02 March 2015

Anime Picks - Spring 2015



The season of Spring 2015 is upon us and it is that time of the calendar again when we take a look at new Anime titles being released by fantabulous animation studios from Japan! Instead of presenting the entire list, we take a look at the top few titles that tickled our fancies and found their way inside our list of picks.

Image: Screenshot of AniChart Website (Spring 2015)


1. Denpa Kyoushi

Image Source: AniChart

Studio
A-1 Pictures

Summary
An anime adaptation of the manga which centers around Junichirou, a young man obssesed with manga, anime and games. He was a young genius who published papers in the journals Nature and Science when he was only 17. However, after graduating college, he became a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) absorbed in his anime blog. Unable to watch Kagami throw away his life, his sister Suzune gets him to work at the Ichou Academy she attends. The head of the school's board, Koyomi Hiiragi, assigns Kagami to his new life as a teacher.

(Source: ANN)

2. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works 2nd Season

Image Source: AniChart

Studio
ufotable

Summary
The 2nd season of ufotable's adaptation of the Unlimited Blade Works route of Fate/stay night.

Fuyuki City, a city surrounded by the ocean and the mountains becomes the setting for an age old ritual. To realize the mythical Holy Grail, which is said to grant any wish from its possessor, seven masters are given seven heroic spirits chosen by the Grail. These heroic spirits or servants are: Saber, Lancer, Archer, Rider, Caster, Assassin and Berserker. Each master will enter into a contract with their assigned servants and battle the other masters and servants to the death until only one pair remains…

This is the Holy Grail War.

(Source: AniChart / Crunchyroll)

3. Grisaia no Meikyuu

Image Source: AniChart

Studio
8bit

Summary
The Grisaia no Meikyuu visual novel is a collection of sequels for all of the game's heroines, and also includes a prequel story for the hero and dozens of short stories. The first episode will be a 60 minute special that will air at the end of march.

The anime revolves around Mihama Academy, a prison-like school built to preserve fruit that has fallen too far from its tree. It is home to five female students who each have their reasons for enrolling in the academy and live their life idly within the walls of Mihama. One day, Kazami Yuuji the institute’s first male student arrives and throws the orderly rhythm of Mihama off balance. Is Yuuji what the girls need to hold of their lives once more, or will the weight of their pasts prove too steep a wall to overcome? Or is his past even heavier than any of the others?

(Source: AniChart / Crunchyroll)

4. High School DxD BorN

Image Source: AniChart

Studio
TNK

Summary
The third season of High School DxD.

Issei Hyodo is your average perverted high school student whose one wish in life is to have his own harem, but he's got to be one of the unluckiest guys around. He goes on his first date with a girl only to get brutally attacked and killed when it turns out the girl is really a vicious fallen angel. To top it all off, he's later reincarnated as a devil by his gorgeous senpai who tells him that she is also a devil and now his master! One thing's for sure, his peaceful days are over. In a battle between devils and angels, who will win?

(Source: FUNimation)

5. Nisekoi 2

Image Source: AniChart

Studio
SHAFT

Summary
The second season of Nisekoi.

As a child, Raku Ichijo made a secret promise with his childhood sweetheart, keeping a pendant as a memento while his love took the key. He dreams of one day meeting his past love, but years later, reality smashes his hopes when Chitoge Kirisaki accidentally knees him in the face...

Though Raku's a normal high schooler, his family heads the notorious yakuza gang the Shuei-Gumi faction! And he's dragged into family affairs when he's forced into a relationship with Chitoge, the daughter of a rival gang's boss! Despite their constant spats, the two somehow fool everyone with their false relationship. Raku then discovers that Chitoge has a mysterious key from her past, which she can't remember...

Plus, two other girls appear with keys as well—Kosaki Onodera and Marika Tachibana! Caught in the midst of this love maelstrom, even more complications arise for Raku when his class decides on Romeo and Juliet as the class's play for the school festival. Can the two false lovebirds pull off the impossible and make the play a success?

(Source: Viz Media)

6. Re-Kan!

Image Source: AniChart

Studio
Studio Pierrot

Summary
An anime adaptation of the manga Re-Kan! has been announced. The manga centers around Hibiki Amami, a girl who can see ghosts and other supernatural phenomena in her surroundings. The stories follow her daily life with both her friends and the otherworldly.

(Source: ANN)

7. Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki

Image Source: AniChart

Studio
POLYGON PICTURES

Summary
The second season of Sidonia no Kishi.

It's been a thousand years since the Gauna, a strange alien race with no known method of communication, destroyed the solar system. A portion of humanity managed to escape using enormous "seed ships" like the Sidonia, which have allowed them to maintain the population while drifting through space. Nagate Tanikaze is a young man who has been raised deep in the bowels of the ship.

When he goes into training to pilot the huge robotic weapons known as Gardes, Nagate is entrusted with piloting the legendary unit known as Tsugumori. Nagate and his fellow pilots put their lives on the line against the Gauna, in the ultimate battle for the survival of humanity!

(Source: AniDB)

8. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku

Image Source: AniChart

Studio
Feel

Summary
The second season of Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.

This romantic comedy revolves around an antisocial high school student named Hikigaya Hachiman with a distorted view on life and no friends or girlfriend. When he see his classmates talking excitedly about living their adolescent lives, he mutters: "They're a bunch of liars." When he is asked about his future dreams, he responds: "Not working." A teacher gets Hachiman to join the 'Volunteer Service' club, which happens to have the school's prettiest girl: Yukinoshita Yukino.

(Source: ANN)

Round-up: [Anime Picks] Spring 2015

Image: Screenshot of AniChart Website (Spring 2015)

The season of Spring 2015 has a fair share of new Anime titles as well as sequels for popular series.

Did any of the Anime titles attract your attention or tickle your fancies?
If they did, add them into your watchlist!
Otherwise, head over to the AniChart website to see the complete list!

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