On the Radar for Winter 2019: Girls Dating, Girls in Jets, Girls in Mind Games, and a Shield Hero

Girls, Girls, Girls!

That what seems to be on the docket for Winter 2019, the first anime season of the new year. I don’t think there will be as much on my list compared to last season, but that could all change! Let’s take a look at a few of the shows on my radar after the cut!

Image result for anime winter
More Cat ear hats, please.


Date A Live III

Date A Live Ⅲ
God, I hope this poster is not what the anime quality is

My Initial Thoughts: I love Date A Live, as my posts on the series can tell you. It is a B+ anime series with harem aspects that works because of it’s Ironclad dedication to the premise. Despite this poster showing….less than ideal art. I am pumped to see the continuation of this series. Let’s just hope we don’t get another My Sister My Writer animation problem.

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
Cute girls and a legit Edgelord this time.

My Initial Thoughts: This looks like it is going to be a mix of several isekai stories, most notable taking Demon Lord’s edgelord hero (but real this time) and mixing it up with Slime’s fantasy world. I’ve heard good things about this series, and I’m interested to see if it adds anything new to the Isekai genre, or just follows the Slime and Demon Lord formula of being a really solid series. It’s a two-cour so we’ll have to see! At least the light novels are completely finished.

Kagura-Sama: Love is War

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
Don’t be this seasons’ Conception, please

My Initial Thoughts: Two genius elite students who are too stubborn to admit they are in love with each other. So they decide to embark on a quest to make the other confess to them first! That sounds like a great idea for a comedy, which is what I am hoping this is. If the humor lands and the animation is good, we might have a real hit here.

Girly Air Force

Girly Air Force
Cute girls and supersonic jets? You did it again Japan!

My Initial Thoughts: I’ve been told this is less Girls und Panzer and more of a straightforward action series, but combing cute girls with military vehicles hasn’t failed me before. If Japan is good at anything, it is taking the most insane ideas and making them work with anime girls. Let’s see what they can do!

And that’s all so far! It’s a short list I know, but I have no doubt that it will grow bigger after the first batch of new series starts coming out. These are just the few that got me interested based on the synopsis and posters alone. Will they all end up working? Probably not, but the joy of anime seasons is seeing what you get, it’s like a booster pack of television! I look forward to what Winter 2019 shapes up to be!



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