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Anime Expo 2023: CRUNCHYROLL Highlights

Feast your eyes on all of the new and returning shows heading to Crunchyroll in the near future!




The annual Anime Expo has been and gone, and boy did it throw some nice surprises at us. When Crunchyroll took to the stage for their industry panel, they did not hold back at all. Anime fans were gifted with fresh looks at new and returning shows that’ll be heading to Crunchyroll in the near future. Are you ready to take a look at them all? Prepare yourself… There’s a lot.

The Apothecary Diaries

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!

Studio: OLM
Launch Timing: Coming Soon 2023

©Hyuganatsu, Imagica Infos/”The Apothecary Diaries”Project
The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of Rust Mountain

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…!?

Studio: OLM and Sunrise Beyond
Launch Timing:  October 2023

©Kanata Yanagino, OVERLAP/The Faraway Paladin Production Committee

“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.

Launch Timing: Coming Soon 2023

©Kumo Kagyu • SB Creative Corp./Goblin Slayer2 Project.
The Kingdoms of Ruin

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?

Studio: Yokohama Animation Lab
Launch Timing: October 2023

©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

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!

Studio: Tsumugi Akita Animation Lab
Launch Timing: April 2024

To Be Hero X

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

Studio: BeDream
Launch Timing: TBA

bilibili/BeDream, Aniplex 
Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki 2nd Stage

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.

Studio: Project No.9
Launch Timing: January 2024

Black Butler

A new season of Black Butler returns and will continue adapting the manga further in this new season!

Studio: CloverWorks
Launch Timing: Coming 2024 from Aniplex and Crunchyroll

© Yana Toboso/SQUARE ENIX,Project Black Butler

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… 

Studio: MAPPA
Launch Timing: January 2024


There’s certainly a lot coming our way, but we can’t wait for the floodgates to open. With so many new and exciting projects heading our way, we’d love to know which shows you’re excited to sit down and watch first. Make sure you let us know in the comments, and be sure to keep those keen eyes peeled for more from the amazing world of anime,

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