The international distributor Crunchyroll announced its end of the year announcements at Anime NYC 2019. These announcements include Crunchyroll-Hime appearance in 3D with virtual YouTuber Kizuna Ai, slated anime previews, newly dubbed series and documentaries, ticket updates for Crunchyroll Expo 2020, and the Crunchyroll Anime Awards.
Crunchyroll Hime & Kizuna Ai:
Heads up, Crunchyroll Hime will be appearing for the first time in 3D alongside her new friend, the virtual Youtuber Kizuna Ai! Check out their first video together:
The synopsis is as follows:
Virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI daydreams about what her next video should be when Crunchyroll-Hime visits her to play charades! Watch the full video for a ton of anime easter eggs – including when Crunchyroll-Hime gets so excited to act out “Naruto,” she accidentally multiples herself and doesn’t know how to reverse it!
Upcoming Anime Previews:
Crunchyroll revealed three new previews at Anime NYC 2019. This included a comment from the cast of Crunchyroll’s new co-production Woodpecker Detective Office, a sneak peek at the new OAD of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and brand new previews of Somali and the Forest Spirit. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime will premiere on the Crunchyroll platform on December 4 and Somalia and the Forest Spirit will premiere during the Winter 2020 season.
The OAD’s synopsis for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is as follows:
Mikami Satoru, an ordinary businessman, was stabbed on the street and died, but found himself reincarnated in a parallel world… in the body of a slime! Thus he began his new life as a slime named Rimuru, flung into a new world teeming with creatures of many different races, and made the decision to start a new country where all races could enjoy life together. In the midst of his everyday life, Rimuru suddenly realizes that there’s nothing to do for recreation in Tempest. He suggests sumo wrestling as a way for everyone to have fun together, and his friends are immediately on board with the idea. Thus begins Tempest’s first sumo tournament, in which everyone competes enthusiastically in hopes of winning the grand prize! Passionate contests break out not only among Benimaru and the men, but also among women like Shuna and Shion, and even Rimuru ends up joining in! This is a special episode in which all the citizens of Tempest come together for some fun.
New Dubbed Titles:
Crunchyroll announced its English-dubbed production of Magical Sempai, If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord, Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun, and Ascendance of a Bookworm. These four titles will soon be available on Crunchyroll’s streaming platform.
Food Wars Documentary:
After a great reception with Dr. STONE’s behind-the-scenes documentary, Crunchyroll will release a brand new behind-the-scenes documentary with Food Wars’ anime creators. The Food Wars documentary will premiere in late November 2019.
Crunchyroll Expo 2020 Updates:
Tickets for CRX 2020 will go on sale, starting on 26 November. The event will be in San Jose from 4 to 6 September. Fans can learn more and be up to date with the news via the event’s website.
Crunchyroll Anime Awards:
The Crunchyroll Anime Awards will be returning and celebrating the best and brightest in Japanese animation on February 15, 2020. The event will be live-streamed from the Crunchyroll Headquarters in San Francisco. More information on the nominees and voting process will come in early 2020.
Source: Press release, AnimeNYC