New anime in 2024: the biggest upcoming and ongoing shows, including release dates

Dragon Ball Daima - one of 2024's new anime series
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The spring 2024 season may be coming to a close, but we've got plenty of big ongoing titles to keep watching as summer approaches. Alongside heavy hitters such as Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia, and the Haikyu movie are the likes of Blood of Zeus and an exciting new Code Geass feature on Netflix and Disney Plus respectively.

Need more to look forward to? There's major Netflix titles such as Arcane and The Witcher to keep an eye on. On top of that, we now have release windows for the likes of the Suicide Squad anime and Dandadan, plus several exciting new movies just over the horizon and announced by Crunchyroll. There's also the intriguing Look Back, which is getting serious buzz ahead of its festival debut.

That sounds quite overwhelming. But needn't you worry. With dozens of shows (and a sprinkling of movies) on the way, it can certainly be hard to keep track of everything. To help, we've put together a complete guide to the dozens of new and ongoing anime in 2024. 

First, you’ll find everything in a brief list by order of release date. Then, we’ll dig into each a little more – why you should be excited, and a snapshot of all their major release and streaming details – in the alphabetical list a little further down. 

Ready? Below, you’ll find almost 50 titles, with big names mixed in with old favorites like Dragon Ball. There are ongoing series, new adaptations, and so much more. You might just find your next favorite anime. It’s all here in our guide to new anime in 2024. 

Once you’re done, be sure to check out our list of best anime and best anime shows on Netflix, plus the latest on three major names coming soon: Jujutsu Kaisen season 3, the Chainsaw Man movie, and One-Punch Man season 3.

New anime in 2024

Delicious in Dungeon - a new Netflix anime in 2024

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Just a quick note before we start: anime is traditionally divided into four seasons: winter (January-March), spring (April-June), summer (July-September), and fall (October-December). 

We've also kept old release dates below so you have a full calendar you can refer back to throughout the year.

Netflix has also given us a glimpse of the year ahead with its Netflix anime 2024 trailer.

Ongoing anime and released anime in 2024

  • Blood of Zeus season 2 (out now)
  • Blue Exorcist season 3 (finished)
  • Classroom of the Elite season 3 (finished)
  • Delicious in Dungeon (ongoing)
  • Frieren Beyond Journey’s End (finished)
  • Kingdom season 5 (ongoing)
  • Maboroshi (out now) [MOVIE]
  • Masters of the Universe: Revolution (out now)
  • One Piece: Egghead (ongoing)
  • Solo Leveling (finished)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse (out now)

Winter 2024 anime release dates

  • Pokemon Horizons: The Series (March 7, 2024 in US)
  • Sand Land (March 20, 2024)

Spring 2024 anime release dates

  • Re: Monster (April 4, 2024) - ongoing
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime season 3 (April 5, 2024) - ongoing
  • Mushoku Tensei season 2, part 2 (April 7, 2024) - ongoing
  • The Fable (April 7, 2024) - ongoing
  • Kaiju No. 8 (April 13, 2024) - ongoing
  • My Hero Academia season 7 (May 4, 2024) - ongoing
  • Demon Slayer season 4 (May 12, 2024) - ongoing
  • Haikyuu the Movie: Battle at the Garbage Dump (May 31, 2024) [MOVIE]
  • Baki Hanma vs. Kengan Ashura (June 6, 2024) [MOVIE]
  • Ultraman: Rising (June 14, 2024) [MOVIE]
  • Look Back (June 18, 2024 in Japan( [MOVIE]
  • Code Geass: Roze of the Recapture (June 21, 2024)
  • Rising Impact (June 22, 2024)
  • Blue Lock: Episode Nagi (June 28, 2024) [MOVIE]

Summer 2024 anime release dates

  • Oshi no Ko season 2 (July 3, 2024)
  • Suicide Squad Isekai (July 2024)
  • Tower of God season 2 (July 2024)
  • Kengan Ashura season 2 part 2 (August 2024)
  • My Hero Academia: You're Next (August 2, 2024)

Fall 2024 anime release dates

  • Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft (October 10, 2024)
  • Blue Lock season 2 (October 2024)
  • Dandadan (October 2024)
  • Arcane season 2 (November 2024)
  • Dragon Ball Daima (Fall 2024)
  • The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep (late 2024)
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2024 anime release dates (TBA)

  • Beastars season 3 (2024) 
  • Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War part 3 (2024)
  • Devil May Cry (2024)
  • From Me to You season 3 (2024)
  • Moonrise (2024)
  • One Punch Man season 3 (TBC)
  • Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom (2024)
  • Rick and Morty anime (2024)
  • T-P BON (2024)
  • Uzumaki (2024)

Anime shows out in 2024

Uzumaki - a new horror anime

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Below is nearly every major upcoming anime show out in 2024. It ranges from Netflix's upcoming slate of video game entries - Devil May Cry and Tomb Raider both feature - to some old favorites and new faces. 

We're starting in alphabetical order and that means beginning with perhaps this year's most hotly anticipated anime: Arcane season 2.

Arcane season 2

arcane season 2

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Release date: November 2024

Where to watch Arcane season 2: Netflix

Arcane, the anime set in the League of Legends universe, was a smash hit upon its release in November 2021. Three years on, we’re finally getting the fallout to the conflict between the cities of Piltover and Zaun – and the two sisters caught in the middle: Vi (Hailee Steinfeld) and Jinx (Ella Purnell). An Arcane season 2 trailer was released earlier in 2024, teasing a "nightmarish augmentation" and a major storyline for Singed. A new poster has also emerged, featuring a reversal of Vi and Jinx's relationship...

Beastars season 3

Beastars season 3

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Release date: 2024

Where to watch Beastars season 3: Netflix

2024 marks the year where we say goodbye to Beastars, the anime set in a world of anthropomorphic animals, looking at the rising tensions between carnivores and herbivores. The series focuses on the affable grey wolf Legoshi and his complicated relationship with rabbit Haru at the Cherryton school.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War part 3

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War part 3

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Release date: 2024

Where to watch Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War part 3: Hulu/Disney Plus

Yes, Bleach is still going and, yes, it's still amazing. The adaptation of the final arc continues and sees Ichigo return for 'The Conflict'. The first trailer was released at Jump Festa and offers up a scintillating teaser for the upcoming battle between our protagonist and Wandenreich's emperor Yhwach.

Blood of Zeus season 2

Blood of Zeus

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Release date: Out now

Where to watch Blood of Zeus season 2: Netflix

After the twin-related twist at the end of the first season, Blood of Zeus is set to be an epic addition to Netflix's burgeoning anime collection. With Heron still reeling and the gods gunning for the son of Zeus, it's all available for an Olympus-sized binge with season 2 now on Netflix

Blue Exorcist season 3

Blue Exorcist season 3

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Release date: Finished airing

Where to watch Blue Exorcist season 3: Crunchyroll

Blue Exorcist fans sure have been patient. The first season premiered way back in 2011 and the second season arrived in 2017. After another long break, the new season will continue the saga of Rin, the son of Satan. Expect more brutal cliffhangers and surprises as we return to True Cross Academy.

Blue Exorcist adapted the Shimane Illuminati Saga, with all new episodes now available on Crunchyroll.

Blue Lock season 2

Blue Lock

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Release date: October 2024

Where to watch Blue Lock season 2: TBC

Blue Lock has a spin-off movie out this year (see more below for that), but there's also a new season to look forward to.

Don't expect a Jose Mourinho-style second season syndrome here, however. The soccer anime aims to hit the heights of its initial run, which saw fledgling forward Isagi form part of Japan's hilariously overblown new project to find a star striker - by putting hundreds of students through their paces in a prison-style structure.

Code Geass: Roze of the Recapture

Code Geass

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Release date: June 21, 2024

Set after the events of the acclaimed Lelouch of the Resurrection, Roze of the Recapture will supposedly be the first of a multi-part saga. Roze will be played by the prolific voice actor Kohei Amasaki. Little else is known about the project's story, however.

The first part of Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture will launch on Disney Plus on June 21, 2024.

Classroom of the Elite season 3

Classroom of the Elite

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Release date: Finished

Where to watch Classroom of the Elite season 3: Crunchyroll

As the name might suggest, Classroom of the Elite focuses on the cohort of the Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing High School, a facility designed to nurture the best and brightest Japan has to offer. Unfortunately for newcomer Kiyotaka, he's in class 1-D - 'D' for 'Defective'. The third season rounded out the manga's arc that covers the first school year.

Dandadan

Dandadan

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Release date: October 2024

Where to watch Dandadan: TBA

Could this be the next big anime in 2024? Dandadan has sold over 3 million copies and its odd premise - Momo and Okarun, who believe in spirits and UFOs respectively, before coming into contact with poltergeists and extraterrestrials amid a budding romance - has proven to be a hit with readers. It's all set to release this October.

Delicious in Dungeon

Delicious In Dungeon

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Release date: Ongoing

Where to watch Delicious in Dungeon: Netflix

This year started off piping hot with Delicious in Dungeon, a kooky anime series that centres on the bid to rescue adventurer Falin from the belly of the beast - literally. Along the way, the band of heroes cook up some tantalizing treats and mouthwatering meals for the party as they inch ever closer to the dungeon.

Demon Slayer season 4

Demon Slayer

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Release date: May 12, 2024 (ongoing)

Where to watch Demon Slayer season 4: Crunchyroll

One of the world's most popular anime, Demon Slayer tells the story of Tanjiro, a boy who faces family tragedy after an encounter with murderous demons. He, along with his friends Inosuke, Zenitsu, and half-demon sister Nezuko, set out to strike back at the Upper Rank demons with the help of the heroic group of Hashira warriors.

Season 4 takes another step towards Tanjiro becoming a fully-fledged Hashira. The aptly-named Hashira Training arc premiered this spring and is currently airing on Crunchyroll.

Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry

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Release date: 2024

Where to watch Devil May Cry: Netflix

It's taken a few years for Dante to come to our screens but we're almost there. Of course, the devil is in the detail but it all sounds promising enough: The adaptation of the iconic hack-and-slash Capcom game is heading our way in 2024 and will feature a younger Dante. It'll be brought to life by Studio Mir, best known for its work on The Legend of Korra.

Dragon Ball Daima

Dragon Ball Daima

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Release date: Fall 2024

Where to watch Dragon Ball Daima: TBA

A new Dragon Ball series was announced back in 2023 to commemorate the franchise's 40th anniversary.

Before his death, Akira Toriyama revealed that the show will take place in a "new world" after Goku and his friends are "turned small". Expect mini-sized hijinks later this year.

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End

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Release date: Finished

Where to watch Frieren: Beyond Journey's End: Crunchyroll

The second cour of fantasy anime Frieren began in January and continues the story of elven mage Frieren who, after defeating the Demon King, returns to see the band of heroes she fought alongside either growing old or dying. Due to her longevity, she travels north to bid a final farewell to one, Himmel. Along the way, she sets about discovering more of the world and befriending new people. It was a hugely acclaimed journey, too, reaching the top spot on anime site MyAnimeList.

From Me to You season 3

From Me to You

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Release date: 2024

Where to watch From Me to You season 3: Netflix

Otherwise known as Kimi ni Todoke, From Me to You is a slice-of-life romance drama that will tug at the heartstrings. It involves the timid, shy Sawako (cruelly nicknamed 'Sadako' due to her resemblance to the creature from The Ring) coming out of her shell amid a blossoming relationship with popular classmate Kazehaya.

Despite the second season ending in 2011, a third season is coming to Netflix later this year. 

Kaiju No. 8

Kaiju No. 8

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Release date: April 13, 2024 (ongoing)

Where to watch Kaiju No. 8: Crunchyroll

One of the most popular manga of recent years, Kaiju No. 8 is getting an exciting anime adaptation from Production I.G. (Haikyu, Ghost in the Shell). It's also be streamed exclusively on Crunchyroll at the same time as its release in Japan.

In a world devastated by continual kaiju attacks, Kafka Hibino sets about finally making the grade for the Defense Force. Until now, he's only part of Monster Sweeper, the clean-up crew, while his childhood friend Mina Ashiro makes captain. After an incident, Kafka has to hide a monstrous secret from his friends and co-workers...

You can watch the new trailer for Kaiju No. 8 now.

Kengan Ashura season 2, part 2

Kengan Ashura

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Release date: August 2024

Where to watch Kengan Ashura season 2, part 2: Netflix

The second half of the Kengan Ashura anime's second season is set to bolster Netflix's anime ranks later this year. Not caught up? You're missing out. It tells the story of Ohma Takita, a modern-day gladiator who enters tournaments just for the love of fighting and decimating his opponents. It's brutal, with a killer hook - a tournament arc with a special prize at the seat of power - just as powerful as Ohma's own right hand.

A surprise crossover with the similarly hard-hitting Baki Hanma is also coming in June.

Kingdom season 5

Kingdom season 5

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Release date: Ongoing

Where to watch Kingdom season 5: Crunchyroll

One of the best-selling manga of all time, Kingdom - written and illustrated by Yasuhisa Hara - loosely adapts the historical 'Warring States' period in ancient China. The fifth season continues the saga, serving up more of the series' trademark epic battles and political intrigue.

Masters of the Universe: Revolution

Masters of the Universe Revolution

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Release date: Out now

Where to watch Masters of the Universe: Revolution: Netflix

By the power of Grayskull, the He-Man sequel series is making a return this year - and it promises to pit He-Man and Skeletor against each other in a battle for the ages. 

Our hero is caught at a crossroads in the new season, however: will he rule Eternia as his musclebound alter-ego, or as Adam? Whatever happens, it's all set to be a chaotic explosion of color and mayhem in a similar vein to that which enraptured audiences in the 1980s.

Moonrise

Moonrise

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Release date: 2024

Where to watch Moonrise: Netflix

This could be the sleeper anime hit of the year. Moonrise revolves around Jack, a man who enlists in the army after the loss of his family thanks to rebel fighters based on the moon. However, he soon finds out that his former best friend is now on the opposite side of the war. It's being brought to life by Attack on Titan's WIT Studio. Look out for it later in 2024.

Mushoku Tensei season 2, part 2

Mushoku Tensei

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Release date: April 7 (ongoing)

Where to watch Mushoku Tensei season 2, part 2: Crunchyroll

Bundled with one of the weirdest anime premises we've seen in a minute, Mushoku Tensei follows the story of a homeless man who reincarnates in a fantasy world under the moniker Rudeus Greyrat - and aims to make the most of his second chance. The second part of the second season hits Crunchyroll this April.

My Hero Academia season 7

My Hero Academia

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Release date: May 4, 2024 (ongoing)

Where to watch My Hero Academia season 7: Crunchyroll

While My Hero Academia's star may be on the wane compared to some of the other big name peers that have dominated the medium in recent years, the superhero shonen will likely edge towards its endgame in fine style. It's definitely adapting the Star and Stripe arc, featuring America's eponymous hero, and will inch ever closer to the epic Final War arc later this year as our superheroes in training continue to rise to the occasion.

One Piece

One Piece Egghead arc

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Release date: Ongoing

Where to watch One Piece: Netflix

One Piece, the long-running anime featuring wannabe Pirate King Monkey D. Luffy as he searches far and wide for the mythical One Piece alongside his Straw Hat crew, has crossed the 1000-episode mark. It's now adapting the Egghead island arc.

Netflix's synopsis reads, "A new adventure unfolds on Future Island 'Egghead', home to the lab of genius scientist Dr. Vegapunk. What awaits the Straw Hat Crew there?"

Oshi no Ko season 2

Oshi no Ko season 2

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Release date: July 3, 2024

Where to watch Oshi No Ko season 2: TBA

To spoil Oshi No Ko's premise would do a disservice to what was one of the most mindblowing twists in recent years. Needless to say, we'll keep it brief: the anime focuses on two twins who find themselves embroiled in the world of pop idols, all deliciously wrapped up in a murder mystery. The second season is setting up to be a must-watch, in our eyes.

Pokemon Horizons: The Series

Pokemon Horizons: The Series

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Release date: Out now

Where to watch Pokemon Horizons: The Series: Netflix

So long, Ash! The winding road that saw Pallet Town's favorite son finally become a Pokemon Master came to an end last year. Now, Pokemon Horizons kicks off a new era, and sees introverted Liko travel the world with the swashbuckling Mighty Volt Tacklers - and its Captain Pikachu. Part 2 of the series is on Netflix in the US from May.

Re: Monster

Re: Monster

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Release date: Out now

Where to watch Re: Monster: Crunchyroll

Anime loves a good isekai - the genre which often sees a protagonist transported to another world - and Re: Monster should be right near the top of the pile this year. After dying, Kanata finds himself reborn in a fantasy world, but not as a knight, or a traditional hero. No, he's a goblin. The newly-named Rou must struggle to survive and quickly get accustomed to his new environment - or risk winding up dying for a second time.

Rick and Morty anime

Rick in Rick and Morty: The Anime

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Release date: 2024

Where to watch the Rick and Morty anime: Adult Swim

Rick and Morty has often dabbled in anime, with the Adult Swim series presenting a collection of brilliant (and authentic) shorts across 2020 and 2021. Buoyed by the reception, a 10-episode series was ordered. Expect to see more madcap adventures from Rick and Morty in 2024.

Rising Impact

Rising Impact

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Release date: June 22

Where to watch Rising Impact: Netflix

Sports anime has covered a lot of ground, from running clubs to volleyball and – of course – golf. 

Rising Impact is set to tee off on Netflix this June, adapting the acclaimed manga from Nakaba Suzuki. It follows the journey of Gawain Nanaumi at Camelot Academy, armed with little more than a dream and an uber-powerful golf swing.

The second season is also out this year, premiering on Netflix this August.

Sand Land

Sand Land

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Release date: Out now

Where to watch Sand Land: Disney Plus

This is a two-for-one if you haven't already caught the original Sand Land movie. The feature, directed by Toshihisa Yokoshima, adapted Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama's shonen manga formed the first six episodes of this new anime.

The series has since fleshed out the world of Sand Land as its sheriff enlists the help of demons to search for a new water supply. To Forest Land!

Solo Leveling

Solo Leveling

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Release date: Ongoing 

Where to watch Solo Leveling: Crunchyroll

Are we witnessing the making of a new classic? Solo Leveling revolves around "the world's weakest hunter" Sung Jinwoo, who gets humbled in a high-level dungeon. Fortunately for him, he stumbles across the System, a program that allows him to level up and turn the tables on his foes. The manga has already received acclaim from fans for its pacing, action, and unique premise. Here's hoping that can translate to the animated medium. Honestly? The early signs are looking very promising indeed. 

Suicide Squad Isekai

Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad Isekai

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Release date: July 2024

Where to watch Suicide Squad Isekai: TBA

Now, this is out of the left field. The anti-heroes and villains of Suicide Squad - including Joker and Harley Quinn - get the anime treatment in an intriguing new mash-up. It's all being brought to life by WIT, the studio behind the first three seasons of Attack on Titan.

The synopsis reads, "In the crime-ridden city of Gotham, Amanda Waller, the head of A.R.G.U.S., has assembled a group of notorious criminals for a mission: Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Peacemaker, Clayface, and King Shark. These Super-Villains are sent into an otherworldly realm that’s connected to this world through a gate. It’s a world of swords and magic where orcs rampage and dragons rule the skies - an ISEKAI!"

Watch the new Suicide Squad Isekai trailer now.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime season 3

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

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Release date: April 5, 2024 (ongoing)

Where to watch That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime season 3: Crunchyroll

The anime with one of the most eyebrow-raising titles around is back. It continues Rimuru's adventures. As a reminder: he was reborn as a slime in a fantasy world after being killed. It happens. Now, he's set up a kingdom called Tempest and has taken his seat as a Demon Lord. What threats and foes will he encounter this time round? The new That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime trailer reveals all...

The Fable

The Fable

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Release date: Out now

Where to watch The Fable: Disney Plus

As confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, The Fable – the manga written and illustrated by Katsuhisa Minami  – is hitting Disney Plus worldwide on April 7.

There's every reason to be excited about the surprise release, too. Despite releasing just weeks after Keanu Reeves' hitman classic, The Fable certainly feels like a John Wick anime, telling the story of a world-class assassin who must lay for a year. Unfortunately for Fable, being surrounded by the criminal class might prove a little too hard to ignore...

The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse 

The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of the Apocalypse

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Release date: Out now

Where to watch The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse: Netflix

The sequel to The Seven Deadly Sins takes place several years after the defeat of the Demon King. As peace comes to Camelot, a young boy named Percival encounters a mysterious knight, which kicks off an epic journey that could change Britannia forever. The first trailer for The Seven Deadly Sins is available to watch now.

The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep

The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep

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Release date: Late 2024

Where to watch The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep: Netflix

Geralt is back! This time, he's voiced by The Witcher game voice actor Doug Cockle for this adventure that takes place during the events of The Witcher season 1.

In Sirens of the Deep, Geralt is caught between two warring kingdoms after investigating a series of attacks. On one side, humans. On the other? The watery mer-people.

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft

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Release date: October 10, 2024

Where to watch Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft: Netflix

We don't know a great deal about the upcoming Tomb Raider anime, though it does appear to draw heavy inspiration from the 2013 reboot. Hayley Atwell stars as the plundering archaeologist. A first trailer has given us a sneak peek, and we're picking up heavy Legend vibes from it, which is no bad thing.

Tower of God season 2

Tower of God

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Release date: July 2024

Where to watch Tower of God season 2: Crunchyroll

Summer is traditionally more of a barren period for anime, but Tower of God's new season at least means there's something to look forward to this July.

After his friend Rachel enters his world's mysterious looming tower, Bam sets out to rescue her. The first season ended with a pretty gobsmacking twist - one that we shan't spoil it here - and if it pays off in the second season, this could be an anime that could tower over the rest.

T-P Bon

T-P BON

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Release date: 2024

Where to watch T-P Bon: Netflix

T-P Bon is probably going to capture viewers' imaginations very, very quickly. It features a unique premise - a high school student is enlisted in a time travel agency to help save lives across multiple eras and locations - as well as great art, a magnetic cast, and killer theme. What's not to like?

Uzumaki

Uzumaki

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Release date: 2024

Where to watch Uzumaki: Toonami/Adult Swim

It's about time this list had a bit more of a horror flavor. Uzumaki dives deep into the (thankfully fictional) town of Kurouzo-chu and its steeped history with the supernatural. It was written by legendary horror manga artist Junji Ito, so there's plenty of reason to think this will scare us silly if it arrives later this year.

Anime movies out in 2024

Haikyu

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While it's not as packed as last year (no Studio Ghibli movie, nor a true heavy hitter from the television space), there are still plenty of anime movies that you should be on the lookout for in 2024, with the promise of many more down the line.

Baki Hanma vs. Kengan Ashura

Kengan Ashura

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Release date: June 6, 2024 (out now)

Where to watch Baki Hanma vs. Kengan Ashura: Netflix

How's this for a surprise, if welcome, crossover? Baki Hanma vs. Kengan Ashura pits star combatants from both of Netflix's fighting anime against each other in an epic and bloody showdown. That even includes series protagonists Ohma Takita and Baki Hanma in a fight for the ages.

The first trailer for Baki Hanma vs. Kengan Ashura has also been released by Netflix.

Blue Lock: Episode Nagi

Blue Lock

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Release date: June 28, 2024

The sports anime Blue Lock centers on Japan's interesting methods to train a new soccer starlet in the wake of their World Cup woes. The solution? A prison-like facility designed to cultivate a world-class striker. Episode Nagi is a spin-off and follows the prodigious yet unmotivated talent Seishiro Nagi.

 Haikyu the Dumpster Battle

Hinata in Haikyu the Movie

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Release date: Out now

We're in the closing stretch of Hinata's journey 'to the top'. The volleyball anime has come to an end and, in its place, a two-part movie will finish off at least part of the story. Battle at the Garbage Dump follows the hotly-anticipated match between Hinata's Karasuno and historic rivals Nekoma as they battle to progress to to the latter stages of the Nationals.

Look Back

Look Back

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Release date: June 18 (Japan)

Look Back, based on a manga from Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto, could be one of the sleeper hits of the year.

The movie follows the story of Kyomoto and Fujuno, two rivals-turned-friends united by their passion for drawing manga. The first trailer already teased a wistful, melancholy adventure based on their shared love of the medium and early reactions have described it as a moving masterpiece. Let's hope we can, ahem, look forward to a western release very soon.

Maboroshi

Maboroshi

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Release date: Out now (Netflix)

After an explosion leaves a small town trapped, teenager Masamune encounters an aging girl in a place that appears to be stuck in time. Carrying shades of the recent COVID lockdown and its isolation, this is one anime movie that will hit close to home for many.

My Hero Academia: You're Next

My Hero Academia movie

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Release date: August 2, 2024 (Japan)

The fourth feature outing for My Hero Academia takes place during the anime's sixth season and sees Deku come into contact with a mysterious figure masquerading as the legendary hero All-Might. There's no Western release date just yet, however.

Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom

Overlord anime movie poster

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Release date: TBA

Set over a decade into Momonga's adventures in his favorite MMORPG, the Overlord movie sees The Sacred Kingdom on the "bring of ruin" and turning to Momonga to fight off the hordes of forces unleashed by the Demon Emperor.

The Imaginary

The Imaginary

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Release date: 2024

Where to watch The Imaginary: Netflix

"A young girl and her imaginary companion discover a magical world of creatures and places never before seen – but a sinister force threatens to destroy it," reads the synopsis for The Imaginary, a new anime fantasy adventure from a studio that can count Studio Ghibli producers and animators as part of their team.

The Imaginary marks the start of a "multi-film partnership" between Netflix and Studio Ponoc, and we're excited to see what the deal cooks up in the coming years.

Ultraman: Rising

Ultraman: Rising

(Image credit: Netflix)

Release date: June 14, 2024

Where to watch Ultraman: Rising: Netflix

The ultra-popular Ultraman may not be familiar to many in the West but to those in Japan, the alien from outer space is a household name and a pop culture icon.

Ultraman: Rising, then, will be a great introduction for newcomers. It focuses on a baseball player moonlighting as the superhero, who suddenly has to look after kaiju offspring after defeating its mother. The new poster showcases the loveable baby, as well as revealing a June release date.

Anime out beyond 2024

Jujutsu Kaisen

(Image credit: Gege Akutami/Shueisha, JUJUTSU KAISEN Project)

This next small batch are among the biggest names on the list but are almost certainly not coming out in 2024. Still, they're worth mentioning here so we can give you the full picture.

Chainsaw Man - The Movie: Reze Arc 

Chainsaw Man

(Image credit: MAPPA)

In a slight surprise, Chainsaw Man isn't getting a second season - not yet, anyway. The next manga arc (affectionately titled Bomb Girl by readers) will be adapted as a movie. It'll continue the bloody, gruesome travels of Denji, who dies and fuses with the devil dog Pochita to become Chainsaw Man. Naturally.

Jujutsu Kaisen season 3

Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 episode 21

(Image credit: Gege Akutami/Shueisha, JUJUTSU KAISEN Project)

Jujutsu Kaisen season 3 will adapt the Culling Games arc, which sees sorcerers and newly-awakened sorcerers alike pitted against each other in a battle royale-style tournament. 

One Punch Man season 3

One Punch Man

(Image credit: J.C. Staff)

While we're still holding out hope for a 2024 release, nothing has yet been confirmed for the return of One-Punch Man.

It's been a minute but we expect to see more from Saitama and his penchant for knocking out supervillains with, you guessed it, just one punch. The hype surrounding the show had died down a little but an incredible new trailer not only increased our expectations, it also suggests we could be seeing One-Punch Man season 3 on our screens very soon.


For more, check out all the new TV shows and movie release dates to look forward to in 2024.

Bradley Russell

I'm the Senior Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.