New anime – all the best movies and TV series coming February 2023

Our guide to all the new anime for February 2023 has Pokemon, Netflix series, and some great animated movies to keep track of for international distribution

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What new anime is coming in February 2023? In the age of streaming and on-demand platforms it can be difficult to keep up with all the great anime that comes out, there;s just so much to choose from.

Netflix alone is bringing a plethora of great productions to a global audience, bringing anime series and anime movies from some of the finest studios in Japan. Then there’s Crunchyroll, whose simulcasts mean there’s no wait time between our favourite anime characters appearing in Japan and showing up on our screens.

This month, some steady reliables make their return. Aggretsuko is back for her last season (we might need tissues for that one), a new Sword Art animated movie is coming, and more Pokemon is arriving to Netflix. Our guide to all the new anime means you don’t need to worry about missing any highlights, so read on for what’s worth checking out.

What are the new anime series in February 2023?

  • Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa
  • Make My Day
  • Hirogaru Sky! Pretty Cure
  • Aggretsuko season 5
  • Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series part 2
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Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa – February 1, 2023 (Netflix)


A spin-off from the beloved detective, that follows would-be murderer Hanzawa-san. Beika Town is suffering from a mysterious entity, and Hanzawa’s the one to crack the case this time around.

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Make My Day – February 2, 2023 (Netflix)

In the future, humanity is mining a snowy planet for a precious resource called Sig. Prisoners are used for the maanual labour, and one day Jim, a guard, discovers that the mines have uncovered a hostile creature.

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Hirogaru Sky! Pretty Cure – February 5, 2023

Sora, a royal babysitter, gets lost in another city with Elle, the child left in her stead. On the way to getting Elle home, Sora has to avoid the evil Undead Berg, in one of the most delightfully coloured shows of the year. No platform has been announced for the sub yet, but keep an eye out.

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Aggretsuko season 5 – February 16, 2023 (Netflix)

Horns up, our all-star heavy metal loving hero is back for her last installment. Her company is undergoing some radical changes, and she’s altering her career trajectory as a result. Will everyone have a happy ending? We’ll see!

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Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series (Part 2) – February 24, 2023 (Netflix)

Ash and Goh continue their disparate journeys in the world of pocket monsters. Ash is still trying to become world champion with his partner Pikachu, while Goh is tied up in Project Mew.

What are the new anime movies in February 2023?

  • Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night
  • Blue Giant
  • Sasaki and Miyano
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Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night – February 5, 2023 (Crunchyroll)

Kirito and Asuna face a terrible monster as they push through the game while trying to obtain some treasure. The latest in the ever-expanding franchise.

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Blue Giant – February 17, 2023

Shinichi Ishizuka’s manga is somewhere between La La Land and Whiplash, where a young student, Dei Miyamoto, develops an affinity for jazz. Quickly, he becomes obsessed with mastering the tricky artform, eventually taking his studies to Tokyo. Doesn’t have an English language distributor yet, but keep an eye out.

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Sasaki and Miyano – February 17, 2023

Two bros become closer and closer in a story that airs close to Netflix series Heartstopper. No distributor here either, but you can watch the preceding TV show on Crunchyroll.

That’s all the new anime coming for February 2023. Check back for more on what you can expect in the coming year. In the meantime, take a look at our guides to the Pokémon movies, the Studio Ghibli movies, and the best horror anime.