Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring Anime 2014 Preview : Returning Series, Robot Shows and Avengers Pokemon?!

Welcome to the Spring 2014 Anime Line-up! We have some returning series, some robots shows and a Marvel Anime that probably make you scratch your head! This list is not 100% confirmed as there might have some last minute shows appearing in the eleventh hour.

Kindaichi Shouen no Jikenbo R: The young Kindaichi Hajime return to use his intellect sklls to solve the most bizarre of mysteries cases.

Break Blade: A re-editing of the six movies now complied into a TV series with new scenes.

Mekaku City Actors: Based on the Vocalnoid programs of the same name, it tells about a teen, Shitarou who encounter the Mekakushi Group during a robbery.

Brynhilder in the Darkness: Ryota could not forget his childhood friend who died in an accident. Years later, he met a girl, Neko who looked like his friend but she is actually a magic user who escaped from a secret research lab.

Fairy Tail: The continuation adventures of Natsu and the guild known as Fairy Tail.

Nanana's Buried Treasure: Juugo stayed in a High School Dorm on an artificial island. However his dorm is haunted by a female ghost named Nanana and she revealed about a treasure called Nanana's Collection hidden in the island itself...

Jojo's Bizzare Adventures-Stardust Crusaders: After two successful arcs of Jojo, we come to the most important story arc in the Jojo series-The introduction of Stands and the Joestar family's final confrontation against the undead vampire, Dio Brando.

Isshuukan Friends: Kaori keep losing her memories every Monday which make her a lonely person. Yuuki decided to make friends with her in order to break the spell...

Dragon Ball Kai-Majin Buu Saga: A recompilation of the final Dragon Ball Z arc with newly recorded dialogues, a more closer version adaptation from the manga and remastered scenes.

Haikyuu: Middle school student Hinata lose his first and final volleyball match against Kageyama who is an excellent player. When both of them are in the same high school, they enrolled in the same volleyball team and must learn how to work together for the upcoming high school competition...

Black Bullet: A deadly parasite named Gastera wiped out humanity, forcing humans to live in small territories and in fear every day. Two government agents, Rentarou and Enju with their special powers were ordered to prevent the destruction of Tokyo...

Mahouka Kouko no Rettousei: Shiba Tatsuya has no magic abilities but he is enrolled into the magic academy with his younger sister who is one of the most talented magician ever. Can Shiba survive every day with zero magic?

Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou: Usa finally got his own place to stay thanks to his parents' jobs transfer. However the place he is staying is full of strange people including Ritsu, a senior whom Usa has a crush on.

Kanojo Ga Flag Wa Oraretara: Souta is able to see "Flags" that determine a person's choice. He managed to enroll into a prestigious school and meet different girls every day.

Date A Live S2: Shido continued his misadventures to "date" different girls called Spirits who are responsible for causing Space Quakes around the world.

Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu Ka: A cute story about a cafe with the waitress dressing up like bunnies.

Captain Earth: From the people who give you Star Driver, come a story of Daiji who encounter a machine called Earth Engine and battled alien invaders from space.

No Game No Life: Sora and Shiro are two powerful online gamers who are well known in the online community. When both of them are transported to an another world where everything is settled though gaming? Can both of them survive the ordeal?

Fuun Ishin Dai Shogun: During the Edo era of Japan, foreign ships came to Japan to invade and influence the country. When a mysterious robot, Onigami wiped out the foreign ships, Japan remained as a samurai era country...

Kenzen Robo Daimidaler: Koichi battled the Penguin Empire by piloting the robot Daimidaler which it's power source come from Koichi's constant groping of girls...

Hitsugi no Chaika: Toru is a wandering soldier who encountered Chiaki who is a sorcerer and she carried a strange coffin where ever she goes...

Baby Steps: Ei is an excellent academic student for his whole life. When he met Natsu, a beautiful tennis player, he joined the team and his life change forever...

Magica Wars: Created from a project by Otaku Chigen 2.5 TV program, it tells about the different Mahou Shoujo from different towns and cities of Japan in a big battle...

Blade and Soul: Based on the popular Korean MMORPG of the same name.

Mangaka San to Assistant San: Alto is a mangaka with quirky habits which only his assistant Ashisu is able to help but with ridiculous results.

Akuma no Riddle: Ichinose is being targeted by 12 assassins in her class. However one of the assassins, Azuma started developing feelings for her...

Knights of Sidonia: An alien race called the Gauna has wiped everything in the solar system. Humans are forced into space colony-like ships like the Sidonia to survive. A young teen, Nagata was entrusted with a special mech named Tsugumori to protect the Sidonia.

Love Live S2: The continuing adventures of 9 high school girls who formed an Idol group and to compete to be the best in Japan.

Soul Eater Not: A spin off of the original Soul Eater series. Tsumugi is a halberd and a new student of the Death Weapon Meister Academy. There she learn not to fight but to get a new master.

Selected Infected Wixoss: Six girls are forced to play a game of life and death with their desires hang in the balance...

Futsu no Joshikosei ga Locodol Yatemita: Two high school girls became an overnight success in their town when they debuted as Idol singers.

Atelier Escha & Logy-Alchemists of the Dark Sky: Two Alchemists, Older Escha and young Logy decide to use their alchemy skills to help people everywhere.

Inugami San to Nekoyama San: Nekoyama Suzu is a timid girl who love dogs while Inugami Yachiyo love cats. When they met each other, both of them are attracted to each other...

Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushi: Nike is a princess who can summon rain and was forced into a marriage with a younger prince, Livius. They couldn't get along at first but slowly their relationship became an emotional bond.

Mushishi Zoku Shou: The second season of Mushishi-a man who is able to communicate with insects.

Sadon Desu: Koume and Sasuga joined the Tea ceremony club, thinking there will be snacks. However they got more than they bargained for...

Marvel Disk Wars-The Avengers: Loki trapped Iron Man, Captain America, Wasp, Hulk and Thor into special discs. It is up to Spiderman and a group of kids to save them and prevent Loki from taking over the world.

Seikou no Dragonar: Ash is a student of the Famed Ansarvian Dragonar Academy is unable to summon his own dragon despite having a dragon seal in his body. One day, he finally summon his dragon who happened to be in the shape of a young girl.

So these are the shows that are coming up from April 2014 onwards. I didn't include the kids shows like the latest season of Cardfight Vanguard, the new Yu-Gi-Oh Arc V, Hero Bank or Dragon Collection. I also did not include the Shoujo genre shows like Kinro no Corda: Blue Sky and Kamigami no Asobi in my list because I don't fall into that category.

Date A Live and Love Live is a confirm yes for my upcoming reviews. Marvel Disk Wars will be the first collaboration from Toei and Marvel since the Japanese Spider man of the 70s. The plot sounds silly but with Spider Man as one of the main characters, I am all right with that. Beside, who doesn't want to see a Japanese anime version of Spider man?

I am currently reading the manga of Haikyuu, Baby Steps and Seikou no Dragonar and so far, it is pretty good. So an anime version is a bonus for me. I heard quite a number of good things about Mahouka Kouko no Rettousei which is a more bad ass version of Mahou Senjou. Kanojo Ga Flag Wa Oraretara is like Noucome and Nakimo's love child with a premise about choosing your paths and the character design look similar to Nakimo. Break Blade, Captain Earth, Kenzen Robo Daimidaler and Knights of Sidonia which is supposed to be like Attack on Titans in Space also look promising.

What shows are you hyped for this Spring? Leave a comment and we will see you on April when the new shows commenced!