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Kodansha Adds 8 New Series to Crunchyroll Manga

Kodansha Comics has added 8 new series to the Crunchyroll Manga simulpub streaming platform, bringing the leading manga publisher’s total on the service to 18. Subscribers to Crunchyroll can now read the latest chapters at the same time they’re published in Japan from even more Kodansha Comics manga series than ever before.

New additions  available for the first time on Crunchyroll Manga include A Silent Voicecreator Yoshotoki Oima’s follow-up to her smash hit, To Your Eternity, and Netflix OriginalKnights of Sidonia creator Tsutomu Nihei’s latest, APOSIMZ.

Crunchyroll subscribers will be able to read the latest chapters of every series as part of their Crunchyroll subscription, including chapters the same day they are first published in Japan (“simulpubs”). Recent chapters that have not yet been collected into graphic-novel format are also included for all subscribers. A comprehensive list of series on the platform, and the frequency of how often new chapters come out, is provided below.

Kodansha Comics will continue adding new series to Crunchyroll Manga in the coming months—more announcements to come. The following series will have new chapters released every week:

  • Fuuka by Kouji Seo
  • GTO: Paradise Lost by Toru Fujisawa
  • The Seven Deadly Sins by Nakaba Suzuki
  • Space Brothers by Chuya Koyama (biweekly)
  • To Your Eternity by Yoshitoki Oima
  • UQ Holder! by Ken Akamatsu

The following series will have new chapters released monthly:

  • Ajin: Demi-Human by Gamon Sakurai
  • APOSIMZ by Tsutomu Nihei
  • Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama
  • Drifting Dragons by Taku Kuwabara
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer by Naoshi Arakawa
  • Grand Blue Dreaming by Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka
  • The Heroic Legend of Arslan by Yoshiki Tanaka and Hiromu Arakawa
  • Our Precious Conversations by Robico
  • Sweetness and Lightning by Gido Amagakure
  • Toppu GP by Kosuke Fujishima
  • Wave, Listen to Me! by Hiroaki Samura

The above represents all series Kodansha Comics currently releases as English-language simulpub chapters. For readers who don’t subscribe to Crunchyroll, individual chapters, including simulpubs, from all of those series can be bought and downloaded on comiXology and Kindle. Crunchyroll Manga features official and authorized Kodansha Comics translations that are the same ones for purchase on comiXology and Kindle.

Anime NYC to return to New York on November 16-18, 2018

Tickets for Anime NYC 2018 Powered By Crunchyroll, New York’s Japanese pop culture and anime convention, are now on sale for the con’s return on November 16-18, 2018 after the inaugural celebration welcomed over 20,000 fans to New York’s Javits Center this past November. 2018 tickets are available and range from $40-50 for single day passes, full Weekend passes for $65, and Mega passes enabling exclusive opportunities, early access, and more for $295.

Anime NYC 2018 will build on the exciting programming, special guests, and more that attendees of the inaugural show enjoyed, with plans for next year’s convention to take over additional halls in the Javits Center to bring together even more fans – looking to double 2017’s 250,000+ square feet. This year, fans took part in events including the Fullmetal Alchemist liveaction film’s US premiereGundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower concert and premiere, Anime Diva Night powered by Anisong World Matsuri, and the NYC Ramen Summit, celebrating with 200 publishers and exhibitors from across the Japanese pop culture space including Crunchyroll, Aniplex, Bandai Namco, Bandai Visual, Bluefin, Kinokuniya, Kodansha, Sentai Filmworks, SUNRISE, Vertical, VIZ Media, and Yen Press. Plans are already in the works for even more in 2018.

Fans attending the inaugural Anime NYC hailed from all five of New York’s boroughs and 38 different states. International fans flew in from 10 countries including Canada, Mexico, Australia, Spain, and Japan to come together around their favorite fandoms.

Anime NYC brings celebration of Japanese culture & anime to Javits Center – 11/17-19

LeftField Media will present a massive three-day celebration of Japanese animation and culture this fall at the inaugural Anime NYC convention powered by Crunchyroll, coming to New York City’s Javits Center (655 W 34th St) from Friday, November 17 through Sunday, November 19. Attendees will be able to view exclusive anime screenings and meet major guests courtesy of international animation and manga publishers like Aniplex, Bandai Visual, Crunchyroll, Funimation, Sentai Filmworks, Sunrise, Yen Press, and VIZ Media; play the latest in Japanese gaming technology; chow down on Japanese delicacies and fusion cuisine; rock out to musical guests direct from Tokyo; and more. Tickets are available with general admission tickets priced from $35-60, and with VIP tickets priced at $275 guaranteeing access to premiere programming and special guests.

LeftField Media looks to fill a void with Anime NYC. While most major cities in America play host to anime-specific conventions, New York City – America’s largest city – has no large, dedicated celebration of Japanese animation and culture. Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll has been in planning for over a year with tremendous support from partners in both America and Japan, and anticipates bringing together almost 20,000 fans at its inaugural convention. Anime has had a presence in American entertainment for decades in the form of beloved series like Pokemon, Dragon Ball Z, and Sailor Moon and films from acclaimed directors like Hayao Miyazaki and Satoshi Kon, and has seen broader audiences tuning in recently to watch hits like Attack on Titan, One-Punch Man, and Yuri!!! on Ice on services like Netflix, Hulu, and Crunchyroll.

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll puts Japanese culture and animation on a massive international stage in New York City, at a time when the anime industry is burgeoning worldwide. The Anime Industry Report 2016 from the Association of Japanese Animators estimated the overseas anime industry (excluding Japan) generated $288.4 million USD in 2015, an increase of over $125 million from 2014. Anime represents a growing stake in the entertainment industry both worldwide and notably in America, with the Anime Industry Report 2016 reporting more anime licensing contracts filed in 2015 in the United States than in any other country.

When:

  • Friday, November 17; exhibit hall hours 1pm – 7pm, programming until 10pm
  • Saturday, November 18; exhibit hall hours 10am – 7pm, programming until 10pm
  • Sunday, November 19; exhibit hall hours 10am – 5pm

Where:

  • Javits Center 655 W 34th St New York, N.Y. 10001

Special Guests and Events:

  • Sailor Moon Crystal Cast Panel and Screening with Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon), Kate Higgins (Sailor Mercury), Cristina Vee (Sailor Mars), Amanda Celine Miller (Sailor Jupiter), Cherami Leigh (Sailor Venus), Sandy Fox (Chibi-Usa), Erica Mendez (Sailor Uranus), Lauren Landa (Sailor Neptune), Christine Marie Cabanos (Sailor Saturn), and Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask)
  • US Premiere of the film Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower and concert lead by composer Naruyoshi Kikuchi
  • Anime Diva Night powered by Anisong World Matsuri concert featuring Japanese singers Yoko Ishida, Chihiro Yonekura, and TRUE
  • NY Ramen Summit featuring a discussion between famed ramen chefs from around NYC
  • Talk from LeSean Thomas, an NYC native who has successfully worked in the anime industry in Japan and whose Children of Ether is now on Crunchyroll and whose Cannon Busters will be debuting next year on Netflix

Cost:      Daily and full weekend passes available

  • Friday Only Admission: $35
  • Saturday Only Admission: $45
  • Sunday Only Admission: $40
  • 3-Day Weekend Ticket: $60

Kids 6 and under are admitted for free. VIP passes are $275 and include admission during all Anime NYC hours and access to various special guest appearances and exclusive events. Attendees who purchase tickets by October 10 will receive their passes in the mail; attendees who purchase tickets after October 10 will pick up passes at Anime NYC.

LeSean Thomas Children of Ether Comes to Crunchyroll

Children of Ether, Crunchyroll’s first ever original short, written and directed by LeSean Thomas (Boondocks, Cannon Busters) dropped on the Crunchyroll site exclusively for subscribers. Children of Ether follows Rhonda, a woman with mysterious powers and a supernatural connection who is in search of her past while trying to stay alive in a dystopian future run by rival gangs, warring factions, and magical unknown elements.

First announced at New York Comic Con 2016, Thomas teamed up with several anime heavy hitters such as character designer Hiroshi Shimizu (Michiko and Hatchin), storyboard director Shingo Natsume (One Punch Man), animation director Yûichi Takahashi (Gatchaman Crowds Insight) and animator Mitsuo Iso (Neon Genesis Evangelion) to produce Children of Ether. The animated short along with exclusive behind-the-scenes creation footage will screen before the first full-length episode of The Ancient Magus’ Bride. Written by Aya Takaha (Psycho Pass) and directed by Nohiro Naganuma (Yowamushi Pedal, Death Note).

What I think makes Thomas’ Children of Ether so significant is that not only is he an African-American artist and director who worked exclusively with a Japanese team to create Children of Ether, the main character, Rhonda, is also woman of color, a rare image in the world of anime. In addition, Children of Ether could be considered Thomas’ official anime directorial debut. Although in 2015 Thomas successfully funded a Kickstarter for the pilot of another series, Cannon Busters, and created a trailer for the series, only backers have been given access to the pilot for the show and at the time of this writing, the animated pilot has not been announced yet as a full series.lesean thomas, children of ether, crunchyroll, anime, theblerdgurl


screen-shot-2016-01-14-at-6-47-27-pm@theblerdgurl is a commercial video editor by day and comic book reading, anime watching, TV live tweeting,  K-Pop listening, blog writing, geek gurl by night. She is on a mission to shine a light on indie, female and comic artists of color and highlights them and their work on her blog theblerdgurl. She currently lives in a century old brownstone in Brooklyn with 2 cats who plot her demise daily. You can also find her on twitter, facebook, instagram,  tumblr  , youtube and soundcloud.

Loot Anime Episode 15 “Teamwork” Unboxing

Loot Anime is a geek box by Loot Crate and Crunchyroll focused on the anime fans. This month’s box has a theme of “Teamwork”! There’s lots of anime and manga featuring teams!

We open up the box to show off what’s inside and what we think of the box.

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Loot Anime Episode 14 “Galaxy” Unboxing

Loot Anime is a geek box by Loot Crate and Crunchyroll focused on the anime fans. This month’s box has a theme of “Galaxy“! There’s lots space-faring adventure!

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Loot Anime Episode 12 “Delicious” Unboxing

Loot Anime is a geek box by Loot Crate and Crunchyroll focused on the anime fans. This month’s box has a theme of “Delicious“! There’s lots of items that fit the food theme.

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Loot Anime Episode 10 “Back to School” Unboxing

Loot Anime is a geek box by Loot Crate and Crunchyroll focused on the anime fans. This month’s box has a theme of “Back to School“! There’s lots of items for you to start the school year right!

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Loot Anime Episode 8 “Victory” Unboxing

Loot Anime is a geek box by Loot Crate and Crunchyroll focused on the anime fans. This month’s box has a theme of “Victory” featuring items from Yowamushi Pedal, Splatoon, and Free!

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Loot Anime x Crunchyroll for a Unity Themed Crate

Loot AnimeMaking the popular subscription service Loot Anime even better, Loot Crate has teamed up with Crunchyroll, Inc., the leading anime content streaming service. The result of this partnership is a new and improved monthly subscription service: Loot Anime x Crunchyroll, and it elevates the most popular monthly anime merchandise subscription service to a whole new level.

To celebrate this partnership, the first crate is themed “Unity” and features amazing artwork that incorporates each company’s popular main characters: Crunchyroll’s Hime Chan and Loot Anime’s monthly theme mascot. The Unity crate will celebrate characters coming together to achieve greatness and will feature four exclusive items (including a Funko POP!) from the following franchises: “The Boy and the Beast,” “Dragonball Z,” “Fullmetal Alchemist” and “Yo-Kai Watch.” The first Loot Anime x Crunchyroll crate is on sale today and offers exciting new benefits to Loot Anime and Crunchyroll premium subscribers:

  •  All Crunchyroll Premium subscribers will now receive an additional $5 monthly discount on their Loot Anime subscription. This discount is available to both new and existing Loot Anime subscribers. For 3-, 6- and 12-month Loot Anime x Crunchyroll subscriptions, the discount will be an additional $10, $20 and $40 respectively.
  • Loot Anime will have early access to Crunchyroll’s content schedule, anime licensing expertise and relationships in Japan to ensure the merchandise inside the crate features the hottest anime on Crunchyroll.
  • The Loot Anime crate will now include Crunchyroll branding and colors. In addition, this month’s theme of Unity contains exclusive artwork featuring Crunchyroll’s Hime Chan and Loot Anime’s main character as well (whose name has yet to be revealed!)

Existing Loot Anime subscribers will see no change in price or frequency, but they can now look forward to even better content. With packages starting at $22.95 per month, Loot Anime’s subscription price will remain the same. Every crate is valued at over $60, making this the most cost effective way for fans to enjoy a diverse mix of premium anime products.

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