Winter 2015 Anime Release Preview

We’re creeping up on the end of 2014, and with it we’re also getting closer to the start of a brand new season of anime shows.

Winter-2015

[Updated: 29 December 2014]

Below, in alphabetical order, are the details of shows that will be releasing in January, along with their plotlines and whatever PVs I could find.

Absolute Duo

Absolute Duo

Genre: Romance, Action, Supernatural
Release date: 4 January 2015
Episodes: 12
Studio: 8bit
Official Site
Videos: PV
Synopsis: After losing a loved one, Kokonoe Tooru enrolls at Kouryou Academy in order to earn a Blaze, a weapon that is a manifestation of his soul. His only goal is vengeance, but much to his dismay, his Blaze turns out to be a shield – a completely defensive item.

Aldnoah.Zero – Season 2

Aldnoah.Zero Season 2

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Release date: 11 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: A1 Pictures
Official Site
Videos: Subtitled PV / CM
Synopsis: In 1972 humanity discovered a hypergate on the Moon – the hypergate allowed mankind to instantly travel to Mars and colonise the planet. However, after some time, war broke out between the Earth and those who colonised Mars. This is the continuation of events that took place in the first season.

Assassination Classroom

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

Also Known As: Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
Genre: Action, Comedy
Release date: 10 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: Lerche
Official Site
Videos: PV / PV 2
Synopsis: A bunch of misfit schoolkids are actively trying to assassinate their teacher, an alien octopus who has destroyed the moon, and is now threatening the Earth. Problem is, not only does he have strange powers and incredible strength; he also happens to be the best teacher they’ve ever had.

Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love!

Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love!

Genre: Comedy
Release date: 7 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: Diomedea
Official Site
Videos: PV 1 / PV 2
Synopsis: The “Earth Defense Club” – in reality it’s the “do nothing club.” The club members En and Atsushi are approached by a mysterious pink creature, Wombat, who gives all five of them bracelets and tells them to protect Earth. They don the bracelets, becoming … magical boys?

Death Parade

Death Parade

Genre: Supernatural, Thriller
Release date: 10 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: Madhouse
Official Site
Videos: None yet
Synopsis: Death Parade is based on the Anime Mirai short Death Billiards, in which two people are thrown into a game of billiards in which the stakes are their lives.

Dog Days”

Dog Days Season 3

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Release date: 11 January 2015
Episodes: 13 (Probably)
Studio: Seven Arcs
Official Site
Videos: CM 1 / CM 2
Synopsis: The third season of Dog Days, which sees Shinku and his two friends, Nanami and Rebecca, return to Flonyard during their fall vacation for more battles and adventures. This season will delve more deeply into the world of Flonyard and the reality behind the Heroes.

Durarara!! X2 Shou

Durarara!! Season 2

Genre: Mystery, Supernatural, Action
Release date: 10 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: Movic
Official Site
Videos: PV (subtitled)
Synopsis: Sequel to the original series of Durarara!! It will air in three seperate parts.

Happy Cooking Graffiti

Koufuku Graffiti

Also known as: Koufuku Graffiti
Genre: Comedy
Release date:9 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: Shaft
Official Site
Videos: None yet.
Synopsis: The story follows Machiko Ryou, a middle school girl who lives by herself and has a knack for cooking. She uses her cooking skills to make new friends.

IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls

Idolmaster Cinderella Girls

Genre: Music, Slice-of-Life
Release date: 10 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Official Site
Videos: PV
Synopsis: This anime is a spin-off in the IDOLM@STER universe and is based off the social mobile game.

Isuca

Isuca

Genre: Comedy, Supernatural, Romance
Release date: 24 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: Arms
Official Site
Videos: None yet
Synopsis: Shinichirou decides to look for a job, and ends up working for Shimazu Sakuya, who exorcises and eliminates unwanted creatures. He accidentally releases a creature she had captured, and they co-operate to recapture it – the start of a new partnership between the two.

Juuou Mujin No Fafnir

Juuou Mujin no Fafnir

Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Release date: 9 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: Diomedea
Official Site
Videos: None yet
Synopsis: In a world turned upside down by the appearance of creatures called Dragons, girls were born with the dragon-like powers in order to combat them. Mononobe Yuu also has this powers,

Kamisama Hajimemashita Season 2

Kamisama Hajimemashita

Also known as: Kamisama Kiss
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Release date: 6 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Official Site
Videos: PV 1 / PV 2
Synopsis: The story follows Momozono Nanami, a high-school girl who is abandoned by her dad and left to the tender mercies of debt collectors. When a man she helps offers her a place to stay, she unwittingly agrees to become the local deity in his place – despite this she’s more or less determined to carry on with her normal life.

Kantai Collection

Kantai Collection

Also known as: Kancolle
Genre: Comedy, Action, Military
Release date: 8 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: Diomedea
Official Site
Videos: PV 1 / PV 2 / CM
Synopsis: Based on a free-to-play browser game, the series takes place in a world where humanity has lost control of the oceans to a mysterious deep sea fleet – the only ones capable of standing up to them are Kan-musume, girls who are possessed by the spirit of naval vessels of the past. The main protagonist is Fubuki, a destroyer type, who joins the other Kan-musume at Chinjufu, their main base.

Kuroko no Basket – Season 3

Kuroko no Basket

Genre: Sport, Action, Comedy
Release date: 11 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: Production IG
Official Site
TV CM
Synopsis: The continuation of Kuroko no Basket, which follows the exploits of the Seirin High Basketball team as they attempt to become the best basketball players in Japan. In this season, the Seirin High team heads to the Winter Cup semi-finals.

Junketsu no Maria

Junketsu no Maria

Also known as: Maria the Virgin Witch
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Release date: 11 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: Production IG
Official Site
Videos: CM
Synopsis: Maria is a powerful witch who lives during the time of the Hundred Years’ War in France. She despises war, and starts interfering with battles using her powers, along with her succubus and incubus. This meddling catches the attention of the Archangel Micheal, who issues an edict that says Maria will lose all her powers when she loses her virginity. Despite this, and the angel assigned to watch her and make sure she doesn’t use magic, she continues to do so anyway.

Rolling Girls

The Rolling Girls

Genre: Slice-of-life
Release date: 11 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: Wit Studios
Official Site
Videos: PV 1 / PV 2
Synopsis: Ten years after an event known as the Great Tokyo War, Japan has been split up into independent territories, all vying with each other for territory. Four girls from the Saitama region become part of a motorcycle gang – part of their region’s army; ordinary girls who will lead extraordinary lives.

Seiken Tsukai no World Break

Seiken Tsukai no World Break

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Release date: 12 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: Diomedea
Official Site
Videos: PV
Synopsis: Haimura Moroha enrolls in a private high school which gathers specific students – youths with awakened memories from past lives. Some of them are Shirogane, who use weapons , while others are Kuroma, who utilise magic to combat enemies. Moroha is unique however; he is the first person in history with the awakened memories of both Shirogane and Kuroma.

Sengoku Musou

Samurai Warriors

Also known as: Samurai Warriors
Genre: Action, Historical
Release date: 12 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: Tyo Animations
Official Site
Videos: PV 1
Synopsis: Set in the time right before the unification of Japan – Hideyoshi Toyotomi is right on the edge of completing the reunification; all that remains is Odawara Castle, which is commanded by the Lion of Sagami – Houjou Ujiyasu.

Shinmai Maou no Testament

Shinmai Maou no Testament

Also known as: The Testament of Sister New Devil
Genre: Action, Romance, Fantasy
Release date: 8 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: Production IMS
Official Site
TV CM / PV 2
Synopsis: Toujou Basara’s father surprises him by suddenly getting remarried, and as a result Basara gets two step-sisters. Shortly afterwards, he departs on an overseas trip, and Basara discovers that his two lovely new sisters are actually a devil and a succubus. He almost ends up in a master/servant contract with them, but due to an error, he becomes the master instead, and now needs to protect Mio (the devil) from the constant pursuit of heroes and other monsters.

Shounen Hollywood – Holly Stage for 50

Shounen Hollywood

Genre: Slice-of-life
Release date: 10 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: Zexcs
Official Site
Videos: none
Synopsis: Second season of Shounen Hollywood, which follows the boys idol group of the same name.

Soukyuu no Fafner – Dead Aggressor: Exodus

Fafner: Exodus

Genre: Drama, Sci-fi
Release date: 9 January 2015
Episodes: 13
Studio: Zebec
Official Site
TV CM
Synopsis: This series follows two years after events that took place in Fafner – Dead Aggressor – Heaven and Earth.

Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD

Milky Holmes TD

Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Release date: 3 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: JC Staff
Official Site
Videos: PV
Synopsis: Somebody is busy stealing idols’ songs in the Yokohama district. When super idol Marine Amagi has one of her songs stolen, she enlists the aid of Milky Holmes and her team to track down the perpetrator.

Tokyo Ghoul √A

Tokyo Ghoul

Genre: Suspense, Horror
Release date: 9 January 2015
Episodes: 12
Studio: Studio Pierrot
Official Site
Videos:
Synopsis: The story follows Kaneki Ken, whose life takes a drastic turn after an encounter with Rize – a girl that by all appearances is an avid reader just like him.

Tsukimonogatari

Tsukimonogatari

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Release date: 31 December 2014
Episodes: 4
Studio: Shaft
Official Site
Videos: PV / PV 2 / TV CM / OP
Synopsis: The Monogatari series moves towards its conclusion, as Koyomi faces the oncoming entrance exams and his graduation from high-school. This arc, named Yotsugi Doll, focuses on Yotsugi, the eccentric shikigami Koyomi has met on previous occassions.

Yoru no Yatterman

Yoru no Yatterman

Genre: Adventure
Release date: 11 January 2015
Episodes: 12
Studio: Tatsunoto
Official Site
Videos: PV
Synopsis: In a remote land, there was a girl who gazed beyond the ocean. The land was Yatterman Kingdom. It is said that it is a heavenly land controlled by the Yattermen, the allies of justice. In order to save her sick mother, the girl attempted to land in Yatterman Kingdom to ask for help. However, she was turned away, and her mother passed away without anyone to give her charity.
Doronbo: One of the bands of great thieves. There was a beautiful girl named Doronjo working under a boss named Dokurobeh. Her lackies were two men named Boyacky and Tonzuraa. The Doronbo fight with Yattermen, and within the fray, the team is banished to a remote land.
This is the story of a new generation of Doronbos. Doronjo, Boyacky, and Tonzura, as well as the story of the birth of Gan-chan and Ai-chan as Yattermen. (From ANN)

Yuri Kuma Arashi

Yuri Kuma Arashi

Genre: Yuri, Romance
Release date: 6 January 2015
Episodes: Unknown
Studio: Silver Link
Official Site
Videos: PV 1 / PV 2
Synopsis: Fragments of an exploded asteroid named Kumaria had in the past rained down on earth, causing bears all over the planet to rise up and start attacking humans – leading to an ongoing war between the two races. At some point a wall was constructed between the two, leading to an uneasy peace.

Info Sources:
Moetron 2015 Winter Visual Guide
MyAnimelist
AnimeNewsNetwork
Various official sites

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