Winter 2018 – Upcoming Anime

With the winter season now weeks away from finishing, I thought I’d have a look at what’s coming out next season and to my surprise, it looks like there’s some pretty interesting stuff. Lots of second seasons and stuff but as always, I’ve cut out all returning shows so this is just a list of the new shows coming out. It still looks like a pretty good list. As always, this is isn’t a list of shows I’ll be watching but simply a list of shows that are coming out next season that look decent. Also, all the synopsis are from LiveChart 🙂

Here we go!

Beatless coverBeatless

I believe in that smile. Even if you don’t have a soul.

2105 A.D. Japan

The humanoid android hiE became part of people’s life and was handling the things human could and couldn’t do. Endou Arato, unlike his friends Kenko and Ryou who hate hiE, felt sympathy for hiE which are supposed to be just objects. One night, Arato suddenly gets assaulted by mysterious falling cherry blossoms that make hiE and machines run havoc. Will the cornered Arato be saved by the mysterious hiE Lacia…

 

Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku coverDeath March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku

29-year-old programmer Suzuki Ichirou finds himself transported into a fantasy RPG. Within the game, he’s a 15-year-old named Satou. At first he thinks he’s dreaming, but his experiences seem very real. Due to a powerful ability he possesses with limited use, he ends up wiping out an army of lizard men and becomes a high leveled adventurer. Satou decides to hide his level, and plans to live peacefully and meet new people. However, developments in the game’s story, such as the return of a demon king, may cause a nuisance to Satou’s plans.

 

Grancrest Senki coverGrancrest Senki

The story takes place on a continent ruled by chaos. The chaos breeds disaster, but the Lords of the continent have the power of “Crest” (a Mark of the Saint) that can calm the chaos and protect the people. However, one day the rulers throw away their creed of protecting the people, and instead start to fight each other with their powers to gain dominion over each other. The novels center on Silka, an isolated mage who scorns the Lords for abandoning their creed, and a wandering knight named Theo, who is on a journey to train to one day liberate his hometown, which is under tyrannical rule. Silka and Theo make an everlasting oath to each other as master and servant, and work together to reform this continent dominated by wars and chaos.

 

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens coverHakata Tonkotsu Ramens

At first glance, the Fukuoka city seems like a peaceful one, but under the surface, crime is running rampant. The city’s Hakata ward is home to the professionals of the underworld: professional killers, detectives, informants, professional revenge seekers, those skilled in torture, and more. And according to urban legend, even a “killer of professional killers” exists in the city. When stories of the men in the underworld are told, a “professional killer murder” appears.

 

Hakumei to Mikochi coverHakumei to Mikochi

Nine centimeters (3.5 inches) tall, the tiny girls Hakumei and Mikochi live in the forest. Living in a tiny house in a tree, riding insects and birds, and making umbrellas out of leaves, these tiny girls live a tiny life. Follow their tiny but lovely lives as they live their day to day in a fantastic world of tiny people and gods.

 

Koi wa Ameagari no You ni coverKoi wa Ameagari no You ni

Akira is an aloof and cool girl that used to be in the track club of her school. Right now she is working as a part-timer in a family restaurant next to her crush, the manager….a 45 year old divorced man.

 

 

Kokkoku coverKokkoku

Juri Yukawa lives with her NEET father and brother, her retired grandfather, her sister (a single mother) and her young nephew. One day, her nephew and brother are kidnapped for ransom. Having only 30 minutes to meet the demands of the kidnappers, Juri, who realizes there is not enough time to prepare the money, decides to head for their rescue by herself with knife in hand when her grandfather uses a mysterious stone passed on in the Yukawa family to stop time.

In a world where everyone and everything are inert, Juri and her father and grandfather run to rescue the two. But at the kidnappers’ hideout, they soon realize they are not the only ones who can move about in this still world…

 

Ryuuou no Oshigoto! coverRyuuou no Oshigoto!

The story is about a teenage boy who happens to be a shogi master. One day, a nine-year-old girl turns up at his house, announcing that she will take him as her disciple. From there, all kinds of wacky hijinks ensue.

 

Violet Evergarden coverViolet Evergarden

Long ago the “Auto Memories Doll” was born. Professor Orland, an influential figure in the printing industry, invented a new type of printing machine for his wife Molly, so that she could write novels after she had lost her eyesight. The machine was given the appearance of a petite lovely doll.

Putting his heart and hopes into it, the professor named it “Auto Memories Doll”. Eventually, Auto Memories Dolls became widespread, supporting the lives of many. Now, the term is applied to women whose work is to put thoughts into words, either for those who cannot write or on behalf of others.

This story is about a young girl, Violet Evergarden, and how she connects people’s hearts as an Auto Memories Doll living at the turning point of a generation.

 

Do any of these pique your interest? Personally there’s are a couple that look really interesting to me. Is there any I’ve missed that seem interesting to you?

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