Crunchyroll Announces 8 New Original Anime Series

Eight new original series are coming to one-stop anime shop Crunchyroll this year! Throughout 2020, all-new adventure, fantasy, supernatural romance, and historical fiction shows will be joining Crunchyroll’s already considerable anime library of 1,000 titles and 30,000 episodes. You won’t be able to find these compelling new shows anywhere else. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming original series Crunchyroll announced today and incredible talent behind them.

In/Spectre, a Crunchyroll Original anime


In/Spectre, a supernatural romance and spooky mystery, is available now. A pair sets out to solve a series of dark incidents plaguing their world, says the series description. As their unique pasts give them the ability to see monsters of myth and legend. Some creatures are harmless, but others are a threat, and it will take the two’s combined strength to defend the innocent. (Fans of Demon Slayer might want to check this one out.)

Fans of the supernatural will also enjoy Tower of God, a “dark fantasy action series [that] centers on the journey of a young man as he battles his way through the mysterious Tower, building friendships, discovering the rules that govern this tower, and facing unimaginable terrors, as he strives to find the only friend he’s ever known.” It premieres this spring.

Later in the summer comes Onyx Equinox, an anime with a time period and setting you don’t often find on any platform. From Sofia Alexander, in this story a young Aztec boy is “saved from death by the gods and chosen to act as ‘humanity’s champion,’ forced to discard his apathy toward his fellow man and prove humanity’s potential in a fight that spans across fantastical-yet-authentic Mesoamerican cultures.”

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Other series planned for release in 2020 include:

The God of High School by Yongje Park, which features tournament fighting with powers borrowed from the gods.

Noblesse from Jeho Son and Kwangsu Lee; an 800-year-old vampire noble in high school? Sign us up.

Meiji Gekken: Sword & Gun (working title) is Crunchyroll Studios Production’s Meiji-era historical fiction.

FreakAngels, based on the Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield graphic novels.

High Guardian Spice, which follows four girls training to defeat evil as they discover their true identities.

“Since our launch in 2006, Crunchyroll has been at the forefront of anime fandom and a driving force in the popularizing of this beloved genre worldwide,” said Joanne Waage, General Manager of Crunchyroll. “In keeping with this tradition, we are incredibly excited to announce our first slate of Crunchyroll Originals. These stories range from the traditional to the innovative, blending eastern and western ideas within the spectrum of anime.”

Noted publishers including Kodansha, animation studios such as MAPPA, and Crunchyroll Studios all contributed to production. Crunchyroll has co-produced more than 60 series since 2015, so this isn’t the first batch of original content for the service, but it is definitely one of the most intriguing.

Stay tuned to Crunchyroll for all of these exciting new series along with your old and current anime favorites, available to watch any time and anywhere around the world.

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