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The Most Eagerly Anticipated Anime of Winter 2018

Soon, winter anime will begin broadcasting. Here are the 20 anime that folks in Japan are looking forward to the most.


Website Charapedia asked 10,000 anime fans in Japan, 45 percent of whom were men and 55 percent of whom were women. Seventy-one percent of those polled were in their teens and 20s, and the rest were in their 30s and older.

Charapedia asked people to select their most anticipated anime from the shows starting this January.


20. Slow Start - 107 votes

19. Damepri Anime Caravan - 128 votes

18. Koi wa Ameagari no You ni - 134 votes

17. Basilisk: The Oka Ninja Scrolls - 138 votes

16. Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody - 151 votes

15. Darling in the Franxx - 173 votes

14. Yowamushi Pedal Glory Line - 187 votes

13. Idolish 7 - 243 votes

12. Pop Team Epic - 253 votes

[Image: Official Site]
[Image: Official Site]

11. Dagashi Kashi 2 - 264 votes

10. A Place Further Than The Universe - 273 votes

9. The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments - 315 votes

8. The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! - 337 votes

7. Violet Evergarden - 383 votes

6. Skilled Teaser Takagi - 394 votes

5. Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru Season 2 - 403 votes

4. Overlord II - 420 votes

3. Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card - 550 votes

2. Fate/EXTRA Last Encore - 635 votes

1. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Season 2 - 848 votes

[Image: saikikusuo_PR]
[Image: saikikusuo_PR]

Which shows do you anticipate most?

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Seriously...? Half of them are sequels and the other half looks insanely boring. We’ve been dealing with terrible seasons where we only had one or two good products, but this one looks even worse..