Anime Sunday: Most Anticipated Fall 2018 Anime

This week for Anime Sunday I’m back with a look at the upcoming season of Anime, and sorry it’s a bit late in coming. It’s my Most Anticipated Fall 2018 Anime!

Seishun Buta Yarou: Normally I try to stay clear of Romantic Comedy series, but this one caught my attention with the supernatural genre tag. Hopefully it doesn’t devolve into some of the worse romantic comedy pitfalls, as I really want to like this series.

Tensei Shittara Slime: This is an adaptation of an Isekai/Tensei novel series and it actually gets pretty intense despite the comical nature the art series depicts. I’m hoping the Anime doesn’t rush the pacing and we get more than a single cour.

Index Season 3: I’ve always loved the Toaru series, although the fact that Touma is incredibly obvlious to the affections of the girls he seems to attract like crazy is more than annoying. The fact that there’s an in-universe explanation that actually makes sense for that phenomenon is part of why I love this series though as it’s series that makes you think and has logical, if supernatural, reasons for just about everything that happens. Maybe we’ll get to the big war arc in this season, though I’m doubtful of that.

Radiant: I know only one thing about this series, and that’s the fact that this an adaptation of a Manga written and drawn by a Frenchman. Due to the highly isolationist nature of Japanese culture anything that can make them include a foreigner’s work into one of their bigger markets is always noteworthy and I’m looking forward to checking this series out. If I’m disappointed I won’t be too upset, but I hope that this series proves to be good.

Honorable Mention:

Sword Art Online III: This is the third season of a popular series, but hugely overrated in my opinion. I’ve heard it will last 52 episodes (4 Cours worth of episodes), and given that the Alicization Arc that this is supposed to cover in it’s entirety is like 8 volumes long and the longest arc in the series to date, I wouldn’t be at all surprised for that to be true. I’ll probably binge watch the entire thing once it’s completely done, but until then this only gets an honorable mention.

Goblin Slayer: This is a Dark Fantasy series, and I tend to stay away from those these days, but I can hope they do a good job adapting the series from the Light Novels.

That’s it for this week’s Anime Sunday!


Anime Sunday: Most Anticipated Spring 2018 Anime

This week for Anime Sunday I’m covering some of the new shows that’ll be airing this upcoming season. It’s my Most Anticipated Spring 2018 Anime!

Mahou Shoujo Ore: I have no freaking clue at all about what this show is about. All I know is it’s an adaptation of a Manga and that the title makes me really interested in seeing what’s going on. For those unaware, Ore is the distinctly male pronoun used be oneself. So the fact that the show is called Magical Girl Me (with a huge male undertone) makes me curious. It also reminds of Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? Which was a fairly amusing series on it’s own.

Golden Kamuy: I read the first chapter of this Manga a while back and was pretty interested. Now that it’s getting an Anime I’ll probably give this a shot. It’s definitely not for kids, as it’s got a very serious tone, but for those more mature Anime fans, this might be a good show to watch. We’ll see.

Honorable Mentions:

My Hero Academia Sesaon 3: I really need to watch the past two seasons as I’ve heard only great things about this series and I personally enjoyed the hell out of the early chapters of the original source material myself. So this is getting an Honorable Mention.

Persona 5: Again like My Hero Academia, I’ve only heard amazing things about Persona 5. I probably won’t personally watch this series until I get around to buying and playing the game. But I imagine fans of the game and Persona series in general will want to watch this.

That’s it for this week’s Anime Sunday. Any shows you are looking forward to you think I missed? Leave them in a comment below!



Anime Sunday: Most Anticipated Fall 2017 Anime

Hey all I’m back with a look at this seasons offerings for Anime Sunday. It’s my Most Anticipated Fall 2017 Anime!

Mahou Tsukai no Yome: I love the Manga, so I’m looking forward to watching the Anime of this. I know I’m not alone in this since it’s been repeatedly in the top 5 most anticipated on various sites around the world and Japan. It’s a romance, so don’t expect a lot of high tension action.

Juni Taisen: This is an adaptation of a Light Novel by Nisio Isin, creator of the Monogatari series so I’m expecting this to be just as crazy. It’s probably going going to be more action filled, given the nature of the name which literally translates to Great War or Battle of 12, or Zodiac Wars as it’s been localized by others.

Dies Irae: This is an adaptation of a Visual Novel so I haven’t experienced the source material yet. That being said I might be interested depending on how well the Anime draws me in.

Kujira no Kora: This is an adaptation of a Sci-Fi Manga, which I haven’t read, so I’m looking forward to watching this as well. Like with Dies Irae I might take a look at the source material if the Anime gets me hooked.

Honorable Mentions:

Fate/Apocrypha: I’ve always had a soft spot for the Fate series, so I’m looking forward to watching the 2nd cour of this.

3-gatsu no Lion: The second season of this airs this season as well, and I loved the first season.

Ballroom e Youkouso: This also is continuing, so I’m looking to watching more of the series.

UQ Holder: This is an adaptation of the Manga sequel to Mahou Sensei Negima, a series I started reading way back in 2008 so I’m a bit excited for this Anime. That being said I’m afraid it’ll fall into the trap of going full Rom-com instead of focusing on the action. We’ll see.

Yuuki Yuuna: This was a pretty good series based purely off the first season, so now that the second season is airing this Fall I’m hoping the second doesn’t disappoint.

Extra Honorable Mention:

Fate/Stay Night [Heaven’s Feel Film 01: Presage Flower]: This is a ufotable production, and while there are two more movies before they finish the adaptation of the third and final route of Stay Night, I’m still going to give it a shout out. If you feel really adventurous you might want to look to see if there are any screenings in your area (There are some in the US).

That’s it for this week’s Anime Sunday. Any series you are looking forward to watching? Leave your answers in the comments below!

Anime Sunday: Most Anticipated Summer 2017 Anime

This week for Anime Sunday I’m looking this summers selection of Anime. It’s my Most Anticipated Summer 2017 Anime!

Fate/Apocrypha: This is yet another Fate series, so I’m intrigued by it. I’ve not read the original Light Novels, but I’ll probably get around to it sometime. It takes place in an alternate timeline from the Stay Night series, so don’t expect to see Rin and Shirou.

Isekai Shokudou: This is a series I know almost nothing about, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the Isekai genre in particular. The few things I know about this is that it’s about a restaurant that serves food from other worlds for some unknown reason. Should be interesting to watch.

Knights and Magic: I covered the first original light novel a long time ago in my Thursday column, way back when it was still called Light Novel Thursday. It’s another Isekai/Tensei series, but I really enjoyed the main character for using his knowledge about his hobbies in his past life to achieve his dreams in this new life.

Touken Ranbu: This series is based off a game aimed at women, but since it’s animated by my favorite studio, ufotable, I’ll give this a watch regardless that I’m not the main target audience. The game is about swords turned into young attractive men, so we’ll see. It can’t be more weird than a series about talking to guy lying on your bed with. Plus it’s got ufotable animating it, so I’m expecting tons of action animated into excellent sequences.

Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni: This is yet another Isekai/Tensei series, but it’s about a guy who died by accident. So “God” apologizes and decides to reincarnate him into a world of magic and steel with his smartphone. Yea you read that right, his smartphone is his “Cheat” skill. I’ve read the Web Novel a bit, and it was quite good. That being said it is a definite Harem series, but don’t expect a lot of wishy-washy behavior from the lead character like you’d see in something like Infinite Stratos.

Ballroom e Youkouso: I covered the original source material in a Manga Monday a long time ago, but I always though this might become an awesome Anime. So hopefully it lives up to my expectations.

Honorable Mention:

Koi to Uso: It has an interesting premise in that in a near future Japan, due to the decline in children being born every person at the age of sixteen is given a marriage partner by the government. It sounds almost dystopian, but this isn’t from what I’ve heard and read. Which would be a pity because I hate the Dystopia genre in general, and I’d have to avoid this series like the plague.

That’s it for this week’s Anime Sunday!

Anime Sunday: Most Anticipated Winter 2017 Anime


Happy New Years All! This week’s Anime Sunday is looking at the coming season. It’s my Most Anticipated Winter 2017 Anime!

Yojou Senki: This is apparently a very well done Light Novel series, but I’ve never read it, so I’m looking forward to seeing how this works out. Given that it’s had a collaboration with Overlord this should prove to be a fun, if slightly evil series.

Kuzu no Honkai: Also known as Scum’s Wish, this will be a series I intend on watching as I enjoy the Manga quite a bit. Since the series will be finished by the end of the Winter 2016 season, I’m hoping they won’t try to squeeze the plot into too few episodes and cause pacing problems.

Tales of Zestiria the X Second Season: Seriously, I loved this game, and while I did stop watching the first season midway through due to not wanting to spoil myself for Tales of Berseria, I still will end up watching this series, hopefully by the end of February at the latest. This is after all being animated by ufotable, the best studio out there.

Hand Shakers: This is produced by the same people who brought us the K series, a series I’m very fond of. So I’ve got high hopes for this new series by the same people. Hopefully it’s just as excellent as K.

CHAOS;CHILD: This is adapted from a Visual Novel that is apparently very excellent, so I’m looking forward to watching this. Hopefully it sticks to one route only, otherwise it’ll turn out like many other VN adaptations.

Konosuba 2: This was a pretty funny series, and it’s getting a second season this season. I’ll be watching it if only to try and forget the horrible year that was 2016.

ēlDLIVE: This is an adaptation of a Manga by the creator of Reborn, so I’m looking forward to this if only for the art style as I’ve always enjoyed his art style.

Honorable Mentions:

Masamune-Kun no Revenge: This is a Romcom, something I tend to stay away from, but after 2016 I think we can all use some more lighthearted moments.

Fuuka: I stopped reading the Manga a while ago, but Kouji Seo always does romances pretty well, so this gets an honorable mention.

That’s it for this week’s Anime Sunday!

Anime Sunday: Most Anticipated Spring 2016 Anime


This week for Anime Sunday I’m looking forward to so many new things in this upcoming season! Find out what’s my Most Anticipated Spring 2016 Anime!

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: This is a light novel series that I’ve heard is really good and I hear that this should be a 2 cour, which if true will be amazing and I know for a fact that the first episode will be an hour long. So this is definitely the top of my list of the season, but the rest of my list should be just as interesting. Hopefully!

Boku no Hero Academia: I wrote about this series back in 2014 and I commented that it was only a matter of time before this series got an Anime adaptation. I wasn’t wrong! Hopefully it lives up to the Manga, because it’s pretty freaking epic.  This is pretty close to ReZero for my personal expectations and I’m hoping that this is a good adaptation, especially since the author was once one of Oda’s assistants.

Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?: This is another Light Novel adaptation, and hopefully it’ll be as good as ReZero, but if not I’m not going to be as disappointed. It’ll be more comedic so I’m not as thrilled about this, but I’ve heard good things about this series too, so I’ll give it a shot.

Gundam Unicorn: The Movie series recut and redone for TV, it’ll include a bit of new footage and new music by Aimer. So I’m really looking forward to this series, if only for the musical scores.

Kiznaiver: This is made by the studio that brought us classics like Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill. I don’t generally like their stuff, but their animation has always been top notch so I’ll give this series a shot, hopefully it’ll be a bit more serious and less slapstick.

Sousei no Onmyouji: Another Manga adaptation, this is one of my lesser anticipated series, but I’m still hoping it’ll turn out good.


Honorable Mentions: I’ll watch at least one episode of the following series for sure, but I make no promises on whether I’ll bother with even posting about them.

Endride: I’ve not heard much about it, but the synopsis from the chart I used to help make this post was interesting.

Hundred: Another Light Novel Adaptation, this looks to be one of those magicial academy series that seem to get stuck on the rom-com route way too often. If it goes the way of Rakudai I’ll be thrilled and probably singing it’s praises by the end of the season, but I doubt that.

Sakamoto Desu Ga?: Apparently the Manga this will be adapted from is hilarious, but it’s being animated by Studio Deen and if you’re a frequent reader of this column you’ll know that I hate that studio with a passion. Still I’ll give it a shot, but I’m not expecting much from a studio that could make the most gorgeous person in the world look like a pile of dung.