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Crunchyroll spring 2018 announcements and confirmations

Crunchyroll spring 2018 announcements and confirmations
Dan Rhodes
Author: Dan Rhodes

Dan has been writing for UK Anime Network since 2013, and has been the site's Anime Editor since August 2017.


It's a busy time of year over at Crunchyroll, they can't seem to stop announcing new series in their spring 2018 line-up. We've rounded up some of their latest announcements, and confirmations of earlier rumours below:

 

PERSONA5 the Animation

PERSONA5 the Animation

  • Streaming from: April 7th, 2018 at 18:00.
  • Regions: North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland.

Synopsis: Ren Amamiya is about to enter his second year after transferring to Shujin Academy in Tokyo.

Following a particular incident, his Persona awakens, and together with his friends they form the “Phantom Thieves of Hearts” to reform hearts of corrupt adults by stealing the source of their distorted desires.

Meanwhile, bizarre and inexplicable crimes have been popping up one after another…

Living an ordinary high school life in Tokyo during the day, the group maneuvers the metropolitan city as Phantom Thieves after hours.

Let the curtain rise for this grand, picaresque story!.

 


Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

  • Streaming from: April 7th, 2018 at 17:30.
  • Regions: North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland.

Synopsis: In the world of guns and steel that is Gun Gale Online, LLENN has been a devoted, female solo player. She is obsessed with two things: donning herself entirely in pink and honing her skills with consistent game play. She soon discovers her love for hunting other players (a.k.a. PK), soon to be known as the “Pink Devil”.

Meanwhile, LLENN meets a beautiful yet mysterious player, Pitohui, and the two click right away. Doing as she is told by Pitohui, she enters the Squad Jam group battle.

 


My Hero Academia Season 3

My Hero Academia Season 3

  • Streaming from: Available now.
  • Regions: US, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Latin America.

Synopsis: Summer is here, and the heroes of Class 1-A and 1-B are in for the toughest training camp of their lives! A group of seasoned pros pushes everyone’s Quirks to new heights as the students face one overwhelming challenge after another. Braving the elements in this secret location becomes the least of their worries when routine training turns into a critical struggle for survival.

 

 


Ninja Girl & Samurai Master 3rd

Ninja Girl & Samurai Master 3rd

  • Streaming from: Available now.
  • Regions: Worldwide excluding Asia.

Synopsis: Nobunaga’s beloved sister Ichi has married Azai Nagamasa. But the impending battle between the Azai + Asakura forces and the Oda Army is unavoidable. Even a moment’s hesitation could cause either side to lose something important at the Battle of Anegawa. It is there that Chidori, who has been saving her tears, will awaken. In this battle to bring the whole country together, there are times where even brothers must fight! This period drama gag anime is now heading into the Anegawa/Ishiyama Arc!

 


My Sweet Tyrant

My Sweet Tyrant

  • Streaming from: Available now.
  • Regions: Worldwide excluding Asia.

Synopsis: The childhood friends Akkun and Nontan are boyfriend and girlfriend. But Akkun is always saying ridiculously harsh things to Nontan as well as being cold with her and is frequently moody. But that’s just how Akkun expresses his love for Nontan. This is a high school love comedy about Akkun and Nontan, who doesn’t seem to care at all about how Akkun acts toward her.

 


Dances with the Dragons

Dances with the Dragons

  • Streaming from: Available now.
  • Regions: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Latin America.

Synopsis: Jushiki, a system for reproducing natural phenomena and paraphysical acts such as the creation of matter, allows humans to wield a power which they once feared as “magic.” Its mastery has brought advancements to all fields of life, while facilitating the extermination of the once-rampant “Dragons” and “Others.” Gaius and Gigina, two combat-type jushiki wielders, run an office in a chaotic frontier town called Eridana, and make a living using their art to solve problems and collect bounties. One day, a dragon-hunting job falls into their laps. But the job is just the start of a plot that goes far deeper…

 

 


Amanchu! ~Advance~

Amanchu! ~Advance~

  • Streaming from: April 7th, 2018 at 16:00.
  • Regions: United States (and its territories), Canada, Latin America (Central and South America including Caribbean), United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Netherlands.

Synopsis: Kohinata Hikari and Ooki Futaba have together found joy in many things through scuba diving and the most everyday of events. Hikari was born and brought up in a small oceanside town on Izu, and Futaba moved there from Tokyo, but the two polar opposites met at Yumegaoka High and instantly hit it off. The always-reserved Futaba found her perfect foil in the cheery and optimistic Hikari, and their friendship gave her the courage to take the first step and experience many of the smaller joys in life. She also took the Open Water Diver exam and passed, and now she has her sights set on the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

This once-in-a-lifetime high school life is still only beginning. Their magical days filled with wonder won't end as long as they keep walking together.

 


Lostorage conflated WIXOSS

Lostorage conflated WIXOSS

  • Streaming from: Available now.
  • Regions: Worldwide excluding Asia.

Synopsis: The darkness isn't past yet.

The peaceful days turn out to be short-lived as the shadow of another Selector Battle looms large. Mizushima Kiyoi is the first to notice that things are amiss, and she makes her move to put an end to the cycle of darkness.The Battle this time includes a new card, "Key," and has been set up with rules different than before. With both the mastermind and their motive shrouded in mystery, the darkness grows ever deeper and more menacing. Homura Suzuko, Morishita Chinatsu, Mikage Hanna, Kominato Ruuko, Kurebayashi Yuzuki, Uemura Hitoe, and Aoi Akira... The Selectors gather once again. Hopes, memories, and the key... The final battle with everything on the line begins now!.

 


Major 2nd

Major 2nd

  • Streaming from: Available now.
  • Regions: Worldwide excluding Asia.

Synopsis: Shigeno Daigo is an elementary school student whose father, Goro, is a professional baseball player. Inspired by his father, who was once a Major League player, Daigo started playing baseball with the Mifune Dolphins, a youth league team. He was unable to live up to the expectations of being the son of a professional, however, and quit baseball after less than a year. Then, in the spring of his sixth-grade year, Daigo's school welcomes a transfer student who's just returned from America. The transfer student is Sato Hikaru, and it turns out his father is Sato Toshiya, a former Major League player and Goro's close friend. The fate of these two young men begins to move forward!

 


Gurazeni: Money Pitch

Gurazeni: Money Pitch

  • Streaming from: Available now.
  • Regions: North America, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, South Africa, Netherlands, Latin America.

Synopsis: There's money buried in the grounds.

Bonda Natsunosuke (26, single), is a left-handed relief pitcher for the professional baseball team, the Jingu Spiders. He became a pro right after high school and now in his 8th year makes 18 million yen a year, and is not what you'd call a "first rate player."

"I don't know how many years I've got left to play after 30."

"Only a few can become coaches or commentators after they retire."

"After some players retire, there are people who end up in a slump having to make a living around 1,000,000 yen a year."

"Pro baseball players need to make their money while before they retire!"

Despite the harsh realities, Bonda always repeats the same phrase:

"There's money buried in the grounds."

Bonda goes up to the mound yet again today.

Yes, seeing dreams of money in those grounds, "Gurazeni!".

 


Comic Girls

Comic Girls

  • Streaming from: Available now.
  • Regions: Worldwide excluding Asia and German-speaking Europe.

Synopsis: Moeta Kaoruko (Pen name: Kaos) is 15 years old, a high school student and 4-panel manga artist!

After moving to a dorm especially for female manga artists, she meets shojo manga artist Koyume, teen romance manga artist Ruki, and shonen manga artist Tsubasa. Every day, they'll work all through the night trying to ink and finish their work!

Her cute, funny life in a manga artist dorm is about to begin!

 


MEGALOBOX

MEGALOBOX

  • Streaming from: Available now.
  • Regions: North America, Latin America (including South and Central America), the Middle East and North Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Synopsis: A desolate land stretches out from the city of poverty. A motorcycle speeds recklessly, blowing clouds of sand and dust. The rider is the protagonist of this story – he has neither a name nor a past.

All he has is his ring name, “Junk Dog” and a technique for rigging MEGALOBOX matches with his pal Gansaku Nanbu, which they use to support their hand-to-mouth lives. Although he has the skill, he isn’t dissatisfied enough to change his ways- but he’s not satisfied with his life either. JD is bored, resigned, and unfulfilled. He lives with frustration in a life of shadows beneath the lights of fame.

Meanwhile, under the bright sun is Yukiko Shirato, the daughter of Shirato Konzern —the reigning family of the wealthy class. Yukiko decides to advance her career by using MEGALOBOX to organize a large fighting event, MEGALONIA: the tournament to determine the champion of MEGALOBOX. She creates a scenario: MEGALOBOXER Yuri, under her control, will win and become the champion to further promote the Shirato brand gear and expand business. Yuri has been the reigning champion of MEGALOBOX for the past few years. Driven by self-discipline and his strong will to practice, he has the skills and presence of a true champion. The man himself is a shining exemplar of virtuosity.

This is a story of JD and his rival, Yuri. An encounter between shadow and light; a fast-paced story begins when their paths cross.

 


HINAMATSURI

HINAMATSURI

  • Streaming from: Available now.

Synopsis: Nitta Yoshifumi, a young, intellectual yakuza, lived surrounded by his beloved pots in his turf in Ashigawa. But one day, a girl, Hina, arrives in a strange object, and uses her telekinetic powers to force Nitta to allow her to live with him, putting an end to his leisurely lifestyle. Hina tends to lose control of herself, wreaking havoc both at school and in Nitta's organization. Though troubled, he finds himself taking care of her. What will become of this strange arrangement? It's the beginning of the dangerous and lively story of a nice-guy outlaw and psychokinetic girl!.

 


Isekai Izakaya: Japanese Food From Another World

Isekai Izakaya: Japanese Food From Another World

Synopsis: On a deserted street somewhere in Kyoto resides a Japanese style pub called “Izakaya Nobu.” But this hole in the wall holds a secret: its entrance is mysteriously linked to another world! Chief Nobuyuki Yazawa and his server, Shinobu Senke, have decided to open up business in this distant and strange land, an ancient city known as “Aitheria.” Palace guards, craftsmen, merchants, noblemen… Nobu’s doors are open for business, welcoming one and all with a cold beer and a warm meal!

 

Source: Crunchyroll.

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