Do you all remember when it was announced that Crunchyroll was giving us a whole bunch of new anime titles coming out in Winter 2024? Yeah, as it turns out: that’s not all. We’re getting more.

Crunchyroll Winter 2024 Anime Season: Additional Details

Crunchyroll Winter 2024 Lineup key visual.
Crunchyroll-Hime telling everyone that there’s more.

Crunchyroll is proud to announce that they have even more anime titles coming in for Winter 2024. These include new anime series that came during December 2023 before this announcement. These new anime series include a number of new fantasy anime. Fans of Kazue Kato will even recognize a new season of Blue Exorcist among them. It will certainly be fun to see Rin Okumura again after so long.

But that’s enough out of me for now. Here’s the new anime that Crunchyroll has inbound for Winter 2024, sorted by date and just including those new anime only, below:

Crunchyroll Winter 2024 Lineup (New to the Calendar)

December 26

Dropkick on My Devil!! Apocalypse Day OVA (Makaria)

Dropkick on My Devil!! Apocalypse Day textless teaser art.
The juxtaposition of the cutesy characters and dramatic/horrific scenery in this anime is just weird.

January 6

Blue Exorcist -Shimane Illuminati Saga- (Studio VOLN)

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Aww, look at Kuro. He’s such a fierce kitty in this anime!

Rin and his friends successfully defeated the Impure King after his revival in Kyoto and have returned to their daily lives at True Cross Academy. However, the Knights of the True Cross begin receiving an increasing number of consultations about demons as a wave of strange events begins to spread across the world. Meanwhile, Rin and the other Exwires work to solve the mysterious phenomenon plaguing the school. But as the True Cross Academy Festival is in full swing, Lucifer, the King of Light and Commander-in- Chief of the Illuminati, suddenly appears. Lucifer declares war on the Knights of the True Cross – to resurrect the demon god Satan and rejoin the realm of humans, Assiah, and the realm of demons, Gehenna, as one. And to do so, he states that Izumo is necessary for a certain “plan.”

  • Dubs include: French and German

Kingdom Season 5 (Pierrot and Studio Signpost)

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AKA: what if the Warring States Period was an anime?

Shin and Hyou are war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin. They dream of proving themselves on the battlefield until the day Hyou is captured by a minister. The boy manages to escape and return to his village, but he is badly injured. Shin then meets a mysterious youth who bears an eerie resemblance to Hyou—a boy who will one day become emperor!

Also, what if the Warring States Period was a drama?

The Strongest Tank’s Labyrinth Raids (STUDIO POLON)

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Wait a second, doesn’t this anime look suspiciously like Rising of the Shield Hero?

Rud, a shielder with a defense stat of 9999, the highest ever known, serves as a tank for the Hero’s Party as they carry out raids in labyrinths. His goal is to find a treasure hidden in one of the labyrinths that can grant any wish, and use it to cure his beloved younger sister’s illness… but the tyrannical hero suddenly kicks him out of the party, saying his skill is “useless.” So Rud makes his way back to his hometown. Along the way, he saves a young girl, and she reveals the true nature of his skill… which turns out to be incredibly powerful! This is the story of the adventures of Rud, a tank with both the highest defense stat in history and an unparalleled skill!

  • Dubs include: Hindi
Apparently though, this anime is the opposite in terms of tone.

January 7

Mr. Villain’s Day Off (Shin-Ei Animation and SynergySP)

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Basically: a Power Rangers anime but if it was a comedy from the villains’ side.

The man known as General within a villainous organization that plans to take over the world is usually fighting to the death against the Rangers who protect the Earth… But today is his day off. To heal his tired soul from working so hard every day, he goes to the zoo to see pandas and to the convenience store to get some ice cream. We get to see how a certain villain gets to completely enjoy his days off to the fullest in this comedy that will heal your soul.

Defiitely a must-watch for Power Rangers fans.

January 8

‘Tis Time for “Torture,” Princess (Pine Jam)

As the war between the Imperial Army and Hellhorde rages on, the Princess, despite being armed with her mythical sword Excalibur, is captured and imprisoned. What kind of torture does she face at the hands of the chief demon interrogator? Fluffy fresh-baked toast! Hot, steaming ramen! Oh, the humanity! Can the Princess withstand these tormenting treats and keep her kingdom’s secrets safe?

I’ll gladly sign up for the kind of “torture” going on in this anime.

January 12

The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash (STUDIO MASSKET)

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Fantasy Garbage Collecting: The Anime?

Stars are everything, granting abilities to Tamers. So when Ivy was born without one, her village took it as an ill omen! Now banished, she leads a lonely life of salvaging rubbish to survive. That is until she befriends Sora, a weak little slime, in the forest. Together, the delicate duo embarks on a heartwarming journey of survival and discovers there’s more to Ivy than being starless.

  • Dubs include: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu
I’m getting distinct Cinderella vibes from this anime.

January 14

Chibi Maruko-chan (Nippon Animation)

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I see the title of this anime doesn’t lie.

Meet Maruko, a sweet schoolgirl with a hefty dose of curiosity (and occasional laziness!). She sails through life in a cozy town alongside her loving parents, grandparents, and sister. Maruko has a band of loyal friends, including her closest pal, Tama-chan, but her playful and doting grandpa is at the heart of it all. Life is never dull in this charming series.

Ah, so this is basically the Yotsuba&! anime we’re never going to get.