The Best of Anime in 2018 And New Releases To Get Excited About

 

Anime picks guaranteed to have your eyes glued to the screen

 

 

Gearing up for the new year, we began charting the must-see movies, hot new artists, upcoming gadget releases and personalities to keep an eye out for in 2018. Naturally, entertainment watch lists wouldn’t be complete without a post dedicated entirely to anime.

 

In 2017, we particularly enjoyed helping ourselves to the anime titles that dropped on Netflix like Fate/Apocrypha, Castlevania and Little Witch Academia. The internet was abuzz following the release of My Hero Academia's second season and Your Name, the drama/fantasy by Makoto Shinkai, being well-received by Western critics (the film also scored an impressive 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes).

 

In 2018, animators and writers alike intend to keep the ball rolling. What exactly is in store, you ask? Scroll through to find out. Below, the highly anticipated anime series and movies to watch out for in 2018.

 

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A.I.C.O. Incarnation

Release Date: Spring 2018

Number of Episodes: 12

 

 

In Japan in the year 2035, an accident known as the "Burst" occurs during a research project, spawning an out-of-control artificial life form called "Matter" that has spread throughout the Kurobe Gorge. The research city that was once hailed as the hope for humanity is cordoned off by the government. Two years later, 15-year-old Aiko Tachibana, who lost her family in the Burst, learns something unbelievable from Yuya Kanzaki, a new student at her school. A secret is hidden within her body, and the answer to the puzzle lies at the "Primary Point" that was the center of the Burst. When boy meets girl with the fate of humanity in their hands, what new truth will come to light? (via Netflix)

 

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Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma

Release Date: April 2018

Number of Episodes: 12

 

 

Adapted from the original work of Shun Saeki and Yuto Tsukuda, this anime comedy tournament series will pit Yukihira Soma, a promising young cooking prodigy, against a class of potential master chefs in a boiling hot battle to see who will reign supreme in the cooking arena! (via IGN)

 

My Hero Academia Season 3

Release Date: April 2018 (unofficial)

Number of Episodes: 25

 

 

In a world populated with super humans, the superhero-loving Izuku Midoriya is without power. However, after Izuku inherits the powers of the world's best superhero, All Might, his hopes of becoming the top hero are now possible. Once enrolled in the high school for heroes, U.A., Izuku soon discovers being a hero is much more complicated than it appears. (via IMDB)

 

B: The Beginning

Release Date: Spring 2018

Number of Episodes: 12

 

 

“In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Koku, the protagonist. Keith, the legendary investigator of the royal police force RIS. A mysterious criminal organization. A wide variety of characters race through the fortified city as it is beset by the serial killer, Killer B, and a chain of crimes in this suspense drama by director Kazuto Nakazawa and Production I.G.” (via Netflix)

 

Children of the Whales

Release Date: Spring 2018

Number of Episodes: To be announced

 

 

Mud Whale is a nigh-utopian island that floats across the surface of an endless sea of sand, and nine out of ten of its inhabitants have been both blessed and cursed with special abilities called "saimia." And although these "powers" may seem like a gift, the residents of Mud Whale who wield them will suffer an early death.

 

Chakuro and his friends have stumbled across several other islands, but they were always deserted. He and his friends have never met, seen, or even heard of a human who wasn't from Mud Whale, but on the day that Chakuro visits an island as large as the Mud Whale, he meets a girl who will change his destiny. (via The Geek Show Podcast Network)

 

Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu

Release Date: January 2018

 

 

Nanatsu no Taizai centers around seven powerful knights accused of preparing a coup, in an attempt to dethrone the king of the Liones Kingdom. People called these knights The Seven Deadly Sins. However, as a result, the reigns moved into the hands of the Holy Knights, who eventually succeeded to come to power. Meantime, the rumor still exists that The Seven Deadly Sins are still alive. Elizabeth, the third princess of Britannia, managed to escape during another coup. She went on a journey seeking for the Seven Deadly Sins, who might assist her to retrieve the reins of government, as well as restore the order in the kingdom. (via TV Date)

 

Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory

Release Date: April 2018

Number of Episodes: To be announced

 

 

Sousuke Sagara, a member of a covert anti-terrorist private military organization known as Mithril, tasked with protecting Kaname Chidori, a spirited Japanese high school girl. (via IMDb)

 

Godzilla: Monster Planet

Release Date: May 2018

 

 

Years into the future and the human race has been defeated several times by the new ruling force of the planet: "kaijus." And the ruler of that force is Godzilla, The King of the Monsters. Humanity is in such defeat, plans to leave the planet have been made, and several people have been chosen to look at a new planet to see if it is inhabitable. Realizing it's not, though, the human race resorts to plan B: to defeat Godzilla and take back their planet. (via IMDb)

 

Devilman Crybaby

Release Date: Spring 2018

Number of Episodes: 10

 

 

With demons reawakened and humanity in turmoil, a sensitive demon-boy is led into a brutal, degenerate war against evil by his mysterious friend, Ryo. (via Netflix)

 

Overlord II

Release Date: January 2018

Number of Episodes: To be announced

 

 

Overlord takes place in the future, 2138, where virtual reality gaming is everything. One day an incredibly popular game that everyone plays randomly shuts down, however, the main character in Momonga, decides to not log out when the game shuts down. Momonga is then transformed into a skeleton and as a result, he becomes the most powerful wizard. As the game shuts down slowly there are some weird things that start to happen within this virtual world, for example, NPC’s (Non-Player-Characters) start to feel emotions. As a result, Momonga decides that he wants to remain in this world and so decides to take over and become ruler of everything within it, which will fill the empty void that he has in the real world. (via comicbook.com)

 

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