Rejoice: FUNimation plans to stream anime outside of North America

In which FUNi's streams travel to new lands
Jan 06
Are you upset over the fact that FUNimation's anime streams are only available in North America? Luckily, the studio's help section has revealed that they're planning to expand their digital content to other regions this... read

Daisuki announces M3 simulcast

One more for the road
Apr 21
Well this is it. With only a couple of series left to premiere, this looks to be one of the final simulcast announcements of the season and it goes to Daisuki. In a press release sent out last night, the streaming site has re... read

Sakura-Con '14: Crunchyroll announces two more simulcasts

Don't get quite so excited yet
Apr 20
So SakuraCon has come and gone but we still have more news to share with you that came out of our weekend in Seattle. Yesterday, Crunchyroll held an industry panel at the con and despite getting through the bulk of their pane... read
Sword Art Online II

Sword Art Online II to simulcast worldwide, airing in Japan in July

Get a double dose of SAOII this year and vote on your favorite SAO stuff!
Apr 19
Following the success of the first Sword Art Online series, the second installment, Sword Art Online II, will be simulcast worldwide. Aniplex confirmed the announcement today, and the series will be airing in Japan in July of... read

Aniplex announces Mahouka and Mekaku City Actors simulcast info

Put ya simulcast on!
Apr 05
Aniplex just dropped some news announcing the simulcast dates of its shows: Mahouka, also known as The Irregular at Magic High School, and Mekaku City Actors. Mahouka will air starting from today, while Mekaku City Actor... read

Puchim@s! FUNimation streams second season of mini idol comedy

This is the kind of anime that debuts on Apriil First.
Apr 02
Producers rejoice! FUNimation is now streaming the second season of the short anime series PUCHIM@S. The series of 3-minute episodes is actually called Petit Idolm@ster, but nobody calls it that! Following the gag comedy anim... read
Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks grabs The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior

Insert ridiculous long title joke here.
Mar 26
After announcing their license of Haikyuu yesterday, Sentai Filmworks isn't content to just sit back. They're keeping the momentum going with yet another license announcement today in the form of the new anime series The... read

Crunchyroll to stream Robot Girls Z

Japan discovers a way to get me into giant robots
Jan 28
I've never been one for giant robot/mecha anime. There are some notable exceptions to that but generally if a series has giant robots in it I tend to tune out and get bored very quickly. Finally though Japan has created a sup... read
Very busy but oh so funny!
I really enjoy moe, but I also really enjoy comedy. So what do you get when you sit me down in front of a solid combination of the two? You get one happy little camper who is ready to say please sir, may I have some more! read feature

Fun but not very memorable
For my first assignment here at Japanator, I decided to tackle First Impressions of Noragami. I had actually watched the first episode of this series right when it first premiered on Funimation's site, but in just a few short days, I had almost completely forgotten what I had seen. That's never a good sign, is it? read feature

Chūnibyō leaked

New Chūnibyō's first episode leaked online

This sounds too familiar.
Jan 08
In an all to familiar story, the first episode of Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren was leaked before its official debut. It appeared briefly on, a region locked and Chinese-owned website, rather tha... read

Simulcast GET: Crunchyroll grabs four new winter titles

Hozuki, Engaged, Witch Craft Works, and Strange+
Jan 03
It's 2014, and Crunchyroll is pulling out a new batch of announcements from the anime oven. Silly enough, none of the four shows that CR has picked up have nothing to do with food. However, Hozuki no Reitetsu, Engaged to the ... read

Simulcast GET: Crunchyroll nabs Hamatora and more

Three more shows are getting picked up
Dec 31
As we get ready to welcome 2014, Crunchyroll is picking up three more shows before the year comes to a close! Best of all, one of their new anime titles happens to be a series that I'm going to cover soon. Anyway, Crunchyroll... read

Simulcast GET: Crunchyroll grabs the Super Sonico anime

Sonico's going all out with her new anime
Dec 30
Crunchyroll is currently dropping announcements like it's no tomorrow, and they're still on fire! This time around, Crunchyroll has acquired the rights to simulcast Soni-Ani Super Sonico the Animation. Personally, I think the... read

Simulcast GET: Crunchyroll grabs Saki The Nationals

Over-the-top Mahong for everyone!
Dec 28
As we're preparing for the 2014 Winter Anime Season, Crunchyroll is getting ready to play their hand in the game known as anime simulcasting. For their first move, Crunchyroll has announced that they're going to simulcast Sak... read
Knight of Sidonia

Netflix joins the fray, streaming Knights of Sidonia

Summer 2014, all regions, dubs!
Dec 12
Netflix is licensing and localizing anime, joining the list of companies doing "simulcast" with Knights of Sidonia. Today Netflix tweeted that they are going to have exclusive streaming rights for the Spring 2014 show. It wil... read
Toriko simulcast

Get your NOM on with Toriko over at Crunchyroll

Unfortunately, Toriko won't teach you anything about cooking
Nov 15
As if Crunchyroll didn't already pretty much cover all our bases with their streaming anime titles, they've just announced that Toriko will be joining the library. For now, it's set to simulcast on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. PST s... read

Madman kills Kill la Kill simulcast due to leak

Latest episode of Trigger's hit show sneaks out hours early.
Nov 11
Bad news for Australian anime fans: Madman Entertainment has canceled their simulcast of Kill la Kill. Why, you might ask? It seems that the latest episode came out a little earlier than it was supposed to, which had Aniplex ... read
New Year's Eve TV special
For those of you who haven't dropped the show by now, and I know there's quite a few of you out there, you'll be pleased to hear that the The Sword Art Online EXTRA EDITION TV special, currently scheduled to air in Japan... read feature


Crunchyroll to simulcast One Piece this week

Fall season starts Saturday.
Nov 01
Fans looking for their One Piece-fix will have to look no further than Crunchyroll, as the streaming service is set to pick up the latest season of the on-going series starting Saturday, November 2nd. Episode #619 -- yea... read

Crunchyroll picks up even more simulcasts

Anime simulcasts, ordered in bulk.
Oct 07
Crunchyroll is on fire with their simulcasts as always. They've now added three more shows to their ever-growing list an anime: Non Non Biyori, Arpeggio of Blue Steel, and (deep breath) My mental choices are completely interf... read
Gundam Build Fighter

Gundam Build Fighter is on Youtube, freshly baked

Sunrise is getting better at this
Oct 07
I woke up today and there was Gundam Build Fighter on the table for breakfast. It tastes like plastic and computer graphics. Maybe it would have been more fun like a Sunday morning cartoon of yore, back when there was breakf... read

Crunchyroll bringing simulcasts to France

Expands service to include French language support
Oct 03
Crunchyroll has announced today that they'll be expanding their Simulcast service to France, complete with subtitled French language support. The service will only be launching with a select number of series to start, which i... read
Beyond the Boundary

Simulcast GET! Crunchyroll grabs Beyond the Boundary

Crunchyroll is ready to bleed for justice!
Oct 01
I don't know about you, but I think that Crunchyroll is going all out with their new simulcasts for the Fall Anime Season. Now that they have announced that Kyokai no Kanata will be streamed under the name of Beyond the Bound... read
Gundam to simulcast Build Fighters

Its time to bbbb-bu bu bu build!
Oct 01
If any of you have been holding out hope for a Gundam Build Fighters simulcast, your prayers have been answer. It's been announced that the upcoming series will be streamed in select regions via, with new episode... read

Simulcast GET! Viz to stream Coppelion

More post apocalyptic school girls coming right up!
Sep 30
Talk about a complete face off. Now that Viz has announced that they have acquired the rights to simulcast Coppelion, we're in for a double dose of post apocalyptic shows with over-the-top school girls. While Coppelion share... read
Superheroes and competitive cycling
Crunchyroll has just announced that they'll be adding two more simulcasts to their upcoming Fall line-up, namely Samurai Flamenco and Yowapeda. Like all their simulcasts, the shows will be made available first to premium... read feature

They take subbing seriously
As if we weren't hyped enough as it is, Aniplex of America will be teaming up with, which will be joined alongside Crunchyroll and Hulu, to simulcast their upcoming series KILL la KILL, set to premiere O... read feature

Samurai Flamenco license

Licensing GET! Aniplex recruits Samurai Flamenco

Aniplex is ready to dance with the samurais!
Sep 16
Well, there's goes another show that will get the Aniplex treatment. This time around, they have gotten a hold of Samurai Flamenco, an original noitaminA anime series that's directed by Takahiro Omori (Director for Durarara!!... read
Team OreImo under the spotlight
To get you ready for the world simulcast of the Oreimo OVAs on Saturday, Japanator chatted up the Oreimo guests at Otakon 2013--light novel author Tsukasa Fushimi, his editor Kazuma Miki, and the director of the anime se... read feature

Gatchaman Crowds

Gatchaman joins the Crunchyroll Crowd this Friday

The anticipation is extreme!
Jul 10
The Gatchaman news just keeps coming! After revealing some information on the Super Science Ninja Team's suits and powers, Crunchyroll has announced their simulcast plans. Ready for the long wait? Since I'm sure you already g... read
Viki nabs Innocent Lilies

Simulcast GET: Viki grabs Innocent Lilies

Female virgins are out for revenge!
Jul 08
It's been a dream of mine to see a more live-action Japanese shows get streamed, and Viki has made my dream come true by getting a hold of Koichi Sakamoto's upcoming project known as Innocent Lilies! You know that this is a ... read
Crunchyroll's new animes

Simulcast GET! Crunchyroll grabs Monogatari S2 and more

Simulcasts Assemble!
Jul 03
I have a feeling that Crunchyroll has developed a new fetish for the summer season, since magical girls, dolls, and airsoft guns are joining their summer lineup. With that being said, Rozen Maiden Zuruckspulen and F... read
Crunchyroll simulcasts

Crunchyroll to simulcast FREE!, Dog & Scissors, more

Jun 28
Alright, folks. Summer is almost here! Not climatically, I mean. In that sense summer's been here for at least a week. I'm talking, naturally, about the anime programming season, and it shall be upon us like a surprise sunbur... read
Monogatari S2 on Daisuki

Brush your Teeth! to simulcast Monogatari S2

Will they get the streaming quality right?
Jun 22
This is going to make me into a big target, but I could never get into the Monogatari series. However, I will admit I did enjoy the relationship between Araragi and Hitagi, along with the fact that Karen made a reference to D... read
OreImo 2 OVA stream

OreImo 2's last episodes to be streamed worldwide

From fourteen to sweet sixteen
Jun 18
Oh that greedy imouto! We're already approaching the end of OreImo 2's TV run, but in true "modern anime industry" fashion, there are to be several more episodes intended to round the story out at a sweet sixteen outings... read
Aniplex Monogatari GET

Toothbrush time! Aniplex licenses Monogatari S2, Nekokuro

Streaming and discs to follow
Jun 14
Rejoice, fans of licensing acquisitions, for another one of those has happened! In a move that's sure to delight fans of the Monogatari franchise, Aniplex of America has announced their pickup of the latest two Monogata... read is up

Get Pumped: goes live

A new distributor is born!
May 15
[Update: It seems availability varies per-country. For example, viewers in the Philippines are currently only able to view Sunrise videos.] This week has been a great moment for anime. First we get Anime Sols, and now Daisuki... read
The Aniplex Channel

Incoming attack: Aniplex creates their own anime channel

A new place for you to watch Aniplex's animes.
Apr 25
Even though most of Aniplex's shows are streaming in places such as Crunchyroll and Hulu, it's not stopping the company from creating their own anime streaming Website. From the looks of it, the Aniplex Channel seems to be fr... read
Red Data Girl stream

Red Data Girl stream starts over at Funimation tonight

Can your computer handle her?
Apr 10
Red Data Girl may have already started airing in Japan last week, but if you've been waiting to watch the P.A. Works show, you're in luck. Funimation will begin airing the show starting tonight! Hulu subscribers, that means y... read

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