It seems that Crunchyroll has finally realized that it’s not just anime series that audiences want. We want to watch feature-length anime films as well. Fortunately, they’re on the job, and those anime films are coming very soon.

Crunchyroll and Their New/Old Anime Films

"Your Name" key visual.
Not actually one of the anime films coming in September, but a good watch nonetheless.

Crunchyroll is proud to announce that a whole swathe of anime films are coming to their streaming platform in September 2022. The list of anime films coming is pretty extensive. The genres range from dark fantasy horror for Jujutsu Kaisen 0, to a fun sci-fi comedy drama for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. All in all, there’s something here for everyone when September rolls around.

You can see a full list of anime films Crunchyroll will be adding to the streaming service this September below:

Crunchyroll: September 2022 Anime Film Releases

September 1

Afro Samurai: Resurrection (Gonzo)

"Afro Samurai: Resurrection" key visual.
Prepare for more blood, gore, and afros than ever seen before.

Afro Samurai (Samuel L. Jackson) avenged his father and found a life of peace. But the legendary master is forced back into the game by a beautiful and deadly woman from his past. Nowhere are the flames of hatred more intense than in the eyes of Sio (Lucy Liu: Kill Bill). She won’t quit until Afro is schooled in the brutal lessons he dealt those who stood in his way.

That helmet is weirdly hilarious to me.

BanG Dream! Poppin’ Dream! (SANZIGEN)

This looks very much like another idol anime. It just make me long for Zombie Land Saga.

September 8

ODDTAXI in the Woods (OLM)

"ODDTAXI in the Woods" key visual.
Like Zootopia, but if it was a dark mystery drama.

Walrus taxi driver Odokawa lives a lonely life without family, social activities, or stimulating conversation. His only friends? His doctor and a former high school classmate. But his mundane existence is thrown into chaos as interactions with seemingly unconnected fares – a college student, a nurse, a comedy duo, a hoodlum, and an idol group – converge with an endangered missing girl.

Wait, can walruses even sweat?

PSYCHO-PASS Sinners of the System: Case.1 Crime and Punishment (Production I.G)

I’m getting strong Ghost in the Shell vibes from this.

PSYCHO-PASS Sinners of the System: Case.2 First Guardian (Production I.G)

The Ghost in the Shell vibes are getting even stronger.

PSYCHO-PASS Sinners of the System: Case.3 Beyond the Pale of Vengeance (Production I.G)

It’s over 9000!

September 15

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Madhouse)

"The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" key visual.
AKA: Time Travel for Silly Fun Until It’s Not.

After waking up late, flunking her pop quiz, embarrassing herself on numerous occasions, and starting a fire in her home economics class, high school student Makoto Konno figures she’s just having one of those days. And just when she thinks she’s made it through, the brakes on her bike malfunction, putting her on a collision course with a speeding train. The life-ending accident would have been the perfect end to the worst day ever, but the strangest thing happens—she leaps backwards in time.

Nice callback to the theatrical release poster in this thumbnail here.

Sword of the Stranger (BONES)

"Sword of the Stranger" key visual.
Oh look, it’s chibi Sif!

This classic tale from studio BONES is a hidden gem of its time! Pursued by formidable Chinese assassins, young Kotaro and his dog run into No Name, a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving the dog from a poison attack, but chaos erupts when the assassins find Kotaro, and No Name must face his past before a horrible fate is met again.

This is giving me strong Dororo vibes, but with a doggy mixed in.

Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (A-1 Pictures)

AKA: the zombie Titanic arc.

All aboard to the next great adventure for Ciel and his demonic butler, Sebastian! After hearing rumors of a peculiar society bringing people back from the dead, the two board the luxury liner Campania on her maiden voyage to investigate. Incognito amongst the mysterious Aurora Society, they find familiar faces and a sight they can’t believe—a woman raised from the dead! But surprise quickly turns to dread when the shambling corpse attacks.

September 21


"JUJUTSU KAISEN 0" key visual.
I swear this is like Bleach, but with a battle panda.

JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 follows Yuta Okkotsu, a nervous high school student, who enrolls in the mysterious Tokyo Jujutsu High School under the guidance of Satoru Gojo after being haunted by the curse of his childhood friend.

But with a bit more horror than Bleach normally would have, and that’s saying something.

September 22

High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- (Kyoto Animation)

AKA: that swimming anime.

Before they were making waves in high school, Haru and Makoto took their marks in junior high! Take a dive into the past with your favorite swimming boys and new faces as they learn what it means to work together and make new friends.

Free! -Timeless Medley- The Bond (Kyoto Animation)

Now apparently with diving as well.

Haru and Rin are swimming towards bright futures. But can they face the challenges that await them? After everything they’ve been through, with their friends by their sides, they’ll make a splash! 

Free! -Timeless Medley- The Promise (Kyoto Animation)

How much more swimming anime can you have in a single day?

Haru and Rin are swimming towards bright futures. But can they face the challenges that await them? After everything they’ve been through, with their friends by their sides, they’ll make a splash!

Free! -Road to the World- the Dream (Kyoto Animation)

September 22 must be a global swimming anime day or something.

September 29

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I – Initiation (Sunrise)

AKA: Part 1 of the anime compilation.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion II – Transgression (Sunrise)

And now for Part 2 of this anime compliation.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion III – Glorification (Sunrise)

Okay, this has to be the last part now, right?

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (Sunrise)

"Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection" key visual.
Oh wait, this is technically Part 4.

He gave up his life to save the world and protect the ones he loved. The day Lelouch vi Brittannia fell was the day this war-torn world found peace. Now, as his friends work to keep the peace, a terrorist attack could risk everything. Can the brilliant tactician outwit death and save them all? Or will Lelouch’s legacy fall here?

The entire anime compilation film arc was just to set up this sequel? Really?

Source: Crunchyroll News