Nick, a heartbroken Light Warrior who has been kicked out of the Martial Arts adventuring party and deceived by his lover, is a resident of this city visits a bar only to find bad food and uninteresting tablemates. As he drowns his sorrows, all of his irritation and discontent burst forth in one declaration: “Humans can’t be trusted!’ He thought he was only voicing his own frustration, the statement came from four voices… Thus begins the adventure of four people who each carry their own scars!
The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World (Cloud Hearts)
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack (OLM)
Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 (BONES)
In the distant future, year 5012, the sudden aerial invasion of Earth by Aliens and their created Machine Lifeforms led mankind to the brink of extinction. The surviving number of humans took refuge on the moon to organize a counterattack using android soldiers to recapture Earth. However, the war reaches a stalemate as the Machine Lifeforms continue to multiply infinitely. In turn, humanity deploys a new unit of android soldiers as an ultimate weapon: YoRHa.
Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari (Bandai Namco Pictures)
Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement (Felix Film)
Ningen Fushin: Adventurers Who Don’t Believe in Humanity Will Save the World (Geek Toys)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Northern War (Tatsunoko Production)
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen -Chaos in Urbanrama- (Studio DEEN)
A new millennium begins in the southern part of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. After the death of his longtime enemy, Askeladd, Thorfinn hast lost his purpose in life. A landowner named Ketil buys Thorfinn as a slave to work on his farm. There, Thorfinn meets Einar, also a slave, who leads Thorfinn to face his sins and begin to find meaning in life. Meanwhile Canute, who became the King of England, attempts to extend his territory for the establishment of “the promised land.”
A mysterious man named Lee dwells with Aak, Hung, and Waai Fu in the dark alleyways of Lungmen City. Calling themselves Lee’s Detective Agency, they investigate mysteries, and mediate disputes for their neighbors.
Delivering some holiday cheer, Crunchyroll just announced its largest simulcast lineup of anime ever with over 50 new and returning series from Japan coming to its streaming service this Winter season, including TRIGUN STAMPEDE; VINLAND SAGA Season 2; Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4; BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt so I’ll Max Out My Defense. Season 2; Tomo-chan Is a Girl!; and Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack, and scores of others.
Only 39 years into a life full of bad luck, Ryoma Takebayashi passes away in his sleep! Taking pity on him, three divine beings show compassion by reincarnating him as a young boy to a magical, new world. Now he spends his time researching and caring for slimes. But after healing an injured traveler, Ryoma decides to set out with his new friends on a journey to use his power to help others.
Targets they go after never get away but somehow this hitman team finds themselves looking after a five-year-old girl. And so begins the family life of a hot-blooded and cool-headed team of hired killers and a naive and innocent little girl. Will they be able to balance career and parenthood? And will this temporary family find happiness?
TRIGUN is a popular action manga series by Yasuhiro Nightow that follows the story of Vash the Stampede, a legendary gunman and a pacifist with a bounty on his head.
Tomboy Tomo couldn’t have picked a more awkward high school crush–her childhood friend, Junichiro– who only sees her as one of the guys. Despite her pretty looks and signals, nothing gets through to this meathead! Will Junichiro ever realize Tomo’s into him and see her for the girl she actually is?!
The Misfit of Demon King Academy Ⅱ: History’s Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants (Silver Link)
Vampire hunter Ronaldo finds an unlikely ally in Draluc, the world’s weakest vampire who turns to dust at the slightest attack.
In another world, an ever-growing sea of snow has engulfed the planet’s surface. The people struggle to survive, living around the roots of the massive orbital trees whose branches spread into the Celestial Membrane high above the ground. Change comes to this dying world after Kaina, a boy from the Celestial Membrane, encounters a girl from the surface called Ririha.
One average hired hand is going to bring his everyday skills to the world of warriors and wizards!
Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army (Encourage Films)
The one that has appeared in front of Anos, who prevented the war between demons and humans, was a new “child of the god” who has come to annihilate the tyrannical demon king. The misfit who overcomes all odds heads on to a new battle. “After being reincarnated into a peaceful era, I’ve learned how to hold back a bit.”
Whitney is a freelance writer focusing on VFX-driven fantasy film & TV as well as preschool animation.
When a new mysterious group, the Decay of the Angel, seeks to destroy the Armed Detective Agency, they do it from the inside. What seemed like a murder investigation turns out to be a trap set by Fyodor, who was originally thought to be captured! With everyone now a suspect, a special unit of the military police, the Hunting Dogs, are ready to sniff out any corruption.
Welcome Barbador Magic Academy’s newest teacher, Seiichi! The first thing on his syllabus is to be the school’s savior, but that’ll be tested with beautiful teachers and crazy students. Disciplinary action and colleague camaraderie isn’t even the half of it because the demon cult is on the move to revive the devil. Not only is the academy in danger, the world is. Can Seiichi protect them all?
Exorcist Haruyoshi Kuga, called an unrivaled genius, is betrayed by the Imperial Court and about to die. Resolving to be happy in his next life, he uses a secret reincarnation technique he created and reincarnates in another world, recievinga new name, Seika, and a new life. With the strongest exorcist techniques and strong demons working with him, what lies ahead for him? The peaceful life he wants, or….
Ray, supposedly the most powerful sorcerer in the world, has enrolled at the Arnold Academy of Magic, a school attended by elite sorcerers from around the world. Ray is the first “Ordinary” to attend this academy since it was founded, so he’s greeted by looks of scorn and contempt from its noble-born students. And now, he and the priceless friends he has found there are about to become entangled in multiple schemes.
Ayakashi Triangle (Connect)
From Studio DEEN (Fate/stay night) comes a remake celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series! Orphen is a powerful sorcerer who is notoriously lazy. Everything changes when he finds a way to save his sister, who was turned into a dragon during their days at magic academy. Betrayed by friends who refused to help, Orphen will stop at nothing to track her down, even if he must do it alone.
NieR:Automata Ver1.1a (A-1 Pictures)
In/Spectre Season 2 (Brain’s Base)
The tale of outcasts (Ashi Productions)
Dariel, a dark soldier in the demon king’s army who cannot use magic, has risen to the position of assistant to the Four Generals with his talent and energy. However, as soon as the Four Generals are replaced, Dariel is fired from the army. Dariel is devastated, but when he arrives in a human village, he finds that his adventuring skills, which are supposed to be useless to demons, have blossomed! Dariel decides to spend his second life in this village, and the requests start pouring in!
BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense. Season 2 (Silver Link)
Sugar Apple Fairy Tale (J.C.Staff)
One mad scientist little sister turns her game-loving older brother into a girl!
VINLAND SAGA SEASON 2 (MAPPA)
After living a life devoted to serving his country and people, Inglis’ one wish to be free of a king’s burden and to train was actually heard, but as a beautiful girl! Reborn in the far future as a daughter to renowned knights, Inglis can now focus on mastering the martial arts. A wish has been granted, and Inglis will be on the front lines fulfilling the dream of becoming the strongest knight.
Check out Crunchyroll’s slate of Winter 2023 simulcast anime below:
In a corner of the British Empire in the 19th century, an orphan girl named Wisteria roams the streets as a beggar. One day, a great demon called Marbas with a beastlike form passes by her. Though demons are invisible to most people, Wisteria is able to see Marbas and calls out to him, and the two become friends. But what will happen to these two outcasts when the Knights of the Sword Cross, the only organization in the British Empire dedicated to slaying demons, shows up?
Mukoda Tsuyoshi, an ordinary salaryman, is suddenly transported to another world one day. The unique skill he gains upon arrival in this world is the seemingly useless “Online Grocery.” Mukoda is discouraged at first, but the modern foods he’s able to bring to his new world using this skill prove to have some unbelievable effects!
Simulcasts on Crunchyroll continuing from the Fall 2022 anime season are My Hero Academia Season 6; BLUELOCK; To Your Eternity Season 2; One Piece; BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS; Welcome To Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3; Case Closed: Detective Conan; Yowamushi Pedal Limit Break; IDOLiSH7 Third BEAT!; Play It Cool; Guys; Digimon Ghost Game; Delicious Party Pretty Cure; and Shadowverse Flame.
Mitsuha is an 18-year-old girl who’s often mistaken for a middle schooler due to her childlike face and small stature. After losing her parents and her older brother at the same time in an accident, she ends up all alone in the world. One day, as she worries about how she’ll survive, she’s given the “World Jumping” ability by a mysterious being that allows her to go 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 coins)!
Kazamaki Matsuri is an exorcist ninja who exorcizes evil spirits called ayakashi. His childhood friend, Kanade Suzu, tends to attract ayakashi, so he secretly protects her from them. But now Suzu has caught the eye of Shirogane, an ayakashi who looks like a cat but rules over all ayakashi as their king! The groundbreaking new series by “To Love Ru” author Yabuki Kentaro, an ayakashi romance fantasy, receives its long-awaited anime adaptation!
The young warriors who protect the goddess Athena are known as the Knights of the Zodiac. One young orphan, Seiya, is destined to become the Pegasus Knight. Athena has been born into this world, but this time under a dark prophecy that she will lose the war against Poseidon and Hades, and lead mankind to ruin. Seiya stands up against the prophecy, willing to protect her at all costs. But now a god-killer arrow has struck her heart. To save her life, Seiya must ascend Sanctuary and defeat twelve legendary Gold Knights – and he only has twelve hours to do it.
In a world where fairies are bought and sold to the highest bidder, humans aren’t exactly on friendly terms with the fae folk. But friendship is exactly what Anne Halford seeks with Challe, her new fairy bodyguard, though he’s not so keen on the idea. As his new master, Anne tasks him with escorting her through a particularly dangerous area, but with a reluctant bodyguard eager to escape a life of servitude, she’ll have to deal with a lot more than she bargained for.
ONIMAI: I’m Now Your Sister (Studio Bind)
Outside the magical barriers lies a world overrun by fiery beasts known as Flame Demons, and the Fire Hunters are the only ones who can protect humanity. In the dark woods where the beasts roam is where Toko, a young villager, is rescued from attack by a skilled tracker named Koshi. However, their meeting was no accident, and a new destiny begins.
Campfire Cooking in Another World with my Absurd Skill (MAPPA)
Crunchyroll also confirmed the addition of NieR:Automata Ver1.1a; The Misfit of Demon King Academy Ⅱ: History’s Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants; Ningen Fushin: Adventurers Who Don’t Believe in Humanity Will Save the World; The Vampire Dies in No Time Season 2; Buddy Daddies; Lee’s Detective Agency, not previously announced, which will join the winter slate. Updates to the schedule can be found on Crunchyroll News in the coming weeks.
Iwanaga Kotoko became the god of wisdom to the supernatural beings and spends her days solving problems for them. However, the boy who she fell head over heels for, Sakuragawa Kuro, is someone that is feared by all supernatural creatures. The two of them face various mysterious incidents involving the supernatural in this love/ romance/ mystery series.
Filled with rage against spirits known as tsukumogami, Kunato Hyoma is sent to live with Nagatsuki Botan to help him see a different side. Though both are part of a clan that return the spirits back to their world with divine powers, their experiences with the otherworldly vessels are vastly different. Kunato, robbed of a loved one, and Nagatsuki, saved by them. Can she get through to him?
By the Grace of the Gods Season 2 (Maho Film)
Buddy Daddies (P.A. Works)
TRIGUN STAMPEDE (Orange)
To protect her hometown from the Erebonian Empire and to distinguish herself from her grandfather’s disloyalty, Lavie enlists in the Northern Jaegers where she’ll do whatever it takes to carry out the mission. Now this rule breaker must form a platoon to embark on a dangerous recon mission into enemy lines—will her mission be a success?
The best offense is a great defense, and for VRMMO gamer Kaede Honjo, her defense is the best. Under her alias Maple, she and her guild journey through NewWorld Online gaining friends and foes through new battle-filled quests. All those skill points, new defensive techniques, and no pain—Maple can’t be stopped!
The Fruit of Evolution 2: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made (Hotline)
Himuro is a descendant of yuki-onnas living in modern times and a newbie office worker. When he gets emotionally overwhelmed, he ends up causing blizzards or starts building snowmen and igloos. When his secret romantic feelings for his unique yet kind coworker Fuyutsuki intensify, he ends up freezing those around him. Then, there’s Fuyutsuki, who others see as cool, but Fuyutsuki is actually curious about her mysterious coworker, Himuro.
The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague (Zero-G)
The Vampire Dies in No Time Season 2 (Madhouse)
As master assassin Usui Yuen looks into a series of assassinations made on the grand samurai clan, the Satsuma, he encounters Kurima Raizo, member and survivor of one of the attacks. Together, they discover the true nature of these murders is bigger than over stolen resources. As they get closer to the truth, will survive long enough to exact revenge?
One day, Senpai visits the library after school and becomes the target of a super sadistic junior! The name of the girl who teases, torments, and tantalizes Senpai is “Nagatoro!” She’s annoying yet adorable. It’s painful, but you still want to be by her side. This is a story about an extremely sadistic and temperamental girl and you’ll feel something awaken inside of you.
The Fire Hunter (Signal.MD)
The Winter 2023 lineup will join Crunchyroll’s existing library of more than 44,000 episodes of anime and 18,000 hours available to stream in more than 200 countries and territories with simultaneous translation in over ten different languages.
Kaina of the Great Snow Sea (Polygon Pictures)
The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World (Studio Blanc)
Handyman Saitou in Another World (C2C)
Lee’s Detective Agency (Gravity Well Studio)
Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac Season 3 (Toei Animation)
Tomo-chan Is a Girl! (Lay-duce)
Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire (Studio Comet)
Revenger (Ajia-do Animation Works)