After perhaps my longest list of upcoming anime last season, surely we can’t have a repeat situation, right? RIGHT?? Well, luckily it’s not quite as long, but the upcoming anime spring 2023 season still has quite a few anime.
Several of these are ones I’ve been reading already, so I was pretty stoked when the anime got announced. Others are new to me, but look pretty interesting or cute.
To add to the list without actually making this long post even longer, there’s still anime that either got delayed and moved to this season (Kubo-san is a good example from last season) or ongoing ones (the still-fun Urusei Yatsura falls into this category). I’m leaving them off the list for now, but they still remain as recommendations.
Okay, let’s get to it. Oh, and as usual, these are in no particular order.
Tonikaku Kawaii, 2nd Season
If you haven’t seen the first season, and enjoy romance anime, then you should go watch it. Seriously, it’s so sweet. I anticipate it being one of the best romance anime this season.
And, that’s actually it for sequels. This section feels a bit unnecessary, but whatever. Technically, I have a few more sequels in the honorable mentions down below, but couldn’t really justify them being here. Just personal opinions.
Arguably I could have put this as a sequel, but it’s more of a spin-off… Semantics aside, I can’t help but put this on the list, largely due to my love of Megumin (and Yunyun to a lesser extent). I hope this’ll be funny as hell.
Got a cute shoujo romance. This one’s new for me, but everything about it seems like it’ll be solid. And, shoujo romance are usually pretty good. The gamer twist is kind of interesting, but I suspect it’ll be leveraged for jokes as opposed to plot. Seems pretty clear their relationship is front and center (which is what I’d prefer, so that’s good).
Isekai de Cheat Skill wo Te ni Shita Ore wa, Genjitsu Sekai wo mo Musou Suru: Level Up wa Jinsei wo Kaeta
It wouldn’t be an anime season without an isekai with an insanely long name, am I right? This one I’ve been reading, and I actually really enjoy it. The main character goes full chad mode, but is still a genuinely good guy. As the title implies (I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in the Real World, Too), he’s able to go between them, which seems like a rarity for the genre. The one thing that was surprising was the lack of harem or romance tags here. From the few chapters available in English, it’s pretty clear these tags are deserved. Either way, should be another good power-fantasy isekai.
Knew nothing of this one until I started checking out the upcoming anime. It looks like a pretty mature look on romance, and the seinen flag seems to enforce that too. Either way, it looks promising. Just wondering if there will be some drama involved with it.
Arguably another power-fantasy isekai here. Basic premise is that the main character has actually already been to this world before, and still retains all the strength he had amassed the first time. If you like isekai, this should be right up your alley. If not, it probably won’t change your opinion on them. Personally, I’m looking forward to the adaptation.
The Galaxy Next Door should be a fantastic romance anime. I haven’t read it (it’s on my list, just haven’t gotten around to it yet!), but I’ve heard great things. Interesting we are getting even more supernatural romance this season (which is the other? Not telling…). Either way, I’m excited.
If there’s one I’m overrating too much this season, it’ll probably be this one… But whatever, it’s just one of my guilty pleasures. It’s an isekai harem, and looks like it’ll be moderately interesting at least. Not usually a fan of anime where the main character and cast are all as young as these ones are, but it is what it is.
Similar to the previous entry on this list, I have a bit of mixed feelings about this anime. Unlike the previous entry, however, I think the story for this one will be on the deeper end. Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts is a shoujo romance, so I expect it’ll hit those notes pretty hard. I feel like the story will be good enough to need more than 12 episodes, but we’ll see what happens (heard rumors about it being 24 episodes, but only time will tell).
Romance? Comedy? Harem? Ecchi? Sounds good to me! It’s been a while since I’ve actually watched a series like this one. Based on what I’ve heard, it’s handled pretty well. Like, there’s proper character development and progression, as well as a balanced cast. I just hope it actually delivers.
My Clueless First Friend looks super touching and wholesome. It claims to have a romantic subtext, but I don’t think you can mistake this as “subtext”. They are young, though, so I could see it as a slow development due to their age. Should be a great, wholesome anime this season.
Nope, not done yet. I know, long list again… At least we have choices, right?
Mahoutsukai no Yome, Season 2 – Told you there were some other season 2 anime here. I’m a bit on the fence with this series (for reasons that would make this way too long a post), so honorable mentions it is.
Dr. Stone: New World – Got a third season of Dr. Stone. I enjoyed season 1 and 2, but it isn’t a series I flip out about a new season for. *shrug*
Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. 2 – In Another World with My Smartphone is one of those anime you love or hate, I feel. It’s generally okay in my book, but it does get points for pursuing the true harem end (haven’t gotten far enough to know how it’ll turn out). But, I can’t in good conscience put it in the list at the start of this.
Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu – There’s been a lot of hype for this one, but I don’t know. Just doesn’t feel right based on PVs alone. Going to need to give it a few episodes probably.
Kanojo ga Koushaku-tei ni Itta Riyuu – Similarly to Boku no Kokoro, this one seems like it should have the pieces to make a good series, but just doesn’t feel right. Another “wait and see” type of series for me.
Yuusha ga Shinda! – I forget how far into the manga I got before putting it on the back burner. It was kind of fun, but I seem to recall it getting annoying as the series went on. I will see if the anime rekindles my desire to read it or not (kind of like it did for Isekai Nonbiri Nouka this winter season).
Isekai One Turn Kill Nee-san: Ane Douhan no Isekai Seikatsu Hajimemashita – My One-Hit Kill Sister is going to probably depend on the humor. If it’s funny, it should be a good series. If not, then it’ll probably be forgotten after this season. There wasn’t much of a manga to read for this, so I couldn’t really get a feel for it. As such, honorable mention.
Kaminaki Sekai no Kami-sama Katsudou – I cannot make a decision on this one. It looks potentially interesting, but I can’t grasp if it’ll be one I’d enjoy personally.
Kawaisugi Crisis – This is here basically for cats. Cats are great. I think this one will be one of those chill, positive vibes anime.
Okay, there we go. Long, I know, but not QUITE as long as winter’s… Well, we got through it. Some hopefully good isekai, and probably several good, if not great, romantic anime this season. What are you most looking forward to?
I apologize for the infrequent posts, also. Been tied up in some stuff in my life, but hopefully I can start posting regularly again soon here. Catch you in the next post (which hopefully won’t be too long off)!