Crunchyroll announced an array of originals updates at New York Comic Con. It includes the first look of FreakAngels, voice cast and new new trailer for High Guardian Spice, a new in-game event for Crunchyroll’s princess mascot Crunchyroll-Hime, and much more.
The company revealed that High Guardian Spice, created and executive produced by Raye Rodriguez, will premiere on 26 October with a mystical drop of all 12 episodes. The magical voice cast for the show was also announced.
Official synopsis read: The lives of four fierce girls converge at High Guardian Academy, the one place where they can stumble comically toward adulthood while becoming the heroes they’ve always admired. As they master the ways of battle and sorcery, the foursome form allegiances, uncover legacies, face betrayals and discover their true identities while preparing to protect the world from an ominous unknown threat.
Here is the list of the amazing voice cast:
- Rosemary, the enthusiastic adventurer intent on becoming a ‘Guardian’, will be played by Briana Leon.
- Sage, Rosemary’s best friend and witch who specializes in ‘Old Magic’, will be played by Lauren White.
- Parsley, an optimistic dwarf and expert blacksmith, will be played by Amber Romero.
- Thyme, an independent elf and gifted archer, will be played by Michelle Deco.
- Mandrake, a powerful witch and shapeshifter, will be played by AJ Beckles
- Professor Hakone, a ‘Guardian’ and professor of battle tactics, will be played by Anthony Brandon Walker
- Parnelle, the youngest student at High Guardian Academy, will be played by Barbara Goodson
- Neppy Cat, a cat that hangs out near High Guardian Academy with a secret ability, will be played by Cam Clarke
- Snapdragon, snarky best friend of Amaryllis who doesn’t feel like he truly fits in, is played by Julia Kaye
- Slime Boy, a second year witch who is a musician and lover of monsters, is played by Julian Koster
- Amaryllis, an entitled witch and school bully, will be played by Katie McVay
- Lavender, Rosemary’s mother and a renowned and powerful ‘Guardian’ who went missing four years ago, will be played by Liisa Lee
- Professor Caraway, a powerful ‘Guardian’ and professor of sacred alphabets at High Guardian Academy, will be played by show creator Raye Rodriguez
The trailer of FreakAngels, a new Crunchyroll Original series based on the graphic novel series of the same name was also revealed. It will premiere in 2022.
Its official synopsis reads: Welcome to Whitechapel: last bastion of humanity. Six years ago, the world “ended” in a single, apocalyptic event, trapping Great Britain behind a mysterious dome of purple energy. London’s last neighborhood has persevered thanks to the protection of the “FreakAngels” — a small group of psychically-powered twenty-three-year-olds. Their fragile peace becomes threatened, however, when an exiled friend returns, exposing past conspiracies and new conflicts within their fractured, makeshift family. Can Whitechapel survive?
Crunchyroll and Adult Swim collaboration too announced a few updates during the event. Jointly they shared a new trailer and key art for the series- Blade Runner: Black Lotus. The show will premiere on 13 November with two back to back episodes. Shenmue the Animation is another new series based on the iconic SEGA title. Their first look was shared at the event.
Also, Crunchyroll-Hime, the brand’s princess mascot, will be appearing in Mitrasphere, Crunchyroll Games’ latest multiplayer online RPG.
In this special in-game event, Crunchyroll- Hime and Yuzu find themselves transported into the world of Mitrasphere. Landing in the center of Edol Town, the prominent city of the plainsfolk (humans), they bump into the audacious Sky Pirates in the middle of their plotting. Determined, Hime and Yuzu join forces with Matilda, Hildegard, and other familiar faces as they work to uncover and thwart the Sky Pirates’ plans to wreak havoc upon Edol Town.
This limited-time crossover event is full of new adventures featuring Crunchyroll– Hime and Yuzu, along with lots of free rewards for players. The game can be downloaded on iOS and Android and players can keep an eye on Crunchyroll Games social media handles to learn more.