5 Most Anticipated New Shounen Manga of 2023

Welcome back to Honey’s Anime’s semi-definitive list of all the best new manga hitting the shelves in 2023. Join us as we uncover new series and exciting debuts across all your favorite genres!

From action-packed fights to dark and twisted fantasies, we’ve searched far and wide for some of the best shounen and seinen series coming to a bookstore near you in the first half of 2023.

Get those pre-orders ready and join us today as we discuss 5 New Shounen Manga in 2023!

5. Choujin X

  • Authors: Ishida Sui
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Seinen, Supernatural
  • Volumes: 1+
  • Published: February 2023

Kicking off our list today is the newest series from renowned mangaka Ishida Sui, best known for the dark fantasy Tokyo Ghoul and its sequel, Tokyo Ghoul:re.

Second-year high schoolers Tokio and Azuma are doing what they can to combat the injustice brewing in their town by taking down common thugs and restoring order. But supernatural beings called choujins are an entirely different threat moving into their town. When both Tokio and Azuma become infected and turn into choujins, they’ll discover an underbelly far darker and more dangerous than they could have ever imagined.

Perfect for readers who want more of Ishida’s masterful artistic style, Choujin X will be transforming our nightmares in February 2023.

4. Shaman King: FLOWERS

  • Authors: Takei Hiroyuki
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Seinen, Supernatural
  • Volumes: 1+
  • Published: March 2023

If you’re looking for an old-school shounen (or want to capture the nostalgia of the original Shaman King), then keep an eye out for the brand-new sequel, Shaman King: FLOWERS.

Set ten years after the end of Shaman King, the sequel follows the now-teenaged Hana Asakura—a shaman who’s struggling to use his mystical powers. When Hana becomes embroiled in a dispute between the branch and main families of the Asakura clan, he must form an uneasy alliance with his cousins in order to prepare for the ‘Flower of Maize’—a battle that will change the world in unknown ways.

Already complete in Japanese at 6 volumes, Shaman King: FLOWERS is an excellent sequel to a fan-favorite classic. The first volume will be arriving in physical format for the first time in March 2023.

3. Yomi no Tsugai (Daemons of the Shadow Realm)

  • Authors: Arakawa Hiromu
  • Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural, Tragedy
  • Volumes: 1+
  • Published: April 2023

From the award-winning creator of Fullmetal Alchemist and the manga adaptation of Arslan Senki (The Heroic Legend of Arslan) comes a brand-new series of magic and tragedy.

Yomi no Tsugai (Daemons of the Shadow Realm) stars Yuru, a boy living in a remote mountain village, content with hunting and communing with nature. When his idyllic and isolated hometown is attacked, Yuru learns his birthright is to command powerful supernatural beings called Daemons. Soon Yuru is dragged into a conspiracy involving his twin sister Asa, and a prophecy that could destroy the entire world.

Japanese readers have already praised the first volume, and we can’t wait for Arakawa to bring us another brand-new universe of mystery and magic! Daemons of the Shadow Realm will release in April 2023.

2. Boku no Noroi no Kyuuketsuki (My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress)

  • Authors: Kanai Chisaki
  • Genres: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Shounen, Supernatural
  • Volumes: 1+
  • Published: May 2023

From the author of Mahou Tsukai no Deshi ga Warau Toki. (When a Magician’s Pupil Smiles.) comes a sexy, blood-sucking action fantasy!

In the world of Boku no Noroi no Kyuuketsuki (My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress), vampires have emerged throughout Japan, eating and killing humans. With the war tipping into the vampires’ favor, vampire-hunter Isuzu Osaka forms a desperate plan to kidnap “Baroque”—a legendary vampire whose sheer beauty drives mortals insane. Thus begins an action-packed story of vampires, betrayal, beauty, and blood!

My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress will get your pulse racing when it hits bookshelves in May 2023!

1. [Oshi No Ko]

  • Authors: Akasaka Aka (Story), Yokoyari Mengo (Art)
  • Genres: Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Romance, Seinen, Comedy
  • Volumes: 1+
  • Published: January 2023

Easily one of the most anticipated new manga of 2023, [Oshi No Ko] already has plenty of fans and an anime announced, too! Two powerhouses of the manga industry join forces in the form of Akasaka Aka of Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai - Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Yokoyari Mengo of Kuzu no Honkai (Scum’s Wish).

A wonderfully dark take on the entertainment industry, [Oshi No Ko] follows Aquamarine and Ruby—twin children of the teenage idol sensation Ai Hoshino, who are actually reincarnations of her fans! [Oshi No Ko] takes the lid off of the idol industry, examining the nature of performers, managers, and even obsessive fans.

Akasaka’s character-writing prowess is matched by Yokoyari’s great illustrations, with plenty of shocking twists and turns that’ll leave you guessing. The best news? You won’t have to wait long for [Oshi No Ko]—it’s releasing in January 2023!

Final Thoughts

These are just five of the many shounen and seinen titles releasing in the first six months of 2023!

Whether you’re wanting a nostalgic old-school shounen or something newer and edgier, 2023 has you covered with a great mix of debuts and new releases from our favorite creators.

Are you interested in any of these titles? Let us know in the comments below, and as always, thank you for reading!

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Author: Brett Michael Orr

I'm a writer, gamer, and reviewer of manga & light novels, from Melbourne, Australia. When I'm not creating a new world, I'll be absorbed in a good JRPG, watching some anime, or reading up a storm!

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