New Anime added to Netflix December 2018

Happy Holidays to you all! we’ll all be receiving some amazing early Christmas presents from Netflix in the form of the latest anime! All of the coming anime this month is a stocking full of Originals that we can’t wait to sink our teeth into.  Here are the latest anime additions to Netflix for December 2018.

As the year draws to a close we can remind ourselves of some the of the amazing Original anime that was released this year. Titles such as Violet Evergarden and B: The Beginning has done a fantastic job of entertaining audiences worldwide not to mention the highly anticipated release of the third season of The Seven Deadly Sins. With 2019 fast approaching we can expect to see another amazing year for anime on Netflix.


Hero Mask Netflix Original

Release Date: December 3rd
Studio: Pierrot
Episodes: 15
English Dub: Yes

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Hero Mask is an Original net animation produced for Netflix by the animation studio Pierrot. Written and directed by Hiroyasu Aoki, he has previously worked on popular titles such as No Game, No Life and Hunter x Hunter.

The Plot

Not much is known about the plot but it has been described as: “Now there’s a mysterious Mask before James Blood, and the man behind it is one that shouldn’t exist. What is the mystery surrounding this mask…? So begins an action-packed crime story set in a beautiful city!”


Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas Netflix Original

Release Date: 7th December
Studio: Production I.G. & Studio Deen
Episodes: 1
English Dub: Yes

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Neo Yokio was co-produced by the Ezra Koenig of rock band Vampire Weekend and studios Production I.G. and Studio Deen. The series has a surprising star-studded cased for anime, featuring the voices of stars such as Jaden Smith, Jude Law, and Susan Sarandon.

The Plot

We’re unsure on what the plot of the episode shall be. We can expect it to be incredibly weird if the anime stays true to form.


Back Street Girls Netflix Original

Release Date: December 12th 
Studio: J.C.Staff
Episodes: 10
English Dub: TBC

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There’s quite a lot of weird anime out there, but Back Street Girls is perhaps the strangest one that Netflix has picked up. Based on the manga of the same name by author Jasmine Gyuh, it ran from March 2015 until September 2018 for a total of 11 volumes.

The Plot

After failing their boss too many times, three Yakuza men are faced with two choices: die an honorable death and kill themselves or go to Thailand for gender reassignment surgery and train to become “Idol Girls.” They choose the latter. After surgery and a tough year of training to become Idols, they debut with great success. They now have to deal with overwhelming popularity, much to this dismay to the Yakuza Idol ladies. This is just the beginning for them.


Baki: Part One Netflix Original

Release Date: Part 1: 18th December | Part 2: 2019
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Episodes: 13
English Dub: TBC

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Baki is based on the manga of the same name and has been around for a very long time, first debuting in the Weekly Shonen Champion magazine all the way back in October 1991. The last issue was released in April 2018. The franchise has seen two anime series that both aired in 2001 so it has been a very long seventeen-year wait for a new chance to see the famous grappler. The anime has almost finished airing the full season. Like Last Hope, part two of Baki will be released a couple of months later.

The Plot

Baki Hanma traveled the world to hone his skill as a fighter with the intent of surpassing his father as the world’s strongest martial artist. Five of death row’s most brutal and violent inmates are gathering in force to take on Baki with the hope that he will annihilate them, having grown bored of their own strength and thus with life. To support their friend, martial artists that Baki has met on his journey join him to fight by his side in the world’s deadliest tournament.


Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger Netflix Original

Release Date: 21st December 2018
Studio: P.A Works
Episodes: 12
English Dub: TBC

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Sirius the Jager is an anime Original written by Keigo Koyanagi and developed by the animation studio P.A Works. The show has aired all of its episodes in Japan with its run starting back in July and finishing at the end of September.

The Plot

Taking place in 1930, a mysterious group carrying instrument cases arrive in Tokyo Station. The group is known as the vampire hunter group Jaegers. Amongst them is a young werewolf, Yuily. His home village had been destroyed by vampires and he is now hunting them down along with the Jaegers. Hunting not only vampires but other dangerous creatures, they engage in a bloody battle for the mysterious holy arc known as the Arc of Sirius.


Last Hope: Part Two Netflix Original

Release Date: December 21st, 2018
Studio: Satelight
Episodes: 13
English Dub: Yes

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Part one of Last Hope aired back in September just as the series was coming to a close in Japan. Now that the full season has aired and an English dub has been produced the second half can finally be released.

The Plot

After a Quantum Reactor releases an unknown energy source into the atmosphere, the world as we know it changed forever. All manner of living things on the earth besides human begun to change ultimately machines went under their own unique evolution too. These changes made the world hostile towards humanity pushing it the brink of extinction. Humanities last hope rests in the hands of the M.O.E.V units.


High Score Girl Netflix Original

Release Date: December 24th, 2018
Studio: J.C. Staff
Episodes: 12
English Dub: TBC

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High School Girl is based on the manga of the same name which ran from October 2010 till September 2018 with ten volumes released. The romantic comedy is currently airing on Japanese television networks Tokyo MX, BS11 and MBS with its final episode airing in the first week of October.

The Plot

Yaguchi Haruo doesn’t have much going for him in life. He’s not attractive, he’s not athletic, and he’s not very academic but he does have mad gaming skills. Known in his arcade as “Beastly Fingers Haruo” he triumphs over all challengers until one fateful day while playing Street Fighter II when he encounters Oono Akira. She defeats him, leading Yaguchi to seeks her out to challenge her again, hoping to outplay his video game rival and dominate once again.

Are you excited for these anime releases this month? What will you be watching? Let us know in the comments below!

Jacob Robinson

Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 and specialises in anime on Netflix. He's producing most of the previews of the upcoming shows and movies coming to Netflix. Resides in Norwich in the UK.