Crunchyroll, the foremost hub for anime enthusiasts worldwide, has exciting news for its fans in India. As part of its expansion strategy in the subcontinent, Crunchyroll is launching the Telugu-dubbed versions of three highly acclaimed anime series in October.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc – This seven-episode arc will make its debut on October 2 at 10:30 PM IST. Set in Japan’s Taisho Period, the gripping narrative follows Tanjiro, a young charcoal seller. After a demon takes his family, leaving only his demon-turned sister Nezuko alive, Tanjiro embarks on a journey to become a demon slayer. The goal? Restore his sister’s humanity and seek vengeance.
This arc acts as a bridge between the Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc and the Entertainment District Arc, adapting the widely successful film and introducing an original episode featuring Kyojuro Rengoku. The animation powerhouse behind this masterpiece is ufotable. * **
VINLAND SAGA Season 2 – Premiering on October 5 at 9 AM IST, this historical Viking drama revolves around Thorfinn, a warrior’s son who spent his childhood amid wars. This season sees Thorfinn navigating losses and discovering his purpose in unfamiliar territories. The series springs from the genius of Makoto Yukimura’s award-winning manga, serialized in the Monthly Afternoon.
With over seven million copies in circulation, the adaptation by animation studio MAPPA promises an exhilarating watch. * **
JUJUTSU KAISEN – Set to release on October 13 at 8:30 AM IST with bi-weekly double episodes, this dark fantasy chronicles a high-schooler’s tryst with curses. The anime is based on the best-seller manga penned by Gege Akutami and serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump, boasting over 80 million copies globally. Its accolades include ‘Anime of the Year’ at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards in 2021. Furthermore, the prequel film,
JUJUTSU KAISEN 0, clinched the ‘Best Anime Film’ award in 2023, garnering a whopping $180 million globally. The series hails from the esteemed MAPPA studio.
Crunchyroll’s Expanding Palette in India
Earlier this year, Crunchyroll unveiled its intent to dive deeper into India’s diverse linguistic tapestry by introducing anime dubs in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. The platform already flaunts premieres like the Hindi-dubbed JUJUTSU KAISEN and Chainsaw Man, and the Tamil versions of My Dress-Up Darling and Ranking of Kings.
In addition, the current fall anime season showcases 20 fresh series, including the enthralling fantasy, Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, and the humorous isekai, I’m in Love with the Villainess, available in Hindi and Tamil respectively. As the premier destination for anime, Crunchyroll continues to bridge the gap between global fans and their adored anime series, ensuring everyone enjoys their favorite shows in the language they love. Stay tuned for more updates!
Source: Press Release