10 Best Anime Coming Out In January 2023

10 Best Anime Coming Out In January 2023

The year 2022 is almost over, and what a year it has been for anime fans. We had so many amazing and anticipated anime this year that fans are excited to see what’s next. The winter season of 2023 will begin in January, and many anime will be released during that month.

With over 50 new anime episodes premiering in January, it would be difficult to sort through them all to find the ones you want. So, here are the 10 Best Anime Set to Release in January 2023!

1. Tomo-chan is a Girl!

Junichirou “Jun” Kubota and Tomo Aizawa are the most inseparable brothers you’ve ever seen. They spar and roughhouse, but they always have each other’s back. But… Tomo is in fact a girl who is madly in love with Jun!

Jun ignores Tomo’s advances, even when she explicitly confesses, because tomboyish Tomo has been just another one of the guys for Jun since she was a child.

This anime is based on Yanagida Fumita’s manga of the same name, and it is produced by a studio known for popular slice-of-life anime like “Release the Spyce” and “Yuri Yuri.” Will Tomo and Jun’s romance survive the miscommunication and blossom into something more?

  • Releasing: January 4, 2023
  • Number of Episodes: 13
  • Animation Studio: Lay-duce

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

BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense is back for Season 2 after a two-year hiatus. SILVER LINK, which animated the first season, is back for the second.

The plot revolves around Maple, a young girl who begins playing “New World Online,” a virtual reality massively multiplayer online role-playing game (VRMMORPG) (NWO). Maple is a new player who wants to enjoy the game without getting hurt, so she decides to devote all of her character’s points to defence.

This leads to some hilarious situations and I highly recommend watching the first season quickly if you haven’t yet.

  • Releasing: January 11, 2023
  • Number of Episodes: 12
  • Animation Studio: SILVER LINK.

3. Campfire Cooking in Another World with my Absurd Skill

Campfire Cooking in Another World with my Absurd Skill is a new isekai anime that will premiere in January 2023. It is also the first isekai anime that MAPPA has animated. Yes, the same MAPPA studio that brought you Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen is also bringing you Vinland Saga Season 2.

Tsuyoshi Mukouda, 27, is transported into a fantasy world along with three other heroes to save a kingdom from an unknown threat. Tsuyoshi, on the other hand, appears to have been dragged into the summoning ritual by chance. His only skill is “Food Menu,” which allows him to open an interface from which he can buy and obtain modern Japanese supermarket items.

Tsuyoshi is expelled from the palace and embarks on his own journey into his new world. His ability to create delectable dishes unknown to this world, on the other hand, quickly pays off, attracting the legendary wolf Fenrir. Fenrir is so taken with the food that he immediately signs a contract with Tsuyoshi and becomes acquainted with him. Tsuyoshi, accompanied by this enchanting mythical being, embarks on a career as a merchant and adventurer, travelling and preparing delectable meals that never fail to amaze the inhabitants of this world.

  • Releasing: January 10, 2023
  • Number of Episodes: To be announced
  • Animation Studio: SILVER LINK.

4. Vinland Saga Season 2

Season 2 of Vinland Saga will be released in January 2023, and the animation studio will be changed from Wit Studios to MAPPA!

In the southern part of Denmark’s Jutland peninsula, a new millennium begins. Landowner Ketil bought Thorfin as a “slave” and forced him to do land reclamation work on his farm. Thorfinn meets Einar, a young man who, like him, was a slave. Thorfinn’s meeting with Einar forced him to confront his sins and start looking for meaning in his life. Canute, who later became King of England, tried to expand his territory in order to establish “the promised land.”

  • Releasing: January 9, 2023
  • Number of Episodes: To be announced
  • Animation Studio: MAPPA

5. The Misfit of Demon King Academy Ⅱ

The Misfits of Demon King Academy will return for a second season after a lengthy hiatus. The first season’s animator, SILVER LINK., is back for the second. It will begin with a split-course broadcast in January 2023.

A long time ago, there was widespread chaos and bloodshed as a result of a war between humans and demons. Anos Voldigoad, the Demon King, willingly gave his life to end this seemingly endless conflict, hoping to be reborn in a peaceful future.

After two millennia, he reincarnates only to discover that the world’s level of magic has plummeted dramatically. Furthermore, he discovers that demonkind has a different memory of him when he enrols at the academy to reclaim his rightful title. His personality, actions, and even legacy have all been fabricated—all hidden behind the mask of an impostor. He is the academy’s outlier—a misfit never seen before in history—because of this “lack” of common knowledge.

  • Releasing: January 7, 2023
  • Number of Episodes: To be announced
  • Animation Studio: SILVER LINK.

6. Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4

Bungo Stray Dogs has been renewed for a fourth season. Bones, who animated the first three seasons of Bungo Stray Dogs, will return to animate the fourth season.

When young man Atsushi Nakajima is kicked out of the orphanage, he meets Osamu Dazai. Dazai works for an agency that employs people with supernatural abilities inspired by literature.

Atsushi saves an oddball named Osamu Dazai from drowning while starving on a riverbank. Dazai, a bizarre suicide enthusiast and supernatural investigator, has been investigating the same tiger that has been terrorising the boy. They solve the mystery with the help of Dazai’s partner Doppo Kunikida, but the result puts Atsushi in a bind. As strange occurrences occur, Atsushi is coerced into joining their firm of supernatural investigators, where he and his numerous enigmatic coworkers take on unusual cases that the police cannot handle.

  • Releasing: January 4, 2023
  • Number of Episodes: To be announced
  • Animation Studio: Bones

7. The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady

A new upcoming ‘girls love’ isekai anime is The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady.

On December 10, 2022, Episode 1 of the anime was previewed on the Kadokawa YouTube channel. On January 4, 2023, regular TV broadcasting will begin.

Despite her supposed ineptitude with regular magic, Princess Anisphia defies the aristocracy by developing “magicology,” a unique magical theory based on memories from her past life. One day, she witnesses the unjust deposition of the brilliant noblewoman Euphyllia as the kingdom’s next monarch. That’s when Anisphia comes up with a plan to help Euphyllia regain her good name—a plan that involves them living together and studying magic! These two ladies have no idea that their chance meeting will change not only their own lives, but the lives of the entire kingdom…and the entire world!

  • Releasing: January 4, 2023
  • Number of Episodes: To be announced
  • Animation Studio: Diomedéa

8. Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible

Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible is a romantic comedy anime based on the same-named manga.

Junta Shiraishi, a high school student, has a straightforward goal: to have a happy youth. However, achieving this goal appears to be more difficult than expected, as everyone in his immediate vicinity frequently fails to notice him due to his absence. Shiraishi’s absence is so severe that many people mistakenly believe his seat in class is always empty and that he frequently skips class. There’s even a strange rumour going around class that those who spot Shiraishi will be blessed with good luck for the day.

So far, Nagisa Kubo, the girl seated next to him, is the only one who has noticed his existence. Kubo, on the other hand, frequently teases him and places him in unusual and nerve-racking situations. However, as Kubo’s playful antics continue to captivate Shiraishi, he may soon realise that his youth was not as dull as he thought.

  • Releasing: January 10, 2023
  • Number of Episodes: To be announced
  • Animation Studio: Pine Jam

9. By the Grace of the Gods Season 2

By the Grace of the Gods is finally getting a second season after two years. If you haven’t seen the first season, it’s a slice-of-life isekai anime in which the main character dies of exhaustion and finds himself in front of God, who decides to send him to another world where he can finally live a peaceful life.

Ryouma Takebayashi is a child who lives deep in the forest, away from human contact. He has an odd hobby of keeping various slimes as pets. Moreover, despite his youth, he has a strong physique and an aptitude for magic. All of this is because, after enduring much adversity in his previous life, three gods bestow upon Ryouma a second chance to pursue one goal: to savour the wonders of life.

After three years of comfortable solitude, Ryouma meets people who will forever change his current life. When he meets and helps some soldiers treat a wounded comrade, the group convinces him to accompany them to the nearby town’s ducal family. Ryouma agrees and sets off to discover the vast world beyond his own.

  • Releasing: January 8, 2023
  • Number of Episodes: To be announced
  • Animation Studio: Maho Film

10. Spy Classroom

After wreaking havoc on the general populace, governments around the world turned to a more elusive tactic to further their agendas—a shadow war.

Lily, a lovely young lady with white hair, is a student at one of the many establishments that train young people to be capable spies. Sadly, despite doing well in the written exams, she only passes her practicals with flying colours. Her chances of graduating are bleak with no real-world skills to speak of—that is, until she is invited to join the mysterious team “Tomoshibi” and participate in an Impassable Mission.

Lily is overjoyed at the prospect of working with the elite. When she arrives at Kagerou Palace, she is rendered speechless, revealing Tomoshibi’s true purpose and its hopeless situation. When Lily is joined by other problematic female spies and a mysterious young man leading the operation, she realises that this is not the ideal adventure she had envisioned.

  • Releasing: January 5, 2023
  • Number of Episodes: To be announced
  • Animation Studio: feel.
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