Top 7 Anime on Crunchyroll for January 2024

Top 7 Anime on Crunchyroll for January 2024

The January 2024 line-up is magnificently busted and Crunchyroll has not wasted any effort to bring in all the hard-hitters of the Winter 2024 shows. With certain shows having their second cour, the anime community has been well-fed since the beginning of this year. This only raises our expectations for the rest of the year.

Well, the rest of the year for later, here are the Top 7 Anime on Crunchyroll for January 2024 that you shouldn’t miss out on. Another great thing that you should not miss out on is Spiel Anime’s Newsletter, which brings crazy recommendations paired with mindblowing theories and breakdowns of shows and their characters. And guess what? It comes twice a week!!

Top 7 Anime on Crunchyroll for January 2024

7. The Witch and The Beast

Top 7 Anime on Crunchyroll for January 2024
The Witch and the Beast | Courtesy of Yokohama Animation Lab
  • Studio: Yokohama Animation Lab
  • Episodes: 12
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy

Guideau and Ashaf are on a journey to find the witch responsible for the former’s curse. While associated with The Order of Magical Resonance, they try to solve any magical disturbance caused by magical anomalies and witches, a pair that one would often see together. The duo finds themselves in a town whose citizens admire their witch, hailing her as their hero, however, a darker truth lies underneath.

A thrilling tale packed to the brim with magical action scenes and an enthralling story to keep you engaged with mystifying lore.

6. Fluffy Paradise

Top 7 Anime on Crunchyroll for January 2024
Fluffy Paradise | Courtesy of EMT Squared
  • Studio: EMT Squared
  • Episodes: 12
  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Slice of Life

If you love animals, then Fluffy Paradise is just the show for you. Overworked protagonist, Midori Akitsu, dies of exhaustion and gets reincarnated in a different world, with an ability that will almost make you giggle. Reborn as Osfe Nefertima, she has been blessed with the ability to be loved by non-human beings, stemming from her desire to be able to pet any and all animals she could.

Filled to the brim with childlike innocence and paralyzing wholesomeness, this is just the show for you to sit back and relax after a day of overburdened chaotic work routine.

5. Shangri-La Frontier

Top 7 Anime on Crunchyroll for January 2024
Shangri-La Frontier | Courtesy of C2C
  • Studio: C2C
  • Episodes: 25
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

While technically a show that has been here since last year, Shangri-La Frontier is reaching one of its best arcs in the story. With the Wezaemon fight coming up soon, this is just the perfect time to pick up this amazing piece of fiction that would satisfy all your gamer needs. Based on the protagonist’s experience in the game, the show has been a brilliant demonstration of what gamers feel and think when they get down to play a game.

With amazing visuals and humor, this show is bound to make your January watchlist one of the best in recent years. There are currently 14 episodes, which might seem like a lot, but once you hop on to watch it, you’ll soon realize that it’s not enough.

4. Frieren Beyond Journey’s End

Top 7 Anime on Crunchyroll for January 2024
Frieren Beyond Journey’s End | Courtesy of Madhouse
  • Studio: Madhouse
  • Episodes: 28
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

While the show began last year, Frieren Beyond Journey’s End could be counted in the January line-up considering it went on a break and came back as Cour II. Winning on technicality, this show is bound to send more ripples in the anime community this month as well. Ending the year with a bang, the show’s back to show the new year who’s the boss.

Frieren’s journey to the Northern Lands is soon about to come to an end. With only a First-Class Mage certification standing between her meet-up with Himmel, it’s not too late for you to pick up and tag along on the journey. This show is like the One Piece of shorter anime, it’s the journey you’ll cherish instead of the end goal that the party is going for.

3. A Sign of Affection

Top 7 Anime on Crunchyroll for January 2024
A Sign of Affection | Image via Ajia-do
  • Studio: Ajia-do
  • Episodes: 12
  • Genre: Romance

Ever wonder how the deaf perceive the world? How do they see a world that they cannot listen to? Well, your days of curiosity have finally come to an end. A Sign of Affection is Yuki’s story and journey of finding love in a world that is completely different than hers. Being a person who cannot hear and uses sign language, the world of sound is a strange and distant world. But no longer shall she wait to be accepted.

Cue in Itsuomi, a multi-lingual explorer of the world, who has visited many places and experienced many sights. His entry into her world not only breaks her shell apart but also throws both of them into a world unknown to them. Exploring together, hand-in-hand, this show is this month’s romantic special. Don’t miss out on this gem.

2. Solo Leveling

Top 7 Anime on Crunchyroll for January 2024
Solo Leveling | Courtesy of A-1 Pictures
  • Studio: A-1 Pictures
  • Episodes: 12
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The most popular manhwa of all time, Solo Leveling, has graced the anime community with its very own anime adaptation. With certain changes in the story, the anime tells the story of Sung Jin-Woo’s ascend from the lowest rank Hunter to the strongest Hunter alive. Follow as he breaks past his limits and rises out of the shadows to claim his throne. [See what I did there?]

Solo Leveling has introduced many in the anime community to the world of Manhwa, a world that boosts incredible stories of romance, martial arts, and the supernatural. This series alone has set a mark in the world’s fictional library, boasting a fame unparalleled.

1. Mashle Season 2

Top 7 Anime on Crunchyroll for January 2024
Mashle | Courtesy of A-1 Pictures
  • Studio: A-1 Pictures
  • Episodes: 12
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy

When Harry Potter meets One Punch Man, we get Mashle. Well all jokes aside, Mashle took the community by storm with its gag humor and a protagonist who can be called “Saitama with hair”. With a successful season 1, it is back this month with its next arc filled with even more exciting fights and comedic relief. If this wasn’t enough for you to pick it up, then its banger of an opening is sure to convince you.

Bling-Bang-Bang-Born has the entire community on their feet, grooving and twisting to its sick beat, and you can’t tell me that it’s not the best opening you have heard over the years. Mashle season 2 will cover Mash’s experience in the Divine Visionary Candidate Exam and the dark secrets it will unveil.


There are a few more shows that you must not miss out on:

  • Villainess Level 99: I May Be the Hidden Boss but I’m Not the Demon Lord
  • The Unwanted Undead Adventurer
  • Doctor Elise: The Royal Lady with the Lamp
  • Tsukimichi Moonlit Fantasy


Crunchyroll is an anime fan’s number one destination to watch any of their favorite shows and this time, the streaming site has made sure that the best anime line-up we have seen in years is not missed by the community. Don’t miss out on some of the very best shows this year has to offer and hop on the hype train.

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