Hello New Year: Top 10 Most Anticipated Anime Winter 2019!


10. Go-toubun no Hanayome

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(Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Comedy – Harem – Romance – School – Shounen
  • Source: Manga
  • Studios: Tezuka Productions
  • Airing Date: January 11, 2019

Synopsis: “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!!

(Source: Kodansha Comics via AniDB)

At first glance, Go-toubun no Hanayome might be a big “no-no” anime for certain people who hate harem kind-of story. That said, judging by its original manga we think this is a good harem story. Based on the manga alone, the dialogues and interactions are quite interesting. All the characters, especially the male protagonist Uesugi Futarou who is actually witty (unlike his “nerd” look), and he has some really savage dialogues. Let’s hope that Tezuka Productions can bring the same charm from the manga onto the screen.

9. Domestic na Kanojo

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(Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Drama – Romance – School – Shounen
  • Source: Manga
  • Studios: Diomedéa
  • Airing Date: January 12, 2019

Synopsis: “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!

(Source: Kodansha Comics)

When we first look at Domestic na Kanojo anime’s genre, it feels kind of… weird for us since its original manga is not exactly “shounen” at all. The manga has some pretty mature element but after seeing the anime’s genre, we suspect that they will remove certain parts in the manga. Story-wise, Domestic na Kanojo leans more on drama and dilemma side rather than comedy-love-story type. It has really good emotional moments. But judging by its story nature, this anime may be a deal-breaker for certain viewers. Otherwise, we think this will be a good romance story for those who prefer serious and realistic plot.

8. Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen

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(Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Comedy – Psychological – Romance – School – Seinen
  • Source: Manga
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Airing Date: January 12, 2019

Synopsis: “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!

(Source: Viz Media)

Yet another romance anime; however, this story looks really fascinating thanks to its interesting plot. Judging by the synopsis and its video premiere, this story seems to rely heavily on the dialogues and interactions between the two main protagonists. The plotline of “the couple falling in love, yet both are too prideful to confess first” can create some great chemistry between the two characters. We can expect lots of funny, and also cute moments and we hope that the characters’ chemistry will be as good as “Seishun Buta Yarou” series.

7. Boogiepop wa Warawanai

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(Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Horror – Mystery – Psychological
  • Source: Light Novel
  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Airing Date: January 4, 2019

Synopsis: “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…?

(Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)

Now this is an interesting entry of anime winter 2019. For those who don’t know, this anime is supposedly to be the “remake” of the Boogiepop Phantom light novel series back in early 2000. To be honest, we haven’t read the original light novel. But according to many people who have read the series like The Anime Man, the original light novel is extremely, extremely good. And since Madhouse is the studio behind this season’s anime, we can stay confident about this anime’s quality.

6. Dororo

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(Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Action – Adventure – Demons – Historical – Shounen – Supernatural
  • Source: Manga
  • Studios: MAPPA x Tezuka Productions
  • Airing Date: January 7, 2019

Synopsis: “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.”

(Source: Vertical Inc.)

Dororo is another interesting entry this season. The main reason is that: it is an original manga series written by non-other than the manga legend himself – Tezuka Osamu. And if you have read manga series written by Tezuka, you know that all of his creations are exceptionally incredible even to this day’s standard. All of Tezuka’s stories always have some deep meanings and messages behind. And in case of Dororo, this series is said to lean more towards darker story unlike Tezuka’s other work – Astro Boy. And just like Madhouse, MAPPA also has a great track record and therefore, we are confident that this anime is going to be amazing.

5. Date A Live 3

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(Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Comedy – Harem – Mecha – Romance – School – Sci-Fi
  • Source: Light Novel
  • Studios: J.C.Staff
  • Airing Date: January 11, 2019

Shido and his “grand cast of harem” are finally back! No doubt that tons of Date A Live fans are awaiting for this moment and luckily, the season 3 is coming soon on January 11. Based on its key visual, the season 3 is expected to continue the story from volume 8 of the light novel, featuring the new “Spirit waifuNatsumi. If you’re Date A Live fan, probably you will want to put a countdown to its release date from now.

4. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

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(Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Action – Adventure – Comedy – Drama – Fantasy – Romance – Seinen
  • Source: Light Novel
  • Studios: Kinema Citrus
  • Airing Date: January 9, 2019

Synopsis: “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!

(Source: One Peace Books)

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (or The Rising of the Shield Hero) is probably the most anticipated anime adaptation from light novel this anime winter 2019. As you can tell by the synopsis, this is another “isekai-type” story; however, it is pretty interesting given its darker plotline. Unlike many other happy-merry isekai stories, Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari immediately puts the main protagonist into a somewhat realistic, brutal situation where he has to struggle to survive for himself. Frankly speaking, its story is not exactly innovative, yet its writing is really good and enjoyable. Given its already huge popularity, there is no wonder when this anime has been in many “top most anticipated anime winter 2019” lists.

3. Kakeguruixx

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(Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Drama – Game – Mystery – Psychological – School – Shounen
  • Source: Manga
  • Studios: MAPPA
  • Airing Date: January 9, 2019

Synopsis: “Hyakkaou Private Academy. An institution for the privileged with a very peculiar curriculum. You see, when you’re the sons and daughters of the wealthiest of the wealthy, it’s not athletic prowess or book smarts that keep you ahead. It’s reading your opponent, the art of the deal. What better way to hone those skills than with a rigorous curriculum of gambling? At Hyakkaou Private Academy, the winners live like kings, and the losers are put through the wringer. But when Yumeko Jabami enrolls, she’s gonna teach these kids what a high roller really looks like!

(Source: Yen Press)

Kakegurui is no doubt a favorite manga/anime series for many, many viewers. Its take on gambling and psychological aspect is really cool. Also, the crazy-vibe of the main female protagonist really puts viewers in a wild ride. That said; there are certain reviews saying that its first anime adaptation was not as good as the original manga. Even so, we cannot deny the tremendous popularity of this series.

2. Yakusoku no Neverland

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(Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Horror – Mystery – Sci-Fi – Shounen
  • Source: Manga
  • Studios: CloverWorks
  • Airing Date: January 11, 2019

Synopsis: “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.”

(Source: VIZ)

This is probably the best news for manga fans and Shonen Jump fans in particular. For those who are not into manga, Yakusoku no Neverland (or The Promised Neverland) is one of Shonen Jump’s current star generations. One interesting thing about this series is that: Its story is actually really dark and filled with lots of crazy twists, which is different from the usual Shonen Jump’s style. To certain extent, it is more like a seinen series rather than shounen type. Nonetheless, Yakusoku no Neverland is an extremely good manga series and let’s hope that CloverWorks can deliver its greatness to the anime.

1. Mob Psycho 100 2

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(Source: Internet)

  • Genre: Action – Comedy – Slice of Life – Supernatural
  • Source: Manga
  • Studios: Bones
  • Airing Date: January 7, 2019

Synopsis: “Kageyama Shigeo, a.k.a. “Mob,” is a boy who has trouble expressing himself, but who happens to be a powerful esper. Mob is determined to live a normal life and keeps his ESP suppressed, but when his emotions surge to a level of 100%, something terrible happens to him!

As he’s surrounded by false espers, evil spirits, and mysterious organizations, what will Mob think? What choices will he make?

(Source: Crunchyroll)

Finally we have Mob Psycho 100 – the “cousin” of One Punch Man – which will be released in just more than 1 week on January 7, 2019. The first Mob Psycho 100 season has already received tons of praises and positive reviews. It has really different visual style than most anime nowadays, while at the same time, it still able to amaze viewers with top-notch animations. Based on the ending of the first season, obviously there will be a second season and now, it is finally here!

And that’s it folks! Which is your most anticipated anime winter 2019? Feel free to share with us and for now, thank you and stay tune for more news in the future!

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