The Extraordinary Crunchyroll Summer 2023 Release Schedule Announced

Crunchyroll has revealed the Summer anime line-up for 2023. The schedule for simulcast content starts this July.
Crunchyroll Summer 2023

The Crunchyroll Summer line-up for 2023 has been revealed including a range of amazing Anime this season. The streaming service is gifting a huge amount of content to enjoy with over 40 Simulcast anime featuring new, returning, and even continuing series. The schedule includes fantastic anime such as Horimiya: The Missing Pieces, Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander The Dungeon, Masamune-Kun’s Revenge, and even the return of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation. Here are the fantastic headliners coming to the platform for a whole new selection of anime to enjoy.  

Crunchyroll has wrapped up its Spring line-up of anime as we head into the summer season, featuring a whole new range of content. The fantastic anime recently featured on the Simulcast line-up have included new releases such as The Aristocrat’s Otherworldly Adventure: Serving Gods Who Go Too Far, The Legendary Hero is Dead, Mashle: Magic and Muscles, and more. The fantastic new anime is now ending to make room for new debuts, including the latest installments ending for returning anime such as In Another World With My Smartphone, Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-Kun, and Dr. Stone


Fans can enjoy the latest upcoming releases simulcast to Crunchyroll starting from July 1. These are some of the latest content that will be simulcast weekly during the Summer Season, with dub date launches to be announced when scheduled. The schedule and dub languages are subject to change and availability may vary based on region so ensure to check as the dates listed only reflect the new subtitled simulcast premieres. Without further ado, here is a great selection of new anime to dive into during the summer season in 2023.  

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JULY 1 on Crunchyroll

Horimiya: The Missing Pieces (CloverWorks) 

When the popular Hori and the gloomy Miyamura meet, they reveal another side of themselves. Could this be the start of something new?

o    Dubs include: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Castilian Spanish, Hindi, and Russian 

Am I Actually the Strongest? (Staple Entertainment) 

After being a shut-in, Haruto is reincarnated as a baby. And amazingly, that baby is a prince! However, he’s abandoned in a forest on the day he’s born because of his low magic level… What will be the fate of Haruto, who was inadvertently given 1000 times the normal amount of magic by the goddess of reincarnation without anyone noticing?!

o    Dubs include: English 

AYAKA (Studio Blanc.) 

The story follows Yukito Yanagi, an orphan who one day encounters an eccentric disciple of his father’s. The strange man takes him to his birthplace on Ayakajima, made up of seven islands where mysterious beings called “Mitama” and dragons are rumored to reside. There, Yukito meets his father’s two other disciples, who protect the harmony of Ayakajima… which soon threatens to collapse.

o    Dubs include: English 

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My Tiny Senpai (Project No.9) 

When Shinozaki started his new job, he didn’t expect his superior to be so…cute!? He struggled to learn the ropes until Katase, his tiny and kind senpai, took him under her wing. But as they grow closer, he hopes her attention might mean something more.

o    Dubs include: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Hindi 

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout The Animation (LIDENFILMS) 

The village of Rasenboden lies on Kurken Island, which is surrounded by a lake. Time travels slowly on this island that’s on the outskirts of the Roteswasser Kingdom. In this quiet little village with very little excitement lived Ryza, a girl with entirely too much energy for this quiet village, whose main feature was that she’s so ordinary that she has no outstanding features. “Sigh… Isn’t there anything exciting to do?” Ryza wasn’t satisfied with solely being known as an ordinary farmer’s daughter in the uptight, boring little village.

So one day, she sneaks onto a little boat with her childhood friends Lent and Tao, and they have their first adventure to the opposite shore. There, she encounters a man who uses a mysterious power called alchemy. Ryza is completely enchanted by this power and asks him to teach it to her. From an ordinary farmer’s daughter to an alchemist… This was something completely new. Their own little adventure one summer is about to begin—

JULY 2 on Crunchyroll

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 (Studio Bind) 

A 34-year-old virgin loser is kicked out of his home by his family and realized that his life is completely over. As he regrets wasting his life, a truck runs him over and he died. When he wakes up, he’s in a world of sword and sorcery! Reborn as a baby named Rudeus, he decides that this time, he’ll live a life he won’t regret. Using his knowledge from his past life, he quickly develops a talent for magic and is given a small girl as a tutor. He also meets a beautiful quarter-elf with emerald green hair. The new life he always wanted is about to begin. A fantasy story about living the life you’ve always wanted begins here!

o    Dubs include: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Castilian Spanish, and Russian 

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JULY 3 on Crunchyroll 

Sweet Reincarnation (SynergySP) 

A boy named Pastry is set to become the next lord of the destitute dominion of Morteln. He’s known for having remarkable talent for his age… and it just so happens he was a genius pastry chef with a promising future in his previous life! He still retains his determination to make sweets that will make everyone smile, even after reincarnating as Pastry.

But many challenges stand before him, including bandits attacking his domain, malicious and eccentric nobles, an unfortunate financial situation, and land so barren that even water is scarce. The only weapons he has to fight them with are his own ingenuity and love for making sweets. Can Pastry succeed in bringing happiness to the land?!

o    Dubs include: English and German 

Masamune-kun’s Revenge R (SILVER LINK.) 

“I’ve returned to this town for revenge!” Eight years ago, Makabe Masamune, a weak and chubby boy, was harshly rejected by the beautiful Adagaki Aki. Now, he’s lost a ton of weight, changed his name, and returned as a handsome teenage boy… all to make the “Brutal Princess” Aki fall in love with him so that he can reject her just as harshly as she did.

o    Dubs include: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Castilian Spanish, and Hindi 

Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari Cour 2 (Bandai Namco Pictures) 

Filled with rage against spirits known as tsukumogami, Kunato Hyoma is sent to live with Nagatsuki Botan to help him see a different side. Though both are part of a clan that return the spirits back to their world with divine powers, their experiences with the otherworldly vessels are vastly different. Kunato, robbed of a loved one, and Nagatsuki, saved by them. Can she get through to him?

JULY 4 on Crunchyroll 

The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses (GoHands) 

Komura-kun, a slightly shy middle school boy, has a crush on his bespectacled classmate, Mie-san, who sits next to him. “I wish she would look at me, even if it has to be through those thick lenses.” He goes about his life, unable to bring himself to talk to this strangely charming girl. Three days into a new seating arrangement, Mie-san has forgotten her glasses again. Komura-kun tries his best to help her, but when she gets up close to him to try to see, his heart starts racing uncontrollably!

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JULY 5 on Crunchyroll 

Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon (AXsiZ; Studio Gokumi) 

The future of this fantasy world now lies in the hands of…a vending machine! Hakkon was once a human, until he died in an accident and was reincarnated as a sentient piece of machinery. While he can still hear and see, there’s no way for him to move by himself or speak more than his programmed phrases. How can he make the most of this strange new life?

o    Dubs include: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Castilian Spanish, and Hindi 

Undead Murder Farce (Lapin Track) 

The 19th century — a world inhabited by vampires, golems, werewolves and other paranormal creatures. Immortal beauty and disembodied head Aya Rindo, along with half-human-half-demon “Demon Killer” Tsugaru Shunichi and her loyal maid Shizuku Hasei, travels through Europe as supernatural detective “The Cage User,” solving supernatural mysteries while she searches for her lost body.

JULY 7 on Crunchyroll 

Reign of the Seven Spellblades (J.C. Staff) 

It’s springtime at Kimberly Magic Academy, and new students are beginning their first year. Among them are a skilled and studious boy, Oliver, and a headstrong samurai girl, Nanao. They soon form a unique bond in the halls of Kimberly, but this picturesque school isn’t what it seems. Dark secrets and endless danger lurk behind every corner. Can these wizards make it to graduation alive?!

o    Dubs include: English, German, and Hindi 

The Masterful Cat is Depressed Again Today (GoHands) 

When Saku took in a stray black cat, she never expected that he would become the equivalent of a housekeeping life partner. But Yukichi, a giant cat who towers over Saku, is not your ordinary feline. He takes great pride in his culinary skills, and a good sale at the supermarket always gets his whiskers twitching. Saku may not have her act together yet, but at least she has Yukichi!

The Gene of AI (Madhouse) 

Hikaru Sudo is a human doctor who specializes in treating humanoids, who come to him with various problems and worries. Although humanoids suffer from “diseases” like humans, there are “treatment” options available only to them. In a world where humans, humanoids, and robots live alongside one another in daily life, the protagonist is a human doctor who treats humanoids.

This is a wide-ranging story that examines the problems that arise due to differences between human and humanoids perspectives, not by focusing on war, terrorism, murder, conspiracy, violence or, hatred, but instead on love and friendship. 

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Sugar Apple Fairy Tale Season 2 (J.C. Staff) 

In a world where fairies are bought and sold to the highest bidder, humans aren’t exactly on friendly terms with the fae folk. But friendship is exactly what Anne Halford seeks with Challe, her new fairy bodyguard, though he’s not so keen on the idea. As his new master, Anne tasks him with escorting her through a particularly dangerous area, but with a reluctant bodyguard eager to escape a life of servitude, she’ll have to deal with a lot more than she bargained for…

o    Dubs include: English 

Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3 (TMS Entertainment) 

Kinoshita Kazuya is a 20-year-old failure of a college student. He managed to kiss his girlfriend once, but was dumped after a month. “Ugh… Damn it. I never want to go through that again.” Completely spiteful, Kazuya uses a certain method to date a girl. He goes to their meeting place and suddenly hears, “You’re Kazuya-kun, right?” A beautiful girl brushing her long, black hair behind her ear was there, smiling at him. Her name was Mizuhara Chizuru. Something real is born after just a single rental! A reckless rom-com filled with love and excitement is about to begin!

o    Dubs include: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Castilian Spanish, and Hindi 

Cardfight!! Vanguard will+Dress Season 3 (Gift-o’-Animatio; Kinema Citrus; Studio Jemi) 

Third-year middle school student Yu-yu Kondo lives in Kanazawa city of the country of Kaga. 

Being unable to reject requests, Yu-yu often gets caught up in his sister’s hobbies. When Yu-yu could no longer bear it and ran away from home, he was saved by Megumi Okura. Megumi invites Yu-yu to the Night Amusement Park “Wonder Hill” where her friends gather. The amusement park is where many youths of the Vanguard-centric group “Team Blackout” gather. And this is how Yu-yu encounters Vanguard and was drawn in by the appeal of Vanguard and the world and friends he had never seen before. 

JULY 8 on Crunchyroll 

Liar, Liar (Geek Toys) 

A mind game of lies and deceit begins! At Academy Island, students battle in Games to win stars, hoping to earn the prestigious title “Seven Star.” Sarasa is last year’s champion and is on track to win again until Hiroto, a new transfer student, hits the scene. Surprisingly, Hiroto defeats her by sheer luck! Now, he must use bluffs and trickery to stay on top.

o    Dubs include: English 

My Unique Skill Makes Me OP even at Level 1 (Maho Film) 

Sato Ryota, a salaryman working for an exploitative company, suddenly finds himself inside an unfamiliar dungeon in a strange world where monsters drop all sorts of items as loot. With the help of a girl he happens to run into named Emily, he’s able to check his own stats… and finds that all of them, both physical and magical, are at rank F (the weakest)!

What’s more, his level is stuck at 1 (the lowest)! Ryota is on the verge of utter despair… but then he learns that he also has “Drop Skill: All S,” the most powerful unique skill there is! Can Ryota manage to survive in this bizarre world?! The strongest and weakest adventure of all is about to begin!

o    Dubs include: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Castilian Spanish, Hindi, and Arabic 

TenPuru (Gekkou) 

“I know! I’ll become a monk!” Akagami Akemitsu has spent his days and nights absorbed in studying and part-time work in an effort to distance himself from his family, which is notorious as a household of philanderers. One day, he falls in love at first sight with a girl named Aoba Yuzuki, and suddenly he’s constantly drowning in worldly desires. Hoping to fight back against his genes and live a more stoic life, he enters a temple… only to find out that it’s a convent filled with gorgeous girls! So begins a new rom-com about the temple life of three adorable triplets and two beautiful freeloaders!

o    Dubs include: English 

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JULY 9 on Crunchyroll 

Classroom for Heroes (Actas) 

At a school for heroes-in-training, one boy with a legendary secret joins the student ranks!

o    Dubs include: Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese 

JULY 12 on Crunchyroll 

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5 (Bones) 

Detective employees are caught one after another, and Kamui, the leader of Tenjin Goshui, is closing in on the Armed Detective Agency. Will the Agency survive?!

o    Dubs include: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and French 

Saint Cecilia & Pastor Lawrence (Doga Kobo) 

Saint Cecilia graciously guides the churchgoers of a quaint town with insightful advice. But once the pews are empty, the sweet saint becomes adorably lazy. Lawrence, the overprotective pastor, can’t help but dote upon the listless girl. While the unlikely pair leads a simple life together, Cecilia develops a secret crush on the oblivious pastor and finds herself falling in love!

o    Dubs include: English 

JULY 13 on Crunchyroll 

The Devil is a Part-Timer!! Season 2 (Studio 3Hz) 

When Sadao Maou (Satan) finds himself on the cusp of victory, he is foiled by the hero Emilia and has to make his escape through a portal to modern day Japan. Trapped in a new world with no practical skills and a dire need to pay the rent he begins his new life as a fast food restaurant fry cook. Now Emi, formerly the hero Emilia, is also trapped in this magic-less world and has begun to build a less adversarial relationship with Maou. In Season 2, this new direction for their relationship is put to the test when a small girl is born from a golden apple claiming to be their child!

o    Dubs include: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and French 

JULY 14 on Crunchyroll 

LINK CLICK Season 2 (Studio LAN) 

Lu Guang and Cheng Xiaoshi’s work comes with some risks, but no one could’ve guessed what’s unraveled so far. After being possessed by a mysterious killer, Qiao Ling attacked Lu Guang. Now, his life is on the line. Cheng Xiaoshi is ready to do whatever it takes to find the murderer and prevent another tragedy. But this unknown assailant might be more powerful than they think. (Official Trailer) 

o    Dubs include: English, French, Italian, Castilian Spanish, and Arabic 

COMING SOON to Crunchyroll 

Fate/strange Fake -Whispers of Dawn- (A-1 Pictures) – Special Episode 

The Holy Grail War: a competition in which Mages summon Heroic Spirits and vie against each other in pursuit of the Holy Grail, a wish granting machine that can grant any and all wishes. Several years after the conclusion of the Fifth Holy Grail War in Japan, the next war is about to manifest in a place called Snowfield in the western United States.  It is a holy Grail war that is full of false things.

Mages and Heroic Spirits have gathered together on a false pedestal Even though they know that this is a false Holy Grail War, they continue to dance on the pedestal What is true and what is false will be settled in the next life. They do it not for the Holy Grail, but to uphold their own beliefs and nothing more. And when the time comes, what will fill the vessel? Lies? Truth? Or something else? 

o    Dubs include: English 

The Great Cleric (Yokohama Animation Laboratory; Cloud Hearts) 

Can a former salaryman become peerless in another world?! A salaryman was shot to death just before earning a promotion, and a god decided to reincarnate him in another world as a fifteen-year-old healer named Luciel. On top of all that, the country he was born into seems to hate healers. Feeling that he’s in danger, Luciel visits the adventurers’ guild in hopes of keeping himself safe.

But the training is much harder than he expected, and every day he’s forced to drink a mysterious beverage called “Substance X.” Wait, this life doesn’t seem to have anything to do with being a healer… The day-to-day life of a super-masochistic, back-from-the-dead healer begins, with his very survival on the line!

o    Dubs include: English, German, and Hindi 

The Misfit of Demon King Academy Ⅱ: History’s Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants (Silver Link) 

The one that has appeared in front of Anos, who prevented the war between demons and humans, was a new “child of the god” who has come to annihilate the tyrannical demon king. The misfit who overcomes all odds heads on to a new battle. “After being reincarnated into a peaceful era, I’ve learned how to hold back a bit.”

o    Dubs include: English and French 

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Ayakashi Triangle (Connect) 

Kazamaki Matsuri is an exorcist ninja who exorcizes evil spirits called ayakashi. His childhood friend, Kanade Suzu, tends to attract ayakashi, so he secretly protects her from them. But now Suzu has caught the eye of Shirogane, an ayakashi who looks like a cat but rules over all ayakashi as their king! The groundbreaking new series by “To Love Ru” author Yabuki Kentaro, an ayakashi romance fantasy, receives its long-awaited anime adaptation!

o    Dubs include: German 


There is a great mix of new releases that will fill in the gaps left behind by concluded anime that was featured during the Spring season this year. It was sad to see the end to the new releases such as Mashle: Magic and Muscles and The Aristocrat’s Otherworldly Adventure: Serving Gods Who Go Too Far. However, there is a fantastic mix of new anime, including Isekai content such as Sweet Reincarnation, My Unique Skill Makes Me OP even at Level 1, Am I Actually the Strongest?, and even Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon.

Crunchyroll continues to provide an epic selection and it will be exciting to find out if any of the new releases become nominated for the upcoming Anime Awards 2024 event.  

The Crunchyroll Summer Line-up for 2023 features the latest Simulcast anime, with more releases to be announced soon. The new content only includes subtitled content for the Simulcast anime releases, and more dubs will be revealed as they are scheduled.  


What do you think of the Crunchyroll Summer 2023 Anime Line-up? Which series will you be watching next on Crunchyroll? What anime has been your favorite on the streaming service during 2023 so far? Let us know on social media and keep following The Illuminerdi for more anime news. 

Source: Crunchyroll 

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Bryn Darby

Bryn Darby

Long time fan of Tokusatsu fan since Power Rangers was first released in the 90s. Whereas most Superhero fans grew up with DC Comics and Marvel, my childhood was surrounded by releases from Saban Entertainment such as Beetleborgs, along with anime, and other various fads of the generation. Anime is also a great passion with Digimon, That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime, and Demon Slayer being significant favorites. It was the love of both Power Rangers and Digimon that led to the path of becoming a Senior Writer for The Illuminerdi.