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Anime Series Announcements & Release Date Windows

Anime Series Announcements & Release Date Windows

2024 has been an exciting year for anime enthusiasts, and following the recent conclusion of Anime Expo 2024, things have never looked better. Held from July 4 to July 7 in Los Angeles, California, the event featured numerous trailers and significant announcements, with appearances by several voice actors and producers. Here are the major announcements from the event.

One of the biggest highlights was the reveal of the anime adaptation for the popular manhwa “Omniscient Readers Viewpoint.” Crunchyroll made the announcement and released a teaser trailer, much to the delight of fans. However, no release date has been shared yet.

“My Hero Academia” was also a topic of hot discussion at the event. Toho Animation announced that “My Hero Academia: You’re Next” will premiere in the United States on October 11, 2024.

Additionally, the much-anticipated “Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 3” is set for an October 2024 release. The opening song “Kotoba ni Sezu Tomo” will be performed by SIX LOUNGE, while the closing track “Monochrome” will be by Suisoh.

The anime “Beastars” is also making a return, with its final season scheduled to begin in December 2024. Creator Paru Itagaki expressed great excitement about the upcoming season, encouraging fans to look forward to it.

Rumors had been flying around about “Fire Force,” and they were put to rest at the expo. Crunchyroll confirmed that “Fire Force Season 3” would be the final part of the anime, split into two separate cours. The first cour will debut in April 2025, and the second in January 2026, with exact dates yet to be disclosed.

Fans of “Solo Leveling” had even more reason to celebrate as the first trailer for its second season, titled “Arise from the Shadow,” debuted. The trailer teased significant arcs such as the Red Gate and Hell arcs. The anime is expected to release later this year.

The “Haikyuu” franchise also made an announcement, confirming that the Time Skip arc would be animated. Fans are eagerly waiting to see the match between the Adlers and the Jackals, although a release date hasn’t been specified.

“Blue Lock” is set for an exciting new season, with a new trailer revealed at the event. The video previewed the upcoming match against the Japan U-20 team. The season will premiere on October 5, 2024.

“Black Butler” fans were thrilled with the announcement of the anime’s fifth season. Titled the “Emerald Witch” arc, it will premiere in 2025. Despite the announcement, no specific release date was provided.

“Blue Exorcist” is also making a return with its fourth season. Following the success of the Illuminati arc, the new season will cover the Beyond the Shadow arc in October 2024 and the Blue Night arc in January 2025.

“Apothecary Diaries” is coming back for a second season, announced by Crunchyroll. The anime will return in 2025, though the exact date remains unconfirmed.

After much anticipation, Kamome Shirahama’s “Witch Hat Atelier” will finally get an anime adaptation. The first trailer and a key visual were unveiled on the first day of the expo, with the anime scheduled to premiere next year.

Finally, Crunchyroll also announced that they would be streaming “Dr. Stone: Science Future,” the fourth and final season of the beloved series. The release window, however, remains unannounced.