I’m planning to upload a review of most of these movies as soon as they’re screened in Japan. If you don’t want to miss these reviews, subscribe to our YouTube Channel.


I bet you’re wondering:


Which anime movies are coming to theaters this year?


Keep reading!


There are more anime movies coming out now than ever before, and there are plenty of promising ones!


I’ve made a list of some of the most interesting movies hitting Japanese theaters throughout 2022 and 2023. The list has been ordered by release date, from nearest to furthest out, for your convenience!


All release dates are for Japanese theaters. Don’t miss out on these when you get a chance to see them yourself!


Let’s get started:


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One Piece Film Red



The 1,000th episode of the One Piece anime announced that Goro Taniguchi (Code Geasss director) will direct One Piece Film Red, the 15th movie of the franchise.






Release Date: August 6, 2022


Note: The movie will be released in the UK and Ireland cinemas in Autumn 2022.



Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night



In Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night‘s post-credit scene it was announced that a new film in the project titled Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night will open this year.









Release date: September 10, 2022


Suzume no Tojimari



Makoto Shinkai, the director of the masterpieces Weathering with You and Your Name, is back with a new movie titled Suzume no Tojimari”—which is scheduled to open in Japan in Fall 2022.








Release date: November 11, 2022



That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bonds



The first movie of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime has been announced. Fuse, the author of the original light novel series, drafted the film’s brand-new original story.






Release date: November 25, 2022


Note: Crunchyroll will bring this anime film to theaters in all major global territories (excluding Asia) in Early 2023!






A movie of SLAM DUNK has been announced. The trailer reveals that Takehiko Inoue is writing and directing the film.


The title and further details have not been announced yet.


Release date: December 2, 2022


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Black Clover Movie



The very first movie of Black Clover, one of the greatest anime ever, has been announced.



As a superfan of Black Clover, this is the movie that I’m most excited about it. ALL HAIL BLACK CLOVER ♥️


Ayataka Tanemura, who worked on Black Clover, and other popular anime like Naruto Shippuden, and Devilman Crybaby has been penned to be the director for this movie!



Release Date: 2023





Zombie Land Saga movie



Avex Pictures announced that Zombie Land Saga is getting an anime movie.



Note: After watching the promo titled “A Zombie-less Fight: Saga Revenge Edition.” you might think that the film will be live-action, but that won’t be the case. It will be an anime movie.


Release Date: TBA



“My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!” movie



“My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!” movie has been announced.


Here is the announcement tweet:



Release date: 2023



Digimon Adventure 02 The Beginning



Toei Animation revealed that they’re working on a new movie based on Davis Motomiya from Digimon 02.


It was revealed at DigiFes 2022 that Yumeta Company would helm the movie after Last Evolution – Kizuna. The movie is also set in February 2012. not long after the events of Kizuna with the now 20-year-old Digidestined of season 2.



Release date: 2023






A new isekai movie is coming up!


During the announcement of season 4 of Overlord, it was also announced that a new movie is in the works.


No other information on the movie has been announced yet. Check out Overlord Season 4 coming in July 2022!


Release date: 2023(?)




Kaguya-sama: Love is War: The First Kiss Never Ends


Kaguya-Sama:Love is War -Ultra Romatic-



Kaguya-sama:Love is War Season 3 (Ultra-Romantic) ended in Spring 2022.  A movie to continue the series has just been announced! It made the cover of NewType Magazine!




It is supposed to continue the story after Season 3! I’m so excited for this movie!  This may also end the series.


Release Date: TBA


Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Walpurgis no Kaiten



A new Madoka Magica anime film was revealed during the online 10th-anniversary event.


As a sequel to the 2013 anime film, the new film is set to continue the story.



Release Date: TBA






Sequel movie to Yuri!!! on Ice has been announced. Unfortunately, the exact date has been revealed yet.





Release Date: TBA



Kimi-tachi wa Dou Ikiru ka / How Do You Live?


The first Ghibli movie since The Tale of Princess Kaguya in 2013, Studio Ghibli’s new movie will center around the 1937 book of the same name, Kimi-tachi wa Dou Ikiru ka or How Do You Live? by Genzaburo Yoshino.


It won’t be an adaptation of this book, but will instead be a story of how this book has affected the protagonist’s life.


Coming back out of retirement, Hayao Miyazaki helmed Ghibli’s new project starting in 2016. Up until recently, the movie was slated for release in 2020.


In a December 2019 interview, it was announced the studio was animating a minute of footage per month, the original deadline was scrapped, and that at the current rate, the movie would be released in 2037.


Release Date: 2020 No Deadline



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Will these be available only in Japanese theaters?


It really depends on the movie.


Usually, if the movie is a success in Japan, the company producing the movie will announce whether it will be screened overseas. Usually, a couple of months after it’s released in Japan.


In the past year, Sword Art Online the Movie: Progressive – Aria of a Starless Night, My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, the blockbuster Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train, and many other movies were screened outside Japan.




Can I watch these movies with subtitles at a Japanese cinema?


Japanese theaters usually do not screen anime movies with English subtitles.


But there are some special film events where some anime or live-action movies have subtitles. For example, the Tokyo International Film Festival where Tenki No Ko (Weathering With you) and other anime films had English subtitles.


We have an article about Anime Movies in Japan, check it out:




Will these movies be available to watch online? When?


It depends on the movie.


But, typically between 6 to 9 months after the release date in Japan, the movie will be available on your favorite streaming platforms.



What upcoming movie are you excited about? Do any of them look good?



Let me know in the comments below!




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