Online anime streaming has slowly been getting better over the years, and we’ve been getting shows released closer and closer to their air dates in Japan. Back in January I mentioned the upcoming anime Kids on the Slope (Sakamichi no Apollo) from famed Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe, and how Yoko Kanno would be handling the music. Well, Crunchyroll has announced they’ll be streaming it online, and the first episode will launch April 12th. That’s less than a week away! Watch a new trailer for the show here.
Crunchyroll has been doing quite a lot of simulcasts here, from the new (and honestly, quite boring) Leiji Matsumoto show, OZMA, to the recent (excellently animated) Saint Seiya Omega. Polar Bear’s Cafe (cute AND funny!), Phi Brain, and more are all currently airing in Japan and on Crunchyroll. A full list of their recent season material is here.