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Winter 2015 Preview

by Snow
Dec 15, 2014 9:50 AM | 172 Comments
In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of Winter 2015 anime commercials (CMs) and promotional videos (PVs). This post will be continuously updated as more CMs/PVs are released, leading up to the start of the season. If you have a video that we are missing, please feel free to post it in this thread.

[*]Series are sorted by airing date of the first episode. Kids' series are not listed.
[*]CM/PVs are listed oldest ---> newest. Videos added to the thread after its initial posting are labeled as New.
[*]If some CM/PVs are different character versions of essentially the same video, they will be labeled c1, c2, etc.
[*]One PV of each anime has been selected (in bold) and embedded under the accompany spoiler for an easy overview (except if the sources are not from YouTube).

December 31

Sequel | Shaft | Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural

January 3

Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD
Sequel | J.C.Staff, Nomad | Comedy, Mystery, Super Power

January 4

Absolute Duo
Light Novel | 8bit | Action, Ecchi, Romance, School, Harem, Supernatural
PVs PV2 

Minna Atsumare! Falcom Gakuen SC
Sequel | DAX Production | Comedy, Seinen | 2min

January 5

Doamaiger D
Original | ILCA | Action, Mecha

January 6

Kamisama Hajimemashita◎
Sequel | TMS Entertainment | Comedy, Demons, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo, Supernatural

Yuri Kuma Arashi
Original | Silver Link | Shoujo Ai

January 7

Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love!
Original | Diomedea | Comedy, Magic, Slice of Life

Manga | Dream Creation | Comedy, Slice of Life, Military, Seinen | 5min

January 8

Kantai Collection: KanColle
Card Game | Diomedea | Action, Sci-Fi, Military

Ketsuekigata-kun! 2
Sequel | Feel | Comedy | 5min

Pankis! 2-jigen
Orignal | DLE | Comedy, Music | 6min

Shinmai Maou no Testament
Light Novel | Production IMS | Action, Ecchi, Fantasy, Romance, Harem

January 9

Juuou Mujin no Fafnir
Light Novel | Diomedea | Fantasy, Romance, School

Koufuku Graffiti
Manga | Shaft | Comedy, Seinen

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
Light Novel | A-1 Pictures | Comedy, Drama, Romance, School
CMc1 CMc2

Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus
Sequel | Xebec Zwei | Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi

Tokyo Ghoul √A
Sequel | Studio Pierrot | Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen, Supernatural

January 10

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV)
Manga | Lerche | Action, Comedy, School, Shounen, Supernatural

Death Parade
Original | Madhouse | Game, Psychological

Durarara!!x2 Shou
Sequel | Studio Shuka | Action, Mystery, Supernatural

The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls
Mobile Game | A-1 Pictures | Comedy, Music, Slice of Life

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 2nd Season
Sequel | David Production | Action, Adventure, Shounen
PV1 PV2[/size] PV3

Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 50
Sequel | Zexcs | Music, Shoujo, Slice of Life

January 11

Aldnoah.Zero 2nd Season
Sequel | A-1 Pictures | Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
PV1 PV2  CM1 CM2 CM3

Dog Days''
Sequel | Seven Arcs | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Magic

Junketsu no Maria
Manga | Studio | Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Historical, Magic, Seinen

Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season
Sequel | Production I.G | Comedy, School, Shounen, Sports

Original | Wit Studio | Slice of Life

Yoru no Yatterman
Original | Tatsunoko Production | Adventure

January 12

Seiken Tsukai no World Break
Light Novel | Diomedea | Action, Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural

Sengoku Musou
Game | Tezuka Productions, TYO Animations | Action, Historical, Samurai

January 24

Manga | Arms | Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, School, Supernatural, Seinen

February 13

Anime de Wakaru Shinryounaika
Manga | Shin-Ei Animation | Comedy, Seinen | 5min

20 of 172 Comments Recent Comments

HandsomeMan said:
It did have some good scenes that's why I say it's mediocre. The toothbrush scene had me literally rolling on floor laughing. Too few of these good scenes though to consider the series a masterpiece.
Just wanted to say that this ^ sends out a very different message than this:

HandsomeMan said:
I hate the monogatari series. Such an overrated piece of garbage.
Don't really care to debate about the quality of the series atm... just wanted to say that you should say what you mean.

Feb 10, 2015 11:12 PM by HalibelTheEspada

HandsomeMan said:
PriestSlayer said:
3 reasons why i'm fascinated by Monogatari:
The characters
The art
The story

Just what exactly do you think its mediocre about Monogatari?

Those are the reasons why I find the show mediocre (apart from art). I think the art is good, but the animation is, err... peculiar to say the least. Not my type of thing with the close ups, the head poses and those "comedic" moments in the animation.
Some of the most annoying characters I have ever seen in anime. I only like Araragi because of his perverted tendencies; I hate the main girl of the series. I'd say the series overall would be better for me without her. I hate it when characters threaten to kill the other characters because of love or something, even for comedy purposes; it's just not funny whatsoever.
There is no story. The mystery aspect of the series is only there half the time. Half the episodes are completely useless. They should have either gone full out with the supernatural aspects; or just made it a full on slice-of-life romcom. Mixing these two is a no no. Although I'm sure this is handled better in the novels.

It did have some good scenes that's why I say it's mediocre. The toothbrush scene had me literally rolling on floor laughing. Too few of these good scenes though to consider the series a masterpiece.

You probably thought Ichigo 100% was 10/10...

Feb 1, 2015 2:48 AM by ybnrmalatall

MrKai23 said:
What a weak season. The disappointment is real.

in term of new anime beside death parade and assassination classroom its pretty meh for now.

But there's a lot of great new season for everyone. (durarara, tokyo ghoul, jojo, knb, aldnoah zero)

Jan 10, 2015 7:21 PM by DatRandomDude

MrKai23 said:
What a weak season. The disappointment is real.

Nothing can be as disappointing as the entire last year!

Death Parade will hopefully be amazing

Jan 10, 2015 6:42 PM by ofx360

What a weak season. The disappointment is real.

Jan 10, 2015 6:21 PM by MrKai23

Assassination Classroom looks like it will be great!

Jan 7, 2015 9:54 AM by Touzel

I don't know but I'm hyped for all my desperately awaited sequels..
Durarara!!x2 Shou / Dog Days'' / Kamisama Hajimemashita◎ / Tokyo Ghoul √A / Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season

There seems to be some quite interesting new anime too.
I'm looking forward to these.

Jan 7, 2015 3:53 AM by ahxiian

What's with all the harem/VN-looking shows this season?

Have my eye on:
Assassination Classroom
Death Parade
Junketsu no Maria

And the rest will be sequels.
Was considering trying out Koufuku as well but changed my mind once I read this: "The cooking manga is "full of detailed cuisine art to whet the appetite and slightly erotic meal scenes."

Very meh season overall!

Jan 6, 2015 9:28 PM by Shinoe

I watched Death Billiards yesterday.
I'm excited to see Death Parade now :)

Jan 4, 2015 11:02 AM by TulipAndRingos

Junketsu no Maria seems pretty interesting. Doesn't seem to be much else on it though at the moment.

Dec 30, 2014 4:50 AM by jzombee

Death Parade will be a nice anime for sure.

Dec 30, 2014 2:14 AM by MayiMayi


Dec 30, 2014 1:21 AM by zairin

only looking forward to tsukimonogatari

Dec 30, 2014 12:11 AM by Abhishantz

Hmm... I'll try out, Absolute Duo, Juuou Mujin no Fafnir, Shinmai Maou no Testament,
Seiken Tsukai no World Break, Kantai Collection: KanColle, Junketsu no Maria, Koufuku Graffiti, and Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata.

Of course shows like... Tokyo Ghoul A, Dog Days 3, Kami-sama Hajimemashita 2, Tsukimonogatari, and Durarara!2 I'll be watching.

Haven't watched 1st season of Aldnoah yet, so the 2nd season will be on reserve for the moment.

Dec 29, 2014 8:31 PM by Xcrimsonlover

Not a particularly strong season. Will be watching Assassination Classroom and Shokugeki no Shouma that i've been looking forward to. Most of sequels are also on must watch list such as Kuroko, Jojo, Aldnoah, Kamisama Kiss, Tokyo Ghoul, Durarara, and Dog Days.

On the LN adaptations, most of which i suspect will be bad but i'll still give a try anyway are Saenai Heroine, Absolute Duo, Shinmai Maou and Seiken Tsukai.

Will give Koufuku Graffiti, Junketsu no Maria, Yuri Kuma Arashi, and Kantai Collection though i'm completely blind about every single thing bout them.

The rest is just leftover from fall; Kiseijuu, Log Horizon, Nanatsu no Taizai, Shigatsu, and Yowamushi Pedal.

Dec 29, 2014 7:05 AM by Amiluhur

oooh Tokyo Ghoul √A it's almost almost!!

Dec 29, 2014 4:00 AM by zairin

I'll be watching these sequels:
Aldnoah.Zero, Durarara!!, Kamisama Hajimemashita, Kuroko no Basket, Tokyo Ghoul.

And these new shows:
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Death Parade.

And also Junketsu no Maria and Koufuku Graffiti (though I may drop them later if they are too boring/bad).

Dec 28, 2014 2:17 AM by Samii

Tokyo Ghoul √A: the feels <3

Dec 27, 2014 4:52 PM by mareyu

Still no Winter 2015 Simulcast thread yet?

Funimation has been announcing stuff.

Dec 27, 2014 3:31 PM by Hiryu12

Yatterman looks interesting.

Dec 27, 2014 4:04 AM by Impala