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Crunchyroll Announces 'High Card' Season 2, 'The Witch And The Beast' And More Anime.

The anime convention season is well underway. Most recent was Fan Expo in Canada. Although not fully dedicated to anime, many of the biggest names in Japanese animation were there. Among them was Crunchyroll,  who held their now traditional industry panel to announce a slate of new licences. The event took place at Toronto Convention Centre.

The titles are primarily for early 2024 and include fantasy revenge tale The Witch and The Beast and season 2 of the stylish High Card and The Saints Magic Power Is Omnipotent.

Full details of the new titles are as follows:


The Saints Magic Power is Omnipotent Season 2

Studio: Diomedéa

ETA: Coming this Autumn

Synopsis: After years as a workaholic, Sei’s dream of a life of leisure has finally come true! She’s summoned to a magical kingdom where she crafts lifesaving potions and becomes the most valued citizen. But will her love of research hurt her chances with the dashing Commander of the Third Order of Knights, Albert Hawke?

Territories: Worldwide excluding German Speaking Territories & Asia but including Indian subcontinent


The Witch and the Beast

Studio: Yokohama Animation Lab

ETA January 2024

Synopsis: It all started with the 17 "Origins" when their powers were passed down to individuals who still exist around the world today. A man carrying a coffin and a girl with the eyes of a beast appear in a town. The girl, once cursed by a witch, now searches for a way to undo the spell. Her quest for revenge is complicated when a beast captures the witch. This magnificent and intense dark fantasy begins now!

Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia 


HIGH CARD Season 2

Studio: Studio Hibari

ETA: January 2024

Synopsis: After discovering that the orphanage he grew up in is on the brink of closing due to financial stress, former street urchin Finn, sets out for a casino with the aim of making a fortune, and saving his childhood home. However, nothing could have prepared him for the nightmare that awaits. Caught in a car chase and a bloody shootout over manʼs “lucky” card, Finn learns of the 52 X-Playing Cards with the power to bestow superhuman powers and abilities to the ones that possess them. With these cards, people can access the hidden power that can be found within themselves. Embroiled in the political intrigue Finn is inducted into High Card, a shadowy organisation tasked with recovering the X-Playing Cards before they fall into the hands of those who would use their power for nefarious ends. “All you need in life are manners, dignity, and the will to bet on your own life.” A frenzied battle amongst these card obsessed players, fueled by justice, desire, and revenge, is about to begin!

Territories: Worldwide excluding MENA, France and French-speaking countries, Spain and Portugal. Excluding Asia but including Indian subcontinent 


A Sign of Affection

Studio: Ajia-do

ETA: 2024

Synopsis: With these hands, I want to tell you that I love you… The manga by suu Morishita has sold over 3,400,000 copies to date, and has won many awards while receiving strong reactions across social media. Yuki, a deaf college student, is struggling one day when an upperclassman from her school, Itsuomi, helps her out. Itsuomi isn't put off at all by her lack of hearing and interacts with her naturally. As he gradually opens up a new world to her, Yuki begins to develop feelings for Itsuomi… Thus begins the pure love story of Yuki, a deaf college girl, and Itsuomi, her upperclassman who travels the world with her.

Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia 


Sasaki and Peeps


ETA: 2024

Synopsis: Sasaki is a middle-aged office worker living in Japan. Feeling drained by the vapid corporate world, he heads to the pet shop in search of a new companion. There he finds an adorable bird named Peeps and takes him home. But Sasaki quickly learns that Peeps isn’t your average bird…he’s a powerful mage from another world! Together, they embark on a magical adventure filled with swords and sorcery.

Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia 


As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I’ll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the New World

Studio: studio MOTHER

ETA: 2024

Synopsis: Our protagonist, Ars Louvent, was reincarnated in another world as the young son of a minor noble who owns a small domain. Ars was not particularly strong or intelligent, but he was born with the Appraisal Skill that's able to see others' abilities and statuses. He uses his skill to find the best hidden talents in the world to make their small, weak domain into the best. An isekai tale about unification is about to start, featuring the kind-hearted Ars and the unique talents he manages to find!

Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia