Anime list 2019

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The Best Anime of 2019

There's arguably never been a better time than now to be a fan of anime. As a multi-billion dollar industry, the once-niche cultural export has morphed into a worldwide phenomenon, its impact and reach seen and felt in nearly every facet of contemporary animation. With as many options as are afforded to viewers nowadays -- not mention the decades-worth of content accessible through streaming services like Netflix and Hulu and Crunchyroll -- it's also never been trickier to keep up with all the new releases within a single year. 2019 had so much to offer in the way of anime, from remakes of venerated contemporary and cult classics like Boogiepop and Others and Dororo, to hotly anticipated follow-up seasons to shows like Mob Psycho 100 and One Punch Man, to brand-new shows that blew us away. Instead of wasting your time sussing out some crappy new series, read this highly curated, obsessive list of the best new anime of 2019. 

Looking for more anime? Head over to our lists of the best anime from 2020 and the best anime of the 2010s. For even more recommendations, check out our picks for the Best Movies of 2019 and the Best TV Shows of 2019.

24. One-Punch Man (Season 2)

Release date: April 9
Director: Chikara Sakurai
Animation production: J.C. Staff
The comic-heroic saga of Saitama, a self-proclaimed "hero for fun" who possesses the absurd superhuman ability to defeat any adversary with one punch, was an near-instant hit among anime aficionados for its outlandish animation, breathtaking fight scenes, and unflappable deadpan humor. Ever since the first season of One-Punch Man premiered and blew everyone's face off in 2015, fans have been eagerly anticipating the next, and after a four year wait, it's finally here. Fans and critics of the first season were curious as to how the switch between production studios and staff from Madhouse, who chose instead to produce this year's Boogiepop and Others, and J.C. Staff would affect the overall quality of the show's animation. To be sure, the absence of director Shingo Natsume and the deft talents of animators as Sejoon Kim and the legendary Yutaka Nakamura are certainly missed here, but considering the season's tortured production and limitations, J.C. Staff still manage to deliver a serviceable follow-up that strives for the over-the-top bombast and comedy of the first season and misses by just a hair. Still, more One-Punch Man is still more One-Punch Man, and if you're a fan of the series, it's certainly worth riding out this season if only to bathe in its flashes of awesome spectacle.
Available on:VIZ, Hulu

23. Midnight Occult Civil Servants

Release date: April 7
Director: Tetsuya Watanabe
Animation production: Liden Films
Miyako Arata is a young civil servant newly transferred to a seemingly inconspicuous department in the Shinjuku Ward Office. Though led to believe his job will be a mundane and bureaucratic one, the unsuspecting Arata soon realizes that the responsibilities of his new role are anything but. Assigned to the Nocturnal Community Relations Division, Arata and his coworkers Sakaki Kyouchi and Himezuka Seo are tasked with acting as liaisons between the world of humans and the world of the "Anothers," otherworldly beings imperceptible to those who lack an intuitive aptitude for the supernatural. With a likeable cast, engrossing moment-to-moment drama, and an aura of mystery complete with a handful of surprising twists and revelations, Midnight Occult Civil Servants is an entertaining urban fantasy-meets-workplace drama well worth carving out the time to watch.
Available on: Crunchyroll

22. MIX: Meisei Story

Release date: April 6
Director: Odahiro Watanabe
Animation production: OLM
Adapted from Mitsuru Adachi's 2012 ongoing shonen baseball series, itself a semi-sequel to Adachi's 1981 series Touch (which received its own critically-acclaimed anime adaptation in 1985), MIX: Meisi Story centers on the journey of two step-brothers, Touma "Tou" and Souichirou "Sou" Tachibana, who, following in the footsteps of Touch's Tatsuya Uesugi, aspire to lead their middle-school baseball team to win the national Kōshien baseball tournament. Though not entirely apart from what one would expect from a run-of-the-mill shonen sports series, MIX shines among its contemporaries on the merit of its charming cast, beautiful animation, and inventive implementation of fourth-wall breaking transitions and tongue-in-cheek narration. Tou and Sou's dogged determination to see their way to victory is earnest and inspiring in a way not unlike that of a season of Pokémon -- not surprising, given the fact that MIX's main writer, Atsuhiro Tomioka, is known for his past and ongoing contributions to several seasons, films, and specials of the Pokémon series. If you're looking for a wide-eyed fun, inspiring, and visually impressive sports anime this year, and aren't necessarily game to try and catch up on over a hundred episodes of Ace of the Diamond, MIX: Meisi Story is a perfect choice.
Available on: Crunchyroll

21. Kaguya-sama: Love is War

Release date: January 12
Director: Mamoru Hatakeyama
Animation production: A-1 Pictures
In the "contest" of romance, the person who falls in love first -- or "catches feelings" as the kids say nowadays -- is the loser. Or at least, that's the premise of A-1 Pictures' Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War. Adapted from the popular ongoing manga of the same name, Love Is War follows the story of Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya, two genius-level students attending the illustrious Shuch’in Academy, who quietly harbor feelings for one another. So far, so boring. But there’s a twist: Due to an ill-fated combination of entrenched class consciousness, emotional immaturity, and toxic adolescent pride, neither Shirogane or Shinomiya will acknowledge their feelings for the other. Rather than healthily process these emotions and talk things out like, y’know, adults, Shirogane and Shinomiya instead elect to orchestrate an elaborate series of public situations to force the other to confess their feelings first in a bid to save face. The result is a romantic comedy infused with the intensity of a psychological thriller that’s equal parts hilarious and infuriating for all the right reasons.
Available on:Crunchyroll, Hulu, FunimationNow

20. Boogiepop and Others

Release date: January 4
Director: Shingo Natsume
Animation production: Madhouse
The latest anime adaptation of Kouhei Kadono's influential early aughts light novel series, Boogiepop and Others, is an anthology swirling around Boogiepop, a vigilante alter-ego of high schooler Touka Miyashita that possesses her body in moments of mortal crisis in the fight against a cadre of otherworldly creatures with ties to a shadowy entity known only as the Towa organization. As a series, Boogiepop and Others could be best described as a slow-burn supernatural mystery thriller dotted with adrenaline-spiking sequences of horror, action, and suspense set against a backdrop of stunning metropolitan vistas. As an adaptation of not only the first novel in Kadono's series, but several of the series' other celebrated entries such as Boogiepop at Dawn, Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator, and Boogiepop Overdrive: The King of Distortion, the series is a must-watch for longtime fans of the Boogiepop and an ideal point of entry for anyone new to and curious about the franchise. If that's not enough to move the needle, the series is being produced and animated by the same director and team responsible for 2015’s satirical superhero smash-hit One Punch Man.
Available on: Crunchyroll, FunimationNow

19. Fruits Basket

Release date: April 6
Director: Yoshihide Ibata
Animation production: TMS/8PAN
Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket is a perennial favorite among fans of shojo (i.e. 'young woman') manga for its charming slice-of-life storyline, empathetically rendered characters, engrossing relational dynamics, and earnest, offbeat humor, and the series' early '00s television adaptation even more so. This year's reboot, produced by TMS Entertainment and directed by Yoshihide Ibata (Kill La Kill, FLCL Progressive), is a meticulous and loving take on the source material that champions its dedication to telling the original manga's story in full. Fruits Basket follows the story of Tohru Honda, a hardworking and optimistic high schooler who is taken in by the Soma clan, a reclusive family whose members each carry the reincarnated spirit of an animal from the Chinese Zodiac. While balancing the demands of school and her new role as a surrogate member of the Soma clan, Tohru grows as a young woman while inadvertently facilitating the growth of each of the members of the family, tightening bonds that vacillate between the familial and romantic. 2019's Fruits Basket is a disarmingly endearing romantic comedy with just enough twists on the formula of the genre to pull in newcomers while satisfying longtime fans of the original.
Available on: Crunchyroll, FunimationNow

18. Rilakkuma and Kaoru

Release date: April 6
Director: Nobuyuki Takeuchi, Kunihiko Ikuhara
Animation production: MAPPA, Lapin Track
Rilakkuma and Kaoru follows Kaoru, the show's titular 20-something office worker, as she navigates the challenges of her job, home life, the expectations of her family and peers, as well as the vague but palpable experience of depression and ennui that accompanies young adulthood, all while taking care of Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, and Kiiroitori, two anthropomorphic bears that beginning living with Kaoru and her pet bird, respectively. The show is notable for being one of the most recent and prominent examples of stop-motion animation in anime, a technique too often marginalized to a niche within the anime industry, but no less expressive and impressive. A charming slice-of-life comedy with coming-of-age elements, both the series’ writing and animation are excellent. It's hardly surprising given that the former is credited to Naoko Ogigami, an award-winning Japanese comedy writer-director, and the latter to key animators such as Katsushi Bouda and Shigeru Okada, lauded stop-motion artists. At its heart, Rilakkuma and Kaoru is much like Netflix’s 2018 series Aggretsuko: taking the beloved mascot of a commercial brand and centering them at the heart of a sincere and affecting exploration of the inherent loneliness of young adulthood and the value of genuine, persistent friendships. For this alone, Rilakkuma and Kaoru shines as one of the best anime of 2019.
Available on: Netflix

17. Aggretsuko (Season 2)

Release date: June 14
Director: Rarecho
Animation production: Fanworks
Rarecho and Fanworks' Aggretsuko was a breakout hit when it premiered on Netflix early last year. So much so that we're now treated to yet another new season, this time filled with even more delightful surprises and twists than the first. When we last left Retsuko, our plucky metal karaoking red panda protagonist, it seemed as though she was in a pretty good spot between her work-life and actual life. Sure, her job as an accounting clerk still sucks and her love life -- or lack thereof -- may leave something to be desired, but Retsuko came out of the challenges of that first season a stronger, wiser, and more confident young woman willing to assert her worth, speak up for herself, and more willing to act on her own needs and desires. Season 2 finds Retsuko tackling new, albeit familiar challenges in the form of Anai, an aggressively hypersensitive intern under her tutelage, the intrusive helicopter parenting of her own mother who insists on her finding a partner and settling down, and a new love interest with a surprising background. An immensely satisfying continuation of the first, Aggretsuko Season 2 is one of 2019's must-watch series.
Available on:Netflix

16. Dr. Stone

Release date: July 5
Director: Shinya Lino
Animation production: TMS Entertainment
Concurrently running alongside Riichiro Inagaki's popular sci-fi adventure manga, the Dr. Stone anime follows the story of Senku Ishigami, a genius, leek-haired high school student with a passion for astronomy and space exploration, and his oafish, lovable childhood friend Taiju Ōki as they attempt to rebuild civilization in the wake of a mysterious event that transforms every human being on the planet into stone. A sci-fi action comedy that plays out like a post-apocalyptic mash-up of Andy Weir's The Martian crossed with Rick and Morty, Senku and Taiju embark on a quest to revive every human being on the planet and crack what caused their sudden affliction using nothing more than wits, brawn, guile, and pure ingenuity to science the shit out of this problem. From constructing shelter to distilling alcohol, building fires to forging gunpowder, every new discovery is as thrilling to witness in action as it is hilarious to hear explained to Taiju in Senku's dry, matter-of-fact wit. If you're looking for an anime that'll make you feel just a tad bit smarter for having watched it, Dr. Stone is the anime for you.
Available on:Crunchyroll, FunimationNow

15. Babylon

Release date: October 7
Director: Kiyotaka Suzuki
Animation production: Revoroot
Through and through crime procedurals feel like a rarity in anime, often mashed-up with either some supernatural horror or science-fiction element that asserts primacy over the comparatively mundane, but no less fascinating appeal of a straightforward mystery. Bablyon arguably follows in this vein, albeit while being principally focused on the drama of actual police work. Adapted from Mado Nozaki’s original novel series, the show centers around Zen Seizaki, a no-nonsense public prosecutor in a newly founded district west of Tokyo, ensnared in a sinister conspiracy involving an unscrupulous pharmaceutical company and a confederacy of political power brokers. What seems like a routine case explodes into a race against time to wrest control of this new district from its corrupt leadership and prevent the deaths of untold counts of people. Babylon is a suspenseful, surprising, and utterly enthralling crime thriller that’ll have you gripped at the edge of your seat by each episode’s end.
Available on:Amazon Prime

14. No Guns Life

Release date: October 10
Director: Naoyuki Itō
Animation production: Madhouse
No Guns Life is a proud addition in the canon of action anime with ridiculous premises, answering the age-old question: "What if a cyborg had, I don't know, a giant gun for a head and was able to, like, punch things so hard they explode?" Adapted from Tasuku Karasuma's manga series of the same name, No Guns Life follows Juzo Inui, an amnesiac military cyborg-turned-resident private eye in a futuristic city governed by Berühren, a megalomaniacal weapons manufacturer, and populated by mechanically augmented humans called "Extended." After being enlisted to protect the life of a mysterious young boy named Tetsuro, Juzo takes the young ward under his care and mounts a one-man war against Berühren forces in their bid to ensnare the young Tetsurō for their own nefarious ends. Directed by Naoyuki Itō of the Overlord series and scored by Kenji Kawaii of Ghost in the Shell fame, No Guns Life may be known best for its combination of traditionally animated action set against CG backgrounds animated courtesy, of all things, Epic Games' Unreal Engine. If you're looking for gritty sci-fi action brawler with eccentric characters and thrilling action, No Guns Life is a sure bet.
Available on:Hulu

13. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K: Reawakened

Release date: December 30
Director: Hiroaki Sakurai
Animation production: EGG FIRM and J.C. Staff
Dropping at the last possible second of 2019, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K: Reawakened added a hilarious finale to the end of the year with its self-aware madcap antics. Picking up after its two-episode special that nearly destroyed the world, pink-haired former psychokinetic Saiki Kusuo learns that life isn't all that great without his powers, which, in the show's breakneck fashion (that includes its extremely brief intro theme), are quickly restored so he can go back to his life among his idiot band of misfit peers and parents, fellow clairvoyants, and rival brother. This is a gag show in its tightest form; this one-off additional season doesn't miss a beat and stands out as one of the funniest modern additions to the medium in a long time.
Available on:Netflix

12. Vinland Saga

Release date: July 7
Director: Shūhei Yabuta
Animation production: Wit Studio
Adapted from Makoto Yukimura's popular historical fiction manga series, Vinland Saga tells the journey of Thorfinn Karlsefni, a legendary Icelandic explorer as he embarks on a perilous quest to avenge the death of his father. Initially set in the year 1002 A.D., the series follows Thorfinn's story from childhood to adulthood, maturing from a lighthearted boy into a harsh, relentless warrior until finally leaving to colonize North America alongside Leif Erikson. Drawing elements from real-life historical accounts, Vinland Saga is an intense and captivating fictionalized depiction of a fascinating, albeit under-discussed, chapter of European history: the Vikings. Beneath the heart-pounding action and impressive animation pulses a resolutely humanist theme of anti-violence and pro-human decency, with Thorfinn’s father Thors imparting him with the life lesson that every human being is fighting a hard battle and that no one is truly his enemy. Still early in its season, Vinland Saga has already secured its place as one of the year's best. 
Available on: Amazon Prime

11. Fire Force

Release date: July 5
Director: Yuuki Yase
Animation production: David Production
In an alternate steampunk universe of our own, the world is besieged by a mysterious epidemic of spontaneous human combustion, transforming otherwise mild-mannered humans into ghoulish supernatural creatures known as "Infernals." Shinra Kusakabe, a third-generation pyrokinetic with aspirations of becoming a fire-fighting hero, enlists as a rookie firefighter of the Special Fire Force, a semi-religious order of pyromancers dedicated to exorcising Infernals and defending Tokyo from their persistent threat. With an all-star production team of talent of the likes of chief animation director Hideyuki Morioka (Kizumonogatari), Hiroyuki Ookaji, Riki Matsuura, and Kazuhiro Miwa -- many of whom previously worked together at Studio SHAFT -- Fire Force is one of the most visually impressive and distinctive shonen series of the year. With starkly rendered background layouts, exciting fight sequences, and mischievous sense of fourth wall-prodding humor, Fire Force is this year's hottest (pun absolutely intended) new action anime.
Available on: Crunchyroll, FunimationNow

10. My Hero Academia (Season 4)

Release date: October 12
Director: Kenji Nagasaki
Animation production: Bones
Studio Bones' flagship shōnen anime triumphantly returns for another season of super heroics and high action With the retirement of his mentor and the relocation of his peers in the wake of the League of Villains' latest attack, Season 4 of My Hero Academia finds young Izuku "Deku" Midoriya at a crucial turning point in his quest to become All Might's successor. Featuring nefarious new villains, startling revelations, and even more super-powered action, My Hero Academia once again asserts its claim as one of the best anime airing right now.
Available on:Crunchyroll, FunimationNow

9. Blade of the Immortal

Release date: October 10
Director: Hiroshi Hamasaki
Animation production: Linden Films
2019’s Blade of the Immortal is the second anime adaptation of Hiroaki Samura’s landmark chanabra revenge series, intended to adapt the entirety of the original manga as opposed to the 2008 series’ truncated 13-episode run. Set in the feudal era of Japan’s Tokugawa period, the series centers on Rin, a young woman who seeks to avenge her parents who were slain at the hands of ruthless mercenary school of swordsmen known as the Ittō-ryū. Without the skills to face them on her own, she enlists the aid of Manji, a foul-tempered samurai cursed with immortality who must kill 1,000 evil men in order to earn his mortality -- and a peaceful death -- back. Directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki of Steins;gate fame, Linden Films’ Blade of the Immortal is an exquisite adaptation packed with scintillating blink-and-you’ll-miss-it swordplay, balletic gore, and artfully paced storytelling.
Available on:Amazon Prime

8. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Release date: April 9
Director: Haruo Sotozaki
Animation production: Ufotable
Adapted from Koyoharu Gotōge’s ongoing Shonen Jump manga series, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba follows Tanjiro Kamado, a young charcoal merchant turned demon slayer, as he sets out on a journey of discovery and revenge to not only avenge his family’s grisly murder, but to find a cure for his younger sister Nezuko, who survived their family’s attack only to be transformed into a feral half-demon with an aversion to sunlight. Ufotable is perhaps best known for their work on the Fate franchise, a byzantine dark fantasy series renowned for its dazzling fight sequences and digital animation; fortunately, those qualities carry over to Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. While the show might not be as thematically-nuanced or poignant as, say, Dororo, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is an impressive shonen adventure series in its own right and is sure to appeal to any fan of Naruto or Black Clover and stands as one of the most well-animated fantasy chanbara series to come out this year.
Available on:Crunchyroll

7. Dororo

Release date: January 7
Director: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
Animation production: MAPPA, Tezuka Productions
In the midst of a terrible plague at the height of Japan’s Warring States period, Lord Daigo Kagemitsu of the Ishikawa province makes a pact with 12 demons in order to save his region and secure a path towards a future of wealth and power for his region. In exchange, each of the demons collect on Kagemitsu's debt by taking body parts from his newly born son -- his limbs, his eyes, his tongue, his skin -- until the baby is rendered into a horrifying testament to his father's sins, a newborn that's only exposed muscle and bones. Years later, the boy, having survived his father's attempts to get rid of him out of shame, grows up to become an itinerant swordsman named Hyakkimaru with a prosthetic body, sheathed swords for arms, and the extrasensory ability to "see" demons. Adapted from Ozamu Tezuka’s original manga and anime from the late ‘60s, Dororo tells the story of Hyakkimaru’s quest to slay demons, regain his humanity, and learn to open up to other people in a time of immense cruelty with the help of his companion, an orphaned thief by the name of Dororo. Produced by Studio Mappa (Kids on the Slope, Yuri on Ice, Banana Fish) and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Rurouni Kenshin, Hunter × Hunter '99, and Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn), Dororo is an anime as viscerally violent as it is heartbreaking, and a series that should not be missed.
Available on:Amazon Prime

6. O Maidens in Your Savage Season

Release date: July 5
Director: Masahiro Ando, Takurō Tsukada
Animation production: Lay-Duce
What's the big deal with sex? No, seriously, like what the heck is it? It's a question that's undoubtedly crossed your mind at one point or another in your life, and one that comes to dominate much of the protagonists' in O Maidens in Your Savage Season. As affecting as an emotional drama as it is a coming-of-age comedy, O Maidens in Your Savage Season is a disarmingly earnest and beautiful story of a group of young girls embarking on their own personal and perilous journey of adolescence into adulthood. The humor is clever without tripping over into egregious raunchiness, and the respective arcs of protagonist Kazusa Onodera and her friends are well-written and relatable. O Maidens in Your Savage Season may slip under the radar when compared to some of the more prolific anime series to premiere this year, but it undoubtedly deserves mention among this year’s best.
Available on: VRV

4. Carole & Tuesday

Release date: April 10
Director: Shinichirō Watanabe, Motonobu Hori
Animation production: Bones
By now, if you're an anime fan, you already know who Shinichirō Watanabe is, and if you don't, it's my pleasure to catch you up. The director behind such medium-defining works such as Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and Space Dandy, not to mention 2017's Blade Runner Black Out 2022, Watanabe is widely celebrated as one of the anime industry's best directors working today, known for his love of music and penchant for anachronistic sci-fi premises. Carole & Tuesday, the latest series directed by Watanabe and the 20th anniversary project from studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, My Hero Academia, Eureka Seven), is a labor of love about, well, the labor of love; a sci-fi folk fairy tale of two young women's dream to make it big as musicians in a future where humans have long since colonized Mars, a world that feels both uncanny and wholly lived in. Minor pacing issues and questionable representation aside, Carole & Tuesday is a noble effort and ranks as, if not one of Watanabe's best, one of the year's best anime to date.
Available on:Netflix

3. The Promised Neverland

Release date: January 11
Director: Mamoru Kanbe
Animation production: CloverWorks
The Promised Neverland follows 11-year-old Emma and her best friends, Norman and Ray, three of 37 orphaned children who live on a mysterious walled estate called the Grace Field House. Under the watchful eye of their caretaker known simply as Mom, the children are afforded the best that life can offer. Gourmet meals, plush beds, immaculate white outfits, and ample play time while they wait to one day be adopted by a loving family. However, the quiet idyllicism of Grace Field is swiftly shattered when Emma and Co. stumble upon a dark secret which underlies the House’s very existence. Horrified by their discovery, the three conspire to escape with the rest of children into the outside world, as the machinations of both their caretaker and Grace Field’s mysterious benefactors move steadily to completion. With a premise that sounds like a cross between From The New World and Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go, The Promised Neverland is an engrossing fantasy thriller with deft animation, savvy editing, and a taut atmosphere of mortal horror juxtaposed against a disquietingly cheerful exterior.
Available on:Crunchyroll, Hulu

2. Sarazanmai

Release date: April 6
Director: Nobuyuki Takeuchi, Kunihiko Ikuhara
Animation production: MAPPA, Lapin Track
Let's cut straight to the point: Sarazanmai is one of, if not the most bizarre, idiosyncratic, visually audacious, and thematically evocative anime to air in 2019. Describing just exactly what the hell Saranzanmai is to someone who has never seen an anime directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Pengiundrum, Yurikuma Arashi) is about as difficult as it would be to describe the concept of 'water' and what the hell it means for something to be 'wet' to an alien. But, put simply, the show follows three middle-schoolers -- Kazuki Yasaka, Kuji Toi, and Enta Jinnai -- as they are transformed into kappa, amphibious beak-faced demons, after releasing Keppi, the guardian spirit of Asakusa, from the statue containing him and accidentally insulting him. To return to human form, the three are tasked with exorcising "kappa-zombies," malicious poltergeists, by performing elaborate dance numbers in a liminal dimension to steal the zombies’ shirikodama, magical spheres representing human desire, by forcibly removing them from their anuses. That is the tamest, most perfunctory description of what Sarazanmai is about, and it only gets stranger from here on out. Ikuhara is known for writing shows with socially-conscious premises powered by avant-garde visuals laden with labyrinthine levels of subtextual depth, and Sarazanmai is no different. Even knowing that, nothing can quite prepare you for the surprises this show has to offer. If nothing else, know this: It is one of the most daring, earnest, and empathetic series to air this year, and save for having watched one of Ikuhara's works in the past, you won’t see anything else quite like it.
Available on:Crunchyroll

1. Mob Psycho 100 II

Release date: January 7
Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa
Animation production: Bones
Coming hot on the tail of the series' breakout debut in 2016, Mob Psycho 100 II carries the torch of its predecessor's pedigree as one of the most hilarious, kinetic, and aesthetically eclectic anime to air in recent memory, pushing that envelope even further in its second season. With most, if not all, of the original staff from the first season returning for this outing, including animator Miya Sato, whose masterful "oil on glass" animation has distinguished so many of the previous season's stand-out sequences, the adventures of layabout con artist Reigen Arataka, his formidably powerful protege, Shigeo "Mob" Kageyama, and their poltergeist sidekick, Dimple, continue to ramp up as Mob journeys through adolescence in the face of ever-more perilous stakes. Aside from its adventurous animation, whip-sharp comedic timing, and impressive action sequences, Mob Psycho 100 II is a touching coming-of-age story of the relationship between a mentor and his pupil, and how the two help each to grow into more mature, earnest, and better-adjusted individuals. Come from the pyrotechnics, stay for the waterworks.
Available on:Crunchyroll, Hulu Live

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After five years of harboring unspoken feelings, high-schooler Taiju Ooki is finally ready to confess his love to Yuzuriha Ogawa. Just when Taiju begins his confession however, a blinding green light strikes the Earth and petrifies mankind around the world—turning every single human into stone. Several millennia later, Taiju awakens to find the modern world completely nonexistent, as nature has flourished in the years humanity stood still. Among a stone world of statues, Taiju encounters one other living human: his science-loving friend Senkuu, who has been active for a few months. Taiju learns that Senkuu has developed a grand scheme—to launch the complete revival of civilization with science. Taiju's brawn and Senkuu's brains combine to forge a formidable partnership, and they soon uncover a method to revive those petrified. However, Senkuu's master plan is threatened when his ideologies are challenged by those who awaken. All the while, the reason for mankind's petrification remains unknown. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensors:
Crunchyroll,Funimation

TV - Jul 5, 2019, 22:00 (JST)

1,268,831 8.31

Spontaneous Human Combustion: a chaotic phenomenon that has plagued humanity for years, randomly transforming ordinary people into flaming, violent creatures known as Infernals. While Infernals make up the first-generation accounts of Human Combustion, the second and third generations became known as pyrokinetics—people gifted with the ability to manipulate and control their flames while remaining human. To combat the Infernal threat and discover the cause, the Tokyo Armed Forces, Fire Defense Agency, and Holy Church of Sol produced their answer: the Special Fire Force. Young and eager third-generation pyrokinetic Shinra Kusakabe, nicknamed Devil's Footprints for his explosive ability to ignite his feet at will, becomes a member of the lively Special Fire Force Company 8. Upholding the brigade's duty to extinguish the blazing Infernals and lay their souls to rest, Shinra is determined to become a hero who will save the lives of those threatened by the flame terror. However, this is not the hero's game Shinra imagined. The Fire Force is a fractured mess of feuding brigades, abnormal Infernal sightings are increasing all over Tokyo, and a shadowy group is claiming to have answers to the strange fire that caused the death of Shinra's family 12 years ago. Faced with many obstacles within and outside the Fire Force, Shinra fights to uncover the truth behind the burning mysteries that have kept him in the dark. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jul 6, 2019, 01:25 (JST)

937,498 7.68

Young Thorfinn grew up listening to the stories of old sailors that had traveled the ocean and reached the place of legend, Vinland. It's said to be warm and fertile, a place where there would be no need for fighting—not at all like the frozen village in Iceland where he was born, and certainly not like his current life as a mercenary. War is his home now. Though his father once told him, "You have no enemies, nobody does. There is nobody who it's okay to hurt," as he grew, Thorfinn knew that nothing was further from the truth. The war between England and the Danes grows worse with each passing year. Death has become commonplace, and the viking mercenaries are loving every moment of it. Allying with either side will cause a massive swing in the balance of power, and the vikings are happy to make names for themselves and take any spoils they earn along the way. Among the chaos, Thorfinn must take his revenge and kill Askeladd, the man who murdered his father. The only paradise for the vikings, it seems, is the era of war and death that rages on. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Historical

Demographic:
Seinen

Licensor:
Sentai Filmworks

TV - Jul 8, 2019, 00:10 (JST)

931,136 8.73

It is business as usual in the massive city of Orario, where legions of adventurers gather to explore the monster-infested "Dungeon." Among them is the easily flustered yet brave Bell Cranel, the sole member of the Hestia Familia. With the help of his demi-human supporter Liliruca Arde and competent blacksmith Welf Crozzo, Bell has earned the title of Little Rookie by becoming Orario's fastest-growing adventurer thanks to his endeavors within the deeper levels of the Dungeon. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka II continues Bell's adventures as he tries to bring glory to his goddess and protect those he cares about. However, various familias and gods across the city begin to take notice of his achievements and attempt to add him to their ranks. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Licensor:
Sentai Filmworks

TV - Jul 13, 2019, 00:30 (JST)

617,944 7.23

The ordinary life of 17-year-old otaku Hajime Nagumo is disrupted when he and his classmates are summoned to a fantasy world and tasked with saving mankind. While his classmates are gifted with impressive abilities useful in combat, Hajime is belittled for only gaining an inferior transmutation skill that lacks any real offensive power. During an expedition in the Great Orcus Labyrinth, Hajime is betrayed by one of his classmates, plummeting him to the bottom of an abyss. Though he survives the fall, Hajime is faced with menacing monsters and misfortunes that send him spiraling into a grim nightmare. Desperate to live and return home one day, he resolves to fight for his survival—only to meet an imprisoned vampire he names Yue, who is also seeking to escape the labyrinth. Taking an interest in him, Yue and a few others along the way accompany Hajime on his journey to find a way back home, while steadily transforming from commonplace to the world's strongest. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Harem

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jul 8, 2019, 23:30 (JST)

461,224 6.63

Tightly clutching his Gibson guitar, Mafuyu Satou steps out of his dark apartment to begin another day of his high school life. While taking a nap in a quiet spot on the gymnasium staircase, he has a chance encounter with fellow student Ritsuka Uenoyama, who berates him for letting his guitar's strings rust and break. Noticing Uenoyama's knowledge of the instrument, Satou pleads for him to fix it and to teach him how to play. Uenoyama eventually agrees and invites him to sit in on a jam session with his two band mates: bassist Haruki Nakayama and drummer Akihiko Kaji. Satou's voice is strikingly beautiful, filling Uenoyama with the determination to make Satou the lead singer of the band. Though reticent at first, Satou takes the offer after an emotional meeting with an old friend. With the support of his new friends, Satou must not only learn how to play guitar, but also come to terms with the mysterious circumstances that led him to be its owner. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Music

TV - Jul 12, 2019, 00:55 (JST)

394,317 8.35

During a regular after-school grub crawl, gluttonous high schooler Hibiki Sakura is confronted about her ever-expanding waistline by her best friend, Ayaka Uehara. With her attempts at solitary exercise failing miserably, Hibiki decides to join the newly opened Silverman Gym. At her orientation, Hibiki runs into student council president and school idol Akemi Souryuuin. However, it soon turns out that Hibiki is in for a lot more than she bargained for. Not only is Silverman Gym full of world-renowned bodybuilders and athletes, but to make matters worse, Akemi turns out to be a total muscle fetishist! Grossed out by the scene unfolding before her eyes, Hibiki begins to leave, only to be stopped by trainer Naruzou Machio. Completely enthralled with her newfound Prince Charming, Hibiki signs up as a gym member. Now, as a result of her spur-of-the-moment decision, Hibiki must adapt to her new lifestyle. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jul 3, 2019, 22:30 (JST)

294,942 7.30

When they were little kids laughing and playing together, Izumi Norimoto and Kazusa Onodera were like siblings. But as their bodies matured into middle school, Kazusa began seeing him as something different; unfortunately for her, so did the other girls. Ostracized, Kazusa had no choice but to distance herself from him going into high school. After joining the literature club, however, she finds friends that keep her mind occupied. Known throughout the school for reading aloud sex scenes in literature novels, the club's reputation has kept all teachers from accepting the task of being their adviser. During a discussion about what they would put on their bucket list, one of the girls says one thing: sex. This single word sends ripples throughout the five girls, as the thought of sex begins taking over their daily lives. And, after walking in on Izumi during a very private moment, Kazusa is sent into a spiral of emotion that forces her to face her true feelings for him. Now, with their hearts racing and the literature club facing immediate disbandment, the five girls must work hard to keep both their sanities and their club alive. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
School

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensor:
Sentai Filmworks

TV - Jul 6, 2019, 02:25 (JST)

253,671 7.42

As far as it goes, many boys, especially in their teenage years, want to have a girlfriend. Keiki Kiryuu is no exception. One eventful afternoon, his days of yearning for a lover seem to come to an end when he receives a love letter from an anonymous sender—along with a pair of white panties. To determine the identity of his secret admirer, referred to as Cinderella, he proceeds to investigate several possible candidates including his senior Sayuki Tokihara, his underclassman Yuika Koga, and his classmate Mao Nanjou. However, as Keiki seeks to uncover who this mystery girl might be, he comes to know about the perverted fetishes hidden behind each candidate's innocent exteriors... [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Themes:
Harem, School

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jul 8, 2019, 20:00 (JST)

239,419 6.56

In the year 2063, space travel is feasible and commercially available. As the cheerful Aries Spring arrives at the spaceport to attend a camp on the distant planet McPa, her purse is suddenly snatched by a reckless thief. Luckily, the athletic Kanata Hoshijima is able to retrieve it for her, and Aries soon discovers that he is among the group of teenagers who will be traveling with her on the excursion as team B-5. Upon arriving at their campsite, the group's trip takes a turn for the worse when a strange sphere of black light sucks them into the vast reaches of outer space. Stranded with seemingly no hope, they find an abandoned ship nearby that provides them with the means to return home. However, they soon discover that they are not as close to their campsite as they initially thought, but are in fact thousands of light-years away from home. With this realization, the nine members must cautiously manage their resources, maintain their strength, and unite as one to conquer the darkness of space together. While the reason behind their trip's sudden obstruction remains unknown, they nevertheless embark on the treacherous voyage back home aboard their new ship, the Astra. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Space

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jul 3, 2019, 21:00 (JST)

237,967 8.12

Regular high schooler Taichi Nishimura and his childhood friend, Rin Azuma, are on their way to school one ordinary morning. Suddenly, a glowing light envelops them, transporting them to a fantasy world full of magical creatures. Upon their arrival, Taichi and Rin are threatened by a beast. They are promptly saved by a group of adventurers, who advise the pair that traveling unarmed and inexperienced makes them vulnerable to the recently increasing monster attacks. Taichi and Rin are directed to the Guild, where they can determine their magical aptitude and register as adventurers. However, the test they take reveals an unprecedented result: Taichi and Rin possess extraordinary powers that far surpass the standard mage, instantly transforming them from typical high school students to the ultimate cheat magicians. Taichi and Rin learn to grasp the full extent of their powers and familiarize themselves with their new world. However, while the duo seeks to uncover the reason behind their transportation and a possible way back to their original world, unexpected trouble lurks in the shadows. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

TV - Jul 10, 2019, 22:00 (JST)

237,170 5.41

Even after spending a considerable amount of time with Takagi, Nishikata is still struggling to find a perfect plan to defeat the expert teaser. A battle of wits, a contest of physical prowess, a test of courage—any strategy he employs to expose her weaknesses is to no avail. On the contrary, Nishikata's pitiful attempts only reveal more of his own flaws, which Takagi takes advantage of to become increasingly daring in her teasing attempts. To make things worse for Nishikata, rumors about him and Takagi may have spread in class due to the frequent interactions between them. However, the optimistic Nishikata believes that wisdom comes with age and that as the days go by, his experience with her constant teasing will eventually bear fruit, leading him to the awaited moment of victory. Thus, Nishikata continues to strive for the seemingly impossible—to outsmart Takagi and make her blush with embarrassment. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
School

Demographic:
Shounen

TV - Jul 7, 2019, 23:30 (JST)

233,242 8.10

Forming a party with one's mother in an online game seems not only unlikely but also uncomfortable to most teenage gamers. Unfortunately, Masato Oosuki finds himself in that exact scenario. After completing a seemingly meaningless survey, he is thrown into the world of a fantasy MMORPG—and his mother Mamako actually tagged along with him! On top of all of that, Mamako turns out to be an overpowered swordswoman, possessing the power of two-hit multi-target attacks! After minor tension between the two, they search for party members, meeting the merchant Porta and the sage Wise, starting their journey to clear the game. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Licensor:
Aniplex of America

TV - Jul 13, 2019, 00:00 (JST)

218,289 5.55

Starting his new term at Tanenashi High School, an unmotivated freshman searches for a club that requires minimal participation to suit his needs. He then comes across the magic clubroom, and inside is a cute upperclassman practicing her magic tricks. Suffering from stage fright that causes her to slip up in her acts, she has a tendency to end up in the most embarrassing situations. Despite having little interest in a club run by an incapable magician, the freshman finds himself involved as a new member, experiencing all sorts of awkward moments with his eccentric mentor. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
School

Demographic:
Seinen

TV - Jul 2, 2019, 23:00 (JST)

214,119 6.44

Academy City stands at the forefront of scientific and technological progress, best known for their development of espers: those capable of wielding superhuman abilities that alter the rules of reality. The most powerful among them are the Level 5s, and the one known as Accelerator reigns supreme, even after being weakened by a severe brain injury. By his side is the young girl known as Last Order, whom despite his cold demeanor, he holds closely and vows to protect at all costs. Though Accelerator may be recovering from his injury, the dark side of Academy City never rests, and so he finds himself unwillingly caught up in the midst of a new conflict. When a mysterious young woman approaches Accelerator in pursuit of Last Order, the highest-ranked esper is confronted by a venomous organization that has taken root in Anti-Skill, Academy City's peacekeeping organization. With dangerous forces on the move that threaten to put Last Order and her sisters at risk, the self-proclaimed villain prepares to step into the darkness once again. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Themes:
School, Super Power

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jul 12, 2019, 22:00 (JST)

182,156 7.19

Akira Oono is an ordinary working adult who manages the MMORPG Infinity Game. Fifteen years after creating the game, Oono decides to shut the servers down once and for all. However, as the clock strikes midnight, he somehow finds himself in the body of middle-aged Hakuto Kunai, Infinity Game's Demon Lord! Soon after his mysterious transportation, he witnesses the demon Greole chasing after a little girl named Aku. Although he effortlessly dispatches the creature, Hakuto is still concerned; after all, he does not remember creating the girl or the demon! Doubting whether he truly is in the world of his creation, Hakuto decides to investigate. Bringing Aku along as his guide and companion, Hakuto sets out on a journey to find out exactly who or what summoned him to this fantasy world—all while leaving chaos and destruction in his wake. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jul 4, 2019, 00:00 (JST)

179,953 6.53

Eighteen-year-old Dale Reki is a skilled, kind, and respected traveler, acknowledged as one of the leading adventurers in the city of Kreuz. One day while on the hunt for magical beasts, he comes across a sweet devil girl named Latina. She is alone, dressed in rags, and bears the devils' symbol of a criminal: a broken horn. Concerned for her wellbeing, Dale decides to ensure Latina's safety by bringing her to his home, eventually leading to him adopting her. Latina is sweet, innocent and compassionate, charming Dale beyond his expectations. He begins to enjoy the life of parenthood— experiencing the trials that come with raising a child and coping with the heartache he feels whenever his busy lifestyle as an adventurer parts him from her. Although work and life as a new parent become reassuring constants for Dale, the mysteries surrounding the girl remain. Why was Latina alone in the forest, and why does she harbor the symbol of a criminal? At the same time, Latina also begins to learn about the world and herself as she adjusts to her new life with Dale. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

TV - Jul 4, 2019, 23:30 (JST)

161,807 7.07

After a school trip goes terribly wrong, Homare Onishima, Shion Kujou, Asuka Suzumori, and Mutsu Amatani are left stranded on a deserted island. While Shion, Asuka, and Mutsu are frightened and desperate, Homare seems strangely calm. Fortunately for the group, this isn't the first time she's been stranded! Homare spent her childhood training with her survivalist father all over the world, climbing cliffs, trapping prey, building shelters, and obtaining valuable nutrition from moose testicles. To Homare, surviving on an uninhabited island with a slim chance of rescue is child's play. The only problem is the other three. As Homare shamelessly guides her classmates through the finer points of survival, including drinking fish blood and eating cicadas, the girls start to realize that being stranded might not be as bad as they had imagined. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Demographic:
Seinen

TV - Jul 2, 2019, 23:15 (JST)

128,140 6.60

Ten years after facing defeat in the Fourth Holy Grail War, Waver Velvet, now Lord El Melloi II, teaches classes at the Clock Tower—the center of education for mages. However, his new status as "Lord" comes with a caveat: obey the orders of Reines, the younger sister of the deceased Kayneth El Melloi, until she is old enough to rule the House of El Melloi. Waver, along with his mysterious apprentice Gray, takes on a series of cases assigned by Reines and the Mages Association. With each case proving to be more complex than the last, could there be more to the Clock Tower than meets the eye, and what secrets does Reines hide? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Licensor:
Aniplex of America

TV - Jul 7, 2019, 00:00 (JST)

122,915 7.37

After a strange dream of a mysterious ancestor, high school student Yuuko Yoshida wakes to see that she has grown demonic horns and a tail. Dazed and confused, her mother reveals to her a dark family secret: her family is descended from a Dark Clan that was banished to live powerless and destitute by their mortal enemies, the magical girls of the Light Clan. The only way to lift their ancestry's curse is for Yuuko to find a magical girl, murder her, and splatter her blood all over her ancestor's Demon God statue. Fortunately for "Shadow Mistress Yuuko," a magical girl saves her from being run over by an oncoming truck. Unfortunately, Momo Chiyoda happens to be Yuuko's classmate at Sakuragaoka High and is much stronger than her in both strength and endurance. Taking pity on her wimpy assailant, the magical girl agrees to train Yuuko and help her unlock her dormant powers. Now, Yuuko must rise up and defeat her generous frenemy to save her family from the terrible grip of poverty. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Licensor:
Sentai Filmworks

TV - Jul 12, 2019, 01:28 (JST)

113,534 7.65

With the initiation of the Patrian civil war came the creation of half-beast, half-human soldiers—a development of the outnumbered Northerners in a desperate attempt to counter the overwhelming Southern forces. Able to quickly dominate battlefields and achieve victory with ease, the soldiers' godlike abilities earned them the name "Incarnates." However, as the war raged on, the Incarnates encountered a problem involving the beasts inside them that they were unable to rectify by ordinary means. Once the war was over, mysteries and accounts of the Incarnates submitting to the misfortune of their war days surfaced. Aware of the horrors they faced during the war, Special Sergeant Major and former captain of the Incarnates Hank Henriette becomes a Beast Hunter—those who take the lives of Incarnates who have succumbed to the issues they experienced on the battlefields. After witnessing her father, a former Incarnate soldier, meet his end at the hands of one such Beast Hunter, Nancy Schaal Bancroft resolves to hunt the man who took her father's life. However, Nancy's eye-opening encounter with the Beast Hunter influences her to instead seek the reason behind her father's death and the Incarnates' problematic existence in society. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Military

Demographic:
Shounen

TV - Jul 1, 2019, 23:00 (JST)

104,457 6.39

Iride Akatsuki has unlocked hidden content in the game he's playing, 'Nakanohito Genome,' and it turns out that this content is a real-life game! He soon wakes up to find that he has been kidnapped and taken to a strange place, along with a number of other teammates. Each of them specializes in a certain sort of game, like cultivation games, fighting games, puzzle games, etc. A llama-headed 'teacher' gathers them after level 1 is cleared to explain how the game will proceed. Will this group of gamers succeed, and make it back to their real lives? (Source: MangaHelpers)

Theme:
Game

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jul 7, 2019, 22:00 (JST)

104,023 6.88

Fifteen years ago, a hyperspace gate appeared in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, connecting Earth to a strange world filled with fairies and monsters. The city of San-Teresa became a home for over two million of these otherworldly visitors. Unfortunately, the population boom also brought its fair share of problems—drugs, prostitution, and trafficking. To combat the rampant crime lurking in the city's shadows, a new department was established in the San-Teresa Metropolitan Police. Former JSDF soldier Kei Matoba is one of the best cops that the department has to offer, despite his inclination to occasionally bend the rules. After a fairy trafficking case goes wrong, Kei loses Rick Fury, his friend and partner of four years, setting him on a quest for vengeance. To help him with the case, the department pairs him with Tilarna Exedilika, a noble of the Farbani Kingdom. As one of the Knights of Mirvor, her duty is to rescue the noble fairy that Kei encountered during his last case. Despite his distaste for non-humans, he accepts the arrangement at the request of his superiors. Now, the unlikely duo must come together and overcome their differences in order to return the missing fairy to her country and avenge the death of Kei's partner. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Police

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jul 9, 2019, 00:00 (JST)

100,444 6.72

As she heads off to her entrance ceremony at Sainotama Girls' High School, Akane Kikuchi muses over her grade school dream of becoming a manga artist and the lack of progress that she has made. When she finally arrives at school, she is surprised to learn that she is once again in the same class as her two best friends: the deadpan and emotionless Shiori Saginomiya and the hyperactive and ridiculous Nozomu Tanaka. Tanaka then comes to the obvious realization that she can't achieve her grade school dream of being popular with the boys and getting a boyfriend by going to an all-girls high school. In desperation, she begins asking the girls in her class to introduce her to their guy friends. Her classmates, however, are anything but ordinary. From a grandmother-loving loli to a reclusive chuunibyou to an overly analytical stalker, each one is given a fitting nickname by Tanaka to accentuate their weirdness. And so begin the wasteful days of these high school girls, each day kicked off with a simple question: "Hey, wanna hear something amazing?" [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
School

Licensor:
Sentai Filmworks

TV - Jul 5, 2019, 21:30 (JST)

92,505 7.71

Young detective Sonia Summers has been transferred to the outskirts of the port city Libra after stirring up trouble with her superiors. Libra is separated into two sectors—"the Upper", the center of wealth and politics, and "the Outside". The Outside is home to crime, corruption, and curious incidents involving monstrosities or youkai. Each case that Sonia works on seems to implicate the involvement of these mysterious creatures. Sonia crosses paths with three peculiar humanoid youkai — Bem, Bela and Belo — who seek to protect humans and fight against the evil youkai that terrorize them. Living as "Youkai-Ningen," they are excluded by other youkai for their human-like lifestyles, and rejected and hurt by humans when they reveal their true forms. Despite the hardships they face, these three Youkai-Ningen secretly live among humans, continuing to pursue their dreams of one day becoming human as well. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Demons

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jul 15, 2019, 01:35 (JST)

58,816 6.04

Long ago, magic was abundant and enriched the lives of all people until its usage in war. To end the chaos, seven of the most powerful mages gave up their lives in order to seal all magic. Now, almost one thousand years later, their magic seal Magiaconatus hosts Granbelm, a monthly series of battles meant to determine who among its participants is worthy of the title of Princeps, the one true mage. On the night of a full moon, high school student Mangetsu Kohinata is suddenly transported to an illusionary world where six mages are participating in Granbelm. Mistaken for an enemy mage, Mangetsu is attacked by two mages until she is rescued by Shingetsu Ernesta Fukami and her Armanox Viola Katze. However, when Shingetsu is ambushed for protecting her, Magiaconatus grants Mangetsu the Armanox White Lily, allowing her to fight off Shingetsu's assailant. Overwhelmed by the revelations presented to her, Mangetsu decides to help her new friend fight in Granbelm and make her wish come true. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Mecha

TV - Jul 6, 2019, 01:55 (JST)

45,931 6.70

Yumenosaki Private Academy, a school located on a hill facing the ocean. Specializing in boys' idol training, the school has a long history of producing generations of idols for the entertainment world out of the young men overbrimming with talents, like the shining stars in the sky. Due to "special circumstances," you are a transfer student at the school, as well as the only female student there. In fact, you are chosen to be the very first student of the "producer course," and your task is to produce these idols… We hope you will enjoy your journey with the idols you meet at the academy, as well as the vigorous ensemble that together you will make. (Source: Ensemble Stars! Wikia)

Themes:
Music, School

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jul 7, 2019, 22:30 (JST)

35,793 6.88

Humanity is finally confronted with the threat of the Custodians—the ancient, sentient species held responsible for cursing humanity to speak different languages thousands of years ago. The Symphogear wielders—Hibiki Tachibana, Tsubasa Kazanari, Chris Yukine, Maria Cadenzavna Eve, Kirika Akatsuki, and Shirabe Tsukuyomi—are sent to the Antarctic in order to retrieve an ancient relic. After securing it and rescuing the scientific staff present there from a Coffin, the automated defense mechanism protecting it, the relic is given to American researchers due to international agreements. The criminal organization Noble Red, a remnant of the previously fought Bavarian Illuminati, starts targeting the relic. Will the Symphogear wielders and their supporting organization S.O.N.G. be able to foil the plans of the organizations conspiring against them? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Music

TV - Jul 7, 2019, 01:00 (JST)

31,645 8.19

Ryou Fujihashi wakes up to her apartment burning. Trapped within a deadly blaze with no means of escape, Ryou frantically makes as much noise as possible to alert her neighbors. Fortunately, someone has called the fire department, and they are speedily able to rescue her. In a strange twist of fate, one of the firefighters turns out to be her childhood friend, Souma Mizuno. Although she was once interested in him, her crush was short-lived due to Souma's infamous womanizing ways. But with Ryou left homeless and all her possessions lost, Souma opens his home to her. Moving in with her childhood friend means Ryou has to build boundaries—physical ones—because to cross them means to jump straight into Souma's lustful arms. But due to his persistent interest in her, Ryou realizes he might just reignite the burning flames of passion between them. Getting close with Souma, however, means constant interaction with the rest of the sexy, muscular fire department—and although Souma's heart is set on Ryou, can she stop hers from wandering? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

TV - Jul 8, 2019, 01:00 (JST)

23,260 6.16

Riku Haruma enters high school without a future in sight. He sees people playing like monsters on the ground, jumping higher than anyone else, running fast, deciding to try their best. There, he sees Akira Kariya playing rugby, a sport he was once passionate about but gave up due to his physique. While Akira is running roughly, Riku gives him a piece of advice without thinking. From that, Riku feels his dying passion for the sport set ablaze, and his future starts to brighten up... (Source: MAL News)

Theme:
School

Demographic:
Josei

Licensor:
Sentai Filmworks

TV - Jul 31, 2019, 01:29 (JST)

16,891 4.70

A rusted door opens to a decrepit apartment filled with darkness. Inside, the masked Storyteller waits to spin more twisted tales of horror, inviting all to listen. In one story, a woman is tormented by her past sins; in another, a man visits a chilling art exhibit, where things quickly go awry when he ignores the warnings regarding taking photographs. That is not all, though—an unsuspecting woman hears strange noises from her veranda, but when her boyfriend investigates, he receives the shock of his life; a lady receives a frantic call from her sister, who begs her to come to a phone booth, but when she arrives, she realizes that things are not as they appear; and a man looks for one of his belongings in his little sister's room, only to soon discover that a malevolent presence lives there. The Storyteller is all too eager to share these tales, which will no doubt shock and terrify his audience. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

TV - Jul 8, 2019, 03:13 (JST)

15,461 5.94

Mana Shikimiya has just transferred into Marehoshi Academy, a school which requires each of its students to join one of the many sports or cultural clubs. After a quick tour of most of the clubs by the Student Council Vice President Minori Hasegawa, Mana stumbles upon the Lyrical Tradition Dance Club. There she meets its sole members: Mizuha Ichikishima and Sayu Tsukisaka. Drawn to their singing and dancing, Mana joins the club and together they work towards their dream of winning the Prism Stage—a national competition to determine the top idols of the country. However, before Mana and her new friends can worry about the Prism Stage, there is a more immediate problem at hand: the club is about to be disbanded by the student council! Without enough members or any notable achievements, the club will be shut down and the members' dreams will be over before they've begun to pursue them. It's up to the three of them to find the additional club members they need and become an idol group strong enough to qualify for the Prism Stage and to win it as well. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Themes:
Music, School

Licensor:
Sentai Filmworks

TV - Jul 7, 2019, 22:00 (JST)

9,114 6.68

This is the story of "Shinemon Nitta", the future manager of Card Capital. 10 years before the reunion of Aichi Sendou and Toshiki Kai, the card shop run by the Tokura family "Card Capital" was going out of business. Then came the attempt to take over the store by Esuka Hibino, the owner of a major card shop. In order to protect Card Capital, Shinemon Nitta stands up as the "Self-proclaimed Manager!" (Source: Cardfight!! Vanguard Wiki)

Theme:
Game

Demographic:
Shounen

TV - Aug 24, 2019

3,103 6.59

The anime centers on a Moai statue named Mowai-kun who is gloomy every day because it lives a dull life where it just watches the beach and the sun from atop a hill on an island. But one day Mowai-kun grows arms, and starts to dance. The anime will air within the Oha-Suta program's "Kyara-Suta" corner. (Source: ANN)

Demographic:
Kids

TV - Jul 2, 2019, 07:05 (JST)

507 N/A

Ever since the death of his father, the burden of supporting the family has fallen upon Tanjirou Kamado's shoulders. Though living impoverished on a remote mountain, the Kamado family are able to enjoy a relatively peaceful and happy life. One day, Tanjirou decides to go down to the local village to make a little money selling charcoal. On his way back, night falls, forcing Tanjirou to take shelter in the house of a strange man, who warns him of the existence of flesh-eating demons that lurk in the woods at night. When he finally arrives back home the next day, he is met with a horrifying sight—his whole family has been slaughtered. Worse still, the sole survivor is his sister Nezuko, who has been turned into a bloodthirsty demon. Consumed by rage and hatred, Tanjirou swears to avenge his family and stay by his only remaining sibling. Alongside the mysterious group calling themselves the Demon Slayer Corps, Tanjirou will do whatever it takes to slay the demons and protect the remnants of his beloved sister's humanity. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Themes:
Demons, Historical

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensor:
Aniplex of America

TV - Apr 6, 2019, 23:30 (JST)

2,050,534 8.57

Gol D. Roger was known as the "Pirate King," the strongest and most infamous being to have sailed the Grand Line. The capture and execution of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the existence of the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece. It was this revelation that brought about the Grand Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding One Piece—which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame—and quite possibly the pinnacle of glory and the title of the Pirate King. Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy who defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular persona of a wicked, hardened, toothless pirate ransacking villages for fun, Luffy's reason for being a pirate is one of pure wonder: the thought of an exciting adventure that leads him to intriguing people and ultimately, the promised treasure. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy and his crew travel across the Grand Line, experiencing crazy adventures, unveiling dark mysteries and battling strong enemies, all in order to reach the most coveted of all fortunes—One Piece. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Super Power

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensors:
4Kids Entertainment,Funimation

TV - Oct 20, 1999, 09:30 (JST)

1,670,209 8.60

Asta and Yuno were abandoned at the same church on the same day. Raised together as children, they came to know of the "Wizard King"—a title given to the strongest mage in the kingdom—and promised that they would compete against each other for the position of the next Wizard King. However, as they grew up, the stark difference between them became evident. While Yuno is able to wield magic with amazing power and control, Asta cannot use magic at all and desperately tries to awaken his powers by training physically. When they reach the age of 15, Yuno is bestowed a spectacular Grimoire with a four-leaf clover, while Asta receives nothing. However, soon after, Yuno is attacked by a person named Lebuty, whose main purpose is to obtain Yuno's Grimoire. Asta tries to fight Lebuty, but he is outmatched. Though without hope and on the brink of defeat, he finds the strength to continue when he hears Yuno's voice. Unleashing his inner emotions in a rage, Asta receives a five-leaf clover Grimoire, a "Black Clover" giving him enough power to defeat Lebuty. A few days later, the two friends head out into the world, both seeking the same goal—to become the Wizard King! [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensors:
Crunchyroll,Funimation

TV - Oct 3, 2017, 18:25 (JST)

1,157,035 8.06

Following the successful end of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Konohagakure has been enjoying a period of peace, prosperity, and extraordinary technological advancement. This is all due to the efforts of the Allied Shinobi Forces and the village's Seventh Hokage, Naruto Uzumaki. Now resembling a modern metropolis, Konohagakure has changed, particularly the life of a shinobi. Under the watchful eye of Naruto and his old comrades, a new generation of shinobi has stepped up to learn the ways of the ninja. Boruto Uzumaki is often the center of attention as the son of the Seventh Hokage. Despite having inherited Naruto's boisterous and stubborn demeanor, Boruto is considered a prodigy and is able to unleash his potential with the help of supportive friends and family. Unfortunately, this has only worsened his arrogance and his desire to surpass Naruto which, along with his father's busy lifestyle, has strained their relationship. However, a sinister force brewing within the village may threaten Boruto's carefree life. New friends and familiar faces join Boruto as a new story begins in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Themes:
Martial Arts, Super Power

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensor:
VIZ Media

TV - Apr 5, 2017, 17:30 (JST)

672,601 5.88

Tooru Honda has always been fascinated by the story of the Chinese Zodiac that her beloved mother told her as a child. However, a sudden family tragedy changes her life, and subsequent circumstances leave her all alone. Tooru is now forced to live in a tent, but little does she know that her temporary home resides on the private property of the esteemed Souma family. Stumbling upon their home one day, she encounters Shigure, an older Souma cousin, and Yuki, the "prince" of her school. Tooru explains that she lives nearby, but the Soumas eventually discover her well-kept secret of being homeless when they see her walking back to her tent one night. Things start to look up for Tooru as they kindly offer to take her in after hearing about her situation. But soon after, she is caught up in a fight between Yuki and his hot-tempered cousin, Kyou. While trying to stop them, she learns that the Souma family has a well-kept secret of their own: whenever they are hugged by a member of the opposite sex, they transform into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. With this new revelation, Tooru will find that living with the Soumas is an unexpected adventure filled with laughter and romance. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Demographic:
Shoujo

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Apr 6, 2019, 01:23 (JST)

561,136 8.22

Shinichi Kudou, a high school student of astounding talent in detective work, is well known for having solved several challenging cases. One day, when Shinichi spots two suspicious men and decides to follow them, he inadvertently becomes witness to a disturbing illegal activity. Unfortunately, he is caught in the act, so the men dose him with an experimental drug formulated by their criminal organization, leaving him to his death. However, to his own astonishment, Shinichi lives to see another day, but now in the body of a seven-year-old child. Perfectly preserving his original intelligence, he hides his real identity from everyone, including his childhood friend Ran Mouri and her father, private detective Kogorou Mouri. To this end, he takes on the alias of Conan Edogawa, inspired by the mystery writers Arthur Conan Doyle and Ranpo Edogawa. Detective Conan follows Shinichi who, as Conan, starts secretly solving the senior Mouri's cases from behind the scenes with his still exceptional sleuthing skills, while covertly investigating the organization responsible for his current state, hoping to reverse the drug's effects someday. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Police

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensors:
Crunchyroll,Funimation

TV - Jan 8, 1996, 18:00 (JST)

286,986 8.16

It has been 50 years since mankind began its migration to the terraformed Mars, where they live in comfort due to advancements in AI. Carole lives in the metropolis of Alba City, working part-time by day and playing keyboard by night. Tuesday has run away from her home in Hershell City to escape the grip of her wealthy family, and instead hopes to pursue music with her acoustic guitar. After a fateful encounter, the two decide to perform music together. Up against the AI singers that dominate the music world, the two of them believe that together they can convey their feelings through their songs. Will hard work and luck be enough for the duo to create the biggest miracle that Mars has ever seen? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Music

TV - Apr 11, 2019, 00:55 (JST)

268,520 7.91

Takuya Arima is a young student whose father, a historian who has conducted various researches, disappeared recently. During a summer vacation Takuya receives a peculiar package from his missing father, along with a letter containing information about the existence of various parallel worlds. At first Takuya doesn't take it seriously, but soon he realizes that he possesses a device that allows him to travel to alternate dimensions. Is his father alive, after all? If so, where is he? (Source: VNDB)

Licensors:
Funimation,NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan

TV - Apr 2, 2019, 23:00 (JST)

119,013 6.57

After his mother wins a free trip to the islands, Pokemon trainer Satoshi and his partner Pikachu head for Melemele Island of the beautiful Alola region, which is filled with lots of new Pokemon and even variations of familiar faces. Eager to explore the island, Satoshi and Pikachu run wild with excitement, quickly losing their way while chasing after a Pokemon. The pair eventually stumbles upon the Pokemon School, an institution where students come to learn more about these fascinating creatures. At the school, when he and one of the students—the no-nonsense Kaki—have a run-in with the nefarious thugs of Team Skull, Satoshi discovers the overwhelming might of the Z-Moves, powerful attacks originating from the Alola region that require the trainer and Pokemon to be in sync. Later that night, he and Pikachu have an encounter with the guardian deity Pokemon of Melemele Island, the mysterious Kapu Kokeko. The Pokemon of legend bestows upon them a Z-Ring, a necessary tool in using the Z-Moves. Dazzled by his earlier battle and now in possession of a Z-Ring, Satoshi and Pikachu decide to stay behind in the Alola Region to learn and master the strength of these powerful new attacks. Enrolling in the Pokemon School, Satoshi is joined by classmates such as Lillie, who loves Pokemon but cannot bring herself to touch them, Kaki, and many others. Between attending classes, fending off the pesky Team Rocket—who themselves have arrived in Alola to pave the way for their organization's future plans—and taking on the Island Challenge that is necessary to master the Z-Moves, Satoshi and Pikachu are in for an exciting new adventure. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Themes:
Game, School

Demographic:
Kids

Licensor:
The Pokemon Company International

TV - Nov 17, 2016, 18:00 (JST)

83,232 6.81

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The best anime of 2019

Hundreds of new anime series come out every year, so it can be difficult to pick out which ones are actually worth watching. With each new anime season, The Verge tries to point fans to interesting new shows via seasonalpreviews. But it can be hard to judge a series by its cover — or at least by the first few episodes. Some of the best shows each year don’t always make it into those previews. To highlight all of the shows that stood out after a complete watch, we’ve assembled this list of the best new anime of 2019. While it won’t be entirely comprehensive — it only includes series we’ve watched and finished — everything on the list is something we can unequivocally recommend.

Shows on this list are based on the series / season of that series ending in 2019. So shows that started in 2018 (ie: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind) but didn’t end until 2019 appear on this list, not our 2018 list. If you feel like something is missing, please recommend it in the comments.

The Latest Additions

Vinland Saga

A few years back, I wrote a list of recent shows that would be great for a newcomer to anime. The recommendations in it were divided by genre to point people toward avenues they already liked. Vinland Saga has become the show I flatly recommend when asked for suggestions — a series so good it would get the same attention prestige dramas do, if only it were live-action.

For the animation studio behind the series, WIT, it feels like their capstone work for the decade. It demonstrates everything they learned from making action shows like Attack on Titan and Seraph of the End, to character dramas such as After the Rain and The Ancient Magus’ Bride. Vinland captures all of that experience and focuses it into a story full of memorable characters, amazingly animated action scenes, and great character drama in the midst of much bigger historical moments. If I had to pick a single best show of the decade, let alone the year, it would be hard not to choose Vinland Saga.

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Dr. Stone

In Dr. Stone science is a superpower, but it is never used as magic to handwave away something complicated. Instead it relishes in the details, and in the trial-and-error and hypothesizing. At its core, the show is actually about being a scientist: the importance of knowledge, of being inquisitive about the world, and of being ethical in what you use technology to do. It makes science fun by demonstrating how magical it can be, and then shows you how anybody can become a wizard.

Streaming on Crunchyroll and airing on Adult Swim.

Ascendance of a Bookworm

Ascendance of a Bookworm is a charming show that forgoes the idea of wish fulfillment. Most shows that feature characters reincarnated in fantasy worlds give them amazing, unique powers. Ascendance instead focuses on an adult librarian taking over the body of Myne, the sickly five-year-old daughter of a poor city guard. It becomes more about the everyday struggles of Myne and her family as she uses her knowledge from our world to try and make books, but also improve the lives of her family and friends without arousing suspicion that she isn’t the real Myne. It’s a show that is ideal for the whole family, or as a way to relax. Even in its most stressful moments, Ascendance just feels nice to watch.

Streaming on Crunchyroll.


The Full List

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

It isn’t rare for the anime version of a manga to elevate the source material, as adaptations often rewrite characters or moments of the story with better foresight about later developments. And the addition of sound and animation can expand on and enhance moments in ways just not possible in the comic form. What’s rare about Demon Slayer’s adaptation is the consistency with which the animation and voice acting enhances the work, not just for specific important scenes, but every episode.

The spectacular action scenes are most noticeable — they’re stylish and easy to follow, even when seemingly impossible things are occurring. In smaller, subtler moments, the animation and voice acting breathe life into the characters and make them more endearing. The best example of this is the way protagonist and titular demon slayer Tanjiro looks genuinely sad when killing a demon. He has genuine pity for them, even though they’re terrible, irredeemable monsters. He has to continue to humanize them, so he can justify continuing to travel with his now-demon sister, looking to cure her. Small characterizations like this speak volumes by making the spectacular climactic moments more emotionally meaningful.

Streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu. Airing on Adult Swim.

Fruits Basket

The concept of Fruits Basket — a girl starts living with two cousins who both turn into different animals from the Chinese zodiac when hugged by someone of the opposite sex — makes it sound like a comedy romance series in the vein of Ranma ½. But Fruits Basket isn’t so lighthearted. It’s more of an emotional gut-punch, episode after episode, as it reveals the terrible things that have happened to each of the characters. They’re never quite what you expect them to be.

But the show isn’t all sadness. It’s an amazingly hopeful story about finding acceptance, finding a family, and working through issues — not with quick solutions, but through sustained care. It finds a great balance between drama, romance, and comedy, which makes those devastating moments land particularly hard.

Streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu.

O Maidens in Your Savage Season

O Maidens in Your Savage Season is stressful, hilarious, awkward, heartwarming, melodramatic, cringeworthy, and absolutely brilliant. The show follows the five girls of a high school literature club as they collectively start thinking about sex and adult relationships for the first time. They’re all individually attempting to figure out their feelings and sexuality, and their stories interconnect as they collectively support (and sometimes impede) each other.

O Maidens in some ways is similar to a show like Pen15, except without the focus on nostalgia and cringe humor. Instead, the show goes for drama with dashes of comedy. It ranges from more lighthearted, cute romantic fare to frank discussions and storylines about queer romance, teen pregnancy, and possibly inappropriate (and sometimes definitely inappropriate) relationships with adults. It’s a testament to the writing that it manages to deftly navigate tricky subject matter without being problematic or preachy.

Streaming on HiDive and VRV.

Rilakkuma and Kaoru

Rilakkuma and Kaoru is a show about Karou, a young single office worker, and the strange lazy bear Rilakkuma who comes to live in her apartment. While Rilakkuma is something of a freeloader, he effectively earns his place in the apartment by teaching Kaoru how to relax from the stresses of her work and relative lack of social life, by finding enjoyment in everyday things. That makes it an incredibly relaxing show. And the amazing stop-motion animation work adds a charming tactility. Most of it is physically real, which makes it marvelously smooth and lively.

Streaming on Netflix.

Mob Psycho 100 II

The second season of Mob Psycho feels as though there wasn’t a three-year break after the first season. The show continues to be an amazing animation showcase, and watching it often feels like the animators at Bones, the studio that animated both seasons, are showing off and having a lot of fun with what they get to draw. But what makes both seasons great is the sense of humor and heart on display.

This new season goes to some darker places than the first season. It’s less focused on testing the incredible psychic powers of middle-schooler Mob and more focused on testing his empathy and maturity as he grows up and becomes a person rather than an ultra-powerful psychic force of nature. Even with the darker tone and themes, a wonderful sense of absurdity and humor still grounds the whole series and keeps it from losing its relatability.

Streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation

Sarazanmai

Some anime series start off with such strange conceits that they either completely put the audience off or become utterly captivating to understand. Sarazanmai is that sort of show. It follows three middle school boys who get turned into mythical creatures called kappas. They’ll only become human again if they steal a fictional desire-organ from inside the butt of a spirit monster that’s magically stealing items from the city to serve an evil empire of otters.

The real crux of the show, which is hidden beneath all the strange kappa and otter mythological imagery, is personal and human. It’s about exploring the ways we connect with those around us and what those connections mean. It’s a great follow-up for fans who watched Neon Genesis Evangelion when it hit Netflix and are looking for something conceptually similar. But despite how weird it can get with all the kappa butt stuff, anyone could enjoy this show. It’ll likely be talked about for years to come, not just for the writing, but for the animation as well.

Streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation

Run with the Wind

Early on, Run with the Wind feels like it’s writing a check it has no chance of being able to cash. It seems unlikely we’ll get any significant character development for the 10 different main characters, and their transition from not even amateur runners to one of the top college-marathon teams in Japan seems like it would be fantastical at worst and dubious at best.

Yet, over the course of its 23 episodes, the series presents a convincing story by being less about the sport than about these college students figuring out their lives in the present and future. The running acts as a constant that forces them all to interact, confronting issues in their lives while coming together as a group. This all climaxes in the show’s final episodes: as they run their section of a competitive two-day relay, they reflect on everything that’s happened. The ending only works because of how much the audience knows and cares about the characters, having seen so much of what they’ve gone through.

Streaming on Crunchyroll and Hi-Dive

The Promised Neverland

The Promised Neverland’s anime adaption is incredibly faithful, but it’s also a fascinating interpretation of the source material about the oldest kids at a secluded orphanage learning that they are actually being raised as food for demons. The manga is fundamentally more of a thriller, while the anime takes on a more horror-like quality. It’s not because they changed anything in the text of the work; it’s because of the way series director Mamoru Kanbe visually approached it. Conversations as the kids secretly plan or try to work out what new information they have, are shot in an almost voyeuristic fashion, like the camera is spying on them from around a dark corner. The style adds to the creeping dread of these scenes in a way that isn’t found in the manga.

Even with all that, Emma, who is effectively the lead protagonist, is a breath of fresh air. She exudes a caring and optimism that serve as the driving force for keeping the characters moving forward, while affecting the way they think about approaching problems. She’s never presented as too naïve or not smart enough to understand her dire situation, though, which keeps the show from getting too dark or despairing to enjoy.

Streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hi-Dive, and Hulu

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime initially looks like it’s going to be a wish-fulfillment power fantasy. It’s about a middle-aged Tokyo man who dies while protecting his co-worker from being stabbed. But before completely dying, he awakens in a fantasy world as a low-level slime monster in a cave. Thanks to some strange abilities given to him as part of his transference to this fantasy world, he’s able to absorb items and creatures, allowing him to use and combine their abilities. After befriending a powerful dragon and receiving its blessing, he sets out to learn more about the new world he’s a part of.

The subsequent story could just be about him using his cool new powers in a fantasy world to get everything he ever wanted. Instead, the show is full of empathy. Rimuru is incredibly overpowered, but they understand that while they are possibly indestructible, others aren’t. So they end up using that power like a well-meaning middle manager, knowing how to delegate, and when and how to correctly protect and support others. This all adds a charm to the show, as the drama and story becomes less about Rimuru and more about those around them.

Streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation

Kaguya-sama: Love is War

Kaguya-sama: Love is War has the intensity and mind games of Death Note, except it’s a bizarre rom-com about two people who like each other and are trying to get the other one to admit it first. Kaguya is vice president of the student council at a prestigious private school and heiress of a rich and powerful family. Student council president Miyuki is from a less auspicious family but is one of the most popular students at school.

The concept is an interesting twist on a high school rom-com, but that alone isn’t enough to put it on this list. The show’s animation adds so much to the tension and emotional stakes of each scene, with incredibly stylized shots and exceptionally well-animated moments. These shots often elevate the absurdity of the dramatic confrontations, which are comedically great when you remember how trivially stupid the stakes are here, with both characters scheming to get the other person to ask them out. This isn’t a will they / won’t they show. It seems obvious that they’ll eventually come together. It’s just about watching the bizarre antics as these two would-be lovers stumble over their pride.

Streaming on CrunchyrollFunimation and Hulu

My Roommate Is a Cat

From the previews, My Roommate Is a Cat gives every indication that it’s going to be a cute show about a guy who adopts a cat. Instead, it’s a humorous, heartfelt show about social anxiety, trauma, and depression. It doesn’t just explore this through the secluded author Subaru, who’s dealing with the sudden death of his parents; it explores the same things with Haru the cat, who has her own issues from trying to take care of her siblings when they were abandoned.

The series shows almost everything from both Subaru and Haru’s perspectives, which helps contextualize Haru’s reactions to what Sabaru sees her do. Mainly, it shows how the growing connection between the two helps them find a better balance in their lives where their issues aren’t a constant impediment. It’s not a flashy show with amazing animation, but it tells a poignant story about mental health with the right amount of humor.

Streaming on Crunchyroll

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

Where to start in talking about JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure? It’s such an odd combination of action, body horror, fashion, and meta-referential musician references. For fans who’ve watched the series since part 1, it might all seem pretty normal now. But coming into this latest series fresh could be jarring. Still, this season, the fifth part of the series, works as a standalone piece since it’s narratively separate from the previous chapters. Golden Wind turns the show into a story about internal strife in an Italian mafia full of people with ridiculous psychic abilities.

The series is ostensibly built on putting its characters in incredibly melodramatic and increasingly ridiculous situations. For instance, the main crew gets stuck on a train with someone who is trying to kill them with his ability to make people age quickly in enclosed spaces. So they hide in a living room created by a psychic turtle inside its shell. Golden Wind makes the characters so appealing that wondering how they’ll get out of these situations matters more than the completely incomprehensible nature of their problems.

Golden Wind manages to really distill this aspect of the series by offering up a small crew of people the viewers really want to root for. They’re gangsters, but their camaraderie and backstories, which reveal how they came to be so close, make them engaging. So does the constant danger they experience, especially since they usually don’t make it out unscathed. The audience’s constant concern for their safety feels justified. It isn’t just manipulative melodrama without consequences.

Streaming on Crunchyroll and Viz

Stay tuned for ongoing updates throughout 2019.
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The 25 Absolute Best Anime of 2019, Ranked

As the year draws to a close, it's time to look ahead to new anime in 2019. While not everything has been announced yet, there are a ton of great titles coming up in the winter and spring seasons, as well as plenty of shows that don't have firm release dates as of yet. 

The best upcoming 2019 anime include reboots of classics like Fruits Basket and Boogiepop Phantom,new seasons of amazing shows like Mob Psycho 100 and Chihayafuru, and all-new adaptations of hot manga like Osamu Tezuka's 60's classic Dororo, as well as the more recent series, The Promised Neverland. There's even going to be a fun crossover with four different popular isekai series. No matter what you're seeking, there's something to get hyped about in the coming year. 

This list will exclude second cours - as much as everyone is looking forward to the next installment of Attack on Titan, it isn't a new season.

Update: Check out the best new 2020 anime for new titles this year!

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2019 anime list

Seasonal Anime

Surrounded by a forest and a gated entrance, the Grace Field House is inhabited by orphans happily living together as one big family, looked after by their "Mama," Isabella. Although they are required to take tests daily, the children are free to spend their time as they see fit, usually playing outside, as long as they do not venture too far from the orphanage—a rule they are expected to follow no matter what. However, all good times must come to an end, as every few months, a child is adopted and sent to live with their new family, never to be heard from again. However, the three oldest siblings have their suspicions about what is actually happening at the orphanage, and they are about to discover the cruel fate that awaits the children living at Grace Field, including the twisted nature of their beloved Mama. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Psychological

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensor:
Aniplex of America

TV - Jan 10, 2019, 00:55 (JST)

1,496,471 8.58

At the renowned Shuchiin Academy, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya are the student body's top representatives. Ranked the top student in the nation and respected by peers and mentors alike, Miyuki serves as the student council president. Alongside him, the vice president Kaguya—eldest daughter of the wealthy Shinomiya family—excels in every field imaginable. They are the envy of the entire student body, regarded as the perfect couple. However, despite both having already developed feelings for the other, neither are willing to admit them. The first to confess loses, will be looked down upon, and will be considered the lesser. With their honor and pride at stake, Miyuki and Kaguya are both equally determined to be the one to emerge victorious on the battlefield of love! [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Themes:
Psychological, School

Demographic:
Seinen

Licensor:
Aniplex of America

TV - Jan 12, 2019, 23:30 (JST)

1,223,773 8.40

The Four Cardinal Heroes are a group of ordinary men from modern-day Japan summoned to the kingdom of Melromarc to become its saviors. Melromarc is a country plagued by the Waves of Catastrophe that have repeatedly ravaged the land and brought disaster to its citizens for centuries. The four heroes are respectively bestowed a sword, spear, bow, and shield to vanquish these Waves. Naofumi Iwatani, an otaku, becomes cursed with the fate of being the "Shield Hero." Armed with only a measly shield, Naofumi is belittled and ridiculed by his fellow heroes and the kingdom's people due to his weak offensive capabilities and lackluster personality. When the heroes are provided with resources and comrades to train with, Naofumi sets out with the only person willing to train alongside him, Malty Melromarc. He is soon betrayed by her, however, and becomes falsely accused of taking advantage of her. Naofumi then becomes heavily discriminated against and hated by the people of Melromarc for something he didn't do. With a raging storm of hurt and mistrust in his heart, Naofumi begins his journey of strengthening himself and his reputation. Further along however, the difficulty of being on his own sets in, so Naofumi buys a demi-human slave on the verge of death named Raphtalia to accompany him on his travels. As the Waves approach the kingdom, Naofumi and Raphtalia must fight for the survival of the kingdom and protect the people of Melromarc from their ill-fated future. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jan 9, 2019, 22:00 (JST)

1,155,005 8.02

Shigeo "Mob" Kageyama is now maturing and understanding his role as a supernatural psychic that has the power to drastically affect the livelihood of others. He and his mentor Reigen Arataka continue to deal with supernatural requests from clients, whether it be exorcizing evil spirits or tackling urban legends that haunt the citizens. While the workflow remains the same, Mob isn't just blindly following Reigen around anymore. With all his experiences as a ridiculously strong psychic, Mob's supernatural adventures now have more weight to them. Things take on a serious and darker tone as the dangers Mob and Reigen face are much more tangible and unsettling than ever before. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jan 7, 2019, 23:00 (JST)

1,078,522 8.82

The greedy samurai lord Daigo Kagemitsu's land is dying, and he would do anything for power, even renounce Buddha and make a pact with demons. His prayers are answered by 12 demons who grant him the power he desires by aiding his prefecture's growth, but at a price. When Kagemitsu's first son is born, the boy has no limbs, no nose, no eyes, no ears, nor even skin—yet still, he lives. This child is disposed of in a river and forgotten. But as luck would have it, he is saved by a medicine man who provides him with prosthetics and weapons, allowing for him to survive and fend for himself. The boy lives and grows, and although he cannot see, hear, or feel anything, he must defeat the demons that took him as sacrifice. With the death of each one, he regains a part of himself that is rightfully his. For many years he wanders alone, until one day an orphan boy, Dororo, befriends him. The unlikely pair of castaways now fight for their survival and humanity in an unforgiving, demon-infested world. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Themes:
Demons, Historical, Samurai

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensor:
Sentai Filmworks

TV - Jan 7, 2019, 22:30 (JST)

886,273 8.22

Fuutarou Uesugi is an ace high school student, but leads an otherwise tough life. His standoffish personality and reclusive nature have left him friendless, and his father is debt-ridden, forcing his family to scrape by. One day during his lunch break, Uesugi argues with a female transfer student who has claimed "his seat," leading both of them to dislike each other. That same day, he is presented with a golden opportunity to clear his family's debt: a private tutoring gig for a wealthy family's daughter, with a wage of five times the market price. He accepts the proposal, but is horrified to discover that the client, Itsuki Nakano, is the girl he confronted earlier! After unsuccessfully trying to get back on Itsuki's good side, Uesugi finds out that his problems don't end there: Itsuki is actually a quintuplet, so in addition to her, he must also tutor her sisters—Miku, Yotsuba, Nino, and Ichika—who, despite the very real threat of flunking, want nothing to do with a tutor. However, his family's livelihood is on the line so Uesugi pushes on, adamant in his resolve to rid the sisters of their detest for studying and successfully lead them to graduation. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Themes:
Harem, School

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jan 11, 2019, 01:28 (JST)

665,495 7.67

As Yumeko Jabami's fame grows and the reputation of the student council dwindles, Kirari Momobami decides to revolutionize the group. To this end, she announces an election for its next president. The rules are simple: each student in the school receives one chip. Whoever has the most chips by the end of thirty days becomes both the new president and the head of the Momobami clan. Upon receiving news of this development, the Momobami branch families spring into action. Eleven transfer students arrive at Hyakkao Private Academy, each aiming to lead both the school and the Momobami clan. Equipped with unique talents, they will compete to get as many chips as possible—but their chips are not the only things on the line. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Themes:
Game, Psychological, School

Demographic:
Shounen

TV - Jan 9, 2019, 02:30 (JST)

582,618 7.22

In their teenage years, few things can hurt people more than the heartaches that come with unrequited love. Such is the case for Natsuo Fujii, who has found himself entranced by his school's ever-cheerful teacher Hina. Deflated by this unreachable desire, Natsuo humors his friends and attends a mixer. There he meets Rui, a girl whose lack of excitement rivals that of himself. After bonding over their mutual awkwardness, Rui takes Natsuo to her house and asks him to have sex with her, hoping that the experience will stop her friends from treating her like a clueless child. With his hopeless feelings towards Hina still on his mind, Natsuo hesitantly agrees. Equally unfulfilled by their "first times," the two decide to part ways as strangers. However, before he even has a chance to process this experience, Natsuo's father drops a major bombshell: he is getting remarried, and his new wife Tsukiko Tachibana is coming over now to meet Natsuo. As if that was not enough of a shock, her daughters—and, in turn, Natsuo's new sisters—are Hina and Rui Tachibana, the woman he's in love with and the girl with whom he shared his first night. Now, Natsuo must come to terms with the feelings he has for his step-siblings as his eyes open to a darker side of love. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
School

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensor:
Sentai Filmworks

TV - Jan 12, 2019, 01:55 (JST)

551,134 6.72

Shidou Itsuka carries on with his quest for Ratatoskr in finding Spirits and trying to seal their powers, all while maintaining his relationships with the ones he had already sealed. Moreover, as new Spirits appear, he must undergo more complicated trials—all to put a stop to further disasters as he discovers more about the Spirits' origin. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Themes:
Harem, Mecha, School

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jan 11, 2019, 21:30 (JST)

284,819 7.16

Hushed exchanges among the female student populace of Shinyo Academy center around an enigmatic supernatural entity. This entity is Boogiepop, a Shinigami who is rumored to murder people at the height of their beauty before their allure wanes. Few know of his true nature: a guardian who, between periods of dormancy, manifests as the alter ego of a high school girl named Touka Miyashita to fend off "the enemies of the world." Now, a string of mysterious disappearances—presumed by the school to be merely runaways—has caused Boogiepop to awaken. But somewhere in the academy, a menacing creature hides, waiting for its opportune moment to strike. Boogiepop wa Warawanai subtly explores the intrinsic associations between human beings and their perception of time, while delving into its characters' complex relationships, emotions, memories, and pasts. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Psychological

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jan 4, 2019, 21:00 (JST)

190,608 7.09

College student Miyako Hoshino is quite shy around other people. She mostly spends her time in her room making cosplay outfits. When her fifth-grade sister Hinata brings her classmate Hana Shirosaki home, Miyako instantly becomes captivated with Hana's cuteness. Miyako tries to do various things, ranging from making Hana wear cosplay dresses to giving her sweets. This gives Hana a bad impression of her at first, but Miyako will do anything to grow closer to the angel who has descended before her. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

TV - Jan 8, 2019, 22:00 (JST)

158,898 7.32

Subaru Mikazuki is a 23-year-old mystery novel author, major introvert, and an awkwardly shy person. He would much rather stay home to read a book than go outside and interact with others. Further exacerbating this life of solitude, his parents tragically died in an accident many years ago, leaving him alone in the world. One day, while giving offerings at his parents' grave, Subaru runs into a small grey and white cat named Haru, which he ends up taking home with him. Subaru, however, has never taken care of anyone else in his life—can he even take care of a cat? Haru is grateful toward Subaru, as he gives her all the food she wants—a luxury for a cat who is used to a rough life on the streets. But she notices that Subaru can't even seem to take care of himself! Will she be okay with this dunce? Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue. tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a human and a cat who try to foster an understanding with each other. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jan 9, 2019, 23:30 (JST)

151,791 7.74

Mysteria Academy is a prestigious magic school that teaches magic without discrimination to the three factions (men, gods, demons), who usually are engaged in battle with each other. Two of the academy's students are Anne, a princess and honor student, and Grea, a princess born from a dragon and a human. (Source: ANN)

Theme:
Demons

Licensor:
Sentai Filmworks

TV - Jan 21, 2019, 00:30 (JST)

100,295 6.65

As the head of her middle school's science club, it's only fitting that Ueno is also a brilliant inventor. With devices that can convert any liquid into drinkable water, deodorize the most foul smells, or even generate dark matter to be used as a means of concealment, it seems like nothing is beyond Ueno's capabilities. However, she doesn't invent these devices for the advancement of mankind. Rather, the one force that motivates her is love, the only phenomenon she can't quite figure out. Ueno is head over heels for Tanaka, her nonchalant fellow club member. Yet, because she is too nervous to confess her love and he is too oblivious to notice her affection, her love life is completely stagnant. In Ueno's mind, if she could just expose him to perverted situations, then surely he'd get flustered and fall for her, right? Assisted by her stone-faced classmate and dedicated wingwoman Yamashita, Ueno employs her many inventions on Tanaka in a lewd manner in hopes that he may one day understand how she feels. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Demographic:
Seinen

Licensor:
Sentai Filmworks

TV - Jan 7, 2019, 00:30 (JST)

97,311 6.60

Three years ago, a bloodthirsty race of interdimensional beings known as the Disas appeared and destroyed everything they could reach on Earth. With regular weapons rendered useless, humanity's only hope of survival relied on humans who became magical girls after forming an alliance with the Spirit Realm, who had followed the Disas to Earth. After a violent conflict, the squad of magical girls emerge victorious, with the survivors now known as the "Magical Five." Following the war with the Disas, the Magical Five disbands. Kurumi Mugen, Mia Cyrus, Tamara Volkova, and Lau Peipei independently continue their own military services, while their leader, Asuka Ootorii, retires and becomes a high school student. However, Asuka's peace is short-lived, as it seems there were survivors on the enemy's side as well. As magic must be fought with magic, Asuka is dragged back into combat as an even worse battle looms on the horizon. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Military

Demographic:
Seinen

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jan 12, 2019, 02:25 (JST)

68,724 6.33

Kei Narutani and his childhood friend, Song Minghua, are Chinese refugees who are fleeing from the Zai, a mysterious organization that indiscriminately terrorizes their country and its people. Fortunately, during their escape to Japan, they are saved by a strange red aircraft. Kei's fascination with this aircraft leads him to meet his savior: a girl who is an "Anima"—the pilot of a unique type of airplane called a "Daughter." The girl goes by Gripen, an adorable JAS-39F fighter aircraft. Kei develops a bond with Gripen and is then recruited by the Japan Self-Defense Force to help Gripen overcome her troubles with flying. Later joined by Eagle, a carefree F-15J-ANM, and Phantom, a proud RF-4EJ-ANM, the squadron takes up arms, determined to protect humanity. Together, the five individuals battle against the invasive Zai, forming the last line of defense against the threatening alien force. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

TV - Jan 10, 2019, 23:00 (JST)

65,726 6.16

In a world of adventurers and magic lies Naral Island. Every generation, a Demon Lord rises to plague the land, and every generation, a Hero is born to subdue him. For countless centuries, the cycle has repeated with no end in sight. The latest Hero, Juulia "Yusha" Charldetto, has almost completed her valiant campaign alongside her party members: responsible priest Seiran "Seira" Élénoir, enigmatic mage Meiza "Mei" Endust, and hyper-energetic warrior Fai Fai. In the final battle against the Demon Lord, Yusha's party attempt a risky spell to cast their enemy into the drifts of time. But the incantation goes awry, sending Yusha and her friends back to a time before the Demon Lord, before Yusha becomes the Hero, and before the party had even graduated as adventurers. With their memories of the future erased, the four girls restart their ambitions to become the Hero's Party, aspiring to defeat the Demon Lord. However, in a sudden twist of fate, the Demon Lord was also sent back in time with her memories intact. Reduced to the form of a little girl, the Demon Lord takes the name Mao and infiltrates the adventurers' school as a teacher, planning to stop Yusha before she becomes a hero. Thus begins the story of Yusha and her friends, in their quest to defeat the Demon Lord, not knowing that the one they seek is right by their side. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jan 13, 2019, 01:00 (JST)

63,429 6.92

"This is a prophecy for you, where five people will meet huge adversaries, and only you can protect everyone." Daisuke Toujima is a second-year high school student who was abducted when he was young. He was involved in a special phenomenon—Shibuya Drift—with his childhood friends Gai, Ru, Marimari, and Keisaku. They were transferred to the center of Shibuya over 300 years into the future. What's waiting for them is endless wilderness and forest, Interspersed ruin, future citizens, and "Revisions" which are huge mechanical monsters. Trampled by the monsters without understanding the situation, a girl who has the same name as the person who saved Daisuke when he was abducted, Miro, provided a mobile suit "String Puppet" and told them to save Shibuya. With separated paths, adversaries, destined prophecies, the boys, and girls are on their journey to return to their original time. (Source: MAL News)

Theme:
Mecha

Licensor:
Netflix

TV - Jan 10, 2019, 00:55 (JST)

54,678 6.08

Despite being burdened with crippling debt to the morose Haruitsuki Abeno, Hanae Ashiya has come to enjoy his job as an exorcist. His ability to communicate with youkai has given him a sense of responsibility regarding the magical creatures, and he continues to work hard to send them to their true home in the Underworld. As Ashiya’s life finally stabilizes, the youkai threaten to upset it once again. Knowledge of his existence has begun to spread, and not everyone is happy to have a human working for the Mononokean, the interdimensional tea room. But one day, a simple visit to the Underworld draws the attention of those in power, and Ashiya soon learns that not every youkai is willing to go along with Abeno's plans. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Demons

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jan 5, 2019, 21:00 (JST)

41,605 7.57

Mei Ayazuki is just your ordinary, everyday high-school girl. That is until one night, when the moon is full and red, she’s transported through time to the Meiji Period by Charlie, a self-proclaimed magician. She ends up in a strange, Meiji-era ‘Tokyo’ where the existence of ghosts is accepted. Led by Charlie, she finally arrives at the Rokumeikan. There, waiting for her to arrive, are the historical figures Ougai Mori, Shunsou Hishida, Otojirou Kawakami, Kyouka Izumi, Gorou Fujita, Yakumo Koizumi, and Tousuke Iwasaki. Whilst interacting with these men, she discovers she is a Tamayori - someone who can see ghosts - a skill that is highly valued in the Meiji Period. Due to these powers, her relationship with the men begins to change… As she gets to know these handsome men in a new era she just can’t get used to, a love begins to grow within her. Will Mei be able to return to her time? What will become of her love - a love that crosses the boundaries of time and space? (Source: Honey's Anime)

Themes:
Harem, Historical

Demographic:
Shoujo

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Jan 9, 2019, 23:30 (JST)

40,816 6.98

With the start of the Chopin piano competition, Kai Ichinose, Shuuhei Amamiya, and many other hopeful musicians from around the world strive to reach the top. The stakes have never been higher, and the judges are rigorous when it comes to selecting the winner out of the plethora of talented pianists. This competition is so harsh that even famous prodigies can be easily eliminated. Some play for the money, some play to fulfill their duty to their families, and yet others play for their music to be heard. However, the only one who can reach the top is the one who embodies the spirit of the music Frédéric Chopin crafted for future generations. With the stakes higher than ever before, rivalries, friendships, and family ties will be tested, and each pianist will find their own sound. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Themes:
Music, School

Demographic:
Seinen

TV - Jan 28, 2019, 00:10 (JST)

38,824 7.40

Within one's Book of Fate is their destiny. Written by the mysterious Story Tellers, these books decide every small detail of one's life. Some Story Tellers, however, choose to interfere with the stories of others rather than write their own. These malevolent beings are known as Chaos Tellers, who seek to ruin stories by overwriting the Books of Fate. Ex, Reina, Tao, and Shane were born with blank books. Ostracized by society due to this abnormality, they abandon their respective stories in search of better lives. In the vast unknown, they encounter famous fairy tale characters such as Cinderella, Momotarou, and Snow White. All the while, they work to subdue the Chaos Tellers and return peace and order to the stories. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Licensor:
Sentai Filmworks

TV - Jan 11, 2019, 01:58 (JST)

37,953 5.97

Kasumi Toyama and the members of Poppin'Party—their high school band—are now second-year students, but with the new school year comes their latest set of challenges: student council duties, cram school, and part-time jobs, among other things. Furthermore, they are now separated into different classes, and as a result, their free time together is shortened. Looking back, their joyful times together seem like nothing more than an unachievable fantasy when their members are too occupied to even gather in Arisa Ichigaya's basement for practice sessions. As the band ponders over the situation, an unfamiliar girl suddenly emerges, unknowingly pulling them into the spotlight once more. In this rising era of girl bands, Afterglow, Pastel*Palettes, Roselia, and Hello, Happy World! begin to make their appearance as well. Each band, comprised of musicians with their unique personalities, illuminates the stage with its performances. As Poppin'Party returns to the music scene and encounters new friends, the sparkling, heart-pounding music starts to play once again! [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Music

Licensor:
Sentai Filmworks

TV - Jan 3, 2019, 23:00 (JST)

33,422 7.59

On a planet far from Earth, there is a kingdom full of smiling faces. Princess Yuuki is 12 years old, and about to enter a sensitive age in a person's life. Everyday, she cries, laughs, and sometimes, her heart throbs with excitement. All the while, she lives merrily in the royal palace. Filling her days are her loyal vassals: her tutor Reira, Izana who assists in political affairs, the leader of the chivalry Harold … and then there is her childhood friend and aide Joshua. "Yuuki! If you have spirit and guts, you can do anything!" "…No, not this again! Joshua, be nobler!" Stella is 17 years old and a capable, reserved soldier. However, she is always smiling ... for smiling is essential to living. This is a story of two girls born on distant planets. (Source: ANN)

Themes:
Mecha, Military

Licensor:
Sentai Filmworks

TV - Jan 4, 2019, 21:30 (JST)

33,376 6.06

In a barren frontier where people trade goods with each other in order to help each other survive. The Kotobuki Squadron are bodyguards for hire, led by a strict but beautiful squadron leader, an unreliable commanding officer, and a true artisan of a crew chief. Alongside pilots who don't lack for personality, they take to the air in dogfights, letting the engine noise of their Hayabusa fighters ring out in the skies. (Source: ANN)

Theme:
Military

Licensor:
Sentai Filmworks

TV - Jan 13, 2019, 22:30 (JST)

28,825 6.86

Asumi Kouya is a college student who wants to earn some extra money. Utilizing his talents for cooking and cleaning, he accepts a part-time job as a housekeeper. His employer is single father Keiichi Naruse, an attractive young man with a troubling history regarding his former staff. Naruse's time is constantly dominated by work and his adorable son Ichika, and he rarely gets time to himself. Cleaning the man's room, Asumi gets a startling insight into just how frustrating the life of a single parent can be. He finds a pile of adult videos, which results in plenty of implications. Despite Naruse being a man, Asumi finds himself completely drawn in by his employer's beautiful face and gentle personality. With the promise of allowing the frustrated father sexual relief, Asumi's life as part of this small family has only just begun. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

TV - Jan 7, 2019, 01:00 (JST)

26,098 6.02

A few young girls with strange powers and a tree that has grown through a railcar cling onto life in a desolate land, searching for its last reservoirs of water. Their routine struggle to survive is interrupted by the arrival of Wakaba, a boy with no memory beyond his own name. The girls and their new companion commit to a perilous journey across seas of burning red fog—all in order to find what they need to sustain themselves on the more distant, dangerous islands swarming with robotic bugs. Their ultimate fate will be decided by their own strength, along with Wakaba's curious ability to understand the Kemurikusa: mysterious glowing leaves with wondrous powers. Besides the girls, Wakaba, and the hordes of ravenous bugs, the Kemurikusa are the last sparks of life surviving in this land. How did things end up this way? Why are there so many empty buildings with no one to live in them? Wakaba and the girls lack the answers to these questions, which means the truth can only be found within the Kemurikusa. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

TV - Jan 9, 2019, 22:30 (JST)

25,932 7.07

Yukiya, who is "probably" 14 years old, spends his time DJ-ing alone. Due to his father's influence, he's listened to house music since he was young, and he uploads videos online. He wants to convey something to someone. He wants to be recognized, and become important. But getting hurt is scary. One day, while trying to get more views, he does something that can't be undone. And he sees a live broadcast from "that world." Yukiya believes he can't do anything alone, but that he could accomplish something if he were doing it together with someone else. (Source: ANN)

Theme:
Music

Licensor:
Sentai Filmworks

TV - Jan 6, 2019, 01:30 (JST)

22,512 5.54

Virtual Reality and the arrival of Circlet Technology has changed people's lives. A new competitive electronic sport called Circlet Bout emerges, and schools duel to determine the strongest Circlet Bout Club and player. One day, Yuuka Sasaki gets mistaken for a challenger and battles against Chikage Fujimura, the best player in Japan, tying the intense fight despite her inexperience. These events lead to her passion for the sport, deciding to become a Circlet Bout player. Two years later, Yuuka moves to Tokyo and enrolls in Union School, a place where she can practice and pursue her dream of fighting Chikage again. After her arrival at the Union School, she discovers the club closed. Now her first goal is to help the athletic Miyuki Kasahara and club manager Ayumu Aizawa reopen Union's Circle Bout Club and return it to its former glory. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
School

TV - Jan 8, 2019, 23:00 (JST)

15,273 5.98

Hikaru Hoshina is an energetic middle school student with a love for space and the occult. As she draws constellations in her notebook, a small and fluffy creature suddenly appears from it! The creature, which she names Fuwa, turns out to be an alien with the ability to create warp holes. When Fuwa's companions, the aliens Lala Hagoromo and Prunce, arrive on Earth, they declare that they are searching for the Precure, legendary warriors who will save the universe. But an organization known as the Notraiders soon follows and attacks, intending to capture Fuwa and its power. Overcome by a desire to protect Fuwa, Hikaru finds herself transforming into "Cure Star," one of the Precure that Lala and the others have been searching for! It is now up to Hikaru and the rest to fend off the Notraiders' onslaught, discover the rest of the Precure, and find the Star Color Pens, artifacts that will awaken the 12 Star Princess who keep the universe in balance. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Demographic:
Shoujo

TV - Feb 3, 2019, 08:30 (JST)

8,289 7.37

The glittering spotlights. The sparkling, fluffy, cute outfits. The charming voices while dancing with bright smiles. Under the dazzling lights on the big city stage, these would be the mermaid idols who swim and dance freely underwater. But far from this big city, the girls once lived in the peaceful village of Parrel. These girls, who would not even imagine such a glittering future for themselves, are instead just raising a fuss over the snack cakes they are eating. This is the story of the cheerful daily life of mermaids who strive their hardest everyday. (Source: Official website)

Theme:
Music

Licensor:
Sentai Filmworks

TV - Jan 12, 2019, 22:00 (JST)

7,320 5.49

Virtual-san wa Miteiru is an anime that brings Virtual YouTubers to life. The term Virtual YouTuber, or VTuber, refers to a YouTuber who shows themselves as an animated character, hiding their true appearance but still bringing joy to viewers. VTubers featured in Virtual-san wa Miteiru include Hime Tanaka and Hina Suzuki, who together make the rhythmic music duo HimeHina; Siro, the cyber girl, who definitely, certainly, positively has never murdered anyone; the lazy, FPS-loving Hinata Nekomiya; the upbeat Akari Mirai who sexually harasses her juniors; and the lightweight Mito Tsukino, who has a serious superiority complex. In every episode these VTubers perform nonsense together in skits filled with slapstick, puns and fourth-wall-breaks. From the parody space adventure "Virtual Wars" to the nameless skit about bouncing gorillas, these absurdly funny segments are brimming with excitement. Virtual-san wa Miteiru is a one-of-a-kind comedy certain to bring delight to any fan of Virtual YouTubers! [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Music

TV - Jan 10, 2019, 00:00 (JST)

7,231 5.37

Do the girls' daily lives include fighting and not fighting? All characters from the TV animated series Toji no Miko and smartphone game Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi are gathered together in smaller form! (Source: Crunchyroll, edited)

TV - Jan 6, 2019, 01:55 (JST)

5,490 6.14

Faced with a threat to the survival of her family restaurant, as well as a rival for Garu's heart, Pucca fights for all that she loves.

Demographic:
Kids

TV - Dec 10, 2018

429 N/A

Gol D. Roger was known as the "Pirate King," the strongest and most infamous being to have sailed the Grand Line. The capture and execution of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the existence of the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece. It was this revelation that brought about the Grand Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding One Piece—which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame—and quite possibly the pinnacle of glory and the title of the Pirate King. Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy who defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular persona of a wicked, hardened, toothless pirate ransacking villages for fun, Luffy's reason for being a pirate is one of pure wonder: the thought of an exciting adventure that leads him to intriguing people and ultimately, the promised treasure. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy and his crew travel across the Grand Line, experiencing crazy adventures, unveiling dark mysteries and battling strong enemies, all in order to reach the most coveted of all fortunes—One Piece. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Super Power

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensors:
4Kids Entertainment,Funimation

TV - Oct 20, 1999, 09:30 (JST)

1,670,209 8.60

Asta and Yuno were abandoned at the same church on the same day. Raised together as children, they came to know of the "Wizard King"—a title given to the strongest mage in the kingdom—and promised that they would compete against each other for the position of the next Wizard King. However, as they grew up, the stark difference between them became evident. While Yuno is able to wield magic with amazing power and control, Asta cannot use magic at all and desperately tries to awaken his powers by training physically. When they reach the age of 15, Yuno is bestowed a spectacular Grimoire with a four-leaf clover, while Asta receives nothing. However, soon after, Yuno is attacked by a person named Lebuty, whose main purpose is to obtain Yuno's Grimoire. Asta tries to fight Lebuty, but he is outmatched. Though without hope and on the brink of defeat, he finds the strength to continue when he hears Yuno's voice. Unleashing his inner emotions in a rage, Asta receives a five-leaf clover Grimoire, a "Black Clover" giving him enough power to defeat Lebuty. A few days later, the two friends head out into the world, both seeking the same goal—to become the Wizard King! [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Demographic:
Shounen

Licensors:
Crunchyroll,Funimation

TV - Oct 3, 2017, 18:25 (JST)

1,157,035 8.06

Thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is a typical corporate worker, who is perfectly content with his monotonous lifestyle in Tokyo, other than failing to nail down a girlfriend even once throughout his life. In the midst of a casual encounter with his colleague, he falls victim to a random assailant on the streets and is stabbed. However, while succumbing to his injuries, a peculiar voice echoes in his mind, and recites a bunch of commands which the dying man cannot make sense of. When Satoru regains consciousness, he discovers that he has reincarnated as a goop of slime in an unfamiliar realm. In doing so, he acquires newfound skills—notably, the power to devour anything and mimic its appearance and abilities. He then stumbles upon the sealed Catastrophe-level monster "Storm Dragon" Veldora who had been sealed away for the past 300 years for devastating a town to ashes. Sympathetic to his predicament, Satoru befriends him, promising to assist in destroying the seal. In return, Veldora bestows upon him the name Rimuru Tempest to grant him divine protection. Now, liberated from the mundanities of his past life, Rimuru embarks on a fresh journey with a distinct goal in mind. As he grows accustomed to his new physique, his gooey antics ripple throughout the world, gradually altering his fate. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Demons

Licensor:
Funimation

TV - Oct 2, 2018, 00:00 (JST)

1,005,207 8.11

The Soul Translator is a state-of-the-art full-dive interface which interacts with the user's Fluctlight—the technological equivalent of a human soul—and fundamentally differs from the orthodox method of sending signals to the brain. The private institute Rath aims to perfect their creation by enlisting the aid of Sword Art Online survivor Kazuto Kirigaya. He works there as a part-time employee to test the system's capabilities in the Underworld: the fantastical realm generated by the Soul Translator. As per the confidentiality contract, any memories created by the machine in the virtual world are wiped upon returning to the real world. Kazuto can only vaguely recall a single name, Alice, which provokes a sense of unease when mentioned in reality. When Kazuto escorts Asuna Yuuki home one evening, they chance upon a familiar foe. Kazuto is mortally wounded in the ensuing fight and loses consciousness. When he comes to, he discovers that he has made a full-dive into the Underworld with seemingly no way to escape. He sets off on a quest, seeking a way back to the physical world once again. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Theme:
Game

Licensor:
Aniplex of America

TV - Oct 7, 2018, 00:00 (JST)

803,637 7.55

Sours: https://myanimelist.net/anime/season/2019/winter
Top 10 New Anime With An Overpowered Main Character of 2019

2019 in anime

First run start and end dates Title Episodes Studio Director(s) Original title Ref January 3 – March 28BanG Dream! (season 2) 13 SanzigenKōdai Kakimoto [51]January 4 – March 29Boogiepop and Others18 MadhouseShingo Natsume Boogiepop wa Warawanai[52]January 4 – March 22The Price of Smiles12 Tatsunoko ProductionToshimasa Suzuki Egao no Daika[53]January 5 – March 30The Morose Mononokean (season 2) 13 Pierrot+Itsuro KawasakiFukigen na Mononokean[54]January 5 – March 30W'z13 GoHandsShingo Suzuki
Hiromitsu Kanazawa [55]January 6 – March 24How Clumsy you are, Miss Ueno12 LespritTomohiro Yamanashi Ueno-san wa Bukiyō[56]January 7 – June 24Dororo24 MAPPA
Tezuka ProductionsKazuhiro Furuhashi[57]January 7 – April 1Mob Psycho 100 (season 2) 13 BonesYuzuru Tachikawa [58]January 8 – March 26Circlet Princess12 Silver LinkHideki Tachibana[59]January 8 – March 26Kakegurui ××12 MAPPAYuichiro Hayashi
Kiyoshi Matsuda [60]January 8 – March 26Pastel Memories12 Project No.9Yasuyuki Shinozaki [61]January 8 – March 26Rainy Cocoa side G12 EMT SquaredHisashi Ishii [62]January 8 – March 26Real Girl (season 2) 12 Hoods EntertainmentTakashi Naoya [63]January 8 – March 26Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan12 Creators in Pack(#2, 5)
Ascension (#3)
Zero-G(#4)[64]January 8 – March 26Wataten!: An Angel Flew Down to Me12 Doga KoboDaisuke Hiramaki Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita![65]January 9 – March 27Kemurikusa12 YaoyorozuTatsuki [66]January 9 – March 27Meiji Tokyo Renka12 TMS/V1 StudioAkitaro Daichi[67]January 9 – March 27My Roommate Is a Cat12 Zero-GKaoru Suzuki Dōkyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue.[68]January 9 – June 26The Rising of the Shield Hero25 Kinema CitrusTakao Abo Tate no Yūsha no Nariagari[69]January 10 – March 28Dimension High School12 Asmik Ace
Polygon MagicYuichi Abe Chō Jigen Kakumei Anime: Dimension Hai Sukūru[70][A]January 10 – March 28Girly Air Force12 SatelightKatsumi Ono [71]January 10 – March 28Grimms Notes the Animation12 Brain's BaseSeiki Sugawara [72]January 10 – March 28Revisions12 ShirogumiGorō Taniguchi[73]January 10 – March 28The Quintessential Quintuplets12 Tezuka ProductionsSatoshi Kuwabara 5-Tōbun no Hanayome[74]January 11 – March 29B-Project: Zecchō Emotion12 BN PicturesMakoto Moriwaki[75]January 11 – March 29Date A Live III12 J.C.StaffKeitaro Motonaga [76]January 11 – March 29Hulaing Babies12 GainaYoshinori Asao [77]January 11 – March 29The Promised Neverland12 CloverWorksMamoru KanbeYakusoku no Neverland[78]January 12 – March 30Bermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastrale12 Seven Arcs PicturesJunji Nishimura[79]January 12 – March 30Domestic Girlfriend12 DiomedéaShōta Ihata Domestic na Kanojo[80]January 12 – March 30Endro!12 Studio GokumiKaori [81]January 12 – March 30Kaguya-sama: Love Is War12 A-1 PicturesMamoru HatakeyamaKaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunōsen[82]January 12 – March 30Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka12 Liden FilmsHideyo Yamamoto Mahō Shōjo Tokushusen Asuka[83]January 12 – March 16Mini Toji10 Project No.9Yuu Nobuta [84]January 13 – March 31The Magnificent Kotobuki12 GEMBATsutomu MizushimaKōya no Kotobuki Hikōtai[85]January 14 – April 1Kemono Friends (season 2) 12 Tomason Ryuichi Kimura [86]January 20 – March 24Mysteria Friends10 CygamesPicturesHideki Okamoto Manaria Friends[87]January 27 – April 14Forest of Piano (season 2) 12 GainaHiroyuki YamagaPiano no Mori[88]February 3 – January 26, 2020Star Twinkle PreCure49 Toei AnimationHiroaki Miyamoto [89]April 2 – March 31, 2020Ace of Diamond Act II52 MadhouseMitsuyuki Masuhara Daiya no Ēsu[90]April 2 – October 1YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World26 FeelTetsuo Hirakawa Kono yo no hate de koi o utau Shōjo YU-NO[91]April 4 – June 20Bakumatsu Crisis12 Studio DeenMitsutoshi Satō [92]April 4 – June 27Million Arthur (season 2) 13 J.C.StaffYōhei Suzuki Operation Han-Gyaku-Sei Million Arthur[93]April 4 – June 20Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki12 Saetta Hisayoshi Hirasawa [94]April 5 – June 21Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu12 C2CTakebumi Anzai [95]April 6 – June 22Ao-chan Can't Study!12 Silver LinkKeisuke Inoue Midara na Ao-chan wa Benkyō ga Dekinai[96]April 6 – September 28Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba26 UfotableHaruo SotozakiKimetsu no Yaiba[97]April 6 – September 21Fruits Basket25 TMS/8PANYoshihide Ibata [98]April 6 – June 22Joshi Kausei12 SevenTadayoshi Sasaki [99]April 6 – June 29Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life13 Platinum VisionRyōma Mizuno Kono Oto Tomare![100]April 6 – September 28Mix24 OLMOdahiro Watanabe [101]April 6 – June 22Nobunaga teacher's young bride12 SevenTadayoshi Sasaki Nobunaga Sensei no Osanazuma[102]April 6 – June 22Over Drive Girl 1/612 Studio A-CatKeitaro Motonaga Chō Kadō Gāru 1/6[103]April 6 – June 22Senryu Girl12 ConnectMasato Jinbo Senryū Shōjo[104]April 7 – June 23Afterlost12 MadhouseShigeyuki Miya Shōmetsu Toshi[105]April 7 – June 23Fairy Gone12 P.A.WorksKenichi Suzuki [106]April 7 – July 7Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine12 TMS EntertainmentSusumu Kudo [107]April 7 – June 23Midnight Occult Civil Servants12 Liden FilmsTetsuya Watanabe Mayonaka no Occult Kōmuin[108]April 7 – June 30Ultramarine Magmell13 Pierrot+Hayato DateGunjō no Magmell[109]April 7 – June 30We Never Learn: BOKUBEN13 Studio Silver
Arvo AnimationYoshiaki Iwasaki Bokutachi wa Benkyō ga Dekinai[110]April 8 – March 23, 2020I'm From Japan50 ODDJOB Isamu Ueno Jimoto ga Japan[111]April 8 – June 24Namu Amida Butsu! -Rendai Utena-12 Asahi ProductionAkira Oguro [112]April 8 – June 24RobiHachi12 Studio CometShinji Takamatsu[113]April 8 – June 24Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?12 Tear StudioHiraku Kaneko (Chief)
Toshikatsu Tokoro Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!?[114]April 9 – June 25Isekai Quartet12 Studio PuyukaiMinoru Ashina [115]April 9 – July 2One-Punch Man (season 2) 12 J.C.StaffChikara Sakurai [116]April 9 – June 25Strike Witches: 501st Joint Fighter Wing Take Off!12 acca effe
Giga Production Fumio Ito World Witches Series 501 Butai Hasshinshimasu![117]April 10 – October 2Carole & Tuesday24 BonesShinichirō Watanabe(Chief)
Motonobu Hori [118]April 10 – June 26The Helpful Fox Senko-san12 Doga KoboTomoaki Koshida Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san[119]April 10 – June 26Wise Man's Grandchild12 Silver LinkMasafumi Tamura Kenja no Mago[120]April 11 – June 20Sarazanmai11 MAPPA
Lapin TrackNobuyuki Takeuchi (Chief)
Kunihiko Ikuhara[121]April 12 – June 28Bungo Stray Dogs (season 3) 12 BonesTakuya Igarashi[122]April 15 – July 1King of Prism: Shiny Seven Stars12 Tatsunoko ProductionMasakazu Hishida [123]April 29 – July 1Attack on Titan (season 3, part 2) 10 Wit StudioTetsurō Araki
Masashi Koizuka Shingeki no Kyojin[124]July 1 – September 16Star-Myu (season 3) 12 C-StationShunsuke Tada [125]July 1 – September 16To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts12 MAPPAJun Shishido Katsute Kami Datta Kemono-tachi e[126]July 2 – September 17Are You Lost?12 Ezo'laNobuyoshi Nagayama Sōnan desu ka?[127]July 2 – September 17Magical Sempai12 Liden FilmsFumiaki Usui Tejina Senpai[128]July 3 – September 18Astra Lost in Space12 LercheMasaomi Andō Kanata no Asutora[129]July 3 – September 18How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?12 Doga KoboMitsue Yamazaki Dumbbell Nan-Kilo Moteru?[130]July 4 – September 19Demon Lord, Retry!12 Ekachi EpilkaHiroshi Kimura Maō-sama, Ritorai![131]July 4 – September 19If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord12 Maho FilmTakeyuki Yanase Uchi no Ko no Tame Naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maō mo Taoseru Kamoshirenai.[132]July 5 – December 13Dr. Stone24 TMS/8PANShinya Iino [133]July 5 – December 27Fire Force24 David ProductionYuki Yase En'en no Shōbōtai[134]July 5 – September 26Granbelm13 NexusMasaharu Watanabe [135]July 5 – September 20O Maidens in Your Savage Season12 Lay-duceMasahiro Ando
Takurō Tsukada Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo[136]July 5 – September 20Wasteful Days of High School Girls12 PassioneTakeo Takahashi(Chief)
Hijiri Sanpei Joshi Kōsei no Mudazukai[137]July 6 – September 28Senki Zesshō Symphogear XV13 SatelightKatsumi Ono [138]July 6 – September 28The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note13 TroycaMakoto Katō Rōdo Erumeroi II-sei no Jikenbo[139]July 7 – August 11Business Fish12 IANDA Takashi Sumida [140]July 7 – December 22Ensemble Stars!24 David ProductionYasufumi Soejima
Masakazu Hishida [141]July 7 – September 29Re:Stage! Dream Days♪12 Yumeta Company
Graphinica Shin Katagai [142]July 7 – September 22Teasing Master Takagi-san (season 2) 12 Shin-Ei AnimationHiroaki Akagi Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san[143]July 7 – September 22The Ones Within12 Silver LinkShin ŌnumaNaka no Hito Genome [Jikkyōchū][144]July 7 – December 29Vinland Saga24 Wit StudioShuhei Yabuta [145]July 8 – October 7Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest13 White Fox
AsreadKinji YoshimotoArifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō[146]July 8 – September 30Cop Craft12 MillepenseeShin Itagaki [147]July 8 – September 1Fire in His Fingertips: My Childhood Friend is a Firefighter8 Studio Hōkiboshi Toshihiro Watase Yubisaki kara Honki no Netsujō: Osana Najimi wa Shōbōshi[148]July 8 – September 23Hensuki: Are You Willing to Fall in Love with a Pervert, as Long as She's a Cutie?12 Geek ToysItsuki Imazaki Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasuka?[149]July 8 – September 23Kochoki: Wakaki Nobunaga12 Studio DeenNoriyuki Abe[150]July 10 – September 25Isekai Cheat Magician12 Encourage FilmsDaisuke Tsukushi [151]July 11 – September 19Given11 LercheHikaru Yamaguchi [152]July 11 – September 26The Demon Girl Next Door12 J.C.StaffHiroaki SakuraiMachikado Mazoku[153]July 12 – September 27A Certain Scientific Accelerator12 J.C.StaffNobuharu Kamanaka Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator[154]July 13 – September 28Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?12 J.C.StaffYoshiaki Iwasaki Tsūjou Kōgeki ga Zentai Kōgeki de ni Kai Kōgeki no Okā-san wa Suki Desuka?[155]July 13 – September 28Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (season 2) 12 J.C.StaffHideki TachibanaDungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka?[156]July 14 – October 13BEM12 LandQ Studios Yoshinori Odaka [157]July 30 – October 15Try Knights12 GonzoTadayoshi Sasaki [158]October 1 – December 24Bananya and the Curious Bunch13 Gathering Kyō Yatate Bananya: Fushigi na Nakamatachi[159]October 2 – December 18After School Dice Club12 Liden FilmsKenichi Imaizumi Hōkago Saikoro Kurabu[160]October 2 – September 30, 2020Ahiru no Sora50 DiomedéaKeizō Kusakawa(Chief)
Shingo Tamaki [161]October 2 – December 27Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious12 White FoxMasayuki SakoiKono Yūsha ga Ore Tsuē Kuse ni Shinchō Sugiru[162]October 2 – December 18Kemono Michi: Rise Up12 ENGIKazuya Miura Hataage! Kemonomichi[163]October 2 – December 25Oresuki12 ConnectNoriaki Akitaya Ore o Suki nano wa Omae dake kayo[164]October 2 – February 26, 2020Radiant (season 2) 21 LercheDaisei Fukuoka
Seiji Kishi[165]October 3 – December 26Ascendance of a Bookworm14 Ajia-do Animation WorksMitsuru HongoHonzuki no Gekokujō: Shisho ni Naru Tame niwa Shudan o Erandeiraremasen[166]October 3 – March 20, 2020Azur Lane12 Bibury Animation StudioTensho [167]October 3 – December 19High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World12 Project No.9Shinsuke Yanagi Chōjin-Kokoseitachi wa Isekai demo Yoyu de Ikinuku Yōdesu![168]October 4 – December 27Granblue Fantasy The Animation (season 2) 12 MAPPAYui Umemoto [169]October 4 – December 13Young Disease Outburst Boy11 Studio DeenKazuya Ichikawa Chūbyō Gekihatsu Boy[170]October 4 – October 16, 2020Zoids Wild Zero50 OLMTakao Kato [171]October 5 – March 28, 2020Aikatsu on Parade!25 BN PicturesShishō Igarashi [172]October 5 – March 21, 2020Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia21 CloverWorksToshifumi Akai Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majū Sensen Babylonia[173]October 5 – December 28Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life (season 2) 13 Platinum VisionRyōma Mizuno Kono Oto Tomare![174]October 5 – December 21Val × Love12 Hoods EntertainmentTakashi Naoya [175]October 5 – March 7, 2020Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun23 BN PicturesMakoto MoriwakiMairimashita! Iruma-kun[176]October 6 – December 22ACTORS: Songs Connection12 Drive Osamu Yamasaki [177]October 6 – December 22African Office Worker12 Hotzipang Tetsuya Tatamitani Africa no Sararīman[178]October 6 – January 27, 2020Babylon12 RevorootKiyotaka Suzuki [179]October 6 – December 22Fairy Gone (season 2) 12 P.A.WorksKenichi Suzuki [180]October 6 – December 29Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit12 ANIMA&CO. Takayuki Kuriyama (Chief)
Harume Kosaka Keishichou Tokumu-bu Tokushu Kyouaku-han Taisaku-Shitsu Dai-Nana-ka -Tokunana-[181]October 6 – December 29We Never Learn: BOKUBEN (season 2) 13 Studio Silver
Arvo AnimationYoshiaki Iwasaki Bokutachi wa Benkyō ga Dekinai[182]October 7 – December 23Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!12 Project No.9Masahiko OhtaWatashi, Nōryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne![183]October 7 – March 30, 2020Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle25 GonzoMasaki Tachibana [184]October 7 – December 23Stand My Heroes: Piece of Truth12 M.S.C Hideyo Yamamoto [185]October 8 – January 7, 2020Kandagawa Jet Girls12 TNKHiraku Kaneko [186]October 8 – December 24Z/X Code reunion12 PassioneYoshifumi Sueda [187]October 9 – March 25, 2020The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods24 Studio DeenSusumu Nishizawa Nanatsu no Taizai: Kamigami no Gekirin[188]October 10 – December 26Assassins Pride12 EMT SquaredKazuya Aiura [189]October 10 – December 26Beastars12 OrangeShin'ichi Matsumi [190]October 10 – December 26No Guns Life (part 1) 12 MadhouseNaoyuki Itō[191]October 10 – December 26Stars Align12 Eight BitKazuki AkaneHoshiai no Sora[192]October 11 – March 27, 2020Case File nº221: Kabukicho24 Production I.GAi Yoshimura Kabukichō Syarokku[193]October 11 – December 27True Cooking Master Boy12 NASItsuro KawasakiShin Chūka Ichiban![194]October 12 – December 28Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fourth Plate12 J.C.StaffYoshitomo YonetaniShokugeki no Sōma: Shin no Sara[195]October 12 – April 4, 2020My Hero Academia (season 4) 25 BonesKenji Nagasaki(Chief)
Masahiro MukaiBoku no Hero Academia 4[196]October 13 – January 18, 2020Chidori RSC12 3HzMasanori Takahashi [197]October 13 – December 29Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld (part 1) 12 A-1 PicturesManabu Ono [198]October 13 – December 29Tenka Hyakken ~Meiji-kan e Yōkoso!~12 Liden FilmsDaisuke Hashimoto [199]October 22 – March 24, 2020Chihayafuru (season 3) 24 MadhouseMorio Asaka[200]October 24 – December 12Psycho-Pass (season 3) 8 Production I.GNaoyoshi Shiotani [201]October 25 – December 20Hi Score Girl (season 2) 9 Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment Yoshiki Yamakawa [202]
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