Crunchyroll Reveals Slate of New and Upcoming Anime for Summer 2021 and Beyond


At Anime Expo Lite, Crunchyroll revealed its slate of new and upcoming anime series for Summer 2021 and beyond, including Battle Game in 5 Seconds, Peach Boy Riverside, and Restaurant to Another World 2.

The slate of new anime was unveiled at the Crunchyroll Industry Panel, and the company gave a preview as to what fans can expect for this year and next, as well as giving more details on the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo and news on Crunchyroll Games mobile titles.


The full slate of anime set to debut on Crunchyroll in Summer 2021 is as follows;

  • Battle Game in 5 Seconds – A battle of quick wit and power commences as a group of individuals battle every five seconds after meeting! Premieres July. Crunchyroll also included a special video message from Ayumu Murase, the voice of Akira Shiroyanagi from the series.
  • Peach Boy Riverside – One princess aims to travel the world when one day she encounters a famous ogre-slaying warrior! Premieres July.
  • Girlfriend, Girlfriend – From the creator of AHO-GIRL comes a story of a triangular relationship as one high schooler dates two girlfriends at the same time! Premieres July.
  • TSUKIMICHI -Moonlit Fantasy- – Shunned by a goddess by not being enough of a hero, one former high school student aims to survive in a new fantasy world! Premieres July.
  • Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles – Realizing his mysterious past, one orphan sets out to live a better life attending a prestigious academy for noble children.
  • Fena: Pirate Princess – After an orphan escapes to the high seas, she takes her place as captain of a pirate crew for a swashbuckling adventure! Fena: Pirate Princess is a Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original premiering this summer. Adult Swim will air the English dubbed series in North America and Crunchyroll will stream the subtitled series worldwide outside of Asia.
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S – Tohru, Kobayashi and all the dragon friends are back in all-new episodes of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S! Premieres July.
  • My Next Life As a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X – All routes lead to another great season of Catarina Claes’ comedic adventures in love. Premieres July 3
  • Drug Store in Another World – The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist – One man sent to another world is going to make the best of his medicine crafting skills, and that’s the doctor’s orders! Premieres July.

Crunchyroll’s newly announced series that are a bit farther out are as follows;

  • Restaurant to Another World 2 – There is a certain restaurant that looks completely normal through the week, but on Saturdays, it opens in secret exclusively to some very unique guests in various areas of a parallel world. Premieres October.
  • SAKUGAN – This original anime follows a father and daughter on an epic journey that brings them face to face with danger in order to uncover the truth. Premieres October.
  • The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window – In this horror mystery anime, bookstore employee Mikado has a fateful encounter with an exorcist named Hiyakawa and must help out with exorcism duties. Premieres October.
  • The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat – When a great assassin is reborn in another world, he finds himself the heir to a long line of killers from the shadows. With both his modern-day knowledge and experience and the special magic and techniques of this new world, he could very well become the most unstoppable assassin in history…! Premieres October.
  • In the Land of Leadale – A leisurely adventure tale is about to begin, featuring a girl transported to a game world and the smiles and tears she shares with her quirky companions! Premieres January 2022.
  • Orient – This is a story about Musashi, a 15-year-old boy who lives in Japan during the Sengoku period where Japan is ruled by demons and Mushashi must try to confront these creatures with a certain special power!

During the panel, it was revealed that the cast of Restaurant to Another World 2 would be part of Virtual Crunchyroll Expo that takes place August 5-8. Three actors will be gathering for a panel to discuss the upcoming anime, and they are as follows;

  • Junichi Suwabe – the voice of Shopkeeper (also known for his work in JUJUTSU KAISEN as Sukuna Ryomen, My Hero Academia as Shota Aizawa, and Yuri!!! on ICE as Viktor Nikiforov among many others)
  • Saori Onishi – the voice of Kuro (also known for her work in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? As Ais Wallenstein, Umamusume: Pretty Derby as Mejiro McQueen and Haikyu!! As Kanoka Amanai)
  • Sumire Uesaka – the voice of Aletta (also known for her work in DON’T TOY WITH ME, MISS NAGATORO as Hayase Nagatoro, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X as Susanna Randall, and The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! as Kyoko Jingu)

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.


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