Crunchyroll licenses: The Apothecary Diaries, Goblin Slayer S2, Black Butler, and more!

(Last Updated On: July 4, 2023)

Exciting news for anime fans! Crunchyroll has recently acquired licenses for some highly anticipated shows. Fans can look forward to the thrilling second season of “Goblin Slayer,” the captivating mystery of “The Apothecary Diaries,” and the dark and intriguing world of “Black Butler.”

Get ready to immerse yourself in these amazing stories and experience the magic of anime. Stay tuned for their release dates and enjoy the anime journey ahead!

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Crunchyroll announced during its panel at Anime Expo on Monday that it has licensed the following anime:

Goblin Slayer Season 2
  • The Kingdoms of Ruin (October 2023 worldwide exclusing Asia)
  • The Apothecary Diaries (“coming soon 2023” worldwide excluding Asia, pictured right)
  • Goblin Slayer Season 2 (“coming soon 2023” in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Latin America, and Russian Speaking Territories)
  • To Be Hero X (TBA worldwide excluding Asia)
  • The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of Rust Mountain (October 2023 worldwide excluding Asia, Indian Subcontinent for non-exclusive streaming rights only)
  • Black Butler (2024 worldwide excluding Japan)
  • I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince So I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability (April 2024 worldwide exclusing Asia)
  • Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki 2nd Stage (January 2024 worldwide excluding Asia (exclusive), Bhutan and India (non-exclusive), and Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (exclusive for Russian, non-exclusive for other languages)

During the panel, Crunchyroll showcased an exclusive trailer for the upcoming anime adaptation of Chugong and DUBU’s Solo Leveling manhwa, created by REDICE Studio. The highly anticipated anime is set to debut in the winter season.

Additionally, the company showcased the global debut of a fresh trailer for the anime rendition of Wookjakga’s webcomic, A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special (Kikansha no Mahō wa Tokubetsu Desu in Japanese). The much-anticipated anime is set to make its first appearance in October.

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During its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday, MAPPA made an exciting announcement: the new anime series Bucchigiri?! directed by Hiroko Utsumi will be available for worldwide streaming on Crunchyroll, excluding Japan. Fans can anticipate its release in January 2024.


Source: Crunchyroll

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Monika Chopra is a Mumbai-based anime writer from a wealthy background. An open lesbian, she advocates for #LGBTQ+ rights through her globally loved narratives. Her work focuses on inclusivity and the slice-of-life anime genre, finding extraordinary in the ordinary.

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