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Japan Expo: Crunchyroll Announce New Titles

Anime is a worldwide phenomenon. In fact, anime (and manga) were big in many countries long before it took off in the English-speaking world. One such country is France. One of Europe's highest profile anime events took place last weekend in the form of Japan Expo. The convention took place at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center in Paris, France (and is not to be confused with America's Anime Expo.)

And as with all the major US cons, Crunchyroll held their traditional industry panel. At the panel they announced several new title acquisitions including Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Berserk of Gluttony, and A Girl & Her Guard Dog. They also unveiled a new trailer for the highly anticipated video game-inspired fantasy series Shangri-La Frontier, which will come to Crunchyroll in October.

New Titles

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End
Studio: Madhouse
ETA: September 29, 2023
Synopsis: The mage Frieren defeated the Demon King alongside the hero Himmel's party after a 10-year quest. Peace was restored to the kingdom. Because she is an elf, she is able to live over a thousand years. She promises Himmel and the others that she will be back to see them and then sets out on a journey by herself. Fifty years later, Frieren goes to visit Himmel and the others. She remained unchanged, but Himmel and the others have aged and only a little of their lives remain. Later, she witnesses Himmel's death. Frieren is pained by her desire to have spent more time getting to know people. With that regret in her heart, she then goes on a journey to do just that. On her journey, she meets many people and many events await her. 
Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia
Copyright: ©Kanehito Yamada, Tsukasa Abe/Shogakukan/ ”Frieren”Project

The Demon Prince of Momochi House
Studio: TBA
ETA Coming soon
Manga Synopsis (via VIZ Media): On her sixteenth birthday, orphan Himari Momochi inherits her ancestral estate that she's never seen. Momochi House exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms, and Himari is meant to act as guardian between the two worlds. But on the day she moves in, she finds three handsome squatters already living in the house, and one seems to have already taken over her role!
Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia
Copyright: ©2023 Aya Shouoto/KADOKAWA/The Demon Prince of Momochi House Committee

Berserk of Gluttony
Studio: ACGT
ETA October 2023
Synopsis: Fate, a castle guard in a world where one's skills are everything, has acquired a skill called "Gluttony" that does nothing but make him hungry, leaving him with a miserable life.
But one day, he defeats some who are bandits infiltrating the castle, and his world changes.
Thus begins the story of how a young man once ridiculed as talentless climbed from the lowest stratum of life to the top.
Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia and India
Copyright: ©Ichika Isshiki/MICRO MAGAZINE/PROJECT Berserk of Gluttony

A Girl & Her Guard Dog
Studio: Project No.9
ETA October 2023
Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old Isaku Senagaki, the granddaughter of the third boss of the Senagaki crime syndicate, just wants to have normal friends and a normal high school romance.  She enrolls in a high school far from her hometown, but the overprotective young leader, twenty-six-year-old Keiya Uto, lies about his age and bribes his way into the same school as Isaku! Telling Isaku she's too young to fall in love, Keiya's ready to scare off all the boys. But actually, Isaku's had unrequited feelings for Keiya this whole time?!
Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia
Copyright: ©Hatsuharu, Kodansha /A Girl & Her Guard Dog Anime Production Committee