Best 20 Anime in 2023


In 2023, you may expect to see some new masterpieces appear. The year 2023 promises a plethora of amazing anime, ranging from brand new series adapted from renowned manga series to the highly anticipated future seasons of current franchises and the remake of a famous classic anime.

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For those anime enthusiasts wondering what to watch now, here is a list of the finest anime of 2023, which includes both major series and lesser-known new releases. Let’s always be one step ahead of the anime trend!

This list of the top anime series in 2023 will be updated on a daily basis throughout the year!

20. My Happy Marriage

My Happy Marriage (わたしの幸せな結婚) was one of the most popular anime of Summer 2023. It is no longer restricted to television broadcasts; it is now available on Netflix to viewers worldwide. This animation is based on Akumi Agitogi’s light novel. While many viewers are first drawn by the gorgeously depicted cherry blossoms in the early episodes, the series offers an equally comprehensive investigation of human psychology.

Set against the backdrop of Japan’s traditional family system, the plot revolves around Miyo, a heroine who has overcome numerous obstacles. The story follows her as she tackles the challenges she’s been dealing with, and how she is finally saved by Kiyoka, the head of the Kudou Family.

In an era when popular anime tends to focus on action-adventure or romantic comedy, the pure romanticism presented in My Happy Marriage is absolutely unusual. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend starting with the first episode. You will not be disappointed!

19. Mashle

Cool action and timeless comedy are essential features in current anime and manga, and the medium that expertly integrates these two qualities is the legendary manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. Another of Shonen Jump’s popular action-comedy series has been converted into an anime this year. Mashle (マッシュル-MASHLE-) is its name, and it has been serialized since 2020. This spring saw the release of the anime adaption. The first season has 12 episodes, and a second season has already been confirmed for January 2024. Mashle is set in a magical realm and has a protagonist whose greatest strength is his physical strength. It’s a must-read for everyone interested in contemporary manga and anime trends.

18. Horimiya: The Missing Pieces

Horimiya, the popular romantic comedy anime that earned recognition in 2021, will return with new episodes in 2023, beginning in July under the title Horimiya: The Missing Pieces (ホリミヤ -piece-). The first season completed with 13 episodes and was based on the manga released from 2011 to 2021. CloverWorks, which handled the animation for the first season, is in charge of this installment as well. Horimiya: The Missing Pieces’ second season concentrates on manga-original episodes that were not covered in the anime’s first season. This season is well worth your time since it is full with the charm of each character and the ordinary lives of high school kids.

17. Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War

Bleach, the world-renowned action-adventure anime, continues to fascinate audiences in 2023 with the release of its last volume, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War (BLEACH 千年血戦篇). Bleach was animated from 2004 to 2012, based on the manga that was published from 2001 to 2016. In order to complete the previously incomplete anime, the new series Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War premiered in 2022. Following the first part’s 13 episodes, the second part aired 13 episodes from July to September 2023. Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’s animation quality has astounded both fans and professionals. As the great conclusion of this long-running epic masterpiece approaches, don’t miss the chance to see Ichigo and his pals through to the bitter finish.

16. Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead

The year 2023 was unquestionably fruitful for anime. Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead (ゾン100〜ゾンビになるまでにしたい100のこと〜) has to be the highlight anime of this summer season. It drew notice not just domestically, but also globally, as soon as it began airing in July. Bug Films produced the anime adaption based on Haro Aso’s manga series, which began in 2018. The genre is a cross between slice-of-life humor and zombies. The narrative focuses around an over overworked young businessman who is dissatisfied with life. His life, however, takes a radical change when zombies appear. While the zombie topic is globally prevalent in numerous types of media, the quality of this anime gives something unique. If you haven’t seen it yet, I strongly recommend you to do so.

15. Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Road to the Top

Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Road to the Top (ウマ娘 プリティーダービー ROAD TO THE TOP) is the most recent addition to the Uma Musume Pretty Derby series. This current update is provided as a four-episode original net animation. Uma Musume Pretty Derby’s anime series premiered in 2018. Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Road to the Top was published in 2021, following the second season. Despite the fact that there are just four episodes, the plot is complex. In a conventional series, the amount of substance packed into these episodes would generally cover more than 10 episodes. The “Big Three” horse girls – Narita Top Road, T.M. Opera O, and Admire Vega – engage furiously in the tough Classic contests, each with an unmistakable drive to reach the peak and the conviction that they simply cannot afford to lose. A third season has also been scheduled for release in 2023, making it one of the most anticipated anime programs to watch right now.

14. Gundam: The Witch From Mercury

Continuing the hype from last year, Gundam: The Witch From Mercury (機動戦士ガンダム 水星の魔女) will undoubtedly dominate the debate in 2023. This newest entry in the long-running Gundam series has left a lasting impression on many anime fans. Season 1 premiered in October 2022, while Season 2 debuted in April 2023. The anime ended on a high note, with a total of 24 episodes. The plot revolves around Suletta Mercury, the first female heroine in Gundam history, and her favorite machine, the Gundam Aerial. This anime draws attention not just for its robot fights, but also for its emphasis on human drama.

13. Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku (地獄楽) is an April release that stands out in the 2023 anime landscape. This historical dark fantasy anime is based on the manga that was serialized on Shonen Jump+ from 2018 to 2021, and fans have been waiting for its adaptation for a long time. The popular Mappa studio created the narrative, which is set in late Edo-period Japan and follows Gabimaru, a convicted criminal who was previously feared as the best ninja. He goes out to find the elixir of immortality on a secret island. Battles with malevolent characters that have the same purpose await him.

12. Trigun Stampede

Trigun Stampede is a reboot of the iconic action fantasy series Trigun, which first aired in 1998 with 26 episodes. Trigun Stampede debuted in January 2023 as a newly reconstructed form of Trigun, not merely a remake. While the main character, Vash the Stampede, is the focus of the story, it also follows the exploits of his associates, including new journalist Meryl Stryfe and undertaker Nicholas D. Wolfwood, who become entwined in his fate.

11. Blue Lock

Blue Lock (ブルーロック) is a popular sports anime series that debuted in October of 2022. It is based on the original manga series, which has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine since 2018. Throughout last autumn and this winter season, Blue Lock has been extremely popular both domestically and internationally. It’s a soccer-themed anime about high school kids, but there’s also a death game aspect, with 300 forward players from all across Japan battling for the chance to play for Japan’s national soccer team.

10. Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story

Some classic shows have lately been resurrected in new high-quality versions. The legendary Samurai-themed adventure classic Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story (るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-) returns in 2023. The initial anime series ran for 94 episodes from 1996 to 1998, and was followed by a brand new Rurouni Kenshin series produced by Liden Films this year. It is recreated from the first episode of the manga series with the help of manga creator Nobuhiro Watsuki and cutting-edge animation technology. Don’t miss out on Kenshin Himura’s appearance in the 2023 anime series!

9. Tokyo Revengers (Season 2)

Tokyo Revengers (東京リベンジャーズ) could be in the list of the top anime series of 2023 as a popular anime series these days. It is also known that the original Tokyo Revengers manga series ended in November 2022. The second season began in the winter of 2023, following the first season, which aired with 24 episodes in 2021. The most recent season is exclusively available on Disney+ in the United States. Following the Bloody Halloween arc in the first season, the sci-fi yankee-themed anime tells a fresh narrative of Takemichi and other Tokyo Manji Gang members in the Christmas Showdown arc.

8. Vinland Saga (Season 2)

Vinland Saga (ヴィンランド・サガ), an epic adventure anime series that is very popular in Japan, returned in early 2023. The new season is created by Mappa, who is well known for Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen. It follows the 2019 first anime adaption based on its original manga series serialized since 2005. The second season begins a new plot arc, following the young Viking protagonist Thorfinn, who has lost his sense of purpose in life with the death of his long-time adversary Askeladd.

7. Dr. Stone (Season 3)

Dr. Stone is one of the most anticipated titles in 2023, with its third season, Dr. Stone: New World, premiering in April. Between 2017 to 2022, its original sci-fi adventure manga series was serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump. The first and second seasons, each with 35 episodes, aired in 2019 and 2021, respectively, followed by a special television program Dr. Stone: Ryusui in the summer of 2022. In the third season, the brilliant scientist Senku Ishigami and other Kingdom of Science members continue to tour the Stone World with the new sailor member Ryusui Nanami.

6. Ranking of Kings (Season 2)

The second season of the popular fantasy anime series Ranking of Kings, Treasure Chest of Courage (王様ランキング 勇気の宝箱), premiered in the spring of 2023. The first season, consisting of 23 episodes, was adapted from the same-titled manga series, which was launched in 2017 and ran from 2021 to 2022. Both youngsters and adults are moved by the touching narrative. Season 2 introduces unsung Bojji episodes that were not seen in the previous season, with a total of ten additional episodes.

5. Jujutsu Kaisen (Season 2)

Fortunately, the list of 2023 anime series includes several seasons of popular current anime shows. Jujutsu Kaisen (呪術廻戦), one of the most recent smash-hit franchises, will return for a second season in the summer of 2023. The first season, was translated from the continuing dark-fantasy manga series on Weekly Shonen Jump, aired with 24 episodes between 2020 and 2021. In 2021, it was followed by the first anime film, Jujutsu Kaisen 0. The second season, in addition to the protagonist Yuji Itadori, concentrates on his master and the greatest sorcerer, Satoru Gojo. The animation studio Mappa produced the second season in the same high quality as the first.

4. Spy × Family (Season 2)

Spy Family, one of the most popular series of 2022, is still at the forefront of Japanese animation in 2023. Its popular manga series, which has been serialized on Shonen Jump+ since 2019, was translated into an anime series for the first time last year. Many fans have been looking forward to the upcoming season, which was confirmed to air at the end of the first season in 2023. In the second season, you can see how entertaining the phony spy family is and how cute Anna is, just like in the first. A new Spy Family anime film has also been announced for the future.

3. Oshi no Ko

Fans of their original manga and light novel series are anticipating some new anime series in 2023, and Oshi no Ko (推しの子) is without a doubt one of the finest anime series that debuted that year. It comic series, written by Aka Akasaka, the manga artist of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, has been serialized on Weekly Young Jump from 2020. The dramatic slice-of-life narrative revolves around Ai Hoshino, a popular idol girl with a dark secret. Every narrative arc contains unexpectedly fascinating episodes.

2. Attack on Titan (Season 4 Part 3)

Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) is one of the most noteworthy anime series in 2023, as Season 4 Part 3 arrives in the year. Wit Studio produced the first three seasons, totaling 59 episodes, from 2013 to 2019, while Mappa produced the last and fourth season, which began at the end of 2022. After 28 episodes between 2020 and 2022, Attack on Titan Season 4 portion 3, which is separated into two parts, premiered in March with the 1-hour first portion, and the second part will run the following autumn. The dark-fantasy anime series revealed many secrets about the titans, and the last episode illustrates what happens to the protagonist Eren Yeager in the end.

1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Season 3)

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (鬼滅の刃) has garnered a lot of attention from manga and anime fans all around the world in recent years. Swordsmith Village Arc, the most recent third season, premiered in the spring of 2023. The hottest dark-fantasy anime series began its first season in 2019 with 26 episodes, followed by the sequel anime film Mugen Train Arc in 2020 and the second season Entertainment District Arc with 11 episodes in 2021. Season 3 continues Tanjiro and his group, which includes Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke, and introduces additional Hashira characters as well as the remaining Twelve Kizuki demons.

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