The new year is here, and with it comes a fresh batch of anime to enjoy. Whether you are looking for action, comedy, romance, or drama, there is something for everyone in the winter 2024 anime season. Here are some of the most anticipated anime of January 2024 that you should not miss.
Based on the popular Korean web novel and manhwa of the same name, Solo Leveling is an action-packed fantasy anime that follows Sung Jin-Woo, a weak and low-ranked hunter who risks his life fighting monsters in dungeons. However, after a near-death experience in a hidden dungeon, he gains the ability to level up and become stronger. He also discovers that he is not the only one who has this ability, and that there are other hunters who are after his secrets. Solo Leveling is a thrilling anime that showcases the growth and development of the protagonist as he rises from the bottom to the top of the hunter world. Solo Leveling will premiere on January 1 on Crunchyroll1.
Classroom of the Elite Season 3
The third season of the psychological thriller anime Classroom of the Elite continues the story of Kiyotaka Ayanokouji, a mysterious student who attends a prestigious school that evaluates its students based on their academic and social skills. Along with his classmates from Class D, the lowest-ranked class in the school, he tries to climb up the ranks and challenge the other classes. However, he also has to deal with the schemes and secrets of the school and its students, as well as his own hidden past. Classroom of the Elite Season 3 will explore the second year arc of the light novel series, where new characters and conflicts will be introduced. Classroom of the Elite Season 3 will air on January 3 on Crunchyroll.
Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy Season 2
The second season of the isekai comedy anime Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy follows the adventures of Makoto Misumi, a high school student who is summoned to another world by the goddess Tsukuyomi. However, he is rejected by the goddess of that world, who deems him too ugly and banishes him to the farthest edge of the world. There, he meets various races and creatures, such as dragons, orcs, and spiders, and forms bonds with them. He also learns to use his own unique magic, which is different from the common magic of that world. Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy Season 2 will show more of Makoto’s interactions with his friends and foes, as well as his quest to find out the truth behind his summoning. Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy Season 2 will debut on January 8 on Crunchyroll.
Mashle: Magic and Muscles Season 2
The second season of the comedy shounen anime Mashle: Magic and Muscles resumes the hilarious exploits of Mash Burnedead, a muscular boy who lives in a world where magic is everything. He has no magic power, but he compensates with his brute strength and physical training. He enrolls in the Easton Magic Academy, where he pretends to be a magic user, while secretly using his muscles to perform feats that rival or surpass magic. He also makes friends and enemies with the other students and faculty, who have their own quirks and abilities. Mashle: Magic and Muscles Season 2 will feature more of Mash’s antics and battles, as well as the introduction of new characters and challenges. Mashle: Magic and Muscles Season 2 will start on January 6 on Crunchyroll.
A new original anime from the studio that brought you Attack on Titan and Vinland Saga, Chained Soldier is a dark and gritty sci-fi anime that depicts the struggle of humanity against an alien invasion. The story centers on Yuuji Kaido, a young soldier who is part of a special unit that uses chains to fight the aliens, known as the Blue. The chains are the only weapons that can harm the Blue, but they also have a side effect of shortening the lifespan of the users. Yuuji and his comrades have to face not only the threat of the Blue, but also the harsh reality of war and survival. Chained Soldier is an anime that promises to deliver intense action, drama, and emotion. Chained Soldier will premiere on January 4 on HIDIVE.
These are just some of the anime that are coming out in January 2024. There are many more anime that are worth checking out, such as My Instant Death Ability is Overpowered, Delicious in Dungeon, Sasaki and Peeps, and more. Which anime are you most excited to watch? Let us know in the comments below.