Although we don’t yet know the list of all anime coming in 2023, it’s never too early to get excited about the sensational anime that have already been announced. 2023 looks to be as amazing a year for anime as 2022 with many popular anime getting sequels but not only, promising new anime are also on the way. Which 2023 anime are you most looking forward to?
1. Jujutsu Kaisen (Season 2)
For many anime fans around the world, the next season of Jujutsu Kaisen is a must-watch raising a lot of expectations and suspense around it. After the first season consisting of 24 episodes aired in 2020-2021 and the hit animated film Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Released in late 2021, the new season features the continuation of Yuji Itadori’s adventure with Gojo’s past arc and Shibuya Incident arc.
Those who have gotten ahead by reading the paper version already know that the rest of Jujutsu Kaisen looks eventful: new fights and characters all more incredible and exciting than each other as well as moving dramas await you in this next part, so be ready! The original manga written by Gege Akutami runs smoothly on Weekly Shonen Jump. And to discover the first teaser, it’s here!
2. Attack on Titan – Season 4 (Part 3)
The last episode of The attack of the Titans ended on a terrifying note. Convinced that there was no other way to gain the freedom of the Eldian people, Eren decided to destroy all other inhabitants of Earth.. His friends are desperately trying to stop him, but so far their attempts seem hopeless. In the next season, fans who haven’t read the manga will finally be able to learn the outcome of the Grand Terrassement – and those who read it will be able to see the ending in all its animated glory. And who knows, maybe author Hajime Isayama even has a surprise in store for us with a possible alternate ending ?
The attack of the Titans Final season Part 3, the final part of the fourth season that will conclude the epic series, has been announced for 2023. The original manga written by Hajime Isayama started publishing in 2009 and ended in 2021.
3. Vinland Saga (Season 2)
Do you like historical anime with an atypical setting? Discover Vinland Saga. Set a year after the first season, Vinland Saga Season 2 opens with Thorfinn being enslaved by a farmer in Denmark. Having failed to avenge his father, he does not know what to do with his life. He meets Einar, another slave who helps him think about what his purpose might be outside of revenge.
Season 2 will also pick up where the first season left off, adapting the manga’s second arc, the Slave arc. In this part, Thorfinn will be sold into slavery to atone for his actions from the previous season. He will also meet new people and experience many emotional moments during this season. The new season also spotlights King Canute the Great, who tries to take over Denmark in hopes of creating a true utopia.
4. Tokyo Revengers (Season 2)
Tokyo Revengers follows a man in his twenties, Takemichi Hanagaki, who repeatedly travels back in time and embody his childlike body in order to save his ex-girlfriend, Hinata, from losing her life to gang violence. To do this, he must get closer to the senior gang officials. He soon realizes that there are many more people he wants to save than just Hinata, and that it will be much harder than he thought.
Season 2 follows the Christmas Arc, which involves a battle between the Tokyo Manji-kai and the 10th Generation Black Dragons.
5. Demon Slayer (Season 3)
Another international success, Demon Slayer confirmed to return very soon for Swordsmith Village arc. Ufotable will also host the next season. So expect ever more dazzling animations from them. Even though a new season has been confirmed, the release date has yet to be announced. We only know that it will be released in April 2023.
In the Demon Slayer Swordsman’s Village arc, Tanjiro will go to the Village of Swordsmen. It is also confirmed to include Muichiro Tokito, the Pillar of Mist, and Mitsuri Kanroji, the Pillar of Love. To view the trailer, it’s here !
6. Dr. Stone (Season 3)
Season 3 of Dr Stone is scheduled for release in Spring 2023. It is animated by the same animation studio, TMS Entertainment, and its release is also scheduled for April 2023. With many questions left unanswered, expect the next season to shed some light on the mysteries of this world.
Season 3, also titled New World, will adapt the Age of Exploration arc. This means that the Kingdom of Science and the Empire of Power will finally unite to find the source of the light that petrified their world.
7. Bungo Stray Dogs (Season 4)
If you miss the Armed Detective Agency, you’ll be happy to know that Bungou Stray Dogs returns for a season 4. The anime’s official Twitter account announced that season 4 will air in January 2023, but it did not reveal the exact release date.
The Armed Detective Agency is a group of people with supernatural powers who solve mysteries and fight against enemies like the Port Mafia and the Guild. Each character – and each supernatural power – is based on a famous author or work. This is the perfect anime for literature lovers who also love suspense anime. The next season will begin by showing the aftermath of the Cannibalism arc. Next, we’ll move on to the Hunting Dogs arc, where members of the Armed Detective Agency will be hunted after being wrongly labeled as terrorists.
8. Record of Ragnarok (Season 2)
Here is another fan-favorite series that is making a comeback with a new season in 2023. Written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui, the battle between gods and humans will continue on January 26, 2023. The previous season having been criticized for its animation quality, Graphinica will be accompanied by Yumeta Company this season.
Season 2 will resume the tournament between gods and humans, with the next fight being the fourth. It will be a fight between the legendary hero Hercules and the serial killer Jack the Ripper. With the fate of humanity at stake, expect new battles in this season 2 of Record of Ragnarok!
9. Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku (Season 1)
A new anime that you should also look forward to is Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku. Written and illustrated by Yuji Kaku, the adaptation – produced by the famous animation studio MAPPA – will air from April 2023. However, the exact date of airing in 2023 has yet to be confirmed.
Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku follows the story of an assassin named Gabimaru “The Nothingness”, a name that will be attributed to him in particular because of his lack of emotion during his dreadful missions. After being sentenced to death, but unable to die thanks to his superhuman physique, he is offered one last chance to be forgiven for his crimes.
10. SOLO LEVELING (SEASON 1)
Based on the popular Chugong manhwa, Solo Leveling will finally be entitled to a well-deserved animated adaptation. The anime will be adapted by A-1 Pictures, known for some of the most popular shonens of recent years (fairy tale, Sword Art Online, erasedetc.), and is currently slated for release in 2023. However, the exact date has yet to be revealed by the studio.
The main character of Solo Leveling is a hunter named Seong Jin-woo. He was the weakest of his fellow hunters until he woke up one day with a new ability. Seong Jin-Woo can suddenly see a HUD like he’s in an RPG, which displays quests that grant him levels when he completes them.
11. Spy Classroom (Season 1)
Another anime fans are looking forward to is Spy Classroom, a spy story written by Takemachi and illustrated by Tomari. With the success of Spy x Familythe espionage genre does not stop there since we expect Spy Classroom in January 2023.
The story takes place after a devastating war, where people realize that weapons are too dangerous, so they instead fight through the art of trickery. In a world where wars are fought by spies, a spy named Klaus is tasked with training seven girls so that they become expert spies capable of performing any task.
12. NieR: Automata Ver1.1a (Season 1)
You read it correctly. It is well confirmed that NieR: Automatathe action and role-playing game developed by PlatinumGames, will benefit from an anime adaptation. The adaptation will be animated by studio A-1 Pictures, and will be released in January 2023, according to its official trailer.
As the anime will have a slightly different story than the video game, the anime has been titled NieR:Automata Ver1.1a. The director, Yoko Taro, has confirmed that the anime will have some deviations from the original story so as not to become an exact copy. Taro also assured that even though the anime may take different turns, he will respect the fans of the game.