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!

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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 2016 Anime

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This week for Anime Sunday I’m looking at this upcoming season of Anime! It’s my Most Anticipated Summer 2016 Anime!

Tales of Zestiria: As people who read my Game Reviews and Video Game Tuesday columns will know, I love the Tales of series, and I thought Tales of Zestiria was the best JRPG I’ve ever played. I still haven’t changed my opinion of that, and yes I think it’s better than Chrono Trigger (sorry hated the combat system). Not only is this going to be an adaptation of my favorite JRPG story, it’ll be animated by ufotable the best Anime studio out there. Zestiria’s adaptation should be amazing and I’m sincerely looking forward to watching this more than anything else that’s new this season.

Tenkyou no Alderamin: I’ve only heard good things about this Light Novel series, so I’ll be giving this a shot. I’m not super excited by the choice of art style by Madhouse, but hopefully the story makes me not care enough to enjoy the hell out of the series.

ReLife: I always thought this web comic series was awesome, and I wasn’t surprised at all that it was announced to be getting an Anime. It was perfect material for an Anime and I’m looking forward to watching this.

orange: I’ve only heard amazing things about this Manga, and the adaptation shouldn’t be any less amazing. Hopefully TMS Entertainment won’t screw it up, and thankfully it isn’t Studio Deen animating it.

Mob Psycho 100: Another Manga adaptation of another series by the creator of One Punch Man, this should also be a riot. I’m expecting to laugh a lot. Studio Bones should do a good job, so I’m hoping the laughs keep me interested long enough to continue watching the series through the season.

Taboo Tatto: I’ve been meaning to read the original source material of this series for a while, so I’ll probably give the first episode a watch and than binge read the series.

Hitori no Shita: I’ve heard this is an adaptation of a Chinese Web Comic, so I’m interested in seeing how well this can do. Hopefully this will lead to an increased interest in Chinese stories from the Japanese studios, and maybe we’ll get to see I Shall Seal the Heavens adapted one day. Wouldn’t that be awesome.

Honorable Mentions: Series I won’t be watching much of, but will be giving a try nonetheless. Or I’ll just be interested in a certain aspect of the series.

Love Live! Sunshine!!: Love Live has a huge cult following around the world, and this second idol group has been apparently well received. I confess I enjoy the music, although the original Anime series was pretty cringe worthy for me.  So I’ll be giving this a shot, but if it even makes cringe half as much I’ll probably just listen to the music only.

Masou Gakuen HxH: It looks to be a typical “Magical Academy” Romcom, but I’ll give this a shot nonetheless. Hopefully I’m proven wrong and the series is more Rakudai than something like Seirei no Tsukai.

Anime Sunday: Most Anticipated Spring 2016 Anime

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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.

Anime Sunday: Most Anticipated Fall 2015 Anime

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This week for Anime Sunday I’m going to be talking about this fall’s season of Anime. It’s my Most Anticipated Fall 2015 Anime!

AntiMagic Academy The 35th Test Platoon: I love the Light Novel series so I’m really looking forward to watching this, hopefully it get’s picked up by Crunchyroll so I can watch it on my PS4. It’s full of action and lots of drama, don’t expect a happy fun series.

Rakudai Kishi no Chivalry: I love this Light Novel series as well, mostly because it skips all the crap that a typical romance series has and actually focuses on the relationships growing rather than just starting. Rakudai has a lot of action, drama and actual romance, this is probably tied with AntiMagic as my most looked forward to series for this season.

K Project Return of Kings: I loved the first season and the movie, and I’m really looking forward to this second season. Action and incredibly beautiful artwork make this my 3rd most looked forward to series for the Fall 2015 season.

One Punch Man: Man this Manga series is a blast to read, so I’ve been looking forward to watching the series. It’s full of action and comedy so it’ll be a good show to watch for laughs.

Gakusen Toshi Asterisk: Another Light Novel adaptation, I enjoy this series for it’s action purely, but it’s a few tiers lower than AntiMagic or Rakudai in my opinion. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be terrible, but I have less hopes for it.

 

Honorable Mentions:

Owarimonogatari: I need to catch up on this series really badly but having the final arc animated means I can actually finish enjoying the story soon. With rumors of the first arc being animated as well I’ve got high hopes of being able to watch the entire series on TV.

Gundam Iron Blood Orphans: It might not be in the UC timeline, but since the atrocious Reconguista in G was technically in it, that may actually be a good thing. It looks to be the first real Gundam series we’ve had since the late 2000’s.

Young Black Jack: Tezuka is the grandfather of Manga and Black Jack was one of his many masterpieces. I’ve never read it, been meaning to just no time, but maybe this series that serves as a prequel will get me to read it.