Anime fans are always looking for the next best thing to put on their watch lists, whether it’s incoming anime series or new anime movies.
The last few years in anime have been about classic anime making a comeback. In 2022, anime fans saw movies from oldies but goodies like Dragon Ball Super, Detective Conan and Doraemon. 2023 is going to continue that trend while showing movies from recent series as well as original movies. Here are the best new anime movies of 2023 that you should check out.
NOTE: Not all of these movies have confirmed release dates yet. We will update this release schedule when we have more information.
Anime movies 2023
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War: The First Kiss Never Ends | February 2023
Animation Studio: A-1 pictures
Romance anime usually end when the couple finally kisses, so it’s a treat when an anime decides to push through and see their romance develop further. Kaguya and Miyuki will give fans the payoff they’ve been waiting for as the pair explore their blossoming feelings now that they’re out in the open.
The website Kaguya-sama states that this anime movie will be released sometime in February 2023.
Doraemon: Nobita’s Sky Utopia | March 3, 2023
Animation Studio: Shin Ei animation
Doraemon fans have another great year ahead of them with a new Doraemon anime movie. The Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars remake, which came out this year, was a huge hit with fans and the box office. Now, with his 42nd film, Doraemon hopes to make another big splash in cinemas.
As the title suggests, this movie will feature Doraemon, Nobita and their friends going to a magical paradise somewhere in the sky.
A short teaser trailer reveals that Doraemon: Nobita’s Sky Utopia will take off on March 3, 2023.
Black Clover: Sword Of The Wizard King | 31 March 2023
Animation Studio: Pierrot
Almost two years after the last episode of the series, Black Clover returns with Sword of the Wizard King. The film’s plot is a bit vague because it will be a completely original story that is not from the manga. One important detail that has been revealed is that Conrad Leto, the former Wizard King, will play an important role in the film.
According to a chirping from the official Black Clover Twitter account, it will be released on March 31, 2023.
Overlord The Movie: The Holy Kingdom | Summer 2023
Animation studio: Madhouse
After Overlord: Season 4’s finale in September, fans are clamoring for more. Luckily, they won’t have to wait very long because a new Overlord anime movie is coming out in 2023.
Overlord the Movie: The Holy Kingdom will adapt the Paladin of the Holy Kingdom light novel story arc. It will be about the time when the Roble Holy Kingdom has no choice but to rely on Ainz to defeat the demon Jaldabaoth.
My Next Life as a Villain: All Routes Lead to Doom! Movie | TBC 2023
Animation studio: SILVER CHAIN
The isekai lovers out there will be happy to hear that there are a couple of isekai movies coming out in 2023. The first is a movie for My Next Life as a Villainess. Catarina will continue her fun adventures after she graduates from the academy.
So far, the film’s plot has been kept under wraps. However, if the movie decides to follow the light novels, it will show Catarina starting to work in the Ministry of Magic while continuously trying to avoid the bad endings she thought were over.
Zombie Land Saga: Beyond Revenge | TBC 2023
Animation studio: FOLDER
The Zombie Land Saga movie’s title is actually not fully confirmed yet. It’s either Beyond Revenge or Zombies VS Aliens, but since the latter was “announced” as an April Fool’s joke a couple of years ago, Beyond Revenge might be more likely.
However, due to the Zombies VS Aliens fakeout and the end of last season, the movie’s plot is likely going to be about Franchouchou getting some alien rivals on the big screen.
Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning | TBC 2023
Animation Studio: Yumeta Company
Davis and his Digimon Veenom meet a mysterious boy named Rui Owada. Rui claims to be the first person to ever partner with a Digimon, and he even has a Digivice to prove it. For some reason, however, he seems to be missing the most important thing: a Digimon.
Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning is a sequel to Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna and will be Digimon Adventure’s series finale.
Psycho-Pass Providence | TBC 2023
Animation Studio: Production IG
Unlike the other films on this list, Psycho-Pass Providence will be a prequel. It takes place before the third season and will possibly cover Atsushi Shindo’s story and why exactly he committed suicide before the events of Psycho-Pass.
It’s just speculation based on what happens in the show’s post-credits scene and what you can see in the trailer. No official action has been revealed yet.
Yuri!!! On ICE The Movie: Ice Adolescence | TBC 2023
Animation Studio: FOLDER
MAPPA fans are eating well in 2023 with another movie that will be animated by them. Romance and sports fans also have something to look forward to as the film in question is from the critically acclaimed Yuri on Ice series.
Although admittedly the film could lean a little less on the romance side. Ice Adolescence appears to focus on a young Victor and his struggle at the Olympics. This means that Yuri may not even appear in the film. Not significant in any case.
Garden of Remembrance | TBC 2023
Animation Studio: Science SARU
Here is a movie that is completely unrelated to any anime series. Garden of Remembrance will be an original story that deals with grief through the eyes of a young girl who lost a close friend.
Garden of Remembrance is a beautiful musical directed by Naoko Yamada (director of K-On! and A Silent Voice), so you know the soundtrack is going to be iconic.
It’s a short film, so it’s not going to be as long as something else on this list, but it looks incredibly promising and is sure to tug at the heartstrings of many in the coming year.
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