Five new Spring anime you should be watching

While some use each new season to mark the passing of time, we use it to signal the release of new anime. As it is Spring in Japan currently, the latest season promises a host of new Spring anime to stream, watch, enjoy, loathe, compare to the manga, and everything else that anime lovers like to do.

With that in mind, we have taken a look at the current roster of Spring anime for 2023, some of which have already begun airing, to highlight five that we think are definitely worth your time.

We’re focusing on brand new anime IP here, so while we’ll certainly be watching the new seasons of Demon Slayer, Ranking of Kings, and The Witch from Mercury, as those series are already a few seasons deep, we’ve skipped them for this list.

Scroll down further as we select our five Spring anime we believe you should be watching, when they start, and where you’ll be able to watch them.

Hell’s Paradise

One of three anime that kicked off earlier this month, Hell’s Paradise comes from studio MAPPA, which continues to collect great IP like Thanos and the Infinity Stones. The premise of this anime is simple, with a group of criminals and executioners being forced to visit a dangerous island. The prize for their return is an elusive “elixir of life”, as well as their freedom.

If you’re in South Africa, you can watch new episodes of this anime every Saturday on Crunchyroll.

My Home Hero

Next is a thriller that would be ripe for mining as a live-action adaptation in the form of My Home Hero. We are getting a little ahead of ourselves, but this anime revolves around salaryman Tetsuo Tosu, who gets embroiled in the Japanese criminal underworld after killing his daughter’s abusive yakuza boyfriend.

At the time of writing the first episode has aired, and is available to watch via Crunchyroll, with new episodes landing every Sunday.

Magical Destroyers

Next is Magical Destroyers or Magical Girl Destroyers (we’ve seen it used both ways).

This series serves up a rather interesting premise, after otaku culture comes to an end in 2008. Otaku Hero, is on a mission to bring that culture back, along with three women, Anarchy, Blue, and Pink, all of whom admire him.

Magical Destroyers begins airing in Japan on 7th April, with simulcasts available on Crunchyroll.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles

Would you watch an anime where Harry Potter was buff? That’s kind of the premise behind Mashle: Magic and Muscles.

It is set in a world where magic is so ubiquitous that it’s no longer that special as almost everyone can use it. That is of course except for Mash Burnedead, who has no magic and rather spends his time lifting, boet.

This anime starts airing on 7th April too, with Crunchyroll once again the best place to watch it legally in SA (we’re not sponsored, we promise).

Skip and Loafer

Rounding out our five picks is a wholesome one in Skip and Loafer. It’s described as a country mouse and city mouse situation, as high schooler Mitsumi starts to attend a prestigious institution in Tokyo. Helping her cope with big city living is classmate Shima.

This series is definitely giving us Tomo-Chan is a Girl! vibes, and should be a nice change of pace from all the Isekai anime that arrive with each new season.

You can watch new episodes of it on Crunchyroll every Wednesday.


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