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New Anime Simulcasts: Winter 2023 Season

Find your next obsession in this list of new anime for January and February 2023

Make a bowl of your favorite ramen and get cozy under the kotatsu because it’s time for the Winter 2023 anime season.

Welcome to the inaugural CableTV Anime Simulcast Guide—we’ll be keeping this page updated with every anime available to stream weekly starting this January. Check out some highlights below, including new titles like Buddy Daddies and Junji Ito Maniac, 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.

Protip: Bookmark this page and check back in March for our thoughts on the Spring 2023 season, featuring new seasons of Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer, and Tokyo Mew Mew New.

Winter 2023 anime highlights

You can expect a lot of isekai (Japanese for “another world”) and fantasy anime this season, and honestly, we’re not complaining. Between A Herbivorous Dragon of 5,000 Years Gets Unfairly Villainized and The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady, we’re just wondering how much longer these light novel–inspired titles are going to get.

There’s also a lot of anime returning for a second season, including The Misfit of Demon King Academy, In/Spectre, and Vinland Saga. In fact, it’s a good season for long-running shows: Bungo Stray Dogs is on its fourth season, My Hero Academia is on its sixth, and One Piece’s final arc seemingly has no end. Can we get some of that renewal energy for animated shows here in the States?

Here are a few new and returning titles we’re looking forward to this season.

BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense. Season 2

You know those videos of Luigi winning Mario Party by doing absolutely nothing? This show is like that.

In the first season, newbie gamer Maple quickly rose to online gaming fame with her unusual strategy of soaking up damage and eating her way into extremely OP abilities. It’s a bit like a low-stakes, cozy version of Sword Art Online.

The second season promises even more crazy power-ups as Maple continues to rise through the ranks of New World Online, and we’re excited to see what kind of quests she embarks on next.

BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense. Season 2 airs Wednesdays on Crunchyroll and Hulu.

Maple and her friends play the game New World Online.
Maple and her friends play the game New World Online.

Buddy Daddies

When you’re a skilled assassin, you don’t have the luxury of a personal life. Everything you do puts your loved ones in danger, so you have to do the responsible thing and be alone, not even allowing yourself to take in a stray cat.

At least that’s what protagonist Kazuki thinks, until one day he and his roommate Rei accidentally adopt a target’s four-year-old daughter. Follow the Buddy Daddies’ chaotic attempts to find that work/life balance, surviving rounds of literal gunfire while their new daughter obliviously stumbles her way into trouble.

Just don’t compare it to Spy x Family unless you want to start weird internet drama.

Buddy Daddies airs Fridays on Crunchyroll.

Kazuki and his adopted daughter, Miri.
Kazuki and his adopted daughter, Miri.

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre

Horror fans, this is your anime. It was made for you.

This animated adaptation brings the work of horror manga artist Junji Ito to a larger audience, taking twenty of his beloved stories and giving them color and a full voice cast.

Since airing in full on January 19, the show has already garnered a lot of criticism from fans online. The show is in a different art style than Ito’s work, which does take away a lot of charm from the original. (Of course, by “charm,” we mean gut-wrenching dread).

That said, it’s worth watching anyway, whether it inspires new fans to pick up Ito’s original comics or old fans to reminisce about the stories that shaped them.

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre is currently streaming on Netflix.

Art student Rumi struggles to keep her head on.
Art student Rumi struggles to keep her head on.

Winter 2023 anime simulcasts by provider

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

Winter 2023 simulcasts on Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll currently has the largest anime collection on the net. It doesn’t have a complete monopoly yet—a few titles remain HIDIVE or Netflix exclusives—but they come pretty darn close.

Here’s what you can expect this season from the biggest brand in Anime imports.

New simulcasts on Crunchyroll

  • Ningen Fushin: Adventurers Who Don’t Believe in Humanity Will Save the World
  • The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady
  • The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague
  • Technoroid OVERMIND
  • Tomo-chan Is a Girl!
  • The Last Summoner (Japanese Audio)
  • Revenger
  • ONIMAI: I’m Now Your Sister!
  • A Herbivorous Dragon of 5,000 Years Gets Unfairly Villainized (Japanese Audio)
  • The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World
  • Sugar Apple Fairy Tale
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Northern War
  • Buddy Daddies
  • Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army
  • The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten
  • Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for my Retirement
  • The Reincarnation Of The Strongest Exorcist In Another World
  • UniteUp!
  • NieR: Automata Ver1.1a
  • Handyman Saitou in another world
  • The tale of outcasts
  • D4DJ All Mix
  • Ayakashi Triangle
  • Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari
  • Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire
  • Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skills
  • Kaina of the Great Snow Sea
  • The Fire Hunter
  • Sorcerous Stabber Orphen -Chaos in Urbanrama-

New anime highlight: NieR: Automata Ver1.1a

Everyone’s favorite post-apocalyptic video game about goth androids with swords finally has its own anime. Heads up, though, only three episodes are out for now—COVID concerns have slowed down production. Keep an eye on Twitter for more updates.

Returning simulcasts on Crunchyroll

  • Bungo Stray Dogs 4
  • The Misfit of Demon King Academy II
  • By the Grace of the Gods 2
  • In/Spectre 2
  • The Vampire Dies in No Time Season 2
  • VINLAND SAGA Season 2
  • Oh, Suddenly Egyptian God 2
  • BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense. Season 2
  • The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made Season 2
  • CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD will+Dress Season 2
  • Attack on Titan Season 4, Final Chapters Part 1

New anime highlight: The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and Genius Young Lady

In this new isekai, magic lover Anisphia finds herself reincarnated as a beautiful princess in a fantasy world—except she can’t use any magic herself. In a big W for women in STEM, she teams up with magic adept Euphyllia to revolutionize their kingdom’s magic system through science. The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady airs Wednesdays on Crunchyroll.

Continuing simulcasts on Crunchyroll

  • One Piece: WANO KUNI
  • Digimon Ghost Game
  • Case Closed (Detective Conan)
  • Delicious Party Pretty Cure
  • Shadowverse Flame
  • My Hero Academia Season 6
  • To Your Eternity Season 2
  • Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3
  • Yowamushi Pedal Limit Break
  • Play It Cool, Guys
  • Lee’s Detective Agency

New anime highlight: The Fire Hunter

In a world where humans are prone to spontaneous combustion and the only safe source of energy comes from the blood of mysterious Flame Spirits, a girl named Touko is saved by a dying Fire Hunter. She then embarks on a life-changing journey to return his dog, Kanata, back to his family. The Fire Hunter airs Saturday on Crunchyroll.

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 Winter 2023 lineup page.

Winter 2023 simulcasts on HIDIVE

HIDIVE, Crunchyroll’s main competitor in the “dedicated anime streaming service” space, doesn’t have a huge library. But there are some gems in there, and it’s worth checking if the show you want is a HIDIVE exclusive.

New simulcasts on HIDIVE

  • Tsurune – The Linking Shot
  • Spy Classroom
  • My Life as Inukai-san’s Dog.
  • Farming Life in Another World
  • Giant Beasts of ARS
  • Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte
  • Ippon again!
  • Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible
  • Cardfight!! Vanguard will+Dress Season 2

New anime highlight: Spy Classroom

Seven spies-in-training have a month to train for an impossible mission—but their instructor is better at spycraft than teaching. It’s kind of like Top Gun: Maverick with anime girls. Spy Classroom airs Thursdays on HIDIVE.

Continuing simulcasts on HIDIVE

  • The Eminence in Shadow
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Cour 2
  • Urusei Yatsura Season 2

Winter 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

  • One Piece
  • My Hero Academia
  • 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: My Hero Academia

Put simply, My Hero Academia is the Sky High series you always wanted. Wannabe hero Deku is gifted with superpowers so he can achieve his dream of enrolling in UA, a high school for superheroes. The current season follows the hero kids as they battle the Paranormal Liberation Front led by villain Tomura Shigaraki. My Hero Academia airs Saturdays on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu.

Winter 2023 simulcasts on Hulu

Hulu may not have Crunchyroll’s big library, but it makes all of the most popular anime accessible to a large audience with a familiar UI. If you can find it on merch at the mall, it’s usually on Hulu.

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.

Current simulcasts on Hulu

  • BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense. Season 2
  • My Hero Academia
  • Tokyo Revengers
  • Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War
  • By the Grace of the Gods
  • Attack on Titan Season 4, Final Chapters Part 1

New anime highlight: TRIGUN STAMPEDE

This remix of the original Trigun story from the ‘90s is great for new and old fans alike. It follows a pacifist gunslinger with a bounty on his head, reimagined in beautiful 3D. We’re also obsessed with some of the character names; “Millions Knives” is a particular highlight. TRIGUN STAMPEDE airs Saturdays on Crunchyroll and Hulu.

New dubbed anime on Hulu

  • Summer Time Rendering (2022)

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)

Winter 2023 simulcasts on Netflix

Netflix doesn’t run a lot of simulcasts, since most of its content is dropped in huge batches. Until they change their ways, we’ll have to settle for full season drops with underwhelming internet hype (sigh).

Here’s what you can expect this season.

New simulcasts on Netflix

  • Vinland Saga

New anime on Netflix

  • The Way of the House Husband (Season 2, January 1)
  • Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre (Season 1, January 19)
  • Record of Ragnarok (Season 2, January 26)
  • Aggretsuko Season 5 (Season 5, February 16)
  • Pokemon Ultimate Journeys (Part 2, February 10)
  • Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King (Movie premiere, March 31)
  • Ultraman (Season 3, Date TBA)

Other anime recently added to Netflix

  • Monster (2010)
  • Kimi ni todoke: From Me To You (2010)
  • Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020)
  • No Doubt in Us (2021)

Hungry for more animation?

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

Winter 2023 anime FAQ

What was the #1 anime in 2022?

According to IMDb1, the most popular continuing anime on Crunchyroll as of January 2023 is One Piece, and the most popular new anime of 2022 is Chainsaw Man.

Our personal favorite anime of 2022 is Spy x Family, which is available on both Crunchyroll and Hulu.

What anime is coming out in 2023?

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

There’s also a lot of new anime to get excited about, including NieR: Automata Ver1.1a, Spy Classroom, Trigun Stampede, Buddy Daddies, and Junji Ito Maniac. Check out our 2023 Simulcast Guide for a full list of new titles.


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