Category: News

Spring 2015 Simulcast Schedule is Live

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Here at Otaku Spirit, we love keeping people informed. Not only that, but we love supporting the anime industry. Part of that effort is keeping an up to date listing of all of the simulcast offerings companies give for the current season of anime.

Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Daisuki are back for the Spring 2015 season with legit and supportive methods to getting your Hi-Def and Free Streaming Alternatives. Just click on our Simulcast Schedule to see when your most anticipated shows are airing and where to get them!  Be sure to bookmark it!

Note: The Simulcast is based off of North American Region Licensing. While some shows are licensed to steam in neighboring or other regions, it’s not always the case.

Section 23 Films Sale on Rightstuf

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For the next two weeks Rightstuf is holding a huge sale on Section 23 titles.  That’s up to 40% off on many great titles from Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan, Kraken Releasing and Happy Carrot! Read more »

Animecast: Love, Waifu & Other Delusions

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Love is in the air, and so is the news. In this episode we hit up a load of news before diving into some listener questions. Rounding out the episode, we pay tribute to Valentine’s Day by attempting to spotlight romance in anime. Read more »

Nozomi Entertainment Acquires Please Teacher! and Please Twins!

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Nozomi Entertainment, known for its share of rescue licensing of classic anime, has announced the acquisition of both Please Teacher! and Please Twins!.  Soon set to release both in individual DVD collections. Read more »

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Anime Sales from Rightstuf!

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Valentine’s Day is a day of love, and what better way to spend it than with the anime we all cherish so much?  If you’re feeling blue because you missed the amazing Christmas Holiday Sales at Rightstuf, you’ll be happy to know that many titles from Funimation, SuBLime, and others are on sale through the Valentine weekend! Read more »

Yuki Yuna and Denki-Gai Get Pre-Order and Bundle Bonuses

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Ponycan USA, a newly established branch of the long-standing Pony Canyon, has recently announced their two first titles to be distributed in the US. With this exclusive release through Rightstuf, they also have a batch of bonuses for pre-orders also being available for the purchase of Yuki Yuna is a Hero and Denki-Gai. Read more »

CLANNAD Kickstarter Reaches $380,000 Stretch Goal

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During its 17th update for the CLANNAD Kickstarter Campaign, Sekai Project announced that the $380,000 stretch goal has been reached.  This is the final of many stretch goals to unlock more bonuses during this English release.  Read more »

Funimation Still Working with Studio Khara on Evangelion 3.33

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While announcing plans for a Toonami showing of Evangelion 1.11 and Evangelion 2.22, Funimation gave a quick mention of the status on the long-delayed Evangelion 3.33 Blu-ray release.  Though it may not be what everyone wants to hear. Read more »

Mamoru Hosoda Announces Next Film “The Boy and the Beast”

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Mamoru Hosoda, the director behind Wolf Children and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, has announced his latest project. During a Tokyo press conference it was announced that “Bakemono no Ko” (The Boy and the Beast) will open in Japan on July 11th, 2015. Read more »

Show Your Hatsune Miku Fandom With These New Glasses

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Are you a fan of Hatsune Miku?  Like to show off your fandom with style?  In a surprising collaboration between Japanese Vision company WASHIN and Crypton’s Hatsune Miku Project DIVA F, a new line of glasses are now available for purchase. Read more »