The Aniplex Online Fest 2023 is set to take place on September 9, 2023. It boasts a massive lineup of performances, voice actors, and shows. Here is a list of all the best anime announcements that you should be excited about.
Aniplex revealed the Aniplex Online Fest on August 10, 2023, marking the event’s fourth consecutive year. This year’s festival is set for Saturday, September 9, 2023, a notably earlier date than the previous year’s kickoff on Friday, September 23.
Since 2020, this event has served as the prime source for the latest updates on Aniplex’s diverse anime projects, along with captivating live performances by renowned bands in the anime industry. Fans can look forward to this year’s main attractions, featuring updates on Aniplex’s newest anime ventures and electrifying live music performances. Here’s a roundup of the most exciting anime announcements you won’t want to miss.
All anime announcements that you should be excited for in the Aniplex Online Fest 2023
Aniplex consistently treats fans to a plethora of updates on their most beloved anime series during their yearly Aniplex Online Fest. We anticipate that Aniplex Online Fest 2023 will continue this tradition and unveil similar revelations.
Typically, Aniplex shares insights into their ongoing projects, along with unveiling release dates, trailers, and much more. Here’s a comprehensive list of the anime titles that have generated excitement within the fanbase and have been featured in Aniplex’s lineup for Aniplex Online Fest 2023!
Popular TV Series Announcements in Aniplex Online Fest 2023
Following Aniplex’s announcement of the Rurouni Kenshin reboot series during the Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event, the show is making a return in the Aniplex Online Fest 2023 lineup. Given the highly positive reception of the first season, there is anticipation that Aniplex may unveil either a second season or a movie premiere to further advance the storyline beyond where the initial season concluded. We are looking forward to the potential release of Rurouni Kenshin Season 2, which is expected to grace our screens in either Fall 2024 or Winter 2025.
Mashle – Magic and Muscles
During the Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event, Aniplex unveiled the manga adaptation of Hajime Kōmoto’s “Mashle: Magic and Muscles.” Much like “Rurouni Kenshin,” following a successful 2023 run, we anticipate the return of “Mashle” to our screens in 2024. This return was announced to be in the Winter 2024 anime season. We expect to see a teaser-trailer of Mashle Season 2 in the Aniplex Online Fest 2023 event. Our expectations are set for another 12-episode season, which will encompass subsequent story arcs, specifically the Execution Arc and the Divine Visionary Selection Arc. It’s worth noting, however, that the Divine Visionary Selection Arc spans more than 60 chapters, so we anticipate it being divided into at least two seasons.
During the December 2022 Jump Festa event, exciting news emerged concerning Kazue Katō’s “Blue Exorcist” manga, as it was revealed that a new television series based on the manga is in the works. Katō originally introduced “Blue Exorcist” in the pages of Jump SQ. back in 2009. The manga took a hiatus in July 2021 but resumed in May 2022. Notably, the 28th volume of the manga became available on November 4, and the series boasts a remarkable circulation of over 25 million copies.
Anticipating further developments, we expect that Aniplex will unveil the show’s release date during the Aniplex Online Fest 2023. Our prediction is that it will likely make its debut sometime between the Summer and Fall 2023 anime seasons.
During the Anime Expo’s Crunchyroll Industry Panel, CloverWorks confirmed the exciting news that a new Black Butler anime is currently in development. They enthusiastically informed fans that Black Butler is making a triumphant return with an all-new season, picking up where the series left off in 2014. Notably, it was disclosed that Black Butler’s revival would be a collaborative effort between Aniplex and Crunchyroll, with CloverWorks emphasizing their intention to “continue adapting the manga further.”
As we eagerly anticipate the appearance of Black Butler in the Aniplex Online Fest 2023 lineup, it is reasonable to expect that we will receive a definitive release date for the Black Butler TV series. Our prediction leans toward a premiere window spanning from Winter 2024 to Spring 2024.
Popular Theater Release Announcements in Aniplex Online Fest 2023
Rascal Does Not Dream Movie
The immensely popular Rascal Does Not Dream franchise has secured a spot in the Aniplex Online Fest 2023 lineup. Building on the resounding success of “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out,” we anticipate the franchise’s return with another movie that will delve into additional chapters of the light novel.
To be more specific, “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out” was adapted from the eighth volume, so our expectation lies in the adaptation of the ninth volume, titled “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid.”
However, it’s important to note that we do not expect any official confirmation regarding the movie’s release date, or even a specific release window. We anticipate that updates on the release date will become available as we move closer to 2024.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Walpurgisnacht Rising
“Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Walpurgis no Kaiten,” known as “Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Walpurgisnacht Rising” in English, is an upcoming movie serving as a sequel to “Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion.” This project was formally unveiled during the Puella Magi Madoka Magica 10th anniversary event on April 25th, 2021. However, since that initial announcement, there has been a noticeable scarcity of information regarding the movie. After a wait of more than two years, we are finally anticipating a dose of good news as the franchise finds its place in the Aniplex Online Event 2023 lineup. Our expectations include Aniplex unveiling both a release date and a fresh teaser for the movie.
These are the returning shows featured in the Aniplex Online Fest 2023 lineup that we are thrilled about. It’s worth mentioning that this event will also showcase numerous new anime series, adding to our excitement.