2018 New Season: 8 Animes Starting from January
New year is coming, so new animes are coming, too! Some animes are really popular even before they are on TV as they are made from light novels. Some are back as a new continued season! Check out and see which one you want to watch. All starting from January 2018!
Violet Evergarden, a girl who used to be called as “weapon”, meets Auto Memory Dolls and goes through various experiences as she feels love and emotions.
Received the 5th Kyoto Animation Award at novel section. It will be on Netflix from spring 2018. Expectations are high as Kyoto animation is producing this anime.
The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!
At the age of 16, Yaichi Kuzuryu won the title of “Ryuou”, meaning the strongest in shogi (Japanese chess) world. To be his apprentice, a third grade student, Ai Hinatsuru comes to him, and the story of the two shogi enthusiasts start.
Received 1st place at pocket edition section in “Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2017 (This Light Novel is Great!)”. Recently, shogi has been a hot topic in Japan because of Sota Fuji who became a professional shogi player at the youngest age in the history and Yoshiharu Habu, who won the title of 永世七冠 (Eisei Nanakan) which is the greatest title, so he is like the god of shogi. Adding to that “March Comes in like a Lion (Sangatsu no Lion)” became animated and made into a live-action movie as well. Shogi is a big trend now!
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
Satou gets lost in another universe and gets the strongest power and fortune by a strange coincidence. He helps girls, go out with them, go sightseeing, eat delicious food… and have a dreamy trip.
It’s been posted at Novel Story website, “Shousetsuka ni Narou” and gained popularity.
Cardcaptor Sakura：Clear Card
The main character, Sakura collected the Clow Cards which brings bad influence on the world, and changed them into her own cards using magic power in the previous series. Now, she is a 1st year student at junior high school. At one night, something happened to her cards, and they become transparent. At the same time, something weird happens at Tomoeda town where she lives.
One of the most popular manga at CLAMP is now back as new anime series. It’s been 18 years, so we are all so excited! The original cast from 18 years will be back, too!
Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san
A cute love comedy of a flirtatious junior high school student, Takagi-san and the boy at the next desk, Nishikata. Takagi-san plays pranks on Nishitaka, and he gets twisted around her fingers.
The manga won 1st award at “全国書店員が選んだおすすめコミック2017 (Best Comic Books Chosen by Booksellers)”.
Koi wa Ameagari no You ni
The main character is a former ace at the track and field club, Akira Tachibana, who gives up on running due to an incident. The anime is about a love story between Akira and a 45-year-old guy, Masami Kondo who is the manager of a family restaurant which Akira does her part time job at. It will become a live-action movie on May 2018.
The original manga serializes in Big Comic Spirits.
Dagashi Kashi 2
At a peninsula, Kokonatsu Shikada lives in a country town dreaming about becoming a manga writer in the future, but his father, You Shikada insists that Kokonatsu should succeeds his Japanese snack (dagashi) store, Shikada Dagashi. One day, a beautiful dagashi lover, Hotaru Shidare comes from city side and struggles to make Kokonatsu the owner of the dagashi store.
It’s the second season of the series. The atmosphere is very nostalgic and delicious!
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The story is usually based on animes, games and dramas from 1990’s and current affairs. One of the most popular story was from the episode which destroys the publishing company of the manga. This episode was created to make fun of the incidents caused by yakuzas at that time in Japan.
Became popular on Online Manga Website “Manga Life WIN”. Based on a surreal comedy four-panel webcomic. It was initially announced that the anime will start from October 2017, but it was delayed to January 2018 due to an “error by King Records”.
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