With the first quarter of the year nearly coming to a close, it sure has been quite a bumpy one. Moreover, with the current world situation can seem a bit bleak, despite that, life still continues, so those anime.
With that said, we here at Hobility have compiled a list of upcoming anime for the Spring. It should be noted, this is not a comprehensive list, but more of our personal selections. Lets begin, shall we.
Now, when I first heard that the Digimon franchise was being rebooted, especially, the original one, I was hesitant- I still am. Nevertheless, lets keep an open mind, as this series is definitely aimed towards a never generation. With Digimon’s latest movies hitting theaters soon, this is a nice tie-in.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045
Sci-Fi anime lovers rejoice for a new Ghost in the Shell anime will be hitting your screens very soon. The series contrast greatly from its predecessors as its entirely done using CG and will be streamed via Netflix. This however has led many fans react negatively. However, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is still directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed), in short, the series is still helmed by capable hands.
Shokugeki no Souma: Gou no Sara
There’s a foodie in all of us, whether its cooking, eating, instagraming, or all in the above; there’s no denying Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars) played a small part in that. Since the series first aired in April of 2015, the series has caught the attention of many, even Youtuber, Binging with Babish. Sadly though, season 5 seems to be the final season, and we’re completely okay with that. Shokugeki told a story with a beginning, middle, and end, so lets enjoy that last plate!
Side note: there’s no season 5 trailer as of yet, so here’s a trailer from season 4 instead… sorry
Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld 2nd Season
WOW! That is some title, it has both a colon (:) and a hyphen (-)… jokes aside, no anime list would be complete without an addition from Reki Kawahara’s creation, Sword Art Online. Say what you will about SAO, whether you love it or hate it, it sure has its following, a list of waifus, and copious amounts of merchandise. However, judging from customers we’ve talked to, the last season has been an improvement- though we suggest you’d judge it for yourself. The series is known for its over the top fight scenes, so there’s that at least.
No Guns Life 2nd Season
No Guns Life certainly falls into the Seinen genre. If you don’t know much about this genre, it’s one that specifically targets more adult viewers between the ages of 18 and 40. As such, the animes’ that fall into this genre tend to be more mature, with content that is usually on the more explicit side when it comes to gore, sex, and/or violence. Another very popular anime that falls into this category is Berserk. Given this, this anime may not be for everyone. Although not as dark or explicit, if you enjoyed Berserk and can stomach the first episode of Goblin Slayer , you’ll probably enjoy this series.
Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation
A combination of mechas, steampunk, magic, and a bevy of anime girls designed by Tite Kubo, what’s not to like. Shin Sakura Taisen story takes roughly a year after the events of the PS4 game. This does mean, for those who’ve played the game will have a much richer experience with the anime- though we personally think its not necessary. If anime girls piloting mechas is your sorta thing, this is show for you.
Castlevania Season 3
While not particularly an anime per se, but the animated series and franchise does have roots tying it to Japan. With an already two seasons preceding it, Adi Shankar‘s Castlevania certainly boast some stunning animation, visuals, fight choreography, but more importantly, a story that pays respects to the franchises’ characters and lore. Now if you’re a fan of the games, do yourself a favor and watch it.
Okay, if you’re still on the fence, Netflix does have a feature where you can switch the audio to Japanese. Hopefully, this’ll make it feel more anime-ish for you purist out there.
So, here’s but a small portion of our list. We’ll surely add on more as time goes. We implore you to give these titles a try and stick with us for more to come, yeah.