Winter 2018 Anime Releases

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2018 - 18:57 PST
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Title in alphabetical order - number of eps if known
Groups: groups subbing that I know of
Summary: taken from a site or the 1st ep if I can't find any info
My First Impressions: I give my first impressions honestly, I do have specific tastes and I don't expect you to think the same thing as me, but it's there for those who know whether they have similar or very different tastes from me.
Other Comments: Others' comments.
Link: link to more info

Beatless - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: With the introduction of an ultra-advanced AI that surpasses human intelligence, beings that mankind is yet to fully comprehend made from materials far too advanced for human technology begin coming into being. Lacia, an hIE equipped with a black coffin-shaped device, is one of these. In boy-meets-girl fashion, 17-year-old Arato Endo has a fateful encounter with the artificial Lacia.
My First Impressions: With only 2 eps it's hard to say, but it's moving a bit slower than I'd like. It keeps hiting at more to come, so I'll keep it for now but would like it go somewhere in another ep or two at most. <continuing for now>
Link: ANN

Citrus - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Fashionable Yuzu imagined the first day at her new school she transferred to after her mother’s remarriage a bit differently; she didn’t know it’d be an ultra-strict and conservative girls’ school. So instead of a sweet high-school romance, she butts heads with the stern student council president Mei – who turns out to be her new step sister. And she has to learn that hate and attraction are often not that far apart.
My First Impressions: I like the manga enough but don't feel like there's anything to add by turning it into an anime. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Dame x Prince Anime Caravan - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Ani, a princess from the minor nation of Inaco, has been sent to the signing ceremony in Selenfalen, meant to bring peace to the nations of Milidonia, a mighty military country, and Selenfalen, a powerful theocracy. Upon entering the site of the ceremony, Ani meets the Selenfalen prince Ruze, so beautiful she almost mistakes him for a girl. Ruze has a calm demeanor, but their conversation soon devolves into confusion. A bewildered Ani is then met with the sound of an explosion. The door blows away with a bang, and in walk some even stranger princes.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Darling in the Franxx - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs, Glue
Summary: The distant future: Humanity established the mobile fort city, Plantation, upon the ruined wasteland and civilization flourished. Within the city were pilot quarters called Mistilteinn, otherwise known as the "Birdcage." That is where the children live... Not knowing anything of the outside world, and unaware of the vast sky. Their only mission in life was the fight. Their enemies are the mysterious giant organisms known as Kyoryu. The children operate robots known as FRANXX in order to face these still unseen enemies because they believe that is their purpose in life. Among them was a boy who was once called a child prodigy: Code number 016, Hiro. However, now he's a failure and considered unneeded. Those who cannot pilot FRANXX basically do not exist. One day, a mysterious girl called Zero Two appears in front of Hiro. From her face grew two alluring horns.
My First Impressions: With only 2 episodes, hard to say. THe art and animation are alright. The robot/mechas in the series makes me think this might be from the same creators as Star Driver. The characters are a bit stereotypical, but have potential to develop. I'd like to see where this goes for now. <continuing for now>
Link: ANN

Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Programmer Ichirou Suzuki is transported to another world. In a foreign land, he finds that life is an adventure that's sometimes fun, sometimes serious, and full of girls.
My First Impressions: Only 2 episodes so far. THe art and animation are acceptable. THe story so far is really generic, but not much has happened yet so hard to tell if I will continue this, but since it has enough potential I'll keep it around for now. <possibly continuing>
Link: ANN

Gakuen Babysitters - 12 eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Ryuuichi and Kotarou are brothers who lost their parents in an airplane crash. They're taken in by the chairman of Morinomiya Academy, who lost her son and daughter-in- law in the same crash, on one condition: Ryuuichi has to babysit the kids at the daycare room in the school! This room was opened to help the school's teachers who had kids to take care of, but it suffers from a lack of staff until Ryuuichi becomes the first member of the babysitter club formed to solve that problem.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

gdgd Men`s Party - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Light and Yomi are spending their daily lives happily playing video games. One night when everyone else is asleep, Light receives an invitation from Alpha, a messenger for someone named King. Light and Yomi are then sucked into another world, where they must undertake a quest to rescue Princess Melody from the demon lord. Light thinks this must be his destiny, while Yomi thinks it's kind of annoying. They form a party with Alpha to start their quest. Alpha as it turns out is an AI robot, and he has a program that allows them to raise their levels while slowly continuing their adventure.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Grancrest Senki - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Atlatan, a land ruled by chaos. Fearing disaster brought about by chaos, the people lived protected by “Lords;” those with the power of “Crests,” used to suppress the chaos. However, the Lords decided to abandon the concept of protecting the people and turn against each other, stealing each other’s Crests to gain dominion over one another. Among these people are Siluca, a lone mage who despises the Lords, and Theo, a vagrant knight training to someday liberate his homeland. Enticed by Theo’s ideals, Siluca’s coercive tactics have the two forming a contract and together, reform a war-torn land.
My First Impressions: After a couple of episodes, it seems a bit generic, but not too bad either. The characters have annoying moments but are tolerable overall so far, so I'll keep watching for now.
Link: ANN

Hakumei to Mikochi - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs, MTBB-PAS
Summary: While Hakumei is cheerful, outgoing and prefers to be outside, Mikochi is more introverted and prefers to stay indoors. These differences will set the tone for their friendship. Riding on insects and birds, creating tools from the forest and living their normal lives, day to day chores can be the biggest adventure in a small world full of wonders.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: At first glance, the Fukuoka city seems like a peaceful one, but under the surface, crime is running rampant. The city's Hakata ward is home to the professionals of the underworld: professional killers, detectives, informants, professional revenge seekers, those skilled in torture, and more. And according to urban legend, even a "killer of professional killers" exists in the city. When stories of the men in the underworld are told, a "professional killer murder" appears.
My First Impressions: I watched the first ep and even though one ep is really not enough to judge an entire show, I was so bored, it gave me no motivation to watch a second one. Art and animation are okay, but not great. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Hataraku Onii-san! - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Chatorazawa Tapio is a cheerful calico and Roshihara Kuehiko is a pessimistic Russian blue. The two study in the same college, and also work together on various odd jobs.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: anidb

Hakyuu Houshin Engi - 23 eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: The story is set in legendary China. A beautiful female fox spirit named Dakki is controlling the emperor Chu-o and the ruling In dynasty, and is using her power over him to do evil in the nation. An immortal-in-training named Taikobo is chosen by the great immortal sages for the Houshin Project - to seal away or destroy the evil demons that infest the world. In the course of his adventures, Taikobo gathers other powerful companions and sets out to seal away the demons and eventually destroy the fox-spirit Dakki.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Ito Junji Collection - 14 eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: The works of one of the most famous Japanese horror manga artists, Junji Ito, finally gets animated! This will be an omnibus animation where each episode will star different protagonists such as the famous Tomie, Soichi, and Fuchi!
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: "If you blush, you lose." Living by this principle, the middle schooler Nishikata gets constantly made fun of by his seat neighbor Takagi-san. With his pride shattered to pieces, he vows to turn the tables and get back at her some day. And so, he attempts to tease her day after day, only to find himself victim to Takagi-san's ridicule again sooner than later. Will he be able to make Takagi-san blush from embarrassment even once in the end?
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Killing Bites - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Killing Bites are underworld duels between human-animal hybrids. One beast who knows no fear will fight in this animalistic world full of fear and insanity. This ultimate battle of the beasts will shock you to your core!
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Koi wa Ameagari no You ni - ? eps

Groups: DameDasuYo Subs, Commie, HorribleSubs, ephemera
Summary: Tachibana Akira is a 17-year-old high school student who barely expresses herself. She harbors a secret crush on Kondou Masami, the 45-year-old manager of the family restaurant she works at part-time.
My First Impressions: The art and animation is pretyt good. Since this is based on a manga, and I prefer slice of life in manga form, I'll check out the manga, but will leave the anime alone. The manga has won awards and seems to be fairly popular. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Kokkoku - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: In order to save her brother and nephew, who have been kidnapped by a mysterious religious group known as the Genuine Love Society, Juri and her family cast a spell using a stone hidden by her grandfather to enter the world of stopped-time known as Stasis. However, when they infiltrate the kidnapper's base, they're met by other people who can also move about freely. With grotesque creatures lurking about, will they be able to escape the parallel world and return to their normal lives?!
My First Impressions: I tried watching but didn't like the characters or the way the story was being told. Also not a fan of the art style, and animation. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Marchen Madchen - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Kagimura Hazuki is a normal girl who is usually alone. With her relationship with her new family not going so well, she retreats every day to the world of stories and books. One day, after school, one of the library's bookshelves sends her to another world with a magic school, where she meets Tsuchimikado Shizuka. She finds out that girls (called "mädchen") who attend the school are selected by old fairy tails and folk stories to wield their magic, and are taught how to wield it in the school. The school has girls who are chosen by such stories as Kaguya-hime no Monogatari, Issun-boushi, Der Freischütz, Shuten-douji, The Little Matchstick Girl, The Gigantic Turnip, Arthurian legends, and The Ramayana. Hazuki herself is chosen by the Cinderella story. She begins her new life at the school to become a magic user, and be friends with Shizuka.
My First Impressions: I tried watching this one, but while the art and animation are acceptable, there's not much to the plot and I find the characters stupid and not interesting at all. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Micchiri Neko - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Mitchiri Neko is a cat-like creature who always sticks with each other wherever they go!
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Miira no Kaikata - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Kashiwagi Sora is living a totally normal high school student life, when his self-proclaimed "adventurer" father sends him a mummy from his travels in Egypt! Sora balks at the letter from his crazy dad ("I found a cool mummy, so I decided to leave it with you, son!") at first, but the mummy that emerges from inside the huge coffin in his living room is a mere 12 centimeters tall--small enough to fit in the palm of his hand... Not only that, it's shy, a crybaby, and most of all, heckin' cute. And so, Sora and ends up keeping the mummy, naming his new little buddy Mii-kun. But living with a mummy might be easier said than done...!
My First Impressions: I watched the first ep and it's kind of cute, but I don't think I could take more than one episode of this. It's basically a slice of life drama where someone is learning to take care of a unknown pet for the first time. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Mitsuboshi Colors - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Hark! The city is in peril! Who you gonna call? The Colors! Sacchan, Yui and Kotoha are here to protect the city, solving mysteries and battling enemies with help from their friends. But their quest isn't an easy one as their arch-nemesis Saitou, the violent police officer of Ueno, meets them at every turn.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Pop Team Epic - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs, finFAGs
Summary: Based on a yonkoma absurd comedy manga series written and illustrated by Ookawa Bkub.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san - 12 eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: A cool girl who rarely speaks... The mysterious transfer student Koizumi-san doesn’t get along with others very well, but she’s actually a professional when it comes to ramen, who seeks out delicious ramen every day.
My First Impressions: I tried watching this and it seemed just too dumb and boring. I did not last more than 5 minutes. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Ryuuou no Oshigoto! - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Kuzuryuu Yaichi is youngest shogi champion - Ryuuou (dragon's king) - in history. And here is a girl - Hinazuru Ai, who ask him to become his disciple. Too young for his title, Yaichi is going to revive his shogi trough passionate disciple... wait, Ai-chan is 9 y.o.? She is an elementary schoolgirl! And... is she going to live with Yaichi? All night until morning? What?
My First Impressions: <coming soon?>
Link: ANN

Sanrio Danshi - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Hasegawa Kouta, 17 years old, is a second-year high school student. His days are unremarkable and average when Kouta meets Mizuno Yuu, Yoshino Shunsuke, Nishimiya Ryou, and Minamoto Seiichirou, who are fellow students attending Hijirikawa High School. In an instant, Kouta's average life begins to be awash with sparkling light. A tale of a sparkling youth and his encounter with the Sanrio Boys.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Slow Start - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Ichinose Hana is a very shy and introverted girl about to start high school in the spring. After moving away from her parent’s house in the city due to unforeseen circumstances, she decides to live at an apartment managed by her cousin, Shion, called Temari Heights. A new school, new life, and wonderful new friendships. As Hana gradually opens her heart to the people around her, her life begins to unfold with exciting and cheerful moments. From playing around like children to feeling anxious like an adult...
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Sora Yori Mo Tooi Basho - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Our first step was always curiosity. For unseen sights, unheard sounds, unsmelled scents, untouched textures, untasted tastes, and unfelt excitement. We travel to find the bits and pieces that we’d forgotten at some point. Howling at 40 degrees, going mad at 50 degrees, screaming at 60 degrees, to the primordial lands beyond the great oceans, at the edge of the earth, far removed from human civilization. This is the story of four girls who travel to the Antarctic, further even than outer space.
My First Impressions: I tried watching this but the main character is just way too ditzy for me. Can't take it... <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Takunomi - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Michiru Amazuki is a 20-year-old woman who moves to Tokyo for a new job. She moves into Stella House, a share house for women. Her housemates all have widely different jobs and ages, but as long as they have alcohol and delicious food, everything turns out fine.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Toji no Miko - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Since ancient times shrine maidens who wield swords have been exorcising "aratama," strange existences that threaten the human world. These young women who wear school uniforms and a sword are called "Toji," and they serve as an official unit within the police force as a "special religious service police squad." The government authorizes the Toji to wear swords and serve as government officials, and the government has set up five schools throughout the country for the girls to attend. The girls live ordinary school lives, while occasionally performing their duties, wielding their swords and using various powers to fight and protect the people. In the spring, the five schools send their best Toji to compete in a tournament. As the tournament comes closer, all of the representatives rigorously train themselves in order to get stronger and improve their skills.
My First Impressions: <coming soon?>
Link: ANN

Violet Evergarden - 14 eps

Groups: Vivid Fansubs & AnimeSenshi, HorribleSubs
Summary: A certain point in time, in the continent of Telesis. The great war which divided the continent into North and South has ended after four years, and the people are welcoming a new generation. Violet Evergarden, a young girl formerly known as "the weapon", has left the battlefield to start a new life at CH Postal Service. There, she is deeply moved by the work of "Auto Memories Dolls", who carry people's thoughts and convert them into words. Violet begins her journey as an Auto Memories Doll, and comes face to face with various people's emotions and differing shapes of love. All the while searching for the meaning of those words.
My First Impressions: I gave this one a shot, but episode 2 was so boring, I almost fell asleep even though I was standing folding laundry. The art and animation aren't bad, but the characters are bland and nothing really happens. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Yuru Camp - 12 eps

Groups: AnimeSenshi, HorribleSubs, RH
Summary: Rin likes to go camping by herself along the lakes that provide a scenic view of Mt. Fuji. Nadeshiko loves to take cycling trips by herself to places where she can see Mt. Fuji. After they meet, Rin and Nadeshiko take camping trips, eat cup ramen together, and enjoy the scenery.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN