Tag: Owari no Seraph

The second part of our 3-part Valentine Special puts on the spotlight our Unofficial Anime Couples.

Everyone knows these two are meant to be. The pair in question just do not want to admit it out loud. Can also be for those who are in the “mutual understanding” stage.

WARNING: Although these characters are not officially a couple, that may in itself be a spoiler. If you don’t want to be spoiled on the following anime please finish them first before continuing!

  • Akagami no Shirayukihime

  • Fate/stay night: Unlimited Bladeworks

  • Jitsu wa Watashi wa

  • Owari no Seraph

  • Rokka no Yuusha

  • Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso


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-Thank you Neregate, MAL, and Ani-Chart for providing us with information about the Summer 2015 Anime!

TV Series

Aikatsu! 4
Genre: Drama, Music
Release Date: Oct 1, 2015
Animation Production: Bandai Visual

Summary:  The fourth season of Aikatsu! continues on from season 3 with an introduction a brand-new idol unit from Hokkaido.

Impression:

Sid Pass, never watched the first three.

Brave Beats
Genre:
Drama, Music
Release Date: Oct 1, 2015
Animation Production: Bandai Visual

Summary:  The story follows Hibiki Kazaguruma, a sixth grader who meets an amusing little robot named Bureikin while coming home from school one day. Bureikin, a dancer from an alternate-dimension dance world, challenged the dance king for the throne and lost. He has been deprived of Dance Stones (the stones of dance power) and sent to the human world. To restore his power, Bureikin must collect all the Dance Stones scattered around Earth. Meanwhile, the Dance Stones cause chaos on the human world. To retrieve the Dance Stones, Bureikin fuses with Hibiki and transforms into a Dance Hero.

Impression:

Sid Pass.

Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Gears Crisis-hen
Genre:
Action, Game
Release Date: Oct 11, 2015
Animation Production: Dentsu

Summary:  Second season of Cardfight!! Vanguard G series.

Impression:

Sid Didn’t watch the first season, pass.

Comet Lucifer
Genre:
Adventure, Fantasy
Release Date: Oct 4, 2015
Animation Production: 8bit
PV

Summary:  The story takes place on the planet Gift, where precious crystals called Giftjium are buried in the earth. A young man named Sōgo lives in Garden Indigo, a prosperous mining town. Sougo's hobby is to collect rare crystals. One day, he gets wrapped up in a riot caused by his classmates Kaon, Roman, and Otto, and he loses his way until he finds a lake deep under the ground's mining ruins. There, he meets a mysterious girl with blue hair and red eyes that gaze straight ahead. The story follows the adventure of what happens after this meeting.

Impression:

Sid It sounds like it could be a pretty fun adventure series, and I liked the art style from the PV. It seems like it could be a good mix of cheerful and dark themes. Giving this a few episodes to make my final decision!

Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou
Genre:
Action
Release Date: Oct 4, 2015
Animation Production: Bones
PV

Summary:  In an imaginary "age of gods" about 20 years after the war, Japan has grown and developed by leaps and bounds. What if all the superhumans ever written about in fictional stories existed at the same time? Superhumans who came into existence through different circumstances, and who are special in different ways -- Titans from outer space, lifeforms from a mystical world, phantoms and goblins from ancient times, cyborgs created by scientists, relics that rose out of the ruins of ancient civilizations, and the list goes on. One segment of these superhumans makes no secret of their existence and has gained popularity in society. Others cloak their identities and fight in secrecy.

Impression:

Sid I’ll admit I was a bit taken back by the art style at first, but I could see myself growing to like it; it is a bit of a nostalgic kick to older anime. I’ll give this one a couple episodes to see how the story and characters pan out.

Dance with Devils
Genre:
Romance, Shoujo
Release Date: Oct 7, 2015
Animation Production: Brains Base
PV 

Summary:  The story revolves around Rikka Tachibana, a female second-year high school student who attends Shiko Academy in Shiko Town. She enjoyed her school life while living with her mother Maria, but one day, that balance fell into ruin. The anime is a story of Rikka being loved and being attracted to demons

Impression:

Sid I couldn’t get much from the PV, and the summary but I think I’ll check it out. I don’t see this one being all that great though. I’m hoping that the story is a bit more fleshed out in a few episodes to make my judgment.

Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
Genre:
Action, Ecchi, Fantasy
Release Date: Oct 3, 2015
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
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Summary:  Invertia (meteor storm)… an unprecedented disaster that struck the world during the 20th century. Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana (the all-encompassing element), was discovered, which allowed human technology to make rapid strides. This also gave rise to a new species of human born with unique skills – the Star Pulse Generation (Genestella). The setting for the world’s greatest comprehensive battle spectacle, the Festas (Star Warrior Festivals), is an academy city above the water surrounded by six academies called Rikka also commonly known as Asterisk. Having transferred into Seidoukan Academy in order to fulfill his own wish, scholarship student Ayato Amagiri swears he too will fight in this city.

Impression:

Sid The summary leads me to believe that the story isn’t all that unique, and nothing stood out to me in the PV. It does say the series is ecchi, though they didn’t openly advertise that during the trailer so I’m hoping it wont be the main focus of the series. I’ll give a couple episodes before making my decision. Hopefully it’s not another Infinite Stratos.pll

Garo: Guren no Tsuki
Genre:
Action, Fantasy, Supernatural
Release Date: Oct 10, 2015
Animation Production: MAPPA
PV

Summary:  Producer Masao Maruyama announced at animation studio MAPPA's Otakon panel that the second Garo: Honoo no Kokuin television anime series is slated for this October. Unlike the first Garo anime, this series will be a jidaigeki (period drama) set in the Heian period. It will have a female protagonist.

Impression:

Sid A female protagonist sounds interesting, though not much else to go on. The PV leads me to believe that there might be some pretty epic fight scenes though so I’ll give it a go and see what the series has in store for us.

Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??
Genre:
Comedy, Slice of Life
Release Date: Oct 10, 2015
Animation Production: White Fox
PV 

Summary:  The second season of Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??. Kokoa is still living and working at cafe Rabbit House. This anime follows her and the friends she has made throughout their time working in the cafe.

Impression:

Sid Didn’t watch the first, pass.

Haikyuu!! 2
Genre:
Comedy, Drama, Sports
Release Date: Oct 4, 2015
Animation Production: Production I.G.
PV 

Summary:  After losing against Aoba Jousai, the whole Karasuno team feels at a loss. Especially Kageyama and Hinata, who seem to be the most devastated about the defeat. However, the team soon cheers up when a chance for them to go to Tokyo appears. During their training camp there, Karasuno will meet new formidable opponents.

Impression:

Sid I really should watch this at some point, but for now pass.

Heavy Object
Genre:
Action, Sci-Fi
Release Date: Oct 3, 2015
Animation Production: Magic Capsule
PV 

Summary:  The science-fiction war action story revolves around Objects — powerful, massive weapons that change the course of warfare — and Elite Object pilots. An odd Elite girl named Milinda meets Quenser, a student who aims to become a Object mechanic, with the soldier-in-training Heivia on a snowy battlefield.

Impression:

Sid I love action and I love sci-fi, so I’m looking forward to this series. Plus with a company like “Baby Magnum” what could go wrong? Hopefully the story holds up as well.

Hidan no Aria AA
Genre:
Action, Adventure, Comedy
Release Date: Oct 6, 2015
Animation Production: Dogakobo
PV

Summary:  A young girl idolizes the world-renowned S-ranked butei Kanzaki H. Aria and plans to follow in her footsteps. However, her test grades her out as only an E-rank! All is not lost, however, as Aria agrees to give her some pointers. Can Aria help this newcomer become a first-rate butei?

Impression:

Sid I thought I recognized the title… Apparently this is supposed to be a spin-off, or a new adaptation. Makes me pretty happy since the first one was a big flop for me. I’ll give this a couple episodes but I’ll be honest, I’m not expecting much from it.

Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo Aji
Genre:
Comedy
Release Date: Oct 7, 2015
Animation Production: 
PV

Summary:  The spinoff centers on a fun version of the Holy Emperor Souther as he tries to find ways to become friends with Kenshirou, demonstrates his party techniques, and sometimes plays with the Gosha Sei.

Impression:

Sid Pass.

K: Return of Kings
Genre:
Action, Supernatural
Release Date: Oct 3, 2015
Animation Production: GoHands
PV

Summary:  In modern Japan, where history has strangely overlapped with reality. There, seven "Kings" with great superpowers existed. Along with their clansman to whom they shared their own power with, the kings each formed clans. Order bound by blue, red flames that cause chaos, irregularities that shine in white, and reforms branched off into green. The Kings, each with their own abilities, now... With "jungle" once again jumping back into action, the fates of the various Kings are brought together.

Impression:

Sid I actually wasn’t a big fan of K but I think I will still give this second season a shot. Hopefully they fix the faults they made in season one.

Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama
Genre:
Kids, Magic
Release Date: Oct 1, 2015
Animation Production: Oriental Light and Magic
PV

Summary:  Cocotama are tiny gods born from the thoughts and feelings of objects that people use with great care. The fact that Cocotama wear part of the egg they hatch out of as underwear is proof that they are still apprentices. The Cocotama use a mysterious magic, and they train hard to be of use to humans and to become full gods. They live inside human houses and stealthily move around to help humans find things they have lost, although they make many mistakes.

Impression:

Sid Pass.

Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans
Genre:
Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Release Date: Oct 4, 2015
Animation Production: Sunrise
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Summary:  300 years after a great conflict between Earth and Mars known as the "Calamity War," a woman named Cordelia sets out on a journey to Earth to speak for the independence of the Martian city of Chryse, which is under the control of the Earth government. Escorting her is the private security company CGS members Mikazuki Augus and Orga Itsuka. When a group named Gjallarhorn attacks CGS and Cordelia, Orga sees this as a chance to rebel against CGS and launch a coup. Mikazuki and Orga are thrust into a new conflict. To fend off Gjallarhorn, Mikazuki rides an old mobile suit from the Calamity War, powered by a nuclear reactor, the Gundam Barbatos.

Impression:

Sid I really liked the musical piece during the trailer, and the mech action seemed really good. I’m not too sure about the story since it doesn’t seem that unique, so I’ll give this anime a first hand watch instead. Hopefully it will satisfy my Gundam craving!

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo R 2
Genre:
Mystery
Release Date: Oct 3, 2015
Animation Production: Toei Animation 

Summary:  This year's 33rd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shounen Magazine announced that Seimaru Amagi and Fumiya Sato's Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo R (The File of Young Kindaichi Returns) manga will get a second anime adaptation that will premiere in Japan in October. The magazine will reveal more information about the anime adaptation in future issues.

Impression:

Sid Pass.

Lance N' Masques
Genre:
Fantasy
Release Date: Oct 2, 2015
Animation Production: Studio Gokumi
PV 

Summary:  Yotaro Hanafusa is a descendent of the “Knights of the World.” With the Knight’s Code of Chivalry hammered into him since childhood, Yotaro cannot stop himself from saving damsels in distress. He wears a mask, and is known on the street as “Knight Lancer” but he has always kept his identity a secret. While on an outing, Yotaro saves a 6-year-old girl, Makio Kidoin, the only child of a powerful business tycoon. When Yotaro discovers that Makio leads a lonely life in a huge estate, he resolves to protect her. He and his friends disguise themselves as lodgers and move into her mansion.

Impression:

Sid The art style looks a bit moe for me, but I think it would be pretty decent given the write development. I’ll give this a couple episodes as well.

Noragami Aragoto
Genre:
Action, Adventure, Supernatural
Release Date: Oct 3, 2015
Animation Production: Bones
PV

Summary: Season two of Noragami which will adapt the manga's Bishamon arc.

Impression:

Sid Yes! FINALLY a season two of Noragami. I don’t know a single person who watched the first and didn’t ask for this. if you haven’t yet picked up this series you need to! It’s one of my all time favorite supernatural anime.

 

One Punch Man
Genre:
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Supernatural
Release Date: Fall 2015
Animation Production: Madhouse Studios
PV

Summary:  The manga revolves around the titular super hero who has trained so hard that his hair has fallen out, and who can overcome any enemy with one punch. However, because he is so strong, he has become bored and frustrated with winning all his battles so easily.

Impression:

Sid A bald man who has basically become a total badass? Count me in. The trailer looked intense and I could see some great comedy potential. I’m excited to see what this series has to offer!

 

Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Gets-Sareta Ken
Genre:
Comedy, Ecchi, Romance
Release Date: Fall 2015
Animation Production: Silver Link
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Summary: In a hidden school surrounded by mountains, young ladies of good families are taught everything a high class lady needs to know. They are also completely cut off from the outside world, keeping them sheltered and innocent. However, a problem has come up recently—more and more graduates are failing to cope with the modern world after graduation. To deal with this problem, they've decided to kidnap a male commoner student, and enroll him as a student. They hope that this will be a gentle way to introduce the girls to the outside world. Kagurazaka Kimito is chosen for this dubious honor, mostly because he seems utterly average. However, the school leaders also seem to have concluded he's a homosexual with a muscle fetish. When Kimito hears that the alternative may be castration (to protect the girls' purity), he eagerly plays along with this misconception. Now he'll just have to survive the attention of many high class young ladies that are completely out of touch with the world!

Impression:

Sid This series seems painfully cliché and the ecchi part could easily kill it for me. It says ‘romance’ but let’s be honest, there probably wont be any actual relationship development. I MIGHT give this one episode, but I doubt it.

 

Osomatsu-san
Genre:
Comedy
Release Date: Fall 2015
Animation Production: Studio Pierrot

Summary:  The series follows the characters from the Osomatsu-kun manga after they've become adults.
PV

Impression:

Sid The series doesn’t look too bad, and who knows it might get me some decent laughs. I’ll give this a couple episodes.

Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen
Genre:
Drama, Supernatural
Release Date: Fall 2015
Animation Production: Bandai Visual
PV

Summary:  Yuuichirou has reunited with Mikaela at the Shinjuku Battle. But Mikaela was turned into a vampire... To save the "family," and to protect his fellow members, Yuuichirou needed to gain knowledge and power. He searched for ways to bring back vampire to human beings, and at the same time, trained hard working on the Cursed Gear. Meanwhile, Kureto calls Guren and tells him a shocking truth. That in one month, the main unit of the vampire will start attacking Tokyo. To get a head start against vampires, Kureto orders Guren to go to Nagoya. The noble extermination mission is about to open fire!

Impression:

Sid I didn’t think Seraph of the End was the best anime, but it was decent. It definitely had me curious to see what would happen next. I’m glad to see that it got a second season so soon. Picking this one up for the season.

Owarimonogatari
Genre:
Mystery, Supernatural
Release Date: Oct 4, 2015
Animation Production: Shaft
PV

Summary:  The anime will cover the "Ougi Formula," "Sodachi Riddle," and "Sodachi Lost" chapters from the first novel, as well as the "Shinobu Mail" chapter from the second novel.

Impression:

Sid Yes! Yes yes yes yes yes. I LOVE the Monogatari series which currently sits at my all time favorite anime so seeing yet another season come out has me stoked. Can’t wait!

Peeping Life TV: Season 1??
Genre:
Comedy, Slice of Life
Release Date: Oct 4, 2015
Animation Production: CoMix Wave

Summary: Slice of life comedy about pitfalls of Japanese society.

Impression:

Sid Pass.

Pokemon XY & Z
Genre:
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Release Date: Oct 29, 2015
Animation Production: Oriental Light and Magic
PV

Summary:  What secret is hidden in the legendary never-before-seen pokémon Zygarde? What is the mysterious phenomenon that occurs only with Satoshi's (Ash's) Gekkouga (Greninja)? What is the aim of Alain and Team Flare, who stands in the way of Satoshi and his friends? When all the mysteries are revealed, the greatest danger the Kalos region has ever seen will appear!

Impression:

Sid Pass.

Rakudai Kishi no Eiyuutan
Genre:
Action, Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: Oct 3, 2015
Animation Production: Silver Link
PV

Summary:  The "school sword action" story revolves around Magic Knights, modern magic-users who fight with weapons converted from their souls. Ikki Kurogane goes to a school for these Magic Knights, but he is the "Failed Knight" or "Worst One" who is failing because he has no magical skills. However, one day, he is challenged to a duel by Stella, a foreign princess and the "Number One" student. In this duel, "the loser must be obedient for life”.

Impression:

Sid It doesn’t look like there are that many females in the series, which actually gives hope to a real romance between the characters. The summary doesn’t much to go off of, but the PV looked like it could make for a pretty great action series. I’ll most likely be picking this one up for the season unless the first few episodes really take me on a turn for the worst.

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
Genre:
Mystery
Release Date: Oct 8, 2015
Animation Production: TROYCA
PV

Summary:  The novel series revolves around Shoutarou Tatewaki and Sakurako Kujyou. Shoutarou is a normal high school student with a serious demeanor who likes to show off his girlfriend Sakurako. Sakurako is an extraordinarily beautiful woman in her mid-20s from a rich family who loves "beautiful bones." The two live in the city of Asahikawa in Hokkaido, and they get involved in various incidents regarding bones.

Impression:

Sid I really like mystery anime, and the PV gave a good vibe the series. Probably my most looked forward to new series of the season.

Shin Atashin'chi
Genre:
Comedy
Release Date: Oct 6, 2015
Animation Production: 

Summary:  Outrageous misadventures of an almost normal family with a housewife, her husband, and their two kids Yuusuke and Mikan. Wacky humor about this weird family's daily life.

Impression:

Sid Pass.

Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou
Genre:
Comedy
Release Date: Oct 4, 2015
Animation Production: Bandai Visual
PV

Summary:  The school comedy story is set in a junior high school and centers on the original manga's characters such as Eren and Mikasa as they battle with Titans. The spin-off incorporates gags while using Shingeki no Kyojin's story and notable scenes as its basis.

Impression:

Sid I liked Attack on Titan but not enough to watch a parody. Please just release a second season instead.

Shinmai Maou no Keiyakusha Burst
Genre:
Action, Ecchi, Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: Oct 10, 2015
Animation Production: 
PV

Summary:  The second season of Shinmai Maou no Keiyakusha.

Impression:

Sid Pass.

Soukyuu no Fafner: Exodus 2
Genre:
Drama, Sci-Fi
Release Date: Oct 3, 2015
Animation Production:
PV

Summary:  Second season of Soukyuu no Fafner: Exodus.

Impression:

Sid Pass.

Star Mu
Genre:
Music, Slice of Life
Release Date: Oct 6, 2015
Animation Production: C-Station
PV

Summary: The story starts when Yuuta Hoshiya enters Ayana Academy, a school focusing on show business activities, specifically music. The academy has a group of the three students with the highest grades in the musical department, and they are known as the Kao Kai (Cherry Blossom Flower Association). This organization stands at the top of the pecking order within the academy. The shortcut to entering the musical department is to enter the Star Frame class, which is directly taught by the members, and to be recognized by them. Unfortunately, due to their own problems, students Tōru, Kaito, Shou, Shuu, and Yuuta are all struggling to even remain candidates for the musical department. By a stroke of luck, however, the five are spotted by Kao Kai member Ootori, and they pique his interest.

Impression:

Sid I think I might give this one a pass for now until a few others have given it a go. If someone strongly suggests I pick it up, then I will. For now I don’t think I have the time to finish it even if I wanted to.

Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider
Genre:
Drama, Mystery
Release Date: Oct 9, 2015
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
PV

Summary:  The story of the original Subete ga F ni Naru novel revolves around Souhei Saikawa, a member of the Saikawa Research Lab. He goes on a vacation held by the lab, and Moe Nishinosono, the daughter of his mentor, joins the group on their vacation despite not being a part of the lab. There, the two end up finding a corpse. The two work together to solve the mysteries of what becomes a serial murder case.

Impression:

Sid Another mystery anime that I’m looking forward to. A murder series is always a toss up between “edge of your seat suspense” or “boring plot twists”. The PV leads me to believe that the series has got the first one down pat. I can’t wait to see how this one turns out.

Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai
Genre:
Action, Ecchi, Fantasy
Release Date: Oct 8, 2015
Animation Production: Silver Link
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Summary:  The school action fantasy is set in a world where people with magic powers are close to being wiped out. Just as the balance of power and military might had once shifted from swords to sorcery, it shifts once again to guns. Takeru Kusanagi goes to "AntiMagic Academy," a training facility for Inquisitors of Herectics who crack down on the dwindling threat posed by magic users. However, Takeru cannot use guns at all and can only fight with a sword. As a result, he is relegated to the 35th Test Platoon, the motley "small fry platoon" for poor students. One day, Ouka Outori, the ultra-elite pistol master who already has her qualifications for witch-hunts, joins the platoon.

Impression:

Sid The series didn’t seem to give much in terms of ecchi, and the main character looked like he was going to kick some serious butt. I think I might give this one a couple episodes as well.

Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen
Genre:
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Release Date: Oct 4, 2015
Animation Production: White Fox
PV

Summary:  When I came to, I realized I was standing in the middle of a vast, snowy plain I knew nothing of. I didn't know how I got there. And to add to that, I couldn't remember anything, not even my name. I stood there, dumbfounded at my absurd situation. But then, as if to spite me further, a gigantic monster suddenly appeared, an insect-like creature that began to bear down on me. I tried desperately to run, but it cornered me into a hopeless situation. It was then that the girl appeared. Her name was Kuon. It was this beautiful girl, who bore an animal's ears and tail, who saved my life.

Impression:

Sid I really liked the fact that the series decided to give a first person summary of the opening events, though it doesn’t give much to go off of. I’ll give it a couple episodes before making my decision.

Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
Genre:
Action, Ecchi, Fantasy
Release Date: Oct 10, 2015
Animation Production: Arms
PV

Summary:  Part of the Valkyrie Drive project which will include a console game, a smart phone game and an anime. The "beautiful girl sexy battle action" anime is set on five artificial islands.

Impression:

Sid I feel like this anime could have been better with the ecchi part, but I don’t think it will completely kill the series from the PV. It might be another Samurai Girls for me. I’ll give it a couple episodes and see how it goes.

World Trigger: Isekai Kara no Toubousha
Genre:
Action, Sci-Fi
Release Date: Oct 11, 2015
Animation Production: 

Summary:  Announced at the "World Trigger Natsu Matsuri 2015." was a new series of the World Trigger television anime that will premiere in October. The new series has the tentative title of Isekai Kara no Toubousha. The new anime series will depict an original story that was not in Daisuke Ashihara's manga. It will also feature new characters and other elements.

Impression:

Sid Pass.

Young Black Jack
Genre:
Drama
Release Date: Oct 2, 2015
Animation Production: Tezuka Productions
PV

Summary:  Young Black Jack is a prequel to Osamu Tezuka's classic manga series about a brilliant maverick doctor who practices without a license.

Impression:

Sid I didn't read the original manga but since it's a prequel maybe it wont matter. I might not get the whole story though. I'll give it a couple episodes to see how it goes.

Yuru Yuri San☆Hai!
Genre:
Comedy, Slice of Life
Release Date: Oct 6, 2015
Animation Production: TYO Animations
PV

Summary: The third season of Yuru Yuri continues following four girls who take over the former room of a tea ceremony club for their own amusement.

Impression:

Sid This series is one of my guilty pleasures and I actually did enjoy the first two seasons. I think I'll pick up the third as well.

I try not to be cynical when it comes to the anime previews, however, after a first few episodes of this season I can’t say I’m too excited. There are a couple that stand out as possibly high priority watches if not must sees, but many have fallen to a drop. Thankfully there are still plenty left after my purge to keep my going for the season. Check out what I consider to watch, drop, and pick up

Arslan SenkiDenpa KyoushiDungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou kaGhost in the Shell Arise Alternative ArchitectureGunslinger StratosHibike! EuphoniumKekkai SensenKyoukai no RinneMikagura Gakuen KumikyokuOre Monogatari!!Plastic MemoriesPunch LineRe-Kan!Seraph of the EndShokugeki no SomaThe Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan

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Thank you Neregate, MAL, and Ani-Chart for providing us with information about the Spring 2015 Anime!


TV Series



Ameiro Cocoa
Genre:
Comedy, Slice of Life
Release Date: April 5, 2015
Animation Production: EMT
PV

Summary: Due to various circumstances, college freshman Aoi Tokura begins part-timing at the café "Rainy Color" run by Shion Koga and owned by Kouji Amami. Attending the café are the cool and handsome Keiichi Iwase and the confident Ryouta Sakurai. Aoi's life gets a lot more hectic, but fun.

Impression:

Sid The PV didn’t really tell me much and the summary is rather vague. However, it is a comedy so I’ll at least give it a couple episodes before making my decision.






Arslan Senki
Genre:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Release Date: April 5, 2015
Animation Production: LIDEN FILMS
PV

Summary: 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.

Impression:

Sid Another historical anime, but this one might be interesting. I’m not sure I’m a fan of the age group but if Arslan turns out to be kickass it might not be an issue. I’ll give this one a pickup to see how it turns out.






Baby Steps 2
Genre:
Sports, Romance
Release Date: April 5, 2015
Animation Production: Studio Pierrot

Summary: Season 2 of Baby Steps

Impression:

Sid Didn’t watch the first season, pass.






Battle Spirits: Burning Soul
Genre: Kids
Release Date: April 1, 2015
Animation Production:
PV

Summary: The

Impression:

Sid Pass






Denpa Kyoushi
Genre:
Comedy, Romance
Release Date: April 4, 2015
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

Summary: An anime adaptation of the manga which centers around Junichirou, a young man obssesed with manga, anime and games. He was a young genius who published papers in the journals Nature and Science when he was only 17. However, after graduating college, he became a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) absorbed in his anime blog. Unable to watch Kagami throw away his life, his sister Suzune gets him to work at the Ichou Academy she attends. The head of the school's board, Koyomi Hiiragi, assigns Kagami to his new life as a teacher.

Impression:

Sid This one might turn out to be interesting, though it looks just like a harem to me. I’m pretty sure the term “romance” is loosely given. Who knows it might be pretty funny, though the summary suggests something a little worrisome.






Diamond no Ace: Second Season
Genre:
Comedy, Sports
Release Date: April 6, 2015
Animation Production: Madhouse

Summary: The second season of Diamond no Ace

Impression:

Sid Didn’t watch the first season, pass.






Digimon Adventure tri.
Genre:
Adventure, Fantasy
Release Date: 2015
Animation Production: Toei Animation
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Summary: The Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Event announced that the characters of the first Digimon Adventure anime are returning next spring. The video shown at the end of the event described the main character Taichi as being 17 years old in high school with his Digimon partner Agumon. The sequel series will tell a "new story" "for all the 'DigiDestined' in the world." "Now, [once] again, the adventure evolves."

Impression:

Sid Pass.






Duel Masters VSR
Genre:
Action, Adventure, Comedy
Release Date: April 5, 2015
Animation Production: Ascension

Summary: The 11th Duel Master series

Impression:

Sid Pass.






Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka?
Genre:
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: April 4, 2015
Animation Production: J.C. Staff
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Summary: The story takes place in the town of labyrinths, Orario, also called "Dungeon." Bell Cranel is a newbie adventurer that admires "Having a fateful meeting with a person of the opposite gender." One day during an adventure, he is attacked by a Minotaur. Close to destruction, he is saved by a top-class female adventurer, Eyes Warenstein. He falls in love with her at first sight, and begins actions to become an adventurer that is on her level. He later encounters Hestia, a god called a "Lolita god" due to her stature who falls in love with him.

Impression:

Sid This could actually turn out to be pretty good, though the story sounds rather simplistic. I noticed a tiny of fan service during the trailer, but nothing too out there. I’m more than happy to give this one a few episodes.






Eikoku Ikke, Nihon o Taberu
Genre:

Release Date: April 12, 2015
Animation Production: Fanworks

Summary: Based on the book which 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.

Impression:

Sid Pass.






Etotama
Genre:
Comedy, Fantasy
Release Date: April 9, 2015
Animation Production: Shirogumi
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Summary: The manga'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.

Impression:

Sid Doesn’t sound all that interesting and an anime like this will thrive off moe. I’m not a huge fan of the genre so I think I might give this one a pass.






Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works 2nd Season
Genre:
Action, Fantasy, Supernatural
Release Date: April 5, 2015
Animation Production: ufotable
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Summary: The 2nd season of ufotable's adaptation of the Unlimited Blade Works route of Fate/stay night. Set to air in April 2015.

Impression:

Sid Still need to watch Fate/Stay. Pass for now.






Gintama°
Genre:
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Release Date: April 8, 2015
Animation Production: Sunrise

Summary: A new TV anime of Gintama was announced at Jump Festa 2015.

Impression:

Sid Pass sadly.






Grisaia no Rakuen
Genre:
Drama, Harem, Romance
Release Date: April 19, 2015
Animation Production:
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Summary: The Grisaia no Rakuen visual novel continues the Grisaia no Meikyuu visual novel's main route and concludes the trilogy. It also includes a prologue following the five heroines as they arrive at Mihama Academy.

Impression:

Sid I suppose I’ll have to give this one a pass as well since I know nothing about the series.






Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation
Genre:
Action Fantasy
Release Date: April 4, 2015
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
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Summary: A.D. 2115—the island nation once called Japan is now known as the “17th Far East Imperial City Management District.”
The citizens were promised a life of peace in exchange for some of the comfort they were used to having. People believed their lives would never change and tomorrow will be the same as today. No one suspected the impending doom which their society was about to face.
“Degradation”—a rare disease which led to the total disintegration of the human body to a mere pile of sand was slowly but surely spreading throughout the world. Tohru Kazasumi, an ordinary student becomes embroiled in a multi universal battle between his world and the parallel world of “Frontier S (Stratos).” This meant that Tohru must fight himself from an alternate world.
Their futures collide as their paths cross. Will both worlds ever find peace?

Impression:

Sid This actually sounds pretty dang cool. I’m not sure how the disease has anything to do with the multiple universes but I’m excited to find out. Giving this one a pick up for the season.






Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic
Genre:
Comedy, Slice of Life
Release Date: April 6, 2015
Animation Production: Studio Gokumi
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Summary: The second season of Kiniro Mosaic.

Impression:

Sid Pass.






Hibike! Euphonium
Genre:
Music, Slice of Life
Release Date: April 8, 2015
Animation Production: Kyoto Animation
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Summary: The anime 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...

Impression:

Sid Judging by the fact they are in bass club and the PV I’m looking forward to some jazzy sounds. I’m also a bit curious as to what type of slice of life this will be. I’ll give a few episodes to start and hopefully continue till the end.






High School DxD BorN
Genre:
Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, Romance
Release Date: April 4, 2015
Animation Production: TNK
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Summary: The third season of High School DxD.

Impression:

Sid Dang this is popular. Pass.






Houkago no Pleiades
Genre:
Magic
Release Date: April 10, 2015
Animation Production: Gainax
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Summary:

Impression:

Sid I






Kaitou Joker 2
Genre:
Adventure, Mystery
Release Date: April 6, 2015
Animation Production:

Summary: Second season of Kaitou Joker.

Impression:

Sid Pass since I dropped the first season sadly.






Kekkai Sensen
Genre:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Supernatural
Release Date: April 6, 2015
Animation Production: Bones
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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.

Impression:

Sid It’s actually kind of cool that an anime will be taking place in the US and the plot seems pretty interesting. Probably one of the ones I’m most excited for this season.






Koukaku Kidoutai Arise: Alternative Architecture
Genre:
Action, Psychological, Sci-Fi
Release Date: April 5, 2015
Animation Production: Production I.G.

Summary: A TV anime version of Ghost in the Shell: Arise. The first eight episodes are an edited version of the four movies while the last two are new content.

Impression:

Sid I have to watch this one. I loved the four movies and I can’t wait to see some more content.






Kyoukai no Rinne
Genre:
Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Release Date: April 4, 2015
Animation Production: Brains Base
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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 Rinne Rokudo shows up, and he's far more than what he seems!

Impression:

Sid I didn’t get much from the PV since it doesn’t have any English subtitles, but the summary was enough to make my decision. I think I’ll be watching a couple episodes, but I don’t’ see myself keeping it going till the end.






Lupin III (2015)
Genre:
Action, Adventure, Comedy
Release Date: 2015
Animation Production: Telecom Animation Film

Summary: The story of the new series will take place in Italy and San Marino.

Impression:

Sid I’m really into the Lupin series so I’ll be giving this one a go.






Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid
Genre:
Magic
Release Date: April 3, 2015
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
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Summary: The manga takes place four years after the JS incident in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, and stars Vivio Takamichi, a fourth-year elementary student at St. Hilde Academy of Magic. Vivio has learned to conjure her adult form and has received her own Device — named Sacred Heart — from Nanoha, and has promised Nanoha to never use either for mischief. Then a mysterious magical fighter appears and targets Vivio.

Impression:

Sid I think I’ll be giving this one a pass as well.






Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku
Genre:
School
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Animation Production: Dogakobo
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Summary: The story of the original light novels and manga revolves around high school girl Eruna Ichinomiya, who enters the Mikagura Academy dreaming of a boarding school life filled with beauty. However, Eruna finds out that in the culture clubs, there is a rule that battles that are fought with special powers decide a club representative's treatment. Through various circumstances, Eruna becomes a representative of a club, and is thrown into the fray.

Impression:

Sid Kind of sounds like fun but nothing new. I’ll give this a couple episodes to start with. I think the characters are what will decide if I continue or not.






Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu
Genre:
Romance, Slice of Life
Release Date: April 4, 2015
Animation Production: Satelight
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Summary: This spin-off of the Haruhi Suzumiya series takes place in the world of the "Disappearance" arc of the original novels, focusing on the high school life (and romance!) of a tentative and bashful Yuki Nagato quite unlike the one you've come to know and love through the usual exploits of the SOS Brigade... but no less charming! As the shy head of the Literature Club, Nagato has had a hard time recruiting members. Her close friend Ryoko Asakura supports her in this. Drafting Kyon, she eventually meets up with Haruhi Suzumiya, Tsuruya, Mikuru Asahina and Itsuki Koizumi, and has to put up with their hijinks while trying to romance Kyon. Asakura seems ambivalent about the latter prospect.

Impression:

Sid I’ll probably end up watching this one since I quite liked the Haruhi series/novels. A spin off might not be bad.






Narudoma
Genre:
Comedy
Release Date: 2015
Animation Production:

Summary: The "unorthodox hard surreal gag" comedy centers around the narcissistic (narushi na) Hagito and the masochistic (domazo na) Kei. Together they are "Narudoma." Hagito is a handsome yet pitiful man with a loli complex. Anytime, anywhere, a mirror is his constant companion. Surrounding him are a host of highly idiosyncratic characters: the diehard masochist Kei, the unnaturally strong yet girlish Totono, the exceedingly stylish working stiff Saitou, and the extraordinarily negative Roku. Even the one normal guy has his own issues.

Impression:

Sid It’s hard to base a comedy off a summary so I’ll just have to jump in and start watching. Let’s see if this can give a me a few laughs.






Nisekoi 2
Genre:
Comedy, Romance
Release Date: April 10, 2015
Animation Production: Shaft

Summary: Season 2 of Nisekoi

Impression:

Sid I quite liked the first season and I’m more than happy to watch the next. Let’s see how the story continues!






Ore Monogatari!!
Genre:
Comedy, Romance
Release Date: April 9, 2015
Animation Production: Madhouse Studios

Summary: Takeo Gouda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don't want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!

Impression:

Sid I’ll have to give this one a watch since it just sounds so dang sweet. Hopefully I get a few laughs and feels along the way.






Owari no Seraph
Genre:
Drama, Supernatural
Release Date: April 4, 2015
Animation Production: Wit Studio
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Summary: The story takes place in a world where an unknown virus has killed the entire human population except for children. Those children were then enslaved by vampires. The manga centers on Yuichiro Hyakuya, a human who dreams of becoming strong enough to kill all vampires.

Impression:

Sid A rather dark summary and exciting action sequence in the PV. Though I can’t say the vampire bite was that scary. This one sounds like it could be one of the better suited for me this season.






Plastic Memories
Genre:
Sci-Fi
Release Date: April 5, 2015
Animation Production: Dogakobo
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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 reason, 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...

Impression:

Sid Although the story doesn’t seem all that new I’m actually a sucker for AI-like themed anime. I’m probably going to keep this on watch till the very end unless the first couple episodes are absolutely terrible.






PriPara 2
Genre:
Kids, Music
Release Date: April 4, 2015
Animation Production: Tatsunoko Productions

Summary: In season two of PriPara the story continues with Laala and her friends Mirei and Sophy, who are part of the "SoLaMi♡SMILE" PriPara idol unit, which is rising in popularity. In the PriPara amusement park, a new zone called "Dream Theater" has opened, and it's said that when a fateful five-man team filled with charm that performs there, a new event called the "PriPara Dream Parade" will be held. However, it is not known which five people make up this team, and the PriPara idols scramble give the greatest performance in the new zone.

Impression:

Sid Pass.






Punch Line
Genre:
Comedy, Ecchi, Slice of Life
Release Date: April 10, 2015
Animation Production: MAPPA
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Summary: The series follows Yuuta Iritatsu, whose spirit has been separated from his body.

Impression:

Sid “Whoa the music is intense, the art is pretty, the story sounds interesting… and there’s the panty shot”. I’m not sure whether this anime will be able to keep my interest between all the pointless ecchi but I’ll give a couple episodes. Hopefully they keep it relatively mild so they pool away from what seems to be like other really great characteristics.






Re-Kan!
Genre:
Comedy
Release Date: April 3, 2015
Animation Production: Studio Pierrot
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Summary: An anime adaptation of the manga Re-Kan! has been announced. The manga centers around Hibiki Amami, 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.

Impression:

Sid I'll give this one a couple episodes. Though the PV didn't look all that funny.






Shokugeki no Souma
Genre:
Comedy, Ecchi
Release Date: April 4, 2015
Animation Production: J.C. Staff
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Summary: The anime adaptation of the Shokugeki no Souma manga that centers on Souma, who works with his dad at his family's restaurant. His dad is a culinary master, and he often hosts cooking battles with his father. His father then enrolls him in an elite culinary school that is very difficult to enter, and the graduation rate is only about 10 percent.

Impression:

Sid A much more series food anime? And one that’s… ecchi? Wait so he’s such a great cook women lose their clothes? Well let’s give it a shot and see how it goes.






Show By Rock!!
Genre:
Music
Release Date: April 5, 2015
Animation Production: Bones
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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!

Impression:

Sid This was a little too moe for my tastes so I think I’ll be giving it a pass.






Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki
Genre:
Action, Fantasy, Supernatural
Release Date: April 11, 2015
Animation Production: POLYGON PICTURES
PV

Summary: Season 2 of Sidonia no Kishi.

Impression:

Sid pass.






Triage X
Genre:
Action
Release Date: April 10, 2015
Animation Production: Xebec
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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 disease, their after-hours are spent fighting a very different sort of sickness... 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.

Impression:

Sid I hate to drop an action series but after the “well-endowed” comment I’m probably going to have to. The PV didn’t give much and I’m pretty sure I wont enjoy it as I did Samurai Girls since it doesn’t seem to be anything new.






Urawa no Usagi-chan
Genre:
Slice of Life
Release Date: Jan 4, 2015
Animation Production:

Summary: An original anime to advertise Urawa City in Saitama, Japan. The project features eight anthropomorphic girls representing the stations in the prefecture, which have "Urawa" with their names.

Impression:

Sid Pass.






Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions
Genre:
Comedy, Harem, Romance
Release Date: April 5, 2015
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

Summary: The third season of Uta no☆Prince-sama.

Impression:

Sid Pass.






Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
Genre:
Comedy, Romance
Release Date: April 3, 2015
Animation Production: Feel
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Summary: Second season of Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.

Impression:

Sid Pass.






 

Yamadakun to Nananin no Majo
Genre:
Comedy, Harem, Mystery, Supernatural
Release Date: April 12, 2015
Animation Production: LIDEN FILMS
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Summary: Ryu Yamada is a second year student at Suzaku High. Ryu is always late for school, naps in class and gets abysmal grades. His life is a dead bore. The beautiful Urara Shiraishi, on the other hand, is Suzaku High's brightest student. One day, without explanation, their bodies are swapped! Ryu ends up in Urara's body, and Urara in Ryu's.

Impression:

Sid I’m really not a harem guy so I’m going to pass this one as well.

Shorts




Danna ga Nani o Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2-sure-me
Genre:
Comedy, Slice of Life
Release Date: April 3, 2015
Animation Production: Seven

Summary: The second season of Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken.

Impression:

Sid Hooray! I loved the first season. I’m so happy this was continued.






Nyuru Nyuru!! Kakusen-kun 2
Genre:
Comedy
Release Date: April 6, 2015
Animation Production: DLE

Summary: The anime revolves around little creatures called "Kakusen" who live in the skin pores of humans. Nyuruo is newborn Kakusen who was born in the nose, Nyuruo is ignorant of the world around him, but he is honest. His hobby is stamp rallies and his dream is to become a government worker.

Impression:

Sid Pass.






Robot Girls Z+
Genre:
Comedy
Release Date: 2015
Animation Production: Toei Animation

Summary: The new shorts will air monthly and 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).

Impression:

Sid I’ll give this one a go.






Takamiya Nasuno Desu!
Genre:
Comedy
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Animation Production: Millepensee

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.

Impression:

Sid Didn’t watch Teekyuu so I think the spin off might be lost on me. Pass.






Teekyuu 4
Genre:
Comedy, Sports
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Animation Production: Millepensee

Summary: Fourth season of Teekyuu

Impression:

Sid Pass for the same reason above.






Vampire Holmes
Genre:
Mystery, Supernatural
Release Date: April 4, 2015
Animation Production:

Summary: An anime adaptation of the smartphone game that features a character named Holmes in London, but against his name, he is a private detective who dose not reason, or not even explain mysteries. However, he always solves the cases requested. He secretly undertakes a mission from the Metropolitan Police of London to search vampires.

Impression:

Sid I’ll give this a shot. Though I’m not sure how a Vampire Holmes will work out.