Anime, a unique form of animated storytelling from Japan, has seen exponential growth in popularity worldwide. With its distinctive art style, diverse genres, and compelling narratives, anime captivates millions of viewers across the globe. This spring, a line-up of exciting new seasons and series have been launched on popular streaming platforms like Crunchyroll and HIDIVE. From adventurous scientific quests and heartwarming romance to intense magical battles and intriguing mysteries, these series promise to offer something for every anime aficionado. Let’s dive into the details of these ongoing series:
- Dr. Stone Season 3 (Crunchyroll) – Premiered on April 6, 2023. The series continues the post-apocalyptic scientific adventure of Senku, a genius boy who is trying to rebuild civilization from scratch after everyone in the world was mysteriously turned to stone. This season explores new territories, new inventions, and new civilizations.
- TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You Season 2 (Crunchyroll) – Began airing from April 7, 2023. The romantic comedy series follows Nasa Yuzaki and his cute, mysterious wife Tsukasa. This season continues to explore their unique and heartwarming relationship.
- MASHLE: Magic and Muscles (Crunchyroll) – Started on April 7, 2023. In a world where magic is everything, Mash Vandead is born without any magical powers. To survive and achieve his goals, Mash must use his physical strength to overcome magical challenges.
- Hell’s Paradise (Crunchyroll) – Premiered on April 1, 2023. This series follows Gabimaru, once a fearsome ninja, now a hopeless criminal who is seeking execution. However, he’s given a chance at exoneration if he explores and survives the mysterious island known as Hell’s Paradise.
- The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 (Crunchyroll) – Airing since April 6, 2023. The story continues to follow Hatori Chise’s magical journey with her mentor-cum-fiancé, Elias. This season promises more mystical creatures, magical spells, and intriguing mysteries.
- Konosuba — An Explosion On This Wonderful World (Crunchyroll) – Began streaming from April 5, 2023. A spin-off to the popular Konosuba series, this show primarily focuses on the character Megumin, her backstory, and her life before joining Kazuma’s party.
- Ranking of Kings: The Treasure Chest of Courage (Crunchyroll) – Started on April 21, 2023. This anime delves into the life of Bojji, a deaf and weak prince who dreams of becoming a great king. The story further explores his journey of courage, friendship, and determination.
- OSHI NO KO (HIDIVE) – Premiered on April 12, 2023. This series tells the story of Ai Hoshino, a popular idol, and her doctor who reincarnates into the world of entertainment after remembering their past lives. The show delves into their intertwined destinies, the dark side of the entertainment industry, and their pursuit of dreams.