Crunchyroll Reveals Seven New Anime Acquisitions; MF GHOST, Horimiya, Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3 & More

During their Industry Panel at Anime Central 2023, Crunchyroll has just announced seven new anime license acquisitions. These series will be added to the streaming service’s catalog, with some coming July 2023. The lineup includes the successor series to Initial D, MF GHOST, the third season of the popular Rent-a-Girlfriend anime, and even Horimiya: The Missing Pieces.

You can view the full lineup and their synopsis below:

Horimiya: The Missing Pieces

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Studio: CloverWorks

Launch Timing: July 2023

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

The Great Cleric

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Studios: Yokohama Animation Laboratory and Cloud Hearts

Launch Timing: July 2023

Synopsis: 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!

Title: Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3

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Studio: TMS Entertainment

Launch Timing: July 2023

Synopsis: 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!

Am I Actually the Strongest?

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Studio: Staple Entertainment

Launch Timing: July 2023

Synopsis: 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?!

I’m in Love with the Villainess

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Studio: Platinum Vision

Launch Timing: October 2023

Synopsis (via Seven Seas Entertainment): Ordinary office worker Oohashi Rae wakes up in the body of the protagonist of her favorite otome game, Revolution. To her delight, the first person to greet her is also her favorite character, Claire Francois – the main antagonist of the story! Now, Rae is determined to romance Claire instead of the game’s male leads. But how will her villainous ladylove react to this courtship?

I Shall Survive Using Potions!

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Studio: Jumondo

Launch Timing: 2023

Synopsis: Nagase Kaoru, a 22-year-old office lady, suddenly finds herself reincarnated in another world. To help her survive in this new world, a being that amounts to its god gives Kaoru a younger body and… the ability to make insanely overpowered potions?! The reincarnated Kaoru must use her knowledge and cheatery to survive!


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Studio: Felix Film

Launch Timing: 2023

Synopsis: 202X A.D., a future beyond Initial D. Self-driving cars are in widespread use in Japan, and public roadways are used for auto racing. In such an era, a race called MFG has become popular around the globe. Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini… Participants are invited to race with their fastest cars. One such participant, a British racing school graduate, Kanata Rivington, returns to Japan to achieve his goal.

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