Anime Central 2019 is currently in full swing at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago), and at their official panel Crunchyroll has revealed a slate of five new streaming acquisitions and Crunchyroll Co-productions that are coming to the website during the Spring 2019 and Winter 2020 seasons.
The new announcements include:
Are You Lost? (Coming to Crunchyroll in the Summer of 2019)
Synopsis: Because of a plane crash…starting today, we’re spending the springtime of our lives on a desert island!! There’s nothing here, so we have to make everything!! And eat everything!! (Ugh!) Check out our high school girl survival story of courage and knowledge. We’re actually doing pretty well!
Magical Sempai (Coming to Crunchyroll in the Summer of 2019)
Synopsis: “I encountered her … a cute, but ‘weird’ sempai!” Magic-loving but stage-fright-addled, this sempai comes with a failure rate of 100%—but you can’t take your eyes off her! The off-color, magical gag manga that’s caused an uproar all over Japan is finally here! Here’s to non-athletic hobbies!
Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan (Crunchyroll Co-production coming in the Summer of 2019)
Synopsis: Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan is set in a mysterious shopping center in a town that is like but also not quite like Hakata. In this setting, a walleye pollack roe fairy named Pirikarako-chan rushes about every day trying to ease the worries and solve the rumors of the other food fairies.
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts (Coming to Crunchyroll in the Summer of 2019)
The democratic nation of Patria was created on the continent of Patria.
Because of economical disputes, the country split north and south, creating the Northern Union of Patria and the Southern Confederation of Patria and they waged a long civil war. With their numbers dwindling, the North decides to use forbidden technology in order to defeat the South. This technology turns humans into monster-like soldiers, giving them almost godlike powers. And with those powers, the long war came to an end and peace was restored.
Incarnates. They were the heroes who saved the country and were regarded as gods.
Time had passed, leaving the war behind. The people who had given up their human forms to become Incarnates were now feared by the masses due to their overwhelming power and were now called Beasts.
The former captain of the Incarnate squad, Hank, was on a journey to find his former Incarnate comrades who had turned into Beasts and was hunting them down as the Beast Hunter. A young woman named Schaal was on a journey to find the person who killed her Incarnate father. She encounters Hank and decides to go on a journey with him to discover the truth behind her father’s death. She eventually finds out that the battle is never truly over, and the existence of the man Hank is looking for who is apparently responsible for letting the Beasts loose into the world.
Where does Hank’s path lead him, as he bears the sins for killing his own comrades?
In/Spectre (Crunchyroll Co-production coming in the Winter of 2020)
Synopsis: Both touched by spirits called yokai, Kotoko and Kuro have gained unique superhuman powers. But to gain her powers Kotoko has given up an eye and a leg, and Kuro’s personal life is in shambles. So when Kotoko suggests they team up to deal with renegades from the spirit world, Kuro doesn’t have many other choices, but Kotoko might just have a few ulterior motives…
The official release dates and region availability for each new show will be revealed at a later date.
Survival comedy, dark fantasy, food fairies, and risque humor, there’s something for everyone in this newest slate of announcements. Which series are you looking forward to the most?