Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Anime Spotlight : Spring 2016's Promising New Anime!

With almost all of the new shows having aired. It's time to list the 5 most promising Anime from the Spring 2016 season. This season has been off to a shaky start with some terrible/average shows. But luckily there are quite a few gems. Grab your popcorn and let's get to it!

Kiznaiver

Synopsis : The Kizuna System is an incomplete system for the implementation of world peace that connects people through wounds. Those connected to this system are called Kiznaivers, and when one is wounded, the system divides and transmits the wound among the other Kiznaivers.

In Sugomori City, a Japanese city built on reclaimed land and with decreasing population, Sonozaki Noriko tells her classmate Agata Katsuhira: "You have been selected to be a Kiznaiver." Thus, he becomes connected to classmates whose lives and personalities completely differ from his.
PV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8gZgQNhhUw
AniDB https://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=11692
Thoughts : Kiznaiver is the new Anime from Studio Trigger, which means we can expect a lot of over the top scenes and usually quite a few unexpected plot twists. Kiznaiver also has a very cool Opening by Boom Boom Sattelites. Hopefully this show doesn't disappoint.

Big Order

Synopsis : The story centers on an introverted high school student named Eiji Hoshimiya who has a huge secret — he wished for the destruction of the world when he was younger. After the disaster happens, certain people acquire special powers called Orders, and what Order Users can do with their power depends on their wishes. 10 years after the Great Destruction, Eiji struggles to come to terms with his immense power.
PV : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJBwQr0Zyno
AniDB : https://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=11086
Thoughts : Big Order's first episode came as a nice surprise. Also possible Yandere girl! Big Order has a pretty interesting premise for the most part. and the first episode was well executed. Looking forward to more.

Sakamoto Desu ga?

Synopsis : The story follows the daily life of the "coolest" high school student, Sakamoto. As soon as he transfers to his new school, he attracts the attention of not just his class but the whole student body, and his jealous classmates' attempts to bully him repeatedly backfire and instead make Sakamoto look cooler.
Thoughts : Sakamoto Desu ga?'s first episode has me in stitches! A promising comedy with a lot of stupidly absurd scenes that are brilliantly executed.

Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Synopsis : Natsuki Subaru is an ordinary high school student who is lost in an alternate world, where he is rescued by a beautiful, silver-haired girl. He stays near her to return the favour, but the destiny she is burdened with is more than Subaru can imagine. Enemies attack one by one, and both of them are killed. He then finds out he has the power to rewind death, back to the time he first came to this world. But only he remembers what has happened since.
Thoughts : Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu feels like the love child of KonoSuba and All You need is Kill. A funny, gory, fantasy setting anime with some edge of your seat scenes. I look forward to a new episode each week.

Flying Witch

Synopsis : The comical story follows the 15-year-old witch Kowata Makoto and the other boys and girls in her daily life. With her black cat Chito, the somewhat aimless girl moved from Yokohama to live with her second cousin at Aomori in verdant northern Japan.
Thoughts : Flying Witch, for me, had a great first episode that left me smiling through out. The setting is great, the characters are funny, heck it might even be as enjoyable as Aria for me.

These are a few of the shows I found most promising from the Spring 2016 Anime Season. There are other notable mentions as well. And chances are big that the Top 5 shows at the end of the season will be different. With one exclusion. Gundam Unicorn. I already know it's going to be great as it seems to be just a TV version of the brilliant OVA. Great music as well. The other shows to keep an eye on are, in no particular order.

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Sousei no Onmyouji
Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta
Kuromukuro
Mayoiga
Haifuri
Boku no Hero Acadmia
Macross Delta

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