List of Best Anime of 2023

Best Anime of 2023

Anime used to be only a niche content loved by a handful of geeks in past days, however, it is being not only watched but also made all over the world in this day and age. You can enjoy a wide range of anime titles on various streaming platforms such as Netflix, Crunchyroll, Hulu and so on now.

Every year, hundreds of anime are released in Japan and distributed globally at the almost same time. To keep up with the cutting-edge anime trend, what should you check in 2023?

Today, I’d like to introduce the best anime of 2023 for beginners and advanced watchers. The famous dark-fantasy adventure is finishing with the final part, the next seasons of the hottest series are coming and some quality brand new works are scheduled to be released in 2023.

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▽Let’s take a closer look at the best anime of 2023, divided into four seasons, along with the lists below.▽

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Just keep getting the up-to-date information for the best anime 2023!

1. Onimai: I’m Now Your Sister!

Airing from the beginning of 2023, Onimai: I’m Now Your Sister! (お兄ちゃんはおしまい!) is already being called one of the best anime of the year. It is adapted from Nekotofu’s slice-of-life comedy manga series serialized on Monthly Comic Rex since 2018. The genre is mixed with TS (Transsexual), in which the gender of the main character is changed. The anime series of Onimai: I’m Now Your Sister! is made by Studio Bind, which is also famous for Mushoku Tensei.

Mahiro Oyama, an Otaku NEET who enjoys eroge, is turned into a girl by a drug given to him by his sister Mihari, who has skipped a grade in college and is conducting questionable research. Moreover, Mahiro, who was originally around 20 years old, is transformed into a girl of junior high school age. The anime comically depicts how Mahiro’s life changes drastically as she struggles with her gender identity and is encouraged to interact with others including Mahiro’s friend Kaede Hozuki and her sisiter Momiji.

Aired: From January, 2023


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2. Attack on Titan Final Season Part 3

Attack on Titan Final Season Part 3 (進撃の巨人 The Final Season完結編), the last part of the fourth season to conclude the grand story of the epic series, has been announced to premiere in 2023. The first half of Attack on Titan Final Season Part 3 starts from March 3, and the second half will follow it on November 4. The original manga series written by Hajime Isayama began its publication in 2009 and was completed in 2021.

The previous part of Final Season broadcasted in the beginning of 2022 consists of 12 episodes, and only a small part of the unadapted story remains. More mysteries about the titans’ background are being unveiled as the story progresses. Let’s see the outcome of Eren’s fate and what happens to the world!

Aired: March, 2023 (First Half)/ November, 2023 (Second Half)

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3. Spy x Family Season 2

Spy x Family, one the most successful anime series launched in the previous year, is coming back as early as October, 2023. At the end of the first season, it was announced that a new anime movie would be made in the near future as well as the second season of the television anime series. Tatsuya Endo’s ongoing manga manga has been received well by lots of readers on Shonen Jump+ and other manga lovers around the globe. Spy x Family Season 2 keeps following the outstanding spy Loid Forger, his skilled assassin fake wife Yor and his cutest psychic adopted daughter Anya. See how Anya gets a Stella Star or is given a Tonitrus Bolt, or if she can get closer to a key person and one of her classmates Damian Desmond.

Aired: From October, 2023


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4. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ストーンオーシャン), the latest part of the modern remarkable dark-fantasy adventure anime series, still continues to be a key title in 2023. The sixth part of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has been made into the fifth season of the anime series since the first 12 episodes were distributed on Netflix in December, 2021. It was followed by another 12 episodes to Netflix in the autumn of 2022, it reached the climax with its 38th episode in December. The last part including Episode 25-38 starts airing on television from January.

The final part of Stone Ocean follow Jolyne Cujoh and her fellows, who seek the whereabouts of Enrico Pucci to restore her father Jotaro Kujo. Finally, it is set in outside Green Dolphin Street Jail. Don’t miss the end of the story related to Dio Brando, one of the main antagonists in the whole series.

Aired: From January, 2023

5. Vinland Saga Season 2

Some Japanese anime are more popular among foreign fans than Japanese for some reason. Vinland Saga (ヴィンランド・サガ), which began its first season of the anime series in 2019, is one of the best modern anime for many international anime lovers. There are 24 episodes in the previous season made by Wit Studio, followed by Vinland Saga Season 2 from January, 2023. The new season is produced by the different anime studio Mappa, which is also in charge of Jujutsu Kaisen, Attack of Titan The Final Season and Chainsaw Man.

The epic adventure anime follows Thorfinn, the son of the greatest warrior. In search of the phantom land called Vinland, he seeks the meaning in his life in the second season with the theme of the saga of Atonement and Salvation.

Aired: From January, 2023


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6. The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten

The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten (お隣の天使様にいつの間にか駄目人間にされていた件) will be adapted into the first anime series in 2023, which has been featured as one of the 10 hottest light novels for 2022. The light novel series has been written by Saekisan and illustrated by Hanekoto since 2019. Its manga adaptation has been also published since the beginning of 2022.

The romantic comedy anime, also classified into slice of life, centers on a high school boy Amane Fujimiya living on his own. The story begins when he meets a cute girl Mahiru Shiina, who lives next door to him.

Aired: From January, 2023


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7. Oyukiumi no Kaina

Oyukiumi no Kaina (大雪海のカイナ), which literally means Kaina of the Great Snow Sea, is an anticipated brand new anime show broadcasting in Fuji TV’s +Ultra block from January, 2022. It is based on the original manga series written by Tsutomu Nihei, who is also known for Knights of Sidonia. Commemorating the 40th year anniversary of the foundation of Polygon Pictures, the sci-fi anime is made by it and directed by Hiroaki Ando, whose recent masterpiece is Ajin: Demi-Human.

The setting is a post-apocalyptic world where only a handful of people can survive due to the spread of the Great Snow Sea. A protagonist Kaina, who lives above the Tenmaku that extends from the roots to the tops of giant Orbital Trees, meets a girl Liliha, who comes from the ground.

Aired: From January, 2023

8. Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown Arc (Season 2)

Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown Arc (東京卍リベンジャーズ 聖夜決戦編) is the expected second season of the Japanese yanki-themed science fiction scheduled to air in the beginning of 2023. It is adapted from Ken Wakui’s manga series serialized on Weekly Shonen Magazine since 2017, following the first season composed of 24 episodes in 2021.

After the Bloody Halloween arc in the first season, the next season enters a new story arc Christmas Showdown presenting the large conflict occurring on the Christmas day. Let’s see what happens to Takemichi and who newly joins and disappears in Tokyo Manji Gang!

Aired: From January, 2023


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9. Record of Ragnarok II (Season 2)

The recent action fantasy Record of Ragnarok (終末のワルキューレ) hits the air with its second season titled Record of Ragnarok II in 2023. Adapted from the original manga series serialized on Monthly Comic Zenon since 2017, the 12-episode first season of the anime series was made by Graphinica. The second season is distributed only on Netflix worldwide as well as the previous season.

The fantastic series depicts the battle of Ragnarok between 13 greatest humans in the history of mankind and 13 most powerful gods. Record of Ragnarok II focuses on new characters such as Raiden Tameemon, Buddha, Jack the Ripper, Hercules, Shiva, Zerofuku and so on.

Aired: From January, 2023

10. Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4

Bungo Stray Dogs (文豪ストレイドッグス) is known as one of the most successful detective anime series in modern days, loved by not only boys but girls worldwide. It was started as manga series by the writer Kafka Asagiri and the illustrator Sango Harukawa, serialized on a monthly Japanese seinen manga magazine Young Ace from 2012. The anime adaptation has been made by Bones since 2016, and the latest and fourth season is coming in the beginning of 2023.

The story begins a 18-year-old orphan Atsushi Nakajima is involved in the Armed Detective Agency, which consists of individuals possessing supernatural powers. There are a variety of characters with the same name as Japanese literary giants such as Osamu Dazai and Doppo Kunikida in the agency. They conflict against some criminal organizations including the Port Mafia, which is represented by Ryunosuke Akutagawa; the Guild, which is led by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald; Rats in the House of the Dead, which is typified by Fyodor Dostoevsky. The action and mystery anime comprises suspenseful incidents and powerful battle scenes between them. The members of Armed Detective Agency deal with serious incidents related to the government facing the antagonist organizations in Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4.

Aired: From January, 2023


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11. In/Spectre Season 2

In/Spectre Season 2 (虚構推理 2期) is an anticipated anime released in 2023, which used to be scheduled in the autumn of 2022. Like its first season consisting of 12 episodes broadcasted in 2020, the second season of the modern romance and mystery anime series is based on the same-titled novel series written by Kyo Shirodaira since 2011, which has been also made into a manga series since 2015.

The second season is also produced by Brain’s Base as well as the previous season. In/Spectre tells the story of a university student and female protagonist Kotoko Iwanaga and her boyfriend Kuro Sakuragawa, who tackle supernatural incidents caused by apparitions.

Aired: From January, 2023


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12. Spy Classroom

Spy Classroom (スパイ教室) is one of the most anticipated new anime series adapted from a popular light novel series in 2023. It is based on the spy-themed light novel series written by Takemachi and illustrated by Tomari since 2020. It was first adapted into a manga series by Kaname Seu from 2020 and its anime adaptation is just realized by a Japanese anime studio Feel.

Spy Classroom is set in the world after the biggest world war ended 10 years ago, where the Shadow War that spies are involved behind is still ongoing. The adventure story introduces a secret spy organization known as Tomoshibi, which comprises eight girls and the skilled spy leader Klaus. The Tomoshibi members take on the Impossible Missions under the information warfare by spies, following the principles “No matter how many lies it takes, No matter what it takes, Deceive all.”

Aired: From January, 2023

13. Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible

A notable romance and comedy manga Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (久保さんは僕を許さない) is being made into its first anime adaptation in 2023. Its serialization on Weekly Young Jump since 2019 has met with a favorable reception from modern manga fans. The sweet and funny manga written by Nene Yukimori has been also distributed on the growing online manga publishing platform Shonen Jump+ since 2020. The new anime series is made by Pine Jam, which was in charge of other popular rom-com series Gamers! and Just Because!. The fans are pleased with the fact that a much-loved voice actress Kana Hanazawa joins as the heroine’s character voice.

Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible emphasizes a peaceful life of a first-grade high school boy Junta Shiraishi and his classmate Nagisa Kubo. Junta is too quiet and unnoticeable for teachers and classmates to recognize, however, only Nagisa easily notes his presence. The story is filled with heartwarming slice-of-life episodes with the two cute characters and their friends and families.

Aired: From January, 2023


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14. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (Season 3)

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (鬼滅の刃 刀鍛冶の里編) has been one of the most anticipated following season of the smash-hit dark-fantasy adventure series since its production was confirmed in February, 2022. The third season is scheduled to air from April, 2023.

It is being made by the famed studio Ufotable as well as the first season in 2019, the anime movie Mugen Train in 2020 and the second season Entertainment District Arc in 2021-2022. The anime series of Demon Slayer will go on for a while since there are many volumes that have not been adapted into the anime yet in the manga series.

Following the protagonist Tanjiro Kamado and his little sister Nezuko, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc depicts more powerful battles between the demons of the Twelve Kizuki and the swordsmen of the Hashira. In particular, the third season focuses on Mitsuri Kanroji, Love Hashira; Muichiro Tokito, Mist Hashira.

Aired: From April, 2023

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15. Oshi no Ko

What on earth is the best anime series of 2023? Oshi no Ko (【推しの子】) is undeniably one of the best anime of 2023 in all genres. The series made its anime debut in April 2023 and is based on an incredibly popular manga that has been serialized since 2020 in Weekly Young Jump and Shonen Jump+ (Manga Plus for international readers). The manga is penned by the exceptional duo of Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari. The first season of the anime, consisting of 11 episodes, successfully brought their vision to the screen. Further testament to the show’s popularity is the confirmed production of a second season, promising more of this intriguing story for eager fans. The opening theme Idol by the popular Japanese artist Yoasobi has also achieved explosive worldwide success.

The genius popular idol, Ai Hoshino, is killed. Her left-behind twin sister, Ruby, yearns for her mother and enters the entertainment world. Her brother, Aqua, swears revenge on his biological father, who is likely a collaborator in Ai’s murder. Carrying two significant secrets – “Being Ai’s hidden children” and “Possessing memories of a previous life” – the siblings’ new story begins to unfold.

Aired: From April, 2023


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16. Dr. Stone Season 3

As one of the most popular sci-fi adventure manga and anime series in modern days, Dr. Stone has been watched globally on various online anime websites. Its original manga series was just completed with the 232nd episode in March, 2022 after the serialization on Weekly Shonen Jump for five years. There are 2 current seasons and a special television program titled Dr. Stone: Ryusui in the anime series so far, followed by the Dr. Stone Season 3 in 2023. The third season titled Dr. Stone: New World is divided into two parts airing in the spring and in the autumn or later.

The third season depicts the story after the second arc Stone Wars and the new character Ryusui Nanami’s emergence. Though the manga series reached its grand finale, the anime series seems far from over.

Aired: From April, 2023

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17. KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!

A new story from the KonoSuba series is coming to the spring of 2023, titled KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! (この素晴らしい世界に爆焔を!). It has been already announced that the third season of KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! is being made. Aside from the anticipated next season, a spin-off series KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! will air eariler. It is adapted from the same-titled light novels written by Natsume Akatsuki and illustrated by Kurone Mishima from 2014. Unlike the first and second season made by Studio Deen, a different studio Drive is in charge of the production of the spin-off and third season.

KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! tells the past story of a young girl who aspires to the most powerful spell Explosion. As you know, she is Megumin, the first main character to join Kazuma’s party in the main story of KonoSuba. This Megumin’s saga also casts a spotlight on YunYun, the other Arch Wizard from the Crimson Magic Clan.

Aired: From April, 2023

18. The Dangers in My Heart

Originating from a manga series by Norio Sakurai, which started its journey on Weekly Shonen Champion in 2018 and is now serialized on Manga Cross, The Dangers in My Heart (僕の心のヤバイやつ) is an anime that takes the slice-of-life romantic comedy genre to new heights. The anime is brought to life by Shin-Ei Animation, known for their work on similar popular titles like Teasing Master Takagi-san. While it resonates with the trending wave of everyday rom-coms, it sets itself apart with its distinct plot.

The Dangers in My Heart centers around Kyotaro Ichikawa, a high school student perceived as strange and eccentric due to his distant demeanor. However, his life takes an unexpected turn when Anna Yamada, the most popular girl in school, approaches him. Despite Kyotaro’s strange fantasies and imagined alter ego, they embark on a unique friendship that defies social norms, exploring the ups and downs of teenage life, social isolation, and self-acceptance. The careful depiction of characters’ psychological states and the beautiful representation of everyday life make this anime a standout in its genre.

Aired: From April, 2023


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19. Skip and Loafer

Skip and Loafer (スキップとローファー) is an anime adaptation of the manga by Misaki Takamatsu, which has been serialized on the monthly magazine Afternoon since 2018. It’s a mix of slice-of-life and romantic comedy that revolves around high school life. Animated by P.A. WORKS, it has been airing since April 2023. As a hidden gem of the Spring 2023 anime season, it has already garnered high praise from anime enthusiasts.

Skip and Loafer follows the delightful journey of a countryside girl, Mitsumi, as she navigates the intricacies of city life in Tokyo after enrolling in a high school there. Mitsumi’s earnest and straightforward nature often leads to humorous misunderstandings, but also helps her make unique friends along the way. In her journey filled with fresh experiences, teen romance, and daily adventures, she comes to realize that city life, while different from her home, has its own charm and beauty.

Aired: From April, 2023


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20. Insomniacs After School

More people around the globe have been interested in Japanese school-themed anime lately, and lots of high-quality slice-of-life and romantic-comedy series await them in 2023. Insomniacs After School (君は放課後インソムニア), based on Makoto Ojiro’s same-titled manga series published on Weekly Big Comic Spirits since 2019, is made into the first anime adaptation by Liden Films in 2023.

Set in a high school in Nanao, Ishikawa, Insomniacs After School tells the story of two insomnia boy and girl. The story begins when they meet each other during the preparation of the school festival. Sharing the same trouble, they restore the school’s abandoned astronomy club.

Aired: From April, 2023


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21. Mashle

Successful Weekly Shonen Jump manga that have acquired a good reputation from international readers are ready to be made into their anime adaptations. Mashle (マッシュル -MASHLE-) is one of the waited series that is scheduled to be broadcast in 2023. Categorized as fantasy and adventure, it has been serialized on the best-selling manga magazine and written by Hajime Komoto since 2020. The promising anime adaptation is made by A-1 Pictures.

Mashle is set in the world where everyone uses magic and who is better in magic counts. It centers on a young boy Mash Burnedead, who doesn’t have an ability to use magic at all but has built strong muscle and improved strength for a long time. Enrolling in the Easton Magic Academy, at which many magic elite students are enrolled, he challenges the world dominated by magic only with his muscular power.

Aired: From April, 2023


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22. Ranking of Kings: Treasure Chest of Courage (Season 2)

Ranking of Kings: Treasure Chest of Courage
Ranking of Kings: Treasure Chest of Courage © 十日草輔・KADOKAWA刊/アニメ「王様ランキング 勇気の宝箱」製作委員会

Fortunately, the hit fantasy anime loved by both kids and adults is arriving back in 2023 as the second season titled Ranking of Kings: Treasure Chest of Courage (王様ランキング 勇気の宝箱). Ranking of Kings started with 23 episodes airing in 2021-2022, adapted from Sosuke Toka’s manga series serialized on Manga Hack since 2017.

Ranking of Kings introduces the hierarchical ranking system in which world’s kings are ranked in order of the power and prosperity. Bojji, the protagonist and the first prince of the Bosse Kingdom, has a dream to become the number one king in the world though he holds lots of challenges to overcome: He was born deaf and smaller than normal while his parents are a giant. Ranking of Kings: Treasure Chest of Courage tells an unknown story with the theme of courage, concentrating on the courageous prince Bojji, his shadow friend Kage and other people around them.

Aired: From April, 2023

23. In Another World with My Smartphone Season 2

In Another World with My Smartphone (異世界はスマートフォンとともに。) is a representative Naro-kei anime mixed with isekai, harem and adventure. It is adapted from the same-titled light novel that started on the online user-generated publishing platform Shosetsuka ni Naro by the writer Patora Fuyuhara since 2013, whose physical novel series has been published with the illustrator Eiji Usatsuka since 2015. The first season of the anime series made by Production Reed was broadcast in 2017, followed by the second season created by J.C.Staff in the spring of 2023.

In Another World with My Smartphone places an emphasis on a 15-year-old high schooler Touya Mochizuki, who is transported into a fantasy world by the god. He starts his second life there with a smartphone brought from the real world and unlimited magic powers controlling control all seven magical elements. In addition to his first companions, the Silhoueska twins, he travels around the world adding several female characters to his party.

Aired: From April, 2023

24. Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2
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For many anime fans all across the world, the trendy dark-fantasy’s next season Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 (呪術廻戦 2期) is a featured anime in 2023. Following the first season composed of 24 episodes airing in 2020-2021 and the smash-hit anime movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0 released in the end of 2021, the newest season presents the sequel to the Yuji Itadori’s adventure featuring the Gojo’s Past Arc and the Shibuya Incident Arc. More exciting fights and moving dramas await you in the upcoming part. The original manga written by Gege Akutami is running smoothly on Weekly Shonen Jump.

Aired: From July, 2023

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25. Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2

Many fans were delighted at the release of the new part of the Bleach anime series, which aired with 13 episodes from October to December, 2022. And, it has been just confirmed that the second part of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War (BLEACH 千年血戦篇) is scheduled to be broadcasted in the summer of 2023. The quality of the next part is guaranteed by the studio Pierrot. It enters a new story arc The Separation in the final chapter The Thousand-Year Blood War. Bleach is expected to be still the center of attention from global anime lovers.

Aired: From July, 2023


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26. Mushoku Tensei Season 2

Mushoku Tensei (無職転生 〜異世界行ったら本気だす〜), also known as Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, is a strong candidate for the best anime of 2023, coming back with the anticipated second season within the year. The popular light novel series written by Rifujin na Magonote and illustrated by Shirotaka started in 2014 and is to be completed in November, 2022, which was made into the first anime adaptation with 23 episodes in 2021.

The highest-quality isekai and fantasy anime made by Studio Bind follows a 34-year-old unemployed man who is reincarnated as a young boy named Rudeus Greyrat in an isekai world. The previous season focuses on the beginning of his grand growing-up story, and the new second season proceeds to follow his adventure to look for his disappearing father and mother after the cosmic catastrophe. There are more attractive new characters in addition to the existing major supporting characters he hasn’t met in ages in Mushoku Tensei Season 2.

Aired: From July, 2023


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27. My Happy Marriage

This year, several anime that garnered little attention before their release saw a rapid rise in popularity post-broadcast. My Happy Marriage (わたしの幸せな結婚) emerged as a dark horse during the summer 2023 anime season. Despite airing alongside massively popular series sequels like Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 and Mushoku Tensei Season 2, it managed to achieve comparable acclaim. The source material is a light novel by Akumi Agitogi, first published in 2019. The adaptation into anime was beautifully realized by Kinema Citrus. Hence, it’s safe to say that My Happy Marriage is one of the best anime of 2023, especially within the romance genre.

Miyo Saimori grew up in a neglectful household due to her lack of a special ability called Supernatural Ability. She is heartbroken when the man she has feelings for is forced to marry her sister. At 19, Miyo finds herself arranged to be married to Kiyoka Kudou, the 27-year-old head of the Kudou family. Rumors depict Kiyoka as a cold and ruthless soldier, leading many potential fiancées to flee from him. However, as Miyo spends more time with him, she realizes that Kiyoka is not the man the rumors make him out to be. The story depicts how Miyo’s once-unhappy life begins to bloom vibrantly through her marriage.

Aired: From July, 2023


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28. Classroom of the Elite Season 3

In March, 2022, the production of the following seasons of the popular anime series Classroom of the Elite (ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ) was announced, based on its original light novel published since 2015. The first season of the anime adaptation was broadcast with 12 episodes in 2017; any additional information about the anime’s next season had not been released until very recently.

The second season scheduled to air in July 2022 and the third season in 2023 cover the whole part of the First Year Arc as well as the first season, which corresponds the first 14 volumes of the light novel series. The battles of Kiyotaka Ayanokoji with other classes are growing more intense and his background is being dug up more in the following seasons.

Aired: Within 2023 (*Postponed until January 2024)

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29. Rurouni Kenshin

The famous samurai-themed classic anime Rurouni Kenshin (るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-) is reviving as a brand new anime series, which was first announced in December, 2021. At Aniplex Online Fest 2022 on September 24, 2022, it was revealed that it would be released in 2023 with an official trailer. The former anime series aired from 1996 to 1998, which comprises 94 episodes made by Studio Gallop and Studio Deen. The new version of the Rurouni Kenshin anime series is produced by Liden Films, which is scheduled to release other expected anime for 2023 such as Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown and Insomniacs After School.

Set in the beginning of the Meiji period (1868-1912), the historical action adventure is dominated by Kenshin Himura, a legendary swordsman who used to be known as the most powerful assassin in the late Edo period. He determines not to kill anymore and seeks a way to live peacefully traveling around the country. He starts having relations with a heroine Kaoru Kamiya, a spirited orphan Yahiko Myojin and a passionate fighter Sanosuke Sagara.

Aired: From July, 2023

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30. The Duke of Death and His Maid Season 2

The Duke of Death and His Maid (Season 2)
The Duke of Death and His Maid (Season 2) ©イノウエ/小学館・死神坊ちゃんと黒メイド製作委員会

The popular romantic comedy anime series The Duke of Death and His Maid (死神坊ちゃんと黒メイド) is coming back as early as 2023. It has got wide favorable reviews from existing anime fans since its first season was broadcasted with 12 episodes in 2021. The original manga series written by Koharu Inoue was just completed with its reputation in May, 2022 after being serialized on Sunday Webry for five years. The new second season is also made by J.C.Staff as well as the previous season.

There are following episodes focusing on the protagonist Duke of Death, his maid Alice Lendrott and his family and friends, which are mixed with romance and fantasy. Predict if Duke of Death can break the curse by the witch and touch Alice!

Aired: From July, 2023

31. The Apothecary Diaries

The Apothecary Diaries (薬屋のひとりごと), one of the most promising light novel series of the moment, is coming in 2023 in animated form. Natsu Hyuga’s light novel series that started its serialization on Shosetsuka ni Naro in 2011 has been made into a manga adaptation since 2017. And, the 2023 anime adaptation of the light novel series has finally been decided. The anime production is handled jointly by Toho Animation Studio and OLM.

Set in a fictional Chinese-style empire, The Apothecary Diaries, categorized as mystery, fantasy and romance, centers on Maomao, a young girl who is kidnapped and sold as a servant girl to an imperial palace. She has a deep knowledge of medicines, especially poisons, and after solving the mystery of the prince’s debilitating illness, she catches the attention of the beautiful eunuch Jinshi, who lets her solve various cases.

Aired: Autumn of 2023 to Winter of 2024

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32. Undead Unluck

A new anime series adapted from popular manga serialized on the most famous Japanese manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump has been what many anime fans find a great deal of pleasure in every season recently. Undead Unluck (アンデッドアンラック) is one of the promising anime series broadcasted in 2023, based on Yoshifumi Tozuka’s manga published since January, 2020. The first anime adaptation of Undead Unluck is handled by David Production, which is also known for other great works such as Fire Force and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind.

Undead Unluck concentrates on the unique combination of an extremely unlucky girl Fuuko Izumo and an wild immortal man Andy. She is a Negator who has a supernatural ability called Unluck, which brings bad luck to anyone who she touches. Her parents and many people lost their lives due to her ability. On the other hand, Andy’s ability as a Negator is known as Undead, which realizes his deathlessness with his tremendous recovery capacity. The fantastic anime follows their exciting action adventure mixed with comedy.

Aired: Within 2023

33. Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End

A lot of manga fans are looking forward to the anime adaptation of the dramatic fantasy adventure manga Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End (葬送のフリーレン) which was announced in September 2022. The manga series of Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End has gained prominence around the recent Japanese manga since it started being serialized on Weekly Shonen Sunday in 2020, which is written by Kanehito Yamada and illustrated by Tsukasa Abe. The anime series is scheduled to air in the autumn of 2023.

It is unique that Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End focuses a story after a hero’s party defeated the demon king while many other adventure series describes a growing-up story of a hero until he beats the demon king. An elf girl Frieren, who has lived for more than 1,000 years, finishes her decade-long adventure after her party consisting of a hero Himmel, a dwarven warrior Eisen and a priest Heiter defeated the demon king. The story re-starts when she meets the party 50 years later.

Aired: Autumn, 2023

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34. The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3

Following seasons of the popular isekai dark-fantasy anime The Rising of the Shield Hero (盾の勇者の成り上がり) were confirmed on Crunchyroll Expo 2019. The second season, made by DR Movie, aired with 13 episodes in the spring of 2022. And, the third season is made by Kinema Citrus which is the same anime studio as the first season in 2019. Its original light novel series written by Aneko Yusagi and illustrated by Seira Minami has been published since 2013.

The Rising of the Shield Hero casts a spotlight on a Japanese university student Naofumi Iwatani, who is sent to a different world and given a shield to save the fantasy world. He is forced to start an adventure with lots of disadvantages. The first and season seasons represent how he conquers the difficulties with his party’s new members Raphtalia and Filo. The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 keeps following his further adventure and three other summoned heroes again.

Aired: Autumn, 2023

35. Uma Musume Pretty Derby Season 3

Uma Musume Pretty Derby Season 3 (ウマ娘 プリティーダービー Season 3) is scheduled to air from October 2023. Based on a mobile and PC game by Cygames, The first season, produced by P.A. Works and composed of 13 episodes, aired in 2018 and was supplemented by an additional 3 episodes in 2021. The second season was created by Studio Kai in 2021, which also consisted of 13 episodes. Just like the previous season, the same studio is responsible for the production of the third season.

Uma Musume Pretty Derby is a unique anime set in a world where horse girls — humans with the ears and tails of horses — compete in high-stakes races. Beyond racing, these horse girls also become idols, adding layers of competition and camaraderie to their daily school life. Just as the main character changed between the first and second seasons, the third season also focuses on new protagonists. The center of the story is Kitasan Black and Satono Diamond.

Aired: Autumn, 2023

36. Pluto

The animation that the whole world has been waiting for is about to be born. Pluto, Naoki Urasawa’s manga series based on The Greatest Robot on Earth, a part of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy, is to be distributed exclusively on Netflix in 2023. The original manga series is written by Naoki Urasawa, who is also famous for Monster (1994-2001) and 20th Century Boys (1999–2006). It is made by M2 Studio, an anime studio founded by Masao Maruyama, who also created other famous studios Madhouse and Mappa.

Set in the near future where robots coexist with humans, this science fiction action series follows Gesicht, a detective robot, and Atom, a boy robot, as they pursue the mystery of a series of strange murders.

Aired: Autumn, 2023

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