Anime I’m Most Looking Forward to in 2018

I made my Games I’m looking Forward to in 2018 post a few days ago, so now I’m going to be looking at exciting new anime coming out in 2018!

1. FLCL 2

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I watched FLCL on Cartoon Network waaaay back in the day.  I’m excited for this sequel series but being that it’s been so long, I’m worried it may not be as good as the original. But I shall be optimistic about it and I can’t wait to see it!

2. Sword Art Online: Alicization

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It’s been a while since that last season of SAO ended, so I’m ready for some fresh material.  This is a continuation of the previous season of SAO, however….

3. Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online

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I have not one SAO to look forward to this year, but TWO!  This is a retelling of the previous season.  I avoid spoilers so I have no idea what this one will be!  I’m hoping it may be more Sinon-focused since I really liked her, or maybe it will center on Asuna?  Either way, I shall surely be watching!

4. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Season IV

Anime I'm Most Looking Forward to in 2018 I made my Games I'm looking Forward to in 2018 post a few days ago, so now I'm going to be looking at exciting new anime coming out in 2018!

I’ve been closely watching all the new Sailor Moon releases, and I’ve been particularly looking forward to this one since this was one of my favorite seasons of the original.  I’m interested in the differences between this and the original anime, since thus far Crystal has been truer to the manga than the original anime was.  On a similar note, I’m looking forward to the new dubs of the final 2 seasons of the original anime.

5. Ghost in the Shell Shinsaku

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There is very little information about the upcoming Ghost in the Shell anime, except that it’s 99% certain that it’s actually going to happen.  I’ve been a long time fan of the franchise so I’m definitely looking forward to what end up coming out.

6. Yu Yu Hakusho Special

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It was recently announced that in honor of Yu Yu Hakusho’s anniversary, a new special anime would be released!  It may only be the length of a single episode, or maybe a movie.  There are very few details yet.  I’ve been watching YYH since I was really little so naturally I can’t wait to see what this one will be!

7. Grisaia: Phantom Trigger

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This is one of the few anime on my list that isn’t a sequel or continuation.  I’m generally a fan of the “girls with guns” genre, so it looks promising to me so far.  We’ll see when it actually comes out.

8. Evangelion 3.0+1.0

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Weird title aside, I’m interested in this one too. I’ve seen the previous three Evangelion films and I’m interested in how the story ends.  I really just want everything to end happily ever after! But this is Evangelion, so that is unlikely to happen.

9. Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card

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Another one from my childhood!  I just hope that when they dub it, it won’t be as terrible as the dub of the first series. Like seriously, I try to go back and watch it and it’s a fucking nightmare.  Even the redub from a couple years ago was terribad, and nowadays dubs are usually passable. Dubs nowadays are way better than they used to be.  It’s been years since I watched CCS so I’ll definitely need to brush up before watching this one.  I shall definitely be watching the original in all its subtitled glory.

10. Comic Girls

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Another one that is not a sequel.  It’s basically about a group of girls who draw manga who live in a dormitory… for some reason?  I think it looks cute so I’ll be giving it a look.

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