Winter 2017 Anime Guide
The year in anime has gotten off to an exciting start—and this season features anime adaptations of some of your favorite Kodansha Comics manga! Here’s your cheat sheet for what and where to watch this season.
We also invite you to watch anime with us! This season’s Kodansha Comics Anime Club title is Interviews with Monster Girls. All you have to do is jump on Twitter every Monday night at 9 p.m. ET and follow our livetweet or share your own reactions to the episode using #KCAnimeClub.
Fated meetings can happen suddenly. When awkward, social media obsessed loner Yuu Haruna moves into a new town, he meets a strange girl who doesn't even have a cell phone. The girl, Fuuka, seems to have a strange allure that draws people to her, very much like a summer breeze. Looks like Yuu has been caught up in one wild, musically inspired love story!
Interviews with Monster Girls
MANGA Volumes 1-2 available (digital and print)
ANIME Streaming on Crunchyroll every Saturday
High school Biology teacher Tetsuo Takahashi has always wanted to meet a “demi-human.” These supernatural citizens live, work, and study among normal people, but each has their own unique difficulties. Tetsuo is in over his head when he finds himself teaching at a school with four “demi” girls: a vampire, a dullahan, a snow woman, and a succubus! Now they have the chance to learn from each other, but getting through high school may prove to be a monstrous task for these spirited girls!
Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
MANGA Volume 1 available (digital only), May 2017 (print)
ANIME Streaming on Crunchyroll every Friday
Descending Stories Season 2 picks up some years after the first season (also on Crunchyroll) of Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju’s ending. The hapless but hardworking Yotaro has finally been promoted to the master level of rakugo performing, but still struggles to understand and carry on the legacy of his ineffable teacher, Yakumo Yurakutei VIII. He’s also concerned with helping Konatsu, the daughter of Yakumo’s late rival and friend, raise her infant son. The fate of the rakugo legacy is on the shoulders of this unlikely family!