The new year will be a fantastic one for anime fans. Aside from the return of Dr. Stone, Bungou Stray Dogs, and Vinland Saga, anime fans can look forward to 15 amazing manga adaptations that are getting an anime in 2023!
A lot of hype is in the air as popular manga titles are getting animated one after another, especially in 2023!
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The Uzumaki manga is the magnum opus of the renowned horror mangaka, Junji Ito. It is a blend of dark fantasy, psychological horror, and supernatural genres.
It is one of the most popular works by Junji Ito and has spawned two video games and a live-action film.
The manga follows high schooler Kirie Goshima, her boyfriend Shuichi Sato, and the rest of the residents of the fictional city of Kurouzu-cho.
The town appears to be small, quiet, and peaceful, but it is cursed by supernatural events involving spirals.
The citizens' obsession with spirals is exacerbated by these curses.Advertisement
Tomo-chan Is a Girl!
Tomo-chan Is a Girl! is a comedy and romance anime that follows Tomo's hilarious antics as she tries to attract the attention of her close friend, Junichirou Kubota.
Tomo and Jun have always been the best of friends, clinging to each other like tight brothers.
But despite her tomboyish personality and muscular nature, Tomo developed feelings for Junichirou.
The only problem now is that Junichirou has no idea Tomo is a girl! Worse, Junichirou is an airhead who ignores all of Tomo's advances.
Childhood friends Matsuri and Suzu can see the Ayakashi, the yokais who are in search of a life force to devour.
They bond over their shared ability over time, only for their relationship to deteriorate once they reach high school.
While Matsuri sees the Ayakashi as a threat to Suzu, the latter believes that despite the risks, they have something good inside them.
Matsuri and Suzu meet Shirogane, the King of Ayakashi, who appears as a talking white cat, on one fateful day.
It wishes to devour Suzu, but Matsuri intervenes to save his friend from Shirogane's clutches.
Shirogane, on the other hand, performs a jutsu on Matsuri, transforming him into a girl.
Matsuri now waits for his grandfather to undo Shirogane's jutsu, while Suzu attempts to comprehend Matsuri's situation as well as her romantic feelings for him.
Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible
Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible is a romantic comedy anime that explores the budding relationship between two polar opposite characters.
Junta Shiraishi acts like a mob character at school and goes unnoticed by his peers, while Nagisa Kubo is one of the most beautiful girls.
Nagisa, unlike other girls who ignore Junta, teases him whenever she gets the chance.
Junta will never be a minor character in Nagisa's eyes because she will always make him visible.
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Handyman Saitou in Another World
In this isekai manga, Handyman Saitou has always been ordinary. All his life, Saitou has never excelled at school or even at work.
Saitou then awakens in another world, accompanied by warriors, wizards, and elves on various quests.
Handyman Saitou's skills are finally needed in the fantasy world, from opening locked treasure chests to repairing his allies' equipment!
My Life as Inukai-san’s Dog
My Life as Inukai-san's Dog is a comedy and ecchi anime about a protagonist who transforms into a dog one day!
Pochita, the protagonist, became the pet dog of none other than his cool and beautiful classmate, Karen Inukai.
Fortunately for Pochita, Karen adores her dog to the extent of doing strange acts of love to him.
Just a friendly reminder not to confuse My Life as Inukai-san's Dog's Pochita with Chainsaw Man's Pochita!
My Home Hero
How far will a father go to protect his daughter?
Tetsuo Tosu, a regular salaryman and father, discovers that his daughter, Reika, has been physically abused by her boyfriend, Nobuto Motori, in My Home Hero.
Tetsuo, enraged by Nobuto's actions, investigates him and discovers that he is a member of a crime syndicate and has a history of murdering his girlfriends.
Worse, Nobuto also intends to extort money from Reika's wealthy grandparents!
After knowing all this information, Tetsuo ends up killing Nobuto, and now the syndicate is coming after him and his family!
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After his parents divorced, Aono vowed never to pick up the violin again for fear of being reminded of his father, a world-renowned violinist.
Aono meets the brash Ritsuko Akane in high school, who wants to play violin in the school orchestra.
When Aono heard Ritsuko's melodies, he couldn't help but bemoan her lack of musicality and knowledge.
Despite Aono's protests, Aono and Ritsuko's teacher suddenly asked them to collaborate.
Aono and Ritsuko discovered a lot about each other while trying to get along, all while rekindling Aono's lost passion for playing the violin.
Boku to Roboko
Boku to Roboko, also known as Me & Roboco, is a manga series that follows Bondo Taira, a 10-year-old boy, and his unusual robotic order maid named Roboko.
Unlike his friends' maids, Bondo’s order maid is incredibly muscular and clumsy!
Bondo’s friend, Motsuo, has a beautiful and gentle robotic maid named Meico, while Roboko has the potential to destroy Bondo's house just by doing simple household chores!
From here on, Bondo and Roboko try to bond with each other, along with his friends, Motsuo and Gachi Gorilla.
Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts
After the war, a strange annual tradition was agreed upon in a world where there is a divide between the beast nation and the humans.
Every year, humans are required to offer a female sacrifice to the King of the Beasts, and for the 99th time, a young woman named Sariphi is transported to the kingdom of Ozmargo, where she meets King Leonhart.
King Leonhart, moved by Sariphi's optimism and lack of fear, grants her permission to freely roam the kingdom—but only until the night of revelation.
Their time together, however, may lead to something more special.
In this sports and slice-of-life manga series, Sonoda Michi plans to retire from judo after her unsatisfactory performance in the national high school championships.
However, when her best friend, Sanae Takigawa, and her former opponent, Eien Hyoura, persuade her to continue practicing judo in high school, Sonoda decides to save their new judo club.
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Dead Mount Death Play
The Corpse God unexpectedly reincarnates into the corpse of Polka Shinomiya, a teenager recently murdered in modern-day Shinjuku, during his legendary battle against the Calamity Crusher.
Despite the threat of those who want him dead, the Corpse God, now known as Polka, ultimately wishes to live a peaceful life.
However, Polka's peaceful life is jeopardized by the police, delinquents, and other misfits.
Worse, a looming entity is boring a hole between Earth and the Other World, which Polka must take care of in order to protect his new friends and his peace.
Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence
Kazutake Hazano's fantasy and romance manga series follow the strange friendship of Pastor Lawrence and a kind young girl named Cecilia.
Cecilia's job is to guide the townspeople to the church and to the saint, but her sleepiness prevents her from doing so.
As a result, Pastor Lawrence comes to her aid and does her chores in addition to his other church responsibilities.
Pastor Lawrence and Cecilia's friendship begins as they become at ease in each other's company.
What will happen to Cecilia and the pastor if she develops feelings for him?
A Galaxy Next Door
Another romantic comedy anime on this list, A Galaxy Next Door follows the blossoming romance between a manga artist and his assistant.
The anime follows Ichirou Kuga, a small-time manga artist who supports his two younger siblings with whatever money he can make from drawing manga.
But when he lost two of his assistants, everything became more difficult for him.
Fortunately, a beautiful yet intimidating new assistant named Shiori Goshiki appears and applies to work for him.
What's more surprising is Shiori's declaration that the two of them are engaged!
In this horror and supernatural manga series, high schooler Keitarou Gentouga is dragged into capturing Japan's most dangerous spirits by his childhood friend, Eiko Houzuki, and his pupil, Yayoi Houzuki.
Keitarou has been attracting spirits for an unknown reason since he was a child, but after being involved in an accident in which his friend was caught in the crossfire, Keitarou became a recluse and severed his ties to the outside world.
As a result, Eiko attempts to bring back the old Keitarou by assigning him to tutor her cousin, Yayoi.
Yayoi, on the other hand, is more concerned with finding the ghost who abducted her mother than with studying.
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