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Crunchyroll to Stream Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2, BLUELOCK and ORIENT (Court 2)

Crunchyroll announced at its Anime Boston industry panel today three upcoming anime series that will simulcast on the service in the upcoming Summer and Fall seasons. Read on more for details on each show!

BLUELOCK

Air Date: October 2022

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and CIS

BLUELOCK

Synopsis:

After a disastrous defeat at the 2018 World Cup, Japan’s team struggles to regroup. But what’s missing? An absolute Ace Striker, who can guide them to the win. The Japan Football Union is hell-bent on creating a striker who hungers for goals and thirsts for victory, and who can be the decisive instrument in turning around a losing match…and to do so, they’ve gathered 300 of Japan’s best and brightest youth players. Who will emerge to lead the team…and will they be able to out-muscle and out-ego everyone who stands in their way?

EAST (Court 2)

Air Date: July 2022

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and CIS

EAST

Court 2 synopsis:

The ferocious battle of Awaji Island begins now!


With the appearance of the all-powerful Kishin, the land of Hinomoto is now dominated by oni, instead of humans. Musashi and Kanemaki Kojiro set out from their hometown wearing the form the strongest Bushi band of all time, and after encountering Hattori Tsugumi on their trip, the three of them found the Kanemaki Bushi. After obtaining the only weapons that can slay oni, Kitetsu Blades, they have taken the first big step towards their dream. In Harima, Musashi’s group will encounter the massive band of Uesugui Bushi, and their leader Uesugi Tatsuomi. They have gathered to slay the giant Kishin that threatens to consume the Awaji island: Yamata no Orochi, the Artillery Wyrm. Joining them are Takeda Naotora and the Takeda Bushi, along with several Bushi the same age as Musashi like Shimazu Akihiro and Amako Katsumi. There’s also the slightly sheltered, shy princess, Saruwatari Michiru. As different agendas swirl and interact, Musashi and his friends join the Kishin hunt. Yamata no Orochi is an unstoppable demon god that’s never been scratched before. And so, the fiercest battle of all begins…


Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2

Air Date: July 2022

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and CIS

Season 2 synopsis:

A hopeless college student, Kinoshita Kazuya, meets a graceful rental girlfriend, Mizuhara Chizuru, and ends up introducing her as his girlfriend to his family and friends. Time goes on with Kazuya unable to tell the truth, as he’s surrounded by devilish ex-girlfriend Nanami Mami, who keeps coming back to tempt him for some reason, hyper-aggressive provisional girlfriend Sarashina Ruka, who doesn’t know how to take no for an answer, and super shy but diligent and hardworking younger rental girlfriend, Sakurasawa Sumi… beautiful girlfriends of all types! The pub, the beach, hot springs, Christmas, and New Year’s… Having gone through these challenging events, Kazuya’s feelings for Chizuru keep growing stronger. But she reveals a shocking truth that threatens to shake their “relationship” to the very core!

Stay tuned for more info on each series!



Kyle Cardine is a Managing Editor for Crunchyroll. You can find his Twitter here.


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