All Anime Release Dates in 2023

Anime is taking over the world in 2023.

Every year, anime just seems to keep getting better. Whether it’s an adaptation of everyone’s favorite action manga or a Netflix original slice-of-life, there’s something solid to watch for both casual and hardcore viewers alike.

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Thankfully, 2023 has turned out to be another crazy year for the genre, as there’s been a boatload of new and returning anime to enjoy. With that in mind, we’ve gone ahead and detailed just about everything you could ever need regarding releases for the coming year, including a handful of debut anime that are airing for the first time.

Lastly, the titles in bold are the ones that are seen as the most highly anticipated of the bunch, so be sure to keep an eye out for those.

Special thanks goes to MyAnimeList for compiling these dates across the board.

Winter 2023

Senpai fending off an attack in Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro
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  • The Way of the Househusband Season 2 – Jan. 1, 2023 (J.C. Staff)
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 – Jan. 4, 2023 (BONES)
  • Tomo-chan Is a Girl! – Jan. 4, 2023 (Lay-duce)
  • The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague – Jan. 4, 2023 (Zero-G)
  • Tsurune Season 2 – Jan. 4, 2023 (Kyoto Animation)
  • The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady – Jan. 4, 2023 (Diomedéa)
  • Technoroid Overmind – Jan. 4, 2023 (Doga Kobo)
  • Spy Classroom – Jan. 5, 2023 (feel.)
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2 – Jan. 5, 2023 (J.C. Staff)
  • Revenger – Jan. 5, 2023 (Ajia-do Animation Works)
  • The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World – Jan. 5, 2023 (Cloud Hearts)
  • ONIMAI: I’m Now Your Sister! – Jan. 5, 2023 (Studio Bind)
  • Sugar Apple Fairy Tale – Jan. 6, 2023 (J.C. Staff)
  • My Life as Inukai-san’s Dog – Jan. 6, 2023 (Quad)
  • Giant Beasts of Ars – Jan. 6, 2023 (Asahi Production)
  • Farming Life in Another World – Jan. 6, 2023 (Zero-G)
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Jan. 6, 2023 (Tatsunoko Production)
  • Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte – Jan. 6, 2023 (Tezuka Productions)
  • Nijiyon Animation – Jan. 6, 2023 (Sunrise)
  • A Herbivorous Dragon of 5,000 Years Gets Unfairly Villainized – Jan. 6, 2023 (LAN Studio)
  • Buddy Daddies – Jan. 6, 2023 (P.A. Works)
  • Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown Arc – Jan. 7, 2023 (LIDENFILMS)
  • Trigun Stampede – Jan. 7, 2023 (Studio Orange)
  • The Misfit of Demon King Academy II – Jan. 7, 2023 (Silver Link)
  • Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army – Jan. 7, 2023 (Encourage Films)
  • Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement – Jan. 7, 2023 (Felix Film)
  • Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack – Jan. 8, 2022 (Telecom Animation Film)
  • The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World – Jan. 7, 2023 (Studio Blanc)
  • In/Spectre Season 2 – Jan. 8, 2023 (Brain’s Base)
  • Handyman Saitō in Another World – Jan. 8, 2023 (C2C)
  • By the Grace of the Gods Season 2 – Jan. 8, 2023 (Maho Film)
  • The Tale of Outcasts – Jan. 8, 2023 (Ashi Productions)
  • Mou Ippon! – Jan. 8, 2023 (Bakken Record)
  • Vinland Saga Season 2 – Jan. 9, 2023 (MAPPA)
  • Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari – Jan. 9, 2023 (Bandai Namco Pictures)
  • The Vampire Dies in No Time Season 2 – Jan. 9, 2023 (Madhouse)
  • Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire – Jan. 9, 2023 (Studio Comet)
  • Ayakashi Triangle – Jan. 9, 2023 (Connect)
  • High Card – Jan. 9, 2023 (Studio Hibari)
  • Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible – Jan. 10, 2023 (Pine Jam)
  • Apparently, Disillusioned Adventurers Will Save the World – Jan. 10, 2023 (Frontier Works)
  • Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill – Jan. 10, 2023 (MAPPA)
  • Ooyukiumi no Kaina (Kaina of the Great Snow Sea) – Jan. 11, 2023 (Polygon Pictures)
  • The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made Season 2 – Jan. 13, 2023 (Hotline)
  • Hikari no ? – Jan. 14, 2023 (Signal.MD)
  • Cardfight!! Vanguard will+Dress Season 2 – Jan. 14, 2023 (Studio JEMI)
  • The Fire Hunter – Jan. 14, 2023 (Signal.MD)
  • Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre – Jan. 19, 2023 (Studio Deen)
  • Record of Ragnarok Season 2 – Jan. 26, 2023 (Graphinica Yumeta Company)
  • Make My Day – Feb. 2, 2023 (5 Inc.)
  • Aggretsuko Season 5 – Feb. 16, 2023 (Fanworks)
  • Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 3 – March 4, 2023 (MAPPA)

Summary: The 2023 anime season started off with quite a bang, capped off with the absolute juggernaut that was Attack on Titan‘s final season premiere. We also got to enjoy some holdovers from 2022, including My Hero Academia and the surprisingly gripping Blue Lock.

If you were looking for something a little more off the beaten path, the romantic comedy Tomo-Chan is a Girl! comes as highly recommended, and we will not accept any further slander being levied in the direction of Trigun Stampede. As jarring as the CGI visuals might be at first glance, it quickly becomes second nature, and the characterization and narrative are not just rehashes of what worked 30 years ago.

For our money (made up of mostly zeni and woolongs), the standout effort came from MAPPA’s follow-up to Vinland Saga. Thorfinn’s struggles in an oppressive world make for top level storytelling, and we would even daresay that it transcends the limitations of animation. If only Hollywood wasn’t so preoccupied with the same rotation of Disney fare, it would most certainly be spoken of with national reverence.

Spring 2023

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  • Hell’s Paradise – April 1, 2023 (MAPPA)
  • Heavenly Delusion – April 1, 2023 (Production I.G)
  • MIX Season 2 – April 1, 2023 (OLM)
  • Edens Zero Season 2 – April 2, 2023 (J.C. Staff)
  • Tousouchuu: Great Mission – April 2, 2023 (Toei Animation)
  • The Dangers in My Heart – April 2, 2023 (Shin-Ei Animation)
  • My Home Hero – April 2, 2023 (Tezuka Productions)
  • My Clueless First Friend – April 2, 2023 (Studio Signpost)
  • My Love Story With Yamada-kun at Lv999 – April 2, 2023 (Madhouse)
  • Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season 2 (Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch!) – April 3, 2023 (EMT Squared)
  • The Aristocrat’s Otherworldly Adventure: Serving Gods Who Go Too Far – April 3, 2023 (EMT Squared)
  • In Another World With My Smartphone Season 2 – April 3, 2023 (J.C. Staff)
  • Beyblade Burst QuadStrike – April 3, 2023 (OLM Team Abe)
  • Skip and Loafer – April 4, 2023 (P.A. Works)
  • Kizuna no Allele – April 4, 2023 (Wit Studio)
  • Alice Gear Aegis Expansion – April 4, 2023 (Nomad)
  • Tokyo Mew Mew New Season 2 – April 5, 2023 (Yumeta Company)
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 – April 6, 2023 (Studio Kafka)
  • KamiKatsu: Working for God in a Godless World – April 6, 2023 (Studio Palette)
  • Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! – April 6, 2023 (studio Drive)
  • Yuri is My Job! – April 6, 2023 (Passione)
  • Dr. Stone: New World – April 6, 2023 (TMS Entertainment)
  • THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls U149 – April 6, 2023 (CygamesPictures)
  • Birdie Wing: Golf Girls’ Story Season 2 – April 7, 2023 (Bandai Namco Pictures)
  • Opus.COLORs – April 7, 2023 (C-Station)
  • Kawaisugi Crisis (Too Cute Crisis) – April 7, 2023 (SynergySP)
  • The Legendary Hero Is Dead! – April 7, 2023 (LIDENFILMS)
  • I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in The Real World, Too – April 4, 2023 (Millepensee)
  • TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You Season 2 – April 8, 2023 (Studio Seven Arcs)
  • Gunma-chan Season 2 – April 8, 2023 (Ascension)
  • Otaku Elf – April 8, 2023 (C2C)
  • Mahō Shōjo Magical Destroyers – April 8, 2023 (Bibury Animation Studios)
  • Mashle – April 8, 2023 (A-1 Pictures)
  • Megami no Cafe Terrace – April 8, 2023 (Tezuka Productions)
  • Rokudo’s Bad Girls – April 8, 2023 (Satelight)
  • My One-Hit Kill Sister – April 8, 2023 (Studio Gekko)
  • A Galaxy Next Door – April 9, 2023 (Asahi Production)
  • World Dai Star – April 9, 2023 (Lerche)
  • Summoned to Another World…Again?! – April 9, 2023 (Studio Elle)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Part 2 – April 9, 2023 (Sunrise Studios)
  • Blue Orchestra – April 9, 2023 (Nippon Animation)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 3 – April 9, 2023 (ufotable)
  • Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion – April 10, 2023 (Typhoon Graphics)
  • Dead Mount Death Play – April 11, 2023 (Geek Toys)
  • Insomniacs After School – April 11, 2023 (United Productions)
  • Oshi no Ko – April 12, 2023 (Doga Kobo)
  • Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Season 3 – April 12, 2023 (Studio Deen)
  • The Marginal Service – April 12, 2023 (Studio 3Hz)
  • Ranking of Kings: The Treasure Chest of Courage – April 14, 2023 (Wit Studio)
  • Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts – April 20, 2023 (J.C. Staff)
  • Ultraman Final Season – May 11, 2023 (Animal Logic)

Summary: To think that spring’s offerings aren’t quite as bountiful as what we got in winter is an absolute fallacy, keeping in mind that the return of Demon Slayer alone is practically enough to carry an entire season. We had also pegged Dr. Stone Season 3 and Konosuba as heavy hitters, and both proved to be absolute delights, providing the delicious chaos of chemistry and/or wizardry in equal measure.

With that said, Hell’s Paradise is a late elevation to the coveted “bold text status”, because it will absolutely resurface in the anime of the year discussion when all is said and done. The quest of Gabimaru the Hollow to procure the Elixir of Life is a brutal, bloody affair that makes the wait for each new episode practically exhausting.

On the other end of the spectrum, Ranking of Kings: The Treasure Chest of Courage has been so mirthful, bridging the gap from season 1’s surprisingly grim tale of chivalry with much lower stakes. This is more character building than must-see content, but considering how lovable those characters happen to be, we’re really not complaining.

Lastly, Mashle is sneaky good, dishing out some of the best laughs of 2023. On paper, it is One Punch Man + Harry Potter, but the actual application of this formula really pays off in unexpected ways.

Summer 2023

Kokichi Muta with his Mechamaru puppets in Jujutsu Kaisen
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  • The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 – July 1, 2023 (Nexus)
  • Horimiya: Piece – July 1, 2023 (CloverWorks)
  • Am I Actually the Strongest? – July 2, 2023 (Avex Pictures)
  • Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout – July 2, 2023 (LIDENFILMS)
  • Ayaka – July 2, 2023 (Studio Blanc)
  • My Tiny Senpai – July 2, 2023 (Project No.9)
  • Yohane the Parhelion: Sunshine in the Mirror – July 2, 2023 (Sunrise)
  • Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero – July 3, 2023 (SILVER LINK., Blade)
  • Masamune-kun’s Revenge R – July 3, 2023 (SILVER LINK.)
  • The Dreaming Boy is a Realist – July 4, 2023 (Studio Gokumi)
  • The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses – July 4, 2023 (GoHands)
  • Mononogatari 2nd Season – July 4, 2023 (Bandai Namco Pictures)
  • Sweet Reincarnation – July 4, 2023 (TO Books)
  • My Happy Marriage – July 5, 2023 (Kinema Citrus)
  • Reborn as a Vending Machine, Now I Wander the Dungeon – July 5, 2023 (Studio Gokumi)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 – July 6, 2023 (MAPPA)
  • Undead Girl Murder Farce – July 6, 2023 (Lapin Track)
  • The Great Cleric – July 7, 2023 (Yokohama Animation Lab, Cloud Hearts)
  • The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to Savior – July 2, 2023 (OLM)
  • Rurouni Kenshin – July 7, 2023 (LIDENFILMS)
  • Sugar Apple Fairy Tale Part 2 – July 7, 2023 (J.C. Staff)
  • Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War – The Separation – July 8, 2023 (Pierrot)
  • Cardfight!! Vanguard will+Dress Season 3 – July 8, 2023 (GIFTanimation, Kinema Citrus, Studio Jemi)
  • The Gene of AI – July 8, 2023 (Madhouse)
  • Liar Liar – July 8, 2023 (Geek Toys)
  • The Masterful Cat Is Depressed Again Today – July 8, 2023 (Seven Seas Entertainment)
  • My Unique Skill Makes Me OP Even at Level 1 – July 8, 2023 (Maho Film)
  • Reign of the Seven Spellblades – July 8, 2023 (J.C. Staff)
  • Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3 – July 8, 2023 (TMS Entertainment)
  • Shadowverse Flame (Fifth cour) – July 8, 2023 (Zexcs)
  • Classroom for Heroes – July 9, 2023 (Actas)
  • The Duke of Death and His Maid Season 2 – July 9, 2023 (J.C. Staff)
  • Temple – July 9, 2023 (Gekkou)
  • Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead – July 9, 2023 (Bug Films)
  • Dark Gathering – July 10, 2023 (OLM)
  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 – July 10, 2023 (Studio Bind Inc)
  • Synduality: Noir – July 11, 2023 (8bit)
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5 – July 12, 2023 (BONES)
  • Helck – July 12, 2023 (Satelight)
  • The Devil Is a Part-Timer!! Season 2 Part 2 – July 13, 2023 (Studio 3Hz)
  • Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence – July 13, 2023 (Doga Kobo)
  • Spy Classroom Season 2 – July 13, 2023 (feel.)
  • BASTARD!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy Season 2 – July 31, 2023 (LIDENFILMS)
  • Goblin Slayer II – Aug. 4, 2023 (White Fox)
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 – Aug. 5, 2023 (Kinema Citrus)

Summary: Yes, we see it, too. Jujutsu Kaisen and Bleach in the same season. With these two titans vying for the top spot, there’s still plenty of room for the rest of the lineup to impress.

Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 delivers more exquisite storytelling and worldbuilding, though your mileage may vary depending on how insufferable you find Rudeus at the center of it all. Elsewhere, Bungo Stray Dogs is a dark horse contender for anime of the season.

Additionally, summer is a great season for things to get weird. Between The Masterful Cat is Depressed Again Today and Reborn as a Vending Machine, Now I Wander the Dungeon, those with a fondness for the bizarre will be well catered to.

Also keep an eye on Rurouni Kenshin’s reboot. The original was a late 90s classic, and a refresh was just what it needed to be introduced to a new generation.

Fall 2023

Did Himmel Love Frieren in Frieren: Beyond Journey's End?
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  • FLCL: Grunge – Sep. 9, 2023 (MontBlanc Pictures)
  • Phoenix: Eden17 – Sep. 13, 2023 (Studio 4°C)
  • Kengan Ashura Season 2 – Sep. 21, 2023 (Larx Entertainment)
  • Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End – Sep. 29, 2023 (Madhouse)
  • A Girl & Her Guard Dog – Sep. 29, 2023 (Pony Canyon)
  • Firefighter Daigo: Rescuer in Orange – Sep. 30, 2023 (Brain’s Base)
  • Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth-hen – Oct. 1, 2023 (Studio Kai)
  • The Family Circumstances of the Mismatched Witches – Oct. 1, 2023 (A-Real)
  • Overtake! – Oct. 1, 2023 (TROYCA)
  • Ragna Crimson – Oct. 1, 2023 (SILVER LINK.)
  • Shangri-La Frontier – Oct. 1, 2023 (C2C)
  • I’m in Love with the Villainess – Oct. 2, 2023 (Platinum Vision)
  • MF Ghost – Oct. 2, 2023 (Felix Film)
  • Ron Kamonohashi: Deranged Detective – Oct. 2, 2023 (Diomedéa)
  • The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy – Oct. 3, 2023 (Passione)
  • Paradox Live the Animation – Oct. 3, 2023 (Pine Jam)
  • The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent Season 2 – Oct. 3, 2023 (Diomedea)
  • Shy – Oct. 3, 2023 (8bit)
  • Bullbuster – Oct. 4, 2023 (Studio NUT)
  • Tokyo Revengers: Tenjiku-hen – Oct. 4, 2023 (LIDENFILMS)
  • Berserk of Gluttony – Oct. 5, 2023 (A.C.G.T.)
  • GOD.app – Oct. 5, 2023 (Unend)
  • Uma Musume: Pretty Derby Season 3 – Oct. 5, 2023 (Studio Kai)
  • Under Ninja – Oct. 6, 2023 (Tezuka Productions)
  • The Faraway Paladin Season 2 – Oct. 7, 2023 (OLM, Sunrise Beyond)
  • Girlfriend, Girlfriend Season 2 – Oct. 7, 2023 (SynergySP)
  • The Kingdoms of Ruin – Oct. 7, 2023 (Yokohama Animation Laboratory)
  • Spy x Family Season 2 – Oct. 7, 2023 (Wit Studio and CloverWorks)
  • Undead Unluck – Oct. 7, 2023 (TMS Entertainment)
  • The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess – Oct. 7, 2023 (Project No.9)
  • Butareba -The Story of a Man Who Turned into a Pig- – Oct. 8, 2023 (Project No. 9)
  • The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You – Oct. 8, 2023 (Bibury Animation Studios)
  • I Shall Survive Using Potions! – Oct. 8, 2023 (Pony Canyon)
  • The IDOLM@STER Million Live! – Oct. 8, 2023 (A-1 Pictures)
  • A Returner’s Magic Should be Special – Oct. 8, 2023 (Arvo Animation)
  • Tearmoon Empire – Oct. 8, 2023 (SILVER LINK.)
  • Hoshikuzu Telepath – Oct. 9, 2023 (Studio Gokumi)
  • After-School Hanako-kun – Oct. 12, 2023 (Lerche)
  • Dr. Stone: New World Part 2 – Oct. 12, 2023 (TMS Entertainment)
  • The Apothecary Diaries – Oct. 22, 2023 (OLM/TOHO)

Summary: The genre-breaking Spy x Family carries the flag for fall, a year after Anya Forger became the hottest new chibi in all of anime, but if you’re looking for something more understated — ironically, starring the same Japanese voice actress as Anya — Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End is a masterclass in patient, measured storytelling.

The finale for Dr. Stone’s New World arc pulls out all the stops, and The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You is just so much fun, it has to be seen to believed.

If you’re strapped for time and want some bite-sized laughs, the four-episode special After-School Hanako-kun will be right up your alley. It is a series of short stories with runtimes no longer than ten minutes in length, and it has all the personality and charm the franchise is known for.

Movies 2023

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  • Soukyuu no Fafner: Behind the Line – Jan. 20, 2023 (Production I.G)
  • Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night – Feb. 3, 2023 (A-1 Pictures)
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War – The First Kiss Never Ends – Feb. 14, 2023 (A-1 Pictures)
  • Hirano and Kagiura – Feb. 17, 2023 (Studio Deen)
  • Blue Giant Movie – Feb. 17, 2023 (Nut)
  • Doraemon Movie 42: Nobita to Sora no Utopia – March 3, 2023 (Shin-Ei Animation)
  • Gridman Universe – March 24, 2023 (Trigger)
  • Argonavis Movie: Axia – March 24, 2023 (SANZIGEN)
  • The Klutzy Witch – March 31, 2023 (Production I.G)
  • Princess Principal: Crown Handler Movie 3 – April 7, 2023 (Actas)
  • Suzume – April 12, 2023 (CoMix Wave Films)
  • Detective Conan Movie 26: Kurogane no Submarine – April 14, 2023 (TMS/1st Studio)
  • PSYCHO-PASS PROVIDENCE Movie – May 12, 2023, Japan Only (Production I.G)
  • IDOLiSH7 Movie: LIVE 4bit – BEYOND THE PERiOD – May 20, 2023 (Orange)
  • Amrita no Kyouen – May 26, 2023 (zelicofilm)
  • Collar x Malice Movie: Deep Cover – May 26, 2023 (Studio Deen)
  • Eternal Boys Next Stage – June 9, 2023 (LIDENFILMS)
  • Sailor Moon Cosmos Movie – June 9, 2023 (Toei Animation/Studio Deen)
  • Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King – June 16, 2023 (Pierrot)
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out – June 23, 2023 (CloverWorks)
  • City Hunter The Movie: Angel Dust – Sep. 8, 2023 (Sunrise Studios)
  • Kitarou Tanjou: Gegege no Nazo – Nov. 17, 2023 (Toei Animation)
  • Spy x Family Movie: Code: White – Dec. 22, 2023 (Wit Studio and CloverWorks)

Thank you for joining us in another rip-roaring year of anime! To see what’s next up, make sure to check out our list of all anime release dates in 2024.

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