January 2015 New Anime Guide

Welcome to the new year. So here is our latest preview of new TV Anime coming this Winter, starting from next week. What, having a boring weekend? Well, something great is just around the corner. We have over 30 series this coming around and have to say that I am not very excited about most of them. With a moderate expectation in mind, we do have some shining titles like the new Monogatari series which just finished aired this week, some really well promoted and fan orientated products like Kantai Collection and Cinderella Girls, and among all of them, I would like to say that Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (冴えない彼女の育てかた) is the one that I would pay more attention to, if you are familiar with the title or the work performed by the illustrator.

Tsukimonogatari

Tsukimonogatari | 憑物語 (EP4)

Links: Official Website | On Air: December 31, 2014

The time is February, after the ordeal with Nadeko Sengoku was resolved thanks to Deishu Kaiki working behind the scenes. As Koyomi Araragi studied for that last push before the college entrance exams, a change to his physical body that “could not be overlooked” was starting to happen. The difference that could be described as retribution for all his past action is…!?

Absolute Duo

Absolute Duo | アブソリュート・デュオ (EP12)

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 4, 2015

The story begins with Blaze — a weapon that is the manifestation of a human’s soul. Tōru Kokonoe happens to be qualified for this, but for some reason his Blaze is not a weapon, but a shield. Moreover, he enrolled in a school that teaches combat skills, and thanks to the school’s Duo partner system, he ends up living with a beautiful silver-haired girl.

Yuri Kuma Arashi

Yuri Kuma Arashi | ユリ熊嵐 (EP12)

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 5, 2015

The resulting fragments became a meteor shower that rained down on Earth, and for some reason, bears all over the world rose up and attacked humanity! In “Man vs. Bear,” the bears ate the humans and the humans shot the bears, resulting in a seemingly unending battle and a cycle of hatred. In the end, a giant “Wall of Extinction” was erected between the humans and bears and a state of mutual nonaggression came to pass….

The human world.

One morning, Arashigaoka Academy students Kureha Tsubaki and Sumika Izumino were by themselves and saw the “Yuri Flower” that bloomed in a flower bed. The two are friends as well as lovers. The flower bed is an important place to the two. At that moment, the Bear Alarms ring out! The bears are invading the human world, and humans are being attacked! Are they really those bears? One mystery invokes yet another mystery, one after another. The curtain rises magnificently on Yuri Kuma Arashi!

Kami-sama Hajimemashita

Kamisama Hajimemashita ◎ Second Season | 神様はじめました◎

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 5, 2015

Second Season of Kamisama Hajimemashita.

Kantai Collection -KanColle-

Kantai Collection -KanColle- | 艦隊これくしょん -艦これ- (EP12)

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 7, 2015

The story is set in a world where humanity has lost control of the seas. The threat that has taken over the seas is the “deep sea fleet.” The only ones who can counter this threat are Kan-musume (literally, warship girls), girls who possess the spirit of naval vessels from days gone by.

The base for the fleet arrayed against the “deep sea fleet” is Chinjufu. There, many various Kan-musume have gathered to live together and work hard everyday in training and other matters. One day, a Kan-musume arrives at Chinjufu, She is a special class of destroyer. Her name is Fubuki. “I am Fubuki! Nice to meet you!” Fubuki’s story — as well as the Kan-musume’s story — begins now.

Shinmai Maou no Testament

Shinmai Maou no Testament | 新妹魔王の契約者 (EP12)

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 7, 2015

The “rather risque battle action” story centers around Basara Tōjō, a first-year high school student who is flustered by a sudden question by his eccentric father, “Hey, didn’t you used to say you wanted a little sister?” Plus, his father announces that he is getting remarried. His father brings over two beautiful step-sisters, but then embarks on an overseas trip. However, the two sisters Mio and Maria Naruse are actually a novice devil and succubus.

Tokyo Ghoul √A

Tokyo Ghoul √A | 東京喰種√A

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 8, 2015

Second season of Tokyo Ghoul.

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata | 冴えない彼女の育てかた (EP11)

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 8, 2015

The life of Tomoyo Aki, a highschool otaku working part time to support his BD hording. With remarkable luck, he bumps head-first into, Megumi Kato, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. Naturally, the meeting twists his life into a complicated torrent of relationships. Eriri Spencer Sawamura, his half-foreigner childhood friend who’s always valued her relationship with MC. Kasumigaoka Utaha, a cold, composed renowned literary genius who shoves everyone aside from our protagonist. What is this? An eroge introduction?

The tale of a small not quite doujin circle, but not quite indie studio’s journey through the tough territory of comiket and beyond.

Koufuku Graffiti

Koufuku Graffiti | 幸腹グラフィティ

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 8, 2015

The story follows Ryō, a middle school girl who lives by herself. She has a knack for cooking, and she makes friendships with everyone through her food. The cooking manga is “full of detailed cuisine art to whet the appetite and slightly erotic meal scenes.” The “kōfuku” in the title is a wordplay on two Japanese homonyms — one which means “happiness,” and another that means “appetite.”

Juuou Mujin no Fafnir

Juuou Mujin no Fafnir | 銃皇無尽のファフニール

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 8, 2015

With the sudden appearance of the monsters that came to be called Dragons, the world had completely changed. Before long, within the human race supernatural girls with the power of the dragons, called “D”, were born. The secret existence of the only male “D”, the boy Mononobe Yuu, was forcefully thrown into the school where the girls of “D” gathered – Midgar, where he saw the naked body of one of the students, Iris. Furthermore, meeting his long lost sister Mitsuki, Yuu seems to have been enrolled into this school…!? “When there’s really no other choice, Iris, I will — kill you.” “Can I really… believe you?” The curtains open as the “one and only story” about the boy who was supposed to become the strongest assassin and the incompetent girl unfolds—! Unlimited School Battle Action!

Soukyuu no Fafner EXODUS

Soukyuu no Fafner EXODUS | 蒼穹のファフナー EXODUS (EP13)

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 8, 2015

The story is set in the year 2151, two and a half years after the film Sōkyū no Fafner: Dead Aggressor: Heaven and Earth.

THE IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls

THE IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls | アイドルマスター シンデレラガールズ

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 9, 2015

There are many idols with long-established talent agency 346 Production. And now the company is starting a new program, the Cinderella Project! Girls leading normal lives… They are chosen to be aspiring idols and see another world for the first time in this Cinderella story. Can they all climb the stairs that lead to the palace?

The magic begins now…

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Egypt Arc

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Egypt Arc | ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 スターダストクルセイダース エジプト編

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 9, 2015

In a Japanese jail sits 17-year-old Jotaro Kujo: punk, fighter, delinquent…and possessed by a force beyond his control! Around the world, evil spirits are awakening: “Stands,” monstrous invisible creatures which give their bearers incredible powers. To save his mother’s life, Jotaro must tame his dark forces and travel around the world to Cairo, Egypt, where a hundred-year-old vampire thirsts for the blood of his family. But the road is long, and an army of evil Stand Users waits to kill JoJo and his friends…

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu | 暗殺教室

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 9, 2015

A humorous and action-packed story about a class of misfits who are trying to kill their new teacher – an alien octopus with bizarre powers and super strength! The teacher has just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth – unless his students can destroy him first. What makes things more complicated is that he’s the best teacher they’ve ever had!

Death Parade

Death Parade | デス・パレード

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 9, 2015

An old and a young man find themselves in a mysterious bar where they have to play a game of billiard. The bet: their lives.

Durarara!!x2 Shou

Durarara!!x2 Shou | デュラララ!!×2 承

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 10, 2015

“6 Months Later…We haven’t changed at all… or it seems….”

Half a year after the turmoil that rocked the entire city of Ikebukuro— Peace has once again returned to the city and people are living each day normally. The high school students enjoy their days of youth as the strongest and most dangerous man of Ikebukuro works diligently. The informant plots a new scheme and the headless rider is pursued by the cops as she rides through the night…But soon this normal will be cut short by the abnormal. Slowly but surely, the unknown will seize the city and face an all new storm.

ALDNOAH.ZERO Season 2

ALDNOAH.ZERO Season 2 | アルドノア・ゼロ 第2期

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 10, 2015

The second cour of “Aldnoah.Zero”

DOG DAYS" Third Season

DOG DAYS” Third Season

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 10, 2015

The story will take place two to three months after the second season during fall vacation.

THE ROLLING GIRLS

THE ROLLING GIRLS

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 10, 2015

Gun your engines and get ready for the full-throttle adventure of The Rolling Girls, the first original anime from the studio that brought you Attack on Titan! In the wake of the Great Tokyo War, Japan – as the world once knew it – no longer exists. What remains is a fragmented network of independent nations, each ruled by a prophet known as a Mosa. Every Mosa commands an army, or Mob, as they seek to conquer anyone in their path. Enter Nozomi, Yukina, Ai, and Chiaya. Together, these intrepid and adorable girls travel across battle-ravaged Japan, seeking to transform themselves – and their world!

Kuroko no Basuke Season 3

Kuroko no Basuke Season 3 | 黒子のバスケ 第3期

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 10, 2015

Third season of Kuroko no Basket.

Yoru no Yatterman

Yoru no Yatterman | 夜ノヤッターマン (EP12)

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 11, 2015

In a remote land, there was a girl who gazed beyond the ocean. The land was Yatterman Kingdom. It is said that it is a heavenly land controlled by the Yattermen, the allies of justice. In order to save her sick mother, the girl attempted to land in Yatterman Kingdom to ask for help. However, she was turned away, and her mother passed away without anyone to give her charity.
Doronbo: One of the bands of great thieves. There was a beautiful girl named Doronjo working under a boss named Dokurobeh. Her lackies were two men named Boyacky and Tonzuraa. The Doronbo fight with Yattermen, and within the fray, the team is banished to a remote land.

This is the story of a new generation of Doronbos. Doronjo, Boyacky, and Tonzura, as well as the story of the birth of Gan-chan and Ai-chan as Yattermen.

Junketsu no Maria

Junketsu no Maria | 純潔のマリア

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 11, 2015

The story follows Maria, the most powerful witch who lives during the Hundred Years’ War in France. She despises war, so she obstructs battles with her strong magical powers. Her meddling with her succubus Artemis and incubus Priapos has caught the attention of the heavens, and so the Archangel Michael issues an edict. When Maria loses her virginity, she will also lose her magical powers. A beautiful angel named Ezekiel is supposed to watch Maria and make sure the witch does not use magic in front of people, but Maria continues to use magic anyways.

Seiken Tsukai no World Break

Seiken Tsukai no World Break | 聖剣使いの禁呪詠唱

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 11, 2015

The “campus sword & sorcery” story is set in a private high school that brings together “saviors,” youths with awakened memories from past lives. Some of them are Shirogane who fight enemies with weapons and techniques gleaned from the Puraana powers from their own bodies. Others are Kuroma who wipe out enemies, with magic to manipulate the Maana powers that surpass physics. A boy named Moroha Haimura enrolls in this school. He is the first person in history with past lives of both Shirogane and Kuroma.

Sengoku Musou

Sengoku Musou | 戦国無双

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 11, 2015

Toyotomi Hideyoshi is on the verge of unifying the realm, and all that remains is the Odawara Castle protected by the “Lion of Sagami” Ujiyasu Houjou. Hideyoshi’s personally trained generals—Ishida Mitsunari, Katou Kiyomasa, and Fukushima Masanori—as well as Ootani Yoshitsugu, Shima Sakon, and Naoe Kanetsugu are all on the frontline of the battle. Amidst the battle formation are the two young warriors of the Sanada household: older brother Nobuyuki and younger brother Yukimura. As the stalemate begins to break down, Sanada Yukimura rides on a lone horse into the fray. His brother follows him right after

ISUCA

ISUCA (EP10)

Links: Official Website | On Air: January 23, 2015

Shinichirou decides to look for a job in order to pay his rent, and his teacher suggests that he work for someone at their house, doing housekeeping. However, the person who hired him was Sakuya, a girl who is the 37th head of the Shimazu family, and her job is to exorcise and eliminate unwanted creatures. Shinichirou accidentally releases one of the creatures that Sakuya captures and they cooperate to catch it. A story of comedic creature hunting begins!

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