During its Anime NYC panel, Crunchyroll revealed a new anime adaptation of Yaongyi’s True Beauty webtoon manhwa. Additionally, the company announced plans to stream the original television anime, Delusional Monthly Magazine (Gekkan Mōsō Kagaku), and the TV anime adaptation of Pom’s Senpai wa Otokonoko (This is Him) web manga. Crunchyroll also disclosed premiere dates for the My Hero Academia UA Heroes Battle special anime and the second season of Tower of God. Lastly, the company unveiled the English dub cast for the Solo Leveling anime.

The anime adaptation of Yaongyi’s True Beauty webtoon manhwa is set to premiere in 2024, with Crunchyroll outlining the storyline:

Jugyeong, having undergone a transformation through makeup, enrolls at Saebom High School to escape her past of being bullied. The school is renowned for grooming idols, actors, and influencers through a unique tradition of anonymous voting for the school’s True Beauty goddess. The selected student stands a chance to be scouted by entertainment agencies.

As Jugyeong swiftly gains attention, earning the coveted title of the next goddess candidate and mingling with Sujin, the former two-time goddess, she discovers Sujin’s deceptive nature. Concealing malice behind a friendly facade, Sujin schemes to undermine Jugyeong using cunning tactics and traps.

Refusing to be a victim again, Jugyeong confronts Sujin, determined to claim the goddess title. Engaging in a heated voting battle while hiding her makeup-free face, her plans take an unexpected turn when Suho Lee, the school heartthrob, accidentally glimpses her bare face. Meanwhile, Jugyeong encounters the mysterious SeoJun Han, who is set on revealing her true identity.

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As Jugyeong’s life intertwines with these two characters, a captivating narrative of beauty, mystery, and self-discovery unfolds. Will Jugyeong overcome the challenges or yield to the pressures of the beauty-centric world around her? Enter the realm of “True Beauty” and witness the dramatic tale unravel!

The Solo Leveling anime’s English dub cast features:

  • Aleks Le as Jinwoo Sung
  • Justin Briner as Yoo Jinho
  • Rebecca Wang as Sung Jinah
  • Michelle Rojas as Cha Hae-in
  • Ian Sinclair as Choi Jong-in
  • Christopher R. Sabat as Baek Yoonho
  • Kent Williams as Go Gunhee
  • SungWon Cho as Woo Jinchul
  • Dani Chambers as Lee Joohee

The anime adaptation of Chugong and the late artist DUBU’s (REDICE Studio) Solo Leveling manhwa is slated for release in January 2024.

Crunchyroll describes the storyline as follows:

Following the sudden emergence of “gates” that connect our world to an alternate dimension, certain humans—known as “hunters”—awaken supernatural powers. Among them is Jinwoo Sung, a low-ranked hunter dubbed “the weakest hunter.” After a fatal encounter with high-rank dungeons, he faces a mysterious quest window on the brink of death, opting to embark on a journey of leveling up, unlike his counterparts.

Shunsuke Nakashige (Mother of the Goddess’ Dormitory) directs the anime at A-1 Pictures, while Noboru Kimura (Gundam Build Divers, Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!) serves as the head writer. Tomoko Sudo (Alice in Borderland, Fragtime) handles character design, and Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Blue Exorcist, Kill la Kill, Mobile Suit Gundam UC) composes the music.

Crunchyroll is set to start streaming the original television anime “Monthly Mōsō Science (Gekkan Mōsō Kagaku)” in January 2024.

The narrative unfolds in Most City, a town in a particular country. Nestled on the second floor of an aged building resides a publishing firm producing “Delusional Monthly Magazine.” This science periodical delves into astonishing, peculiar occurrences and inexplicable phenomena that even confound scientists. The staff comprises a stunning editor-in-chief, her sole editor, Taro J. Suzuki, and young assistant Jiro Tanaka along with his canine companion, Saburo.

The editorial space remains vacant, with Taro, Jiro, and Saburo often frequenting the Rock coffee shop on the ground floor. Everything shifts when scientist Goro Sato seeks their counsel, setting the stage for a bizarre and remarkable new tale.

Ichigo Umatani is credited for the original story, while Chizuru Miyawaki, known for works like “Gintama: The Final” and “Raven of the Inner Palace,” handles the original character designs and directs the anime at OLM (Team Yoshioka). Hiroko Kanasugi supervises the series scripts, and Akane Hirota, the chief animation director for “Komi Can’t Communicate,” designs the animated characters.

 

In 2024, Crunchyroll is set to launch the streaming of the television anime adaptation of Pom’s web manga “Senpai wa Otokonoko” (This is Him or literally, Senpai is a Boy).

Saki, a high school student, boldly confesses her love to Makoto, only to discover his hidden secret in return. Undeterred by this revelation, Saki remains enamored, seeking advice from Makoto’s childhood friend, Ryuji, on winning his heart. As feelings intertwine, a love triangle unfurls, as Ryuji grapples with emotions for his longtime friend.

Pom debuted the manga on the LINE Manga app in 2019, with Ichijinsha releasing the sixth compiled volume on July 25 and the upcoming seventh volume on November 24.

Tower of God’s second season is slated for a July 2024 debut. The narrative revolves around Rachel, who ascends the tower to witness the stars, and Bam, who follows her journey. The inaugural season premiered on Crunchyroll on April 1, 2020, with 13 episodes.

The My Hero Academia UA Heroes Battle special anime episode will stream, featuring English subtitles and an English dub, on November 30. Class 1-A finds excitement through a card game, introduced by Mirio Togata, created by the support course using U.A. students as playable characters. Screened in Japan from October 20-26, the anime’s world premiere occurred at this year’s New York Comic Con on October 13.

Source: Crunchyroll’s Anime NYC Panel (Alex Mateo)

 

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