The fall anime season is about to finish and give way to the new winter releases. The winter anime season tends to be the weakest as far as major title releases. However, this winter does have some gems. Crunchyroll and Funimation both finished revealing the titles they have for the winter season. Aniplex titles continue to appear on Funimation. Something that until recently was quite the opposite (Aniplex pulling titles from Funimation). We can only assume the new ownership by Sony is playing a factor in that. Check out all the new titles and let us know which you are most excited about this winter.
The Promised Neverland (Funimation and Crunchyroll)
The orphans at Grace Field House have only ever known peace. Their home is nice, their bellies stay full, and their caretaker, Mom, loves them very much. But their world turns upside down when the smartest children of the bunch—Emma, Ray, and Norman—learn what horror awaits them on adoption day. Now, their cultivated wit may be their only chance of survival.
Boogiepop and Others (Funimation and Crunchyroll)
Synopsis: Takeda Keiji was waiting for his girlfriend and junior in school, Miyashita Touka. But she doesn’t show up at the time they agreed on and he can’t get a hold of her. The sun starts to set and Takeda decides to give up and head home. But then, he sees a man unsteadily wandering around with tears in his eyes. Takeda and the other people around him quickly realize the man is not normal and decide to ignore him when a mysterious figure approaches the man. A mysterious figure wearing a cape and a bizarre hat. That figure happened to have the same face as Miyashita Touka, the girlfriend who ditched Takeda…
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka (Funimation and Crunchyroll)
Synopsis: Legends, myths, magic… Humanity has finally had a chance encounter with a world that had been all but forgotten among all its scientific developments. However, this reunion is not a happy one. Monsters invading from the world of the dead render modern weapons useless, leaving the fate of humanity uncertain. But with help from the Otherworld Trade Agreement, mankind gains a possible means of returning from the brink of death in the form of magical girls. These girls, who have obtained immense magical powers, finally lead humanity to victory despite the many physical and emotional wounds it causes them. However, even this victory proves to be no more than the beginning of a new battle. With the rise of international crime, indiscriminate terrorism, civil war, and public unrest, the work of the magical girls is never done…
Meiji Tokyo Renka (Crunchyroll)
Synopsis: A mysterious world calls to you… Tonight is bathed in strawberry moonlight On the night of a crimson full moon, high school girl Ayazuki Mei, lured by the magic of mysterious magician Charlie, enters into a box. When she awakens, she’s in Tokyo during the Meiji Period! The lost and confused Mei is aided by Mori Ougai and Hishida Syunso, who take her in their carriage to the Rokumeikan, a lavish ballroom full of powerful high officials. where she meets historic figures such as Izumi Kyoka, Kawakami Otojiro, Koizumi Yakumo, and Fujita Goro. In this world, during the “Misty Hour” between sundown and sunup, “mononoke” appear. Those who can see them are called “Tamayori,” and Mei herself possesses this power. As she navigates an unfamiliar life, romance begins to bloom between Mei and these men — and the power of the tamayori will only strengthen their bonds. Mei’s chance to return to her own time will come during the full moon one month later. Will she choose modern day life, or…? In the slightly wondrous Meiji-era Tokyo, a love story across time begins to blossom.
WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me (Crunchyroll)
Synopsis: Miyako is a shy college student who is also an otaku. One day she happens to meet some angelic grade school kids! When Miyako sees her little sister’s new friend Hana-chan, Miyako’s heart won’t stop racing! Miyako tries to get along with them but struggles… A sketch comedy all about trying to get along with the super cute girl is about to begin!
Kemono Friends 2 (Crunchyroll)
Synopsis: At Japari Park, an enormous integrated zoo somewhere in this world, a mysterious phenomenon caused all the animals to take on humanlike appearances. In their new forms, they came to be known as “Friends,” and they all lived in harmony together in the park. One day, The Friends Serval and Caracal meet a human child in the forest. They invite the hungry child to join them on their travels, and they go on to find many unique new Friends, delicious foods, and secrets of the park! They even face a dire situation that rocks the very earth beneath them! A brand new story of Japari Park begins now!
Katana Maidens ~ Mini Toji (Crunchyroll)
Synopsis: Does the girls’ daily life include fighting and not fighting? All the characters from the TV animated series “Katana Maidens” and the smartphone game “Katana Maidens Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi” are gathered together in smaller form!
Rainy Cocoa SideG (Crunchyroll)
It’s a peaceful day like any other in the cafe Rainy Color.Suddenly, the silence is broken when a girl kicks down the door. Her name is Amami Yoko, and she’s the daughter of the cafe’s owner, Amami Koji. “At least keep your promise, you old bastard!” The target of her ire and the cause of all the ruckus is Amami Koji himself. When she learns that not only did he blow off their trip, he’s also planning to go to Hawaii by himself, Yoko’s rage only grows. Just then, she catches sight of Rainy Color’s mascot dog, Rain, and freezes. It turns out that she’s afraid of dogs! She immediately panics and starts to run away, but she ends up heading for the suitcase Koji’s packing and…Crash! She trips over the suitcase, topples over, and shatters a vase that Koji was keeping nearby. As punishment for breaking the vase, Yoko is forced to stand in as Rainy Color’s manager for summer vacation. A heartwarming and relaxing story depicting Yoko’s struggles, as well as what people can do for others, is about to begin!
Grimms Notes the Animation (Crunchyroll)
Set in a fairy tale world where everyone receives a book upon their birth. These books written by a mysterious storyteller, determine every detail of the owner’s life, trapping that individual into a preordained fate. This story stars a hero without a predetermined story, someone free to decide his fate. However, since he has only blank pages in his book, he can only wander to find his purpose. What follows, is a journey where our hero travels across lands to meet characters from the pages of some of the most famous fairy tales. Our hero must fight together with the various characters he meets to win back his story.
Mysteria Friends (Crunchyroll)
Mysteria Academy is a prestigious magic school that teaches magic without discrimination to the three factions (men, gods, demons), who usually are engaged in battle with each other. Two of the academy’s students are Anne, a princess and honor student, and Grea, a princess born from a dragon and a human.
Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 (Funimation)
Three years after the Yamato’s voyage to restore Earth, a lasting peace with their old enemy bears fruit. Due to Earth’s newly acquired technological might, mankind begins a military expansion. However, a new threat emerges that will again put humanity to the test. In response to a mysterious plea, the Yamato and its crew undertake one more mission for the good of their species.
Date A Live III (Funimation)
Ordinary high school boy Shido discovers a mysterious girl at ground zero of a recent spacequake. Shido learns, through his sister Kotori, that the girl is one of the Spirits: mystical creatures responsible for the spacequakes. Shido is recruited to help “seal” the sprits and end their threat to mankind. There’s just one catch: the only way to seal a spirit—is to make her fall in love with you.
My Roommate Is A Cat (Crunchyroll and Funimation)
The story of Mikazuki Subaru, a novelist who is shy and struggles in relationships with other people, and a cat who was dumped by humans and lived a tough life on the streets. Through a twist of fate, the two of them end up living together. This heartwarming tale illustrates day-to-day life through the eyes of both man and cat. These moments seem trivial, but as they build upon themselves, the two become family and find happiness in their life together.
Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 (Funimation)
Kageyama Shigeo (a.k.a. Mob) is an 8th grader with powerful psychic abilities. Working under his not-so-capable master, Reigen, Mob uses his powers to exorcise evil spirits. But his will to be normal causes him to suppress his powers and feelings until he hits 100 percent—a point where his pent-up emotions are unleased and a darker power takes over.
The Rising of the Shield Hero (Funimation)
Iwatani Naofumi, a run-of-the-mill otaku, finds a book in the library that summons him to another world. He is tasked with joining the sword, spear, and bow as one of the Four Cardinal Heroes and fighting the Waves of Catastrophe as the Shield Hero. Excited by the prospect of a grand adventure, Naofumi sets off with his party. However, merely a few days later, he is betrayed and loses all his money, dignity, and respect. Unable to trust anyone anymore, he employs a slave named Raphtalia and takes on the Waves and the world. But will he really find a way to overturn this desperate situation?