A-1 Pictures

Fall 2018
TV
The third season of Sword Art Online.

“Underworld” … the world that could outstrip even “SAO.”
Residents are NPCs who are just like humans.
Kirito wanders into and gets lost in “Underground.”
He and his new friends struggle to escape as they unravel the secrets of this new virtual world….

(Source: Aniplex USA)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Fall 2018
TV
The final season of Fairy Tail.
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Summer 2018
Movie
The Seven Deadly Sins travel to a remote land in search of the phantom ingredient "sky fish." Meliodas and Hawk end up at a "Sky Palace" that exists above the clouds, where all the residents have wings. Meliodas is mistaken for a boy who committed a crime and is thrown in prison. Meanwhile, the residents are preparing a ceremony for defense against a ferocious beast that awakens once every 3,000 years. But the Six Knights of Black, a Demon Clan army, arrives and removes the seal on the beast in order to threaten the lives of the residents of Sky Palace. Meliodas and his allies meet the Six Knights of Black in battle.

(Source: ANN)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Supernatural
Ep 1 - 8d 6h 49m
Special
Unaired episode included with the 7th volume of the BD/DVD release of The Idolm@ster SideM.
Music
Ep 11 - 3d 7h 44m
TV 75%
The story centers on the awkward romantic comedy between Narumi, a female office worker who hides her fujoshi lifestyle, and Hirotaka, a handsome and capable company man who is secretly a game otaku.

(Source: ANN)
Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Ep 23 - 4d 13h 19m
TV 77%
The second season of Nanatsu no Taizai.
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Supernatural
Ep 22 - 5d 6h 19m
TV 76%
Joint anime project between Trigger and A-1 Pictures's Kouenji Studio (CloverWorks) that was announced at Anime Expo 2017.

The story is set in the distant future. The land is ruined, and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Pilots produced inside Plantation live in Mistilteinn, also know as the "birdcage." Children live there knowing nothing of the outside world or the freedom of the sky. Their lives consist of battling to carry out missions. Their enemies are mysterious giant lifeforms known as Kyouryuu, and the children pilot robots called Franxx to face off against them. For the children, riding the Franxx proves their existence.

A boy named Hiro is called Code:016, and he was once known as a prodigy. However, he has fallen behind, and his existence seems unnecessary. Not piloting a Franxx is the same as ceasing to exist. One day, a mysterious girl known as "Zero Two" appears before him. Two horns grow out of her head.

(Source: ANN)
Sci-Fi, Mecha, Romance, Drama
Ep 24 - 4d 6h 49m
TV 60%
The series takes place on a continent ruled by chaos. The chaos breeds disaster, but the Lords of the continent have the power of "Crest" (Holy Seal) that can calm the chaos and protect the people. However, before anyone realizes it, the rulers cast aside their creed of purifying the chaos, and instead start to fight each other for each others' Crests and to gain dominion over one another. Siluca, an isolated mage who scorns the Lords for abandoning their creed, and a wandering knight named Theo, who is on a journey to train to one day liberate his hometown, which is under tyrannical rule, make an everlasting oath to each other as master and servant and work together to reform this continent dominated by wars and chaos.

(Source: ANN, edited)
Action, Fantasy
Fall 2017
Special 59%
Unaired episode bundled with the seventh Blu-ray and DVD volume of Granblue Fantasy The Animation.

(Source: MAL)
Fantasy
Fall 2017
TV 72%
The story centers on a girl named Maika who gets a job at a cafe where all the waitresses are given certain attributes — such as "tsundere" or "little sister" — to embody while serving customers. The manager asks Maika to be the "Do S" (extreme sadist) waitress, so she will have to adopt a dominant and aggressive persona.

(Source: ANN)
Comedy, Slice of Life
Fall 2017
TV 65%
Based on the Idom@ster SideM app.

Includes episode 0.
Music
Summer 2017
TV 64%
There was once a Holy Grail War waged by Mages and Heroic Spirits in a town of Fuyuki. However, one Mage took advantage of the chaos of World War II to steal a Holy Grail. Several decades have passed, and the Yggdmillennia family, who took upon the Holy Grail as its symbol, defected from the Mages' Association. Furious, the Association sent forces to deal with the Yggdmillennia, but were defeated. With the Holy Grail system changed, war at an unprecedented scale breaks out.

(Source: ANN, edited)
Action, Fantasy
Spring 2017
ONA 73%
Streamed special of Demi-chan wa Kataritai which will also be included with the DVD/BD volume 7.

(Source: MAL)
Comedy, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Spring 2017
Movie 70%
Dragon Cry is a magic artifact, enshrined within a temple in the Kingdom of Fiore. The artifact, that has enough power to destroy the world, was stolen by traitor of the kingdom, Zash, and delivered to the king of Kingdom of Stella, Animus.

The request of recapturing Dragon Cry was accepted by the Mages from Fairy Tail: Natsu, Lucy, Happy, Gray, Erza, Wendy and Carla; whilst in the midst of chasing Zash, they infiltrate the Kingdom of Stella. During their mission, they meet Animus' magician, Sonya...

What does Animus plan to do with Dragon Cry? Sonya wants to save her country, what secret is she hiding? Within the interlacing ulterior motives, Fairy Tail fights against the danger that is the menacing world!

And in the middle of this heroic battle, Natsu's instinct awakens...?!
Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Spring 2017
TV 63%
The "new sibling romantic comedy" revolves around Masamune Izumi, a light novel author in high school. Masamune's little sister is Sagiri, a shut-in girl who hasn't left her room for an entire year. She even forces her brother to make and bring her meals when she stomps the floor. Masamune wants his sister to leave her room, because the two of them are each other's only family.

Masamune's novel illustrator, penname “Ero Manga Sensei,” draws extremely perverted drawings, and is very reliable. Masamune had never met his illustrator, and figured he was just a disgusting, perverted otaku. However, the truth is revealed … that his “Ero Manga Sensei” is his own younger sister! To add to the chaos that erupts between the siblings, a beautiful, female, best-selling shoujo manga creator becomes their rival!

(Source: ANN)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Ecchi
Spring 2017
TV 75%
The second season of Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata.

Includes episode 0.
Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Spring 2017
TV 64%
Video game developer Cygames announced during the Tokyo Game Show event on Thursday that its Granblue Fantasy smartphone game will receive an anime adaptation.

(Source: ANN)

The first two episodes premiered on January 21st as a special.
Fantasy
Winter 2017
Movie 75%
In 2022, the world of virtual reality was upended by the arrival of a new invention from a genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba. Called NerveGear, it was the first full-dive system and with it, came endless possibilities to VRMMORPGs.

In 2026, a new machine called the Augma is developed to compete against the NerveGear and its successor, the Amusphere. A next-gen wearable device, the Augma doesn't have a full-dive function like its predecessors. Instead, it uses Augmented Reality to get players into the game. It is safe, user-friendly and lets users play while they are conscious, making it an instant hit on the market. The most popular game on the system is “Ordinal Scale” (aka: OS), an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma.

Asuna and the gang have already been playing OS for a while, by the time Kirito decides to join them. They’re about to find out that Ordinal Scale isn’t all fun and games…

(Source: Official website)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Winter 2017
ONA
The opening animation (and promotional video) to Rara Maji, a school girls' RPG with music, magic, and engaging stories. The game is a co-production between Wright Flyer Studios and A-1 Pictures, the latter also animated the video.

(Source: Official site)
Fantasy, Music
Winter 2017
TV 75%
Succubus, Dullahan and Vampire. They are known as Ajin, or "demi"s and are slightly different than the average human. They have lived alongside humans for ages under persecution. However, in recent years, they have become accepted as members of society. This story follows a high school biology teacher who has a great interest in demis and his interaction with the various demis in his school, each with their own cute problems.

(Source: MU)
Comedy, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Winter 2017
TV 73%
In the late Edo Period, a demon known as the Impure King killed thousands of people. After defeating the demon, the Knights of the True Cross kept its left eye safely sealed away on Academy grounds - but now someone has stolen it! Hearing the thief has taken a child hostage, Yukio and Rin go to help. The investigation and pursuit will lead Rin and his friends to Kyoto and involve them even deeper in a sinister plot! But will his friends' knowledge that Rin is the son of Satan drive a wedge between them?

(Source: Viz Media)
Action, Fantasy, Supernatural
Oct 18, 2016
Music 78%
Rin, a 17-year-old girl, lives inside a futuristic simulator in infinite, beautiful loneliness. Each day, she awakens in virtual reality to create a world for herself, yet in real life, Rin’s comatose body floats through the universe, forever trapped inside a virtual simulation she will never wake up from...

(Source: Official Site)
Sci-Fi, Music
Fall 2016
TV 65%
The "paranormal science" story follows nine idiosyncratic individuals, linked by the "Choujou Kagaku Kirikiri Basara" occult summary blog run by 17-year-old second-year high school student Yuuta Gamon. Little incongruities that occur around these nine eventually lead to a larger, unimaginable event that may alter what is considered common sense in this world.

(Source: ANN)
Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Thriller, Mystery
Fall 2016
TV 63%
The fourth season of Uta no☆Prince-sama.
Comedy, Music, Romance
Fall 2016
TV 72%
Daisuke Higashida gets a job at the restaurant because of family financial difficulties, but no one who works there is normal.

(Source: ANN)
Comedy, Slice of Life, Romance