Anime Listicles

2018 Winter Anime I’ll Check Out

I’m pretty excited about finally following upcoming anime episode-by-episode. Based on trailers, here are five I’d check out, out of which I’ll choose 2-3 to review on a weekly basis. Considering that first impressions aren’t always accurate, I’ll probably leave room for one more show not from my list.

Here we go, in no particular order –

Koi wa Ameagari no You ni

A good romantic drama is always something to look forward to. I like the mellow tone of the PV and the slender style in which the people are drawn. WIT Studio, huh? It’s a studio that I have a pretty positive impression of for pretty animation, especially after the recent Mahoutsukai no Yome. The music is also pretty nice, so I definitely have high expectations for this one.


I tend to be a serious plot over slice-of-life type of person. Good psychological dramas/thrillers really tickle my fancy. In particular, people messing around with the notion of time is always something exciting. I think the PV looks alright, but it was the synopsis from MAL that really got me: “Juri Yukawa lives with her NEET father and brother, her retired grandfather, her sister (a single mother) and her young nephew”. I love how so many seemingly colorful characters are bonded by family ties and involved in this potentially intense show. I don’t know how much hope I should have for this to turn out amazing, but at least the premise shows some promise?

Violet Evergarden

There’s been so much hype for this show already. The artwork is gorgeous (KyoAni!) and I’m loving the Victorian setting and background music. It’s not listed on MAL for the upcoming season though (it’s listed as having aired since July, 2017), so I’m kind of confused about what’s going on, but if it’s a thing, I’m pretty pumped up for it. Gyaaa, Violet is so pretty with her mystified look and that low ponytail!

Hakumei to Mikochi

This one is about two 9cm girls who live in a forest. I really love miniature things (used to blow up tons of money on supplies for miniature clay) and also enjoy survival shows, so this might be an enjoyable experience. The girls are pretty adorable, and I’m already getting lots of iyashikei vibes from this PV.

Uchuu yori mo Tooi Basho

I only started watching cute girl shows after Love Live. But hey, more cute girl shows can’t hurt…(actually, they can. Sometimes they make me want to kill myself). Anyways, this one has an art style that I really like, and perhaps due to my love for wilderness survival, I always like it when characters go on a journey to uninhibited places (the South Pole, in this case). This one has pleasantly cute girls, and is probably going to be tons of fun if the pace isn’t too slow.

So that’s it so far, unless my opinion changes because of somebody else’s blog post (which happens pretty often). If you have more recommendations for me, bring it on~

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