Crunchyroll unveils the largest programming slate in its history with more than 50 new and returning titles available to stream this Spring 2022 season.
Exciting new simulcasts from Japan – subtitled and dubbed – will include SPY x FAMILY, The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2, Kaguya-sama: Ultra Romantic, Skeleton Knight In Another World, Date A Live IV, The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody, Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie, and The Dawn Of The Witch among many more. Additional series will be announced soon and updates can be seen at Crunchyroll News as they are made.
Simulcasts on Crunchyroll continuing from the Winter 2022 anime season are One Piece, Cue!, BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS, Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai, Digimon Ghost Game, Case Closed (Detective Conan), Requiem of the Rose King, and more.
The Spring 2022 anime season is already underway on Crunchyroll with season 3 of Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These. And fans will be treated to the first two episodes of Estab Life: Great Escape starting March 23, which are airing ahead of Japan’s TV broadcast.
The Spring 2022 slate of anime will complement Crunchyroll’s existing library of more than 40,000 episodes and 16,000 hours available to stream, which was recently expanded through the transition of Funimation’s exclusive catalog titles to the Crunchyroll platform. Funimation will continue to add new episodes of the current series but the all-new series will air exclusively on Crunchyroll.
See Crunchyroll’s current slate of Spring 2022 anime below:
NEW SIMULCASTS STARTING THIS SPRING 2022 ANIME SEASON
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Season 3 (Production I.G)
As Yang is ordered to appear before the Free Planet Alliance, he’s shaken by the corruption he discovers. Meanwhile, Marshal Reinhardt uncovers disloyalty under his command as an upstart admiral launches a vicious offensive to retake the Iserlohn Fortress. Struggling to make strides in this never-ending bloody war, these two finally see their true enemy lies not from without, but from within.
Estab Life: Great Escape (Polygon Pictures / Fuji)
When the world’s population shrinks, the Supernatural Renovation Project splits up Tokyo. Divided by towering walls, cyborgs, beast folk, and magical beings are segregated into clusters and monitored by artificial intelligence. Some adjust to their new lives, but many suffer in silence, unaware that secret help is available. Have no hope and are desperate to escape? The Nigashiyan Extractors will find you! (Official Trailer)
Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It r=1-sinθ (Zero-G / AMG Entertainment)
Basking in the sun’s rays, Himuro and Yukimura embrace and share a tender kiss, but was it perfect? Rushing back to the lab for the results, they meet the seductive Fujiwara and her handsome partner, Chris, who’ve performed a passionate analysis in love’s pursuit. But is this new couple competition, or can they reveal some insight into their studies? One thing is for sure—more research is needed. (Official Trailer)
Mahjong Soul Pon☆ (Scooter Films)
Straight from the online game Mahjong Soul comes Mahjong Soul Pon. The new comical mini-anime adaptation of the game in which the one-of-a-kind Mahjong players dream big and go for Thirteen Orphans. The Mahjong Soul Shrine is holding truly extrava-kan-t festivities centering around Ichihime. Are you ready to play the game fair and square? (Official Trailer)
Fanfare of Adolescence (Lay-duce / Aniplex Japan)
Entrance is incredibly difficult at the all-boys Horse Racing School with only one in 10 to 20 applicants being accepted. Here students need to be smart, athletic, and in peak physical condition. Three new students—a popular idol, another from a remote island, and one from England unsure of his path, come to this elite school to pursue their dreams of becoming a jockey. (Official Trailer)
LOVE ALL PLAY (Nippon Animation and OLM / YTV)
Ryo Mizushima dreams of being the best badminton player in the world, but despite his natural athleticism and skill he’s only been able to get so far without a reliable coach. However, everything changes when his talent gets him scouted by one of the most prestigious school badminton teams. Now, with a pro coach and an elite team to back him up, it’s finally time for Ryo to soar. (Official Trailer)
BUILD-DIVIDE -#FFFFFF- CODE WHITE (Liden Films / Aniplex of America)
Everything is decided by Build-Divide and it’s the King who reigns supreme, but whoever can defeat him will be granted their heart’s desire. While everyone has a wish, the young Teruto Kurabe vows to win and get what he longs for. Guiding him on the path to victory is the mysterious Sakura Banka. Now, the stage is set in Shin Kyoto as Teruto dives headfirst into battle.
Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Final Season (SHAFT / Aniplex of America)
Few people know the truth: the world is safe thanks to the Magical Girls who are forced to slay Witches. Even though these girls are putting their lives on the line for a wish, rumor has it that they can be saved in Kamihama City. That’s where Iroha Tamaki is headed in search of answers. She can’t remember the wish she made to Kyubey, but a shadowy figure haunts her dreams.
Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs (ENGI / KADOKAWA)
An office worker uses their otome game smarts after being reincarnated into a series they’ve played before.(Official Trailer)
Tomodachi Game (Okuruto Noboru / King Records)
Student Katagiri Yuichi values friendship and enjoys a fulfilling life with pals Sawagiri Shiho, Mikasa Tenji, Shibe Makoto, and Kokorogi Yutori, but everything changes when an incident causes them to be dragged into a debt repayment game. (Official Trailer)
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 (DR Movie / KADOKAWA)
20-year-old Naofumi Iwatani goes from 2nd class citizen to 2nd class hero when he’s summoned to the video game-like kingdom of Melromarc. (Official Trailer)
The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody (Silver Link / KADOKAWA)
The most powerful Demon Lord in history, Varvatos, felt that he had accomplished everything he could as a king. Power brought loneliness and he longed for a simpler life. A few millennia later, he is reborn as the villager, Ard Meteor, but in this new future magical civilization has declined and magic itself is weaker. (Official Trailer)
Skeleton Knight in Another World (Studio Kai / Overlap)
When Arc wakes up, he discovers that he has been transported to another world in the body of the character he was playing in an MMO. Looking like a suit of armor on the outside and a skeleton on the inside, he is the Skeleton Knight. If his identity is discovered, he could be mistaken for a monster and become a target. (Official Trailer)
The Dawn of the Witch (Tezuka Productions / KODANSHA)
Seville is a student at a magic academy who has no memories of anything from before he joined the school. This is the story of how a young man, a boy who is no one special, and his companions, who all hold wounds in their hearts, set out and end up finding themselves. (Official Trailer)
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic- (A-1 Pictures / Aniplex of America)
Known for being both brilliant and powerful, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya lead the illustrious Shuchiin Academy as near equals. And everyone thinks they’d make a great couple. Pride and arrogance are in ample supply, so the only logical move is to trick the other into instigating a date. Who will come out on top in this psychological war where the first move is the only one that matters? (Official Trailer)
DATE A LIVE IV (Geek Toys / KADOKAWA)
With multiple Spirits now living with him, Shido’s juggling act of giving ladies attention is never-ending. On top of that, more Spirits arrive for him to put the charm on. As he seals more and more, with his intentions unknown to them, will he be able to keep this up or will it lead to one big, giant spatial quake? (Official Trailer)
Dance Dance Danseur (MAPPA / DMM)
Junpei was fascinated by ballet as a boy, but gave up on dancing after his father’s death, believing that he should act in a more manly fashion. However, one day, a beautiful transfer student named Miyako appears before him. (Official Trailer)
Love After World Domination (Project No.9 / Happinet)
One spring day, a young, innocent couple sits side by side in a field. Their names are Fudo Aikawa and Desumi Magahara, but they are actually Red Gelato, the leader of the heroic fighting force Gelato 5, and Reaper Princess, a combat force member of the secret evil organization Gekko. These two are supposed to be enemies, so the public can’t know that they’re dating no matter what. All they can do is see each other secretly between fights. This spring day is just another day of them happily enjoying their time together while the fierce flames of a violent battle blaze right next to them. This is a story of a hero of justice and an evil warrior trying to be soppy in secret.
SPY x FAMILY (WIT Studio and Cloverworks / Toho)
World peace is at stake and secret agent Twilight must undergo his most difficult mission yet—pretend to be a family man. Posing as a loving husband and father, he’ll infiltrate an elite school to get close to a high-profile politician. He has the perfect cover, except his wife’s a deadly assassin, and neither knows each other’s identity. But someone does, his adopted daughter who happens to be telepathic. (Official Trailer)
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie (Doga Kobo / KODANSHA)
Unlucky secondary school pupil Izumi’s girlfriend is his classmate Shikimori. She’s a pretty, cute, and loving girlfriend, but when Izumi’s in trouble she transforms into the ultimate ‘heartthrob’ girlfriend. (Official Trailer)
In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki (CloverWorks / Aniplex Japan)
Deep in the mountains in the middle of nowhere lives a group of kunoichi called Akane Class. The kunoichi work hard together to improve their skills, and they all live by an unbreakable rule: contact with men is strictly forbidden. But everything takes an unexpected turn when Tsubaki, leader of one of the groups, starts experiencing strange feelings whenever the subject of men comes up. (Official Trailer)
Aoashi (Production I.G / ShoPro)
Ashito Aoi lives in Ehime and is the star of an unremarkable football club. On the day they lose the final school tournament, frustrated Ashito runs into a man who watched his game. He is Tatsuya Fukuda, the coach of the secondary-school-aged youth team of a leading J-League team, Tokyo City Esperion FC.(Official Trailer)
Don’t Hurt Me, My Healer! (Jumondou / KADOKAWA)
The misadventures of a knight and a healer begin in this new fantasy comedy series. (Official Trailer)
Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3 (Ajiado / Happinet)
After becoming a blue priestess apprentice, Main continues doing everything to protect her loved ones. With some nobles targeting her because of her magic, she becomes the adopted daughter of Karstedt. She’s assigned a personal knight, which would mean leaving her family. Will Main be able to protect everyone while pursuing her goal of creating a letterpress, with danger lurking around? (Official Trailer)
A Couple of Cuckoos (Shin-Ei Animation / KADOKAWA)
Studious16-year-old Nagi Umino, a second-year student at the Meguro River Academy high school, was switched at birth. On his way to a dinner to meet his birth parents, he accidentally meets the brash, outspoken, Erika Amano, who is determined to make Nagi her fake boyfriend as she never wants to actually marry. (Official Trailer) If you want to know more, you can check out our A Couple of Cuckoos review.
NEW OVAS & TV SPECIALS COMING THIS SPRING 2022 ANIME SEASON
- ODDTAXI: In the Woods (OLM / Pony Canyon)
- Sony Music AnimeSongs ONLINE 2022 (Sony Music Entertainment Japan)
Listen to 14 of the top artists from Sony Music Entertainment Japan sing popular songs from your favorite anime.
- SIMULCASTS CONTINUING FROM THE WINTER 2022 ANIME SEASON
- One Piece (Toei Animation)
- BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS (Pierrot / TV TOKYO)
- Requiem of the Rose King (J.C.Staff / Bandai Namco Arts)
- CUE! (Yumeta Company and Graphinica / Pony Canyon)
- Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai (Toei Animation)
- Case Closed (Detective Conan) (TMS Entertainment)
- Digimon Ghost Game (Toei Animation)
- Shenmue the Animation (Telecom Animation Film)
Schedule subject to change. More titles will be announced and added in the days ahead.
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