Anime & Manga News

Winter 2018 Preview

by Snow
Dec 15, 2017 1:58 PM | 60 Comments
In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of Winter 2018 titles with an accompanying promotional video (PV), commercial (CM), or trailer. This post will be updated to include a PV, CM, or trailer for titles that are missing one, leading up to the start of the season. Titles that already have a video embedded will instead have their newly released videos added to the video tab in their respective entries. For convenience, the video tab can be accessed via the additional videos link next to the embedded video. If a title is missing a video, feel free to post it in this thread.

• Series are sorted by airing date of the first episode. Kids' series are not listed.
• One video of each anime has been selected and embedded under the accompany spoiler for an easy overview (except if the sources are not from YouTube).

January 1
IDOLiSH7
Game | TROYCA | Music, Shoujo
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



January 2


January 4
Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
4-koma Manga | Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ | Comedy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Yuru Camp△
Manga | C-Station | Slice of Life, Comedy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



January 5
Ito Junji: Collection
Manga | Studio Deen | Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural, Drama
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Toji no Miko
Original | Studio Gokumi | Action, Fantasy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



January 6
Citrus
Manga | Passione | Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo Ai
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Grancrest Senki
Light Novel | A-1 Pictures | Action, Fantasy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Sanrio Danshi
Original | Studio Pierrot | School
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



January 7
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen
Manga | Madhouse | Adventure, Comedy, Magic, Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Gakuen Babysitters
Manga | Brain's Base | Slice of Life, Comedy, School, Shoujo
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Mitsuboshi Colors
Manga | Silver Link. | Comedy, Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Poputepipikku
4-koma Manga | Kamikaze Douga | Comedy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Slow Start
4-koma Manga | A-1 Pictures | Slice of Life, Comedy, School
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



January 8
25-sai no Joshikousei
Web Manga | Lilix | Romance, Ecchi, School
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Gintama.: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen
Manga | Bandai Namco Pictures | Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Historical, Parody, Samurai, Shounen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
Manga | Shin-Ei Animation | Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Kokkoku
Manga | Geno Studio | Mystery, Psychological, Drama, Seinen
Teaser | Additional Videos


Zoku Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru
Card Game | Doga Kobo | Action, Slice of Life, Comedy, Historical, Drama, Fantasy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



January 9
Basilisk: Ouka Ninpouchou
Manga | Seven Arcs Pictures | Action, Historical, Drama, Martial Arts, Seinen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


gdMen
- | Strawberry Meets Pictures | Comedy, Fantasy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Overlord II
Light Novel | Madhouse | Action, Game, Adventure, Supernatural, Magic, Fantasy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
Light Novel | Project No.9 | Game, Slice of Life, Comedy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line
Manga | TMS Entertainment | Comedy, Sports, Drama, Shounen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



January 10
Dame x Prince Anime Caravan
Visual Novel | Studio Flad | Adventure, Romance
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



January 11
Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
Light Novel | Silver Link., Connect | Fantasy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Märchen Mädchen
Light Novel | Hoods Entertainment | Magic, Fantasy, School
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Violet Evergarden
Light Novel | Kyoto Animation | Drama, Fantasy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



January 12
Dagashi Kashi 2
Manga | Tezuka Productions | Slice of Life, Comedy, Shounen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
Light Novel | Satelight | Action
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Hakumei to Mikochi
Manga | Lerche | Fantasy, Seinen, Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Hakyuu Houshin Engi
Manga | C-station | Adventure, Demons, Supernatural, Fantasy, Shounen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Koi wa Ameagari no You ni
Manga | Wit Studio | Romance, Seinen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Miira no Kaikata
Web Manga | 8bit | Comedy, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Takunomi.
Manga | Production IMS | Slice of Life, Comedy, Shounen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



January 13
Beatless
Light Novel | Diomedea | Action, Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Darling in the FranXX
Original | A-1 Pictures, Trigger | Sci-Fi, Mecha
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Gin no Guardian 2nd Season
Web Manga | - | Adventure, Fantasy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Killing Bites
Manga | LIDENFILMS | Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Ecchi, Seinen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu
Manga | A-1 Pictures | Action, Supernatural, Fantasy, Shounen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



January 17
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan 2
Manga | - | Comedy, Supernatural, School, Shounen
Commercial | Additional Videos



January 27
Nanatsu no Bitoku
Other | Bridge | Ecchi, Fantasy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


January 28
Fate/Extra Last Encore
Game | Shaft | Action, Magic, Fantasy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

20 of 60 Comments Recent Comments

Oh boi, what a weak season this will be.
Too much: Slice of Life / Comedy / School / Magic.

Once we'll have a season with a more serious tone i suppose.

Dec 31, 2017 5:58 PM by Vargr

Beatless,Darling in the franXX,overlord 2 and late encore are already on my list,waiting to me marked completed.

Dec 24, 2017 8:51 PM by cedric_pires

please give i7 a try! you'll be in for a treat if you're just expecting a generic idol series.

Dec 23, 2017 9:10 PM by calmato

Ah, ok, I'm sorry, as my profile suggest, I didnt koin until the end of spring season, and only started using this site regularly at the start of that anime season, so I didnt knew.

Dec 23, 2017 6:25 AM by Klefki_of_Awsome

@Klefki_of_Awsome Spiritpact 2 will not be added because there will only be Chinese ver. added under the title Ling Qi 2. (As its first season was not added to PV forum's list then too)

Dec 22, 2017 9:26 PM by tsubasalover

Could someone please add Spiritpact 2, it was anounced today for February 24 2018, thanks.

Dec 22, 2017 6:09 PM by Klefki_of_Awsome

Pop Team Epic should be a grand slam, Violet Evergarden is a begrudging watch until it proves me right that it's going to be all style and no substance - and/ or too pretentious for its own good. I want KyoAni to come back though. Back to life. After Hyouka they've been putting the D in Downhill. They need a good burn lotion.

Dec 21, 2017 3:51 AM by Red_Tuesday

Excited:
Violet Evergarden
Hakumei to Mikochi
Devilman: Crybaby
Poputepipikku
Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san

Will keep an eye on and see if I like anything I'm seeing:
B: The Beginning
Killing Bites
Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
Kokkoku
Gakuen Babysitters
Mitsuboshi Colors
Koi wa Ameagari no You ni

Dec 21, 2017 2:49 AM by alpha_shadow

@DatRandomDude I have updated the list with Koi wa Ameagari no You ni on proper position since it has been officially announced.

Dec 21, 2017 1:29 AM by tsubasalover

tsubasalover said:
@DatRandomDude May I ask for the source (Unless it's leaked)? I've been checking the official anime site and Twitter recently and it hasn't been updated with the airing schedule yet. I'm guessing it will be announced officially this week with a new pv as Inuyashiki is ending this week.
Got it from a site who got a leak lel

Dec 20, 2017 5:14 AM by DatRandomDude

@DatRandomDude May I ask for the source (Unless it's leaked)? I've been checking the official anime site and Twitter recently and it hasn't been updated with the airing schedule yet. I'm guessing it will be announced officially this week with a new pv as Inuyashiki is ending this week.

Dec 20, 2017 1:30 AM by tsubasalover

Koi wa ameagari is scheduled for january 11.

Dec 19, 2017 10:11 PM by DatRandomDude

Looks entertaining enough, can't wait until Spring tho.

Dec 18, 2017 3:24 PM by Hatsuyuki

Deleted my previous post. After watching a few more PVs, here's the new list.

Definitely watching:

Poptepipic
Violet Evergarden
Hakumei to Mikochi
Darling in the Franxx
Junji Itou: The Collection

Interested in:

Yuru Camp
Sora Yori mo Tooi Bansho
Mitsuboshi Colors
Beatless
Kokkoku

Might give it a try:

Slow Start
Citrus
Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san (if it's a short one)

Probably binge watch it later:
Idolish7

This winter is already going to be busy as hell, so it's probably not the final list.

Dec 18, 2017 12:26 PM by gomennasai

Good to see so many interesting shows, but Overlord II will be a blast from start to finish

Dec 18, 2017 8:15 AM by bahamutns

tfw nothing promising 2 seasons on the trot

Dec 17, 2017 10:18 AM by Sad

Ah OK, thanks!! I was wondering if it wasnt going to be released next season, so it had me worried

Dec 17, 2017 10:02 AM by Klefki_of_Awsome

Klefki_of_Awsome said:
Isnt IDOLiSH7 part of the winter season too? Does anyone knows when it actually starts airing?


From what I found, it starts on 7th January 2018.

Dec 17, 2017 8:22 AM by gr8_nonsense

Someone explain Poputepipikku's trailer...

The anime next season looks amazing, my eyes burnt from the amazing art

Dec 16, 2017 8:12 PM by KnightA

Isnt IDOLiSH7 part of the winter season too? Does anyone knows when it actually starts airing?

Dec 16, 2017 6:34 PM by Klefki_of_Awsome