Cold breezes, warm blankets and cozy nights aren’t the only things people wait for at this time of the year. Well, not at least the anime fans across the globe.
For the anime otaku(s), winter means a treasure trove of new TV series to feast their eyes on. Just like every season of the year, the anime studios in Japan have revealed their long list of best anime for winter 2019, and we can’t wait to recommend you the top shows that you should not miss.
So, without further ado, let’s dig into this amazing list of winter anime.
Upcoming Winter Anime 2019
|Boogiepop wa Warawanai||The Morose Mononokean||Dororo||Mob Psycho 100 II|
|Airing: Jan 4||Airing: Jan 5||Airing: Jan 7||Airing: Jan 7|
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|Kakegurui××||3D Kanojo||Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari||Yakusoku no Neverland|
|Airing: Jan 8||Airing: Jan 8||Airing: Jan 9||Airing: Jan 9|
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|Revisions||Date A Live III||Mahou Shoujo Tokushuusen Asuka||Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen|
|Airing: Jan 9||Airing: Jan 11||Airing: Jan 11||Airing: Jan 12|
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|Grimms Notes The Animation|
|Airing: Jan 11|
13 Must-Watch Winter Anime 2019
Mob Psycho 100 II
From the action web-comic ONE comes another adrenaline-filled season of Mob Psycho 100. The story follows 14-year-old esper, Shigeo Kageyama aka Mob or White T-Poison, who is bestowed with insane psychic abilities. However, the problem is that Mob seems to lose control of his psychic abilities when his emotions get haywire.
Anyway, the second season of the series looks as promising as the first one. In the second series, we will see Mob, his mentor, and his friends, facing some new enemies and troubles along the way.
The series is licensed by Crunchyroll, which is a popular streaming platform hosting a massive inventory of all the popular to lesser known anime. Mob Psycho 100 II is scheduled to air on January 7, 2019.
Adopted from a popular manga, Kakeugurui – Compulsive Gambler, takes us to Hyakkaou Private Academy, an institution for the elite where their offspring get to learn not only the regular curriculum but also the skills that they need to survive in a privileged world. Skills such as the art of manipulation, observation, mind reading, etc. and, there’s no better way to instill those skills than gambling.
The story follows Yumeko Jabami, a new student, who has a keen passion for high-stakes gambling and she is ready to turn the entire institution upside down.
The second season of the show will air on January 9, 2019. If you are new to the series, you can find its first season on Netflix.
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Date A Live III
The anime is a direct adaptation of a Light Novel series by the same name. In this sci-fi comedy anime series, we find ourselves in a post-apocalyptic world where a strange phenomenon had resulted in 150 million causalities. We later find that the causalities were brought about by a mysterious girl, who is one of the spirits from a different dimension.
After 30 years, the mysterious girl, or spirit, somehow finds herself again in the human world, however with no recollection of the past events. Regardless, her presence means the imminent chaos that wreaked havoc in the past. Well, the only way to stop annihilation of the human world is to date her and make the spirit kiss the lover. Here, the protagonist, Shido Itsuka, comes into the picture, and he needs to make the spirit fall in love with him.
The new series is going to air on January 11, 2019. Don’t miss it if you want to watch a new take on romance.
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari, aka The Rising of the Shield Hero, is another adaption of a Light Novel series in our list of winter anime 2019.
Tate no Yuusa takes us to an epic fantasy where a few people are summoned in a parallel universe destined to become the Heroes of the World. However, the protagonist, Naofumi, doesn’t get to enjoy the perks of a Hero like the others who were summoned with him. In fact, from day one, our hero is betrayed and robbed by none other than his own team member and also falsely accused of harassment.
Well, it might sound a bit depressing, but from here we see how Naofumi pulls himself together, pledges not to believe any other soul and overcomes all the adverse experiences.
The show will premiere on January 9, 2019.
Yakusoku no Neverland
If you are into shōnen horror anime, we have a great anime for you. Yakusoku no Neverland, aka The Promised Neverland, follows an orphanage that appears to be the dream place of every orphan who wants to be not only treated kindly and also get the love they long for.
The caretaker of the orphanage, Mama, also seems to be a very kind woman who strives her best to make the orphans feel at home. The orphans are taken care of until the age of 12 when they are ready to get adopted.
The orphanage has only one rule that every kid must obey, and that is to never go outside the gate. However, two orphans go out of their way to break the rule and venture into the no-go area only to find out that they are livestock for a race of demons.
Now, it is a race against time for the children to formulate a survival plan before they turn 12 in two months and become a feast for the demons.
The show will be aired on January 11, 2019.
Boogiepop wa Warawanai
The anime series is an adaptation of a Light Novel series. The adaptation is being produced by the infamous Madhouse studio and, yes, it is the same studio which is known for killing anime after the first season.
Anyway, it is a great mystery and horror anime that follows the legend of a Shinigami who is said to release people of their suffering. The Shinigami has a name, Boogiepop, and when some mysterious disappearances of girls transpire in Shinyo Academy, students have no reason not to believe that the Boogiepop has reappeared and is on the loose to catch more preys.
You can catch the premiere of the series on January 4, 2019.
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
If you are into some romance and comedy anime, you would love Kaguya-sama: Love is War. The anime features a not-so-typical romantic relationship between a genius student council president and his extremely beautiful and wealthy vice-president.
The two have, although, feelings for each other but they are too proud to reveal those feelings as it would show a sign of weakness. Instead, both the president and vice-president are eager to make the other confess their feelings first and from there begins a romantic war of confession.
Kaguya-sama: Love is War will be aired on January 12, 2019.
A joint production of MAPPA and Tezuka Productions, Dororo takes us to the fictional Sengoku period where we find ourselves with a boy, Hyakkimaru, who has prosthetic yet lethal limbs and unreal healing abilities.
Hyakkimaru travels around the land slaying the 48 demons who have each taken the limbs and organs of the boy during his birth as a result of his father’s pact with the demon in exchange of power. During his travel, he meets Dororo who is a self-proclaimed “greatest thief in Japan.” From there, the two continue their journey slaying demons and overcoming obstacles to achieve their goals.
Dororo is set to air on January 7, 2019.
Be it any season of the year; anime studios never fail to add anime for the Mecha fans. Revisions is a sci-fi and mecha anime in which the protagonist along with his friends is involved in a strange event, “Shibuya Drift.” The group then travels 300 years into the future where they fight to protect their present using gigantic Mechas.
The series will be aired on January 10, 2019.
The Morose Mononokean
From the studio of Pierrot Plus comes the second season of the light comedy and supernatural anime, Fukigen na Mononokean. Ashiya is a high school student who falls victim to a youkai, which is now attached to Ashiya’s body, causing his health to deteriorate.
To get relief from this suffering, Ashiya goes to a small tea room which is known as Mononokean. The owner of the tea room is an expert exorcist who drives the youkai back to their demon world. Ashiya now relieved of the youkai gets indebted to the Mononokean owner and must work as an employee to clear off his debt.
You might find the story sound a bit more familiar to the XXXHolic but believe us it is not the case.
The show will be aired on January 5, 2019.
Mahou Shoujo Tokushuusen Asuka
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka is a magical and fantasy anime from the studio of Lidenfilms. The story follows the last battle with Disas beasts who were defeated by five magical girls with mysterious powers. Now, after three years, the demons somehow reappear in the human world disrupting the now-ordinary lives of the five girls, compelling them to take up their magical gears once more to fight and slay the beasts.
The anime series is set to air on January 12, 2019.
3D Kanojo: Real Girl
3D Kanojo is a romance and shoujo anime. The story is about Tsutsui Hikari who is an Otaku and doesn’t seem to have a good social life. He is teased in the school for being weird. The only person in the school apart from his friend, who doesn’t consider Hikari creepy is Igarashi Iroha. However, Iroha is everything that Hikari dislikes about real-life girls.
The anime is about how Hikari continues his life with the first non-virtual girl who might become his girlfriend. The anime is scheduled to air on January 9, 2019.
Grimms Notes The Animation
An adaptation of a hit mobile RPG game of the same name, Grimms Notes tells us the story of the players who fight with the Chaos Tellers of the world who are rewriting bad events in the story of the players.
If you are a fan of RPG-turned anime, you should watch the anime on January 11, 2019.
Along with the new anime, you will also get to continue watching the on-going series that began last season. Here’s a list of the anime leftovers:
The final season of the popular anime series will continue through the winter season.
Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken: Ougon no Kaze
The fifth arc in the long-running and popular Jojo Bizarre series will also be continuing in 2019.
Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari!
Fans of this amazing drama/mystery anime should rejoice because the series will run through the winter to complete its 24 episodes lap.
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
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Started in fall 2018, Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken still has more episodes in store.
Toaru Majutsu no Index III
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The third season of the action/fantasy anime also has a few more episodes remaining before it is completed.
Access & Watch Winter Anime Not Available in Your Region
For anime fans living in countries that have limited access to the new anime, don’t worry. You can still get to access streaming services like Crunchyroll in your country and watch all your favorite anime online. Here’s what you need to do:
- Subscribe to PureVPN
- Get the app for your device or the browser extension
- Launch the app
- Connect to the US server location
- Enjoy 1000+ anime from anywhere