Crunchyroll Expands the Territories for the Reborn! Anime

Crunchyroll has announced that it will expand the streaming territories for the Reborn! anime. The updated list of streaming territories includes the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, non-French-speaking Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Crunchyroll previously streamed the anime in English-speaking regions, but the company will release episodes with subtitles in each new region’s respective language over the following months.

The story of the series is described as:

The tenth boss of the Vongola mafia family has been decided, and it’s Japanese high school student Tsunayoshi Sawada… also known as “Loser Tsuna.” He’s not smart, he’s not athletic, and he’s the furthest thing from cool. But the boys back in Sicily aren’t about to let Tsuna stay that way. To make a man out of a boy, they send in the baby–the best hitman in the business, Reborn. In this collection, the daily life of Tsuna and the people he meets, fights, and grows to trust (amidst zany antics) are contrasted by the deadly battles brought on by a rival seeking to take the Vongola boss position for himself. Then, Tsuna is cast into the future, to deal with a threat that promises to end the Vongola for good.

Reborn! ran from 2006-2010. Crunchyroll and VIZ Media streamed the anime adaptation outside Japan. The series is also streaming on Hulu. Discotek Media licensed the anime and released it on Blu-ray Disc in September and October 2018.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Announces Anime Titles Leaving Its Service

Crunchyroll has announced that the following anime will leave the service on April 21, 2021:

  • Mekaku City Actors
  • La Corda D’Oro – primo passo
  • La Corda D’Oro ~secondo passo~
  • Miracle Train – Ōedo-sen e Yōkoso
  • Sound of the Sky
  • Mitsudomoe Seasons 1-2
  • Wandering Son
  • The Idol Master
  • Dog Days Seasons 1-2
  • Ghost Slayers Ayashi

FUNimation Entertainment is streaming the Mekaku City Actors and Sound of the Sky anime.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Is Simulcasting the Gloomy the Naughty Grizzly Anime

Crunchyroll has announced it will begin simulcasting the Gloomy the Naughty Grizzly anime on April 12, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. PDT, with new episodes streaming every Monday. The anime will be available in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.

The story of Gloomy the Naughty Grizzly is described as:

GLOOMY is Pity’s pet bear. He’s a little over 6 feet and weighs as much as 2000 pomegranates. He’s well trained for the most part, but he can never remember that he’s not supposed to attack humans. Still, a pet owner must take ultimate responsibility for his pets. Recalling warm memories of GLOOMY as a cute bear cub, Pity tries to lead a life of peaceful co-existence with his pet bear.

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Announces Spring 2021 Anime Dubs

Crunchyroll has announced that there will be dubs in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German for Tokyo Revengers, To Your Eternity, I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years, and the continuation of So I’m a Spider, So What?. There is also an English dub on the way for Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2.

In addition, Crunchyroll has announced more international dubs on the way for catalog titles.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 1 + 5 OVAs will receive new dubs in Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 + 2 OVAs will receive new dubs in Portuguese and Spanish.

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 1 will receive new dubs in Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Is Streaming the Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S Shorts

Crunchyroll has added the first episode of the Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S Short Animation Series (Mini Dora) anime shorts in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The short anime also debuted on Kyoto Animation’s YouTube channel on April 7, 2021 prior to the July 2021 premiere of the main Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S anime.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S is the second season based on Coolkyoushinja’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid manga. Crunchyroll will simulcast the anime worldwide outside of Asia starting in July 2021.

Source: ANN

To Your Eternity Manga Is Available in Full on Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll has announced that in addition to the simulpub chapters that have been hitting their Manga reader, members can now check out the full catalog of the To Your Eternity manga. The full series thus far is now available for Crunchyroll Premium users along with the latest chapters. The manga is available worldwide excluding Japan.

The story of For Your Eternity is described as:

A new manga from the creator of the acclaimed A Silent Voice, featuring intimate, emotional drama and an epic story spanning time and space, To Your Eternity is a totally unique and moving manga about death, life, reincarnation, and the nature of love. A lonely boy wandering the Arctic regions of North America meets a wolf, and the two become fast friends, depending on each other to survive the harsh environment. But the boy has a history, and the wolf is more than meets the eye as well

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Announces More Simulcasts for the Spring 2021 Anime Season

Crunchyroll has announced four more simulcasts for its Spring 2021 lineup.

Burning Kabaddi will be available worldwide except for Asia and the Middle East. The story is about a former soccer player learning how to play the heated contact sport Kabaddi.

Let’s Make a Mug Too will be available in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The story is set in the southern part of Gifu, where a group of girls form a club to make their own specialized ceramics.

Seven Knights Revolution – Hero Successor will be available in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime is based on a smartphone RPG. In the story, heroes named “Successors” summon the powers of old heroes to save the world from destruction.

Thunderbolt Fantasy Sword Seekers 3 will be available in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The exciting puppet action from Gen Urobuchi takes center stage once again in Thunderbolt Fantasy Season 3.

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll and VIZ Media to Bring Several Anime to Home Video

Crunchyroll has announced that in partnership with VIZ Media, they will be bringing several anime to home video. That titles that will be available on Blu-ray and digital download include Burn the Witch, In/Spectre, Jujutsu Kaisen, The God of High School, and Tower of God. All of the titles will be available both subtitled and dubbed to fans in the United States and Canada.

Burn the Witch

Historically 72% of all the deaths in London are related to dragons, fantastical beings invisible to the majority of the people. While unknown to most, some people have been standing up to these dragons. Only inhabitants of Reverse London who live in the hidden “reverse” side of London can see the dragons. The protagonists of the story are witch duo Noel Niihashi and Ninny Spangcole. They are protection agents for Wing Bind. Their mission is to protect and manage the dragons within London on behalf of the people.

In/Spectre

Iwanaga Kotoko became the god of wisdom to the supernatural beings and spends her days solving problems for them. However, the boy who she fell head over heels for, Sakuragawa Kuro, is someone that is feared by all supernatural creatures. The two of them face various mysterious incidents involving the supernatural in this love x romance x mystery series. Where will these fantastical incidents lead them and what will happen with Kotoko’s crush?

Jujutsu Kaisen

A boy fights… for “the right death.”

Hardship, regret, shame: the negative feelings that humans feel become Curses that lurk in our everyday lives. The Curses run rampant throughout the world, capable of leading people to terrible misfortune and even death. What’s more, the Curses can only be exorcised by another Curse.

Yuji Itadori is a boy with tremendous physical strength, though he lives a completely ordinary high school life. One day, to save a classmate who has been attacked by Curses, he eats the finger of the Double-Faced Specter, taking the Curse into his own soul. From then on, he shares one body with the Double-Faced Specter. Guided by the most powerful of sorcerers, Satoru Gojo, Itadori is admitted to the Tokyo Jujutsu High School, an organization that fights the Curses… and thus begins the heroic tale of a boy who became a Curse to exorcise a Curse, a life from which he could never turn back.

The God of High School

Jin Mori has proclaimed himself the strongest high schooler.

His life changes when he’s invited to participate in “God of High School,” a tournament to determine the strongest high schooler of all.

He’s told that if he wins, any wish he makes will be granted…

All the participants are powerful contenders who fight their hardest for their own wishes.

What awaits them at the end of the tournament?

A chaotic battle between unbelievably strong high school students is about to begin!”

Tower of God

“Reach the top, and everything will be yours.

At the top of the tower exists everything in this world, and all of it can be yours.

You can become a god.

This is the story of the beginning and the end of Rachel, the girl who climbed the tower so she could see the stars, and Bam, the boy who needed nothing but her.”

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Adds the Marudase Kintarō Boys-Love Anime to Its Catalog

Crunchyroll began streaming the Marudase Kintarō (Kintarō Bares it All) boys-love anime on March 25, 2021 at 11:00 p.m. EDT worldwide, except Asia and German-speaking Europe.

Crunchyroll describes the story as:

Makoto, a student and chairman at Onodera Academy has been targeted by the whole academy because of the will left by the previous principal: “The one man who is able to seduce Makoto with his superb sexual techniques will be given the right to take over as Onodera Academy’s new principal!” But thanks to Kintaro, his bodyguard and boyfriend, Makoto has regained his peaceful life.

One day, enemies are sent from the Onodera Academy Kawakara Branch School that’s filled with troublesome teachers and students. Humiliation to Makoto, seduction to Kintaro, and many other terrible traps. Can Makoto and Kintaro overcome all these difficulties? And what is the enemy truly after!

Marudase Kintarō premiered in screenings around Japan as part of the BL FES!!-Boys Love Festival!!- on December 11, 2020.

Source: ANN