The winter season is upon us and brings a whole new list of anime to watch! All kinds of new series and recurring series will air this season. Every year, the winter season tends to start with a bang, and this year is no different at all.
We’ve got you covered with the list of Winter 2023 shows covered, with air dates, locations and more. Each anime is listed by release date, starting with the first seasonal show of Winter 2023. Our selections for this guide are handpicked and cover the most popular anime, as well as the most exciting anime behind them. Let’s go!
Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4
Broadcast: Wednesday, January 4
Studio Bones returns to create the fourth season of Bungo Stray Dogs. Flashy combat and character drama await in the highly anticipated return of this animated series.
After being kicked out of the orphanage, a desperate young man named Atsushi Nakajima saves a strange man from a suicide attempt – Osamu Dazai. It turns out that Dazai is part of an armed detective agency made up of individuals whose supernatural powers take on a literary twist!
Season 4 will stream on Crunchyroll and VRV.
Broadcast: Thursday, January 5
Studio Sensation., which is known for anime such as Oregairuis the craft Spy classroom. This light novel adaptation is highly anticipated and is sure to deliver a great story with well-developed characters.
Conflict-torn nations now deploy secret agents instead of missiles. Lily is recruited into spy training…but her practical skills are absolutely abysmal. Desperate to succeed, she jumps at the chance to join the mysterious “Tomoshibi” team. Too bad the team is filled with even more desperate spies. Together they must conquer the deadpan mission and beat their genius instructor, but the real purpose behind their class is more heartbreaking than they can imagine…
Spy classroom will air on HIDIVE.
Triangle returns with a brand new anime series for the winter 2023 anime season! It will be produced by Orange, which is widely known for its work on Beastars.
TRIGON is a popular Japanese gun action manga series created by Yasuhiro Nightow. It follows the fatal journey of Vash the Stampede, a legendary gunslinger and pacifist with a bounty on his head. And now it will be reborn as a brand new original anime series, TRIGUN STAMPEDEin 2023.
A completely revamped adventure with Vash and his crew begins in TRIGUN STAMPEDE!
Triangular Stampede will be available to watch on Crunchyroll.
NieR: Automata Ver. 1.1a
Broadcast: Sunday, January 7
Yoko Taro’s beloved NieR: Automata is getting an animated adaptation! Although no one knows exactly how it will be structured, with A-1 Productions handling the anime, this series is in good hands. If you know the game and its course structure, you can probably guess that this anime is going to be a wild ride. This is one winter 2023 anime you won’t want to miss.
The distant future, 5012.
The sudden aerial invasion of Earth by “extraterrestrials” and their creations >mechanical life forms> has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. The number of surviving humans who fled to the moon to mount a counterattack using ＜androids＞ soldiers to retake Earth.
However, the war reaches a stalemate as the ＜Machine Lifeforms＞ continue to multiply endlessly. In turn, humanity deploys a new unit of android soldiers as the ultimate weapon: ＜YoRHa＞
Newly sent to Earth ＜2B＞ joins ＜9S＞, the analyst currently stationed there, where during their mission they encounter a myriad of mysterious phenomena…
This is the story of these lifeless ＜androids＞ and their endless fight for the good of humanity.
NieR:Automata Ver1.1a will be released on Crunchyroll.
The Misfit of Demon King Academy Ⅱ: The strongest demon king in history is reincarnated and goes to school with his descendants
Broadcast: Sunday, January 8
Season 2 of Misfit of Demon Academy is finally here, with the first court kicking off the 2023 winter season with a bang! SILVER LINK. returns to host the project, with the original cast returning as well.
A description is available below from the Crunchyroll listing:
Anos Voldigord was a tyrannical demon king who eradicated humans, spirits, and even gods, but grew tired of eternal war and was reincarnated with dreams of a peaceful world. However, what awaited him in reincarnation after 2000 years were descendants who had become too weak after becoming accustomed to peace, and all kinds of magic that had deteriorated to the extreme. Anos enters Demon King Academy which collects and educates those considered the reincarnation of the Demon King, but the academy could not see through his true powers and eventually label him a misfit.
A second cour of Season 2 will most likely be released later in 2023.
The Misfit of Demon Academy Ⅱ will be released on Crunchyroll.
Tokyo Revengers: Seiya Kessen-hen
Broadcast: Sunday, January 8
Tokyo Revengers Season 2or Tokyo Revengers: Seiya Kessen-hen, is almost there. The production is ensured by LIDENFILMS. A description of the series is available below, courtesy of Crunchyroll:
Takemichi Hanagaki is a freelancer who has reached the climax of despair in his life. He finds out that the only girlfriend he’s ever had in his life who he dated in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, had been killed by the ruthless Tokyo Manji Gang.
The day after learning of her death, he stands on the station platform and ends up being pushed onto the tracks by a herd of people. He closes his eyes thinking he’s about to die, but when he opens his eyes again, he’s somehow gone back 12 years in time.
Now that he’s back to having the best days of his life, Takemichi decides to get revenge with his life by saving his girlfriend and changing himself that he was running away.
This season will air exclusively on Disney+, with “global” mentions made in a tweet announcing the decision.
Vinland Saga Season 2
Broadcast: Monday, January 9
Vinland Saga Season 2 is here at least, after 3 years since the first airing of the first season. The second season includes 24 episodes and will cover the much-anticipated farmland arc. Production is being handled by MAPPA, with Season 1 director Shuuhei Yabuta returning alongside the main staff. For many, this is the most exciting release on the winter 2023 anime roster.
A description and trailer of Vinland Saga Season 2 is available below:
When Thorfinn loses everything, he must find his new purpose to live in a strange new land.
Season 2 will stream on Netflix and Crunchyroll.
We’ll be sure to update this as the season progresses, but stay tuned for all kinds of anime and manga coverage in the future!