Crunchyroll Announces More Additions to Its Winter 2021 Simulcast Lineup

Crunchyroll has announced more additions to its Winter 2021 simulcast lineup.

Abicee Working Diary will stream on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. PST in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.

Bungo Stray Dogs Wan will stream in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

I★CHU will stream on Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. PST in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.

IDOLLS! will stream in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

Non Non Biyori Nonstop will stream in the United States, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandinavia, Netherlands, Åland Islands, Spain, Portugal, and the countries comprising Latin America. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

Wave!! Let’s Go Surfing!!- will stream in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

WIXOSS Diva(A)Live will stream in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki 3 will stream in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Announces Streams for New Dubs

Crunchyroll has announced that it will stream dubs in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German for the following anime:

  • The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter
  • Dr. Stone: Stone Wars
  • Burn The Witch
  • So I’m a Spider, So What?

Crunchyroll will also stream the English dub for the Bungo Stray Dogs Wan! anime and the second half of the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- anime’s second season.

In addition, Crunchyroll will continue streaming the Jujutsu Kaisen anime with English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German dubs.

Source: ANN

The First Season of the Armor Shop for Ladies & Gentlemen Anime Is Now Available on Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll has added the first season of the Armor Shop for Ladies & Gentlemen anime to its catalog. The series is available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.

The story of Otona no Bōguya-san is described as:

Set in a world of sword and sorcery, the story begins when a young villager named Kautsu comes upon a unique armor shop that only deals with a certain kind of equipment for female adventurers.

New episodes of Armor Shop for Ladies & Gentlemen II, the second season of the anime, will premiere every Friday at 8:30am PT.

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Is Streaming a Limited Preview of the First Episode of the So I’m a Spider, So What? Anime

Crunchyroll has announced on its website that it will stream a 10-minute preview of the first episode of the So I’m a Spider, So What? anime on January 2, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST. The video will stream worldwide for one week except in Asia, and some countries in the Middle East and Africa.

The story of So I’m a Spider, So What? is described as:

I, the protagonist, was just an ordinary high school girl, but suddenly I was reincarnated as a spider monster in a fantasy world. Not only that, but I awakened in a dungeon filled with vicious monsters. Armed with only my human knowledge and my overwhelming positivity, I’m forced to use spiderwebs and traps to defeat far stronger monsters just to stay alive. So begins the labyrinth survival story of a girl with incredible mental strength living as one of the lowest-ranked beasts.

The anime is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on January 8, 2021.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Is Adding the English Dub of the KONOSUBA – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World– Legend of Crimson Anime Film on January 1, 2021

Crunchyroll has announced that it is adding the English dub of the KONOSUBA – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World– Legend of Crimson anime film to its site on January 1, 2021.

The English cast for the film was also announced:

  • Arnie Pantoja is Kazuma
  • Faye Mata is Aqua
  • Erica Mendez is Megumin
  • Cristina Vee is Darkness

Crunchyroll started streaming the film in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Central and South America (including the Caribbean), the Middle East and North Africa, and Europe (except Spain, Portugal, German-speaking Europe, French- and Dutch-speaking Europe, and Italian-speaking Europe) on March 25. It had the movie’s English dub scheduled for April 2020 but had to delay its production “to ensure the safety of the Crunchyroll team.”

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Adds the Kiratto Pri☆chan To Its Catalog

Crunchyroll has announced that it has added the Kiratto Pri☆chan anime to its catalog. The series will be available to Crunchyroll members in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Europe starting on December 29, 2020 at 4:00PM PST with Episodes 1-18. New episodes will be added every three weeks.

The story of Kiratto Pri☆chan is described as:

PriChan is a channel where anyone can become an idol. Every girl dreams about producing her own sparkling, exciting channel and becoming a popular PriChan Idol.

First-years at Kirarigaoka Middle School, Momoyama Mirai and Moegi Emo, end up making their own PriChan debut out of a feeling of rivalry towards their classmate, the PriChan Idol Akagi Anna. Bringing the knowledgeable straight-A student Aoba Rinka into their group, they begin to craft their new channel while dreaming about becoming PriChan Idols.

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Updates to HTML5 Manga Reader

Crunchyroll has announced that it has updated its Crunchyroll Manga Reader from a Flash reader to an HTML5 reader. The updated version of the Manga Reader is available to Crunchyroll Premium subscribers.

The titles available on the Crunchyroll Manga Reader include Attack on Titan, Talentless Nana, Genshin Impact, Tales of Wedding Rings, Inside Mari, Edens Zero, Sun-Ken Rock, and Knight’s & Magic, among others.

Crunchyroll launched the platform in 2013.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Announces Its Winter 2021 Lineup

Crunchyroll has announced the anime titles the site will be streaming during the Winter 2021 anime season.

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 6, 2021.

The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 8, 2021.

So I’m a Spider, So What? will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 8, 2021.

World Trigger Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Latin America including the Caribbean, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa. MENA and CIS Countries. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 9, 2021.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 12, 2021.

Dr. Stone (Season 2) will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 14, 2021.

Anime Azurlane: Slow Ahead! will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

EX-ARM will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

Heaven’s Design Team will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure will be available to users in North America, Latin America including the Caribbean, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa. MENA and CIS Countries. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

True Cooking Master Boy will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this anime is still to be determined.

Umamusume Pretty Derby Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this anime is still to be determined.

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories 8 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this anime is still to be determined.

Given The Movie will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The film is scheduled to begin streaming on the site in February 2021.

Crunchyroll will continue its simulcasts for Anime Kapibarasan, Attack on Titan Final Season, Black Clover, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Case Closed, Digimon Adventure:, Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai, Healin’ Good Pretty Cure, Jujutsu Kaisen, Mr. Osomatsu 3rd Season, Oh Suddenly, Egyptian God, One Piece, Onyx Equinox, Shadowverse, With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day Is Fun, and Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon during the Winter 2021 anime season.

Crunchyroll’s announcement teases that there are more titles still to be announced for the Winter 2021 anime season. There are nine entries with question marks next to them, with the words: “MORE TO COME…”

Source: Crunchyroll

TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You OVA Coming to Crunchyroll in 2021

Crunchyroll has announced that an OVA for the TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You anime is coming to the service in 2021. More details about the OVA will be forthcoming at a later date.

Crunchyroll describes the story of TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You as:

Nasa Yuzaki falls in love at first sight after an encounter with the mysterious Tsukasa. When Nasa earnestly confesses his feelings, she replies, “I’ll date you, but only if we’re married.” Nasa and Tsukasa’s cute and precious newlywed life of love is about to begin.

Source: Crunchyroll

AT&T to Sell Crunchyroll to Sony’s Funimation Global Group

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and AT&T Inc. today announced that AT&T agreed to sell its Crunchyroll anime business to Funimation Global Group, LLC. Funimation is a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.’s subsidiary, Aniplex Inc.

Crunchyroll is a premier anime direct-to-consumer service within AT&T’s WarnerMedia segment with more than 3 million SVOD subscribers and growing. It serves 90 million registered users across more than 200 countries and territories offering AVOD, mobile games, manga, events merchandise and distribution. The combination of Crunchyroll and Funimation provides the opportunity to broaden distribution for their content partners and expand fan-centric offerings for consumers.

“The Crunchyroll team has done an extraordinary job of not only growing the Crunchyroll brand but also building a passionate community of anime fans. Crunchyroll’s success is a direct result of the company’s culture and commitment to their fans,” said Tony Goncalves, Chief Revenue Officer, WarnerMedia. “By combining with Funimation, they will continue to nurture a global community and bring more anime to more people. I’m incredibly proud of the Crunchyroll team and what they have been able to accomplish in the digital media space in such a short period of time. They’ve created an end-to-end global ecosystem for this incredible art form.”

“We are proud to bring Crunchyroll into the Sony family,” said Tony Vinciquerra, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. “Through Funimation and our terrific partners at Aniplex and Sony Music Entertainment Japan, we have a deep understanding of this global artform and are well-positioned to deliver outstanding content to audiences around the world. Together with Crunchyroll, we will create the best possible experience for fans and greater opportunity for creators, producers and publishers in Japan and elsewhere. Funimation has been doing this for over 25 years and we look forward to continuing to leverage the power of creativity and technology to succeed in this rapidly growing segment of entertainment.”

The purchase price for the transaction is $1.175 billion subject to customary working capital and other adjustments, and the proceeds will be paid in cash at closing. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.