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Anime Expo 2023: Crunchyroll Industry Panel Announcements

Date: 2023 July 07 19:58

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Last weekend marked massive anime convention Anime Expo and many industry announcements were made. Not wanted to be left out the good folks from streaming anime giants Crunchyroll revealed upcoming titles on Monday 3rd July 2023.

They revealed details around new acquisitions such as Black Butler and Goblin Slayer Season 2, some various other anime announcements, plus interestingly, that Crunchyroll will host music from Sony Music, including 100 full-length concerts and thousands of music videos from artists like Hikaru Utada LiSA, Yoasobi and Asian Kung-Fu Generation.

They also revealed an collaboration with My Hero Academia between TOHO animation, Crunchyroll, the National Basketball Association (NBA), NBALAB, and HYPERFLY. More about the streetware will be revealed at NBA Co from 7th-9th July 2023, with the full range of merchandise launching later this autumn.

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Press release as follows:

My Hero Academia x NBA


  • The Crunchyroll Industry Panel at Anime Expo 2023 was held on Monday, 3rd July at 3:30 PM PDT in the Los Angeles Convention Center in California.

  • A new, never-before-seen trailer for Solo Levelling was revealed for the exciting new series from A-1 Pictures, coming next winter.

  • The world premiere of a new trailer for A Returner's Magic Should Be Special also debuted during the panel before its October 2023 launch.

  • Several new anime titles were acquired by Crunchyroll, 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 new preview was shared for the My Hero Academia collaboration between TOHO animation, Crunchyroll, the National Basketball Association (NBA), NBALAB, and HYPERFLY that will bring fans a one-of-a-kind, must-have line of streetwear. Exclusive items from the collaboration will debut at NBA Con, held in Las Vegas from 7th-9th July, with the full range of merchandise launching later this fall.
    My Hero Academia x NBA

  • Previously, during the studio MAPPA Panel in LA on 1st July at Anime Expo, it was announced that their new title BUCCHIGIRI?! will be coming to Crunchyroll this January 2024.

  • Those who attended the Bones panel yesterday also were treated to all new trailers for Metallic Rouge and KamiErabi, both soon coming to Crunchyroll

  • Additionally, earlier this week, our full catalogue from Sony Music became available on Crunchyroll! Fans can now discover 100 full-length concerts and thousands of music videos from artists like LiSA, YOASOBI, Hikaru Utada, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, Hiroyuki Sawano, KANA-BOON, and so many more

Crunchyroll announced the following title acquisitions:

Title: The Apothecary Diaries
Studio: OLM
Launch Timing: 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

Title: The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of Rust Mountain
Studio: OLM and Sunrise Beyond
Launch Timing: 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

Goblin Slayer Season 2
Title: GOBLIN SLAYER Season 2
Launch Timing: 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
Show Page:
Copyright: ©Kumo Kagyu • SB Creative Corp./Goblin Slayer2 Project.

Title: The Kingdoms of Ruin
Studio: Yokohama Animation Lab
Launch Timing: 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

Title: I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince So I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability
Studio: Tsumugi Akita Animation Lab
Launch Timing: 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.

Title: To Be Hero X
Studio: BeDream
Launch Timing: TBA
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

Title: Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki 2nd Stage
Studio: Project No.9
Launch Timing: 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)
Show Page:
Copyright: ©Yuki Yaku, SHOGAKUKAN / JAKU CHARA TOMOZAKI-KUN Project2

Black Butler
Title: Black Butler
Studio: CloverWorks
Launch Timing: 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
Show Page:
Copyright: © Yana Toboso/SQUARE ENIX,Project Black Butler

Studio: MAPPA
Launch Timing: 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

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