Crunchyroll is one of the biggest names in the anime industry here in the North American region. They do stream a whole bunch of anime series for us to watch, after all. So it’s unsurprising that they have a whole panel in New York Comic Con 2023 (NYCC 2023) all to themselves. It’s even less surprising that at that convention, they’re taking the time to announce a whole bunch of new anime series incoming to their streaming platform.

Crunchyroll Industry Panel Announcements: Details

For when you want to see Godzilla as a military science fantasy anime.

The Crunchyroll Industry Panel at NYCC 2023 is proud to announce several new anime series will be arriving on the anime streaming platform. 8 of them, to be precise. Not including the announcement of the anime adaptation of Kaiju No. 8 (coming in April 2024), of course. The genres range from thriller to fantasy to even economic fantasy. Most of them will be coming to the streaming platform sometime in 2024, but some of them still have no release date yet. That will have to come later from Crunchyroll.

But you’ve read me go on long enough. For a full list of anime series the Crunchyroll Industry Panel announced at NYCC 2023, you can read below:

Classroom of the Elite Season 3

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When you want your psychological thriller in anime form.

Studio: Lerche

Launch Timing: January 2024

Synopsis: Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing High School is a dream school that boasts a 100% employment and college entry rate and gifts points worth 100,000 yen to each of its students every month. Beneath that ideal exterior, though, it’s a meritocracy, affording preferential treatment to only a select few elites. With the third term approaching, Ayanokouji and his classmates, having moved up from Class D to Class C, are heading out for a school camping trip.

There, they face a special exam known as the “mixed training camp” in which all class years participate. As the name suggests, groups of men and women are created from students from all classes, and the individual groups are scored. The students all tremble as they’re forced to work with students who were previously enemies to achieve high scores, facing the threat that any group that doesn’t achieve a certain benchmark will be expelled! The tumultuous third term is about to begin!

Spice and Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf

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The reboot no one ever thought would happen. Not to mention: a pleasant surprise to everyone to boot.

Studio: Passione

Launch Timing: Coming Soon

Synopsis: Lawrence is a traveling merchant selling various goods from a horse-drawn cart. One day, he arrives at a village and meets a beautiful girl with the ears and tail of an animal! Her name is Holo the Wisewolf and she brings bountiful harvests. She wishes to return to her homeland, and Lawrence offers to take her. Now, the once-lonely merchant and the once-lonely wisewolf begin their journey north.

An economic fantasy anime? Crunchyroll Industry Panel: I’ll take it!

The Unwanted Undead Adventurer

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I’m getting Goblin Slayer vibes from this.


Launch Timing: 2024 

Synopsis: Rentt Faina has hunted monsters for the last 10 years. Sadly, he’s not great at his job, stuck hunting slimes and goblins for a few coins each day. His luck turns when he finds an undiscovered path. At the path’s end, he meets his demise in the maw of a legendary dragon. But, he wakes up as an undead bag of bones! He sets out to achieve Existential Evolution and rejoin the land of the living.

But possibly a bit more comedic in tone?

7th Time Loop : The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy!

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Reincarnation story, but as a romantic fantasy?

Studios: Studio KAI and HORNETS

Launch Timing: 2024

Synopsis: Rishe Irmgard Weitzner, a duke’s daughter, has a secret: she died at the age of 20 and returned to the moment five years prior when her engagement was called off. She has already experienced this time loop six times and lived out those five years a different way each time, as a merchant, a doctor, a maid, a knight, and more. Now, on her seventh go-around, she’s determined to live to a ripe old age and spend it relaxing.

But the moment she flees the castle with that decision in her heart, she runs into the infamously cruel crown prince of a rival kingdom, Arnold Hein. He happens to be the one who killed her during her life as a knight, but now, he seems to have taken a bizarre liking to her… and begs her to become his wife. Thus, in order to stay alive and prevent a war, Rishe utilizes her previous experiences to kick off her seventh life as the bride of an enemy nation’s crown prince.

Looks like an action-packed shojo fantasy to me. I’m up for it.

Sengoku Youko

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I’m already sensing that this is going to be an artsy anime.


Launch Timing: January 2024

Synopsis: The world is divided into two factions: humans and monsters called katawara. Despite being a katawara, Tama loves humans and vows to protect them from evil, even if it means fighting her own kind. Her brother Jinka, however, hates humans, despite mostly being one. The siblings are joined by a cowardly swordsman named Shinsuke, who wants to learn how to become strong. When the group uncovers a plot to experiment on humans and transform them into monsters, they vow to defeat whoever is behind it… Even if it means battling an entire army of warriors.

Honestly, the animation looks as crazy as Studio Trigger’s work.

The Foolish Angel Dances with the Devil

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Question: why is the angel the one wielding a scythe?

Children’s Playground Entertainment

Launch Timing: Coming Soon 

Synopsis: Masatora Akutsu, a demon on a recruitment mission in a human high school, is drafting allies for Hell against the heavenly angels. But when seated beside the captivating Lily Amane, he’s in for a devilishly hilarious celestial surprise!

The comedy here suddenly made my interest in this anime spike.

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Movie

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The bisexual harem anime starring the rare female harem lead is back on Crunchyroll!


Launch Timing: Coming Soon

Series Synopsis: Wealthy heiress Catarina Claes is hit in the head with a rock and recovers the memories of her past life. It turns out the world she lives in is the world of the game Fortune Lover, an otome game she was obsessed with in her past life… but she’s been cast as the villain character who tries to foil the protagonist’s romances! The best ending the game has for Catarina is exile, and the worst, death! She’ll have to find a way to avoid triggering the flags of doom, and make her own happy future! The misunderstanding-based screwball love comedy now begins!

The comedic insanity never ends!

Bye Bye, Earth

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I’m sensing a very odd and interesting anime here.


Launch Timing: 2024

Synopsis: In a world of anthropomorphic animals, Belle Lablac was born as the only human being. Having no fangs, fur, or scales, she was called “Faceless,” and she lived a lonely life with no one else she could identify with. “I want to be part of the world…” With such longing in her heart, she decides to set out on a journey to find her roots, carrying the Runding, a great sword as tall as she is. She doesn’t know how many adversities await her along the way… This masterpiece by the remarkable Tow Ubukata is considered to be his origin, and many have deemed it impossible to animate. But at long last, it will be adapted into anime form by the top creators that represent Japan!

I’m still just as mystified about this anime as I was before I watched this Crunchyroll trailer.