The winter 2015 season for anime has rolled around and there are a ton of shows old and new that are starting up! Let’s take a look at some anime that you definitely have to check out this season!

Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love!

Fans of the Magical Girl Genre, meet the new kids on the block [Diomedéa]
Fans of the Magical Girl Genre, meet the new kids on the block [Diomedéa]
Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! as it’s known to those in the English speaking world has been causing quite a stir on the internet- namely because it’s a mahou shoujo anime about mahou shounen. Yup, magical girls like Sailor Moon and Cutey Honey now have a series about boys to join their ranks, and fans are going wild. The story revolves around four boys in high school who are a part of the Earth Defense Club, or a club dedicated to doing absolutely nothing.

When a pink wombat comes to them at the bath house they always frequent after school and asks them to help him save the world, they are weirded out and initially refuse but the son of the bath house’s owner chases the wombat away after trying to play with it. The next day the four of them find that they have become five when the wombat gives them all a bracelet to transform with and declares them the Battle Lovers who will protect the world.

Licensed by Funimation! in the US, this anime doesn’t promise to be anything other than some light fun, but for fans who’ve been wanting to see the boys transform and help save the world it’s been a long time coming.

Kamisama Kiss, Season 2

Season One was a surprise hit, will season two live up to the hype? [TMS Entertainment]
Another anime to look out for this season is the second season of the surprise hit Kamisama Kiss. Directed by Akitaro Daichi, the man behind favorites such as Fruits Basket and Tsukikage Ran and produced by prolific studio TMS Entertainment, the anime drew comparisons to Fruits Basket and the romance in Inuyasha due to the protagonist being a young girl (Nanami) who finds herself thrown into a curious situation- she’s now the caretaker of a shrine and the new god of the area.

On top of that, she has to deal with Tomoe, a fox yokai who is as mysterious as he is charming. But love between human and yokai is forbidden, so how will the two overcome this to be together? Season One covered Nanami coming to terms with her powers and her blossoming romance, so fans of the previous season should look forward to the drama that will continue as the two try to find a way to be together.

Licensed by Funimation!, Kamisama Kiss is the shoujo romance that fans of the genre have been craving.

Durarara!! x2

The people of Ikebukuro are back in full force for season 2! [Shuka]
Durarara captured the hearts and imaginations of viewers back in 2010 when it first debuted. Viewers fell in love during the first season as the lives of multiple different people living in the Ikebukuro neighborhood found their lives becoming intertwined through a series of fateful encounters. The series was polarizing though- viewers either fell in love with the various characters and themes of violence and mystery or were turned off by it, but no one can deny the draw that this series has. Season 2 promises to tell the story starting six months after the original season, and if the reception of the first episode proves to be true, we are in for yet another wild ride with Celty.

Licensed by Aniplex of America, if you like supernatural shounen this is the series for you!

 Tokyo Ghoul ?A

Tokyo Ghoul was one of the more popular series of Summer 2014- will interest remain as high? [Pierrot]
Tokyo Ghoul was one of the more popular series of Summer 2014- will interest remain as high? [Pierrot]

The first season of Tokyo Ghoul premiered this past summer and ended on the same day that the final volume of the manga was published. The story follows Ken Kaneki, a quiet and bookish man who becomes the first ever Ghoul-human hybrid in this alternate universe of Tokyo where people live in fear of monsters called Ghouls. This season takes departure from the manga though and becomes its own story, so fans of the series who have read the manga will be in for a different story than originally told. This anime is dark and messes with the viewers minds as it leaves one to question what makes the monster versus what makes the man, and I can’t wait to see where Ishida Sui takes us this time around.

Tokyo Ghoul is licensed by Funimation! and will lead viewers down a dark and twisted road.

Winter 2015 has many other series that might pique your interest, including Kuroko no Basket Season 3, Sengoku Musou, and Yoru no Yatterman, and I highly recommend that you all get out there and find a new show to fall in love with- or one that continues to bring you joy!

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