Crunchyroll announced several new acquisitions during its Industry Panel at Anime NYC, which included the highly anticipated heaven from hell, The Ancient Magus’ Bride season 2and more.
From the acclaimed anime studio MAPPA, best known for Chainsaw Man, JUJUTSU KAISENand Attack on Titan Season Finale, heaven from hell follows Gabimaru, a shinobi formerly known as the strongest of Iwagakure who is now a death row inmate, who is told he will be acquitted and freed if he can bring back the elixir of life from an island that is said to that she is a Sukhavati Pure Land Buddhist. The series is based on the Jump Comics manga of the same name by Shueisha, written and illustrated by Yuji Kaku. A Trailer was shared, further revealing the horrifying and fantastical world to come to Crunchyroll in 2023. Producer Nozomi Ishii also shared a greeting video with fans during the panel.
The story of a beast and a human girl begins again! Since debuting in 2017, the long-awaited second season of The Bride of the Ancient Magus will finally arrive in April 2023 on Crunchyroll. Studio Kafka will embark on season 2 after WIT Studio’s first season based on the popular series that sold over 10 million copies, written and illustrated by Kore Yamazaki. A Trailer previewed their epic comeback, along with a special greeting video from the director Kauzaki Terasawa.
In Yuri is my job!, Hime is forced to work at a bizarre cafe where the waitresses pretend to be students at an all-girls boarding school. She is strangely taken with her partner Mitsuki, who is so nice to her in front of customers. There’s just one problem… Mitsuki really can’t stand her! Adapted from the manga written and illustrated by Miman, the English subtitle Trailer was included in the announcement during the panel for a spring 2023 release on Crunchyroll from studio Passione.
Inspired by the heartwarming fantasy romcom manga of the same name written and illustrated by Miyuki Tonogaya, The Ice Guy and his cool colleague will arrive on Crunchyroll in January 2023 from studio Zero-G. The court Trailer gives a glimpse of the workplace where a snow-white romance blows like a blizzard with Himuro, a descendant of yuki-onnas living in modern times and a rookie office worker. Whenever his secret romantic feelings for his unique but kind colleague Fuyutsuki escalate, he sometimes ends up freezing those around him.
Coming to Crunchyroll in April 2023, Dead Mount Death Play will feature a showdown for the ages as the legendary hero takes on the Corpse God Necromancer, but when the dust settles, something is wrong. In the final moments of their epic clash, the Corpse God’s final gambit kick was totally unexpected… the magic of reincarnation! A Trailer for the series based on the manga of the same name written by Ryōgo Narita and illustrated by Shinta Fujimoto features black reincarnation fantasy from Geek Toys studio and director Manabu Ono (Sword Art Online). Participants were also able to see videos of comments from the actors of Inori Minase and Yuma Uchida.
An original anime series coming to Crunchyroll in 2023, AYAKA follows Yukito Yanagi, an orphan who one day meets an eccentric disciple of his father. The strange man takes him to his hometown of Ayakajima…which soon threatens to collapse. The story was written by GoRA, known for its original anime series Kand the Trailer presents an animation by Studio Blanc.
Lately, Saving 80,000 gold in another world for my retirement was announced, arriving on Crunchyroll in January 2023 with a Trailer. From anime studio Felix Film and based on the popular series with over 120 million views on web novel site Shosetsuka ni Narou, the story features Mitsuha, who one day, as she worries about knowing how she will survive, receives the “World Jumping”. “ability of a mysterious being that allows her to move back and forth between “this world” and an “isekai”. Now that she has this ability, she comes up with a plan for the future in which she saves 1 billion yen in each world for a total of 2 billion yen (80,000 gold)!
Announcement dates for these new shows will be announced later.