Winter 2018 Anime: What I Will Be Watching

As the start of a new year, and therefore a new season of anime, draws near, it is around that time once again for me to share what I plan on watching.
I’ll be using English titles for each show I’m watching, as well as sharing when they are due to start. Information is taken from LiveChart.
The air dates here will be for when the shows start on Japanese TV – things may differ depending on streaming services or other factors. I also intend to cover at least a couple of shows on a weekly basis here, but I don’t have enough information to decide which ones just yet.
Now there is nothing else to do but to jump in and see what I am looking forward to next season.
A Place Further Than the Universe


Since I’m going through these in alphabetical order (by English title), we start with A Place Further Than the Universe. It looks to be about a group of girls going to a place that is further than the universe: Antarctica.
As you can tell from the trailer above, Crunchyroll has this one. It is due to premiere in January 2018.

Citrus

2017 brought us Netsuzou TRap, whilst 2018 kicks off with Citrus. It’s a yuri anime, and I’ll certainly be watching it. Netsuzou TRap was quite an experience, and not for the best reasons. However, I’m sure Citrus will be better, even if only marginally. It’s not the yuri manga I would most like to see get an anime adaptation, but if it helps open the gates for more, I am on board.
Citrus will premiere on January 6th, 2018.

Fate/Extra: Last Encore

After getting Fate/Apocrypha over the past two seasons, 2018 brings a new Fate adaptation for the new year. I’ve played Fate/EXTELLA, which is the sequel to Fate/Extra. I’m quite curious to see what happened before Fate/EXTELLA. This is a video game adaptation, though it is being done by Shaft…
Fate/Extra: Last Encore will premiere on January 27th.

Hakumei and Mikochi: Tiny little life in the woods

Just the first PV alone was enough to convince me to watch this one. It is quite simply about girls who stand a mere 9cm tall going about their lives. This looks adorable, and the cast appeals to me quite a lot, too.
Hakumei and Mikochi: Tiny little life in the woods will premiere on January 12th, 2018.

Hugtto! PreCure
A new year means a new season of PreCure, because Toei loves milking their cash cows. Still, I enjoy PreCure a lot, so I’ll be checking this out. I don’t have much more information about this one (from official sources, anyway), but I will certainly be sharing it on here once I do. This will start some time in February 2018.

Katana Maidens ~ Toji no Miko

This show will be about sword fighting shrine maidens. That’s all I need to hear to be persuaded to start watching it. It has also been confirmed that it will be available on Crunchyroll.
Katana Maidens ~ Toji no Miko will premiere on January 5th, 2018.

Laid-Back Camp

This anime will be about girls going on camping trips together. This one will be available on Crunchyroll. Seems like this one will be quite the relaxed experience.
Laid-Back Camp will premiere on January 4th, 2018.

Märchen Märdchen

Here we have probably my most anticipated anime of the winter season. It involves a magic school, and girls chosen by stories to wield various powers. The main character, Hazuki Kagimura, is chosen by Cinderella.
Magic school, magical powers, a cast full of female characters – lots of boxes being ticked here. Even more so with the character from a British school who is chosen by the story of King Arthur’s legend.
Märchen Mädchen will premiere on January 11th, 2018.

Mitsuboshi Colors

An anime about three cute girls who hang out together and protect the peace of their city. That generally involves doing stuff like playing games, solving puzzles and going to to the zoo. So, effectively, a slice of life anime, and therefore the kind of thing I enjoy. It has been confirmed that this will be available on HIDIVE.
Mitsuboshi Colors will premiere on January 7th, 2018.

Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles

Koizumi is a high school student who enjoys her ramen. This anime is about her going out to hunt for places that serve the best ramen. Once again, the kind of thing I’ll probably enjoy watching. Crunchyroll has got this one, too.
Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles will premiere on January 4th, 2018.

Pop Team Epic

So all I know is that this is an adaptation of a surreal four-panel manga, focusing on two girls called Popuko and Pipimi. I’m always up for some strangeness, so I’m quite curious to see this one. That PV doesn’t help much, either…
Pop Team Epic will premiere on January 6th, 2018.

Slow Start

The winter season of 2018 certainly isn’t lacking in slice of life titles, and Slow Start is yet another one. This one is about a high school student, Hana Ichinose, who enrolled in high school one year late. Yet another one I’ll be watching on Crunchyroll.
Slow Start will premiere on January 6th, 2018.

Takunomi.

Yet another slice of life show, though this one has been confirmed to be a series of shorts – supposedly about 15 minutes per episode, but I reckon it will more likely be less than 10. This show is about young women drinking.
Takunomi. will premiere on January 11th, 2018.

The Seven Heavenly Virtues

After 2017 gave us the Seven Mortal Sins, we get a sequel/spin-off or whatever, featuring a more angelic cast. It potentially looks like it will still be just as ecchi as ever, though. I don’t know if the likes of Maria and Lucifer will appear in this one, so I’m actually not that excited about it.
The Seven Heavenly Virtues will premiere on January 26th, 2018.

Well, that’s fourteen new shows I am interested in watching next season. I’m almost certainly going to be covering Märchen Mädchen on here. Hugtto! PreCure is very likely as well, though I will have to see the first episode before deciding for sure.
I’ll just have to see how I feel after having watched the first episode of each show listed here, as well as their availability.

About Rory

I enjoy writing, manga, anime and video games, so naturally here on my blog, you will find anime reviews, Nintendo news and other such things that I deem interesting.
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1 Response to Winter 2018 Anime: What I Will Be Watching

  1. OG-Man says:

    As usual we share a similar watchlist. All but Fate/Extra is on my schedule despite my playing Extella currently for reviewing purposes.

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