SPRING ANIME 2016 PREVIEW

SPRING ANIME 2016 PREVIEW

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:RESOURCES:
Anichart, ANN, CR, LiveChart, MAL

LAST UPDATED: April 6th

Excluded Titles:
Battle Spirits: Double Drive, Bonobono, Duel Masters VSRF, Future Card Buddyfight Triple D, God Eater, Neko Neko Nihonshi, Shounen Ashibe GO! GO! Goma-chan


12-Sai. Chiccha na Mune no Tokimeki12-Sai. Chiccha na Mune no Tokimeki

Animation Company: Oriental Light and Magic
Website: http://www.shogakukan.co.jp/pr/12sai/
Genre: Shoujo, Slice of Life
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The story begins with Hanabi, a sixth-grade girl who is neither an adult nor a child. She deals with issues such as accidentally witnessing her homeroom teacher kissing, and worrying about experiencing physiological changes before her friends. This is the depiction of a 12-year-old girl’s innocent worries and first love.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Nah, I like shoujo but this does not perk my interest, in fact it’s sparks the opposite.

Vantage: I’m not really into shoujo. The visuals also look slightly dated.

Berry: So it’s about a girl going through puberty? Well it’s certainly unique, I’ll give it that, though I’m not sure it’s something I’d watch.

Nikolita: The story begins with Hanabi, a sixth-grade girl who is neither an adult nor a child.”  No, no I’m pretty sure 12 qualifies as a child. I get that the main character’s supposed to be hitting puberty and all that, but a synopsis like that just makes me cringe. Plus the artwork makes them look way younger than 12.  CCS anyone?

Charibo: Wait… What?! No… I don’t want to see that… Just.. gnnnnngggnn.. I can’t explain how wrong this thing sounds to me…

Oki: I literally cannot express to you how much this disturbs me as an anime. It doesn’t feel innocent, it feels like the robbery of innocence.




Aikatsu Stars!

Aikatsu Stars!

Animation Company: BN Pictures
Website: http://www.aikatsu.com/stars/
Genre: Music, Shoujo, Slice of Life, School
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: Aikatsu Stars! features the protagonist Yume Nijino. Yume aims to become a top idol, and she enrolls in the Yotsusei Gakuen. This academy has a special group called the S4, who are the top four active idols in the school. Yume and the other first-year students aim to become a part of the S4.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Oh no, it looks so cute… But I never got into any of its earlier seasons. Whoops.

Vantage: I’ve never seen Aikatsu, and don’t plan to any time soon. 

Berry: Is this one different from the other Aikatsu? Looks adorable.

Nikolita: Cute, but nope.

Charibo: Sadly, I have no interest in cute things like this show.

Oki: Cute things ew.




Bakuon!!Bakuon!!

Animation Company: TMS Entertainment
Website: http://bakuon-anime.com/
Genre: Comedy, School, Seinen
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The story revolves around high school girls who discover the appeal of motorcycles. Sakura Hane is a high school student who looks a little bit like an airhead. On the way to her all-female high school one day, she is worn-out climbing a hilly road with a bicycle, but she sees a girl named Onsa Amano who is riding a motorcycle. Sakura immediately becomes interested in motorcycles, and she and Onsa join the motorcycle club at the school. Then, Sakura sets out to get her license.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: It is refreshing to see a different club theme for an exchange! I will give it a whirl, but I hardly expect myself to pick it up.

Vantage: If only this was a sports shounen about motorcycle racing. Now that would have been really cool. 

Berry: So this sounded cool as shit, just a bunch of girls riding motorcycles all hardcore and shit…but the PV is the complete opposite of what I imagined. Boo.

Nikolita: Huzzah, a summary I haven’t heard before. It’s just too bad I have little interest in motorcycles.

Charibo: Slightly too moe for Charibo, plz put more guys with abs on big huge manly bikes and I’ll probably watch it.

Oki: I just. . .but bikes..moe bikes. . .mopeds…is Macklemore coming?




Beyblade BurstBeyblade Burst

Animation Company: OLM
Website: http://www.beyblade.jp/category/anime/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Shounen, Sports
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The February issue of Shogakukan’s Coro Coro Comics magazine announced that the Beyblade Burst television anime will premiere in April. The issue also detailed two characters from the anime: Bart Aoi, a hot-blooded kid who loves to attack and wields a Beyblade named Valkyrie; and Shū Kurenai, an elite Blader who is a genius but still puts in a lot of effort, and wields the Beyblade named Spriggan
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: How many years has it been since I last watched a Beyblade series…. *starts counting*

Vantage: I can’t remember the last time I touched a Beyblade. 

Berry: I didn’t know Beyblade was still a thing.

Nikolita: I have absolutely zero interest in anything Beyblade.

Charibo: LET’S BEYBLADE! BEYYYYYYYBLAAAAAADE. Other than that I don’t care about Beyblade at all.

Oki: I haven’t been interested since Kai.

Possible Bloggers:


Big OrderBig Order

Animation Company: Asread
Website: http://www.kadokawa.co.jp/sp/201112-04/
Genre: Action, Shounen, Super Powers
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: 10 years ago a child wished for the destruction of the world. Now a Group of people has the ability which grants their wishes depending on their power. They are called “Order User”.
Before these great people who has the power of “Order”, One person excels most, with the ability to rule and conquer the world and turned people into puppet when it is on his Jurisdiction, that power belongs to Hoshimiya Eiji, who is also responsible with the destructive phenomena happened exactly 10 years ago.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: f

Vantage: Eh. If someone says it’s good I might give it a whirl. I know Asread did well with Yuushibu and Ga-Rei Zero (I liked them at least) but this synopsis really isn’t doing it for me. 

Berry: Hmmm…I’m not sure. It sounds like it could be good, we’ll see.

Nikolita: Meh.

Charibo: Why not? You never know, life can be full of surprises and deceptions… I can at least check the first three episodes, It’s not going to kill me… At least I hope so…

Oki: It sounds cool but no thanks!




Sailor Moon Crystal S3Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal: Death Busters-hen (S3)

Animation Company: Toei Animation
Website: http://www.sailormoon-official.com/animation/
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Magic, Shoujo
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: Third cour of Sailor Moon: Crystal. The new season will assemble all 10 Senshi — specifically, the popular outer Senshi such as Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Saturn will join Sailor Moon, Sailor Chibi Moon, and the others. The new season will adapt the arc from the fifth and sixth volumes of the complete edition of Naoko Takeuchi’s original Sailor Moon manga.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: FINALLY, THEY GOT RID OF THE CG ANIMATION! ABOUT BLOODY TIME! I absolutely love the new art style, so much better! Can’t wait to watch this one!

Vantage: I told myself I’d finally try Sailor Moon with Crystal, and I never got past downloading the first episode. Maybe some day. 

Berry: I never finished Crystal so can’t watch this. But let me tell you the change in the artstyle is WONDERFUL. The new art style looks a million times better than the other one.

Nikolita: So… pretty… *0*   I wish I liked Sailor Moon more, but I didn’t finish Crystal either. 

Charibo: I never watched Sailor Moon as a kid, I don’t plan on starting now.

Oki: Hey, this one is what I covered :D Excited as FUCK TO REVIEW THIS!

Possible Bloggers:
Oki


Boku no Hero AcademiaBoku no Hero Academia

Animation Company: Bones
Website: http://heroaca.com/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Shounen, Fantasy
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: People are not born equal, a realization that 4-year-old Midoriya Izuku faced when bullied by his classmates who had unique special powers. Izuku was one of the rare cases where he was born with absolutely no unique powers. This did not stop Izuku from pursuing his dream, a dream of becoming a great hero like the legendary All-Might. To become the great hero he hopelessly wants to become, he now will join the ranks of one of the highest rated “Hero Academies” in the country: Yueiko. With the help of his idol All-Might, will he be able to claim the ranks and become a true hero?
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: This manga series has only started relatively recently, so while there is a lot of hype around it, I would tread cautiously because of how soon it got an adaption.

Vantage: All signs point to this being the ‘next big shounen’. It’s been a long time coming – the last Shounen Jump manga to be adapted was Shokugeki no Soma, and that wasn’t exactly traditional mainstream material not least of all due to the excessive fanservice. This is definitely one to watch next season. 

Berry: A lot of hype over this, so I’m keeping my eye out for this.

Nikolita: So kinda like the anime where young girls strive to become idols? No thanks. 

Charibo: YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES. I WANT IT!

Oki: <_> People seem to like this so I guess I need to give it a watch!

Possible Bloggers:
Charibo


Bungou Stray Dogs

Bungou Stray Dogs

Animation Company: Bones
Website: http://bungo-stray-dogs.jp/
Genre: Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his partner Kunikida are members of a very special detective agency. They have supernatural powers, and deal with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. They’re tracking down a tiger that has appeared in the area recently, around the time Atsushi came to the area. The tiger seems to have a connection to Atsushi, and by the time the case is solved, it is clear that Atsushi’s future will involve much more of Dazai and the rest of the detectives!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Yesssss, I will definitely be watching this!!!!

Vantage: Bones is quite good with mystery stuff, and I’ve enjoyed a lot of what they’ve put out in recent years. But they also have Boku no Hero Academia next season, and I wonder if they might be stretching their resources a little too thin to accommodate a solid adaptation of both series. 

Berry: A lot of hype over this manga too, and reading the synopsis and watching the PV I can see why and this seems right up my alley.

Nikolita: I might watch this. 

Charibo: Composed by more guys than girls, mystery and action. DING DONG WE HAVE A WINNER, I’ll watch that. I heard it’s going to be a two court show though… AAAAAHHH I Don’t know if I even want to review it…

Oki: Yeah that looks really cool.

Possible Bloggers:
Eva, Berry


Cardfight!! Vanguard G Stride Gate-henCardfight!! Vanguard G: Stride Gate-hen

Animation Company: Xebec
Website:
Genre: Action, Game, Shounen
Airing Date: April 17th, 2016
Summary: Third season of Cardfight!! Vanguard G series.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Pass. I don’t watch Cardfight Vanguard.

Vantage: This again? 

Berry: Nooooo

Nikolita: Big fat pass from me.

Charibo: We should make a kind of Jingle saying ” I didn’t watch the previous seasons”. Repeating it gets a bit boring…

Oki: Seen it but it is a lot of stress to review!




Concrete Revolutio S2Concrete Revolutio S2

Animation Company: Bones
Website: http://www.concreterevolutio.com/
Genre: Action, Super Power
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary:Second cour of Concrete Revolutio. What if superhumans were real? Even better, what if every fabled superhuman existed at the same time, in the same place? Titans from outer space, life forms from a mystical world, phantoms and goblins from ancient times, cyborgs created by scientists, relics that rose out of the ruins of ancient civilizations. In another Japan, it’s not just a question of “what if”—it’s a reality. Some of the superhumans choose to keep their identities a secret, while others bask in their superhuman fame. Jiro Hitoyoshi, member of the Superhuman Bureau, keeps track of their doings.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I only watched one episode of the first season and then forgot about it.

Vantage: I don’t even remember this airing. 

Berry: I watched the first two or three episodes of this and dropped it. Loved the designs and colors and art, but it was confusing and I could tell I wouldn’t enjoy it.

Nikolita: Second season, and have no interest in watching the first.

Charibo: I didn’t watch the first season and I don’t plan to watch it soon… Sorry

Oki: Wow this is really cool!


 


EndrideEndride

Animation Company: Brains Base
Website: http://anime.endride.jp/
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary:The story is set on Endra, an unknown world beneath the surface of Earth itself. It is another world, where the giant Adamas shines above and seven-colored bands drift across the skies. One day, Shun Asanaga — an ordinary yet positive and bright 15-year-old middle school boy who lived in the “Land Above” — lands in this place. He had discovered a mysterious crystal at his scientific businessman father’s company, and the moment he touched the crystal, he was transported to Endra. He meets Prince Emirio, who strongly despises the current King Deruzain and had just turned 16 at Endra’s castle. He became of age to ascend to the throne, and he wields a weapon to seek his vengeance at last, but the difference in strength proves to be insurmountable. Captured and imprisoned by Deruzain, Emirio is heartbroken. But then, the walls of the prison suddenly become distorted, and Shun appears within them.

Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: The synopsis is perplexing to me… Will take a look.

Vantage: I love this sort of stuff, this sounds really cool! I’ll definitely check out the first few episodes, but this looks like a Thursday sort of show and so I’m undecided about blogging.

Berry: Ehhh I don’t think so.

Nikolita: YES! I’ll take a look definitely. 

Charibo: What’s up with the crop top Hair Strand-kun? Other than that I don’t find the character design appealing at all and the story’s just “meeeh”.

Oki: I really like the art style! bishounens @_@

Possible Bloggers:
Nikolita, Vantage


Flying WitchFlying Witch

Animation Company: J.C. Staff
Website: http://www.flyingwitch.jp/
Genre: Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The story follows the 15-year-old witch Makoto Kowata and the other boys and girls in her daily life. With her black cat Chito, the somewhat aimless girl moved from Yokohama to live with her second cousin at Aomori in verdant northern Japan
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I really like this premise, I can see myself enjoying this show. Not sure if I would be able to write about it though…

Vantage: I fell in love with this when I watched the PV a couple of weeks ago. It looks extremely comfy, and regular injections of this will be exactly what I need to combat my rising stress levels. As ever though, I have no idea whether this is bloggable – and despite how suspiciously clean the animation and character designs seem to be, it’s not reassuring that the Tsukihime director is in charge of this. 

Berry: It seems so sweet and relaxing, and it’s about witches! So I’m up for it.

Nikolita: Seems cute. Makes me think of a slightly older Kiki.

Charibo:  Like Niko said, this reminds me too much of Kiki’s Delivery Service… Other than that, I have nothing to say about it… Just: Okay? I guess… Why not?

Oki: I see the phrase slice of life and that’s just like repellent to me.

Possible Bloggers:
Vantage


Gakusen Toshi AsteriskGakusen Toshi Asterisk S2

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://asterisk-war.com/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Romance, School, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: Second season of Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Welp, I haven’t finished the first season…

Vantage: I won’t make any promises about covering this episodically again, but I’ll definitely be watching it. Maybe an overall review at the end? In retrospect, throwing capital at it before the first season even aired in the form of a Vita game, two seasons and a ton of marketing really wasn’t the right thing for Aniplex to do, no matter how much they thought it was going to be the next SAO. It’s also too bad Miss ‘I’m too good for character songs’ won’t be doing the ED again, Waiting in the Rain was awesome. 

Berry: I had no interest in seeing the first season and I still don’t.

Nikolita: No interest.

Charibo: I’d rather drown in Bleach… Not the manga, the cleaning thing. Although I duno which one is worst than the other hehehehe.

Oki: The….poster looks cool?

Possible Bloggers:
Vantage


GekidolGekidol

Animation Company: Hoods Entertainment
Website: http://gekidol.com/
Genre: Music
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: S- Coming Soon
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Next.

Vantage: Is this like Locodol? It’s what I was immediately reminded of. 

Berry: I have no clue what this is supposed to be.

Nikolita: Another idol show? Pass.

Charibo: I like my idols with way more abs and manliness… Although idol and manliness might be an oxymoron…

Oki: Idols. . . no.




Phoenix Wright Ace AttorneyGyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu,” Igiari!

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://www.ytv.co.jp/animegyakuten/
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Police
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: Based on the hit Capcom game series, this anime follows the lives of new defense attorney Naruhodou Ryuuichi, his mentor Ayasato Chihiro and her spirit medium sister Mayoi as they work with colorful characters such as Detective Itonokogiri Keisuke to save Ryuuichi’s clients from a guilty verdict.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Any objections?

Vantage: I’ve never played the games, but this adaptation will be in good hands with A-1. I also have a suspicion that they’ve romanticized criminal trials just like how Suits is an unrealistic representation of life as an actual commercial lawyer. 

Berry: I’ve never trusted anime adaptations of video games because they always turn out horrible, but I’ve always been interested in the Phoenix Wright series. Never played the games, so I’m hoping this will be good.

Nikolita: I’ve never had an interest in the games, which is unfortunate because I’ll admit to being slightly curious about this anime adaption.

Charibo:  GngnblgnbnlgnglbnlEdgeworthnlnlffgrf;p… Too bad they’re not using the English names, Phoenix Wright sounds way cooler than Naruhodou Ryuuichi… Wait a minute… ” Naruhodou”… OMG, this is gold, I did not know! Thank you Japan…

Oki: Oh hey it looks like A SHOTGUN!!!!!!!!!

Possible Bloggers:
Oki


HaifuriHaifuri

Animation Company: Production IMS
Website: http://www.hai-furi.com/
Genre: School, Slice of Life
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary:“In the sea we live, the sea we protect, and by the sea we go.” Japan, 100 years after plate subductions caused many other countries to be submerged. To save the remaining countries, the coastal cities that had been built up were launched into the seas, and the seaborne routes between them expanded. With this expansion, a need for personnel that could safeguard the seas arose. Women began to seek employment in this new industry, and soon, the “Blue Mermaids,” those who keep the sea safe, began to be a source of admiration for many. The childhood friends Akeno Misaki and Moeka China sought to become Blue Mermaids themselves, and together with others who shared their dream, they enrolled in Yokosuka’s Marine High School.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: … I guess I should give this a chance.

Vantage: I’ve had my eye on this for a long time, and not only because it looks like iyashikei – it’s an original anime with character designs by Atto, the mangaka for Non Non Biyori. I love cute girls doing cute things, this will be great. I can feel it in my bones.

Berry: I think most girls have imagined themselves as mermaids. Even if in this case they won’t be actual mermaids. This looks cute though, will watch.

Nikolita: A cute summary. I wish I liked anime featuring kids more, because that alone is usually enough to make me uninterested even if the plot sounds somewhat decent.

Charibo: Reminds me of Nagi No Asukara. My fragile Kokoro still hasn’t fully recovered from this show so no, thanks.

Oki: It’s just. Too. Moe.

Possible Bloggers:
Vantage


Hakuouki OtogisoushiHakuouki: Otogisoushi

Animation Company: DLE
Website: http://www.hakuoki-otogi.com/
Genre: Fantasy, Historical, Samurai, Shoujo
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The series of anime shorts will feature the characters from the Hakuōki games in chibi form, and will feature a completely new story with the theme “A normal every day that might have existed.”
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I love Hakuouki, but I don’t enjoy chibi spin-off series.

Vantage: Never seen Hakuouki. 

Berry: Sorry, haven’t seen Hakuoki though I plan to one day.

Nikolita: Nope nope.  Haven’t played the games and know nothing about the characters.

Charibo: I want to see fully grown Okita. Not chibi Okita. GOD DAMMIT!

Oki: Oh my god, it’s so adorable! But don’t care.




HundredHundred

Animation Company: Production IMS
Website: http://hundred-anime.jp/
Genre: Action, Ecchi, Harem, Mecha, School, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: Hayato feels a strange yet familiar sense of incongruity towards Emil Crossford, his roommate who somehow knows him from somewhere. On top of that, as soon as he enters the school, he is challenged to a duel by the “Queen” (the school’s most powerful Military Arts Master) Claire Harvey.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I can’t tell you how sick and tired I am of the “as soon as he enters the school, he is challenged to a duel by the “Queen” trope.

Vantage: So basically every school battle harem ever, then? I’ve unironically watched a lot of these though, so I guess I’ll try out the first few episodes of this one too. 

Berry: Damn no accidental naked situation or anything just straight to the duel! PASS!

Nikolita: Haha, sounds a lot like Saijaku Muhai Bahamut, which I’m currently covering. I might pick this one up if no one else takes it. 

Charibo: Eh? I thought I saw this show last season? What? You’re telling that it’s another Harem/School/Magical Battle/ Ecchi show? NAAAAAAAAANNN It’s impossible… They can’t serve us the same kind of show every season believing that we are going to watch it every time… Can they?

Oki: Here it is guys! It’s that anime! Yeah, you know that one, the one everyone else has seen that they talk about every season but no one ever seems to care! Jee, sure glad it’s back and not redundant.




Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken Diamond wa KudakenaiJojo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai

Animation Company: David Production
Website: http://jojo-animation.com/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Shounen, Supernatural
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The fourth part of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure focuses on Josuke Higashikata, a high school student living in the fictional town of Morioh. Jotaro Kujo arrives to warn him of a looming threat: an unknown person is using a mysterious tool called Bow and Arrow, which gifts those struck with Stands. As a result, new and dangerous Stand users have begun appearing in the area. Josuke agrees to help Jotaro find the user.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: No thanks, not a Jojo fan.

Vantage: But Higashikata doesn’t have a ‘Jo’ in it? 

Berry: FINALLY!!! THIS IS WHAT EVERYONE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR SINCE…FOREVER. Like I said in my Stardust Crusaders finale review, I said I’d read Part 4. And I did, and now I’m almost done with Stone Ocean. Diamond is Unbreakable is probably my favorite Jojo part (so far, Stone Ocean is a close second) so I’m hyped as hell for this. So many great things I can’t wait to see animated! #AOTY2016

Nikolita: No interest, but I’m looking forward to Berry’s reviews already.

Charibo: YARE YARE DAZE. I really need to finish Stardust Crusaders.

Oki: I feel like Berry is losing interest.

Possible Bloggers:
Berry


Joker GameJoker Game

Animation Company: Production I.G
Website: http://jokergame.jp/
Genre: Historical, Military, Seinen
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The original novel is set in 1937, before World War II begins in earnest. Lieutenant Colonel Yūki of the Imperial Japanese Army forms the “D Agency,” an army intelligence outfit under his command and tutelage. Army General Staff attaches Lieutenant Sakuma to observe the unit’s performance. D Agency casts a wide net to find agents beyond Japanese military personnel, and Yūki establishes D Agency’s tenets, which go against IJA doctrine: “Don’t kill, don’t get killed, don’t get captured.” With this, Yūki trains a team of operatives who conduct missions against domestic and foreign powers.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: * v * Yes, I want to watch this. Count me in!

Vantage: I have a feeling that there will be a lot of deaths in this. Sounds cool though, might give it a go. 

Berry: Holy crap this sounds extremely amazing. It sounds like the plot of a movie! This might be a tough one to cover but I’m definitely going to watch this.

Nikolita: I’m not usually a fan of war or historical anime (with a handful of exceptions, but this isn’t one of them).

Charibo: Let’s take a look at Charibo’s check list: -More than 50% of the cast is composed by ikemens -It’s either idol crap or mystery/thriller. Congratulations show. I’ll watch you but reviewing it might be a bit hard though…

Oki: This looks kinda fun!

Possible Bloggers:
Eva


Kagewani Shou S2Kagewani: Shou (S2)

Animation Company: Tomovies
Website: http://kagewani.com/
Genre: Mystery, Supernatural
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary:  Second season of “Kagewani.”
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Didn’t watch the first season, still not interested, next.

Vantage: There was a first season?

Berry: Saw the first episode, didn’t like the animation style. Sorry.

Nikolita: I know nothing about the first season, so pass.

Charibo: NEEEEEEEEEH.

Oki: I have no idea!




Kaitou Joker S3Kaitou Joker S3

Animation Company: Shin-Ei Animation
Website: http://s.mxtv.jp/joker/
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Kids
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: Third season of Kaitou Joker
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: No.

Vantage: Nope. 

Berry: I…don’t usually watch kids shows.

Nikolita: Kiddy show, so pass.

Charibo: Can I use my Joker to pass on this one? ahaha, good one Charibo *self high five*.

Oki: This seems like something I don’t care about hm. . .



Kamiwaza WandaKamiwaza Wanda

Animation Company: TMS Entertainment
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/kamiwaza_wanda/
Genre: Action, Kids, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The story is set in a world where every event has been turned into programs, and mysterious monsters known as “Promin” maintain the world. However, many Promin who have turned into bugs known as “Bugmin” are responsible for many of the world’s real-life bugs. Left alone, they may eventually turn into a big problem. The boy Yūto encounters the space dog Wanda, and the pair use a camera-like device and key items to capture Bugmin. Promin themselves are able to do things like “accelerate objects,” “spew fire,” or “create objects,” through an ability known as “Kamiwaza” (miracle), and are able to fend off Bugmin with it. At first, the Bugmin only cause small, bothersome things, but it will soon elevate into a global scale threat. Can one boy and one dog save the world?
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: No.

Vantage: Is this a Generation Y joke? 

Berry: Who the hell names a dog Wanda?

Nikolita: Anyone else getting a Digimon vibe?

Charibo: It’s like Yokai Watch right? I really want to know who’s going to watch this… Expect little kids, in japan…

Oki: I just…it…why? Do I care?




Mobile Suit Gundam UC RE 0096Kidou Senshi Gundam RE: 0096

Animation Company: Sunrise
Website: http://www.gundam-unicorn.net/
Genre: Action, Drama, Mecha, Military, Sci-Fi, Space
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: U.C. 0096… The manufacturing colony Industrial 7, which is still under construction, floats at Lagrange point 1. A youth named Banagher Links, who grew up without knowing his father, meets a mysterious girl who has stowed away on a ship bound for Industrial 7. As the white mobile suit Unicorn undergoes repeated tests and becomes the subject of diverse speculations, the hands of time begin to move. Banagher does not yet know that he has been caught up in the conflict surrounding Laplace’s Box. What is Laplace’s Box? What secret does it contain? The hundred-year curse of the Universal Century is about to be resolved.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Yeah so basically this is a TV-Edition of Gundam Unicorn, so I am just going to pass this, maybe marathon it at a later date only because I haven’t seen the final movie yet.

Vantage: Not today.

Berry: No Gundam for me, sir.

Nikolita: Gundam = automatic no in my book.

Charibo: Gundam again? Gosh…

Oki: Eh I’ll watch it later.




KiznaiverKiznaiver

Animation Company: TRIGGER
Website: http://kiznaiver.jp/
Genre: Sci-Fi
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary:The story takes place in a fictional Japanese city named Sugomori City. One day, Sonosaki tells her classmate Katsuhira: “You have been selected to be a Kiznaiver.” The Kizuna System, which allows Katsuhira to share his wounds, connects him to the classmates whose lives and personalities completely differ from his. The Kizuna System is an incomplete system for the implementation of world peace that connects people through wounds. All those who are connected to this system are called Kiznaivers. When one Kiznaiver is wounded, the system divides and transmits the wound among the other Kiznaivers. Sugomori City is built on reclaimed land. But as the years go by, the city’s population is decreasing. The story is set in this town where Katsuhira and the others live.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: It’s trigger, it’s always a reason to be hyped! – says the one who has yet to Kill la Kill, Panty and Stocking. – JFC, I NEED TO WATCH A TRIGGER SERIES ALREADY WHY HAVEN’T I DONE SO YET? YOU KNOW WHAT I’M GONNA SIGN UP!

Vantage: A show about wounds with Okada Mari? Tears, suffering and feels incoming. You have been warned. 

Berry: People are wondering whether this’ll be the next Kill la Kill or Ninja Slayer. I didn’t watch Ninja Slayer but I’ve heard…things. I don’t know, this looks like it’ll be good. Please!

Nikolita: It’s an interesting summary, yet odd at the same time. Sharing one’s wounds with others? I can see that working if someone gets cut or slashed or something, but the ramifications of more serious injuries make me shudder. Pass. 

Charibo: Trigger is bae. I’ll check this out but I don’t think I’ll review it.

Oki: It could be amazing, or it could be trash. Hoping it’s amazing.

Possible Bloggers:
Eva


Koutetsujou no KabaneriKoutetsujou no Kabaneri

Animation Company: Wit Studio
Website: http://kabaneri.com/
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The “steampunk survival action” story takes place on the island country Hinomoto, where humans hide themselves in fortresses called stations against the threat of zombie-like beings with steel hearts known as “Kabane.” Only armored locomotives known as “Hayajiro” go between the stations
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: … No, but I like the character designs.

Vantage: I was going to make some snarky comment about Wit Studio and how they always do something that looks like Shingeki until I saw the PV and realized it felt a hell of a lot like Shingeki. I guess… if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it? EGOIST doing the OP is also wonderful. 

Berry: It has a bit of an old-school animation style, which is pretty sweet. Seems crazy, looks really exciting!

Nikolita: Steampunk meets zombies? No thanks.

Charibo: Okay, so it’s basically Shingeki no Kyojin: Steampunk Train edition. I looove Shingeki no Kyojin, so if this anime can help me waiting for the second season, sign me in!

Oki: It sounds amazing as balls! I HATE YOU LACK OF FREE TIME!

Possible Bloggers:
Charibo


Kuma Miko Girl Meets BearKuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear

Animation Company: EMT² x Kinema Citrus
Website: http://kmmk.tv/
Genre: Comedy, Seinen
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The story follows Machi, a middle school student who serves as a shrine maiden at a Shinto shrine enshrining a bear in the recesses of a certain mountain in Japan’s northern Tōhoku region. Machi’s guardian is a talking bear named Natsu, and one day Machi says to Natsu, “I want to go to a school in the city.” The worrywart Natsu then gives Machi a set of trials that she must pass in order to be able to survive in the city.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: WILL WATCH! SO CUTE!

Vantage: I didn’t have a good experience the last time I watched something with a talking bear (see Haruchika). The time before was great though, that was about oppressed lesbian bears! Shaba-da-doo. 

Berry: THIS LOOKS ADORABLY HILARIOUS.

Nikolita: Big fat no.

Charibo: MEH, MEH and MEH again

Oki: I. . .I’m staring at this cover. I don’t know why this show exists. But I will allow it.




KuromukuroKuromukuro

Animation Company: P.A. Works
Website: http://kuromukuro.com/
Genre: Action, Mecha
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: Studio P.A. Works’ 15th anniversary project.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: P.A. Works, given your recent track record, I can’t get hyped for this. I will watch the first episode to give it a shot, but I am not expecting anything amazing.

Vantage: I hate myself for signing up for this. I fucking hate myself. Clearly I’ve learnt nothing at all. I’ve been burned more than anyone else by P.A. Works in the last few years, and yet I’m still being drawn in by the cute girls, the mecha and the fact that Okamura is directing. Also if it’s an anniversary project they’ll do their best, right? R-right? 

Berry: After Charlotte and Glasslip, I’ve given up on trusting P.A. Works originals. In the back of my mind I’m thinking, no, they made Shirobako they can’t be all bad. But Haruchika ended up being crap (which isn’t even an original), so…nuh uh. Also, it’s mecha. NO.

Nikolita: Not enough to go on, and it’s mecha which (without more info) is usually a no for me.

Charibo: Did I read Mecha?

Oki: It sounds good. . .but. . .

Possible Bloggers:
Vantage


Kyoukai no Rinne S2Kyoukai no Rinne S2

Animation Company: Brains Base
Website: http://anime-rinne.com/
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Supernatural, Shounen
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The shinigami (god of death) Rinne Rokudō, and Sakura Mamiya, the girl who can see ghosts, attend the same school. The two spend their days solving the worries of spirits. Rinne is so poor that he is forced to borrow money from Sakura to buy shinigami tools to solve their cases. Rinne and Sakura care for each other, but their relationship is not progressing. However, with the appearance of a new contracted black cat, a beautiful damashigami (cheating god), and a person with whom Rinne shares a special circumstance, the situation becomes even more chaotic! Rinne and Sakura’s after-school time wrapped up in the world of spirits continues!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Not interested. Never bothered with the first season.

Vantage: I’ve heard… things about the first season. 

Berry: HOW DID THIS PIECE OF SHIT GET ANOTHER SEASON?!

Nikolita: Haven’t seen the first season, so no thanks. Reminds me a bit too much of Inuyasha anyways.

Charibo:  Never knew there was a first season.

Oki: WELL IT SEEMS THERE IS NO JUSTICE BERRY LET’S JUST GO TO THE MOON




Macross DeltaMacross Δ Delta

Animation Company: Satelight
Website: http://macross.jp/
Genre: Action, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi, Military, Music
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The story is set eight years after the events of Macross F.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Hahahaha, finally. I was so disappointed when I realized last season it was only an hour special preview for the series and was going to air in the spring. I didn’t watch the preview, I restrained myself from doing so- I WAS REALLY TEMPTED TO THOUGH. Really excited to finally watch it! I hope it will be good!

Vantage: This is Eva’s. 

Berry: Didn’t watch the previous one…or ones, I don’t know.

Nikolita: Another automatic nope for me. 

Charibo: No mecha for me, sorry.

Oki: Hm . . .odd feeling Eva might be interested. . .

Possible Bloggers:
Eva


Magi Sinbad no BoukenMagi: Sinbad no Bouken

Animation Company: Lay-duce
Website:http://www.project-magi.com/sinbad/
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Shounen
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: Spinoff of Magi taking place 30 years before the events of Magi focusing on Sinbad’s journey to become king
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I read Magi but then I grew tired of it. Not interested anymore.

Vantage: I love the manga, but I found myself not being interested in covering the OVAs at all when they were subbed so Berry can have this. Sinbad has also been kind of a dick in the latest chapters of the main manga. 

Berry: I love Magi, but correct me if I’m wrong but weren’t there OVAs of this? So is this the same thing? Still, I’ll think about covering it.

Nikolita: I know nothing about Magi, so pass.

Charibo: ARIIBABA-KUN!!! Wait… There’s no Aribaba-kun? Oh that’s right it’s SHINDOBATO’s time to shine. I’m not the bigest Magi fan on earth but it won’t hurt me to check this out.

Oki: Well this looks fun as shit!

Possible Bloggers:
Berry


MayoigaMayoiga

Animation Company: Diomedea
Website: http://mayoiga.tv/
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: 30 young men and women who have come together on a shady bus tour. The tour’s destination: an illusive, possibly nonexistent village called Nanakimura. In Nanakimura, one can lead a utopian existence, free of the world’s obstacles … or so it is rumored, like an urban legend.  “In despair over the real world … wanting to escape the tedious daily life … wanting to restart your life from scratch …” The bus heads deep into the mountains, carrying 30 people each with their own expectations and wounds in their hearts… And so, the place these 30 arrived at, was an uninhabited village with the lingering faint scents of life, even though it is falling apart. What is the truth of Nanakimura facing the 30? You can’t miss even one episode!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Hahahahaha, I know better this is something I am better off avoiding. *SHUDDERS*

Vantage: I feel like that entire synopsis is actually an extended metaphor for something dark and depressing. Okada Mari will have a field day with this. Also Charibo, something tells me not all 30 of them will survive the show. 

Berry: God this sounds so good! This is one show I’m excited for.

Nikolita: I’d cover it but others beat me to it, so I’ll probably stick to just watching it.

Charibo: I’m a sucker for my mystery and psychological thriller plus, this one has a “huis clos” touch to it. However, how to handle 30 characters…. It can be good or it can be bad. Let’s check this out.

Oki: This sounds like it has the potential to be one of the better obscure anime in the upcoming future.

Possible Bloggers:
Charibo, Berry


Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja nai to Omotta?Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja nai to Omotta?

Animation Company: Project No.9
Website: http://netogenoyome.com/
Genre: Ecchi, Romance, Comedy, School
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The story centers on Hideki Nishimura, a young man who confessed to a person he thought was a girl online, only for that person to turn out to be a boy. He keeps this “black history” secret and swears to never to trust a “girl” online again. However, one day a girl online confesses to him, and it turns out she’s actually a beautiful girl named Ako Tamaki. Ako cannot tell the difference between the online world and reality, and she is a loner who has trouble communicating. Hideki and his friends from his guild decide to work together to “correct” her.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Odd show, but hahahahaha it sounds entertainning. I’ll watch this.

Vantage: If only the production values weren’t so sub-par, I might have had more of an interest in this. Though which studio would sink money into a premise like that? Except DEEN, and that’d be because they’d cut corners to save costs

Berry: Not being able to tell the difference between reality and the online world sounds really troubling. And why does it make me scared seeing “correct” her like that? D:

Nikolita: I agree with Berry. What an odd show.  o.o

Charibo: No. No, no, no and no again

Oki: It’s just too fucking cute.




OnigiriOnigiri

Animation Company: Studio Pierrot
Website: http://www.onigiri-anime.com/
Genre:  Supernatural
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary:  The MMORPG Onigiri thrusts its players into mystical Japan, a land filled with mythical creatures of Japanese legend. Starting as a lone Oni, players fight against the malevolent influence of the Kamikui as their miasma spreads over the land. 8 NPCS, each with their own distinct personality and skills, ally themselves with the player to help build a legend, and quell the evil that has arisen. As you grow stronger together, so do the bonds binding you to each other.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Nope.

Vantage: I see cute girls everywhere. I’ll try just one episode for their sakes. 

Berry: Bye.

Nikolita: You know what? Why not. I’ll take a look at least.

Charibo: Wow, this is literally everything that I like in Anime. Just kidding, hell no.

Oki: But why?

Possible Bloggers:
Nikolita


Pan de Peace!Pan de Peace!

Animation Company: Asahi Production
Website:
Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The “cute and soft bread four-panel manga” centers around Minami (top left in below images), an airheaded girl who is starting high school and who loves eating bread for breakfast. Baked goods bring happiness everyday to her and her classmates — the reliable Yū, the pastry-baking Fuyumi, and the independent Noa.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: BREAD FTW!!!!!!!!! *Munches on fresh loaf of bread* What?

Vantage: Me. CGDCT is my lifeblood. I’m already thinking about picking a best girl and all that. 

Berry: I fucking love bread.

Nikolita: Japanese “strawberry bread” (イチゴのパン) is the best fucking thing ever. I used to buy it all the time in Japan. 

Charibo: Do they have baguette? DO THEY EVEN KNOW HOW TO BAGUETTE?!

Oki: Freakin baguettes. . .

Possible Bloggers:
Vantage


Re Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai SeikatsuRe:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Animation Company: White Fox
Website: http://re-zero-anime.jp/
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: After leaving a convenience store, high school student Subaru Natsuki is summoned away to another world. There, he meets a silver-haired girl who saves him from death. But their alliance is soon cut short when they’re both suddenly killed. Subaru awakens once more in the new world and learns he holds “Returns by Death,” a power that allows him to rewind time through his demise. He vows to save the girl with his power.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: White Fox’s recent works have been a hit or miss. I’ll give this show a shot, but I’m not expecting much out of it due to how generic it sounds right now.

Vantage: If no-one cares, I’d be more than happy to take this. It feels generic, and I know White Fox messed up with Utawarerumono, but uh the main girl is really cute. Also it has some strong names attached to it, including Takahashi Rie (the fabulous Megumin), Arai Satomi and Minase Inori. All personal favourites. And Konomi Suzuki for the OP is always quality. 

Berry: People seem excited for this but ehhhh…I don’t know.

Nikolita: Ever seen Puella Magi Madoka Magica? Yeah, this looks like that and that didn’t end very well. (But the movies are awesome!)

Charibo: Wow, this reminds me of sooo many shows that I’ve seen or heard about but I don’t care at all about this one. Sorry.

Oki: WOAH! A SILVER HAIRED GIRL?! WHO IS MYSTERIOUS?1 WOAH IM SO SHOCKED WOW !!11!

Possible Bloggers:
Vantage


Sakamoto desu ga?Sakamoto desu ga?

Animation Company: Studio Deen
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/sakamoto/
Genre: Comedy, School, Seinen
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: First year high school student Sakamoto isn’t just cool, he’s the coolest! Almost immediately after starting school, he began attracting everyone’s attention. The girls love him, and most of the boys resent him. There’s even a boy in the class who works as a model, but who is constantly upstaged by Sakamoto! No matter what tricks the other boys try to play on him, Sakamoto always manages to foil them with ease and grace. Though Sakamoto may seem cool and aloof, he helps others when asked, such as in the case of the boy in his class who was being constantly bullied. No matter what difficulties Sakamoto encounters, he moves through his high school life with confidence and class!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Team Impression

Eva: I heard this is supposed to be hilarious, so I might as well watch it.

Vantage: DEEN FINDS A WAY. Watch how Studio DEEN saves anime once more, ploughing back their profits from Konosuba into this hilarious manga. It’s an amazing manga, and if DEEN can carry their momentum from the massive upset they created this season into the next, I can actually see them succeeding with this. 

Berry: This sounds hilarious.

Nikolita: The synopsis is the biggest turnoff ever.

Charibo: Sakamoto is so fab. I read the beginning of the manga, really it’s funny.

Oki: I’m kind of attracted to him in a reluctant way. .

Possible Bloggers:
Charibo


Sansha SanyouSansha Sanyou

Animation Company: Doga Kobo
Website: http://sansyasanyou.com/
Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The story follows the everyday life of three very different high school students, all of whom have the kanji for “leaf” in their name. (“Sansha Sanyō” is a Japanese idiom that means three people who have different personalities to the other two, but the manga’s title replaces the final kanji in the idiom with the kanji for “leaf.”) Futaba Odagiri is incredibly energetic but is also a glutton. Teru Hayama looks like an angel but she is really a demonic class president. Yōko Nishikawa is the daughter of family that used to be a member of the upper class, but after her father’s company went bankrupt, they became poor.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: … Will probably watch for the hell of it.

Vantage: I’m here Oki, this looks perfect. It also looks like a TV short but eh, I’ll watch those too. Purple looks like best girl material. Won’t blog though, there are better slice of life shows this season. 

Berry: No, sorry.

Nikolita: Ummm… nope. 

Charibo: I should find new ways to say no, this is starting to be a bit repetitive.

Oki: Vantage where yo moe at?




Seisen Cerberus Ryuukoku no FataliteSeisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalite

Animation Company: Bridge
Website: http://cerberus-anime.jp/
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The anime is set in a continent ruled by sword and magic called Kunaaan, where a power balance between the Holy Kingdom of Amoria, the Kingdom of Ishilfen, and the Vanrodis Kingdom keeps a peace so unstable that any tragedy that befalls any one kingdom will mean war for the entire continent. Another power, the evil dragon Daganzord, also resides on the continent, and no one is powerful enough to stop him from spreading destruction and charred land in his wake. Two individuals, Bairo and Kismitete, undertook a ritual alongside a party of wizards to seal Daganzord, but were foiled. This event was known thereafter as the Balbagoa Tragedy. Bairo and Kismitete’s son Hiiro is saved by Giiru, and Hiiro swears to avenge his parents’ deaths and trains himself with the sword. When Hiiro turns 16, he sets out on a journey to slay the dragon, and Giruu accompanies him, having no choice. Along the way, they meet many types of people, and gain companions on their journey.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: … I feel like I’ve heard this before.

Vantage: I’ve never heard of Bridge, are they new? It looks watchable. I just hope the dragon isn’t in bad CG, that’s all I ask.

Berry: I can’t say any of these names, the synopsis made me tired.

Nikolita: Sounds like a generic fantasy with a smidge of Smaug mixed in. No thanks!

Charibo: After reading the summary I have a headache. Why does it have to be so long when you can narrow it down to: Guy with sword do magical bullshit with gurls with boobs and  DRAGONS!

Oki: but the REAL journey was the journey they made along the journey and I’m so sick of adventures.

 


Shounen MaidShounen Maid

Animation Company: 8bit
Website:http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/meido/
Genre: Comedy, Shoujo, Slice of Life
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The story revolves around Chihiro Komiya, an energetic elementary school student who was living with his mom. Chihiro is very good at doing housework and chores, and his mother’s motto is “No work, no food.” After his mother suddenly dies, a man named Madoka Taketori who claims to be his uncle shows up, and asks Chihiro to come live with him. Chihiro initially refuses, but when seeing the horribly dirty state of Madoka’s rich home, he decides to start cleaning it. Then Madoka makes another offer to Chihiro: that he comes to live with him, but in exchange Chihiro will do the housework. Chihiro accepts this deal, but suddenly finds himself in a maid uniform.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Eh, I’m not sure about this one.

Vantage: In real life this would be the start to a shady grooming incident. Also 8bit, you’re really not doing anything to quell my fears for Rewrite this summer, are you? 

Berry: This looks like it could be a fun watch, so I’ll check it out.

Nikolita: NO.

Charibo: Am I really the only one thinking of Boku no Pico right now? Anyway, I pass.

Oki: I just feel as if the answer would never be yes for me. . .




Show By Rock!!Show By Rock!! 2

Animation Company: Bones
Website: http://showbyrock-anime.com/
Genre: Music
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: S
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I haven’t finished watching the first season.

Vantage: I haven’t watched the first season.

Berry: I love Show By Rock!! so you bet I’m board for this, even though I liked how the first season ended and it probably should have stayed that way. I downloaded the game on my phone and it’s fun, but I don’t know a lick of Japanese so I just…stopped. Hope to see more bands from the game in the anime.

Nikolita: Pass. 

Charibo: I’ve watched the first season and sadly… I didn’t like it. Moe irritates me most of the time, so do Show By rock. Even the boy band “Crismon night something” cannot save this show. Too bad, I’m sure it’s pretty good for people that enjoy this kind of anime but that’s a neh for me.

Oki: I cringed at this cover.

Possible Bloggers:
Berry


Sousei no OnmyoujiSousei no Onmyouji

Animation Company: Studio Pierrot
Website: http://sousei-anime.jp/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Shounen,Supernatural
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: Rokuro dreams of becoming anything but an exorcist! Then mysterious Benio turns up. The pair are dubbed the “Twin Star Exorcists” and learn they are fated to marry… Can Rokuro escape both fates? When Rokuro’s best friend Ryogo goes missing, Rokuro is forced to ask Benio for help to enter Magano, the realm of the evil Kegare, to rescue him!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I have read the manga in the past, but I’m not sure if I’ll watch it.

Vantage: I make as many comments about hating Studio Pierrot as I do jokes about DEEN having no money. 

Berry: I’ll pass on this.

Nikolita: Me too.

Charibo: I’ll follow my senpais above, I pass too.

Oki: I feel like I need a drink. Is this animu forever now?




Super LoversSuper Lovers

Animation Company: Studio Deen
Website: http://superlovers-anime.com/
Genre: Drama, Romance, Shounen Ai
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The story begins with a high school boy named Haru and his mother living overseas. His mother orders him to take care of and “civilize” his adoptive brother Ren, a wild young boy who dislikes talking with other people. While their relationship is adversarial at first, they grow closer as they begin to understand one another.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: NOPE. This is already creeping me out with the whole setting and age difference.

Vantage: Go on DEEN, shoot yourselves in the foot. 

Berry: I’M NOT SURE WHAT IS BEING IMPLIED? IS HE GOING TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS ADOPTIVE LITTLE BROTHER? I thought this would be a cute sibling thing with shenanigans but this doesn’t seem like it! D:

Nikolita: I’m so glad to see I’m not the only one completely fucking creeped out by the synopsis and concept. I’d love to cover a shounen-ai show, BUT NOT WHEN ONE OF THE PERSONS INVOLVED IS A GODDAMN MINOR. Even without a specified age, he’s clearly still a kid and there’s the whole abuse of power thing going on. Ugh, just no. 

Charibo: I’d rather watch Boku no Pico… again. That old guy’s hand is waaaaay too low on the child’s body. Plus, he has this kind of look that’s shouting ” Yeah, I know what I plan to do is bad, but I know you like it u filthy Fujoshi”. That’s a hell no for me thx bai.

Oki: He. . .looks like a kid dou….




Sword GaiSword Gai

Animation Company: DLE
Website: N/A
Genre: Action, Seinen, Supernatural
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The story revolves around Gai, who was born beside a woman who met her death in a forest. He was adopted by the swordsmith Amon. A few years later, Gai becomes Amon’s apprentice, and during the forging of a sword, he loses his right arm. To help him, Amon crushes the demon sword Shiryū (lit. Death Dragon) to form it into Gai’s replacement right arm. Gai then is able to fuse with the weapon on his arm, and fights against his enemies.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: . ____ . That’s… that’s rough man.

Vantage: Not really up for this. 

Berry: Hmm, this doesn’t have much that interests me.

Nikolita: Sounds a little like Berserk, except Berserk interests me more. Pass. 

Charibo: The only show that I will watch with a guy having a sword in his arm is D. Freaking Gray Man. MAKE IT HAPPEN ANIMU!

Oki: He’s pretty!




Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo KedarugeTanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge

Animation Company: Silver Link
Website: http://tanakakun.tv/
Genre: Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary:Sighing, leaning on his elbows, sleepy eyes. Tanaka-kun is a boy that basically doesn’t try but isn’t disliked. This is a laid-back youth comedy about Tanaka-kun and the quiet Oota who can’t leave him alone.

Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: …. *YAWN* …. The summary bores me, but maybe the show will interest me?

Vantage: I want to live like Tanaka-kun.

Berry: This looks so chill, and cute. Gotta say, some of the slice of life anime this season look pretty good.

Nikolita: I can tell already this show would bore me so much. Pass.

Charibo: Tanaka-kun is my spirit animal.

Oki: Poor kid! His life sounds so hard.




Terra Formars RevengeTerra Formars: Revenge

Animation Company: LIDEN FILMS X TYO Animations
Website: http://www.terraformars.tv/
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: Second season of TV anime “Terra Formars.”  In the late 26th century, overpopulation on Earth is reaching the breaking point, and humanity must find new frontiers. The terraforming of Mars has taken centuries, but is now complete. The colonization of Mars by humanity is an epoch-making event, but an unintended side effect of the terraforming process unleashes a horror no one could ever have imagined… After humanity’s first manned mission to the Red Planet was lost, a second expedition arrives. The explorers prepare to exterminate the cockroaches that were used to transform the Martian environment. They are shocked to discover that the insects have mutated into giant, aggressive humanoids with one overriding goal: exterminate the humans! But this crew of explorers has each undergone the “Bugs Procedure, ” terrifying experimental surgery designed to make them more than human…
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Hahahahahaha, no way. I would get nightmares if I watch this series.

Vantage: I saw about half of the first episode, then left to graze in greener, slice of life-filled pastures. 

Berry: The animation looks way better, wow. But I’m not going to cover this. I reviewed the first season, didn’t like it and I said if there would be another season I’m not touching it. I’m surprised this did get another season though what the hell. I’m only going to watch it to see if they actually get off Mars, but I’m not looking forward to seeing the gross roaches again. ;_;

Nikolita: Another nope for me. Haven’t seen the first season anyways.

Charibo: Believe it or not, I actually read the manga and I recently checked the first season. COME ON GUYS! Terra Formars isn’t that bad. Without the censorship I’d even say it’s a decent action/gory show. I’ll do it, only if I have the time to.

Oki: I have no desire to watch this as I had no desire before.

Possible Bloggers:
Charibo


Tonkatsu DJ AgetarouTonkatsu DJ Agetarou

Animation Company: Studio Deen
Website: http://tonkatsudj.tokyo/
Genre: Comedy, Music, Shounen
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: Agetarou works at his family’s tonkatsu restaurant in Shibuya, but he’s not very excited by the work. One day, he takes a delivery to the staff of a night club, and the worker lets him in to enjoy the club for a while. Agetarou finds that he loves the club, with its relaxed people and cute girls, all enjoying the music supplied by the DJ. He continues going to the club, until the night comes when the guest American DJ Big Master Fly puts on a show. Agetarou is inspired by Big Master Fly, and realizes that the groove of being a DJ is very similar to the groove of being a tonkatsu chef. Now Agetarou is determined to master both disciplines, though he is most excited to become a DJ!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: …. No.

Vantage: YEART YEART YEART YEART YEART

Berry: DJ Big Master Fly is the most stereotypical DJ name I’ve ever heard in my life.

Nikolita: I don’t like the animation, otherwise I’d be tempted to give it a try. Tonkatsu itself is goddamn delicious though.

Charibo: I never tried Tonkatsu, I really want to. What? The show? I don’t care lol

Oki: This just looks like a no thing for me!




Uchuu Patrol LulucoUchuu Patrol Luluco [TV-SHORT]

Animation Company: TRIGGER
Website: http://luluco.tv/
Genre: School, Space
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The show takes place in Ogikubo, which is the name of the specially designated area in space in the Milky Way where Earthlings and aliens can live together. Luluco is a female middle school student who lives with her father, and no matter where she is, Luluco is a common, “super normal” girl. As she is living her normal life, one day the mysterious transfer student ΑΩ Nova abruptly appears before her. That meeting will change Luluco’s fate.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: It looks so cute… * O * But it’s so short…

Vantage: Luluco a cute. 

Berry: Hey, a show in space that actually looks cute and not scary like Terra Formars. Sure, why not.

Nikolita: Looks cute, and I like the art style. I’m a sucker for space and aliens and shit like that. Sometimes.

Charibo: Trigger strikes again. WHY NOT FOLKS, why not…

Oki: Hm, the mysterious transfer student sparkly moe adorable guy girl kid baka tsundere strikes again. . .

Possible Bloggers:
Nikolita


Unhappy♪Unhappy♪

Animation Company: Silver Link
Website: http://anne-happy.com/
Genre: School, Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The story centers around class 1-7 of Tennogofune Academy, where all the students with “bad karma” or misfortune seem to have been gathered. Hibari, a student in this class, meets the unlucky Hanako and the perennially unhealthy Botan on her first day of school, and together they try to find a way to turn their school life into a happy one.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: It looks cute, but I will probably never get around to watch it.

Vantage: For some reason this reminds me of Noucome, and that was just as hilarious as Konosuba. Also there are so many qt3.14s and Silver Link tends to be good at this sort of shit. 

Berry: I don’t know, they look pretty happy to me.

Nikolita: Too cutesy.

Charibo: No, too Moe for me.

Oki: I twitched.

Possible Bloggers:
Vantage


Ushio to Tora S2Ushio to Tora S2

Animation Company: MAPPA x Studio VOLN
Website: http://ushitora.tv/
Genre: Comedy, Demons, Shounen, Supernatural
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: Third and final cour.

Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I have no interest whatsoever to even begin watching this series.

Vantage: I must respectfully decline. 

Berry: I watched the first half of the first episode and stopped because I thought it was boring. But I don’t think I gave it a fair chance so I’ll try to watch the first season again when I can.

Nikolita: Haven’t watched any of the earlier material, so pass.

Charibo: “Never watched the previous seasoooons”

Oki: Can’t, didn’t see it.




Wagamama High SpecWagamama High Spec

Animation Company: AXsiZ
Website: http://whanime.com/
Genre: Comedy, School, Ecchi, Romance
Airing Date: April, 2016
Summary: The story revolves around Kōki Narumi, a high school student who also draws a manga serialized in a weekly magazine. Because the manga he draws is a risqué romantic comedy, he keeps this fact a secret from everyone around him, with his younger sister Toa and his best friend Mihiro being the only ones who know. But one day, as the student council president Kaoruko Rokuonji is searching for male members for the student council, he finds out that Kōki is the manga’s author. Kōki joins the student council in exchange for Kaoruko not revealing his secret. However, the vice president, Ashe R. Sakuragi, strongly opposes him joining, and in the midst of all this, various requests and troubles of students begin to pile up.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: …… *stare* I’m just not interested…

Vantage: I’ll give the first episode a go.

Berry: No not my type of show.

Nikolita: Look at their eyes. They all look so… evil. Pass.

Charibo: For the last time: No.

Oki: STOP TRYING TO SELL ME CUTE!




Overall Thoughts

Eva: Considering how many titles are airing in this season alone, I am very surprised how few of the titles are pulling me in this season. From the surface, the season feels a bit bland to me with the exception of the handful of potientially strong titles the hype is revolving around. Right now Bungou Stray Dogs, Joker Game, Kiznaiver, Macross Delta are the ones I have my sights set on. But on the otherhand, I am not entirely sure if they are titles I will be up to covering, depends on how it plays out. I will be going into this season with low expectations and but otherwise, I might only pick up one or two shows.

Vantage: A huge season, but it feels like quantity over quality so far. I’m pleased that there’s lots of slice-of-life shows and CGDCT, the best of which will probably be Flying Witch and Hai-Furi. I’d be most interested in picking those two up, although rest assured I will be watching as many of them as I can. As for the powerhouse shows, watch out for Boku no Hero AcademiaMayoiga and maybe Kiznaiver, as well as Sakamoto desu ga? being a surprise favourite (although it won’t be much of a surprise when all the manga readers start singing its praises in the run-up to its first episode). I’ll actually be even more busy next season than I have been this season, so I will continue my recent trend of not blogging as much as I used to – I know I signed up for quite a few, but realistically I’ll only really be after Re:Zero and Kuromukuro (for some strange masochistic reason) if we assume Flying Witch and them lot aren’t bloggable, although we might actually get a plot out of one or two of them. I should have more breathing space in the summer season, just in time for Rewrite

Berry: There’s A LOT of heavy hitters this season. All in all, I think this season looks fantastic. Because, um, Jojo. Duh. Also there’s a lot of big names here that all look really good, with other stuff that also look like they could be great. I would have signed myself up for more shows, but I’ve been noticing that my school work has been getting more hectic and reviewing shows have been a little tough so I think I’m going to cut back. I still have Assassination Classroom as a leftover, and I know the shows I’m going to review this season for sure are Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable and Show by Rock!! Season 2. I really would like to review Bungou Stray Dogs, Mayoiga, and Magi, but I’m not too sure. I could at least pick up one more show than the three I’m planning. But even though I don’t think I’m going to be reviewing too many shows, I know I’m going to be watching a lot of shows here. Hoping Spring season will deliver!

Nikolita: I was surprised with how many shows caught my attention this season. There’s nothing that I’m falling over excited for (that’ll be summer season), but Endride look especially interesting. I also still have Nijiiro Days with Charibo, so I’m hoping that picking up another short won’t be too heavy a review schedule for me. I’m excited to see how the spring season will pan out!

Charibo: Oh well, there’s so many interesting shows this season! Aside from the usual moe/ magic ecchi school battle shit I think I will probably watch everything. However, I do not have a lot of time on my hands this season because of finals, yeeeeeeeeeh. But I think I ‘ll review Boku Hero no Academia and Koutetsujou no Kabaneri for sure and like Nico said, I still have Nijiiro Days with her. Mayoiga comes in third position, I’m a sucker for mysteries.  So that’s probably the last show that I will cover this season… But there’s Sakamoto desu ga too… aaaaaaaaaahnnnn… He’s too fabulous too miss… DAMMIT U SCHOOL!

Oki: This season is probably the most interesting in terms of potential! There are so many good things to look at and to be invested in. Unfortunately given that this season falls in the final month of my semester it means I will be contenting with finals. What this means is I can only continue to cover the shows that are incredibly high interest are very good to me, otherwise I risk being unable to continue reviewing. Here’s hoping the best shows get some proper coverage!

 

19 Replies to “SPRING ANIME 2016 PREVIEW”

  1. About that aikatsu stars thing (for the two of you that actually care) it is a reboot of the series. This is due to plummeting ratings and poor arcade game plays.

  2. LOTS of cute girls doing cute things and slice of life stuff, which I am all in for. A few other things that caught my eye… some of which turned out to be by Okada Mari so I’m going to hide under my blankets until the evil one goes away.

    Show By Rock!! 2,,,??! That… wait… what?! Why did they even have Cyan go back home, then?! She could have just stayed with Retoree this whole time! Stop interfering in the proper sailing of my ship! *shakes fist* :P

    For less peaceful series, there’s that Zero Kara whateverthehelltherrestofthistitleis series. It might be worth a look. And maybe one of two other things. Maybe.

  3. I’m so sad…there’s almost nothing I care to watch…I guess Sakamoto Desu Ga? is on top for me, but a single comedy isn’t enough to sustain me for a whole season…damn it all…if you had to milk it, why couldn’t you animate Urakata Hakuouki instead, Deen? Why not Yona S2 instead, Pierrot? Or a Yellow Dragon MOVIE, because that’s what he deserves!?!! *grumble grumble*

    I’m just so sad. WHEN WILL MOB BE READY!? *Fervently rereads chapters* AUGH!!!

    1. Urakata Hakuoki…is that a spinoff of the main game? What does it focus on?
      I do know of a spinoff prequel called Toki no Kizuna ( Bond of 12 Demons), which is set in 1600s Japan and focuses on the ancestors of the oni characters from the main game.

      1. Awe, now I want the ancestor anime too…but yeah, I haven’t played it, but Urakata features a new heroine and tells the story of the Ishin Shishi instead (although there’s no Kenshin lol) – I haven’t played it, but seeing as it answers a few questions about the original story (how the ochimizu got started etc.) and introduces some appealing characters, I think an adaption would be worth it. The heroine is supposedly more proactive, which would be…different.

        The opening theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dynfBdKaxR8

        1. What I do like I how the ancestor game designs the ancestor oni characters’ oni forms to be more majestic and ethereal compared to the oni of the main game…it kinda hints at how far their bloodline has thinned over the centuries.
          http://www.zerochan.net/1525711#full

  4. I couldn’t comment much here, but guess I’ll try to give some

    – Aikatsu Star – Looks like the cause of it’s reboots because of falling sales or so I’d read in many forum. Although it’s understandable though, since many people was hoping Ichigo would be come back instead of Akari take the spotlight. And I think in turn it caused fallen rating because Ichigo had less screen time (I’d read some complain about that in Youtube), and therefore less sales (Although those 2 conditions also had some connection with Japanese economy decline though). Finally, I think the main reason was probably because people already bored with Starlight Academy 4 year straight imo (I mean people who watched Aikatsu routinely must be bored with the uniform). So, I think it was indeed need some refreshment, and hopefully the staff will be more creative, since Aikatsu could only focused on card idol thing and therefore it might be hard to keep the sales stable imo. Oh, to all of the blogger here all of you didn’t need to force yourself to watch over 160 episode of Aikatsu, since all of them only contained slice of life for idol, and concert at the end of each episode.

    – Sailor Moon – I remember that I recommended kokoda in Precure LJ to not watch this, and she said that my advice was exactly the same she give to her friend. Although kokoda said it was more to the staff, I was more going to the action scene which compared to PreCure was quite lame (Okay, I knew it’s suppose to be reboot and Sailor Moon didn’t had many physical fight in the past. But I think the staff could make more chance for all of the Sailor to fight physically instead of just blast the enemy lackey). Oh, for the staff, event hough they change the character design this year (The character design was also design character for Suite Precure and Doki Doki Precure) and had Sayaka Oohara voiced Neptune, the writer (Kobayashi Yuuji) was still major problem, because I remember back in Precure LJ kokoda always criticize his work. I kinda agree with her, especially in regard episode 42 of Suite Precure, which kokoda said it was very terrible. Just my opinion here, and if oki want to cover it that’s fine (By the way, kragito gave up to cover it back at episode 22 iirc). For the design, maybe the designer using same style back in Doki Doki Precure.

    – Macross Delta – I watched it back at New Year, and I kind of wonder if they will going Symphogear route since the idols was running at the battlefield. Just rewatched it, and I think the idol here will cast some kind of debuff to enemy (According to synopsis, the enemy was possessed people after hearing some kind of song (Sounds like Blood+)) or casting the barrier to civilian, while the pilot was obviously cut or beat the enemy physically. From the character introduction, I would guess that each idol had paired with the idol and the pair would work extremely well with each other. Compared to old Macross, I think group idol concept was had some connection to AKB 0048 (Well, same creator) and the reason I said it will be going Symphogear route was because magical girl like transformation sequence (Which already caused some Youtube and MAL user it was ruined Macross momemt iirc). Well, I’ll read your review, eva.

    – Phoenix Wright – I hope fan subber will use localized name, because for people outside Japan who couldn’t read Japan already grew up to liking localized name (Although I knew it may cause some confusion though, but if the movie could do that, why not anime). Just hope that if we want that we won’t see any new character though (Otherwise it’ll be pain for fan subber to thinking localized name in short time). By the way for small trivia Naruhodou Ryouichi was Phoenix Wright (Naruhodou mean I see in Japan), Ayasato Chihiro was Mia Fey, Ayasato Mayi was Maya Fey, and Itonokogiri Keisuke was Dick Gumshoe. And speaking of localization, actually last Edgeworth game was not translated officially, instead it was translated by fan, and the translator did a good job to localize the name of new characters imo.

    – Haifuri – Since there was no Gochiusa and Kinmoza season 3 this time, maybe I’ll comment if vantage cover this. Looks like light iyashikei, and I think I’ll watch it weekly. Oh interestingly it also remind me of Nagi no Asukara before I saw your comment, charibo. About mermaid, can’t comment much yet, but from the premise looks like ARIA, except instead at Mars, it was on Japan 100 year in the future with many country got dorwned.

    – Wagamama High Spec – I only know that Sekai will release translated VN this year, and looks like it’ll be standard moege. Other than synopsis and seiyuu info at VNDB, not much info. Easier answer would be just look at it later.

    – Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – Actually I just made a commentary here because of the seiyuu, not because of the anime premise itself or the story behind it. Although if vantage said that Rie Takahashi and Satomi Arai were his personal favorite, let me tell him something. Both of these had role in Mahou Tsukai Precure (Takahashi as Mirai/Cure Miracle, while Arai was playing Crystal Ball), so vantage may watch Precure this season if he just want to watch their performance though. By the way, Takahashi just won Best New Female Seiyuu Award. Oh by the way, Takahashi as Mirai had different voice from what I remembered when she was played Miki back in Gakkou Gurashi (Granted the situation was very different though), and speaking about Gakkou Gurashi, Minase Inori played as main girl (Takeya Yuki) which make episode 11 of Gochiusa season 2 more funny (I’m talking about Chino got franked in regard of zombie, and Gakkou Gurashi as we know also deal with zombie. Minase also voice Chino by the way).

    I think that’s all for the comment about anime.

    1. About aikatsu stars: it actually because akari has no chemistry with the other two. The conversations are ultimately one sided and boring. Don’t get me wrong they are interesting characters but i would like something more than “bla bla bla” “sure” “yhea”.

      Another reason is that pripara is over taking it in sales. This is the reason that the arcade game has a similar system to pripara.

      Because of how child orientated franchises work this would mean that they decided to do this mid season 3.

      1. Oh, I see. Ahaha…Pripara. I’m way behind on that, and it keeps getting more seasons. Then I guess this would be the perfect chance for me to get into Aikatsu then as I’ve been thinking about it, though I always tend to have a problem with keeping up with these kinds of shows aimed at children, since I’m not used to them. *glances at Go! Princess Precure*

        1. Considering aikatsu has only stopped airing 3 or 4 times (and all of those time was for just a week or two), i would not blame you.
          Oh by the way here is the pv:

    2. Haifuri – It does remind me a little of Aria, although it feels more like a school-based CGDCT at the moment. It’s hard to tell how much sea will actually be involved until the first episode airs given the limited info we can gather from the PV, and since it’s original there’s a lot of creative freedom. Amanchu! in the summer will hit a lot closer home to Aria, in more ways than one.

      Wagamama High Spec – Now that I look at the promo poster, the character designs completely scream galge. I might play the VN if I end up liking the adaptation, it’s what I’m going to do for Aokana once the patch is (reportedly) out in October 2016.

      Re:Zero – You guys are always trying to get me to watch Precure, hahaha! One day I will. Takahashi deserves it, she’s definitely going places. I didn’t take note of her as Mii-kun, but I did remember her as Futafuta and it dawned on me about halfway through the season that alongside Megumin she also played YES-chan in Bahamut. Minase’s most notable role is probably Chino (and she uses the same voice for Nekone in Utawarerumono) but the reason I like her is because of her incredible Carol in Symphogear.

      1. Maybe lol. But if you really want to watch PreCure, I think just start from the recent one (Go Princess) should be fine, and you really didn’t need to dig all 11 previous seasons imo. Well, it’s up to you.

        Anyway, speaking about VN, I’d had good and bad news. The bad news is that apparently Aokana translation was got pushed to around October 2016 because the script was lost or something like that. It suck I know, but that’s not much we could do anyway other than wait.

        The good news, Tokyo Babel will be released at March 31st, and the demo is already out. Sorry to spam a link beforehand, but if you interested to played it, download the demo here http://blog.mangagamer.org/2016/03/18/tokyo-babel-demo-now-available-for-download/ (The size was surprisingly big at 2.1 GB). The premise was one man and 3 girls (2 of 3 girls are not human. They were devil and angel) was go to the heaven in order to prevent apocalypse or so according to the synopsis. Although the main draw is that your Miyuki Sawashiro will voiced the devil girl (Lilith) there though. Either way, I think it’s quite good VN and it’s accepted well enough at Fuwanovel.

        Oh, as for the anime you may keep Ace Attorney in your watch list by the way, because I’d just find out that Aoi Yuuki (Yes, your didn’t read it wrong) will voiced Ayasato Mayoi/Maya Fey in upcoming Ace Attorney anime. Although I’ll just watch it just to see if they will use localized name or Japanese name for the sub though.

        For Aikatsu Star, I’m ABSOLUTELY SURE that not only me that recognize the famous 4 person idol group looks like Ichigo, Aoi, Ran, and Kokone. In this case, hopefully Aikatsu ready to accept the backlash for making senior idol looks like the beloved idol from season 1.

        I think that’s all for now.

        1. I doubt I’ll get round to Aokana before around October anyway, so I’m not too disappointed over the delay. I’ve heard good things about Tokyo Babel, I’ll definitely put it on my list of VNs to eventually read! Sawashiro is definitely a huge draw for me (I’ve recently gotten my fill of her as Camilla in Fire Emblem Fates though) but VNDB also reveals quite a few other strong VAs including Kamiya Hiroshi, Kayano Ai and Itou Kanae. I haven’t heard much HanaKana this year so she’ll be a nice familiar face (or voice) too.

          I wasn’t planning to watch Ace Attorney since I’m not familiar with the games, but thanks for letting me know it’s got Aoi. If she has a major role I’d watch it just for her sake even if I’d otherwise be not interested.

  5. The source mangas for Age 12 and Shounen Maid aren’t weird otaku material, from what I hear. Both of them are sweet, fluffy shoujo titles that appeal more to young Japanese females. For one, Age 12 is serialized in a kids’ shoujo magazine aimed at 9-15 year olds. Maid’s in a gaming magazine for girls.

    Trivia and thoughts:
    1) Bungou Stray Dogs : The names of late 19th-early 20th century Japanese writers and authors will play a major role in the story. Keep your Wikipedia on!

    2) Sousei no Onmyouji : This is by the same guy who wrote Binbougami-ga/Good Luck Girl( did anyone watch that one?). Not as comedic as Binbougami, but there will be plenty of action. The fox mascot in the pic is anime-original, BTW – voiced by Fukuyama Jun! (I think it’s a move to grab the attention of child viewers – Sousei’s taking over Gintama’s prime time slot since its latest season is ending.)

    3) Big Order : This is by the creator of Future Diary/Mirai Nikki. Unlike Diary (whose manga ended before the anime), Order’s manga’s still ongoing, so it’ll either end openly or have an anime original ending.

    4) Kyoukai no Rinne: Takahashi Rumiko, Inuyasha’s creator, did this manga. Considering her pedigree as the Queen of Manga who’s able to consistently churn out bestselling manga hits without getting cancelled (unlike her younger rivals), it’s disappointing she chose to write the series as a weekly slapstick with no development whatsoever (plus I don’t think it’s as funny as Ranma). Then again, maybe she just wants to kick back and relax – she’s already very rich from sales and royalties of her older manga, plus she’s not exactly young either at 58.

    5) Asterisk War : I actually wanted S2 of Rakudai Kishi, but beggars can’t be choosers.

    1. And I wanted S2 of Antimagic, but… actually maybe not. I don’t want them to ruin any more source material (of which Vol 12 will be released in several days). Rakudai achieved its goal of boosting LN sales so the adaptation’s job is probably over. Asterisk was split-cour from the start – if Aniplex didn’t jump the gun and instead waited to see how it’d sell before pouring money into it I bet this second season wouldn’t exist. Cue lower quality.

      I wonder how Hundred will turn out.

      1. I wonder if Antimagic’s author had anything to say on how the anime of his series turned out. Given how most people say the Antimagic anime’s terrible, I keep expecting him to say his LNs were never made for anime, similar to what Mahou Sensou’s author said about the anime of his LNs.

        Rakudai’s next arc, the 7-Star Games, could be a potential LN sales booster provided the animators can emphasise the intensity of the action there. They’d be faced with adapting 6 volumes, although the contents and writing style are much simpler and elementary compared to the many conspiracies and mysteries of Asterisk.
        If you’re curious how the novel’s like, here’s a link; start reading from Vol 4!
        https://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Rakudai_Kishi_no_Eiyuutan

        I take it Asterisk was not very popular with Japanese fans..

        Someone translated just the 1st volume of Hundred back in 2014; a link if you’re interested.
        https://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Hundred

        1. If 6 volumes is what a Rakudai S2 needs, that probably means two cours and I don’t think Silver Link will commit to a two-cour of pretty much anything. I know Antimagic’s author was really excited for the anime in his Volume 9 afterword. If he’ll say anything (on how much of a trainwreck it was or otherwise) it might be in the Volume 12 afterword, which may never get translated. The cover makes me so hyped though, especially as a Kiseki fan. And we do have a back cover summary:

          And as the twilight descends upon the world…

          The 35th platoon is separated by Kiseki, and as the world is eroded by her, Sougetsu brandishes Innocentius. In this hopeless situation, the platoon members continue to fight so that Takeru’s wish comes true. And, Lapis once again…

          As for Hundred, I’ve just finished reading the first volume. I was quite bored for the first two chapters or so, but after the Emil(ia) reveal (which was very obvious given the cover and novel illustrations) but it grew on me in the weird way that school battle harems often do. I will give it credit for mixing up the classic ‘duel with a haughty ojou-sama’ premise, but honestly I’d much rather they stopped starting these harems like that in the first place. The loli scientist Emilia is clearly best girl and the legal wife. I’d watch this.

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