anime to be recovered in February, Naruto arrives!

As for streaming anime, for sure Crunchyroll is one of the best platforms out there, having a vast catalog that tries to satisfy all the tastes of fans. Top titles such as Jujutsu Kaisen. In addition, the on-demand site inaugurated the Anime Awards: an event where viewers are invited to vote which was the best series of the year.

Like every season, Crunchyroll has announced the winter titles: if in our previous column we told you about the first anime to have debuted in January, now we reveal which are the others that have recently landed on Crunchyroll, including welcome returns and news.

Naruto – first season

Like a bolt from the blue, Crunchyroll made another major announcement: will bring the first part of Naruto, in the original language and with subtitles in Italian. As of January 26, however, only the 26 episodes of the first season are available.

The platform wanted to reassure fans by declaring that over the next few months the other seasons will also be loaded in Italian: in fact, on the platform at the moment it is possible to see the others only in English. This could give hope that the remaining seasons of Naruto shippuden.

Over the years the history of Naruto has made itself known to all anime fans, but we want to brush it up anyway. Years before events began, the Leaf Village suffered the attack of the dangerous Nine-tailed fox. After defeating her and to prevent her from returning, the then Fourth Hokage decided to imprison the demonic creature in a newborn child: Naruto.

Over time, the protagonist has grown alone and often estranged from other companions precisely because the demon of the Nine-Tails is contained within him, but this certainly did not take away his smile and did not make him abandon his dream. to become Hokage of the Leaf Village. To do this, however, he will have to start from the bottom and become a ninja in all respects, facing numerous enemies who want to destroy the village.

One Piece – Arch of the Island in the Sky

Crunchyroll has acquired the rights to distribute ONE PIECE, and started starting from the last arc currently in progress, namely that of Wanokuni, which is also available for free. The giant of anime streaming, however, reassured fans of Oda’s work by announcing that it would also bring the previous sagas of the Straw Hat Crew: thus, after the initial arc ofEast Blue is that of Alabasta, the Island in the Sky adventure is also available from January.

However, unlike Wanokuni, the previous seasons are an exclusive for subscribers and we don’t know if they will also be available for free in the future.

After saving the kingdom of Alabasta from the clutches of Crocodile, a member of the Fleet of Seven, and after receiving Nico Robin as a new companion, Luffy and his crew continue the journey in search of the ONE PIECE: this time, between one adventures and another, they reach Skypiea, the phantom Island in the Sky. Who, i Mugiwara, after getting to know the inhabitants, they discover that they constantly live in fear of angering the “god” Eneru.

This is just the beginning of the adventure on the Island in the Sky that will lead the crew to face the four Sacerdoti di Eneru and Luffy, as expected, the “divinity” himself, who is endowed with the Rumble Rombo power and the Mantra with which he can read people’s minds.

I-Chu

The simulcast of I-Chu – adaptation of the video game for mobile devices – a series focused on the world of idols. Anyone who wants to become a full-fledged idol must join the Vio School Star, where students are called I-Chu.

The school, however, is not at all normal, starting with the principal who is a talking bear. During the episodes we will follow the adventures of some new students who have recently enrolled at the academy and who will have to work hard to be able to achieve their goals and to answer the question: What is an idol?

WIXOSS Diva (A)Live

WIXOSS is a franchise born from the collaboration of the toy house Takara Tomy, the animation studio J.C. Staff e Warner Entertainment Japan, and is made up of anime, manga, and even a card game. Indeed, the first series Selector Infected WIXOSS sees as the protagonist Ruko Kominato, who receives a mysterious deck of cards, inside which he discovers a girl is trapped, which he calls That’s right: this is one LIRG, which is an avatar that is activated when a card game begins.

Ruko discovers she is one Selector, a WIXOSS player, but she is not the only one, as she has also found other girls in her same condition. Soon, the protagonist will have to “fight” against other fierce opponents to see her wish come true. The road to victory will not be easy and without unexpected events: according to the strict rules of WIXOSS, if you lose for three matches, you also lose your life.

WIXOSS Diva (A)Live, the simulcast of which started on January 8, is still a series made by the JC Staff studio, but is set in an alternate reality where the card game is a popular online game and where female players are called Diva, because they sing and dance during matches. The protagonist is Hirana, who wants to become one of the most famous Diva in the world, following in the footsteps of her idol Eternal Girl.

Idolls

In the course of episodes lasting about 8 minutes each, the first of which debuted on January 8, we will follow the idols Hand, Shiori, Which e Always who spend 10 days inside an inn, to face the problem of being able to fill a live house (typical Japanese music club) with a capacity of 100 people.

Idolls is entirely made in 3D CGI, using the motion capture (technique also used for Business Fish) to emulate the movements of the characters.

World Trigger – season 2

One day, a portal to another world opened in the city of Mikado, which allowed the invasion of aliens known as Neighbor: creatures resistant to common weapons. The only hope is there Border Defense Agency, which has developed a new technology capable of countering enemy forces: i Trigger. Unfortunately, the attempt to repel the invaders was unsuccessful, because after four years the Earth still suffers the attacks of the Neighbors.

In this context, we find the young man Osamu Mikumo, a member of the Border Defense Agency, who found himself forced to break the rule of not using new weapons outside of headquarters to save from an alien attack Yuma Kuga, a student recently arrived in town. The situation, however, takes an unexpected turn: Yuma gets rid of the enemies without too much difficulty. In reality the boy is a Neighbor who has come to Earth to look for a friend of his father.

World Trigger is the Toei Animation adaptation of the manga by Daisuke Ashihara (published in Italy by Star Comics editions). The first season, currently reserved for Crunchyroll subscribers only, premiered in 2014. The simulcast of the second, however, began on January 10th. Toei Animation also reassured fans by stating that they are currently working on the third round of episodes.

Wave!! – Let’s go surfing!!

The Serie Wave!! – Let’s go surfing!!, which premiered on January 11 at the same time as the Japanese airing, is taken from the film trilogy of the same name released last October.

Masaki Hinaoka was born and raised in the coastal town of Oarai, in the prefecture of Ibaraki; just before the start of the summer holidays, meet Shou Akitsuki, a new student who has recently moved to the city, who introduces him to the world of surfing. Thanks to his table, Masaki will make the acquaintance of new friends and will live experiences that little by little will lead him to become an adult.

Azur Lane: Slow Ahead

Azur Lane is the animated transposition of the video game for mobile devices in which female-looking warships are impersonated, simply called shipgirls. When the aliens known as Siren invade the Earth with cutting-edge weapons, mankind becomes more compact to counter the threat: the war powers of four countries – Eagle Union, Royal Navy, Sakura Empire e Iron Blood – come together to found an alliance, the Azur Lane, able to eliminate the common enemy.

However, the disagreements between the various members again lead to a division: Sakura Empire and Iron Blood separate and form the Red Axis. The main series focuses on the woman ship Enterprise, who has gained experience over the years and who would like to put an end to hostilities, even if he has a fragile character and is afraid of the ocean. Meanwhile, the ships Javelin, Laffey e Unicorn they met Ayanami, a spy from the Red Axis, with whom they hope to become friends, but it seems more difficult than expected.

Azure Lane: Slow Ahead is the spin-off of the main series and debuted on January 11 in simulcast. Over the span of episodes lasting up to 10 minutes, the anime follows the events of Laffey, Ayanami, and Z23 inside the port of Azure Lane, where they will have to face numerous scams.

Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki –stagione 3

In episodes of 3 minutes each, we follow the student Jin Kaito who grew up in Tokyo, and who recently moved to the city of Nagoya.

Here he meets a girl with cat-like features: Yatogame Monaka, which speaks with the typical dialect of Nagoya. This, however, makes it even more difficult for her to socialize with Jin.

The first season of Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki was released in 2019, while the second last year. Starting from January 12, however, the third has begun, always in simulcast on Crunchyroll.

Bungo Stray Dogs WAN!

Atsushi Nakajima he is an orphan who has long been obsessed with a tiger that only he can see, but his life takes an unexpected turn when he is thrown out of the orphanage, blamed for being the cause of a mysterious accident. With no more food and a roof, the boy wanders around the city in search of shelter, until he runs into the eccentric Osamu Dazai, who is trying to drown himself in a river while Kunikida Doppo stands on the river bank watching the scene.

The two are supernatural detectives who are investigating the tiger that is terrorizing the young man and the citizens. With Atsushi’s help, Osamu and Kunikida finally solve the case. Inevitably, the protagonist is forced to join theArmed Detective Agency, which solves the most absurd cases, which not even the police can unravel.

Although they share the same title, Bungo Stray Dogs WAN! is not a sequel or alternate version of the hit anime from studio Bones, but a chibi spin-off that premiered on Crunchyroll on January 12, with episodes lasting up to 10 minutes each.

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