The mid-season stretch means many anime are starting to set up their final conflict. Important matches, big fights, and plot reveals are commonplace among the episode 6-7 mark. No matter the type of series, many are hitting their big turning point! Hit the jump for the best clips from last week's episodes!
It’s been another wild week here on Crunchyroll News, and with a new Monday now in the mix, it’s time to take stock of some of the big headlines and recent stories from the last seven days. Hit the jump for a face full of new art, unlikely figure skaters, and even anime fragrances!
Planet With's villains aren't set against humanity for selfish, amoral reasons - they are attempting to prevent a tragedy that could destroy everything, humanity included. And yet, humanity fights against them, struggling for their own noble beliefs. Today we will explore Planet With's vividly contrasting factions, and decide whether humanity really is worth fighting for.
Gamescom 2018 is this week in Cologne, Germany, and Yu Suzuki and his Shenmue III team have an announcement planned for the opening ceremony. Read on for more.
A chilly new key visual and the main staff have been revealed for Vinland Saga, an upcoming TV anime based on the historical fiction seinen manga by Makoto Yukimura about a young boy who becomes a terrifying Viking warrior to avenge the death of his father. Hit the jump to learn more.
Nothing against Kiefer Sutherland, but one of the major features missing from Metal Gear Solid V was the iconic voice of David Hayter. We now have a chance to hear it in action again after the jump.
My Hero Academia battler My Hero One's Justice has developed a pretty stacked roster since it was first announced, and Bandai Namco's latest video shows them all off one by one. Dig into the 11-minute gameplay preview after the jump.
Nelke Planning announced today that a new stage play based on the Kemono Friends franchise, titled "Butai Kemono Friends 2 ~Yuki furu Yoru no Kemono-tachi" (Stage Play Kemono Friends 2 ~Animals in The Snowing Night) is set to be performed at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Club EX in Tokyo from November 8 to 18, 2018. Hit the jump for more.
Tokyo-based anime merchandise company Movic will release a cushion inspired by the shoulder part of Evangelion Unit-01, one of the main mechas of the Evangelion franchise, on September 1, 2018. You can use it as a replacement of pillow, or as a cosplay item if you want. Learn more after the jump.
At the premiere screening event for Studio Ponoc's three-part omnibus film Chiisana Eiyu - Kani to Tamago to Toumei Ningen (Modest Heroes - Crab, Egg, and Invisible Man) held in Tokyo yesterday, producer Yoshiaki Nishimura revealed that he originally planned to produce four short episodes for the project and that the late Isao Takahata wanted to direct the fourth one. Hit the jump for more story.
It is officially announced in this year's 38th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump released today in Japan that Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga will end its serialization with five more chapters and that its final chapter will be published in the magazine's 42nd issue to be released on September 15. Hit the jump for more details.
The nine idols of Nijigasaki High School are preparing to make their debut! Three short videos give a sample of some of the Love Live! characters' new songs. Check out the tunes after the jump!
Look out, 22/7 — there's a new virtual idol group on the way! Square Enix is currently auditioning aspiring singers and voice actresses to join their upcoming group, GEMS COMPANY. Find out more after the jump!
Nowadays, it seems VTubers are an essential part of any new anime or game marketing campaign. Case in point? Overlord -MASS FOR THE DEAD- has just introduced Slime-ko, its very own YouTube representative. Say hi to her after the jump!
Who's a friend to Japanese housewives and fresh veggies? Kamen Reito Shun! The tokusatsu spokesperson for Mitsubishi Electric's refrigerators is back, this time fighting an evil veggie monster voiced by Norio Wakamoto. Watch the action after the jump!