Crunchyroll Announces Slate of New Series and “Restaurant to Another World 2” Virtual Crunchyroll Expo Guests at Anime Expo Lite 2021
Anime Expo Lite 2021 two-day livestream event has come and gone but not without some huge announcements from Crunchyroll who is gearing up to host their second Virtual Crunchyroll Expo. Crunchyroll shared a huge slate of new content at the Crunchyroll Industry Panel at Anime Expo Lite which included Battle Game in 5 Seconds, TSUKIMICHI -Moonlit Fantasy-, Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles and SAKUGAN, alongside previewing upcoming summer titles including My Next Life As a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X and Fena: Pirate Princess.
Crunchyroll also announced new anime titles coming soon to the streaming service:
Restaurant to Another World 2 – There is a certain restaurant that looks completely normal throughout the week, but on Saturdays, it opens in secret exclusively to some very unique guests in various areas of a parallel world. Premieres October.
SAKUGAN – This original anime follows a father and daughter on an epic journey that brings them face to face with danger in order to uncover the truth. Premieres October.
The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window – In this horror mystery anime, bookstore employee Mikado has a fateful encounter with an exorcist named Hiyakawa and must help out with exorcism duties. Premieres October.
The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat – When a great assassin is reborn in another world, he finds himself the heir to a long line of killers from the shadows. With both his modern-day knowledge and experience and the special magic and techniques of this new world, he could very well become the most unstoppable assassin in history…! Premieres October.
In the Land of Leadale – A leisurely adventure tale is about to begin, featuring a girl transported to a game world and the smiles and tears she shares with her quirky companions! Premieres January 2022.
Orient – This is a story about Musashi, a 15-year-old boy who lives in Japan during the Sengoku period where Japan is ruled by demons and Mushashi must try to confront these creatures with a certain special power!
Crunchyroll also revealed that the cast of ‘Restaurant to Another World 2’ will be heading to Virtual Crunchyroll Expo next month. Vocal artists Junichi Suwabe, Saori Onishi, and Sumire Uesaka will be joining the panel to discuss the upcoming series. In addition, Crunchyroll also showcased two of the latest Crunchyroll mobiles games, Princess Connect!, Re: Dive, and Mitrasphere which launched early last week.
More guest announcements for Virtual Anime Expo should be coming our way in the coming weeks. Last week, Crunchyroll announced that the cast behind ‘To Your Eternity’ and ‘Black Clover’ will also be guests at this year’s VCRX. It was then when Crunchyroll teases today’s announcements for Anime Expo Lite 2021.
- The full lineup of guests include:
- Ayataka Tanemura, a Director for Black Clover. His works also include Naruto Shippuden and Twin Star Exorcists.
- Gakuto Kajiwara, the voice of Asta from Black Clover (also known for his work as Shinra Kusakabe from Fire Force, Shun Kuribayashi from Rent-A-Girlfriend, and Ake from The Rising of the Shield Hero)
- Reiji Kawashima, the voice of Fushi from To Your Eternity (also known for his work on Shadow House and Ekimemo! -Station Memories!-)
- Takeshi Takadera, sound director for To Your Eternity. With over 25 years of experience in the Japanese anime industry, some of his biggest projects include To Your Eternity, Laid-Back Camp, Yowamushi Pedal, and My Senpai is Annoying.
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