5 Anime Recommendations for 2019 Winter!
There are 5 anime that TGU editors recommend which will be broadcast from January 2019! Including continued series from popular anime and up-coming new original series, what would you watch?
You are lost if you confess? Love comedy of two genius based on love strategies
“Kaguya-sama: Love Is War”
In Shuchiin Gakuen, there are many students who are smart and come from humble families. The vice-president of the student council, Kaguya Shinomiya and the president, Miyuki Shirogane are attracted to each other, but their pride is avoiding them from being honest. Six months have passed without any change in their love life, so their thought has shifted to how to make their opponent confess to themselves. The war of their love strategies starts.
Its original manga is published serially in “WEEKLY YOUNG JUMP”. It’s such a popular love comedy that more than 2.85 million manga books were sold. The highlight is how the main characters put their full effort in making each other confess to one another.
The intense gambling battle starts again!
Hyakkaou Private Academy has female students from prestigious families. The academy is ruled by the hierarchy which has the student council at the top. The hierarchy is set through gambling.
The vice president, Kirari Momobari suddenly announces the dissolution of the council and the start of an election which students take away each other’s vote through gambling. With this election, every student gets the chance to stand at the top of all students.
Including Yumeko Jabami, a born Kakegurui who enjoys the risk of gambling, the intense battle starts!
It’s made from the manga which has been published serially in “Monthly Gangan JOKER”. On July 2017, its first season was broadcast, and this time is the second season which is the anime version of episodes from “Student Council Election” part. Even more intense battle than the first season is expected with the new enemy, Momobami family.
A new episode of Japari Park starts now!
“Kemono Friends Season 2”
“Japari Park” is a large zoo created somewhere in the world. In this zoo, there are a strange phenomenon which anthropomorphizes animals into human beings. These animals are now called “Friends” and live peacefully at the zoo.
One day, Serval and Caracal meet a child of human being. The child seemed hungry and worried, so they decide to travel together.
On January 2017, its first season was broadcast, and there were many who were addicted to the hear-warming characters and the leisurely story. In addition, there are many riddles in the story and collected a huge attention in the middle of the season. As a result, it became an anime of the year 2017. This season is directed by Ryuichi Kimura who also directed “Aikatsu!”.
A genuine air combat action by the same director as “Girls und Panzer”
“Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai”
In the wasteland, people helped and supported each other through trade.
A hired body guard, “Kotobuki Hikoutai” is composed of a harsh but beautiful female CEO, an unreliable director, a maintenance leader with a craftsmanship and many others. With these colleagues, they fight the sky pirates.
It’s an original anime created by the same director of “Girls und Panzer”, Tsutomu Mizushima. The highlight is the details of the machines and the fighting scenes of the six girls who fight together to defeat a big enemy.
The dubbing debut of Megumi Koshouji from Maison book girl!
“Near Death!! Ekoda-chan”
Ekoda-chan is a freeter (person who does not work full-time or is unemployed) who lives near Ekoda station in Nerima-ku, Tokyo.
Sometimes, she works as a telephone operator, and in other times as a hostess, a nude model, a contractual worker and more.
The anime draws the life of Ekoda-chan who does a variety of jobs and spend her time naked at home.
The original story is the four-cell manga written by Yukari Takinami which was published serially on “Monthly Afternoon” from 2014 to 2015. It’s an omnibus style and has different voice actresses, a director and a character designer for each episode. There is an episode which Megumi Koshouji from Maison book girl plays the role of Ekoda-chan.
Translated by Kayo
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