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Crunchyroll Announces New Acquisitions, Mashle Dubbed Version

Convention season is in full swing. One of America's biggest anime conventions Anime Central took place this past weekend. Streaming site and distributor Crunchyroll was in attendance and used the occasion to announce a slate of new titles.

The shows were announced as part of Crunchyroll's Industry Panel. Titles will launch from July to later in 2023 and include Horimiya: The Missing Pieces, I'm In Love With The Villainess and Rent A Girlfriend Season 3. Check out the full list of new series, below.

Later, at the Anixplex panel, it was announced that Mashle: Magic and Muscles would be launching as an English dubbed version. The series will be launching from Friday, May 26 on Crunchyroll with subsequent episodes arriving every Friday.

The cast will feature Aleks Le as the English voice of Mash Burnedead and will also include Brian Anderson, Stephen Fu, Ben Diskin, and Anjali Kunapaneni in key roles.

Crunchyroll describe the series:

This is a world of magic.

This is a world in which magic is casually used by everyone.In a deep, dark forest in this world of magic, there is a boy who is single-mindedly working out.

His name is Mash Burnedead, and he has a secret. He can’t use magic.

All he wanted was to live a quiet life with his family, but people suddenly start trying to kill him one day and he somehow finds himself enrolled in Magic School. There, he sets his sights on becoming a “Divine Visionary,” the elite of the elite.

Will his ripped muscles work against the best and brightest of the wizarding world?

The curtain rises on this off-kilter magical fantasy in which the power of being jacked crushes any spell!

New Titles

Horimiya: The Missing Pieces

Studio: CloverWorks
ETA: July 2023
Synopsis: "When the popular Hori and the gloomy Miyamura meet, they reveal another side of themselves. Could this be the start of something new?"  
Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia

The Great Cleric

Studios: Yokohama Animation Laboratory and Cloud Hearts
ETA:  July 2023
Synopsis: "Can a former salaryman become peerless in another world?! A salaryman was shot to death just before earning a promotion, and a god decided to reincarnate him in another world as a fifteen-year-old healer named Luciel. On top of all that, the country he was born into seems to hate healers. Feeling that he's in danger, Luciel visits the adventurers' guild in hopes of keeping himself safe. But the training is much harder than he expected, and every day he's forced to drink a mysterious beverage called "Substance X." Wait, this life doesn't seem to have anything to do with being a healer… The day-to-day life of a super-masochistic, back-from-the-dead healer begins, with his very survival on the line!"
Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia, but including India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Maldives, the Middle East, and North African territories.

Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3

Studio: TMS Entertainment
ETA: July 2023
Synopsis: "Kinoshita Kazuya is a 20-year-old failure of a college student. He managed to kiss his girlfriend once, but was dumped after a month. "Ugh… Damn it. I never want to go through that again." Completely spiteful, Kazuya uses a certain method to date a girl. He goes to their meeting place and suddenly hears, "You're Kazuya-kun, right?" A beautiful girl brushing her long, black hair behind her ear was there, smiling at him. Her name was Mizuhara Chizuru. Something real is born after just a single rental! A reckless rom-com filled with love and excitement is about to begin!"
Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia

Am I Actually the Strongest?

Studio: Staple Entertainment
ETA: July 2023
Synopsis: " After being a shut-in, Haruto is reincarnated as a baby. And amazingly, that baby is a prince! However, he's abandoned in a forest on the day he's born because of his low magic level... What will be the fate of Haruto, who was inadvertently given 1000 times the normal amount of magic by the goddess of reincarnation without anyone noticing?!"
Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia, but including India

I’m in Love with the Villainess

Studio: Platinum Vision
ETA:  October 2023
Light Novel Synopsis (via Seven Seas Entertainment): "Ordinary office worker Oohashi Rae wakes up in the body of the protagonist of her favorite otome game, Revolution. To her delight, the first person to greet her is also her favorite character, Claire Francois – the main antagonist of the story! Now, Rae is determined to romance Claire instead of the game’s male leads. But how will her villainous ladylove react to this courtship?!"
Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia

I Shall Survive Using Potions!

Studio: Jumondo
ETA:  2023
Synopsis: "Nagase Kaoru, a 22-year-old office lady, suddenly finds herself reincarnated in another world. To help her survive in this new world, a being that amounts to its god gives Kaoru a younger body and... the ability to make insanely overpowered potions?! The reincarnated Kaoru must use her knowledge and cheatery to survive!"
Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia


Studio: Felix Film

ETA:  2023
Synopsis:" 202X A.D., a future beyond Initial D. Self-driving cars are in widespread use in Japan, and public roadways are used for auto racing. In such an era, a race called MFG has become popular around the globe. Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini… Participants are invited to race with their fastest cars. One such participant, a British racing school graduate, Kanata Rivington, returns to Japan to achieve his goal."
Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia