Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume, AKA “That Talking Chair Movie,” won’t premiere in the US until April. But it will appear outside of Japan for the first time next month, at the Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale.
Trigun Stampede, the remake of the famous 1998 anime, premiered on January 7 in Japanese. Its English version is due out mere hours from now. Crunchyroll waited until pretty much the last minute to reveal who’s playing who, but they sent us the full list at last.
Crunchyroll has revealed the nominees for their 2023 Anime Awards. There was tight competition this year with, along other things, Demon Slayer, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and the never-ending ending of Attack On Titan all competing for limited slots….but one anime managed to stand out and get nominated in nearly every category it was eligible for. Can you guess which one?
Trigun Stampede premiered its first episode last weekend, both in Japan and the US. Despite the high profile of this release, there won’t be a Simuldub (whee the sub and dub versions come out at the same time)…instead the dub versions of each Trigun Stampede episode will appear two weeks after their Japanese premieres. You won’t be hearing the show in English until January 21 but when you do, you’ll hear a very familiar voice.
Vinland Saga, the brutal epic set a millennium ago in the Jutland peninsula of Denmark, returns today for another full season of kicks, punches and flying severed limbs.
Crunchyroll’s most anticipated release of the month will make its debut this weekend. Trigun Stampede is a CGI-shaded reimagining of the classic manga and 1990s anime that adapted it.
Getting the sub and dub versions of a show to line up schedule-wise is hard work, and Crunchyroll doesn’t do it for every series — just the most significant ones. A simuldub is when the version of an anime with English dialogue is made available the exact same day the Japanese version is — usually the day of its Japanese premiere. Crunchyroll usually reserves its simuldub budget for heavy hitters which is why it’s surprising the honor is going to a rom-com this time.
Last summer, there was that time Crunchyroll obtained the rights to distribute That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime The Movie: Scarlet Bond in all countries outside Japan. Then there was that time we finally learned when everyone else will get it. Scarlet Bond was released in its home country November 25; everyone else will be getting it in January.
Crunchyroll has released its premiere schedule for January (as well as late December). The highlight is the anticipated second adaption of the Trigun manga, which we now know we’re getting near the start of the month.
For six years now, Crunchyroll has been hosting its own anime awards ceremony. One might ask what business an anime distributor has casting judgment on anime as a whole when they’ll be obviously biased toward their own licenses…well, that was before Crunchyroll owned everything. Also, for this event the fans choose the winners, so in the past shows that Crunchyroll did NOT stream have won awards.
You’ve read the books. You’ve seen the show. You know being a member of the Scout Regiment isn’t easy. But are you ready to enlist?