Crunchyroll has announced the new anime movies releasing this September, which include 18 releases to feature on the streaming platform. Many shows will be getting movie installments during the month, starting with Afro Samurai: Resurrection and BanG Dream! Poppin’ Dream! that have already been released. The release schedule has been revealed, however, changes may be made as releases premiere on the anime streaming service.  

Crunchyroll has ensured the spread of anime as a beloved genre of entertainment around the world. Fans of various titles have been blessed by simulcasting releases on the streaming service, which first started in 2006. The demand for anime has led to increased growth for both the platform and genre, leading to originals and partnerships that grant even more amazing content for fans to dive into. Crunchyroll also launched an app that allows fans to enjoy content on over 15 platforms, including all gaming consoles.   

JUJUTSU KAISEN 0, THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME, AFRO SAMURAI: RESURRECTION, AND MORE ANIME MOVIES ARRIVE ON CRUNCHYROLL IN SEPTEMBER 2022 

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Crunchyroll continues to expand its cinematic collection with hot new titles arriving this September for the first time on the anime streaming service, including the blockbuster hit JUJUTSU KAISEN 0, the prequel movie to the critically acclaimed anime series JUJUTSU KAISEN, as well as one new movie each Thursday. Below is the official announcement from Crunchyroll:

The film from Toho Animation, JUJUTSU KAISEN 0, is based on JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 (JUMP COMICS / Shueisha), the prequel manga to the popular series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. The film was distributed by Crunchyroll in the US and select international markets, receiving over $34M at the North American box office, with a total of $166M worldwide. 

Classic titles such as Mamoru Hosoda’s critically acclaimed The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Fuminori Kizaki’s Afro Samurai: Resurrection starring Samuel L. Jackson, Masahiro Andō’s Sword of the Stranger, and Naoyoshi Shiotani’s PSYCHO-PASS Sinners of the System film trilogy will also be launching on Crunchyroll this month. Additionally, ODDTAXI in the Woods, a retelling of the anime series ODDTAXI with extra scenes, along with compilation movies from the popular franchises Free!, Code Geass, and Black Butler are making their way onto the service as well. 

Since August 11, Crunchyroll has been adding new anime movies to its platform every week, including Katsuhiro Otomo’s AKIRA, Makoto Shinkai’s your name., Mamoru Hosoda’s Wolf Children and The Boy and the Beast, as well as Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, The Stranger by the Shore, and Sing a Bit of Harmony. New movie drops will continue on through October.  

See below for the full list of films coming to Crunchyroll this September: 

Crunchyroll September 2022 Movies

SEPTEMBER 1 

Afro Samurai: Resurrection (Gonzo) 

Afro Samurai (Samuel L. Jackson) avenged his father and found a life of peace. But the legendary master is forced back into the game by a beautiful and deadly woman from his past. Nowhere are the flames of hatred more intense than in the eyes of Sio (Lucy Liu: Kill Bill). She won’t quit until Afro is schooled in the brutal lessons he dealt those who stood in his way. (Official Trailer) – Story and Directed by Fuminori Kizaki 

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BanG Dream! Poppin’ Dream! (SANZIGEN) 

Directed by Masanori Uetaka 

SEPTEMBER 8 

ODDTAXI in the Woods (OLM) 

Walrus taxi driver Odokawa lives a lonely life without family, social activities, or stimulating conversation. His only friends? His doctor and a former high school classmate. But his mundane existence is thrown into chaos as interactions with seemingly unconnected fares – a college student, a nurse, a comedy duo, a hoodlum, and an idol group – converge with an endangered missing girl. (Official Trailer) – Directed by Baku Kinoshita 

PSYCHO-PASS Sinners of the System: Case.1 Crime and Punishment (Production I.G) 

Directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani 

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PSYCHO-PASS Sinners of the System: Case.2 First Guardian (Production I.G) 

Directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani

PSYCHO-PASS Sinners of the System: Case.3 Beyond the Pale of Vengeance (Production I.G) 

Directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani 

SEPTEMBER 15 

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Madhouse) 

After waking up late, flunking her pop quiz, embarrassing herself on numerous occasions, and starting a fire in her home economics class, high school student Makoto Konno figures she’s just having one of those days. And just when she thinks she’s made it through, the brakes on her bike malfunction, putting her on a collision course with a speeding train. The life-ending accident would have been the perfect end to the worst day ever, but the strangest thing happens—she leaps backwards in time. (Official Trailer) – Directed by Mamoru Hosoda 

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Sword of the Stranger (BONES) 

This classic tale from studio BONES is a hidden gem of its time! Pursued by formidable Chinese assassins, young Kotaro and his dog run into No Name, a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving the dog from a poison attack, but chaos erupts when the assassins find Kotaro, and No Name must face his past before a horrible fate is met again. (Official Trailer) – Directed by Masahiro Andō 

Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (A-1 Pictures) 

All aboard to the next great adventure for Ciel and his demonic butler, Sebastian! After hearing rumors of a peculiar society bringing people back from the dead, the two board the luxury liner Campania on her maiden voyage to investigate. Incognito amongst the mysterious Aurora Society, they find familiar faces and a sight they can’t believe—a woman raised from the dead! But surprise quickly turns to dread when the shambling corpse attacks. (Official Trailer) – Directed by Noriyuki Abe 

SEPTEMBER 21 

JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 (MAPPA) 

JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 follows Yuta Okkotsu, a nervous high school student, who enrolls in the mysterious Tokyo Jujutsu High School under the guidance of Satoru Gojo after being haunted by the curse of his childhood friend. (Official Trailer) – Directed by Sunghoo Park 

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SEPTEMBER 22 

High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- (Kyoto Animation) 

Before they were making waves in high school, Haru and Makoto took their marks in junior high! Take a dive into the past with your favorite swimming boys and new faces as they learn what it means to work together and make new friends. (Official Trailer) – Directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto 

Free! -Timeless Medley- The Bond (Kyoto Animation) 

Haru and Rin are swimming towards bright futures. But can they face the challenges that await them? After everything they’ve been through, with their friends by their sides, they’ll make a splash! (Official Trailer) – Directed by Eisaku Kawanami 

Free! -Timeless Medley- The Promise (Kyoto Animation) 

Haru and Rin are swimming towards bright futures. But can they face the challenges that await them? After everything they’ve been through, with their friends by their sides, they’ll make a splash! (Official Trailer) – Directed by Eisaku Kawanami 

Free! -Road to the World- the Dream (Kyoto Animation) 

When Haru and Makoto start college, they run into the unexpected—their old teammates from middle school. Still hurt from their team suddenly dissolving, Ikuya is out to prove he’s better than Haru. But more threats lie in the waters of competition! (Official Trailer) – Directed by Eisaku Kawanami 

SEPTEMBER 29 

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I – Initiation (Sunrise) 

Directed by Gorō Taniguchi

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion II – Transgression (Sunrise) 

Directed by Gorō Taniguchi 

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion III – Glorification (Sunrise) 

Directed by Gorō Taniguchi 

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (Sunrise) 

He gave up his life to save the world and protect the ones he loved. The day Lelouch vi Brittannia fell was the day this war-torn world found peace. Now, as his friends work to keep the peace, a terrorist attack could risk everything. Can the brilliant tactician outwit death and save them all? Or will Lelouch’s legacy fall here? (Official Trailer) – Directed by Gorō Taniguchi 

*** Schedule subject to change. Subbed and Dubbed languages may vary per title *** 

Movies are a perfect way to gift a huge chunk of story to various anime titles that fans have been enjoying. This combination of series and movies allows fans to enjoy the events of various shows, giving titles a sense of significance and increasing anticipation. Afro Samurai, Psycho-Path, and Code Geass are some of the epic releases that use this formula. There are even some standalone titles that fans won’t want to miss in the coming days. 

About Crunchyroll 

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Anime fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll and translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts—top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast.  

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Source: Crunchyroll

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