10 Most Anticipated Anime of 2023

10 Most Anticipated Anime of 2023

The year 2023 has just begun, and with it comes a slew of highly anticipated anime. From new adaptations to popular returning series, fans will have plenty to keep them entertained throughout the year.

While worldwide hit anime such as Spy x Family and Chainsaw Man debuted in 2022, the biggest anime franchises return in 2023.

We’re only 14 days into 2023, and Tokyo Revengers Season 2, Vinland Saga Season 2, By the Grace of the Gods Season 2, BOFURI Season 2, and even In/Spectre Season 2 are already on the air! Do you believe it?

So, in no particular order, here are the ten most anticipated anime of 2023.

1. Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 3

Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 3, the anime’s final chapter, will be released this year. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster so far, and despite the fact that the final season has been split into three parts spread over nearly three years, fans are still eager for the series’ conclusion.

Since its initial release in 2013, the anime, which began as a depiction of humanity’s last stand against giant monstrous titans, has taken many twists and turns, and its finale is set to be the most heartbreaking chapter yet.

2. Solo Leveling

Finally, one of the most popular, if not the most well-known, manhwa is getting an anime adaptation!

Solo Leveling tells the typical story of an underdog protagonist who rose from being the world’s weakest hunter to becoming the world’s strongest; it has a lengthy storyline with intricate lore; and it is an addictive modern retelling of a popular power fantasy subgenre. The premise doesn’t appear to be all that incredible at first glance, but it manages to immerse the reader in the story.

“The Gate” first appeared ten years ago, linking the real world to the realm of magic and monsters. Ordinary people gained superhuman abilities and were dubbed “Hunters” in order to combat these heinous beasts. One such Hunter is Sung Jin-Woo, a twenty-year-old Hunter, but he is known as the “World’s Weakest” due to his pitiful power in comparison to even a meagre E-Rank. Despite this, he hunts monsters in low-rank Gates to help pay his mother’s medical bills.

Jin-Woo awakens three days later in a hospital, believing himself to be the sole survivor of a disastrous mission, to find a mysterious screen floating in front of him. Jin-Woo is required by this “Quest Log” to complete an unrealistic and intense training programme or face a suitable penalty. Jin-Woo is initially hesitant to comply due to the difficulty of the quest, but he soon realises that it may just turn him into one of the world’s most fearsome Hunters.

3. Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2

Season 2 of Jujutsu Kaisen is eagerly anticipated by fans. The first season of the series was one of the best first seasons in anime history, so everyone is excited for its release.

There is no set release date for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, but it will be released in Summer 2023. For those of you who haven’t seen the first season yet, here’s a synopsis:

Yuuji Itadori, a high school student, spends his days either with the Occult Club or visiting his bedridden grandfather in the hospital. His leisurely lifestyle, however, takes an unusual turn when he unknowingly comes into contact with a cursed item. After swallowing the aforementioned item, which turns out to be a finger belonging to the demon Sukuna Ryoumen, the “King of Curses,” Yuuji is thrust into the world of Curses—dreadful beings formed from human malice and negativity.

Yuuji witnesses firsthand the threat that these Curses pose to society as he discovers his own newfound abilities. When he is introduced to the Tokyo Metropolitan Jujutsu Technical High School, he starts down a path he will never be able to return to—the path of a Jujutsu sorcerer.

4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc

Season 3 of Demon Slayer will premiere in April 2023 and will cover the manga’s Swordsmith Village Arc. If you haven’t seen the first season yet, here’s a quick recap:

Tanjirou Kamado has carried the burden of providing for his family since his father’s death. Despite living on a remote mountain in poverty, the Kamado family lives a relatively peaceful and happy life. Tanjirou decides to go down to the local village one day and sell charcoal. Tanjirou is forced to seek refuge in the home of a strange man on his way back, who warns him of the presence of flesh-eating demons in the woods at night.

When he returns home the next day, he discovers that his entire family has been slaughtered. Worse, his sister Nezuko is the sole survivor, having been transformed into a bloodthirsty demon. Tanjirou, consumed by rage and hatred, swears to avenge his family and defend his only surviving sibling. Tanjirou will go to any length to slay the demons and protect the last traces of his beloved sister’s humanity alongside the enigmatic Demon Slayer Corps.

5. Dr. Stone: New World

Dr. Stone’s third season, “New World,” will be released in April 2023. For those who are interested, here is a synopsis of the first season:

Taiju Ooki, a high school student, is finally ready to confess his feelings for Yuzuriha Ogawa after five years of suppressed feelings. However, just as Taiju begins his confession, the Earth is struck by a blinding green light, terrifying everyone and turning them to stone.

Taiju awakens several millennia later to find that the modern world has vanished, as nature has flourished in the years that humanity has stood still. Taiju discovers one other living human among the statues: his science-loving friend Senkuu, who has been active for a few months. Taiju discovers Senkuu’s grand plan to resurrect civilization through science. Taiju’s strength and Senkuu’s intelligence combine to form a formidable alliance, and they quickly discover a way to resurrect the petrified.

Senkuu’s master plan, however, is jeopardised when those who awaken challenge his ideologies. Meanwhile, the cause of human petrification is unknown.

6. Hell’s Paradise

Gabimaru the Hollow, a cold and emotionless ninja from Iwagakure Village, was set up and is now on death row. He wishes to die because he is fed up with killing and betrayal. No method of execution, however, works on him because, despite his apparent apathy, Gabimaru has a reason to live. He wishes to return to his wife, who was the reason he softened and lost his ability to assassinate effectively. As a result, he will not die.

A well-known executioner, Asaemon the Decapitator, notices this and has an idea for the ninja. He wants Gabimaru to join an expedition to an island south of Japan in search of the elixir of life in exchange for a full pardon from the Shogunate. This island, on the other hand, is unique in that it is thought to be Paradise.

The island, on the other hand, is riddled with mysteries, and the exploring team—consisting of those marked for death—may be unprepared to deal with them.

Hell’s Paradise is set to release in April 2023.

7. Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!

The Crimson Magic Clan’s Megumin and Yunyun are at the top of their class, but they still have a lot to learn. Yunyun has begun to study advanced magic, but Megumin has chosen a different path—explosion magic! Despite warnings about its limited utility, Megumin believes that learning explosion magic is the only way to become a great, voluptuous wizard, and she will not be convinced otherwise!

Megumin, the crazy explosion mage from the Crimson Demon Clan, will be the focus of Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!, a spin-off series. It is scheduled to be released in April 2023.

8. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2

When we last saw Eris, she had abandoned Rudeus in the hopes of becoming stronger, and Ruijerd had gone in search of other members of his Race. Eris’ efforts to strengthen herself while in the Holy Land of the Sword were detailed in the OVA, which was released in March 2022.

What Will We See in Season 2?Spoiler Alert!

Rudeus will travel to Rosenburg in Mushoku Tensei: Season 2 in search of his mother Zenith. Rudeus, now completely alone, embarks on an A-rank mission to spread his fame, a risk with potentially disastrous consequences.

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 does not yet have a specific release date, but it is expected to arrive in 2023.

9. Goblin Slayer 2nd Season

Goblins are known for their ferocity, cunning, and rapid reproduction, but their lowly reputation makes them an underappreciated threat. As adventurers turn a blind eye in favour of more rewarding assignments with larger bounties, these vile creatures are free to continue their onslaught, raiding rural civilizations to kidnap females of other species for breeding.

The 15-year-old Priestess joins a group of young, eager rookies to investigate a goblin tribe responsible for the disappearance of several village women on her first day as a Porcelain-ranked adventurer. Unprepared and inexperienced, the group perishes while exploring a cave. With no one else to turn to, the terrified Priestess accepts her fate—that is, until the Goblin Slayer appears unexpectedly, not only to rescue her but also to destroy the entire goblin nest.

As a holder of the prestigious Silver rank, the Goblin Slayer allows her to accompany him as he assists the Adventurer’s Guild in all goblin-related matters. The armoured warrior, along with the Priestess, High Elf, Dwarf, and Lizard-man, will not stop until every last goblin in the frontier lands has been permanently exterminated.

The release date for Goblin Slayer 2nd Season has not yet been announced, but it is expected to be in 2023.

10. Tonikawa: Over The Moon For You Season 2

Nasa Yuzaki is determined to leave an indelible imprint on history. After placing first in the national mock exam and aspiring to a prestigious high school, he is certain that he has his entire life planned out. But fate can be a cruel mistress. On his way home one snowy evening, Nasa notices a peerless beauty across the street. Nasa, who has been cursed, attempts to approach her only to be hit by an oncoming truck.

Fortunately, the girl’s quick thinking saves his life. He is bleeding beside an ambulance as he watches the girl walk away under the moonlight, which is eerily similar to Princess Kaguya leaving for the moon. He forces his crippled body to pursue her and ask her out, refusing to let this chance encounter pass him by. The girl, taken aback by his audacity and resolve, agrees to his confession on one condition: they can only be together if he marries her!

Tonikawa: Over The Moon For You Season 2 has no set release date as of yet, but it is expected to arrive in 2023.

That was it for the list, let us know what anime you’re the most excited about this year in the comments below!

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