SPRING ANIME 2013 PREVIEW

Spring 2013 Anime Preview2

Welcome to the Spring Anime 2013 Season! I decided to try out another layout (using the grid tables) for once, but we haven’t decided whether we will stick with this concept. It’s far from perfect, but I certainly find it a bit more neater than the previous one.

::Resources::

ANN, MAL, Crunchyroll

::Last Update::
March 29th, 2013
30 titles and counting (without excluded titles)

::Following Titles EXCLUDED from the list::
Uchuu Senkai Yamato 2199 | Train Heroes | Robocar Poli | My Little Pony: Tomodachi wa Mahou
Jewelpet Magical Girl  Season 5 |Danchi Tomoo | Kara the Animation | DD Hokuto no Ken

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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2

Shin Megami Tensei- Devil Survivor 2

Animation Company: Bridge Genres: Supernatural

Website

Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

While Japan in desperate situation, 13 “devil survivors” cut deals with devils to obtain abilities to fight against unknown invaders with only 7 days left until a world catastrophe, you need to make crucial decision to survive…

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Why haven’t I bought the game yet? Why haven’t I bought the game yet? Why haven’t I bought the game yet? Why haven’t I bought the game yet?

Vantage: Now this looks interesting. I don’t know anything about the game, but the PV does make it seem really interesting! Here’s to lots of suspense, thrills and bloody deaths. Oh, and plot twists. Those are pretty important aren’t they.

Linzz: Actually, I tried reading the manga of this (tried only since it was ongoing and only has two chapters that time lol) but I might say that this is rather interesting. The starting rumor was quite a good mystery too.

Tenderfoot: I’m not really feeling it. I’ll probably check out the first episode and go from there.

Kaitou: I want to play this game! I’m busy with Fire Emblem: Awakening, but this is definitely on the watch/play list. The character designs look really good.

Chris: Something tells me I’m going to like this… post-apocalyptic feel with a sci-fi twist, how can I not like it? Plus if it’s anything like the Persona 4 anime I’m going to love it. *UPDATE* After playing about two hours worth of the game I have decided that it is awesome and I am definitely going to watch it!

::Possible Bloggers::
Vantage, Kaitou, Chris

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Uta no Prince-sama 2000% Love

Uta no Prince-sama 2000% Love

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo, Harem

Website

Airing Date: April 3, 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Second season of Uta no Prince-sama!

Team’s Impression:

Eva: WOOHOO! IT’S FINALLY HERE! WILL THERE BE ACTUAL ROMANCE THIS SEASON OR WHAT? STAY TUNED TO FIND OUT.

No but seriously it’s a hilarious show, though I am curious to see whether it gets a bit more ‘serious’ now that they debuting. I have my doubt though ahaha.

Vantage: Eva’s probably been waiting for this for a long time…

Linzz: No matter how I think season one failed me for that ending and all those freakingly cliffhangers on its romance side, I still love this series for it has good music. Yes, good music.

Tenderfoot: I had serious, serious, serious issues with the first season which I won’t talk about here, but suffice to say I think I’d rather have my eyes burned out with hot coals than watch this. 

Kaitou: AWWW YEAHHHHHH!!! I really liked season one, it was a perfect mix of lighthearted craziness and music. I want to see that principal on screen again, and obviously, the guys. :3

Chris: It’s not really my kinda of anime… yeah let’s go with that.

::Possible Blogger::
Eva

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Suisei no Gargantia

Suisei no Gargantia

Animation Company: Production I.G Genres: Sci-Fi

Website

Airing Date: April 16th, 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

The story begins in the distant future in the far reaches of the galaxy. The Human Galactic Alliance has been constantly fighting for its survival against a grotesque race of beings called “Hidiaazu.” During an intense battle, the young lieutenant Redo and his humanoid mobile weapon Chamber are swallowed up into a distortion of time and space. Waking from his artificially induced hibernation, Redo realizes that he has arrived on Earth, the planet on the lost frontier. On this planet that was completely flooded by the seas, people live in fleets of giant ships, salvaging relics from the seas’ depths in order to survive. Redo arrives on one of the fleets called Gargantia. With no knowledge of the planet’s history or culture, he is forced to live alongside Amy, a 15-year-old girl who serves as a messenger aboard the Gargantia fleet. To Redo, who has lived a life where he knows nothing but fighting, these days of peace continue to surprise him.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Yippee! Sci-fic!!! I am liking the spin of adapting to ‘peaceful days’, but I wouldn’t take it for granted since it’s Gen Urobuchi who is in charge of the script. He always has a way to make a dark twist. Mwhahahahaha….

Vantage: Did I read that right? Days of peace? Ahahahaha not for long, if Urobuchi is producing this. I shall be interested in seeing this peaceful world buckle under the pressure of despair and collapse in on itself. That IS what’s going to happen, right?

Linzz: This is a little too sci-fi for me. I do accept sci-fi series that goes along the line of S;G and R;N though. LOL But will try one episode since I’m pretty much intrigued by Production I.G. and hopefully it doesn’t have any derpy scenes.

Tenderfoot: Color me intrigued. It looks nice, the guy who did the design for The Dominator gun from Psycho-Pass (which I really like) is doing the mecha designs, and the plot sounds like it could go a lot of different places. And, Production I.G. And, Sci-Fi. Sign me up!

Kaitou: Ooo, Production IG. Watching this~ Gen Urobochi or not.

Chris: I really like the art design for this anime and it’s a sci-fi, I like sci-fi’s. Plus the trailer looks awesome but I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva, Vantage, Tenderfoot, KaitouChris

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Kakumeiki Valvrave

Valvrave the Liberator Mecha

Animation Company: SUNRISE Genres: Mecha

Website

Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

New original mecha anime from Sunrise.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Hm, this is an original SUNRISE production, so I am curious to see where it goes. Hopefully it won’t end up in flames like the majority of mecha series we have been seeing over the past two years produced by SUNRISE… But looking at the staff, I think think can turn out good.

Vantage: This could be good! It’s not a standard school setting or anything (like Sacred Seven was) so I’m hoping that Sunrise’s decision to create a really intricate setting to back the plot is proof that this is worth watching.

Linzz: Yes, I will watch this!  As far as I could remember, I haven’t been let down yet by Sunrise and their original series (since maybe I pick those which interests me quite well) and plus, this is mecha IN sunrise, why not?

Tenderfoot: Eeeehhhhhh, probably not. This is going to sound really stupid, but I cannot stand the weird 3-d rendered robot thing. Computer animation like that just always looks really bad to me.

Kaitou: So vague. I’ll try it- I want another SUNRISE blockbuster like Tiger&Bunny.

Chris: I’ll check it out because it’s being done by Sunrise and because I haven’t watched a mecha anime in a long time… Wait what? There’s school and possibly a romance? Count me in!

::Possible Bloggers::
EvaVantage

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Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san

Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san

Animation Company: Tatsunoko Production Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life

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Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Mukoujima Takurou is a lonely teenager who spends his time fishing at the pier and, to his incredible surprise, fishes up Muromi, a mermaid. Muromi first off doesn’t realize she’s a mermaid until she meets Takurou. Not only that, she is incredibly dense and crazy and has a drinking problem to top it off. Now every time Takurou goes fishing, Muromi appears and makes life interesting for him.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: …. So she’s alcoholic mermaid. That explains a lot.

Vantage: Oh dear…I’m aiming for laughs with this one. Let’s go with that.

Linzz: Mermaid?! Did I just read mermaid?! D8 *sees slice of life genre* no. nononononono.

Tenderfoot: Just…what? Why? Whoever came up with this idea was probably the one with a drinking problem.

Kaitou: No fish. There better not be aliens in this show.

Chris: What is this? I mean drunken mermaids aside how will the characters interact? Mermaids stay in water, humans stay on land… what is it going to be an anime about them talking by the pier? Don’t tell me he’ll turn into a mermaid… I’m over thinking this…

::Possible Bloggers::

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Arata Kangatari

Arata Kangatari

Animation Company: Satelight Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Shounen

Website

Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Every 30 years, a new princess is chosen from the Hime family to serve the Hayagami. The time has come again, but over these past years, records state not a single female has been born, save for one, the 15 year old Arata. The only problem is, Arata is actually a male! Forced to disguise himself and take the place of the princess candidate until a formal one can be found, he attends the festival only to witness the current princess, Kokuri-hime, murdered, and his own life is forfeit as well, by the hands of the princess’ personal guard, the 12 Shinshou. As he runs for his life, Kannagi of the 12 convinces everyone that Arata is the one who has murdered the princess instead, and now everyone in the Imperial Court is after his head!

Team’s Impression:

Eva: According to friends of mine who are a HUGE fan of this series, this is an adaption that was LONG OVERDUE. I haven’t read the manga, but I am definitely intrigued so I will be watching this for sure. I will give this a shot to blog if no one has read the manga on the team.

Vantage: Hahaha it looks like Magi, except set in what I’m presuming is ancient Japan instead of somewhere Arabian. Well, if it’s shounen it can’t hurt to give it a spin.

Linzz: HAHAHAHAHA CROSSDRESSING PRINCESS!!! Yuu Watase, I hope this one won’t make me cry buckets with exactly or same amount of laughter that I will do on its first few episodes.

Tenderfoot: It has been LITERALLY ages since a Yuu Watase manga has been made into an anime. So I’m kind of excited for that reason (~nostalgia~.) I’ll check it out, even though it looks…a little cheep. Hey, as long as it doesn’t turn into that “Miaka” “Tamahome” shit it can’t be that bad, right?

Kaitou: Yuu Watase, the queen of KILLALLTHECHARACTERSYOULIKE. I stopped reading the manga for this and Genbu Kaiden because I just get really angry with her sometimes (Alice-9 and Imadoki were really good, and my favourite of her work). But I will watch this, she’s really good at stories and characters. Art look gorgeous too.

Chris: Cross dressing princess?… I like it! I’ve always said you can never go wrong with a fantasy…

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva, Tenderfoot, Linzz,

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Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince

Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince

Animation Company: Dogakobo Genres: Action, Mecha, School, Sci-Fi

Website

Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

In the latter half of 21st century, humans leave the Earth and begin to live in space. In order to adapt to the environment in space and deal with the hostile aliens in Jupiter, genetically engineered children called “Princes” are artificially raised and trained to be pilots of armed robots “AHSMB (Advanced High Standard Multipurpose Battle Device). This is a story about one of the teenage “Princes”, Hitachi O Izuru, who studies in an academic city Grandzehle.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: This is clearly one of the rare “NOT TO BE TAKEN TOO SERIOUSLY” mecha series. I am definitely interested in covering this, so sign me up!

Vantage: So out of the three mecha ones so far, we have two serious shows and a more light-hearted, school one with this. Sounds legit.

Linzz: Hmmmm royals being pilots?! Did I just understand that right? Cause if it is, I’ll sign up for an impression post.

Tenderfoot: Maybe I’m just not a giant robot person? This one does look appealing to me either.

Kaitou: Maybe, closer to “no.”

Chris: Mecha? School? Epic space battles? Great artwork? Sign me up!

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva, Linzz, Chris

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Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge

Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge

Animation Company: Studio Gokumi Genres: Action, Fantasy, Romance

Website

Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Haimura Kiri is a seemingly ordinary boy with one slight problem: he is obsessed with cutting other people’s hair. One day he meets Mushiyanokouji Iwai, the “Hair Queen” who cannot cut her hair because of an inherited curse. Kiri finds out that his scissor, “Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge” is the only thing that can cut them. But little did he know that their meeting sparked the start of an old murder game to kill the “Hair Queen” using the cursed killing tools, the “Killing Goods.” Can Kiri protect Iwai from the Killing Goods Owners? Let the game begin!

Team’s Impression:

Eva: …. Oh god. Wow. Um, yikes. “Sparking an old murder game to kill the “Hair Queen” using cursed killing tools”? Aye aye. Well you got my attention. But I’m not too sure about whether this is something I would blog.

Vantage: …Okay? I’m not quite too sure what to think of this…

Linzz: My moe sensor says no.

Tenderfoot: HOLY MOTHER OF GOD DOES THIS LOOK AWEFUL. And again with the hair fetish! Is that like a new thing? Where are my hot coals…

Kaitou: I think after I finish Cuticle Detective Inaba this season, I don’t really want to think about hair. BOBOBOBOBOBOBOBO with moe. No thanks~

Chris: Ew.

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva

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My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute 2

My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute 2

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life, Seinen

Website

Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Second season of Oreimo/My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: I just started watching the first season. ^^;/ Either way Vantage called shotgun.

Vantage: I’ve just heard that they’re apparently going to animate the rest of the light novels in one go, with the end of the LNs being where the anime ends too. Anyway, I’m looking forward to more Oreimo fun – this has got to be 26 eps now. Needs moar Ayase.

Linzz: No. (Thank you for putting up “N” first)

Tenderfoot: I haven’t seen the first season, and I can’t really say I want to. Plus, it’s been shot-gunned. So there you go.

Kaitou: IT’S IMOUTO TIME! Not my area.

Chris: This is probably one of the Spring time anime that I most looking forward to… what can I say? I really liked the first season…

::Possible Bloggers::
Vantage

 

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Shingeki no Kyoujin

Shingeki no Kyojin

Animation Company:Production I.G Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Super Power

Website

Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of giants.

Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a giant in over 100 years. Teenage boy Elen and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a super giant that appears out of thin air. As the smaller giants flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Elen vows that he will murder every single giant and take revenge for all of mankind.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: I am not going to lie. The trailer terrifies me, especially the giants. There’s no way I’ll be able to watch this, too intense and my red flags for potential gore went up. The OST is going to be epic though, that’s for sure. Hahaha…ha….

Vantage: That’s pretty scary, yeah…imagine all the ways you can get eaten alive by a giant. This will definitely be a struggle to avoid letting loose with the manga and just spoiling the entire story for myself.

Linzz: I’m interested so… I’ll watch an episode and see for myself.

Tenderfoot: I’ll be watching this. It looks like it’ll be a fun and crazy ride, with at least some solid animation and a semi-original sounding plot. That’s really all I need.

Kaitou: Possibly one of the most intense (tragedy?) manga I have read in a while. The worst scenarios produce the hardest warriors, and the characters are pretty damn badass. You’re fighting giants with rappel gear and swords, and there’s a giant secret to be revealed. I wonder if they’re going to complete the story, since the  manga is not finished yet. Looking forward to it!

Chris: I absolutely LOVE this manga and I’ve been waiting for an anime adaption since the first volume, I can just tell it’s going to be awesome! Great animation, great plot and awesome plot twists to boot… LOVE.

::Possible Blogger::
Kaitou

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Karneval

Karneval

Animation Company: Manglobe Genres: Action, Mystery, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Shoujo

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Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Nai searches for someone important to him, with only an abandoned bracelet as a clue. Gareki steals and pick-pockets to get by from day to day. The two meet in a strange mansion where they are set-up, and soon become wanted criminals by military security operatives. When Nai and Gareki find themselves desperate in a hopeless predicament, they encounter none other than the country’s most powerful defense organization—”Circus”!!

Team’s Impression:

Eva: I read a bit of the manga but I didn’t get very far because I forgot about it. It’s interesting, so I’ll give it a shot.

Vantage: Not really into this.

Linzz: Come on… it contains awesome art-drawn guys!!! Just hoping the animation would be consistent to make me watch it till and end and that the story flow will not bore me to death since I’m freakingly pissed off from Amnesia already.

Tenderfoot: I read a couple of chapters of the manga, and I couldn’t get into it. Because it was boring. So I’m going to pass on this.

Kaitou: It’s listed as a josei, and the art looks gorgeous. Watching!

Chris: Uh, no.

::Possible Bloggers::

Eva, Kaitou, Linzz.

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Photo Kano

Photo Kano

Animation Company: MADHOUSE Genres: Romance, School

Website

Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

The story revolves around the male protagonist who just got a DSLR camera from his dad and start to develop photography as his new hobby.

Team’s Impression:

Eva:  Uh… I don’t know. As long as it turns out interesting enough, I’ll give it a whirl.

Vantage: Do not know if want…do not know if want…

Linzz: No. Even though it’s Madhouse, no.

Tenderfoot: I have a feeling there will be at least one incident of “peeping in on the girl’s locker room to get pictures of them undressing” in this show.

Kaitou: Boring. Pass.

Chris: Really? Who thought that THIS would be an interesting plot…

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva, Vantage

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Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru

Animation Company: Brains Base Genres: Comedy, Romance, School

Website

Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

This romantic comedy revolves around an antisocial high school student named Hikigaya Hachiman with a distorted view on life and no friends or girlfriend. When he see his classmates talking excitedly about living their adolescent lives, he mutters, They’re a bunch of liars. When he is asked about his future dreams, he responds, Not working. A teacher gets Hachiman to join the volunteer service club, which happens to have the school’s prettiest girl, Yukinoshita Yukino.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Honestly I don’t really know what to make out of this. The summary immediately reminded me of OreShura (which I quickly grew to dislike and drop), but hey, it’s Brains Base and it’s a romantic comedy, what reason is there to pass on this?

Vantage: Seems surprisingly similar in setup to OreShura from the Winter season…well, can’t hurt to try it at least.

Linzz: People! We need better synopsis in this because I was like, “AND THEN?!” Until I get a better synopsis and PV, I’ll decide? I’ve seen enough. It has a lot of girlsssss. D8

Tenderfoot: The set-up sounds boring and over-done, but I’ll watch at least the first episode anyway.

Kaitou: School life comedy romance with the most popular girl in the school? Where have I heard that one before…

Chris: It’s a Spring time anime with romance, comedy and schools… basically I need at least one of these to make me feel whole throughout each season… I guess this had better be good! Anyone else think that the plot seems like it stole ideas from, oh I don’t know, Oreshura? Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai? Every other romance/comedy/school anime out there? Just saying…

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva, Chris

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Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko

Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko

Animation Company: J.C. Staff Genres: Comedy, Romance, School

Website

Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Youto Yokodera is always thinking about his carnal desires, but no one acknowledges him as a pervert. He learns about a cat statue that supposedly grants wishes. The boy goes to pray that he will be able to express his lustful thoughts whenever and wherever he wants. At the statue, Youto encounters Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi, a girl from his high school with her own wish — that she would not display her real intentions so readily.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: J.C. Staff is going to have a blast with this one. Romantic Comedy, it’s calling me~

Vantage: …Oh, this seems fun ^_^ Maybe if I have the time, I’ll give blogging this a shot.

Linzz: SAVE MEEE.

Tenderfoot: Uh…I don’t think this would be anything for me. Let’s just leave it at that. Pass.

Kaitou: ZOMGLOLI. Not sold. OTL

Chris: There’s another school/comedy/romance anime :O ?! And it looks like it had some pretty good artwork… Yeah, I’m liking the look of this… Wait, J.C. Staff? Aren’t they working on Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo? Looks like this might be good after all…

::Possible Bloggers::
Vantage, Chris

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Aku no Hana

Aku no Hana

Animation Company: Zexcs Genres: Drama, Romance, School, Psychological

Website

Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Kasuga Takao is a boy who loves reading books, particularly Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal. A girl at his school, Saeki Nanako, is his muse and his Venus, and he admires her from a distance. One day, he forgets his copy of Les Fleurs du Mal in the classroom and runs back alone to pick it up. In the classroom, he finds not only his book, but Saeki’s gym uniform. On a mad impulse, he steals it.
Now everyone knows “some pervert” stole Saeki’s uniform, and Kasuga is dying with shame and guilt. Furthermore, the weird, creepy, and friendless girl of the class, Nakamura, saw him take the uniform. Instead of revealing it was him, she recognizes his kindred deviant spirit and uses her knowledge to take control of his life. Will it be possible for Kasuga to get closer to Saeki, despite Nakamura’s meddling and his dark secret? What exactly does Nakamura intend to do with him?

Team’s Impression:

Eva: I couldn’t put my finger on it right away, but the base of the scenario reminded me of how Watashi ni xx Shinasai started out but I am sure this is a MILLION times better so I am definitely going to check this out.

Vantage: It sounds like some sort of romcom setup to begin with, but those psychological and drama tags hint that there could be a lot of angst within as well, like we saw with Kotoura-san from this season. I’ll be interested in seeing how this turns out.

Linzz: This is actually pretty interesting.

Tenderfoot: I feel obligated to watch any anime based on a manga in which one of the main characters straight-up tells her teacher to shut the fuck up in the first chapter. Also, a majority of the staff worked on Mushishi, and I loved that show a whole lot so I’m pretty sold on this (so much so that I’m shot-gunning this baby.)

Kaitou: I feel confused. Pass.

Chris: I’m liking the sound of this… interesting plot, at least on interesting character and it’s labelled as being ‘psychological’? Definitely going to check this one out!

::Possible Blogger::
Tenderfoot, Linzz, Chris

 

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Aiura

Aiura

Animation Company: *TBA Genres: Comedy, School, Shounen, Slice of Life

Website

Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

The story centers around Amaya, Iwasawa, and Uehara—three “annoying, spirited high school girls with zero motivation”—and their classmates. Their daily life is “what happens when there is nothing happening.”

Team’s Impression:

Eva: I wouldn’t be surprised if this were to turn out as one of the five minutes shows. I can’t believe i can’t find any information on the Animation Company. =___=;;;;

Vantage: I’ll try this, but I’m not expecting much.

Linzz: Uh-huh… AND NOTHING HAPPENS. Anyway, no. The title itself gives me a hard time pronouncing it to start with.

Tenderfoot: Nope. Not for me.

Kaitou: School life? * runs the other way *

Chris: I’ll watch the first episode but I’m not getting my hopes up…

::Possible Bloggers::

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Yuyushiki

Yuyushiki

Animation Company: Kinema Citrus Genres: Comedy, School

Website

Airing Date: 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

The manga follows the school life of three girls in the data processing club—Yuzuko, Yukari, and Yui.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: How about… no.

Vantage: …Fun times.

Linzz: //runsawayyyyyyyyy~

Tenderfoot: Two of those little text bubbles on that image up there make it look like the girls are farting! Ha! That’s probably as much enjoyment as I’ll get out of this show, so I’ll just stop there. (No, but seriously, how scary are the character designs?)

Kaitou: The almost panty-shots gives it away.

Chris: Date processing club? Oh hell no!

::Possible Bloggers::

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RDG: Red Data Girl

RDG Red Data Girl

Animation Company: P.A. Works Genres: Fantasy

Website

Airing Date: March 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

A modern fantasy based on Japanese Shinto legends. Suzuhara Izumiko is a 15-year-old girl, who has been raised and protected in a shrine deep in the Kumano mountains. She is quite shy and destroys all the electric devices she touches. When she begins to think about going out of the mountains and moving to the city, her guardian Sagara Yukimasa recommends her to enter a high school in Tokyo and forces his son Miyuki to serve Izumiko for life. Miyuki and Izumiko repel each other but their relationship begins to change when a terrifying accident occurs on the school excursion. Izumiko learns her fate as the last representative (yorishiro) of a Himegami goddess and Miyuki learns of his duty as a guardian Yamabushi of Izumiko.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Oooooh I’ve heard about this one! I definitely want to cover this! With P.A. Works in charge, there’s no way I’m missing this!!!!

Vantage: The animation looks stunning. P.A. Works alone gives a good first impression – this’ll be one to watch.

Linzz: Actually, I already decided before that I’ll watch an episode of this and participate in the first impression thingy. YAY.

Tenderfoot: It looks very nice, so I think I’ll be watching this.

Kaitou: It looks like a good version of Hiiro no Kakera with decent story and characters, I’ll try it.

Chris: Wow… nice animation… PLUS it’s a fantasy… can’t go wrong with a fantasy am I right?

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva, Linzz,

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DATE A LIVE

DATE A LIVE

Animation Company: AIC Plus+ Genres: Mecha, Romance, School, Sci-Fi, Shounen

Website

Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Itsuka Shido is a high school boy. On the last day of the spring holidays, an explosion destroys the town and a girl in armor appears in front of him. Shido’s sister-in-law, Kotori, tells him that the girl is called “Special Disasterous Designated Creature: Spirit”, which causes a timespace quake. Kotori disclosed that she is the commander of the anti-spirit organization Ratatosk and orders him to go out on a date with the spirit girl. Kotori says, “I don’t ask you to beat the spirit. Just let her fall in love with you and save the world.”

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Hahaha, this sounds like fun. I am loving the action I’m seeing in the preview, and the summary gives me a good laugh. I’ll give this a whirl!

Vantage: I’m loving the colourful character designs, it’s like the characters are something out of Touhou Project xD Fantasy, battles and panty shots – sign me up.

Linzz: How come I do not see “harem” on the genre? This must be some kind of magic! No.

Tenderfoot: If it has panty shots like a harem, as many boobies as a harem, and as many different girls with different hair colors and standard personality types as a harem, it’s a harem, and no amount of cool epic music and mecha battle stuff is going to change that.

Kaitou: It’s a harem show, albeit a very flashy one. Pass~

Chris: Definitely looked interesting! I’ll check out the first episode… maybe the second as well.

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva, Vantage

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Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. 2nd Season

Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. 2nd Season

Animation Company: Production I.G Genres: Comedy, Supernatural

Website

Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

The second season of Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san…

S1 Summary: “Akutabe is a detective who summons devils to solve the troubles of his clients. One day, a low class devil Azazel Atsushi is summoned by Akutabe and is used harshly by him and his assistant Rinko.”

Team’s Impression:

Eva: I was surprised by how much I actually was entertained by this show since its crude humor is usually not my cup of tea. I am hoping that it is going to be longer than… I think it was 10 – 15 minutes per episode for the first season? Either way I’ll definitely be watching this- however I’m not sure whether I’ll blog it or not. It’s a maybe.

Vantage: I haven’t watched the first season…I probably should try it at some point.

Linzz: No, actually no.

Tenderfoot: I haven’t seen the first season and I don’t really have any burning desire to remedy that situation.

Kaitou: OH SHIT, BRING IT ON! I really liked season one, and I never realized season two was coming! Definitely watching~

Chris: That ‘thing’ on the left reminds me of Ichiya from Fairy Tail and he scares me… just saying…

::Possible Bloggers::
Kaitou

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Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Bride

Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Bride

Animation Company: Arms Genres: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, School Website
Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Second season of Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Girls.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: No.

Vantage: Maybe if I can get through the first season by Spring?

Linzz: HAHAHAHAHA NO.

Tenderfoot: I know I put those hot coals around here somewhere….

Kaitou: Boobies.

Chris: Hmmm… I’ll check out the first season and get back to you… doubt I’ll get past the first episode…

::Possible Bloggers::

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Hayate no Gotoku (2013)

 

Hayate no Gotoku (2013)

Animation Company: Manglobe Genres: Action, Comedy, Harem, Parody, Romance, Shounen Website
Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Fourth season of Hayate no Gotoku!

Team’s Impression:

Eva: I don’t watch this.

Vantage: Wasn’t there some Hayate no Gotoku in Fall 2012?

Linzz: I’ve watched Hayate but…. I still do think Sebastian is a better butler so anyway, NO.

Tenderfoot: Ask yourself this world: Do we really need more Hayate no Gotoku? (Here’s a hint: the answer you’re looking for is no.)

Kaitou: Never watched Hayate, so I’ll pass.

Chris: Fourth season?! Pass.

::Possible Bloggers::

 

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Hataraku Maou-sama!

Hataraku Maou-sama!

Animation Company: White Fox Genres: Comedy, Demons, Romance, Shounen Website
Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Devil King Sadao is only one step away from conquering the world when he is beaten by Hero Emilia and forced to drift to the other world: modern-day Tokyo. As “conquering the world” are the only skills the Devil King possesses—and are obviously unnecessary in his new situation—he must work as a freeter to pay for his living expenses!

Team’s Impression:

Eva: WHITE FOX <3 <3 <3 <3 SIGN ME UP!

Vantage: Hahahaha that looks hilarious.

Linzz: I’ll try but I’m more concentrated on Maoyuu Maou Yuusha. XD

Tenderfoot: I’ll do it for White Fox. They have yet to let me down.

Kaitou: It looks OK, I’ll give it a try, but probably only for 1-3 episodes.

Chris: This looks fun… I’ll be sure to check it out…

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva, Tenderfoot

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Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live

Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live

Animation Company:Tatsunoko Productions Genres:Shoujo, Music

::Website::

Airing Date: April 6th, 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Naru Ayase is an 8th grader who can see the colors of music when she listens to it. For Naru, who is extremely good at decorating, becoming the owner of a shop like Dear Crown was her dream. One day, she finds out that the manager of a newly-opened shop is recruiting middle school girls who can do Prism Dance, and immediately applies. Naru begins to Prism Dance at the audition, and an aura she’s never experienced spreads out in front of her. At that moment, a mysterious girl named Rinne asks her if she can see “rainbow music”

Team’s Impression:

Eva: …. This sounds awfully alike another music based shoujo… AH, YOU KNOW WHAT IT REMINDS ME OF? Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream and Aikatsu! (In which both made my brain explode) NOPE. NOT WATCHING THIS.

Vantage: Pass.

Linzz: HAHAHAHA NO NO NONONONONO.

Tenderfoot:What. the. what? Colors of music? Prism Dance? See “Rainbow music”? Have you kids by any chance been eating strange mushrooms?

Kaitou: Sigh…I’m too old for this.

Chris: Does anyone even watch these anymore?

::Possible Bloggers::

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To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S

Animation Company: J.C. Staff Genres: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Super Power Website
Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

The second season will focus on The Sisters Arc. Lasting only a single volume in the Toaru Majutsu no Index light novels, it was later expanded greatly in the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun manga. The arc focuses on the ordeals of Mikoto Misaka after discovering the existence of the Radio Noise sisters that are being used in the Level 6 Shift, an experiment where they are killed in order for the highest-ranking Level 5, Accelerator, to achieve Level 6.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Gah. To Aru Kagaku no Railgun is still on my “Plan to Watch” list, so I can’t watch this yet. ;______;

Vantage: Misaka <3 I love Railgun, guys. We already know what happened in the Sisters Arc though, so…just lots more story depth?

Linzz: Actually, I don’t think this is on my plan and I don’t want to dare alter my schedule now that I’m expected to work after graduation and that… well, in short, no.

Tenderfoot: I’m waaaaaay to lazy to catch up with a bunch of previous shows/seasons.

Kaitou: I’m still working on Season two, they just went too far into the fanservice. Maybe, but really, really tentative. The Railgun is really cool, it’s all the yuri action and sis-com that throws me off.

Chris: Haven’t watched the first season so this is out of the question!

::Possible Bloggers::
Vantage

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Joujuu Senjin!! Mushibugyo

Joujuu Senjin!! Mushibugyo

Animation Company: Seven Arcs Pictures Genres: Action, Ecchi, Fantasy, Romance, Shounen Website
Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Tsukishima Jinbee is a warrior who aims to be best, under the belief that a weak warrior isn’t a warrior at all. He was scouted out by a representative to join the Mushibugyo and told to go to Edo with the instructions that he’d know what to do once he got there. Shortly after arriving at Edo, he hears a scream and goes to check it out… to find a giant spider-like creature devouring some citizens of Edo. Being a warrior, there’s no way he could stand this…

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Ehhhh… Not sure what to think…. Maybe??????

Vantage: No thanks.

Linzz: Ecchi. //runsssss

Tenderfoot: Yeah, no.

Kaitou: Pass.

Chris: Nope… [UPDATE]: After deliberating and watching the PV… I’m up for it. Full steam ahead!

::Possible Bloggers::

Chris

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Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W!

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W!

Animation Company: Xebec
Genres: Comedy, Parody, Sci-Fi Website: http://nyaruko.com/
Airing Date: April 2013 Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Sequel to Haiyore! Nyaruko-san TV series.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Never watched it.

Vantage: Couldn’t get past Season 1.

Linzz: This is a no.

Tenderfoot: Nope. Didin’t see season 1, and again, I don’t really want too.

Kaitou: Not really that interested. I’ll definitely check out season one sometime out of curiousity, but it’s not high on the list.

Chris: No…

::Possible Bloggers::

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Overall Thoughts

 

Eva: I think for most part, we are in for a potentially strong season- if the majority of the more serious series are done right.. There are quite a handful of sci-fic/mechas so that should be fun. I am looking forward to Suisei no Gargantia (;w; especially since I had to skip out on Psycho-Pass due to the bloody gore/sobs) UtaPri 2000% (ARE YOU READY?!), RDG: Red Data Girl, Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince, Arata Kangatari and DATE A LIVE (though I am a bit concerned about whether fanservice will be prioritized over plot). Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge should be rather… uh interesting I suppose with the whole magical- err, cursed hair.

Vantage: Spring is usually one of the stronger anime seasons, which gives me a positive first impression of many of these shows. I can immediately see potential highlights in Suisei no Gargantia and Shingeki no Kyoujin, while harem shows such as DATE A LIVE still give me hope that there will be a decent plot accompanying the fanservice. Unfortunately,  my real-life priorities will be taking precedence next season (hopefully only for one season), and so I won’t be able to blog as many shows as I’d like to – realistically, I’ll only be up for Oreimo and Railgun in addition to the series that will be carrying over from Winter. I might try to tackle another show if it really interests me, but we’ll see.

Linzz: The ultimate weapon to every shoujo series is in the house! Oh yes, you read this right since as a shoujo fan myself (not that hardcore anymore nowadays anyway), I’m pretty much looking forward to Uta no Prince Sama 2000%! weeeee!!! Although unlike the others, I’m not really after its romance side since I’m sure that it will never have a decent romance – I can feel it and even if it will I would only be just dissatisfied by it (based on what happened on the first season) but if I might be wrong, it’ll be good. I only after the music there anyway. XD There are some good original series listed as well Imma try those and yeah – moe genre never seem to cease fire at all. MUST KILL THOSE ANIMATION STYLES. Where is my cool and badass animation style now?! WHEREREEE??!!!

Tenderfoot: Not a whole lot of stuff this season that’s really calling out for me, which is fine since I really need to cut the amount that I’m watching for my sanities sake. I’m trying to avoid getting burnt out on watching too many shows that I’m only marginally interested in. There are really only 3 in this season that I’m absolutely sure I’m going to be watching; Suisei no Gargantia, Shingekino no Kyoujin, and Aku no Hana (which I’m most excited for.) Other than that, Arata Kangatari, Red Data Girl and Hataraku Maou-sama! look like they could all be maybe not great, but certainly good enough. Since I do believe that Chihayafuru and Magi are the only shows from the winter that I’m watching that will be carrying over to spring, I’m actually looking forward to a more relaxed season where I’m not watching 50 million things.

Kaitou: A solid season, I’m actually really, really happy, and I welcome the Spring season with open arms. There seems to be a lot more original properties that aren’t the run-of-the-mill moe cash grabs. Josei, shonen, and shoujo are up to my standards. I probably won’t have time to watch everything I want to at the beginning of the season, but I will definitely be marathoning the shows I miss out on. Shingeki no Kyoujin‘s PV was really solid, and with Production I.G. (I like to pretend Guilty Crown never happened, despite the impressive animation) behind it, I feel I can have faith in the adaptation. The rest are going be my junkfood anime, and that includes things like Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san II, Karneval, and of course, UtaPri 2000%.

Chris: Anybody else notice the abundance of mecha anime? Is it a seasonal thing? Do people get hyped for robots killing robots when the snow recedes? I’m just saying, I mean, (a part from Robotics;Notes) there wasn’t a single mecha anime in the winter season but now all of a sudden there are… one, two, three, THREE mecha anime coming out… and I like it! Where have you been all winter mecha anime? I missed you… anyway the anime that I most looking forward to is Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyoujin). I’ve been waiting since the first volume for this and now it’s finally here. Thank you God. Oreimo’s second season looks awesome but I’m not going to go too much into that… The romance anime look awesome! Gotta love a bit of romance… Oh! And pretty much every series this season looks really well animated! A feast for the eyes, I think. It’s only dawning on me now how much anime I have to watch this anime season… I’m seeing a lot of late nights…

Eva

My name is Eva, I've been watching Anime since 2003, and I became a fan later in 2005. I am a passionate writer, so it's a wonderful experience and incredibly thrilling to blog reviews/critics and just express myself about the series.

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7 Responses

  1. ringostarr says:

    I am looking forward to To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san, Photo Kano, Yuyushiki, and RDG: Red Data Girl. Looks like a diverse and interesting season compared to the heavily moe centered one currently going on.

  2. il-Palazzo says:

    Crime Edge’s manga is pretty decent. I’d give it a try.

  3. Bob says:

    Seems you forgot the pv of Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cYrHPyGxjwE

  4. lilgamergal says:

    to be honest im mainly looking forward to uta pri 2000% (when she didnt get a kiss from anyone in the first season i was ragin especially when one of them said ‘I love.. your music’ lol) anyway i was waiting for april to watch this~ oh and karneval~ oh and maybe RDG: Red Data Girl… since the others school based and slice’s of lifes are too boring :/ oh and that 1 ecchi one… -picks up skyrim- never :3
    -I heard there is going to be a diabolik lovers anime :O and a brothers conflict one :OO-

    • Eva says:

      “I love… YOUR MUSIC.” < That was major trolling. MAJOR, and we all knew it was going to happened yet it still killed us. I genuinely hope that this season they will actually be a bit more serious with the romance and actually GIVE US SOME not tease us. /SOBS RDG should be good since it's by P.A. WORKS, they always have promising projects. There are already two pre-aired episodes, but I am still waiting for the official release. Yup two more otome adaptions are coming soon. The Brothers Conflict might be coming out this summer. Diabolik lovers with either be in the summer as well or the fall. :3

  5. Magicflier says:

    For DATE A LIVE, i’m guessing there is no harem genre labeled is because it’s not going to actually be one? Either that or the action (shounen) and romance between the leads overpowers the harem.genre.