Top 10 ongoing anime series in Fall 2023

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The Fall 2023 anime season is finally here — so here’s a list of the top 10 ongoing anime series you need to watch this fall.

This summer has been an incredible season for anime fans. Whether it is sequels such as Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 and Bleach TYBW Part or new series such as Zom 100 or My Happy Marriage, there’s no shortage of terrific series airing this season.

Looking at the line-up, we can say that this season won’t lag behind in any way. From highly anticipated sequels to new additions in the anime world, we bring you a list of the top 10 ongoing anime series to watch in Fall 2023.

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1. Spy X Family Season 2

The top anime coming in Fall 2023 is the popular Shonen series Spy X Family. The first season was released last year, and it captured the viewers’ hearts with its intriguing plot and adorable family dynamic.

Season 2 follows the Forger family as they continue to keep their identities hidden from one another. Fans will also find out more about the peculiar Desmond family. The series is scheduled for 7 October 2023.

2. Dr. Stone: New World Part 2

Another sequel we have on our list of top ongoing anime in Fall 2023 is Dr. Stone: New World Part 2. Senkuu and the Kingdom of Science are close to finding the truth behind the certification.

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However, they face several dangers ahead, keeping them from discovering the technology that destroyed modern civilization over 3000 years ago. The series is scheduled for 12 October 2023.

3. Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End

It is based on a popular manga by Kanehito Yamada (story) and Tsukasa Abe (illustration). The manga won the New Work Prize at the 25th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Awards in 2021. The story is set after the demon king’s defeat as the four heroes disband and go their separate ways.

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Among them is Frieren, an elf with a much greater lifespan than humans, so she watches her comrades pass away. With a companion by her side, Frieren embarks on another journey to confront the regrets of her past. The series is scheduled for 29 September 2023.

4. The Apothecary Diaries

The Apothecary Diaries is set in ancient China, but the story is far from other historical dramas. It follows Maomao, an eccentric 17-year-old girl who is kidnapped and forced to work as a servant in the Imperial Palace.

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Instead of resigning to her fate, Maomao secretly starts working as a pharmacist and catches the eye of Jinshi, an influential eunuch who recognizes her talents. She finds herself in the emperor’s inner court, where she solves various medical mysteries. The series is scheduled for 22 October 2023.

5. The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent Season 2

Fall 2023 also debuted the sequel of the popular anime series The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent. Based on a light novel, the series follows Sei Takanashi, who finds herself in an unfamiliar world that desperately needs a living Saint.

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Unaware of her magical powers, Sei tries to find a purpose in the unknown world. She slowly begins to awaken her powers as she helps the people, who soon begin to hail her as the kingdom’s hero. The series doesn’t have an official release date or trailer so far.

6. Ron Kamonohashi: Deranged Detective

The series is based on a Shonen manga by Akira Amano. The story focuses on two detectives, Totomaru Isshiki and Ron Kamonohashi. Totomaru doesn’t have the skills suited for the investigative team in the Metropolitan Police Department, but that doesn’t stop him from trying to help people.

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On the other hand, Ron was the most promising detective five years ago, but he now lives a life of solitude. He is simply the shell of his former self who lacks the motivation to work anymore. However, Totomaru might be the key to returning to his former calling. 

7. A Girl & Her Guard Dog

A Girl & Her Guard Dog is a Shojo anime making its debut in Fall 2023. Based on the manga by Hatsuharu, the story follows Isaku, the daughter of a yakuza boss. After her parents passed away in a car accident when she was 5, she was taken in by her yakuza grandfather.

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Isaku suffered ostracization in school due to her background. As she’s finally about to experience an ordinary high school by hiding her identity, her loyal family servant and dedicated guardian, Keiya, enters her school and vows to protect her. The series is scheduled for 28 September 2023.

8. Pluto

Pluto is a Netflix original series based on the spin-off of Osamu Tezuka’s popular series Astro Boy. The spin-off was released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Tezuka’s Tetsuwan Atom. Seinen mangaka Naoki Urasawa collaborated with Tezuka productions to create this dark adaptation of Atom’s “The Greatest Robot on Earth” story arc.

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The story follows robotic Europol detective Gesicht, who is sent to investigate the tragic death of the legendary Swiss robot Montblanc. The series is scheduled for 26 October 2023.

9. Undead Unluck

Undead Unluck is a Shonen anime series making its debut in Fall 2023. Based on the manga by Yoshifumi Tozuka, the story follows Fuuko Izumo, who has been afflicted by a “condition” that brings misfortune to anyone who touches her, even her parents.

By chance, she meets Andy, an immortal who comes back to life despite suffering fatal injuries as he meets Fuuko. Fukko teams up with him, but a mysterious organization targets the duo’s bizarre abilities. The series is scheduled for 7 October 2023.

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10. The Kingdoms of Ruin

Based on a manga by Yoruhashi, The Kingdoms of Ruin is set in a world where humanity has flourished for ages thanks to the power of magic granted by the witches. However, magic has no place in the modern world as technology dominates the power of the witches.

The Redia Empire begins to hunt down the witches to eradicate magic completely from the world. Adonis, an apprentice of the witch, watches her death at a young age and swears to get revenge for her. 

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How to watch Crunchyroll from outside your location in 2023

Crunchyroll is the world’s best hub for streaming anime, whether it’s One PieceAttack on Titan, or Jujutsu Kaisen – and thanks to ExpressVPN, you can access the platform’s full library even if you’re outside the US.

If you’re abroad, here’s what you need to do to access Crunchyroll’s full selection – and it really is this simple:

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN, which has ultra-fast servers and offers a secure, private connection wherever you are in the world
  2.  Connect to a location anywhere in the US; Express VPN allows you to choose from 24 different spots, from New Jersey to Santa Monica
  3.  Visit Crunchyroll online and start streaming all of your favorite animes – and perhaps some you’ve never watched

Accessing Crunchyroll’s US roster makes a difference; for example, Hong Kong users only have access to less than 100 titles, while the US has nearly 1,000 movies and TV shows.

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You can also stream anime on Crunchyroll for free with an ad-supported plan, or you can pay for a subscription – there’s even a 14-day free trial if you can’t quite make up your mind.

You can check out our other anime coverage here.

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