Crunchyroll Expo 2022: What was Announced

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During the weekend (August 5th through the 7th), it was Crunchyroll’s big Expo event. They unveiled a ton of new information regarding new, and upcoming anime series that will be coming to the streaming service. Just like the SDCC Coverage, we’ll be sharing summaries and links to the proper news stories.

TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You ~Uniform~ Gets a New Visual, Premiered at the Expo

TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You ~Uniform~ Key Visual
Image Credit: Crunchyroll

TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You debuted a very special episode during the weekend according to a press release from Crunchyroll’s Joseph Luster. Both the Special Episode, and Season 2 will stream on Crunchyroll as they air in Japan in the following territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. While the Special Episode is scheduled to release this fall, Season 2 does not currently have a release date.

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Bungo Stray Dogs Season Four gets a new trailer, and a Key Visual

Bungo Stray Dogs Season Four Key Art
Image Credit: Crunchyroll

While fans were excited about the recent Chainsaw Man Trailer, Bungo Stray Dogs was another series that fans would hope to hear new news about. During the panel, BONES President Masahiko Minami and producer Chiaki Kurakane revealed the latest trailer, along with brand new Key Art.

The latest season of Bungo Stray Dogs was originally announced in November 2021, with Crunchyroll confirming the new season will stream on the platform as it airs in Japan for users worldwide (excluding Asia). For more on this new season, Crunchyroll has further details.

Crunchyroll to stream My One-Hit Kill Sister, Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire, And More

One-Hit Kill Sister Key Art One
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Crunchyroll announced a slew of new and returning anime to their service, some would premiere in 2023, and most are TBA. But here is a list of what will be coming your way soon:

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JUJUTSU KAISEN 0, Your Name. and More Anime Movies Coming to Crunchyroll

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Trailer Visual 4
Image Credit: Toho Animation

During their Industry Panel, Crunchyroll announced that classic films such as AKIRAyour name. and many more will begin launching on Crunchyroll every Thursday starting on August 11th through October. Additionally, the JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 film will also be streaming on the service starting on September 21st. Here is a list of films coming your way, starting this week:

August 11th:

  • Josee, the Tiger, and the Fish
  • The Stranger by the Shore
  • Human Lost

August 18th:

  • Akira
  • your name.

August 25th:

  • Wolf Children
  • The Boy and the Beast
  • Sing a Bit of Harmony

September 21st:

  • Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Other movies scheduled to release include Afro Samurai: Resurrection, Sing a Bit of Harmony, Sword of the Stranger and movies from the series Free!Fairy TailPSYCHO-PASSCode Geass, and Black Butler.

The Rising of the Shield Hero’s Third Season gets a New Teaser Visual

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season Three Teaser
Image Credit: Crunchyroll

It was announced in 2019 that The Rising of the Shield Hero would get a third season, but there was a change also included in the announcement. According to Anime News Network’s Rafael Antonio Pineda, there will be a new director taking charge of the upcoming season. His name is Hitoshi Haga, he storyboarded five episodes and directed four episodes from the anime’s first season, but now he will serve as the third season’s director, taking over after Takao Abo from the first season and Masato Jinbo from the second season.

Mob Psycho 100 III Premieres New Opening Video ahead of October Premiere

It may be a couple of months away, but Warner Bros Japan has answered the call! During Crunchyroll’s special screening for the premiere episode of Mob Psycho 100 III, WB Japan uploaded the new OP Video on their YouTube channel. Not only confirming that it’ll be starting its broadcast in Japan on October 5th, along with the name of the ED theme musician.

Mob Choir will also be performing the ending theme song “Cobalt.” The single for “1” is also set to release on the same day as the first episode’s premiere on October 5th.

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