Crunchyroll Adds 8 New Titles to Catalog

July 6, 2023

Crunchyroll recently unveiled a thrilling lineup of acquisitions during their Anime Expo panel this year including new seasons of Goblin Slayer and Black Butler as well as the third installment of the To Be Hero donghua franchise—To Be Hero X. The full lineup is as follows:

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!


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…!?


Goblin Slayer Season 2

Rumor 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.


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?


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!


To Be Hero X

The story takes place in a world where people’s beliefs can create and change superheroes. If you don’t believe that Superman can fly, then he would lose his ability to fly. When you believe that an ordinary man has some kind of power and as long as there are enough people to believe it, a new superhero can be born. So in this world, people’s beliefs can be counted statistically, and these statistics can be reflected on their wrists. To Be Hero X tells how ordinary people can be socially recognized and become a superheroes. The story shapes a number of outstanding and capable characters with different styles, and shows a heroic world full of surprises and novelties.

The full 6-minute PV can be viewed on Bilibili‘s official YouTube channel.


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 experience he needs from a seasoned player.


Black Butler

Ciel Phantomhive is the most powerful boy in all of England, but he bears the scars of unspeakable suffering. Forced to watch as his beloved parents were brutally murdered, Ciel was subsequently abducted and violently tortured. Desperate to end his suffering, the boy traded his own soul for a chance at vengeance, casting his lot with the one person on whom he could depend: Sebastian, a demon Butler summoned from the very pits of hell. Together, they’ll prowl the darkest alleys of London on a mission to snuff out those who would do evil.


On top of those licenses, Crunchyroll also showcased new trailers for A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special and Solo Leveling.


In other related news, MAPPA revealed a trailer for Bucchigiri?! at their Anime Expo panel while Fuji TV showed trailers for KamiErabi and Metallic Rouge at their panel. These three animes will also be available to stream on Crunchyroll.

(Sources: Crunchyroll. YouTube [1][2]. Anime News Network [1][2]. Images via Crunchyroll, Bilibili.)

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