Anime 2023 Spring Is Almost Here
There’s no doubt that this season of anime has been incredible. But not everything gets the spotlight, and some of the best titles have gone relatively unnoticed.
While most reverse-isekai titles delve head-first into the extraordinary, Skip and Loafer takes things slowly. The result is a refreshing high school story that’s just as charming as it is thought-provoking.
As the season continues to unfold, it’s clear that the expectations for anime 2023 spring were well founded. With some of the year’s most talked-about manga getting an anime adaptation, the season is poised to be one of the best in recent years.
Heavenly Delusion is the show at the forefront of this movement, offering a unique view of society’s collapse in the wake of global annihilation. Its first five episodes have been unnerving, invigorating, and stylized with a high bar set for animation.
This series is a must-watch, whether you’re a fan of sci-fi or not. It’s the type of show that demands a second look, and Production IG has delivered a visual spectacle to match its engrossing story. It’s an anime that asks you to consider the importance of trust and if a world without robots is really “Heaven.”
Mashle: Magic and Muscles
When you think of shonen protagonists, a buff boy brute-forcing his way through every obstacle with unparalleled strength comes to mind. That’s exactly the premise of Mashle: Magic and Muscles.
Adapted from a popular seinen manga, this anime immerses viewers in a world brimming with magic. But instead of the usual cast of characters, this show introduces Mash Burnedead, a brawny boy who has no magical ability but can still outpower anyone at Easton Magical Academy with his incredible physical might.
With its mix of well-worn tropes, this anime is sure to delight fans. From the brash protagonist to his entourage to the evil selfish villains, this show has all the elements of a successful shonen. It’s definitely a show any fan should check out, even if they’re not usually a fan of shonen.
Skip and Loafer
When you’re an anime fan, it’s easy to fall into a cycle where you watch the same shows over and over again. While that’s fine in the case of some juggernauts like Demon Slayer and KonoSuba, other series deserve to be watched fresh each season.
That’s where Skip and Loafer comes in. Based on a popular manga, this romantic comedy follows two high schoolers who share the same sleeping problem—insomnia. Fate brings them together in the academy’s observatory, and they ignite a powerful, instant connection.
While it doesn’t push as hard as other shows in the genre, this series carries enough depth to keep fans coming back. Ultimately, it’s about more than the protagonists’ sleep issues. Their insecurities, flaws, and aspirations for growth add up to a truly wholesome romance.
A Galaxy Next Door
The shojo demographic has been booming with recent releases, but one criminally underrated series deserves more recognition. This parody shonen takes the tropes and cliches of this genre to hilarious effect with a charming story and likable characters.
In a season where sequels are dominating the chatter, this wholesome romance stands out as a welcome addition. Its first episode is a bit of a slow start, but push past it and you’ll find a heartwarming and entertaining anime.
A Galaxy Next Door brings a fresh twist to the Magical Girlfriend genre with its modern take on forced marriages and ethereal beauty. The main characters’ personalities mesh well and the animation quality is through the roof. If you’re looking for a relaxing anime 2023 spring, this is a must-watch.