The Winter 2019 anime season is here, and it's time for the best part (besides actually getting to watch the new shows): announcements! This is going to be your one-stop shop for all the new license updates, so sit back and dig into the fresh batches of incoming anime below.
First up, international announcement links:
Latest Update (1/16):
It's an all-out VTubers attack as Crunchyroll announces its latest addition to the Winter 2019 anime season. This simulcast update is all about VIRTUALSAN - LOOKING, the first episode of which is set to launch today. Episode 2 is coming soon, and future episodes will stream on Wednesdays at 9:30am Pacific Time.
VIRTUALSAN - LOOKING
Launches: January 16 at 11:00am PT
Territories: Worldwide excluding Asia
A TV anime featuring 30 VTubers including Mirai Akari, Siro, Nekomiya Hinata, Tsukino Mito, Tanaka Hime, and Suzuki Hina! In a creative collaboration Anno Hideaki, the six primary cast members will appear in Evangelion costumes. The theme song is composed by producer Nakata Yasutaka, sung by Kizuna Ai in the first six episodes, before being taken over for episodes seven through twelve by the main cast as the special VTuber unit dubbed "Virtual Real".
An original 3DCG animated project with an omnibus format designed to put the personality and charm of VTubers on full display.
Here's how the season is looking so far:
New Winter 2019 Additions
|Time||Fridays at 6:00am PT||Fridays 11 at 11:10am PT||Wednesdays at 9:00am PT||Tuesdays at 7:00am PT|
|Studio||Madhouse||LIDENFILMS||TMS Entertainment||Doga Kobo|
|Regions||Worldwide excluding Asia and French, German and Russian speaking territories||Worldwide excluding Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and French, German and Russian speaking territories||Worldwide ex Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, France (and New Caledonia) and Germany||Worldwide ex. Asia|
|Time||Mondays at 11:35am PT||Saturdays at 11:00am PT||Mondays at 4:00am PT||Wednesdays at 7:30am PT|
|Studio||Tomason||Project No. 9||GONZO||Kinema Citrus|
|Regions||Worldwide ex Asia||Worldwide ex. Asia||
North America, Central America and South America including the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, MENAPremium-only in France, Monaco, Andorra, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Belgium
|Worldwide ex. Asia|
|Time||Mondays at 8:30am PT||Saturdays at 5:30am PT||Thursdays at 8:30am PT||Fridays at 8:00am PT|
|Studio||BONES||Pierrot Plus||Satelight||Tatsunoko Production|
|Regions||Worldwide ex Asia||U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Latin America (Central and South America including Caribbean), German and French speaking Europe||Worldwide ex Asia||Worldwide ex Asia|
|Time||Wednesdays at 10:00am PT||Saturdays at 8:00am PT||Tuesdays at 10:30am PT||Wednesdays at 9:00am PT|
|Regions||North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland||North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland||Worldwide ex. Asia||United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe (excluding Turkey, including Georgia and Azerbaijan), Latin America|
|Time||Tuesdays at 10:00am PT||Fridays at 6:30am PT||Saturdays at 2:00pm PT||Saturdays at 10:30am PT|
|Studio||EMT²||J.C.Staff||Tezuka Productions||Studio Gokumi|
Worldwide excluding China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao & Taiwan
|TBD||Worldwide excluding Asia and the Middle East||North America, Latin America, UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa|
VIRTUALSAN - LOOKING
|Time||Fridays at 9:30am PT||Fridays at 8:30pm PT||January 20 at 9:00AM PT||January 16 at 11:00am PT|
|Studio||Bandai Namco Pictures||Brain's Base||CyGamesPictures||Lide|
|Regions||United States and Canada||U.S.A., Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia and Central and Latin America, Spain and Portugal plus Turkey||Worldwide excluding Asia||Worldwide excluding Asia|