Thursday, 23 April 2015

Spring 2015 Anime I'm looking forward to MOST

The Spring 2015 Anime season is in full swing and after giving most of the shows a watch here are the shows I'm most looking forward to from the Spring 2015 Anime season. The list will contain shows that aren't sequels of other anime. Even though I would love to punt Baby Steps 2, Knights of Sidonia 2 and the new Nanoha...

Shokugeki no Soma

Synopsis : Yukihira Souma is a middle school student who is determined to surpass his father's culinary skills. One day, his father decides to close down their family restaurant and hone his skills in Europe. Before leaving he enrolls Souma in an elite culinary school that is extremely difficult to enter with a graduation rate of only 10 percent. Will Souma be able to improve his skills, or will the kitchen prove to be too hot?
Tags : comedy, cooking, ecchi, manga, school life, shounen
Thoughts : If you were expecting another heartwarming and fluffy cooking anime like Koufuku Graffiti then you are in for a surprise! Food Wars! is the name of the game here. Been looking forward to a comedy driven cooking show since Yaketate Japan.

Ore Monogatari

Synopsis : Gouda Takeo is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don't want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!
Tags : manga, shoujo
Thoughts : I'll admit I'm a sucker for these kind of romance anime. Humour in this show is great so far, and Takeo is more than a bit dense but it's fun watching Yamato try her best to get his attention.

Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatte Iru Darouka
Synopsis : The story takes place in the town of labyrinths, Orario, also called "Dungeon." Vel Clanel is a newbie adventurer that admires "Having a fateful meeting with a person of the opposite gender." One day during an adventure, he is attacked by a Minotaur. Close to destruction, he is saved by a top-class female adventurer, Eyes Warenstein. He falls in love with her at first sight, and begins actions to become an adventurer that is on her level. He later encounters Hestia, a god called a "Lolita god" due to her stature who falls in love with him.
Tags : action, adventure, deity, fantasy, novel, romance
Thoughts : DanMachi (no I'm not typing that entire name out) has a strong start where the viewer is instantly presented with a scene of the protag in danger and subsequently saved by a strong female warrior. The show has a lot of promise and has been interesting so far. Also Hestia isn't best girl.

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

Synopsis : One day, high-school boy Yamada bumps into the beautiful girl Shiraishi on the stairs (literally), and their lips touch as they fall. When they regain their wits, they realize that they have swapped bodies. As time progresses, the two realize that this is not the only mysterious happening in the school.
Tags : manga, shounen
Thoughts : I've been looking forward to Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, ever since my friends couldn't stop raving about the manga and the Live Action series. And so far my expectations have been met with joy. Really enjoying this anime, though I have been warned about some hard NTR in the future...

Kekkai Sensen

Synopsis : A breach between Earth and the netherworlds has opened up over the city of New York, trapping New Yorkers and creatures from other dimensions in an impenetrable bubble. They've lived together for years, in a world of crazy crime sci-fi sensibilities. Now someone is threatening to sever the bubble, and a group of stylish superhumans is working to keep it from happening.
Tags : action, manga, science fiction, shounen
Thoughts : If battles with supernatural powers are your thing Kekkai Sensen is most probably the anime for you. Kekkai Sensen features a really well done world mixed with humans and completely out of those world beings. This might be one of the popular shows this season, but I'm probably wrong.

Which new anime are you looking forward to in the Spring 2015 Anime season. Trying out some new shows or sticking mostly to sequels like Fate/Stay Night and Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku?