October 3, 2023

Crunchyroll announces new acquisitions at Fan Expo Canada!

Last week, fans gathered at the famous Fan Expo Canada. Crunchyroll was present for their Industry panel during which they announced 6 new anime acquisitions for their streaming platform.

The Saints Magic Power is Omnipotent Season 2 (Diomedéa)

Synopsis: After years as a workaholic, Sei’s dream of a life of leisure has finally come true! She’s summoned to a magical kingdom where she crafts lifesaving potions and becomes the most valued citizen. But will her love of research hurt her chances with the dashing Commander of the Third Order of Knights, Albert Hawke?

The season starts this Autumn. Worldwide excluding German Speaking Territories & Asia but including Indian subcontinent

 The Witch and the Beast (Yokohama Animation Lab)

Synopsis: It all started with the 17 “Origins” when their powers were passed down to individuals who still exist around the world today. A man carrying a coffin and a girl with the eyes of a beast appear in a town. The girl, once cursed by a witch, now searches for a way to undo the spell. Her quest for revenge is complicated when a beast captures the witch. This magnificent and intense dark fantasy begins now!

The series will begin in January 2024.

HIGH CARD Season 2 (Studio Hibari)

Synopsis: After discovering that the orphanage he grew up in is on the brink of closing due to financial stress, former street urchin Finn, sets out for a casino with the aim of making a fortune, and saving his childhood home. However, nothing could have prepared him for the nightmare that awaits. Caught in a car chase and a bloody shootout over manʼs “lucky” card, Finn learns of the 52 X-Playing Cards with the power to bestow superhuman powers and abilities to the ones that possess them. With these cards, people can access the hidden power that can be found within themselves. Embroiled in the political intrigue Finn is inducted into High Card, a shadowy organisation tasked with recovering the X-Playing Cards before they fall into the hands of those who would use their power for nefarious ends. “All you need in life are manners, dignity, and the will to bet on your own life.” A frenzied battle amongst these card obsessed players, fueled by justice, desire, and revenge, is about to begin!

The season will start in January 2024. Worldwide excluding MENA, France and French-speaking countries, Spain and Portugal. Excluding Asia but including Indian subcontinent

A Sign of Affection (Ajia-do)

Synopsis: With these hands, I want to tell you that I love you… The manga by suu Morishita has sold over 3,400,000 copies to date, and has won many awards while receiving strong reactions across social media. Yuki, a deaf college student, is struggling one day when an upperclassman from her school, Itsuomi, helps her out. Itsuomi isn’t put off at all by her lack of hearing and interacts with her naturally. As he gradually opens up a new world to her, Yuki begins to develop feelings for Itsuomi… Thus begins the pure love story of Yuki, a deaf college girl, and Itsuomi, her upperclassman who travels the world with her.

The series is set to launch in 2024.

Sasaki and Peeps (SILVER LINK)

Synopsis: Sasaki is a middle-aged office worker living in Japan. Feeling drained by the vapid corporate world, he heads to the pet shop in search of a new companion. There he finds an adorable bird named Peeps and takes him home. But Sasaki quickly learns that Peeps isn’t your average bird…he’s a powerful mage from another world! Together, they embark on a magical adventure filled with swords and sorcery.

The series will launch in 2024.

As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I’ll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the New World (studio MOTHER)

Synopsis: Our protagonist, Ars Louvent, was reincarnated in another world as the young son of a minor noble who owns a small domain. Ars was not particularly strong or intelligent, but he was born with the Appraisal Skill that’s able to see others’ abilities and statuses. He uses his skill to find the best hidden talents in the world to make their small, weak domain into the best. An isekai tale about unification is about to start, featuring the kind-hearted Ars and the unique talents he manages to find!

The series is set to launch in 2024.

SOURCE: Crunchyroll

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