January 2014 New Anime Guide

Merry Christmas and happy holiday season. This is a late but in time post for new TV Anime series coming up in the next few months, or this winter season. We have around 30 series after slice and dice which is still a lot. Some of the previous series like Strike the Blood will continue to air in this winter and once again putting our spare time at risk. This new season has, quite a lot interesting series and over ten of them are already in my list. Some of the shining titles like the second season of long-awaited Seitokai Yakuindomo (well, we don’t need to speak out that), Saki and Chuunibyou, and Nisekoi which was expected to be the most welcomed series in this freezing winter. Wonder whether Wake Up, Girls! will turn out to be a big disappointment, you will need to stay tuned this season.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road / 熱風海陸ブシロード

Links: Official Website | On Air: December 31, 2013

An asteroid collision brought with it a deadly menace known as “Shinbo.” Faced with destruction, humanity retreated to land reclaimed from the sea. The one ray of hope is a device that can fight the Shinbo called “The Mechanical Divine General.” Ame, the princess of the refugees, and Suō, who carries the blood of the Yagyu family, must awaken its power in order to save the world.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. / 最近、妹のようすがちょっとおかしいんだが。

Links: Official Website, Preview | On Air: January 4, 2014

A girl named Mitsuki Kanzaki lives with her step-brother Yuya after her mother remarries. One day, Mitsuki is possessed by the self-proclaimed spirit of a young girl, Hiyori Kotobuki. Hiyori (in Mitsuki’s body) must fall in love with Yuya to move toward the “Gates of Heaven.”

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Seitokai Yakuindomo* / 生徒会役員共* (EP12)

Links: Official Website, Preview | On Air: January 4, 2014

Takatoshi Tsuda attends Ousai Academy, a high school that has been an all-girl school, until due to declining birth rates, has been converted to a co-ed school. On his first day, he is forcibly recruited to join the student council as vice-president and a male representative. The story follows Tsuda and the student council as they interact with each other and their schoolmates.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Nobunagun / ノブナガン

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 5, 2014

Shio Ogura is a Japanese high school student, who is visiting Taiwan on a school trip when she is suddenly attacked by monsters. Agents known as “E-Gene Holders” from the government agency DOGOO also arrive, who wield weapons infused with the spirits of historical figures. Shio is revealed to also be an E-Gene Holder when the soul of Oda Nobunaga awakens after she tries to rescue a friend.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Witchcraft Works / ウィッチクラフトワークス

Links: Official Website, Preview | On Air: January 5, 2014

Honoka knows his classmate Ayaka is talented in both the pen and the sword, attractive in face and figure, and that everyone at school calls her the Princess. When he gets himself involved in the “Witch of the Tower” incident one day after school, however, he learns she is also a witch sent to protect him. From then on, his ordinary school life is completely turned upside down, as he discovers that most of his classmates are not what they seem.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Space Dandy / スペース☆ダンディ

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 5, 2014

Space Dandy is a space hunter, someone who is paid to search for new, undiscovered alien species. It’s an industry where the prize goes to the person who finds aliens the fastest. Dandy searches unknown planets for strange beings with his companions, QT the worn-out robot and Meow from Betelgeuse. Meanwhile, they’re being chased by minions of the Gorgol Empire, for reasons that are still a mystery.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Noragami / ノラガミ

Links: Official Website, Preview | On Air: January 5, 2014

Yato is a minor deity who lacks even a single shrine. In order to build his own shrine, he scrawls his cell number on the wall of a downtown bathroom telling people he will help them in exchange for a 5-yen offering, becoming a self-styled “delivery god.” Hiyori, the daughter of a respectable family, is almost in a traffic accident, but is rescued by Yato. This causes her to become a “hanyou,” a person who can easily lose her soul. She chases Yato down, and they begin to work together. Yato also finds a boy named Yukine who becomes a “sacred treasure” that can be used by a god. The three of them battle “you” who bring harm to humans as Yato’s hidden history is gradually revealed.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Buddy Complex / バディ・コンプレックス

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 5, 2014

On the first day back after summer break, high-school student Aoba is attacked by a giant robot that appears out of the sky. As he’s pursued through the city, his classmate Hina appears in a robot of her own. She rescues him, and tells him cryptically that “Dio is waiting for you,” before she disappears. This begins Aoba’s new life as the pilot of the Free Treaty Alliance against the Great Zogiria Republic.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Nobunaga the Fool / ノブナガ・ザ・フール

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 5, 2014

The planets of the East and the West were once connected by the Ama-no-Hashidate. The culture that built it was destroyed countless years ago, and the two planets have had separate histories ever since. On the Western planet, ancient culture is experiencing a renaissance after a long period of war. Jeanne Kaguya D’Arc, a girl from the Western Planet, was prophesied to be the Savior of the World at her birth. With Leonard Da Vinci, she lands on the Eastern Planet, where Nobunaga “the Fool” longs for the power to change the world, as his planet is still locked in a war where many heroes vie for supremacy. When these two people meet, the culture of both worlds will be transformed.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Saki Zenkoku-hen / 咲-Saki- 全国編 (EP13)

Links: Official Website, Preview | On Air: January 5, 2014

Miyanaga Saki is a high school freshman who doesn’t like mahjong. Ever since she was a child, she would lose her New Year’s gift money during her family mahjong game. If she won, her parents would be upset, and if she lost, well, she lost. As a result, she’s learned to play in such a way that her score always remains plus/minus zero: not good enough to win, but not bad enough to lose. When we meet her, she’s being dragged to her school’s mahjong club by an old friend. How will a girl who hates mahjong, yet has become adept at the game as a result of her upbringing, survive in this environment?

January 2014 New Anime Guide

SoniAni -Super Sonico the Animation- / そにアニ Super Sonico the Animation

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 6, 2014

Super Sonico is an 18-year old college student who plays guitar for the three-girl band Fastest Speed in Space and models for pin-ups. In spite of her busy schedule, she still finds time to her grandmother at her restaurant. One night, her band members Suzu and Fuuri, are late to a concert, forcing her to play alone. The result of that show will have far-reaching consequences for Sonico.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta / とある飛空士への恋歌

Links: Official Website, Preview | On Air: January 6, 2014

This is a tale of a prince who lost everything leaves for a journey with no guarantee of returning to his hometown safely. With hatred and revenge in his mind, he met several people that taught him about friendship…and love.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

D-Fragments / ディーふらぐ!

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 6, 2014

Kazama Kenji likes to believe he is something of a delinquent. Moreover, others seem to like to agree that he is. Of course, Kenji’s gang finds their way to a group of four not-so-normal girls—Chitose, Sakura, Minami and Roka—and all at once, whatever reputation he may have is nothing compared to the outrageous behavior of the girls.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Hamatora / ハマトラ

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 7, 2014

“Minimum” – a special inborn power found in a limited number of human beings, known as “minimum holders.” In Yokohama, the detective team Hamatora, formed by two minimum holders named Nice and Murasaki, comes across information connected to a serial killer being pursued by their old friend Art. It turns out all the victims are minimum holders like them. Unwillingly at first, the two detectives become involved in the investigation.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Chuunibyo demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren / 中二病でも恋がしたい!戀

Links: Official Website, Preview | On Air: January 8, 2014

Due to various events, Yuuta and Rikka are living together. This secret co-habitation is so exciting for the two lovebirds! Or so it should be…

Is having a chuuni girlfriend too high of a hurdle for Yuuta, who never even went out with a normal girl?! Yuuta worries about how to advance his relationship with Rikka. And then everyone else, Nibutani, Kumin, and Dekomori, have powered up by advancing a grade. Furthermore, the cause of his chuunibyou outburst in middle school, the girl who calls herself Sophia Ring Saturn the 7th, Satone Shichimiya appears…

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Mikakunin de Shinkoukei / 未確認で進行形

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 8, 2014

Yonomi Kobeni, an ordinary girl, finds out on her 16th birthday that she is betrothed to Mitsumine Hakuya, a boy the same age as her. Hakuya moves in from the countryside and starts living with her, bringing his younger sister who is still a primary school student with him.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Oneechan ga Kita / お姉ちゃんが来た

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 8, 2014

13-year old Tomoya’s father remarries, and his new stepsister is 17-year old Ichika. She decides she’s completely in love with him, to a ridiculous and somewhat scary degree.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Mahou Sensou / 魔法戦争

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 9, 2014

Takeshi Nanase is an ordinary high school boy who has a somewhat dark past. Due to certain circumstances, he formed a “fake” couple with his childhood friend Kurumi Isoshima, but otherwise, he lives a normal life. However, one day, he comes across a girl named Mui Aiba, in a uniform he has never seen before, collapsed on the school campus. This encounters changes Takeshi’s destiny completely. Mui tells Takeshi that she is a magician, and she apologizes, for she turned Takeshi into a magician, too. What Takeshi once knew as one world is actually two—the world where magicians live and the world where humans live.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Hoozuki no Reitetsu / 鬼灯の冷徹

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 49, 2014

Hoozuki is the aide to the great king of Hell, King Enma. Calm and super-sadistic, Hoozuki tries to resolve the various problems in Hell, including a rampaging Momotarou and his companions. However, he also likes spending his free time on his hobbies, such as fawning over cute animals and raising “Goldfish Flowers.”

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Z/X: Ignition

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 9, 2014

The story is set in the not-so-distant future. Five “Black Points” suddenly appeared around the world as portals to parallel worlds. Immediately after, strange creatures began their invasion from these portals. These creatures are the inhabitants of five worlds—the same worlds in different timeframes. In order to ensure their own future timeframe survives, each of the five invasion forces battle to wipe the other future timeframes out. The key is one card-shaped device.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Sakura Trick / 桜Trick

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 9, 2014

Haruka Takayama and Yuu Sonoda were inseparable during their junior high school years, but upon entering their senior high school, they end up being seated on opposite sides of the classroom. Having to spend time with more friends, the two decide to do something to make their relationship special.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Gin no Saji 2nd Season / 銀の匙 2

Links: Official Website, Preview | On Air: January 9, 2014

Yugo Hachiken dreams of life separated from his family, so he takes the initiative by enrolling in an agriculture school. He thinks, with his talent in studying, no problems will arise no matter what kind of school he attends. He is proven wrong very quickly. Raised as a city boy, he is forced to uncover the inconvenient truth about agricultural life. Enjoy the story of Hachiken, as he tries to keep up with his new friends, farmers’ heirs, who are already accustomed to the harsh world of farming. With no clear goals or understanding of farming life, how will Hachiken survive this new, cruel reality? The story of a sweat, tear, and mud-stained youth begins!

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Nourin / のうりん (EP12)

Links: Official Website, Preview | On Air: January 10, 2014

When the national idol Kusakabe Yuka suddenly retired from the entertainment business, it shocked the world and it devastated teenager Hata Kosaku. Kosaku was Yuka’s biggest fan and her departure left him depressed. His classmates at the Tamo Agriculture School finally are able to get him to leave his room and attend his class, but to everyone’s amazement, Kusakabe Yuka (her stage name) comes into the class under the name Kinoshita Ringo as a transfer student. Kosaku realizes he has the once in a lifetime opportunity to get to personally know his dream girl and, together with his group of friends, try to find out why she is here and become closer than just classmates.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Wake Up, Girls!

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 10, 2014

Green Leaves Entertainment is a tiny production company on the verge of going out of business in Sendai, the biggest city in Japan’s northeastern Tohoku region. The agency once managed the careers of magicians, photo idols, fortune-tellers, and other entertainers, but its last remaining client finally quit. In danger of having zero talent (literally), the president Tange hatches an idea of producing an idol group. On the brash president’s orders, the dissatisfied manager Matsuda heads out to scout raw talent. Matsuda makes a fateful encounter with a certain girl…

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Nisekoi / ニセコイ

Links: Official Website, Preview | On Air: January 10, 2014

As a child, Raku Ichijo made a secret promise with his childhood sweetheart, keeping a pendant as a memento while his love took the key. He dreams of one day meeting his past love, but years later, reality smashes his hopes when Chitoge Kirisaki accidentally knees him in the face. Though Raku’s a normal high schooler, his family heads the notorious yakuza gang the Shuei-Gumi faction. And he’s dragged into family affairs when he’s forced into a relationship with Chitoge, the daughter of a rival gang’s boss.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda / 世界征服~謀略のズヴィズダー~

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 11, 2014

What does it take to conquer the world?! Every leader of the past has thought of it… but all they have done was to merely dream of its greatness. World domination… nobody has been able to achieve it. Until one little girl by the name of Kate Hoshimiya came along. Kate Hoshimiya will shock the world! How was she able to carry out such a magnificent stunt? So frightful! So glorious! Could this be… the Zvezda Plot?! Let the light of our great Zvezda shine upon this land far and wide!

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil / ウィザード・バリスターズ~弁魔士セシル

Links: Official Website, Preview | On Air: January 12, 2014

In 2018, humans and wizards live together in Tokyo. Police continue to protect order in society, but wizards are tried according to magical law, in special courts defended by wizard barristers. At age seventeen, Cecile has just become the youngest wizard barrister, and begins work at the Butterfly Law Offices. While she hasn’t realized it yet, she has tremendous magical potential.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha. / いなり、こんこん、恋いろは。

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 15, 2014

Inari Fushimi is a middle school girl who’s never had a requited love, since she’s a shy, clumsy and not very bright. One day, she witnesses her crush Kouji giving a letter to her classmate Akemi. Shocked and saddened, Inari rushes to a shrine, where the goddess Uka-no-Mitama-no-Kami appears to her. As thanks for saving a fox pup, as well as out of pity for her plight, the goddess grants Inari the power to shape-shift.

January 2014 New Anime Guide

Maken-Ki! Two / マケン姫っ!通 (EP10)

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 15, 2014

Takeru Ohyama, a young normal yet perverted minded guy, got accepted and now goes to a school that, unknown to him, was where combat and magic is used. On the first day, he meets again after three years: Haruko Amaya, his childhood friend, Inaho Kushiya, a girl who says she’s his fiance, and Kodama Himegami, a blonde who wants to kill him. Finding out that there are many girls there that just don’t like him, he is told that everyone there uses a special magic ability while using an item or weapon called a Maken. Later, he finds that no Maken is acceptable for him and doesn’t know what to do, since in this school the students get into duels that showcase their magic and combat power, to which he seemingly has none.

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