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Awesome Anime Series to Look for in 2018!

Angolmois

Angolmois is a 13th century samurai saga period piece adapted from the bloody historical manga Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki. In this adaptation portions of Asia are being conquered by the Mongol Empire. Feuding samurai clans must band together to defend against their neighboring invaders.

Island

In this dystopian world the survivors of the island of Urashima are cut off from the mainland after the breakout of a deadly disease. Three families that inhabit the island are struggling to maintain control of the people of Urashima. A mysterious stranger, suffering from amnesia, washes ashore and finds adventure, romance and tragedy. The anime is being adapted from a visual novel game released for Windows PCs in 2016.

Attack on Titan: Season 3

Eren Yeager and the high flying members of the Survey Corps remain hell bent on protecting mankind’s last stronghold from the race of monstrous giants, the Titans. Season 3 is scheduled to be released in July 2018. For those who can’t get enough of this popular series Attack on Titan Season 2 will be compiled into a movie “The Roar of the Awakening” with a release date of January 13, 2018.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments

This is the third installment of the The Seven Deadly Sins, but is being billed as the true follow up to Season 1 of the Netflix original medieval fantasy. Netflix followed up the 24 episode Season 1 with a 4 episode arc, “Signs of Holy War”. Once again we will be able to follow Sir Meliodas and his disgraced order of magic-wielding knights as they reunite to save the kingdom from tyrannical rulers.




 

ReLife: OVA

Based on the manga by the same name, this series focuses on Arata Kaizaki, a 27 year-old man, who takes an experimental drug that makes him appear ten years younger. After returning to high school he struggles to adjust, but finds a greater understanding of himself. The initial anime adaptation of ReLife ran for 13 episodes. Four additional episodes will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD in March 2018.

Devilman: Crybaby

Once again Netflix delivers a popular manga adaptation.  Devilman Crybaby is the story of a teenage boy,  Akira Fudo, who is possessed by a demonic spirit. Coupled with this demon, Akira is trying to prevent the demon realm from reclaiming earth. The 10 episode series will focus on the struggle the boy has with carrying out the demon’s will and remaining himself.

A.I.C.O. Incarnation

A.I.C.O. Incarnation is a near-future bio science fiction premiering on Netflix.  Aiko Tachibana is a 15 year old girl who lost her parents during an artificial life experiment. She learns that she must stop the spread substance called “Matter.” Apparently Aiko is the key to saving humanity and she must return to the sight where her parents were killed to solve the mystery.

Stein’s Gate 0

An adaptation from a popular visual novel popular on the Playstation in 2015, this mind-bending series initially was adapted to anime in 2011. The original series ran for 25 episodes. In 2015, an alternate of version of episode 23 was released as a prequel to Stein’s Gate 0. Time travel is the MacGuffin in this series. It will be interesting to see if they tie the original anime series and the popular Playstation video game into the 2018 adaptation. Can’t wait for the anime reviews for this one.

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