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:

 

 

 

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

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

Trailer:

 

 

 

Release date: October 22, 2022, On October 21, there will be early screenings in Japan exclusively in IMAX.

 

 

The movie was slated to premiere on September 10, 2022, but it was delayed due to COVID.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Trailer:

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Trailer:

 

 

Release date: November 25, 2022

 

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

 

 

The First SLAM DUNK

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

 

The title is The First SLAM DUNK. A trailer was released back in July 2022.

 

Release date: December 2, 2022

 

Official website.

 

2021 Trailer:

 

 

 


 

 

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2023:

 

Black Clover: “Sword of the Wizard King”

 

 

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!

 

 

Note: The movie is an original story about the Wizard King, supervised by original Black Clover author Yūki Tabata!

 

Release Date: March 31, 2023

 

 

 

 

Zombie Land Saga movie “Zombies vs Aliens”

 

 

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

 

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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

 

 

Overlord the Movie: The Holy Kingdom

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Overlord the Movie: The Holy Kingdom

 

 

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 airing as of Summer 2022!

 

Release date: 2023

 

 

 

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

 

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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.

 

 

“Kaguya-sama: Love is War -The First Kiss Never Ends-” will screen theatrically in Japan this winter. As previously announced, it will screen theatrically prior to broadcasting on TV; further details TBA.

 

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Release Date: Winter 2022 in Japanese Theaters 

 

Psycho-Pass Providence

 

 

 

“PSYCHO-PASS: PROVIDENCE” movie announced.

 

The film is a direct sequel to the film Psycho-Pass 3 First Inspector.

 

One should be able to watch the film on Amazon Prime given that Amazon Prime has taken the distribution rights of the last film and season. Although there is a possibility for it to be amazon exclusive, there’s a chance Crunchyroll will premiere it worldwide on their platform.

This is also part of the 10-year anniversary of the Psycho-Pass anime.

 

 

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

 

 

YURI!!! on ICE the movie: ICE ADOLESCENCE

 

 

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

 

Preview:

 

 

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 June 19, 2026 

 

 

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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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