Watch List: Winter Anime 2018

Here we are, passing through one year of anime into a fresher new year. 2017 had its share of ups and downs, but brought us a ton of memes.

I mean, that’s what counts after all.

As an aside, I am happy to have started this anime blog this year, even though it may have been a late start. I did run into some trouble motivating myself into producing more work this month, especially with changes being made in my RL. So, I think at this point, I won’t really have a consistent updating schedule. But hey, on the brighter side, here’s a new post, right?

Also, Merry belated X-Mas and Happy holidays to everyone out there. And thank you kindly to everyone who decided to follow this blog, it means a lot.

Now without further ado, here’s a list of titles from Ani-Chart that I have gleaned and thought to myself, that’s something I could watch when and if I have the time!

For this winter anime season 2018, I feel that I’ll most likely concentrate on the airing continuations and sequels. To be frank, there isn’t that many titles I’m interested in seeing, but hey, things can change.

  • Continuations of Anime We Love (Because They Know We’ll Continue To Bleed Money Over Them)
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#RidingTheNostalgiaTrain #MoreCuteOutfitsForCosplay

Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card-Hen (CardCaptor Sakura Clear Card Arc) — When I first heard about the Cardcaptor Sakura manga sequel and the subsequent announcement of its animated adaptation airing in 2018, my mind was blown because I find that CLAMP never really creates any sequels but definitely dabbles in crossover works. The nostalgia train of having watched the English dubbed anime and reading the manga hit me hard. Although I did have the expectation of seeing the characters be a whole lot older than in the original source material, I’m glad to see that this new anime will star the original voice actors reprising their roles and following Kinomoto Sakura on her new adventure.

This new adventure will focus on Sakura’s growth as a magician by creating her own magical cards, or the aforementioned Clear Cards in the series’ title, and dealing with a new enemy. I found that the original series’ ending was a bittersweet one but was happy to see the franchise’s second movie tie up a nicer ending to Sakura’s story. I’m looking forward to seeing more of Yukito and Touya, Sakura and Syaoran’s blossoming romance and of course, who could forget our adorable Tomoyo-chan, armed with her camera and her multitude of custom-made costumes for each of Sakura’s battles.

 

Nanatsu No Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu (Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments), OverLord II —  No explanation needed. These are series that I have been waiting for the longest time.

  • Hype Train Highlights (The Ones Ads And People Have Never Shut Up About)
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Made by KyoAni, what more can I ask for?

Violet Evergarden — The animation is stunning and the premise is interesting enough because it sounds like it’ll be another Plastic Memories.

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She reminds me of Eureka 7’s Anemone.

Darling In The Franxx – One of the original anime series airing during the Winter Anime 2018 season and is a collaboration between Trigger and A-1 Pictures. The character design of Number 2 is what caught my eye. The premise behind this futuristic series reminds me of Bokurano since the story revolves around a group of young teenagers who pilot a robot to protect their world from invaders, but hopefully, it doesn’t turn out to be just as sad as the aforementioned series.

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Get ready for the creepy.

Junji Ito Collection — I don’t normally watch or read a lot of horror anime and manga, but Junji Ito is one of the leading mangaka in the genre. His signature artstyle is eerie matching the tone of his horrifying tales, which include titles such as Uzumaki and Tomie. I think it would be refreshing to check out a grittier spoopy series to contrast the sparkling animation of the other anime I’m watching.

  • From The Comic To Moving Images (Series I Kinda Picked Up And Actually Read Quite A Bit Of But Now I Don’t Have To Because It Has An Anime) 

Unlike the previous Fall 2017 season, most of the anime adaptations of manga that are featured this season are either hilarious or adorable stories (a.k.a lighthearted plotlines with cutiepies) that I have read a couple of volumes of over the past few years.

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I’m so happy to see all my baboos finally animated!! o(〃^▽^〃)o

Gakuen Babysitters (School Babysitters) — I remember reading the manga where it was announced that the anime adaptation would air, but it was pushed to this anime season and I no longer have any complaints. Gakuen Babysitters follows two brothers who’ve lost their parents to an unfortunate accident. They are taken in by the chairman of a renown school who had also lost her loved ones in the same accident. It is there that the older brother Ryuuichi becomes a babysitter for the school’s daycare.

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Honestly, these two are so precious.

Karakai Jouzu No Takagi-San (Skilled Teaser Takagi-San) — I wrote a short review about the first chapter of this series. I feel this will also be a nice mood lifter.

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I can’t wait for this one.

Koi Wa Ameagari No You Ni (Love Is Like After The Rain) — This season’s seinen age gap romance is charming and sweet. Despite how shy she is, Akira Tachibana is serious about her feelings about her boss, the 45 year old divorcee Masami Kondou. Also, it’s a plus that the ending theme is a song by Aimer (which means this series will destroy my feels, most likely).

And unfortunately, there weren’t any series on AniChart that seemed cool, cooler and coolest this time around.

Which series are you looking forward to for the upcoming Winter Anime 2018 season? Let me know in the comments down below!

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