Crunchyroll’s fall lineup has been officially announced, featuring a ton of returning favorites and new shows. Chief among the most anticipated shows is the final season of Attack on Titan. In total, Crunchyroll is debuting 25 new or returning series for streaming, a bit of good news for fans who were saddened to see so many anime series delayed due to COVID-19’s impact on the Japanese anime industry.
Attack on Titan’s final season will be animated by MAPPA, the same studio behind Yuri!!! on Ice. Dorohedoro’s Yuichiro Hayashi will direct, while Mob Psycho 100’s Hiroshi Seko is handling script duties.
Other returning series include Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Black Clover, Case Closed, Digimon Adventure, Fire Force, Haikyuu!! to the Top, One Piece, Major Second, Healin’ Pretty Good Cure, Shadowverse, Golden Kamuy, IDOLiSH7: The Second Beat, Katana Maidens, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime OAD 5, and Genie Family 2020.
Some notable new anime series include:
- Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? season 3.
- Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon: The long-awaited Inuyasha sequel series, following the daughters of Inuyasha and Sesshomaru. The series debuts on October 3.
- Iwakakeru – Sport Climbing Girls: A sports anime focused on a group of young women competing in the world of rock climbing.
The Crunchyroll Originals lineup, having experienced some solid success with The God of High School and Tower of God, continues with several new Originals series.
- Noblesse – Based on the Webtoon series of the same name, Noblesse tells the story of Cadis Etrama di Raizel, a caster who has awakened after 820 years of sleep, and then joins a high school. Expect plenty of battles fueled by superhuman abilities.
- Onyx Equinox: A young Aztec boy finds himself fighting as humanity’s champion during a battle between gods.
- Tonikawa: Over the Moon For You: A new married life comedy from the creator of Hayate the Combat Butler.
Crunchyroll’s new simulcast series for the fall include some recognizable creators.
- Burn the Witch: From Bleach creator Tite Kubo, this three-episode movie series premieres on October 1.
- Jujutsu Kaisen: Crunchyroll’s hot new Shonen Jump series. The synopsis for this one is a lot to digest, but the long and short of it is a young high school student named Yuki joins an occult research club who accidentally unseals a dangerous talisman, setting off a chain of events in which Yuji becomes the host of a powerful curse and must consume all of the curse’s fingers while attending a magic school. If that doesn’t scream Shonen, I don’t know what does.
- D4DJ First Mix: A new series based on the Bushiroad games.
- With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun: A slice of life anime for those who felt like last year’s My Roommate is a Cat gave too much credit to felines.
Crunchyroll’s announcement adds that the streaming service will be announcing additional anime titles next week.
So what anime series, new or old, are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments.
Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer for IGN, and he’s getting back into the swing of things.