Crunchyroll announced several new anime series they’ve acquired the rights to at AnimeCentral today, ranging across genres and including some anticipated titles.
Summer 2023 will see seven series being localized in the coming months, covering release dates all the way out to October. Perhaps the most anticipated on the list is romantic comedy series Rent-A-Girlfriend, which is returning for its third season, and has now been confirmed for a release on Crunchyroll. Many of the series announced at AnimeCentral are more comedic in nature, including several isekai (other-worldly reincarnation stories).
Summer 2023 Anime to Look Forward to
Among the titles announced at AnimeCentral today are romance series Horimiya: The Missing Pieces and Rent-A-Girlfriend season 3. Horimiya tells the tale of the popular Hori and the dour Miyamura, who uncover new sides of each other as their relationship deepens. The Isekai series include The Great Cleric, Am I Actually the Strongest?, I Shall Survive Using Potions!, and I’m in Love with the Villainess, the latter of which sees its hero sucked into an otome game (dating sim with a female protagonist), who immediately goes off the rails to pursue a relationship with the NPC villain character. Lastly, there’s also MF Ghost, a more serious series set in the near future of 202X where self-driving cars are common and public roads are now used for racing. MF Ghost is set in the same world as the famed racing anime Initial D, and is based on the manga of the same name, which began in 2017 and is still ongoing.
While MF Ghost may be the odd one out genre-wise, many fans of the original Initial D will no doubt be thrilled to see its follow-up series animated for the first time. Fans can expect Horimiya, The Great Cleric, Rent-A-Girlfriend, and Am I Actually the Strongest? in July of 2023, while I’m in Love with the Villainess is currently expected in October 2023. Specific dates weren’t provided for MF Ghost and I Shall Survive Using Potions!, instead offering only a 2023 time frame. Most of these series will be available via Crunchyroll around the world, outside of Asia. The announcement didn’t mention any plans for dubbing these series, but that information may simply not be ready for the public.
Fans of comedic anime are certainly in for a treat with this list of upcoming anime titles from Crunchyroll, especially with July looking to be so jam-packed with new content.