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You want fall anime? Crunchyroll has your fall anime right here.

Yesterday, the anime streaming site announced a host of Kadokawa titles, including:

The World God Only Knows
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Squid Girl (Shinryaku! Ika Musume)
Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector
Sora no Otoshimono: Forte
Tegami Bachi season 2
Fortune Arterial

They also said that 13 titles from Kadokawa’s back catalog will be added soon, but this is a pretty spicy announcement as it is. While I’m still not very hot about Panty & Stocking, the Kaminomi (The World God Only Knows) anime has been high on my priority list ever since I first read the manga and went “Man, this is becoming an anime and soon.”

What are you guys looking forward to?

Robot beach episode yeeeeeah!

Robot + swimsuit episode = ???

Stan Lee’s Heroman continues to march on in anime form. While many of you probably dropped it after its plodding-but-necessary origin episodes, the official site now contains a trailer for the second half of the show that promises nonstop greatness in the near future.

The fusion of American comic and Japanese animation looks ready to kick itself into a higher gear, with an anti-hero standing in opposition of everything Heroman represents as well as a hero who now does a whole lot more than just shout and press a button to save the day.

If you’re not familiar with Heroman, I highly recommend watching it – but skipping to around episode 8. It has way more potential than its kiddie look and time slot would suggest, and once it gets rolling, it’s a huge blast to watch.

Well – what seemed inevitable, but certainly took its sweet time, was announced on Crunchyroll today: the hyper-popular Bleach is going to be simulcast on the streaming site starting next week.

According to their release, “All episodes will be available to all viewers, with the latest simulcast episode available for Premium Members one hour after TV broadcast in 480p and 720p, then available for all viewers one week later.” The simulcast is a joint venture between Crunchyroll, VIZ Media, Studio Pierrot, Shueisha, and TV Tokyo, which should greatly improve the quality of the subtitles over the usual Crunchyroll fare. Also of note, the Bleach anime will probably start showing up on and Hulu a week after CR’s exclusive simulcast period is over – just like Naruto Shippuden.

Between One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach, the holy trinity of Shonen Jump is now fully on the simulcast bandwagon, allowing American fans to catch up on the extensive backlog for these long-running shows.

Find more details in the official Crunchyroll announcement.

Watch me!

Delicious, nutricious comedy in bite-size form.

It’s not exactly a surprise with Bandai owning everything else Haruhi, but Bandai has officially announced the licensing of the popular comedy shorts The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan and Nyoro~n Churuya-san. The anime shorts, which were based on 4-panel gag comics that have nearly eclipsed the original novels in popularity, started out on YouTube and even offered some rudimentary subtitles for English-speaking fans for a short time. Now you can also find them streaming on Crunchyroll, and Bandai says that the two series will come on DVD soon.

This is great news for those of us who loved the crazy and hilarious little shorts. However, it’s bad news for exactly one person, and that’s the poor guy who has to keep up with the breakneck pace of the hilarious dialogue in the series. Old friend and veteran translator Richard Kim happens to be handling the series for Bandai, and this is a good time to relate a conversation we had on Monday. It went like this:

Richard Kim: “KILL ME”
Me: “Hahahahahaha :D”

I am a sympathetic person.

On the plus side, you guys will be getting a great translation when the series comes out later this year, along with the usual Bang! Zoom dub. I’m already trying to pre-order my copy…

This may be the closest we get to a Daibanchou anime.

Well, this is definitely out of the ordinary: it turns out that the Anime Network isn’t the only outlet for the simulcast of Ichiban Ushiro no Daimao! Crunchyroll announced today that it will also be streaming the high school fantasy/comedy. I wouldn’t go so far as to say this is unprecedented, but it’s interesting to see the same show licensed for the same medium by two different companies.

Boys love robots!

Crunchyroll has added in the latest announcement in the race to for online streaming rights, and it’s a pretty interesting one – the East-meets-West Heroman. The simulcast will be available every Thursday at 3 AM Pacific time, and while I’m not going to stay up for it, I’m definitely going to add it to my morning ritual. The collaboration of the legendary Stan Lee with Studio Bones has me fascinated, and I really want to see how it all plays out. Hit the jump for the list of countries covered by Crunchyroll, as well as their official synopsis of the show.

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Rikuo and Sammy.Hidden in all the news about the upcoming anime season is the Time of Eve movie trailer, which is now being streamed from Yahoo’s GyaO service. The trailer unfortunately shows nothing we haven’t seen before – the movie collects all six episodes of the science fiction shorts and adds in a small amount of new footage, but you’d think that they’d show at least a little of it in the trailer.

If you still haven’t watched Eve no Jikan/Time of Eve yet, I can’t recommend it enough. It only takes a few minutes per episode, and is fascinating all the way through. The movie is mostly an excuse to get it to a bigger audience, and there’s nothing to stop you from watching it now – especially since it’s streaming for free on Crunchyroll.