Anime Japan 2023: Announcements and Highlights


Hello everyone! It is another roundup for Anime Japan, held at the Tokyo Big Sight! There have been amazing announcements, and I have rounded them up for an oversized News Roundup. I would also like to mention that there will be no This Week In The Nerd Fandom.

PSYCHO-PASS: Providence

Image Credit: Psycho-Pass Production Committee

The newest installment in the PSYCHO-PASS Franchise is almost here, set to premiere on May 2nd in Japan. Kana Hanazawa, Tomokazu Seki, Kenji Nojima, and Director Naoyoshi Shiotani attended the stage event. PSYCHO-PASS is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a special event set for June 17th.


Tales of Wedding Rings

Image Credit: Maybe/SQUARE ENIX・”Tales of Wedding Rings” Production Committee

One of the big announcements during Anime Japan was the anime adaption of Maybe’s Tales of Wedding Rings Manga Series. Accompanied by a new Teaser Visual were a Teaser Trailer, Cast, and Staff list, which is listed below. Also, this is a reminder that Crunchyroll simulpubs the manga, while Yen Press publishes the manga for English Audiences.

Cast List:

  • Haruto Satou voiced by Gen Satou (Chrome – Dr. Stone)
  • Krystal “Hime” Novaty voiced by Akari Kitou (Suzune Horikita – Classroom of the Elite)
  • Nephrites Lomka voiced by Miyuri Shimabukuro (Carole – Carole and Tuesday)
  • Granat Needakitta voiced by Hitomi Ueda (Gold Ship – Umayon)
  • Saphir Maasa voiced by Ai Kakuma (Eris Greyrat – Mushoku Tensei)
  • Amber Idanokan voiced by Mikako Komatsu (Maki Zenin – Jujutsu Kaisen)

Staff List:

  • Takashi Naotani- Director
  • Deko Akao- Series Composition
  • Saori Nakashiki- Character Design
  • Studio Staple Entertainment- Animation Production

The Elusive Samurai

Image Credit: Yusei Matsui/SHUEISHA INC/Elusive Samurai Production Committee

We finally get a chance to see who will voice our favorite Samurai! Yusei Matsui’s The Elusive Samurai’s anime adaption was announced one week ago, revealing a new website, visual, and staff that would be involved. Now, during their Anime Japan stage event, it was announced that Yuichi Nakamura will voice Yorishige Suga and Newcomer Asuki Yurikawa will be voicing Hokiyuki Tojo.

Digimon Adventure Zero Two: The New Beginning

Image Credit: Toei Animation

There has finally been a new update for the upcoming anime film based on the classic Digimon 02 Series. While this film serves as a sequel to Digimon Adventure: LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna, Digimon Zero Two: The New Beginning is set to open in Japan on October 27th.



OSHI-NO-KON Second Key Art Visual
Image Credit: SHUEISHA INC/OSHI-NO-KO Production Committee

It is one of the most anticipated anime adaptions yet. Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokari’s Oshi-no-Ko is one of Manga Plus and Yen Press‘s hottest manga titles today. The special stage event for the upcoming anime focused on two new cast additions and the theme music artists, with the addition of a new key visual and trailer to hype fans up. Queen Bee will perform Mephisto for the ending song, while YOASOBI will perform IDOL for the opening. The anime will premiere on April 12th, and here are the newest additions to the cast:

Manaka Iwami- Akane Kurokawa

OSHI-NO-KO: Akane Kurokawa/Manaka Iwami
Image Credit: SHUEISHA INC/OSHI-NO-KO Production Committee

Rumi Okubo- MEM

Image Credit: SHUEISHA INC/OSHI-NO-KO Production Committee

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045

Image Credit: Masamune Shirow, Production I.G/KODANSHA, Ghost in The Shell 2045 Production Committee

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, the latest 3DCG animated series based on Masamune Shirow’s Sci-Fi Manga, will be getting a compilation film, and it is set to debut later this year. The film will focus on the anime’s second season. A new teaser visual was shared, drawn by the character designer, Ilya Kuvshinov.