2022 was a big year for anime fans across the board. From return of Bleach to the insane adaptation of Chainsawmanthere was no end to the amount of stellar anime to choose from this year.
As we head into 2023, here are some of the most anticipated anime to look forward to in the coming months.
For all the latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel.
Oshi no Ko
From the creators of Kuzu no Honkai and Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Oshi no Ko is currently one of the most popular weekly series in the Weekly Young Jump. It focuses on the inner workings of the entertainment industry, criticizing the deplorable and shady aspects that plague the business.
However, the series also has an overarching mystery and revenge theme that raises the stakes and elevates the story without compromising either theme.
Studio MAPPA will make its mark in 2023 by adapting Yuuji Kaku’s groundbreaking manga, Jigokuraku (Hell’s Paradise). The studio is no stranger to the limelight, and Jigokuraku’s newly released trailer is not to be missed.
The dark and historical action show will feature the cold and callous ninja, Gabimaru the Hollow, as he travels to a mysterious land with a host of death row inmates to gain his freedom.
Spy Classroom is one of the most anticipated light novel adaptations of 2023. It has a classic espionage and war setting that appeals to a large demographic.
The story details various devices and obstacles that spies have to go through – from gathering information to infiltrating high security locations – in a serious and grounded way. At the same time, the storytelling and the attention to detail have their own weight, which signals positive things for the processing.
Suzume no Tojimari
Fresh out of Weathering with youcritically acclaimed director Makoto Shinkai returns in 2023 with the global release of his latest film, Suzume no Tojimari.
At first glance, the synopsis does Suzume seems akin to most of his previous films. But the film has a post-apocalyptic setting with a larger-than-life crisis that the main characters must deal with together. It will likely be a hit or miss, as was the case with some of Shinkai’s other works.
Launched in 2016, Solo leveling quickly became one of the most popular manhwas on the market. The story follows superhumans known as “hunters” who are tasked with fending off attacks from mysterious and vile beasts.
Unfortunately, Solo leveling shortages in various departments. It has formulaic plot development and a weak narrative thread that ties the character arcs together. However, it makes up for its shortcomings with high-octane action sequences that are sure to translate well in the anime adaptation.
Megami no Cafe Terrace
Adapted from Kouji Seo’s manga of the same name, Megami no Cafe Terrace is a rom-com anime that follows protagonist Hayato and five girls, who claim to be his late grandmother’s family, as they try to ensure the success of their late grandmother’s cafe.
The manga is a warm and engaging read with a diverse cast, and the anime is sure to deliver on those fronts.
Ayaan immerses himself in dinosaur comics and poorly written manga. Recommend your least favorite read on [email protected]