Funimation announced on December 21, 2020 that they will stream Horimiya, Back Arrow, Wonder Egg Priority, and Hortensia Saga for the Winter 2021 anime season. These shows will be available exclusively through Funimation in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. AnimeLab will stream the anime in Australia and New Zealand and Wakanim will stream for France, Germany, and Scandanavian countries.
Animated by CloverWorks, the studio behind The Promised Neverland, Horimiya will begin streaming on January 9, 2021.
Here is the plot according to MyAnimeList:
Although admired at school for her amiability and academic prowess, high school student Kyouko Hori has been hiding another side of her. With her parents often away from home due to work, Hori has to look after her younger brother and do the housework, leaving no chance to socialize away from school.
Meanwhile, Izumi Miyamura is seen as a brooding, glasses-wearing otaku. However, in reality, he is a gentle person inept at studying. Furthermore, he has nine piercings hidden behind his long hair and a tattoo along his back and left shoulder.
By sheer chance, Hori and Miyamura cross paths outside of school—neither looking as the other expects. These seemingly polar opposites become friends, sharing with each other a side they have never shown to anyone else.
Animated by Studio VOLN, who worked on I want to eat your pancreas, BACK ARROW will premiere January 8, 2021.
Here is a summary according to MyAnimeList:
Ringarindo is a land surrounded by a wall. The wall covers, protects, cultivates, and nutures this land. The wall is god … it is the foundation of this land of Ringarindo.
One day, a mysterious man named Back Arrow appears in Essha village on the outskirts of Ringarindo. Arrow lost his memories, but says that all he knows is, “I came from beyond the wall.” To restore his memories, Arrow heads out beyond the wall, but is embroiled in a battle with himself as the stakes.
Animated also by CloverWorks, who has worked on Darling in the FranXX, Wonder Egg Priority will air January 13, 2021.
Here is a synopsis according to Anime News Network:
The anime’s story begins when the protagonist, a 14-year-old girl named Ai Ooto, hears a mysterious voice while walking around town late at night. It gives her an egg, and beckons to her: “If you wish to change the future, you need only choose now. Now, believe in yourself, and smash the egg.”
Animated by LIDENFILMS, who has worked on Arslan Senki, Hortensia SAGA will premiere January 7th.
Here is a summary of the anime according to Kotaku:
Hortensia Saga is a medieval fantasy tale of war and chaos. Three years ago, the king was betrayed and murdered by one of his dukes who then rebuilt the kingdom into his own. But now, the original heir to the throne has secretly come of age. Hiding in the guise of a man, she and her loyal band begin the quest to save her homeland.
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