Top 10 Best Anime Coming January 2023

With the successful conclusion of the fall anime season, which included anticipated anime series like Bleach Thousand Year Blood War, chain saw man, Mob Psycho 100 III Where Spy x Family, we are now waiting for the start of the new anime season. And other anime continues as is the case for the season 6 of My Hero Academia and the first season of Blue Lock !

The 2023 winter anime season (which begins in January) promises to be exciting, with a lineup packed with highly anticipated sequels.

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With over 50 anime series set to debut in January 2023, it can be difficult to decide which ones to watch. Here are 10 most anticipated anime you won’t want to miss:

10. Tomo-chan is a girl!

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“Tomo-chan Is a Girl” is a fresh take on the romantic comedy genre, starring the story of Aizawa Tomo, a high school tomboy who confesses his love to his childhood friend, Jun. However, Jun has always seen Tomo as a boy due to his masculine appearance, so it will be interesting to see how this confession plays out.

This anime is based on a manga of the same name written by Yanagida Fumita, and is animated by a studio known for producing popular slice-of-life anime such as “Release the Spyce” and “Yuri Yuri.” Can Tomo and Jun’s relationship overcome this misunderstanding and blossom into something more?

Release date : Thursday January 5
Animation studio: lay-duce
Number of episodes: 13 episodes

09. Cooking over a campfire in another world with my absurd talent

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“Campfire Cooking in Another World with my Absurd Skill” is an exciting new addition to the isekai-fantasy genre, brought to life by the talented team at MAPPA, a well-known animation studio. This anime marks MAPPA’s first time tackling the isekai genre, and fans are eager to see if they can deliver on the same level as their previous works.

The story follows Mukoda Tsuyoshi, a lowly earner who finds himself transported to a magical realm, where he discovers that he has been given a unique skill – “online shopping”. Initially, this skill seems completely useless, but when Mukoda realizes that it allows him to bring his homeworld’s delicious cuisine to the new world, he embarks on a journey to become the ultimate chef.

As Mukoda navigates this strange new land and uses his absurd talent to cook up a storm, he faces a variety of challenges and encounters an intriguing cast of characters. Will he be able to turn his passion for cooking into a successful career in this fantasy world?

Release date : tuesday january 10
Animation Studio: MAPPA
Number of episodes: TBA (to be announced)

08. Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown Arc (Season 2)

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“Tokyo Revengers” was a highly anticipated anime series that generated a lot of buzz when it first premiered. However, after the end of the first season, the manga series came to a controversial end and the hype surrounding the series began to fade. To add to the drama, Draken’s voice actor, Takemichi, was replaced due to a family issue. Despite these setbacks, fans are still eagerly awaiting the release of the second season to see how the story will unfold.

Takemichi is a 26-year-old man who has made a series of bad decisions in his life and now works at a bookstore. One day, he learns that his high school girlfriend, Hinata, was murdered by the notorious Tokyo Manji Gang. Desperate to save her, he rushes to the station, only to be pushed past an oncoming train.

Miraculously, he wakes up and finds himself transported back in time to when he was a teenager. With the help of Hinata’s brother, a policeman, Takemichi is able to travel back in time as he tries to prevent her murder and ensure that she lives a long and happy life. But will his actions in the past have unforeseen consequences in the present? Can he really change the course of history and save the one he loves?

Release date : Sunday January 8
Animation studio: LIDENFILMS
Number of episodes: TBA (to be announced)

07. DanMachi: Familia Myth IV (Season 4 Part 2)

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“Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?”, also known as “DanMachi,” is an action-packed isekai series that has gained a devoted following since its first season and now the 2nd. part of season 4 will be released. Isekai series usually don’t have that many seasons, which shows how beloved this anime is.

Set in the fantasy world of Orario, the story follows Bell Cranel, a young adventurer who sets out to explore the Dungeon, a treacherous underground labyrinth filled with deadly monsters. As he braves the dangers of the Dungeon, Bell also has a secret goal: to win the hearts of the girls he meets along the way.

Based on the light novel of the same title, the series features many famous voice actors like Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (Kirito from Sword Art Online), Hayami Saori (Yor from Spy x Family), Maaya Uchida (Rika from Love, Chuunibyou and other delusions !) and much more!

Release date : Thursday January 5
Animation Studio: JC Staff
Number of episodes: TBA (to be announced)

06. Stop teasing me, Nagatoro 2nd Attack (Season 2)

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“Stop teasing me, Nagatoro” was a hit in its first season, despite controversy surrounding the casting of its English voice actress. As the series returns for a new season, fans are eager to see what developments will unfold in the dynamic between Nagatoro and Naoto, also known as “Senpai”.

Naoto, an introverted young man who spends his days studying at the library. One day, he meets a group of mischievous girls, led by Nagatoro, who enjoy teasing and tormenting him. At first, Nagatoro’s antics are purely playful, but as she spends more time with Naoto, she begins to develop feelings for him. This new emotion causes Nagatoro to behave in unexpected ways as she tries to find her place in their relationship.

Release date: Sunday, January 8
Animation Studio: OLM
Number of episodes: TBA (to be announced)

05. Bofuri: I didn’t come here to suffer so I put everything in defense. Season 2

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“BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Maximize My Defense” was a hit in its first season, providing a refreshing twist on the isekai genre. Despite some delays in the release of the new season, fans can finally look forward to its return. Based on a light novel of the same name, “BOFURI” features a talented cast of voice actors, including Saori Hayami (Yor from “Spy x Family”).

Kaeda is a high school girl who is hesitant to play a VRMMO game but decides to give it a try at her friend’s request. Once in the game, Kaeda becomes determined to improve her defense stats as much as possible, as she is afraid of getting hurt. However, as she maxes out her defense, she becomes virtually invulnerable, making her an unstoppable force in the game.

As Kaeda’s defensive abilities reach unparalleled levels, she sets new records and attracts the attention of other players. But will its overwhelming defenses be a blessing or a curse in the virtual world?

Release date : saturday january 11
Animation studio: Silver Link.
Number of episodes: 12 episodes

4. The Misfit of Demon King Academy Ⅱ (Season 2)

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“The Misfit of Demon King Academy” started off with a pretty weird Episode 1, where the protagonist defeated his opponents with only the sound of his heartbeat. As the season returns in January, fans can expect to see more of Anos’ superpowered abilities on display. This anime’s voice actor, Anos Voldigod, suffered the same fate as Tokyo Revengers’ Draken, so he won’t be part of the new series.

It follows the story of “Anos”, a reincarnated demon king who begins speaking immediately after birth. He is as tall as a high school student at 1 month old, and when he goes to school, he is even stronger than his teachers and elders. His only goal is to find the dead hero with him and who must have been reincarnated.

Release date : Sunday January 8
Animation studio: Silver Link
Number of episodes: TBA (to be announced)

03. NieR: Automata Ver. 1.1a

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Like “Chainsaw Man,” the anime adaptation of “NieR: Automata Ver. 1.1a” has generated a lot of buzz and anticipation among fans. Based on the popular game of the same name, this anime features a cast of voice actors, including Yui Ishikawa (Mikasa from “Attack on Titan”) and Hanae Natsuki (Tanjiro from “Demon Slayer”).

“NieR: Automata” follows the journey of androids 2B, 9S and A2 as they fight to reclaim their dystopian world from the clutches of powerful machines. After humanity is driven from Earth by mechanical invaders from another world, a group of android soldiers are sent to defeat the enemy and retake the planet. This sparks a war between machines and androids, a conflict that could reveal long-hidden secrets about the world. The anime follows the androids as they navigate this dangerous and uncertain landscape in an effort to save humanity and uncover the truth.

Release date : Sunday January 8
Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures
Number of episodes: TBA (to be announced)

02. Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4

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“Bungou Stray Dogs” fans are thrilled to hear that the anime is returning after an absence of nearly two years. Voice actor Mamoru Miyano, known for his role as Light in “Death Note,” will reprise his role as protagonist Osamu Dazai in the new season, which fans are eagerly awaiting.

Nakajima Atsushi, an orphan who finds himself homeless and starving after being kicked out of the orphanage. As he wanders the streets, he encounters two men: one who tries to drown himself in broad daylight, and the other who seems to ignore him as he leafs through a notebook. When Nakajima approaches them, he learns that they are members of the Armed Detective Agency, investigating a case involving a man-eating tiger. With nothing else to do, Nakajima joins them in their investigation.

Release date : Wednesday January 4
Animation Studio: BONES
Number of episodes: TBA (to be announced)

01. Vinland Saga Season 2

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“Vinland Saga” is probably the most hyped anime of this season. He suffered many complications from his change of studio, but now we will get what we expected after two years! Although the new season includes a few slow-paced arcs, the series writer has confirmed that season 2 won’t change anything with the manga.

Thorfinn, who grew up listening to fantastic tales on a continent far to the west as he sat at the feet of the legendary Leif Ericson. An ambush of mercenaries, however, crushed his impressionable fantasies. Thorfinn, raised by the Vikings who killed his family, became a fearsome warrior who swore to kill the group commander Askeladd in revenge for his father. Thorfinn’s pride in his family and his visions of a prosperous land to the west — the land Leif christened Vinland — drives him forward during his experience.

Release date : tuesday january 10
Animation studio: MAPPA
Number of episodes: 24 episodes

Are you excited for the next anime season? Are there any notable anime releasing in January 2023 that do not appear on this top?

And you, Which winter 2023 anime are you most looking forward to new episodes? [Le reprise quoi, pour certains] ?

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