Your Winter 2017 Anime Guide

It's winter. It's cold. Who the hell wants to go outside? Let's stay inside and watch some anime.

[Images: J.C. Staff | Emon | TMS Entertainment]

Below are the winter season's shows. Which ones are you watching?


Action Heroine Cheer Fruits

Studio: Diomedéa

Genre: Action, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 6

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: High school girls turn into "local heroines" to help the local fruit-growing industry.


Aho-Girl

Studio: Diomedéa

Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 4

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available in Australia

What It's About in One Sentence: A serious student is driven bananas by an awkward schoolgirl who gets terrible grades.


Altair: A Record of Battles

Studio: Mappa

Genre: Action, Drama

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available in Australia

What It's About in One Sentence: A young man does want he can to prevent war and help his country.


Battle Girl High School: Battle Girl Project

Studio: Silver Link

Genre: Action, Battle, School

Premiere Date: July 2

Where to Watch: Hidive, AnimeLab

What It's About in One Sentence: Schoolgirls are the last line of defence against mysterious invaders that threaten to destroy Earth.


A Centaur's Life

Studio: Emon

Genre: Fantasy, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 9

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: This anime follows the life of a nice schoolgirl centaur and all her supernatural buddies.


Chronos Ruler

Studio: Project No.9

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: It's a fight against the clock as Chronos Rulers battle time-eating demons.


Classroom of the Elite

Studio: Lerche

Genre: School, Slice of Life, Romance

Premiere Date: July 12

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: The life of a student in a special class for lower level students changes after meeting two female students.


Clean Freak! Aoyama kun

Studio: Studio Hibari

Genre: Sports, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 3

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: This anime follows the adventures of a school soccer star who does not want to get dirty.


Convenience Store Boy Friends

Studio: Studio Pierrot, Pierrot Plus

Genre: Drama, Romance, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 6

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It's About in One Sentence: Students hang out at a convenience store and fall in love.


Dive!!

Studio: Zero-G

Genre: Sports

Premiere Date: July 6

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available in Australia

What It's About in One Sentence: A young man works hard to become an Olympic diver.


Dream Festival Second Season

Studio: BN Pictures

Genre: Idol, Music

Premiere Date: August 23

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: A high school student joins a boy band talent agency, hoping to make his idol dreams real.


Elegant Yokai Apartment Life

Studio: Shin-Ei Animation

Genre: School, Slice of Life, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 3

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It's About in One Sentence: A student moves into an apartment that's filled with all sorts of monsters and spirits.


Fastest Finger First

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Genre: School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 4

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It's About in One Sentence: A student joins his high school's quiz club.


Fate/Apocrypha

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 1

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available in Australia

What It's About in One Sentence: Two opposing groups of mages and magi face off in a world parallel to that of Fate/stay night.


Fox Spirit Matchmaker

Studio: Haoliners

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 1

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: A Chinese animated series in which humans and immortal foxes fall in love.


Gamers!

[Image: Gamers Anime]

Studio: Pine Jam

Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 13

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: A lonely student joins his school's video game club, which is run by a beautiful girl.


Hajimete no Gal

Studio: Naz

Genre: Ecchi, School

Premiere Date: July 12

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: A high school student asks a "gyaru" to go out with him, kicking off a series of saucy and silly hijinks.


Hell Girl Season 4

Studio: Studio Deen

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 14

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available in Australia

What It's About in One Sentence: In this anime, people get revenge by sending others to Hell.


Here Comes The Three Angels (Tenshi no 3P!)

Studio: Project No.9

Genre: Music

Premiere Date: July 10

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: Three young girls seek the help of a high school student for their band.


Hina Logic From Luck & Logic

Studio: Doga Kobo

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, School

Premiere Date: July 1

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: A Luck & Logic spinoff in which schoolgirls learn to harness special powers.


Hitorijime My Hero

Studio: Encourage Films

Genre: Boys Love, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 8

Where to Watch: Hidive

What It's About in One Sentence: A bullied high school student finds himself saved by and increasingly interested in his cool teacher.


Ikemen Sengoku

Studio: TMS Jinni's

Genre: Comedy, History, Short Anime

Premiere Date: July 12

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: A student is transported back in time to the Warring States Period, which is different than he had learned.


In Another World With My Smartphone

Studio: Production Reed

Genre: Fantasy, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 11

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: A boy comes back to life in another world in which he has special powers and a smartphone.


The Irresponsible Galaxy Tylor

[Image: Dreamcreation]

Studio: Seven

Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Short Form

Premiere Date: July 11

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: A young man accidentally meets a frozen young woman who can decide the fate of the universe.


Kaito x Ansa

Studio: Tengu Kobou

Genre: Sci-Fi, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 12

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: Two dudes have five hours to figure out how to save a city from disappearing.


Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler

Studio: Mappa

Genre: Drama, School, Psychological

Premiere Date: July 1

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available in Australia

What It's About in One Sentence: At an elite private school, students learn the fine art of gambling and reading a room.


Katsugeki! Touken Ranbu

Studio: Ufotable

Genre: Action, History

Premiere Date: July 1

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, AnimeLab

What It's About in One Sentence: Two swords come to life as handsome samurai dudes in order to stop revisionist history.


Knight's & Magic

Studio: 8-bit

Genre: Fantasy, Magic, Mecha, Giant Robot, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 2

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: An otaku is reincarnated in a world where knights use huge robots to battle demons.


Lights of Clione

Studio: Drop

Genre: Drama, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 12

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available in Australia

What It's About in One Sentence: A bullied girl goes missing until one day her friends get a mysterious email.


Love and Lies

Studio: Kinema Liden Films

Genre: Drama, Romance, School

Premiere Date: July 3

Where to Watch: Hidive

What It's About in One Sentence: This anime is set in a future in which the government assigns marriage partners when teens turn 16.


Made In Abyss

Studio: Kinema Citrus

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Robot

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Hidive

What It's About in One Sentence: A girl who dreams of becoming a cave explorer like her mother befriends a robot boy and goes on adventures.


Mahojin Guru Guru: Magical Circle

Studio: Production I.G

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic

Premiere Date: July 11

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: Inspired by JRPGs, this anime follows the adventures of hero Nike and witch apprentice Kukuri.


Marvel Future Avengers

Studio: Madhouse

Genre: Action, Superhero, Sci-Fi, Shonen

Premiere Date: July 22

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: It's the Avengers, but all anime-y and featuring anime kids.


Netsuzou Trap: NTR

Studio: Creators in Pack

Genre: Romance, School, Slice of life

Premiere Date: July 5

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It's About in One Sentence: Two longtime friends seem to become more than that.


New Game!!

Studio: Doga Kobo

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 11

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: The second season about a recent high school grad who gets a job at a game company.


Nora, Princess, and Stray Cat

[Image: Nora]

Studio: DMM.futureworks

Genre: Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 12

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: After a mysterious beautiful girl kisses him, a school boy finds himself with the ability to turn into a cat.


Pikotaro no Lullaby Lullaby

Studio: DLC

Genre: Fairytale, Short Anime

Premiere Date: July 17

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: Pikotaro dreams about famous fairytales.


Princess Principal

Studio: Studio 3Hz | Actas

Genre: Historical, Mystery, Spy

Premiere Date: July 9

Where to Watch: Hidive, AnimeLab

What It's About in One Sentence: Girls in 19th century London live double lives as spies.


The Reflection

Studio: Studio Deen

Genre: Action, Superhero

Premiere Date: July 22

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available in Australia

What It's About in One Sentence: A mysterious event gives some people good powers and other folks nefarious ones.


Restaurant To Another World

Studio: Silver Link

Genre: Fantasy, History, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: A restaurant gets unexpected visitors from various times in history and different realms.


Robomasters: The Animated Series

Studio: Dandelion | Gonzo

Genre: Robots, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: Summer TBA

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: This anime follows a group of university students as they get ready to prepare in a battle bot-type tournament.


Saiyuki Reload Blast

Studio: Platinum Vision

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 6

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: The Saiyuki adventurers continue their journey, battling monsters along the way.


Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ

Studio: Satelight

Genre: Action, Idols, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: July 1

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: The latest season in the Symphogear franchise, which centres around musical battle girls.


Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita.

Studio: Magic Bus

Genre: Ecchi, Romance, Short Anime

Premiere Date: July 2

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It's About in One Sentence: A university student falls in love with, as the title says, "a brute in a skirt".


Tsuredure Children

Studio: NAS

Genre: Romance, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July4

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It's About in One Sentence: Students have a hard time saying "I love you."


Vatican Miracle Examiner

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Mystery

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Hidive, AnimeLab

What It's About in One Sentence: Two priests work for a Vatican organisation called the Seat of the Saints that investigates alleged miracles.


Welcome To The Ballroom

Studio: Production I.G

Genre: Dancing, Slice of Life, Sports

Premiere Date: July 1

Where to Watch: Not Currently Available in Australia

What It's About in One Sentence: The life of a man with no dreams changes forever when he discovers the world of competitive ballroom dancing.


Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Season 5

[Image: TV Tokyo]

Studio: ILCA

Genre: Horror, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 2

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: More ghost stories and urban legends come to life in Yamishibai's fifth season.


18if

Studio: Gonzo

Genre: Adventure, Magic, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: A young man meets a mysterious girl in his dreams and has a series of curious adventures.


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      Jokes on you I torrented this comment like the bastard I am!

    Watched the first episode and Made In Abyss and I'm liking it. Nothing else this season looks that interesting though

      Oh it's just a horrible season over all. Gonna continue watching Sakura quest and probably that's it

    In another world with your smartphone and Chronos Ruler is on Crunchyroll for Australia. Fate and Katsugeki both got snatched up globally by Netflix so we will get them but not for a few months.

    Last edited 11/07/17 8:32 pm

    Knight's & Magic is strangely compelling after 2 episodes

    Why have I not heard of Hidive before now? There's not too much there at the moment but with Legend of the Galactic Heroes... they have my attention.

    Well anything Fate is an auto watch but holy shit is the rest all sorts of meh.....

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