Five great anime you can stream on Crunchyroll May 2022

5 great anime to stream on Crunchyroll in May 2022

Crunchyroll is arguably the definitive streaming platform when it comes to watching anime exclusively — especially so after the streamer merged Funimation’s content with it.

It is impressive enough to be able to access the entire catalog, even if you are looking for new series that air shortly after they air in Japan. Crunchyroll adds more anime series to their backlog. May will see several classics from the medium roll out, and that’s on top of the current hit adaptation of writer Tatsuya Endo’s manga Spy x Family CloverWorks Animation Studios.

Trigun (episodes 1-26)

Vash holding up his gun in Trigun anime key art.

It’s all about anime classics Trigun It is a well-remembered series that ran from the 1990s. The series follows Vash, a master gunman, who is ironically a pacifist. He’s being chased by bounty hunters for the massive price tag on his head as a result of him leaving leveled cities in his wake, but he has no recollection of doing anything so heinous.

Animation studio Madhouse’s (Monster, One-Punch ManSeason 1 Hunter x Hunter) Trigun has been praised for its engaging blend of Western and sci-fi genres — similar to Cowboy Bebop in the same era — as well as colorful touches of comedic relief and the fleshing out Vash’s mysterious past and moral alignment.

All 26 episodes TrigunCrunchyroll stream will be available on May 17th

Space Dandy (seasons 1-2)

Dandy with the colorful supporting cast in the background of Space Dandy key art.

An anime-original series, studio Bones’ Space Dandy It is a fun, lively sci-fi adventure. The series follows Dandy, a Zapp Brannigan-like alien hunter who travels across the galaxy looking for rare and unregistered aliens with his robot companion QT. Meow is his cat-like companion.

If you are an anime fan looking for a brightly colored palette cleanser, then this is the place to be. Space Dandy‘s 26 episodes. The anime received a lot of positive reviews for its episodic story structure, and unabashedly indulged in whimsical, satirical humor.

Both seasons Space Dandy Crunchyroll stream will be available on May 10,

Black Lagoon and Roberta’s Blood Trail (seasons 1-2 and OVA episodes 1-5)

Split image of Revy and Roberta in key art for Black Lagoon and Roberta's Blood Trail.

Rei Hiroe’s manga is still ongoing, but the 24-episode Black Lagoon As a shorter story, the anime from Madhouse is still worth a watch. Black Lagoon‘s premise and intense action will surely please those looking for a darker seinen anime to stream. The story starts with a mundane Japanese businessman named Rokurou Okajima, but it doesn’t stay that way for long.

In an attempt to get adventurous and travel to see new sights in Southeast Asia, he ends up getting kidnapped by — and later joining — the titular mercenary group. The anime series was eventually turned into a five-episode OVA (“original video animation”), which featured five episodes. Roberta’s Blood Trailfocuses on the title assassin turned-maid in the main series.

Both seasons Black Lagoon Its five-episode OVA Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail Crunchyroll will make these available from May 17th

Initial D (seasons 1 & 4)

Takumi leaning on his iconic Toyota AE86 in Initial D anime key art.

Shuichi Shigeno’s street-racing manga Initial D was a cult classic that began in the ’90s and had a sprawling run through 2013. Six seasons of the series were adapted by six animation studios. They followed Takumi Fujiwara’s footsteps and explored the world underground Japanese street racing.

At first, it appears that Takumi is disinterested in cars and street racing before it’s revealed he’s the region’s most skilled driver operating in secret and under the guise of a simple tofu delivery boy. Initial D was a manga icon for the street-racing genre and prospective fans should find plenty to be thrilled about with the series, especially for those looking for a Fast & Furiousequivalent.

Season 1 Initial D Crunchyroll season 2 and 3 will be released on May 10, while seasons 2 and 3, respectively, will be available for download on the 17 and the 24, respectively. Season 4 will follow on the 24.

Spy x Family

Loid, Yor, and Anya Forger in action poses in Spy x Family anime key art.

It was only a matter of time before Tatsuya Endo’s Spy x Family The adaptation would be made. The spy-thriller shounen manga is one of Shounen Jump’s most successful series on its digital Jump+ service thanks to its irresistibly charming cast of characters, premise, and touching theme of the “found family” underneath it all. Veteran studio Wit Studio (Attack on Titan Seasons 1-3 Vinland SagaCloverWorks (Fate/Grand Order, The Promised Neverland) put to screen the biggest covert operation that agent Twilight has ever done — and that’s being part of a family.

Twilight takes on the role of Loid Forger and tries to stop political strife. Twilight also fakes a family dynamic by phoning Yor Briar (Anya) and Bond (Bond). As each family member hides something, it becomes more complicated.

The first part of Spy x Family season 1 is ongoing on Crunchyroll, with the second part premiering this October to help round out 2022’s packed year of new high-profile anime.

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