Crunchyroll Licenses Senpai is an Otokonoko, Delusional Monthly Magazine & True Beauty at Anime NYC 2023

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Crunchyroll held its industry panel at Anime NYC 2023 on November 17, 2023 in The River Pavilion at the Javits Center in New York City. 

During that panel, they revealed the license acquisition and more information of several anime series such as Delusional Monthly Magazine and Senpai is an Otokonoko, among others. 

In addition, a special manhwa teaser trailer for Tower of God Season 2 was also screened during the panel. 

Here are the details for each of Crunchyroll’s latest series: 

Senpai is an Otokonoko

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Release Date: 2024

A key visual and PV teaser trailer were also released during the panel. 


Can true love really overcome any obstacles? Saki, a high school student, confesses her feelings to Makoto. Taken aback, Makoto reveals his secret, but the sudden discovery doesn’t seem to bother Saki who is already head over heels for him. After being rejected, Saki asks Ryuji, Makoto’s childhood friend, for some advice on how to win his heart. A love triangle unfolds when Ryuji realizes that he might also have some feelings for his old friend. 

True Beauty

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Release Date: Coming 2024

A new key visual for the webtoon series was also unveiled during the panel. 


Jugyeong, who transformed herself with makeup, transfers to Saebom High School to leave her past of being bullied behind. The school is known for producing idols, actors, and influencers, thanks to its unique tradition of anonymous voting for the school’s True Beauty goddess. The chosen student gets scouted by entertainment agencies.

Jugyeong quickly becomes the center of attention, gaining the title of the next goddess candidate and mingling with Sujin, the former two-time goddess. However, Sujin’s friendly facade hides a malicious intent. She aims to bring Jugyeong down using cunning tactics and traps.

Delusional Monthly Magazine

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Release Date: January 2024

A key visual and PV trailer for the anime were unveiled during the panel. 


The story takes place in the town of Most City in a certain country. On the second floor of an old building is a publishing company that puts out a periodical called Delusional Monthly Magazine, a science magazine featuring articles about shocking, bizarre events and inexplicable phenomena that make even scientists throw up their hands in defeat. Its staff consists only of a beautiful editor-in-chief and her one editor, Taro J. Suzuki, who are joined by grade-school-aged assistant Jiro Tanaka and his dog, Saburo. The editorial department is always empty, and Taro, Jiro, and Saburo are usually hanging out in Rock, a coffee shop on the first floor. One day, the scientist Goro Sato visits them for a consultation, and therein lies the beginning of an outlandish new story.

Source: press release 

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He also contributes work to the website Yatta Tachi. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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