2024 Will Be a Special Year for Anime

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  • 2024 will feature new webtoon and manga adaptations, including the highly anticipated Solo Leveling anime.
  • New seasons of popular anime shows, including One-Punch Man and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, are set to be released in 2024.
  • 2024 will be the year of isekai anime, with a variety of sequels and new arrivals in the genre, providing escapism and entertainment for fans.


We’re nearing the end of 2023, a year that has seen the release of many fantastic anime shows, including Vinland Saga, Heavenly Delusion, and Hell’s Paradise. Even if there aren’t any exciting anime shows releasing in December, except for Spy x Family Code: White, the following year will be one of the best we’ve seen in anime history.

It may seem like an exaggeration because, apart from a few popular anime adaptations like Jujutsu Kaisen and Demon Slayer, there haven’t been many prominent shows in recent years to rival the popularity of classics like Death Note and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. However, if you look at the winter and spring schedules alone, we have some great anime releases. With that in mind, here’s why we believe 2024 will be a fantastic year for anime enthusiasts.


2024 Will Feature New Webtoon and Manga Adaptations

Manga adaptations are not uncommon since hundreds of new manga are being adapted into anime shows each year, with just a handful succeeding. However, there are only a few webtoon-based anime, like Tower of God, Lookism, and The God of High School. Having said that, the most popular webtoon, Solo Leveling, will be animated by A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online and Fairy Tail) and released as an anime in January 2023.

It was one of the least expected anime adaptations announced this year and an avidly anticipated anime for next year. Apart from that, we have other adaptations of popular manga, like Uzumaki, Kaiju No. 8, and Ten Count. While Uzumaki has been delayed for quite a long time for unspecified reasons, Kaiju No. 8 is likely to be another anime that can compete for Best Anime of 2024.

Surprisingly, these anime series will most likely be released in the winter or spring of 2024, so we haven’t even begun to look at what the fall has to offer. But, if we must speculate, there is a possibility that Genshin Impact, an anime based on one of the most popular video games with over 63 million players worldwide, may be released by the end of 2024, covering the War of the Archons and how the world of Tevyat was before Aether and Lumine’s arrival.

The upcoming year is already promising with all the new manga and manhwa adaptations, but there are some exceptionally intriguing titles with new seasons on the way. In the last couple of years, a few anime shows that had been on hiatus for over a decade, including Classroom of the Elite and The Devil is a Part-Timer, have received long-awaited follow-up seasons, and many fabulous anime shows that have kept fans waiting for many years are returning shortly.

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The fluid motion of strikes, perfect counter-attacks, and dynamic confrontations between good and evil in these anime series is what gets us pumped.

For instance, One-Punch Man has been delayed for more than four years, but thankfully, the third season is set to be released in early 2024. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime season 3, Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc, Oshi no Ko season 2, Re: Zero season 3, My Hero Academia season 7, Fire Force season 3, Tower of God season 2, and many more are among the most anticipated anime sequels.

Tower of God, in particular, has been compared to One Piece among Webtoons due to the plot and world-building being on another level. Considering the first season was a huge success and has been out for four years, the second season should be light years ahead regarding animation quality and storytelling.

2024 Is the Year of Isekai Anime

Although many people assume that shonen anime or action is the most popular genre, if the last few years have taught us anything, it is that isekai anime shows have swept the Japanese animation industry, primarily because fans have appreciated the genre. Everyone desires a do-over in life, and that’s precisely what the isekai genre provides.

As a result, many anime fans embrace the genre as a coping mechanism for all the despair and loneliness they experience in their daily lives. In this regard, the isekai anime schedule of 2024 appears to be quite promising, with not only sequels to popular anime shows, such as Overlord, Konosuba, and Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, but also a plethora of new arrivals, including The New Gate, The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic, Fluffy Paradise, and Tales of Wedding Rings.

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When an anime nails the writing, the themes, the characters, and the sheer art of resonating with the audience emotionally, episodes fly by in a blur.

Furthermore, fans have been patiently waiting for Konosuba season 3 for far too long. With The New Gate adaptation, there seems to be a possibility for more underrated manga series to be made into anime shows in the future. That being said, aside from these announced anime, a few more may pique the interest of light-hearted isekai enthusiasts, such as A Journey Through Another World and Villainess Level 99.

Some of the most cherished anime shows, including Attack on Titan and Mob Psycho 100, have come to an end in 2023. However, many more long-running anime shows, such as Fairy Tail, Bleach, and One Piece, will keep us entertained for years to come.

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