When you think of anime, two companies quickly come to mind. One of them is Crunchyroll (to which your “Monsignor” is a subscriber). Hell, just about everyone roaming in and around the Los Angeles Convention Center this week/end is sporting one of the streaming service’s tidy little orange swag baggies.
More importantly, Crunchyroll announced a slew of new titles for the summer and fall earlier today. Here we go:
MUSIC GIRLS – Summer 2018
The story follows the protagonist Hanako Yamadaki when she encounters the obscure, low-selling 11-member “C-list” idol unit Ongaku Shōjo. Their producer Ikehashi thinks the unit needs a new member. Together, Ongaku Shōjo and Hanako strive for the top of the music world.
RADIANT – October 2018
Seth is an aspiring sorcerer from the Pompo Hills area. Like all wizards, he is an “infected,” one of the few living beings who survived the contact of the Nemesis—creatures fallen from the sky that contaminate and decimate all those they touch. Being immune to them, Seth wants to become a Hunter and fight the Nemesis. But more than that, Seth wants to engage in a quest that goes beyond the simple hunt for monsters. He wants to find the Radiant, their presumed cradle. Aided by a faction of fellow sorcerers, he travels the world in search of the Radiant, under the harsh scrutiny of the Inquisition.
RErideD: DERRIDA, WHO LEAPS THROUGH TIME – Fall 2018
When development engineer Delida wakes up in the future from a cold sleep, his girlfriend isn’t there… he decides to go back 10 years in time to “that incident” to keep his promise with her. The key to get her back is a time leap.
DOUBLE DECKER – Fall 2018
The series will follow a two-man detective team: one who is a veteran and one who is a rookie.
THAT TIME I GOT REINCARNATED AS A SLIME – Fall 2018
After being killed by a passing robber, a normal 37-year-old guy finds himself reincarnated in another world as a blind slime with unique abilities. He takes up a new name and calls himself “Rimuru Tempest,” which he thought of after meeting his new friend, “catastrophe-level” Storm Dragon Verudora. There, he begins his new slime-like life in another world with his increasing number of minions by his side.
THE RISING OF THE SHIELD – Will premiere at the 2018 Crunchyroll Expo that will take place this September in San Jose, California