Top 10 Most Anticipated Anime Series of Winter 2024, Ranked

As we bid farewell to yet another fantastic season of anime series, another season with some promising titles is just around the corner!

Top 10 Most Anticipated Anime Series of Winter 2024, Ranked

Winter season begins in January, as most anime start airing their first episode. But, the question you must be asking is, which are the most anticipated series of the Winter 2024 season that you should keep your eyes on?

To answer this question, we gathered data from two of the biggest anime databases on the internet, i.e., MyAnimeList and Anilist, and combined them!

So, without any further ado, let’s dive into the most anticipated anime series about to be released in the upcoming Winter Season 2024.

10. A Sign of Affection

Release DateJanuary 6, 2024
Number of Episodes12 Episodes

“A Sign of Affection” is a romance anime series that promises a lot of potential as it features a plot similar to that of the famous movie “A Silent Voice.”

“A Sign of Affection” follows the story of Yuki Itose, a deaf university student who has secluded herself from society due to her disability.

One day, she meets Nagi Itsuomi, a senior student with expertise in many languages. Of every person she met throughout her life, Nagi is the only one who tries to communicate with her.

Nagi later also tries to learn sign language to not seclude Yuki because of her disability. Will their relationship progress further than just regular friends?

09. Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga (Season 3)

Release DateJanuary 7, 2024
Number of Episodes12 Episodes
GenresAction, Fantasy

“Blue Exorcist” was another series that made a surprise return after so many years, just like Devil is a Part-timer. As its name suggests, the series shall cover the Shimane Illuminati Saga Arc.

“Blue Exorcist” follows the story of Rin Okumura, the son of Satan, who is living on Earth to protect it from his father’s hands as he trains to become stronger every day.

Season 2 of “Blue Exorcist” follows Rin’s journey to control his dark powers, as this is affecting his everyday life at his school.

Finally, season 3 will continue the story as one of the True Cross students will be revealed as an imposter, and the relationship between Rin and Yukio will take a new turn.

08. Delicious in Dungeon

Release DateJanuary 4, 2024
Number of Episodes24 Episodes
GenresComedy, Fantasy, Gourmet

Delicious in Dungeon” is one of the most anticipated anime series done by the studio TRIGGER. This series is a change of pace for the studio as studio TRIGGER is famous for animating more hardcore shows like Cyberpunk Edgerunners, BNA, etc.

“Delicious in Dungeon” follows the story of Laios, an adventurer, who is stuck in the dungeon with his party, and while escaping, his sister Falin gets devoured by the dragon.

They escape momentarily, but Laois is determined to defeat the dragon and save his sister. So, he decides to stay in the dungeon and survive by eating monsters, which is considered a taboo.

As they are feasting on some foul-tasting monster meat, they meet a dwarf named Senshi, who teaches them how to cook it properly. Senshi decides to tag along, hoping to eat dragon meat when Laois’s part defeats him. Will Laois be able to save his sister in time?

07. Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki 2nd Stage (Season 2)

Release DateJanuary 3, 2024
Number of Episodes13 Episodes
GenresDrama, Romance

“Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki” was one of the most underrated anime series of its time. Still, the series is finally returning as a sequel, and we might witness our bottom-tier character, Tomozaki, climb up the ranks in real life and romance!

“Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki” follows the story of Tomozaki, an introvert who is the #1 player in the game “Tackfam.” One day, he meets up with a fellow gamer who plays well but is nervous.

As they meet, Tomozaki realizes that this other gamer is a girl, and to top it off, it is Aoi Hinami- the famous beauty of his class. During their first meeting, Hinami is disappointed with Tomozaki’s looks and lifestyle.

So, she decides to take it upon herself to upgrade Tomozaki from a bottom-tier character in real life to a top-tier character, just like he is in Tackfam! Will this journey be straightforward training, or will Hinami fall for Tomozaki as he becomes better at socializing?

06. The Dangers of My Heart Season 2

Release DateJanuary 7, 2024
Number of Episodes13 Episodes
GenresRomance, Comedy

“The Dangers of My Heart” was one of the highest-rated anime series of its season (Spring 2023) and had one of the best opening songs of this year. Fortunately, the series is returning as a sequel, and the rom-com goodness shall continue!

“The Dangers of My Heart” follows the story of Ichikawa, an introvert whose mind is always filled with wicked thoughts. What he despises the most is Yamada, the joyful beauty of his class.

What he hates the most is Yamada’s 24/7 cheerfulness, so he decides to end her life. As his plans fall into place and we see the story unfold, Ichikawa faces some changes in feelings.

He realizes he has fallen deeply for Yamada; now, there is no turning back! Ichikawa converts from trying to end a girl to literally trying to look cool in front of her. Follow along as we see this realistic romance unfold!

05. Chained Soldier (Slave of the Magic Capital’s Elite Troops)

Release DateJanuary 4, 2024
Number of Episodes12 Episodes
GenresAction, Fantasy, Ecchi

“Chained Soldier” comes from the author of the famous anime series “Akame ga Kill,” but this time, the plotline is more centered around the “Ecchi” genre! But you hardly see Ecchi genre series as anticipated ones, so this series might be different than your regular fanservice shows!

“Chained Soldier” takes place in a world where portals to the demon world open, known as Mato. One day, Yuuki, a high school boy, finds himself transported into this demon world through Mato.

There, he gets attacked by demons and is on the verge of dying but is saved by a girl from the Anti-Demon Corps. This girl, Kyouka Uzen, is devalued by her squad for her useless ability to enslave anyone.

So, she enslaves Yuuki through mutual agreement, and she learns that Yuuki is mighty. The only catch of her power is that she has to reward her slave after using their abilities, and this reward is to satisfy her slave’s lewd fantasies.

04. Mashle 2nd season

Release DateJanuary 6, 2024
Number of Episodes12 Episodes
GenresAction, Comedy, Fantasy

“Mashle” was a pretty well-received series among anime fans despite how much it was being called out for plagiarism. But the series soared through and will be returning as a sequel!

“Mashle” follows the story of Mash, a young boy with no magic, as he lives his everyday life with his grandfather, who found him after a war.

The world operates on magic, and people like Mash are treated as outcasts, so his grandfather has not allowed him to leave the house. So, he stays home, physically trains, and eats creampuffs!

But one day, he ventures out and is found out by the guards. He shows the guards his power, and they enroll him in a magic academy. Will Mash be able to stand on the top with no magic?

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03. Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- Season 2

Release DateJanuary 8, 2024
Number of Episodes25 Episodes
GenresAction, Adventure, Comedy

“Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy” became one of the most loved isekai series after its airing due to its unique storyline and fantastic voice actors like Tsuda Kenjiro (Nanami from Jujutsu Kaisen), Hanae Natsuki (Tanjiro from Demon Slayer) and many others!

The sequel to this series is one of the most anticipated anime series of Winter 2024, so there are high expectations for this show!

“Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy” follows the story of Makoto, who goes to another world where the goddess curses him because of his hideous looks and robs him of his “hero” title.

Moreover, she also bestows upon him the ability to only understand languages other than human speech and throws him into this new world.

Confused in this new world, Makoto decides to build an army of his own, which consists of non-human species like orcs, dragons, etc, and take revenge against this goddess!

02. Classroom of the Elite Season 3

Release DateJanuary 3, 2024
Number of Episodes13 Episodes
GenresDrama, Suspense

Classroom of the Elite” was renewed for season 2 after four years, which was a silver lining for the fans of this series. Moreover, season 3 was also announced alongside season 2, making this sequel one of this season’s most hyped anime series.

“Classroom of the Elite” occurs in Koudo Ikusei Senior High School, a prestigious school where students worldwide are called to study. The students are given loyalties, and everything seems lavish.

But the reality of this school is that the students are divided into four classes (A to D), and they have to maintain their ranks at the top to stay at this school.

The story is centered around Ayanokoji, who is placed in the lowest class (class D) and has to soar through powerful students from other classes to become the top alongside his classmates.

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01. Solo Leveling (I Level Up Alone)

Release DateJanuary 7, 2024
Number of Episodes12 Episodes
GenresAction, Adventure, Fantasy

Solo Leveling” might be the most anticipated anime series of 2024, as its source (a manhwa) was hyped by fans worldwide. So now, with the first episode just a few days away, we shall see what this series is all about!

“Solo Leveling” takes place in a fantasy world where gates open to worlds where monsters are trying their best to come out. To deal with this danger, a profession called “Hunters” was established to deal with these monsters.

The series focuses on Sung Jin-Woo, a weak hunter with almost no magic to fight. Moreover, one day, he is assigned to a mission where even the strongest hunters die, and there is no running away for him either.

But as he is about to die, a strange system chooses him, and he lives to see himself alive with a screen in front of him. Now, Sung Jin-Woo clears compulsory solo quests given by this system to become stronger every day to become the strongest hunter in the world, ultimately!

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And there you have it: 10 of the most anticipated anime series from the upcoming anime season of Winter (January) 2024. Let us know in the comments below what you think of this list. Also, check out the top 15 anime of 2023.

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