Crunchyroll Anime Expo 2022 took the Los Angeles Convention Center by storm recently. This past weekend, fans enjoyed a bounty of offerings, ranging from insightful panels of the hottest new series, interactive activations, world premiere screenings, exclusive merch and more. The event had in-person and streaming select panels on demand from August 5–7, 2022, with an additional digital replay available until August 9, 2022.
Among this phenomenal programming was the industry panel, which announced old fan favorites being added to the catalog, new series launching on the platform and even special film events debuting on Crunchyroll the following year. So, without further ado, let’s dive into what’s on the Crunchyroll horizon!
Tower of God (Season 2)
The long-awaited second season of the celebrated anime series Tower of God, based on SIU’s WEBTOON webcomic, is headed to Crunchyroll. Season 2 of the dark fantasy series will follow Bam as he continues his journey through the mysterious tower.
My One-Hit Kill Sister
Based on the web novel and manga Isekai One Turn Kill Nee-san: Ane Dо̄han no Isekai Seikatsu Hajimemashita, written by Konoe, the anime adaptation, entitled My One-Hit Kill Sister, is headed to Crunchyroll. There is no trailer or official synopsis for it yet, but we will keep you up to date on the launch in our monthly anime wrap-up articles.
Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire
Inglis, who is reborn into a beautiful girl, is now free from a king’s burden and being raised by renowned knights. She begins her new life by focusing her time on mastering martial arts.
The Human Crazy University
Coming this October, Crunchyroll will take audiences to The Human Crazy University, where Satake Hirofumi, an “Undeadman” on death row, is sent for the murder of his fiancée, who has survived many desperate situations. The truth of his immortal life will be revealed and unveil a much bigger conspiracy.
The Fruit of Evolution 2: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made
Hiiragi Seiichi’s new life of success continues in the world of swords and sorcery. He was transported with the second season of The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made, coming to Crunchyroll in January 2023.
The Aristocrat’s Otherworldly Adventure: Serving Gods Who Go Too Far
After being reincarnated as Cain von Silford, the third son of an aristocratic family, Shiina Kazuya finds himself in a chaotic new beginning. On his fifth birthday, the gods grant him several divine blessings that could only be described as a bit of overkill.
The Reincarnation Of The Strongest Exorcist In Another World
The story of an unrivaled genius exorcist, Haruyoshi Kuga, begins as he seeks happiness in a new fantasy world into which he reincarnates. It will release on Crunchyroll this January.
Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon
What would you do if you couldn’t move or speak and were stuck in a dungeon, only to find out you’ve been turned into a vending machine?
Sugar Apple Fairy Tale
In a world unkind to fae folk, Anne Halford seeks to spark a friendship with her new fairy bodyguard, Chalie.
Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World (Season 2)
The much-anticipated sequel to Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World is coming to Crunchyroll. Iska and Aliceliese meet on the battlefield, determined to kill each other. However, even as enemies, both harbor a secret desire to peacefully end the war between their two nations without further bloodshed.
I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss
Dautriche recalls her previous life and discovers she’s in an otome game entitled “Regalia of Saints, Demons, and Maidens,” where she is the villainess who gets in the way of the main character’s romance. Aileen, knowing the game’s outcome, has other plans for her fate.
The Tale of Outcasts
Wisteria’s life is desolate and bleak until she encounters Marbas, a powerful but equally lonely immortal being with a furry appearance, hounded by hunters. Together, Wisteria and Marbas roam the Empire, populated by humans and human-like beasts, in search of a place where they can live together in peace.
There are also several fan-favorite animes debuting on the platform to watch while we wait for the new series to launch. They are:
- Fairy Tail
- Code Geass
- Black Butler
- Sing a Bit of Harmony
- Josee, the Tiger, and the Fish
- The Stranger by the Shore
- The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
- Wolf Children
- The Boy and the Beast
- Your Name
Did any titles surprise you from the 2022 Crunchyroll Anime Expo industry panel lineup? What are you adding to your must-watch list? Share your thoughts with us below.