The Faraway Paladin Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 The Nerdy Basement

Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021: Crunchyroll Announces New Anime Series, Anime Essentials Book, and An Exclusive Clip

Crunchyroll announces a new slate of anime series, an all-new anime essentials book, and an exclusive sneak peek at “Fena: Pirate Princess” at Virtual Crunchyroll Expo.

Hot off this year’s Virtual Crunchyroll Expo, Crunchyroll’s “Crunchyroll Industry Panel” announced a new slate of new anime series, an anime essentials guide book, and an exclusive clip for their upcoming anime series “Fena: Pirate Princess” the first joint anime venture between Crunchyroll and Adult Swim. The full slate of upcoming anime series coming to Crunchyroll include the following.

High Guardian Spice:

High Guardian Spice Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 The Nerdy Basement

The upcoming Crunchyroll Original series from creator Raye Rodriguez follows the lives of four fierce High Guardian Academy students as they form allegiances, uncover legacies, face betrayals, and discover their true identities while preparing to protect the world from an ominous unknown threat. During today’s panel, special guest Rodriguez helped reveal a new trailer which you can check out below, and a beautiful key visual which you can see above. “High Guardian Spice” is coming soon to Crunchyroll.

Muv-Luv Alternative:

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This sci-fi thriller is a story of how humanity lives and dies while on the brink of extinction…Coming to Crunchyroll this fall. Check out the official trailer for the all-new series below.

The Faraway Paladin:

The Faraway Paladin Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 The Nerdy Basement

This upcoming anime follows a young boy who was raised by three undead on his journey to become a Paladin and learn more about the mysteries hidden in this faraway land. Coming to Crunchyroll this fall. Make sure to check out the official trailer below.

The Strongest Sage With The Weakest Crest:

The world’s most powerful sage is reincarnated and must prove his worth in a new world that assumes he’s marked for failure. Steaming info: Coming to Crunchyroll January 2022

Love of Kill:

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This series follows two mismatched assassins as they weave together a twisted “Assassin X Assassin” thriller. Coming to Crunchyroll in 2022.

Skeleton Knight in Another World:

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This isekai fantasy centers on the Skeleton Knight’s unintentional quest to make the world a better place. Coming soon to Crunchyroll. 

Essential Anime Guide Book:

Essential Anime Guide Book Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 The Nerdy Basement

In addition to their stacked anime slate, Crunchyroll also revealed the cover of their upcoming essential anime guidebook. This new guidebook highlights 50 classic and unforgettable Japanese anime series and feature films. Giving readers an insightful look into the history of anime and the impact of the medium both on Japanese and Western cultures. Essential Anime will be published in April 2022 by Running Press and is available for pre-order now wherever books are sold.

Finally, Crunchyroll discussed its new partnership with Xbox, which kicked off yesterday in celebration of the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo. Under this new partnership, Crunchyroll Premium subscribers and new users who begin a Crunchyroll free trial can get three months of Xbox Game Pass for PC. Fans can learn more by visiting 

Right before today’s Industry panel, Crunchyroll also revealed a special sneak peek of “Fena: Pirate Princess” in a panel featuring Kazuto Nakazawa (Director), Rui Kuroki (Producer) from Production I.G and Yusuke Takeda (Background Artist) from Bamboo who discussed their approach to bringing the swashbuckling samurai series to life. “Fena: Pirate Princess” is a Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original series premiering on August 14. 

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