Crunchyroll to Simulcast The 8th Son, My Next Life as a Villainess, So I’m a Spider So What?, Plus Konosuba Season 2 English Dub Premiere Date Revealed

Streaming service Crunchyroll recently ran its 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards ceremony and along the way, a few announcements were revealed to the audience and online viewers on social media.


Konosuba Season 2 English Dub Premiere Date!

As we briefly mentioned a few days ago, Crunchyroll had no updates on the English dub for Konosuba: God’s blessing on this wonderful world! Season 2 since its reveal back in July 2019, but now the wait is almost over. We can now confirm that the premiere date has been revealed!

The dub will launch exclusively to Crunchyroll on Tuesday 25th February 2020. The first season’s English dub is already available to stream on the service. The second season aired in January 2017 and was animated by studio Deen as well as directed by Takaomi Kanasaki. The story is based on the light novel series written by Natsume Akatsuki with illustrations by Kurone Mishima. The light novel source material is available to read under Yen Press (via its Yen On imprint).


Upcoming Anime Coming to Crunchyroll!

The remaining announcements were for upcoming simulcasts that will launch on Crunchyroll for streaming. Coincidently, every single announcement is from the Isekai genre (summoned or reincarnated into another world).

The first is My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (Otome Gēmu no Hametsu Furagu Shika Nai Akuyaku Reijō ni Tensei Shiteshimatta…) which will begin airing this Spring 2020 anime season (April 2020). The show will be animated by studio Silver Link and directed by Keisuke Inoue. The story is based on the light novel series written by Satoru Yamaguchi with illustrations by Nami Hidaka. The light novel source material is available to read on J-Novel Club.

Plot Synopsis (via Crunchyroll):

“Wealthy heiress Katarina Claes is hit in the head with a rock and recovers the memories of her past life. It turns out the world she lives in is the world of the game Fortune Lover, an otome game she was obsessed with in her past life… but she’s been cast as the villain character who tries to foil the protagonist’s romances!

The best ending the game has for Katarina is exile, and the worst, death! She’ll have to find a way to avoid triggering the flags of doom, and make her own happy future! The misunderstanding-based screwball love comedy now begins!”

The second is the long-awaited So I’m a Spider, So What? (Kumo desu ga, Nani ka?) which will begin airing later this year. The anime adaptation was announced back in 2018 and currently, there are no details on who will be animating the series. The story is based on the light novel series written by Okina Baba with illustrations by Tsukasa Kiryu. The light novel source material is available to read under Yen Press (via its Yen On imprint).

Plot Synopsis (via Crunchyroll):

“I used to be a normal high school girl but in the blink of an eye, I woke up in a place I’ve never seen before and-and I was reborn as a spider?! How could something that’s nothing more than a tiny spider (that’s me) possibly survive in literally the worst dungeon ever? Are there no rules? There should be some rules! Who the hell is responsible for this? SHOW YOUR FACE!

The third is the second season for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken) which will begin airing this Autumn 2020 anime season (October 2020). The show will be animated by studio 8 Bit and directed by Yasuhito Kikuchi. The story is based on the light novel series written by Fuse with illustrations by Mitz Vah. The light novel source material is available to read under Yen Press (via its Yen On imprint). An English dub has also been confirmed and will stream exclusively through Funimation.

Plot Synopsis (via Crunchyroll):

“Corporate worker Mikami Satoru is stabbed by a random killer, and is reborn to an alternate world. But he turns out to be reborn a slime! Thrown into this new world with the name Rimuru, he begins his quest to create a world that’s welcoming to all races.

The fourth is The 8th son? Are you kidding me? (Hachinan tte, Sore wa Nai Deshō!) which will begin airing this Spring 2020 anime season (April 2020). The show will be animated by studios Shin-Ei Animation and SynergySP and directed by Tatsuo Miura. The story is based on the light novel series written by Y.A. with illustrations by Fuzichoco.

Plot Synopsis (via Crunchyroll):

“The story of the series follows Shingo Ichinomiya, a 25-year-old employee with a trading company, who wakes up one morning in a different world with the body and memories of Wendelin von Benno Baumeister, the 5-year-old, magically-gifted eighth son of a poor noble family that owns huge tracts of land in the frontier. In these strange new circumstances, Shingo / Wendelin decides to use his magical talents to make a living as an adventurer.


Source: Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2020

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Grav is your average generic anime character who went to University, joined and took over the Sheffield Hallam anime society, graduated, got a job, and after various tropes is now back at University. He considers himself a man of culture and likes a lot of anime, even the ones that are considered bad. He likes harems, isekai and pouts too.

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