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Anime Premieres for the Winter 2021 Anime Season: January 5

Uma Musume Gekidol

Continuing our announcements of new premieres for the Winter 2021 season, here’s what’s coming January 5th.

Title: Uma Musume: Pretty Derby Season 2
Premiere Date: January 5th, 2021

“This is a tale of a world where “horse girls”; with glorious names and incredible running abilities live alongside humanity. Horse girl Special Week has moved from the country to the city to attend Tracen Academy. There, she and her classmates compete to win the Twinkle Series and earn the title of The County’s #1 Horse Girl.”

Summary: Crunchyroll

Uma Musume is a slice-of-life and unconventional sports series and will be available on Crunchyroll.

Title: Gekidol
Premiere Date: January 5th, 2021

“Five years after a mystifying disaster decimates cities across the globe, Seria Morino receives an invitation from a mysterious woman to join Alice in Theater, a small stage troupe that takes it upon themselves to brighten the world through their performances using 3D hologram technology. As Seria settles in, she begins to uncover unexpected truths about herself and the world around her…”

Summary: Funimation

Gekidol is an upcoming sci-fi idol series and will be available on Funimation.

Title: Beastars Season 2
Premiere Date: January 5th, 2021

“In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, there exists a bias: carnivores are just mindless predators in the eyes of many herbivores. However, when an alpaca named Tem is murdered within the walls of Cherryton High School, the fear toward carnivores skyrockets to an all-time high.

Legoshi, a student at this school, is a gray wolf who is quite awkward despite his fearsome appearance. When turmoil affects his school life, he is forced to confront the divide between herbivores and carnivores, as well as his own place in this society. This is further complicated by his supposedly romantic feelings toward a herbivore, which might not be what they seem.

Beastars details Legoshi’s struggles against his inner demons while living in a society that is unforgiving toward his kind.”

Summary: MyAnimeList

The first season of Beastars premiered in 2019 on Netflix. It’s worth noting that while the new season premieres on Netflix Japan on January 5th, the English localization isn’t expected until July 2021.

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