Anime Season Guide – January 2018 – Winter

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See which anime are released in January 2018 in the winter season in Japan. This season anime guide will help you choose the best anime to watch. The list is separated by genres, sequels, 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 comment about the work. The list may be updated as announcements are made.

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

Anime Season Guide – Sequels

The October 2017 season anime 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 premiere date. If you don't 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 in 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 (former 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 various horror stories;
  • Hakumei to Mikochi – Slice of life that follows the daily life of 2 girls of a few centimeters;
  • Mitsuboshi Colors – Daily life of 3 little girls protecting the city;
  • Yuru Camp – Everyday 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 childish traits;
  • 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 – A girl anime involving food;
  • Takunomi – An anime with women drinking heavily;

Action & Adventure Anime - January 2018

Below we will follow the action-adventure anime that 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 her war-ridden 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: 01/5 – Friday;
Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter  Beatles – A boy who meets 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 living in the underworld, a detective, a professional assassin, informants, and avengers was just one of the few problems until an even worse killer of assassins 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 gambling games, a lot happens where a guy ends up getting involved in it all.
  • 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 moving fortress. Trained pilots control mekas to fight mysterious, giant creatures known as Kyoryu.
  • Estúdio: A1-Pictures (SAO, Kimi no Uso);
  • Diretor: Atsushi Nishigori (The [email protected]);
  • Observações: Looks like Evangelion;
  • Expectativa: 6/10
  • Dia/Estreia:
Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter Kokkoku – Moment by Moment – Juri Yukawa lives with her father, brother neet, grandmother and her sister who is a single mother. One day her nephew and brother are kidnapped, Juri receives a stone that allows her to freeze time.
  • Estúdio:
  • Diretor:
  • Observações: It's more psychological, based on a finished manga;
  • Expectativa: 9/10 – I liked the synopsis;
  • Dia/Estreia: 07/01 – Sunday;
  • PV link

Drama – Everyday – 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  Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku – Based on a Light Novel, a 29-year-old programmer finds himself in an RPG world. He ends up at the age of 15 and with high level powers.
  • 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 go on an expedition to the South Pole (Antarctica).
  • 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 – A girl loses her arms in a war and now poses as an autonomous android, doing errands 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: The art is beautiful, it has everything to be great Drama!
  • Expectativa: 9/10
  • Dia/Estreia:
  • PV link
Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter citrus – A girl who goes to a high school, fights with the student council president and finds out she's her sister, then suddenly catches her off guard and kisses her. It's 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: Not my style, but famous in the genre;
  • Dia/Estreia: 06/01 – Saturday;
Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter 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 child.
  • Estúdio: Wit Studio (Shingeki no Kyoujin);
  • Diretor: Ayumu Watanabe (Uchuu Kyoudai);
  • Observações: Sounds promising, from the same director as my favorite anime;
  • Expectativa: 8/10
  • Dia/Estreia:
  • PV link 
Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter Märchen Mädchen – A girl full of problems and very costumed ends up entering a world of magic through a book, where her new life begins.
  • Estúdio: Hoods Entertainment (Drifters, Seikon no Qwaser);
  • Diretor: Shigeru Ueda – Worked on Bleach's StoryBoard;
  • Observações: Based on a Light Novel;
  • Expectativa: Not my style, but give it a try;
  • Dia/Estreia:
 Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter Gakuen Babysitters – A boy loses his parents in a plane crash, now he has to take care of his brother alone. He goes to live with the director of his school who also lost a son in that accident, on the condition that he works at the daycare.
  • Estúdio: Brains Base (Durarara);
  • Diretor:
  • Observações:
  • Expectativa: 7/10 A different proposal
  • Dia/Estreia:
 Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter Slow Start – A 16 year old girl who is a year late at school and realizes they are all a year younger.
  • Estúdio: A1 Pictures (SAO, Kimi no Uso);
  • Diretor: Hiroyuki Hashimoto (Ikusei Keikaku);
  • Observações: It looks like a slice of life;
  • Expectativa: 5/10 Hope it's not too 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 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! – A comedy that tells the story of a 16-year-old teenager who is champion of Shogi history. One day a 9-year-old girl appears and asks him to be her master.
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  • Diretor:
  • Observações:
  • Expectativa: 
  • Dia/Estreia:
 Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter Karakai jouzu no Takagi-san – The story focuses on a student who suffered humiliation and was teased by a girl named Takagi. He promises he will take revenge!
  • Estúdio: Shin-Ei Animation (Doraemon);
  • Diretor: Hiroaki Akagi (Hina Logic);
  • Observações:
  • Expectativa: 8/10 – The manga is said to be very good;
  • Dia/Estreia:
Anime season guide - January 2018 - winter Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari – A comedy that follows 2 students with supernatural powers, traveling through time to face enemies;
  • Estúdio: Silver Link (Baka to Test);
  • Diretor: Ken Takahashi – Used to be a key animator;
  • Observações:
  • Expectativa: 
  • Dia/Estreia:


Movies and Eggs

Below we will briefly list the movies and anime roes released in the 2018 winter season:

  • Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou – 02/24;
  • Shingeki no Kyojin Movie 3: Kakusei no Houkou – 01/13;
  • Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple – 03/03;
  • Macross Δ Movie – 02/09;
  • Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch II – Handou – 02/10;
  • Infini-T Force Movie – 02/24;
  • Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Movie: Take On Me – 06/01;
  • Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya Movie: Sekka no Chikai Special;
  • Osomatsu-san Short Film Series 2nd Season;
  • Psycho Mob 100 Reigen: Shirarezaru Kiseki Reinouryokusha;
  • Days: Touin Gakuen-sen! – 03/16;
  • Boku no Kanojo ga Majimesugiru Sho-bitch na Ken OVA – 03/26;

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

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