2023 has been a year where action anime truly exploded, pushing the boundaries of animation and storytelling. Shows delivered electrifying battles that were not just visually stunning but also emotionally charged, leaving audiences breathless with anticipation and awe. These battles weren’t just mere spectacles; they were integral parts of the narratives, driving the plot forward and revealing the depths of characters’ motivations and strengths.
Beyond the action, 2023’s action anime also excelled in crafting suspenseful and thrilling narratives. Creators deftly employed cliffhangers and plot twists that kept viewers on the edge of their seats, eager to see what would happen next. The stakes were high, and the characters faced seemingly insurmountable challenges, leaving audiences emotionally invested in their struggles and triumphs.
Top 10 Action Anime of 2023 You Can’t Miss
From returning fan favorites to exciting new discoveries, there’s something for every action enthusiast. Here’s our curated list of the top 10 action anime of 2023 that everyone should check out:
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2
The highly anticipated sequel to the smash hit delivers even more cursed energy mayhem. Yuji Itadori and his allies face even greater threats, pushing their limits and showcasing stunning animation and fight choreography. Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 is undeniably among the best anime of 2023 with every episode always delivering a stunning ride filled with action, drama, and fantastic animated sequences.
Attack on Titan: The Final Season – The Final Chapters
The epic saga of humanity’s struggle against the Titans reaches its climax in this gripping final act. Prepare for shocking twists, emotional moments, and breathtaking action sequences that will leave you speechless. Now, it is the time for annihilation, and despite the odds, Eren’s friends fought valiantly while, he, himself tried so hard to fight destiny.
This unique historical fantasy throws criminals on a perilous journey to an island rumored to possess the elixir of immortality. Brutal action, dark humor, and intriguing characters make this a must-watch for those who like their anime with a touch of the macabre. With the brilliance craft of the staff of MAPPA, Hell’s Paradise is another worth-watching visual spectacle this year.
Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village
The stunning visuals and heart-wrenching story continue in this highly anticipated arc. Tanjiro and Nezuko face new challenges as they journey to the Swordsmith Village, encountering powerful demons and forging their destinies.
Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 & 5
The eccentric detectives of the Armed Detective Agency return with more supernatural action and witty banter. This season dives deeper into the characters’ backstories and delivers some of the series’ most epic battles yet.
With the Agency being branded as criminals and traitors, both the 4th and 5th seasons of Bungou Stray Dogs truly magnified the strength of its storytelling and the magnitude of how fantastic this anime is.
BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War – The Separation
After a long hiatus, Ichigo Kurosaki makes his triumphant return in this highly anticipated revival. This arc promises to be a spectacle of animation and action, fulfilling the dreams of countless fans.
SPY x FAMILY Season 2
The delightful blend of action, comedy, and heartwarming family moments continues in the second season of this beloved series. Join the Forger family as they navigate their undercover mission and discover the true meaning of family.
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead
This hilarious zombie apocalypse series offers a fresh take on the genre with its blend of over-the-top action and slapstick humor. Join Akira as he embarks on a quest to complete his bucket list while surviving the zombie apocalypse. This fantastic anime is adapted from a manga of the same name by Haro Aso and Kotaro Takata.
Two bachelors unexpectedly find themselves raising a young girl in this heartwarming and action-packed series. Prepare for laugh-out-loud moments, tender character development, and exciting missions as these unlikely dads navigate their new lives.
Dive into a world of magic and mayhem with this dark fantasy series. Ragna Crimson offers stunning animation, intense battles, and a complex storyline that will keep you guessing until the very end. What’s even more amazing is that it also never fell short in delivering hilarious comedic scenes, and heartfelt drama. Ragna Crimson is adapted from a manga by Daiki Kobayashi.
These are just a few of the many action anime gems that 2023 has to offer. Other shows that I think you might also check out next are Undead Unluck, The Kingdom of Ruins, and Danmachi Season IV Part 2. So, grab your popcorn, settle in, and get ready for an adrenaline rush with these incredible shows!
Last Updated on December 5, 2023 by Yu Alexius