With the Winter 2023 season on the horizon, Crunchyroll has announced its lineup of what will be premiering. From new shows to the return of ones you enjoy, here is what is coming to the streaming platform this winter.

The lineup includes the premiere of new shows (both adopted works and Crunchyroll originals) along with the return of familiar ones. Also included in the premier will be both the subbed and dubbed versions of most series. Here is a quick breakdown of the Winter 2023 lineup from Crunchyroll:

Return of Trigun

Trigun Stampede is the first anime adaptation of the iconic series in over 20 years. The series once again follows Vash the Stampede, a legendary gunslinger and a pacifist with a massive bounty on his head. Of course, wacky adventures and hijinks follows him everywhere.  

Based on a Video Game

Winter 2023 will see the premier of two series based on some of the most iconic video games. Also, the description is spoiler free for those who have not played them yet. 

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Northern War follows the journey of Lavie during the Northern War (fought between Erebonia and North Ambria). To distinguish herself from her grandfather’s disloyalty, she is tasked with forming a platoon to embark on a dangerous recon mission. The series is set between the events of Trails of Cold Steel II and III.

NieR: Automata Ver1.1a is a retelling of the iconic game that follows the android, 2B, as she battles to reclaim earth from the alien machines. 

Premiering Winter 2023

Lee’s Detective Agency follows a group of private detectives as they run a series of errands and solve mysteries.

Tomo-chan Is a Girl! is about Tomo who has fallen in love with her childhood friend, Junichiro. Problem is that he sees her more as “one of the guys”. Thus; she needs to find a way to show him how she feels. 

The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague follows the story of Himuro, the descendant of Yuki-onnas and a new office worker. He has fallen in love with a co-worker (who is also curious about him). However, his emotions can alter the weather.

Revenger follows an assassin looking into a series of assassinations made on the Satsuma clan. Helping him is a survivor of one of the attacks. They discover something greater is happening in the shadows as they embark on a path of revenge.  

The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World follows the journey of Ray White after they have inherited the title of Iceblade Sorcerer (who is hailed as the most powerful sorcerer). To master his ability, he enrolls in the Arnold Academy of Magic, a school attended by elite sorcerers from around the world.

ONIMAI: I’m Now Your Sister is a comedy about a mad scientist who turns her older brother into a girl.

Buddy Daddies is about a team of hitmen looking after a five year old girl.

Sugar Apple Fairy Tale is set in a world where fairies are bought and sold to the highest bidder (creating a rift with humans). The story follows Anne Halford and her fairy bodyguard, Challe.

Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement is about Mitsuha after she loses her family in an accident. The sudden event results in her failing the university entrance exam while also questioning what to do with her life. Hope arrives in the form of a mysterious stranger who gifts her the ability to jump between worlds. She decides to use this power to earn money just to live a peaceful life. 

The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World is about Haruyoshi Kuga after being betrayed by the Imperial Court. Right before death, he uses a secret reincarnation technique he created and reincarnates in another world.

The Tale of Outcasts (Ashi Productions) follows the journey of Wisteria and her demon friend during the Victorian era. 

Handyman Saitou in Another World is about an average handyman who brings his skills to a world of warriors and wizards.

The Fire Hunter is set outside the magical barriers where a world is overrun by Flame Demons. The only thing protecting humanity are the Fire Hunters.

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen -Chaos in Urbanrama- is a remake of the iconic series in honor of its 25th anniversary. 

Returning in Winter 2023

Bungo Stray Dogs (Season 4) has the Armed Detective Agency go up against the Decay of the Angel. 

Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack once again sees Naoto Hachiouji and Hayase Nagatoro get into some hijinks. 

By the Grace of the Gods (Season 2) continues the journey of Ryoma Takebayashi, a man who has been given a second chance at life by the gods. 

In/Spectre (Season 2) once again follows the journey of Iwanaga Kotoko and Sakuragawa Kuro. 

Vinland Saga (Season 2) is a historical drama based on the rise of Cnut the Great. Season 2 continues the journey of Thorfinn Karlsefni as he must overcome new challenges and threats. 

The Vampire Dies in No Time (Season 2) follows the partnership between Ronaldo (a vampire hunter) and Draluc (a vampire). 

Planning for 2023

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