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[Anime Expo] Crunchyroll Announce Goblin Slayer S2, Black Butler S4, BUCCHIGIRI?! and More Anime

Anime Expo
is America's largest anime convention. Run by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation in Los Angeles every year it attracts the biggest names in anime- and of course legions fans. Among the companies in attendance to share their upcoming titles with fans was Crunchyroll.  At their regular industry panel they announced several new licences, revealed trailers and more.

A trailer was unveiled for Solo Levelling. the new series from A-1 Pictures, coming next Winter.

A new trailer was also revealed for A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special, set to debut in October

Crunchyroll announced they had acquired several new titles including The Apothecary Diaries, The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of Rust Mountain, GOBLIN SLAYER Season 2, The Kingdoms of Ruin, I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince So I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability, To Be Hero X, Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki 2nd Stage, and Black Butler.

A preview was shared with the My Hero Academia collaboration between TOHO Animation, Crunchyroll and the National Basketball Association (NBA) NBALAB and HYPERFLY. It will bring fans one-of-a-kind steetwear. Select items from the range will be previewed at NBA Con in Las Vegas from July 7-9, with the full range launching later this year

Previously at the MAPPA panel, it was announced that their new show BUCCHIGIRI?! will come to Crunchyroll in January 2024. At the BONES panel trailers were revealed for their new series Metallic Rouge and KamiErabi GOD.app.

Additionally earlier this week a whole catalogue from Sony Music became available on Crunchyroll.
Full concerts and thousands of music videos are available from artists including LiSA, YOASOBI, Hikaru Utada, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION and more.

New titles acquired by Crunchyroll:

The Apothecary Diaries (OLM)

ETA Coming Soon 2023

Synopsis:  Maomao lived a peaceful life with her apothecary father. Until one day, she’s sold as a lowly servant to the emperor’s palace. But she wasn’t meant for a compliant life among royalty. So when imperial heirs fall ill, she decides to step in and find a cure! This catches the eye of Jinshi, a handsome palace official who promotes her. Now, she’s making a name for herself solving medical mysteries!

Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia

Copyright: ©Hyuganatsu, Imagica Infos/”The Apothecary Diaries”Project


The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of Rust Mountain (OLM and Sunrise Beyond)

ETA  October 2023

Synopsis: Two years had passed since he left the City of the Dead, and Will was seventeen by count. As a lord, he developed "Torch Port, a river port of light", and gradually the people's activities and smiles returned to "Beast Woods''. However, out-of-season flowers bloom profusely, and an abnormality is discovered in the forest. Will and his friends head into the depths of the forest to solve this problem, and receive an ominous prophecy from the king of the forest. "In the Iron Rust Mountains, the 'Fire of Black Calamity' will occur. The fire will spread, or it will burn everything in this land." What is the calamity that sleeps in the ruined dwarven city of Tetsusabi Sanmyaku...!?

Territories: World Ex Asia, Indian Subcontinent for non exclusive streaming rights only

Copyright: ©Kanata Yanagino, OVERLAP/The Faraway Paladin Production Committee



ETA: Coming Soon 2023

Season 1 Synopsis: “I’m not saving the world. I just kill goblins.” Rumour has it that, in a certain guild in the middle of nowhere, there is an extraordinary man who has climbed all the way to the Silver rank just by killing goblins. At the same guild, a priestess who’s just become a new adventurer has formed her first party... and the man who ends up rescuing that party when they get into trouble is none other than the Goblin Slayer.

Territories: United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Latin America, Russian Speaking Territories

Copyright: ©Kumo Kagyu • SB Creative Corp./Goblin Slayer2 Project.


The Kingdoms of Ruin ( Yokohama Animation Lab)

ETA October 2023

Synopsis: Witches once blessed the human race with wisdom and peace. But the Redia Empire's "Gear Expansion" brought about a culture of science that far surpassed magic, and witches were viewed as enemies impeding the progress of civilization. Thus began the witch hunts. One human named Adonis, who was raised by a witch named Chloe, swears revenge against the human race that took his beloved mentor from him. What salvation can be found at the end of a bloodbath fueled by utter despair?

Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia

Copyright: ©2023 yoruhashi/MAG Garden,“The Kingdoms of Ruin” Project


I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince So I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability ( Tsumugi Akita Animation Lab)

ETA: April 2024

Synopsis: The qualities valued most in the study of magic are bloodline, aptitude, and effort. There was one sorcerer who, despite his deep love for magic, was born a commoner and thus lacked the bloodline and aptitude for it. As he died an unnatural death, he wished he had studied magic more while he had the chance. Then, he was reincarnated as Lloyd, the seventh prince of the Kingdom of Saloum and one blessed with a strong magical bloodline. Reborn with all his memories intact, along with the perfect bloodline and immense talent, he was determined to enjoy his new life, using his extraordinary magical abilities to master the study of magic that was beyond his reach in his previous life!

Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia

Copyright: ©Kenkyo na Circle, KODANSHA/"I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince so I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability" Production Committee.


To Be Hero (BeDream)


Synopsis: In this world, people's beliefs create heroes. The hero that gains the most belief is named Hero X.

Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia

Copyright: bilibili/BeDream, Aniplex 


Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki 2nd Stage (Project No.9)

ETA: January 2024

Season 1 Synopsis: With no written rules, the real world is hard for gamer Tomozaki Fumiya, but he’s about to get the experience he needs from a seasoned player.

Territories: World excluding Asia (exclusive), Bhutan and India (non-exclusive), and Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (exclusive for Russian, non-exclusive for other languages)

Copyright: ©Yuki Yaku, SHOGAKUKAN / JAKU CHARA TOMOZAKI-KUN Project2 


Black Butler (CloverWorks)

ETA Coming 2024 from Aniplex and Crunchyroll

Series Synopsis: A new season of Black Butler returns in 2024! 

Notes: Worldwide Anime Adaptation announcement. A new season of Black Butler returns and will continue adapting the manga further in this new season!

Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia

Copyright: © Yana Toboso/SQUARE ENIX,Project Black Butler



ETA: January 2024

Synopsis: When Arajin Tomoshibi reunites with his former best friend, Matakara Asamine, he finds himself involved in a battle among some of the strongest guys around. And then the shadow of a giant genie suddenly looms over them… 

Notes: Director Hiroko Utsumi, series composer Taku Kishimoto, character designer Takahiro Kagami, and production studio MAPPA bring you a new anime in which a story of delinquents meets "Arabian Nights"!

Territories: Worldwide excluding Japan

Copyright: ⒸBCGP