Hulu Announces New Anime Series for Spring 2019

07.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME

Online streaming service currently hosts a wide selection of anime including the Shonen Jump series Yu Yu HakushoHunter x HunterMy Hero AcademiaNarutoGintama and more. The service has revealed that it will begin streaming three upcoming new anime series this April: Fruits BasketDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and We Never Learn.

Fruit Basket 1st Season

An new anime adaptation of the series Fruits Basket with an all-new cast and staff. Based on the popular manga series of the same name which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.


Broadcast Details

TV Broadcast: April 5, 2019

Streaming: April 9, 2019 (Every Tuesday)


Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

The highly anticipated anime adaptation of the 14-volume shonen manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga has sold over 3.5 million copies.


Broadcast Details

TV Broadcast: April 6, 2019

Streaming: April 8, 2019 (Every Monday)


We Never Learn

The hit romance comedy by Taishi Tsutsui. Also serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump, the series has sold over 2.3 million copies.


Broadcast Details

TV Broadcast: April 6, 2019

Streaming: April 8, 2019 (Every Monday)


Be sure to check out Hulu’s catalogue of anime series and don’t miss these three new ones which are right around the corner!


  • TV Anime Fruits Basket Second Opening Theme ‘Chime’ to be Performed by Ai Otsuka

    05.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese singer-songwriter Ai Otsuka is set to head on her Asia tour later this month with four dates in China and one in Taiwan. In the run up to the tour, it has been revealed that she will release a new song.


    Titled Chime, her 26th single will release on September 4 and be used as the new opening theme for the TV anime series Fruits Basket from July 5.

    Fruits Basket was serialised in Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1998 to 2006. The entire 23-volume series has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The original 26-episode anime adaptation by Studio Deen ran in 2001 from July to December. A new series with new cast and staff began airing in April this year.


    Chime is the first upbeat song from Otsuka in a while. Its positive message serves to ring the first chime into starting something new; just like the characters in Fruits Basket who want to change but find it difficult to take that first step. The song will be available early on major digital download and streaming platforms on July 5.


    Otsuka will perform the song for the first time at JAPAN EXPO 2019 in Paris, France on July 6.


    ©Natsuki Takaya・Hakusensha/Fruits Basket Production Committee

  • LiSA to Digitally Release Anime Version of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Opening Theme ‘Gurenge’

    10.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    LiSA’s new song Gurenge is used as the opening theme for the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The full song was released digitally on April 22 with a CD version announced for July 3. It has now been revealed that the anime edit version of the track, which will be included with Limited Pressing Edition copies of the single, will also receive a digital release.

    The decision to release the TV edit version of the track came after demand from anime fans who wanted both the full and short versions. The anime’s ending theme from the edge by FictionJuncation feat. LiSA will also be released digitally on June 30 at midnight (JST).

    Pre-orders for the digital version of the single will begin on June 22. It will feature 5 songs including Gurenge as well as the TV edit and an instrumental version.

    LiSA is set to embark on a tour in Japan tour beginning on the same day as the single’s release The title of the tour is “LiVE is Smile Always ~Gurenge~”.


    ©Koyoharu Gotouge / Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

  • Vickeblanka releases 3rd single! anime music video for “Lucky Ending” has been unveiled!

    11.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Singer/songwriter Vickeblanka will release his third single on Wednesday 12th June. The single will consist of four songs including “Lucky Ending”, which is the ending theme for anime Fruits Basket. You can also get your hands on the single DVD version, which includes video extracts from his sold-out final live performance at Zepp Tokyo for his “WIZARD TOUR 2019”.


    To commemorate this single release, Vickeblanka will perform a one-man-live show called “Voom Voom Room” on Friday 14th June at Shinkiba Studio Coast.


    Vickeblanka  / 『Lucky Ending』(anime music video)

    Lucky Ending is also available for digital download. A Fruits Basket music video version of the video with lyrics has also been released.


    A light three beat rhythm drives the song. Vickeblanka’s gentle voice sings words of love, perfectly depicting the image of Fruits Basket. Please check out this popular masterpiece!


    © Natsuki Takaya/ Hakusensha, Inc/ Fruits Basket Production Committee

  • New Fruits Basket Anime Ending Theme ‘Lucky Ending’ by Vickeblanka to be Released Digitally

    07.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Vickeblanka embarked on a solo tour in January to promote his second studio album wizard with the final show wrapping up at a sold-out Zepp Tokyo on February 10. His schedule for 2019 is packed with performances at upcoming events and festivals including this year’s Summer Sonic.

    The new anime adaptation of Fruits Basket began airing on April 5, 2019. The opening theme Again is performed by Beverly while the ending theme Lucky Ending is performed by Vickeblanka. It has been announced that the ending theme will be released digitally on April 10, 2019. In the song, Vickeblanka sings gently of love against a light and jaunty melody.


    The song’s Kanji lyrics have also been released officially. Click the link on Vickeblanka’s site here.

  • Brand new anime Kimetsu no Yaiba to be released in April and LiSA will sing the opening theme song!

    20.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Starting from Japan’s famous arena Budokan and Osaka-jō Hall last year in summer, Japanese singer/songwriter LiSA embarked on an arena tour that hit five Asian cities, a Japan hall tour and a live house tour. On the last two days of the Heisei period; Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th April, she will perform a one-man-live at Yokohama Arena to celebrate spring!

    LiSa has been put in charge of the new opening theme song for the brand new anime “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”. This popular Weekly Shonen Jump manga has sold more than 3.5 million copies and is now going to be turned into an anime to be broadcasted from April!


    The world premiere of “Kimetsu no Yaiba: Keimai no Kizuna (The Siblings’ Bond)was shown at Shinjuku Wald 9, Tokyo on Tuesday 19th March 2019. After the showing, the cast took to the podium to give speeches and address the viewers. This is the quickest a manga has ever been turned into an anime and has ever celebrated a world premiere. Before being broadcasted on TV, there will be a special showing of a film consisting of episodes one to five. When on stage, the cast members announced lots of new information about the key visuals of the anime. One key piece of information that was announced was the LiSA would be in charge of the opening theme song!


    LiSA will perform the opening theme song for the first ever time live at Anime Japan 2019. This will be held on 24th March at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, which is the largest convention and exhibition centre in Japan. She will be performing from 13:30 to 14:05 at OASIS GREEN stage, which will be a special stage dedicated to Keimai no Kizuna. You can also catch the new promotion video which uses LiSA’s song at Anime Japan too!


    A statement by LiSA

    I am LiSa; the singer who was put in charge of the anime opening for Kimetsu no Yaiba. No matter what hardships fall upon him, the main character Tanjirou Kamado never gives up on his future dreams. I used the strength from this character to sing. This anime has inspired yet a new life. I am just as excited about the release of the anime as everyone else. Please look forward to the release of the anime and the opening theme song too. If you do, I will be very happy!


  • Opening Theme for New Fruits Basket Anime to be Performed by Beverly

    20.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Filipino-born Japanese pop singer―who is lauded for her powerful voice―has been put in charge to perform the opening theme song for the upcoming new anime adaptation for Natsuki Takaya’s manga series Fruits Basket.


    The song is titled Again and was announced at an event held at Makuhari International Training Center on March 16, 2019 to commemorate the new Fruits Basket anime series.


    Fruits Basket was serialised in Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1998 to 2006. The entire 23-volume series has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The original 26-episode anime adaptation by Studio Deen ran in 2001 from July to December. The new series will have a new cast and staff.


    The series has enjoyed stark popularity with manga fans, especially amongst girls, who have praised its unique story which, despite being a cute shoujo manga is unexpectedly deep. The proof of its success is evident in the revival in the new adaptation which comes over 10 years after the manga ended serialisation.


    Again will be released across digital music platforms on April 5. It is described as a ballad that sings thanks to life spent with a treasured-somebody that has been lost.


    Beverly is currently on a three-date acoustic tour entitled “My Room.” The first show was held in Tokyo on March 17. The final two concerts will take place at Nagoya School of Music and Dance School in Aichi March 23 and Osaka School of Music on March 24.

  • Ending Theme for New Fruits Basket Anime to be Performed by Vickeblanka

    18.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that Vickeblanka will perform the ending theme Lucky Ending for the upcoming new anime adaptation for the manga series Fruits Basket written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya.


    Vickeblanka is a Japanese pop singer and songwriter who is set to perform at many big music festivals in Japan this year, including SUMMER SONIC 2019 in both Tokyo and Osaka.

    Fruits Basket was serialised in Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1998 to 2006. It has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The original anime adaptation by Studio Deen ran in 2001 from July to December. The new series will have a new cast and staff.


    Talking about his collaboration with the series, Vickeblanka comments: “I enjoyed reading shojo manga as a child because of my younger sister. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call Fruits Basket the bible for all girls, so it is truly an honour for me to be able to perform the ending theme. Lucky Ending is a very precious song to me. It’s a fateful harmony of my own personal feelings and the messages I took from reading the series. Please be sure to give it a listen. I too am looking forward to the [new] anime airing.”


    Fruits Basket will begin airing on April 6, 2019.

  • Taishi Tsutsui’s Manga Series ‘We Never Learn’ Gets Anime Adaptation

    29.August.2018 | ANIME&GAME

    It has been announced that Taishi Tsutsui’s hit romance comedy series We Never Learn, serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump, is getting an anime adaptation.

    A teaser visual was released featuring the male protagonist Nariyuki Yuiga and three female protagonists Rizu Ogata, Fumino Furuhashi and Uruka Takemoto. The anime will be directed by Yoshiaki Iwasaki (Love Hina, The Familiar of Zero) and co-animated by Studio Silver and Arvo Animation.


    Comment From Taishi Tsutsui 
    “When I first found out [about the adaptation] I thought it might be some kind of prank, but I was shocked to find out it was true. It’s honestly all thanks to everyone that has supported me. Let’s all get stuck in to the show together when it starts airing!


    An official website and Twitter have also been set up for the anime adaptation. Free social media icons have also been made available. The voice cast, broadcast date and time have yet to be announced.



    “We Never Learn”

    Official Website:
    Official Twitter: @bokuben_anime

    ©Taishi Tsutsui / Shueisha・We Never Learn Production Team