Welcome back to Anime Horrors! Anime has more niche genres than any other art form in the world; due to how many sub-genres there are, it can a little difficult for newcomers (and even anime veterans) to find new shows. That said there are a lot of awesome horror and sci-fi anime coming out in 2019 that you absolutely don’t want to miss.
Without further delay, here are ten anime you need to check out in the new year!
Boogiepop and Others
In this world, Boogiepop is said to be a Shinigami that can release people from their suffering. Following the disappearance of a number of people, a group of students realize something mysterious is at play, wondering if it’s the work of Boogiepop or something more. This anime looks to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original novel’s debut.
The Promised Neverland
Stories about orphans are supposed to be cheery right? At Grace Field House, life for the orphans is comfortable and happy, due in part to their kind “mama”. One day, orphans Emma and Norman go beyond the house gates and discover that all the orphans are actually livestock for demons; with only a short amount of time on their side, the kids will have to do everything they can to escape.
Daisuke Toujima, a student who was abducted as a child, experiences a special phenomenon with his friends known as the “Shibuya Drift”. The group find themselves 300 years into the future having to survive an endless wilderness full of ruins and beings known as “Revisions” that pilot mechanical monsters. The story follows Daisuke and his friends as they search for a way back to their original time.
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka
For those who have been looking for darker magical girl anime (such as us viewers who love Madoka Magica), Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka looks to be ideal. Having saved humanity from horrific monsters, the show follows a group of magical girls who fight to stay alive against numerous threats. Looking to combine plenty of action with drama, this show looks to be an exhilarating emotional experience.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Need an anime that’s about some good ole demon hunting? In a world haunted by demons, young Tanjiro comes home one day to find his family slaughtered; his sister, the lone survivor, has also been turned into a demon. She still shows signs of human emotion and thought, however, and it becomes Tanjiro’s quest to fight the demons and turn his sister back into a whole human.
A Netflix original coming later this year, Ultraman is an adaptation of the 1967 Japanese show (with this version based off the 2011 manga). Shinjiro Hayata, upon discovering he has super human powers, learns his father was once Ultraman. It then becomes Shinjiro’s duty to help protect the Earth from invading aliens. This adaptation looks to be a superb blend of old school nostalgia with revamped animation; from pulse-pounding action to exhilarating drama, Ultraman looks to be one of the biggest releases of 2019.
Another Netflix original that looks to pack plenty of horror survival elements. After a meteorite hits the Earth, wiping out the entire planet, 7 Seeds focuses on five groups of young adults and their survival in this new world. Having awakened from cryogenic sleep, our characters will come face to face with the numerous struggles that await them in this existential sci-fi journey.
Alice in Deadly School
For those of you who enjoy shows such as School-Live!, here’s something for your zombie fix. When a zombie outbreak suddenly takes place, a group of schoolgirls must figure out how to survive while being trapped on the school’s roof. There’s sure to be plenty of gore to unfold as the girls are surrounded by danger and despair.
This show takes place in a world where people can spontaneously combust, becoming creatures known as “infernals”; there are also individuals though that have the ability to manipulate fire. The story’s protagonist, Shinra Kusakabe, has the power to wrap fire around his feet, and works with special force to fight the infernals. The supernatural action tale incorporates some mystery into the mix, as our protagonist looks to learn more about the magical fire that is causing people to suddenly combust.
Castlevania Season 3
So I’m taking a chance with this one here, but it wouldn’t be that big of a surprise if Castlevania were to come back in 2019. After the way season two ended there’s no telling just what is in store for season 3. With the death of Dracula and Carmilla planning her attack on humankind, Castlevania has plenty of thrills and chills for fans to dig their teeth into.
What anime are you most looking forward to in 2019?