The Best Winter 2023 Anime Are Upon Us and Here is Your Masterlist!

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Your master list for the Best Winter 2023 Anime must be ready now with the announcement of the 2023 anime list. The new season lineup of anime is a mix of the most anticipated releases including MY HERO ACADEMIA Season 2, TOKYO REVENGERS Season 2, DETECTIVE CONAN, BLACK CLOVER, DEMON SLAYER: SWORDSMITH VILLAGE as well as new titles, like Trigun StampedeNier: Automata Ver. 1.1a and Junji Nishimura (Ranma ½). To keep the mix of titles intriguing, the best anime list includes hidden gems and brand-new but awaited titles that might take you by surprise. They promise a mix of different genres including slice-of-life anime, and the best action-adventure titles.

The list has a number of anime movies from your favorite series along with some brilliant stand-alone titles! Our list includes buzzing Best Winter 2023 Anime on Reddit, forum debates, and obviously My 2023 Anime List! Many of the official trailers for these anime have been released and My Anime List has already added them to their database. The 2023 anime List will be kept updated as and when more information keeps on coming.

The Best Winter 2023 Anime to Add to Your Watchlist

The anticipation of Winter 2023 anime has increased many folds with the announcement of the mind-boggling rich array of anime releases. Without further ado, here are the Best Winter 2023 anime that any anime fan cannot afford to give miss!

Way of the Househusband Season 2

Season: 2 | Episodes: 5 |Run Time: 17 mins
Release Date: 1 January 2023
Platform
: Netflix
Studio: J.C.Staff
Themes: Crime, Thriller

This Way of the Househusband anime is based on Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kousuke Oono and revolves around the infamous yakuza known as the “immortal dragon,” who once disappeared from the underworld, and reappears as a fiercely loyal stay-at-home husband. A Netflix Way of the Househusband ONA series was released in 2021 after being adapted as a live-action television drama in 2020. The Way of the Househusband Season 2 was released on Netflix on 1st January 2023.

Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4

Season: 4 | Episodes: 13 |Run Time: 23 mins
Release Date:  4 January 2023
Platform
: Crunchyroll, Anime Limited
Studio: Bones
Genre: Crime, Super Power

Being thrown out of his orphanage and left without a place to live or food, Nakajima Atsushi rescues a man by a river who is trying to commit suicide while he himself is starving to death. That man’s name is Dazai Osamu, and he works for a very unique detective agency with his colleague Kunikida. They handle cases that are too risky for the police or the military to handle because they possess supernatural abilities.

Atsushi’s future will involve much more of Dazai and the other investigators as the series flows. Based on the manga with the same name, it first premiered in 2016, Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 Episode 1 premiered on 4th January 2023. Though Bungo Stray Dogs 4 will be renewed for another season but the current 13 episodes will reveal key story points that we all are desperate for!

Danmachi Season 4 Part 2

Season: 4 Part 2 | Episodes: 12
Release Date:  5 January 2023 (Japan)
Platform
: Aniplus Asia, TBA

A young guy named Bell Cranel, who is naive and aspires to be the greatest explorer in the world, finds that life in the bustling city of Orario is never boring. His dreams start to come true after a fortuitous encounter with the lone goddess Hestia. Bell sets out on a spectacular journey with her help as he explores the city’s monster-filled catacombs known only as the “Dungeon.” In the dark, unfathomable depths of this frightening labyrinth, death lurks around every bend, and a sinister force lurks in the shadows. Adapted from the Japanese light novel series, “Is it wrong to pick up girls in a dungeon” Danmachi is a present-running anime series that aired back in 2014, Danmachi Season 4 is set to release in 2023.

Buddy Daddies

Season: 1 | Episodes: 13 |Run Time: 24 mins
Release Date:  7 January 2023 (Japan)
Studio: P.A. Works
Genre: Action, Comedy

Scoring 7.62 on MAL, Buddy Daddies anime is one of the most promising ones, especially after the success of Spy x Family. It is the story of two assassins Kazuki Kurusu and Rei Suwa who accidentally encounter a girl by name of Miri. She is on the lookout for her father on Christmas Day and circumstances lead Kazuki, Rei, and Miri to live together.

Blue Lock Part 2

Season: Part 2 | Episodes: 12 |Run Time: 24 mins
Release Date:  7 January 2023 (Japan)
Studio: 8bit
Genre: Sports
Platform
: Aniplus Asia, TBA

High school soccer players from all over Japan come together for a contentious project that aims to produce the world’s best and most egotistical striker. The Japanese national soccer team placed 16th at the FIFA World Cup in 2018. Thus, the mysterious football player Ego Jinpachi is hired by the Japanese Football Union.

The grand strategy to make Japan a global power is Blue Lock, a training program meant to produce the finest egotist striker in the world. Failure at Blue Lock will result in a lifetime ban from representing any Japanese team. Unknown high school football player Yoichi Isagi decides to enter the program in an effort to become the best arrogant striker in the world. Blue Lock is adapted from a Japanese manga series into an anime television series that premiered on 9th October 2022, this anime is set to have its Blue Lock Part 2 release on 7th January 2023.

NieR: Automata Ver1.1a Anime

Season: 1 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date:  7/8 January 2023
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Platform
: Crunchyroll

Nier: Automata the action role-playing game from Square Enix and Platinum Games is fun gameplay with a plot to thrill millions of players globally and is getting an anime in 2023! The popularity of games inspired the franchise to commission an animated adaptation.

It has the potential of turning into one of the greatest debutants of 2023 and is nonetheless an adaptation of the video game NieR: Automata. A-1 Pictures will be the studio in charge of animating this project in collaboration with Aniplex. They have the potential to make the year 2023 a memorable one depending on how things turn out.

The comparisons will obviously be drawn with “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners”, a project that excited Cyberpunk 2077 players. Though the fans of the “NieR: Automata” game are of a different league but they wish to see A-1 Pictures rise to the challenge and create the Nier: Automata anime a memorable experience.

My Hero Academia Season 6 Part 2

Season: 6 Part 2 | Episodes: 12 |Run Time: 23 mins
Release Date:  7/8 January 2023
Studio: Bones
Genre: Superpower, Action
Platform
: Crunchyroll

My Hero Academia is set in a world where the majority of people have the capacity to develop superpowers known as “Quirks,” which usually appear in youngsters by the time they are four years old. A regular student gains a superpower that enables him to enroll in a high school training academy for Heroes after saving a bully from a Villain. A young man who adores superheroes but lacks superhuman abilities and is determined to discover what it truly means to be a hero after enrolling there. Adapted from a Japanese manga series, the anime television production first aired in Japan in 2016, and the much-awaited My Hero Academia Season 6 Part 2 is set to release on 7th January 2023.

The My Hero Academia English dub will drop in new episodes on Crunchyroll every Saturday at 12 PM PT/3 PM ET/8 PM GMT.

Don’t Toy with Me Ms Nagatoro Season 2

Season: 2 | Episodes: 12 |Run Time: TBA mins
Release Date:  7/8 January 2023
Studio: OLM
Genre: Comedy
Platform
: Crunchyroll

Hayase Nagatoro, a high school student, spends much of her leisure time bullying her Senpai. The shy Senpai is cruelly bullied by Nagatoro after she discovers the aspiring artist’s paintings. She frequently hangs out in the Art Club area where he hangs out and continues to make fun of him for his shy nature and interest in otaku, sometimes in a vulgar way. Senpai grows a crush on Nagatoro and as a result, he begins to open up to her and become more involved in her life. Adapted from a Japanese web manga series, the anime television production of this anime aired in 2021 & the second season is set to release on 8th January of 2023.

The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2

Season: 2 | Episodes: TBA| Run Time: TBA
Release Date:  8 January 2023
Studio: Silver Link
Genre: Fantsay, Action
Platform
: Crunchyroll

The demon king Anos Voldigoad struck a contract with the human hero Kanon to give his life in order for peace to prevail after 2,000 years of unending battles and conflict. Upon reincarnating 2,000 years later, Anos discovers that society favors his pureblood descendants over the demons that interbred with other species. Anos decides to reclaim his former title of Demon King, but first, he must pass the Demon King Academy, where he has been branded a complete outcast. Also known as the “Demon king academy”, this anime series is adapted from a Japanese light novel & first aired in 2020, The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2 is set to release on 8th January 2023.

Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown

Season: 2 | Episodes: 13 |Run Time: TBA
Release Date:  7/8 January 2023
Studio: Liden Films
Genre: Superpower, Action
Platform
: Disney+

Till his passing, Hanagaki Takemichi has an unfulfilling life. After he wakes up 12 years back in the past, he considers what will happen to his friends and makes efforts to stop a bad outcome. Takemichi visits Naoto while reliving his middle school days and reveals to him the precise day he and Hinata would pass away. As soon as they shake hands, Takemichi is abruptly flung back in time, causing a temporal paradox in which Naoto lives and becomes a detective.

Naoto surmises that Takemichi travels back in time 12 years each time they hold hands. Takemichi makes a promise to save Hinata using his knowledge from the future. Adapted from a Japanese Manga series into an anime television production in 2021 when it first aired, the Tokyo Revengers Season 2 is set to premiere on 7th January 2023.

Vinland Saga Season 2

Season: 2 | Episodes: 24|Run Time: TBA mins
Release Date:  10 January 2023
Studio: MAPPA
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Platform
: Tokyo MX, BS11, GBS, Netflix, Crunchyroll

With a historical backdrop, the first major portion of the Vinland Saga takes place in England in 1013 AD, which the Danish King Sweyn Forkbeard has mostly conquered. Prince Canute and Prince Harald are fighting over who will succeed King Sweyn as the monarch draws closer to passing away.

The Flateyjarbók, The Saga of the Greenlanders, and The Saga of Erik the Red are some of the historical tales of the time that the story draws inspiration. Adapted from a Japanese historical manga series, it first aired in 2019 as an anime television production, Vinland Saga Season 2 is set to release on 10th January 2023.

Bofuri Season 2

Season: 2 | Episodes: 12|Run Time: TBA mins
Release Date:  10 January 2023
Studio: Silver Link
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Platform
: Crunchyroll

Bofuri Season 2 anime series revolves around Kaede Honjou who unwillingly accepts a friend’s enthusiastic invitation to test New World Online, a hugely well-liked VRMMO that thousands of people in Japan play. She embarks on her quest as an online identity she has given the name Maple. She devotes all of her stat points to vitality because she is a complete beginner to such games and wants to avoid getting harmed yet is unable to move rapidly or hit forcefully.

But things turn out okay for her. Maple has powerful talents including Total Defense, Poison Immunity, and Devour because she has a great defense. She makes new pals and acquaintances as she advances through the game, who assist her in completing new levels and activities. She might even learn some more wacky skills from all of her adventures in the game. Adapted from a Japanese light novel series, it first aired in 2020 as an anime television series & Bofuri Season 2 is set to release on 10th January 2023.

Record of Ragnarok II

Season: ONA | Episodes: 15 |Run Time: TBA mins
Release Date:  26 January 2023
Studio: Yumeta Company, Graphinica
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Drama
Platform
: Netflix

Every thousand years, the gods of the world—from Hindu mythology to Norse mythology—assemble to decide whether or not to exterminate humanity. The council decides to exterminate all people in unanimity. Brunhilde, one of the 13 Valkyries of Valhalla, interrupts the conference to give mankind a chance before the edict is implemented. Brunhilde suggests acting out Ragnarök, a battle between the 13 mightiest mortal warriors and the 13 most powerful gods. Even though the gods mock the trial, the demigod exploits their conceit to coerce them into making a concession.

But before they meet an untimely end, Brunhilde herself must gather the mightiest warriors from throughout the thousand-year history of humanity and lead them to triumph. Adapted from a Japanese manga, the anime tv series adaptation first aired in 2021, and Record of Ragnarok Season 2 is set to release on Netflix on 26th January 2023.

Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa

Release Date:  1 February 2023
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Genre: Mystery

High school detective Jimmy Kudo occasionally collaborates with law enforcement to crack cases. Additionally, he enrolls in Teitan Elementary School, where he befriends a group of students who later found the Junior Detective Club (Detective Boys). In addition to interacting with his neighbor Dr. Agasa, Ran’s friend Serena Sebastian, fellow young detective Harley Hartwell, various police detectives from various regions, and a fictional criminal known as the Kaito Kid, he also regularly investigates the Black Organization.

This anime series first aired in 1996, reached its 1000th episode in 2021 & it still continues.

Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village

Release Date:  18 February 2023

Tanjiro travels to a town of swordsmiths where he must explain to Hotaru Haganezuka, the maker of his sword, how it came to be so heavily damaged. Enemies approach

Tanjiro while he waits for his weapon to be fixed. Muichiro Tokito, the Mist Hashira, battles the demons with the assistance of Tanjiro and Genya, another Demon Slayer. They already have to battle two superior demons; and handle an opponent that can divide into four different bodies and regenerate practically immediately. All swordsmiths reside in Swordsmith Village, a secret community. A Demon Slayer must be carried by numerous Kakushi and Kasugai Crows while blindfolded in order to reach the village. The latest season is set to release on 18th February 2023.

Black Clover Sword of the Wizard King

Episodes: 1 |Run Time: TBA mins
Release Date:  31 March 2023
Studio: Pierrot
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Drama

In the Clover Kingdom, where everyone has access to mystical books called Grimoire, two orphans were born. The series’ main conflict is around Asta’s inability to wield magic and Yuno’s potential to succeed the current Wizard King as the next Wizard King. The two young people became friendly rivals as they competed to succeed the current Wizard King as the second-in-command of Clover Kingdom. Adapted from the Japanese Manga series, it first aired in 2017, “Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King” is set to release on 31st March 2023.

Tell Us About Your Best Winter 2023 Anime List!

2023 is finally here and the line to Best Winter 2023 anime has unfolded, the anticipation has jumped ten times.

The Winter 2023 Anime list has topmost recommendations from some of the most exciting releases in this anime season! While this list is not exhaustive, it has some of the releases in the upcoming anime season that you definitely don’t want to miss!

The mix of action, adventure, fantasy, a slice of life, romance, and comedy will hopefully help create your list of the Best 2023 Winter Anime that you can share with us too! Donot forget to share with us your anime 2023 list!

Stay tuned for updates and all the good stuff from your favorite titles. Let us know which of these anime made your Best 2023 Winter Anime picks and the ones that make your season’s favorite list!

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