As usual with regards to animation, several distributors have not yet announced next year’s price list, let’s think of Nexo Digital/Dynit , Anime Factory or Crunchyroll .


The most awaited films are undoubtedly Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Super Mario Bros and Elemental , but 2023 marks the return to Italy of Makoto Shinkai , and more generally of Hayao Miyazaki , Genndy Tartakovsky, Travis Knight and Chris Buck .

The titles are in order of release, where possible:

Black Clover: The Magic Emperor’s sword

It will be released worldwide on Netflix , and will have a short distribution in Japanese theaters where viewers will receive volume 23.5 as a bonus. Supervised by mangaka Yūki Tabata , the film sees the return of the staff from the animated series.
The film will tell the story of the Magic Emperor, unpublished in the original work.

Release: March 31 Netflix

Super Mario Bros. – The Movie

Written by Matthew Fogel (Minions 2), the film produced by Chris Meledandri and Shigeru Miyamoto , is still without a synopsis.
This is the first animated feature film based on the well-known Nintendo video game .

Release: April 6th


Hikari and Double Line will bring the latest film by the visionary director Masaaki Yuasa to Italy, again in collaboration with the mangaka Taiyo Matsumoto (Ping Pong) author of the character design.
Inspired by the novel Heike monogatari , the film tells the story of the friendship between the Czech musician Tomona and Inu-oh, a boy cursed with the gift of dancing. Yuaasa has created a rock opera set in the fourteenth century with musical numbers that rival Broadway productions.

Release: May 2023

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Peter Sohn (Arlo’s Journey) returns to direct, this time on the 27th Pixar film , described as a mix between Inside Out and Zootopia .

The story is set in Element City where the inhabitants of fire, water, earth and air live together.
The film introduces Ember, a tenacious, sharp, and “ardent” young woman, whose friendship with a funny, cheesy, “going with the flow” boy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in.

Release: June 16, 2023 USA

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos

Directed by Jérémy Zag , the film narrates the origins of Marinette and Adrien – aka Ladybug and Cat Noir – and their heroic destiny in the heart of Paris.

Created in 2015 by Thomas Astruc , the French-Korean-Japanese series debuts on the big screen for the first time.

Release: July 6, 2023