Top 15 Most Anticipated Anime of 2024

2023 was undoubtedly one of the best years for the anime community. We are blessed to be living in the golden age of anime, aren’t we? This blessing is going to get even greater, as we will be bestowed with an incredible set of new anime series, returning anime, and even anime movies. So, open your notepads and add all these amazing anime to your watchlist in 2024.

15. Delicious in Dungeon

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  • Japanese Title: Dungeon Meshi
  • Release Date: January 4, 2024
  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Author: Ryōko Kui
  • Studios: Trigger Studios

Well, in 2024, we will be exploring a lot of chaotic dungeons as not only Solo Leveling will grace our screens. A fan-favorite manga Delicious in Dungeon is being adapted into an anime by Cyberpunk Edgerunners fame Trigger Studios.

Based on the manga, the story is as follows: After a dragon devours the hero Laios’ sister, he sets out to find her with the help of his pals Marcille and Chilchuck, battling everything on their way as they explore an unending dungeon.

Get ready for an ultra-fun ride oozing with hilarious comedies and a unique set of adventurers. The world-building here is in a league of its own, which will keep you glued throughout. This manga has been highly rated by fans, and there is no doubt that this anime is going to become a fan favorite in 2024.

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14. Metallic Rouge

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  • Japanese Title: Metallic Rouge
  • Release Date: January 10, 2024
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
  • Studios: Studio Bones

The production house that brought iconic anime like MHA, Mob Psycho 100, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and more to life is all set to deliver an original anime titled Metallic Rouge.

This anime is set in a Blade Runner-esque universe where both humans and robotic androids live together. The story follows an android girl named Rouge and her companion, Naomi, who are sent on a mission to eliminate all nine androids who are a threat to the ruling government. Thus, if you are looking for a special sci-fi ride, you might have a winner here.

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13. Suicide Squad Isekai

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  • Japanese Title: Isekai Suicide Squad
  • Release Date: 2024 (TBA)
  • Genre: Isekai, Action, Adventure
  • Studios: WIT Studios

If you are a fan of DC comics and anime, you are in for a special treat. Gear up for a new original animation series from Warner Bros. Japan and WIT Studio, titled Suicide Squad Isekai.

WIT Studios is famous for its renowned works such as Attack on Titan, Vinland Saga, etc. They are also coming up with a One Piece remake, the production for which is currently underway. That said, WIT has collaborated with WB to present us never-seen-before versions of Harley Quinn, The Joker, and the Suicide Squad wreaking havoc in an Isekai world.

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12. Lazarus

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  • Japanese Title: Lazarus
  • Release Date: 2024 (TBA)
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
  • Creator: Shinichirō Watanabe
  • Studios: MAPPA Studios

The legendary creator Shinichirō Watanabe (known for Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo) is returning to his roots and collaborating with MAPPA Studios for a new anime titled Lazarus. Wait, there is more, as John Wick director Chad Stahelski has also joined the party to produce the action sequences for this anime.

Lots of big names in the anime industry have joined forces to create a potential masterpiece set in a futuristic world in 2052. I mean, this is more than enough to catch the attention of hardcore anime fans. So, let’s wait together to celebrate this anime soon.

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11. Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation

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  • Japanese Title: Monsters: Ippyaku Sanjou Hiryuu Jigoku
  • Release Date: January 2024
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Author: Eiichiro Oda
  • Studios: E&H Production

2024 is going to be an astonishing year for One Piece fans as the visionary mangaka Eiichiro Oda’s first one-shot Monsters manga is coming out as an anime. It is titled Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation and recounts the exhilarating life of Ryuma, the legendary swordsman from the Wano Country.

This spin-off is considered canon material in the One Piece universe, so make sure to watch this one at the start of 2024. Fans who are not familiar with One Piece can watch it as well, but I recommend you watch One Piece before you witness this samurai’s story.

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10. Tower of God Season 2

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  • Japanese Title: Kami no Tou
  • Release Date: July 2024
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
  • Author: Lee Jong-hui
  • Studios: Telecom Animation Film

If you want an anime with spectacular world-building and characters like One Piece, you should go ahead and watch Tower of God. It is an anime adaptation of the famous manhwa of the same name. Well, season 2 of this anime is coming out during the second half of this year, so why not gear up for it by watching the first season?

The source is one of the longest-running manhwa with an enormous fanbase. Although this anime is not a faithful adaptation to its full extent, it is certainly a good one for people who don’t want to read the source material. Thus, go ahead and add yet another manhwa adaptation to your watchlists. One more is waiting for you at the end of this list.

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9. Kaiju No. 8

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  • Japanese Title: Kaijuu 8-gou
  • Release Date: Spring 2024
  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Drama
  • Authors: Matsumoto and Naoya
  • Studios: Production I.G

We will have a new addition to the Shonen anime category in 2024, as the Kaiju no. 8 adaptation is coming out later this year. The story follows the life of a man named Kafka who can transform into a humanoid monster, dubbed Kaiju.

With these new-found powers, Kafka aims to give one last shot to his dream of becoming part of the Defense Corps. The manga is well-known for its stellar artwork and monster fights, which you can witness in the anime soon. A Shonen fan can’t overlook this anime in 2024, and my Editor vouches for it.

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8. Haikyu!! Movie: Battle of the Garbage Dump

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  • Japanese Title: Haikyuu!! Movie: Gomisuteba no Kessen
  • Release Date: February 16, 2024
  • Genre: Sports, Drama
  • Author: Haruichi Furudate
  • Studios: Production I.G

Haikyuu is probably the best sports anime for a majority of anime fans out there. While the manga ended a long time ago, fans have been patiently waiting for the epic finale in the anime. However, the production staff has decided to opt for two-part finale movies to wrap up the anime series.

The first movie will be released this February in Japan, and a release date for global release will be announced shortly. This movie will adapt the third Tokyo Nationals round, where Team Karasuno will compete against their pals from Nekoma High. We cannot wait to witness peak volleyball from Team Karasuno and an emotional farewell as well.

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7. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc

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  • Japanese Title: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hashira Geiko-hen
  • Release Date: Spring 2024
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy
  • Author: Koyoharu Gotouge
  • Studios: ufotable Studios

Demon Slayer is one of the best-selling mangas of all time and has cemented its place as one of the finest new-gen shonen anime. This series is also approaching its end, and the mandatory training arc is being adapted for the next season of the anime. Get ready to meet the powerful Hashiras in this brand-new season.

Furthermore, the staff has also planned to release the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc Movie (just like the previous season) on big screens to unleash the hype among the fans. So, get ready for a double treat this spring!

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6. My Hero Academia: Season 7

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  • Japanese Title: Boku no Hero Academia 7th Season
  • Release Date: May 4, 2024
  • Genre: Action, Superheroes, Drama
  • Author: Kohei Horikoshi
  • Studios: Bones

Another great Shonen anime is marching towards its end in 2024, and it’s none other than My Hero Academia. MHA Season 6 took a sudden dark path, and this new season will continue the tradition, which will be filled with intriguing and mind-blowing action sequences you’d have never imagined from this battle shonen.

MHA is such a fascinating superhero series with its special theme of an American superhero-esque story set in Japan. So if you are an avid follower of these superheroes, don’t mind the fanbase and get ready to experience them in their best form!

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5. Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Season 3

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  • Japanese Title: Bleach: Sennen Kessen-hen
  • Release Date: Spring 2024
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Author: Tite Kubo
  • Studios: Pierrot Studios

Tite Kubo’s magnum opus Bleach made one of the best comebacks in anime history, sending all the fans into a dazed state in 2023. Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War was the talk of the town when it came out, and still is, as the third part of the story is about to be unleashed in 2024 with the return of Ichigo and his Nakama.

I’ve been waiting to get my hands on the Bleach series for a long time. I think it’s high time I start this one now, and you should too if you haven’t watched it!

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4. Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror

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  • Japanese Title: Uzumaki
  • Release Date: 2024 (TBA)
  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Supernatural, Suspense
  • Author: Junji Ito
  • Studios: Akatsuki and Drive

Get ready to take a deep dive into the frightening world of horror by Junji Ito as the Uzumaki anime is coming soon. No! This is in no way related to Naruto Uzumaki! This anime is based on one of the best horror mangas, titled Uzumaki.

The story is as follows – A town’s population gradually loses its minds due to an increasing fixation with spiral patterns found everywhere around them. Not only the town folks are going to lose their minds, but we are going to join them in this supernatural ride this year! So, horror fans, get ready to witness a masterclass in horror.

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3. One Piece: Egghead Arc

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  • Japanese Title: Wan Pîsu, Egghead Arc
  • Release Date: January 7, 2024
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
  • Author: Eiichiro Oda
  • Studios: Toei Animation

What I’m about to say may sound like a joke to regular anime fans, but as an avid One Piece manga fan, I can assure everyone that 2024 is going to be One Piece’s year, well, yet again. The Egghead arc is right up there with the Marineford arc and Wano Country arc already, albeit not having reached a conclusion in the manga. Check out the best arcs in One Piece while you are here.

Thus, One Piece will be a heavy contender for the anime of the year 2024 with its Egghead arc. It’s the best possible time to start and catch up with the anime and have the greatest adventure of your life with the Straw Hat Pirates.

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2. Solo Leveling

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  • Japanese Title: Ore dake Level Up na Ken
  • Release Date: January 6, 2024
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Authors: Chugong, Jang, Sung-rak, and Disciples
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures

The studio behind Sword Art Online and Fairy Tail presents us with one of the best contenders for anime of the year, Solo Leveling. It is the anime adaptation of the best-selling and top-rated Solo Leveling manhwa, which I firmly believe is going to blow everyone’s minds.

This anime is a dream come true for MMORPG fans as well as fans who love underdog to top-tier stories. Fans of the manhwa have been waiting for an anime adaptation for over half a decade, and its premiere has received widespread appreciation.

So, prepare yourself for a chaotic and action-packed ride through the dungeons where will see our protagonist Sung Jin-woo rise to prominence. Arise, am I right?

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1. Dandadan

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  • Japanese Title: Dandadan
  • Release Date: October, 2024
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Supernatural
  • Author: Yukinobu Tatsu
  • Studios: Science SARU

Leading our list, we have the anime adaptation that I believe is going to grab the attention of the anime community in 2024. Let me tell you why it will be Dandadan. The source material here has been called one of the best archetypal shonen manga.

Now, with Science Saru helming the project, it can potentially become the anime of the year in 2024 with its amazing set of characters, quirky visual animations, and ridiculous battle scenes. So keep an eye out for this one in 2024!

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That’s a wrap to our curated picks for the most anticipated anime of 2024. Without a doubt, 2024 is going to be a milestone year for both the staff and the fans as you can see from the incredible lineup we have here. That said, what anime are you looking forward to the most? Also, if you think we have missed out on any anime that needs to be included here, do feel free to let us know in the comments below.

Which anime will release in 2024?

We have a plethora of anime releasing in 2024 some of the notable ones are Solo Leveling, Dandadan, Uzumaki, and many more.

How much anime comes out in a year?

If you take a look at the total number of anime that came out in the past, we can expect over 200 anime every year.

What is the best next-gen anime?

There are many best next-gen anime that are coming out every year such as Demon Slayer, Jujutsu Kaisen, Chainsaw Man, My Hero Academia, etc.

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