5 Great Anime to Stream on Crunchyroll in June 2022

With Funimation’s recent merger with Crunchyroll’s platform, Crunchyroll is fast becoming the definitive streamer of anime-exclusive content. Last month we watched the classic 90’s animated series triguna modern classic in the form of Black Lagoonand more.

While June may seem like a quieter month, there are still a handful of notable anime series available to stream. These range from a long-running action-horror classic like Hellsing, with its recent adaptation to a more down-to-earth slice-of-life anime like star alignment for those who want to enjoy quieter moments.

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Psycho Pass (Seasons 1-2)

Psycho Pass is an imaginative anime original story that follows the first and third seasons of Production IG (Haikyu!! Seasons 1-4) and the second by Tatsunoko Production. The premise is heavily inspired by neo-noir cyberpunk classics like blade runnerWith Psycho Pass takes place in 22nd century Japan.

Law enforcement officials in this authoritarian framework “enforce the law” by arresting or killing those who show the slightest suspicion of criminal intent. While subsequent seasons struggled to maintain the narrative freshness of the first, Psycho Pass overall is still a worthy sci-fi anime to dive into.

Seasons 1 and 2 of Psycho Pass are now available to stream on Crunchyroll.

Hellsing (episodes 1-13)

Alucard wears his signature blood red outfit and smiles behind his shiny glasses.

The cult classic from action-horror manga author Kouta Hirano Hellsing received its first animated adaptation in 2001 from animation studio Gonzo. The series is set in a dark fantasy world where there are several associations of supernatural hunters around the world, including the English organization Hellsing.

Its determined leader uses the protagonist Alucard, a vampire created to fight loyally for Hellsing. This first adaptation uses the same main characters and setting but follows a new story. Hellsing will be an exciting time for fans craving an over-the-top, dark action series, especially for those looking for the anime that comes closest to it Castlevania Video game series and Netflix show.

The 13 episodes of Hellsing are now available to stream on Crunchyroll.

Alucard in the anime Hellsing Ultimate smiles darkly and his glasses glow in the night.

For fans of the manga looking for a faithful adaptation of Hirano’s source material, the latest Ultimate Hellsing The OVA anime series will surely satisfy. This time powered by a collaborative effort between Graphicinica Studios, Satelight and industry veterans Madhouse. Ultimate is similar to what Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood made after the original anime adaptation.

The story follows the Hellsing organization’s struggle against sadistic supernatural forces as well as the growing international threat from rival factions. If fans enjoyed the previous adaptation, they will undoubtedly feel comfortable with the more modern animation and visual style Ultimateas well as all the macabre and stylish action that it entails.

The 10 episodes of Ultimate Hellsing are now available to stream on Crunchyroll.

Stars Align key art featuring Toma and Maki in their tennis gear.

On the quieter side of Crunchyroll’s recent additions, star alignment follows the original story of a college boys tennis club facing dissolution due to its bad streak of games. Animated by Studio Eight Bit, the series revolves around protagonist Maki Katsuragi, who transfers to school and is recruited by club captain Toma Shinjo.

Besides the sports theme on the surface, star alignment also delves deeper into the darker, more grounded drama of the boys’ coming-of-age characters as they adjust to college life.

The 12 episodes of star alignment are now available to stream on Crunchyroll.

Koguma looks content as she drives her Honda Super Cub.

Another Slice of Life series, Studio Kai’s anime adaptation of Tone Kouken and the Light of Hiro Super Cub Roman revolves around a high school girl named Koguma. She leads a fairly mundane life, to the point where she craves something that interests her and instills a healthy dose of excitement in her.

Koguma decides to get a Honda Super Cub, which eventually leads to his life expanding beyond a scooter. From there, she meets Reiko and Eniwa and forms close friendships with them. Super Cub is another anime series for those looking for a touching and heartwarming drama.

The 12 episodes of Super Cub are now available to stream on Crunchyroll.

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