The Anime Industry Rings in the 2023 New Year


Happy New Year from all of us at the Anime Trending team! For many people around the world, the start of New Year’s Day is an important event to be celebrated as 2023 marks the year of the rabbit in the Chinese Zodiac. It’s an especially great tradition in Japan as well, where many studios and companies within the anime industry commemorated the occasion by releasing special visuals and illustrations. All of them come from both upcoming properties and established series, with some heavily focusing on the rabbit theme. 

Here is a long list of some of the best visuals and illustrations to come from the anime industry:

Bocchi the Rock!

Reiji Miyajima (Rent-A-Girlfriend)

rent-a-girlfriend new years visual
© Reiji Miyajima

Wakame Konbu (The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious)

Kaguya-sama: Love is War

kaguya-sama new year's visual
© AA/​S,​PK

Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail, Edens Zero)

Onimai: I’m Now Your Sister!

Date A Live

The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady

Takt Op

Orange (Trigun Stampede)


Do It Yourself!!

Akiba Maid War

Oshi no Ko

oshi no ko new year's visual
© AxY/​S, OP

Souichirou Yamamoto 

Nanashi (Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro)

The Dangers in My Heart

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime


Mashle: Magic and Muscles


The Rising of the Shield Hero

Zombie Land Saga

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun

Classroom of the Elite

Bibliophile Princess

The Quintessential Quintuplets 

Lycoris Recoil 

Bungo Stray Dogs

More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers

Urusei Yatsura 

urusei yatsura new years visual
© R.T,​S/​UP

Yuusuke Nomura (BLUELOCK)

Mob Psycho 100

mob psycho 100 new year's visual
© O,​S/​M 2022

TO Books (Ascendance of a Bookworm)

Rei Hiroe (Black Lagoon)

rei hiroe black lagoon new year's visual
© 2006,​2010 広江礼威・​小学館/​BLACK LAGOON製作委員会

Mifumi Inaba (Karakai Jouzu no (Moto) Takagi-san)

teasing master takagi-san moto new year's visual
© Mifumi Inaba, Souichirou Yamamoto

Studio Feel. 

A Certain Magical Index / A Certain Scientific Railgun

My Hero Academia 

Kyoto Animation (Tsurune) 

BanG Dream! 

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 


The Little Lies We All Tell & Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World

the little lies we all tell and saving 80k gold new years visual
© Madoka Kashihara/​Kodansha/​The Little Lies We All Tell Production Committee /
© F,​K/​RP

Play It Cool, Guys

Princess Connect! Re:Dive

One Piece 

Is the Order a Rabbit?!

Source: Various Official Twitter Accounts 

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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