Sunday, April 30, 2017

6 New Titles on Crunchyroll You Should Watch

Thanks to the incredible efforts of the Crunchyroll staff, new titles and Simulcasts are being added to the Crunchyroll library frequently. While some of them are great titles that fans have been eager to watch, others aren't quite all they're cracked up to be. No matter what they're rating might be, we'll give you the scoop on these juicy new additions, and why they're worth your time to watch. 

"Foiled by a hero when he’s inches away from conquering the world, the devil finds himself in modern-day Tokyo. With no real-world skills to speak of, the devil is forced to make ends meet flipping burgers at a fast food joint! To stall any further plans for world domination, the hero tracks the devil’s trail and takes on the lowly tasks of a telemarketer."
A title that first caught many eyes due to the popularity of the manga, it's a good series. The audience does seem to prefer the manga, as the art of the animation can tend to be a bit awkward, it doesn't fully give the original justice. None the less, it's interesting enough to give it a try. Also, @Crunchyroll, why did you pick such an awkward cover page, everyone looks very poorly Photoshopped on... Everyone is missing arms and legs, and our main character doesn't even have a lower body.

Rating: B

"Ciel Phantomhive is the most powerful boy in all of England, but he bears the scars of unspeakable suffering. Forced to watch as his beloved parents were brutally murdered, Ciel was subsequently abducted and violently tortured. Desperate to end his suffering, the boy traded his own soul for a chance at vengeance, casting his lot with the one person on whom he could depend: Sebastian, a demon Butler summoned from the very pits of hell. Together, they’ll prowl the darkest alleys of London on a mission to snuff out those who would do evil."

Kuroshitsuji (Alt. title) can pretty much be considered one of the pinnacle series in the fandom world. It's insanely popular, has a lot of depth, and continues to grow without becoming boring and repetitive. The best thing about this series is the anime, while based on the manga, has its own plot. It follows the general story and then branches off into something entirely new.
Rating: A+

"In Victorian London, the breathtaking performances of the Noah’s Ark Circus have captured the attention of people all across the city. But the spell of magic and wonderment woven under the big top is not without consequences. Children have suddenly begun to vanish, and some suspect these mysterious performers are responsible. In an attempt to get to the bottom of these disturbing disappearances, the dashing duo of demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, and his young master, Ciel Phantomhive, will infiltrate the circus and uncover whatever darkness may lie at its core!"

A side arc of the Black Butler series that follows along more closely with the actual events that occur in the manga. The franchise seems to split up various events in the manga into 'arcs,' therefore making it easier to expand and go into more detail on each occurrence, as well as making it easier for fans to follow along. The Book of Circus arc has the same chilling aura of the original and introduces a lot of neat characters. While it doesn't matter that much for a fan to watch BoC first, it's best to watch the main anime to avoid confusion.
Rating: A+
{Also a side note, thank you Crunchyroll for getting these titles, but you should've gotten them sooner! We've been waiting too long >-< I suppose they got these titles for the upcoming Black Butler: Book of Atlantic series that will be coming out this year.}

"Forget about homework and pop quizzes. The students of Class 3E have a far more important assignment: kill their teacher before the end of the year! A tentacled sensei that moves at Mach 20 is out to conquer the classroom after destroying seventy percent of the moon. In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, the murderous monster behind the lectern will teach his students everything he knows about the assassination game. Should some eager beaver prove to be a quick study in killing, he or she will save Earth from extinction – and collect a hefty reward"

Another really popular title that Crunchyroll has finally gotten their tentacles on. The character development, as well as the whole scenario, is really engaging. It didn't go as in-depth as the manga, but it's still pretty good in its own right.

Rating: A

"Witness the blood-soaked roots of a legend in Hellsing, the action-horror series that launched the careers of some of anime’s brightest stars. The vampire Arucard and his servant Seras Victoria protect the British Empire from ghouls and satanic freaks. Together, they haunt the shadows as a sinister force of good—and tonight the streets of England shall flow with the blood of their evil prey."

From the same creators as Drifters, this is a series that a lot of people have been super interested in, but didn't know where they could find it to watch legally. Crunchyroll did a great job obtaining this title, especially with Drifters season two coming up fairly soon, as well as Berserk gaining traction. Series like these are really gaining popularity, and are worth checking out if you're into that genre. 

Rating: A

"Galko, Otako and Ojou are a trio of unlikely friends in high school with three very different perspectives. Each episode embarks on a day in the life of a trendy girl, an otaku, and a lady, as they discuss their “girl problems."

Alongside Sailor Moon and other feminine titles, Galko-chan is a cute series that has been appealing to the young girl audience. Most series that try to deal with real life problems end up being a bust, but Galko-chan brings up girl issues in a fairly relatable and helpful way, all while having interesting characters for girls to identify with. The manga was a huge hit, and the anime is something interesting as well. The art style is fairly smooth, and the color use for both is aesthetically pleasing. 

Rating: A