The summer 2018 anime season is fast approaching, and you'll be seeing plenty of additions to Crunchyroll's simulcast lineup. Consider this post your one-stop, regularly-updated destination for all things summer, so let's take a look at some of the series we can look forward to so far.
A new trailer and a new movie poster have been published for Wakaokami wa Shogakusei! ("The Innkeeper is a Gradeschooler!"), an upcoming theatrical anime film based on the children's book series written by Hiroko Reijo and illustrated by Asami about a young girl who trains to be an innkeeper after her parents pass away, only to discover that her inn is haunted by playful spirits. Hit the jump to check them out.
It is officially announced today that a TV anime adaptation of Kei Sasuga's love comedy manga Domestic na Kanojo/Domestic Girlfriend is now in the works. The anime's official website and Twitter also open with a teaser visual, announcing its main staff and the voice cast for its two main heroines. Learn more about the upcoming anime after the jump!
According to the latest report by music live information service Live Fans released today, Aqours, the nine-member voice actress unit in the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise attracted 99,112 audience in their four live concerts in the first half of 2018, becoming the most popular anison live act in the period. Check out the top 5 anison acts after the jumP!
33-year-old singer/actress/otaku idol Shoko Nakagawa, aka Shokotan, performed at the second day of "Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 - Japan Kawaii Live -" held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angels on July 7. It has been 10 years since her first live concert in LA at Anime Expo 2008. Check out her photos from the stage after the jump!
Bandai Namco Arts and Good Smile Company's newly-launched label With Fans! plan to release a series of 1/7 scale figures of Aqours' nine members from the Love Live! Sunshine!! anime franchise, inspired by the anime first season's Blu-ray jacket illustrations. Ruby Kurosawa is revealed online today as the forth entry in the figure series. Check out her details after the jump!
Following the anime OP movie, two-member musical unit angela's official YouTube has started streaming a short version music video for their 27th single song "SURVIVE!," which is featured as the OP theme song for K SEVEN STORIES, the ongoing six-part anime film project from GoRA and GoHands' K anime franchise. Check out the latest rock tune after the jump!
After the release of the latest issue of Japanese weekly fashion magazine anan that features the upcoming live-action film Gintama 2, director Yuichi Fukuda let out his true feelings on Twitter. Though the magazine wanted him to logically explain the reason for the first film's success last year, he had difficulty in answering it because he was thinking about only how to entertain the audience. Hit the jump for more details.
Level-5 recently revealed Yo-Kai Watch 4 with a very brief tease, and now it looks like we have a slightly more concrete idea of when to expect it. According to the latest issue of CoroCoro Comic, the next numbered entry in the series is due out on Nintendo Switch in Japan this winter. Read on for more.
French shoe designer PATRICK is giving Ultraman fans a new way to show their love for the legendary hero. A new pair of Ultraman themed shoes, complete with Ultra Sign on the heels, goes on sale starting next month. Get an early look after the jump!
A new incredibly fitting key visual drawn by original FLCL character designer Yoshiuki Sadamoto leads off the news that Japan will get to see FLCL Alternative and Progressive a bit differently later this year.. Hit the jump for the visual and the promo.
There's more than one way for a Servant to do battle! Check out the adorable mahjong set that comes with premium copies of Fate/EXTELLA LINK in Japan. Nero, EMIYA, Hakuno, and more grace the tiles after the jump.
What do you get when you cross Cardcaptor Sakura with Sanrio's Little Twin Stars? Some of the cutest art we've ever seen... and an upcoming live event! See the first art from the crossover after the jump.
Lawson and Asahi are ready for season 3 of Attack on Titan... but their take on the show's events are a little different. The new campaign lets customers rack up points for DVDs, merch, gift cards, and cuts of beef. (Yes, really.) Check out the new promotion after the jump!
Spike Chunsoft made a handful of announcements at Anime Expo 2018, including plans to bring the YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world remake to the west. Read on for more info and a new trailer.
Code Vein, the new dark, post-apocalyptic action game from the God Eater team, won't be making its planned 2018 debut. Bandai Namco Entertainment announced a delay to allow for further development time, which officially pushes the title into 2019. Read on for more.