are once again joining forces for the third annual Studio Ghibli Fest, a series of limited theatrical screenings that celebrates the internationally beloved animated works of Studio Ghibli, and now the new schedule and line-up have been announced for 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
The ending theme song performers and some additional Japanese broadcast details have been revealed for Ao-chan Can't Study! (known in Japan as Midarana Ao-chan wa Benkyou ga Dekinai), an upcoming TV anime based on the romantic comedy manga by Ren Kawahara about a girl who longs to be a serious student but who is constantly distracted by dirty thoughts. Hit the jump to learn more.
Some quick news for fans of fantasy-themed smart phone games: Princess Connect! Re: Dive, an "anime RPG" by Cygames, is being adapted into a TV anime with animation production by CygamesPictures. Hit the jump to learn more.
The opening theme song performer and the Japanese TV schedule have been revealed for Joshi Kausei, an upcoming TV anime based on the dialog-free everyday comedy manga by Ken Wakai that follows the daily lives of three high school girls. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual, a new teaser trailer, the main staff, and the main cast have been revealed for Maousama, Retry!, an upcoming TV anime based on the series of "mistaken identity" isekai fantasy written by Kurone Kanzaki and illustrated by Makoto Iino about an ordinary guy who ends up playing the role of a Demon Lord when he is transported into a video game. Hit the jump to learn more.