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Crunchyroll Announces Its New Spring Simulcasts + Contest (Short Notice) [UPDATE]

by animedreamer
Mar 26, 2009 5:13 PM | 33 Comments
Today Crunchyroll announced the new shows that will be simulcast for the new Spring anime season. The shows are:

Reborn! (aka Katekyo Hitman Reborn!)
Shangri-La
La Corda d'Oro ~primo passo~ and ~secondo passo~
Chi's Sweet Home and Chi's Sweet Home - A Second Home
Peeping Life (Official Website)
Mainichi Kaasan

Some of these are older shows that are ongoing or that have new seasons, and which Crunchyroll is showing for the first time.

Continuing simulcasts are: Naruto, Gintama, Shugo Chara! and Shugo Chara!! Doki, Time of Eve.
Crunchyroll announced a lineup of Korean dramas as well.

UPDATE: Crunchyroll says the above is just Part 1 of their announcements, that they have more in the coming weeks.
UPDATE 2: Crunchyroll has announced on April 9 that they will also be simulcasting this season Ristorante Paradiso. Also, Thursday, April 9, 2009 the double-header of Naruto Shippuden Episodes 103 and 104 was aired! Episode 103 was available for everyone at 3:30 AM PDT (GMT-7) and Episode 104 for Anime Members at 4 AM. If you watch Episode 103 within 72 hours of it launching, you are automatically entered in a raffle to win an exclusive autographed Naruto poster. They are giving away 5 of them to randomly selected winners. The poster will be signed by Junko Takeuchi, the voice actor for Naruto!

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Source: Crunchyroll Official Forum
Source: Crunchyroll Official Forum - update
Source: Crunchyroll Official Forum - update

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Crunchyroll can shove their Narutos up their *** for all I care.

Apr 14, 2009 5:40 AM by Unregistered00

I dont like CR

Apr 12, 2009 4:44 PM by Rail_Man

Amelia_Wil_Tesla said:
fuck crunchyroll

I know, right? How dare they put up more series?!

???

Apr 12, 2009 4:11 PM by Anomalous

fuck crunchyroll

Apr 12, 2009 10:31 AM by owell11

I've updated this article.

Apr 10, 2009 9:16 PM by animedreamer

i don't really use cr anymore, but i really liked CR (the one of 2008 when all the anime were available of course)

Mar 28, 2009 12:31 PM by Kurini

Toost_Inc said:
windy said:
omg
reborn on crunchyroll? the two terrible wrongs almost right each other.


So why is Reborn bad?

apart from it being 99% female fanservice and not having to do anything with maffia even though it should and 1% actual shounen shit?

or is it 99,5 to 0,5?
check my manga favorites. i just hate the anime.

Mar 27, 2009 11:08 PM by windy

katsup said:
SNSD said:
Gah, I wish you listed the Korean dramas as well. : /

Here is more on the kdramas. I'm also curious to know what other dramas they are adding, cause right now I'm using Dramafever.com for streaming kdramas.

Coffee Prince (my favorite!), Last Scandal, Soulmate, Jumong , La Dolce Vita, and Auction House were added. Though it seems they've added some movies and stuff too (like The Classic)


OMG COFFEE PRINCE?! Nooo wayyyy <3

And thanks. :D

Mar 27, 2009 10:49 PM by blahblabha

SNSD said:
Gah, I wish you listed the Korean dramas as well. : /

Here is more on the kdramas. I'm also curious to know what other dramas they are adding, cause right now I'm using Dramafever.com for streaming kdramas.

Coffee Prince (my favorite!), Last Scandal, Soulmate, Jumong , La Dolce Vita, and Auction House were added. Though it seems they've added some movies and stuff too (like The Classic)

Mar 27, 2009 3:15 PM by katsup

windy said:
omg
reborn on crunchyroll? the two terrible wrongs almost right each other.


So why is Reborn bad?

apart from it being 99% female fanservice and not having to do anything with maffia even though it should and 1% actual shounen shit?

or is it 99,5 to 0,5?

Mar 27, 2009 10:12 AM by Toost_Inc

Honestly, I am not a fan of streaming.

I'm not against to those people who relies on streaming videos. However, my Internet connection here isn't good enough to stream videos online.

Mar 27, 2009 6:08 AM by yatsuslave

Sweet newbs, I mean news

Mar 27, 2009 5:02 AM by Pewdie

-synchronizer- said:
Icy-nee-san said:
a really good comp

A lot of the time, streaming is actually harder on your computer.
For example, my netbook plays back 720p video perfectly, but apparently a lot of people with the same netbook have problems watching it via a stream.
The reason is CR's crappy flash player and the last time I checked their servers weren't good enough to even stream 480p. The standard resolution videos play just fine though.

Mar 27, 2009 4:38 AM by kuroshiroi

Moar Chi, yay. Hopefully it'll be streamed free the same day it airs in Japan, meaning 4eps a week (probably).

Mar 27, 2009 4:34 AM by kashim

I don't care if its streaming but its probably limited only to the US.
So its fansubs for me.

F*Yeah ! Chi's 2nd season !

Mar 27, 2009 3:46 AM by pitman

SNSD said:
windy said:
omg
reborn on crunchyroll? the two terrible wrongs almost right each other.


LOL xD

Gah, I wish you listed the Korean dramas as well. : /


Do you know how hard it is even for me, a manga moderator, is to get news stories approved? I was afraid because it was drama and not manga or anime they would give me a difficult time! (Sorry news moderators....) They kind of go for short and to the point.

Mar 27, 2009 2:32 AM by animedreamer

x.X streaming is lame no just no

Mar 26, 2009 10:38 PM by Corpse69

Icy-nee-san said:
a really good comp

A lot of the time, streaming is actually harder on your computer.
For example, my netbook plays back 720p video perfectly, but apparently a lot of people with the same netbook have problems watching it via a stream.
I wouldn't know about that last bit, I don't stream video. (Unless you count watching a file while it's downloading cause the connection is good enough) :D

Mar 26, 2009 10:29 PM by -synchronizer-

Eww streaming, to bad everyone doesn't have a 10mb connection and a really good comp

Oh well, I do and thats what matters XD

Mar 26, 2009 10:08 PM by Icy-nee-san

I know I'm gonna be watching two of those. Ah Crunchyroll, I remember that site. Now I finally have a reason to go back to it.

Mar 26, 2009 10:08 PM by Nek0