Winter Anime 2014 Preview

  Winter Bicycle Snow Anime wallpapers

Fall was pretty dull this year so I’m glad for a new season. Not much to look forward to but new titles are always a good welcome.

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Gin no Saji 2

  • Genre: Comedy, School, Shounen, Slice of Life
  • Producer: A-1 Pictures
  • TV Station: Fuji TV
  • Director: Deai Kotomi
  • Writer: Kishimoto Taku
  • Will start in January 9, 2014
  • Number of episode: 11
Summary: Second season of Gin no Saji.
Thoughts: I enjoyed the first season and I’m glad it’s back for another season. I’m already wondering the possible themes they would be exploring this time around but either one it focuses on, it’ll surely be good.

Preview: None available


  • Genre: Action, Shounen, Supernatural
  • Producer: Bridge
  • TV Station: Tokyo MX
  • Director: Nobuhiro Kondo
  • Writer: Hiroshi Yamaguchi
  • Will start in January 5, 2014
  • Number of episode: TBA
Summary: Shio Ogura is a Japanese high school student, who is visiting Taiwan on a school trip when she is suddenly attacked by monsters. Agents known as “E-Gene Holders” from the government agency DOGOO also arrive, who wield weapons infused with the spirits of historical figures. Shio is revealed to also be an E-Gene Holder when the soul of Oda Nobunaga awakens after she tries to rescue a friend.
Thoughts: I like Oda Nobunaga so it’ll be interesting to see how this future fusion will work out.



  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Shounen
  • Producer: Bones
  • TV Station: Tokyo MX
  • Director: Tamura Kotarou
  • Writer: Akao Deko
  • Will start in January 5, 2014
  • Number of episode: TBA
Summary: At the boundary between this realm and another, there live eight million gods, dead spirits who serve the gods, and other assorted spirits who help and meddle in the affairs of humans. A sweet middle school girl named Hiyori Iki has been enduring bullying from her classmates, and she goes to the restroom by herself to cry. Scrawled on the bathroom wall is a phone number and the message, “I solve your troubles.”

After Hiyori calls the number, she encounters a homeless boy wearing a jersey who calls himself a god. The boy, named Yato, is rough, moody, lazy, and never listens to anyone’s wishes, but he had the power to be a god… that no one knew of.

Thoughts: The animation drew me in but really anticipating this because I heard the story won some decent awards.


Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta

  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
  • Producer: TMS
  • TV Station: Tokyo MX
  • Director: Suzuki Toshimasa
  • Writer: Yoshida Reiko, Inotsume Shinichi
  • Will start in January 6, 2014
  • Number of episode: TBA
Summary: This is a tale of a prince who lost everything leaves for a journey with no guarantee of returning to his hometown safely. With hatred and revenge in his mind, he met several people that taught him about friendship…and love.
Thoughts: Based on underrated film, it reminds me a lot of the nice 90s stuff so I’m in for some aviation goodness.


Wake Up Girls!

  • Genre: Music, Slice of Life
  • Producer: Ordet
  • TV Station: TV Tokyo
  • Director: Yutaka Yamamoto
  • Writer: Touko Machida
  • Will start in January 11, 2014
  • Number of episode: TBA
Summary: Green Leaves Entertainment is a tiny production company on the verge of going out of business in Sendai, the biggest city in Japan’s northeastern Tohoku region. The agency once managed the careers of magicians, photo idols, fortune-tellers, and other entertainers, but its last remaining client finally quit. In danger of having zero talent (literally), the president Tange hatches an idea of producing an idol group. On the brash president’s orders, the dissatisfied manager Matsuda heads out to scout raw talent. Matsuda makes a fateful encounter with a certain girl….
Thoughts: Reminds me so much of AKB0048 but I’m hoping that it’ll be able to execute better songs.

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