Finally, the world is just a few weeks away from winter. Wintertime, the most exciting season of the year, at least for some people. This is the season of giving when Christmas and New Year are celebrated. It is also the time when snow falls once again, and the cold weather is enjoyed.
But did you know that wintertime is also the season to indulge in several “anime-zing” animes? Yes, you are reading that right. Wondering about the best animes to watch during this upcoming season? Here’s a list.
Best Animes This Winter 2023-2024: Chill And Enjoy
1. ‘Classroom Of The Elite’ Season 3
First on the list, “Classroom of the Elite,” the anime well-loved because of it being a psychological thriller and also featuring a slice of life.
In the upcoming third season, the Year 1 Arc ends. A seriously grueling exam faces the class where Kiyotaka Ayanokōji belongs. Furthermore, fans will also see the relationship between Ayanokōji and Kei Karuizawa.
And, of course, if you want to get more updated, you can read the light novel on which the anime is based. It has already started with “Classroom of the Elite: Year 2.”
2. ‘The Dangers In My Heart’ Season 2
One of the most highly anticipated animes this winter, “The Dangers in My Heart,” is returning for a brand-new season.
Set in beautiful Tokyo, this romantic-comedy anime tells about the blossoming romance between Kyotaro Ichikawa, a socially awkward boy suffering from Chunibyo (or grandiose delusions), and Anna Yamada, a vibrant and beautiful girl.
In this second season, fans will see the continuation of this relationship, with the two becoming even closer. Fans can look forward to seeing how their bond will change amidst events in their academic lives.
3. ‘Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki’ 2nd Stage
This winter, anime fans will also see the much-awaited sequel to “Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki.” This anime mainly revolves around the protagonist, Fumiya Tomozaki, one of Japan’s best gamers but a loner in high school. Under the guidance of the school’s Aoi Hinami, the adventure of the bottom-tier life of Tomozaki kicks off.
In the finale of the anime’s first season, Tomozaki was seen challenging Hinami’s rational approach to facing not the former’s games but the game of life. Then, there’s also Fuuka Kikuchi, who has grown closer to Tomozaki. Despite their seemingly flawless physical attributes, all the heroines have their own personal issues they deal with. The second season, then, is expected to see how these elements will come into play.
4. ‘Shaman King: Flowers’
No, it’s not that song by Miley Cyrus, though it may play in your head after hearing this title. Meanwhile, another much-anticipated anime this winter is “Shaman King: Flowers,” the sequel to the classic shōnen action-adventure series, “Shaman King.”
The plot of the sequel has been revealed. “Shaman King: Flowers” centers around Hana Asakura, the son of Yoh Asakura, the protagonist from the original series. Like his dad, Hana is a Shaman, which means he can communicate with and control spirits.
As he embarks on a journey through his own spiritual powers, a new breed of enemies emerges, challenging him to live up to his family’s legacy. Overall, the story is an eclectic mix of coming-of-age struggles, fantastic battles, and supernatural adventures as Hana seeks to define his identity as a Shaman. Exciting? You better include this anime on your list.
5. ‘Mashle: Magic And Muscles’ Divine Visionary Selection Exam Arc (Season 2)
The second season of “Mashle: Magic and Muscles” is the follow-up to the anime adaptation that aired this year. The new season picks up with the Divine Visionary Selection Exam Arc, continuing the perfect synergy of action, comedy, and fantasy that has made this anime a phenomenal hit.
For those who are watching the anime from the very first episode, “Mashle: Magic and Muscles” narrates the story of Mash Burnedead, a boy born in a world where magic is everything, but he isn’t endowed with one.
Using his physical capabilities, he attempts to survive in this magical world and, ironically, aims to be the Divine Visionary, the highest position in the magical government. This upcoming arc continues to depict the bouts between Burnedead and various enemies standing in his way.
6. ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie – Walpurgisnacht: Rising’
Aside from anime series, you might also want to indulge yourself with some anime movies, such as this. “Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie – Walpurgisnacht: Rising” is one of the titles to be released from Studio Shaft this winter. It is the highly anticipated direct sequel to the “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” series.
The original anime was first aired in 2011, therefore marking its 10th anniversary two years ago. The story, which is said to have been stagnant since the release of “Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie – Rebellion” in 2013, is moving again, at last.
7. ‘Kizumonogatari: Koyomi Vamp’
Another anime movie you might want to watch this winter is “Kizumonogatari: Koyomi Vamp,” condensing the three-part “Kizumonogatari” into just a single film. It may continue the anime adaptation of the “Monogatari” produced in 2018 but got paused. You better be looking forward to this.
8. ‘Haikyu!! The Movie: Decisive Battle At The Garbage Dump’
Last but not least is “Haikyu!! The Movie: Decisive Battle at the Garbage Dump.” It is the sequel to the anime series, which ended in its fourth season and would come in the form of two completely new anime movies. Yes, from small screen to big screen. This film is the first part of the two-part series.
All the animes above will be released this January 2024, except for “Haikyu!! The Movie: Decisive Battle at the Garbage Dump,” which is premiering this February 2024.
Chill And Cozy Up With The Upcoming Winter’s Anime-zing Animes
As you celebrate the holidays and welcome a new year once again, the world of anime will offer something special for its fans. This upcoming winter, expect an exciting blend of fresh narratives, returning classics, and continuing sagas that will captivate you and be the center of conversations.