Crunchyroll has announced its first wave of anime simulcasts for the summer 2021 season.
So far, nine new premieres and 10 returning series have been announced. Premiere highlights include the Adult Swim co-production Fena: Pirate Princess, as well as new seasons of the Kyoto Animation comedy Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid and the isekai hit That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.
Official summaries of the new simulcasts are as follows:
- Fena: Pirate Princess - After an orphan escapes to the high seas, she takes her place as captain of a pirate crew for a swashbuckling adventure! Fena: Pirate Princess is a Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original premiering this summer.
- Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S - Tohru, Kobayashi and all the dragon friends are back in all-new episodes of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S!
- That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 - Rimuru and Tempest set up to clash against the forces of the Demon Lord Clayman in the continuation of Slime Season 2!
- I'm Standing on a Million Lives Season 2 - Yusuke Yotsuya and the other humans begin their fight against the Orc Army in I'm Standing on a Million Lives Season 2!
- SD Gundam World Heroes - A new SD Gundam series begins with battles set across the world stage!
- The aquatope on white sand - A former idol goes to Okinawa and finds a new life helping a struggling aquarium from shutting down.
- The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace - As demons wake from their great slumber, descendants of battle-gods called Idaten and humanity fight back!
- Girlfriend, Girlfriend - From the creator of AHO-GIRL comes a story of a triangular relationship as one high schooler dates two girlfriends at the same time!
- Peach Boy Riverside - A princess aims to travel the world when one day she encounters a famous ogre-slaying warrior!
Crunchyroll's continuing simulcasts include long-running hits One Piece, Boruto, Case Closed and My Hero Academia, as well as other shows continuing from last season's lineup, including To Your Eternity, Tokyo Revengers, Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai, Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House, Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure and Welcome to Demon School, Irima-kun! Season 2.
With 12 spaces left blank under "New Simulcasts" on Crunchyroll's lineup announcement page, and two additional blank spaces included in the "Top Titles" section, the streaming company is expected to make more licensing announcements over the next few weeks.