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16 Brand New Anime of 2018

Updated June 14, 2019 25.9k votes 3.9k voters 143.8k views16 items

2018 is already a golden year for anime as tons of exciting new series will be making their debut. Popular manga and video games are being adapted to the big screen; from shōjo to horror, 2018 will have it all. 

Sometimes when you reach the end of your queue – you may think, "What now?" Well, if you are looking for more anime to satisfy that hunger, then look no further! This list features 16 of the most intriguing anime titles that will be debuting in winter and spring 2018.  

Vote up which anime you are most excited to watch next year!

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    There are a lot of slice of life anime series and comedies coming out in 2018, so Kokkoku is a breath of fresh air for those who want something a little heavier. This psychological drama from Geno Studio follows a woman named Juri Yukawa.

    One horrible day, Juri finds out that her nephew has been kidnapped and held for ransom, and she only has 30 minutes to meet the kidnappers's demands. She soon realizes that there's not enough time to do everything so she tries to take matters into her own hands to rescue her nephew.  

    Kokkoku will debut in January 2018.

    Are you excited?
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    Toji No Miko

    If you like anime with lots of sword-wielding and demons, then Genco and Studio Gokumi are providing you with a great anime to look forward to at the beginning of 2018. Toji no Miko is a series about a group of Miko (shrine maidens) who exorcise the evil Aratama creatures. These ladies have permission from the government to get rid of these monsters and are even trained in school to do so.

    There are five special schools (both junior and senior high schools) where the girls live (mostly) normal lives, but they also go on missions with their special swords and have an annual competition against the other schools.

    Are you excited?
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    Slow Start

    Slow Start is actually pretty self-explanatory. Hana Ichinose started high school one year later than she was supposed to. However, her fellow classmates don't realize this and she has to catch up despite having a "slow start."

    This slice of life comedy from A-1 Pictures follows a 16-year-old girl through her crazy life of school, friends, and catching up. Get ready for some laughs and secrets with this fun anime series.

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    Legend Of Galactic Heroes – Die Neue These

    A little later in the year (April 2018), some promising new anime will be coming out, including the sci-fi space drama Legend Of Galactic Heroes – Die Neue These. This anime takes place far into the future when war has broken out between two interstellar states. These states – the Free Planets Alliance and the Galactic Empire – are continuously battling it, however, the story is a personal one that focuses on the leaders of both interstellar states as they grow in power and fame throughout their rivalry. 

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