The 10 Anime Movies of Winter 2018 That’ll Fill Fans With Hype

Get ready to plan a trip to a Japanese theater, because winter 2018 is home to some exciting sequel and compilation films of your favorite anime! Here is the slate of theatrical releases:


1Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions: Take on Me (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Take on Me)

Studio: Kyoto Animation

Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance

Premiere: January 6

Quick Pitch: Rikka is entering her third year, but she still hasn’t grown out of her “chunibyo syndrome.”  During spring break, Rikka’s older sister Tōka states that they are both moving to Italy, since Tōka has to relocate for work and that Rikka shouldn’t be away from family. While Yūta understands, he doesn’t want to be separated from Rikka…which is when their friends suggest the couple should “elope” and travel throughout Japan.


2Full Metal Panic! Movie 2: One Night Stand

Studio: Gonzo

Genre: Action / Mecha / Science-Fiction

Premiere: January 13

Quick Pitch: The second part of a trilogy of compilation movies of Full Metal Panic!


3Mazinger Z: Infinity

Studio: Toei Animation

Genre: Mecha

Premiere: January 13

Quick Pitch: It’s been 10 years since Dr. Hell’s forces were stopped by Kabuto Kouji and the Mazinger Z super robot. Kouji has decided to become a scientist and encounters a mysterious lifeform buried below Mt. Fuji. This new force can threaten humanity, which prompts to Kouji to once again call on the Mazinger Z.


4Attack on Titan Movie 3: Kakusei no Houkou

Studio: Wit Studio

Genre: Action / Drama / Fantasy

Premiere: January 13

Quick Pitch: A compilation of Attack on Titan Season 2.


5Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi Movie 4: Tenmei-hen

Studio: Xebec

Genre: Action / Adventure / Science-Fiction

Premiere: January 27

Quick Pitch: A new adaptation of Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato. The Yamato and crew face off against the Comet Empire, a powerful civilization seeking to conquer Earth.


6Macross Delta Movie: Gekijou no Walküre

Studio: Satelight

Genre: Action / Mecha / Music / Romance

Premiere: February 9

Quick Pitch: A compilation / re-adaptation of Macross Delta. Old scenes from the 26-episode series will be mixed with new scenes to tell a different story from what was aired in 2016.


7Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch II – Handou

Studio: Sunrise

Genre: Action / Mecha / Science-Fiction

Premiere: February 10

Quick Pitch: The second of three compilation movies based on the Code Geass series.


8Tokimeki Restaurant ☆☆☆ Miracle 6

Studio: Production I.G.

Genre: Music / Reverse Harem

Premiere: February 10

Quick Pitch: Based on the hit otome game, which takes place in a small restaurant which is frequented by two male idol groups.


9Infini-T Force Movie: Gatchaman – Saraba Tomo yo

Studio: Tatsunoko Productions

Genre: Action / Science-Fiction

Premiere: February 24

Quick Pitch: The main series follows Emi, a trendy and wealthy girl living Tokyo’s Shibuya district. Despite being the envy of her school, Emi is drowning in loneliness and looks for distractions in dangerous places. One of Emi’s life-and-death situations leads her to the “Case” and four heroes.


10Let’s Decorate the Promised Flowers in the Farewell Morning (Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou)

Studio: P.A. Works

Genre: Drama / Fantasy

Premiere: February 24

Quick Pitch: Maquia is from a family that stops aging during the mid-teen years, giving them immortality. Their peaceful life is shattered when an army invades, looking to unlock their secret. In the midst of the chaos, Maquia manages to escape into a forest and finds an abandoned baby boy. She decides to raise the child, as an unaging mother with an ever-aging son.


Which movies do you hope to watch?

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