A New Anime Season Begins! Here’s the Best Winter 2023 Anime That You Cannot Miss!

A new anime season is right around the corner with loads of goodness and we’re here for it. Our quarterly list brings you the Best 2023 Winter Anime to help you gear up for the upcoming anime season in the best possible way so that you don’t miss out on the titles hogging all the attention!

The Best 2023 Winter Anime list includes a balanced mix of many returning titles and new releases that are highly anticipated. The mix includes suggestions from a wide range of genres to cater to all your anime needs! This anime season has lined up some much-awaited returns like Vinland Saga Season 2 and Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4!

Our list includes buzzing on Reddit, forum debates, and updates on Twitter and My Anime List! All of the official trailers for these anime have been released and My Anime List has already added them to their database. Without further ado, here are the Best 2023 Winter anime that you should absolutely check out!

All the anime have already been updated on My Anime List‘s Winter 2023 Anime calendar!

Trigun Stampede

Season: 1 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date:  January 2023
Platform
: Crunchyroll

The classic anime from the 90s is coming back with a revamp and all we can do is anticipate what this return means for the fans. The Best 2023 Winter Anime list has to include this legendary title that set out to leave a mark in the genre of the action anime genre. The original Trigun anime series was released in 1998 after being adapted from the original manga by Yasuhiro Nightow.

The Trigun Stampede anime adaptation has been announced as a reboot of the classic series and will probably bring back the storyline of the original title. ‘Vash the Stampede’, a man with a bounty of $$60 billion. According to the rumours, the is a bringer of death and leaves a trail of destruction wherever he goes. He is said to be an unstoppable villain who turns his enemies to ashes, with only blood on his hands.

Trigun Stampede is probably going to continue the story and perhaps even go into Trigun Maximum, most of which did not get animated.

Kubo San Won’t Let Me be Invisible

Season: 1 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date:  January 2023
Platform
: TBA

A dash of romantic comedies is important to make the Best 2023 Winter Anime list well-rounded. Kubo San Won’t Let me be Invisible is here to do just that! The anime adaptation for the series was announced in May 2022 and will be a part of the January lineup for the coming year!

This high school rom-com takes you into the life of Junta Shiraishi, a very average student who just wants to make the most of his youth. Most of the people around him in school are eluded to his presence as he is not a very noticeable person. The only person who seems to notice his existence is Nagisa Kubo, a girl who is usually seated next to him in class.

As it happens, she consistently puts him in unexpected situations as she enjoys teasing him. This leads to a sudden rush of eventfulness in Junta’s life which does not seem to be ending anytime soon.

Spy Classroom

Season: 1 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date:  January 2023
Platform
: TBA

To add a dark adventure series to the Best Winter 2023 anime list, we have Spy Classroom with all the stealth, trickery, and danger you can anticipate! The anime adaptation for the series was announced earlier this year and is now set to be a part of the 2023 anime lineup!

The only surviving member of the spy team Inferno sets out to rebuild his team to take on ‘Impossible Missions’ that other spies fail to complete. He comes upon seven girls who were dead last in their spy schools but want to continue doing what they set out to do. He only has a month remaining to teach them all the survival tricks that he knows to have them even get a shot at surviving in the outside world.

Spy Classroom is set to be a part of the January lineup for 2023 Winter Anime!

Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown

Season: 1 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date:  January 2023
Platform
: TV, Crunchyroll

Tokyo Revengers has been causing ripples in the anime world since its initial release in 2021. Though this would not qualify as an isekai series, the element of rebirth and time travel is a central plot point in the series. Tokyo Revengers Christmas is set to liven things up this holiday season and will be one of the most anticipated shows in the 2023 Winter anime calendar!

Tokyo Revengers revolves around Takemichi Hanagaki, a 26-year-old delinquent who looks like a kid. After an accidental death, Takemichi finds himself back in the world of the living Takemichi, now able to travel through time, and tries to change the course of the future to where his first girlfriend Hinata is still alive.

Tokyo Revengers Season 2 opens with Toman’s battle with Valhalla, the death of a major Toman member, and a foreshadowing that takes about a greater battle that lies ahead of them. Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown will showcase the fight between Toman and the 10th Generation Black Dragon gang that Mikey had set his eyes on when they were kids. The fate of Toman is about to change and Takemichi alone cannot save everyone. Stay tuned for the epic battle between the gangs!

The Angel Next Door Spoils me Rotten

Season: 1 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date:  January 2023
Platform
: TBA

The Best 2023 Winter Anime list needs to have a slice-of-life element for good feels and comfort and we have just the thing you need. The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten is a feel-good watch that balances the adrenaline of action-packed anime.

The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten revolves around Mahiru Shiina, the angel of her school. Next to her lives Amane Fujimiya, who offers her an umbrella one day as it rains outside. When Amane comes down with a fever, Miharu pledges to help him recover and help around his apartment which is nothing short of a mess. She takes over looking after all the chores at the apartment and becomes a constant around Amane which begins to change his life.

Vinland Saga Season 2

Season: 2 | Episodes: 24
Release Date:  10 January 2023
Platform
: Tokyo MX, BS11, GBS, Netflix, Crunchyroll

The return of an anime always feels spectacular! Vinland Saga Season 2 is set for release after a gap of 4 years. The Best 2023 Winter anime list has to include this amazing anime and celebrate the return of Thorfinn!

Thorfinn joins the Askeladd, and begins his journey on a vengeful path, fighting wars between the Vikings and eventually wanting to settle down peacefully. A saga of valor, myths, and growth, Vinland Saga is a masterpiece and more.

Thorfinn gets an opportunity to free himself by working a farm after being sold into slavery. King Canute plans to create a paradise for Vikings and in doing so he sets out for plunder. With an army at his disposal, one of his targets is the land Thorfinn works on. Gaining his freedom, Thorfinn must face his path as a warrior and confront King Canute.

Misfit of the Demon Academy Season 2

Season: 2 Part 1 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date:  January 2023
Platform
: Crunchyroll

The action fantasy series Misfit of the Demon Academy is set to return with another season and we’re making it a point to hype this up! The Misfit of the Demon Academy Season 2 fits right in with the amazing 2023 Winter Anime calendar!

Anos Voldigoad makes a deal to sacrifice his own life to maintain peace in the world. The Demon King is reincarnated back to the world 2000 years later only to find that the world has forgotten the ways of magic and also his legacy. He enrolls on the Demon Academy which is tasked with knowing the Demon King when he reincarnates, but with things being so different compared to when he was last around, Anos sticks out like a sore thumb. Set to get things in order, he makes his way through this new Demon Academy.

Don’t Toy With Me, Nagatoro-San 2nd Attack

Season: 2 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date:  January 2023
Platform
: Crunchyroll

Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro may as well have been one of the best romantic comedy series released last year. Nagatoro Season 1 was released as a part of the Spring 2021 calendar and is now soon to return in the Winter 2023 anime calendar!

Hayase Nagatoro is a relentless tease who passes no opportunity to torment Naoto Hachiouji after catching him working on his manga in the library. She decides to tease him despite being a first-year and also calls him senpai instead of using his actual name. Naoto feels embarrassed by her antics but slowly gets used to her presence, also finding moments of fun among them. Nagatoro’s teasing is perhaps not all bad. Nagatoro Season will bring back the same antics with some new faces but not too much different in the now exciting life of Naoto Hachiouji.

Bofuri Season 2

Season: 2 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date:  January 2023
Platform
: Crunchyroll, Muse Asia

The 2023 anime list needs to talk about the delight that is Bofuri! The anime adaptation by Studio Link aired in 2020 and is ready for a Season 2 that has us excited!

Based on the light novel series of the same name, Bofuri is comedy adventure series revolving around Kaede Honjo who joins a VMMORPG after her friends insist that she get on the game. Not wanting to cause ripples, Kaede decides on a shield build and maxes out her defense stats. This lets her go through most of the game without much damage. As she continues to explore, she unintentionally unlocks achievements and ends up being one of the strongest players in the game.

Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4

Season: 4 | Episodes: TBA
Release Date:  January 2023
Platform
: Crunchyroll, Anime Limited

Bungou Stray Dogs has been a fan favorite since its initial release in 2016. Bungou Stray Dogs Season 3 was released in 2019 and geared up for the appearance of one of the most interesting villains in the past years – Fyodor Dostoevsky. The 2023 Winter Anime list has to bring back the thrill of our favorite Osamu Dazai.

The Agency has faced plenty of threats in the form of Fitzgerald and the Mafia before it. The unexpected short-lived alliance with the Mafia was immediately followed by the arrival of possibly the most ominous villain the Agency has faced to date. Atsushi and Akutagawa team up while Dazai pursues Dostoevsky’s trial and realizes what kind of danger they are actually up against.

Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 is not nearly the end of the series, but will reveal key story plot points that we cannot wait for!

Danmachi Season 4 part 2

Season: 4 Part 2 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date:  5 January 2023
Platform
: Aniplus Asia, TBA

To build up more on the adventure and fantasy dose, Danmachi Season 4 Part 2 has been packed into the 2023 Winter anime list! Danmachi Season 4 Part 1 aired in the Summer 2022 anime lineup, meaning that Danmachi Season 4 is a split cour release!

DanMachi focuses on the story of the protagonist, a 14yr old solo adventurer, Bell Cranel who after his meeting with Goddess Hestia is gifted with some superpowers and starts roaming around the city of Orario and its connection to the dangerous location of Dungeon. As of Season 4, Bell has leveled up but is still a long way from contesting the other families of Orario.

The depths of the dungeons always have something dark brewing in them. Before Bell and his friends can continue on their adventure, they need to clear the name of their companion who stands accused of a heinous crime.

Tell Us About Your Best 2023 Winter Anime List!

This Best 2023 Winter Anime list has 11 recommendations from some of the most exciting releases in this anime season! While this list is not exhaustive, it has some of the releases in the upcoming anime season that you definitely don’t want to miss!

The mix of action, adventure, fantasy, a slice of life, romance, and comedy will hopefully help create your list of the Best 2023 Winter Anime that you can share with us too! Stay tuned for updates and all the good stuff from your favorite titles. Let us know which of these anime made your Best 2023 Winter Anime picks and the ones that make your season’s favorite list!

With the current power-packed and insanely beautiful Fall Anime 2022 lineup almost midway, one can check out the best anime 2022!

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