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Crunchyroll Announces Spring 2012 Simulcasts

by Florete
Mar 2, 2012 12:32 PM | 99 Comments
Crunchyroll has announced their new simulcast titles for Spring 2012.

The new series so far include:
  • Hiiro no Kakera - Mondays at 11AM starting March 5. Available in: U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Brazil, and Portugal.

  • Haiyoru! Nyaruko-san (Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos) - The first five episodes will be available March 5 at 2PM. The next four episodes will be available the following week until the end of season two. After the final episodes of season two are broadcast, Crunchyroll will begin simulcasting season three in April.

  • Ozuma (Ozma) - Saturdays at 8AM starting March 17. Available worldwide except for Asia.

  • Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers) - Saturdays at 8PM starting March 31. Available in: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Brazil, and Portugal.

  • Furusato Saisei: Nihon no Mukashi Banashi (Folktales from Japan) - Saturdays at 5:30PM starting March 31. Available for premium members worldwide except Japan. Available for free members in: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

  • Kimi to Boku 2 (You and Me 2) - Mondays at 10AM starting April 2. Available for premium members worldwide except Japan. Available for free members in: U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

  • Saint Seiya Omega - Wednesdays at 12PM starting April 4. Available in: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

  • Yurumates 3D - Fridays at 10:30AM starting April 6. Available worldwide except Japan.

  • Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden (Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals) - Tuesdays at 2:30AM starting April 3. Available worldwide except Japan, France, Belgium and Switzerland.

  • Shirokuma Cafe (Polar Bear's Café) - Thursdays at 2AM starting April 5. Available to premium members worldwide except Japan. Available to free members in: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

  • Sengoku Collection (Parallel World Samurai) - Thursdays at 10:30AM starting April 5. Available to premium members worldwide except Japan. Available to free members in: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

  • Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A (Saki Episode of Side A) - Sundays at 9:35AM starting April 8. Available to premium members worldwide except Japan. Available to free members in: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

  • Upotte!! - Saturdays at 9AM starting April 7. Available in: North America, South America, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

  • Kuroko no Basket (Kuroko's Basketball) - Fridays at 11:30AM starting April 7. Available in: U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

  • Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 2 - Sundays starting April 8. Available in North America.

  • Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope) - Thursdays at 9:30AM starting April 12. Available in: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

  • Nazo no Kanojo X (Mysterious Girlfriend X) - Sundays at 9:30AM starting April 8. Available in: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

  • Tsuritama - Thursdays at 10:30AM starting April 12. Available in: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and South America.

  • Tasogare Otome x Amnesia (Dusk Maiden of Amnesia) - Sundays at 9PM starting April 9. Available in: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

  • Queen's Blade: Rebellion - Wednesdays at 9PM. Available in: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

  • Medaka Box - Wednesdays at 10:30PM starting April 11. Available in: United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Note: All times are for the US West Coast.

In addition to their new simulcasts, Crunchyroll will continue streaming the following series through the spring season:
See http://www.crunchyroll.com/lineup for updates.

Source: Hiiro no Kakera, Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos, Ozma, Space Brothers, Folktales From Japan, You and Me 2, Saint Seiya Omega, Yurumates, Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals, Polar Bear's Cafe, Sengoku Collection, Saki Episode of Side A, Upotte!!, Kuroko's Basketball, Phi Brain, Kids on the Slope, Mysterious Girlfriend X, Tsuritama, Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, Queen's Blade: Rebellion, Medaka Box

20 of 99 Comments Recent Comments

Yeah, it did turn out better than I expected. Kinda disappointed Medaka Box is a week late, but oh well.

Apr 9, 2012 5:29 PM by RyanSaotome

Looks like they've finally got everything. For a while it didn't look like they were picking up anything I cared about, but by now there's actually a lot I'd like to watch.

Apr 9, 2012 5:17 PM by Florete

Apr 9, 2012 1:53 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Queen's Blade: Rebellion added.

Source: http://www.crunchyroll.co.uk/anime-news/2012/04/09/crunchyroll-adds-queens-blade-rebellion-to-spring-anime-lineup

Same regions as the last one was.

There's another new box on the spring lineup page, so still one more. If rumours of there being 30 in total are true though then that will be the last one.

EDIT: also, Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is being aired now, so they may well still be simulcast from episode 2 onwards

edit the second: next announcement due later today

Apr 9, 2012 11:55 AM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia added.

source: http://www.crunchyroll.co.uk/anime-news/2012/04/09/crunchyroll-adds-dusk-maiden-of-amnesia-to-spring-anime-lineup

another announcement to come later today, and just 1 more box on the lineup page


Region restricted. -_-' Well UTW is subbing it.

Apr 9, 2012 11:18 AM by Sir_Lexa

kuuderes_shadow said:
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia added.

source: http://www.crunchyroll.co.uk/anime-news/2012/04/09/crunchyroll-adds-dusk-maiden-of-amnesia-to-spring-anime-lineup

another announcement to come later today, and just 1 more box on the lineup page


I'm guessing that final box will be Cardfight Vanguard Season 2 that will get announced today or tomorrow. Glad CR got Dusk Maiden of Amnesia though even if it's delayed stream.

Apr 9, 2012 10:41 AM by Stark700

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia added.

source: http://www.crunchyroll.co.uk/anime-news/2012/04/09/crunchyroll-adds-dusk-maiden-of-amnesia-to-spring-anime-lineup

another announcement to come later today, and just 1 more box on the lineup page

Apr 9, 2012 8:58 AM by kuuderes_shadow

I will be watching Uchuu Kyoudai

Apr 7, 2012 11:19 PM by GodlyKyon

They got some really amazing shows this season so I'll be getting my money's worth out of the membership. So excited for Kids on the Slope!!

Apr 7, 2012 10:33 PM by Disapparate

Updated including Tsuritama.

Apr 6, 2012 1:13 PM by Florete

Sir_Lexa said:
kaito696 said:
they better anounce the second season of fate/zero


Why? I'd much rather watch UTW subs than CR subs on that show.
But If you want to watch it legally then yes, it better be. Well it'll still be region restricted for me so.


Yep, I would rather they don't touch F/Z.

Apr 6, 2012 12:18 PM by 21stHiiPloo

jmal said:
Redfoxoffire said:
And Phi Brain is back. This is even weirder than Kimi to Boku. The first season of Phi Brain just ended, yet this is somehow a "new" simulcast.

CR didn't stream the first season, did they? That was TAN or whatever. So I can see why it's new.

Anyway... I'm amazed that they've managed to get so few of the shows I want to watch, given that I was looking forward to quite a lot. We need like... 10 more TBA boxes added for me to have any hope of seeing a good chunk of the ones I wanted with the miss rate I've had so far.


Yeah, I was considering resubscribing to Crunchy this season based on what they picked up... but it looks like I've saved 20 dollars. Really lackluster lineup outside of Fate/Zero... and will Fate/Zero even be a simulcast or will it be a week behind like the first season?

Apr 5, 2012 2:31 PM by RyanSaotome

jmal said:
Redfoxoffire said:
And Phi Brain is back. This is even weirder than Kimi to Boku. The first season of Phi Brain just ended, yet this is somehow a "new" simulcast.

CR didn't stream the first season, did they? That was TAN or whatever. So I can see why it's new.

Oh, good point. Forgot about that.

Apr 5, 2012 2:11 PM by Florete

And Phi Brain is back. This is even weirder than Kimi to Boku. The first season of Phi Brain just ended, yet this is somehow a "new" simulcast.

Apr 5, 2012 1:55 PM by Florete

Redfoxoffire said:
Kuroko's Basketball. And at least four more.


Yay good news :)

Apr 5, 2012 12:58 PM by Sir_Lexa

Kuroko's Basketball. And at least four more.

Apr 5, 2012 10:18 AM by Florete

RyanSaotome said:
Well, hopefully my instincts are wrong, because it doesn't really look like something too good. It looks like one of those 3 minute things based on the synopsis (how far can you get with the daily happens in a cafe?), and seems just trying to be random by making it animals instead of humans.

They are full 24 minute episodes, and I think it's going to be 50+ episodes too.

Apr 4, 2012 7:24 PM by llamaben

Sir_Lexa said:
DraconisMarch said:
Man, most of what they're airing is poop...


WHAT? Shirokuma Café is going to be off the charts on the awesomness scale.


Well, hopefully my instincts are wrong, because it doesn't really look like something too good. It looks like one of those 3 minute things based on the synopsis (how far can you get with the daily happens in a cafe?), and seems just trying to be random by making it animals instead of humans.

Apr 4, 2012 4:53 PM by RyanSaotome

DraconisMarch said:
Man, most of what they're airing is poop...


WHAT? Shirokuma Café is going to be off the charts on the awesomness scale.

Apr 4, 2012 4:11 PM by Sir_Lexa