Want to know all of the anime films that are heading to Crunchyroll come April 2023? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Especially since as of this writing, April 2023 is almost over.

April 2023 is Clearly the Season of Anime Films

Crunchyroll is proud to announce its slate of anime films inbound for Crunchyroll for April 2023. Due to the nature and long production times of anime films, there are not that many of them incoming. At least, not as many compared to anime series. However, there are still 7 different anime films incoming in what’s left of this month. That’s quite a few of them for any anime fans to enjoy.

So sit back, and read on as we take a look at the anime films arriving in Crunchyroll in the closing days of April, sorted by release date:

April 20

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime The Movie: Scarlet Bond (8 bit)

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Seriously, if you want to watch a good isekai anime, then this is it.

A long-running conspiracy is swirling over a mysterious power wielded by the Queen in Raja, a small country west of Tempest. When a slime who evolved into a Demon Lord named Rimuru Tempest crosses paths with Hiiro, a survivor of the Ogre race, an incredible adventure packed with new characters begins. The power of bonds will be put to the test!

  • Directed by Yasuhito Kikuchi
It also looks like the onion ninjas are going to make an appearance in this anime film.

To Every You I’ve Loved Before (Bakken Record)

'To Every You I've Loved Before' NA key visual.
Why am I getting Makoto Shinkai vibes from this non-Makoto Shinkai anime film?

While struggling to make friends after his parent’s divorce, Koyomi Takasaki meets Kazune Takigawa, but apparently, they already have. Kazune reveals that she’s from World Line 85, an alternate universe in which she and Koyomi are lovers. But in a reality where moving between dimensions is natural, could Koyomi be the one from another world?

  • Directed by Jun Matsumoto
Definitely getting Makoto Shinkai vibes, and perhaps a bit of Steins;Gate as well.

To Me, The One Who Loved You (TMS Entertainment)

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Wait, is this a sequel to the previous anime film? And by different animation studios to boot?

Koyomi Hidaka and Shiori Sato meet at his father’s research center and begin to fall in love, but so do their parents, who eventually marry. To avoid becoming stepsiblings, they decide to run away to a parallel universe. Traveling between dimensions is common in their world, but not without repercussions. Does a universe exist for the young couple, and what will it cost them to find it?

  • Directed by Kenichi Kasai
I have absolutely no idea why anything is happening in this trailer, but I already anticipate onion ninjas.

April 27

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie (Bibury Animation Studios)

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A rather unique take on the harem genre here. Mostly because this anime film is the conclusion of the story.

When five lovely young girls who hate studying hire part-time tutor Futaro, he guides not only their education but also their hearts. Time spent has brought them all closer, with feelings growing within the girls and Futaro. As they finish their third year of high school and their last school festival approaches, they set their sights on what’s next. Is there a future with one of them and Futaro?

  • Directed by Masato Jinbo
Why do I also sense that onion ninjas will make an appearance in this anime film?

Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island (Sunrise)

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Ah, I miss that old anime animation style.

After a covert mission goes wrong, Mobile Suit pilot Amuro Ray and his comrades are stranded on a remote island. The battalion was sent to a land called the Island of No Return to clear off any enemy forces, only to find a group of children and an enemy mecha attack. Now Amuro must find a way for them all to escape this mysterious land, but not before meeting a strange man—Cucuruz Doan.

  • Directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
The episode the original anime director doesn’t want you to see: now in anime film form.

Free! -the Final Stroke- Part 1 (Kyoto Animation)

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Is it just me, or are the target demographics here straight women and gay men?

As representatives of Japan, Haruka, Rin, and Ikuya are heading to Sidney to participate in the Swimming World Cup. They will finally compete with world-class athletes but can they survive these games? This is the climax of the “Free!” series from Kyoto Animation.

  • Directed by Eisaku Kawanami
Impressive water animation here, but then again, this is an anime film about swimming.

Free! -the Final Stroke- Part 2 (Kyoto Animation)

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Wow, this anime film is so long, that they felt the need to split it into 2?

After his first appearance on the competitive world stage, Haruka was overwhelmed by Albert’s swimming and lost his way. “What are you swimming for?” His reason to swim and what the water means to him are called into question. The question has trapped Haruka, and he struggles to find the answer on his own.

  • Directed by Eisaku Kawanami
I love how this trailer makes this anime film look like a gay love story.