Everything we learned at the Crunchyroll Industry at Anime Expo 2023

Everything we learned at the Crunchyroll Industry at Anime Expo 2023

Check out all the news revealed at this year’s Crunchyroll panel at the Anime Expo, plus watch the trailers for Crunchyroll’s new acquisitions…


The Anime Expo 2023 has been taking place this week and with it a bunch of exciting anime news. The event also had an Industry Panel from Crunchyroll and boy did we learn a lot…

First, the Crunchyroll panel showed a new, never-before-seen trailer for exciting new series Solo Levelling, which will be heading to the streaming platform next winter.

Watch it here…

That wasn’t the only trailer revealed at the panel. The world premiere of the new trailer for A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special also debuted during the panel before its October 2023 launch.

Check it out here…

Crunchyroll also revealed they have acquired several new anime titles.

Find out more about them and check out their trailers here…

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

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


“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

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

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

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 in 2024!

Studio: CloverWorks

Launch Timing: Coming 2024 from Aniplex and Crunchyroll


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

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