Crunchyroll Announces More Titles for Its Fall 2021 Anime Lineup

Crunchyroll has announced that it has added more titles for its Fall 2021 anime lineup.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride OAD
Airtime: December 2021
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Digimon Ghost Game
Airtime: TBD
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Let’s Make a Mug Too Season 2
Airtime: TBD
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

World Trigger Season 3
Airtime: TBD
Available in: North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, EMEA, and CIS

Source: Crunchyroll

World Trigger Manga to Take One Month Break Due to Author’s Health

The official Twitter account for Shueisha’s Jump SQ. magazine has announced that Daisuke Ashihara’s World Trigger manga will not appear in the magazine’s November 2021 issue on October 4, 2021, due to the author’s “sudden illness.” The Twitter account posted a letter from Ashihara where he stated that his head/neck specifically is what is in poor health right now. World Trigger is planned to resume in the December 2021 issue, which will ship in early November 2021.

The manga also took breaks in the March 2021 and May 2021 issues.

Ashihara debuted World Trigger in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2013. The manga went on hiatus in November 2016 due to Ashihara’s poor physical health, and returned in the magazine in October 2018 for five issues before moving to Shueisha’s Jump SQ. magazine in December 2018. VIZ Media is publishing the manga in English.

Source: ANN

The Third Season of the World Trigger Anime to Premiere on October 9, 2021

A livestream event for the World Trigger franchise has announced that the anime’s third season is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 9, 2021.

The third season will feature a returning cast, including:

  • Tomo Muranaka is Yūma Kuga
  • Yuuki Kaji is Osamu Mikumo
  • Nao Tamura is Chika Amator
  • Yūichi Nakamura is Yūichi Jin
  • Nobunaga Shimazaki is Hyuse

The second season of World Trigger premiered on January 9, 2021.

Source: ANN

Section23 Films Announces June 2021 Slate

Home video distributor Section23 Films has announced its June 2021 slate of anime releases.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming June 2021

Title: MYSTERIOUS GIRLFRIEND X
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 375 min.
Street Date: 6/1/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Mikoto Urabe might be an anti-social loner who sleeps on her desk, carries scissors in her underwear, and laughs insanely for no apparent reason, but when Akira Tsubaki comes into contact with her saliva, he finds himself inexplicably addicted to her. And if that’s not an unusual enough basis for a relationship, what’s even weirder is that not only does Urabe seem to find this twisted state of affairs to be completely normal, but she already appears to have plans for her new friend. But can a girl having great expectorations for you be a good thing? Find out as Urabe puts a spittle love in Tsubaki’s heart and things get REALLY bizarre as “sharing spit with a girl” takes on an entirely new meaning in the most dysfunctional bodily functional anime ever: Mysterious Girlfriend X.

Title: WORLD TRIGGER
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 3275 min.
Street Date: 6/8/2021
Format: BD
Language: 1450 / 1825 min. English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $149.98

SYNOPSIS: Four years ago, a mysterious gate to another world suddenly appeared, allowing malevolent creatures called “Neighbors” to invade Mikado City. Impervious to normal military hardware, the Neighbors seemed unstoppable until the Border Defense Agency turned the tide with a new form of weapon called a “Trigger.” Now the Neighbors are still here, lurking, while young Osamu Mikumo, one of the BDA’s latest Trigger trainees, is under orders to not use his new abilities… orders that Osamu violates when he sees a new classmate being dragged into a Forbidden Area. Instead of staging a rescue, however, Osamu is stunned to see the boy defeat the Neighbors by himself. Who is Yuma Kuga, where did he get his powers, and is he some form of Neighbor are just the first of many mysteries that Osamu will have to solve in World Trigger.

Title: TO LOVE RU DARKNESS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 6/15/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: Becoming the significant other of an alien Princess has been hard enough on Rito Yuki, but just as he’s starting to cope with life with Lala, their domestic “bliss” is torn asunder when not one but TWO more princesses are dropped into the mix. Needless to say, having Lala’s sisters, Nana and Momo, transfer to Earth is a recipe for disaster, especially after Momo decides that the way to horn in on Rito’s relationship with Lala is to bring in even more girls. And, of course, this is the point when galactic scourge Yami, the Golden Darkness, decides to pop by with an army of possessed high school students. Now it’s no longer a question of whether Rito will last to the end of the week, but whether Earth itself will survive the ultimate romantic cataclysm in To Love Ru – Darkness.

Title: QUEEN’S BLADE REBEL WARRIORS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 480 min.
Street Date: 6/15/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $79.98

SYNOPSIS: The Queen’s Blade tournament may be over, but the stories of the feisty feminine fighters continue in a scintillating collection of bodice-ripping, chest heaving yarns that will leave you breathless. First, the surviving sword maidens scatter across the lands seeking fame and fortune. With that additional exposure, however, come new dangers: witches, tentacle monsters, and even each other. Then, when the once-noble Queen Claudette’s ways seem to have turned to oppression and persecution, a new generation of warriors must take up their naked blades. Baring their fury in open rebellion, an unprecedented force of femme fatales come together with the goal of stripping the evil queen from her throne. If a heart of gold lurks in the breast of the noblest warriors, prepare to bear witness to a treasure trove of improbable magnitude in the Queen’s Blade – Rebel Warriors Collection.

Title: DORORO
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 6/29/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: Life as an orphan in feudal Japan is brutal, and while street thief Dororo has managed to survive, wile and craft can only go so far in the body of a child. Then, just when it seems that Dororo’s luck has run out, he’s rescued from a man-eating ghoul by a mysterious young man wearing a doll-like mask and artificial limbs that conceal deadly blades. Born without arms, legs, sight, hearing and even skin after his father crafted a monstrous deal with the forces of darkness, Hyakkimaru now somehow seeks out the demons who cursed him, regaining one of his lost attributes for each monster slain. With deadly secrets from his own past to protect, the young thief joins into an alliance with the impossible warrior, setting forth on a quest to restore Hyakkimaru’s stolen humanity and rid Japan of devils in Dororo.

Title: SWORDGAI
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 6/29/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: Infernal Weapons grant their wielders incredible power, but as each blade and hammer hosts an evil spirit, contracting their services requires a price few are willing to pay. Even the few who can master a demonic weapon without becoming its slave, the Chrysalis, are destined to slowly lose their humanity, transforming into beings of pure violence known as Busoma. For years, the secretive Shoshidai have sought to gather all such devices and hide them away, but not even they can always resist the temptation to take the weapons for themselves. What chance, then, does young Gai Ogata stand after his dying mother, possessed by the sword, Shiryu, leaves it for his infant hands? And when his own arm is destroyed and replaced with one made from that same sword, all hell will be unleashed in SwordGai.

World Trigger Manga to Take Another One Month Break Due to Author’s Health

The official Twitter account for Daisuke Ashihara’s World Trigger manga has announced that the manga will not appear in the magazine’s May 2021 issue on April 2, 2021, due to the author’s poor physical health. The account again confirmed that Ashihara’s illness is not COVID-19, and added that Ashihara is currently recovering. The manga also took a break from the March 2021 issue, which came out on February 4, 2021.

Ashihara debuted World Trigger in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2013. The manga went on hiatus in November 2016 due to Ashihara’s poor physical health, and returned in the magazine in October 2018 for five issues before moving to Shueisha’s Jump SQ. magazine in December 2018. VIZ Media is publishing the manga in English.

Source: ANN

The Third Season of the World Trigger Anime to Premiere in October 2021

The stage presentation for the World Trigger franchise at the AnimeJapan 2021 event revealed that the previously announced third season of the anime will premiere in October 2021.

The third season will feature a returning cast, including:

  • Tomo Muranaka is Yūma Kuga
  • Yuuki Kaji is Osamu Mikumo
  • Nao Tamura is Chika Amator
  • Yūichi Nakamura is Yūichi Jin
  • Nobunaga Shimazaki is Hyuse

The second season of World Trigger premiered on January 9, 2021.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces May 2021 Manga Releases

VIZ Media has announced the company’s manga releases for May 2021.

Shonen Jump

Undead Unluck Volume 1
Story and Art by Yoshifumi Tozuka

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

All Fuuko wants is a whirlwind romance like the one in her favorite shojo manga. Unfortunately, her Unluck ability makes that impossible. But just as Fuuko hits rock bottom, Andy sweeps her off her feet—literally. Now she’s become Andy’s unwilling test subject as he works to find a way to trigger a stroke of Unluck big enough to kill him for good. However, when the pair discovers a secret organization is hunting them, it puts Andy’s burial plans on hold.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4–Diamond Is Unbreakable Volume 9
Story and Art by Hirohiko Araki

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

Diamond is unbreakable. Josuke, Koichi, Okuyasu, Jotaro, Rohan and their newfound friends have been searching Morioh for any trace of the serial killer and Stand user Yoshikage Kira. After much effort and many battles against enemy Stands, they’ve found their prey. But does Kira have the upper hand after all? This is it. Witness the final battle of Yoshikage Kira and Josuke Higashikata, as Deadly Queen and Shining Diamond go head-to-head.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Volume 11
Creator/Supervisor: Masashi Kishimoto, Art by Mikio Ikemoto, Script by Ukyo Kodachi

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

In order to rescue Naruto, Boruto and his teammates find themselves up against the dastardly Boro. This new team will need to learn to work together quickly to have any hope of surviving.

World Trigger Volume 22
Story and Art by Daisuke Ashihara

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

It’s round eight of the Rank Wars, and Hyuse is heavily damaged and flanked by rival squads. The whole match hinges on Chika’s ability to shoot people and the squad’s overall strategy against Ninomiya. Tamakoma-2’s ticket to the away mission depends on placing high in B-rank as the final match hurtles towards a conclusion.

The Promised Neverland Volume 19
Story by Kaiu Shirai, Art by Posuka Demizu

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

With the queen now dead, chaos envelops the demon world. Emma and her friends head back to Grace Field House in order to rescue the other children from Peter Ratri, but can they make it in time? The final battle for the children’s future begins.

Black Clover Volume 25
Story and Art by Yuki Tabata

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The Spade Kingdom’s Dark Triad has launched an all-out attack on the Heart Kingdom and the Black Bulls. While Asta and company have gotten stronger, can they stand up to these new devil-possessed mages? This might be the perfect time for Yami to save the day.

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Volume 19
Story and Art by Aka Akasaka

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Will this romantic comedy turn into a thriller? Two warring factions in Kaguya’s family are trying to force her personal assistant, Ai, to abandon Kaguya and serve them. While Miyuki tries to save Ai from getting kidnapped, she sends an urgent message to Kaguya to meet her at the place where their relationship began—but Kaguya can’t figure out where that is. Meanwhile, as Yu and Tsubame grow closer, Miko grows more jealous, and different student council factions clash over whom Yu should date.

Haikyu!! Volume 44
Story and Art by Haruichi Furudate

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Hinata and Kageyama finally meet again, this time in the V.League. Even against the high-level plays between the toptier Adlers and Black Jackals, Hinata shows off all that he can do and makes a big splash. Once again facing Hinata as an opponent, Kageyama watches him navigate the court with growing excitement. Which one of these two monsters will come out on top?

Shojo Beat

Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 13
Story and Art by Sorata Akiduki

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Shirayuki is headed to Lilias to work as an herbalist and researcher, and she can’t hold back the tears when she realizes how much she’ll miss everyone. Luckily, Zen knows just what to say to her. And later, Obi makes a stunning confession to Zen.

Daytime Shooting Star Volume 12
Story and Art by Mika Yamamori

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Suzume has moved to Tokyo and is living with her uncle. Suzume and Mamura enjoy some much-needed alone time in Okinawa. That is, until Suzume spots a guy who looks a lot like Mr. Shishio. Finally, the time has come for Suzume to confront her feelings once and for all. Who will she choose? Find out in the series’ dramatic conclusion.

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 8
Story and Art by Io Sakisaka

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Love and friendship have become quite complicated for these four friends. Yuna and Rio have started dating, and Akari and Kazuomi are growing closer. But now that Akari’s ex-boyfriend wants her back, will Kazuomi find the right time to tell Akari how he feels?

Shortcake Cake Volume 12
Story and Art by Suu Morishita

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Riku moves back into his childhood home, but he invites everyone from the boardinghouse to a hot springs resort to spend time together. Is there a future together for Riku and Ten?

The King’s Beast Volume 2
Story and Art by Rei Toma

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Rangetsu knows she must keep a low profile in the palace if she’s to have any hope of tracking down her brother’s killer. But when an Ajin is wrongly accused of murder, can Rangetsu stand idly by when she knows that Prince Tenyou has the power to prevent another horrible injustice?

VIZ Media

Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Volume 13
Story and Art by Hiromu Arakawa

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$19.99

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. The secret and sinister origin of the homunculi that hound them is revealed while the brothers’ father positions himself for the conflict to come.

YO-KAI WATCH Volume 17
Story and Art by Noriyuki Konishi

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

A mysterious door opens, causing Nate to run into weird and wacky Yo-kai from the past, present and future. Watch as they participate in a battle royale to decide which Yo-kai is the strongest.

Pokemon: Sun & Moon Volume 10
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$4.99

Lost in an alternate dimension, Sun and Moon battle to help their new friends defend the eternally dark city of Ultra Megalopolis. But then a betrayal deprives them of their transportation home.

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow Volume 7
Story and Art by Makoto Hagino

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

As the only two members of the Aquarium Club, Konatsu senses that she and Koyuki are connected by loneliness, and she’s afraid that her bond with Koyuki is weakening as it gradually changes. When Konatsu’s feelings finally erupt. Koyuki resolves to face her head on, leading to a clash of feelings before the girls can confirm how important they are to each other.

Splatoon Volume 12
Story and Art by Sankichi Hinodeya

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

The final chapter of the Hero Mode arc is here. Find out how it ends for Specs and the gang. And then, a brand new story brings you further into the world of Splatoon. It’s time to get to know Sheldon. His adventure starts right now.

VIZ Signature

Urusei Yatsura Volume 10
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

There’s never a dull moment on the beach in summer, especially when Ataru and Mendo encounter a beautiful woman looking for her lost child on the bottom of the ocean. Could this be Ryunosuke’s missing mother? Later, Ataru and Ten’s ongoing battle for dominance creates some serious collateral damage when Lum gets hit point-blank with a projectile rice cooker. Will she ever talk to them again?

BEASTARS Volume 12
Story and Art by Paru Itagaki

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

As a consequence of his savage battle with brown bear Riz, doors begin to close for gray wolf Legoshi, and he must strike out on his own. Temptation arises when he makes a new herbivore friend, Merino sheep Seven, who is being harassed at work by her carnivore colleagues. We finally meet the current valiant Beastar, horse Yahya, who shares a history with Legoshi’s family. Like Legoshi and Louis, Yahya strives to make the world a better place—but do his ends justify his means? Then, both Louis and Legoshi must come to terms with their father figures…

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Volume 8
Story and Art by Yuji Kaku

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$12.99

The surviving members of the exploration party stage a desperate raid on Horai, the center of Lord Tensen’s operations, while a landing party full of new enemies closes in. Battling these supernatural beings is a life-and-death proposition, requiring total focus and extreme skill. A moment’s distraction could be fatal. Gabimaru and Sagiri must overcome their foes, but the odds are stacked against them.

No Guns Life Volume 10
Story and Art by Tasuku Karasuma

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Juzo and Mary survived the Weapons Vault and their meeting with Number 12. Although the encounter left them with some troubling questions, the answers will have to wait—Juzo still has bills to pay. The daily work of an Extended private investigator is a far cry from digging into the conspiracies of a megacorporation, but no less dangerous. When a client comes to Juzo asking him to investigate insurance fraud, Juzo promises to discover the truth, even if his client doesn’t want to hear it.

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Volume 2
Story by Haro Aso, Art by Kotaro Takata

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

When Akira and Kencho make an impromptu trip to Ikebukuro to snag a widescreen TV, they find themselves trapped by zombies along with a handful of beautiful strangers. As Akira tries to cozy up to the girls to strike another item off of his bucket list, he engages in a conversation about childhood dreams, but he can’t recall his own.

The Way of the Househusband Volume 5
Story and Art by Kousuke Oono

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Tatsu is ambushed by a yakuza with a beef, and there’s only one way to settle things—an epic rap battle. But this throwdown is only a warm-up for the buffet battle yet to come, because when you’re the Immortal Dragon, you don’t choose the househusband life, it chooses you.

Levius/est Volume 8
Story and Art by Haruhisa Nakata

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

When Oliver, the indestructible champion of Mechanical Martial Arts, attacks challenger Levius’s body and mind, Levius must decide if the time has come to replace his medical prosthesis with a military-grade combat arm. A.J. risked her life in an effort to save him, so Levius knows if he loses, it may mean more than one death…

Shonen Sunday

Fly Me to the Moon Volume 5
Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Nasa and Tsukasa may be temporarily homeless, but life isn’t all bad for the newlyweds. Staying at the neighborhood public bath, they earn their keep by helping out and still have time for cooking parties and retro video games. And in the course of their new life together, Nasa finally manages to plan a simple date.

RIN-NE Volume 39
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Rumors are flying about Kain interviewing for an arranged marriage. Renge, who has a massive crush on him, is raking in big bucks at her seaside food stand when Kain suddenly shows up. Renge’s over the moon when he invites her to meet with him that night, but becomes despondent when the rumors about his arranged marriage reach her. In an act of self-destructive desperation, Renge confesses to Kain that she’s his most despised enemy, a damashigami.

Kenjiro Tsuda Succeeds Keiji Fujiwara as Takumi Rindō in World Trigger Anime

The official website for the World Trigger anime has announced that Kenjiro Tsuda will play Takumi Rindō in the series. The character will appear in the eighth episode of the show’s second season on March 6, 2021.

Keiji Fujiwara previously played the character in the first anime season. Fujiwara passed away in April 2020 at 55 due to cancer.

The second season of the World Trigger anime premiered in Japan on January 9, 2021.

Source: ANN

World Trigger Anime’s Broadcast in Japan Is Delayed This Week Due to Earthquake News Coverage

The sixth episode of the new season of the World Trigger anime was scheduled to air on TV Asahi on February 14, 2021 at 1:30 a.m. JST but has been delayed due to special news coverage of an earthquake that hit Northeastern Japan the previous night. An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 hit Northeastern Japan on February 13, 2021 at 11:08pm JST. It registered at a six-plus on the Japanese scale of zero to seven in four municipalities in Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures.

Crunchyroll confirmed on Twitter that the broadcast has been canceled and that the new broadcast date will be shared once available. The official Twitter account of the World Trigger anime also announced the delay. Later, it was announced that the episode will air February 21, 2021 at 1:30 a.m. JST.

Source: ANN

World Trigger Manga to Take a One Month Break Due to Author’s “Sudden Illness”

The official Twitter account for Daisuke Ashihara’s World Trigger manga has announced that the manga will not appear in Jump SQ.‘s March 2021 issue on February 4, 2021, due to the author’s “sudden illness.” The account confirmed that Ashihara’s illness is not COVID-19, and added that Ashihara is currently recovering. The manga should return in the magazine’s April 2021 issue on March 4, 2021.

Ashihara debuted World Trigger in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2013. The manga went on hiatus in November 2016 due to Ashihara’s poor physical health, and returned in the magazine in October 2018 for five issues before moving to Shueisha’s Jump SQ. magazine in December 2018.

Source: ANN