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‘Beyblade Burst Surge’ Season 5 Premieres February 20 on Disney XD

New episodes include new characters as well as fan favorites; season’s opening theme song ‘We Got the Spin’ now on the series official YouTube channel.

Virtual Events Headline News

Toei’s ‘World Trigger’ Global Livestream Watch Party January 30

Studio invites fans to join a special online event celebrating the popular sci-fi series featuring video and messages from the Japanese cast, screenings of episodes 1 & 2 of the new season, and post-episode discussions and giveaways.

Anime Headline News

Fan Voting Opens for Fifth Annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards

With nominations announced, fans can now vote on all their favorites - every day in every category - through January 22; winners to be revealed on February 19.

Anime Headline News

Crunchyroll Announces Winter 2021 Anime Season Slate

More than 30 series set to stream beginning early 2021; the new line-up promises a host of fan favorites, new and old, including Crunchyroll originals and exclusives.

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‘Lupin III: The First’ Bridges the 2D-3D Gap Between Eastern and Western Animation

Tomokazu Sakamoto and Tatsuya Akagi share their efforts, with support from the franchise’s late creator, Monkey Punch, to respectfully depict iconic 2D anime characters in the 3D/CG style more familiar to international audiences.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Nickelodeon’s ‘The Legend of Korra’ Steelbook Collection Coming March 16

4-book limited edition collection of Emmy Award-winning series features new artwork by Caleb Thomas, with only 10,000 copies produced: available for preorder now.

Treat Yo-Self Headline News

Celebrate ‘New Beginnings’ with January’s Crunchyroll Crate

A new year of anime fun is yours with a visit from the doctor, a trip to the library, a fight with a dragon, and a visit to a strange new world with The Loot Company’s Crunchyroll crate.

Business Headline News

AT&T Selling Crunchyroll to Sony’s Funimation for $1.175 billion

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 4:42pm

Deal brings leading anime content platform’s 3 million+ SVOD subscribers and 90 million registered users into the Sony entertainment fold.  

Business Headline News

Brazil’s Loading Signs Crunchyroll Anime Content TV Deal

More than 50 titles, including Crunchyroll Originals such as ‘The God of High School’ and ‘Tower of God,’ will air in primetime on free linear television network.

Vampires in the Stream! Headline News

FIRST LOOK: ‘Castlevania’ Season 4 Sneak Peek

Powerhouse Animation director Samuel Deets shares two images featuring characters Trevor and Sypha from the highly anticipated upcoming season of Netflix’s hit anime series, ‘Castlevania.’

Virtual Events Headline News

Bilibili Hosting China’s First Live Concert Featuring All VTuber Entertainers

Coming to Shanghai December 19, the ‘Bilibili Macro Link-Virtual Release 2020’ will feature anime, comics, and game-oriented acts as well as holograms in the first-of-its-kind livestream event.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Weathering With You, Collector’s Edition’ Now Available

Makoto Shinkai’s highly acclaimed anime special edition release, from Shout! Factory, includes bonus features CD soundtrack; feature length documentary; interview with the director; ‘Weather Front’ featurette; and more. 

Anime Headline News

Kitaro Kosaka’s ‘Okko’s Inn’ Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with E-SAKUGA eBook.

Interactive format allows readers to flip through keyframes and access archives of popular Japanese animation with only a touch; available in Apple’s ‘Book Store.’

Dept. of Cute! Headline News

Cuddle Up with Crunchyroll’s ‘With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun’

Enjoy a refreshing injection of levity without the commitment of a regular-length show with the cutest two-minute anime you’ve ever seen.

Anime Headline News

Chinese Anime ‘Heaven Official’s Blessing’ Now Streaming

Funimation joins forces with China’s entertainment platform Bilibili to bring first-ever Chinese anime to the world; the series is based on a series of popular fantasy novels by Mo Xiang Xiu.

Bring on the Gore! Headline News

New Trailer Drops for Dark Crunchyroll Original Series ‘Onyx Equinox’

The seriously adult show, in terms of bloodshed, about an Aztec boy named Izel, who finds himself caught in the middle of the Gods’ war for the future of humanity, premieres November 21.

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