Winter 2019 – Upcoming Anime

Hi guys! The last season of 2018 had ended/ is ending so I thought I’d take a look at the next season. Normally I do this a bit earlier but I honestly missed the start date for the new season. Anyways, here’s a list of upcoming anime that will be airing. They are all in alphabetical order, and as always, it’s a list of new shows starting so no returning shows are featured.

All the synopsis are from Livechart.

Bermuda Triangle Colorful Pastrale coverBermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastrale

The glittering spotlights. The sparkling, fluffy, cute outfits. The charming voices while dancing with bright smiles. Under the dazzling lights on the big city stage, these would be the mermaid idols who swim and dance freely underwater.

But far from this big city, the girls once lived in the peaceful village of Parrel. These girls, who would not even imagine such a glittering future for themselves, are instead just raising a fuss over the snack cakes they are eating. This is the story of the cheerful daily life of mermaids who strive their hardest everyday.

 

Boogiepop wa Warawanai coverBoogiepop wa Warawanai

There is an urban legend that children tell one another about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This “Angel of Death” has a name: Boogiepop. And the legends are true. Boogiepop is real.

When a rash of disappearances involving female students breaks out at Shinyo Academy, the police and faculty assume they just have a bunch of runaways on their hands. But Nagi Kirima knows better. Something mysterious and foul is afoot. Is it Boogiepop, or something more sinister…?

 

Circlet Princess coverCirclet Princess

People’s lives have changed because of VR and AR, and a competitive sport has born from these technologies called CB (Circlet Bout). CB can be competed between two schools and became an e-sport that decides the wealth of the schools. It also became the real ability of the school, which depends on not just the students’ academic skills, but also on the data based on the sport ability, art, skills, etc.

 

 

Domestic na Kanojo coverDomestic na Kanojo

High schooler Natsuo is hopelessly in love with his cheerful and popular teacher, Hina. However, one day at a mixer, he meets a moody girl by the name of Rui and ends up sleeping with her. Soon after, his father announces that he’s getting remarried to a woman with two daughters of her own. And who shows up in tow, other than both Hina and Rui?! Natsuo’s outrageous new life starts now!

 

 

Dororo coverDororo

A samurai lord has bartered away his newborn son’s organs to forty-eight demons in exchange for dominance on the battlefield. Yet, the abandoned infant survives thanks to a medicine man who equips him with primitive prosthetics—lethal ones with which the wronged son will use to hunt down the multitude of demons to reclaim his body one piece at a time, before confronting his father. On his journeys the young hero encounters an orphan who claims to be the greatest thief in Japan.

 

Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue coverDoukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue

Mystery writer Mikazuki Subaru, who isn’t good at dealing with people, finds them to be a disturbance when it comes to building his imaginary world. One day, he chances upon a stray cat and feels inspiration strike, so he brings the cat home as his muse.

Can watching the inexplicable behaviors of a cat form material for a novel?

 

Egao no Daika coverEgao no Daika

On a planet far from Earth, there is a kingdom full of smiling faces. Princess Yuuki is 12 years old, and about to enter a sensitive age in a person’s life. Everyday, she cries, laughs, and sometimes, her heart throbs with excitement. All the while, she lives merrily in the royal palace.

Filling her days are her loyal vassals: her tutor Reira, Izana who assists in political affairs, the leader of the chivalry Harold … and then there is her childhood friend and aide Joshua.

“Yuuki! If you have spirit and guts, you can do anything!”

“…No, not this again! Joshua, be nobler!”

Stella is 17 years old and a capable, reserved soldier. However, she is always smiling … for smiling is essential to living.

This is a story of two girls born on distant planets.

 

Endro coverEndro~!

Naral Island, a continent with swords and magic in which humans and monsters coexist. The terrible Demon King lives there. In ancient times, the first-generation hero defeated the Demon King. Over the many successive generations since then, the Demon King has been resurrected, and the hero who opposes him has likewise reappeared. Girls attend a school for adventurers in order to defeat the Demon King when he appears again.

Though a bit absent-minded, Yusha has the body of a hero. The holy elf Seyla’s trouble never ends because she is too serious. The cheerful warrior Fai loves to eat. Mei is a quiet otaku magician. As the four girls aim to be in the hero party, they live relaxed fantasy lives and show no sign of defeating the Demon King no matter how much time passes.

 

Girly Air Force coverGirly Air Force

Mysterious flying creatures known as Zai suddenly appear, and in order to fight the creatures, mankind creates fighter aircraft called “Daughters,” as well as the automatic fighting mechanism “Anima,” which are shaped like human girls. The story centers on a young man named Kei Narutani, who yearns to fly in the sky, and an Anima considered to be humanity’s trump card, a girl name Guripen.

 

 

Go-toubun no Hanayome coverGo-toubun no Hanayome

One day, a poor high school second-year named Uesugi Futarou comes across a private tutoring gig with good pay. But his pupils are his classmates!! And they’re quintuplets!! A-and they’re all gorgeous girls, but they’re also troublemakers who hate to study and are on the verge of flunking out! And his first task is simply gaining the sisters’ trust?! Every day is a party! The curtain is rising on the Nakano quintuplets’ quirky romantic comedy with five times the cute!!

 

Grimms Notes The Animation coverGrimms Notes The Animation

The game takes place in a world created by a beings known as “Story Tellers.” At birth, all inhabitants of this world are bestowed with a “book of fate” where all their lives are written in advance. However, rogue Story Tellers known as Chaos Tellers are writing bad events into people’s books without them knowing. It is up to the holders of blank books of fate to seek out the Chaos Tellers and restore the world.

 

 

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen coverKaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen

All’s fair when love is war!

Two geniuses. Two brains. Two hearts. One battle. Who will confess their love first…?!

Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are two geniuses who stand atop their prestigious academy’s student council, making them the elite among elite. But it’s lonely at the top and each has fallen for the other. There’s just one huge problem standing in the way of lovey-dovey bliss—they’re both too prideful to be the first to confess their romantic feelings and thus become the “loser” in the competition of love! And so begins their daily schemes to force the other to confess first!

 

Kemurikusa coverKemurikusa

The story follows girls who fight with weird entities nicknamed “mushi” (bugs) and survive in a world of red fog.

 

 

 

 

Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai coverKouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai

In a barren frontier where people trade goods with each other in order to help each other survive. The Kotobuki Squadron are bodyguards for hire, led by a strict but beautiful squadron leader, an unreliable commanding officer, and a true artisan of a crew chief. Alongside pilots who don’t lack for personality, they take to the air in dogfights, letting the engine noise of their Hayabusa fighters ring out in the skies.

 

 

Mahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka coverMahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka

When the Earth is threatened by the sudden appearance of undead creatures, a group of young women blessed with powers from a mysterious source rose to defeat them. Now, after three years of apparent peace, the same malevolent creatures have resurfaced. Five magical girls are once again conscripted to war as the Magical Girl Special Ops force, to defend mankind from an unholy nemesis.

 

 

Pastel Memories coverPastel Memories

The story takes place in a future Akihabara where otaku culture has declined. Players play as a shopkeeper of an otaku shop. Together with the heroines who are in fact otaku girls, the shopkeeper start helping people claim their lost otaku memories back.

 

 

 

Revisions coverRevisions

This is a prophecy.

Someday, the five of you will be put into terrible danger.
And when that happens, you’re the only one who can protect everyone.
Daisuke Dojima, a 2nd-year student in high school who was kidnapped when he was younger, experiences a strange phenomenon along with his friends Gai, Lu, Marimari, and Keisaku: “Shibuya Adrift”.
The center of the city of Shibuya is transported more than 300 years in the future. The people sent with it find nothing there but vast wastelands and forests, dotted with ruins… and hostile beings called “Revisions” that control massive mechanical monsters.

As the monsters tear through Shibuya, someone appears to save the people: a girl with the same name, “Milo”, as the one who helped Daisuke when he was kidnapped, who looks identical to her as well.
She gives Daisuke and his friends weapons called “String Puppets” that they can pilot, and tells them to protect Shibuya.
Daisuke has spent his whole life believing in the prophecy that Milo gave him when he was kidnapped, and he’s overjoyed that the time has come at last and at the power he’s gained. But the kidnapping incident tore the 5 childhood friends apart.
An isolated city. An unknown enemy. An uncertain past and a prophecy of the future. The children fight the “future” to bring back the “present”.
No matter what, they’re going home…

 

Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan coverRinshi!! Ekoda-chan

Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan is a fun and dark a 4-koma manga about the real (?) life of the author, a single woman in Tokyo who drifts through relationships and works at various hostess clubs and the like. Lots of commentary on “birds of prey” (moukin), girls who use their cuteness and affect stupidity in order to try to score men (against whom the author is constantly fighting).

 

 

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari coverTate no Yuusha no Nariagari

Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world!

 

Ueno-san wa Bukiyou coverUeno-san wa Bukiyou

Ueno-san, who is in her third year of junior high school, is in love with the concept of falling in love. She makes full use of her inventions and tries to show it off to Tanaka, her Science Club kouhai.

 

 

 

Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! coverWatashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!

One day, fifth grader Hinata Hoshino brings her friend Hana Shirosaki to her house, and Hinata’s sister Miyako, a college student, falls in love with with Hana at first sight. Miyako manages to get along with Hana somehow, but her clumsy behavior and shyness, makes Hana wary. Even so, Hana gradually opens up to Miyako, who wants to become closer to her.

 

 

W'z coverW’z

Yukiya, who is “probably” 14 years old, spends his time DJ-ing alone. Due to his father’s influence, he’s listened to house music since he was young, and he uploads videos online. He wants to convey something to someone. He wants to be recognized, and become important. But getting hurt is scary. One day, while trying to get more views, he does something that can’t be undone. And he sees a live broadcast from “that world.” Yukiya believes he can’t do anything alone, but that he could accomplish something if he were doing it together with someone else.

 

Yakusoku no Neverland coverYakusoku no Neverland

Emma, Norman and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as “Mom,” all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. Good food, clean clothes and the perfect environment to learn – what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing.

 

 

 

15 comments

  1. I didn’t know that, but that’s quite interesting 😮 Thanks for sharing!

    Same here. I want to go rewatch Black Jack and then watch everything else attached to it lol.

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  2. Boogiepop wa Warawanai, and Dororo are ones I’m keeping an eye out for. Especially Dororo since I’m generally a fan of Osamu Tezuka manga. Probably going to wait to binge them once they finish airing. Yakusoku no Neverland I’ll probably watch as it airing. Not sure I’ll end up liking since people I know tell me mix things about it. Pretty split in telling where I would end up liking, or disliking it.

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    • Same here. I’m hoping they’ll be good! Ahh fair enough. I think I’ll go for the weekly watch. Well, try to at least.
      True… I’m hoping it’ll be good since it sounds so interesting but you just never know. I’ve avoided reading anything about the manga so I’m not quite sure where it sits.

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      • Sure thing. I want to see the original Boogiepop first. It’s also interesting to see an Osamu Tezuka work get remade and the first Dororo series came out back in the 60s, so it’s super old-school.

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        • I think I might watch the original later but it will be interesting to see what people think of the new version.
          Yeah Dororo is really old so I’m interested to see how this turns out.

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          • Sure thing. I might check out the original at a later point, too. I believe Discotek licensed it, but I forget.

            Definitely. I’ve read some or Tezuka’s manga and have seen some of his series such as his short films, the 2003 Astro Boy remake, Black Jack TV, and Kimba the White Lion to name a few.

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                  • Nice! I would like to check out other things from Astro Boy like Atom: The Beginning or possibly seeing more of the original series for historical purposes. Interesting fact about Astro Boy: Did you know he was the main inspiration for Mega Man? Capcom was about to make an Astro Boy game back in the 80s, but couldn’t secure the rights to it, so they made the blue robot an homage to that character. Think about it, both of them are boy robots, have arm cannons, can fly (okay, Mega Man needs Rush to fly though), and have single human “fathers” who are scientists. Capcom certainly has it’s issues, but I do appreciate them giving credit to Tezuka for their inspirations instead of straight up copycatting and denying everything like what happened with a certain other Tezuka character. :3

                    Black Jack TV was certainly a fun watch. I heard the OVAs were pretty good and I might check out Young Black Jack. I know Lina is a huge fan of that anime and I do want to see more of that anime franchise, too.

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  3. Oh my, I haven’t even though about the upcoming season at all… So many shows on this list! Ah… I’ll have to think about what to watch. 😅 thanks for the post Keiko!

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