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Where To Watch New Spring 2019 Anime Series (US): Demon Slayer, Fruits Basket, And More

Lots of video game-inspired shows this season.

The Spring 2019 anime season starts in April and continues through June, debuting dozens of new series across Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hidive, Netflix, Hulu, and VRV. Below, we've outlined every new anime announced for the aforementioned streaming sites in the US, and provide a brief description for each one.

Although this spring sees the continuation of several Winter 2019 season premieres (such as The Rising of the Shield Hero and Dororo), for the purposes of this article, we're only compiling anime seasons or parts that make their debut in April. If you're looking for an anime that's already completed its run, check out our Winter 2019 guide.

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Action And Adventure Anime

Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 -- Funimation, VRV

Attack on Titan's third season finally concludes with a second part this spring, seeing the return of the well-animated action scenes and explosive drama that made this anime so popular.

Bakumatsu Crisis -- Crunchyroll, VRV

This second season sees the return of a band of handsome swordsmen who band together to stop an evil time traveller hellbent on ruling the world.

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 3 -- Crunchyroll, VRV

A detective agency composed of individuals with supernatural abilities inspired by famous writers and their respective novels continue to defend their city from powerful criminals.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -- Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV

After most of his family is murdered by a demon and his sister transformed into one, a boy embarks on a quest to discover the secret to making his sister human again.

Fairy Gone -- Funimation, Hulu

An original anime, Fairy Gone takes place in a fantasy world where a war fought between humans killed off most fairies. However, some still remain, and they're eager for battle.

One Punch Man Season 2 -- Hulu (Crunchyroll for the UK)

The superhero who can defeat any foe in a single punch returns, continuing his search for a foe who can finally provide him the challenge he desires.

Ultraman -- Netflix

The son of the original Ultraman takes up his father's mantle to become a symbol of peace for the world and he won't rest until he's saved everyone.

Slice Of Life And Comedy Anime

Ao-chan Can't Study! -- Hidive, VRV

A high school girl quickly realizes--to her horror--that she is having impure thoughts about the cute boy in her class, and decides she must banish said impulses to appear normal.

Amazing Stranger -- Crunchyroll, VRV

After buying a figure of his anime waifu, a man realizes the sixth-scale model is actually alive, and she's armed with very real weapons.

The Helpful Fox Senko-san -- Funimation

A stressed out man returns to his apartment one day to discover he's been visited by a benevolent fox spirit, who promises to do all his chores so he can relax after a hard day's work.

Hitoribocchi no Marumaruseikatsu -- Crunchyroll, VRV

Hitori is incredibly shy--so much so that she's only ever had one friend. But now that she and her childhood friend have gone to different schools, she needs to learn how to make new ones.

Isekai Quartet -- Funimation

Characters from Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World, The Saga of Tanya the Evil, Konosuba, and Overlord become high school classmates in this chibi-style anime.

Joshi Kausei -- Crunchyroll, VRV

No character actually speaks in this anime that follows the everyday lives of cute high school girls, so each story is told entirely through facial expression, action, and musical score.

Pop Team Epic Special -- Hidive, VRV

The ridiculous comedy returns with two new episodes, each of which have multiple versions that offer different takes on the ludicrous series of events that transpire.

Senryu Girl -- Hidive, VRV

An ex delinquent and a girl who only ever "speaks" by writing out senryū poetry forge an adorable connection over their shared love of writing literature.

Shonen Ashibe Go! Go! Go! Goma-chan Season 4 -- Crunchyroll, VRV

First-grade student Ashibe and his baby spotted seal friend Goma-chan return for a fourth season of comical adventures.

Strike Witches: 501st Joint Fighter Wing Take Off -- Funimation

Between bouts of war, the girls that compose the Strike Witches live their everyday lives, ones filled with battles against never-ending chores.

Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki -- Crunchyroll, VRV

A boy enjoys playfully teasing his kouhai about her countryside dialect--an accent he loves but she hates.

Romance And Drama Anime

Fruits Basket -- Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV

This anime reimagines the beloved 2001 classic of the same name, while also finally finishing the incredible story of a teenage girl who moves in with a family that suffers an unusual curse.

Harem And Ecchi Anime

Nobunaga Teacher's Young Bride -- Crunchyroll, VRV

The descendent of a Japanese emperor, Oda one day gets a visit from his ancestor's wife, a 14-year-old girl who mistakes him for her husband to be.

We Never Learn: Bokuben -- Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, VRV

A hard-working student meets his match when he's tasked with tutoring his genius peers--a math prodigy, a brilliant writer, and an exceptional athlete--in their weakest subjects.

Wise Man's Grandchild -- Funimation

A powerful wizard raises an infant, but realizes--only after the boy decides to venture out into the world on his 15th birthday--that he hasn't actually taught his ward a lick of common sense.

Why The Hell Are You Here, Teacher? -- Hidive, VRV

Despite his best efforts not to, an ordinary student continues to find himself trapped in erotic, risque situations with his frighteningly violent teacher.

Thriller And Supernatural Anime

Afterlost -- Funimation, Hulu

The lone survivor of a mysterious event that caused hundreds of people to just vanish, Yuki seeks the aid of a courier to deliver her to her father--who somehow is still alive.

Sports And Music Anime

Ace of the Diamond Act II -- Crunchyroll, VRV

Picking up at the start of a new season, the Seidou High School baseball team accepts new members and faces off against old rivals.

Cinderella Nine -- Crunchyroll, VRV

Upon learning her school has no baseball club, Arihara founds one and a slew of other girls soon join, each finding the support they need to overcome the trials of growing up.

The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Theater Climax Season -- Crunchyroll, VRV

The Idolm@ster spinoff series that depicts what the music idols do in their time off away from the drama of the stage continues with a fourth season.

Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life -- Funimation, Hulu

The sole remaining member of the koto club and a delinquent (who's also a koto player) strike an uneasy bond after the former realizes he can't judge someone for their appearance.

MIX -- Funimation, Hulu

A sequel to the 1985 baseball manga Touch, MIX sees two step brothers work together to take their high school team to nationals, while also trying to escape the tragic legacy of their fathers.

Science Fiction And Fantasy Anime

Midnight Occult Civil Servants -- Crunchyroll, VRV

The anime follows the newest member of a task force assigned to investigating and maintaining relationships between supernatural creatures.

Namuamidabutsu: Utena -- Hidive, VRV

Two divine beings join forces with the 13 buddhas in order to combat the vices in humanity, but they'll have to contend with the personification of Earthly desires in order to succeed.

RobiHachi -- Funimation, Hulu

An unlucky man is trapped in a space shuttle with the debt collector assigned to hunting him, but the two decide to forge an uneasy alliance and find a rumored paradise planet.

Sarazanmai -- Crunchyroll

An original anime, Sarazanmai is about three eighth-grade boys who magically transform into kappa in order to protect their city from zombies.

YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of This World -- Funimation

Based on the 1996 visual novel of the same name, the anime follows the twisted tale of a high school boy who travels through time to learn the truth about his father's disappearance.

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Jordan Ramée

Jordan Ramée has been covering video games and anime since 2016, cultivating a skill set that allows him to transform his unhealthy obsessions into what he would argue is compelling content (we won't tell him if you don't). Do not let him know that you're playing Hollow Knight--he will take that as a sign that you wish to talk about the lore for the next five hours.

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