The cold, harsh weather of winter will provide heartwarming romance anime for fans! Here are the romances you should check out this upcoming season.
Premiere: January 6th
Quick Pitch: Yuzu Aihara is a girl who loves to have fun, shop, and is preoccupied with boys. However, Yuzu has trouble fitting in at a conservative girls’ school that she transferred to, and frequently clashes with student council president Mei Aihara. It turns out that Mei is Yuzu’s step-sister – and their hatred starts to turn into attraction.
Premiere: January 13th
Quick Pitch: Ultra-advanced A.I. called hiE become integrated into society. Most of mankind don’t comprehend the hiE’s existence, but Arato Endo has always felt sympathy for them. One day, he meets a hiE unit named Lacia, which leads him to wonder if the two beings could ever coexist.
3Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
Studio: Shin-Ei Animation
Premiere: January 8th
Quick Pitch: Nishitaka suffers the teasing of Takagi, a girl who sits next to him in class. After all the little teasing Nishitaka goes through, he vows to make Takagi blush in embarrassment one day.
4Koi wa Ameagari no You ni
Studio: Wit Studio
Premiere: TBA January
5Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc
Premiere: January 7th
Quick Pitch: Sakura and friends graduate to Junior High. Everyone is finally together in a new school but a new adventure is set in motion after Sakura has a mysterious dream with clear cards and person she’s never met before.
625-sai no Jyoshikousei
Premiere: January 8th
Quick Pitch: 25-year-old Hana Natori is a good-natured woman who has a cousin that refuses to attend class. Hana comes up with a plan to attend class for her cousin thanks to her youthful looks. Her plan is quickly foiled by Okito Kanie, who is the world history teacher and Hana’s former classmate.
7Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls
Studio: Seven Arcs Pictures
Premiere: January 9th
Quick Pitch: The gruesome battle between the Kouga and Iga ninja clans miraculously led to a blossoming love. Two children of destiny were born: Kouga Hachirou and Iga Hibiki. With Japan experiencing an era of peace, ninja are deemed unnecessary, but the Kouga and Iga clans have plans for Hachirou and Hibiki.
8Dame × Prince Anime Caravan
Studio: Studio Flad
Premiere: January 10th
Quick Pitch: Ani is a princess from Inako, and she is sent to a ceremony to help broker peace between two rival nations. However, she finds herself tangled in a royal problem as a handful princes take an interest in her.
Which romances will you watch this winter?