Waiting on Wednesday: Winter Is Coming

Ya know…I still haven’t seen one single episode of Game of Thrones yet. I’m sure everyone gets sick of seeing all of the “winter is coming” memes, but it fits perfectly with today’s post! I had to do it guys. My fellow anime bloggers are rolling out which anime they are excited to watch for this winter anime season so I thought I would do the same! This will be my last post until next week. You already know I am going to spend the holidays with my fam bam (as long as I can get down to them). Winter warnings have been in effect in Oregon (even though some parts of Oregon sees nothing but rain). I’m mainly talking about the higher elevations and such. Let’s just hope the pass I’m taking stays free of snow so I can get down to where I am going. Fingers crossed! ūüėÄ

Alas! My anime series and manga I ordered myself for Christmas came in today. Yippee! I now have the second and third volume of Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous) manga and I also FINALLY got Natsuyuki Rendezvous and Blood C on DVD. The DVD for¬†Natsuyuki Rendezvous¬†alone (when not on sale) is $49.98. I got it on sale for $15.44! Thank goodness! Rightstuf Anime is having their 30 days of anime sale right now and I promise you this is the best time to buy anime/manga. I will leave the link right here if you are wanting to get something while it’s still on sale:¬†https://www.rightstufanime.com/.

Alright. Shall we dive into these new anime series coming our way? I think yes! These are all the anime shows I plan on watching for winter season. You guys know how this works. I’ll be posting the anime show and synopsis. I won’t be posting about Violet Evergarden because I’ve talked about it enough on here, so it should be pretty obvious it is my most anticipated show of 2018. I do however want to ask you guys if you have any tips for doing weekly post about it though? I haven’t actually done week by week episode post yet so any info would be greatly appreciated. Let’s do this!

1. Overlord Season 2

No synopsis for this season but I’m sure ya’ll can tell it is just the second season. The same goes for¬†Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu. I’ll be watching the second season of that as well ūüėõ

2. Citrus

Anime Synopsis:

“Yuzuko Aihara, a high school girl whose main interests are fashion, friends and having fun, is about to get a reality check. Due to her mom’s remarriage, Yuzu has transferred to a new, all-girls school that is extremely strict. Her real education is about to begin.

From day one, happy-go-lucky Yuzu makes enemies, namely the beautiful yet stern student council president Mei. So what happens when a dejected Yuzu returns home and discovers the shock of her life: that Mei is actually her new step-sister who has come to live with her? Even more surprising, when Mei catches Yuzu off-guard and kisses her out of the blue, what does it all mean?”

3. Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku

Anime Synopsis:

“29-year-old programmer Suzuki Ichirou finds himself transported into a fantasy RPG. Within the game, he’s a 15-year-old named Satou. At first he thinks he’s dreaming, but his experiences seem very real. Due to his use of a 3-time-use special power (meteor shower), he ends up wiping out an army of lizardmen and becoming very high level. He hides his level and plans to live peacefully and meet new people, though developments in the game story (like the return of a demon king) might get in his way.”

4. Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen

Anime Synopsis:

“Fourteen-year-old Sakura starts junior high school along her friends, including Syaoran, who had just returned to Tomoeda. After having a dream with a mysterious cloaked figure, all of Sakura’s cards turn blank and are rendered powerless, thus she starts her quest to find out what is wrong. In doing so, Sakura and her allies discover and capture new transparent cards using a new key.”

5. Koi wa Ameagari no You ni

Anime Synopsis:

“Akira Tachibana is a soft-spoken high school student who used to be a part of the track and field club but, due to an injury, she is no longer able to run as fast as she once could. Working part-time at a family restaurant as a recourse, she finds herself inexplicably falling love with her manager, a divorced 45-year-old man with a young son.

Despite the age gap, Akira wholeheartedly embraces his mannerisms and kind nature, which is seen as spinelessness by the other employees, and little by little, the two begin to understand each other. Although unable to explain why exactly she is attracted to him, Akira believes that a concrete reason is not needed to truly love someone. On a rainy day, she decides to finally tell her manager about how she feels… But just how will he react?”

6. Beatless

Beatless art

Anime Synopsis:

“With the introduction of an ultra-advanced AI that surpasses human intelligence, beings that mankind is yet to fully comprehend made from materials far too advanced for human technology begin coming into being. Lacia, an hIE equipped with a black coffin-shaped device, is one of these. In boy-meets-girl fashion, 17-year-old Arato Endo has a fateful encounter with the artificial Lacia. For what purpose were these artificial beings created? Amid questions regarding the coexistence of these artificial beings and humans, a 17-year-old boy makes a decision…”

7. Kokkoku

Anime Synopsis:

“Juri Yukawa lives with her NEET father and brother, her retired grandfather, her sister (a single mother) and her young nephew.
One day, her nephew and brother are kidnapped for ransom. Having only 30 minutes to meet the demands of the kidnappers, Juri, who realizes there is not enough time to prepare the money, decides to head for their rescue by herself with knife in hand when her grandfather uses a mysterious stone passed on in the Yukawa family to stop time.

In a world where everyone and everything are inert, Juri and her father and grandfather run to rescue the two. But at the kidnappers’ hideout, they soon realize they are not the only ones who can move about in this still world…”

8. Yuru Camp

Yuru camp art

Anime Synopsis:

“Rin likes to go camping by herself along the lakes that provide a scenic view of Mt. Fuji. Nadeshiko loves to take cycling trips by herself to places where she can see Mt. Fuji. After they meet, Rin and Nadeshiko take camping trips, eat cup ramen together, and enjoy the scenery. ”

9. Hakumei to Mikochi

Hakumei to Mikochi

Anime Synopsis:

“Nine centimeters (3.5 inches) tall, the tiny girls Hakumei and Mikochi live in the forest. Living in a tiny house in a tree, riding insects and birds, and making umbrellas out of leaves, these tiny girls live a tiny life. Follow their tiny but lovely lives as they live their day to day in a fantastic world of tiny people and gods.”

10. Ryuuou no Oshigoto!

Anime Synopsis:

“16 year old Kuzuryuu Yaichi has fallen into a slump after winning the major shogi title “Dragon King”, the pressure of his losses continue until an elementary schooler called Hinatsuru Ai, with an extraordinary shogi talent, arrives at his doorstep.”

11. Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san

Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san

Anime Synopsis:

“The gourmet comedy follows the daily life of Koizumi, a high school girl who looks like a cool beauty at first glance, but actually has an unexpected side of her that loves ramen.”

12. Uchuu yori mo Tooi Basho

Uchuu yori mo Tooi Basho

Anime Synopsis:

“The anime’s story centers on high school girls going to the South Pole, “a place further than the universe.” They struggle and grow together as they cope with extreme conditions.”

13. Miira no Kaikata

Anime Synopsis:

“When high school student Sora Kashiwagi finds himself staring down a mysterious oversized package sent to him by his self-proclaimed “adventurer” father, the last thing he expects is for it to be opened from the inside… by a little mummy so small it can fit in the palm of his hand!”

14. Gakuen Babysitters

Anime Synopsis:

“The manga centers on the brothers Ryuuichi and Kotarou Kashima. Ryuuichi is in high school and Kotarou is still a toddler. After their parents are killed in a plane crash, the two brothers find themselves living with the chairwoman of the Morinomiya Academy, who herself lost her son and daughter-in-law in the same accident. The chairwoman, however, has one stipulation for the brothers in order to live with her: Ryuuichi has to work at the academy’s daycare center as a babysitter.”

15. Dame×Prince ANIME CARAVAN


Anime Synopsis:

“The story of the game follows Ani, a princess from the minor nation of Inako. Ani is sent to the signing ceremony that will bring peace to the rival nations of Mildonia, a mighty military country, and Selenfaren, a powerful theocracy. Ani is supposed to help steer the signing ceremony along, but she runs into trouble when she encounters a handful of obstinate princes.”

16. Darling in the Franxx

Darling in the Franxx

Anime Synopsis:

“The story is set in the distant future. The land is ruined, and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Pilots produced inside Plantation live in Mistilteinn, also know as the “birdcage.” Children live there knowing nothing of the outside world or the freedom of the sky. Their lives consist of battling to carry out missions. Their enemies are mysterious giant lifeforms known as KyŇćryŇę, and the children pilot robots called Franxx to face off against them. For the children, riding the Franxx proves their existence.

A boy named Hiro is called Code:016, and he was once known as a prodigy. However, he has fallen behind, and his existence seems unnecessary. Not piloting a Franxx is the same as ceasing to exist. One day, a mysterious girl known as “Zero Two” appears before him. Two horns grow out of her head.”

17. Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san

Anime Synopsis:

“Living by this principle, the middle schooler Nishikata gets constantly made fun of by his seat neighbor Takagi-san. With his pride shattered to pieces, he vows to turn the tables and get back at her some day. And so, he attempts to tease her day after day, only to find himself victim to Takagi-san’s ridicule again sooner than later. Will he be able to make Takagi-san blush from embarrassment even once in the end?”

TV Shorts
25-sai no Joshikousei
Dagashi Kashi season 2 (Didn’t know this was going to be a short?)

Whew! Another large list for me to watch this winter season. This still isn’t as large as summer season for me this year. I think I watched a total of 21 shows? Man! I’m surprised I could keep up with that many going on at once. So what new shows are you most hyped for? I almost forgot about Trigger Studio’s new project¬†Darling in the Franxx. Anything done by Trigger¬†is amazing so I am super pumped to see what this show brings us! Let me know all your thoughts in the comments section below! ‚̧

P.S. sorry for all the mixed media in this post (i.e. gif’s, pictures, and trailers). I wanted to do all gif’s but some of these shows don’t have any yet since they are brand brand new.

Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.

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