Many people often mistake Supernatural anime for a horror or ghost related theme which could be propounded by a scary character or appealing plot. However recent developments in anime have proved that the supernatural genre is much more than that. 2023 has been a Jackpot of supernatural anime with many wonderful and experimental anime series released. Let’s explore what they have in store for us.
Top supernatural anime of 2023
5) Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc
- Studio: Ufotable
- IMDb rating: 7.4/10
- Streaming Platform: Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, Amazon Prime Studio
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc continues the captivating tale of Tanjiro Kamado and his companions as they face new challenges and uncover the mysteries surrounding the Hashira, the most powerful demon slayers. The arc expands the world of Demon Slayer, introducing new characters, locations, and lore. The animation remains breathtaking, and the emotional core of the series continues to shine through.
4) BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War – The Separation
BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War – The Separation is the long-awaited return of the beloved anime series, Bleach. It picks up after the events of the manga’s final arc. The series follows the return of Ichigo Kurosaki, who is now a seasoned swordsman. In this series we see him and the Captains face the Quincy King, who threatens the very existence of Soul Society. There is no room for complaints in this continuation of Bleach and the Reitsu (Power system) and world building of Bleach are given a special emphasis throughout the series.
3) Attack on Titan Final Season
The series explores the political machinations behind the war between Paradis Island and the rest of the world, as Eren Yeager‘s true motivations are revealed. From a boy who dreamt about escaping walls and fighting titans to achieve absolute freedom, to a man who summons an army of giant titans to wage war against the world, we see Eren’s character go through a radical transformation in this season. While Attack on Titan final season has been going on since 2021, its 3rd and 4th (the final) parts have been released in 2023.
2) Jujutsu Kaisen season 2
Jujutsu Kaisen has already fascinated most of us with its unique power system and well-written characters (especially Nanami Kento). Season 2 offers a more insightful experience in Gojo Satoru’s past life, and of-course exploring the most important: Shibuya arc of the manga.
For those who haven’t watched Jujutsu Kaisen, it follows the story of Yuji Itadori who accidentally swallows a finger of 1000 year old King of Curses, thereby inviting him to cause chaos and trigger the supernatural occurrences.
1) Oshi No Ko
Oshi no Ko has to be the best supernatural anime 2023 has offered us. Showbiz theme combined with re-incarnation is such an unexplored area of the seinen anime industry. What first looks like Pop-Idol fantasy anime, takes a dark turn as we discover the past lives of each character as the story progresses. Oshi No Ko will surely keep you hooked on with plot twists and untold harsh truths about the entertainment industry.
In conclusion, the year 2023 has offered us some of the best supernatural anime by offering a diverse range of themes in this genre. From the action-packed battles of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 to the dramatic themes of Oshi No Ko, these anime take the supernatural genre to a next level. If you haven’t started watching any of the anime yet, this is your chance to binge them before 2023 ends!
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