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Anime Expo 2023 Day 3: Persona Game Updates from ATLUS and Content Updates from Crunchyroll

by Neil Bui

ATLUS and Crunchyroll shared major updates of their own on Day 3 of Anime Expo 2023 including updates on new game titles (Persona 5 Tactica and Persona 3 Reload) and Crunchyroll content such as One Piece, Solo Leveling, A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special, My Hero Academia’s collaboration with the NBA, and more.

ATLUS: Persona 5 Tactica and Persona 3 Reload

During the ATLUS Presents: The Official Persona 5 Tactica Panel today at Anime Expo 2023, a new character reveal trailer debuted for the upcoming strategy RPG Persona 5 Tactica that dives into the background and unique skill sets that Joker, Morgana, and new character Erina bring into battle against the Legionnaires. Persona 5 Tactica will be on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, Windows, Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch November 17, 2023.

During the ATLUS Presents: The Official Persona 3 Reload Panel, a new gameplay video and character details were revealed for the highly anticipated RPG remake, Persona 3 Reload coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, Windows, Steam, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 in early 2024.

One Piece English Dub Coming to Crunchyroll

During the Crunchyroll Industry Panel, the video streaming service announced that the first 964 episodes of the English dub of One Piece, which follows the story up through the Wano Country story arc would be added to its streaming catalog starting July 5 and will be rolled out in scheduled batches in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The English dub episodes 965-976 from Season 14 Voyage 7 will be streamed for the very first time on Crunchyroll, with new episodes of the English dub released regularly on Crunchyroll moving forward as they are produced.

My Hero Academia Collaboration with the NBA

Crunchyroll is collaborating with TOHO animation, the National Basketball Association (NBA), NBALAB, and HYPERFLY on a My Hero Academia collab that brings a one-of-a-kind streetwear line with exclusive items that will debut this weekend at NBA Con in Las Vegas and a full range of merch launching this fall.

A new trailer for A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special debuted during the panel with the series launch set for October 2023. Is returner going to be the next genre that will have a surge of series release following the most recent focus on isekai (Japanese: 異世界 means “different world” or “otherworld” and refers to a genre of speculative fiction—both portal fantasy and science fiction are included)?

Additional Updates On Solo Leveling, Other Series, and Sony Music

Additionally, a new trailer for Solo Leveling was revealed with the series coming next winter.

From the creator of the action role-playing game Nier comes the anime, KamiErabi GOD.app, out on Crunchyroll this October 2023.

Metallic Rouge is an original work from studio BONES in celebration of their 25th anniversary that is coming to Crunchyroll January 2024.

The following titles were acquired by Crunchyroll:

The Apothecary Diaries

Coming Soon 2023, Worldwide excluding Asia

Synopsis: Maomao lived a peaceful life with her apothecary father. Until one day, she’s sold as a lowly servant to the emperor’s palace. But she wasn’t meant for a compliant life among royalty. So when imperial heirs fall ill, she decides to step in and find a cure! This catches the eye of Jinshi, a handsome palace official who promotes her. Now, she’s making a name for herself solving medical mysteries!

The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of Rust Mountain

Coming October 2023, Worldwide excluding Asia, Indian Subcontinent for non-exclusive streaming rights only

Synopsis: Two years had passed since he left the City of the Dead, and Will was seventeen by count. As a lord, he developed “Torch Port, a river port of light”, and gradually the people’s activities and smiles returned to “Beast Woods”. However, out-of-season flowers bloom profusely, and an abnormality is discovered in the forest. Will and his friends head into the depths of the forest to solve this problem, and receive an ominous prophecy from the king of the forest. “In the Iron Rust Mountains, the ‘Fire of Black Calamity’ will occur. The fire will spread, or it will burn everything in this land.” What is the calamity that sleeps in the ruined dwarven city of Tetsusabi Sanmyaku…!?


Coming Soon 2023 for the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Latin America, Russian Speaking Territories

Season 1 Synopsis: “I’m not saving the world. I just kill goblins.” Rumor has it that, in a certain guild in the middle of nowhere, there is an extraordinary man who has climbed all the way to the Silver rank just by killing goblins. At the same guild, a priestess who’s just become a new adventurer has formed her first party… and the man who ends up rescuing that party when they get into trouble is none other than the Goblin Slayer.

The Kingdoms of Ruin

Coming October 2023, Worldwide excluding Asia

Synopsis: Witches once blessed the human race with wisdom and peace. But the Redia Empire’s “Gear Expansion” brought about a culture of science that far surpassed magic, and witches were viewed as enemies impeding the progress of civilization. Thus began the witch hunts. One human named Adonis, who was raised by a witch named Chloe, swears revenge against the human race that took his beloved mentor from him. What salvation can be found at the end of a bloodbath fueled by utter despair?

I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince So I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability

Coming April 2024, Worldwide excluding Asia

Synopsis: The qualities valued most in the study of magic are bloodline, aptitude, and effort. There was one sorcerer who, despite his deep love for magic, was born a commoner and thus lacked the bloodline and aptitude for it. As he died an unnatural death, he wished he had studied magic more while he had the chance. Then, he was reincarnated as Lloyd, the seventh prince of the Kingdom of Saloum and one blessed with a strong magical bloodline. Reborn with all his memories intact, along with the perfect bloodline and immense talent, he was determined to enjoy his new life, using his extraordinary magical abilities to master the study of magic that was beyond his reach in his previous life!

To Be Hero X

Launch is to be announced

Synopsis: In this world, people’s beliefs create heroes. The hero that gains the most belief is named Hero X.

Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki 2nd Stage

Coming January 2024, Worldwide excluding Asia (exclusive), Bhutan and India (non-exclusive), and Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (exclusive for Russian, non-exclusive for other languages)

Season 1 Synopsis: With no written rules, the real world is hard for gamer Tomozaki Fumiya, but he’s about to get the experience he needs from a seasoned player.

Black Butler

Coming 2024 from Aniplex and Crunchyroll, Worldwide excluding Asia

Series Synopsis: A new season of Black Butler returns in 2024!


Coming January 2024, Worldwide excluding Japan

Synopsis: When Arajin Tomoshibi reunites with his former best friend, Matakara Asamine, he finds himself involved in a battle among some of the strongest guys around. And then the shadow of a giant genie suddenly looms over them…

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