On the same day that Crunchyroll announced a premiere month for My Hero Academia Season 6, they also revealed a lot of very iconic anime movies are finally making their debuts on the service. The landmark 1988 feature film Akira is one of them, as well as Your Name, Japan’s biggest blockbuster to date.
One might ask why those things weren’t already there. Well…they were on Funimation, not Crunchyroll, and due to rights issues being as weird as they are, not everything on the soon-to-be-dead app has migrated to the dominant, monopolistic one. Instead, Crunchyroll has had to eat these essentials one bite at a time, when it can get them.
But Akira and Your Name will be there by month’s end, along with others like Wolf Children, The Stranger By The Shore and Jujutsu Kaisen 0. Here are the premiere dates that are confirmed:
Josee, the Tiger, and the Fish
The Stranger by the Shore
The Boy and the Beast
Sing a Bit of Harmony
JUJUTSU KAISEN 0
More is planned — in fact, Crunchyroll has at least one anime movie set to premiere on its app every single week through October. Undated yet inevitable are Afro Samurai: Resurrection, Sword of the Stranger and movies from the series Free!, Fairy Tail, PSYCHO-PASS, Code Geass, and Black Butler. Watch for them soon!