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Spread Snack World anime like peanut butter

Snack World: Is it anime or animation? Who cares?!? It goes down like peanut butter and is more plentiful!

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Crunchyroll expands Brazilian TV presence, international dub initiative

In April, anime streaming service Crunchyroll announced its move into linear television in Brazil through a partnership with local broadcaster Rede Brasil (RBTV). The channel’s Crunchyroll TV block appears to have been a success, as starting August 6th the block will expand to a daily half hour from its original weekend hour/encore. Monday through Fridays, fans […]

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Crunchyroll launches linear TV anime block in Brazil

Anime streaming service Crunchyroll is headed to linear television in Brazil. Partnering up with local broadcaster Rede Brasil (RBTV), the duo will launch a one hour Crunchyroll TV block on April 21st. The block will air on Saturdays at 8 PM with an encore screening on Sundays at 11 AM. The first two shows featured […]

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Why The AT&T/Time Warner merger, means a massive change in US Dubbing (and isnt a good thing)

Note: The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily the views of Toon Barn or its affiliates For a few years, I have been talking about Crunchyroll and its effects on the US Dubbing of anime and the way anime has been marketed in the states for some time. It has also been an […]

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Why Crunchyroll Is causing more problems than good…and Zootopia shows why…

Note: This Essay is not a review of Zootopia, nor a criticism of the movie. This essay takes its queue mostly in response to the wisecrack video about Zootopia and its issues about Race – this topic deals with why Jared made these criticisms, but expands on these questions to the how and why these […]

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Things I Learned from AX 2016 (even though I wasn’t there)

Note: The Comments made in this essay does not necessarily represent the views of Toonbarn. Something big happened in AX 2016. Maybe it was that amazing cosplay work of one Anime character, maybe it was the meme and jokes that came around it and so on. But i want to talk about business and franchises. […]

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If You Have a Crunchyroll Subscription – You need to ask yourself some questions.

(Note: This essay does not represent the views of Toon Barn) I think that its time for us who love animation and want to see it live on, need to ask fans – erstwhile users, and the disaffected lovers of the anime genre to come to terms with the truth that is staring right in your faces. Crunchyroll, […]

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“Hunter x Hunter” (2011) Episode 116 Anime Review [The Personality Change]

I’m not sure if I watched Hunter x Hunter episode 116 or if I just finished watching an over exaggerated theatrical play. I doubt Crunchyroll would ever upload a fan video to portray an actual episode, so, unfortunately, I just finished watching a play. What’s truly aggravating is Neferpitou’s current position in this episode. The […]

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Crunchyroll Announces 26 New Anime Titles for the Winter 2014 Lineup

  by Lindo Korchi Anime fans will be excited to hear that Crunchryoll announced a total of 27 new anime titles that will be launched during the Winter 2014 Lineup. We’ve seen a few anime titles rise to popularity during previous lineups, such as Attack on Titan and Kill la Kill, but that was during 2013. […]

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Crunchyroll Announces Ongoing Anime Titles for the Winter 2014 Lineup

  by Lindo Korchi Crunchyroll users will be excited to hear that many of their favorite anime titles from the Fall 2013 Lineup will continue to run during Crunchyroll’s Winter 2014 Lineup. And yes, that includes the almighty Kiryuuin-Matoi confrontation/battle from Kill la Kill. Below marks the ongoing series that will make their mark for the winter […]