We’re now halfway (~six weeks) through the Winter of this new year, so we thought it was about time to take a look at what’s on the horizon once things warm up a bit and the deciduous trees start to bud.
Below is a list of we’ve found that might interest us so far, using MAL as a guide (all shows link there for more details). Note that as always, we have not consumed any of the source material for these shows, be it manga, novels, or games. We’ll be reviewing and rating purely on the merits of the anime adaptations, where applicable.
If we know a show is really bad (or just not our thing) from just the first ep, that show will be dropped. However, we typically give shows 3-4 eps to prove themselves worthy of our limited and very important time. A show below may also change if it turns out to be, for example, more up Zane’s alley than Preston’s. By week 5, we’ll be reviewing no more than twelve (12) shows, which means 9 of the shows below will be cut.
If you believe we’re missing out on an upcoming Spring show, let us know in the comments and we’ll take it under advisement.
* = carryover/second season/sequel.
1. Macross Δ (Delta) – Satelight (Action, Mecha, Military, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi) Anime Original (Preview Special review here.)
2. Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) – Wit Studio (Genres TBA) Anime Original
3. Kuromukuro (Chrome Black) – P.A. Works (Mecha) Anime Original
4. Boku no Hero Academia ( My Hero Academia) – Bones (Sci-Fi) Anime Original
5. Kiznaiver – Trigger (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Shounen, Supernatural) Source: Manga
6. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2nd Season* (The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water) – A-1 Pictures (Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Romance, School, Sci-Fi, Supernatural) Source: Light Novel
7. Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari! (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney) – A-1 Pictures (Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Police) Source: Visual Novel
8. Sakamoto desu ga? (Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto) – Studio Deen (Comedy, School, Seinen) Source: Manga
9. Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge (Tanaka-kun is always languid) – Silver Link (Comedy, School, Slice of Life) Source: Web Manga
10. Bakuon!! (Roar!!) – TMS Entertainment (Cars, Seinen, Slice of Life, Sports) Source: Manga
11. Hundred – Production IMS (Action, Ecchi, Harem, Mecha, Romance, School, Sci-Fi) Source: Light Novel
12. Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta? (And you thought there is never a girl online?) – Project No.9 (Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, School) Source: Light Novel
13. Sansha Sanyou – Doga Kobo (Comedy, School, Slice of Life) Source: 4-koma Manga
14. Shounen Maid (Boy Maid) – 8Bit (Comedy, Shoujo, Slice of Life) Source: Manga
15. Ushio to Tora 2nd Season* – Mappa (Comedy, Demons, Shounen, Supernatural) Source: Manga
16. Flying Witch – J.C. Staff (Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life, Supernatural) Source: Manga
17. Kuma Miko (Girl meets bear) – Kinema Citrus / EMT² (Comedy, Seinen) Source: Manga
18. Mayoiga (It is lost) – Diomedea (Drama) Anime Original
19. Bungou Stray Dogs – Bones (Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural) Source: Manga
20. Sousei no Onmyouji (Twin Star Exorcists) – Studio Pierrot (Action, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural) Source: Manga
21. Sword Gai – DLE (Seinen) Source: Manga