Crunchyroll released the first of this spring’s four new Fairy Tail one-shot manga by Hiro Mashima on March 7, 2014. The manga is available for the website’s all-access and manga members worldwide, except for those in Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland, and Morocco.
This one-shot starring Frosch and the Sabertooth debuted in the April issue of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. Crunchyroll will add the “Fairy Tail Matsuri” campaign’s three other one-shot manga as they are published in Japan.
Crunchyroll Manga has announced that it has added the following Moyoco Anno titles to its lineup:
- Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen (Starts with chapter 1, and simulpub will start from chapter 2, which will be announced at a later date due to the irregularity of the Japanese schedule)
- Buffalo 5 Girls (available in its entirety)
- The Diary of Ochibi-san (Starts with volumes 1 and 2, and will be launching the simulpub chapters once the catalog is caught up)
In addition to the Moyoco Anno titles, Crunchyroll Manga has also added Investor Z by Norifusa Mita, and is launching with chapter 1.
Crunchyroll has announced that the site has added two motion manga titles to the site, and they are available to premium members now:
- And Yet the Town Moves
Both titles will be available to free users on March 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. PT.
Crunchyroll has announced that the site will begin streaming back episodes of the One Piece television anime series.
Crunchyroll plans to add an average of 20-30 episodes each week, starting on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. PT.
Crunchyroll has announced that the site has partnered with the Anime-Planet website to provide in-depth Crunchyroll video integration.
This new partnership allows users to list, rate, review, and even watch Crunchyroll’s thousands of legal streaming videos directly from Anime-Planet.
Crunchyroll has announced two new anime additions to the site:
Two OVA episodes of Squid Girl are available now for Premium members. Free users will be able to start watching these episodes starting on February 19, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. PST. The OVAs will be available worldwide except for members in Asia.
Crunchyroll has also added the first season of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions. Premium members in the United States and Canada can now see the entire series. Free members in both countries will be able to access three episodes on a weekly basis starting on February 12, 2014.
Crunchyroll has announced that it will be releasing Boichi’s Sun-Ken Rock manga as it’s published in Japan. The latest chapter is launching on the website worldwide (except in Algeria, Lebanon, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Morocco, Poland, Switzerland, and South Korea) on February 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Crunchyroll has not announced if it will add the earlier chapters of the manga.
Crunchyroll has announced that the site will be publishing the following manga as simulpubs: Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru, and Spirit Circle.
Updates for these titles will be published on the 30th of every month in accordance with their Japanese publishing dates, and catalog will be added at a later date.
These titles will be available to Crunchyroll members worldwide except Algeria, Lebanon, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Morocco, Poland, and Switzerland.
Crunchyroll has announced that it will be streaming the five web-based Wonder Momo anime shorts on Thursdays.
As of this writing, no word has been said on when on Thursdays the shorts will stream or what territories will be able to see the streams.
Crunchyroll has announced that the site will be streaming the Robot Girls Z television anime series; however, airdates and times will be announced at a later date.
Robot Girls Z will be available in North America, South America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Scandinavia.