Celebrate all things anime with attendees at the 6th Annual Crunchyroll Expo this weekend in San Jose, Calif., Crunchyroll, the global leader in providing the ultimate anime experience for audiences worldwide, shared many exciting announcements during its industry panel on Saturday, which included announcements of new show acquisitions, exclusive first looks, fan-favorite movies coming to the streaming service, and more.
The announcements kicked off with an exciting update that Crunchyroll will be rolling out the red carpet to welcome some of the most beloved anime in cinematic history to its platform, including the cult sci-fi classic. Akira directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, the fantasy modern romance Your name. by director Makoto Shinkai (Suzume no Tojimari, grow old with you), as well as director Mamoru Hosoda’s critically acclaimed catalog The girl who crossed time, Wolf children and The boy and the beast. Fans will start seeing new movies released on Crunchyroll every Thursday from August 11 through October.
Other highly anticipated titles include Afro Samurai: Resurrection with Samuel L. Jackson, the tale of tales of Josée, the tiger and the fishdramatic romance The stranger from the shoreand the coming-of-age sci-fi story Sing a little harmony, among many others, including those from popular anime franchises Free!, Fairy tale, PSYCHO PASS, Code Geass and black butler.
Additionally, the hit movie JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 will also premiere on Crunchyroll starting September 21. The prequel film to the critically acclaimed anime series JUJUTSU KAISEN from TOHO Animation released outside of Japan, across the world, earlier this year. The film is based on the previous manga (JUMP COMICS / Shueisha) of the hit supernatural adventure series written and illustrated by creator Gege Akutami.
New title acquisitions announced at the Crunchyroll Industry Panel include:
my hero academia Season 6 – Fans can relive Izuku’s quest to become a superhero (despite his lack of superpowers) in the latest season of the hit show, which is set to join Crunchyroll’s lineup in October. President of the BONES studio, Masahiko Minami, shared the news with panel participants on Friday. It was also revealed that the studio Mob Psycho 100 III (Oct 2022) and Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 (January 2023) head to the platform. A new trailer for MHA S6 was unveiled for Crunchyroll Expo.
In S6, along with Bakugo and Todoroki, Deku rotates into the office of the number one hero, Endeavor. Working hard in the best possible environment, he grows into a hero and uses Blackwhip, a new Quirk that was hiding in One For All. Meanwhile, the League of Villains’ Tomura Shigaraki confronts the Metahuman Liberation Army led by Re-Destro. As he is pushed into a corner fighting Re-Destro, he regains forgotten memories of his terrible childhood and is awakened. He seizes the Metahuman Liberation Army, expands his influence, and now desires a new power for himself to destroy everything.
tower of god Season 2 – The long-awaited second season of the acclaimed anime series, based on SIU’s sensational webcomic on WEBTOON – the world’s largest digital comics platform home to 82 million monthly users – where it has over 4.8 billion of online views, will also launch its first volume of the upcoming graphic novel edition of WEBTOON without scrolling November 22. S2 of the dark fantasy series will follow Bam as he continues his journey through the mysterious tower. A new recap trailer and key visual have also been shared ahead of the upcoming anime sequel. SIU also shared the following message:
“It seems that the anime season 1 was released yesterday, but now I will have the chance to see you all again through season 2! I am so grateful to the entire anime production team as well as the readers, and I can’t wait to see how Season 2 pans out. Thank you as always for all of your support!”
My one-shot killer sister – Based on the web novel and manga Isekai One Turn Kill Nee-san: Ane Dо̄han no Isekai Seikatsu Hajimemashitawritten by Konoe.
Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Squire Extraordinary – Adapted from the light novel and manga written by Hayaken, Studio Comet’s animated series finds Inglis, who is reborn as a beautiful girl, now freed from the burden of a king and raised by renowned knights and begins to focus on mastering the Martial Arts.
A new trailer and key visual for Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire have debuted, and the series will hit Crunchyroll in January.
The mad human university – Next October, Crunchyroll will take audiences to The Human Crazy University, where Satake Hirofumi, an “Undeadman” on death row, is sent to murder his fiancee and who has survived many desperate situations. The truth about his immortal life will be revealed, which will unveil a much larger plot, which has been teased in a new trailer and key visual.
The fruit of evolution 2: before I knew it, my life had made it – Hiiragi Seiichi’s new life of success continues in the world of swords and sorcery, he was transported with the second season of The fruit of evolution: before I knew it, my life had made it is coming to Crunchyroll in January 2023. Studio Hotline’s anime adaptation, based on the light novel series written by Miku, has revealed a new trailer and key visual to celebrate.
The Aristocrat’s Otherworldly Adventure: Serving Gods Who Go Too Far – After being reincarnated as Cain von Silford, the third son of an aristocratic family, Shiina Kazuya finds herself in a chaotic new beginning when the gods grant her several divine blessings on her fifth birthday that can only be described as a bit over the top. . A teaser key visual has been shared for The Aristocrat’s Otherworldly Adventure: Serving Gods Who Go Too Farwhich will arrive on Crunchyroll in 2023.
The reincarnation of another world’s most powerful exorcist – The story of a peerless genius exorcist, Haruyoshi Kuga, begins as he seeks to find happiness in a new fantasy world in which he is reincarnated. Adapted from the light novel and manga series written by Kiichi Kosuzu, Studio Blanc’s new anime series has released a new trailer and key visual as it is set to hit Crunchyroll in January.
Reborn as a vending machine, now I roam the dungeon – What would you do if you couldn’t move or speak and were stuck in a dungeon, only to find you’ve been turned into a vending machine? This anime series adaptation of writer Hirukuma’s work comes to Crunchyroll to answer that question. Discover the world of Boxxo in the brand new trailer.
sugar apple fairy tale – In a world hostile to fairies, Anne Halford seeks to strike up a friendship with her new fairy bodyguard, Chalie. Based on the light novel and manga series of the same name, written by Miri Mikawa, sugar apple fairy tale will come to Crunchyroll.
Key artwork has been revealed which shows Chalie and Anne’s character designs
Our last crusade or the advent of a new world Season 2 – The long-awaited sequel from studio Silver Link is coming to Crunchyroll. A recap trailer for Season 1 was shared during the panel with the English dub cast along with a new teaser video. A message from the director of season 2, Yasufumi Soejima was also shared:
“Alice and Iska. They are the best rivals who respect and improve each other, and the “tension and tenderness” of their relationship is an irresistible attraction! The delicate but audacious drama and worldview that unfolds from I am very happy to have participated in the creation of the anime Our last crusade. We communicated with the original author, Sazane-sensei, and carefully and meticulously worked out the details of the project to produce a film that will be enhanced as a visual work. Please look forward to it!”
I’m the bad guy, so I tame the final boss – Arriving this fall to Crunchyroll, from Maho Film and directed by Kumiko Habara, the anime adaptation of the series written by Sarasa Nagase, follows Aileen Lauren Dautriche who reminisces about her previous life and discovers she’s in an otome game titled ” Regalia of Saints, Demons and Maidens”, where she is the villain who hinders the romance of the main character. But Aileen, knowing the outcome of the game, has other plans for her fate. A new key visual and a trailer were unveiled for this title.
The story of the outcasts recently announced that it will be heading to Crunchyroll and now a January 2023 release date has been revealed along with a brand new trailer as well as staff and cast details:
- Director: Yasutaka Yamamoto
- Composition of the series: Kenichi Yamashita
- Script: Kenichi Yamashita, Sayaka Harada, Yasutaka Yamamoto
- Character design: Mina Osawa
- Monster design: Kanta Suzuki
- Chief Animation Supervisors: Mina Osawa, Hikaru Suzuki
- Music: Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Kana Hashiguchi
- Music production: CANYON PONY
- Sound: MAUSU-STUDIO
- Animation: Ashi Productions
The main cast
- Glycine: Ayana Taketatsu
- Marbas: Katsuyuki Konishi
- Snow: Ryota Osaka
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