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Summer 2023 Anime Simulcasts, Dubs, and Premieres

Find your next obsession in this list of new anime airing in July, August, and September 2023

If you’re looking to beat the heat this summer, why not crank up the AC and catch some new anime? This season introduces a lot of new titles, like Dark Gathering, Zom 100, and Reign of the Seven Spellblades, as well as a fair amount of sequels, including a new season of Jujutsu Kaisen.

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.

Pro tip: Bookmark this page and check back in October for our thoughts on the Fall 2023 season, featuring new installments of Spy x Family and Tokyo Revengers.

New anime to watch in Summer 2023

The summer anime season offers a wide array of genres, from goofy isekai to supernatural action to post-apocalyptic comedy. Let’s go over some titles that stood out to us.

Yohane, an anime girl with dark blueish black hair, and her large dog.

Yohane the Parhelion – SUNSHINE in the MIRROR

Yohane the Parhelion is a spinoff of Love Live!, a popular franchise centered around groups of school idols. The franchise spans multiple anime series, as well as a mobile rhythm game.

In SUNSHINE in the MIRROR, 16-year-old Yohane, a singer from the idol group Aqours, returns to her hometown after failing to make it big in the city. But this isn’t the same Yohane (also known as Yoshiko Tsushima) fans may remember from previous titles. This is an alternate universe version of Yohane, who has a talking dog and a magic conductor’s baton.

Both the new anime and the accompanying game (BLAZE in the DEEPBLUE) follow Yohane’s adventures in this new fantasy setting.

Yohane the Parhelion – SUNSHINE in the MIRROR airs Sundays starting July 2 on Crunchyroll.

A blonde anime girl carrying a vending machine with big cartoony eyes on her back.

Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon

No, we’re not making this one up. This anime wins our unofficial award for the season’s wackiest isekai title.

While most isekai protagonists find themselves reborn into the body of a royal or their favorite video game character, Boxxo is reincarnated into the form of the vending machine that killed him. Of course, this is an isekai, so his new life is also in a fantasy world.

Despite his inability to move or talk beyond robotic stock phrases, Boxxo quickly befriends a young hunter named Lammis, and the two of them go on dungeon-crawling adventures while distributing an array of beverages and tasty snacks.

Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon airs Wednesdays starting July 5 on Crunchyroll.

An anime girl with purple hair, bangs, and a skull design where her pupils should be.

Dark Gathering

Looking for something a little darker than teen idols and sentient vending machines? Dark Gathering has you covered.

Keitarou Gentouga is just starting to reintegrate into society after a traumatizing ghost attack and would do anything to avoid another incident. Unfortunately for him, his first student at his college tutoring job is a very passionate ghost hunter, and Keitarou’s college experience becomes a lot spookier than he expected.

Dark Gathering airs Mondays starting July 10 on HIDIVE.

An anime man in a green jacket riding a motorcycle through a zombie apocalypse. He is smiling despite the circumstances.

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead

From the creators of Alice in Borderland comes the comedic story of an overworked corporate employee who finally finds a release from his stressful, soul-sucking life. Sure, now he has to find a way to survive a brutal zombie apocalypse, but he sees the bright side of things: at least he doesn’t have to go to work anymore.

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead airs Sundays starting July 9 on Hulu and Crunchyroll. There’s also a live-action movie coming to Netflix on August 3.

Summer 2023 anime simulcasts by provider

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

Summer 2023 simulcasts on Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll always has the largest selection of new anime. A few titles are still HIDIVE, Netflix, or Hulu(/Disney+ internationally) exclusives, but Crunchyroll owns a huge chunk of the market. Its summer slate especially takes the cake, boasting most of the biggest simulcast premieres.

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

  • Am I Actually the Strongest?
  • Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout The Animation
  • BanG Dream! It’s MyGo!!!!!
  • Classroom for Heroes
  • Fate/strange Fake -Whispers of Dawn-
  • Liar, Liar
  • My Tiny Senpai
  • My Unique Skill Makes Me OP even at Level 1
  • Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon
  • Reign of the Seven Spellblades
  • Rurouni Kenshin
  • Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence
  • Sweet Reincarnation
  • TenPuru
  • Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai 11
  • The Gene of AI
  • The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses
  • The Great Cleric
  • The Masterful Cat is Depressed Again Today
  • Undead Murder Farce
  • Yohane the Parhelion – SUNSHINE in the MIRROR\
  • Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead

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 Summer 2023 lineup page.

Returning simulcasts on Crunchyroll

  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5
  • Cardfight!! Vanguard will+Dress Season 3
  • Horimiya: The Missing Pieces
  • Link Click Season 2
  • Malevolent Spirits; Mononogatari Cour 2
  • Masamune-kun’s Revenge R
  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2
  • Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3
  • Shadowverse Flame: Seven Shadows Arc
  • Sugar Apple Fairy Tale Season 2
  • The Devil is a Part-Timer! Season 2
  • The Duke of Death and His Maid Season 2

Continuing simulcasts on Crunchyroll

  • Ayakashi Triangle
  • Case Closed
  • EDENS ZERO Season 2
  • One Piece
  • Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts
  • Soaring Sky! Pretty Cure
  • The Misfit of Demon King Academy II

Summer 2023 simulcasts on HIDIVE

HIDIVE doesn’t have nearly as big a library as its main competitor, Crunchyroll. But there are some good exclusives in there, so don’t overlook it!

New simulcasts on HIDIVE

  • Dark Gathering
  • Helck
  • Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero
  • The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to Savior

Summer 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. Unfortunately, the platform gets a little more buggy every time we return to it.

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

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Ranking of Kings
  • Dr. STONE
  • One Piece
  • In Another World With My Smartphone
  • Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
  • Golden Kamuy
  • Mix: Meisei Story
  • Sorcerous Stabber Orphen

Summer 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. Unfortunately, Hulu doesn’t have a lot of new simulcasts this season, so you’re probably better off going to Crunchyroll for the summer

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

New and returning simulcasts on Hulu

  • Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War – The Separation –
  • Synduality: Noir
  • Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead

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)

Summer 2023 simulcasts on Netflix

Like Hulu, Netflix doesn’t have a ton of new anime this season, but there are a few titles you should keep an eye on, including the new post-apocalyptic show Zom 100. Here’s what you can expect this season.

New and returning anime on Netflix

  • Baki Hanma Season 2
  • Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy Season 2
  • My Happy Marriage
  • Record of Ragnarok 2 Part 2
  • Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead

Summer 2023 simulcasts on Disney+

Disney+’s anime offerings are sorely lacking in the U.S.

Disney+ is joining the anime game with a few new original titles streaming worldwide in 2023. For now, it seems that these titles will stream on Hulu in the U.S., and that “worldwide” title means “everywhere except the U.S.” It’s super misleading!

A lot of the titles on this list are without release dates, so keep in mind that they might not all air this summer.

Upcoming simulcasts on Disney+ (Hulu in the U.S.)

  • Synduality: Noir
  • Murai no Koi
  • Dragons of Wonderhatch

Summer 2023 anime movies in theaters

Sometimes an anime is just too big to be contained by a streaming service. There are a ton of new anime movies coming out in 2023, including Studio Ghibli’s How Do You Live? (July 14) and SPY x FAMILY CODE: White (December 22).

Unfortunately, only a very few anime movies make it to American theaters, and the ones that do make it here do so several months after their Japanese premieres. Right now we only know that How Do You Live? will come to America sometime in 2023 under the new name The Boy and the Heron.

But 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

  • Gridman Universe (July 3, Anime Expo exclusive)
  • Castle in the Sky (July 10)
  • Psycho-Pass Providence (July 14)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaibo ON STAGE (July 18)
  • The First Slam Dunk (July 28)
  • Porco Rosso (August 20)
  • The Wind Rises (10th Anniversary) (August 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.

Summer 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 Dark Gathering, Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, Liar, Liar, and Reign of the Seven Spellblades. Check out our 2023 Simulcast Guide for a full list of new titles.


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