It's almost time to unleash the Spring 2019 anime lineup on Crunchyroll, so let's take a moment to prepare ourselves with an early look at what's to come. We previously updated with a look at continuing simulcasts, and you can consider this post your one-stop shop for all the latest announcements!
Last week we introduced the English dub for the entire first season and OVA of Mob Psycho 100, and now it's time to keep the psychic battles going with the recently concluded second season. The English dub of Mob Psycho 100 II kicks off TODAY, with new episodes to debut every Thursday. Read on for more.
Fairy Gone is going retro with Free_ride, an Excite Bike clone included with its first Blu-Ray release! The nostalgic goodness will also be accompanied by a soundtrack CD. Hit the jump for screenshots, cover art, and more!
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.
It turns out P5S is a collaboration between Atlus and Koei Tecmo that has Dynasty Warriors and Attack on Titan devs Omega Force spinning the game off into a hack-and-slash action-RPG on PS4 and Switch. The full title is Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers. Read on for a teaser and more.
A new character preview video shows off the skills of the brilliant surgeon, Keine Kanzaki, in High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World! (known in Japan as Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu!), an upcoming TV anime based on the isekai fantasy light novel series written by Riku Misora and illustrated by Sacraneco about a group of genius students who make a huge splash when they're transported to a magical fantasy world. Hit the jump to check it out.
Trigger's Kill la Kill anime is coming to life in the form of a fighting game from Arc System Works, and publisher PQube is here with another preview. This time around we have a handful of screens showcasing the game-exclusive final form of Satsuki Kiryuin's Kamui, Junketsu Shinzui!
The official YouTube channel for voice actress/singer Yukari Tamura's private label Cana aria (owned by 5pb.Records) has started streaming a 100-second music video for "Kikoenaiyouni♡" (Not to be heard), the lead track from her upcoming new mini album "Strawberry candle" to be released on May 22, 2019. See her unchanged angelic cuteness after the jump!
With a 90-second PV, it is officially announced today that a two-part "final chapter" of the anime adaptation of Wataru Watanabe's magical comedy manga Majimoji Rurumo is in the works. It will be bundled with the last ninth volume of the manga's ongoing third arc "Houkago no Mahou Chugakusei" to be released on July 9, 2019. Meet the anime version characters again after the jump.
A new stage musical adaptation of the Death Note manga series created by Tsugumi Ohba (story) and Takeshi Obata (art) is set to return in January 2020, and its main cast members, including 30-year-old actor Ryota Murai as Light Yagami and singer-songwriter Fu Takahashi as L, are revealed today. Hit the jump for more information.
Japanese figure manufacture Aquamarine has started accepting pre-orders for a 1/7 scale figure of "Racing Miku 2018: Challenging to the TOP," which is based on the Racing Miku visual drawn by popular illustrator Hiro Kanzaki (Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai, Eromanga Sensei novels). Check out the details of her super-cute figure after the jump!
Tokyo One Piece Tower, the first permanent indoor theme park dedicated to the One Piece franchise, has started a special exhibition to commemorate the anime series' 20th anniversary, titled "Cruise History," since April 24. It is scheduled to run for one year to cover the anime's whole 20-year history. Hit the jump for more details and photos.
Following the two-minute first one posted in December 2018, the official YouTube channel for the One Piece anime franchise has also started streaming a six-minute longer version PV to introduce its 20-year history, including a newly-added quick sneak peak of its forthcoming arc "Story of Wano" in the end. Look back at the anime history after the jump!
Last week we got a look at the first character trailer for DATE A LIVE: Rio Reincarnation, a romantic visual novel that's coming to PS4 and Steam in the west. At the time it was just set for a June release window, but that timing has now been narrowed down. Read on for more.
Enjoy Sebastian's afternoon tea or a stack of Bitter Rabbit pancakes at the Black Butler café! The upcoming event features new art and goods for fans of the devilishly good series. Hit the jump for a peek at the menu and merch!
Pop Team Epic presents the return of Hellshake Yano! The unforgettable hero returns in a new short video as part of a collaboration between the series and the Japan Racing Association. Watch the epic race unfold after the jump!