MAPPA Stage 2023 Recap - All Anime Announcements

May 22, 2023
MAPPA Stage 2023 is now behind us. We followed the 8-hour event and compiled a list of information about all of the stages that took place today.
MAPPA Stage 2023 Recap - All Anime Announcements
The announcements did not disappoint and even the lack of some highly-anticipated news (like Chainaw Man Season 2) couldn’t spoil the mood. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the highlights!

Hell’s Paradise

Despite the fact that many fans speculated about Hell's Paradise announcements at the MAPPA Stage 2023, the panel was quite boring. Yumiri Hanamori, Ryohei Kimura, Rie Takahashi, and Chikahiro Kobayashi were among those present.

Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill

The panel Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill likewise saw no noteworthy announcements. Yuma Uchida's cooking skills were on display, though, as he "prepared" beef stew with "wyvern meat" from the anime live during the occasion. Satoshi Hino, Hina Kino, and Maaya Uchida joined the host, Seitaro Mukai, in tasting the stew.

©Ren Eguchi, Overlap/MAPPA/Tondemo Skill

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan fans were in for a special treat: Romi Park, Yui Ishikawa, and Yuki Kaji started off the panel with a live reading of the most impactful scenes from the previous installment of the anime. Romi Park, who plays Hange, discussed her character and even got upset at one point. Attack on Titan Final Season director Yuichiro Hayashi also joined them. Hayashi revealed a new key image, stating that it is likely the last one the anime will have.

© Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/”ATTACK ON TITAN” The Final Season Production Committee

Vinland Saga

Yuto Uemura (Thorfinn) and Shunsuke Takeuchi (Einar) appeared on stage with Shuhei Yabuta (director) and Hiroya Hasegawa (producer). They discussed the current season and the most memorable moments thus far. A new trailer was also released, which was unintentionally leaked via MAPPA's Twitter account prior to the official unveiling at the MAPPA Stage 2023 arena.

© Makoto Yukimura, Kodansha/VINLAND SAGA SEASON 2 Project

Chainsaw Man

Chainsaw Man fans had high hopes for MAPPA Stage 2023. The second season, however, has not been confirmed. Kikunosuke Toya (Denji), Shogo Sakata (Aki), and Ai Fairouz (Power) discussed their favorite moments from the anime. Tomori Kusunoki, who plays Makima, was also scheduled to appear but had to withdraw owing to health concerns. The stage's main attraction was the massive Pochita:

©Tatsuki Fujimoto / Shueisha, MAPPA

Jujutsu Kaisen

The new trailer for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 came as no surprise since it was announced a few weeks ago – it still managed to impress the fans. Junya Enoki, Yuma Uchida, Asami Seto and Megumi Ogata attended the event.


©Gege Akutami/Shueisha/JUJUTSU KAISEN Project

The Mourning Children: Nagiko and the Girls Wearing Tsurubami Black

The Mourning Children: Nagiko and the Girls Wearing Tsurubami Black is the title of Sunao Katabuchi’s upcoming movie. Studio Contrail will be animating it. Teaser visual is now available:

© The Mourning Children Production Committee/ KUROBURUE

Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Koujou

The long-awaited information about Mari Okada’s Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Koujou movie is here. We got to see the teaser trailer and a visual. The movie will premiere this September 15.


©Maboroshi Project


Bucchigiri?! was the only new anime announcement at MAPPA Stage 2023. The original anime project will be directed by Hiroko Utsumi and will follow the story of two friends who reunite and become embroiled in a power struggle.


© Bucchigiri?! Production Committee


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