Crunchyroll Reveals 2nd Wave of Releases for Winter 2024 Line-Up

Crunchyroll reveals 2nd wave announcement for the Winter 2024 Schedule. Check out more content released as simulcasts this month.
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Crunchyroll has revealed another wave of releases featured in the anime Winter 2024 line-up. The second wave of announcements includes new installments for series such as Blue Exorcist and Kingdom, along with some of the latest releases to complete this new season. Among the latest anime added to the platform include Mr. Villain’s Day Off and more releases that all feature this January. Check out the upcoming additions to the weekly schedule as more titles premiere beginning January 6th

Anime fans are in for a treat as a new line-up of releases feature at the start of 2024 on Crunchyroll. The Winter line-up features highly anticipated releases such as Solo Levelling, Classroom of the Elite, Mashle: Magic and Muscles, and many new anime that will premiere their first episodes. As the Anime Awards draws near to celebrate the past releases, the new year of anime releases has also been revealed to include new installments for beloved titles such as That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime. While fans wait for their favorite anime, Crunchyroll will fill the void with new content that could become the latest favorites for a fan’s watchlist. 

Newly Revealed Additions to Crunchyroll’s Winter 2024 Anime Schedule 

Crunchyroll has revealed 6 more anime as additions to their previously announced Winter 2024 line-up. This includes 4 new anime that will premiere this January, adding to the amazing burst of content that fans have been treated to at the start of the new year. These releases are the premiere dates of the new subtitled simulcast releases, with dub date launches to be announced later when scheduled. As more may be released as January progresses, here are the new premieres to look forward to from Saturday, January 6th

January 6 

Blue Exorcist – Shimane Illuminati Saga (Studio VOLN) 

Rin and his friends successfully defeated the Impure King after his revival in Kyoto and have returned to their daily lives at True Cross Academy. However, the Knights of the True Cross begin receiving an increasing number of consultations about demons as a wave of strange events begins to spread across the world. Meanwhile, Rin and the other Exwires work to solve the mysterious phenomenon plaguing the school. But as the True Cross Academy Festival is in full swing, Lucifer, the King of Light and Commander-in-Chief of the Illuminati, suddenly appears. Lucifer declares war on the Knights of the True Cross – to resurrect the demon god Satan and rejoin the realm of humans, Assiah, and the realm of demons, Gehenna, as one. To do so, he states that Izumo is necessary for a certain “plan.” 

o   Dubs include: English, French, and German 

Kingdom Season 5 (Pierrot and Studio Signpost) 

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Shin and Hyou are war orphans in the kingdom of Qin. They dream of proving themselves on the battlefield until the day Hyou is captured by a minister. The boy manages to escape and return to his village, but he is badly injured. Shin then meets a mysterious youth who bears an eerie resemblance to Hyou—a boy who will one day become emperor! 

The Strongest Tank’s Labyrinth Raids (STUDIO POLON) 

Rud, a shielder with a defense stat of 9999, the highest ever known, serves as a tank for the Hero’s Party as they carry out raids in labyrinths. His goal is to find a treasure hidden in one of the labyrinths that can grant any wish, and use it to cure his beloved younger sister’s illness… but the tyrannical hero suddenly kicks him out of the party, saying his skill is “useless.” So Rud makes his way back to his hometown. Along the way, he saves a young girl, and she reveals the true nature of his skill… which turns out to be incredibly powerful! This is the story of the adventures of Rud, a tank with both the highest defense stat in history and unparalleled skill! 


Mr. Villain’s Day Off (Shin-Ei Animation and SynergySP) 

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The man known as General within a villainous organization that plans to take over the world is usually fighting to the death against the Rangers who protect the Earth… But today is his day off. To heal his tired soul from working so hard every day, he goes to the zoo to see pandas and to the convenience store to get some ice cream. We get to see how a certain villain gets to completely enjoy his days off to the fullest in this comedy that will heal your soul. 


‘Tis Time for “Torture,” Princess (Pine Jam) 

As the war between the Imperial Army and Hellhorde rages on, the Princess, despite being armed with her mythical sword Excalibur, is captured and imprisoned. What kind of torture does she face at the hands of the chief demon interrogator? Fluffy fresh-baked toast! Hot, steaming ramen! Oh, the humanity! Can the Princess withstand these tormenting threats and keep her kingdom’s secrets safe? 


The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash (STUDIO MASSKET) 

Stars are everything, granting abilities to Tamers. So when Ivy was born without one, her village took it as an ill omen! Now banished, she leads a lonely life of salvaging rubbish to survive. That is until she befriends Sora, a weak little slime, in the forest. Together, the delicate duo embarks on a heartwarming journey of survival and discovers there’s more to Ivy than being starless. 

o   Dubs include: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu 

There is so much to dive into during this Winter 2024 schedule but it’s glorious that fans will be treated with even more releases that premiere within a week. There is also a great mix of new releases and the latest installments for various anime on the streaming platform this year. Blue Exorcist is a brilliant way to start the 2nd wave of announcements as many fans have been waiting for a continuation. However, as there are many popular releases slated at a later date, these 6 animes will help fill the gap while allowing viewers to discover something new. 

What do you think of the 2nd wave of announced titles for Crunchyroll’s Winter 2024 schedule? Are you excited about these new anime releases coming to the platform? Which anime series are you anxious to watch first out of the entire line-up? Let us know on social media and keep following The Illuminerdi for more anime news. 

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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.