For this month there’s quite a bit of:
And things of that nature up until the 30th/31st of December.
I’ll focus on these
anime to start watching:
1. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stone Ocean (December 1st)
“After an accident while on a drive with her sweetheart, Jolyne Cujoh falls into a trap and is sentenced to fifteen years at the state-run maximum-security correctional facility Green Dolphin Street Prison—AKA “the Aquarium.” On the verge of despair, she receives a pendant from her father that causes a mysterious power to awaken inside of her.”
Jojo fans are already going mental about this. In fact I seen it trending on Twitter the other day.
It’s one of the main highlights of
2. ARIA The BENEDIZIONE (December 2nd)
“Brand-new film revolving around the members of Himeya with an original story written and illustrated by Kozue Amano specifically for the movie.”
Aria The Animation is one of the most underappreciated slice of life’s there is. It’s relaxing to a fault, and chilled beyond belief.
It’s a fictional world based on Venice in Italy.
With the characters each serving under a different company, this movie focuses on the Himeya company. But of course has features from other companies and their characters.
3. Hula Fulla Dance (December 2nd)
“Hiwa Natsunagi is a high school student living in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture.
Worried about what to do with her life after graduation, she spots a poster for Spa Resort Hawaiians the “Hawaii of Tohoku” the place where her sister Mari used to work and applies to their new dancer (hula girl) campaign on a whim.”
Basically girls doing girl things. With some nice visuals.
4. Mazica Party Compilation Movie (December 2nd)
“Film compiling the Mazica Party TV
Not much is known about this
5. Meitantei Conan: Keisatsu Gakkou-hen – Wild Police Story (Dec 4th)
“Story taking place seven years in the past when 22-year-old Rei Furuya and friends attend the Metropolitan Police Academy.”
It’s good to see a police series in
Quite a few
Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku-hen (December 5th)
“Tanjiro and his friends accompany the Hashira Tengen Uzui to an entertainment district where Tengen’s female ninja agents were gathering information on a demon before they suddenly disappeared. In order to investigate, Tanjiro and the others disguise themselves as women to sneak in! As they close in on their target, the demon reaches out for the courtesans of the district!”
Disguise is part of the plot, and that’s gonna evolve into violence down the line probably. And who knows what that should make the plot worthwhile.
7. Kanashiki Debu Neko-chan (December 6th)
“The story centers on a cat named Maru, adopted by a girl named Anna from a shelter in Matsuyama city. Loved and well fed by the family, Maru gets rounder and fatter every day, spending most of his day sitting by the window and looking at the garden outside.”
The image does the synopsis justice. A silly
This will focus on the cat in particular and possibly from the cat’s perspective. Similar to She And Her Cat.
8. Oshiri Tantei Movie 3: Sufure-to no Himitsu (December 7th)
Not much has been shared yet, but it’s predominantly a kids show in the fantasy/mystery genre.
9. Sayonara, Tyrano (December 9th)
“Sayonara, Tyranno sees the adventure and love story between a male tyrannosaurus that looks aggressive but does not make a kill and a female pteranodon.”
Tezuka Productions is behind this kids anime series.
10. GANBARE DOUKI CHAN Special (December 12th)
“Extra episode included in the Blu-ray release of GANBARE DOUKI CHAN.”
This is a follow up of a series from 2016.
11. Getsuyoubi no Tawawa 2 Special (December 12th)
“Extra episode included in the Blu-ray release of Tawawa on Monday 2.
12. BanG Dream! Movie: Episode of Roselia II – Song I am. (Dec 14th)
“After overcoming numerous tribulations, the members of Roselia promised to appear on FUTURE WORLD FES.
It is now Autumn…
Through writing the lyrics of “Promise,” Lisa has matured.”
BanG Dream is a music series and has gained a big following over the years. Aesthetically it’s different.
This is a new addition for the fandom.
13. BanG Dream! Movie: Episode of Roselia I – Yakusoku (Dec 14th)
“To reach the stage of “FES.“, Yukina Minato decides to form a band. Each holding their own convictions, the members of the band come together.”
This is a separate addition to Song I Am.
14. Sidonia no Kishi Movie: Ai Tsumugu Hoshi (Dec 14th)
“After the Earth was destroyed by mysterious alien lifeforms known as the Gauna, surviving remnants of the human race escaped to space in the enormous generation ship Sidonia.”
Polygon Pictures is behind this
It’s adapted from a
15. Aggressive Retsuko Season 4 (December 16th)
“Frustrated with her thankless office job, Retsuko the Red Panda copes with her daily struggles by belting out death metal karaoke after work.”
With a strong fanbase though the
16. Fate/Grand Order -Shinsei Entaku Ryouiki Camelot- Paladin; Agateram (Dec 21st)
The FATE series continues to pump out content for Fate Grand Order, and this one’s coming later in the month.
17. Shoujo ☆ Kageki Revue Starlight Movie (December 21st)
“”Starlight” – it’s a distant star, long ago, and in the far future. Two girls, who were struck by the light of the stage in this play, exchanged their destinies.”
This is a continuation of the series but in movie form with new highlights and story.
18. Girls und Panzer: Saishuushou 3 (December 23rd)
This is the third film in a 6 part series of Girls Und Panzer, a military series with light comedy and school characters.
19. Girls und Panzer: Saishuushou 3 OVA: Daikon War! (Dec 23rd)
“One day at Oarai Girls High School, the five members of the Anglerfish Team are looking for a student named Jane, who belongs to the Agriculture Department, to deliver some documents of the Student Council. After unfamiliar horse riding, they finally arrive at the Agriculture Department building, where they meet Jane, who seems to be ready for battle with a gun in her hand.”
20. Gundam G no Reconguista III: Uchuu kara no Isan (Dec 23rd)
“At Sankt Porto, the spaceships of the Amerian Army suddenly come under attack. The space colony nation of Towasanga has begun its “Reconguista” operation, whose goal is a return to Earth.”
Another action/mecha series. SUNRISE is the studio behind it. A studio also known for Code Geass.
21. JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 the Movie (December 23rd)
“Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous high school student who is suffering from a serious problem—his childhood friend Rika has turned into a Curse and won’t leave him alone. Since Rika is no ordinary Curse, his plight is noticed by Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High, a school where fledgling exorcists learn how to combat Curses.”
The original Jujutsu Kaisen focuses on YUJI but Yuta is the new focus for this movie.
There will be familiar faces throughout the
22. BanG Dream! Movie: Poppin’ Dream! (December 31st)
“Poppin’Party, Roselia, and RAISE A SUILEN, who held their Budokan live concert successfully. A mysterious woman appears in front of Kasumi and the others, who have still basked in the afterglow of standing on the stage of their dreams.”
More BanG Dream for
23. Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo -Rail Zeppelin Grace Note- Tokubetsu-hen (Dec 31st)
This is a follow series from TYPE MOON. The studio doing the
24. Sorairo Utility (December 31st)
You can see it as K-On but in a sporty genre.
The studio behind it is a NEW studio called Yostar Pictures.
25. Tabi Hani (December TBA)
“Story following Akari and Nagi as they travel throughout Japan.”
And to wrap things up, this ONA
The studio is Studio HB, and this will be their first