Summer 2016 Season Previews

Summer 2016 Anime Chart v2

Like last season, I’ll probably do some follow-up posts focusing on specific series, but for now…let’s do the obligatory run through all of the series in the coming season. I know how excited you all are, but if you’re too excited to read through everything, the summary is further down as always.

  • Fukigen na Mononokean – I mean…sure, if it’s a short.
  • Berserk – I get to use the excuse that I didn’t see the original series, right? I’ll just pass on this one…
  • Love Live Sunshine – Me? Watch this? I have no idea what you’re talking about!
  • Hatsukoi Monster – I’m not sure on this one. I might judge from the first episode.
  • B-Project: Kodou Ambitious – This seems sketchy. Can I just listen to the soundtrack when it’s done?
  • Tales of Zestiria the X – So, an anime adaptation of pretty much the only Tales game that I started and was unable to finish? Sign me up! I mean…everyone loves the Tales of the Abyss adaptation, right? Right?? (sigh…I feel like I’m obligated to watch this one)
  • Saiki Kusou no … Nan – Not even gonna attempt that character (I think it’s “psi”). This series looks quirky enough to watch, but I’ll pass on blogging about comedy.
  • Puzzles & Dragons Cross – Hahahahahahahaha no.
  • Show by Rock Short – Normally I would watch shorts, but I never saw the original series, so probably not.
  • Taboo Tattoo – Ehh…why not? Let’s try this one. I’m totally not being baited in by the mystery tag.
  • Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu – I have enough trouble watching series about fujoshi…why would a fudanshi be any better?
  • Prism Illya 3 – Nooooooope.
  • Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru – Seems generic enough to ignore.
  • Planetarian – Post-apocalypse world? Sounds fun…I can’t remember if this is one of the VNs people love or hate. Is this a trap?
  • Amanchu – meh…
  • 91 Days – More historical series? Well, I watched Joker Game, so I feel like I have to at least try this one.
  • Arslan Senki S2 – Oh yeah, I was gonna watch the first season of this series. Well, if I finish it in time, I might watch this second season, but it’s not looking likely.
  • Battery – Not sure about this one. I’ve never watched a baseball anime and I’m not a huge fan of the sport.
  • Time Travel Shoujo – …maybe…
  • Active Raid S2 – Nope.
  • Handa-kun – Probably going to be watching this one, but I doubt I’d cover it. I’ve been reading the Barakamon manga, which has been interesting, so this should be fun. I feel like high school days wouldn’t be as interesting, but I don’t mind trying it out to see if I’m proven wrong.
  • Shokugeki no Souma S2 – Yes!
  • ReLIFE – More yes!
  • D.Gray-man Hallow – This series feels like it happened so long ago that I forgot it…
  • Ozmafia – …what? Can I not?
  • Onara Gorou – No…just no. I already know what the comments on this show are going to be and I refuse to be part of it.
  • Servamp – Shoujo…vampires…uhhh
  • Qualidea Code – Seems dangerous, but I might try out the first episode.
  • Amaama to Inazuma – Not too sure about this one. Doesn’t look immediately interesting.
  • Nejimaki Seirei Senki – From first glance, it’s a pass, but I might try it out.
  • Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars – Can I skip on the mecha this season?
  • Ange Vierge – Card game adaptation? Naaahhhh…
  • Mob Psycho 100 – I’m cool with trying this one out. I doubt I’ll be able to cover it since I wasn’t able to cover One Punch Man, but watching should be fine…
  • Cheer Danshi – Nope.
  • New Game – I’ve read the manga for this series, so I’ll probably watch it.
  • Rewrite – It seems like I need VN knowledge to appreciate this one, so I’ll just be off on the side not watching…
  • Masou Gakuen HxH – Hahahahahahahahaha no.
  • Dangan Ronpa 3 – You know, I don’t really know about this one. On the one hand, half of the series is devotes to the characters from the first Dangan Ronpa, which I watched. But the second half is on Dangan Ronpa 2, which is a game that I didn’t play. So…maybe?
  • Orange – Meh…I’m curious.


General thoughts – A decent number of manga adaptations that I recognize this season, which makes things fun. I feel like there are a lot more “safe” series this season…where I know enough going in that I feel comfortable watching them. Sigh…I guess I need to take some risks and choose some unknowns, do I?

Probably covered – ReLIFE

Very likely to watch and might be covered – Tales of Zestiria the X, Taboo Tattoo, Planetarian, 91 Days, Orange

Might be watched, but probably won’t be covered – Time Travel Shoujo, Handa-kun, Shokugeki no Souma S2, Mob Psycho 100, New Game

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The following websites were used as sources of information to create the chart :
Anime News Network
Moon Phase
My Anime List


Free Space: Fancy Title Mark 2

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Let’s start this week’s random post with some random updates on Marth’s Totally Legit Site. Most of the updates I’ve done so far are functional changes that my life easier when I make new posts, but I found this cool new CSS template that I’m going to be adding to the site soon…I know how much you are looking forward to that!

Also, in case you’re not watching Big Order (which you’re probably not), this is still the greatest scene in anime this week.

Random Anime Episode of the Week

I was thinking of doing Sansha Sanyou this week, but I didn’t think this week’s episode was a strong episode for the series. Instead, I’ll just do a brief aside on Kuromukuro because I’ve almost given up on the series. This week’s episode gives us the conclusion for Yukina’s temper tantrum which boils down to “I didn’t say I wouldn’t go in the giant robot…I just wish you would treat me nicely when you make me do it.” Who thought this was a good idea? Granted, I’m sure that’s not Yukina’s only reason to reject piloting the giant robot, but I’m going to have side with Kennosuke on this one.

Random Music Discovery of the Week

I’m going to toss out a warning before you listen to this…be careful around 2:32. The video does a really random sound change that can be pretty loud and obnoxious. It’s something that I didn’t hear in the actual song, but I couldn’t really find much better versions on Youtube that weren’t blocked. Anyway, this is more of a plug of the band in general. I only found them because I heard they’re doing the opening song for ReLIFE and I wanted to check them out. Honestly, I think this is just solid JRock, which I feel is sometimes hard to find. Some of their other songs like “wasteland” do a really cool job of handling high tempos and I always appreciate listening to stuff like that. Definitely looking forward to what they do in the next season.

Spring 2016 Season Previews

Spring 2016 Anime Chart v3

One of these days, I’ll stop being so lazy and come up with a better way to do this post, but NOT TODAY! As always, the summary will be at the bottom for a TL;DR version, but I like to think that everyone who reads these posts reads the whole thing…helps me sleep at night.

  • Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows – This one is already out, and it’s actually pretty good. It’s only four episodes, each 7-minutes long, so it’s a very small time investment for a decent and simple story.
  • God Eater – Yeah, yeah…I’ll get a post for the final episode of this out at some point. Stop reminding me!
  • Mayoiga – Out of the block of shows that air on April 1, this is probably the one I’ll pick (or maybe I’m just playing a cruel April Fools’ Day joke). I’m usually a sucker for the utopia/dystopia concept, so that’s enough to get me curious (though I’m not sure if the utopia aspect even plays a role in the story other than luring the kids to the village).
  • Uchuu Patrol Luluco – If this is a short series, I might watch it. If not, I’m not entirely sure…doesn’t sound too alluring just from this description.
  • <bunch of sequels to series I haven’t watched, so I will not be watching the sequels>: Ushio to Tora Second Season, Kagewani: Shou, Jojo Season…something, Terra Formars Revenge
  • Gyakuten Saiban – I never got into the Phoenix Wright series, so I don’t have an immediate interest in this series. Put this one down as a maybe just because it’s a popular game series and I’m not against watching it if it’s a decent series of mysteries.
  • Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Second Season – Nope
  • Endride – As long as I’m not being dragged into another BL-heavy series >.>
  • Ragnastrike Angels – Oi, if I didn’t watch Busou Shinki, which was about small combat girls, what makes you think I’m going to watch a series about enlarged combat girls?
  • Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 – Oh yeah…I still haven’t finished the Gundam Unicorn movies…one of these days.
  • Boku no Hero Academia – I might end up covering this as the popular series of the season, but I remember dropping the manga for this because I didn’t find it too interesting…
  • Macross Delta and Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou both fall into the category of sequels for which I haven’t seen the first season.
  • Kuma Miko – What is with people and bears? I’ve just never been into bears…
  • Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – I feel like I’ve seen this scenario before somewhere…
  • 12-sai – Sounds like a short anime…if so, I’m fine with watching it.
  • Pan de Peace – Please no…seriously, are they just going to talk about bread?
  • Bakuon – Do motorcycles count as cars? Doesn’t look too interesting…
  • Seisen Cerberus: Ryouukoku no Fatalite – Sounds like a typical “boy sets out to defeat the demon lord” story…not sure what I’m supposed to be getting here.
  • Hundred – Pass
  • Joker Game – I’ll probably watch this out of curiosity, but I don’t know if I’ll cover it (I’m guessing it will be like Young Black Jack and no one else will be watching).
  • Sousei no Onmyouji – I’m reading the manga for this and it’s alright so far. I don’t usually like to cover adaptations of manga I’ve already read, but I might based on how many other shows I’m watching.
  • Bishoujo Yuugi Unit Crane Game Girls – …what? Just…no…
  • Onigiri – *facepalm*
  • Bungou Stray Dogs – How many times has this series been on these charts? This is the third time, right? Well, if it actually comes out this time, I’ll watch it >.>
  • Kuromukuro – Mecha? Sure, why not?
  • Unhappy – You know what’s a great idea? Getting a bunch of people with bad luck together! Surely, their bad luck will only cancel each other out…
  • Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta – Also pass. I read like the first five chapters of the manga and I really want nothing to do with it…
  • Koutetsujou no Kabaneri – I feel like I’ve seen this series compared to Shingeki no Kyojin (perhaps it was just a comparison of the technology they use). If so, I’m interested enough to watch it.
  • Shounen Maid – IT’S A TRAP!
  • Sakamoto desu ga? – I’ve read like a chapter of the manga for this series and I know it’s hugely popular. I’ll probably watch it just so I can read the comments of salty people online who say the manga is so much better…
  • Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge – Another possible short anime?
  • Kiznaiver – Ehh…what could go wrong? The premise reminds me of a Netflix series called Sense8, which I never got around to watching. Anyone else get that sense?
  • Hai-Furi – Nope
  • Flying Witch – Another series where I’ve read the manga. It started out okay, but just got boring…nothing really happens.
  • Big Order – I’ve had the manga sitting around in my queue for a while, but never got around to reading it. Might watch this just to see what the fuss is about…


General thoughts – Nothing really jumps out at me for this season. Most of the series I have listed as potentials are complete unknowns. It feels like there will be more potentials in this season than last season, so I’m going to be optimistic.

Probably covered – Mayoiga, Gundam Unicorn RE:0096

Very likely to watch and might be covered – Gyakuten Saiban, Joker Game, Sousei no Onmyouji, Bungou Stray Dogs, Kuromukuro, Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, Kiznaiver, Big Order

Might be watched, but probably won’t be covered – Boku no Hero Academia, Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, Sakamoto desu ga


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The following websites were used as sources of information to create the chart :
Anime News Network
Moon Phase
My Anime List


Winter 2016 Season Previews

Winter 2015/2016 Anime Chart v2

First anime of the new year approaches. As usual, the summary is below if you don’t care about individual shows. Also, if you have any suggestions for how I could make these better, let me know.

  • God Eater – I might as well finish this up.
  • Prince of Stride: Alternative – Pass
  • Sushi Police – This series title is way too ridiculous…Count me in. I’m guessing it’s a short series, though.
  • Boku daki ga Inai Machi – Time travel is always fun, right? I don’t mind checking this series out.
  • Ojisan to Marshmallow – I might watch this if it’s a short series.
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 – I don’t really know much about this franchise, but I usually jump in on game adaptations, so I’ll take a look.
  • Ansatsu Kyoushitsu S2 (Assassination Classroom) – I never actually finished the first season, so I’ll pass on this.
  • Divine Gate – It looks like the first episode for this series is going to be screened early, so I might pick it up. I’ve seen the preview and it doesn’t look fluffy, so it might be interesting.
  • Sekkou Boys – This series looks like it could be hit-or-miss. I’ll try it, but I doubt there will be much to say about it.
  • Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – Josei feels like a genre I should avoid, so I will probably wait for general opinions on the show from others before I test it.
  • Luck and Logic – So based on what I’ve seen, I don’t really have high hopes for it, but I will likely watch it just to see how much logic actually exists.
  • Durarara – One of these days, I’ll catch up on this series…for now, pass.
  • Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo – I’ve seen a premise like this go well, but I’m not sure this will be the same for some reason. I don’t think this one is likely.
  • Ajin – This one could work. Who’s with me?
  • Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm – Uhh…this seems dangerous. Another one where I’ll wait on general opinion before judging.
  • Fairy Tail Zero – Another series that I’ve never watched…pass.
  • Musaigen no Phantom World – Pass on this one.
  • Dagashi Kashi – The manga for this series wasn’t really that interesting for me, so I don’t know how this will go.
  • Gate S2 – Well, I did the first half, so I should probably finish it up.
  • Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R – Hahahahahahaha no.
  • Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hakkei – *gets drawn in by the mecha tag*
  • Dimension W – I’ve seen previews for this series and still have no idea what’s going. They don’t look that bad, though, so I’ll probably try it out.
  • Norn9: Norun + Nonetto – I’ll pass on the reverse harem…those never turn out well.
  • Hai to Gensou no Grimgar – Game world? Sure, I’ve been reading a lot of manga in this setting, so why not?
  • Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage – Probably not going to watch this one…looks strange.
  • Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desu Kara – Maybe if it’s a short series…this doesn’t look interesting enough to entertain me for a full-length series.
  • Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu – Pass on this.
  • Oshiete! Galko-chan – Definitely won’t be covered because it’s a slice of life.
  • Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut – I should probably skip the harem tag.
  • HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru – Another one for the maybe column. I have a limit on slice of life in a season.
  • Nijiro Days – Nope.
  • Ooyasan wa Shishunki – I was actually planning to read the manga for this series, so this works out for me.
  • Bungou Stray Dogs – Sure, why not?


General thoughts – As usual, a lot of question marks for me. I feel like I have a decent spread of series to watch in the coming season, so I’m looking forward to it. I dunno whether it’s just this particular chart, but I see surprisingly few harem tags. Might be interesting!

Remnants from past seasons – Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, God Eater

Probably covered – Boku daki ga Inai Machi, Gate S2

Might be covered and probably going to watch – Phantasy Star Online 2, Divine Gate, Luck and Logic, Ajin, Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hakkei, Dimension W, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, Bungou Stray Dogs

Might watch/follow but very unlikely to cover – Sushi Police, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo, Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm, HaruChika, Ooyasan wa Shishunki




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The following websites were used as sources of information to create the chart :
Anime News Network
Moon Phase
My Anime List


Fall 2015 Season Previews

Fall 2015 Anime Chart v2

Summary below

  • Lance N’ Masques – Doesn’t look too interesting to me…plus, the quotation mark just looks like it would cause me trouble when typing the title.
  • Young Black Jack – I’m not really familiar with the original Black Jack series, but I might watch this without covering it because it sounds like an interesting premise.
  • Hacka Doll the Animation – Nope
  • Kagewani – This is another series I will likely have to test out…it sounds like it could be interesting to watch, but I’d say it depends on the level of suspense. Also, the premise doesn’t heavily suggest “mystery” to me despite the genre tag.
  • Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo R – I’m actually curious whether this is the type of series where you can jump in without watching previous seasons…I might actually try it.
  • Shingeki! Kyojin CHuugakkou – I have a really bad feeling about this…
  • Haikyuu 2nd Season – Wasn’t interested in the first season, so I’m not really interested in this season either.
  • Gakusen Toshi Asterisk – I’m assuming this is a generic romcom…likely a pass.
  • Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans – Gundam hype! Hopefully this will be more fun than AGE or Reconguista were…
  • Ame-iro Cocoa S2 – Another sequel that I will pass.
  • Teekyuu Sixth Season – This has six seasons O.o? Might as well keep watching, right?
  • Yuru Yuri S3 – Even if I watch this, it’s definitely not getting covered.
  • Hidan no Aria AA – I’ve read the manga form of this and I don’t really think it will be too interesting.
  • Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note – Sigh…mystery tag is there, so I might give it a try. I really have no idea what to expect, though. It looks like this is going to be a short series, though, so probably not going to get covered.
  • Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets Sareta Ken – Title is way too long to watch this series, right??
  • Fushigi na Somera-chan – Looks like a potential short anime…maybe I’ll watch it if so.
  • Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru – More mysteries? Well, I have to try it out if that’s the case, right?
  • Tai-Madou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai – I think I read the first 3-5 chapters of the manga for this series a while back…can barely remember what happens. I’ll probably try to watch it and test it out, I guess.
  • Monster Strike – Unlikely, but I’ll watch the first episode to judge.
  • Anitore! EX – This one looks like a short anime as well…probably will watch because shorts have such low time commitment.
  • Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider – The premise sounds pretty strange, but I’ll check it out.
  • Cardfight!! Vanguard – Pass
  • K: Return of Kings – Also pass
  • Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan – Another series that sounds like a candidate for a short anime…if so, it could be interesting to watch
  • One Punch Man – I’m actually looking forward to watching this after having read the manga. That being said, it’s very heavily comedy and action without too much story (in my opinion), so I don’t foresee myself covering it.
  • Valkyrie Drive Mermaid – This really doesn’t sound like fun…
  • Koukou Hoshi Kageki – I’ll check it out as a music-based anime, but I doubt I’ll cover it because of the slice of life tag.
  • Noragami Aragoto – Well, I watched the first season, I guess…might as well
  • Heavy Object – This one might be interesting as a mecha series…I’ll definitely check it out.
  • Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry – I’ve some of the manga for this one as well…I’m really not that interested.
  • Owari no Seraph S2 – Might as well keep it up, right?
  • Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?? – I actually was getting pretty bored with this series near the end of the first season, so I don’t even know if I want to watch the second one…
  • Owarimonogatari – If I ever get around to catching up with the Monogatari seasons I’ve missed…
  • Komori-san wa kotowarenai – I’ve read the manga for this series and it’s actually pretty fun. I’ll likely watch it, but there’s not enough material to cover it.
  • Comet Lucifer – Just from the summary, this one is probably a “maybe”.
  • World Trigger S2 – I actually had a lot of fun with the first season of World Trigger, so I’ll keep watching.
  • Dance with Devils – Pass on the reverse harem


General thoughts – Surprisingly, there’s a decent amount of mystery tags in this season. This tag tends to be very misleading, but it makes me a bit more hopeful going into the season. I’m also really looking forward to the new Gundam series…should be fun.

Probably covered – Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans, Owari no Seraph S2

Might be covered and probably going to watch – Kagewani, Young Black Jack, Sakurako-san no Ashomito, Subete ga F ni Naru, Noragami Aragoto, Heavy Object, Comet Lucifer

Might watch/follow but very unlikely to cover – Tai-Madou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai, Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note, One Punch Man, Koukou Hoshi Kageki, Komori-san wa Kotowarenai, World Trigger S2




Chart created by Zana at
The following websites were used as sources of information to create the chart :
Anime News Network
Moon Phase
My Anime List


Summer 2015 Season Previews

Summer 2015 Anime Chart v3

Scroll down for summary.

  • Okusama ga Seito Kaichou – probably passing on this one just based on the premise
  • Gangsta – I was never really into the “mafia” concept, so I’m probably going to pass on this one too.
  • Chaos Dragon – It doesn’t look like much, but I’m willing to give it a shot.
  • Aquarion Logos – I’ve never gotten into the Aquarion series, so I don’t think I should jump in now.
  • Ranpo Kitan – This show seems to have some mystery elements (investigating a series of murders), so I’ll give it a try, but I’m a bit worried by the horror tag and lack of mystery tag.
  • Danchigai – This just sounds boring…
  • Aoharu x Kikanjuu – Probably pass just based on concept.
  • Joukamachi no Dandelion – Willing to give this one a shot because of the premise, but I’m not hopeful because of the tag combination.
  • Hetalia – I’ve tried the Hetalia series before…it didn’t work out. I think I’m just too geographically challenged to find it funny.
  • Ushio to Tora – Might give it a try, but I’m not too hopeful
  • Monochrome S2 – Her voice was way too annoying the first time…I don’t think I can do it again.
  • Wakaba Girl – Cute girls doing cute things, I’m assuming? Pass for now.
  • Gate – I wasn’t a huge fan of the manga, but I guess I’m willing to give it a try.
  • Classroom Crisis – Maybe…
  • Symphogear…again – pass
  • Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai – This one goes on the maybe pile.
  • Durarara x2 – Some day, I might actually watch start watching this series…
  • Charlotte – At best, this is a watch-only. I think I’ve skipped the past two PA Works series, so maybe it’s time to give one a try.
  • Working S3 – Probably going to watch this, but unlikely to cover.
  • Kurayami Santa – Unlikely.
  • Gatchaman Crowds S2 – Just because of how crazy the first season was, I’m interested enough to watch…but I’m also hesitant to cover it.
  • Rokka no Yuusha – Another one I’m willing to try.
  • Venus Project – pass
  • Wakako-Zake – This one feels like a short anime. If so, I might watch it…
  • God Eater – I never got into the video game, but I’m willing to give it a try. I tend to watch game adaptations anyway, right?
  • Akagami no Shirayuki-hime – pass
  • Teekyuu S5 – …and I’m still watching this…
  • Million Doll – I’ve seen the manga for this one around a lot and I’ve never read it because the premise has seemed strange. I might give it a shot, but I’m guessing it will turn out like Isuca.
  • Jitsu wa Watashi wa – More vampires? *facepalm*
  • Non Non Biyori S2 – never watched the first season…
  • Sore ga Seiyuu – Might watch this for insight in the VA industry, but unlikely to cover.
  • Overlord – Trapped in game? Let’s try it, I guess…
  • Monster Musume – pass
  • Bikini Warriors – You’re joking, right? This is actually a premise? I can already see the blog posts going “this is actually a pretty wholesome anime if you look past it”……….
  • Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan – pass
  • Himouto Umaru-chan – Likely going to watch this one because I actually read the manga, but there’s not enough going on to cover it.
  • Gakkou Gurashi – I’m trying to decide whether I’m going to let myself get baited in by zombies…..
  • Kangoku Gakuen (Prison School) – This manga is super popular, but it’s always been a bit much for me…more than likely not.


General thoughts – it looks like slice of life is the name of the game for the summer season. That makes things pretty boring for me…

Probably covered – Ranpo Kitan, God Eater

Might be covered and probably going to watch – Gatchaman S2, Ushio to Tora, Overlord, Gate, Chaos Dragon, Rokka no Yuusha

Might watch/follow but very unlikely to cover – Million Doll, Sore ga Seiyuu, Gakkou Gurashi, Working S3, Shimoneta, Classroom Crisis, Joukamachi no Dandelion, Charlotte



Chart created by Zana at
The following websites were used as sources of information to create the chart :
Anime News Network
Moon Phase
My Anime List


Spring 2015 Season Previews


As usual, summary at the bottom for the lazy.

  • Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku – Why did I watch the first season of this again? Probably going to pass on this.
  • Re-Kan – I honestly have no idea. I’ll give the first episode a try and see what happens.
  • Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka? – I proofread the first 20-ish chapters of the manga, so I don’t have much choice but to watch this one.
  • Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – I read quite a decent piece of the manga for this one…not really that interesting. Even with the big dramatic thing that happens to Nagato, I lost interest.
  • Vampire Holmes – Must…resist urge…to watch…Holmes adaptation…
  • Shokugeki no Souma – Probably going to watch this one because I actually think it’s funny, but likely won’t cover because there really isn’t much to say about it and I’m already following the manga.
  • Denpa Kyoushi – Another show with a manga that I read, but I lost interest after a while, so unlikely to cover.
  • Owari no Seraph – I’ve read a few chapters of the manga for this one and it doesn’t seem bad. I’m willing to give the anime a shot.
  • High School DxD BorN – Nope…haven’t even watched the first two seasons of this one.
  • Gunslinger Stratos – I haven’t played the game, but I often watch game adaptations, so I’ll probably give this one a try.
  • Fate/Stay Night UBW S2 – Sure, why not?
  • Plastic Memories – Willing to give this one a shot. I know practically nothing about it going in.
  • Kekkai Sensen – Aren’t there a little too many vampire shows? This one goes in the maybe category, I guess.
  • Ame-iro Cocoa – Very unlikely. Looks like standard slice of life, which isn’t really my thing.
  • Hello! Kin-iro Mosiac – Probably watched just because I watched the first season.
  • Hibike! Euphonium – While I was in band in high school, euphonium is kinda pushing it, don’t you think?
  • Triage X – Nope.
  • Houkago no Pleiades – Also nope.
  • Etotama – What is this premise? For those who aren’t aware, the cat is not part of the Chinese zodiac because it was tricked by the rat into not participating. Even though it’s tempting, this show falls into the “probably not” category.
  • Nisekoi S2 – RUN!
  • Grisaia no Meikyuu/Grisaia no Rakuen – If I watch the first season any time before this finishes airing, then maybe.
  • Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo – While I did read quite a few chapters of the manga, I couldn’t see how they could keep this story interesting, so I dropped it. The same will likely happen with the anime.
  • Digimon Adventure tri – Very tempting…


Seriously, what’s with all of the vampire shows in this season? I’m going to be very apprehensive going in. Sigh…I need more mystery shows in my life.

Probably covered: Fate/Stay Night UBW S2, Owari no Seraph

Might be covered and probably going to watch – Plastic Memories, Kekkai Sensen, Vampire Holmes, Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka?, Gunslinger Stratos

Might watch/follow but very unlikely to cover – Shokugeki no Souma, Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo, Hello! Kin-iro Mosaic, Denpa Kyoushi, Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu, Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku, Re-Kan, Hibike! Euphonium, Nisekoi S2

Not interested – Houkago no Pleiades, Ame-iro Cocoa, Triage X


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Winter 2015 Season Previews


Doing it once again…show-by-show up next and summary at the bottom.

  • Absolute Duo – I read a bit of the manga for this one. Pretty standard stuff…nothing really stood out. I get an exemption from shield-related heroes because I watched the Captain America movies, right?
  • Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei Bu Love – This scares me at a very deep level.
  • Miritari – This one looks like it will be a short one, so I might watch a bit.
  • Juuou Mujin no Fafnir – Where have I seen this story before? Haven’t I already watched this?
  • Tokyo Ghoul S2 – Maybe…just…maybe. It’s possible I watch this just because I saw the first season, but I probably won’t cover it unless I don’t have enough shows.
  • Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata – Someone actually asked me to proofread the manga for this show, but I ended up refusing. I’ve been meaning to read it just to see what kind of series it is, but I never really had the chance. It looks dangerous, but I might give it a shot just to see what I missed out on proofreading?
  • Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls – pass
  • Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom) – I’ve read a lot of the manga for this one (not fully caught up, though). I think it’s pretty interesting, but it’s a lot of comedy, so I don’t think there’s a lot of content for posts.
  • Rolling Girls – I don’t really have any information about this one, so I’ll stick it in the “maybe” column.
  • Aldnoah.Zero 2 – This should be funny. I’ve seen a lot of outrage because it’s possible no one actually died, so I think it’ll be fun to see how it turns out.
  • Junketsu no Maria – Might be willing to give it a shot, but it doesn’t seem super interesting. Plus, historical shows are pretty hit-or-miss for me.
  • Seiken Tsukai no World Break – Another familiar show…probably safest to keep away.
  • Isuca – I might try this one…been doing pretty well at keeping away from the manga.
  • Kantai Collection – Is it wrong for me to be curious about this? I see pictures about this everywhere…
  • Shinmai Maou no Testament – pass
  • Yoru no Yatterman – I don’t think I’ll approach this one on my own. Someone would have to make a case for the show for me to give it a shot.
  • Koufuku Graffiti – Seems like the kind of show I should just watch, not cover.


A lot of sequels in this season, similar to last season. Unfortunately, there are a lot that I haven’t watched yet this time. Honestly, this season doesn’t look all too interesting for someone like me. Anyway, I’ll be judging a lot from first impressions this time…not many of these shows are going to make it into the “probably covered” category. Durarara S2 is another one that I didn’t mention above because I only read the manga for it, so I haven’t decided whether that’s enough for me to watch the next season. Definitely going to need a lot of help for this one.

Probably covered: Aldnoah.Zero S2

Might be covered and probably going to watch – Tokyo Ghoul S2, Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Rolling Girls, Isuca, Kantai Collection, (Absolute Duo, Juuou Mujin no Fafnir, Seiken Tsukai no World Break) – choose one

Might watch/follow but very unlikely to cover – Junketsu no Maria, Koufuku Graffiti

Not interested – Shinmai Maou no Testament, Yoru no Yatterman


Fall 2014 Season Previews


Same as always, skipping stuff I don’t want to consider and tl;dr summary at the bottom.

  • Terra Formars – I’m really on the fence about this one. Alien invaders are usually fine, but alien cockroach invaders? Uhh…
  • Denkigai no Honya-san – I don’t see much more than standard rom-com here, so it’s very unlikely that this show gets touched.
  • Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken – Similar to previous. I’ll likely choose one of them to watch on my own time.
  • Amagi Brilliant Park – This is the Kyoto Animation show, right? Probably going to judge from the first couple of episodes.
  • Gundam: G no Reconguista – Here’s hoping this isn’t another Gundam AGE. Who’s with me?
  • Selector spread WIXOSS – First season was a bit underwhelming, so I doubt I’ll cover this. It’s likely I’ll watch it myself, though, to see where the story goes.
  • Log Horizon S2 – Curry??
  • Madan no Ou to Vanadis – This look dangerous…
  • Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete – Doesn’t seem too interesting.
  • Fate/stay Night UBW – Do I really want to do this? I already know who the culprit is…
  • Cross Ange – Hmm…mecha and dragons…it wouldn’t hurt to watch the first few episodes, right?
  • World Trigger – I read some of the manga for this one and think it’s pretty interesting. It tends to keep the mood light about a fairly apocalyptic subject, so I’m curious how it will be adapted.
  • Nanatsu no Taizai – I’ve seen the manga form of this series around a lot, but I’ve never actually read it. It seems fairly hyped, so I might just see what all the fuss is about…
  • Grisaia no Kajitsu – I’ve heard about the visual novel form of this and read descriptions…it seems like this series is an elaborate trap set for me. It’s enticing.
  • Sora no Method – It doesn’t really look like much is going on here…
  • Ai Tenchi Muyo – Is this supposed to be a reboot of the Tenchi Muyo series? I watched a couple of episodes when I was young, but I was never really into it.
  • Shingeki no Bahamut GENESIS – Wait…isn’t Rage of Bahamut a mobile TCG? Well, I’ve never played the game, so it’s unlikely that this series will be too interesting for me.
  • Orenchi no Furo Jijou – A…merman? I don’t think so.
  • Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de – Moving on…
  • Akatsuki no Yona – Historical romance…do I dare? (Likely no)
  • Trinity Seven – I read the manga for this series, so…pass?
  • Gundam Build Fighters Try – This series looks like it’s separate from the first season. It’s highly likely that story is highly diluted in comparison…
  • HisCoool! SeHa Girl – This premise seems familiar… also, since when was Sega important enough to get its own anthropomorphic cast?
  • Hitsugi no Chaika S2 – Well, I guess I’m committed, right? I need to make sure that guy’s alive…
  • Kiseijuu – Another manga that I’ve seen around a lot but haven’t read. Same deal as before…I’ll probably watch a bit to see what’s up.
  • SHIROBAKO – Standard PA Works?
  • Psycho-Pass S2 – While I’m glad to see another season, I’m disappointed by the fact that Urobuchi isn’t writing the story.
  • Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu – What is this synopsis? I don’t even know how to react…


A lot of safe picks here. It looks like I’ll be judging a lot from first impressions. I don’t have as much background with this season as I did with the last couple of seasons…

Probably covered: Log Horizon S2, Psycho Pass S2, Gundam: G no Reconguista, Hitsugi no Chaika S2

Might be covered and probably going to watch – Fate/Stay Night, Cross Ange, Nanatsu no Taizai, Kiseijuu, Trinity Seven, Amagi Brilliant Park

Might watch/follow but very unlikely to cover – Grisaia no Kajitsu, Gundam Build Fighters Try, selector spread WIXOSS, Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete, Madan no Ou Vanadis

Not interested – Shingeki no Bahamut GENESIS, Orenchi no Furo Jijou, HisCoool! SeHa Girl, anything else not on in one of the other buckets


Summer 2014 Season Previews


Skipping shows that don’t require mention and tl;dr summary at the bottom. Same old stuff.

  • Bakumatsu Rock: Not sure what this is, but it looks boring.
  • Glasslip: Looks very slice-of-life, so probably not much going to be happening. Highly doubt I’ll watch it and it definitely won’t be covered.
  • Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen: One of the mecha shows for next season. I think I missed a lot of them this season because I didn’t find their first episodes too interesting, but I’ll give this one an honest shot. This is a potential candidate to be covered.
  • Tokyo Ghoul: This looks like it might be interesting. If they go too far into the gruesome with the horror, I might duck out, but I’m willing to try. If it’s interesting enough, I’ll probably cover this.
  • Rail Wars: Uhh…what is this?
  • Sword Art Online II: I think I can handle this. Who’s with me?
  • Aldnoah.Zero: Well, I was disappointed with the last Gen Urobuchi (Gargantia), so I’m entering this one with some hopes and dreams. Sawano Hiroyuki is doing the soundtrack (composer for Guilty Crown and Shingeki no Kyojin), so that helps. At the very least, it will sound good, right?
  • Akame ga Kill: I read the manga for this one and it seemed interesting. I’ll probably cover this if my knowledge of the manga doesn’t interfere too much with enjoyment.
  • Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun: I actually read some of the manga for this one and I found it kinda funny when I started. I stopped reading because it has been kinda tapering, but I’ll probably watch this to see what’s up. Definitely not going to be covered though.
  • DRAMAtical Murder: I know I like mystery shows, but I think I’ll pass on the show based off of a BL game.
  • Jinsei: Uhh…willing to watch the first episode to check it out. Probably not covered. It looks like standard romcom to me.
  • Hanayamata: This is another maybe.
  • Himegoto: Pass.
  • Hamatora S2: I wasn’t a huge fan of the first season, but the cliffhanger at the end has me curious…this is a tough decision.
  • Ao Haru Ride: Shoujo romance…likely not happening
  • Momo Kyun Sword: Please no.
  • Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei: Please dear god no.
  • Yama no Susume S2: I actually thought this show was pretty refreshing. It’s a short anime, though, so just going to be watching it on my own time.
  • Persona 4 the Golden Animation: How is this supposed to be different from the original series? Just adding a new character? So…an extra arc? This confuses me.
  • Zankyou no Terror: Looks promising. Will be giving it a try.
  • Psycho Pass: Only a remake…give season 2 please.
  • Rokujyouma no Shinryakusha: See “Jinsei”.
  • Tokyo ESP: I’ve actually read the manga for this one, but I can’t seem to remember what happens. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
  • Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance: See “Jinsei”. It’s very likely I’m just going to pick one of these and forget the rest.


Probably covered: Tokyo Ghouls, Sword Art Online II, Aldnoah.Zero, Zankyou no Terror, Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen

Might be covered and probably going to watch – Akame ga Kill, Hamatora S2, Tokyo ESP, Jinsei/Rokujyouma no Shinryakusha/Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance (probably one of these three)

Might watch/follow but very unlikely to cover – Glasslip, Rail Wars, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Hanayamata, Yama no Susume S2, Persona 4 the Golden Animation (depends on what’s different)

Not interested – Bakumatsu Rock, DRAMAtical Murder, Ao Haru Ride, Momo Kyun Sword, Prism Illya S2, Psycho Pass, anything on the chart not mentioned