As I said in my “Best of Summer 2015” anime roundup, there’s a shit ton of new anime coming out. Here’s what I’m looking forward to base on what info is out there. We’ll see what I stick with or what other shows I end up checking out when they’re actually released. For now though… here’s the list!
Mysterious monsters that appear and attack in present time. The people can only be played with by them in this extreme situation. Why do these monsters appear to attack people…? Sousuke Banba, the scientist, searches for the truth with the keyword "Kagewani" A new feeling of panic suspense animation begins.
This one could be interested. I think it will boil down to the artwork though. Monsters are great, but the art is what sells them. It could be interesting, but we’ll see.
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
The "school sword action" story revolves around Magic Knights, modern magic-users who fight with weapons converted from their souls. Ikki Kurogane goes to a school for these Magic Knights, but he is the "Failed Knight" or "Worst One" who is failing because he has no magical skills. However, one day, he is challenged to a duel by Stella, a foreign princess and the "Number One" student. In this duel, "the loser must be obedient for life."
Honestly, this one seems a lot like Aerial Combat. It’s probably just a harem, but we’ll see if it’s any good.
Owarimonogatari follows the events of Koyomi Araragi as he meets a transfer student that turns his world upside-down.
It’s part of the Monogatari series… that’s why I’ll be checking this out even if I feel like I’m missing a series before this somewhere.
Kowabon will be produced through rotoscoping live-action footage, and will feature "Bondage x Stylish Horror" as a theme. The official website contains the following tagline: "There are cameras everywhere in the world. Those 'eyes' have seen the world you do not know.”
Seems interesting. The rotoscoping is what will make or break it so we’ll see. If anything I’m just happy to see something Horror themed… even if it has bondage.
Haikyuu!! Second Season
The story follows Shōyō Hinata, who began playing volleyball after seeing the "small giants" who played the sport when he was in elementary school. He suffers a crushing defeat in his first and last tournament in middle school at the hands of his rival Tobio Kageyama. So, Hinata joins Kurasuno High School's volleyball team, vowing revenge against Kageyama.
Did you watch the first season of Haikyuu? It was great and I’m very happy to see a second season coming. Hopefully it doesn’t pull a Baby Steps on me and bore me to tears.
In this new action-comedy, everything about a young man named Saitama screams "AVERAGE," from his lifeless expression, to his bald head, to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking fellow doesn't have your average problem... He's actually a superhero that's looking for tough opponents! The problem is, every time he finds a promising candidate he beats the snot out of them in one punch. Can Saitama finally find an evil villain strong enough to challenge him? Follow Saitama through his hilarious romps as he searches for new bad guys to challenge!
Read my review of the manga to see why I want to watch this. My only hang up is that it’s Madhouse. They’ve been more miss than hit for me lately, but who knows. As long as they spend the time on the artwork and don’t butcher the story we should be okay.
In a hidden school surrounded by mountains, young ladies of good families are taught everything a high class lady needs to know. They are also completely cut off from the outside world, keeping them sheltered and innocent. However, a problem has come up recently-- more and more graduates are failing to cope with the modern world after graduation. To deal with this problem, they've decided to kidnap a male commoner student, and enroll him as a student. They hope that this will be a gentle way to introduce the girls to the outside world.
I’m not sure what the exact title to this one is, but hopefully that’s close enough. It’s a dumb premise, but that’s usually when you find the best ecchi/harem comedies. I’ll give it a shot and hope for the best.
Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
Shōtarō is a normal high school student with a serious demeanor who likes to show off his girlfriend Sakurako. Sakurako is an extraordinarily beautiful woman in her mid-20s from a rich family who loves "beautiful bones." The two live in the city of Asahikawa in Hokkaido, and they get involved in various incidents regarding bones.
Well it’s a mystery and I like mysteries so we’ll see. It’s honestly been a while since there was a good mystery anime. Bones is weird though right? As long as it’s better than the TV show Bones, we’re okay.
Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
The "beautiful girl sexy battle action" anime is set on five artificial islands. Mamori is a "mermaid" transferred to one of those islands. When Mamori is attacked, a newly transferred girl named Mirei saves her. The enemy doesn't stop, however, and the two are soon cornered. Just when they think all hope is lost, Mirei kisses Mamori, and Mamori turns into a sword. Mirei then wields the sword and launches a counterattack against their enemies.
The artwork for this is amazing looking so I’ll give it a shot even though it will probably just fall into typical ecchi.
Shinmai Maou no Testament Burst
The "rather risque battle action" story centers around Basara Tōjō, a first-year high school student who is flustered by a sudden question by his eccentric father, "Hey, didn't you used to say you wanted a little sister?" Plus, his father announces that he is getting remarried. His father brings over two beautiful step-sisters, but then embarks on an overseas trip. However, the two sisters Mio and Maria Naruse are actually a novice devil and succubus.
Good to see that the sequel to this series has a title that makes even less sense. I’ll watch it, but it better do something different that the first series. My list of ecchi/action is getting pretty full and the first season wasn’t that amazing.
Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider
The story of the original novel revolves around Souhei Saikawa, a member of the Saikawa Research Lab. On a vacation held for the lab, he meets Moe Nishinosono, the daughter of his mentor, who joins the group on their vacation despite not being a part of the lab. After meeting each other, the two end up finding a corpse. The two work together to solve the mysteries of what becomes a serial murder case.
Eh, another mystery, but this one sounds less interesting. We’ll see which mystery I keep up with by the end.
Hidan no Aria AA
The story revolves around Akari Mamiya (played by Ayane Sakura), a first-year E-rank student at Tokyo Butei High School who aims to become a Butei and idolizes her S-rank upperclassman Aria H. Kanzaki (Rie Kugimiya). The high school has an "Amica" system where one upperclassman is paired with one underclassmen for training, and the story follows Akari as she strives to get Aria to become her Amica.
I honestly don’t understand what this story is about and that’s why I’m going to watch it. I need to know and understand. That and the art style is reminiscent of the style that was popular when I got into anime so I like it.