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Winter has a lot in store, and anime fans are excited. Kadokawa’s “eb-i Xpress” service conducted a survey of 15,240 Japanese to find out what programs they want to watch next season. Here’s what they chose:

General

#1: The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments (Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu)

Season 2
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Genre: Fantasy, Action
Premiere Date: January 6, 2018
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: The sequel to a series about a prince who gathered seven defeated evil knights to help him retake his kingdom.


#2: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card (Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card-hen)

Sequel
Studio: Madhouse
Genre: Magical Girl, Romance
Premiere Date: January 7, 2018
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
Summary: A sequel to the Cardcaptor Sakura franchise that follows a girl with the ability to control magical beasts that live within cards.


#3: The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan)

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Season 2; Short-Form Anime
Studio: EGG FIRM, J.C. Staff
Genre: Comedy, Superhero
Premiere Date: January 9, 2018
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: While you might think that having super powers would be cool, this anime shows they might be more trouble than they are worth.


#4: Yowamushi Pedal GLORY LINE

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Season 4
Studio: Studio DEEN
Genre: Sports
Premiere Date: January 8, 2018
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: An otaku who rides his bicycle to get anime goods realizes that he might have interest in cycling and joins his high school’s cycling club.


#5: Dagashikashi

©2018 コトヤマ・小学館/シカダ駄菓子2

Season 2; 15-Minute Anime
Studio:
Tezuka Productions
Genre: Slice-of-Life, Comedy
Premiere Date: January 11, 2018
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: The son of a long-running Japanese snack store wants to become a manga artist instead of taking over the family business, but the daughter of a giant snack company wants him to inherit the store to keep it going no matter what.


#6: Ms. Koizumi loves ramen noodles (Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san)

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Studio: Studio Gokumi
Genre: Slice-of-Life, Food
Premiere Date: January 4, 2018
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: A cool, beautiful high school girl has an unexpected side that no one knows about: she’s a ramen fanatic.


#7: Overlord II

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Season 2
Studio: Madhouse
Genre: Science Fiction, Action
Premiere Date: January 9, 2018
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: The second season of an anime about a young man who becomes trapped inside an online game world after deciding to remain logged in when the game’s servers are shut down for good.


#8: Fate/Extra: Last Encore

© TYPE-MOON/Marvelous, Aniplex, Notes, SHAFT

Studio: SHAFT
Genre: Fantasy
Premiere Date: January 27, 2018
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: An anime adapting Type-Moon’s Fate/Extra series of games that feature famous figures from history and legend fighting alongside modern day mages to win the Holy Grail.


#9: Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san

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Studio: Shin-Ei Animation
Genre: Slice-of-Life, Comedy
Premiere Date: January 8, 2018
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: A middle school boy is always at the mercy of his teasing female classmate, but he’s determined to have the last laugh.


#10: After the Rain (Koi ha Ameagari no youni)

 ©眉月じゅん・小学館/アニメ「恋雨」製作委員会

Studio: WIT STUDIO
Genre: Romance
Premiere Date: January 2018
Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video
Summary: A taciturn high school girl is deeply in love with the 45-year old manager of the restaurant she works at part-time, but can never get her feelings across.


#11: Zoku Touken Ranbu – Hanamaru

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Season 2
Studio: Doga Kobo
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Premiere Date: January 8, 2018
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: The second season of an anime about anthropomorphized famous swords who are the only ones who can stop those attempting to change history.


#12: Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls (Basilisk: Ōka Ninpōchō)

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Sequel to Basilisk
Studio: Seven Arcs Pictures
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Premiere Date: January 8, 2018
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll (sub), FUNimation (dub)
Summary: The continuation to the Basilisk anime about ninjas who fight for possession of a valuable scroll.


#13: The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! (Ryūō no Oshigoto!)

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Studio: project No.9
Genre: Board Games
Premiere Date: January 8, 2018
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: A teenage boy who is the strongest shogi player in history is forced to become the master to a shogi-loving elementary school girl.


#14: Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody (Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyōsōkyoku)

 

Studio: CONNECT, SILVER LINK.
Genre: Fantasy, Action
Premiere Date: January 11, 2018
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll (sub), FUNimation (dub)
Summary: A programmer wanders into a fantasy world and meets lots of adorable girls.


#15: 25-Sai no Joshi Kōsei~Kodomo ni wa Oshierarenai Koto Shite Yaru yo

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Studio: Lilix
Genre: Romance
Premiere Date: January 7, 2018
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: A 25-year-old woman sneaks into a high school pretending to be her cousin, but is discovered by her former classmate, who is now a history teacher.


#16: Junji Ito “Collection”

©伊藤潤二/朝日新聞出版・伊藤潤二『コレクション』製作委員会

Studio: Studio DEEN
Genre: Horror
Premiere Date: January 5, 2018
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll (sub), FUNimation (dub)
Summary: This anime is based on the works of horror manga creator Junji Ito.


#17: Pop Team Epic

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Studio: Kamikaze Doga
Genre: Comedy
Premiere Date: January 7, 2018
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: Based on a 4-panel manga about two high school girls who do lots of things… all of these things being absolutely nuts.


#18: How to keep a mummy (Miira no Kaikata)

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Studio: 8-Bit
Genre: Supernatural, Comedy
Premiere Date: January 11, 2018
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: A boy gets a souvenir from his traveling father, and it turns out to be a little mummy that fits into the palm of his hand.


#19: Violet Evergarden

 ©暁佳奈・京都アニメーション/ヴァイオレット・エヴァーガーデン製作委員会

Studio: Kyoto Animation
Genre: Fantasy
Premiere Date: January 11, 2018
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: In a world where automatons are commonplace, one living doll builds relationships with humans.


#20: Hakyu Hoshin Engi

 

Reboot of Soul Hunter
Studio: C-Station
Genre: Fantasy, Action
Premiere Date: January 12, 2018
Where to Watch: Not Currently Streaming
Summary: When an evil sorceress makes the emperor her puppet and the land is thrown into chaos, a young wizard is sent to bring back the peace.


The survey also revealed the results from the female and male demographics separately:

Female

Ranking

Anime

1

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card (Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card-hen)

2

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. 2 (Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan 2)

3

The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments (Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu)

4

Yowamushi Pedal GLORY LINE

5

Zoku Touken Ranbu – Hanamaru


Male

Ranking

Anime

1

The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments (Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu)

2

Dagashikashi 2

3

Yowamushi Pedal GLORY LINE

4

Ms. Koizumi loves ramen noodles (Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san)

5

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. 2 (Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan 2)


 

If you’d like to learn more about next season’s anime, you can check out our giant Winter 2017 Anime Guide, which is updated daily.

Comments (1)
  1. I’m looking forward “Basilisk”.
    I have fun the Previous Series.

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