The streaming service Crunchyroll announced at AnimagiC 2022 and Crunchyroll Expo 2022 that new movies, new simulcasts and new English synchros will soon find their way into the VoD platform's program. We summarize all the announcements.
Numerous New Anime Titles on Crunchyroll
First of all, in August 2022, you can expect the multiple award-winning anime hit “Your Name.” as well as the two “Detective Conan” movies 23 and 24, which are titled “The Steel Blue Fist” and “The Scarlet Bullet,” and the anime drama “Josie, the Tiger and the Fish.” This will be followed by the prequel film “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” on September 21, 2022.
In the coming seasons, you can also expect simulcasts of the sixth “My Hero Academia” season, the second “The Fruit of Evolution” season, the second “Our Last Crusade or the Ride of a New World” season, as well as numerous new fantasy and isekai titles, which you can find in the overview below.
In addition, Crunchyroll will dub the second season and OVAs of “Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World”, the special episode “Dr. STONE: Ryusui” and all eight OADs of “Attack on Titan” in English later this year. Dates are still pending.
The following new simulcasts are coming soon to Crunchyroll.
I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss.
The anime adaptation of “I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss” will launch on Japanese television in October 2022, as well as on Crunchyroll in simulcast.
Avoid the BAD END! That's the goal of the main character in this convoluted story.
When her engagement to the prince is broken off, Aileen finds that she has been reborn as the villain Irene in the world of an Otome game. Using her burgeoning memories of her past life, she realizes that she is headed for the Bad End and her death is all but certain.
So, she makes a plan to make the final boss King Claude her lover in order to defeat him and possibly enter a new route.
My Hero Academia Season 6
The sixth “My Hero Academia” season will start on Japanese television on Oct. 1, 2022, and will be simulcast on the streaming service Crunchyroll shown.
All his life, young Izuku has dreamed of becoming a superhero. That would be a lofty goal in itself – but in a world where 80 percent of all people have superpowers, Izuku seems to have no chance. Because unlike most, he doesn't have a so-called “specialty.” But that shouldn't stop him from pursuing his dream and applying to the most prestigious superhero academy in the country.
My One-Hit Kill Sister
The fantasy series “My One-Hit Kill Sister” (jap.: “Isekai One Turn Kill Nee-san”) will soon be simulcast on Crunchyroll. A date has yet to be announced.
High school student Asahi Ikusaba finds himself in another world one day. He knows about video games and fantasy worlds and tries to enjoy his new life to the fullest. However, there is a catch… He is incredibly weak and has no “cheat ability”.
His older sister, Maya, has also landed in this new world and has both the ultimate cheat ability and … a brother complex. Can Asahi turn his overprotective sister's overprotectiveness into his own weapon?
Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 2
The second season of “Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World” will be simulcast on Crunchyroll during 2023. A date has not yet been set.
For years, a great war has raged between the scientifically advanced Empire and Nebulis, the realm of the Magical Girls – until a young and strong knight from Empire meets the princess of Nebulis. Although they are supposed to be enemies, they are attracted to each other. Will peace ever reign between the nations?
Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon
The recently announced anime adaptation of “Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon” will soon be simulcast on Crunchyroll. A date has yet to be announced.
After being killed in a traffic accident, I am standing by an unknown lake. My body doesn't move, I don't hear my voice, and when I try to scream in confusion, words come out that I never expected: “Win one for free!” – It seems that I have turned into a vending machine!
It's impossible to move myself, and there's no way for me to have a meaningful conversation-how am I supposed to survive like this in a fantasy world?
Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire.
Crunchyroll will show “Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire” (jap.: “Eiyuu-ou, Bu wo Kiwameru Tame Tenseisu”) on simulcast starting January 2023.
King Inglis, who lived for his country and his people, fervently wishes that in his next life he can further develop his skills as a knight. The wish is granted by the goddess, who reincarnates the king into the distant future, but this takes the form of a cute girl.
However, at the age of six, she is told that she is not capable of becoming a knight, even though she comes from a knightly lineage.
Sugar Apple Fairy Tale
The new adventure series “Sugar Apple Fairy Tale” will be simulcast by streaming provider Crunchyroll during 2023. A date has yet to be announced.
In a world where fairies are bought and sold to the highest bidder, humans are not exactly friendly with the fairy folk. But it is precisely this friendship that Anne Halford seeks with Challe, her new fairy bodyguard, although he is not at all enthusiastic about the idea.
As his new mistress, Anne hires him to escort her through a particularly dangerous area, but with a reluctant bodyguard looking to escape a life of servitude, she must contend with much more than she bargained for.
The Aristocrat's Otherworldly Adventure
The new fantasy series “The Aristocrat's Otherworldly Adventure: Serving Gods Who Go Too Far” will launch in simulcast on the streaming service Crunchyroll in spring 2023.
After dying while thwarting a crime in modern Japan, our hero is reborn as Cain of Silford, third son of a noble family in a world of swords and sorcery. In his new life, all children receive a blessing from the gods … but Cain is unexpectedly blessed with an absolutely enormous, exaggerated cornucopia of magical powers.
If his dream of traveling the world as a free spirit is to come true, he must not reveal too much of his potential to the wrong people …
The Fruit of Evolution Season 2
The second season of “The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made” will be simulcast on streaming service Crunchyroll beginning in January 2023.
Hiiragi Seiichi is ugly and disgusting, at least if it's up to his classmates who are always insulting him. One day, however, he hears a voice over the public address system that claims to be a god. This one says to prepare for a trip to another world. A fantasy world in which there are game-like elements such as levels, values and abilities.
However, it's not just Seiichi who is to have his own Isekai adventure, but the whole school. Since his classmates had formed groups and he was excluded again, he is stranded alone in the new world, where the directly meets a gorilla who proposes to him. Before he can agree, they find the “fruit of evolution” that completely changes their lives …
The Human Crazy University
The anime adaptation of “The Human Crazy University” will be simulcast on the streaming service Crunchyroll from October 2022.
Satake is an inmate who is on death row for murdering his fiancée. He is also an “undead” who has survived many desperate situations. As a result, he has attracted the interest of a research institution called Human Crazy University, which studies miraculous phenomena in real life and the people who get involved in them.
The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World
Crunchyroll will simulcast the anime adaptation of “The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World” in this country starting January 2023.
Haruyoshi, the strongest exorcist, was on the verge of death after the betrayal of his companions. Hoping to be happy in the next life, he tried the secret technique of reincarnation and was sent to another world! He was born into a family of magicians, but the magic there is nothing compared to his former skills as an exorcist. “Who needs magic? I'll survive in this world with my old techniques!”
Tower of God Season 2
The second season of “Tower of God” will soon be simulcast in its original audio with English subtitles on Crunchyroll. However, a date is yet to be announced.
Bam, who has been alone all his life, has entered the tower to chase after his only friend, Rachel, but how will he survive without having a special power or force?
“What do you wish for? Money and wealth? Honor and pride? Authority and power? Revenge? Or something beyond all of those? Whatever you desire – it's here.”
The following new films will be released on Crunchyroll in August and September 2022.
Detective Conan: The Scarlet Orb
“Detective Conan: The Scarlet Orb” will still be available on Crunchyroll in August 2022 with English dubbing. The film is available on DVD and Blu-ray.
The World Sports Games (WSG), the world's largest sporting event, is taking place in Tokyo this time. The “Japanese Bullet,” the first vacuum tunnel superconductor line train, is built with the latest technology and its commissioning is timed to coincide with the opening ceremony of the WSG.
However, a bizarre incident occurs during a party hosted by the main sponsors, leading to a series of kidnappings of top executives. Conan deduces a possible connection to serial kidnappings during the WSG 15 years ago in Boston.
Detective Conan: The Steel Blue Fist
“Detective Conan: The Steel Blue Fist” will also be released in August 2022 with English language edition on Crunchyroll. The film is available on DVD and Blu-ray.
The largest blue sapphire, the “Blue Lapis Fist,” is said to have sunk in a pirate ship on the coast of Singapore in the late 19th century. A millionaire plans to recover and exhibit it. At the exhibition at Singapore's Marina Sands hotel, a murder suddenly occurs. A bloody map of Kaito Kid is found at the crime scene.
Josie, the Tiger and the Fish
“Josie, the Tiger and the Fish” will be released in August 2022 with English dubbing on Crunchyroll.
A romantic youth drama with themes of growing up. The story centers on university student Tsuneo and dreamer Josee, who spends her life in a wheelchair. Josee – named after the heroine in Françoise Sagan's “Wonderful Clouds” – spends most of her days reading and painting until she accidentally meets Tsuneo and decides it's time to face the real world.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0
The prequel movie “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” will be available on-demand with English and Japanese voiceovers from Crunchyroll on September 21, 2022.
Yuta Okkotsu is a shy high school student who suffers from a serious problem – his childhood friend Rika has turned into a curse and won't leave him alone. Since Rika is no ordinary curse, his plight is noticed by Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High, a school where aspiring exorcists learn how to fight curses.
Gojo convinces Yuta to enroll, but can he learn in time to confront the curse that haunts him?
“Your Name.” will be available with English dubbing on Crunchyroll during August 2022. LEONINE Anime released the film on DVD and Blu-ray.
The story revolves around the lives of two students. Mitsuha is bored with her life in the countryside and would much rather live in the city. She wishes that in her next life she would become a good-looking boy in Tokyo. She is granted this wish, as she promptly switches bodies in her dreams with the boy Taki from her dream city.
The following anime titles will receive English dubbing from Crunchyroll later this year.
Attack on Titan OAD
All eight OAD episodes of “Attack on Titan” are scheduled to be available with English dubbing on Crunchyroll before the end of 2022. A date has yet to be set.
Many years ago, a large part of humanity was killed by giant humanoid monsters called “Titans”. Only a few people managed to save themselves. They built a city behind huge walls to protect them from the creatures. One of the inhabitants is Eren Jäger.
However, when the walls are destroyed again by the giants and Eren's mother is murdered in the process, he vows revenge.
Dr. STONE: Ryusui
The English dubbing of the 55-minute special episode “Dr. STONE: Ryusui” is scheduled for release on Crunchyroll during 2022. Again, the date is still pending.
Senku and the others want to travel to the other side of the Earth to get behind the secret of petrification. But for this they need a captain and they find him in Ryūsui, an arrogant but capable young man who wants the whole world for himself. Before they can set sail, however, there's a lot of groundwork to be done.
Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World Season 2″ + OVAs
The English dubbing of the second season of “Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World” as well as the two OVAs is scheduled to start later in 2022 on Crunchyroll.
The boy Subaru was just in the supermarket when he suddenly finds himself in a parallel world, where he meets an extraordinary beauty who has had her precious locket stolen. Since she saved him from evil villains, he offers his help.