29 Of The Most Anticipated Anime Shows Released In 2018

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Today’s November 2nd 2017. We’re a little less than 60 days away from 2018.

And even though it’s still early days, a couple of anime will release in 2018.

Some of which anime fans look forward to (like myself).

A few of them even have “guaranteed” release dates!

So I thought I’d talk about that and get the word out before 2018 comes into play.

 

Here are the most talked about anime coming in 2018…

 

1. Attack On Titan (season 3)

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Let’s keep it real: you can’t do a “2018 anime shows” list without mentioning AOT.

In fact – it was one of the first anime that’s been given a definite release date in 2018.

That release date is July 2018, when they’ll showcase it for the 1st time.

So mark that in your calendar, because it’s coming!

 

2. One Punch Man (season 2)

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2nd up is the almighty One Punch Man, who effortlessly crushes his enemies in 1 punch.

If you’re a fan of this entertaining, laid-back parody series then this is good news.

The bad news? There’s no SET release date. But it’s now in production as we speak.

Related: 15 One Punch Man Anime Quotes

 

3. High School DxD (season 4)

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High School DxD is one of the kings of harem/Ecchi anime shows.

There aren’t many as famous within it’s genre.

There’s no official release date as it stands, but it’s set to release sometime in 2018.

 

4. Dagashi Kashi (season 2)

Anime Shows Released In 2018

Remember the sweet-infested anime series from 2016, with main character: Hotaru Shidare?

It looks like Dagashi Kashi is getting a 2nd season sometime in 2018.

And this is officially confirmed as well.

There will be a new character involved too, which will make things interesting.

 

5. Sword Art Online (season 3)

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You can’t mention 2018 anime shows without thinking about SAO!

With the insane success of its earlier shows, plus the 2017 ordinal scale movie, SAO 3 is set for 2018.

Not much is known about the anime as things stand, but it’s coming.

And likely in 2018 as well.

So prepare yourself for another journey in the world of virtual gaming.

Related: Sword Art Online Merchandise

 

6. Code Geass (season 3)

Anime Shows Released In 2018

Another highly anticipated show: Code Geass. Known as one of the most successful shows of all time.

In 2018 we can expect to see Lelouch again, and some of the crew you know and love (or hate).

And we’ll get to see where the end of season 2 takes us.

Plus what REALLY happened which will clear things up as far as “rumors” go.

Related: Code Geass Merchandise for Sale

 

7. Fairy Tail (season 3)

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One of A-1 Picture studios biggest hits yet.

Fairy Tail is set to come out in 2018, and will be the grand-finale of the popular series.

It’s also said to have around 60 episodes in total. Which is a little less than earlier seasons.

Related: 5 Fairy Tail Life Lessons

 

8. My Hero Academia (season 3)

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My Hero Academia is one of the newest and most popular series we’ve seen since 2016.

And most would agree as it’s a quality series with its own unique flair and story.

So it shouldn’t surprise you that a 3rd season is coming in 2018.

Especially when you realize season 1 and 2 have been so popular that it’s beyond ridiculous.

 

9. A Certain Magical Index (season 3)

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Toma and index are back again from the popular: A Certain Magical Index series.

The release date’s been confirmed for 2018 by ANN (Anime News Network) among other sources.

This could also mean the spin-off: A Certain Scientific Railgun may also have a 3rd season on the way.

And personally I’d love that, as I prefer it to Magical Index.

 

10. Tokyo Ghoul (season 3)

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Tokyo Ghoul is another explosive series in terms of popularity and success.

Both with the Manga and anime shows.

Tokyo Ghoul’s expected to release sometime in 2018.

So if this is one of your favorite shows, keep your eyes locked as 2018 will be a pretty big year.

 

11. Full Metal Panic: Invisible Victory (season 4)

Anime Shows Released In 2018

I’d have to say Full Metal Panic is one of my most anticipated shows for 2018.

It’s been confirmed by the Inquisitor and Anime News Network for its 2018 release date.

Expected sometime around spring.

FMP was made by Kyoto Animation, so I expect good things to come from it.

 

12. Devilman: Crybaby

The Most Anticipated Anime Shows Released In 2018
An anime adaptation of the Manga series: Devilman.

It will be released as an ONA (Original Net Animation) in 2018.

 

13. Hinamatsuri

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Adapted from a popular Manga, Hinamatsuri is another series released in 2018.

It’s in the slice of life/Seinen category.

 

14. Violet Evergarden

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Made by one of my favorite studios: Kyoto Animation!

Violet Evergarden is a gorgeous looking anime scheduled for 2018.

And looks like it’ll make a big impact upon release.

Related: 6 Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

15. Record of Grancrest War

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Record of Grancrest, Adapted from a light novel series. Released by A-1 Pictures.

The same studio behind Sword Art Online.

 

16. Yuru Camp△

The Most Anticipated Anime Shows Released In 2018
A main character who likes to go camping in the Manga: Yuru Camp, is getting a 2018 scheduled release.

This is a comedy series worth looking forward to.

 

17. Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress (season 2)

The Most Anticipated Anime Shows Released In 2018
An action-packed bloody anime comparable to Attack on Titan or God Eater.

Kabeneri of the Iron Fortress is set for 2018, and is one to look out for.

Related: Kabaneri Merchandise on Sale

 

18. The Seven Deadly Sins (Season 3)

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A popular anime series based in the “fantasy” genre’s confirmed for 2018, by several outlets.

 

19. Lupin III

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Lupin III is getting a 5th season which will take place in France this time around.

Lupin’s an old school series first released back in the 1970’s.

 

20. Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card

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Taken straight from the Manga, Cardcaptor Sakura is back with Clear Card.

Release date set for 2018. So you can expect good things from this legendary anime series.

Related: Cardcaptor Sakura Merchandise

 

21. Haikyuu! (Season 4)

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Haikyuu is one of the most successful sports anime shows to date. With extremely high ratings online.

And season 4 is expected to hit it big once again in 2018.

Related: Haikyuu Merchandise for Sale

 

22. Fooly Cooly (Season 2 + 3)

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As you can tell, 2018 is set to be a massive year with a range of titles.

And Fooly Cooly is no different with a 2nd and 3rd season promised.

 

23. Steins Gate O (Zero)

The Most Anticipated Anime Shows Released In 2018

There’s not a single anime fan unaware of what “Steins Gate” is.

That’s true even for non-fans of the series.

And it’s one of the most anticipated anime shows set for 2018.

 

24. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K (Season 2)

The Most Anticipated Anime Shows Released In 2018

An unusual comedy series not known to the “average” anime fan is released early 2018.

And will be one to look out for within the “comedy” genre.

 

25. Overlord (Season 2)

The Most Anticipated Anime Shows Released In 2018

The story of Overlord is based on a popular virtual reality game… And what follows is plenty of violence.

Not too much is known yet, but it’s expected to release in 2018.

 

26. Free! (Season 3)

The Most Anticipated Anime Shows Released In 2018

Free! is basically a fan-service anime for girls, the opposite of what you typically see.

The third season is set to release in the summer of 2018. Less than 10 months from today.

 

27. Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody (2018)

The Most Anticipated Anime Shows Released In 2018

A fantasy/harem series based on a Japanese light novel.

Staff, and more big things were announced for this anime series in 2018.

 

28. Soul Hunter (2018)

The Most Anticipated Anime Shows Released In 2018
A remake of the Soul Hunter series is headed for the industry in January 2018.

Though official dates could change, we can still expect to see it sometime next year.

 

29. Fate/Extra: Last Encore

The Most Anticipated Anime Shows Released In 2018

So far we’ve had Fate Grand Order in 2016, Fate Apocrypha in 2017, and now?

We’ll have Fate Extra Last Encore, based on the video games released in 2018.

So there’s a lot to look forward to if you’re a fan of the Fate universe.

Related: Fate Extra CCC Merchandise

 

Which anime series are you looking forward to in 2018?

I'm the Founder of Anime Motivation. An international retailer of official anime merchandise, toys and figurines. I've been a fan of anime for over 10-15+ years, with the first anime show I watched being Dragon Ball Z.

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