Sci-fi & Seinen Anime - Winter 2018: Time Travel, Mecha, Horror Stories, Robots, & Devils? Awesome!! [Updated With Newly Announced Anime!]

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Welcome to all of the Sci-fi & Seinen anime that are coming for Winter 2018! What we have done here at Honey's Anime is prepared a preview of these shows for you, the readers, and if you want to know more about the show, then be sure to check out the database page listed beneath each show. Note: The order is a ranking of the order in which we here at Honey's Anime want to watch these shows starting from the one we want to see the most at #1. There is also a special show at the bottom of this page that was announced after the Honey's Anime staff voted. Be sure to check it out too and see if you will like it!

If you would prefer to see them in no specific order, please check out the winter chart here

1. Kokkoku

  • Genres: Seinen, Psychological, Drama, Mystery
  • Air Date: January 8 2018

The eternal time of 6:59 is beginning…

The ability to freeze time has been handed down from generation to generation within the Yukawa family.

Using this ability to “freeze time,” people are able to enter into a paused world where everything in creation has stopped; frozen in time. One day, the nephew and brother of the main character, Juri, are kidnapped. In order to save them, she inevitably needs to use the freeze time ability. When she does, she is assaulted by other humans who should not exist here also able to move within this paused world. These people belong to an organization called “Shinjun Jitsuai Kai” who revere the power to freeze time. Circulating a stone between them that is necessary to use “freeze time,” the mysteries of this paused world as well as the mysteries of the Yukawa family will steadily be clarified one by one.

Kokkoku Official PV

2. Darling in the FRANXX

  • Genres: Sci-fi, Mecha, Fantasy
  • Air Date: January 13 2018

They had dreams. Their dream was to be able to fly in the sky one day. Even though they knew they had no idea that the sky beyond the glass that surrounded them was much further than they thought.
The far future. A Fortified moving city known as “Plantation” was constructed and it moves across a landscape in ruin. There, the praises of civilization were sung.

Within this “plantation” exists a facility for raising pilots known as Mistilteinn. Called “the birdcage” it is where children live. They know nothing about the outside world. They do not know a free sky. The only mission that they are taught about is to fight...

Their enemies are “Kyouryuu.” They are giant living creatures shrouded in mystery. In order to face these enemies that they have never seen, the children spur each other on in robots known as “FranXX.” By riding one, they believe that they can prove their own existence.

There is a boy referred to as a “former prodigy.” His code number is 016 and his name is Hiro. Now, though, he is a dropout. Hiro’s existence is now considered “not essential.” It is said that if you cannot ride a FranXX, then you might as well not exist.

One day, right before his very eyes, a mysterious girl known as ZeroTwo appears in front of him. Two captivating horns protrude from her forehead as she says, “I’ve found you, my darling.”

Darling in the FRANXX Official PV

3. Beatless

  • Genres: Sci-fi, Action, Romance
  • Air Date: January 13 2018

Beatless is set in a world where society has more or less left everything in the hands of hIE or Humanoid Robots. One day, 17-year-old Arato Endou encounters Lacia, an android, and an ownership contract is exchanged between the two of them.

At first glance, she looks just like a human being. She is one of five androids known as those who could bring about the downfall of humanity itself and each has the knowledge to surpass human knowledge itself. The AI that they possess is so incredibly high spec, that their abilities would shock the world if they were found out.

These five machines have their own raison d'être and significance, and begin to fight each other hoping to take on another’s ability. Adults can merely watch on as the androids fight, however, youth are able to try and acquaint themselves with a new relationship with these androids.

A choice for the future and searching for the answer to a relationship between human and machine.

What will connect the human world with machines that have evolved too much?

In an age where everything has become too convenient, now, what is necessary and what is important?

In his unique encounter with the android Lacia who has evolved far beyond expectations, he searches for a choice for the future as well as what the answer is for a connection between human and machine.

Beatless Official PV

4. DEVILMAN Crybaby

  • Genres: Horror, Action
  • Air Date: January 5 2018

Still, no one knows what a true devil is…

Akira Fudou is a crybaby high school student. After reconnecting with his childhood friend Ryou Asuka, he is invited to a dangerous party.

There Akira sees something… He sees people who change into demons.

And then, he himself changes as well…

DEVILMAN Crybaby Official PV

5. Junji Itou Collection

  • Genres: Seinen, Horror
  • Air Date: January 5 2018

Within this story created by director Shinobu Tagashira, you will find, Fuchi from Fashion Model, Tooru Oshikiri from Oshikiri Idan, Tomie from the Tomie series, Souichi from the Souichi series, The Intersection Bishounen from Shibito no Koi Wazurai, and Yuko from Slug Girl.
Are these episodes really going to be permitted to be broadcast? If they were to be broadcast, exactly what order would it be in? Who is going to play what roles?

Junji Itou Collection Official PV

Special: A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-

  • Genres: Sci-fi, Action
  • Air Date: March 9 2018

The year is 2035. The place is Japan in the near future. Due to a large accident known as “Burst” that occurred with an artificial organism that was under research, the artificial organism known simply as “matter” ran wild covering the entire Kurabe Gorge in Toyama Prefecture. Praises were sung about this research city that was considered to be “the land of hope” for humanity, and now, the government has sealed off all access.
Two years later.

Aico Tachibana is a 15-year-old girl who lost her family in Burst, who has been told an unbelievable truth by a new transfer student named Yuuya Kanzaki. It was that there is a secret hidden within her own body that even she did not know about! The key to unlocking it is located in the center of the Burst area known as “Primary Point”. What new truth will be unlocked when this girl and boy, burdened with the future of humanity, meet?

A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- Official PV

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