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Crunchyroll Announces Highly-Anticipated SPY x FAMILY Alongside Huge Slate of New Series

Crunchyroll, the global anime brand, announced on Saturday a huge slate of new and upcoming anime series at Anime NYC, including the highly anticipated SPY x FAMILY, based on the award-winning manga of the same name, alongside Aoashi, A Couple of Cuckoos, and more. The brand also premiered an exclusive clip from Blade Runner: Black Lotus. 

SPY x FAMILY follows the life of an undercover spy who unknowingly marries an assassin as he tries to further his mission of infiltrating an elite academy. He enrolls his adoptive daughter into the academy, not knowing that she is a telepath! The anime will stream on Crunchyroll in 2022. The series is produced by WIT STUDIO and CloverWorks, with Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Hunter x Hunter, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn) on board as Director and Kazuaki Shimada (The Promised Neverland) serving as Character Designer. The anime will be based on the award-winning manga, which has been serialized in Shueisha’s  Shonen Jump+ with more than 12.5 million copies currently in print. 

Dance Dance Danseur is one of the many new series announced at Anime NYC.
Dance Dance Danseur is one of the many new series announced at Anime NYC.

Additional new anime series heading to Crunchyroll include: 

  • Aoashi – This anime is based on the cutting edge soccer manga of the same name, following a young soccer ace as he takes his career to the next level.  Coming to Crunchyroll April 2022.
  • A Couple of Cuckoos – This chaotic romantic comedy follows two high school students who were mixed up at birth and find themselves in a pretend romance! Coming soon to Crunchyroll. 
  • Dance Dance Danseur – The first anime adaptation from popular manga artist Asakura George follows the passionate adolescence of a group of ballet dancers. The upcoming series will be produced by MAPPA and directed by  Sakai Munehisa.
  • The Dawn of the Witch – This new anime follows a normal boy and his companions who set out to truly find themselves as they encounter the magical and extraordinary. Coming April 2022. 
  • Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie – This romantic comedy follows sweet Shikimori who transforms into a heartthrob when her boyfriend is in trouble! Coming April 2022.
  • In/Spectre Season 2  – This Crunchyroll Original series follows the supernatural romance of Kotoko and Kuro as they solve new mysteries. Coming 2022.
  • Tomodachi Game – This series questions the nature of humanity when faced with the ultimate psychological game and is based on the popular comic series that has sold more than two million copies. Coming April 2022. 

For a full synopsis of each series, click here.

Finally, Crunchyroll revealed an exclusive clip from the Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original series Blade Runner: Black Lotus. Following the journey of Elle as she tries to piece together her memories, the series is streaming new episodes every Saturday. 

Images and video courtesy of Crunchyroll

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  • Kori is an entertainment writer and Managing Editor at the Fandomentals. In her spare time, she is a fragrance and watch enthusiast, lover of Eurovision, and Yanni devotee. Find her on Instagram at @fmkori

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