Crunchyroll announces seven new acquisitions

This week, Crunchyroll unveiled seven new anime takeovers coming to the streamer later this year. The highlight is MF GHOST, the long-awaited anime adaptation of Shuichi Shigeno’s sequel series to the iconic Initial D racing manga.

For rom-coms, we have the mismatched couple at the center of “Horiyama: The Missing Pieces” and the third season of “Rent-A-Girlfriend” (has he been renting a girlfriend for three seasons? How sad). For the isekai enthusiasts, there’s “I’ll Survive Using Potions!”, about an office drone transported to a fantasy world and endowed with the ability to make incredible potions. And for the fantasy fans, there’s “Am I Really the Strongest?”, a story about a man who is reincarnated as a prince, a prince who is then abandoned in the forest by the king AS A BABY (ugh). However, he lives because the goddess of nature has accidentally given him 1,000 times the magical power he was supposed to have. That king is ready now.

Take a look at all seven acquisitions below, complete with trailers.

Title: Horimiya: The Missing Pieces

Studio: CloverWorks

Release date: July 2023

Season 1 Synopsis: When the popular Hori and the gloomy Miyamura meet, they reveal another side of themselves. Could this be the start of something new?

Territories: All the world except Asia

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Title: The Great Cleric

Studios: Yokohama Animation Laboratory and Cloud Hearts

Release Date: July 2023

Synopsis: Can a former salaryman become incomparable in another world? A salaryman was shot dead just before getting a promotion, and a god decided to reincarnate him in another world as a fifteen-year-old healer named Luciel. On top of all that, the country he was born in seems to hate healers. Sensing that he is in danger, Luciel visits the adventurer’s guild in hopes of staying safe. But the training is much more difficult than he expected, and every day he is forced to drink a mysterious drink called “Substance X”. Wait, this life doesn’t seem to have anything to do with being a healer… The day begins as a super masochistic healer who has come back from the dead, with his very survival at stake!

Territories: Worldwide, excluding Asia, but including India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Maldives, the Middle East, and North African territories.

Title: Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Release date: July 2023

Season 1 Synopsis: Kinoshita Kazuya is a failed 20-year-old college student. He managed to kiss his girlfriend once, but they dumped him after a month. “Ugh… Damn it. I don’t want to go through that ever again.” Completely spiteful, Kazuya uses a certain method to date a girl. He goes to his hangout and suddenly hears, “You’re Kazuya-kun, right?” A beautiful girl brushing her long black hair behind her ear was there, smiling at her. Her name was Mizuhara Chizuru. Something real is born after just one rental! A reckless romantic comedy filled with love and excitement is about to begin!

Territories: All the world except Asia

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Title: Am I really the strongest?

Studio: Staple Entertainment

Release date: July 2023

Synopsis: After being locked up, Haruto is reincarnated as a baby. And surprisingly, that baby is a prince! However, he is abandoned in a forest the day he was born due to his low level of magic… What will be the fate of Haruto, who inadvertently received 1000 times the normal amount of magic from the goddess of reincarnation without that no one would notice?

Territories: Worldwide except Asia, but including India

Title: I’m in Love with the Villain

Studio: Platinum Vision

Release date: October 2023

Light Novel Synopsis (via Seven Seas Entertainment): Ordinary office worker Oohashi Rae wakes up in the body of the protagonist of her favorite otome game, Revolution. To her delight, the first person to greet her is also her favorite character, Claire Francois, the main antagonist of the story! Now, Rae is determined to romance Claire instead of the game’s male leads. But how will the villainous beloved of hers react to this courtship ?!

Territories: All the world except Asia

Title: I will survive using potions!

Studio: Jumondo

Release time: 2023

Synopsis: Nagase Kaoru, a 22-year-old office worker, suddenly finds herself reincarnated in another world. To help her survive in this new world, a being that equals her god gives Kaoru a younger body and… the ability to make incredibly powerful potions?! The reincarnated Kaoru must use her knowledge and trickery to survive!

Territories: All the world except Asia


Studio: Felix Film

Release time: 2023

Synopsis: 202X AD, a future beyond Initial D. Driverless cars are in widespread use in Japan, and public roads are used for car racing. In that era, a career called MFG has become popular all over the world. Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini… Participants are invited to race with their fastest cars. One such contestant, a British racing school graduate, Kanata Rivington, returns to Japan to achieve his goal.

Territories: All the world except Asia