Well, it’s that time of year for Crunchyroll and their anime. They’re already announcing what’s coming to the streaming service for Winter 2023. If you want to check out any anime series this Christmas, then this is the place for it.

A Crunchyroll Christmas Inbound

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Shouldn’t she be wearing some kind of winter jacket? I don’t think that this outfit is going to be comfortable even for a California winter.

Crunchyroll is proud to announce the whole slate of new anime inbound for Christmas 2022 and just a bit beyond. As you might expect, the list is quite extensive. We’ve got everything from sci-fi stories, to fantasy stories, to even science fantasy stories for the Goldilocks of anime. They even vary in subgenre from romances to comedies to straight up action thrillers. But enough about me talking. You can check out the full list of anime inbound below, sorted by release date:

Crunchyroll Winter 2023 Anime Lineup

December 23:

Lee’s Detective Agency (Gravity Well Studio)

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Are we getting the anime adaptation of Zootopia here?!

A mysterious man by the name of Lee dwells with Aak, Hung, and Waai Fu in the dark alleyways of Lungmen City. Styling themselves as Lee’s Detective Agency, they strove to run errands, investigate mysteries, and mediate disputes for their neighbors. Herein lists a few of their actual yet strange cases to go with your tea.

Wait, this is an Arknights spinoff anime. Wow, it’s getting popular.

January 4:

Tomo-chan Is a Girl! (Lay-duce)

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Oh, you only just now realized?

Tomboy Tomo couldn’t have picked a more awkward high school crush ’cause it’s on her childhood friend, Junichiro, but he only sees her as one of the guys. Despite her pretty looks and signals, nothing gets through to this meathead! Will Junichiro ever realize Tomo’s into him and see her for the cutesy girl she actually is?!

  • Dub languages will include: English, German, French, and Russian
I’m rather fond of a good romantic comedy, and this seems like it could be one of those.

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 (BONES)

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I wonder why this anime is so popular?

When a new mysterious group, the Decay of the Angel, seeks to destroy the Armed Detective Agency, they do it from the inside. What seemed like a murder investigation turns out to be a trap set by Fyodor, who was originally thought to be captured! With everyone now a suspect, a special unit of the military police, the Hunting Dogs, are ready to sniff out any corruption.

  • Dub languages will include: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and French
Oh, so that’s why. I guess conspiracies and action are really popular genres these days.

The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague (Zero-G)

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A fantasy romcom anime? This could be interesting.

Himuro is a descendant of yuki-onnas living in modern times and a newbie office worker. When he gets emotionally overwhelmed, he ends up causing blizzards or starts building snowmen and igloos. Whenever his secret romantic feelings for his unique yet kind coworker Fuyutsuki intensify, he sometimes ends up freezing those around him. Then, there’s Fuyutsuki. Everyone always sees her as the cool type, but Fuyutsuki is actually also pretty curious about her mysterious coworker, Himuro.

  • Dub languages will include: English
Not only that, but a romcom anime that doesn’t take place in high school to boot.

January 5:

Revenger (Ajia-do Animation Works)

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Why do I sense a chanbara anime here?

As master assassin Usui Yuen looks into a series of assassinations made on the grand samurai clan, the Satsuma, he encounters Kurima Raizo, member and survivor of one of the attacks. Together, they discover the true nature of these murders is bigger than over stolen resources. As they get closer to the truth, will they come out alive to exact revenge?

  • Dub languages will include: English
I did! I did sense a chanbara anime here!

The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World (Cloud Hearts)

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Hmm, they didn’t even bother making an English key art for this anime.

The Iceblade Sorcerer is hailed as the most powerful sorcerer in the world. The one who inherited this title, Ray White, struggles to deal with his own immense power. After fighting in the Far East War, his last accomplishment, he vanished from the battlefield along with a deeply scarred psyche. Three years have passed since then, and Ray has enrolled at the Arnold Academy of Magic, a school attended by elite sorcerers from around the world. Ray is the first “Ordinary” to attend this academy since it was founded, so he’s greeted by looks of scorn and contempt from its noble-born students. And now, he and the priceless friends he has found there are about to become entangled in multiple schemes. So begins the story of the most powerful sorcerer’s school life filled with both friendship and hardship.

  • Dub languages will include: English and German
I’m getting some fantasy Full Metal Panic! vibes from this anime.

ONIMAI: I’m Now Your Sister (Studio Bind)

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Now this is one of the most unique anime premises I’ve seen in a while.

One mad scientist little sister turns her game-loving older brother into a girl!

Genderbending anime are a pretty rare breed. Too bad YouTube decided this trailer is age-restricted.

January 6:

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Northern War (Tatsunoko Production)

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I’m getting Valkyria Chronicles vibes from this anime, but if everyone was using melee weapons.

To protect her hometown from the Erebonian Empire and to distinguish herself from her grandfather’s disloyalty, Lavie enlists in the Northern Jaegers where she’ll do whatever it takes to carry out the mission. Now this rule breaker must form a platoon to embark on a dangerous recon mission into enemy lines—will her mission be a success?

  • Dub languages will include: English
Wow, it’s even more epic than I thought it’d be. It’s like an epic fantasy series crossed over with modern warfare.

Buddy Daddies (P.A. Works)

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Wow, I’m getting such mixed vibes from this anime.

Targets they go after never get away but somehow this hitman team finds themselves looking after a five year old girl. And so begins the family life of a hot-blooded and cool-headed team of hired killers and a naive and innocent little girl. Will they be able to balance career and parenthood? And will this temporary family find happiness?

  • Dub languages will include: English
It looks like Yotsuba&! combined with The Way of the Househusband here.

Sugar Apple Fairy Tale (J.C.Staff)

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Is it just me, or am I the only one getting shojo anime vibes from this anime?

In a world where fairies are bought and sold to the highest bidder, humans aren’t exactly on friendly terms with the fae folk. But friendship is exactly what Anne Halford seeks with Challe, her new fairy bodyguard, though he’s not so keen on the idea. As his new master, Anne tasks him with escorting her through a particularly dangerous area, but with a reluctant bodyguard eager to escape a life of servitude, she’ll have to deal with a lot more than she bargained for…

  • Dub languages will include: English
This totally looks like the plot of an otome game.

January 7:


I see a distinct lack of Milly Thompson here.

TRIGUN is a popular action manga series by Yasuhiro Nightow that follows the story of Vash the Stampede, a legendary gunman and a pacifist with a bounty on his head.

  • Dub languages will include: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, French, and Russian
I just hope Vash, Nicholas, and Meryl can carry this without Milly.

The Misfit of Demon King Academy Ⅱ: History’s Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants (Silver Link)

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This looks like yet another harem anime starring an overpowered male lead.

The one that has appeared in front of Anos, who prevented the war between demons and humans, was a new “child of the god” who has come to annihilate the tyrannical demon king. The misfit who overcomes all odds heads on to a new battle. “After being reincarnated into a peaceful era, I’ve learned how to hold back a bit.”

  • Dub languages will include: English and French
I’m a bit shocked the Great Deku Tree would even deign to appear in this anime.

Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack (OLM)

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Not exactly a harem anime, despite what it looks like here.

A girl in a lower grade just made me cry!” One day, Senpai visits the library after school and becomes the target of a super sadistic junior! The name of the girl who teases, torments, and tantalizes Senpai is “Nagatoro!” She’s annoying yet adorable. It’s painful, but you still want to be by her side. This is a story about an extremely sadistic and temperamental girl and you’ll feel something awaken inside of you.

  • Dub languages will include: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and German
She’s bullying him for his own good, I swear.

Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement (Felix Film)

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I am honestly curious as to how she’ll get 80,000 gold with a Beretta 93R.

Mitsuha is an 18-year-old girl who’s often mistaken for a middle schooler due to her childlike face and small stature. The story begins when she loses her parents and her older brother at the same time in an accident and ends up all alone in the world. She fails her university entrance exams due to the shock of losing her family. There are people who are after her parents’ insurance money. She doesn’t know whether she should go to college or start working. There are also lots of expenses to worry about, including living expenses and the cost of maintaining the house.

One day, as she worries about how she’ll survive, she’s given the “World Jumping” ability by a mysterious being that allows her to go back and forth between “this world” and an “isekai”! Now that she has this ability, she comes up with a plan for the future in which she saves 1 billion yen in each world for a total of 2 billion yen (80,000 gold coins)!  That’s right. This is a plan for a girl with no one to rely on to live a peaceful, stable retired life in the future!

  • Dub languages will include: English and French
Okay, now this is the most unique isekai anime premise I’ve ever seen. Honestly, I’m looking forward to it.

The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World (Studio Blanc)

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And of course, the most unique isekai anime premise is followed by the most generic.

You can’t be happy if you’re just strong, even if you’re the strongest exorcist in the world. Exorcist Haruyoshi Kuga, called an unrivaled genius, is betrayed by the Imperial Court and about to die. Resolving to be happy in his next life, he uses a secret reincarnation technique he created and reincarnates in another world. And so he receives a new name, Seika, and a new life. “What I lacked in my previous life was cunning. In this life, I’ll be more calculating and find happiness.” With the strongest exorcist techniques and strong demons working with him, what lies ahead for him? The peaceful life he wants, or…. This is the start of a story no one’s ever seen before: the story of the strongest exorcist in a fantasy world.

  • Dub languages will include: English and French
I guess at the very least, this anime has yokai in it.

Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army (Encourage Films)

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I guess this is an early retirement for this guy?

Dariel, a dark soldier in the demon king’s army who cannot use magic, has risen to the position of assistant to the Four Generals with his talent and energy, and has been wielding his skill. However, as soon as the Four Generals are replaced, Dariel is fired from the army. Dariel is devastated, but when he arrives in a human village, he finds that his adventuring skills, which are supposed to be useless to demons, have blossomed! “I was… human?” Dariel decides to spend his second life in this village, and the requests start pouring in!

All of these supposed demons look surprisingly human.

January 8:

By the Grace of the Gods Season 2 (Maho Film)

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AKA: The Other Slime Anime.

Only 39 years into a life full of bad luck, Ryoma Takebayashi passes away in his sleep! Taking pity on him, three divine beings show compassion by reincarnating him as a young boy to a magical, new world. Now he spends his time researching and caring for slimes. But after healing an injured traveler, Ryoma decides to set out with his new friends on a journey to use his power to help others.

  • Dub languages will include: English and French
With a lot more iyashikei in this anime, it seems.

In/Spectre Season 2 (Brain’s Base)

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In/Spectre Gadget? Oh wait, wrong show.

Iwanaga Kotoko became the god of wisdom to the supernatural beings and spends her days solving problems for them. However, the boy who she fell head over heels for, Sakuragawa Kuro, is someone that is feared by all supernatural creatures. The two of them face various mysterious incidents involving the supernatural in this love x romance x mystery series. Where will these fantastical incidents lead them and what will happen with Kotoko’s crush?

Okay, I officially want to know what happens next in this anime.

The tale of outcasts (Ashi Productions)

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I’m getting The Ancient Magus’ Bride vibes from this.

In a corner of the British Empire in the 19th century, a silver-haired girl named Wisteria roams the streets as a beggar. Her parents are dead, and her only other relative, an older brother, has moved away to work as a live-in servant at a certain estate, so she has no contact with him. One day, as Wisteria is begging, a great demon called Marbas with a beastlike form passes by her. Three or four centuries ago, there were more people who could see demons, but they are invisible to most people now, which has left the immortal Marbas quite bored. But Wisteria was born with the ability to see things other people can’t, so she happens to see Marbas and calls out to him. Marbas takes an interest in the little girl, so he heads to her room that evening, and thus their days of secret meetings begin.

Around the same time, the Knights of the Sword Cross, the only organization in the British Empire dedicated to slaying demons, begins to show up around town. They’ve been tracking a demon, and the trail has led them to the church where Wisteria lives… A girl and a demon, both searching for their place in the world, have been brought together by fate. What future awaits them now?

Okay, so if the aforementioned anime was an otome game. Seems potentially interesting.

Handyman Saitou in Another World (C2C)

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Everyone knows the ideal party member for a dungeon raid is a good handyman.

One average hired hand is going to bring his everyday skills to the world of warriors and wizards!

  • Dub languages will include: English
AKA: What If MacGyver Got Isekaied?

January 9:


The Viking anime returns at long last!

A new millennium begins in the southern part of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. After the death of his longtime enemy, Askeladd, Thorfinn lost his purpose in life. He was bought by the landowner Ketil as a “slave” and engaged in land reclamation work on his farm. Thorfinn meets a young man there, Einar, who was also a slave like him. The encounter of Einar led Thorfinn to face the sins he had committed and began to find meaning in life. On the other hand, Canute, who became the King of England, attempted to extend his territory for the establishment of “the promised land”. This is “The Story of a True Warrior (Saga)”. “The story of Atonement and Salvation (Saga)” that lies beyond the prologue.

  • Dub languages will include: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, and French
If you want a realistically historic Viking story in anime form, this is your show.

Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire (Studio Comet)

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Huh, another genderbending isekai anime? Why can’t they just have a straight-up female protagonist?

After living a life devoted to serving his country and people, Inglis’ one wish to be free of a king’s burden and to train was actually heard, but as a beautiful girl! Reborn in the far future as a daughter to renowned knights, Inglis can now focus on mastering the martial arts. A wish has been granted, and Inglis will be on the front lines fulfilling the dream of becoming the strongest knight.

Oh well, at least the end result is a female lead, which is all too rare for isekai anime.

Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari (Bandai Namco Pictures)

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Huh, a yokai action horror anime? This could be interesting.

Filled with rage against spirits known as tsukumogami, Kunato Hyoma is sent to live with Nagatsuki Botan to help him see a different side. Though both are part of a clan that return the spirits back to their world with divine powers, their experiences with the otherworldly vessels are vastly different. Kunato, robbed of a loved one, and Nagatsuki, saved by them. Can she get through to him?

Not only that, but an urban fantasy anime whose protagonists have clashing morality. I like it.

The Vampire Dies in No Time Season 2 (Madhouse)

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…Okay, I give up. What’s with the armadillo?

Vampire hunter Ronaldo finds an unlikely ally in Draluc, the world’s weakest vampire who turns to dust at the slightest attack.

Okay, so the armadillo is the vampire’s immortal familiar…why an armadillo?!

Ayakashi Triangle (Connect)

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Yeah, this is definitely a R-rated anime. Trust me, I know.

Kazamaki Matsuri is an exorcist ninja who exorcizes evil spirits called ayakashi. His childhood friend, Kanade Suzu, tends to attract ayakashi, so he secretly protects her from them. But now Suzu has caught the eye of Shirogane, an ayakashi who looks like a cat but rules over all ayakashi as their king! The groundbreaking new series by To Love Ru author Yabuki Kentaro, an ayakashi romance fantasy, receives its long-awaited anime adaptation!

  • Dub languages will include: German
It’s not quite a hentai anime, but it skirts the borderline.

January 10:

Campfire Cooking in Another World with my Absurd Skill (MAPPA)

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I see a doggo here. This is automatically an interesting anime.

Mukoda Tsuyoshi, an ordinary salaryman, is suddenly transported to another world one day. The unique skill he gains upon arrival in this world is the seemingly useless “Online Grocery.” Mukoda is discouraged at first, but the modern foods he’s able to bring to his new world using this skill prove to have some unbelievable effects!

Okay, that slime is the most adorable slime since Rimuru.

Ningen Fushin: Adventurers Who Don’t Believe in Humanity Will Save the World (Geek Toys)

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Hmm, this fantasy anime seems to be on the serious side of things.

The city of Terene in the Holy Kingdom of Dinez is a melting pot of races and professions: adventurers looking to get rich quick, quick-witted merchants, singing and dancing bards, nobles, holy men, beastfolk, and more. The town itself is so labyrinthine that it has been nicknamed the Labyrinth Town. Nick, a heartbroken Light Warrior who has been kicked out of the Martial Arts adventuring party and deceived by his lover, is a resident of this city.

Fed up with everything, he visits a bar only to find bad food, adventurers living it up, and uninteresting tablemates. As he drowns his sorrows in lukewarm beer, all of his irritation and discontent burst forth in one declaration: “Humans can’t be trusted!’ He thought he was only voicing his own frustration, but in reality, the statement came from four voices… Thus begins the adventure of four people who each carry their own scars!

  • Dub languages will include: English
Seems like a fantasy anime with promise.

January 11:

Kaina of the Great Snow Sea (Polygon Pictures)

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This anime key art looks like the cover art for a Tales game.

In another world, an ever-growing sea of snow has engulfed the planet’s surface. The people struggle to survive, living around the roots of the massive orbital trees whose branches spread into the Celestial Membrane high above the ground. Change comes to this dying world after Kaina, a boy from the Celestial Membrane, encounters a girl from the surface called Ririha.

Whoa, I thought it was a high fantasy anime, but it’s a sci-fi one instead? Color me interested!

January 13:

The Fruit of Evolution 2: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made (Hotline)

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Wait, this is the anime with the gorilla romance. No, I’m not kidding.

Welcome Barbador Magic Academy’s newest teacher, Seiichi! And the first thing on his syllabus is to be the school’s savior, but that’ll be tested with beautiful teachers and crazy students. Disciplinary action and colleague camaraderie isn’t even the half of it ’cause the demon cult is on the move to revive the devil. Not only is the academy in danger, the world is. Can Seiichi protect them all?

  • Dub languages will include: English
This is one of the weirder harem anime in existence.

January 14:

The Fire Hunter (Signal.MD)

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And now we have ourselves the true high fantasy anime.

Outside the magical barriers lies a world overrun by fiery beasts known as Flame Demons, and the only ones who can protect humanity are the Fire Hunters. In the dark woods where the beasts roam is where Toko, a young villager, is rescued from attack by one of these skilled trackers, Koshi. But their meeting was no accident, and a new destiny begins.

I’m totally getting Tales game vibes from this anime.

January 18:

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen -Chaos in Urbanrama- (Studio DEEN)

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This anime has a special place in my heart.

From Studio DEEN (Fate/stay night) comes a remake celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series! Orphen is a powerful sorcerer who is notoriously lazy. Everything changes when he finds a way to save his sis, who was turned into a dragon during their days at magic academy. Betrayed by friends who refused to help, Orphen will stop at nothing to track her down, even if he has to go it alone.

The manga was literally the very first manga I’d ever read.

Coming Soon:

NieR:Automata Ver1.1a (A-1 Pictures)

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I can already tell this anime is going to be as pretty as it is confusing.

The distant future, 5012. The sudden aerial invasion of Earth by <Aliens> and their creations <Machine Lifeforms> led mankind to the brink of extinction. The surviving number of humans who took refuge on the moon to organize a counterattack using <android> soldiers to recapture Earth. However, the war reaches a stalemate as the <Machine Lifeforms> continue to multiply infinitely. In turn, humanity deploys a new unit of android soldiers as an ultimate weapon: YoRHa. Newly dispatched to Earth 2B joins 9S, the analyst currently stationed there, where amid their mission, they encounter a myriad of mysterious phenomena… This is the story of these lifeless <androids> and their endless fight for the sake of mankind.

  • Dub languages will include: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, and French
I’m definitely looking forward to the beautiful enigma that this anime surely will be.

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

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AKA: Sword Art Online done right…and with flying turtles.

The best offense is a great defense, and for VRMMO gamer Kaede Honjo, her defense is the best. Under her alias Maple, she and her guild journey through NewWorld Online gaining friends and foes through new battle-filled quests. All those skill points, new defensive techniques, and no pain—Maple can’t be stopped!

  • Dub languages will include: English
Seriously, Maple is a way more amusing protagonist than Kirito.

Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac Season 3 (Toei Animation)

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AKA: That One Anime Very Loosely Based on Greek Mythology.

The young warriors who protect the goddess Athena are known as the Knights of the Zodiac. One young orphan, Seiya, is destined to become the Pegasus Knight. Athena has been born into this world, but this time under a dark prophecy that she will lose the war against Poseidon and Hades, and lead mankind to ruin. Seiya stands up against the prophecy, willing to protect her at all costs. But now a god-killer arrow has struck her heart. To save her life, Seiya must ascend Sanctuary and defeat twelve legendary Gold Knights – and he only has twelve hours to do it. Will he make it? And what will happen to the dark prophecy if he succeeds?

  • Dub languages will include: English, Latin American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese

Simulcasts Continuing from Fall 2022 Anime Season

My Hero Academia Season 6 (BONES)

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The part in the anime when heroes and villains collide.


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When everyone takes soccer/football just a bit too seriously.

To Your Eternity Season 2 (Drive)

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Oh no, it’s the anime that will make the onion ninjas come in force.

One Piece (Toei Animation)

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Eiichiro Oda is still far from done with this story.


On the other hand, Naruto just won’t end.

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3 (Bandai Namco Pictures)

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Could this be the next Rosario + Vampire?


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Huh, a male idol anime? Now this is different.

Play It Cool, Guys (Pierrot)

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Oh look, a kitty!

Yowamushi Pedal Limit Break (TMS / Die4Studio)

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AKA: The Biking Anime: Bike Harder.

Case Closed (Detective Conan) (TMS Entertainment)

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The anime that really, really, REALLY doesn’t die. Not like all the victims here.

Digimon Ghost Game (Toei Animation)

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When Digimon steps into the horror genre.

Delicious Party Pretty Cure (Toei Animation)

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I sweat, the title is making this anime sound more like a cooking show spinoff than a magical girl show.

Shadowverse Flame (Zexcs)

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It’s like Pokémon, Digimon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! got together and had this anime as a kid.