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Fall 2023 Anime Simulcasts, Dubs, and Premieres

Find your next obsession in this list of new anime airing in October, November, and December 2023.

It’s finally the best time of the year: The leaves are turning, the smell of hot cider lingers in the air, and SPY x FAMILY is back with new episodes to stream.

This is actually shaping up to be a pretty good season for anime all around, with long-anticipated sequels like Heaven Official’s Blessing and Scissor Seven, spinoffs like After-school Hananko-kun and Castlevania: Nocturne, and adaptations like A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special and I’m in Love with the Villainess.

Check out some highlights below, 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.

Bookmark this page and check back in January for our thoughts on the Winter 2024 season, featuring the premiere of the new Studio Trigger series Delicious in Dungeon.

New anime to watch in Fall 2023

This fall anime season is going to be a good one, with an array of new titles for fans of fantasy, action, comedy, and isekai. Let’s take a peek at some of our most-anticipated fall anime:

A sad elven woman with long lavender hair looks at the camera while her human friends wait behind her. They're in a soft green meadow in front of a castle.

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End

What happens after the adventure ends? In Frieren, a party of adventurers have saved the world after a decade-long adventure. But the elven mage Frieren still has a very long life ahead of her, and her companions have much shorter lifespans.

This is going to be a sad one, folks.

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End airs Fridays starting September 29 on Crunchyroll.

Two anime girls in rufffle-covered red uniforms; one has long blonde hair and one has short dark hair. Both are pointing at the viewer with wands.

I’m in Love with the Villainess

There are a lot of isekai anime out there, especially isekai anime about gamers reincarnating into their favorite dating sim game. There are even a lot of characters that reincarnate as the game’s would-be antagonist, like I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss and My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

But in this anime, when the protagonist gets reincarnated into her favorite dating sim game, she ignores all of the potential love interests the story throws her way. Instead, she fawns over the game’s villainess, carving out her own romance route in the game.

I’m in Love with the Villainess airs Mondays starting October 2 on Crunchyroll.

An anime man holds out one hand, strenuously casting some magic spell.

A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special

The latest trend in isekai doesn’t involve the protagonist reincarnating as another person—instead, the protagonists of shows like A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special and Tearmoon Empire find themselves back in the body of their younger selves following a disastrous future. You’ve seen X-Men: Days of Future Past? It’s like that.

A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special airs Saturdays starting October 7 on Crunchyroll.

Two men painted softly in a Chinese art style; both have long dark hair, and the taller one has an eyepatch.

Heaven Official’s Blessing Season 2

Heaven Official’s Blessing is based on a popular Chinese web novel, and follows a heavenly god named Xie Lian. Disgraced and in debt to his fellow deities, he travels to earth to vanquish ghosts and repair the damage he’s caused.

Heaven Official’s Blessing airs Wednesdays starting October 18 on Crunchyroll.

A boy in an old-fashioned Japanese school uniform, floating upside-down while winking. He's surrounded by spirits.

After-school Hanako-kun

If you were a fan of Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, you’ll love After-school Hanako-kun. While the initial series was all about hunting down ghosts and dealing with their trauma, this spinoff highlights the lighter side of the characters’ lives. You’ll follow Hanako and Nene as they play games and generally get into middle school shenanigans.

It’ll have to tide fans over until Toilet-bound Hanako-kun Project Restart, apparently a reboot of the anime that released just a few years ago. Neither series is the Toilet-bound Hanako-kun season 2 fans have been waiting for, but we’re assuming that will come eventually.

After-school Hanako-kun airs Tuesdays starting October 10 on Crunchyroll. You can also watch the first season of Toilet-bound Hanako-kun on Crunchyroll and Hulu.

A cartoon man with his hair tied back into a ponytail, holding up two fingers and smiling. Behind him stand various assassins, and to his side is a turquoise chicken.

Scissor Seven Season 4

Okay yes, technically speaking, this new season premiered in September, which is right at the end of the summer anime season, and strictly speaking, it’s Chinese, not Japanese. But we love this series enough to highlight it here anyways.

Scissor Seven is the story of an amnesiac ex-assassin who finds a new life for himself as a hairdresser for a small island community. Of course, he still has his supernaturally sharp assassin skills, and tries to pick up the odd job here and there.

As the series goes on, he finds himself with an ever-growing army of new friends, which he’ll need to help him face the dangerous league of assassins he left behind.

All four seasons of Scissor Seven are currently available to stream on Netflix.

Fall 2023 anime simulcasts by provider

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

Fall 2023 simulcasts on Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll’s already sizable anime library grows larger by the day. Chances are, if you’re interested in a title this season, it’s on Crunchyroll. (For the very few that aren’t, check Netflix and HIDIVE.)

Here’s what you can expect this season from Crunchyroll. Bolded titles are also available as English dubs.

New simulcasts on Crunchyroll

  • 16bit Sensation: Another Layer
  • A Girl & Her Guard Dog
  • A Playthrough of a Certain Dude’s VRMMO Life
  • A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special
  • After-school Hanako-kun
  • Berserk of Gluttony
  • Butareba -The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig-
  • Dead Mount Death Play
  • Firefighter Daigo: Rescuer in Orange
  • Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End
  • Kawagoe Boys Sing
  • I’m Giving the Disgraced Noble Lady I Rescued a Crash Course in Naughtiness
  • I’m in Love with the Villainess
  • I Shall Survive Using Potions
  • KamiErabi
  • Let Me Check the Walkthrough First
  • Migi&Dali
  • My Daughter Left the Nest and Returned an S-Rank Adventurer
  • My New Boss is Goofy
  • Our Dating Story: The Experienced You and The Inexperienced Me
  • Paradox Live THE ANIMATION
  • Protocol: Rain
  • Ron Kamonohashi’s Forbidden Deductions
  • Shangri-La Frontier
  • SHY
  • Stardust Telepath
  • Tearmoon Empire
  • The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, REALLY Love You
  • The Apothecary Diaries
  • The Family Circumstances of the Irregular Witch
  • The Kingdoms of Ruin
  • The Yuzuki Family’s Four Sons

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 Fall 2023 lineup page.

Returning simulcasts on Crunchyroll

  • Arknights: PERISH IN FROST
  • Attack on Titan Final Season THE FINAL CHAPTERS Special 2
  • B-PROJECT Passion*Love Call
  • Captain Tsubasa Season 2, Jr. Youth Arc
  • Dr. STONE New World (Cour 2)
  • Girlfriend, Girlfriend Season 2
  • Heaven Official’s Blessing Season 2
  • HYPNOSISMIC – Division Rap Battle – Rhyme Anima PLUS
  • Kizuna no Allele 2nd Season
  • MF GHOST (sequel to Initial D)
  • Power of Hope ~Precure Full Bloom~
  • Sasaki and Miyano: Graduation
  • SPY x FAMILY Season 2
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 (Cour 2)
  • The Daily Life of the Immortal King Season 4
  • The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of Rust Mountains
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3
  • The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent Season 2
  • Umamusume: Pretty Derby Season 3

Continuing simulcasts on Crunchyroll

  • Case Closed
  • One Piece
  • Rurouni Kenshin
  • Soaring Sky! Precure

Fall 2023 simulcasts on HIDIVE

HIDIVE only has a few confirmed titles this season. But dedicated fans will still want to check its offerings:

New simulcasts on HIDIVE

  • Management of a Novice Alchemist
  • Ragna Crimson
  • The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy
  • The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess

Returning simulcasts on HIDIVE

  • Cardfight!! Vanguard: will+Dress Season 3
  • Dark Gathering Cour 2
  • The Eminence in Shadow 2nd Season
  • Helck Cour 2

Fall 2023 simulcasts on Funimation

Yes, Funimation is still kicking, although you won’t find anything new here.

Crunchyroll owns Funimation now, so you’ll have to switch over if you want new titles. Unfortunately, Crunchyroll doesn’t have quite the same user-friendly interface when it comes to subs and dubs, so fans of long-running anime might want to stay with Funimation until it officially shuts down.

New simulcasts on Funimation

Continuing simulcasts on Funimation

  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
  • Horimiya: The Missing Pieces
  • Bungo Stray Dogs
  • The Devil is a Part-Timer!
  • Link Click
  • The Duke of Death and His Maid
  • Cardfight!! Vanguard overDress
  • One Piece

Fall 2023 simulcasts on Netflix

Netflix doesn’t generally do simulcasts like Crunchyroll and Hulu do, preferring to release seasons all at once, but you won’t want to miss its upcoming slate of original and exclusive animated series.

Here’s what you can expect this season.

New anime on Netflix

  • Castlevania: Nocturne (September 28)
  • GOOD NIGHT WORLD (October 12)
  • Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix (October 19)
  • PLUTO (October 26)
  • Onimusha (November 2)
  • Akuma-kun (November 9)
  • Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (November 17)
  • My Daemon (November 23)
  • Onmyoji (November 28)
  • Pokemon Concierge (December 28)

Returning anime on Netflix

  • Kengan Ashura (Part 3, September 21)
  • Scissor Seven (Season 4, September 21)

Fall 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, like SPY x FAMILY, Trigun Stampede, and Chainsaw Man.

Unfortunately, Hulu’s new offerings have been extremely slim in recent seasons. While Hulu offers a more accessible viewing experience, if you’re looking to discover something new, you’re probably better off with Crunchyroll’s massive library.

You can also visit Hulu’s buried simulcast page to see what’s new.

New and returning simulcasts on Hulu

  • FLCL: Grunge
  • Phoenix: Eden17
  • Undead Unluck
  • Tokyo Revengers Season 3 (Tenjiku Arc)

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)

Fall 2023 simulcasts on Max

The Warner Bros. Discovery streaming service Max is making its first appearance since this list’s inception. While the platform usually only hosts anime movies like Promare and Belle, it’ll see the Toonami dub of FLCL: Shoegaze thanks to its association with Adult Swim.

Upcoming Adult Swim anime on Max

  • FLCL: Shoegaze (September 30)

Fall 2023 anime movies in theaters

2023 has been a great year for anime movies, with new installments from several popular studios and franchises.

Unfortunately, only a very few anime movies make it to American theaters, and it takes a while before the dubs are fully finished. So while SPY x FAMILY: CODE: White premieres on December 23 in Japan, we here in the States may have to wait a few more months.

But there are a lot of classic films coming to US theaters, including 2023’s Studio Ghibli Fest. This year’s festival will culminate in Studio Ghibli’s latest release, The Boy and the Heron.

Upcoming anime theatrical releases

  • Blue Giant (October 8)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods (October 17)
  • Spirited Away (October 28)
  • Ghost in the Shell (November 8)
  • Godzilla Minus One (December 1)
  • The Boy and the Heron (December 8)
  • Tokyo Godfathers (December 11)

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.

Fall 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 Heaven Official’s Blessing.

There’s also a lot of new anime to get excited about, including I’m in Love with the Villainess, Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, and A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special. Check out our 2023 Simulcast Guide for a full list of new titles.

What does simulcast mean in anime?

A simulcast is an anime that comes out (usually weekly) at the same time in Japan and the West (in our case, the United States). Most anime airs one episode at a time at weekly intervals, more like cable TV than streaming.

Most anime is made first in Japan, and companies have licensing agreements to distribute it here in the States. This means we get some shows months after Japan does (especially if the platform licensing it has a “dump a bunch of episodes at once” model like Netflix). However, simulcasts ensure that everyone gets the content on the same day—no worrying about spoilers or leaks!

Does Disney+ have anime?

Yes, Disney+ does have an anime collection, but there’s a catch: it’s only available outside of the U.S. For those of us stateside, Disney’s anime collection is on Hulu instead. It’s pretty confusing, but it could change once Disney+ merges with Hulu in a few months.

When is Toilet-bound Hanako-kun season 2?

There is currently no information about a second season of Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, but the spinoff series After-school Hanako-kun is coming to Crunchyroll on October 10. In lieu of a second season, the animation team is apparently working to re-create the first season to be more faithful to the manga, but we have no release date for this project at the moment.

How to watch SPY x FAMILY season 2?

SPY x FAMILY season 2 will begin streaming on Crunchyroll on October 7. All 25 episodes of the first season are already streaming on both Crunchyroll and Hulu.


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