One last round-up style article before we really get underway for the year, I thought now is the opportune moment to talk about some anime that we think should be worth checking out at some point this year. This article will contain a few new titles, as well as a bunch of new series. We’ll tell you roughly when you can expect each of these series, but it’s hard to tell where each of these will turn up, so I can’t promise they’ll all appear on Crunchyroll. Right, with that introduction out of the way with, read on to see if your most anticipated anime of 2019 has made our list – and if not, come tell us!
Returning Anime in 2019
Let’s start by rounding up all of the anime that’ll be returning in 2019 that we believe will definitely be worth checking out.
One-Punch Man & Mob Psycho 100 (Season 2)
I’m gonna be cruel and put these two in the same entry, even though they are both fantastic for completely different reasons. Both series deserved a second series, which they’re getting and in the same year no less. If you’re unaware, One-Punch Man and Mob Psycho 100 are both written by the manga artist ONE. The guy has an incredibly unique style, which is distinctive enough that anyone could figure out it was his art! Nevertheless, One-Punch Man and Mob Psycho 100 are both great for completely different reasons – One-Punch Man for how funny, but oddly deep it can be and Mob Psycho 100 for how serious it is. The workings of ONE are super versatile, so go and check these out!
My Hero Academia (Season 4)
Anyone who knows me will know that this is one I’m genuinely excited for. I’ll be waiting for this one to come out, impatiently smacking my desk, followed by my wrist’s invisible watch in the interim. Come on, time’s-a-ticking! My Hero Academia is going to show us more of what has made us enamoured with it from start to finish, with a bunch of anime-exclusive characters to boot. I think I speak for everyone when we say we’re excited to see more ‘Buff TinTin, Mirio‘.
New Anime in 2019
Here are a couple of anime I spotted that I thought sounded like great fun, so keep your eyes out for these two at some point this year!
The Promised Neverland
Hoo yes!! If you’re a shounen horror fan, then this is, hopefully, gonna be a hell of ride! Taking place inside of an orphanage, these kids have what appears to be a pretty happy life. Whilst their real parents aren’t around any more, the kids are looked after and all appears to be great… However, looks can be deceiving. Check this one out, it’s coming out later this month – In fact, if you’ve got a Crunchyroll account, you can start to watch this from January 9th! Keep that in your diaries folks, I hope this is as good as it should be!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Bit of a trickier one to talk about this, but if you’re an avid manga reader, you’ve probably heard of this one. Demon Slayer has been well regarded since 2017, often making its way into must-read lists and hopefully the anime will fall into that must-see category. Featuring a demon slayer, unsurprisingly, this one is about a family that’s been beset by tragedy due to the death of all bar the brother and sister. The sister’s taken away and turned into a demon, but still displaying emotions often registered to humanity. A great plot device, a simple story and the artwork looks pretty sweet for this one. Check it out if you can – Coming around April this year!
Uncertain in 2019
I wanted to give a quick nod to this one, as last Saturday (29/12/2018) was the last Goblin Slayer episode to air… And that was the end of the series. That was it. Sorry folks, it’s over. But one thing it did mention was that Goblin Slayer would return. It didn’t mention any time as to when it’d return, so as of right now, folks who watched last week’s episode will have an anime void in their hearts. Don’t worry though, I’m sure it’ll be back before too long! This brutal anime went down a storm, tapping into a market that’s been yearning for a series that could potentially rival Berserk for how gruesome it was. Perhaps not quite as dark as Berserk, it certainly got damn close at times!
That’s it for 2019 in anime from us – I think this is quite an exciting year for anime in all fairness. I hope most of, if not all of these, will be available for us here in the UK to watch on Crunchyroll. However, if it’s not, I can only hope Netflix or another big provider can easily share them with us. But what about you? Did any of the above anime intrigue you at all, or are you not interested in any of the above series? As ever, share your thoughts and opinions with us in the comments below, or over on Facebook and Twitter.