Anime Season Guide - January 2018 - Winter

See which anime are released in January 2018 in the winter season in Japan. This season’s anime guide will help you choose the best anime to follow. The list is separated by genres, continuations, original works and adaptations.

In this anime season guide you will find information such as author, studio, number of episodes, a brief synopsis and a personal commentary on the work. The list can be updated according to the announcements that are made.

If you want a super detailed list with the whole team, voice actors, episode list, name in Japanese, opinion of the world, images, trailers and other information, we recommend accessing the website myanimelist which has all the information about each anime. This article is just a quick guide for those who don’t want to waste time.

Anime Season Guide - Continued

The anime of the October 2017 season that continues into January 2018 are:

  • Sangatsu no Lion 2;
  • Black Clover;
  • Shokugeki no Souma 3;
  • Mahou Tsukai no Yome;
  • Dies Irae;
  • Ku Pao Ying Xiong;
  • GARO Vanishing Line;
  • Osomatsu-san 2;
  • Pingu in the City;
  • Mahoutsukai no Yome;

Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter

Below we will list the anime that get sequels or a new season in January and their debut date. If you do not know the anime, search and see the previous seasons.

  • Nanatsu no Taizai 2: Imashime no Fukkatsu - 06/01 - Saturday;
  • ReLIFE: Kanketsu-hen - Finally the conclusion of the anime (March);
  • Overlord 2;
  • Dagashi Kashi 2;
  • Cardcaptor Sakura - 07/01 - Sunday:
  • Clear Card-hen;
  • Gin no Guardian 2;
  • Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru 2;
  • Yowamushi Pedal 4 - Glory Line;
  • Fate / Extra Last Encore;
  • Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan 2;
  • Basilisk: Ouka Ninpouchou;
  • Sait Seiya: Saintia Shou;
  • Nanatsu no Bitoku (spin-off);
  • Devilman:
  • Crybaby;
  • Hakyuu Houshin Engi (old anime from the year 1998);

Below we will leave a list of other anime that will debut, but that we will not go into details:

  • Itou Junji: Collection - A compilation of several horror stories;
  • Hakumei to Mikochi - Slice of life that accompanies the daily life of 2 girls of a few centimeters;
  • Mitsuboshi Colors - Daily life of 3 little girls protecting the city;
  • Yuru Camp - Daily comedy of girls who love camping in Japan;
  • 25-sai no Joshikousei - Those short anime with hentai version, involving a history teacher;
  • Poputepipikku - WTF?
  • Sanrio Danshi - Fan service yaoi of the brutes;
  • Hataraku Onii-san! - A random anime following Western and childlike features;
  • Miira no Kaikata - Young people need to take care of a supernatural being;
  • Dame x Prince Anime Caravan - Based on an otome game;
  • Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san - An anime of girls involving food;
  • Takunomi - An anime with women drinking a lot;

Action & Adventure Anime - January 2018

Below we will follow the action and adventure anime that will premiere in January 2018. Some may include comedy and ecchi.

Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter Grancrest Senki: In a world dominated by lords, Shiruka, a mage who hates these lords for not keeping the peace, joins a knight on a journey to save his war-dominated continent.
    • Estúdio: A1-Pictures (Sword Art Online);
    • Diretor: Mamoru Hatakeyama (Rakugo, Sankarea);
    • Comments: It was based on a Light Novel, it looks very promising;
    • Expectativa: 7/10 - Not my style;
Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter  Toji no Miko - A group of girls with special powers, whose government gives permission to carry swords to extract evil spirits.
  • Estúdio: Gokumi (Tsurezure Children);
  • Diretor:
  • Observações: Another anime of girls fighting for the world;
  • Expectativa: 5/10 - Not my style;
  • Dia/Estreia: 5/01 - Friday;
Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter  Beatless - A boy who knows a combat android that changes his life forever.
  • Estúdio: Diomedia (Fukka);
  • Diretor: Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist);
  • Observações:
  • Expectativa: 7/10 - Let's see what comes out;
  • Dia/Estreia: 01/13 - Saturday;
 Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter  Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens - A city dominated by crime and violence, characters who live in the underworld, a detective, a professional killer, informants, and avengers was just one of the few problems until an even worse killer murderer emerged.
  • Estúdio: StateLight (Senki Zesshou);
  • Diretor: Kenji Yasuda (Arata Kangatari, Shugo Chara!);
  • Observações:
  • Expectativa: 7/10
  • Dia/Estreia:
Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter  Killing Bites - Girls mixed with animals live fighting in betting games, a lot happens where a guy ends up getting involved in all of this.
  • Estúdio: Liden Films (Terra Formars, Arslan Senki
  • Diretor: Yasuto Nishitaka (Nanatsu);
  • Observações: Based on a Manga, the anime seems to have a lot of action and ecchi;
  • Expectativa: 6/10
  • Dia/Estreia:
Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter Darling in the FranXX - A land in ruins where humanity lives in a mobile fortress. Trained pilots control mekas to fight mysterious and giant creatures known as Kyoryu.
  • Estúdio: A1-Pictures (SAO, Kimi in Uso);
  • Diretor: Atsushi Nishigori (The iDOLM @ STER);
  • Observações: It looks like Evangelion;
  • Expectativa: 6/10
  • Dia/Estreia:
Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter Kokkoku - Moment by Moment - Juri Yukawa lives with his father, brother neet, grandmother and his sister who is a single mother. One day his nephew and brother are kidnapped, Juri receives a stone that allows time to freeze.
  • Estúdio:
  • Diretor:
  • Observações: It is more psychological, based on a finished manga;
  • Expectativa: 9/10 - I liked the synopsis;
  • Dia/Estreia: 07/01 - Sunday;
  • PV link

Drama - Daily life - Romance - Slice of Life

Below we will follow the anime of everyday life, drama, slice of life that can have a little adventure, action and comedy.

 Anime season guide - january 2018 - winter - isekai anime  Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku - Based on a Light Novel, a 29-year-old programmer will end up in an RPG world. He ends up at the age of 15 and with powers and a high level.
  • Estúdio: Silver Link (Kokoro Connect, Baka to Test);
  • Diretor: Shin Oonuma (Baka to test);
  • Observações: The anime is very focused on comedy and slice of life. 
  • Expectativa: 7/10
  • Dia/Estreia:
Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter Uchuu yori mo Tooi Basho - A group of girls make an expedition in the south pole (Antartida).
  • Estúdio: MadHouse (Hunter x Hunter, Kiseijuu, Death Note);
  • Diretor: Ishizuka Atsuko (Sakurasou, No game No Life);
  • Observações: Based on a manga, Slice of Life, Comedy and school life;
  • Expectativa: 8/10
  • Dia/Estreia:
  • Trailer Link
 Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter - violet evergarden anime  Violet Evergarden - A girl loses her arms in a war and now pretends to be an autonomous android, doing services for different people in a world where these doll machines caused an uproar.
  • Estúdio: Kyoto Animation (Clannad, K-On);
  • Diretor: Taichi Ishidate (Kyoukai no Kanata, Chuunibyou);
  • Observações: Art is beautiful, it has everything to be great Drama!
  • Expectativa: 9/10
  • Dia/Estreia:
  • PV link
Anime season guide - january 2018 - winter - citrus anime Citrus - A girl who goes to a school, fights with the student council president and discovers that she is her sister, after all she catches him off guard and kisses her. It is not enough to be Yuir, you have to have incest.
  • Estúdio: Passione (Rokka no Yuusha);
  • Diretor: Katsugaki Nago (Yosuga no Sora);
  • Observações: Romance and Yuri
  • Expectativa: It is not my style, but it is famous in the genre;
  • Dia/Estreia: 06/01 - Saturday;
Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter - anime clouds Koi wa Ameagari no You ni - Based on a manga by romance, tells the story of a girl who falls in love with her 45-year-old boss who is divorced and has a son.
  • Estúdio: Wit Studio (Shingeki no Kyoujin);
  • Diretor: Ayumu Watanabe (Uchuu Kyoudai);
  • Observações: It looks promising, from the same director as my favorite anime;
  • Expectativa: 8/10
  • Dia/Estreia:
  • PV link 
Anime season guide - january 2018 - winter - anime 2018 01 Märchen Mädchen - A girl full of problems and in great costume ends up entering a world of magic through a book, where her new life begins.
  • Estúdio: Hoods Entertaiment (Drifters, Seikon no Qwaser);
  • Diretor: Shigeru Ueda - Worked on Bleach's StoryBoard;
  • Observações: Based on a Light Novel;
  • Expectativa: It's not my style, but give it a try;
  • Dia/Estreia:
 Anime season guide - january 2018 - winter - anime pai Gakuen Babysitters - A boy loses his parents in a plane crash, now he needs to take care of his brother alone. He is going to live with the headmistress of his school who also lost a son in this accident, with the condition of working at the daycare center.
  • Estúdio: Brains Base (Durarara);
  • Diretor:
  • Observações:
  • Expectativa: 7/10 A different proposal
  • Dia/Estreia:
 Anime season guide - january 2018 - winter - anime 2018 02 Slow Start - A 16 year old girl who is one year behind at school and realizes that they are all a year younger.
  • Estúdio: A1 Pictures (SAO, Kimi in Uso);
  • Diretor: Hiroyuki Hashimoto (Ikusei Keikaku);
  • Observações: It looks like a slice of life;
  • Expectativa: 5/10 I hope it is not so childish;
  • Dia/Estreia: 07/01 - Sunday;

Comedy + Romantic comedy

Below we will follow the anime of everyday life, drama, slice of life that can have a little adventure, action and comedy.

Anime season guide - january 2018 - winter - anime 2018 55 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! - A comedy that tells the story of a 16-year-old who is champion of Shogi's history. One day a 9-year-old girl appears and asks him to be her teacher.
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  • Diretor:
  • Observações:
  • Expectativa: 
  • Dia/Estreia:
 Anime season guide - january 2018 - winter - anime 2018 takagi Karakai jouzu no Takagi-san - The story focuses on a student who suffered humiliation and was provoked by a girl named Takagi. He promises that he will take revenge!
  • Estúdio: Shin-Ei Animation (Doraemon);
  • Diretor: Hiroaki Akagi (Hina Logic);
  • Observações:
  • Expectativa: 8/10 - They say that the manga is very good;
  • Dia/Estreia:
Anime season guide - january 2018 - winter - anime 2018 black Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari - A comedy that accompanies 2 students with supernatural powers, traveling through time to face enemies;
  • Estúdio: Silver Link (Baka to Test);
  • Diretor: Ken Takahashi - Usually a key animator;
  • Observações:
  • Expectativa: 
  • Dia/Estreia:


Movies and Roe

Below we will briefly list the anime films and roe released in the 2018 winter season:

  • Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou - 2/24;
  • Shingeki no Kyojin Movie 3: Kakusei no Houkou - 1/13;
  • Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple - 03/03;
  • Macross Δ Movie - 02/09;
  • Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch II - Handou - 10/02;
  • Infini-T Force Movie - 2/24;
  • Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Movie: Take On Me - 1/6;
  • Fate / kaleid liner Prisma ☆ Illya Movie: Sekka no Chikai Special;
  • Osomatsu-san Short Film Series 2nd Season;
  • Mob Psycho 100 Reigen: Shirarezaru Kiseki Reinouryokusha;
  • Days: Touin Gakuen-sen! - 3/16;
  • Boku no Kanojo ga Majimesugiru Sho-bitch at Ken OVA - 3/26;

This was our season guide for the January 2018 anime. I hope you enjoyed this list and share it with friends. Which anime are you waiting for? Are there any details about a particular anime that was missing from this list? We would like to hear your comments. We recommend:

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