Anime streaming giant Crunchyroll has updated their seasonal schedule to include new series to their line-up. Fans will get to enjoy returning favourites like Blue Exorcist, Kingdom, MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES, alongside newcomers The Strongest Tank’s Labyrinth Raids, Mr. Villain’s Day Off, ‘Tis Time for “Torture,” Princess, Doctor Elise: The Royal Lady with the Lamp, The Witch and the Beast, The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash, and Chibi Maruko-chan.
January 6th, 2024
Blue Exorcist -Shimane Illuminati Saga-
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.”
Available dubbed in French and German.
Kingdom Season 5
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!
MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES Season 2
This is a world of magic. This is a world in which magic is casually used by everyone. In this world of magic, Mash Burnedead attends Magic School. To protect this quiet life with his family, he sets his sights on becoming a “Divine Visionary,” the elite of the elite, while hiding the fact that he can’t use magic. He surpasses the best and brightest of the wizarding world with his ripped muscles and faces the Divine Visionary Candidate Selection Exam. The second cour curtain rises on this off-kilter magical fantasy in which the power of being jacked crushes any spell!
Available dubbbed in Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Castilian Spanish, and Hindi.
The Strongest Tank’s Labyrinth Raids
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!
Available dubbed in Hindi.
January 7th, 2024
Mr. Villain’s Day Off
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.
January 8th, 2024
‘Tis Time for “Torture,” Princess
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?
January 10th, 2024
Doctor Elise: The Royal Lady with the Lamp
Making up for her sins in a past life as the evil princess Elise, Aoi Takamoto dedicates her life to saving people as a doctor. But a fatal accident cuts her atonement short and suddenly she’s back to her previous life, 10 years before her death! Will her foresight and medical brilliance help her change her past ways and heal an ailing empire, or is fate doomed to repeat itself?
January 11th, 2024
The Witch and the Beast
Guideau is a young woman who was cursed by a witch, forced to carry a dark secret. Ashaf is a tall, soft-spoken man with a coffin strapped to his back and secrets yet untold. Together they venture across the land on their quest for vengeance. Appearances can be deceiving, and each step could be their last. In a dark fantasy filled with adventure, will unlikely heroes find the vengeance they seek?
Available dubbed in English.
January 12th, 2024
The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash
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.
Available dubbed in English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
January 14th, 2024
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.
Source: Crunchyroll press release
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