Winter 2019 Anime Lineup!

See what shows you can look forward to in the new season

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The Winter 2019 anime season is here, and it’s time for the best part (besides actually getting to watch the new shows): Announcements! This is going to be your one-stop shop for all the new license updates, so sit back and dig into the fresh batches of incoming anime below.

Latest Update (1/16):

It’s an all-out VTubers attack as Crunchyroll announces its latest addition to the Winter 2019 anime season. This simulcast update is all about VIRTUALSAN – LOOKING, the first episode of which is set to launch today. Episode 2 is coming soon, and future episodes will stream on Wednesdays at 9:30am Pacific Time. 


Launches: January 16 at 11:00am PT

Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia


A TV anime featuring 30 VTubers including Mirai Akari, Siro, Nekomiya Hinata, Tsukino Mito, Tanaka Hime, and Suzuki Hina! In a creative collaboration Anno Hideaki, the six primary cast members will appear in Evangelion costumes. The theme song is composed by producer Nakata Yasutaka, sung by Kizuna Ai in the first six episodes, before being taken over for episodes seven through twelve by the main cast as the special VTuber unit dubbed “Virtual Real”. 

An original 3DCG animated project with an omnibus format designed to put the personality and charm of VTubers on full display.

Here’s how the season is looking so far:

Continuing Series

One Piece


GeGeGe no Kitaro

Black Clover


Case Closed

Shonen Ashibe GO! GO! Goma-chan

Meow Meow Japanese History

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

A Certain Magical Index III

Future Card Buddyfight Ace


Run with the Wind

Ace Attorney Season 2

Monster Strike the Animation


Fairy Tail Final Season

Sword Art Online Alicization

Hinomaru Sumo

Anisong Station

BONO BONO 3rd Season

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

New Winter 2019 Additions


Boogiepop and Others

Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka

Meiji Tokyo Renka

WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me

Description There is an urban legend that tells of a shinigami that can release people from the pain they are 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. Yet some students know better. Something mysterious and foul is afoot. Is it Boogiepop or something even more sinister…? Due to the invasion of Disas—enigmatic creatures of soil from the land of the dead—mankind, who was on the verge of crisis, was saved by the efforts of magical girls who had obtained a mysterious magical power…

Three years later, new incidents suddenly occur, tearing apart the normalcy of the girls who had each returned to their normal lives. The saviours of humanity, those magical girls called “The Magical Five” now live each day fighting for their lives, even as they are trifled with by fate…

Mei Ayazuki is just your ordinary, everyday high-school girl. That is until one night, when the moon is full and red, she’s transported through time to the Meiji Period by Charlie, a self-proclaimed magician.

She ends up in a strange, Meiji-era ‘Tokyo’ where the existence of ghosts is accepted. Led by Charlie, she finally arrives at the Rokumeikan. There, waiting for her to arrive, are the historical figures Ougai Mori, Shunsou Hishida, Otojirou Kawakami, Kyouka Izumi, Gorou Fujita, Yakumo Koizumi, and Tousuke Iwasaki.

Whilst interacting with these men, she discovers she is a Tamayori – someone who can see ghosts – a skill that is highly valued in the Meiji Period. Due to these powers, her relationship with the men begins to change… As she gets to know these handsome men in a new era she just can’t get used to, a love begins to grow within her.

Will Mei be able to return to her time? What will become of her love – a love that crosses the boundaries of time and space?

One day, fifth grader Hinata Hoshino brings her friend Hana Shirosaki to her house, and Hinata’s sister Miyako, a college student, falls in love with with Hana at first sight. Miyako manages to get along with Hana somehow, but her clumsy behavior and shyness, makes Hana wary. Even so, Hana gradually opens up to Miyako, who wants to become closer to her.
Studio Madhouse LIDENFILMS TMS Entertainment Doga Kobo
Genres Horror, Mystery, Psychological Drama, Magic, Seinen Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Shoujo Comedy, Shoujo Ai

Kemono Friends 2

Katana Maidens ~ Mini Toji

Saint Seiya Saintia Sho

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Description Second season of Kemono Friends. Mini Toji, a television anime featuring mini versions of the characters from the previous Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko television anime and Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi smartphone game. The whole Sanctuary was misled into danger due to the civil war instigated by the Gemini Gold Saint, Saga. Our story begins right after the end of those events… This is a story of the girls protecting Athena. These are the records of love and fierce fights they meet while opposing destiny on their way to maturity. Iwatani Naofumi was summoned into a parallel world along with 3 other people to become the world’s Heroes. Each of the heroes respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned, Naofumi received the Legendary Shield as his weapon. Due to Naofumi’s lack of charisma and experience he’s labeled as the weakest, only to end up betrayed, falsely accused, and robbed by on the third day of adventure. Shunned by everyone from the king to peasants, Naofumi’s thoughts were filled with nothing but vengeance and hatred. Thus, his destiny in a parallel World begins…
Studio Tomason Project No. 9 GONZO Kinema Citrus
Genres Adventure, Comedy Action, Comedy, Fantasy Action, Adventure, ONA, Seinen Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Seinen

Mob Psycho 100 II

The Morose Mononokean Ⅱ

Girly Air Force

The Price of Smiles

Description Second Season of ONE’s Mob Psycho 100. Second season of Fukigen na Mononokean. Mysterious flying creatures known as Zai suddenly appear, and in order to fight the creatures, mankind creates fighter aircraft called “Daughters,” as well as the automatic fighting mechanism “Anima,” which are shaped like human girls. The story centers on a young man named Kei Narutani, who yearns to fly in the sky, and an Anima considered to be humanity’s trump card, a girl name Gripen On a planet far from Earth, there is a kingdom full of smiling faces. Princess Yuuki is 12 years old, and about to enter a sensitive age in a person’s life. Everyday, she cries, laughs, and sometimes, her heart throbs with excitement. All the while, she lives merrily in the royal palace.

Filling her days are her loyal vassals: her tutor Reira, Izana who assists in political affairs, the leader of the chivalry Harold … and then there is her childhood friend and aide Joshua.

“Yuuki! If you have spirit and guts, you can do anything!”

“…No, not this again! Joshua, be nobler!”

Stella is 17 years old and a capable, reserved soldier. However, she is always smiling … for smiling is essential to living.

This is a story of two girls born on distant planets.

Studio BONES Pierrot Plus Satelight Tatsunoko Production
Genres Action, Comedy, Slice of Life, Supernatural Comedy, Demons, Dub, Supernatural Action, Sci-Fi Drama, Fantasy, Military, Slice of Life

The Promised Neverland

Kaguya-sama: Love is War

Rinshi!! Ekodachan

Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue.

Description At Grace Field House, life couldn’t be better for the orphans! Though they have no parents, together with the other kids and a kind “Mama” who cares for them, they form one big, happy family. No child is ever overlooked, especially since they are all adopted by the age of 12. Their daily lives involve rigorous tests, but afterwards, they are allowed to play outside. Considered a genius due to having the highest grades in the country, Miyuki Shirogane leads the prestigious Shuchiin Academy’s student council as its president, working alongside the beautiful and wealthy vice president Kaguya Shinomiya. The two are often regarded as the perfect couple by students despite them not being in any sort of romantic relationship.

However, the truth is that after spending so much time together, the two have developed feelings for one another; unfortunately, neither is willing to confess, as doing so would be a sign of weakness. With their pride as elite students on the line, Miyuki and Kaguya embark on a quest to do whatever is necessary to get a confession out of the other. Through their daily antics, the battle of love begins!

Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan is a fun and dark a 4-koma manga about the real (?) life of the author, a single woman in Tokyo who drifts through relationships and works at various hostess clubs and the like. Lots of commentary on “birds of prey” (moukin), girls who use their cuteness and affect stupidity in order to try to score men (against whom the author is constantly fighting). Novelist Subaru Mikazuki, who is shy and not good with other people, and Haru, the cat that has been living a severe stray life. This is a story of them suddenly living together and describes the happiness of living together from both point of views.
Studio CloverWorks A-1 Pictures Various Zero-G
Genres Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Shounen Comedy, Psychological, Romance, School, Seinen Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life Comedy, Slice of Life

Rainy Cocoa sideG

Date A Live III

The Quintessential Quintuplets


Description Fifth season of Ame-iro Cocoa. The third season of Date A Live. Fuutarou Uesugi is a poor, antisocial ace student who one day meets the rich transfer student Itsuki Nakano. They argue but when Uesugi realizes he is to be her tutor, he tries to get on better terms. While trying to do so he meets four other girls. Naral Island, a continent with swords and magic in which humans and monsters coexist. The terrible Demon King lives there. In ancient times, the first-generation hero defeated the Demon King. Over the many successive generations since then, the Demon King has been resurrected, and the hero who opposes him has likewise reappeared. Girls attend a school for adventurers in order to defeat the Demon King when he appears again.

Though a bit absent-minded, Yusha has the body of a hero. The holy elf Seyla’s trouble never ends because she is too serious. The cheerful warrior Fai loves to eat. Mei is a quiet otaku magician. As the four girls aim to be in the hero party, they live relaxed fantasy lives and show no sign of defeating the Demon King no matter how much time passes.

Studio EMT² J.C.Staff Tezuka Productions Studio Gokumi
Genres Comedy, Slice of Life Comedy, Harem, Mecha, Romance, School, Sci-Fi Comedy, Harem, Romance, School, Shounen Fantasy, Magic, Slice of Life

B-Project: Kodou Ambitious 2

Grimms Notes the Animation

Manaria Friends


Description Second season of B-Project: Kodou*Ambitious. The game takes place in a world created by a beings known as “Story Tellers.” At birth, all inhabitants of this world are bestowed with a “book of fate” where all their lives are written in advance. However, rogue Story Tellers known as Chaos Tellers are writing bad events into people’s books without them knowing. It is up to the holders of blank books of fate to seek out the Chaos Tellers and restore the world. Mobile game developer Cygames opened an official website for a TV anime titled Shingeki no Bahamut: Manaria Friends. It was originally scheduled for 2016 but has been postponed indefinitely. It is an adaptation of a popular event, Manaria Mahou Gakuin (Manaria Magic Academy), within the Shingeki no Bahamut social game. Anime featuring VTubers such as Mirai Akari, Dennou Shojo Siro, Tsukino Mito, Tanaka Hime, Suzuki Hina, and Nekomiya Hinata.
Studio Bandai Namco Pictures Brain’s Base CyGamesPictures Lide
Genres Music, Shoujo Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Magic Action, Adventure, Demons, Fantasy, Magic, Supernatural  Comedy, Music


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