Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 has revealed a bunch of stuff so far. Now they’re revealing a huge slate of new anime to debut on Crunchyroll later. This includes Fena: Pirate Princess, and in fact, they’ve got a brand new clip from the anime just for us:

Comedy, drama, and action; and in a nice balance to boot. Color me interested.

It’s not just stuff from Fena: Pirate Princess Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 has for us today though. There’s a whole bunch of new anime. Fantasy anime predominate, including a new Crunchyroll Original anime. However, there is also a nice dark sci-fi anime for all of you sci-fi fans out there.

Upcoming Crunchyroll Anime: Details

High Guardian Spice:

Why is there such a hatedom for this show before it’s even started airing?

The lives of four fierce girls converge at High Guardian Academy, the one place where they can stumble comically toward adulthood while becoming the heroes they’ve always admired. As they master the ways of battle and sorcery, the foursome form allegiances, uncover legacies, face betrayals and discover their true identities while preparing to protect the world from an ominous unknown threat.

Streaming info: Coming soon to Crunchyroll.

High Guardian Spice key art.
Looks plenty anime-like to me.

Muv-Luv Alternative:

What’s not to like about giant robots?

A story of the bonds between those who fight, in a world pushed to its limits. On one of the countless parallel worlds that exist throughout spacetime, humanity has fought a decades long war against the BETA, hostile extraterrestrial invaders, using humanoid fighting machines called Tactical Surface Fighters. This is a story of how humanity lives and dies while on the brink of extinction…

Streaming info: Coming to Crunchyroll this fall!

Muv-Luv Alternative key art.
But where are the aliens?

The Faraway Paladin:

High fantasy James and the Giant Peach? I’m in.

In the ruined city of the dead far from human civilization lives a single human child named Will. He is raised by three undead: Blood the heroic skeleton warrior, Mary the ladylike mummy priestess, and Gus the crotchety ghost wizard. The three of them teach the boy what they know and pour their love into him.

One day, the boy begins to wonder, “Who am I?” Will uncovers the mysteries of the undead hidden in this faraway land. He learns of the love and mercy of good gods, as well as the paranoia and madness of evil gods. And once he learns it all, the boy embarks on the path to becoming a Paladin.

Streaming info: Coming to Crunchyroll Fall 2021!

The Faraway Paladin key art.
Definitely one anime I’m looking forward to.

The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest:

A 2 for 1 trailer, with half the content to boot.

His strength limited by the magical crest with which he was born, Mathias, the world’s most powerful sage, decides reincarnation is necessary to become the strongest of all. Upon his rebirth as a young boy, Mathias is thrilled to discover he’s been born with the optimal crest for magical combat on his first try! Unfortunately, the world he’s been born into has abysmally poor standards when it comes to magic, and everyone thinks he’s still marked for failure! Now it’s up to Mathias to prove everyone wrong…world’s strongest sage-style!

Streaming info: Coming to Crunchyroll January 2022

Love of Kill:

The coolest shojo series I’ve seen so far, Fena: Pirate Princess aside.

Two assassins face off. The cool bounty hunter Chateau and the mysterious and powerful Ryang-ha. Chateau and Ryang-ha become enemies after this fight—at least, they should have, but for some reason Ryang-ha takes a liking to Cheateau and begins following her around.

Little by little, Chateau develops a cooperative partnership with Ryang-ha, which gets her caught up in the struggle against the organizations hunting him down. Furthermore, that battle is related to her past as well. Two mismatched assassins weave together a twisted “Assassin X Assassin” thriller. The strange gears of fate begin to move.

Streaming info: Coming to Crunchyroll in 2022

Love of Kill teaser art.
Like Spy x Family, but without the family.

Skeleton Knight in Another World:

Skeleton Knight in Another World key art.
Papyrus? Is that you? When did you change your outfit?

When Arc wakes up, he discovers that he has been transported to another world in the body of the character he was playing in an MMO. Looking like a suit of armor on the outside and a skeleton on the inside, he is the Skeleton Knight. If his identity is discovered, he could be mistaken for a monster and become a target! Arc decides to spend his time as a mercenary so as not to attract attention to himself. However, he’s not the kind of man who can stand idly by when he witnesses evil acts take place right before his eyes! This isekai fantasy series about the Skeleton Knight’s unintentional quest to make the world a better place has arrived!!

Steaming info: Coming soon


Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 showcased a bunch of their upcoming anime titles. This showcasing includes a whole bunch of new trailers. All of them will debut later in 2021 or next year, and there are some promising anime in this list. If you are interested, check them out later in 2021 or 2022.

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Source: Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021