Weekly Anime & Manga Digest: Dec 4-10, 2023

Weekly Anime & Manga Digest 2023

Today, we truly live in the golden age of anime and manga. Each year, hundreds of new anime series and movies are produced and broadcasted around the world, while countless new manga are created every day. They are quickly translated into other languages, becoming a global entertainment content.

However, the fastest updates about anime and manga still come in their mother tongue, Japanese, the birthplace of this pop culture. Here, we provide captivating updates every week, including announcements about new anime productions, movie release dates, and manga serialization details. Sometimes, the news might include a bit sad tidbits, like manga going on hiatus or anime broadcasts being postponed (but we believe that even such news is valuable for otaku!)

By bookmarking this page on Japan Geeks, you can stay on top of the latest trends in anime and manga. Don’t miss out!

Breaking News during Dec 4-10, 2023

New anime movie by the staff of Anohana to be released in Autumn 2024


The announcement has been made that the fourth animation by Super Peace Busters, following Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2011), The Anthem of the Heart (2015), and Her Blue Sky (2019), will be released in the autumn of 2024. It is titled Fureru (ふれる。), which means “touch.” As a production by Super Peace Busters, it features the familiar powerhouse team of director Tatsuyuki Nagai, screenwriter Mari Okada, and character designer Masayoshi Tanaka. It has become one of the most anticipated works of 2024.

▶︎Here is the list of the best anime directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai!

▶︎Here is the list of the best anime written by Mari Okada!

My Happy Marriage Exhibition to be held in January 2024

My Happy Marriage Exhibition
My Happy Marriage Exhibition ©2023 顎木あくみ・月岡月穂/KADOKAWA/「わたしの幸せな結婚」製作委員会

This year’s most popular anime series, My Happy Marriage, will have an exhibition at Matsuya Ginza in Tokyo from January 5 to January 23, 2024. There will be displays allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the world of Miyo and Kiyoka. With the second season’s production confirmed, don’t take your eyes off the hot topic that is My Happy Marriage.

More details: https://watakon-ten.com/

The production of a new Rascal Does Not Dream Series University Arc has been announced

Rascal Does Not Dream Series University Arc
Rascal Does Not Dream Series University Arc ©2022 鴨志田 一/KADOKAWA/青ブタ Project

The anime adaptation of Hajime Kamoshida’s light novel series, the Rascal Does Not Dream series (Aobuta Series), has announced the production of a new University Arc. A new visual has also been released. This anime will cover the story from the 10th volume of the light novel series onwards, where the protagonist Sakuta is now a university student. The special trailer for this new production was revealed after the end credits of Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid, which has been screening since December 1, 2023. As the Rascal Does Not Dream series celebrates its 5th anniversary this year, fans are eagerly awaiting further updates.

The second teaser trailer for Laid-Back Camp Season 3 has been released

The second teaser trailer for Laid-Back Camp Season 3, which will be broadcast from April 2024, has been released. In the new season, it looks like we will see episodes focused on the character Ayano Toki, who has been anticipated since her introduction in Season 2.

Suicide Squad Isekai is set to air from 2024

Suicide Squad Isekai
Suicide Squad Isekai © & TM DC © 2023 Warner Bros. Entertainment.

It has been announced that Suicide Squad Isekai, a fusion of DC characters and the popular anime genre of isekai, will be broadcast in 2024. Everyone around the world is looking forward to seeing how the Suicide Squad, including Harley Quinn, will be adapted into anime.

The movie Omuro-ke: Dear Sisters is set to release on February 2, 2024

Omuro-ke: Dear Sisters
Omuro-ke: Dear Sisters © なもり・一迅社/「大室家」製作委員会

The first film of the spin-off anime of YuruYuri, which aired in 2011, is set to be released on February 2, 2024. The second film, Omuro-ke: Dear Friends, is also scheduled for release in the same year.

The light novel Ascendance of a Bookworm to be concluded

Ascendance of a Bookworm Concluded
Ascendance of a Bookworm Concluded ©2023 Miya Kazuki/TO Books. Illustrated by You Shiina

The final volume, Volume 33, of the isekai fantasy light novel Ascendance of a Bookworm will be released on December 9th, marking the conclusion of the book series. The anime adaptation is also popular, and we look forward to seeing all parts of it being animated.

30th Anniversary Detective Conan Exhibition to be held

30th Anniversary Detective Conan Exhibition
30th Anniversary Detective Conan Exhibition © 青山剛昌/小学館

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Gosho Aoyama’s popular manga series Detective Conan, the 30th Anniversary Detective Conan Exhibition will be held in Tokyo in 2024. The event will take place from January 12th to February 25th, 2024, at the Sunshine City Exhibition Hall A in Ikebukuro. It will feature numerous exhibits exclusive to the event, making it a must-see for fans in 2024.

More details: https://www.conanten-30th.jp/

+ Latest Updates on New Anime:

  • Nina the Starry Bride has been announced.
  • A Journey Through Another World is set for 2024.
  • Magilumiere Co. Ltd. is set for 2024.
  • Astro Note is set to air from April 2024.

Recent Past: Nov 27-Dec 3, 2023

Oshi no Ko Season 2 Set for Broadcast from 2024

Oshi no Ko Season 2
Oshi no Ko Season 2 ©赤坂アカ×横槍メンゴ/集英社・【推しの子】製作委員会

The anime series Oshi no Ko, which made a sensational debut during April-June 2023, has been confirmed for a second season in 2024. Those interested might have already continued the story through the manga, but the anime quality is also exceptionally high. The second season will have “acting” as one of its themes, with the story progressing through romance and suspense mystery. Stay tuned for more specific broadcast schedules.

Dandadan Confirmed for TV Anime Adaptation in 2024

Dandadan ©龍幸伸/集英社・ダンダダン製作委員会

The hugely popular manga by Yukinobu Tatsu, serialized on Shonen Jump+ since 2021, has finally been confirmed for anime adaptation. This manga is a blockbuster with over 360 million views. The fact that it’s being produced by Science Saru is also very exciting. Keep an eye out for the announcement of the broadcast month.

Theatrical Release of Blue Lock: Episode Nagi Set for April 19, 2024

Blue Lock: Episode Nagi
Blue Lock: Episode Nagi ©金城宗幸・三宮宏太・ノ村優介・講談社/「劇場版ブルーロック」製作委員会

The anime film adaptation of the modern soccer anime Blue Lock, which aired in 2022-2023, titled Blue Lock: Episode Nagi, has been set for release on April 19, 2024. Nagi is one of the particularly popular characters, and fans are eagerly awaiting this untold story.

Anime Adaptation Confirmed for Red Cat Ramen

Red Cat Ramen
Red Cat Ramen ©アンギャマン/集英社・ラーメン赤猫製作委員会

The surreal yet popular manga Red Cat Ramen has been confirmed for an anime adaptation. Red Cat Ramen, by Angyaman, has been serialized on the popular platform Shonen Jump+ since 2022. It’s exciting to see how this blend of comedy, ramen, and cats will translate into anime.

+ Latest Updates on New Anime:

  • Another World’s Bath Set for Broadcast from January 2024
  • Rinkai! Set for Broadcast from Spring 2024

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