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New Anime Simulcasts: Spring 2023 Season

Find your next obsession in this list of new anime for April, May, and June 2023

After a long winter, spring has finally sprung. We’re looking forward to some warmer weather, but if you’re stuck inside during April showers, consider catching some rainy day vibes with this list of new and continuing anime.

Check out some highlights below, including new titles like Skip and Loafer and Hell’s Paradise, or jump right to your favorite anime streaming service.

Don’t have a favorite anime streaming service yet? Our anime streaming guide has everything you need to know about the major contenders.

Pro tip: Bookmark this page and check back in July for our thoughts on the Summer 2023 season, featuring new seasons of Jujutsu Kaisen, Sugar Apple Fairy Tale, and iDOLM@STER.

Spring 2023 anime highlights

This season’s anime titles aren’t quite as long as Winter’s, but there are still some fun titles in there, including I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in the Real World, Too and The Aristocrat’s Otherworldly Adventure, Serving Gods Who Go Too Far. Gotta love those isekai names.

Oh, but you want to know about the shows themselves? This season offers a wide variety of anime from Heavenly Delusion to Hell’s Paradise. But our eyes are on the anime returning for new seasons, including Tokyo Mew Mew New, The Ancient Magus’ Bride, and Ranking of Kings: The Treasure Chest of Courage.

Here are a few new and returning titles to look forward to this season.

Hell's Paradise

Hell’s Paradise

Hell’s Paradise is an intense dark fantasy about a ninja in Edo Japan (1603–1867) as he searches for the secret to immortality. He’s doing this in an attempt to escape death row, and must team up with a team of other convicts who were offered a similar deal.

Hell’s Paradise airs Saturdays starting April 1 on Crunchyroll.

Skip and Loafer

Skip and Loafer

Iwakura Mitsumi is a new student at a prestigious university, and she’s determined to succeed in her new big-city life. Skip and Loafer promises a charming rom-com between the overprepared Iwakura and Shima Sousuke, her more relaxed classmate.

(Writer’s note: I also just found out that Skip and Loafer is from the same studio that animated the Professor Layton series, my favorite video games of all time! I’ll be watching for sure.)

Skip and Loafer airs Tuesdays starting April 4 on Crunchyroll.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury

This latest entry in the Gundam canon first premiered last fall and is now back for a second season. In the distant future where space wars are fought with high-tech mech suits, a teenage student named Suletta Mercury dreams of becoming a pilot.

Her plans change somewhat when she rescues another piloting student trying to escape their academy, and eventually Suletta finds herself accused of being a witch—a pilot of an illegal and dangerous type of mech, the titular Gundam.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Season 2 airs Sundays starting April 9 on Crunchyroll.

Spring 2023 anime simulcasts by provider

Not sure which provider is for you? Check out our Guide to Streaming Anime in 2023.

Spring 2023 simulcasts on Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll always has the largest selection of new anime, and this season is no exception.

Here’s what you can expect this season from the biggest brand in Anime imports. Bolded titles are also available as English dubs.

New simulcasts on Crunchyroll

  • A Galaxy Next Door
  • Dr. STONE New World
  • Dead Mount Death Play
  • Hell’s Paradise
  • I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in the Real World, Too
  • Kamikatsu: Working for God in a Godless World
  • Kizuna no Allele
  • Konosuba – An Explosion on This Wonderful World!
  • Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear – Punch!
  • Magical Destroyers
  • Mashle: Magic and Muscles
  • My Clueless First Friend
  • My Home Hero
  • My Love Story with Yamada-kun at Lv999
  • My One-Hit Kill Sister
  • Rokudo’s Bad Girls
  • Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts
  • Skip and Loafer
  • Stella of the Theater: World Dai Star
  • Summoned to Another World for a Second Time
  • The Aristocrats’ Otherworldly Adventure: Serving Gods Who Go Too Far
  • The Cafe Terrace and Its Goddesses
  • The Legendary Hero is Dead!
  • The Marginal Service
  • Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion
  • X&Y
  • Yuri is My Job!

Protip: Check out Crunchyroll’s simulcast calendar to see what day and time your favorite anime airs this week. You can also find more information about every title on its Spring 2023 lineup page.

Returning simulcasts on Crunchyroll

  • Birdie Wing -Golf Girls’ Story- Season 2
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc
  • EDENS ZERO Season 2
  • In Another World with My Smartphone 2
  • Mix Season 2
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Season 2
  • Ranking of Kings: The Treasure Chest of Courage
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2
  • TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You Season 2

Continuing simulcasts on Crunchyroll

  • Case Closed
  • Golden Kamuy Season 4
  • One Piece
  • Soaring Sky! Procure
  • Sorcerous Stabber Orphen – Doom of Dragon’s Sanctuary –
  • Vinland Saga Season 2

Spring 2023 simulcasts on HIDIVE

HIDIVE, Crunchyroll’s main anime-only competitor, doesn’t have a huge library. But there are some diamonds in the rough, so don’t overlook it!

New simulcasts on HIDIVE

  • Alice Gear Aegis Expansion
  • The Dangers in My Heart
  • Insomniacs After School
  • Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible
  • Oshi no Ko
  • Otaku Elf
  • Tokyo Mew Mew New Season 2
  • Too Cute Crisis

Continuing simulcasts on HIDIVE

  • Ippon Again!
  • Cardfight!! Vanguard Will+Dress
  • Spy Classroom
  • Tsurune – The Linking Shot
  • Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte
  • Giant Beasts of Ars
  • Farming Life in Another World
  • My Life as Inukai-San’s Dog

Spring 2023 simulcasts on Funimation

We may have already mourned Funimation, but it’s taking a long time to die. Despite former competitor Crunchyroll moving all new simulcasts to its own platform, there are still a few continuing simulcasts left on the soon-to-be-defunct Funimation site.

We don’t know when Crunchyroll will officially shut down Funimation, but if you prefer its interface and don’t mind a few unresolved bugs and a much smaller collection of simulcasts, here’s what you can get with a subscription.

New simulcasts on Funimation

Continuing simulcasts on Funimation

  • Attack on Titan
  • One Piece
  • My Hero Academia
  • BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense.
  • By the Grace of the Gods
  • The Vampire Dies in No Time
  • D4DJ First Mix
  • Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out
  • The Daily Life of the Immortal King
  • Link Click

Continuing anime highlight: Attack on Titan

This post-apocalyptic show about child soldiers, politics, and freaky cannibalistic giants rose to popularity soon after its premiere in 2013, and it’s coming to an end a full decade later. Will humanity survive the coming attack? You can watch Attack on Titan’s most recent special on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu. The finale will air sometime in the fall of 2023.

Spring 2023 simulcasts on Hulu

Hulu hosts some of Crunchyroll’s dubbed content, which makes it a good streaming service option for casual fans who just want to watch the most popular recent anime. Starting in Spring 2023, though, Hulu’s also adding non-Crunchyroll content that it licenses through Disney. The first of these titles will be Heavenly Delusion*, with several more titles to follow later in 2023.

Discoverability on Hulu is pretty abysmal, and it’s not always clear where the currently airing simulcasts are and when to expect new ones. Have no worries—we did the research for you. You can also visit Hulu’s buried simulcast page to see what’s new.

*Heavenly Delusion is also known by its Japanese title, Tengoku Daimakyo, which is what you have to search in order to find it on Hulu. It’s not clear why the platform chose not to use the English name.

Recent simulcasts on Hulu

  • Heavenly Delusion (Tengoku Daimakyo)
  • BOFURI: I Don’t Want To Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.
  • By the Grace of the Gods
  • Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer
  • My Hero Academia
  • Chainsaw Man
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • Attack on Titan Season 4, Final Chapters Part 1

New dubs on Hulu

  • Chainsaw Man
  • Summer Time Rendering
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon?
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • Naruto Shippuden
  • FLCL
  • Grimgar, Ashes and Illusions
  • Trigun: Badlands Rumble
  • Spice and Wolf
  • Devil May Cry
  • School Rumble
  • Rosario + Vapire
  • Space Dandy
  • Death Parade
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Entertainment District Arc

Recently added anime on Hulu

  • Heavenly Delusion (Tengoku Daimakyo)
  • Dr. STONE
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
  • Log Horizon

Anime airing live with Hulu + Live TV and premium channels

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS (Disney XD)
  • Beyblade Burst (Disney XD)
  • Dragon Ball Super: Broly (STARZ ENCORE)
  • My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission (STARZ)

Spring 2023 simulcasts on Netflix

Barring a few exceptions, Netflix doesn’t usually do weekly releases, preferring instead to dump content in anticlimactic bursts. We’re still waiting for Netflix to realize it’d be more successful if its shows remained in the public consciousness for more than a week.

That doesn’t mean you should miss out on those anime drops, though—here’s what you can expect this season.

New simulcasts on Netflix

  • Ultraman (Season 3, May 11)
  • Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King (movie premiere, June 16)

Other anime recently added to Netflix

  • Vinland Saga Season 2

Spring 2023 simulcasts on Disney+

Does Disney+ have anime? Well, not if you live in the US.

Rumor has it that Disney+ is looking to join the anime game with a few new original titles in 2023. Unfortunately for American Disney+ subscribers, these are streaming “worldwide”—which seems to mean “everywhere but here.”

The good news is that these new Disney-distributed titles will be available to stream on Hulu in the US. Maybe Disney just has more streaming services than it knows what to do with.

Upcoming simulcasts on Disney+ (Hulu in the US)

  • Heavenly Delusion (Tengoku Daimakyo)
  • Murai no Koi
  • Dragons of Wonderhatch

Spring 2023 anime movies in theaters

Sometimes an anime is just too big to be contained by a streaming service. 2023 will see new releases from quite a few major studios, including Studio Trigger (Gridman Universe, March 24) and Studio Ghibli (How Do You Live, July 14).

Unfortunately, those two films are coming to theaters only in Japan, but we’ll keep this page up to date when we hear more about U.S. release dates.

The good news is that a few new anime movies have already made their way to the states—including Tsurune, a compilation film of the anime series, Suzume, a new film from the director of Your Name and Weathering With You, and Lonely Castle in the Mirror, a fantasy story based on the novel of the same name.

Studio Ghibli fans will be happy to hear that Fathom Events is hosting another Studio Ghibli Fest in 2023, meaning you can catch your favorite Ghibli hits throughout the year. Most films are showing for only a couple of days, so make sure you plan ahead!

Upcoming anime theatrical releases

  • Tsurune (April 9)
  • Suzume (April 13)
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (June 9)
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (June 11)
  • Lonely Castle in the Mirror (June 21)

Hungry for more animation?

There’s a lot of great animation on the way from countries outside of Japan, too. Check out these upcoming animated series we’re excited about in 2023.

Spring 2023 anime FAQ

What anime will be released in 2023?

A lot of popular anime titles are returning in 2023, including My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer, Spy x Family, Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer, Aggretsuko, and Vinland Saga.

There’s also a lot of new anime to get excited about, including Hell’s Paradise, Trigun Stampede, Heavenly Delusion, and Suzume. Check out our 2023 Simulcast Guide for a full list of new titles.

Is Demon Slayer Season 3 out?

Yes, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba‘s third season, also known as the Swordsmith Village Arc, officially started airing on April 9. You can watch new episodes on Crunchyroll.

Is Heavenly Delusion on Hulu?

Yes, Heavenly Delusion is now streaming on Hulu in the US, but you’ll have to search for it under its Japanese name, Tengoku Daimakyo.


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