May almost went by super quickly and June is already knocking on our doors. However, these recent months have been nothing short of a drought for anime lovers. The anime film Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King now debuts in June 2023 instead of its original springtime slot.
The upcoming new series Akuma-kun (season 1), Onmyoji (season 1), and Tomb Raider (season 1) are all scheduled to premiere in 2023 but have not yet received official release dates. The second portion of Record of Ragnarok season 2 will also premiere in 2023.
But fret not. This doesn’t mean that there’s nothing for you to watch. Here are some of the top anime series to watch this week while you wait for the iconic ones:
Studio: Mad House
Release date on Netflix: January 1, 2023
Monster, which is set in Germany, tracks brain surgeon Kenzo Tenma as his complex professional life falls apart as a result of his tragic choice to operate on a young boy rather than the mayor. In order to build tension and keep the action moving from episode to episode, Monster incorporates difficult moral and ethical problems into the storyline while blending relationship drama, social ascent, and professional betrayals.
You are going to be totally engrossed by the time the major revelations and surprises occur. And if horror is what raises the stakes for you, this manga adaptation of Naoki Urasawa’s 1994 work most certainly makes use of ominous, even horrifying, encounters between its major characters to create a wicked character study of a serial killer and murder riddle. This world-traveling masterpiece is just what you need if you’re looking for a gripping, intricate psychological thriller with a strong historical backdrop, substantial philosophical themes, endearing characters, and a great cat-and-mouse game that all come together to create an exceptional series.
Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You
Studio: Production I.G.
Release date on Netflix: March 30, 2023
Hokkaido is the location for the story. Sawako Kuronuma, a 15-year-old high school freshman referred to by her classmates as Sadako because of how much she resembles the protagonist from The Ring, has always been feared and misunderstood because of her appearance. She can see spirits and curse people, according to rumors going around the school. She is a sweet and modest girl who only wants to be of assistance, despite her menacing look. Making acquaintances has become alien to her because she has been shunned for such a long time. Everything changes when she starts talking to the popular boy Kazehaya. She can’t thank Kazehaya enough for giving her these chances as she finds herself in a new world, making new friends, and conversing with various people.
Demon Slayer Season 2
Release date on Netflix: January 21, 2023
The manga adaptation in the second season carries on where the movie left off in the upcoming installments. The second season focuses heavily on Tengen Uzui, who possesses the unique power to command sound. The fan-favorite Entertainment District Arc from the manga is adapted for the second season; it follows Tanjiro to Japan’s red-light district in order to find a demon that has been wreaking mayhem there. That arc, as you might expect, includes some suggestive material, but the season has passed Japanese standards and practices without altering the original plot.
Aggretsuko Season 5
Release date on Netflix: February 16, 2023
In the “Aggretsuko” series, Retsuko, an officer worker, is shown going about her everyday business while blaring death metal to get through her frustrations with her boss, her coworkers, and the outside world. After leaving his job during this season, Haida is kicked out of his parents’ apartment and moves into an internet cafe. There, he encounters Shikabane, a man who seems to have given up on life. To save Haida, Retsuko chooses to live with him. Then, a dubious guy purporting to be a Diet member arrives to seek out Retsuko.
Make My Day
Studio: 5 Inc.
Release date on Netflix: February 2, 2023
On a very cold planet, a prison has been established, and the inmates are made to labor in a sizable mine. A strange creature emerges from the mine one day and begins to attack the captives. A huge secret is about to be revealed on this uninviting barren wasteland.
Make My Day ultimately develops its own identity, characterized by its main characters’ common struggles. By then, it doesn’t really matter if the animation is awkward or cheap-looking.
Regardless of your degree of anime knowledge or fanaticism, there is something here for everyone. The days of scouring the internet for obscure rips are probably over, making this the best moment ever to be an anime fan. There is a new golden era that is being enjoyed by both devoted followers and newcomers.