Your Complete Winter 2015 Anime Guide

Your Complete Winter 2015 Anime Guide

It's winter. It's cold outside. So stay in and bundle up next to a cozy fire; there are 35 new anime airing this season to keep you company. But how do you know which ones to watch? Check out the trailers and brief blurbs below to see which of them catches your interest.

Note: Series are grouped loosely by genre.


Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)

Genre: Comedy, Romance Premier Date: January 9, 2015 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: This anime follows an otaku and the girls he ropes in to help him make his own indie game.


Gourmet Girl Graffiti (Koufuku Graffiti)

Genre: Comedy Premier Date: January 9, 2015 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: This anime follows a middle school girl who is great at cooking and uses her talent to make friends.


Anime de Wakaru Shinryounaika

Genre: Comedy, Education Premier Date: February 13, 2015 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: This anime uses the characters of a doctor, nurse and their patients to educate the viewer about various mental diseases (such as Depression, Adjustment Disorder, and Asperger Syndrome) in a lighthearted and often comedic way.


Tantei Opera Milky Holmes TD

Genre: Comedy, Mystery Premier Date: January 3, 2015 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: The fourth season of an anime about a group of young girl detectives solving crimes with their special powers.


Cute High Earth Defence Club LOVE! (Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei Bu Love!)

Genre: Comedy, Magical Boy Premier Date: January 6, 2015 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation, Madman (AU) What It's About in One Sentence: A group of slacker boys in the "High School Earth Defence Club" find themselves charged by a magical wombat to transform and save the world.


Military!

Genre: Comedy Premier Date: January 7, 2015 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: This is a short-form anime about a normal boy who discovers that he, along with his house, has been teleported into a land in the midst of a civil war when a tank drives into his living room.


Your Complete Winter 2015 Anime Guide

Ketsuekigata-kun! Season 2

Genre: Comedy Premier Date: January 8, 2015 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: This is the second season of a short-form anime starring faceless people that each represent the stereotypical personality traits for each blood type.


Pankis! 2 Jigen

Genre: Comedy Premier Date: January 8, 2015 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: This short-form anime follows a group of failing students at a school that is teaching them to balance and control sound.


Kami-sama Kiss Season 2 (Kami-sama Hajimemashita 2)

Genre: Comedy, Modern Fantasy, Romance Premier Date: January 6, 2015 Where to Watch: Funimation, Crunchyroll (Various Countries) What It's About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about a homeless girl who finds herself thrust into the role of a deity at a local shrine.


Your Complete Winter 2015 Anime Guide

Minna Atsumare! Falcom Gakuen SC

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy Premier Date: January 4, 2015 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: The second season of a short-form anime about JRPG-style characters messing around in a JRPG fantasy-style world.


Dog Days"

Genre: Fantasy Premier Date: January 11, 2015 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: The third season of an anime that follows a boy pulled into a fantasy world where everyone looks human — except that they have animal ears and tails.


Yuri Kuma Arashi

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Yuri Premier Date: January 6, 2015 Where to Watch: Funimation, Crunchyroll (Various Countries) What It's About in One Sentence: In a world where humanity and bears are separated by a giant wall, a school girl's peaceful life comes to an end when the bears take her girlfriend.


Unlimited Fafnir (Juuou Mujin no Fafnir)

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Ecchi Premier Date: January 9, 2015 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: In a world where "dragons" suddenly appeared, young girls who share the powers of the dragons are gathered in a special school — as is a single boy.


The Testament of Sister New Devil (Shinmai Maou no Testament)

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Ecchi Premier Date: January 8, 2015 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Madman (AU) What It's About in One Sentence: When a Japanese boy suddenly finds himself with two new stepsisters, the last thing he expects is for them to be a demon lord and succubus, respectively — or that he would wind up being their master.


Absolute Duo

Genre: Action, Modern Fantasy Premier Date: January 4, 2015 Where to Watch: Funimation, Crunchyroll (Various Countries) What It's About in One Sentence: On a quest for revenge, a boy joins a school that teaches how to use your soul as a weapon — but instead of a weapon, his soul becomes a shield.


Yatterman Night (Yoru no Yatterman)

Genre: Superhero Premier Date: January 11, 2015 Where to Watch: Funimation What It's About in One Sentence: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic anime Yatterman, this anime follows the descendants of the original series' villains in a future where it is the Yatterman who have become corrupt and only their eternal enemies have any hope of standing against them.


World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman (Seiken Tsukai no World Break)

Genre: Fantasy, Action Premier Date: January 12, 2015 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation, Madman (AU) What It's About in One Sentence: A young man enters a school full of students who gain either fighting or magical powers from remembering their past lives; however, he is the first who has ever gained both types of powers.


Maria the Virgin Witch (Junketsu no Maria)

Genre: Historical Fantasy, Comedy Premier Date: January 11, 2015 Where to Watch: Funimation What It's About in One Sentence: Set during the Hundred Years' War, this anime follows a young witch who, after using her magic to obstruct many battles, is cursed by the heavens to lose her powers should she ever lose her virginity.


Samurai Warriors (Sengoku Musou)

Genre: Historical Fiction, Action Premier Date: January 12, 2015 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation, Madman (AU) What It's About in One Sentence: Based on the Samurai Warriors game series, this anime takes place at the end of Japan's Warring States Period, when Japan is on the cusp of unification under one man.


Isuca

Genre: Action, Comedy, Modern Fantasy Premier Date: January 23, 2015 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Madman (AU) What It's About in One Sentence: After a high school student gets a job as a house keeper, he accidentally lets loose a strange creature and must help his employer hunt it down.


JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders - Egypt Saga

Genre: Fighting, Action Premier Date: January 10, 2015 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: The second half of the story of a superpowered delinquent and his quest to kill an immortal vampire that has haunted his family for three generations.


Durarara!!x2

Genre: Action, Mystery Premier Date: January 10, 2015 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: This is the second season of Durarara!! , an anime that tells the tale of several supernatural people living in Tokyo and their various interactions.


Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)

Genre: Action, Comedy Premier Date: January 10, 2015 Where to Watch: Funimation What It's About in One Sentence: A high school class must kill their god-like, tentacled teacher within the year or he will destroy the earth.


Death Parade

Genre: Death Game Premier Date: January 10, 2015 Where to Watch: Funimation What It's About in One Sentence: When two people die at the same time, they don't go to heaven or hell, rather they arrive at a bar where they must play a game with their lives as the wager.


Tokyo Ghoul √A

Genre: Action, Dark Fantasy, Horror Premier Date: January 9, 2015 Where to Watch: Funimation What It's About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about a college student who, after an accident at a construction site, finds himself half human and half man-eating ghoul.


Aldnoah.Zero (Part 2)

Genre: Mecha, Sci-fi Premier Date: January 11, 2015 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Daisuki What It's About in One Sentence: The second half of Aldnoah.Zero continues the dark story of a war between Earth and the technologically superior Mars.


Doamaiger D

Genre: Action, Mecha Premier Date: January 5, 2015 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: A short-form anime where a sweets shop owner finds a giant robot under his store and uses it to fight the monsters that come to attack the city.


Q Transformers: Kaette Kita Convoy no Nazo

Genre: Sci-Fi, Mecha Premier Date: January 6, 2015 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: A short-form Transformers anime based on a 1986 Nintendo game.


Fafner Exodus (Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor — Exodus)

Genre: Mecha Premier Date: January 9, 2015 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime that follows a group of children who pilot giant robots against giant invading aliens.


KanColle (Kantai Collection)

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi Premier Date: January 8, 2015 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Madman (AU) What It's About in One Sentence: Based on the hit Japanese browser game, this anime follows a fleet of anthropomorphic World War II ships and their commanding admiral.


Kuroko's Basketball Season 3 (Kuroko no Baske 3)

Genre: Sports Premier Date: January 11, 2015 Where to Watch: Daisuki What It's About in One Sentence: The third season of an anime about a high school basketball team on the road to becoming the best.


Shounen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 50-

Genre: Idol, Slice of Life Premier Date: January 10, 2015 Where to Watch: Funimation, Crunchyroll (Various Countries) What It's About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about an all-male idol group working hard to make it big.


The Rolling Girls

Genre: Post Apocalypse, Slice of Life Premier Date: January 11, 2015 Where to Watch: Funimation What It's About in One Sentence: Set in a world where each prefecture in Japan has become an independent country in the aftermath of a war, four girls travel Japan for the sake of humanity, peace, and the world.


Go! Princess Precure

Genre: Magical Girl Premier Date: February 1, 2015 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: The twelfth Precure anime series follows three middle school girls attending a boarding school who gain the power to become Princess Precures.


The [email protected]: Cinderella Girls

Genre: Idol, Music Premier Date: January 10, 2015 Where to Watch: Daisuki What It's About in One Sentence: Based on the mobile game of the same name, this anime follows a producer and the prospective idols he manages.


Comments

    All about Death Parade for me this time around. Not sure if I want to go for anything else...

      I couldn't get into that, especially knowing that it'll be episodic like it is, but it was pretty well done. Hard to care about characters that are basically throw-aways each episode. I actually wanted to like it, but couldn't. There was a similar series a few years ago, Hell Girl, that ran for ages on the same premise and I had the same issues with it.

      As an aside, did you see the original film, Death Billiards? Death Parade is a spinoff from that short film produced as part of Anime Mirai 2013 - same funding round that also produced Little Witch Academia.

        Yeah I heard about the short but never saw it :( I'm not necessarily watching it to become invested in the characters as such though, more or less for the one off stories. Same appeal as something like the Twilight Zone.

          I don't think the story is going to vary much between episodes though. Hint: everyone will turn out to be an asshole.

            Yeah but I like seeing why people were assholes! And acting all selfishly and crazy whatnot. Also you didnt like Aku no Hana so clearly our tastes aren't often aligned ^^

    I'm still only just watching Psycho Pass 2 and Tokyo Ghoul! LOL

    Ketsuekigata-kun! Season 2 sounds like a cool concept, I've not heard of stereotyping someone based on blood type before!

      It's a super common thing in Japan. Some Journalist basically made it up in the 70s and it sometimes is accurate so it somehow got taken as being something that's actually real and predictive, when in fact it's most likely mainly bullshit and confirmation bias. But now as a result, blood type is considered a vital statistic. It'll be listed on bios for just about any pop culture fictional character and so on. It's kind of ridiculous really.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_types_in_Japanese_culture

        That's cray! I've heard about blood type gaining prominence as a means of athletic talent identification but not as a pop culture phenomenon.

    Assassination Class and Durara 2 are the clear hits of this season.

    I wouldn't exactly call Yuri Kuma Arashi a comedy.

      It is definitely something, but not a comedy. Surreal, definitely. I kinda love it, in an Utena-esque way.

    I just watched the OVA for Ansatsu Kyoushitsu last night, seems the series is going to be quite humorous and a good watch

    Even though most of these shows don't have a second episode yet Yoru no Yatterman was leagues ahead of anything else I watched so far, yes including Death Parade. I haven't felt this way about an anime since Ping Pong the animation of spring last year.

    I might check out Assassination Classroom and Kamisama Kiss S2.

    I'm conflicted with this season as none of the new stuff is truly pulling me in. Least the second seasons/halves (or third in Kuroko's case lol) will definitely keep me entertained.

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