Catch these returning anime before the New Year
of Kara Dennison
26 December 2022
The new year is almost here… are you into your anime throwback?
Amidst new titles and adaptations, we also have several series returning for a second season. These three, for example. You still have a few days left to get the first seasons of each under your belt. Then you are ready to dive into the winter 2023 anime season! Which comeback series are you most looking forward to?
Makoto Yukimura’s historical epic received a lot of attention as a manga. And in 2019, Vinland Saga gained an even bigger fan base, considered one of the best anime of the year. In the new year, we can look forward to a second season of the Viking adventure saga.
Season 1 ended almost exactly three years ago, teasing adventures to come and new (at least to anime viewers) characters. What will happen to Thorfinn when the series starts again? As manga readers already know by now, his journey has only just begun. Season 2 begins on January 9th… but since it’s a Netflix title, you might have a little more time to watch Season 1.
She is the best yokai helper, and also the best girlfriend, and she doesn’t take feedback. Kotoko is back in action for the new year when In/Spectre returns!
Based on Kyo Shirodaira’s long-running light novel series, the anime debuted in 2020. Our heroine, Kotoko, gave up her eye and leg for a special connection with the spirit world. But she is not the only person with supernatural abilities. Kuro – her chosen lover – has a one-two punch of stun abilities that technically balance each other out. Together they fight crime. Whether he likes it or not. They’re back again when season 2 premieres on January 9.
The homesteader’s way
Kousuke Oono’s manga series The homesteader’s way gathered tons of fans thanks to word of mouth. The surprisingly wholesome series, about a former yakuza who absolutely killed it as a loving husband, got both an anime adaptation and a live-action iteration. And in the new year, fans of the former will be able to enjoy another round of double goals.
The rom-com jumps between sweet married life scenes and bits of Tatsu’s old life catching up with him. No matter what, he rides or dies for his hard-working, magical girl-loving wife. We can’t wait to see more of this relationship in the new season!
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