Make this spring an anime celebration!
The season of spring is poetic and beautiful in Japan. It is a time of Sakura (Cherry Blossom) trees in bloom. Now is also the time when a new batch of anime gets released. To top it off this season marks the return of old favourites in their second season and even more. Join us as we look at some of the new anime as well as the anime series that starts new seasons!
Busō Shōjo Machiavellism
In the manga, the story follows freedom-loving protagonist Fudō Nomura, freshly transferred to Aichi Kyousei Academy where male students are ruled by armed female students.He becomes the target of Rin Onigawa, a member of the Five Ruling Swords. To taste freedom again, Noruma has to defeat the Five Ruling Swords. Will he survive school?
The anime takes place in a world where the Earth has been destroyed. A new planet composed completely of clockwork mechanisms replaced it. Meet machinery nut Naota Miura. He loves to tinker with machinery and seems to understand them. One day, a clockwork maiden falls from the sky, an event that will change the whole world…
Granblue Fantasy The Animation
In January a ‘taster’ of two episodes were released, the rest were delayed. This April the series continues. The anime is about a boy named Gran and his talking winged lizard, Vyrn that come across a girl Lyria, who escaped the power hungry Erste Empire. Gran and Vyrn try to keep her from the evil Empire’s reach.
The anime tells the story of Hinako, a girl that is poor at speaking, that comes from rural Japan to the big city Tokyo and dreams of improving her speech. She finds out her boarding house in the city is actually a second-hand bookstore and that there is a girl that eats books!
The anime’s website describes the story: Humans have created many stories. Joy, sadness, anger, deep emotion. Stories shake our emotions and fascinate us. However, these are only the thoughts of bystanders. But what if the characters in the story have “intentions”? To them, are we god-like existences for bringing their story into the world? Our world is changed. Mete out punishment upon the realm of the gods. In Re:CREATORS, everyone becomes a Creator.
The anime is set in the town of Sagrada, a town where many inhabitants have unique abilities. Two of these are Ken Asai, with the ability of a perfect memory and Misora Haruki, who have the sugoi ability to reset time by three days. This gives the two of them the ability to travel back in time without losing their memories of the future. These two aims to use their powers to save a classmate that died tragically a couple of years ago. Of course, that is if they can outwit a mysterious organisation that monitors the town aimed to prevent their attempts to change the timeline.
Sekai no Yami Zukan
An omnibus of short anime episodes dealing with tales of the strange and bizarre of our world like UFOs, cryptids, curses, ancient civilisations, supernatural powers, spiritual experiences, bizarre cases, different dimensions, and urban legends.
The Royal Tutor (in Japan: Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine)
The anime is about Heine Wittgenstein, a professor that takes on the task of tutoring the four princes of the kingdom, Grannzreich. Each prince have his own distinct personality and we have to wait and see if the professor is in over his head and if tutoring them will be a royal pain. What we do know is that is promises to be a comedy that will have us rolling on the floor laughing. We have to wait until spring season if they can deliver on to promise.
Kazuya Kagami always goes everywhere with the precious ‘Fukurobi’ his mother gave to him. But one-day things change when a beautiful kimono-clad girl, Kiriha, tsukumogami of the sash appears and lives with him in his room, throw in an overprotective sister, an ample bosomed priestess, a sexy sorceress and even more and you have a recipe for some colourful adventure.
Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho
Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho tells the tale of an ignorant witch, named Zero and her companion a half-human half beast mercenary that desired to be fully human. They are both on a quest to look for a grimoire called ‘The Book of Zero’ which hides a power that can destroy the world.
Anime that returns!
Quite a few anime are returning for a second season or a follow-up series. Let’s have a look at some of them.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
First, there was Naruto Uzumaki, a young mischievous shinobi with a big dream of becoming the greatest ninja of his village. He accomplished that and his face is now up with the other Hokage atop the Hokage monument. Now his son Boruto is about to set out on his own journey. A new hero is stepping on the stage in Boruto: Naruto Next Generation. Will he become a greater legend than his father? Only time will tell.
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria
GA Bunko describes Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria story:
Sword princess Aiz Wallenstein. Today, once again, the strongest female swordsman heads to the giant labyrinth known as the “Dungeon” along with her allies. On the 50th floor where mysteries and threats such as a decayed dragon’s corpse that crumbled to ash and an irregularity that creeps ever closer to the party loom, Aiz calls for the wind and heads deeper into the darkness of the Dungeon. Eventually, she finds herself meeting a boy for the first time. “Um, are you OK?” In the Labyrinth City of Orario, the contrasting stories of the boy and the girl intersect!
Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2 (Attack on Titan 2nd Season)
Action fans that like swords and war strategy might just love Attack on Titan. It is an anime set in an almost medieval futuristic setting, with most of mankind killed off by a race of giants called Titans. Whatever is left of humanity must survive and fight. The series returns for a second season at last! The first season ran from April to September in 2013 for 25 seasons, and inspired two compilation movies in 2014 and 2015 respectively, as well as a two-part live-action movie project. Now it is time for more!