8 New Anime Series You Should Be Watching
Have you recently binged through every new anime series that’s been released in the past few years? Don’t worry – you’re not alone! Between the seemingly constant stream of new anime series, and their frequent (and lengthy) season run times, it can be hard to keep up with all the content out there. But don’t worry! We’ve rounded up nine new anime series that are coming soon that we think are definitely worth your time – or maybe even should have been given your time already! Here they are!
First stop: Tokyo
Tokyo is a sprawling city with a lot of different types of people. It’s also the setting for one of the newest anime series to come out this year, Tokyo Ghoul: Re, which follows Ken Kaneki as he lives a double life as both human and ghoul.
Tokyo has been home to many iconic manga series, but it also has its own unique flavor that will be brought to life by Tokyo Ghoul: Re when it premieres on April 3rd.
Second stop: Kyoto
Kyoto is the historical and cultural center of Japan, with a population of 1.6 million and an urban sprawl that rivals Tokyo’s. Kyoto has been the capital city for over one thousand years, and is the home to more than 100 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, most famously including Kyoto’s iconic Golden Pavilion.
Third stop: Okinawa
Okinawa is a subtropical island in the Pacific Ocean with a population of over 1.3 million people. This beautiful island has been popular with tourists for decades and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t want to visit it too! The subtropical climate means that Okinawa experiences milder temperatures all year round, so it’s perfect for a long holiday. There are many beautiful sights to see across the island and you’ll never be bored!
Fourth stop: Osaka
The fourth stop of the tour is Osaka. There are a few different places to visit during the day, but for this post we’re going to focus on one: Osaka Castle. The castle is known as being one of Japan’s Three Great Castles and it was where I had my favorite moment of the tour so far.
Fifth stop: Hiroshima
If you love to watch anime that takes place during wartime, Hiroshima is an excellent choice. The anime is based on the true story of a family who survives the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima during World War II. It’s a heart-wrenching story with plenty of compelling characters and drama.
The show offers a different perspective on the bombing and what it means for those who survived it.
Sixth stop: Fukuoka
Tokyo Ghoul starts out with an ambitious young man named Ken Kaneki, who barely survives a violent attack from a ghoul – one of the mysterious beings that feed on humans. He falls into a coma from the attack and wakes up with incredible new powers. His struggle to find his place in both human and ghoul society begins.
Tokyo Ghoul is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name by Sui Ishida. The series is about Ken Kaneki, who barely survives a brutal attack by a ghoul and becomes mixed-race, half-ghoul after undergoing surgery which was done to save his life.
Seventh stop: Sapporo
Set in the fictional Japanese city of Sapporo, this anime follows the life of a young girl with a passion for drums. Her dream is to someday become a professional drummer and when she discovers her hometown has its own all-female drumming group, she dreams of joining them. However, her father disagrees and forbids her from taking up music, so she must find a way to convince him to change his mind.
One day she meets someone who gives her the opportunity she’s been waiting for: if she can find five other girls who want to play drums with her, they’ll form their own drumming group and he’ll sponsor them.
Eighth stop: Nagoya
Kimi to Boku is a manga series written by Tadataka Kawasaki and illustrated by Shōko Kamitani. It tells the story of four friends from Nagoya who have known each other since childhood. The manga was originally serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine from November 2006 to May 2012, with the chapters collected into twenty-six tankōbon volumes.