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Upcoming Anime Series for Winter 2018

Upcoming Anime Series for Winter 2018

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Brace yourselves , winter is coming and here are the upcoming anime series for Winter 2018! Enjoy!!

After the Rain  (Koi wa Amaegari no Youni)

Source Material: Manga 

Genre:                                  Romance, Seinen
Studio:                                 Wit Studio
Director:                              Ayumu Watanabe
Premier Date:                      January 2018
Summary:                           A soft-spoken high school girl who find herself in love with her 45- year old manager and eventually became troubled how she can get her feelings to him.

Basilisk: Ouka Ninpouchou

Source Material:                  Manga
Genre:                                  Action, Fantasy
Studio:                                 Seven Arcs Pictures
Director:                              Junji Nishimura
Premier Date:                     January 9, 2018
Summary:                           This is the continuation of Basilisk: Kouga Ninpou Chou ten years after which is about ninjas who fought for the possession of a valuable scroll.



Source Material:                  Light Novel
Genre:                                  Sci-fi, Action, Drama, Romance
Studio:                                 Diomedea
Director:                              Seiji Mizushima
Premier Date:                     January 13,2018
Summary:                           This is about a 17-year old boy who had a fateful encounter with a cyborg eventually leading to the questions regarding coexistence between artificial beings and humans.

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen

Source Material:                  Manga
Genre:                                  Magical Girl, Romance, Adventure, Comedy, Shoujo
Studio:                                 Madhouse
Director:                              Morio Asaka
Premier Date:                     January 7, 2018
Summary:                           The sequel to Cardcaptor Sakura which is about a young magical girl who found out her cards are suddenly rendered useless only to discovr that she have to capture them all over again using a new key.


Source Material:                  Manga
Genre:                                  Yuri, Drama, Romance, School
Studio:                                 Passione
Director:                              Takeo Takahashi
Premier Date:                      January 6, 2018
Summary:                           A story of a high school girl who became confused of her feelings after being kissed by her step-sister out of the blue, making a love and hate relationship between the two.

Dagashi Kashi 2

Source Material:                 Manga
Genre:                                  Slice-of-Life, Comedy, Shounen
Studio:                                 Tezuka Productions
Director:                              Satoshi Kuwahara
Premier Date:                     January 2018
Summary:                           The second season of Dagashi Kashi whicjh is about a young teenage guy who aims to become a manga artist instead of inheriting their family’s long-running Japanese snack store, ending up being perpetually bugged by a daughter id a giant snack company.

Dame  x Prince Anime Caravan

Source Material:                 Visual Novel
Genre:                                  Romance, Fantasy
Studio:                                 Studio Flad
Director:                              Makoto Hoshino
Premier Date:                     January 10, 2018
Summary:                           A princess meets several handsome princes, but each one of them is stubborn in their own ways.

Darling in the FranXX

Source Material:                  Original
Genre:                                  Mecha, Sci-Fi
Studio:                                 Studio Trigger, A-1 Pictures
Director:                              Atsushi Nishigori
Premier Date:                     January 2018
Summary:                           This is an original anime title revealed at Anime Expo by Studio Trigger.

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody (Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku)

Source Material:                  Light Novel
Genre:                                  Fantasy, Action
Studio:                                 Connect, Silver Link
Director:                              Shin Oonuma
Premier Date:                      January 2018
Summary:                           A programmer on his late twenties found himself on a fantasy world and struggles to live a normal life after obliterating an army of lizard men and he himself became a high-level adventurer.

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. 2  (Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-Nan2)

Source Material:                  Manga
Genre:                                  Comedy, Supernatural, School, Shounen
Studio:                                 J.C. Staff
Director:                              Hiroaki Sakurai
Premier Date:                      January 2018
Summary:                           This is the sequel of the gag anime The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. which is about an all-powerful psychic who experiences more troubles than convenience because of his power.

Fate/Extra: Last Encore

Source Material:                  Game
Genre:                                  Action, Magic, Fantasy
Studio:                                 Shaft
Director:                              Akiyuki Shinbou
Premier Date:                      January 2018
Summary:                           An anime adaptation of Type-Moon’sFate/Extra Series which is about a guy who lost his memories and find himself on a virtual world fighting on a bloody battle royale along with his “Servant”.

Gakuen Babysitters

Source Material:                  Manga
Genre:                                  Comedy, Slice-of-Life, Shoujo
Studio:                                 Brain’s Base
Director:                              Shuusei Morishita
Premier Date:                      January 7, 2018
Summary:                           Two young brothers lost both of their parents in a plane crash and they are eventually taken in by an elite academy chairman who they never meet before, in exchange of the older brother being a school daycare’s new baby sitter.


Source Material:                  Original
Genre:                                  Comedy, Fantasy
Studio:                                 Strawberry Meets Pictures
Director:                              Souta Sugahara
Premier Date:                      January 9, 2018
Summary:                           Two men are suddenly dragged into an alternate world giving the task of saving the realm’s princess with the aid of the kingdom’s messenger.

Gin no Guardian 2nd Season

Source Material:                 Web Manhua
Genre:                                  Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Game, Supernatural
Studio:                                 Haoliners
Director:                              Masahiko Ookura
Premier Date:                      January 2018
Summary:                           A young top online gamer find himself into a virtual game-world while he is on his way to save a classmate who got herself kidnapped.


Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens

Source Material:                  Light Novel
Genre:                                  Action, Mystery
Studio:                                 Satelight
Director:                              Kenji Yasuda
Premier Date:                     January 2018
Summary:                           A shadowy figure known as the “killer of professional killers” hassuddenly appeared on the city of Fukuoka, a peaceful city in the surface but plagued with assassins and innate geniuses.


Hakumei to Mikochi

Source Material:              Manga
Genre:                                  Fantasy, Slice-of-Life
Studio:                                 Lerche
Director:                              Masaomi Andou
Premier Date:                      January 2018
Summary:                           Two tiny girls enjoying several adventures while living in a forest and meeting several folks along the way.

Hakyuu Houshin Engi

Source Material:                  Manga
Genre:                                  Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Shounen, Supernatural
Studio:                                 C-Station
Director:                              Masahiro Aizawa
Premier Date:                     January 12, 2018
Summary:                           A young wizard embarked on an adventure to reclaim the peace on their realm after an evil sorceress made the emperor himself her puppet.

How to Keep a Mummy

(Miira no Kaikata)
Source Material:                 Manga
Genre:                                  Supernatural, Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Studio:                                 8-Bit
Director:                              Kaori
Premier Date:                     January 2018
Summary:                           A high school boy received an unexpected souvenir from his self-proclaimed “adventurer” father, a little mummy that fits into the palm of his hand.

Hugtto Precure

Hugtto! Precure

Source Material:                  Manga
Genre:                                  Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Magical Girl, School, Shoujo, Slice of Life
Studio:                                 Toei Animation
Director:                               N/A
Premier Date:                      February 2018
Summary:                           The latest installment of the PreCure series which is about a group of magical girls who fight against the evil forces.



Source Material:                  Mixed-Media Project
Genre:                                  Male Idols
Studio:                                 TROYCA
Director:                              Makoto Bessho
Premier Date:                     January 2018
Summary:                           This is about a tenacious all-male idol group unwilling to cooperate with each other and their manager who is tasked to bring this seven young lads together and aim for the top.

Ito Junji Collection

Source Material:                  Manga
Genre:                                  Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural, Drama
Studio:                                 Studio Deen
Director:                              Shinobu Tagashira
Premier Date:                      January 5, 2018
Summary:                           This series is based from the works of horror manga creator Ito Junji.

 Kaijuu Girls: Ultra Kaijuu Gijinka Keikaku 2nd Season

Kaiju Girls 2nd Season (Kaijuu Girls: Ultra Kaijuu Gijinka Keikaku 2nd Season)

Source Material:                  Original
Genre:                                  Comedy, Sci-fi
Studio:                                 PuYUKAI
Director:                              Minoru Ashina
Premier Date:                      January 2018
Summary:                           When the monsters from the Ultraman franchise became cute girls, the weapons of mass destruction became the weapons of mass distraction.

Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san

Source Material:                  Manga
Genre:                                  Slice-of-Life, Comedy, Romancem School, Shounen
Studio:                                 Shin-Ei Animation
Director:                              Hiroaki Akagi
Premier Date:                     January 2018
Summary:                           This is a story about a young high school lad who is perpetually being teased by his seatmate, fighting not to blush after her shenanigans.

Killing Bites

Source Material:                  Manga
Genre:                                  Action, Ecchi, Supernatural, Seinen
Studio:                                 LIDENFILMS
Director:                              Yasuhito Nishikata
Premier Date:                      January 2018
Summary:                           A college student finds himself in disarray after having an unlikely encounter in the most unfortunate coincidence with a human-animal hybrid who is capable of unleashing havoc around her.


Source Material:                  Manga
Genre:                                  Horror, Supernatural Action, Mystery, Psychological, Drama, Seinen
Studio:                                 Geno Studio
Director:                              Yoshimitsu Oohashi
Premier Date:                      January 8, 2018
Summary:                           A girl attempted to rescue her brother and nephew with the help of her father and grandfather by entering a parallel world where time freezes, only to find out they are not the only one who can move on this plane.



Source Material:                  Manga
Genre:                                  Slice of LIfe
Studio:                                Charaction
Director:                              Yuuzou Yamamoto
Premier Date:                     January 2018
Summary:                           This is an anime about cute cats.


Märchen Mädchen

Source Material:                 Light Novel
Genre:                                  Magic, Fantasy, School
Studio:                                 Hoods Entertainment
Director:                              Hisashi Saitoum Shigeru Ueda
Premier Date:                      January 2018
Summary:                           After getting lost among bookcases of a library and got sent on a mysterious magical school, a girl started her new life and started a quest to become a true magician.


Mitsuboshi Colors

Source Material:                  Manga
Genre:                                  Slice-of-Life, Comedy
Studio:                                 SILVER LINK
Director:                              Tomoyuki Kawamura
Premier Date:                     January 2018
Summary:                           Three cute little girls having fun together while protecting the piece of their city.

Overlord II

Source Material:                  Light Novel
Genre:                                  Sci-fi, Action, Game, Adventure, Magic, Fantasy
Studio:                                 Madhouse
Director:                              Naoyuki Itou
Premier Date:                     January 2018
Summary:                           The second season of Overlord which is about a story of a young man who find himself trapped inside an online game after remaining logged while waiting for the shutting down of its servers.




Source Material:                  Original
Genre:                                  Comedy
Studio:                                 OLM, Shinei Animation
Director:                              Ryuuichi Kimura
Premier Date:                      January 6, 2017
Summary:                           A kid inventor who uses a number of mysterious tools to create new inventions.

Poputepipikku (Pop Team Epic)

Source Material:                 4-Koma Manga
Genre:                                  Comedy
Studio:                                 Kamikaze Douga
Director:                              Jun Aoki, Aoi Umeki
Premier Date:                     January 2018
Summary:                           The anime adaptation of a popular 4-koma manga about two young girls and their comic antics.

See Also

Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san

Source Material:                 4-Koma Manga
Genre:                                  Comedy
Studio:                                 AXsiZ, Studio Gokumi
Director:                              Kenji Setou
Premier Date:                     January 2017
Summary:                           A mysterious and pretty high school girl goes on hunting for ramen restaurants serving the best ramen dishes eating giant servings of ramen.


Record of the Grancrest War (Grancrest Senki)

Source Material:                 Light Novel
Genre:                                  Fantasy, Action
Studio:                                 A-1 Pictures
Director:                              Mamoru Hatakeyama
Premier Date:                      January 2018
Summary:                           A female mage and a male knight  made an everlasting oath to reform the whole continent which is dominated by war and chaos.

Ryuuou no Oshigoto!

Source Material:                 Light Novel
Genre:                                  Game, Slice-of-Life, Comedy
Studio:                                 project no. 9
Director:                              Shinsuke Yanagi
Premier Date:                     January 2018
Summary:                           A teenage boy who happens to be shogi master met a nine-year-old girl who is asking to become his disciple, starting a series of wacky hijinks.

Sanrio Danshi

Source Material:                 Original
Genre:                                  Slice of Life, Cute Boys Doing Cute Things, School
Studio:                                 Studio Pierrot
Director:                              Masashi Kudou
Premier Date:                     January 2018
Summary:                           This is about a group of high school boys who really, really love Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty and My Melody and their struggle to accept it rather than being embarrassed.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments (Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu)

Source Material:                  Manga
Genre:                                  Fantasy, Action, Supernatural, Shounen
Studio:                                 A-1Pictures
Director:                              Tomokazu Tokoro
Premier Date:                     January 6, 2018
Summary:                           This is the sequel about a princess who embarked on an adventure to search the remaining “evil knights” to retake her kingdom.


Slow Start

Source Material:                  4-Koma Manga
Genre:                                  Slice-of-Life, Comedy, School
Studio:                                 A-1 Pictures
Director:                              Hiroyuki Hashimoto
Premier Date:                     January 2018
Summary:                           A high school girl tries to hide to her peers that she enrolled in high school one year late and she’s now trying her best to deal with it.


Source Material:                  Manga
Genre:                                  Slice-of-Life, Comedy, Shounen
Studio:                                 Production IMS
Director:                              Tomoki Kobayashi
Premier Date:                      January 2018
Summary:                           A woman on her twenties lived on a woman-only share house and always having fun with the other residents while enjoying a good alcohol and a delicious meal.

Toji no Miko

Source Material:                  Original
Genre:                                  Supernatural, Action, Fantasy
Studio:                                 Studio Gokumi
Director:                              Koudai Kakimoto
Premier Date:                      January 5, 2018
Summary:                           This anime follows a group of shrine maidens bestowed with the task of exorcising evil creatures, and among them is a girl who is a bit more passionate than her peers.

Touken Ranbu :  Hanamaru 2

Source Material:                 Online Browser Card Game
Genre:                                  Fantasy, Comedy, Action, Slice of Life, Histotrical, Drama
Studio:                                 Doga Kobo
Director:                              Tomoaki Koshida
Premier Date:                     January 2018
Summary:                           This is the second season of the anime adaptation of a hit online brpwser card game about ancient Japanese swords who found themselves reincarnated as young lads and tasked to fight enemies whose aim is to change the course of history.


Uchuu Yorimo Tooi Basho

Source Material:                 Original
Genre:                                  Adventure
Studio:                                 Madhouse
Director:                              Atsuko Ishizuka
Premier Date:                     January 2018
Summary:                           A story of a group of high school girls who embarked on a journey towards the South Pole. this one sounds sooooo exciting!!!! 😀


Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden

Source Material:                 Light Novel
Genre:                                  Fantasy
Studio:                                 Kyoto Animation
Director:                              Taicho Ishidate
Premier Date:                      January 2018
Summary:                           This story is about a living doll that puts lives of several individuals into writing eventually connecting the hearts of people around them in a world where automatons are a common thing.

Working Buddies

(Hataraku Onii-san!)

Source Material:                  Original
Genre:                                  Slice-of-Life
Studio:                                 Tomovies
Director:                              Tomoya Takashima
Premier Date:                      January 5, 2018
Summary:                           Two anthropomorphic cats take various part-time jobs while attending college.

Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line

Source Material:                 Manga
Genre:                                  Sports, Comedy, Drama, Shounen
Studio:                                 TMS Entertainment
Director:                              Osamu Nabeshima
Premier Date:                      January 2018
Summary:                           This is the fourth season of the anime adaptation of Yowamushi Pedal which is about an otaku who realized his knack in cycling and eventually joins his high school’s cycling club.


Yuru Camp △

Source Material:                   Manga
Genre:                                  Slice-of-Life, Cute Girls Doing Cute Things, Comedy, Seinen
Studio:                                 C-Station
Director:                              Yoshiaki Kyougoku
Premier Date:                      January 2018
Summary:                           This anime is about two girls who enjoy camping and appreciating the great outdoors.

What do you think about this anime line-up? Is it good? Is it meh? Whatever your answer is, remember two words: Anime World 😎

sources:  MyAnimeList, Honey’s Anime, LiveChart, Anime News Network, Crunchyroll, Anime Now

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