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Crunchyroll Announces Additional Winter Titles

Everyone knows that January means a new year. But for anime fans, it means something more exciting- the winter anime season. Having previously announced a large slate of new and returning shows, Crunchyroll have announced a number of additional titles.

The season launched this week with titles such as The Classroom Of The Elite Season 3, The Demon Prince of Momochi House, MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES Season 2, A Sign of Affection, and the highly anticipated Solo Leveling.

Newly added titles coming to Crunchyroll include Blue Exorcist -Shimane Illuminati Saga-, Kingdom Season 5, Mr. Villain’s Day Off, and more. Additionally, ongoing titles such as Frieren: Beyond Journey's End, The Apothecary Diaries, and Shangri-La Frontier return with new episodes after a break for the Holidays. The legendary One Piece returns with the all-new Egghead Island Arc.

New Titles

Blue Exorcist -Shimane Illuminati Saga- (Studio VOLN) 
Rin and his friends successfully defeated the Impure King after his revival in Kyoto and have
returned to their daily lives at True Cross Academy. However, the Knights of the True Cross
begin receiving an increasing number of consultations about demons as a wave of strange
events begins to spread across the world. Meanwhile, Rin and the other Exwires work to solve
the mysterious phenomenon plaguing the school. But as the True Cross Academy Festival is in
full swing, Lucifer, the King of Light and Commander-in- Chief of the Illuminati, suddenly
appears. Lucifer declares war on the Knights of the True Cross – to resurrect the demon god
Satan and rejoin the realm of humans, Assiah, and the realm of demons, Gehenna, as one.  And to do so, he states that Izumo is necessary for a certain “plan.”
○ Dubs include: French and German

Kingdom Season 5 (Pierrot and Studio Signpost)
Shin and Hyou are war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin. They dream of proving themselves on
the battlefield until the day Hyou is captured by a minister. The boy manages to escape and
return to his village, but he is badly injured. Shin then meets a mysterious youth who bears an
eerie resemblance to Hyou—a boy who will one day become emperor! 

The Strongest Tank’s Labyrinth Raids (STUDIO POLON) 
Rud, a shielder with a defense stat of 9999, the highest ever known, serves as a tank for the
Hero's Party as they carry out raids in labyrinths. His goal is to find a treasure hidden in one of
the labyrinths that can grant any wish, and use it to cure his beloved younger sister's illness...
but the tyrannical hero suddenly kicks him out of the party, saying his skill is "useless." So Rud
makes his way back to his hometown. Along the way, he saves a young girl, and she reveals the true nature of his skill... which turns out to be incredibly powerful! This is the story of the
adventures of Rud, a tank with both the highest defense stat in history and an unparalleled skill!
○ Dubs include: Hindi

Mr. Villain’s Day Off (Shin-Ei Animation and SynergySP) 
The man known as General within a villainous organization that plans to take over the world is
usually fighting to the death against the Rangers who protect the Earth... But today is his day
off. To heal his tired soul from working so hard every day, he goes to the zoo to see pandas and to the convenience store to get some ice cream. We get to see how a certain villain gets to
completely enjoy his days off to the fullest in this comedy that will heal your soul.

'Tis Time for "Torture," Princess (Pine Jam) 
As the war between the Imperial Army and Hellhorde rages on, the Princess, despite being
armed with her mythical sword Excalibur, is captured and imprisoned. What kind of torture
does she face at the hands of the chief demon interrogator? Fluffy fresh-baked toast! Hot,
steaming ramen! Oh, the humanity! Can the Princess withstand these tormenting treats and
keep her kingdom’s secrets safe?

The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash (STUDIO MASSKET) 
Stars are everything, granting abilities to Tamers. So when Ivy was born without one, her village took it as an ill omen! Now banished, she leads a lonely life of salvaging rubbish to survive. That is until she befriends Sora, a weak little slime, in the forest. Together, the delicate duo embarks on a heartwarming journey of survival and discovers there’s more to Ivy than being starless.
○ Dubs include: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German,
Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu

Chibi Maruko-chan (Nippon Animation) 
Meet Maruko, a sweet schoolgirl with a hefty dose of curiosity (and occasional laziness!). She
sails through life in a cozy town alongside her loving parents, grandparents, and sister. Maruko
has a band of loyal friends, including her closest pal, Tama-chan, but her playful and doting
grandpa is at the heart of it all. Life is never dull in this charming series.