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Winter 2015 Simulcast Guide

What new shows are coming this season?

Welcome everyone to the Winter 2015 Simulcast guide! Here in Anime Vice, our community members are encouraged to watch anime legally whenever possible. Using credible new sources and simulcast companies' social media sites, I compiled a helpful guide for everyone of all backgrounds because we are an international anime community. I added as much I can find. Please let me know if there is any mistakes or any shows I left off.

Are there still any shows you want for a legal simulcast? Let us know what legal sites you would be watching on.

  • Notes: Territories for Crunchyroll and Daisuki are listed on the wiki pages.
  • Sources: ANN, Crunchyroll, Daisuki, FUNimation, Anime Digital Network, Anime Lab, Wakanim, and Aniplex. Thanks to the helpful people who delivered info on the Twitter and Facebook accounts.

For a full list of all synopsis and trailers, please see Winter 2015 Anime Guide. Thank you.

Simulcasts

Absolute Duo

“Blaze” – a weapon that you create by materializing your own soul using super-fortified spiritual powers. At Koryo Academy, a school that teaches combat skills to those who were born with aptitude for “Blaze” (said to be one in a thousand), students use a partnership system called “Duo” to tie a bond, and heighten each other’s souls. Now, the curtain rises on the story of Tor Kokonoe, an “Irregular” boy whose “Blaze” took the form of a “Shield” – an armor instead of a weapon, and Julie Sigtuna, a girl with silver hair. A school battle action that grasps the future with the bonds to your partner!! I will burn my entire soul, and I will become your “Shield” –

Aldnoah.Zero 2
  • Crunchyroll: Every Saturday at 9:30 AM Pacific Time starting on January 10th
  • Daisuki: January 13
  • HULU: one day of the original Japanese air date. Start Date: ?
  • Aniplex: January 17

Returning for a second season after an epic cliffhanger from the first season, ALDNOAH.ZERO continues the story of the struggle between the people of Earth and Mars as they wage war against each other. Directed by Ei Aoki (Fate/Zero, The Garden of Sinners) and featuring character designs by Takako Shimura (Wandering Son), ALDNOAH.ZEROfeatures inhabitants of Earth and Mars waging in an interplanetary war. The story touches upon the effects wars have on a country’s government and its people.

Assassination Classroom

Forget about homework and pop quizzes. The students of Class 3E have a far more important assignment: kill their teacher before the end of the year! A tentacle-d sensei that moves at Mach 20 is out to conquer the classroom after destroying seventy percent of the moon. In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, the murderous monster behind the lectern will teach his students everything he knows about the assassination game. Should some eager beaver prove to be a quick study in killing, he or she will save Earth from extinction – and collect a hefty reward. But they’d better take some serious notes while class is in session because their slaughtering sensei has eight deadly tentacles just waiting to wreak havoc on humanity!

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!
  • Crunchyroll: Every Tuesdays at 10:40am Pacific Time starting on January 6th
  • FUNimation: Every Tuesdays at 11:40 AM Eastern Time starting on January 13th
  • AnimeLab

The story revolves around the members of the “Earth Defense Club” aka the “Do Nothing Club” at Binan High School. One day, the club members are soaking in a hot bath together when all of a sudden a mysterious pink wombat appears out of thin air! The wombat asks the members to lend it their help to protect the Earth. At school the next day, each of the club members receives a magical bracelet enveloping them in a dazzling light.

Death Parade
  • FUNimation: Every Friday at 11:30am ET starting on January 9th at 12:28pm ET
  • HULU: One day of the original Japanese air date. Start Date: ?
  • AnimeLab

There is a place after death that's neither heaven nor hell. A bar that serves you one chance to win. You cannot leave until the game is over, and when it is, your life may be too. From Studio Madhouse (Death Note, Black Lagoon) comes a thrilling new series where the stakes are high and the rules are simple: your life is on the line.

Dog Days''

Third season of Dog Days. It takes place two to three months after the second season during fall vacation.

Durarara!!x2
  • Crunchyroll: Every Saturdays at 9 AM Pacific Time starting on January 10th
  • HULU: One day of the original Japanese air date. Start Date: ?
  • AnimeLab
  • Wakanim: January 10
  • Aniplex

Mikado Ryugamine is a young man who yearns for the city like no other. At the invitation of his childhood friend, Masaomi Kida, he moves to Ikebukuro, Tokyo and enters school there.
Half a year after the turmoil that rocked the entire city of Ikebukuro— Peace has once again returned to the city and people are living each day normally. The high school students enjoy their days of youth as the strongest and most dangerous man of Ikebukuro works diligently. The informant plots a new scheme and the headless rider is pursued by the cops as she rides through the night…But soon this normal will be cut short by the abnormal. Slowly but surely, the unknown will seize the city and face an all new storm.

Fafner Exodus
  • Crunchyroll: Every Thursdays at 11:30 AM Pacific Time starting on January 15

Sequel to Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor, set two years after Heaven and Earth.

Gourmet Girl Graffiti
  • Crunchyroll: Every Saturdays at 8:00pm PST starting on January 10

The story follows Ryou, a middle school girl who lives by herself. She has a knack for cooking, and she makes friendships with everyone through her food. The cooking manga is "full of detailed cuisine art to whet the appetite and slightly erotic meal scenes." The "koufuku" in the title is a wordplay on two Japanese homonyms — one which means "happiness," and another that means "appetite."

ISUCA
  • Crunchyroll: Friday starting January 23rd at 11 AM Pacific Time
  • AnimeLab

Shinichiro Asano is a penniless high school student who decides to look for a job in order to pay his rent. His teacher suggests that he find work doing housekeeping. While working for the Shimazu family, he meets Sakuya, a beautiful girl who comes off as a bit crude and selfish. But Sakuya is also the 37th head of the Shimazu family and works as an exorcist, capturing and eliminating unwanted creatures. One day, Shinichiro accidentally frees one of these creatures and they must cooperate to recapture it.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Egypt Arc
  • Crunchyroll: Every Fridays 9:30am Pacific Time starting on January 9

The continuation will adapt the Egyptian phase of the battle against Dio.

The year is 1987 and 17-year-old Jotaro Kujo finds himself suddenly plagued by a ghost-like entity. Jotaro’s grandfather Joseph Joestar, a veteran of a fight to save humanity fifty years prior, arrives with his own supernatural aura and explains that this power, known as a “Stand,” physically manifests its user’s spirit and can be controlled by its user at will. The sudden emergence of these Stands is revealed to be caused by the revival of the megalomaniacal vampire DIO (the Joestar’s longtime enemy) whose awakening from his century-long slumber has triggered Stands to awaken down the Joestar family line, including in Jotaro’s mother whose uncontrollable Stand will ultimately kill her in a few weeks’ time. Jotaro, Joseph, and their allies have fifty days to locate DIO (using their Stands to thwart DIO’s network of devoted Stand-user minions along the way) and eliminate DIO himself in order to save Jotaro’s mother and prevent DIO’s ambitions of world domination.

Kamisama Kiss 2

Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who reluctantly becomes her familiar in a contract sealed with a kiss. The new responsibilities—and boys—are a lot to handle, like the crow demon masquerading as a gorgeous pop idol and the adorable snake spirit who’s chosen the newly minted god to be his bride. As the headstrong Tomoe tries to whip her into shape, Nanami finds that love just might have cute, pointed fox ears. With romance in the air, will the human deity be able to prove herself worthy of her new title?

KanColle
  • Crunchyroll: Every Wednesdays at 10:30 AM Pacific Time starting on January 7
  • AnimeLab

Set in a world where humanity has lost control of the oceans to the “deep sea fleet,” the only hope to counter this threat are the Kan-musume, a group of girls who possess the spirit of Japanese World War II warships. The story revolves around Fubuki, a special class destroyer who comes to the Chinjufu base to train with other Kan-musume. Watch as their stories unfold!

Kuroko's Basketball 3

Even in the glorious history of the Teiko Junior High Basketball team, the "Generation of Miracles" was where five genius players said to be at a one-man-in-ten-years level all resided at the same time. Even after advancing to high school, they are still called by that nickname with the same amount of glory.
Taiga Kagami, the ace player for Seirin High School, is developing powers to close in to their level. His natural talent increases in passion and brilliance with each game, and he is truly the "light" of Seirin, and if Kagami is the "light," the "shadow" supports the team's rapid progress with an unwavering will Tetsuya Kuroko of Seirin High School.
With the advancement to the Winter Cup, Seirin finds themselves on a roll and defeats Toô Gakuen, starring Aomine, and Yosen, starring Murasakibara.They finally advance on to the semifinals...!

Maria the Virgin Witch

In the time of the Hundred Years' War, a young and powerful witch known as Maria leads a reclusive existence. Shunned by the church – but beloved by certain locals – Maria endeavors to use her magic to bring an end to the warfare she so despises. She assists people of all walks of life with the help of her two familiars: a succubus and an incubus with great powers of seduction. Though she seeks only peace, the archangel Michael despises her use of magic to interfere in human affairs and decrees that should she ever manage to lose her virginity, Maria's powers will vanish! To ensure that Maria no longer mingles magic with humans, Michael sends the angel Ezekiel to keep a watchful eye on the virgin witch.

Military!
  • Crunchyroll: Every Thursdays at 11:30 AM Pacific Time starting on January 8th

The story takes place during a conflict between the Krakozhia Dukedom and the Grania Republic. In the midst of the fighting, a savior appears to the Krakozhia Dukedom, and it is a high school student named Souhei Yano. Two female soldiers, First Lieutenant Ruto and Second Lieutenant Haruka, appear in tanks to intrude on Souhei's everyday life, followed by the enemy soldier Shachirofu, all of whom use firearms without hesitation at his house.

Rolling Girls
  • FUNimation: Saturdays at 12:58 PM Eastern
  • HULU: 1 day after the original Japanese air date. Start Date: ?
  • Wakanim: January 10

Ten years after the Great Tokyo War, each prefecture in Japan has split up into independent nations. Each nation is ruled by a prophet called "Mosa" and an army called "Mob" as they start to compete to take over other countries. Four "Mob" girls from the Saitama clan, Nozomi, Yukina, Ai, and Chiaya, are ordered by their "Mosa" to travel around Japan riding their motorcycles to mediate multiple battles between nations and clans as they emerge.

Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
  • Crunchyroll: Every Thursdays 10:30am PST starting on January 8
  • Aniplex

The life of Tomoyo Aki, a highschool otaku working part time to support his BD hording. With remarkable luck, he bumps head-first into, Megumi Kato, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. Naturally, the meeting twists his life into a complicated torrent of relationships. Eriri Spencer Sawamura, his half-foreigner childhood friend who’s always valued her relationship with MC. Kasumigaoka Utaha, a cold, composed renowned literary genius who shoves everyone aside from our protagonist. What is this? An eroge introduction?

Sailor Moon Crystal: Black Moon Saga
  • Crunchyroll: Every Saturdays 2:00am PST. Start Date: February ?

The second season focuses on the 2nd major arc of the Sailor Moon manga series.

Usagi Tsukino is a second-year middle school girl who is a little clumsy and a crybaby, but she is full of energy. One day, she meets Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, and she transforms into Sailor Moon, a sailor-uniformed pretty guardian of love and justice! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi seems to have a mission to find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other guardians and to protect the princess. Meanwhile, the queen of the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl, also sends minions to the town where Usagi lives to obtain the Illusionary Silver Crystal, which has immense power. This causes strange events to unfold…. Can Sailor Moon really find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other Sailor guardians, and protect the princess…!?

Shōnen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 50-
  • Crunchyroll: January 10 at 10:30 AM Pacific Time
  • FUNimation: Every Saturday at 12:30pm Eastern Time starting on January 10

These boys won’t stop till they make it to the top! Get another true life, behind-the-scenes glimpse of Japanese show business as Shonen Hollywood returns for a second season! Fifteen years ago, the famous idol group Shonen Hollywood stole the hearts of thousands adoring fans. Their performance at the famous Hollywood Tokyo Theater is the stuff of legend, and now a new group of boys is determined to become the next generation of this famed super group. Ikuma, Kakeru, Shun, Kira, and Daiki will train day and night as they chase their dreams on the road to superstardom!

Samurai Warriors
  • FUNimation: Every Sundays at 11:35 Eastern Time starting on January 11
  • Crunchyroll: Every Sundays at 10:35 AM Pacific Time starting on January 11 at 10:30 AM Pacific Time
  • AnimeLab

Based on the hit video game, this dramatic re-imagining of one of Japan’s most revered historical periods drops audiences into the middle of an epic battle royal. Great warriors and dashing rogues from cherished Japanese tales come to life in this rousing series. Follow along as your favorite hacking, slashing characters from the video game meet once more on the field of battle. Every deadly move you perfected in the game is recreated in the action-packed anime experience that is Samurai Warriors!

The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls

There are many idols with long-established talent agency 346 Production.
And now the company is starting a new program, the Cinderella Project!
Girls leading normal lives…
They are chosen to be aspiring idols and see another world for the first time in this Cinderella story.
Can they all climb the stairs that lead to the palace?

The magic begins now…

The Testament of Sister New Devil

"Hey, you said you wanted a little sister, right?" First year highschool student, Toujo Basara, was suddenly asked by his father and fell into a state of panic. On top of that, the eccentric father told him he will be getting remarried. He then departed overseas after bringing Basara two beautiful step-sisters. But Mio and Maria's true forms are actually the newbie Demon Lord and a succubus!? Basara was almost entered into a master and servant contract with Mio, but a "reversed" contract was formed by mistake, and Basara is now the master!? Moreover, Basara is being hit by one ecchi situation after another due to the contract, but Mio's life is being pursued by other demon tribes and hero tribes! The most powerful contractor's desire action drama begins!

Tokyo Ghoul √A

In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures that look exactly like humans, yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half-breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.

Tsukimonogatari
The time is February, after the ordeal with Nadeko Sengoku was resolved thanks to Deishu Kaiki working behind the scenes. As Koyomi Araragi studied for that last push before the college entrance exams, a change to his physical body that "could not be overlooked" was starting to happen. The difference that could be described as retribution for all his past action is...!?
Unlimited Fafnir
  • Crunchyroll: Every Saturdays starting on January 10 at 8 PM Pacific Time

In the "unlimited school battle action" story, the world was transformed by the sudden appearance of monsters known collectively as dragons. Before long, girls known as "D" were born with the dragons' powers. A boy named Yuu Mononobe is the world's only male "D," although his existence is kept secret. He is forced to enroll into Midgar, a school for "D" girls, where he see a female student Iris naked. Moreover, he is reunited with his long-separated little sister Mitsuki.

World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman
  • Crunchyroll: Every Sundays at 10:05 AM Pacific Time starting on January 11th
  • FUNimation: Every Sundays at 11:05 AM Eastern Time starting on January 18th
  • AnimeLab

Akane Academy is just like any other school…except the students just happen to be reincarnated legendary heroes from a distant past who battled for the fate of the world. Now, evil monsters are threatening to wreak havoc, and it’s up to the students of Akane Academy to stop them! Follow Moroha, Shizuno, and Satsuki as they navigate love, past lives, and kicking butt in this action fantasy with a dash of fanservice.

Yatterman Night
  • FUNimation: Every Sunday at 10:30 AM Eastern starting on January 13

In a remote land, there was a girl who gazed beyond the ocean. The land was Yatterman Kingdom. It is said that it is a heavenly land controlled by the Yattermen, the allies of justice. In order to save her sick mother, the girl attempted to land in Yatterman Kingdom to ask for help. However, she was turned away, and her mother passed away without anyone to give her charity.

Doronbo: One of the bands of great thieves. There was a beautiful girl named Doronjo working under a boss named Dokurobeh. Her lackies were two men named Boyacky and Tonzuraa. The Doronbo fight with Yattermen, and within the fray, the team is banished to a remote land.

This is the story of a new generation of Doronbos. Doronjo, Boyacky, and Tonzura, as well as the story of the birth of Gan-chan and Ai-chan as Yattermen.

Yurikuma Arashi

Far off in space, the asteroid Kumaria blew up, sending bits and pieces to rain down on Earth. For reasons unknown, this causes all the bears ("kuma" in Japanese) to simultaneously rise up and begin attacking humans. Finally, a giant "Wall of Severance" was built to divide them from each other and end their ceaseless war and hatred. In the human world, at Wuthering Heights Academy, Kureha and Sumika are friends who've fallen in love. When they find a lily blooming in their favorite flower bed, their eyes meet...and all at once the Bear Alarm starts ringing, signalling that the human world is under attack.

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Lurkeroon Jan. 23, 2015 at 3:39 p.m.

Jojo and Detective Conan for me this season then. I'm still waiting to hear about assassination classroom.

YotaruVegetaon Jan. 24, 2015 at 4:03 a.m.

Thank you for this!

I don't even know what Wakanim is, but now I do!

I'm actually one show away from completing my series premiere watching. Isuca is the last.

Ijuon Jan. 24, 2015 at 10:35 a.m.

aw, K won't' be this winter? i was so waiting for that :/

takashichea moderator is online on Jan. 24, 2015 at 10:33 p.m.

@Iju said:

aw, K won't' be this winter? i was so waiting for that :/

The show's sequel was announced that it was green lit for 2015. Not much confirmed.

The official Twitter account for the K anime project announced on Saturday that production on continuation to the franchise has been green-lit for 2015. The announcement does not specify what kind of media the project will be, but the image posted by staff shows character Yashiro, and reads, "Each of their bonds are..."

Source: ANN

@YotaruVegeta:

No problem, I hope this sheds light on the international simulcast sites especially the obscure ones.

@Lurkero:

Feelings were mixed on Assassination Classroom especially for those who watched and tried this franchise for the first time and manga fans.

zaldaron Jan. 24, 2015 at 10:38 p.m.

I can't wait for the anime vice review of the http://www.animevice.com/yuri-kuma-arashi/11-7134/ pilot. Four episodes in I am still not sure what I think of that show other than that it is really really odd. Aldonoah Zero 2 has not been as good as the first episode and is the only one I am really following this season so far.

takashichea moderator is online on Jan. 24, 2015 at 10:41 p.m.

@zaldar:

We have an Aldnoah.Zero Discussion and Yuri Kuma Arashi Discussion if you like to visit them as you wait for our staff to review those shows. They are pretty active.

Ijuon Jan. 26, 2015 at 9:07 p.m.

@takashichea said:

@Iju said:

aw, K won't' be this winter? i was so waiting for that :/

The show's sequel was announced that it was green lit for 2015. Not much confirmed.

The official Twitter account for the K anime project announced on Saturday that production on continuation to the franchise has been green-lit for 2015. The announcement does not specify what kind of media the project will be, but the image posted by staff shows character Yashiro, and reads, "Each of their bonds are..."

Source: ANN

yea i was hoping without any evidence for it to be this winter though.....oh well. maybe this spring or summer?

takashichea moderator is online on Jan. 26, 2015 at 9:17 p.m.

@Iju:

Not sure, we just have to wait for more new updates. I'll keep you informed if you like. Part of my job in the community is to bring in news.

Ijuon Jan. 26, 2015 at 9:23 p.m.

@takashichea: thank you very much~

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