This is the kind of panel you walk into thinking you'll see a few previews and walk out of unnaturally impatient to stream everything from your smartphone, like, yesterday. Think new seasons of Food Wars (basically Iron Chef in an anime), My Hero Academia and Black Clover, an altverse version of Steins;Gate, and so many new series it's impossible to decide which one to watch every single episode of first. Even a video game version of Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in the Dungeon? now exists.
Pickup lines are probably the last thing on anyone's mind when facing off against a pack of raging wolves.
For anyone who ever wanted to be Sailor Moon or Creamy Mami or Madoka Kaname, Magical Girl Ore is a different take on the subgenre that involves extreme bodybuilding and deceptively cute demons. Princess Mononoke fans need to watch Golden Kamuy, which takes off on a perilous quest through the harsh northern wilderness. Post-apocalyptic Darling in the Franxx follows mecha pilots fusing together to ward off the klaxosaurs that threaten humanity is a must-see for anyone into Voltron.
Somewhere in-between new and ongoing is Steins;Gate 0, which is what could have happened in the original Steins;Gate in a parallel universe. There's always a "could have" with time travel. In this iteration, a time splinter from an unknown period of time splits and Okabe is suddenly trying to make time travel happen with a microwave and a banana. Somehow this will all make sense.
Crunchyroll Movie Night will also be a thing soon. The Bungo Stray Dogs movie Dead Apple, which follows a mysterious case of people with supernatural powers dying and a rising underworld that can only be stopped by the Armed Detective Agency, hits theaters for three days next month. This is more definite proof that anime really is taking over the universe.
Watch the video if you want to get in on every potential obsession Crunchyroll will be releasing this season. By the way, you can't overlook the huge BaNyaNya in their collage of fan photos.
Additional material by Elizabeth Rayne.