We enjoyed Crunchyroll Expo once again and they are never shy about hyping up incoming shows with little previews. Most of which I wind up enjoying once they drop on the streaming site. Crunchyroll, the global anime streamer with more than five million subscribers and 120 million registered users announced a full slate of new series at the Crunchyroll industry panel at Virtual Crunchyroll Expo. The full slate of series heading to Crunchyroll soon includes:
High Guardian Spice – The upcoming Crunchyroll Original series from creator Raye Rodriguez follows the lives of four fierce High Guardian Academy students as they form allegiances, uncover legacies, face betrayals and discover their true identities while preparing to protect the world from an ominous unknown threat. During the panel, special guest Rodriguez helped reveal a new trailer and beautiful new key art. This is one for those that are very cool with the western cartoon aesthetic too. Coming soon on Crunchyroll.
A story of the bonds between those who fight, in a world pushed to its limits. On one of the countless parallel worlds that exist throughout spacetime, humanity has fought a decades long war against the BETA, hostile extraterrestrial invaders, using humanoid fighting machines called Tactical Surface Fighters. This is a story of how humanity lives and dies while on the brink of extinction…
Steaming info: Coming to Crunchyroll this fall!
In the ruined city of the dead far from human civilization lives a single human child named Will. He is raised by three undead: Blood the heroic skeleton warrior, Mary the ladylike mummy priestess, and Gus the crotchety ghost wizard. The three of them teach the boy what they know and pour their love into him.
One day, the boy begins to wonder, “Who am I?” Will uncovers the mysteries of the undead hidden in this faraway land. He learns of the love and mercy of good gods, as well as the paranoia and madness of evil gods. And once he learns it all, the boy embarks on the path to becoming a Paladin.
Steaming info: Coming to Crunchyroll Fall 2021!
The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest – His strength limited by the magical crest with which he was born, Mathias, the world’s most powerful sage, decides reincarnation is necessary to become the strongest of all. Upon his rebirth as a young boy, Mathias is thrilled to discover he’s been born with the optimal crest for magical combat on his first try! Unfortunately, the world he’s been born into has abysmally poor standards when it comes to magic, and everyone thinks he’s still marked for failure! Now it’s up to Mathias to prove everyone wrong…world’s strongest sage-style!
Steaming info: Coming to Crunchyroll January 2022
Two assassins face off. The cool bounty hunter Chateau and the mysterious and powerful Ryang-ha. Chateau and Ryang-ha become enemies after this fight—at least, they should have, but for some reason Ryang-ha takes a liking to Cheateau and begins following her around.
Little by little, Chateau develops a cooperative partnership with Ryang-ha, which gets her caught up in the struggle against the organizations hunting him down. Furthermore, that battle is related to her past as well. Two mismatched assassins weave together a twisted “Assassin X Assassin” thriller. The strange gears of fate begin to move.
Steaming info: Coming to Crunchyroll in 2022
When Arc wakes up, he discovers that he has been transported to another world in the body of the character he was playing in an MMO. Looking like a suit of armor on the outside and a skeleton on the inside, he is the Skeleton Knight. If his identity is discovered, he could be mistaken for a monster and become a target! Arc decides to spend his time as a mercenary so as not to attract attention to himself. However, he’s not the kind of man who can stand idly by when he witnesses evil acts take place right before his eyes! This isekai fantasy series about the Skeleton Knight’s unintentional quest to make the world a better place has arrived!!
Steaming info: Coming soon
Crunchyroll also revealed the cover for the upcoming book “Essential Anime.” This guide highlights 50 classic, unforgettable Japanese animated series and feature films and gives an insightful look into the history and true impact of anime on Japanese and Western pop culture. Essential Anime will be published in April 2022 by Running Press and is available for pre-order now wherever books are sold.
Finally, Crunchyroll discussed its new partnership with Xbox, which kicked off yesterday in celebration of Virtual Crunchyroll Expo. Under this new partnership, Crunchyroll Premium subscribers and new users who begin a Crunchyroll free trial can get three months of Xbox Game Pass for PC. Fans can learn more by visiting crunchyroll.com/xbox-gamepass-2021
Right before the Industry panel, Crunchyroll also revealed a special sneak peek of “Fena: Pirate Princess” in a panel featuring Kazuto Nakazawa (Director), Rui Kuroki (Producer) from Production I.G and Yusuke Takeda (Background Artist) from Bamboo who discussed their approach to bringing the swashbuckling samurai series to life. “Fena: Pirate Princess” is a Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original series premiering August 14.
Virtual Crunchyroll Expo is Crunchyroll’s yearly flagship anime convention, bringing fans the best of anime from August 5 – 7.