Hello my fellow anime fans, the Spring anime season is here! Along with all the blooming flowers and baby animals popping up, I've put together a list of the Top 10 anime I think you guys should check out. Now I know we all have difference tastes and genres we hold dear, so I'm going to try and be flexible by picking at least one anime from each genre - sorry in advance if I don't get your genre in, I did say "try".
[In no particular order]
Genre: Mystery • Drama
Summary: A shady bus carrying 30 young men and woman is travelling to a village called Nanakimura. The village is rumored to be like a utopia, were you can live free of worldly obstacles. What will happen when these 30 individuals get to the village? Will things be as they say, or will they slowly fall apart?
Thoughts about the first episode: I thought it was a good first episode. It's a little overwhelming, since they introduce so many character to us viewers at once, but I still enjoyed it a lot. It left enough mystery to make me wanna click on the next episode, and I'll be watching the second episode tonight actually. I'm Pretty excited to find out what happens. If you like mystery and good character build up, check this one out - you won't wanna miss one episode.l things be as they say, or will they slowly fall apart?
8. Bungou Stray Dogs
Genre: Supernatural • Seinen • Mystery • Comedy
Summary: Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage with nothing but the clothes on his back. While standing by the river trying to think of a way to get food, he saves a young man from drowning. He later discovers that the man, Dazai Osamu, is a member of a special agency who hires supernatural humans.
Thoughts about the first episode: I really enjoyed it, I couldn't stop laughing at some points. The characters are easily loveable and the art is a little different, but it's a good different, it kind of reminds me of Tokyo Ghoul at points. Only problem I had were with the flashbacks, it was to much for my taste. I felt they wasted time that could've shown us more of the character's personality or lives. I already picked out favorites, so I'm feeling like this one's a keeper.
7. Sousei no Onmyouji
Genre: Action • Shounen • Fantasy
Summary: Rokuro is from a family of exorcists, but he'd rather be doing anything else! He's forced to own up to his own potential when new arrival Benio stirs his competitive spirit. But their rivalry gets a twist when they earn the title of "Twin Star Exorcists" - two supreme fighters fated to marry and birth the ultimate spiritual warrior.
Why I'll Be Checking This Show Out: I have not seen an episode yet, so I can not give much on what I think about the series. But you can bet I will be checking it out, I'm a big shounen fan and the trailer was very interesting and the art is nice. The characters seem pretty fascinating and studio has a good list of popular anime, which I've seen most of. So let's give this series a chance together yeah?
6. Shounen Maid
Genre: Slice Of Life • Comedy
Summary: Chihiro is left all alone after the passing of his mother. As he wonders what he will do now, his uncle shows up to take care of him - or is it the other way around?
Thoughts about the first episode: I love the "Slice of Life" genre; these shows always tell such beautiful stories. I know some can start off slow and boring, but I promise you, this one is great right from start. It kind of pulls at the heartstrings a little bit and the characters are so cute! Plus there's is a little boy wearing a maid uniform; it's not an anime if a male character doesn't put on a dress at some point. Anyway, If you're looking for a cute, funny anime to just sit down and watch, you've found it.
Genre: Sci-Fi • Thriller • Drama
Summary: Katsuhira Agata is young teen who feels little or no pain at all. One day after school his classmate, Noriko Sonosaki, tells him that he's been selected to be a Kiznaiver, along with some other classmates. The Kizuna System allows those who have been connected to share their wounds with each other. What will happen to Katsuhira and his friends lives after they're connected.
Thoughts about the first episode: Since you can kind of classify this series as a mystery, I'll try not to give anything away. Bearing that in mind, the first episode was pretty good, the character's personalities are a little bland but I'm sure they'll develop more over the season. The same studio who made Kill la Kill produced this series, so I'll go out on a limb and say it's going to be great.
4. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Genre: Horror • Drama • Fantasy
Summary: The "steampunk survival action" story takes place on the island country Hinomoto, where humans hide themselves in fortresses called stations against the threat of zombie-like beings with steel hearts known as "Kabane." Only armored locomotives known as "Hayajiro" go between the stations.
Why I'll Be Checking This Show Out: Again I have not seen a episode yet. But I have only seen and heard good things about this and it only has two episodes out, so it has to good, right? If you like steampunk, Attack on Titans and crying, then you're going to love this anime. And from what I've read about the story, you guys won't get bored with this one, so give it a shot, okay?
3. High School Fleet
Genre: School • Military • Action
Summary: The Blue Mermaids take on the task of making the seas safe. Because of a shift in tectonic plates around 100 years ago, most of Japan was submerged under water. After the submergence, many marine jobs opened up and that's how The Blue Mermaids were made.
Thoughts about the first episode: I not a big "Military" genre fan, like I usually avoid these like the plague. However, I gave this one a small chance, and I have to say, I don't regret it. The first episode gave me enough action to keep watching, plus it's cute little girls operating ships! What's more entertaining than that? Nothing I tell you. This kind of reminds me of Girls and Panzer and Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, so if you like those two, you'll love this one.
2. Kuma Miko
Genre: Comedy • Seisen
Summary: Machi is middle schooler who serves as a shrine maiden at a Shinto shrine and takes care of a talking bear called Natsu? The anime follows the story of Machi, who tries to juggle taking care of her furry friend and going to school in the city.
Thoughts about the first episode: This is the cutest anime ever! It has a talking bear for crying out loud. It's also very funny; nothing's better than watching a bear tell a little girl she's not ready for the big city, and actually being right. You guys have got to check it out, even if you don't do anything else today.
1. Flying Witch
Genre: Slice of Life • Comedy • Supernatural
Summary: Makoto Kowata is a young teen who leaves her home town to go live with relatives in Aomori. Makoto is new to being witch, all she can do is fly through the sky. While living in Aomori, she and her two cousins train and try to make the best out of their days together.
Why I'll Be Checking This Show Out: I haven't checked out an episode yet, and I don't even have a good reason. Since I haven't seen an episode I can't elaborate on how much love the show, but I can say that its not bad. One of my friends and my sister both checked it out and are already in love - they both have great taste, don't worry.
Well this is what I'll be watching this season, let me know what's on your list by commenting below! Thanks for checking out my list and follow for more articles, I promise they'll be great!
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[Sources for summary: ANN and MAL]