Best of Anime 2023

With 2023 officially over, now comes the moment that many of you have been waiting for. It’s time for our annual foray into annoying everyone with our questionable opinions, the Best of Anime 2023 post! Continuing in 2022’s wake this will be a collaboration between writers. That would be me (Pancakes), Choya, FJ Freeman, and Princess Usagi. We didn’t quite manage all the shows this year, but we heavily focused on watching entries that made a serious clamour within the anime community. This is a fourth time for us, and we’ll inevitably get things wrong. So please feel free to be brutally honest while giving us constructive feedback. And if we picked something you disagree with don’t hesitate to voice your opinion – best of posts are always subjective!

Winter 2024 Preview

Winter is here again at last. From subzero days and snowy weather (or blazing summer heat for our southern brethren) to the realization that, oh yes, it’s also a leap year – don’t forget about that! – we also have that one seasonal constant: anime. New anime. And lots of anime at that. There’s quite a few hotly anticipated shows on the horizon, whether it be the fantasy/isekai manhwa adaptation for Ore dake Level Up na Ken, the thriller-esque high school shenanigans of Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e, or the new romance favourite in Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu. In the mood for sequels? Have at the return of Ao no Exorcist, the second go-around for Urusei Yatsura, school parody Mashle, or the venerable Kingdom now into its fifth season. Don’t think adaptations are lacking either, as between ingenious cooking adventure Dungeon Meshi, crazy villainess-OP machine fusion Akuyaku Reijou Level 99, shounen upstart Ishura, and the next great ecchi tempest in >Mato Seihei no Slave, you won’t be lacking for options. And hey, if all that still isn’t enough, there’s a few interesting anime originals courtesy of Bones’ Metallic Rouge, cute girl slice of life Pon to Michi, and Meiji era historical Meiji Gekken: 1874. Short days and cold weather may make winter suck something fierce, but anime is here to help keep our spirits high! This is Random Curiosity’s Winter 2024 preview!