Cool anime to watch this winter
Police – Comedy
Jan 7, 2016 at 1:05am JST
With the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games around the corner, there’s also a worldwide sushi boom! But what to do with all the bastardized sushi out there? The Japanese government’s urgent response is to team up with other ruling powers around the world to establish the World Food-culture Conservation Organization (WFCO) to protect and promote authentic local cuisine.
And so the WFCO deploys its 9th Division to oversee Japanese cuisine abroad. The 9th Division, a.k.a. Sushi Police, is notorious for their aggressive conduct and they hassle anyone serving unauthentic Japanese food in the U.S., Russia, France, China, etc. They will resort to any means necessary to eliminate bad sushi. Soon they are despised by restaurant proprietors around the world.
Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hakkei
Mecha, Police, Sci-Fi
Jan 7, 2016 at 10:00pm JST
Set in a part of Tokyo that has descended into a quagmire, the story follows Unit 8 of the 5th Special Public Security Section’s 3rd Mobile Assault Division — popularly called “The Eighth” — who don powered armor “Willware” exoskeletons to counter the rise in crime.
Boku Dake ga Inai Machi
Psychological, Seinen, Supernatural
Jan 8, 2016 at 12:55am JST
Struggling manga author Satoru Fujinuma is beset by his fear to express himself. However, he has a supernatural ability of being forced to prevent deaths and catastrophes by being sent back in time before the incident occurred, repeating time until the death is prevented.
One day, he gets involved in an accident that has him framed as a murderer. Desperate to save the victim, he sends himself back in time only to find himself as a grade-schooler one month before fellow classmate Kayo Hinazuki went missing. Satoru now embarks on a new quest: to save Kayo and solve the mystery behind her disappearance.
Ojisan to Marshmallow
Comedy – Seinen – Slice of Life
Jan 8, 2016 at 1:00am JST
The series is about a man named Kusaka who has a fascination for marshmallows. Kusaka gets involved in a relationship with an office lady named Wakabayashi, and the story focuses on their relationship in the workplace.
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) 2nd Season
Action – Comedy – Shounen – Supernatural
Jan 8, 2016 at 1:25am JST
The second season of Assassination Classroom.
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!
Comedy – Shounen – Slice of Life
Jan 8, 2016 at 2:16 am JST
Shikada Kokonotsu’s father owns a rural sweets shop, and his plan is for Kokonotsu to take it over one day. However, Kokonotsu wants to be a manga author instead! One day in summer, the cute but weird girl, Shidare Hotaru, from the famous sweets company, comes to pay a visit. Apparently, Kokonotsu’s father is famous and she wants him to join her family’s company. However, he will only agree if she can convince Kokonotsu to take over the family business!
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Season
Action – Adventure – Fantasy – Military – Seinen
Jan 9, 2016 at 1:05am JST
Second season covering the light novel’s Flaming Dragon Arc.
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Drama – Historical – Josei
Jan 9, 2016 at 2:25 am JST
The performer, Yakumo, has never taken an apprentice before, but to everyone’s surprise, he accepts the eager ex-prisoner, nicknaming him “Yotaro.”
As Yotaro happily begins his new life, he meets others in Yakumo’s life, including Yakumo’s ward Konatsu. Konatsu was the daughter of a famous storyteller, and Yakumo took her in after her father’s tragic death. Konatsu loved her father’s storytelling, and would love to become a performer in her own right–but that path is not available for women.
Action – Adventure – Fantasy
Jan 9, 2016 at 10:00pm JST
When Azuma Ikki returns to Japan after 10 years, he gets assaulted by a group of armed men and becomes their prisoner. Kogane Asabuki, a childhood friend, saves him with a weapon on her right hand known as Bubuki; a weapon with its own mind. Azuma Ikki, who is a Bubuki user himself, learns about the existence of Bubuki and goes on a journey alongside the companions he has found, in an attempt to find and revive Oumai, a Buranki (titan) who sleeps underground.
Action – Mystery – Supernatural
Jan 9, 2016 at 11:30pm JST
Ikebukuro is engulfed in a spiral of confusion. A group of individuals, each carrying the weight of their own past, gathers at Shinra’s apartment, while in the city the Dollars, Yellow Scarves, and Saika contend for power. However, the situation takes a turn that no one could expect when Celty’s head is revealed to the public, as this tale approaches its conclusion.
Final cour of “Durarara!!×2.”
Action – Drama – Sci-Fi – Seinen
Jan 10, 2016 at 10:30pm JST
In the year 2071, the world’s energy problems seem solved by a network of cross-dimensional electric-field inductors- “coils” -that extract energy from a seemingly infinite source. That source is the W dimension, a fourth plane that exists beyond the X, Y, and Z dimensions.
In this world, unofficial “illegal” coils harness powers that the police can’t hope to counter. Dealing with these coils is the job of coil-hating repo man Kyoma, whose run-in with the unique coil android Mira leads the two to form a reluctant partnership.
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Action – Adventure – Fantasy
Jan 11, 2016 at 12:30am JST
Living isn’t easy. When Haruhito awakens, he’s in the dark. He doesn’t know where he is, why is he here or where he came from. Around him, there are several men and women who have the same circumstances. Together, they advance forward away from the darkness, and into a world they’ve never seen before called “Grimgar” spread out before them. Memories, money, special powers — This is the reality that we who have none of those things have obtained.
Yami Shibai 3rd Season
Horror – Supernatural
Jan 11, 2016 at 2:35 am JST
The third season of “Yami Shibai” featuring more than 100 weird characters with a focus on urban legends.
Adventure – Horror – Mystery – Seinen – Supernatural
Jan 16, 2016 at 1:55am JST
Ajin are humans that cannot die. Seventeen years ago, they first appeared on a battlefield in Africa. From then on, more of their kind are discovered within the human society. Their rarity in appearance means that, for experimental purposes, the government will generously reward anyone who captures one. In the present day, for a certain high school student, his typical summer holiday is about to turn unexpected…
Dimension W and Ajin look pretty cool.
Boku Dake ga Inai Machi is an amazing manga. I hope the anime lives up to it.
On the other hand, I’m looking forward for the sweets anime and DRRR. Sushi Police looks like a funny watch so maybe I should check it out too.
I can’t wait to watch some of these titles. Assassination Classroom is one of my favorites from last year.