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    Thursday February 6, 2020
  • Imagination Running Wild: Eizouken and the Pursuit of Creation

    Let's dive into the imaginative world of Asakusa, Kanamori, and Mizusaki as we find out what makes Eizouken truly tick!

    Eizouken is the creative, quirky show everyone's been buzzing about, but what exactly is so catchy about this series? Hint: It's not just the addictive opening. Hit the jump to find out!

  • Wednesday January 15, 2020
  • Making Waves With Animation: Children of the Sea Premiere at AIFF 2019

    Take a first look at the most captivating and mysterious film that premiered at Animation Is Film Festival

    Crunchyroll was lucky enough to catch a glimpse at the mesmerizing and stunningly animated film, Children of the Sea by Studio 4C before it fully hits theaters later this year! Dive in as we explore the (spoiler-free) depths of mysterious seas and the lives of three strange children as they navigate life, the unknown, and much more.

  • Friday September 20, 2019
  • Skyward: How Alicization Upends All Previous SAO Arcs

    Was the journey so far worth it?

    As the second half of Sword Art Online: Alicization returns soon, we take a step back and take a look at what's made this arc so incredibly special, emotional, and refreshing! If you haven't given yourself the chance to take a look at the longest and most exciting installment of Sword Art Online, hit the jump to see why you should give it a second shot.

  • Thursday September 19, 2019
  • Leaps in Animation, Leaps in Time: Celebrating Mamoru Hosoda's Birthday!

    Let's dive into some of Mamoru Hosoda's works as we look back and remember what's most touching about them

    Known for being as imaginative as he is emotionally compelling, Mamoru Hosoda is an anime director beloved to many. As we celebrate his 52nd birthday today, we take a step back and look fondly on his dazzling works, whether it's the endearing The Girl Who Leapt Through Time to the most recent and charming Mirai. Hit the jump as we walk back in time and refresh ourselves on what makes him such a prolific creator! 

  • Friday May 3, 2019
  • 10 Anime Recommendations To Help You Celebrate National Space Day!

    Today's National Space Day, so let's take a look at some old and new favorites that celebrate the wonder of exploring worlds outside our own!

    National Space Day has arrived, and with it, ten out-of-this-world anime recommendations for you to sit back and enjoy the ride as we go to skies far and beyond our own! Hit the jump to read more. 

  • Friday April 19, 2019
  • Bloom into You and Exploring Asexuality

    What's originally a simple and sweet yuri story turns out to be much more complicated as these girls try to navigate their own sexuality!

    Remember your first kiss? The touch of someone you liked? What if you...just didn't feel anything at all? As it turns out, sexuality is a complicated and messy thing, and in Bloom Into You, we dive into figure out exactly how to make sense of it all! Read more after the jump!

  • Friday March 8, 2019
  • Mind over Matter: Mob and the Foil, Mogami

    Mob Psycho 100 continues to reach for greater heights as it tackles one of the most emotionally complex stories yet!

    In the world of Mob Psycho 100, enemies come in the form of evil ghosts, forgotten spirits, and elitist psychics. However, this season has introduced us oto Mob's biggest threat yet: former psychic Keiji Mogami. But what is it that makes him so fearsome and specifically terrifying compared to the rest of the villains we've seen so far? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Monday December 31, 2018
  • Treading Moral Ambiguity With Golden Kamuy

    With Golden Kamuy concluded for the year, we take a look back and see what made this show so riveting and enjoyable to watch!

    Characters who are daring and ambitious. Brutal violence in the wilderness. Golden Kamuy is all about high stakes, high risks, and of course, characters who aren't afraid to play a little dirty if they have to! Hit the jump to read more!

  • Thursday December 27, 2018
  • Competition Isn't Everything: Personal Improvement in Tsurune

    The perfect balance of relatable issues and a calm approach in Tsurune

    Intead of opting for power and speed, Tsurune opts for grace and kindness! It's not always about your performance, but your own peace of mind. Hit the jump to see how personal improvement is prioritized over performance in Tsurune!

  • Thursday August 2, 2018
  • Bringing the Phantom Thieves to Life: An Interview with the Director and Producer of PERSONA5 the Animation!

    An interview with Masashi Ishihama and Kazuki Adachi!

    PERSONA5 the Animation brought a packed and fun panel to Anime Expo, but it also brought along the director and producer behind the TV anime adaptation! After some Q&A, Director Masashi Ishihama and Producer Kazuki Adachi happened to have some time to sit down and talk details about making the popular game come to life, anime-style. Hit the jump for more details and the full interview!

  • Wednesday August 1, 2018
  • Kase-san and Morning Glories is a Uniquely Sweet Story of High School Girls in Love!

    The beautiful OVA is an honest approach to yuri!

    Director Takuya Sato and Studio ZEXCS bring you a sweet tale about two girls and their budding romantic relationship. Kase-san and Morning Glories premiered earlier this month at Anime Expo 2018! What makes this love story between two very different girls the most sweet and endearing film to have been seen at Anime Expo this year? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Saturday July 21, 2018
  • An Inside Look at Mari Okada's Directorial Debut, Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms

    From the woman that brought you emotional works like AnoHana, Selector Infected WIXOSS, Blast of Tempest, and more, comes a film about family, motherhood, and love!

    Mari Okada, a prominent female writer who's behind powerful works like AnoHana and Iron-Blooded Orphans, returns with her first work as a director: Maquia: Where the Promised Flower Blooms! Releasing this week across North America, here we are to give you our thoughts and all the details!

  • Thursday July 19, 2018
  • An Inside Look at the World Premiere of CoMix Wave's 'Flavors of Youth'!

    From the studio that brought you the international phenomenon, Your Name, comes a three part anthology about love, youth, and food!

    Two years ago, Makoto Shinkai's film, 'Your Name', became a global phenomenon, moving the hearts of young and old around the world. Now, the studio he's worked at, CoMix Wave, is out with a three part series exclusively on Netflix, with a global premiere at this year's Anime Expo. Hit the jump for all the juicy details!

  • Friday July 13, 2018
  • Look Inside the High Impact World Premiere of My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

    PLUS ULTRA! takes on another inspirational meaning in this wonderful film!

    Izuku Midoriya, All Might, and the class of 1-A all return in this explosive side story film feature that had a world premiere at Anime Expo this year! We were lucky to get a spot and now we're back to provide you with some juicy details and impressions. Hit the jump to read more!

  • Thursday July 12, 2018
  • Festering Wounds: The Nature of Violence in Golden Kamuy

    Beneath all the layers of blood, battles, and gore, what makes the world of Golden Kamuy and its characters tick?

    Golden Kamuy may be over, but it has left a long trail of bloody wounds and exciting battles behind. Hit the jump as we look over what made these moments so heart-racing and thrilling at the same time!