2018 in anime

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Events in 2018 in anime.

Releases[edit]

Films[edit]

A list of anime that debuted in theaters between January 1 and December 31, 2018.

Release date Title Studio Director Running time (minutes) Notes Ref
January 13 Attack on Titan: The Roar Awakening Wit Studio Tetsurō Araki
Masashi Koizuka
February 10 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Rebellion Path Sunrise Goro Taniguchi
February 24 Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms P.A.Works Mari Okada 115
March 3 Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple Bones Takuya Igarashi
March 3 Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island Shin-Ei Animation Kazuaki Imai 108
April 13 Crayon Shin-chan: Burst Serving! Kung Fu Boys ~Ramen Rebellion~ Wataru Takahashi
April 13 Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer TMS Entertainment Yuzuru Tachikawa
April 21 Liz and the Blue Bird Kyoto Animation Naoko Yamada
May 5 Digimon Adventure tri. Future Toei Animation Keitaro Motonaga
May 18 Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle
May 26 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Imperial Path Sunrise Goro Taniguchi
July 13 Pokémon the Movie: Everyone's Story OLM
Wit Studio
Tetsuo Yajima
July 20 Mirai of the Future Studio Chizu Mamoru Hosoda
August 17 Penguin Highway Studio Colorido Hiroyasu Ishida
August 24 Modest Heroes Studio Ponoc Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Yoshiyuki Momose
Akihiko Yamashita
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August 25 Non Non Biyori Vacation Silver Link Shin'ya Kawatsura

Television series[edit]

A list of anime television series that debuted between January 1 and December 31, 2018.

First run start and end dates Title Episodes Studio Director Alternate title Ref
January 2March 27 A Place Further than the Universe 13 Madhouse Atsuko Ishizuka Sora Yorimo Tōi Basho
January 4March 22 Laid-Back Camp 12 C-Station Yoshiaki Kyōgoku Yurucamp
January 4March 22 Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles 12 Studio Gokumi
AXsiZ
Kenji Seto Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
January 5March 23 Junji Ito Collection 12 Studio Deen Shinobu Tagashira [1]
January 5June 22 Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko 24 Studio Gokumi Kodai Kakimoto
January 6June 23 Record of Grancrest War 24 A-1 Pictures Mamoru Hatakeyama Grancrest Senki
January 6March 25 Slow Start 12 A-1 Pictures Hiroyuki Hashimoto [2]
January 6March 24 Sanrio Boys 12 Pierrot Masashi Kudō [3]
January 6March 24 Citrus 12 Passione Takeo Takahashi
January 7March 25 Pop Team Epic 12 Kamikaze Douga Jun Aoki
Aoi Umeki
Poptepipic [4]
January 7March 25 Kokkoku: Moment by Moment 12 Geno Studio Yoshimitsu Ohashi
January 7March 25 Mitsuboshi Colors 12 Silver Link Tomoyuki Kawamura
January 7June 10 Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card 22 Madhouse Morio Asaka
January 7March 25 School Babysitters 12 Brain's Base Shūsei Morishita Gakuen Babysitters
January 7March 25 Zoku Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru 12 Doga Kobo Tomoaki Koshida
January 7May 19 IDOLiSH7 17 Troyca Makoto Bessho
January 8March 26 Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san 12 Shin-Ei Animation Hiroaki Akagi
January 8March 26 The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! 12 Project No.9 Shinsuke Yanagi Ryūō no Oshigoto!
January 8January 18 Basilisk: The Ōka Ninja Scrolls 24 Seven Arcs Pictures Junji Nishimura
January 8June 25 Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line 25 TMS/8PAN Osamu Nabeshima
January 8March 26 Gintama. Shirogane no Tamashii-hen 12 Sunrise Chizuru Miyawaki
January 9April 3 Overlord (season 2) 12 Madhouse Naoyuki Ito
January 10March 28 Dame×Prince Anime Caravan 12 Studio Flad Makoto Hoshino
January 10April 5 Violet Evergarden 13 Kyoto Animation Taichi Ishidate
January 11March 29 Takunomi. 12 Production IMS Tomoki Kobayashi
January 11March 30 After the Rain 12 Wit Studio Ayumu Watanabe Koi wa Ameagari no You ni
January 11 Märchen Mädchen 12 Hoods Entertainment Hisashi Saito (Chief ADR)
Shigeru Ueda
January 11March 29 Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody 12 Silver Link
Connect
Shin Ōnuma Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyōsōkyoku
January 11March 29 How to Keep a Mummy 12 8-Bit Kaori Miira no Kaikata
January 12 Beatless 24 Diomedéa Seiji Mizushima
January 12March 30 Hakumei and Mikochi 12 Lerche Masaomi Ando Hakumei to Mikochi
January 12March 30 Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens 12 Satelight Keiji Yasuda
January 12March 30 Dagashi Kashi 2 12 Tezuka Productions Satoshi Kuwabara
January 12 Hakyū Hōshin Engi 23 C-Station Masahiro Aizawa
January 13 Darling in the Franxx 24 Atsushi Nishigori
January 13March 31 Killing Bites 12 Liden Films Yasuto Nishikata
January 13June 30 The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments 24 A-1 Pictures Takeshi Furuta Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu
January 17June 27 The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (season 2) 24 J.C.Staff
Egg Firm
Hiroaki Sakurai Saiki Kusuo no Sai-nan
January 26March 30 Seven Heavenly Virtues 10 Bridge Shinji Ishihara Nanatsu no Bitoku
January 27April 1 Fate/Extra Last Encore 10 Shaft
February 4 Hugtto! PreCure Toei Animation Junichi Sato
Akifumi Zako
April 1 GeGeGe no Kitarō Toei Animation Kōji Ogawa
April 1June 18 Uma Musume Pretty Derby 13 P.A.Works Kei Oikawa
April 2 Beyblade Burst Chōzetsu OLM Katsuhito Akiyama
April 2 Captain Tsubasa David Production Toshiyuki Kato
April 2June 18 Magical Girl Ore 12 Pierrot+ Itsuro Kawasaki
April 2 Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi 26 Gonzo Yoshiki Okuda
April 2June 18 Omae wa Mada Gunma o Shiranai 12 Mankyū
April 3 Gundam Build Divers Sunrise Shinya Watada
April 3June 26 Space Battleship Tiramisu Gonzo Hiroshi Ikehata Uchū Senkan Tiramisu
April 3June 20 Tachibanakan To Lie Angle 12 Creators in Pack
Studio Lings
Hisayoshi Hirasawa
April 3June 26 The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Kaikō 12 Production I.G Shunsuke Tada
April 3June 19 Tokyo Ghoul:re 12 Pierrot Odahiro Watanabe
April 4June 20 Alice or Alice 12 EMT Squared Kōsuke Kobayashi
April 4 Jūshinki Pandora 26 Satelight Hidekazu Sato
April 4 Lupin the Third Part 5 24 Telecom Animation Film Kazuhide Tomonaga
April 4June 20 Real Girl 12 Hoods Entertainment Takashi Naoya
April 5 Aikatsu Friends! BN Pictures Tatsuya Igarashi
April 5June 21 Comic Girls 12 Nexus Yoshinobu Tokumoto
April 5June 28 Tada Never Falls in Love 13 Doga Kobo Mitsue Yamazaki Tada-kun wa Koi o Shinai
April 5June 21 Dances with the Dragons 12 Seven Arcs Pictures Hiroshi Nishikori (chief director)
Hirokazu Hanai
Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryū to Odoru: Dances with the Dragons
April 6 Akkun to Kanojo Yumeta Company Shin Katagai
April 6June 22 Gurazeni 12 Studio Deen Ayumu Watanabe
April 6June 22 Hinamatsuri 12 Feel Kei Oikawa
April 6 Inazuma Eleven: Ares no Tenbin OLM Akihiro Hino
Yumi Kamakura
April 6June 23 Lostorage conflated WIXOSS 12 J.C.Staff Risako Yoshida
April 6June 23 Magical Girl Site 12 Production doA Tadahito Matsubayashi Mahō Shōjo Site
April 6June 29 Megalo Box 13 TMS Entertainment You Moriyama
April 7June 23 Amanchu! Advance 12 J.C.Staff Junichi Sato
Ken'ichi Kasai
April 7 My Hero Academia (season 3) 25 Bones Kenji Nagasaki Boku no Hero Academia
April 7June 23 Devils' Line 12 Platinum Vision Yoshinobu Tokumoto
April 7 Major 2nd NHK Enterprises Ayumu Watanabe
April 7 Nobunaga no Shinobi: Anegawa Ishiyama-hen TMS Entertainment Akitaro Daichi
April 8June 24 Caligula 12 Satelight Jun'ichi Wada
April 8June 24 Cutie Honey Universe 12 Production Reed Akitoshi Yokoyama
April 8July 1 Hozuki's Coolheadedness (season 2) 13 Studio Deen Kazuhiro Yoneda
April 8 Kiratto Pri Chan Tatsunoko Production
DongWoo A&E
Hiroshi Ikehata
April 8June 24 Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan 12 Zero-G Masahiro Takata
April 8 Persona 5: The Animation 24 A-1 Pictures Masashi Ishihama
April 8June 30 Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online 12 3Hz Masayuki Sakoi
April 8 Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei! Madhouse
DLE
Mitsuyuki Masuhara
April 9July 2 Cute High Earth Defence Club HAPPY KISS Studio Comet Shinji Takamatsu
April 9 Fumikiri Jikan 12 Ekachi Epilka Yoshio Suzuki
April 9June 25 Golden Kamuy 12 Geno Studio Hitoshi Nanba
April 9July 2 Piano no Mori 12 Gainax Gaku Nakatani The Piano Forest
April 10July 3 High School DxD Hero 13 Passione Yoshifumi Sueda
April 10June 26 Ladyspo 12 Hiroshi Kimura
April 10June 26 Rokuhōdō Yotsuiro Biyori 12 Zexcs Tomomi Kamiya
April 11 Steins;Gate 0 White Fox Kenichi Kawamura
April 12June 28 Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari 12 Silver Link Masaru Takahashi
April 12June 28 Last Period 12 J.C.Staff Yoshiaki Iwasaki
April 13June 29 Doreiku 12 Zero-G
TNK
Ryōichi Kuraya
April 13 Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory 12 Xebec Katsuichi Nakayama
April 13June 29 Hisone to Masotan 12 Bones Shinji Higuchi
Hiroshi Kobayashi
April 13 Isekai Izakaya "Nobu" Sunrise Katsumi Ono
April 13June 22 Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku 11 A-1 Pictures Yoshimasa Hiraike Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
June 2July 7 FLCL Progressive 6 Production I.G Katsuyuki Motohiro
July 1 Hanebad! Liden Films Shinpei Ezaki
July 1 Island Feel Keiichiro Kawaguchi
July 2 Encouragement of Climb (season 3) 8-Bit Yama no Susume
July 3 Back Street Girls J.C.Staff Chiaki Kon
July 3 The Thousand Musketeers 12 TMS Entertainment Ken'ichi Kasai Senjūshi
July 5 100 Sleeping Princes and the Kingdom of Dreams Project No.9 Yukina Hiiro Yume Ōkoku to Nemureru 100-Nin no Ōji-sama
July 5 Banana Fish 24 MAPPA Hiroko Utsumi
July 5 How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Ajia-do Animation Works Yūta Murano Isekai Maō to Shōkan Shōjo no Dorei Majutsu
July 5 Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou Silver Link Shin Ōnuma
Mirai Minato
Sunohara-sō no Kanrinin-san
July 5 Shichisei no Subaru Lerche Yoshito Nishouji
July 6 Angels of Death 16 J.C.Staff Satsuriku no Tenshi
July 6 Chio's School Road Diomedéa Takayuki Inagaki Chio-chan no Tsūgakuro
July 6 Harukana Receive C2C Toshiyuki Kubooka
July 6 Ongaku Shōjo Studio Deen Yukio Nishimoto
July 7 Cells at Work! 13 David Production Kenichi Suzuki Hataraku Saibō
July 7 Oshiete Mahō no Pendulum: Rilu Rilu Fairilu Studio Deen Chisei Maeda
July 7 The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar EMT Squared Kōsuke Kobayashi Hyakuren no Haō to Seiyaku no Valkyria
July 7 Zoids Wild OLM Norihiko Sudō
July 8 Asobi Asobase Lerche Seiji Kishi
July 8 Planet With J.C.Staff Youhei Suzuki
July 9 Dropkick on My Devil! Nomad Hikaru Sato Jashin-chan Dropkick
July 9 Kyōto Teramachi Sanjō no Holmes Seven Noriyoshi Sasaki
July 9 Phantom in the Twilight Liden Films Kunihiro Mori
July 10 Angolmois: Genkō Kassen-ki NAZ Takayuki Kuriyama
July 10 Overlord (season 3) 13 Madhouse Naoyuki Ito
July 11 Free! (season 3) Kyoto Animation
Animation Do
July 12 Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight Kinema Citrus Tomohiro Furukawa
July 12 Sirius the Jaeger P.A.Works Masahiro Ando
July 13 Grand Blue Zero-G Shinji Takamatsu
July 13 Happy Sugar Life Ezo'la Keizou Kusakawa
Nobuyoshi Nagayama
July 13 High Score Girl J.C.Staff Yoshiki Yamakawa
July 13 Lord of Vermilion Asread
Tear Studio
Eiji Suganuma
July 14 Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs Xebec Tsuyoshi Nagasawa Yuragi-sō no Yūna-san
July 22 Attack on Titan (season 3) 24 Wit Studio Masashi Koizuka Shingeki no Kyojin
July 22 Tsukumogami Kashimasu Telecom Animation Film Masahiko Murata
August 3 Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation Muhyo to Roji no Mahōritsu Sōdan Jimusho
September 8 FLCL Alternative 6 Production I.G
NUT
Revoroot
Katsuyuki Motohiro
October A Certain Magical Index (season 3) J.C.Staff Hiroshi Nishikiori Toaru Majutsu no Index
October Akanesasu Shōjo Dandelion Animation Studio
Jūmonji
Jin Tamamura
Yūichi Abe
October Anima Yell! Doga Kobo Masako Sato
October As Miss Beelzebub Likes Liden Films Minato Kazuto Beelzebub-jō no Okinimesu Mama.
October Bloom Into You Troyca Makoto Katō Yagate Kimi ni Naru
October Boarding School Juliet Liden Films Seiki Takuno Kishuku Gakkō no Juliet
October Conception: Ore no Kodomo o Undekure! Gonzo Keitaro Motonaga
October Double Decker! Doug & Kirill Sunrise Joji Furuta
October Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san DLE Owl Todoroki
October Gakuen Basara Brain's Base
October Goblin Slayer White Fox
October Gurazeni (season 2) Studio Deen Ayumu Watanabe
October Han-Gyaku-Sei Million Arthur J.C.Staff Mitsutoshi Satou
October Hinomaru Zumō Gonzo Kōnosuke Uda
Yasutaka Yamamoto
October Iroduku Sekai no Ashita kara P.A.Works Toshiya Shinohara
October JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken Ōgon no Kaze
October Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru Production I.G Kazuya Nomura Feel the Wind
October Merc Storia Encourage Films Fumitoshi Oizaki
October Ore ga Suki nano wa Imōto dakedo Imōto ja nai NAZ
Magia Doraglier
Hiroyuki Furukawa
October Release the Spyce Lay-duce Yō Satō
October Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume o Minai
October Senran Kagura (season 2) TNK Tetsuya Yanagisawa
October Sora to Umi no Aida TMS Entertainment Atsushi Nigorikawa
October Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Xebec Nobuyoshi Habara Uchū Senkan Yamato 22-2
October SSSS.Gridman Studio Trigger Akira Amemiya
October Sword Art Online: Alicization A-1 Pictures Manabu Ono
October That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 8-Bit Yasuhito Kikuchi Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
October Tokyo Ghoul:re (season 2) Pierrot
October Tonari no Kyūketsuki-san Studio Gokumi
AXsiZ
Noriyaki Akitaya
October Tsurune Kyoto Animation Takuya Yamamura
October Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru! Doga Kobo Masahiko Ohta
October Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc to Renkin no Kishi AXsiZ Shin Itagaki
October Zombieland Saga MAPPA
TBA YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World Feel

Original net animations[edit]

A list of original net animations that debuted between January 1 and December 31, 2018.

First run start and end dates Title Episodes Studio Director Alternate title Ref
January 5 Devilman Crybaby 10 Science Saru Masaaki Yuasa
January 9 Kaiju Girls (season 2) 12 Studio Puyukai
Medicrie
Minoru Ashina
Junichi Inaba
March 2 B the Beginning 12 Production I.G Kazuto Nakazawa
Yoshiki Yamakawa
March 9 A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- 12 Bones Kazuya Murata
March 23 Sword Gai: The Animation 12 LandQ Studios
DLE
Production I.G
Takahiro Ikezoe
Tomohito Naka
March 31 Lost Song 12 Liden Films
Dwango
Junpei Morita
April 20 Aggretsuko 10 Fanworks Rarecho Aggressive Retsuko
July 4 Calamity of the Zombie Girl Gonzo
Stingray
Hideaki Iwami Aru Zombie Shōjo no Sainan

Original video animations[edit]

A list of original video animations that debuted between January 1 and December 31, 2018.

First run start and end dates Title Episodes Studio Director Alternate title Ref
March 28 The Testament of Sister New Devil Departures 1 Production IMS
June 9 Asagao to Kase-san Zexcs Takuya Satō
October 20 Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World: Memory Snow White Fox
November 9 Love and Lies 2 Liden Films


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Junji Ito 'Collection' Anime Sets Earlier January 5 Premiere". Anime News Network. November 7, 2017. Archived from the original on December 28, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Slow Start TV Anime's Visual, January Premiere Revealed". Anime News Network. July 31, 2017. Archived from the original on July 31, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Sanrio Boys TV Anime Reveals Visual, Winter 2018 Premiere". Anime News Network. February 2, 2017. Archived from the original on June 28, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Pop Team Epic Anime's Premiere Delayed 3 Months to January 2018". Anime News Network. August 10, 2017. Archived from the original on November 11, 2017. Retrieved November 2, 2017.