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Crunchyroll Announces Their Spring Simulcast [Update April 4]

by Snow
Mar 28, 2011 12:31 PM | 51 Comments
According to Crunchyroll, the new upcoming season of Gintama will be streamed on Crunchyroll. They will stream a new episode every Monday at 2:30 a.m. PST (1 hour after Japan). The episodes will be available in the following territories: the Americas, Africa, Europe (except for Andorra, Italy, Vatican City, Portugal, Spain, and San Marino), Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East (except for Afghanistan and Iran).

Update 1 on March 29th
Crunchyroll has added Hanasaku Iroha to their Spring simulcast. Premium members will be able to watch Hanasaku Iroha every Sunday at 7:30 a.m. PST (90 minutes after the original broadcast), with free users able to watch it 1 week after at the same time and day. It will be available in the following territories: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Brazil, and Portugal.

Update 2 on March 29th
Crunchyroll has added the following to their Spring simulcast:
  • Nichijou - Saturday at 9:00 p.m. PST. It will be available in North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Middle East, and Africa.
  • Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai - update on 4/4/11: Friday at 10:30 a.m. PST. It will be available worldwide except for Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Andorra, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Monaco, and Switzerland.
  • Astarotte no Omocha! - Sunday at 9:00 a.m. PST. It will be available in North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Middle East, Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia.
Update 3 on March 30th
More additions to Crunchyroll's Spring simulcast have been announced:
  • Sket Dance - Thursday at 2:30 a.m. PST. It will be available to all subscribers throughout the world except for Asia. However, it will only be available to free members in the following territories: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
  • Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi - update on 4/4/11: Thursday at 10:30 a.m. PST. It will be available worldwide except for Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Andorra, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Monaco, and Switzerland.
  • Tono to Issho: Gantai no Yabou - Monday at 11 a.m. PST. It will be available in the following territories: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Singapore, Brazil, and Portugal.
  • Deadman Wonderland - update on 4/4/11: Saturday at 10:30 a.m. PST. It will be available in the following territories: North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Middle East, and Africa.
Update 4 on March 31st
The following have also been added to Crunchyroll's Spring simulcast:
  • Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai 2 - Monday at 10 a.m. PST. It will be available in the Americas, Europe (except for Belgium, France, and Switzerland), Australia, New Zealand, Bahrain, Cyprus, Israel, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, UAE, and Yemen.
  • Sekaiichi Hatsukoi - Saturday at 9:30 a.m. PST. It will be available in North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Middle East, Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia.
  • Sengoku Otome: Momoiro Paradox -It will be available to all subscribers throughout the world except for Japan and Korea. However, it will only be available to free members in the following territories: USA and its territories, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.
Update 5 on April 4th
Crunchyroll announced the addition of another series for their Spring simulcast:
  • Steins;Gate - Tuesday at 11:35 a.m. PST. It will be available in the following territories: North America, South America, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Middle East, and Africa.
Crunchyroll is expected to simulcast 13 update on 4/2/11: 14 shows total this season. This news post will be updated when the last series is announced.

Sources: Crunchyroll's Lineup, Crunchyroll's official forum, Crunchyroll's official forum, Crunchyroll's official forum, Crunchyroll's official forum, Crunchyroll's official forum

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Update 5 on April 4th
Crunchyroll announced the addition of another series for their Spring simulcast:
  • Steins;Gate - Tuesday at 11:35 a.m. PST. It will be available in the following territories: North America, South America, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Middle East, and Africa.

Apr 4, 2011 5:03 PM by Naruleach

Seems Crunchyroll will now be doing 14 instead of 13, wonder if that's what has been the cause of the delay for the 13th show.

Apr 2, 2011 9:44 AM by takuku

Update 4 on March 31st
The following have also been added to Crunchyroll's Spring simulcast:
  • Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai 2 - Monday at 10 a.m. PST. It will be available in the Americas, Europe (except for Belgium, France, and Switzerland), Australia, New Zealand, Bahrain, Cyprus, Israel, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, UAE, and Yemen.
  • Sekaiichi Hatsukoi - Saturday at 9:30 a.m. PST. It will be available in North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Middle East, Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia.
  • Sengoku Otome: Momoiro Paradox -It will be available to all subscribers throughout the world except for Japan and Korea. However, it will only be available to free members in the following territories: USA and its territories, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

Mar 31, 2011 3:43 PM by Naruleach

i must say seeing deadman wonderland being aired....it really has made my day. i love the manga i hope to dear god they anime does some justice to the manga

Mar 30, 2011 10:01 PM by cookieninja

Update 3 on March 30th
More additions to Crunchyroll's Spring simulcast have been announced:
  • Sket Dance - Thursday at 2:30 a.m. PST. It will be available to all subscribers throughout the world except for Asia. However, it will only be available to free members in the following territories: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
  • Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi It will be available worldwide except for Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Andorra, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Monaco, and Switzerland.
  • Tono to Issho: Gantai no Yabou - Monday at 11 a.m. PST. It will be available in the following territories: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Singapore, Brazil, and Portugal.
  • Deadman Wonderland It will be available in the following territories: North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Middle East, and Africa.

Mar 30, 2011 5:30 PM by Naruleach

Well the full list has been floating the net for a week or so already, and so far everything was correct. They have trailers for all Spring shows on their dailymotion page (Sengoku Otome, Showa Monogatari, 30-sai, Enma, Sofuteni and even Tiger & Bunny licensed by Viz as well), so it doesn't mean anything.

Mar 30, 2011 2:17 PM by seishi-sama

seishi-sama said:
FOE-tan said:
I wonder what the chances of Crunchy licensing Toriko are, seeing how they simulacast every otheer major Shounen Jump series apart from the Funimation-licensed One Piece.

No chance. The remaining 4 shows Crunchyroll will simulcast this season are Ao no Exorcist, Sekaiichi Hatsukoi, Kami Nomi S2 and Anohana iirc.
Anohana seems to be correct, but I see a Maria Holic Alive PV on their Dailymotion page, which wasn't one of the shows you mentioned, nor is it one they have already announced.

I won't call on not getting Toriko, as it is in Dragonball Kai's (Funimation license) slot, and Viz have a chance of getting the license too

Mar 30, 2011 2:06 PM by Rosa_FOEtida

FOE-tan said:
I wonder what the chances of Crunchy licensing Toriko are, seeing how they simulacast every otheer major Shounen Jump series apart from the Funimation-licensed One Piece.

No chance. The remaining 4 shows Crunchyroll will simulcast this season are Ao no Exorcist, Sekaiichi Hatsukoi, Kami Nomi S2 and Anohana iirc.

Mar 30, 2011 1:55 PM by seishi-sama

Today's (30th March) confirmed Simulcasts:

Sket Dance
Tono to Issho: Gantai no Yabou
Deadman Wonderland
Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi

I wonder what the chances of Crunchy licensing Toriko are, seeing how they simulacast every otheer major Shounen Jump series apart from the Funimation-licensed One Piece.

Mar 30, 2011 1:28 PM by Rosa_FOEtida

Yay Gintama is back! Honestly this is the one show which I enjoy even the fillers. Rumbel-subs isn't that bad, I prefer it to watching Crunchyroll, but I guess whatever is up will do :)

Mar 29, 2011 11:36 PM by Naivette

It's nice that Gintama got picked up, I was expecting it.

But I'm not too excited that Nichijou did. I'll probably just wait to download a fansub instead of a crunchy rip, because I don't like Crunchy's subs for Slice of Life/Comedy shows.

Mar 29, 2011 5:16 PM by Ousto

Update 2 on March 29th
Crunchyroll has added the following to their Spring simulcast:
  • Nichijou - Saturday at 9:00 p.m. PST. It will be available in North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Middle East, and Africa.
  • Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai. It will be available worldwide except for Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Andorra, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Monaco, and Switzerland.
  • Astarotte no Omocha! - Sunday at 9:00 a.m. PST. It will be available in North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Middle East, Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia.

Mar 29, 2011 4:22 PM by Naruleach

Gintama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mar 29, 2011 2:00 PM by Neo_Kaiba

Awesome. I guess I'll be watching Hanasaku streaming then.

Mar 29, 2011 1:21 PM by PseudoJord

Astarotte no Omocha!
Nichijou
Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai

Added today on CR. Please update :V

Mar 29, 2011 12:41 PM by Prizkilla

OMG BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER

Mar 29, 2011 10:55 AM by GetsugaTenhou

kisami said:
lol @ afghan and Iran.....they like animu too, let them watch it government hehe.


I think it's the US military who will be watching anime in Afghanistan.

Mar 29, 2011 8:18 AM by Hoppy

Gintama FTW! <33
finally, I can't wait till then xD

Mar 29, 2011 4:09 AM by AmnaMJ

YAY CANNOT WAIT 8D
1 WEEK!!!!!!!

Mar 29, 2011 2:42 AM by myth720

FUCK YEAH GINTAMA

woot woot. :3

Mar 29, 2011 1:27 AM by VARIAchan