It’s 2018! A new year means an awful lot of new anime to watch, with the Winter 2018 season the first new batch.

As with every season, I’m going to be sharing with you the shows that I’m watching this season, with a little synopsis of them. New this year, I’m also going to be telling you, where possible, where you can watch it for yourself if you’re interested in watching it too! Nothing more, nothing less.

I know, I need to finish 2017’s anime first. But that’s not realistically going to happen. I’ll get through them at my own pace – a quicker pace than usual due to me picking out less seasonal anime than I have been doing in previous editions of this. (See, I’m sticking to my blogging resolutions already!)

Enough chit-chatting. Let’s see what I’m going to be watching, shall we?

Alternative cover art for Toji no Miko

Toji no MikoAction, Fantasy, Supernatrual
Since ancient times, shrine maidens who wield swords have been exorcising “aratama,” strange existences that threaten the human world. These young women who wear school uniforms and a sword are called “Toji,” and they serve as an official unit within the police force as a “special religious service police squad.” The government authorizes the Toji to wear swords and serve as government officials, and the government has set up five schools throughout the country for the girls to attend. In the spring, the five schools send their best Toji to compete in a tournament. As the tournament comes closer, all of the representatives rigorously train themselves in order to get stronger and improve their skills.

Toji no Miko will be available to watch on Funimation and on Crunchyroll.

Visual art for Sanrio Danshi

Sanrio Danshi School
Kōta Hasegawa is a high school boy who loves the yellow Pom Pom Purin dog. By mere coincidence, he ends up attending the same school as Yū Mizuno, a boy who likes the bunny My Melody. Yū tells Kōta that there’s nothing to be ashamed of for liking Sanrio’s cute characters. Together, Kōta, Yū, Shunsuke Yoshino, Ryō Nishimiya, and Seiichiro Minamoto learn to accept their love of the characters instead of feeling embarrassed.

Taken from Violet Evergarden

Violet EvergardenDrama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A certain point in time, in the continent of Telesis. The great war which divided the continent into North and South has ended after four years, and the people are welcoming a new generation. Violet Evergarden, a young girl formerly known as “the weapon”, has left the battlefield to start a new life at CH Postal Service. There, she is deeply moved by the work of “Auto Memories Dolls”, who carry people’s thoughts and convert them into words. Violet begins her journey as an Auto Memories Doll, and comes face to face with various people’s emotions and differing shapes of love. There are words Violet heard on the battlefield, which she cannot forget. These words were given to her by someone she holds dear, more than anyone else. She does not yet know their meaning but she searches to find it.

Violet Evergarden will be available to watch on Netflix.

Taken from the Koi wa Ameagari no You ni PV

Koi wa Ameagari no You niRomance, Seinen
17-year-old high school student Akira Tachibana is a girl who barely expresses herself. She harbors a secret crush on Masami Kondō, the 45-year-old manager of the family restaurant she works at part-time.

Koi wa Ameagari no You ni will be available to watch on AnimeStrike and on Amazon Instant Video.

Taken from the Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens trailer

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Action, Mystery
In a city known as Fukuoka, crime exists in the underworld from a seemingly peaceful surface. In the Hakata ward of the city, there are various individuals with special talent that consists of professional killers, detectives, informants, and professional revenge seekers. Furthermore, according to an urban legend, an individual known as “killer of professional killers” has shown up in the city.

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens will be available to watch on Funimation and on Crunchyroll.

And that concludes this post! I did mention there were less shows than normal! Of course, I’ll still take a look at what other people are enjoying and may dab in other shows, but these are definitely my priorties for this season!

What are you watching in Winter 2018? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time!

– Amelia xo

Sources that I’ve used for this post include MyAnimeList, Anime News Network, WOWJAPAN and

12 thoughts on “Winter 2018: What Will I Be Watching?

  1. Violet Evergarden reminds me a bit of Plastic Memories. Though a different premise, it certainly seems a series that it has some things in common with. As I really liked that series, I’m going to give this one a go. I hope you will have fun watching all these new animes 😀

    1. In the end, I didn’t much care for PlasMem… It tried so very hard, but kept falling short. It kept haring pointlessly all over the place. The final arc was pretty good, but it was a tough slog getting there. If Violet is exploring the same thematic space, I hope it does better.

      1. Haha, fair enough 😊 I really enjoyed Plaatic Memories. I loved the characters, and while it certainly had some flaws, won’t deny that, I still quite liked it in the end.
        It will be interesting to see what this show is going to do. Hopefully you will enjoy that one more 😊

  2. Umm, where can i watch sanrio danshi? All I’m seeing is hunny and mori from ouran high school host club and mori is holding bun bun! Help me, I just finished the ouran manga and I’m suffering from serious withdrawl! I’m looking for a void filler for the hole it left in my heart when I finished it.

    1. I definitely get the Ouran comparison! OHSHC was my first anime and I’ve not really managed to fill the void yet – hopefully Sanrio Danshi can do that! ^^”

      Sadly, I can’t currently find any streaming sites that have taken on Sanrio Danshi… in any region! I’m going to be keeping my eye out, but this might have to be an occasion that calls for a fansub. :c Of course, I may be wrong, and anyone is open to correct me, but I looked whilst writing the post and before I replied to this! I’ll let you know as soon as possible when I do find a legal streaming source, though!

      1. Yuss, I was meant to tell you but I’ve been really busy with university assignments recently so it sadly slipped my mind! D: I’m glad CR picked it up, though! I was getting a little concerned about it! ^^”

  3. I love your choices I’ve not had a good look at winter 2018 but violet evergarden hell to the yeh in that one haha. There is this one called Beatless I wanted to give a go about androids had a unique story.

    1. Beatless definitely looks interesting, but I don’t know whether I’d be interested or not… I’ll definitely keep an eye out for opinions on it, though! ^-^

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