Winter 2024 Anime releases: Solo Leveling key visual

Winter 2024 Anime releases: add watching more anime to your new year’s resolutions

These cold winter months are the perfect time to catch up on last year’s releases and to start curating your watchlist for the year to come. My highlight? We finally wrapped up Attack on Titan. I’ve also added Blue Lock’s Bachira to my ‘Favorite anime boys’ list. With that being said, it’s time to look ahead and find out which Winter 2024 anime releases are around the corner. As is the habit at BWeeb, this article is just a hand-picked selection, but you can go to Anichart or LiveChart for full lists and air times. Every synopsis only covers the first season to accommodate viewers who could be new to the series in an effort to remain spoiler free.

Winter 2024 anime releases – Week 1 (01/01-07/01)

Classroom of the Elite (Season 3)

Release date: 03/01/2024
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Psychological

Based on a light novel series with a manga adaptation. The Japanese government established the Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing School, instructing the generation that will support the country in the future. Students get a high degree of freedom to mimic real life. The protagonist is Kiyotaka, quiet, not good at making friends, and very intelligent. He is dumped in the class with the inferior students. After meeting his classmates, the situation changes as they start getting involved in some affairs. His dream of an ideal normal high school life is out of the window.

Winter 2024 Anime releases - Classroom of the elite

Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (2nd Stage)

Release date: 03/01/2024
Genre: Slice of Life, Romance, Comedy

Winter 2024 Anime releases - Tomozaki

Based on a light novel series with a manga adaptation. Tomozaki is the best Attack Families (a popular online fighting game) player, known by his nickname nanashi. He views everything as a video game, where top-tier games have a perfect balance between effort and reward. Real life is a trash game in that regard. When his classmate Aoi Hinami discovered that he is the famous nanashi, she is disappointed that he is such a loser in real life. She decides to help him, trying to convince him real life isn’t a trash game after all.

Chained Soldier

Release date: 04/01/2024
Genre: Action, Dark Fantasy, Ecchi

Based on a manga series. All over Japan gates have appeared that lead to the dimension Mato. The local monsters, known as Shuuki, have started attacking the earth. Mato is however also home to a resource referred to as Peach, granting females supernatural powers upon consumption. It’s the inevitable beginning of a matriarchy. In Chained Soldier we follow Yuuki Wakura, who just graduated high school. And Yuuki stumbles through one of those gates. He meets Kyouka Uzen, commander of the Demon Defence Force. Kyouka usually enslaves Shuuki and mounts them in combat, but given their dire situation she convinces Yuuki to let her enslave him instead. Yuuki eventually joins her squad and supports her dream of becoming Supreme Commander.

Chained Soldier

Delicious in Dungeon

Release date: 04/01/2024
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Delicious Dungeon - Winter 2024 Anime releases

Based on a manga series, taking place in a fantasy world where guilds raid dungeons in search of the mysterious Golden Kingdom. A group of 6, led by Laios, fail to slay a dragon.  After two members leave, only Laios, Chilchuck, and Marcille stay to mourn the loss of Laios’ sister, Falin. Bound by gratitude for Falin’s magical rescue, they decide to return to the dungeon to save her. But in true D&D fashion, they are faced with limited supplies. Laios ultimately proposes an interesting solution: eating dungeon monsters. Reluctantly, Chilchuck and Marcille agree, and continue their journey, guided by the experienced dungeon dweller Senshi.

MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES (Season 2)

Release date: 04/01//2024
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Based on a manga series, this story takes place in a magical world. Here a person’s position is determined by their power and magical skill. Protagonist Mash Burnedead is a young guy with close to no magical ability. If he wants to live a peaceful life, he needs to become a Divine Visionary. Only exceptional students from the Magic Academy are granted this title. Although he possesses no magic at all, he enrolls in this Academy, filled with determination to beat magic with muscles.

Mashle

My Instant Death Ability is Overpowered

Release date: 05/01/2024
Genre: Isekai

Winter 2024 Anime releases - My Instant Death Ability is overpowered

Based on a light novel series with a manga adaptation. A sage has summoned Yogiri Takatou’s school bus to another world. The sage tells the students that they will be trained as sages to fight demons. Only taking the gifted students and killing the adults for petty reasons, the sage shows her terrible nature. The rest of the students are simply left to die. Yogiri is looking for a way back together with his classmate Tomochika. But he is not a normal student, he has the ability to kill anything he wants – just by wishing for it.

A Sign of Affection

Release date: 06/01/2024
Genre: Romance, Slice of Life

Based on a manga series. Protagonist Yuki has been deaf all her life and has been communicating with sign language and her phone. But when she’s approached by a tourist asking for directions, she almost starts to panic as she’s not used to English. The handsome Itsuomi steps in and saves the day. He’s very charismatic and can speak three languages, but isn’t used to having a deaf friend. Immediately drawn to each other, they agree to go on a date.

A Sign of Affection

The Dangers in My Heart (Season 2)

Release date: 06/01/2024
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Slice Of Life

The Dangers in My Heart

Based on a manga series, we follow Kyotaro Ichikawa. He is a loner at school and daydreams about murdering his classmates, reads encyclopaedic entries about murder and loves learning about human anatomy. His main target is “class idol” Anna Yamada. When he learns that she is rather quirky herself, they become more and more friendly.

The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic

Release date: 06/01/2024
Genre: Isekai

Based on a light novel series with a manga adaptation. Usato’s life is turned upside-down when he’s suddenly dropped into another world together with two fellow students. Turns out they were summoned there by accident, but things start looking up again when he discovers he’s got a real knack for healing magic. He starts to train beyond human limitations, unlocking absurd strength and stamina.

The Wrong Way to use Healing Magic

Tales of Wedding Rings

Release date: 06/01/2024
Genre: Romantic, Isekai

Winter 2024 Anime releases - Tales of Wedding Rings

Based on a manga series. Protagonist Satou is in love with his best friend Hime. But Hime comes from another world, and one day she is summoned back home to get married. Satou blindly follows her, determined to crash the wedding. He kisses Hime and suddenly becomes the new groom. But in this realm Hime is a Ring Princess, making him now the Ring King.

Solo Leveling

Release date: 07/01/2024
Genre: Action, Fantasy

Personally, my most anticipated 2024 anime. What makes it even better is that the OST is sung by one of my favorite groups (please look forward to LEveL by TXT on Jan 24th!). Solo leveling is based on a South Korean web novel with a manhwa adaptation. Next to the anime adaptation, a video game and live action drama are also in the works. There’s still some controversy over whether the original Korean names and locations will be used, or rather the controversial Japanese translation. Given the sensitive history between both countries, the unnecessary localization of the Korean novel raises a lot of eyebrows.

Solo Leveling takes place in a world where so-called hunters, humans with supernatural abilities, must fight monsters to protect humankind. Sung Jinwoo is known as the weakest hunter alive. One day he gets chosen by the System as a solo player, giving him the very rare ability to level up and turning anyone he kills into loyal shadows. This marks the start of his journey to fight all kinds of enemies and discover the true source of his new-found powers.

Solo Leveling

Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga (Season 3)

Release date: 07/01/2023
Genre: Dark Fantasy

Blue Exorcist is back after a long hiatus. Coincidentally this is another one I have personally been waiting for as it is one of the first anime that pulled me into the weeb life.

Blue Exorcist

Blue Exorcist is based on a manga series which follows teenager Rin Okumura, who discovers that he and his twin brother Yukio are the sons of satan?! Though they were born from a human mother, they are slated to inherit Satan’s powers. Rin is determined to defeat Satan however and enrolls at the True Cross Academe to become an exorcist.

Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside (Season 2)

Release date: 07/01/2024
Genre: Adventure, Slice of Life

Based on a light novel series with a manga adaptation. Several English translations of this long title are circulating, so you may find it under a similar name. The story is set in a world where Divine Blessings at birth dictate your destiny. Gideon Ragnason, member of a powerful group led by his sister, was destined to save the world from evil. Thanks to his Blessings he can survive any terrain, but it’s a rather common skill so he was eventually kicked from the party (without his sister’s knowledge). He wants to live an easier life now, with plans to open an apothecary. Will he be able to keep his past a secret?

Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside

Winter 2024 anime releases – Week 2 (08/01-14/01)

Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy (Season 2)

Release date: 08/01/2024
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy

Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy

A light novel fantasy series, turned into a manga and anime series. Makoto Misumi was an ordinary high school student, until he got summoned to a different world to become a hero. Its goddess insults him and casts him off into the wilderness, where he encounters all sorts of fantastical creatures. He should be able to survive with his new found magical abilities and combat skills.

Mr. Villain’s Day Off

Release date: 08/01/2024
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Based on a manga series. Warumono-san works for an evil extraterrestrial organization that is planning to take over the world. They fight tirelessly against Earth’s defenders. But today is his day off.

Mr. Villain's Day Off

Hokkaido Gals Are Super Adorable!

Release date: 09/01/2024
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life

Hokkaido Gals Are Super Adorable!

Based on a manga series. Tsubasa Shiki moves from Tokyo to Hokkaido, where he meets his new classmate Minami Fuyuki. She is unlike any girls he’s ever met before. And she takes a liking to the city boy as well, deciding to take him under her wing.

Villainess Level 99: I May Be the Hidden Boss but I’m Not the Demon Lord

Release date: 09/01/2024
Genre: Isekai

Based on a light novel series with a manga adaptation. We follow Yumiella Dolkness who gets reincarnated as the secret boss in an otome. She’s not too pleased as all she wanted was a quiet life. She abandons her evil duties for a peaceful life, but as she’s grinding levels to survive she suddenly reaches level 99! People are starting to think she’s the demon lord now.

Villainess Level 99: I May Be the Hidden Boss but I'm Not the Demon Lord

Metallic Rouge

Release date: 11/01/2024
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

Metallic Rouge

The OVA Metallic Rouge takes place in a world where humans and androids coexist. The protagonists are the android Rouge Redstar and the human Naomi. They are on a mission to Mars, where they need to kill nine rebel androids dubbed the Immortal Nine.

The Witch and the Beast

Release date: 12/01/2024
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Based on a manga series. We’re in a world where the 17 ‘Origines’ have passed down their powers to individuals who exist today. A girl who has been cursed to have beast-like eyes has entered town together with a man carrying a coffin. She’s looking for a way to undo the curse. The story focuses on her quest for revenge against an evil witch.

The Witch and the Beast

Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?!

Release date: 11/01/2024
Genre: Comedy, Boys’ Love

Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?!

Based on a manga series with a successful live action adaptation. As Kiyoshi Adachi is still a virgin when he reaches his 30th birthday, he naturally becomes a wizard. He gains the ability to hear people’s thoughts by touching them. He discovers that the popular coworker Yuichi Kurosawa is in love with him. Hearing his straightforward thoughts about Adachi becomes awkward rather quickly. But eventually, Adachi comes to terms with this new information and even starts to develop feelings of his own.

Bucchigiri?!

Release date: 13/01/2024
Genre: Action, Supernatural

This OVA directed by Hiroko Utsumi will be animated by MAPPA. Arajin Tomoshibi reunites with his old friend Matakara Asamine. But their reunion takes an unexpected turn when they get into a fight with some of the toughest guys around. As if things weren’t looking bad already, a giant genie drops in as well. The story is supposed to bring ‘the ultimate showdown with a clash of cool and magic’.

Bucchigiri

Romy Vermeeren

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Cat lady, linguist, all round geek. Always gaming with my boyfriend, reading fantasy books, watching anime or wasting money on shiny cardboard.