This year has undoubtedly been a treat for anime enthusiasts. With the return of beloved series like Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 and Bleach TYBW Part, as well as fresh additions to the anime landscape like Zom 100 and My Happy Marriage, it’s safe to say that anime fans have had their plates full. However, don’t fret, because anime studios have a lineup that promises to deliver excitement and thrills.
Whether you’re a seasoned anime aficionado or a newcomer to the genre, the upcoming slate of anime series is sure to offer something for everyone, making it an exciting time to be a part of the anime community. Here, we present our carefully curated list of the upcoming anime series that you absolutely shouldn’t miss.
1. Chainsaw Man Season 2
Chainsaw Man Season 1 burst onto the anime adaptation like a chainsaw through butter – sharp, loud, and impossible to ignore. With its fresh spin on Shonen clichés, jaw-dropping action, and animation that’s prettier than a sunset, it quickly became the crown jewel of recent anime. Manga maestros have been quick to spill the beans – the first season barely scratched the surface of what makes Chainsaw Man a cult classic.
Now, MAPPA is keeping its cards close to the chest, not spilling the beans about a follow-up. But come on, let’s face it, they’d be wild than a devil if they didn’t greenlight a second season. It’s not just the next big thing; it’s the most wanted and the most craved.
2. Demon Slayer Season 4
Demon Slayer isn’t just your run-of-the-mill Shonen show; it’s the rollercoaster you didn’t know you signed up for. Each epic battle is like a fireworks display in your eyeballs, making Demon Slayer the ultimate masterpiece. Season 4 is said to be diving into the Hashira Training Arc straight from the manga pages. You must brace yourself for more jaw-dropping animation and intense showdowns. Demon Slayer isn’t just an anime; it’s the VIP ticket to Shonen greatness. The new season is expected to drop in April 2024.
3. Kaiju No. 8
Kaiju No. 8, the underdog on this list, and boy, does it pack a punch. Unlike some of its sequel-heavy buddies, this gem stands out for all the right reasons. Naoya Matsumoto’s manga is a Kaiju-sized bundle of joy, unleashing epic monster battles with a protagonist that’s basically the cool kid on the Shonen block.
Kaiju No. 8 might not dive into the deepest philosophical waters, but who needs that when you’ve got a front-row seat to a spectacular action bonanza. The anime will release in April 2024 on Crunchyroll.
4. Blue Lock Season 2
Blue Lock didn’t just dribble into the sports anime; it kicked expectations right in the face. Forget your typical soccer showdowns – this competition felt more like a life-or-death rollercoaster than a friendly match. Each character had their moment in the spotlight, vying for the title of Japan’s top striker. Season two is a done deal but the release date is shrouded in mystery. If we had to hazard a guess, we’re thinking Blue Lock Season 2 might grace our screens by the cozy autumn of 2024.
5. Oshi no Ko Season 2
Oshi no Ko struts into the anime fandom turning heads and raising eyebrows. An idol show with a dash of reincarnation? Not your typical crowd-pleaser, right? But here’s the curveball – studio Doga Kobo didn’t just dip their toes; they did a cannonball into the anime pool, making Oshi no Ko a sensation. The premiere was no mere episode; it was a movie-length spectacle that left jaws on the floor.
Oshi no Ko Season 2 isn’t just aiming to match the first; it’s eyeing the podium. It doesn’t have a confirmed release date yet but expected to release in 2024.
6. Classroom of the Elite Season 3
Crunchyroll is set to stream the Classroom of the Elite Season 3 starting January 2024. The new season dives into the rest of Year 1 from Volumes 8 to 11 of the light novel series. As of November 2023, the main story has 10 volumes for Year 2. Fans got a surprise with a second season announcement in September 2022, even with significant changes from the source material. The series is all the rage for its high-stakes plot and brainy characters, especially the star player, Ayanokouji. Get ready for some serious intellectual gymnastics.
Bucchigiri?! is the latest creation from a MAPPA, and here’s the twist – there’s no manga or light novel source material. The trailer spills the beans: Arajin Tomoshibi, our fearless protagonist, lands in the chaotic grounds of Ichizu High School, a notorious delinquent hangout. You can practically smell the trouble brewing as the quirky characters make their entrance. Arajin isn’t backing down. In this den of delinquents, he crosses paths with an old friend, Matakara Asamine, and decides it’s time to make his mark on this academic rollercoaster. Get those calendars out because the Bucchigiri?! saga kicks off on Jan. 13, 2024.
As we bid farewell to the warmth of summer and welcome the crisp embrace of autumn, these upcoming anime series in fall 2023 are poised to be the guiding stars in the night sky of our entertainment. With their enthralling plots and endearing characters, they promise to ignite our imaginations and stir our emotions.
As the leaves change colors and the days grow shorter, these anime gems will be our faithful companions, transporting us to worlds unknown and filling our hearts with excitement, laughter, and maybe even a tear or two. So, make sure to mark your calendars, set your reminders, and prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through Fall 2023 with these captivating anime treasures. Let the adventure begin!