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!
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!
A new key visual, the main staff, and the main cast have been revealed for Rifle is Beautiful, an upcoming TV anime based on the 4-panel "marksmanship x high school girls" manga by Akki Sarumi about a group of young ladies who appreciate the sport of long rifle target shooting. Hit the jump to learn more.
Get jewelry that'll make people on the street stop and say, "Is that a JoJo reference?" Jewelry maker JAM HOME MADE is teaming up with Premium Bandai to offer Golden Wind-inspired necklaces, bracelets, and rings. Check them out, and find out where to pre-order, after the jump!
It's definitely more of a lightning-fast clip than a proper trailer, but Bandai Namco came through with another preview for the next Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC character, Goku from Dragon Ball GT. Hit the jump for more.
Last week’s episode sent everyone on an emotional rollercoaster. This week, we meet someone special. Are they friend or foe? Hit the jump to find out! *SPOILERS CONTAINED*
Get ready to take to the skies with Crunchyoll's latest Spring 2019 anime simulcast! Strike Witches: 501st JOINT FIGHTER WING Take Off! is already soaring, so read on for details.
Following last month's international release, it's now time for the TRINITY SEVEN HEAVENS LIBRARY & CRIMSON LORD anime film to make its debut on Crunchyroll in the United States. Read on for details.