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Crunchyroll Announces First Spring Simulcast: Heroman

The Stan Lee/Bones collaboration will be simulcast at Crunchyroll!

 I've been sitting on Crunchyroll's Lineup page for the last couple of hours and checking in on it every so often, and what happens? I get a press release in my e-mail first. Ahhh well. Crunchyroll's first simulcast for spring 2010 iiiis...drumroll, etc...


 Stan Lee's Heroman!

Good times all around. It's one of the shows on my list of stuff I really want to watch, so I'll definitely be checking this one out.

You can read more info on the title at our spring 2010 anime preview, naturally, but I'll share the trailer here for ya.     
  
 
metalsnakezeroon March 31, 2010 at 12:57 p.m.
Good choice CrunchyRoll for picking something that isn't stupid fan-service. Now I hope it'll be good.
GodLen staff on March 31, 2010 at 1:26 p.m.
YES!
Noodleson March 31, 2010 at 1:50 p.m.
Heroman is my most anticipated anime for this season. Good on Crunchyroll for picking this one up!
Zeouterlimitson March 31, 2010 at 2:09 p.m.
I shall watch the first episode and judge it from there (with the advice and thoughts of my peers from #animevice of course :D). 
 Not very hopeful honestly, it just might be aiming a little young for what I have time for these days.
sunfloweron March 31, 2010 at 2:38 p.m.
Visually it's a lot like FMA, isn't it?  Mecha is the one genre I've never been able to get into though, save for Escaflowne, so I'll probably not watch this one.
Agent_Loston March 31, 2010 at 3:47 p.m.
Oh man, will I watch Heroman just because I just need to click one botton.
giaon March 31, 2010 at 4:16 p.m.
@sunflower: Hmm, I guess it is since it's the same studio. But the aesthetic theme is pretty different...it's a modern, really vibrant Americana kind of thing, versus FMA's mild steampunk feel.
HeeroYuyon March 31, 2010 at 6:54 p.m.
Wow.... this, actually looks like it could be pretty good! I think I'll be watching this.
Destinyheroknighton March 31, 2010 at 8:33 p.m.

I guess I will watch it once.
DJTyranton April 1, 2010 at 4:32 a.m.
I just watched it and I feel it is something I could really get into, I also could see it being hugely successful in the US if it gets a TV run over here (yeah right!). I also concur with metalsnakezero and am happy for a non-fanservice show ^_^ 
 
I would absolutely check it out if you have a membership, and check it out when it unlocks for everyone next week!
sickVisionz moderator on April 1, 2010 at 6:26 a.m.
@DJTyrant said:

" I just watched it and I feel it is something I could really get into, I also could see it being hugely successful in the US if it gets a TV run over here (yeah right!).  "

It getting a run in the US isn't too out of the question.  It is co-made by Stan Lee and probably designed to appeal to what american anime fans want as much as jpn ones.  Either way, I'm interested.  I thought this might be too big for CR to get but I'm glad they were able to pull through.  I guess their model is working or at least getting them so clout in the industry.
John_Martoneon April 1, 2010 at 12:42 p.m.
@metalsnakezero said:
" Good choice CrunchyRoll for picking something that isn't stupid fan-service. Now I hope it'll be good. "
I dunno, I kinda feel like Heroman is, by default, stupid fanservice. Its a mech, wrapped in an american flag, inspired by stan lee...
metalsnakezeroon April 1, 2010 at 2:08 p.m.
@John_Martone said:
" @metalsnakezero said:
" Good choice CrunchyRoll for picking something that isn't stupid fan-service. Now I hope it'll be good. "
I dunno, I kinda feel like Heroman is, by default, stupid fanservice. Its a mech, wrapped in an american flag, inspired by stan lee... "
The Fan-service I'm talking about are pantie shots and boobs not references.

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