The 6 Seinen Anime That Will Air This Winter Season

The winter 2019 season is going to be home to a few interesting seinen anime choices! These works typically feature more mature themes and complex storylines compared to shounen and shoujo, giving fans a deeper experience.

Here’s the seinen lineup for this upcoming season:


1. The Rising of the Shield Hero (Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari)The Rising of the Shield Hero

Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy / Drama / Isekai

Studio: Kinema Citrus

Premiere: Jan. 9

Quick Pitch: Naofumi is an uncharismatic otaku who finds himself summoned to a parallel universe. He is one of four heroes equipped with a legendary weapon, but he struck out as the Shield Hero. Not only is Naofumi the weakest, but he finds himself betrayed, penniless, and alone in this new world.


2. Kaguya-sama: Love is WarKaguya-sama: Love is War

Genre: Comedy / Psychological / Romance

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Premiere: Jan. 12

Quick Pitch: Kaguya and Miyuki are admired by their classmates for their intelligence and looks. In fact, everyone in school thinks they would make a perfect couple — too bad their pride stand in the way of a confession!


3. Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka (Mahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka)Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka

Genre: Action / Drama / Fantasy


Premiere: Jan. 12

Quick Pitch: After three years of peace, enigmatic creatures called Disas threaten humanity. Five magical girls are conscripted to fight the Disas as the Magical Girl Special Ops.


4. Ueno-san wa BukiyouUeno-san wa Bukiyou

Genre: Comedy / Romance

Studio: Lesprit

Premiere: Jan. 7

Quick Pitch: Ueno-san is a third-year junior high student who is obsessed with the idea of falling in love. To make the school year special, she decides to share her quirky “love inventions” with Tanaka.


5. Ikki Tousen: Western WolvesIkki Tousen: Western Wolves

Genre: Action / Ecchi / Supernatural

Studio: Arms

Premiere: Jan. 3

Quick Pitch: Hakufu Sonsaku and other high school girls possess magatama that grants them the fighting abilities of warriors from China’s Three Kingdoms era.


6. Rinshi!! Ekoda-chanRinshi!! Ekoda-chan

Genre: Comedy / Slice of Life

Studio: TBA

Premiere: Jan. 9

Quick Pitch: Enter the world of hostess clubs as Ekoda-chan reveals how “Birds of Prey” use their looks to attract stupid men for their money.


Which seinen anime will you watch?

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