Anime I’m Watching: Spring 2023

I am a fan first. I teethed on fandom. I watched my first anime (and was absolutely enthralled and addicted) when I was ten years old. It was translated into English, aired on US TV, and the storyline was butchered as they so often were in the 70s and 80s. But it hooked me. And when I discovered that the roots of the shows I came to love were in Japan, I followed anime back to the original pieces. I’ve been a fan of anime since I was young, and I am happy with the streaming services, and simulcasts, that let me indulge in modern anime so easily now.

Every season, I take a look on Animelist and and go through the new and returning anime lists, and pick out what I want to watch. It seems like I start with 20-25 on my list, and I usually narrow it down pretty quickly. Some shows lose me at one episode, some after two. Sometimes I just lose shows because they aren’t the ones I want to see the most and I have limited time. But at the start, the list is long.

This is where I am right now, presented with no descriptions and no value judgements and no explanations. Just the list of what I’m continuing, what I’m trying out, and where I’m watching it (if I’ve found a place! some I lose because I can’t find a legal simulcast).

So… what are you watching this season?

Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (HiDive, restarting airing)
RWBY (animated, not anime, on Crunchyroll)
UniteUp! (finishing after delays, Crunchyroll)

Ao no Orchestra (no streaming source yet)
Eternal Boys (HiDive—aired earlier, being put up 2eps at a time)
My Home Hero (Crunchyroll)

Dead Mount Death Play (Crunchyroll)
Insomniacs After School (HiDive)
Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion (Crunchyroll)
Wulin Buer Zhoukan (Donghua? No streaming source yet)

Skip and Loafer (Crunchyroll)
The Marginal Service (no streaming source yet, but the list of VAs is wonderful)

Oshi no Ko (HiDive)
Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts (Crunchyroll)
Working for God in a Godless World (Crunchyroll)
X&Y (Crunchyroll)

Dr. Stone: New World (Crunchyroll)
Opus: COLORs (Crunchyroll)
Ranking of Kings (Crunchyroll)
The Legendary Hero is Dead! (Crunchyroll)
Yuri is My Job! (Crunchyroll)

Birdie Wing (Crunchyroll)
Magical Destroyers (Crunchyroll)
Mashle (Crunchyroll)
Otaku Elf (HiDive)
The Cafe Terrace and Its Goddesses (Crunchyroll)
Tonikawa (Crunchyroll)
Xyrin Empire (Donghua? No streaming source yet)

A Galaxy Next Door (Crunchyroll)
Heavenly Delusion (Hulu)
Hell’s Paradise (Crunchyroll)
Loving Yamada at Lv999 (Crunchyroll)
Summoned to Another World for a Second Time (Crunchyroll)
The Dangers in My Heart (HiDive)

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