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*Last Updated: March 15th*



 

Digimon Adventure Tri.Digimon Adventure Tri.

Animation Company: Toei Animation
Website: http://digimon-adventure.net/ (JP) | http://digimon-adventure.net/eng/ (ENG)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Kids
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Fifteen years after the summer vacation. If we didn’t go to the Digital World. If I didn’t make this trip with others. If we didn’t change at all like this. These Digimon were always with us. We’ve been friends all the time. We learned the importance of helping each other. All the things have made us what we are!
New stories for all the “DigiDestined” in the world. Taichi, seventeen, high school days.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Anyone else crying? Because I am sobbing. MY CHILDHOOD!!!!!!!!!! RIGHT IN THE FEELS!!!!!!

Vantage: I have never Digimon, so I don’t quite understand. Eva can take my share of the feels!

Oki: ^ What Vantage said, I grew up with Pokemon and never found the channel for Digimon. Lol.

MidnightDevont: There are two Digimon series I like, Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02 so when I heard that the original cast would be coming back but older, I jumped through the roof. I can not express how much I would adore covering this. I was raised on both Pokemon and Digimon and this should be a treat!!! The only thing sad for me is that it won’t be dubbed and I won’t get the treat of hearing Mona Marshall as Izzy.

Berry: I watched Digimon as a kid, but I never watched the whole thing, and never watched the second season. I’m not sure if I’ll watch this either, but maybe.

Hideki: And so let your spirit evolve! Di-Gi-NO!

Savage: D-D-D-Digimon. Yes, extremely so. I have no idea if this will even be good, or acknowledge season 2, but I’m at mid level hype.

Possible Bloggers:
MidnightDevont, Savage


 

Saint Seiya Soul of GoldSaint Seiya: Soul of Gold

Animation Company: Toei Animation
Website: http://saintseiya-gold.com/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Shounen
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: New Saint Seiya project.Gold Cosmos reborn.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I always try to watch this series, but then I forget about it. OTL|||

Vantage: Wasn’t there recently a new Saint Seiya project?

Oki: I mean I like the entire concept but I’m way too out of the loop to review it.

MidnightDevont: I watched a little Saint Seiya when I was younger but not nearly enough to qualify me as knowledgeable enough for me to cover this. So I’ll keep my hands off this one.

Berry: Always wanted to get into Saint Seiya but never did. I will someday.

Hideki: Never really got into Saint Seiya. Not my thing. I’m cool with sitting this out.

Savage: Not really all that interested.



 

Uta no Prince Sama - Maji Love RevolutionsUta no Prince Sama – Maji Love Revolutions (S3)

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://a1p.jp/works/utapurir/
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance, School, Shoujo, Harem
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Third Season of Utapri
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: WHY ISN’T THIS CALLED MAJI LOVE 3000%!? WHATEVER, NOW SAY IT WITH  ME! 3ARE YOU READY? ARE YOU READY? ARE YOU READDDYYYYY??!?!?!?!??! SEASON 3 HERE I COME! <3
(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Vantage: Not my thing. But I do wonder why they didn’t call it Maji Love 3000% for the sake of consistency.

Oki: And that day Eva’s fangirl grew three times larger.

MidnightDevont: I missed season 1 and 2, i’ll step away from this.

Berry: I’M SO MAD THEY DIDN’T CALL IT MAJI LOVE 3000%? Anyway…I hate admitting that I’m excited for this stupid show. Can you actually believe I watched both seasons in about 4 days? I hate myself…

Hideki: Never Saw season 1 or 2…so….yeah…no thanks

Savage: Missed season 1, and not my thing.

Possible Bloggers:
Eva


 

Shokugeki no SomaShokugeki no Soma

Animation Company: J.C. Staff
Website: http://shokugekinosoma.com/
Genre: Ecchi, School, Shounen
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Yukihira Souma’s dream is to become a full-time chef in his father’s restaurant and surpass his father’s culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to cook in Europe. Although downtrodden, Souma’s fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive?
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: This show looks like an insane version of Hell’s Kitchen

Vantage: I enjoy the manga, so I’m pleased to see this is getting an adaptation. It’s as shounen as it gets, but you’d think it better fits seinen at first with how erotic it is. I solemnly anticipate the orgasmic food tasting scenes. Now fully voiced and in colour!

Oki: Look unless Gordon Ramsey makes cameos I’m just not interested in it!

MidnightDevont: See the premise sounds good, the animation looks nice…but there’s ecchi in the genre and it just doesn’t click for me. No thank you on the erotic food shows.

Berry: Okay, see, THIS is the kind of cooking show I wanted. I love the art, I love the plot, I love all of it. BUT…I see ecchi as part of the show and that kinda kills it (i don’t need more erotic eating scenes). I don’t think I’m going to cover it, but I’m most likely going to watch it.

Hideki: This seems cool, but i’m frightened as the last food show I took was Koufukku Graffiti and…if it’s orgasm food faces with dudes…..i’ll REALLY pass.

Savage: Not much of a cooking fan, and not really drawn in by the art.

Possible Bloggers:
Vantage


 

Kyoukai no RinneKyoukai no Rinne

Animation Company: Brains Base
Website: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/anime/rinne/
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen, Supernatural
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma’s home. She returned whole and healthy, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! At school, the desk next to Sakura’s has been empty since the start of the school year, then one day her always-absent classmate shows up, and he’s far more than what he seems!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Okay, not gonna lie. I feel like I have been craving for something like this to come out for a long time. The first PV just hammered me with the nostalgia because it brought me back to the good old days when I was just getting into Anime. I am really looking forward to this. I HAVE THE MIGHTY NEED FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vantage: I will probably give this a go, out of curiosity.

Oki: I actually kind of feel interested in this! If it’s longer I wouldn’t even mind sharing it. I guess it’s how good it feels to watch it, and lack cliche?

MidnightDevont: I could smell the Rumiko Takahashi on this from 20 miles away, I’m not a Lum fan, I’m not a Ranma fan, I’m not an Inuyasha fan. I can not see this work of hers being anything different for me. I’ll pass.

Berry: I think the only Rumiko Takahashi work I’ve seen is Inuyasha, and I liked it. This show sounds really fun!

Hideki: Haha, you think I’d touch another series by Rumiko Takahashi? Hahahahahaha ah…(wipes tear away) no.

Savage: I’ve also seen Takahashi’s work, and I can’t  say I’m terribly interested in this show. and don’t see much unique about it.

Possible Bloggers:
Berry


 

High School DxD BorNeHigh School DxD BorN

Animation Company: Lantis
Website: http://www.haremking.tv/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Demons, Ecchi, Romance, School, Shounen, Harem
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: The third season of High School DxD based on the light novel series by Ichiei Ishibumi.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Pass!

Vantage: Excellent, another season. DxD is one of the few in this genre which has both the balls and the means to dispense with the censoring. But I wasn’t interested in blogging the first two seasons, and that’s not going to change now.

Oki: Gimme dat boobies

MidnightDevont: Hideki and Oki have actually seen the other seasons and I have not. Pass.

Berry: …………why

Hideki: I would so double cover this with Oki

Savage: Haven’t seen, its all Hideki and Oki’s

Possible Bloggers:
Hideki


 

Ninja Slayer From AnimationNinja Slayer From Animation

Animation Company: Trigger
Website: http://www.ninjaslayer-animation.com/
Genre: Action
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Ninja Slayer is a series of novels which follow Kenji Fujikido who vows to hunt down and kill ninjas after his family is slain during a ninja battle. The stories are set in the futuristic city of Neo Saitama.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: ALL ABOARD THE TRIGGER HYPE TRAIN!

Vantage: Were it not for Trigger, I doubt I would have given this a second glance. I’ll try it… if I have time… maybe.

Oki: Wait. . .it’s trigger….shit I gotta check out da mad fight scenes dou

MidnightDevont: -scratches head- Not sure what to think about this one, the animation company leads me to believe it may be good.

Berry: I’m not sure how to feel about this one, but it wouldn’t hurt to check it out.

Hideki: There once was a ninja….and he did ninja things…things i don’t care about.

Savage: Going to check it out, seems generic but could be some action packed fun.



 

Gunslinger Stratos- The AnimationGunslinger Stratos: The Animation

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://www.guns-project.jp/
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Anime adaptation of Square Enix’s arcade action game Gunslinger Stratos.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Will check tune in by default to find out what I think of it. Hopefully it will be cool, IT LOOKS COOL- but everyone knows of the Curse Video Games Adaption…KEY: Set your expectations low!(〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜

Vantage: It does look cool. It looks very cool. But when was the last time an adaptation title ending in ‘The Animation’ ended up being good?

Oki: I mean it looks really cool but I’m not sure if it will be what I like?

MidnightDevont: It looks REALLY cool, like SUPER cool….like…some guy turned into dust in the PV and there was a girl in glasses using a futuristic computer and there was a gattling gun attached to a sword kind of cool. Also, cute looking little girl who I think I might enjoy as a character. Maybe? I’ll have to check out the first episode.

Berry: I have to look up what the game is about because the summary doesn’t say anything. Now, I know the curse of video games getting anime adaptations. They all suck. Every single one of them. And I always tell myself to stay away from them because then I’ll just get angry or confused or something, but the PV for this looked so cool and I love the art style! Here I go again.

Hideki: Saw 25 seconds of the PV. nope. don’t care

Savage: Not a big square enix fan, and not sure if this is my kind of thing, but seems interesting enough.



 

Owari no SeraphOwari no Seraph

Animation Company: Wit Studio
Website: http://owarino-seraph.jp/
Genre: Drama, Shounen, Vampire, Supernatural
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: One day, a mysterious virus appeared on Earth which killed every infected human over the age of 13. At the same time, vampires emerged from the world’s dark recesses and enslaved mankind. Enter Hyakuya Yuuichirou, a young boy, who along with the rest of the children from his orphanage, are treated as livestock by the vampires. Even in captivity, Yuuichirou dreams big. He dreams of killing vampires. He dreams of killing them all.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: This is definitely something I am looking forward to seeing animated. I have followed a bit of the manga, and I am looking forward to being able to read the light novel in the future (if you haven’t already heard: Vertical Comics got the license for it). It’s a good vampire story that’s for sure, but be ready for lots of friendship angst. *SOBS*

Vantage: Holy shit, this sounds so intense. And without Kaji Yuki! Sign me up!

Oki: ‘He dreams of killing them all’? FUCKING YES B O Y Z

MidnightDevont: Woah, woah…wait a second….THIS SOUNDS INTENSE AS HELL. I love vampires. I will check this one out for sure!!

Berry: There’s a lot of hype for this show, and I can see why. Definitely gonna watch!

Hideki: Wait. a virus killed everyone over 13? Welp. guess i can’t watch it then…because i’m dead. but seriously. no.

Savage: Super awesome vampire adventures? Sounds really cool, definitely going to see it.

Possible Bloggers:
Vantage, Oki, MidnightDevont


 

Kekkai SensenKekkai Sensen

Animation Company: Bones
Website: http://kekkaisensen.com/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Super Power, Vampire, Supernatural, Seinen
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: A breach between Earth and the netherworlds has opened up over the city of New York, trapping New Yorkers and creatures from other dimensions in an impenetrable bubble. They’ve lived together for years, in a world of crazy crime sci-fi sensibilities. Now someone is threatening to sever the bubble, and a group of stylish superhumans is working to keep it from happening.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 | PV 4

Team Impression

Eva: This looks badass, I want to watch this.

Vantage: I might watch this if everyone says it’s good?

Oki: This sounds really fun actually, but I think it’d depend on what kind of feeling the first episode has.

MidnightDevont: This took me a moment, I looked at the image. I looked at the summary and then I decided to check out the PV because I just had to see. I can say for sure I will at least check out the first episode and see how it plays out. It has my interest for sure.

Berry: I don’t think it’s something I would cover, but it looks pretty interesting.

Hideki: Meh. not my kind of show. i’ll pass this on this one. Really? The character’s name is Leonardo watch? What? Was Michaelangelo clock taken?

Savage: Its got a great premise and can be very entertaining, but would need to see the first episode before I confirm.

Possible Bloggers:
MidnightDevont


 

Gintama 2015Gintama (2015)

Animation Company: Sunrise
Website:
Genre: Action, Historical, Comedy, Parody, Sci-Fi, Shounen, Samurai
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: The Gintama event at Jump Festa 2015 announced on Sunday that a new television anime series has been green-lit. The new series will premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliates in April 2015.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I am so behind on this series… *adds to plan to watch list*

Vantage: I have not Gintama before.

Oki: People love this show but I’d need to catch up on the entirety of. . .everything, to watch it.

MidnightDevont: HAHAHAHAHAA you see, I just…don’t have the kind of time it would take to catch up on everything Gintama that has come before this. That’s a lot of anime and manga to get through. So not out of it being a bad series, but sheer volume of stuff. No thanks.

Berry: Right when the new season was announced, I sat my ass down and started watching because I finally had a reason to start Gintama. I’m marathoning it right now, and I love it. I’m sure I’ll watch all 200+ episodes before April! If I could watch over 100 episodes of Hunter x Hunter in a short time, I can do the same with Gintama.

Hideki: Gintama. It seems like one of those shows I really should get involved with the fandom and lore before i watch this. so nah. not this time.

Savage: Not my kind of thing, and not interested.

Possible Bloggers:
Berry


 

Is it Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka?

Animation Company: J.C. Staff
Website: http://danmachi.com/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Commonly known as the “Dungeon,” the city of Orario possesses a huge labyrinth in the underground. Its strange name attracts excitement, illusions of honor, and hopes of romance with a pretty girl. In this city of dreams and desires, new adventurer Bell Cranel has his fateful encounter with the tiny Goddess Hestia. Thus begins the story of a boy striving to become the best adventurer and a lonely goddess searching for followers both hoping to reach their goals and perhaps have some romance in the side.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Is it Wrong to Pick Up Gigrls in a Dungeon? is actually a charming story. So trust me when I say that the summary doesn’t do justice. As I have only read the first volume, I know that it starts off on a more simple than complex note. What I can tell you is that Bell is such a lovable character,  and he is not what you probably think he is. That being said I would be happy to cover this show, especially since I am sure it will feature the second volume (which only comes out late April in North America) contents.

Vantage: I have the first volume of the light novel sitting in my room. It’s still in its bubble-wrap packaging because I’ve had hardly any time to even think of reading it. Incidentally, below it is Majora’s Mask 3D, also still in it’s packaging for the same reasons. But yeah, this sounds really fun and I may be interested in blogging it!

Oki: I can’t stop laughing at this okay??

MidnightDevont: Hmmm, well, I trust Eva. Idk about covering it, but on her recommendation I might watch it.

Berry: Hmm…I dunno. Might check it out.

Hideki: Is it wrong that I don’t want to watch this show?

Savage: Sounds very much like Spice& Wolf, which I haven’t seen. Not sure if I’m completely sold on the idea.

Possible Bloggers:
Eva, Vantage


 

Grisaia no MeikyuuGrisaia no Meikyuu

Animation Company: 8bit
Website: N/A
Genre: Drama, Romance, School, Harem, Psychological
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Sequel to Grisaia no Kajitsu. Roughly a year after his arrival at Mihama, Yuuji makes the unexpected decision to pursue promotion within CIRS. The action resumes with Yuuji in a meeting with JB at “corporate HQ,” discussing the documents he submitted for review as a part of the promotion process—said documents pertaining to none other than Yuuji’s own past. Meanwhile, back at the dorm, the girls find themselves unwittingly following along after Sachi and Makina restore the shredded rough draft of said documents. The irony, of course, being that prominent figures in Yuuji’s past may just be continuing to exert their influence upon the present…
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Ahahahahahahahaha… Don’t look at me, I’m not going anywhere near this.

Vantage: Some of the stuff that went on in Angelic Howl was seriously fucked up. I can’t think of another anime series in recent memory that genuinely creeped me out like that. Grisaia tells a really good story though, so I would be happy to invest some time into it again. Maybe I can even put out episodic posts this time.

Oki: I thought it was going to be a hot older woman only romance..no thanks..harems are boo

MidnightDevont: I love me some psychological anime as much as the next guy, but i’m not a big harem fan. So no thanks.

Berry: No thanks.

Hideki: Ah! sequels! it burns!

Savage: Not a harem fan either, pass.

Possible Bloggers:
Vantage


 

Hibike EuphoniumHibike! Euphonium

Animation Company: Kyoto Animation
Website: http://anime-eupho.com/
Genre: Music, School
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Hibike! Euphonium begins when Kumiko Oumae, a girl who was in the brass band club in junior high school, visits her high school’s brass band club as a first year. Kumiko’s classmates Hazuki and Sapphire decide to join the club, but Kumiko sees her old classmate Reina there and hesitates. She remembers an incident she had with Reina at a brass band club contest in junior high school.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I am really excited for this show for the brass music. We have seen plenty of guitars, piano/keyboard, drums and violins, but what about the awesome brass instruments? About time they get the chance to shine! Also seriously, how refreshing is it to have a BRASS BAND instead of the same old music club trope?

Vantage: I like KyoAni. I’ve watched everything they’ve produced in recent years, even Free!. So I’ll be following this with earnest, but I’m not sure if it’s something I’d blog. Maybe.

Oki: Da school girl is strong with this one boyz.

MidnightDevont: The last music school show I watched as K-on and I was totally underwhelmed by it. I just don’t think this genre is my thing, hopefully this show will have more actual music playing then K-on did.

Berry: I really don’t like Kyoani. I don’t. Except for Free! But! This sounds so nice. It’s about brass instruments, so finally we have something different. The girls actually look different from other Kyoani girls, so that’s another plus. You know what? I’m actually gonna try this out.

Hideki: I can’t do middle school anymore. Koufuku murdered for that me. At least this season.

Savage: Not at all drawn by this setup.

Possible Bloggers:
Berry, Vantage (?)


 

Arslan SenkiArslan Senki

Animation Company: LIDEN FILMS
Website: http://www.arslan.jp/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Supernatural
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: In the prosperous kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a city of splendor and wonder, ruled by the undefeated and fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan is the young and curious prince of Pars who, despite his best efforts, doesn’t seem to have what it takes to be a proper king like his father. At the age of 14, Arslan goes to his first battle and loses everything as the blood-soaked mist of war gives way to scorching flames, bringing him to face the demise of his once glorious kingdom. However, it is Arslan’s destiny to be a ruler, and despite the trials that face him, he must now embark on a journey to reclaim his fallen kingdom.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 | PV 4 | PV 5 | PV 6

Team Impression

Eva: Damn, this sounds epic. I will be sure to tune in for the premiere!

Vantage: This actually does look pretty neat.

Oki: It sounds like it will be good which means it won’t be and I will hate myself!!!

MidnightDevont: You know, i’ve been looking at this for like two days now as I fill out the rest of the preview and I read it every time and go, “eh, maybe.”, I won’t cover it but maybe I’ll watch the first episode or something.

Berry: Could be good.

Hideki: So there once was a guy. he bought turnips. he was then stabbed by the turnip seller and had to go to the hospital. There the doctor could only be paid in turnips so he healed the man. The moral of the story is…i’m not going to watch this show.

Savage: Ok, this sounds like it could be an amazing adventure full of conquest and political intrigue and honor and glory and epic deeds. I’m in.

Possible Bloggers:
Savage


 

Baby Steps S2Baby Steps Season 2

Animation Company: Studio Pierrot
Website: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/anime/babysteps/2nd/index
Genre: Romance, School, Shounen, Sports
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Second season of Baby Steps series.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Baby Steps is back and I am sure it will be more intense than ever! While I am really happy to see it again, I am a bit worried how I am going to fare covering the first half solo since Sidekick will be continuing her hiatus into the Spring Season… I will try my best though ; v ;/

Vantage: After three episodes, I ended up giving in and read through the entire manga in one sitting. This is a really good sports series, and I would be happy to help Eva out with covering the first half if she needs it.

Oki: I’m baby steppin away from this. . . lol.

MidnightDevont: Never saw season 1. no thanks.

Berry: Didn’t watch the first season, though it’s on my Plan to Watch list.

Hideki: NO! NO TENNIS! NOOO!! (flashbacks to Prince of Tennis)

Savage: Didn’t see season 1, and tennis is my leas favorite sport.

Possible Bloggers:
Eva


 

Fate-Stay Night- Unlimited Blade Works S2Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Season 2

Animation Company: Ufotable
Website: http://www.fate-sn.com/
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Magic, Shounen, Supernatural
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Second cour of Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) series.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Welp, I actually fell behind in the first half of the season, so it looks like this is going to wound up on my “Plan to Watch List” for the future. Actually now that I think of it, that’s a good thing especially since it feels like I’m running out of shows to marathon when I’m bored with too much free time on my hands.

Vantage: All on board the ufotable hype train!

Oki: It’s definitely Fate boys.

MidnightDevont: Savage and I co-covered the first part of Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Budget Works and I think we both intend to keep covering it unless I’m wrong. I know i’m still here for the second half.

Berry: Alriiight. I have no idea what’s gonna happen, so I can’t wait!

Hideki: This is going to be cool but I didn’t see blade works yet. besides, midnight and savage did the first part. so yeah.

Savage: Midnight is right, we’re in it. Can’t wait to see this badassnesssss.

Possible Bloggers:
MidnightDevont, Savage


 

EtotamaEtotama

Animation Company: Shirogumi
Website:
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: The anime’s story revolves around Nya-tan, the cat of Chinese astrology who wants to become a member of the Chinese zodiac. Nya-tan is simple and suffers from memory loss, and she tries various foolish ways to become a member. She meets Takeru Tendo, a high school student who lives alone in Akihabara, and becomes a freeloader at his house. Little by little, she gets closer to her goal.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 | PV 4

Team Impression

Eva: Yeah… just one thing: Was it just me or did anyone else fall under the initial impression that the second PV was advertising a videogame? That of course isn’t entirely a bad thing since this is a hybrid 2D/3D anime.

Vantage: Not my kind of show, surprisingly enough.

Oki: It’s kawaii which means Hideki wants it.

MidnightDevont: The only thing i’m not sure about in this is the animation in the PV, if the show looks like the poster. It has all kinds of potential to be a wonderful and adorable series, if it looks like the PV’s it’s gonna be kind of weird….not sure about seeing this. The Rabbit is cute though, she kind of looks like Alice :D so cute.

Berry: Same about the animation. I don’t know what they’re going for, but this looks really cute! I love the dragon girl’s design.

Hideki: Haha, this actually looks really cute and funny. Know what? I want to see this.

Savage: cute, but not my kinda thing.

Possible Bloggers:
Hideki


 

Kaitou Joker 2Kaitou Joker 2

Animation Company: Shin-Ei Animation
Website: http://s.mxtv.jp/joker/
Genre:
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: T
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Didn’t follow the first season.

Vantage: Nah.

Oki: Lol

MidnightDevont: I didn’t see the first season.

Berry: Didn’t see first season.

Hideki: Couldn’t see the first season. had too much on my plate that season.

Savage: Not really curious and didn’t see season 1.



 

Pri Para Second SeasonPri Para Second Season

Animation Company: Tatsunoko Productions
Website:
Genre: Kids, Music, Slice of Life
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Second season of the popular Pri Para series.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: *STARES* ….I more or less expect myself to check this out at one point or another. I will confess that I have been planning to marathon the first season at some point…

Vantage: Naaaaaah.

Oki: IT’S SO FUCKING GLITTERY WHAT THE FUCK JESUS CHRIST

MidnightDevont: HAHAHAAHAHA….no.

Berry: I’m also marathoning this show. It’s super precious, and I’m actually liking it. I might do a Random Review for the first Pri Para and take on the second season.

Hideki: Gah. The cutenss…it burns!

Savage: Nooope

Possible Bloggers:
Berry (maybe)


 

PunchlinePunchline

Animation Company: MAPPA
Website: http://www.punchline.jp/
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: The series follows Yuuta Iridatsu, whose spirit has been separated from his body.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Team Impression

Eva: Sounds like a humorous story, but I will have to tune in to figure out what I think of it. If anything it’s probably something that I will either only watch or wait to marathon at a later date.

Vantage: Naaaaaaaaah. Actually maybe, I don’t know.

Oki: In a world where anime dudes have the one magical glowing eye. . .so this world and every other anime. . .

MidnightDevont: Huh….This actually sounds like it could be a lot of fun. 

Berry: This isn’t catching my attention. No thanks.

Hideki: Just saw the PV. Eh. Why the hell not?

Savage: Not really all that drawn in.

Possible Bloggers:
Hideki


 

Re-Kan!Re-Kan!

Animation Company: Pierrot Plus
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/re-kan/
Genre: Comedy, School, Seinen
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Amami Hibiki is a girl who can see ghosts and other supernatural phenomena in her surroundings. The stories follow her daily life with both her friends and the otherworldly.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: *STARE* What they don’t mention, is that this is a horror comedy, so unless it isn’t scary- I would check it out.

Vantage: Fun times. Will watch, won’t blog!

Oki: Bitches always be seein ghosts. Damn.

MidnightDevont: ……huh…sounds interesting. I think i’ll check this one out.

Berry: This sounds like it’ll be fun!

Hideki: No! No! No! No! Get this genericness out of my face!

Savage: I think this is the 2nd show this season about people seeing ghosts. All ghosts everywhere.

Possible Bloggers:
MidnightDevontBerry


 

Triage XTriage X

Animation Company: Xebec
Website: http://triagex-anime.jp/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Ecchi, School, Shounen
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Mochizuki General Hospital boasts some of the most well-trained (and well-endowed) nurses in town. But though these ladies spend much of their day battling sickness, their after-hours are spent fighting a very different sort of disease… Under the leadership of the hospital chairman, a handful of staff members and local teenagers form a group of mercenary assassins, targeting the “cancers” of society and excising those individuals before their wickedness spreads.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I am already aware this isn’t my cup of tea. Staying the hell away from this one.

Vantage: I think they were trying for ecchi with this, but it feels more edgy than anything else.

Oki: I saw her ass in my face and went, you know, no.

MidnightDevont: ….I got as far as busty nurses before I stopped reading the summary. No thank you.

Berry: Okay, see, the premise sounds kinda cool-ish, but why you gotta add the unnecessary skimpy clothes? Fuck.

Hideki: That’s a whole lot of fanservice. I might check out the first episode.

Savage: No Nightshift Nurses for me, thanks.

Possible Bloggers:
Hideki


 

Urawa no Usagi-chanUrawa no Usagi-chan

Animation Company: *** TBA
Website: https://twitter.com/urawa_usagi (to be modified once official website is up)
Genre: Slice of Life
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: An original anime to advertise Urawa City in Saitama, Japan.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: …Ehhhhhhh….  I suppose one would have to watch it to know if there’s a potential to be good or not .

Vantage: This is cute girls doing cute things, right? Okay I’m in.

Oki: Naw

MidnightDevont: …………………..an original anime…to advertise Urawa City? So, it’s an anime…about a place, that I can’t go to…because I don’t live in Japan. NO thank you.

Berry: I have no idea what direction this anime is going to take. This is supposed to advertise the city, but…how?

Hideki: I just…really? an anime to advertise your town? huh.

Savage: Moe Marketing at its finest. Super cuteness to pander to all the right demographics!

Possible Bloggers:
Vantage


 

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no MajoYamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo

Animation Company: LIDENFILMS
Website: http://www.yamajo-anime.com/
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Ecchi, Romance, School, Shounen, Harem, Supernatural
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Ryuu Yamada is known as a delinquent in his high school; he has been bored of classes after one year of attending school. One day, he accidentally falls from a flight of stairs onto Urara Shiraishi, the ace student of the school. Yamada wakes up to find that he has swapped bodies with her! The two try to reverse the change and discover that kissing triggers the body swap. On the suggestion of student council vice-president Toranosuke Miyamura, they revive the Supernatural Studies Club. The club encounters other “witches” with different powers that are activated with a kiss!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I know the Yamada-Kun to 7-nin no Majo fandom is CRYING TEARS OF JOY because after that commercial or OAV thing- whatever had happened- they were so disappointed to hear it wasn’t a PV for a TV series. BUT HERE WE HAVE IT! THEY FINALLY GOT IT! I’ll tune in since I haven’t read the manga yet and see whether or not I’ll like it.

Vantage: This looks like Trinity Seven with body swapping and more comedy. Sounds pretty good to me.

Oki: I AM SO GODDAAMN SICK OF THIS MOTHER FUCKING HAREM ECCHI SUPERNATURAL SCHOOL BULLSHIT MY FUCKING GOD I SWEAR TO GOD

MidnightDevont: -skips away from this show like it’s a plague- no, bad show, no awkward kissing harem stupid…NO.

Berry: There’s a lot of people going crazy over this show, but this is NOT for me. No harem, no ecchi, no awkward kissing, no cliche harem situations.

Hideki: Body swapping? Really? I’ve never been a fan of this trope.

Savage: Once again, harem isn’t my fave genre, and this seems like it will be rife with the typical hijinks.



 

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. ZokuYahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku

Animation Company: Feel
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/oregairu/
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Second season of Oregairu.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Excited to see Oregairu again! <3 Looking forward to seeing what we will see from Hikki this season! But I won’t lie, I am a bit wary about the animation studio and staff switch…

Vantage: It took a couple of years and a change from Brains Base to Feel, but Hikki is back! Not sure if I have the time to blog this but it deserves coverage if no-one else is interested.

Oki: I have the same feeling the main character shows.

MidnightDevont: Never saw the first season.

Berry: Didn’t watch the first season.

Hideki: Didn’t see season one.

Savage: Never saw the first season, no thanks.

Possible Bloggers:
Vantage


 

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVidMahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://nanoha-vivid.tv/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Magic
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Set four years after StrikerS, Nanoha finally has time to get off her feet. Now explore the Nanoha world in Vivio Takamichi’s shoes and her device, Sacred Heart.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Ahahahaha *SOBS* I still have to finish watching the first series…

Vantage: It’s been 8 years, and anime is saved. In all honesty I’m not sure how this will fare given that the Nanoha franchise takes a huge turn after the anti-loli StrikerS, but the ViVid manga was fun nevertheless. And there are so many best girls it hurts.

Oki: I’m just never able to get into shows where everyone is super cute and there’s . . . it’s just not for me. People have to die if they’re this cute for me to get invested.

MidnightDevont: You see, I know this show by the way it looks but I have not actually seen the first series. So, no thank you.

Berry: This series never caught my attention.

Hideki: Can’t ever say i saw Nanoha..well…ever.

Savage: No-noha. Really not drawn into it.

Possible Blogger:
Vantage


 

Denpa KyoushiDenpa Kyoushi

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://www.ytv.co.jp/denpa/
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen, Harem
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Kagami Junichirou was known as a physics genius when he was a teenager, and he was even published in “Nature.” However, after college, he suddenly lost all interest in science. As a NEET, he’s devoted himself to his anime blog and nerdy collecting habits. He claims he has a serious illness called “I can’t do anything I don’t want to do.” Desperate to get him to do something with his life, his little sister manages to get him a job teaching physics at his old high school. He’s certainly an unconventional teacher, but he becomes fairly popular with the students. After helping a girl who’s being ruthlessly bullied, Kagami finds that he actually likes teaching. Will he continue his career as a weird teacher? Will he go back into physics? Or will he end up back where he started?
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Ooh nice symphosis, aside from the harem aspect, it does pipe my interest. Will certainly be tuning in for this one.

Vantage: Denpa Kyoushi has finally been graced with an adaptation, and it’s very well-deserved.

Oki: hahahahaahhahahAhhhahHAHAHAHAHhahahhaahaha

MidnightDevont: ….huh, harem aspect aside. This sounds like it could be really cool, it has my interest for sure.

Berry: I like the summary, but harem? So is the teacher gonna have his students all over him or something? (please no)

Hideki: This show actually seems like a lot of fun. I’m up for this

Savage: I’ve seen the wacky teacher series already this year, and can’t say this grabs me much.

Possible Bloggers:
Hideki


 

Lupin III (2015)Lupin III (2015)

Animation Company: TMS Entertainment
Website: http://lupin-new-season.jp/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Shounen
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Lupin will be starring as the main character in this upcoming series set to take place in Italy and San Marino. Reflecting its setting, the anime will debut in Italy before airing in Japan. Lupin III fans will note that the titular thief now has a blue coat, following his earlier appearances in green (first series and some OVAs), red (the second series as well as most films and television specials) or pink (third series).
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: At this point I have lost track of how many series Lupin has, but clearly it’s another I have to add to my Plan to Watch list!

Vantage: Never seen Lupin.

Oki: I’d love to cover this with someone, it’s very cute.

MidnightDevont: I have a severe soft spot for Lupin and Jigen but most of all I have the ultimate soft spot for Inspector Zenigata. So if Oki wants to share this with anyone, I’d be more than a little willing.

Berry: Maybe. I haven’t seen Lupin before, and I don’t know if I need to see the others to watch this.

Hideki: I do enjoy lupin, but it seems like one of those shows i’d like to watch and not really blog.

Savage: I’ve never been a huge Lupin fan, so I’ll leave this for those who are.

Possible Bloggers:
MidnightDevont, Oki


 

Nisekoi 2Nisekoi: 

Animation Company: SHAFT
Website: http://www.nisekoi.jp/
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Shounen, Harem
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Second season of Nisekoi.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Couldn’t get into it.

Vantage: Come on, guys. Nisekoi wasn’t that bad, right? Also, Onodera is clearly the best. Anyone who thinks otherwise is… just wrong.

Oki: nope

MidnightDevont: Nah.

Berry: Never watched it.

Hideki: haha. oh my god. I didn’t see THIS season one either.

Savage: No thank you.

Possible Bloggers:
Vantage


 

Ore Monogatari!!Ore Monogatari!!

Animation Company: Madhouse
Website: http://www.anime-ore.jp/
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Gouda Takeo is a freshman in high school. (Both estimates) Weight: 120kg, Height: 2 meters. He spends his days peacefully with his super-popular-with-girls, yet insensitive childhood friend, Sunakawa. One morning, on the train to school, Takeo saves a girl, Yamato, from being molested by a pervert. Could this be the beginning of spring for Takeo?
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: THIS IS THE MOST PRECIOUS ROMANCE EVER. LIKE OMG, SO FREAKING CUTE, I CAN’T, SO SWEET AND ADORABLE AND PERFECT! I AM SO HAPPY ORE MONOGATARI WAS ADAPTED!

Vantage: Haha, this looks great! But seriously, 2 metres tall?

Oki: I kinda want it. . .

MidnightDevont: This doesn’t seem like something i’d enjoy, i’ll leave this to the people who want it.

Berry: THIS LOOKS SO CUTE!

Hideki: I want this!!!

Savage: Not really up my alley, and others want this more.

Possible Bloggers:
HidekiBerry, Oki


 

Plastic MemoriesPlastic Memories

Animation Company: Dogakobo
Website: http://www.plastic-memories.jp/
Genre: Sci-Fic
Airing Date: April 4th 2015
Summary: This story takes place in a future not too far away when androids that look exactly like humans begin to spread across the world. The android production company SA Corp. produced Giftia, a new kind of android that has the most amount of emotion and human-like qualities out of any other model ever seen.  However, due to problems in technology, the androids have a service life, and once they pass that, they… Well, it gets pretty bad. For this sake, SA Corp. creates a terminal service in order to retrieve Giftia that have gone past their service life. A new employee at the terminal service named Tsukasa Mizugaki forms a team with the Giftia Isla to retrieve the other androids, but…
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Crap, why do I have a feeling this show is going to make me cry. SIGN ME UP!

Vantage: Ah yes, I’ve heard of this – feels incoming ;_;

Oki: This  show is going to make whoever reviews it cry. See ya suckerS!!!!!

MidnightDevont: Alright, i’m going to level with you. This show looks amazing, it’s animation is beautiful. The music in the PV’s is gorgeous, if not super depressing. Yes, please yes.  

Berry: Why the fuck does this look so sad?

Hideki: Plastic stuff is plastic. Like my interest for this show. That doesn’t even make any sense, but the answer is no.

Savage: Oh hai anime Blade Runner! But yeah,curious, but not that curious.

Possible Bloggers:
Eva, Vantage, MidnightDevont


 

Battle Spirits- Burning SoulBattle Spirits: Burning Soul

Animation Company: SUNRISE
Website: http://www.sunrise-inc.co.jp/battlespirits7/
Genre: Action, Kids
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Battle Spirits 2015 Project
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: LOL, No thanks.

Vantage: Again, why is this even on the preview?

Oki: I’m laughing just looking at how ridiculous this is. I think I might lose it if I cover it.

MidnightDevont: I got about 27 seconds into the PV, I saw the 3D dragon things, paused and went “NOPE” and pop and locked my way away from the trailer.

Berry: Nope nope

Hideki: 3d Dragons?! it’s like..Dragon drive. which was horrible!

Savage: Too shonen even for me. Pass.



 

Eikoku Ikke, Nihon o TaberuEikoku Ikke, Nihon o Taberu

Animation Company: Fanworks
Website: N/A
Genre: Slice of Life
Airing Date: April 12th, 2015
Summary: Based on a book by British travel and dining journalist Michael Booth. Follows Booth, his wife Lissen, and two kids Ansger (6) and Emil (4), on their 100-day trip to Japan as they try a wide variety of Japanese foods. Booth was inspired to make the trip by Shizuo Tsuji’s book, Japanese Cooking, A Simple Art.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Wait, wait a minute… from what I have heard, this is an adaption of an essay? Not going to lie, I am curious to see how this will turn out because I have never heard of an essay being adapted into an anime before. Something different alright… Probably will skip out unless I hear this show is creates a miracle.

Vantage: …I think we need more stringent filtering of what actually ends up on here.

Oki: No.

MidnightDevont: -scratches the side of my head- It looks like…Shin-chan? Family Guy? King of the Hill? No, none of those are right. It sounds….sounds…..i’ve got nothing. I’ve legit, got nothing.

Berry: For something like a journalist’s book to be adapted is strange in itself. But…I’ll pass.

Hideki: Wait…what?

Savage: no.

 


 

Houkago no PleiadesHoukago no Pleiades

Animation Company: Gainax
Website: http://sbr-gx.jp/
Genre: Magic
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Subaru is a young girl who discovers that her best friend Aoi is part of magical group trying to gather engine fragments so that a little being from Pleiades can return to his home. Subaru considers joining them as she was chosen by the Pleiadian, president of this afterschool club.
Trailer: PV 1| PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: *GROSS SOBBING* It has been four years since I’ve covered the four ONA episodes. I absolutely loved its premise, and I was hoping for it to turn into a TV Series. It was so worth the wait, I am so happy that it finally happened, all I can hope is that it will be good! ; v ;

Vantage: This is too cute! It’s exactly what I’m after! Hooray!

Oki: Sounds really cute. . .too cute…diabetes cute.

MidnightDevont: I got a cavity just reading this.

Berry: I LOVE THEIR OUTFITS! AND THE SQUISHY THING! This looks super cute, maybe I’ll watch.

Hideki: oh my god. the diabetes inducing sweetness. no.

Savage: Diabetically cute…too sweet for my blood.

Possible Bloggers:
Eva, Vantage


 

Nagato Yuki-chan no ShoushitsuThe Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan

Animation Company: Satelight
Website: http://haruhi.tv/yuki_chan/main.html
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Seinen
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Nagato Yuki, the shy president of the literature club, has never been very sure of herself around other people. But around Kyon, the only boy in the tiny, three-person club, Yuki finds herself faltering even more than usual. For Kyon, and for her precious club, Yuki must find her confidence and let her true personality shine!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Eh, I’m not sure what I think as I never quite cared too much about Yuki. Hopefully her fans will enjoy this.

Vantage: It’s been so long since I’ve watched Haruhi that I can remember nothing except its basic premise and the alternate-reality movie. I’ll watch it because I can, but I’m honestly not that interested in it.

Oki: I have never been big in this series, so nah.

MidnightDevont: I never actually thought i’d like this series, then I watched episode 0 and Kyon began complaining about the lighting in a shot of the movie that they were making and from there I was hooked on Kyon as a character. I came to love Haruhi, Itsuki and Yuki…so since this isn’t a series about Mikuru, I’ll take it. If it was about Mikuru, i’d pass. AH NO, DON’T EGG ME MIKURU FANS, OH GOD. T_T

Berry: Honestly I got so sick of this series.

Hideki: I shall call this series, The Disappearance of any interest.

Savage: Never was a Haruhi fan, pass.(holds up anti-egg shield)

Possible Bloggers:
MidnightDevont


 

Show By Rock!!Show By Rock!!

Animation Company: Sanrio
Website: http://showbyrock-anime.com/
Genre: Music
Airing Date: March 28th 2015
Summary: Metropolis of music, MIDICITY. A kitty girl wearing gothic lolita clothing named Cyan is scouted by Maple Arisugawa, the president of a music agency. From there, she meets Chuchu (a pun off of the sound that rabbits make) the honor student rabbit girl, a net geek dog girl named Retoree (from “Retriever”), and an alien sheep (?) girl named Moa. Together, they form the band named “Plasmagica,” and aim for the top of the world. However, the path there is long and tough, and keeping in high spirits is important. By battling against other strange bands, Plasmagica slowly grows toward a top-grade band. In the end, they’ll be a band that becomes the driving force of MIDICITY’s music industry… Maybe?
Gonna be a music millionaire!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Digging it’s premise! Will check this one out! :3 (SPOILER ALERT: ALL THE CHARACTER DESIGNS ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!)

Vantage: This is not the cute I was looking for.

Oki: Music you say? Well what a coincidence I- NO.

MidnightDevont: So a cat girl, a bunny girl, a ram girl and a girl who looks vaguely like a tsundere walk into a – Nope!

Berry: This…looks…so…cute. Kill me.

Hideki:  I didn’t like K-ON.

Savage: So many moe tropes put in a blender..noooo.

Possible Bloggers:
Eva, Berry


 

Vampire HolmesVampire Holmes

Animation Company: ***
Website:
Genre: Mystery, Vampire, Supernatural
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Anime adaptation of the smartphone game.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Depending on the exceution of this show, it is bound to either fall flat, or surprise us.

Vantage: Pass.

Oki: This sounds either epic or absolutely stupid.

MidnightDevont: I…have no idea if this is going to be really good, or lame as hell. It’s a vampire and Sherlock Holmes….my brain hurts.

Berry: Uhhhhh…..I unno.

Hideki: God. Why am I agreeing to watching the first episode of this at least?

Savage: Eh, what the hell. I’ll give this a look

Possible Bloggers:
Savage, Hideki


 

Mikagura Gakuen KumikyokuMikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku

Animation Company: Dogakobo
Website: http://mikagura-gakuen.com/
Genre: School, Shoujo
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: A story based on the super popular song series from NND. Eruna Ichinomiya, a freshman who dreamed of a school life filled with cuteness, entered a boarding school—Mikagura Private School. In this school, each of the cultural club representatives have to battle each other, with unique powers…!! What will happen to Eruna, who somehow ended up becoming the representative of a certain club?!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Ehhhh, not entirely sure if I’ll dig it- but I’ll take a look anyways.

Vantage: This sounds okay. Hang on, it’s shoujo?

Oki: Iiiieeeeehhhh ehehhhhhhhhhh naaaah.

MidnightDevont: hmmmm….hmmmmmm….no, I don’t think so.

Berry: I’ll at least check out the first episode, not too sure about covering it.

Hideki: Ow. No. no.

Savage: Too many culture clubs have powers



 

Ameiro CocoaAmeiro Cocoa

Animation Company: *** TBA
Website: http://www.rainycocoa.jp/anime/
Genre: Comedy, Slice of life
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: An ordinary college student, Aoi Tokura, was having a bad day. It was so bad because he was called ugly by a good-looking guy on the train. Walking down the street in the rain, Aoi found a small, but cozy cafe, Rainy Color. He started to work part-time as he enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate he was served. Then a guy came into Rainy Color… It was Keiichi Iwase, the one who told Aoi was ugly!!??
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Yeah, I don’t get this at all so it’s a pass for me.

Vantage: asdfghjkl

Oki: I’m. …fairly certain this is yaoi which means Midnight needs it in her life.

MidnightDevont: hmmmm, that stoic guy in the background with the green scarf. He looks hot, and Oki IS right, this does sound/look like a yaoi despite not being labeled as one. Kind of like Orenchi….hmmmmm….

Berry: Nah

Hideki: It this yaoi? Welp. that answers that question.

Savage: nooooope. I would rather drink cocoa at home

Possible Bloggers:
MidnightDevont


 

Koukaku Kidoutai Arise- Alternative ArchitectureKoukaku Kidoutai Arise: Alternative Architecture

Animation Company: Production I.G
Website: http://kokaku-a.jp/tv/index.html
Genre: Mecha, Sci-Fi, Police,Psychological
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: TV series for Ghost in the Shell: Arise.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I need to finish the first season first! (It’s wonder why I haven’t finished watching it despite the fact I own the DVD…)

Vantage: Never done Ghost in the Shell, but it’s on my to-watch list.

Oki: Ugh finally, I have been waiting for an anime. The movies were so hard to cover I could only do one. x_x

MidnightDevont: You see, my only experience with Ghost in the Shell comes from my attempts to watch it at like 3 in the morning after Cowboy Bebop aired and I was rather young. I remember sleeping a lot during it, I need to go back and watch it now that i’m older and have ways other than Adult Swim to watch my anime. Until then, Oki can have this.

Berry: I never followed Ghost in the Shell.

Hideki: Ghost in the shell always put me to sleep. I don’t need that.

Savage:  Never been a big ghost in the shell fan.

Possible Bloggers:
Oki


 

Hello!! Kiniro MosaicHello!! Kiniro Mosaic

Animation Company: Studio Gokumi
Website: http://www.kinmosa.com/
Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Second season of Kiniro Mosaic.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Never got into it.

Vantage: IT’S HAPPENING, I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S HAPPENING! Along with Non Non Biyori and GochiusaKiniro Mosaic is part of what is practically the holy trinity of recent iyashikei anime. I worship this sort of shit. AND THEY ALL HAVE SECOND SEASONS IS THIS EVEN REAL
ayaya best girl

Oki: I don’t do cute.

MidnightDevont: OH LOOK, A SECOND SEASON. A REASON TO NOPE AWAY. -flies off-

Berry: NO

Hideki: Nope.

Savage:  TOO MANY CUTE SHOOWWOWSASOWIOWSIOWJDjf

Possible Bloggers:
Vantage


 

Robot Girls Z+Robot Girls Z+ (TV-Short)

Animation Company: Toei Animation
Website: http://www.robot-girlsz.com/
Genre: Comedy, Parody
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Robot Girls Z+, the new Robot Girls Z anime, will be six monthly shorts that will debut next spring. The protagonists of Team Z will appear in the new shorts, along with the reformed Team G, Team LOD, Team Gou, and characters that first appeared in the franchise’s online game. The new shorts’ story will be based two classic “Toei Manga Matsuri” films, Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo (Great Mazinger Vs. Getter Robo) and Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo G – Kuuchuu Dai-Gekitotsu (Great Mazinger Vs. Getter Robo G – The Great Space Encounter).
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Since it’s a parody I would like to check out the series eventually, but I will wait until it’s over the marathon the whole thing. Tuning in for 5 – 10 Minutes episodes per week- or rather per month in this case would drive me nuts.

Vantage: What Berry said.

Oki: It’s too cute and I’m a subpar comedy writer.

MidnightDevont: You see, the reason I could take on Binan as a parody show is that I know the magical girl genre REALLY well. On the flip side, i’ve watched all of about 2 mecha shows in my life. So, I don’t think this would fly with me.

Berry: Why would you show shorts monthly????

Hideki: Never saw the original.

Savage: Not a mecha fan so 90% of the jokes would likely fly over my head



 

Teekyuu 4Teekyuu 4 (TV SHORT)

Animation Company: ***
Website:
Genre:
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: T
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Never watched it, and probably never will.

Vantage: The only short I’ve ever grown to really love was Yama no Susume.

Oki: <___> plz kill me. . .

MidnightDevont: Nope, Nope, Nope, Nope.

Berry: Nope

Hideki: I’ll pass on this one.

Savage: no.

 


Takamiya Nasuno Desu!Takamiya Nasuno Desu!

Animation Company: DAX Production
Website: N/A
Genre: Comedy
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: A spin-off from Teekyuu which centers on the daily life of Nasuno Takamiya, the “exceedingly airheaded” school tennis club member in Teekyuu, and her friends.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Didn’t I just say I will probably never watch Tekyuu?

Vantage: Wow, a main series and a spin-off in the same season?

Oki: The design here reminds me of Beauty and the Beast haha.

MidnightDevont: ….so…wait…what? no, no thank you good sir.

Berry: I just said nope

Hideki: Stop with the tennis!

Savage: NO MORE HIGHSCHOOL AND TENNIS!

 


Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 (TV-Short)

Animation Company: DAX Production
Website: http://www.dreamcreation.co.jp/danna/
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, Seinen
Airing Date: April 2nd, 2015
Summary: The anime follows the daily life of an earnest, hardworking office lady named Kaoru and her otaku husband, Hajime, who is totally immersed in a certain huge net bulletin board system.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Still doesn’t interest me.

Vantage: This isn’t too bad. I watched it because Tamura Yukari, but ended up sticking around until the end.

Oki: It was fine until baby.

MidnightDevont: You see, Hideki told me how the first season ended. He wasn’t happy, I wasn’t happy. No, no, no and no.

Berry: Wasn’t interested in it

Hideki: I know a lot of people might be assuming i’d be covering this since I covered the first season. But no.What they did at the end of the first season pissed me off so bad that i REFUSE to watch this season. No. Screw you show.

Savage: Not really interested, as cute as it seems.

 


 

Ace of Diamond S2Ace of Diamond: Second Season

Animation Company: Production I.G
Website: http://diaace.com/
Genre: Comedy, School, Shounen, Sports
Airing Date: April 6th, 2015
Summary: Second season of Ace of Diamond
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Yeah… about that… I watched the first two episodes of the first season and then I forgot about this series.

Vantage: Apparently this is quite good. I’ve never tried the first season, but to current fans this must be great news.

Oki: I HATE SPORTS

MidnightDevont: you see, this just strikes out everywhere with me. First off, it’s a sports anime. Second off, it’s a season 2 of something I haven’t seen.

Berry: I love baseball and yet I’ve never seen a baseball anime? I’m a disgrace. (Plan to Watch!)

Hideki: Didn’t see the first one.

Savage: Sports anime? not for me



 

Sidonia no Kishi- Daikyuu Wakusei SenekiSidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki

Animation Company: Polygon Pictures
Website: http://www.knightsofsidonia.com/
Genre: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Space, Seinen
Airing Date: April 2015
Summary: Second season of Sidonia no Kishi.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I have heard very good things about this show, but I have yet to watch the first season.

Vantage: Holy crap, the hype is back. I really want to cover it, but do I have time…? I feel like I’ve already signed up for every sequel of something that’s recently aired and their dog. Sleep? What’s that?

Oki: It looks awesome too bad I never saw season one l e l

MidnightDevont: This is another one of those shows where i go “Second season? I didn’t even hear of the first one.” so, that shows how much I know. Also, Mecha…eeewww.

Berry: I’ve also heard great things about this show. I don’t like the all CG animation, but since I’ve heard good things, I might watch the first season some day.

Hideki: Nah. Didn’t see season 1.

Savage: Never saw season 1, not a big mecha fan,no thanks.

Possible Bloggers:
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Overall Thoughts

Eva: Safe to say I will be tuning in for the majority of the titles Spring 2015 Season has to offer. There are a handful of titles that I absolutely want to cover, but… I am in a pinch. I can’t cover six, eight shows like I used to in the good old days, and with me carrying over two titles it forces me to to cap my options to worse case scenerio: one title. But I will try my best to cover two titles… three might be stretching it as I haven’t been in the greatest condition for the past few weeks. Nevertheless here are my top five picks of most potiential to cover! Uta no Prince Sama – Maji Love Revolutions (S3), Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka?, Baby Steps S2, Plastic Memories,  Houkago no Pleiades, Show By Rock!! Hopefully with enough rest through March, I will be in better form to pick up at least two more shows.

Vantage: Kiniro Mosaic is great. Kiniro Mosaic will air in Spring 2015. Therefore, it follows that Spring 2015 will be great. And just imagine, we’ll be getting Aria, Non Non Biyori and Gochiusa as well later this year! 2015 is a great year to be an iyashikei fan. Okay, on a serious note this season looks quite good. My interest in new series hinges on slice-of-life and cute stuff as per usual, but I am hyped for Owari no Seraph and Plastic Memories. I think they’re the ones to watch out for. As for blogging, I’m mostly in for either sequels or stuff I’m already familiar with, again as per usual. But sadly I am in an identical situation to Eva. I have nothing carrying over, but I can’t cover as many shows as I used to. My priority will be Nanoha, but I am pretty interested in Shokugeki no Soma, Grisaia, Oregairu, Plastic Memories and Houkago no Pleiades as well. Let’s see what the airing schedule will look like.

Oki: There is a lot of hype around this season and to be honest, it’s really a matter of ‘what do I enjoy the most’ for what I might shotgun. So many of these shows are really good and really interesting that we all seem to be down for them, and I actually had to take my name off of a few just to get the right amount of shows. The way it looks it seems like we all want to cover a lot of the same stuff, so this will either end in us compromising or the most gigantic co covering season in all of history. Who knows? It could happen! Either way it’s going to be a collectively busy season with a lot of different and very good ideas to back it up. Personally I really want Ore Monogatari!! and I’m eyeing some of the darker shows heavily. So far, I might end up only solely covering Sailor Moon’s continuation and Ghost in the Shell, but maybe I’ll get something of my own too. Psyched!

MidnightDevont: This is an up and down season for me there’s a lot of stuff that looks REALLY GOOD, but i’m also saying goodbye to so many series that I’ve come to love over the Winter season. I’ll have Assassination Classroom still, so there is that! There is some stuff I am really hyped for! Plastic Memories looks like it’s going to be one heck of an emotional trip. ALL ABOARD THE HYPE FOR DIGIMON TRI! I have been so hyped for this ever since I heard whispers that it was going to be a thing. I loved Adventure 01 as a kid and seeing the old crew back and grown up is just the kind of thing I am looking forward too. Let’s see, well there’s Fate/Stay: unlimited Blade Works and I can’t wait for that and a bunch of other tiles. Looks like a solid season this Spring.

Berry: After a crappy Winter season, Spring is looking fantastic. There’s a lot of shows that I want to watch, or at least check out the first episode of. And I think this is the most I’ve signed up to blog so far. But I’m always wary about what I pick because I always have to take into account how busy my classes will be in university. I have Jojo and Assassination Classroom carrying over, so I’ll have to decide which ones I want to really take. The ones I’d like to blog would be Gintama (2015), Ore Monogatari!!, and Hibike! Euphonium. But since I’m sharing Assassination Classroom, I could probably take up one more, which might be Pri Para. And if I’m really crazy, also Kyoukai no Rinne. So those are my five, with the other shows I also put my name under as possibilities. But yeah it’s basically how my classes are going to be, so I’m going to have to think about it a lot. But there’s a lot of hype this season and a lot of great looking shows, so this season looks like it’s going to be great.

Hideki: There seems to be a LOT of middle school moe this season. And honestly, there’s only so much I can take. There seems to be a few fun shows this season like the one about the big guy romance and the weird teacher, but overall there’s too much sugar. The two shows that I’m giving the old shot in the dark are Triage X and Vampire Holmes. Then again, this season has a much better selection and diversity then winter. Of course, most of these series could be bad…but you never know. Overall, much more excited for this season.

Savage: So much sugary moe moe moe moe shows. Like, there’s so many of those, or shows about girls who can see ghosts. I must say, this season had a good deal of variety, even as it tends to more light sugary stuff. Of course, there’s huge amount of sequels, second seasons, and the like. My definite’s are naturally Fate/Stay Night with Midnight, and I want to cover Digimon Tri with the others who do, since I did grow up with the old show and this could be great. As for my solo series, the one I have most confidence in is Arslan Senki, but that depends on how well it pulls off its admittedly badass premise. The other shows I’ll check out and might pick up if they are good enough and noone wants them are Owari no Seraph, Kekkai Sensen, and Vampire Holmes. As you can tell, sugary sweet and easygoing aren’t exactly my style. Bring on the adventure, wars, superpowers, vampires, and epic story lines please.^^

SPRING ANIME 2015 PREVIEW
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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.

13 thoughts on “SPRING ANIME 2015 PREVIEW

  • March 10, 2015 at 00:40
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    Huzzah for Spring Review! Love all the team’s comments as usual. :)

    I can’t tell you how excited I was to see Digimon at the top of this list. In middle school I gained a friend who was really into Pokemon and Digimon. I didn’t watch either show on my own, but once I became friends with her it was something we could watch together. No lie, as soon as I read the show’s synopsis in this article, I frantically sent her links to the preview and summary, telling her we had to watch it together. (Seasons 1 & 2 were the only ones I watched in the series, as they are also my favourites and honestly the show got kinda redundant after that). I cannot wait until the show starts and I can read the weekly reviews!

    I’m also curious to see what Plastic Memories will be like too.

  • March 10, 2015 at 01:01
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    About Yamada….I wouldn’t really play it off as 100% cliche, because the summary sure paints it that way. Hell, there’s more powers than just body swapping; as shown in the PV, the guys get kissed just as much as the girls are; heck, even a guy is included in harem; Despite the initial harem feel, there is indeed an endgame girl he ends up with. Well there’s just the little things that make it not step into the cliche territory and there is a plot…kind of, sort of (its not like just a standard slice-off life with them not doing anything about it, they actually go and attempt to get rid of the curse). While it does have fan service moments, it doesn’t dwelve into the ecchi area….so I have no idea where the F that ecchi tag came from unless the anime decides to up the occasional fanservice. All I can say is that its an actually amusing manga as someone who has read all of it up-to-date and its not like I’m here to convince anyone to actually watch it, I’m just trying not to make it sound like the next coming of a plague like some have already. Only real issue I actually I have with it is that it suffers from Bleach-syndrome (the manga should have ended after the first curse arc like how Bleach probably should have ended after Ichigo lost his powers/or got them back after the Fullbringers), but even still the new stuff is enjoyable.

    Along with the fact that only 3…3 1/2 of the 7 girls on the cover actually are included in his harem: two have no interest in him; another barely knows him and has no interest/rather be a friend; and another one would rather see him pair up with his male harem member (along with a horrible promotional poster as not only it spoils all the witches identities but also the top two aren’t even that relevant for most of it. I’d rather see them replaced with Miyamura and Itou/Tsubaki)

  • March 10, 2015 at 02:17
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    OH MY GOD OWARI NO SERAPH LOOKS REALLY GOOD PLUS MUSIC PRODUCER IS HIROYUKI SAWANO SO THAT’S DEF ON MY LIST.

    Also wow Yamada-kun gets an anime? And I wasn’t aware?? (also yeah I’m p hyped bc the mangaka for it worked alongside Hiro Mashima)
    Seems like a lot of the anime this season are from mangas that I’ve read and loved which is hella great of course.
    Surprisingly there’s a lot I’m going to shotgun this season unlike Winter? And if first impressions are awesome I’ll probably have a really long list of to-watch anime this is quite exciting!

    (HYPE FOR MIKAGURA HOHOHOHOHO)

  • March 10, 2015 at 06:05
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    Oh, Digimon, my old friend. This season have a lot of stuff like to watch, but i still saving my hype for the epic adaptation of One punch man.

    • March 15, 2015 at 08:16
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      FEEL YOU BRO. I ACTUALLY THOUGHT ONE PUNCH MAN WOULD STAY AS A MANGA FOREVER BUT AW YISSS GOD IS REAL

  • March 10, 2015 at 06:43
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    I was schocked to see Digimon here. Season 1 was my childhood, along with part of season 2 (I never saw the whole thing). But I don’t know… after all this time can something that comes out for it still capture the magic?

    Anyway, Nanoha Vivid and Kiniro Mosaic are locks for me. I’ll be seeing Vantage there, it looks like.

  • March 10, 2015 at 07:40
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    I’m screaming as I look through the season preview tbh. So many good titles coming out this season. Been screaming since they announced that new Digimon. Sad that I have school and can’t cover anything but I’m still so excited C:

    My picks for the season: Digimon (HOLY SHIT. LITERALLY MY CHILDHOOD. I STILL HAVE MY OLD DIGIVICE), Utapri (syo best boy), Ore Monogatari (TWO COURS! HOLY SHIT! BEST MANGA EVER), MORE Teekyu (how am I the only person to love this series, it baffles me), BBB (Rie Matsumoto!!!), Arslan Senki, Baby Steps 2…….christ so many shows ;A;

    There are also those I’m on the fence abt, like Daiya 2 (I love it, but it’s kind of tiring to watch honestly), Punchline, Ninja Slayer (lol trigger pls), Hibike (Naoko Yamada!!! but also another k-on ripoff idk???) and Shokugeki No Soma……

    AND TO HIDEKI AND SAVAGE: pls watch baby Steps and join the cult. It’s so, so good and is totally not Prince of Tennis….it’s got a fantastic protagonist, excellent pacing, a down to earth, realistic, but still satisfying narrative….it’s so good. and season 2 adapts my favorite arc in the manga so that’s a plus!!!

    apologies for going completely off the rails w. also i’ll regularly post comments on Baby Steps & Ore Monogatari posts in particular to show my support!! would love to see Vantage’s take on baby steps too :-)

    • March 10, 2015 at 16:12
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      Thanks for linking the Promo, I have added it to the list. I usually watch most of the premieres each season (unless it’s horror) so I look forward to seeing what it will be like since I can’t figure out how I feel about Mikaguara yet. XD

  • March 10, 2015 at 15:59
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    I’m actually really, really excited for this season! It looks really promising (even with the usual ecchi/harem shit)!

  • March 10, 2015 at 21:53
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    THIS SPRING SEASON SOUNDS REALLY PROMISING! I’m super excited for it and there are a lot of series I have been eagerly awaiting for awhile (Shokugeki no Soma, Nisekoi:, danna ga nani wo itteiru ka wakaranai ken 2, oregairu second season, DanMachi, Hibike euphonium, and Kyoukai no Kanata Movie) and Plastic Memories and Ore Monogatari also look amazing. I’ll probably also check out etotama, kyoukai no rinne, houkago no Pleiades, Ren-Kan, Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku, and maybe even Yamadakun to Nananin no Majo. Wow that’s possibly 16 anime… With these many shows at least half of them should be good, right? I have high hopes for this season:)

  • March 16, 2015 at 19:24
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    Hope someone has a look at mikagura, I loved it and le characters!
    #dontfaillikekagepro

  • April 4, 2015 at 07:07
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    Re-kan… Fascinating. Very fascinating. I was pleasantly surprised that it has full length episodes too! All in all, yet another show that I was really looking forward to this season that left me uplifted :) I’m looking forward to your thoughts, both MidnightDevont and Berry!

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