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Crunchyroll's Onyx Equinox Is a Mythic Tale Forged in Fire and Blood

True to series creator Sofia Alexander’s vision, Crunchyroll’s Onyx Equinox is an animated action epic that uses all the hallmarks of your traditional anime-inspired series to tell a story about a young boy forced to set aside his fears in order to face the gods. Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Animation, Streaming, Mesoamerica, Crunchyroll, Aztecs, Incas, Carolina Ravassa, Sofia Alexander, Onyx Equinox, Olivia Brown, Castulo Guerra, Arin Hanson, Andre Luc Martinez, Zeus Mendoza


Onyx Equinox Creator Sofia Alexander Opens Up About Weaving Mythology Into Reality

When the gods of Crunchyroll’s new anime-inspired series Onyx Equinox decide that the fate of humanity should be determined by an epic game, a young boy named Izel’s life takes a turn for the divine and dangerous. He’s tapped to become the one person capable of keeping the living from being sucked into the underworld.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Mexico, Immigration, Mythology, Animation, Streaming, Anime, Mesoamerica, Crunchyroll, Aztecs, Izel, Inca, Representation, Sofia Alexander, Onyx Equinox


Crunchyroll Original EX-ARM Completely Excoriated

Crunchyroll has continued to live up to its reputation as a trailer for one of its “original” shows, EX-ARM, has been pelted with a deluge of negative criticism, a turn of events that will hardly surprise those familiar with Crunchyroll’s woke agenda and censorious ways. The questionable trailer: The trailer’s escalating amount of dislikes: Those […]
Tags: Internet, Trailer, Anime, Announcements, Crunchyroll, 3D CG


Crunchyroll’s Joanne Waage Says Anime Is Still Growing in Intl. Markets

Joanne Waage, GM of specialty streaming platform Crunchyroll, says that anime is becoming more popular. Speaking at TIFFCOM, she said it is becoming a global phenomenon, built around an essentially Japanese product. The company, Waage said, has focused on expanding beyond core fans to viewers not familiar with the anime medium. Celebrities, including rapper Megan […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Anime, Crunchyroll, Megan, Tiffcom, Joanne Waage, Waage


Sony Wants a Bite of Anime Streamer Crunchyroll (Report)

Sony, the Japanese entertainment and software giant, may be poised to buy control of anime streaming platform Crunchyroll. The site is currently owned by AT&T, which is believed to have sought buyers for it earlier this year. The Sony angle emerged from a report late last week in Japan’s prestigious Nikkei newspaper. The Nikkei said […]
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Global, Sony, Crunchyroll, Funimation, Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train


Sony’s Buyout of Anime Streaming Platform Crunchyroll Almost Complete

According to Nikkei Asia, Sony is in the last steps of finalizing its acquisition of popular Western anime streaming platform Crunchyroll, a move that has easily earned negative reception considering both Sony’s censorship and Crunchyroll’s objectionable decisions combined will likely devastate the Western anime community. Sony’s purchase of the streaming platform has been estimated to […]
Tags: Business, Usa, Censorship, Sony, Anime, Announcements, Crunchyroll, Nikkei Asia Sony


Sony Close To Buying Crunchyroll For Nearly $1 Billion

According to Nikkei, Sony is close to acquiring U.S. anime-streaming service Crunchyroll for more than $957 million. From the report: Sony has its own popular anime, titles like "Demon Slayer" and "Kimetsu no Yaiba," but has been licensing it to streaming services. Sony's Aniplex, the studio behind "Kimetsu no Yaiba," has a variety of content, including movies and music, that is mainly distributed by overseas companies. If the acquisition is realized, global competition for content among compani...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, Netflix, Sony, Hulu, Crunchyroll, Kimetsu no Yaiba, Kimetsu, Yaiba, Nikkei Sony, Crunchyroll Crunchyroll, Europe Crunchyroll


Sony in talks with AT&T to buy Crunchyroll for more than $950M

Sony Corp is in final talks with AT&T to acquire U.S. animation-streaming service Crunchyroll in a deal worth more than $957 million.
Tags: Finance, Article, Sony, Crunchyroll, Reuters, AT T, FBN, AT amp, Sony Corp, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Fox-business/markets/mergers-and-acquisitions, Fox-business/economic-indicators/us-economy, 1d96b3dc-78bb-5fcb-bcad-ed35bd4c99b6


Ani-Gamers Podcast #144 – Blaseball! It's Baseball with an L! with Elliot Trinidad and Cassandra Lugo

The forbidden book has been opened and the umpire's eyes are glowing red. That's right, it's time to play ball! Former Crunchyroll host Elliot Trinidad (@nameoftheyear) and game designer Cassandra Lugo (@prophet_goddess) join Evan to plodcast about the surrealist virtual splorts betting game-slash-collaborative fiction project Blaseball . Plus a bunch of Nintendo and anime news, entirely too much Gundam talk for a podcast without Pat on it, and Pathologic 2 ! Topics include: Zelda battle...
Tags: Video Games, Earth, Nintendo, Anime, Zelda, Crunchyroll, Pat, Elliot, Evan, Char, Gundam, Evan Minto, Scott Gratton, Tylor, Patrick Sutton, Otaku USA Magazine and Anime News Network Evan


Ani-Gamers Podcast #144 – Blaseball! It's Baseball with an L!

The forbidden book has been opened and the umpire's eyes are glowing red. That's right, it's time to play ball! Former Crunchyroll host Elliot Trinidad (@nameoftheyear) and game designer Cassandra Lugo (@prophet_goddess) join Evan to plodcast the surrealist virtual splorts betting game-slash-collaborative metafiction project Blaseball . Plus a bunch of Nintendo and anime news, entirely too much Gundam talk for a podcast without Pat on it, and Pathologic 2 ! Topics include: Zelda battle r...
Tags: Video Games, Earth, Nintendo, Anime, Zelda, Crunchyroll, Pat, Elliot, Evan, Char, Gundam, Evan Minto, Scott Gratton, Tylor, Patrick Sutton, Otaku USA Magazine and Anime News Network Evan


Manga Legend Junji Ito Talks Making Horror, Adapting It, and Cats

Uzumaki. Tomie. The Enigma of Amigara Fault. Gyo. You may not recognize the names immediately, but no doubt you’ve seen the haunting works of Junji Ito plastered all over the internet. His incredible, detailed ability to capture the psychological trauma and graphic body horror in his work has made his manga iconic. So…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Adult Swim, Science, Cats, Interview, Horror, Anime, Manga, Crunchyroll, Junji Ito, Uzumaki, Uzumaki Tomie


Crunchyroll Original Onyx Equinox Promising Drama & Action

Yet another Crunchyroll original show that will have skeptics curious where its funding came from has released another trailer, with Onyx Equinox telling a “Mesoamerican tale of destiny” that will likely convince social media addicts with self-esteem problems into celebrating all the “diversity”. The new trailer, presenting the series in the usual melodramatic manner as […]
Tags: Usa, Drama, Trailer, English, Anime, Crunchyroll, Onyx Equinox, Onyx Equinox Promising Drama amp


Crunchyroll & Adult Swim to Produce Shenmue Anime Adaptation

Western anime streaming service Crunchyroll and Adult Swim have teamed up with Sega to produce an anime series based on the popular action-adventure video game franchise Shenmue. The outline of the new anime adaptation from an official press release: “The first Shenmue video game was released more than 20 years ago and we are excited […]
Tags: Adult Swim, Anime, Announcements, Sega, Shenmue, Crunchyroll, Adaptations, Telecom Animation Film


Ani-Gamers Podcast #143 – Bander’s Problematic Love Life with Vinnie Averello

Vinnie Averello from All Geeks Considered joins Evan to dive into the RetroCrush catalog with One-Million Year Trip: Bander Book , the first of Osamu Tezuka’s NTV specials. It’s an extremely weird movie featuring all sorts of wacky Tezuka alien designs and also Space Gangster Black Jack. Plus: the new Anilog YouTube channel, Great Pretender , and virtual board games! Topics include: the anime kids love Future Boy Conan , Bander’s sister-slash-girlfriend, and Sears catalog time machines. Tha...
Tags: Anime, Crunchyroll, Vinnie, Evan, NTV, Belladonna, Osamu Tezuka, Evan Minto, Funimation, Scott Gratton, Tezuka, Traditional Games, BANDER, Patrick Sutton, Vinnie Averello, Otaku USA Magazine and Anime News Network Evan


Anime Studios Combine Forces to Launch Channel Streaming Free Anime

Several noteworthy animation studios have joined together to provide Japanese fans a place where they can watch free anime online legally, an endeavor that harsh critics of Funimation and Crunchyroll will likely be wishing was formed as a means of spurning their less than tasteful practices. It is said that 30 Japanese anime production and […]
Tags: Business, Copyright, Animation, Anime, Announcements, Crunchyroll


Ani-Gamers Podcast #142 – BNA: Brand New Anime with Kyle Cardine

  There’s a new Trigger show out and naturally Evan is on the case. In this episode he’s joined by fellow Trigger super-fan Kyle Cardine from Crunchyroll to talk BNA (a.k.a. Brand New Animal), directed by Yoh Yoshinari ( Little Witch Academia ) and written by Kazuki Nakashima ( Promare , Kill la Kill ). Plus, we chat about The Tale of Princess Kaguya , Anime: A History , and ... online anime mahjong? Topics include: a good year for furries, Bad News Bears : The Anime, and “what animal do...
Tags: Books, Video Games, Anime, Crunchyroll, Kyle, BNA, Evan, Studio Trigger, Evan Minto, Scott Gratton, Kyoto Animation, Mahjong, The Witcher, Yoh Yoshinari, Kazuki Nakashima, Patrick Sutton


Crunchyroll Original Noblesse Full of Supernatural Powers

Anime streaming platform Crunchyroll has unleashed a trailer for another Crunchyroll Original titled Noblesse, which follows the exploits of a noble awakening from an 820-year sleep whose solemn duty is to protect other nobles. The trailer has a heavy focus on action and drama but occasionally has some lighter moments: The premise of the series, […]
Tags: Drama, Trailer, Anime, Korean, Crunchyroll, Adaptations, Production IG, Noblesse


Rumors Suggest AT&T May Sell Crunchyroll to Sony for $1.5 Billion

Rumors have implied that AT&T’s WarnerMedia is interesting in selling Western anime streaming platform Crunchyroll to Sony for the whopping price of $1.5 billion, a move that will surely cause beloved shows to be further censored and mistranslated. Three unnamed individuals have suggested that Sony seeks to purchase Crunchyroll so that it can capitalize on […]
Tags: Business, Games, Politics, Money, Censorship, Sony, Anime, Crunchyroll, WarnerMedia, Rumors Suggest AT amp


WarnerMedia Looking to Sell Crunchyroll Anime-Streaming Service for at Least $1 Billion

WarnerMedia is looking to offload Crunchyroll, its anime subscription-streaming service — with an asking price of at least $1 billion — as parent company AT&T seeks to pay down debt — sources tell Variety. One of the potential buyers is Sony Pictures Entertainment, which operates the competing Funimation service. WarnerMedia’s move to sell Crunchyroll was […]
Tags: News, AT T, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Crunchyroll, WarnerMedia


Crunchyroll Might Get Sold to Sony—Wait, What?

Just months after launching a tentpole service that touts Crunchyroll as one of its premium offerings, AT&T may be exploring a sale of the anime streaming property.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, Att, Streaming, Anime, Crunchyroll, Streaming Wars


Pop Culture Imports: ‘Ip Man 4: The Finale,’ ‘Women Without Men, ‘BNA,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) Somehow, we’re nearing the tail end of summer and the pandemic situation doesn’t seem like it will change all that much. But at the very least, streaming services won’t run out of new content anytime soon. And while new entertainment may start to dry up in the states, we can always import a few international titles to keep us going. In this week’s Pop Culture Imports, the best foreign mo...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Hbo, Movies, San Francisco, Spain, Iran, Features, Netflix, Cia, Bruce Lee, Costa, Chinatown, Crunchyroll, BNA, Nicholas Sparks


Crunchyroll Sparks Outrage by Removing 77 Sentai Filmworks Shows From Streaming

Due to unknown licensing issues, Crunchyroll decided to abruptly remove 77 shows by Sentai Filmworks from their platform, incurring the anger of their fans and subscribers to their anime streaming service. The abrupt message from Crunchyroll announcing the removal of the 77 shows while still proclaiming their catalog is “evolving over time”: On August 1st, […]
Tags: Usa, Anime, Announcements, Crunchyroll, Sentai Filmworks


Adult Swim & Crunchyroll Team up for Fena: Pirate Princess

An original anime known as Fena: Pirate Princess was unveiled to be a joint project between Adult Swim and Crunchyroll, which stars a girl “breaking the chains of her oppressors” and likely surprising few with such a premise considering the political nature of both companies in question. The animation was announced at the first Adult […]
Tags: Adult Swim, Drama, Events, Anime, Crunchyroll, PV, Production IG, Fena, Fena: Pirate Princess, Crunchyroll Team


Adult Swim, Crunchyroll Team for ‘Fena: Pirate Princess’ Anime Series

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll are teaming up once again to produce a new anime series. The two WarnerMedia properties are combining to develop “Fena: Pirate Princess,” which is slated to premiere on Adult Swim’s Toonami and stream on Crunchyroll in 2021. News of the series was announced at Adult Swim’s first ever convention, Adult Swim Con. […]
Tags: Adult Swim, News, Crunchyroll, WarnerMedia, Fena, Fena: Pirate Princess, Crunchyroll Team


8 TV and streaming companies that media industry experts say are hot acquisition targets in 2020 (NFLX)

AMC Networks is the latest media company at the center of deal speculation, as larger rivals look for ways to scale up and bolster their emerging streaming offerings. Earlier this year, deal activity also ramped up around ad-supported streaming services like Tubi and Vudu  Business Insider compiled a list of other companies that media strategists and advisers say could be acquired this year — though this is speculation and not all these companies are discussing deals. They include potential ta...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Hbo, Disney, US, NFL, Trends, Walmart, Power, Discovery, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Mtv, New York Times, Sony


Ani-Gamers Podcast #139 – Streaming Anime Con-pocalypse

David's on break (hence the delay in getting the episode out), so our editor Patrick Sutton (also co-host of The Cockpit Podcast) joins Evan as co-host for this episode. We talk about the news from virtual anime conventions Anime Expo 2020 Lite, FunimationCon, and KuroCon, then we discuss our latest anime and video game escapades: Kaguya-sama: Love Is War and Final Fantasy XIV . Topics include: getting owned by how good The World Ends with You looks, turning into an old person, and two be...
Tags: Books, Video Games, David, Anime, Conventions, Manga, Crunchyroll, Final Fantasy, Pat, Naruto, Evan, VIZ Media, Evan Minto, Funimation, Scott Gratton, Yen Press


AMC Networks surged 12% on a report it had hired bankers to explore a deal. Here are 7 other TV and streaming companies experts say are acquisition targets in 2020. (NFLX)

AMC Networks is the latest media company at the center of deal speculation, as larger rivals look for ways to scale up and bolster their emerging streaming offerings. Earlier this year, deal activity also ramped up around ad-supported streaming services like Tubi and Vudu  Business Insider compiled a list of other companies that media strategists and advisers say could be acquired this year — though this is speculation and not all these companies are discussing deals. They include potential ta...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Hbo, Disney, US, NFL, Trends, Walmart, Power, Discovery, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Mtv, New York Times, Sony


‘The God of High School’ Review: A Divinely Stylish Martial Arts Anime

The God of High School is the second Crunchyroll original anime to adapt a Korean webtoon, center its premise around a competition to win the reward of getting one’s wish granted, and feature the word “God” in its title. But unlike the otherworldly Tower of God, The God of High School is a much more recognizable twist on the action anime, marrying a mythic Dragon Ball-style story with your classic shounen tournament structure, and featuring some of the most fluid and crisp battle sequences you’...
Tags: Television, Movies, Earth, Features, High School, Tokyo, Anime, Seoul, Isao Takahata, Crunchyroll, Yuri, Han River, Dragon Ball, Goku, TV Reviews, Featured Stories Sidebar


Update on Blade Runner Anime Series Coming in July!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Update on Blade Runner anime series coming in July! It’s been almost two years since Adult Swim and Crunchyroll announced that they were partnering for an anime series based on the hit sci-fi film franchise Blade Runner and after no word in the time since, we’re finally set to hear an update this July at the Adult Swim Con! RELATED: Adult Swim, Crunchyroll Developing Blade Runner Anime Series PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptSta...
Tags: Adult Swim, TV, Movies, TV News, Johnson, Shell, Crunchyroll, Alcon, Ben Roberts, Kosove, TV Premiere, Production IG, Joseph Chou, Jason DeMarco, Shinichiro Watanabe Cowboy Bebop Samurai Champloo, WarnerMedia


Why Animation Aimed at Adults Is the Fastest Growing Toon Trend

It’s the evolution of animation. It can be argued that “The Simpsons” opened the door for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, which in turn kicked down the door to let in shows including “Bojack Horseman,” “Archer” and “Rick & Morty.” U.S animators are serving up not only raunchy comedy but also sophisticated storytelling. Outside the U.S., […]
Tags: Spotlight, Cartoon Network, Studio Ghibli, Crunchyroll, Rick Morty, GKids, Crossing Swords, Trioscope