Ten Spring Season 2018 Anime Recommendations

Ten Spring Season 2018 Anime Recommendations

In Japan, as spring brings new leaves and blossom to the trees, spring also brings new anime releases. This season there are tons of new great anime series as well as the return of old favourite series, some of them a sequel, Tokyo Ghoul:re, while others, such as Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, are new imaginations on the same anime universe of its predecessors. Join us as we look at some of the new anime as well as the anime series that starts new seasons!

Devil's Line
Devil's Line

Devil's Line

Genre: Action Drama Romance 
Release Date: April 7, 2018
Anime House: Platinum Vision
Based on: Manga
Preview 

The manga’s English version is available from from Vertical Inc., whose synopsis of the manga is as follows:
“Tsukasa, a college student, is rescued from an attack by a devil, one of many vampires that can blend in among the human population. Anzai, her savior, is a half-devil who exploits his supernatural gifts as a member of a shadowy police task force that specializes in devil-related crime in Tokyo. As Anzai continues to keep guard over Tsukasa, the two quickly forge a tentative bond—one that Anzai fears will test his iron-clad rule of never drinking human blood…”

Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory

Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory

Genre: Action Mecha Sci-Fi
Release Date: April 2018
Anime House: Xebec
Based on: Light Novel
Preview 

The anime series, based on the Full Metal Panic! Light novels, follows Sousuke Sagara, a member of a covert anti-terrorist private military organization known as Mithril, under orders to protect Kaname Chidori, a spirited Japanese high school girl. He moves to Japan to study at Chidori’s school, Jindai High School and is assisted by his comrades Kurz Weber and Melissa Mao. Full Metal Panic! Fumoffu is different from the other two seasons as it is more a parody that focuses more on romance than the threat on Chidori’s life.

Gundam Build Divers

Gundam Build Divers

Genre: Mecha Sci-Fi
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Anime House: Sunrise
Based on: Original
Preview

The anime series’ official site released a description of the series: ”The Gunpla Force Battle Tournament is a big event held in GBN once per year. Competing in the final round are Avalon, led by the champion Kyoya Kujo, and the elite 7th Panzer Division led by the cunning Rommel. Starting with Kyoya’s Gundam AGE II Magnum, a variety of Gunpla take to the field to determine which is the strongest force!”

Hinamatsuri

Hinamatsuri

Genre: Comedy Sci-Fi Slice of Life
Release Date: April 6, 2018
Anime House: feel.
Based on: Manga
Preview

Yoshiki Nakajima as Yoshifumi Nitta, a young member of the Ashikawa-gumi yakuza group, who lived as a bachelor until Hina came to live with him. Rie Murakawa as Anzu, another telekinetic girl, tasked by the organization to assassinate Hina. With Psychics and Yakuza the anime seems like a recipe for crazy and hilarious entertainment.

Hisone to Masotan

Hisone to Masotan

Genre: Fantasy 
Release Date: April 13, 2018
Anime House: Bones
Based on: Original
Preview

Amakasu Hisone, a rookie self-defense official, struggling inwards because people get hurt by her innocent words, tries to distance herself from people. That decision leads her to a fateful encounter with a dragon hidden in the base and the fact that it chose her to be its pilot…

Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi

Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi

Genre: Supernatural
Release Date: April 2, 2018
Anime House: Gonzo
Based on: Light Novel
Preview 

The anime tells the tale of a female college student, Aoi who has the ability to see spirits inherited from her grandfather. She is also in love with cooking and one day as she is feeding spirits a god whisks her away to the underworld. Turns out he is the owner of the “Tenshinya” (Heavenly Inn). He insists that due to her grandfather’s debts, she must become his bride. Hating the idea, she instead proposes that she will pay back her grandfather’s debts by working at the Tenshinya as its cook.

Mahou Shoujo Site

Mahou Shoujo Site

Genre: Drama Horror Psychological Supernatural
Release Date: April 7, 2018
Anime House: production doA
Based on: Manga
Preview 

A girl gets bullied at school and suffers physical abuse at home by her brother. One day, while browsing online, an eerie website flashes on her computer screen, welcoming her to the Mahou Shoujo world… She becomes a magical girl, but her new life style may turn out to be way darker than expected.

Souten no Ken: Regenesis

Souten no Ken: Regenesis

Genre: Action Historical 
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Anime House: Polygon Pictures
Based on: Manga
Preview 

A seemingly absent-minded chain-smoking, quiet literature professor at a women’s college in Tokyo is actually the successor of the deadly Chinese assassin martial art Hokuto Shinken ,seeking solace and anonymity until the death of his lover and former brothers forces him to return to Shanghai on a mission of revenge.

Space Battleship Tiramisu

Space Battleship Tiramisu

Genre: Comedy Mecha Sci-Fi Slice of Life
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Anime House: Gonzo
Based on: Manga
Preview 

The plot centers on the ace pilot Subaru Ichinose of the space Battleship Tiramisu. Ichinose is the ship’s youngest crew member who always shuts himself up in the cockpit of his personal ship, Durandal, since he cannot get used to being surrounded by other pilots.

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

Genre: Action Adventure Fantasy Game Romance
Release Date: April 2018
Anime House: 3Hz
Based on: Light Novel
Preview

The anime is about 6-foot-tall Karen Kohirumaki, who is very insecure about her height and thus very people-shy. She escapes this world by playing Gun Gale Online, with her avatar Llenn, who is only 5-feet-tall and wears only pink. In the game, she meets the brown-skinned beauty Pitohui and they hit it off. One day Pitohui pressures Karen into participating in “Squad Jam”, a team-based battle royale variation of the Bullet of Bullets tournament.

Honourable Mentions

Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season

Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season

Genre: Action Comedy School Supernatural
Release Date: 07 April, 2018
Anime House: Bones
Based on: Manga
Preview 

The third installment of the popular Super Hero anime is here. It tells the tale of Izuku, a boy with a dream to become a super hero. His world is populated with super human, problem is he has now powers or has he? If you followed season 1 and 2, you know the answer to that of course!

Tokyo Ghoul:re

Tokyo Ghoul:re

Genre: Action Mystery Horror Psychological Supernatural 
Release Date: April 03, 2018
Anime House: Studio Pierrot
Based on: Manga
Preview 

Viz Media describe the first volume of the manga:
“Haise Sasaki has been tasked with teaching Qs Squad how to be outstanding investigators, but his assignment is complicated by the troublesome personalities of his students and his own uncertain grasp of his Ghoul powers. Can he pull them together as a team, or will Qs Squad first assignment be their last?”

This spring season promise to be a challenge as there are so many great anime. With anime such as Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Die Neue These – Kaikou, Golden Kamuy, Juushinki Pandora, Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru: Dances with the Dragons, Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara – Toutsuki Ressha-hen and High School DxD Hero, how will we choose what to watch?!

Anime that AnimeFanatika watched last season

The past winter season gave us quite a few great anime series. As usual, The AF team had difficulty to each choose their top five anime
series for the past spring season.

Takeshi Top Five Recommendations fall season​ In order of preference

1. Killing Bites
2. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
3. Violet Evergarden
4. Kokkoku
5. Basilisk – Ouka Ninpouchou

Special Mentions
1. Darling in the FranXX
2. Hakumei to Mikochi

Ookami Top Five Recommendations fall season In order of preference

1. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
2. Grancrest Senki
3. Kokkoku
4. Sora yori mo Tooi Basho
5. Violet Evergarden

Special Mentions
Miira no Kaikata