The Most Anticipated Anime Of 2023, Ranked

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Vote up the anime you're most looking forward to watching in 2023.

While we don't know what all of the upcoming anime in 2023 will be, it's never too early to get hyped about the amazing series that have already been announced. 

So far, 2023 looks like it will be as incredible a year for anime as 2022 was. Plenty of beloved series are getting sequels, including Vinland Saga, Jujutsu Kaisen, Attack on Titan, Bungo Stray Dogs, and more. 

But 2023 is bringing more than just sequels - there are also a ton of great series that you need no experience to dive right into. For romance fans, there's My Love Story with Yamada-kun at Lv999. Love an underdog story? Try Mashle. Obsessed with old school anime? You might be interested in Trigun Stampede, a reboot of the classic 90s series.

Which 2023 anime are you most looking forward to?

  • Jujutsu Kaisen (Season 2)
    Photo: Jujutsu Kaisen / MAPPA

    Release Date: 2023

    Jujutsu Kaisen is an excellent modern shonen that's worth getting caught up on if you haven't yet. After getting possessed by a Cursed Spirit named Sukuna, Yuji Itadori now attends Jujutsu High School, where he learns how to fight curses and use his new powers for good. Should he fail, he risks being executed. 

    Season 1 concluded with a battle between Yuji, his friends, and the dangerous Cursed Womb paintings. It's not clear yet which parts of the manga will be adapted, but there are plenty of exciting moments coming up, including a peek into Yuji's teacher Gojo's past, and the rise of a villain who could threaten the entire world.

    306 votes
  • Attack On Titan: The Final Season (Part 3)
    Photo: Attack on Titan / MAPPA

    Release Date: 2023

    Attack on Titan's most recent cour ended on a terrifying note. Believing that there was no other way to achieve freedom for the Eldian people, Eren has decided to destroy everybody else on Earth. His friends are desperately trying to stop him, but so far, their attempts seem hopeless.

    In the upcoming cour, fans who haven't read the manga will finally get to learn how things play out - and those who have read it get to see the end in all of its animated glory.

    293 votes
  • Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King
    Photo: Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King / Pierrot

    Release Date: March 31, 2023

    Black Clover is a popular modern shonen that follows Asta, a young man who wants to become the Wizard King even though he lacks any magical ability. The anime is getting a movie: Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King.

    This story will focus on a conflict between Asta and his friends and the former Wizard King, Conrad Leto, who appears to have taken possession of the “Emperor's Sword.” If you love Black Clover, then you shouldn't miss this film. 

    192 votes
  • Bungo Stray Dogs (Season 4)
    Photo: Bungo Stray Dogs / Bones

    Release Date: January 2023

    Bungo Stray Dogs is back again with its fourth season. The Armed Detective Agency is a group of people with supernatural powers who solve mysteries and fight against enemies like the Port Mafia and the Guild.

    Every character - and every supernatural power - is based on a famous author or famous piece of writing. It's the perfect anime for literature nerds who also love high-octane mystery anime.

    190 votes
  • Vinland Saga (Season 2)
    Photo: Vinland Saga / MAPPA

    Release Date: January 9, 2023

    Love historical anime with an atypical setting? Check out Vinland Saga. Set a year after the first season, Vinland Saga Season 2 opens with Thorfinn enslaved by a farmer in Denmark. Having failed to avenge his father, he has no idea what to do with his life. He meets Einar, another slave who helps him think about what his purpose might be outside of revenge.

    The new season also spotlights King Canute the Great, who is attempting to take over Denmark in the hope of creating a utopia.

    195 votes
  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Season 2)
    Photo: Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation / Studio Bind

    Release Date: 2023

    The lauded but controversial isekai Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation will be returning in 2023. A depressed, lonely shut-in is at rock bottom when he suddenly passes away and is reincarnated as Rudeus Greyrat, a newborn baby who will grow up to have incredible powers.

    This sounds like a run-of-the mill isekai series, but it stands out because of its excellent art and detailed storytelling. It also stands out because of its intense, sometimes disturbing fan service. It's a series that you might want to approach with caution, but if you liked the first season, you'll probably like the second one, too.

    178 votes