New Guests and Panels Announced for Crunchyroll Expo 2018!

September 1-3 at the San Jose Convention Center

Wow! Crunchyroll Expo 2018 is coming up fast! With only a few weeks left until the big show from Sept. 1-3 begins, it’s worth taking a moment to survey the latest big guests and panel announcements! Hit the jump for more Crunchyroll Expo info!

ANIME CITY – A Look Inside Tokyo’s Amazing My Hero Academia Shop!

Limited time event runs until 8/19

The hype machine for the new MY HERO ACADEMIA movie is spiraling out of control and into overdrive! As part of the promotional push, a new MHA pop-up shop has opened at the Animate store in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward! CR News’ exclusive manga-style photo report takes you inside these hallowed halls after the jump!

Eir Aoi and LiSA Step in for Sword Art Online: Alicization Themes

New season scheduled to start in October

Sword Art Online has found the performers to bring themes to its upcoming Alicization arc — and fans will definitely know these voices by now! Eir Aoi and LiSA are back on board for the new OP and ED. Hit the jump to read more!

Etrian Odyssey X is Coming to the West as Etrian Odyssey Nexus

Atlus sets up a February 5, 2019 launch for the final 3DS entry

Etrian Odyssey X is coming to Japan on August 2, and now the final 3DS entry has an official date in the west. Atlus will bring it over to North America and Europe as Etrian Odyssey Nexus, which is set for a February 5, 2019 launch. Read on for more.

Anime Production Studio amo Files for Bankruptcy

Established in 1993, the company provided production assistance for high-profile titles like “Black Clover” and “Oreimo”

Anime production is an arduous business, and now according to documents filed in the Tokyo District Court, another production studio has fallen on hard economic times, because the Musashino-based production company amo has filed for bankruptcy. Hit the jump to learn more.

ISLAND Visual Novel Hits Steam on August 24, 2018

TV anime adaptation based on game by Front Wing is currently broadcasting in Japan and streaming on Crunchyroll

Good news, visual novel fans! According to a post on the official Twitter feed for the ISLAND TV anime, the international release of Front Wing’s 2016 visual novel (including the English language version) is heading to Steam on August 24, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.

Crunchyroll Movie Night: Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts Tickets On Sale Now!

Limited engagement on September 19, 22 and 23 in hundreds of theaters across the US

The Flightless Crows are back chasing their championship dreams in Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts and Crunchyroll Movie Night is thrilled to bring this brand new feature film to theaters in the US. Hit the jump for the details.

QUIZ: Who Should Be Your Midsummer DanMachi Date?

See which DanMachi girl will be your Midsummer Lover!

Summer means beaches, watermelons, and spending some quality time in the sun with your favorite girl! But between Hestia, Ais, and the rest of the DanMachi casts, how could you possibly play favorites? We’ve taken the pressure off you with our custom matching quiz! Hit the jump to discover your ideal DanMachi date!

A Polar Bear Falls in Love Mini-Anime Returns to Theaters in Japan in Fall of 2018

Actor Ryohei Otani has a whale of a time as the voice of Orca in adaptation of “beast love” manga by Koromo

A Polar Bear in Love, a mini-anime based on the B.L. (“beast love”) manga by Koromo about a lonely and amorous polar bear who becomes infatuated with a harp seal who think he’s about to become dinner, is returning to theaters in Japan in the Fall season of 2018, and a new romantic rival has appeared. Hit the jump to learn more.

Royals Gather in New Key Visual for “100 Sleeping Princes & The Kingdom of Dreams”

TV anime based on otome smart phone game is currently broadcasting in Japan and streaming on HIDIVE

100 Sleeping Princes & The Kingdom of Dreams, a TV anime based on the otome smart phone game by GCrest about a young woman who recruits the help of dozens of handsome princes to save the dream-kingdom from destruction, is gearing up for a new story arc with a new key visual. Hit the jump to check it out.

“Seizei Ganbare! Mahou Shoujo Kurumi” Clobbers AbemaTV Again in October

Short form “magical girl bystander gag anime” returns with new characters and more

Seizei Ganbare! Mahou Shoujo Kurumi (“Do Your Absolute Best! Magical Girl Kurumi”), a short form “magical girl bystander gag anime”, is returning to AbemaTV for a second season of senseless violence in October of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.

Watch Highlights from Voice Actress Yui Ogura’s Latest Live DVD/Blu-ray “Cherry×Airline”

The voice of Kokona Aoba (Encouragement of Climb), Homare Kagayaki/Cure Étoile (Hugtto PreCure!)

The official YouTube channel for 22-year-old anime voice actress Yui Ogura has posted a two-minute highlight video for her upcoming 3rd solo live DVD/Blu-ray “Cherry×Airline” to be released in Japan on September 12, 2018. In addition to her stage performances, the clip also includes some scenes from the disc’s bonus 50-minute behind-the-scenes footage. Check out her latest concert after the jump!

Kagura Anime VA Rie Kugimiya Voices “Very Interesting Role” in 2nd Gintama Web Drama

“I had never thought that I could participate in this way, so I was very surprised when I received the offer.”

The official Twitter for the second original web drama Gintama 2 – Yo nimo Kimyouna Gintama-chan (The Strange and Unusual Gintama-chan) confirmed today that 39-year-old voice actress Rie Kugimiya, who has voiced the main heroine Kagura in the Gintama anime series since 2006, provides her voice as “a very interesting role.” Read her comment after the jump.

Voice Actress Miku Ito Shows Off Her Latest Live Performance of Her 2nd Single “Shocking Blue”

The voice of Nanako Usami (Locodol), Ann Akagi (Action Heroine Cheer Fruits)

On the CD release day of her 4th solo single “Koi wa Movie,” 21-year-old anime voice actress Miku Ito also posted a three-minute live performance clip of her 2nd single song “Shocking Blue” on Nippon Columbia’s official YouTube channel. The footage is one of the ten songs included in the bonus DVD for the single’s 2,160 yen limited edition B. Check out her latest clips after the jump!

Hiro Mashima Provides New Fairy Tail Guild Members Illustration for Tsutaya’s T Card

“EDENS ZERO” version card features the title page illustration of Weekly Shonen Magazine’s 30th issue

In commemoration of the upcoming broadcast of the final season of the Fairy Tail TV anime based on Hiro Mashima’s manga series of the same name in October and the release of the first volume of his latest manga EDENS ZERO manga on September 14, Culture Entertainment will release two new versions of its T Card featuring the two series’ illustrations on August 23. Hit the jump for more details.

New Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative Teaser Announces November 30 Release, Three Main VAs

The second edition advance ticket with a 20-page booklet will go on sale tommorow

The official website for Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative), the upcoming sequel film to Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn in the same Universal Century (U.C.) timeline, has started streaming a 30-second new teaser announcing its theatrical release in Japan on November 30, 2018, and its three main voice cast. Check out the latest information about the newest UC Gundam story after the jump!

BanG Dream! Reps Pacific League Baseball on Doki Doki Day

Three events will feature mini-matches against the stars

The aspiring musicians of BanG Dream! have their eyes on another world: Pacific League baseball! Three upcoming matches will feature special exhibits, a cast talk show, and merch featuring stars of the series in baseball gear. Get a first look after the jump!

Tomokazu Sugita Is the Latest to Enroll in Boarding School Juliet

A new Black Doggy joins the brawl

Boarding School Juliet has just welcomed its newest student. Gintama and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya star Tomokazu Sugita is taking on a role in the Black Doggy House alongside protagonist Romio. Get the latest after the jump!

Dunbine’s Dana-O’Shee Flies to Your Toy Shelf

Robot Spirits figure now available for preorder from Premium Bandai

Marvel Frozen’s Aura Battler comes to life in this new Robot Spirits <SIDE AB> figure. Check out Dana-O’Shee and all the trimmings after the jump!

Crunchyroll Adds Slayers, Strike Witches, Trigun: Badlands Rumble, and More to Anime Catalog!

Also: Shakugan No Shana: The Movie, Murder Princess

Hark! A new cavalcade of titles are careening into the Crunchyroll anime catalog today, courtesy of our friends at Funimation. Time to make some room in your queue for The Slayers, Strike Witches 1 and 2, Trigun: Badlands Rumble, along with Murder Princess and Shakugan No Shana: The Movie! Read on for full details!