Anime 2024: The 7 must watch shows we’ve been too long for

The curtain is rising on a sensational anime lineup for next year, and it’s more than just a lineup – it’s the most anticipated anime of 2024.

Get ready for a rollercoaster ride through compelling stories and next-level visual animation that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Next year’s lineup features a healthy mix of new highly anticipated shows like Solo Leveling and Delicious in Dungeon and returning fan favorites such as Oshi no Ko, Bleach, and My Hero Academia.

These titles are just the tip of the anime iceberg of must-watch shows and movies next year.

Anime 2024: 7 of the most anticipated titles this year

  • Solo Leveling 
  • Oshi no Ko season 2 
  • Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War part 3
  • Delicious in Dungeon
  • Mashle: Magic and Muscles season 2
  • My Hero Academia season 7
  • Demon Slayer season 4 Hashira Training arc

Solo Leveling

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Release date: January 6

Solo Leveling is one of the most eagerly anticipated anime among fans. Adapted from a South Korean web novel, the series follows Sung Jinwoo, initially perceived as a weak hunter. His life takes a dramatic turn when he survives a dangerous double dungeon, acquiring extraordinary abilities.

Solo Leveling, Vol. 1 (comic) on Amazon
Credit: Redice Studio, Chugong

Empowered with the ability to level up and control shadows, Jinwoo embarks on a captivating journey. Throughout his quest, he confronts human and monstrous adversaries, aiming to unravel the dungeons’ mysteries and master his newfound powers.

Fans can’t wait to see Solo Leveling hit screens because the series has incredible fight sequences and entertaining elements.

— Nigel Zalamea

Oshi no Ko season 2

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Release date: TBD

Oshi no Ko Season 2 continues the captivating narrative introduced in its groundbreaking first episode.

Credit: Aka Akasaka

Following the tragic loss of idol Ai Hoshino, her children Aqua and Ruby strive to follow in her footsteps and uncover the truth behind her untimely demise. The upcoming season promises a deeper exploration of the entertainment industry’s dark side, challenging the glamorous perceptions of idol life.

Viewers can expect a thought-provoking journey that delves into the complexities of fame, ambition, and the sacrifices made to pursue stardom.

— Nigel Zalamea

Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War part 3

Credit: Pierrot

Going into its third season, the Bleach Thousand Year Blood War arc’s stakes only get higher.

If you’ve watched the first two seasons, you’ll know that the anime isn’t just an adaptation of the manga — it’s taken steps to improve upon it by adding new powers, new scenes, and new fights, all with the help of original manga creator Tite Kubo. It’s becoming the definitive way to experience the series, and that’s not a slight to the incredible manga that’s so chock full of symbolism and poetic battles.

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The Thousand Year Blood War still has no end in sight, with the conflict between the genocidal Quincies and honestly, also-somewhat-genocidal Soul Reapers continuing to rage on. We get our first taste of some of Soul Society’s strongest characters seemingly taking down the Quincy threat in Yhwach and his Schutzstaffel — but we’ve already been teased of his return in a trailer for season three.

And if you haven’t watched the first two seasons, what are you waiting for? I certainly don’t want to get off Mr. Kubo and Pierrot’s wild ride — and it’s never too late to experience the roller coaster for yourself.

Release date: Spring

— Dexter Tan Guan Hao

Delicious in Dungeon 

Release date: January 4

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Delicious in Dungeon, slated for its debut in 2024, offers a refreshing take on the fantasy adventure genre. Centered around the charismatic party of Laios, Marcille, and Chilchuck, this anime brings a laid-back and humorous vibe.

The story unfolds in the aftermath of an insane magician sinking the Golden Kingdom underground, leading adventurers to brave the labyrinthine dungeon in pursuit of treasure. Laios, undeterred by tragedy, forms an unlikely alliance with Marcille and Chilchuck to rescue his sister Falin from a dragon’s clutches.

Credit: Ryoko Kui

What sets Delicious in Dungeon apart is its inventive approach to survival – faced with dwindling supplies, the trio embraces the taboo of consuming dungeon monsters for sustenance. This unique twist propels the narrative into uncharted territories, introducing the enthusiastic dwarf Senshi, an enthusiast of monster cooking.

— Nigel Zalamea

My Hero Academia season 7

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Release date: May 4

In the highly anticipated seventh season of My Hero Academia, fans are in for an exhilarating ride as Midoriya Izuku returns to U.A. High School, reuniting with his Class-A companions.

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The season introduces the formidable American hero, Star and Stripes, inspired by All Might, and delves into the next evolution of Shigaraki Tomura, following All for One’s enhancements.

With a perfect blend of nostalgia, fresh characters, and gripping plot twists, Season 7 promises an unforgettable chapter in the hero saga, setting the stage for an epic clash between heroes and villains.

— Nigel Zalamea

Mashle Magic and Muscles season 2

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Release date: January 6

Mashle Magic and Muscles season 2 intensifies as Mash continues his journey to become a Divine Visionary at East Magic Academy. Established as a top student, Mash faces a formidable challenge with the introduction of the Master Canes, an elite group of wizards wielding ancient wands.

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The season explores whether their magical prowess can match up against Mash’s unparalleled physical strength.

Mashle continues the tale of Mash, a magicless anomaly in a world where magic defines societal status, promising viewers an exhilarating mix of action, humor, and unexpected twists.

— Nigel Zalamea

Demon Slayer season 4 Hashira Training arc

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Release date: Spring

In Demon Slayer season 4, the stakes reach unprecedented levels as Tanjiro Kamado and the Demon Slayer Corps confront the formidable Demon King Muzan Kibutsuji. With more Upper Rank demons falling to the Hashira, Muzan is finally ready to enter the fray.

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To prepare for this daunting challenge, Demon Slayer Corps leader Kagaya Ubuyashiki orders a rigorous training program led by all Hashira, pushing Tanjiro, Zenitsu Agatsuma, and Inosuke Hashibara to their limits. The return of former Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui adds to the excitement, as the Corps readies itself for an epic battle against the ultimate adversary.

Get ready for breathtaking battles, character growth, and emotional twists in a season that promises to elevate Demon Slayer to new heights.

— Nigel Zalamea

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