Anime Premieres for the Winter 2021 Anime Season: January 4

January 4th Anime

The winter 2021 anime reasons kicks off in full with multiple premieres scheduled for the week of January 4th. Among the premieres are new series along with awaited subsequent seasons.

For those unfamiliar with the layout of anime seasons, seasons are generally divided into four seasonal “cours” (from the French word). Each seasonal cour represents a roughly three month broadcasting period beginning with the winter season..

  • Winter Season: January, February, and March
  • Spring Season: April, May, and June
  • Summer Season: July, August, and September
  • Fall Season: October, November, and December

You can read the list of premieres for January 4th below (premiere dates are in JST unless otherwise noted).

Title: Otherside Picnic

“Her first encounter with Toriko Nishina was on the Otherside after seeing “that thing” and nearly dying. Ever since that day, exhausted university student Sorawo Kamikoshi’s life changed. In this Otherworld, full of mystery, which exists alongside our own, dangerous beings like the Kunekune and Hasshaku-sama that are spoken of in real ghost stories appear. For research, for profit, and to find an important person, Toriko and Sorao set foot into the abnormal.”

Summary: J-Novel Club

Otherworld Picnic is an upcoming sci-fi series with shojou ai (girls’ love) themes and will be available on Funimation.

Title: Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town?

“Considered a weakling his entire life, novice adventurer Lloyd leaves his village located at the fringe of the mortal world to fulfill his dream of becoming a soldier. When he arrives at the capital, the people discover that this oblivious kid from hard knocks might be more powerful than anyone expected.”

Summary: Funimation

Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town? is an upcoming fantasy series and will be available on Funimation.

Images: Funimation

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