Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Anime Spotlight : List of shows I'm following for Spring 2014 anime season Part 1

So it's the new season of shows and everything is starting to get into the swing of things. As such I present Part 1 of my list I'm currently following of the Spring 2014 anime season. There will be a few parts to this list as there is too much to mention in one post. And the I might possibly drop some shows as the season progresses. Let's get into it. In no particular order.

1. Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara
Genre : Android, Comedy, Harem, Novel, School Life
Synopsis : Hatate Souta is a boy with the unique ability to see Flags above the heads of other people. The Flags mark critical crossroads in people's lives — when the choices they make will determine love, friendship, victory, and even death. He transfers to Tokyo's elite Hatagaya Academy, but instead of living by himself in the boys' dormitory, he ends up living with five beautiful girls under one roof.
Thoughts : A romantic comedy anime where the main character can see Flags above people's heads, so far seems interesting enough.

2. Selector Infected WIXOSS
Genre : Proxy Battles
Synopsis : In the popular game WIXOSS, there are special cards called LRIGs that few players know about - cards that possess personalities and wills of their own. Ruuko is a teenage girl who just found one of these rare cards. Now, she can use her LRIG to battle in a strange, dark plane of existence. If she wins, her wishes will be granted - but what happens if she loses?
Thoughts : I'm always a bit reserved about card battle/proxy battle anime, but so far this show seems promising.

3. Captain Earth
Genre : Mecha, Piloted Robot
Synopsis : One night right before summer vacation, Manatsu Daichi, a second-year in high school, sees a weird round rainbow floating in the sky above Tanegashima and ventures there alone. He has seen this rainbow before. With the memories of his father's mysterious death and an encounter of a mysterious boy and girl, Daiji arrives on the island while the alarm of a building labeled Earth Engine is going off. Someone asks him if he's a captain, just as robotic intruders from Uranus called Kill-T-Gang arrive. The battle around the shining stars is about to begin.
Thoughts : Ahh Captain Earth, watching this reminded me of Eureka 7 in a good way. I have high hopes for this show.

4. One Week Friends
Genre : Comedy, Coming of Age, Daily Life, High School, Manga, Romance, Shounen
Synopsis : Yuuki is a boy who wants to become friends with his classmate and desk neighbour Kaori. However, she gently declines his friendship, saying: "But, my... memories of my friends disappear in a week..." Even so, Yuuki wants to become her friend, and so the two become friends over and over again as the weeks pass.
Thoughts : When I read the synopsis it reminded me of EF : A tale of memories a bit, but it's nothing like EF. Still a bit unsure about this show as I am afraid it might have a bit of feels to it later on.

5. Love Live S2
Genre : Art, Clubs, High School, Idol, Music, Performance, School Life
Synopsis  The Sequel to the Idol anime Love Live, in the sequel they try again to win the coveted Love Live competition
Thoughts : Yay another season of Love Live, I really enjoyed the first season so I have high hopes for this one.

6. Date a Live II
Genre : Comedy, Contemporary Fantasy, Fantasy, Harem, Novel, Romance
Synopsis : Thirty years ago, the Eurasian continent was hit by a massive Spacequake due to Spirit activity, causing 150 million deaths. And now...
Itsuka Shidou is living under one roof with two non-human Spirits — Yatogami Tooka and Yoshino — since dating them is the best way to avoid mass destruction occurring on Earth. And Shidou happens to be the only person able to seal the unfathomable powers of Spirits away. Alas this only works well as long as Tooka and Yoshino do not become emotionally unstable, and the daily drama among humans can become quite distressing...
Thoughts : The first season of Date a Live was enjoyable, it had cute girls and some cool fighting. Also with a new season there is more chances to see Kurumi.

That's it for the first part of my list, still a lot of shows to post about, But have you watced any of the shows mentioned here? What are your thoughts on them? All information was taken from Anidb.net