In the anime kingdom Japan, hundreds of new anime series and movies are released every year. The lineup covers a broad range of titles from brand new series, expected next seasons of current franchises to adaptations from successful manga and light novels and animated movies. Lots of fans always look forward to newly-started anime based on their favorite manga and novels or promising following seasons.
There are a large number of upcoming anime series and movies that have been confirmed but whose release dates are to be determined yet. To organize the looming anime on the waiting list, I’d like to list up all anticipated anime released in the future. This anime alert for new series that have been confirmed but not yet scheduled will help you to build your anime watch list. Some titles will be officially announced with details or released in the near future.
This upcoming anime list is being updated every time additional information is unveiled. Stay tuned!
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Upcoming Anime in 2024
Here I present the anime that have been confirmed for broadcast in 2024, though specific dates have not yet been decided.
2.5 Dimensional Seduction
2.5 Dimensional Seduction (2.5次元の誘惑) is an upcoming anime adaptation of a popular slice-of-life comedy manga by Yu Hashimoto. Serialized in Shonen Jump+ since 2019, the series focuses on the theme of cosplay, where characters take on the personas of their favorite manga or anime characters. The title of “2.5 Dimension” symbolizes a space “in between,” where 3D represents “reality” and 2D represents “fiction,” creating an intriguing blend of both worlds.
2.5 Dimensional Seduction is a cosplay comedy that follows an Otaku high school boy Masamune Okumura, who has no interest in real-life women and directs his affection toward a 2D character named Lilier, and high school girl Lilysa Amano, who enjoys cosplaying as Liliel. Both share a love for the fictional character Liliel, and after hitting it off, they begin engaging in Lilysa’s hobby of cosplay photography.
Atri: My Dear Moments
A modern visual novel game titled Atri: My Dear Moments has been announced to be made into an anime adaptation in 2024. The visual novel game was released in 2019 as the first title of ANIPLEX.EXE, Aniplex’s novel game brand. The fantasy drama anime is directed by Makoto Kato and produced by an anime studio Troyca, who are also famous for Bloom Into You (2018) and The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II (2019).
Set in a near-future world, where most of areas are submerged by rising sea levels, Atri: My Dear Moments tells the story of a 17-year-old high schooler Natsuki Ikaruga. He moves to a rural seaside town after he lost his mother and his leg. One day, he finds a robot girl Atri on the ocean floor. The story is highlighted by beautifully drawn pictures and emotional music.
Beastars Season 3
The anime series of the popular coming-of-age drama Beastars is entering the final part with an upcoming third season, which was announced in July, 2021. Its manga series written by Paru Itagaki started on Weekly Shonen Champion in 2016 and finally came to the end with the 22nd volume in 2020. Beastars Season 3 is made as a Netflix anime by a Japanese anime studio Orange as well as the past two seasons in 2019 and 2021.
Beastars tells the story of anthropomorphized animal characters in Cherryton Academy including the protagonist Legoshi, a second-year gray wolf student. Through the characters, it represents a hidden side of human begins and various problems caused by their true nature. The next season continues depicting a tension between herbivores and carnivores.
Upcoming Anime just Confirmed for the Future
This section features anime productions that have been greenlit, but their broadcast schedules have not been determined yet. It includes titles where it’s not yet decided whether they’ll be a sequel series or an anime movie. Each announcement is highly anticipated and future broadcasts are exciting to look forward to.
Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World Season 3
The production for the latest installment, Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World 3rd Season (Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 3rd season), is already underway. While many anime adaptations of light novels have seen success, Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World stands out as one of the best in both light novel and anime forms. It has been instrumental in cementing the Isekai genre’s popularity. Based on the light novel series authored by Tappei Nagatsuki since 2014, the anime has already aired with two seasons containing 50 episodes produced by White Fox. This upcoming third season is set to introduce a fresh phase in the story.
In the second season, battles against attackers like Elsa and the Great Rabbit, one of the Three Great Mabeasts, are depicted, leading to the liberation of the Sanctuary. In the third season, as Emilia’s faction faces the Royal Selection, they receive an invitation to the Watergate City, Priestella, from Anastasia, one of the royal selection candidates. There, Subaru and Emilia experience various reunions.
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Golden Kamuy: The Final Chapter (Season 5)
The historical romance adventure anime is set to dive into its grand finale with Golden Kamuy: The Final Chapter (ゴールデンカムイ最終章) as the fifth season. Adapted from Satoru Noda’s manga, which was serialized from 2014 to 2022, the anime began its journey in 2018. While Geno Studio produced 12 episodes for each of the first three seasons, the fourth season was crafted by Brain’s Base in 2022-2023, delivering 13 episodes.
In the fourth season, the Boutarou the Pirate Arc was concluded, and the story transitioned into the next Town of Reunions Arc. The fifth season, which is the final chapter, continues from midway through the Town of Reunions Arc. The remaining narrative unfolds in two more arcs, namely the Tokyo Love Story Arc and the Hakodate Arc. The journey of the former soldier, Sugimoto, and the Ainu girl, Asirpa, in their quest for gold, is gearing up for its grand culmination.
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Lycoris Recoil (New Animation)
How many fans rejoiced at this news: Lycoris Recoil, one of the best anime series throughout the entire year 2022, will come back as a new animation. At the special event in February “Café LycoReco Presents After Party! Tomorrow is another day.” they announced the decision to produce a new animation. Whether that is a television series, an OVA or a movie remains to be seen. The first anime series of Lycoris Recoil was broadcasted with 13 episodes in the summer of 2022, made by A-1 Pictures. It has been adapted into manga, novel, stage and other forms since then.
Lycoris Recoil takes place in Japan, a country with a reputation for being the safest in the world. Security there is maintained by the Lycoris, a group of young girl assassins who work in secret. The main character is Chisato Nishikigi, a 17-year-old girl who is known as the number one Lycoris of all time, and her partner Takina Inoue, a 16-year-old Lycoris. The girls’ exploits and bonds are portrayed through dangerous battles and challenging missions.
One-Punch Man Season 3
Some popular anime series stand in the middle of the whole story while they and their original manga are commercially successful. One-Punch Man (ワンパンマン) is the notable anime series whose next season has been much-expected since the second season ended in 2019. Fortunately, it was just announced that the third season’s production had been confirmed with a new teaser visual illustrated by Chikashi Kubota, who is in charge of the character designs in the past two seasons of One-Punch Man. The action and comedy anime series is still halfway to catching up with the original manga series that is also ongoing.
The second season of One-Punch Man finished with the battle between the martial arts master Silverfang and his former disciple Garou, who regard the heroes of the Hero Association as his enemy. In addition to the current main characters including Saitama and Genos, One-Punch Man Season 3 will keep following Garou, a human proclaiming himself to be a monster at the same time. You can see the strongest hero Saitama and his friends in action and their humorous daily life in the upcoming season, too.
▽If you can’t wait until Season 3’s coming, enjoy the following story in the manga!▽
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As one of the most popular modern sports manga and anime series, Haikyu!! (ハイキュー!!) has acquired a good reputation worldwide lately. Based on Haruichi Furudate’s manga series which ended in 2020, there are four seasons in the Haikyu!! anime series aired from 2014 to 2020. After the fourth and latest season Haikyu!! To The Top, the anime series is reaching its climax with two upcoming anime movies titled Haikyu!! Final.
The volleyball-themed anime series presents a passionate and moving story of the Karasuno High School volleyball club members including the protagonist Shoyo Hinata and another main character Tobio Kageyama. Haikyu!! Final will enter the Dumpster Battle Arc between Karasuno High School and Nekoma High School.
The first part of the Haikyu!! Final anime movies titled Haikyu!! the Movie: Decisive Battle at the Garbage Dump (劇場版ハイキュー!! ゴミ捨て場の決戦) has been just scheduled to be released in February 16, 2024.
▽If you can’t wait until the Haikyu!! Final movies’ coming, enjoy the following story in the manga!▽
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Fire Force Season 3
Fire Force (炎炎ノ消防隊) is an action dark-fantasy anime whose following season has been waited by many fans since the second season ended in 2020. It has come up in conversations among manga fans since its original manga series’ serialization on Weekly Shonen Magazine from 2015 came to the end in February, 2022. In May, 2022, it was announced that the production of Fire Force Season 3 was decided.
Fire Force, which has the theme of fire fighters, depicts the battles between the Special Fire Force soldiers and the Infernals generated by Spontaneous Human Combustion. A 17-year-old boy Shinra Kusakabe, who is a Third Generation who can release flame bursts from his feet, lost his mother and his little brother in a fire. He has been suspected to cause the fire with his ability since then. The story begins when he becomes a member of Special Fire Force Company 8. After the second season covering from the VS. Special Fire Force Company 4 arc to the Stigma arc, Fire Force Season 3 will re-start with the Obi’s Rescue arc.
▽If you can’t wait until Fire Force Season 3’s coming, enjoy the following story in the manga!▽
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KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Season 3
The popular isekai and comedy anime KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! (この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!) is making a resurgence in popularity these days. It was revealed that the third season was confirmed on YouTube’s KADOKAWA Anime Channel in May, 2022. At the same time, a new spin-off series KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!’s release in 2023 was brought to light. KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Season 3 is being made by a Japanese anime studio Drive while the past two seasons were adapted by Studio Deen from the original light novel series published between 2013 and 2020.
Four main characters including a 17-year-old ordinary boy Kazuma, the goddess of water Aqua, a female archwizard Megumin and a female crusader Darkness dominate the KonoSuba series. The entire story is composed of their comical and thrilling life in the isekai world that Kazuma was sent to from the real world. You will see new characters in Season 3 and KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!.
▽If you can’t wait until KonoSuba Season 3’s coming, enjoy the following story in the manga!▽
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The Saga of Tanya the Evil Season 2
The Saga of Tanya the Evil (幼女戦記) is one of the most popular incomplete isekai anime series as well as KonoSuba, Re:Zero and Overlord. Adapted from a military themed dark-fantasy light novel written by Carlo Zen and illustrated by Shinobu Shinotsuki since 2013, the first season of the anime series aired with 12 episodes in 2017. In June, 2021, The Saga of Tanya the Evil Season 2 was confirmed with the same anime studio NUT as the previous season and the first anime movie released in 2019.
Set in a fictional European country in the 1920s, The Saga of Tanya the Evil focuses on a young girl Tanya Degurechaff, who a thirty-something Japanese salaryman is reincarnated as in the isekai world. She joins the Empire’s Mage Corps and fights on the front line of the war with her outstanding magic abilities. Following Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie, the second season keeps depicting how Tanya and the Empire’s Mage Corps members survive in the intense battle that is inspired by the two World Wars.
▽If you can’t wait until The Saga of Tanya the Evil Season 2’s coming, enjoy the following story in the manga!▽
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Love Live! Superstar!! Season 3
Love Live! Superstar!! (ラブライブ！スーパースター!!) is the fourth title of the popular idol anime series Love Live!, which was originally launched by Sunrise in 2013. The first season of Love Live! Superstar!! aired with 12 episodes in 2021, followed by another 12 episodes of the second season in 2022. Just after the second season was completed, the production of the third season was decided.
Love Live! Superstar!! initially introduces five high school idol girls who complete with other high schoolers to win Love Live!, set in Yuigaoka Private Girls High School in Omotesando, Tokyo. The second season adds four newcomers to their idol group Liella!. In addition, it has been announced that a new cast will be featured in a general audition for the third season. Check out the expected new character and what will happen to the protagonist Kanon Shibuya, who wonders if she should go to Vienna for study.
My Dress-Up Darling Season 2
My Dress-Up Darling (その着せ替え人形は恋をする) has been welcomed by not only anime fans but cosplay lovers since the modern rom-com manga and anime series places an emphasis on the trendy anime culture. The original manga series written by Shinichi Fukuda has been serialized on a Square Enix’s manga magazine Young Gangan since 2018, which was first adapted into the anime series by CloverWorks in 2022. On an anime event related to this anime held in September 2022, the next season’s production was confirmed.
My Dress-Up Darling follows a first-grade high school boy Wakana Gojo, who gets into making a traditional Japanese bisque doll (also known as a Hina doll), set in Iwatsuki, Saitama. Unlike the introverted protagonist, Marin Kitagawa is introduced as a popular outgoing classmate. The heroine is a passionate cosplayer who likes disguising themselves as their favorite characters of anime, manga and games. He gets closer to her by helping her create cosplay outfits with his doll making techniques.
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Season 3
In September 2022, the third season of the popular Isekai anime series Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest (ありふれた職業で世界最強) was confirmed to be released in the near future. The first season made by Asread and White Fox aired with 13 episodes in 2019, followed by the second season made by Asread and Studio Mother aired with 12 episodes in 2022. The anime series is adapted from Ryo Shirakome’s light novel that started on Shosetsuka ni Naro in 2013, which has been already completed.
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest revolves around a bullied nerd high schooler Hajime Nagumo, who is suddenly transported to another world with his classmates. Unlike the classmates who obtain supernatural fighting abilities, he gets an understated one. However, after being seperated from the classmates, he accidentally gains tremendous power by eating monsters and meets a vampire princess Yue. Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Season 3 enters a new story arc.
Hidarikiki no Eren
It was announced on an online manga distributing platform Shonen Jump+ in December 2022 that Hidarikiki no Eren (左ききのエレン), lit. “Eren the Southpaw”, would be adapted into an anime series. The coming-of-age drama manga was originally serialized on a website Cakes from 2016 to 2017 by Kappi, and its remake was serialized on Shonen Jump+ with a manga artist nifuni between 2017 and 2022. It was also made into a live-action series in 2019.
With the copy “For everyone who could not become a genius”, Hidarikiki no Eren focuses on Koichi Asakura, a fresh designer working for an advertising agency. He realizes that he is different from a genius like Eren Yamagishi, who was gifted and left-handed female artist but quitted drawing.
Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian
The recently announced anime adaptation, Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian (時々ボソッとロシア語でデレる隣のアーリャさん), falls into the romantic comedy and slice-of-life genres. Based on a popular light novel penned by SunSunSun and illustrated by Momoco, the series has been published since 2021. Furthermore, a manga adaptation began in 2022. Recently, popular light novels tend to be swiftly adapted into manga and anime, and this series is no exception.
The romantic comedy story revolves around Masachika Kuze, a first-year high school student, and the striking silver-haired half-Japanese heroine, Alisa Mikhailovna Kujou. What’s intriguing isn’t just that Alya is a Tsundere girl – appearing cold on the surface but occasionally revealing a sweeter side. The twist is that when Alya expresses her tender feelings, she speaks in Russian, thinking that Masachika doesn’t understand. However, unbeknownst to her, Masachika is fully fluent in Russian. A completely new romantic comedy filled with misunderstandings is about to unfold.
My Hero Academia Season 7
The action-packed anime My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア), globally one of the most popular series in recent times, has announced the production of its seventh season. The previous sixth season aired from October 2022 to March 2023, spanning 25 episodes over two cours. Since its anime adaptation in 2016, the superhero saga has gained even more momentum under the deft hands of the studio Bones. With the original manga, serialized in Shonen Jump since 2014, seemingly entering its climactic phase, fans eagerly anticipate what twists and turns the seventh season will bring.
The sixth season of My Hero Academia delivered one of the most intense and thrilling stories of the series. The first part portrayed the fierce battle between the heroes and the Paranormal Liberation Front (a merger of the League of Villains and the Meta Liberation Army) in the Paranormal Liberation War Arc. The subsequent part as the Dark Hero Arc focused on Deku’s solitary battle after leaving U.A. High School, not wanting to harm those around him. It also depicted the drama of his classmates trying to bring him back, a narrative that evoked tears and strong reactions from many fans and viewers. The upcoming seventh season will spotlight the No.1 Pro Hero in the United States, Star and Stripe.
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The renowned author of “ONE PIECE,” Eiichiro Oda’s short story Monsters (MONSTERS 一百三情飛龍侍極) has been greenlit for anime adaptation. Announced in July 2023 during the ONE PIECE DAY’23 event, this project serves as a grand finale for the 25th anniversary year of One Piece serialization. Monsters is a short story included in WANTED! Eiichiro Oda Short Story Collection and is adapted into a one-shot anime episode lasting 20-30 minutes. Intriguingly, the director for this anime is Sunghoo Park, known for his work on the first season of Jujutsu Kaisen and the movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0, heightening expectations. The studio behind the project is E&H Production, led by Sunghoo Park.
The story revolves around the exploits of samurai Ryuma in a singular town, a swashbuckling tale of swordplay. Interestingly, the roots of the samurai in One piece can be traced back to this very story.
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Trigun Stampede: Final Phase
Trigun, based on Yasuhiro Nightow’s manga serialized from 1995-1997, was adapted into a 26-episode anime in 1998. However, in 2023, a brand-new iteration titled Trigun Stampede was released. Animated by the studio Orange, this 12-episode series delivered a fresh narrative coupled with exceptional animation quality. Now, the production of its conclusion, Trigun Stampede: Final Phase, has been announced.
Trigun Stampede depicts the battle between Vash the Stampede and his twin brother corrupted by evil, Millions Knives. In the Final Phase, Vash’s bounty has been raised to a staggering 60 billion double dollars, with no distinction between dead or alive. The Humanoid Typhoon goes missing, making the upcoming conclusion a highly anticipated event.
Sabikui Bisco Season 2
During the Dengeki Bunko 30th Summer Festival Online 2023 held in July 2023, the production of the second season of the anime Sabikui Bisco (錆喰いビスコ) was announced. Sabikui Bisco is an anime adaptation of a light novel that began publishing in 2018. The first season, consisting of 12 episodes, aired in 2022. Authored by Shinji Cobkubo with illustrations by K Akagishi and Mocha, the original light novel received high acclaim domestically upon its release. Studio OZ, which handled the animation for the first season, will continue to be in charge for this anticipated second season.
In the second season, you can’t take their eyes off the adventures of Bisco Akaboshi and Milo Nekoyanagi, who embark on a new mission. In a Japan where civilization has collapsed and vast wastelands and deserts spread, a devastating “Rusting Wind” causes everything it touches to rust. Amidst this, during the first season, Bisco and Milo were in search of the “Rust-Eating” mushroom. As of 2023, the original light novel has already been published up to volume 9, but the first season of the anime only covered the first volume. This indicates the depth and richness of the story being told.
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Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online Season 2
The sequel to the VRMMORPG gun action series is returning with the announcement of the anime adaptation for Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online Season 2 (ソードアート・オンライン オルタナティブ ガンゲイル・オンライン 2期). The first season was produced by Studio 3Hz and aired 12 episodes in 2018. Originating from the popular light novel series Sword Art Online by Reki Kawahara, this spin-off is based on the light novels written by Keiichi Sigsawa since 2014.
Based on the world of the next-generation VRMMORPG Gun Gale Online introduced in the second season of Sword Art Online where Kirito and Sinon meet, the protagonist is not Kirito from the main series but a small girl named Llenn in a pink outfit. The story depicts a battle royale involving protagonist Llenn and her friend Pitohui. With intricately depicted firearm details and intense battle scenes, it garnered not only the support of the original Sword Art Online fans but also gun enthusiasts and international anime fans.
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New Panty and Stocking
The wildly chaotic and well-known anime Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (パンティ&ストッキングwithガーターベル) is making a return with a new project titled New Panty and Stocking. Announced at AnimeExpo 2023 in LA, this exciting revival is made possible as Studio Trigger officially acquired the original rights from Gainax.
With many creators from the original 2010 series now at Trigger, including the director Hiroyuki Imaishi, fans can anticipate a continuation of the original charm. Comprising 28 episodes within 13 broadcast segments, the series was initially a standout hit, and the resurgence of the Panty and Stocking sisters is eagerly awaited.
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