Streaming January 2023 Streaming January 2023

Heading into the new year, we’ve rounded up the animated films and series that will hit streaming platforms in January of 2023.

The month hasn’t got a lot to offer in terms of new animation, outside of Crunchyroll anyway, but a few returning series are sure to have fans excited, including the second seasons of Disney+’s The Bad Batch, Crunchyroll’s Vinland Saga, and Prime Video’s The Legend of Vox Machina.

January looks a bit slower than a typical month for Netflix, although the streamer is getting 2022’s most successful animated feature Minions: The Rise of Gru, which will be available on the platform on January 23.

Crunchyroll is releasing a ton of anime over the first two weeks of January, including several highly anticipated series such as Trigun Stampede, NieR:Automata Ver1.1, and a new season of Vinland Saga.

Hulu is getting Masashi Ando and Masayuki Miyaji’s 2021 Annecy main competition player The Deer King next month and will premiere its Australian adult animated comedy series Koala Man. Meanwhile, HBO Max will launch its adult Scooby Doo spinoff Velma.

NBC’s streaming platform Peacock will stream the Golden Globe Awards on January 10. Check out our coverage of all the nominated animated titles here.

A few notes on the list: The list includes announcements for new seasons of existing shows, however, we do not list new episode releases of existing seasons, as some streamers roll out new episodes in monthly batches. Streamers also often announce new animation releases mid-month. Our guide only catalogs what the streamers announce at the beginning of the month, but, when possible, we try to update the schedule if there are mid-month announcements. The list only includes content that is premiering on the U.S. versions of these services.

Here’s a look at the streaming animation release calendar for January:

Netflix
  • Kimi ni todoke: From Me To You (series, Jan. 1)
  • LEGO Friends: Heartlake Stories (limited series, Jan. 1)
  • Monster (series, Jan. 1)
  • The Way of the Househusband: S2 (series, Jan. 1)
  • Vinland Saga: S1 New Episodes (series, Jan. 9)
  • Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight: S2 (series, Jan. 12)
  • Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre (series, Jan. 19)
  • Booba: S5 (series, Jan. 20)
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru (feature, Jan. 23)
  • Little Angel: S2 (series, Jan. 24)
  • Daniel Spellbound: S2 (series, Jan. 26)
  • Princess Power (series, Jan. 30)

Disney+
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch: S2 (series, Jan 4)
  • Superkitties (series, Jan. 11)
  • King Shakir Recycle (series, Jan. 18)
  • Chibi Tiny Tales: S3 (shorts, Jan. 18)
  • Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Funhouse: S2 (series, Jan. 18)
  • Me & Mickey (shorts, Jan. 18)
  • Dino Ranch: S2 (series, Jan. 25)

Hulu
  • A Troll in Central Park (feature, Jan. 1)
  • The Triplets Of Belleville (feature, Jan. 1)
  • Mia and Me: Hero of Centopia (feature, Jan. 3)
  • Koala Man (series, Jan. 9)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens: Season 2 (series, Jan. 24)
  • The Deer King (feature, Jan. 27)

Crunchyroll
  • Tomo-Chan Is A Girl: (series, Jan. 4)
  • Bungo Stray Dogs: S4 (series, Jan. 4)
  • The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague (series, Jan. 4)
  • Revenger (series, Jan. 5)
  • The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World (series, Jan. 5)
  • ONIMAI: I’m Now Your Sister (series, Jan. 5)
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Northern War (series, Jan. 6)
  • Buddy Daddies (series, Jan. 6)
  • Sugar Apple Fairy Tale (series, Jan. 6)
  • NieR:Automata Ver1.1a (series, Jan. 7)
  • Trigun Stampede (series, Jan. 7)
  • The Misfit of Demon King Academy Ⅱ: History’s Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants (series, Jan. 7)
  • Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack (series, Jan. 7)
  • Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement (series, Jan. 7)
  • The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World (series, Jan. 7)
  • Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army (series, Jan. 7)
  • By the Grace of the Gods Season 2 (series, Jan. 8)
  • In/Spectre Season 2 (series, Jan. 8)
  • The tale of Outcasts (series, Jan. 8)
  • Handyman Saitou in Another World (series, Jan. 8)
  • Vinland Saga: S2 (series, Jan. 9)
  • Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire (series, Jan. 9)
  • Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari (series, Jan. 9)
  • The Vampire Dies in No Time: S2 (series, Jan. 9)
  • Ayakashi Triangle (series, Jan. 9)
  • Campfire Cooking in Another World with my Absurd Skill (series, Jan. 10)
  • Ningen Fushin: Adventurers Who Don’t Believe in Humanity Will Save the World (series, Jan. 10)
  • Kaina of the Great Snow Sea (series, Jan. 11)
  • The Fruit of Evolution 2: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made (series, Jan. 13)
  • The Fire Hunter (series, Jan. 14)
  • Sorcerous Stabber Orphen -Chaos in Urbanrama- (series, Jan. 18)
  • BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense: S2 (series, TBA)
  • Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac: S3 (series, TBA)

HBO Max
  • Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons (feature, Jan. 1)
  • Nine (feature, Jan. 1)
  • Planet 51 (feature, Jan. 1)
  • The Book of Life (feature, Jan. 1)
  • Velma (series, Jan. 12)
Streaming January 2023
Prime Video
  • Invader Zim (series, Jan. 1)
  • Nella the Princess Knight (series, Jan. 1)
  • Shimmer and Shine (series, Jan. 1)
  • Despicable Me (feature, Jan. 1)
  • Despicable Me 2 (feature, Jan. 1)
  • The Legend of Vox Machina: S2 (series, Jan. 20)

Freevee
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (feature, Jan. 1)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (feature, Jan. 1)
  • How to Train Your Dragon (feature, Jan. 1)
  • Planet 51 (feature, Jan. 1)
  • Shark Tale (feature, Jan. 1)
  • The Croods (feature, Jan. 1)
  • The Smurfs (feature, Jan. 1)
  • The Smurfs 2 (feature, Jan. 1)

Criterion
  • Phantom Boy (feature, Jan. 21)

Paramount+
  • Kiri & Lou: S1-2 (Jan. 18)
  • The Loud House: S5 (Jan. 18)
  • The Smurfs: S1 (series, Jan. 18)

Peacock
  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (feature, Jan. 1)
  • Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs (feature, Jan. 1)
  • Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs 2 (feature, Jan. 1)
  • Madagascar (feature, Jan. 1)
  • Peabody & Sherman (feature, Jan. 1)
  • 80th Golden Globe Awards (awards, Jan. 10)

Mubi
  • The Case of Hana & Alice (feature, Jan. 9)

Pictured at top: Trigun: Stampede, Velma, The Legend of Vox Machina


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