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Winter 2017 Anime MEGAGUIDE: Anime You Should Watch

Winter has finally arrived, so you know what that means — questionable weather and new anime. Since we are well into the new anime season, a good binge is recommended. With over 40 new series, you can get through any storm winter throws at you.

WINTER 2017 Anime MEGAGUIDE

 

ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR

Masamune-kun’s Revenge

Studio: Silver Link
What’s the Story: An overweight boy gets his revenge on a girl that tormented him by transforming himself into an attractive, athletic young man.

 

Seiren

Studio: Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ
What’s the Story: A high school boy deals with entrance exams and his relationships with three different girls.

Super Lovers 2

Studio: Studio Deen
What’s the Story: The is the second season following the relationship between Haru and his young adopted brother.

SWEET, SWEET FANTASY & SCI-FI BABY

Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga

Studio: A-1 Pictures
What’s the Story: Rin is back!

Chaos; Child

Studio: Silver Link
What’s the Story: This anime follows a group of high school students that survive an earthquake. 

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Studio: Pierrot
What’s the Story: Chuta Kokonose may hear voices, but he isn’t crazy. Far from it. It’s just that he has an alien living in his head.

Forest Fairy Five

Studio: 6D Animation
What’s the Story: Japan is now known as the Anime Kingdom…and you can meet actual anime-chans.

Granblue Fantasy The Animation

Studio: A-1 Pictures
What’s the Story: This adaptation of a mobile game follows a pair of youth as they try to escape from the hold of tyrannical empire.  

Hand Shakers

Studio: Go Hands
What’s the Story: “Hand Shakers” pairs of people that can summon weapons are able by holding hands.

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! 2 (KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!! 2)

Studio: Studio Deen
What’s the Story: This is the second season of the anime where a gamer ends up in a video game after an accident.

Koro Sensei Quest!

Studio: Lerche
What’s the Story: In this  Assassination Classroom spin-off, our favorite would-be assassins have been given magic to defeat Koro-sensei who is now a demon king.  

Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage 2nd Season

Studio: Studio Deen
What’s the Story: This is the second season of the anime where Oriku Reikenzan decides to enter a clan of sages…without a Western simulcast.

Rewrite 2nd Season Moon Hen/Terra Hen

Studio: 8bit
What’s the Story: This is the second season of the anime about a boy with supernatural who befriends students interested in the occult.

Spiritpact

Studio: Emon
What’s the Story: The heir of an old, but impoverished, exorcist family, is hit by a car and becomes a ghost and fights evil spirits with a charismatic exorcist.

Tales of Zestiria the X 2nd Season

Studio: Ufotable
What’s the Story: Season 2 continues to follow Sorey as he comes into his own as a Shepherd.

 

LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION.

Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

Studio: Gonzo
What’s the Story: Akihabara is plagued by mythical creatures known as bagurimon is this anime based on a video game of the same name.

 

Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari

Studio: Telecom Animation Film
What’s the Story: An unlikely hero arrives to bring tranquility to a tumultuous world.

Chiruran 1/2

Studio: LandQ
What’s the Story: Three words – powerful, chibi samurai.

Yōjo Senki (Saga of Tanya the Evil)

Studio: Nut
What’s the Story: Tanya, an office worker reborn as a little girl, becomes one of the army’s most formidable sorcerers.

 

Schoolgirl Strikers Animation Channel

Studio: J.C. Staff
What’s the Story: A group of schoolgirls is chosen fight against an invisible foe intent on devouring the world.

DON’T BE SUCH A DRAMA KING

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.

Studio: Madhouse
What’s the Story: In a world divided into 13 wards, a government organization known as ACCA observes all… and Jean observes the observers.

 

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

Studio: Studio Deen
What’s the Story: An ex-convict turn rakugo (traditional Japanese storytelling) apprentice struggles to adapt to his new world.

Onihei

Studio: M2
What’s the Story: In Edo-era Japan, Hasegawa Heizō Nobutame apprehends  arsonists and organized robbers, earning the name Onihei.

Kuzu no Honkai (Scum’s Wish)

Studio: Lerche
What’s the Story: All is not what it seems with this too perfect couple.

THESE SLICE(S) OF LIFE ARE SO DARN TASTY

Fuuka

Studio: Diomedéa
What’s the Story: Boy meets girl. They start a band and a love triangle develops.

Minami Kamakura Kōkō Joshi Jitensha-Bu (Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club)

Studio: J.C. Staff/A.C.G.T.
What’s the Story: After moving from Nagasaki to Kamakura, a schoolgirl joins her high school’s cycling club after not riding for many years.

One Room

Studio: Typhoon Graphics
What’s the Story: This is a first person narrative anime where three stories unfold in your, the viewer’s, room.

Piace: Watashi no Italian (Piacevole: My Italian Cooking)

Studio: ZERO-G
What’s the Story: A part-time job at an Italian restaurant exposes a schoolgirl to all manner of quirky people and helps her mature.

Urara Meirochou

Studio: J.C. Staff
What’s the Story: Merio-cho is a town known for its fortune tellers. So it’s only natural for Chiya to move there to become one.

THIS IDOL HAS A SONG TO SING

BanG Dream!

Studio: ISSEN × XEBEC
What’s the Story: One girl + one guitar = musical adventures.

Idol Jihan (Idol Incidents)

Studio: Mappa, Studio Voln
What’s the Story: In a collapsing Japan, idol groups use song and dance to uplift the populace.  


Marginal #4: Kiss kara Tsukuru Big Bang

Studio: J.C. Staff
What’s the Story: The anime follows the Marginal#4 idol unit during both their everyday lives as high school students and their lives as idols.

OH, OOOH, OOOOOH, OOOOOOH…MAGICAL GIRLS

Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode

Studio: Toei Animation
What’s the Story: This is the fourteenth installment of this magical girl series with sugary overtones. This Diva does not have a Western simulcast to share.

 

Little Witch Academia

Studio: Trigger
What’s the Story: The students at Luna Nova Magical Academy work hard to become the  best witches they can be.

COMEDY & COMEDY ADJACENT

Ai-Mai-Mi Surgical Friends

Studio: Seven
What’s the Story: This is the third season following manga club that gets too distracted to actually draw manga.

Gabriel DropOut

Studio: Doga Kobo
What’s the Story: A lazy angel, sent to Earth to study humanity, find herself to engrossed in online games to get her work done.

Gintama

Studio: Bandai Namco Pictures
What’s the Story: Gintoki Sakata returns for a fourth season…just in time to prep you for the live action movie.

Interviews with Monster Girls

Studio: A-1 Pictures
What’s the Story: A teacher who specializes in the physiology is keen to learn more about demi-humans.

Kemono Friends

Studio: Yaoyorozu
What’s the Story: Welcome to Jabari Park where the animals turn into anime girls.

 

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)

Studio: Kyoto Animation
What’s the Story: An average woman lives an average life until the day she save a dragon.

Nanbaka 2nd Season

Studio: Satelight
What’s the Story: Jyugo, Nico, Rock & Uno are back for another season of hijinks at their high security prison.

Nyanko Days

Studio: EMT Squared
What’s the Story: This anime, based on a 4-panel manga of the same name, follows a high school and her three cats who turned in anime girls.

Sengoku Chōjū Giga Season 2

Studio: ILCA
What’s the Story: This is the second season if the short-form anime that focuses on Japan’s history and the generals of Japan’s sengoku period.

Sentai Hero Sukiyaki Force

Studio: Studio 4°C
What’s the Story: Sukiyaki ingredients form a hero ensemble called the “Sukiyaki Force” to protect Gunma Prefecture. As tasty as this sounds, there isn’t a Western simulcast.

WHERE WE ROLL INTO HORROR UNHEEDED

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Season 4

Studio: ILCA
What’s the Story: This is the fourth season of ghost stories coming to life.

HMMM… THERE ARE MYSTERIES AFOOT

Chou Shounen Tanteidan Neo

Studio: Poplar/DLE
What’s the Story: This anime is a modern take on Edogawa Rampo’s “Boy Detectives Club.” Unfortunately there is no Western simulcast.

ARE YOU UP FOR A GAME?

Yowamushi Pedal New Generation

Studio: TMS Entertainment
What’s the Story: This is the third season of the popular cycling anime.

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Are there any new series that you are excited about? What did you think about the choices on this winter 2017 anime megaguide? Let us know in the comments below!