At NY Comic Con, premiere dates were announced for Crunchyroll Originals ‘High Guardian Spice’ and ‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus,’ while various new show materials were revealed for the first time.
This past weekend at NY Comic Con, Crunchyroll dropped a slew of announcements including new trailers, images, updates, premiere dates, the introduction of Crunchyroll-Hime’s debut in Mitrasphere, as well as a first look at the upcoming Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original series, Shenmue.
With so much to share, we’ll just get to it!
High Guardian Spice – debuts Tuesday, October 26 with all 12 episodes
- Created, and executive produced by Raye Rodriguez, the series is about the lives of four fierce girls whose lives converge at High Guardian Academy. This is the one place where they can stumble comically toward adulthood while becoming the heroes they’ve always admired. As they master the ways of battle and soccery, the foursome form allegiances, uncover legacies, face betrayals, and discover their true identities while preparing to protect the world from an ominous unknown threat.
FreakAngels – the series will premiere on in 2022.
- Welcome to Whitechapel: last bastion of humanity. Six years ago, the world “ended” in a single, apocalyptic event, trapping Great Britain behind a mysterious dome of purple energy. London’s last neighborhood has persevered thanks to the protection of the “FreakAngels” — a small group of psychically-powered twenty-three-year-olds. Their fragile peace becomes threatened, however, when an exiled friend returns, exposing past conspiracies and new conflicts within their fractured, makeshift family. Can Whitechapel survive?
Crunchyroll also shared announcements for Crunchyroll and Adult Swim’s Original series:
Blade Runner: Black Lotus - premieres November 13 at midnight ET / 9 PM PT with two back-to-back episodes.
- The series is produced by Alcon Television Group and animation studio Sola Digital Arts, with Shinichiro Watanabe serving as a creative producer. Adult Swim will air the English language version on Toonami, the network’s popular anime programming block and Crunchyroll will stream the series in Japanese with subtitles to its global audience of more than 120 million registered users and more than 5 million subscribers.
- The official Blade Runner: Black Lotus soundtrack album arrives November 5 and features Grammy-Award winning singer songwriter Alessia Cara’s new original song “Feel You Now.” Pre-save the album here.
Check out the new official trailer:
Shenmue the Animation – Coming in 2022
Crunchyroll and Adult Swim shared a first look at the new series, based on the iconic SEGA title – check it out:
Crunchyroll announced that Crunchyroll-Hime, the brand’s princess mascot, will be appearing in Mitrasphere, Crunchyroll Games’ latest multiplayer online RPG.
- In this special in-game event, Crunchyroll-Hime and Yuzu find themselves transported into the world of “Mitrasphere.” Landing in the center of Edol Town, the prominent city of the plainsfolk (humans), they bump into the audacious Sky Pirates in the middle of their plotting. Determined, Hime and Yuzu join forces with Matilda, Hildegard, and other familiar faces as they work to uncover and thwart the Sky Pirates’ plans to wreak havoc upon Edol Town. This limited-time crossover event is full of new adventures featuring Crunchyroll-Hime and Yuzu, along with lots of free rewards for players! The game can be downloaded on iOS and Android and players can keep an eye on Crunchyroll Games social handles to learn more.