Crunchyroll announced a huge slate of new content at the Crunchyroll Industry Panel at Anime Expo Lite. Crunchyroll also announced a few new guests added to the lineup for this year’s Virtual Crunchyroll Expo (V-CRX). If you have not heard about V-CRX, then you are in for some awesome news. V-CRX is Crunchyroll’s flagship expo taking place virtually from August 5–7. And it is completely free to sign up. Just head over to expo.crunchyroll.com to reserve your spot.
Anime Series Announced
Now, on to the full slate of new anime series just announced heading to Crunchyroll this summer.
Battle Game in 5 Seconds – A battle of quick wit and power commences as a group of individuals battle every five seconds after meeting. This sounds like a good premise for a JRPG. This series is set to premiere on July 13.
Peach Boy Riverside – One princess aims to travel the world when one day she encounters a famous ogre-slaying warrior. This series is also set to premiere later this July.
Girlfriend, Girlfriend – From the creator of AHO-GIRL comes a story of a triangular relationship as one high schooler dates two girlfriends at the same time. AHO-GIRL is hilarious, so if this one captures a similar sense of humor, then I will definitely be checking it out. Girlfriend, Girlfriend is also set to premiere later this month.
TSUKIMICHI: Moonlit Fantasy – Shunned by a goddess by not being enough of a hero, one former high school student aims to survive in a new fantasy world. Check out the brand-new trailer below.
Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles – Realizing his mysterious past, one orphan sets out to live a better life attending a prestigious academy for noble children. Watch the new trailer below.
Restaurant to Another World 2 – There is a certain restaurant that looks completely normal through the week, but on Saturdays, it opens in secret exclusively to some very unique guests in various areas of a parallel world. Restaurant to Another World Season Two will premiere this October.
SAKUGAN – This original anime follows a father and daughter on an epic journey that brings them face to face with danger in order to uncover the truth. This one looks awesome. Check out the trailer below. SAKUGAN is also set to premiere in October.
The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window – In this horror mystery anime, bookstore employee Mikado has a fateful encounter with an exorcist named Hiyakawa and must help out with exorcism duties. I love a good horror anime, so I will definitely be looking out for this one. This new series will appropriately premiere this October.
The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat – When a great assassin is reborn in another world, he finds himself the heir to a long line of killers from the shadows. With both his modern-day knowledge and experience and the special magic and techniques of this new world, he could very well become the most unstoppable assassin in history. I hope you guys enjoy fantasy anime because there are a lot on this slate. This one also premieres this October.
In the Land of Leadale – A leisurely adventure tale is about to begin, featuring a girl transported to a game world and the smiles and tears she shares with her quirky companions! Premieres January 2022.
Orient – This is a story about Musashi, a 15-year-old boy who lives in Japan during the Sengoku period where Japan is ruled by demons and Mushashi must try to confront these creatures with a certain special power. Check out the trailer below.
More Summer Anime
Additional summer anime titles discussed at Crunchyroll’s panel:
Fena: Pirate Princess – After an orphan escapes to the high seas, she takes her place as captain of a pirate crew for a swashbuckling adventure. Fena: Pirate Princess is a Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original premiering this summer. Adult Swim will air the English dubbed series in North America. Crunchyroll will stream the subtitled series worldwide outside of Asia. I am really looking forward to this one as I’m excited to see what Adult Swim can do with anime.
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S – Tohru, Kobayashi, and all the dragon friends are back in all-new episodes set to premiere this July.
My Next Life As a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X – All routes lead to another great season of Catarina Claes’ comedic adventures in love. Premieres this past weekend on Crunchyroll.
Drug Store in Another World – The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist – One man sent to another world is going to make the best of his medicine crafting skills, and that’s the doctor’s orders! Also set to premiere later this July.
During the panel, Crunchyroll also revealed that the cast of Restaurant to Another World 2 will be heading to V-CRX 2021. The cast includes:
Junichi Suwabe, the voice of Shopkeeper (also known for his work in JUJUTSU KAISEN as Ryomen Sukuna, My Hero Academia as Shota Aizawa, and Yuri!!! on ICE as Viktor Nikiforov, among many others).
Saori Onishi, the voice of Kuro (also known for her work in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? as Ais Wallenstei; Umamusume: Pretty Derby as Mejiro McQueen; and Haikyu!! as Kanoka Amanai).
Sumire Uesaka, the voice of Aletta (also known for her work in DON’T TOY WITH ME, MISS NAGATORO as Hayase Nagatoro, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X as Susanna Randall, and The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! as Kyoko Jingu).
Finally, Crunchyroll also outlined two of the latest Crunchyroll Games mobile games titles including the hit JRPG Princess Connect! Re: Dive and Mitrasphere, the co-op fantasy RPG that launched just last week.
What do you guys think of this plethora of anime announcements? Which anime are you excited to see most? Are you planning on attending V-CRX? Let us know in the comments below!