Ononoki Yotsugi may be a living puppet but that doesn't mean that someone is pulling her strings. All four episodes of Tsukimonogatari, the next Monogatari series story arc, will be broadcast on New Year's Eve. Check out the latest trailer for a sneak peak at the patently crazy visuals and a sample of "Border," the opening theme and first single from the new iteration of Claris. And since I'm on the topic, those Hello Kitty crossover illustrations are getting character goods!
Official homepage: http://www.monogatari-series.com/tsukimonogatari/
New WUG on the Way
When Yoppi cuts her hair you know the Wake Up, Girls! mean business. The hardest working idol unit in the industry will return in 2015 with a movie that picks up where the TV series left off. Maybe they'll even animate the choreography this time!
Official homepage: http://wakeupgirls2.jp/
DigiDestined to be a Hit
The Digimon characters you grew up with are all grown up too! The upcoming TV series, Digimon Adventures Tri, time shifts the cast straight to high school. I'll withhold judgement on the radically different designs by Atsuya Uki (Cencoroll, Tsuritama) until I see them in action.
Official homepage: http://digimon-adventure.net/
Do the modern designs of Parasyte: The Maxim freak you out more than the monsters? Niconico user Kurohara redrew the opening animation to look more in line with the original by bringing back Hitoshi Iwaaki's stiff, yet charming style. This doesn't change the fact that Migi's voice in the anime is different than the manga, but you can't have everything.
Official homepage: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25121279
Moe Department of Homeland Security
War comes home in Miritari!, the anime adaptation of a four-panel gag manga. Boring everyman Yano Souhei's peaceful life is shattered when Lieutenant Lutgalnikov and Second Lieutenant Haruka roll up to his house in a tank. Soon their military rival Sergeant Shachirof moves in next door and the domestic strife begins! Duck for cover when these five minute shorts hit in January.
Official homepage: http://dreamcreation.co.jp/militari/
True Love Lasts For Eva
Penetrate sempai's AT field and meld into one being by presenting him with this Shinji x Kaoru-themed necklace from jewelry maker The Kiss. I finally get the meaning of the subtitle for Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo--sorry Shinji, you're stuck with this pairing. That shipping has already sailed.
Official homepage: http://online.thekiss.co.jp/user_data/evangelion.php
Only a pleb would choose their high school based on the curriculum. The most important element, of course, is the uniform. So our heroine enrolls in Mikagura Academy, the one with the cutest sailor suit, only to find herself embroiled in super-powered battles between the school clubs. That's the setup for Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku, the anime adaptation of a light novel based on Vocaloid tracks by composer Last Note. I can't wait to see how they incorporate the music into the story!
Official homepage: http://mikagura-gakuen.com/