April 2015 New Anime Guide

Loads of series ended this week, some of them have announced their second seasons, while some are still waiting for their next buyer lining up for the release of Blu-ray before making up their mind. No matter how, there is a fruitful season waiting for us. We have some really expected new sequels like the second season of Nisekoi, Fate/stay night and Hamachi, third season of High School DxD and of course new series like the next big hit from Kyoto Animation Hibike! Euphonium. We have lots to expect.

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku / やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 3, 2015

Hikigaya Hachiman is a high school boy with twisted character. He prefers to go against the trend and refuses to make friends with anybody. In order to get Hachiman back the right track, his school teacher Hiratsuka Shizuka forces him to enter ‘Public Service Club’. There he meets other problematic students.

Re-Kan!

Re-Kan! / レーカン!

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 3, 2015

The story centers around Hibiki Amami, a girl who can see ghosts and other supernatural phenomena in her surroundings. The story follows her daily life with both her friends and the otherworldly.

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid / 魔法少女リリカルなのはViVid

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 3, 2015

Set 4 years after StrikerS, Nanoha finally has time to get off her feet, now explore the Nanoha world in Vivio Takamichi’s shoes and her device, Sacred Heart.

Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka?

Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka? / ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 4, 2015

Commonly known as the “Dungeon,” the city of Orario possesses a huge labyrinth in the underground. Its strange name attracts excitement, illusions of honor, and hopes of romance with a pretty girl. In this city of dreams and desires, new adventurer Bell Cranel has his fateful encounter with the tiny Goddess Hestia. Thus begins the story of a boy striving to become the best adventurer and a lonely goddess searching for followers both hoping to reach their goals and perhaps have some romance in the side.

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu / 長門有希ちゃんの消失

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 4, 2015

Nagato Yuki, the shy president of the literature club, has never been very sure of herself around other people. But around Kyon, the only boy in the tiny, three-person club, Yuki finds herself faltering even more than usual. For Kyon, and for her precious club, Yuki must find her confidence and let her true personality shine!

Vampire Holmes

Vampire Holmes

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 4, 2015

An anime adaptation of the smartphone game that features a character named Holmes in London, but against his name, he is a private detective who dose not reason, or not even explain mysteries. However, he always solves the cases requested. He secretly undertakes a mission from the Metropolitan Police of London to search vampires.

Shokugeki no Souma

Shokugeki no Souma / 食戟のソーマ

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 4, 2015

Yukihira Souma’s dream is to become a full-time chef in his father’s restaurant and surpass his father’s culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to cook in Europe. Although downtrodden, Souma’s fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive?

Denpa Kyoushi

Denpa Kyoushi / 電波教師

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 4, 2015

The story centers around Junichirō, 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 Ichō Academy she attends. The head of the school’s board, Koyomi Hiiragi, assigns Kagami to his new life as a teacher.

Kyoukai no Rinne

Kyoukai no Rinne / 境界のRINNE

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 4, 2015

As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma’s home. She returned whole and healthy, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! At school, the desk next to Sakura’s has been empty since the start of the school year. Then one day her always-absent classmate Rinne Rokudo shows up, and he’s far more than what he seems!

Owari no Seraph

Owari no Seraph / 終わりのセラフ

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 4, 2015

One day, a mysterious virus appeared on Earth which killed every infected human over the age of 13. At the same time, vampires emerged from the world’s dark recesses and enslaved mankind. Enter Hyakuya Yuuichirou, a young boy, who along with the rest of the children from his orphanage, are treated as livestock by the vampires. Even in captivity, Yuuichirou dreams big. He dreams of killing vampires. He dreams of killing them all.

High School DxD BorN

High School DxD BorN / ハイスクールD×D BorN

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 4, 2015

The original light novel series with Miyama-Zero’s art centers around Issei Hyōdō, a dim-witted, lecherous second-year high school student who is killed by a girl on his first date ever. Issei is reincarnated as a devil, and from that day forward, he serves as an underling of Riasu, a high-level devil who is also the prettiest girl on Issei’s campus.

Fate/stay night UBW Second Season

Fate/stay night UBW Second Season

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 5, 2015

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, 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.”

Plastic Memories

Plastic Memories / プラスティック・メモリーズ

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 5, 2015

In a world where there was a slight advancement in science. After failing his college entrance exams, 18 year-old Tsukasa Mizugaki is offered a position at the renowned SAI Corporation due to his father’s connections. SAI Corporation is known for its production and management of androids that possess human emotions called “Giftia.” Tsukasa’s position is in the Terminal Service Department where their main job is to recover Giftias that are close to their expiration—it is a graveyard department in every sense. To make matters worse, Tsukasa is ordered to work with Isla, a female Giftia who was never given any responsibility other than serving tea to her co-workers.

Uta no☆Prince-sama♪: Maji Love Revolutions

Uta no☆Prince-sama♪: Maji Love Revolutions / うたの☆プリンスさまっ♪マジLOVEレボリューションズ

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 5, 2015

According to reports by the attendees of Sunday’s “Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Live 3rd Stage” event, a third anime adaptation of the otome game “Uta no☆Prince-sama♪” was announced for 2015.

Kekkai Sensen

Kekkai Sensen / 血界戦線

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 5, 2015

A breach between Earth and the netherworlds has opened up over the city of New York, trapping New Yorkers and creatures from other dimensions in an impenetrable bubble. They’ve lived together for years, in a world of crazy crime sci-fi sensibilities. Now someone is threatening to sever the bubble, and a group of stylish superhumans is working to keep it from happening.

Arslan Senki

Arslan Senki / アルスラーン戦記

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 5, 2015

In the prosperous kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a city of splendor and wonder, ruled by the undefeated and fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan is the young and curious prince of Pars who, despite his best efforts, doesn’t seem to have what it takes to be a proper king like his father. At the age of 14, Arslan goes to his first battle and loses everything as the blood-soaked mist of war gives way to scorching flames, bringing him to face the demise of his once glorious kingdom. However, it is Arslan’s destiny to be a ruler, and despite the trials that face him, he must now embark on a journey to reclaim his fallen kingdom.

Baby Steps Second Season

Baby Steps Second Season / ベイビーステップ 第2シリーズ

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 5, 2015

Maruo Eiitirou (E-Chan), a first year honor student, one day decides he’s unhappy with the way things are and lacks excerise. He finds a flyer for the Tennis Club and decides check it out. He’s instantly captivated by it. With no prior experience and poor physical conditioning, join E-Chan as he embarks on a tennis journey using his smarts, dedication and work ethic.

Koukaku Kidoutai Arise

Koukaku Kidoutai Arise / 攻殻機動隊 ARISE ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURE

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 5, 2015

TV broadcast recompiling the four existing episodes of “Ghost in the Shell: Arise” in addition to two new episodes, to tie the series with the new Ghost in the Shell movie premiering this summer.

Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic

Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic (Second Season) / ハロー!!きんいろモザイク

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 6, 2015

The story begins with Oomiya Shinobu, a 15-year-old, seemingly pure Japanese girl who actually did a homestay in Great Britain. Even after coming back to Japan, she still misses her time overseas. One day, an airmail letter arrives from Alice, the girl in Shinobu’s host family in Great Britain. The letter reads: Shinobu, I’m coming to Japan! The Japanese/British girls’ mixed comedy follows the lives of Shinobu, Alice, and other girls from both Japan and Great Britain.

Hibike! Euphonium

Hibike! Euphonium / 響け!ユーフォニアム

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 8, 2015

The story follows of the Kitauji Music club, which used to always advance to national competitions. Ever since the adviser changed, though, it hasn’t advanced past the Kansai tournament. However, thanks to the newly appointed adviser’s strict instruction, the students are steadily improving. The club members’ daily lives are full of ups and downs including fights over solos and the decision resign club activities to focus on studies.

Triage X

Triage X / トリアージX

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 9, 2015

Mochizuki General Hospital boasts some of the most well-trained (and well-endowed) nurses in town. But though these ladies spend much of their day battling disease, their after-hours are spent fighting a very different sort of sickness… Under the leadership of the hospital chairman, a handful of staff members and local teenagers form a group of mercenary assassins, targeting the “cancers” of society and excising those individuals before their wickedness spreads.

Ore Monogatari!!

Ore Monogatari!! / 俺物語!!

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 9, 2015

Takeo Gōda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don’t want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!

Houkago no Pleiades

Houkago no Pleiades / 放課後のプレアデス

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 9, 2015

The story centers around an afterschool club of magical girls who help recover fragments so that an alien from Pleiades can return home.

Punchline

Punchline / パンチライン

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 10, 2015

The series follows Yuuta Iridatsu, whose spirit has been separated from his body.

Nisekoi: Second Season

Nisekoi: Second Season / ニセコイ:

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 10, 2015

Raku and the girls are back! The hunt for the key to his heart and locket continues in the second season of this fan favorite anime series. Originally a popular manga serialized in Shonen Jump created by author Naoshi Komi, NISEKOI: (the second season of NISEKOI) features all the familiar characters from the first season joined by Kosaki’s younger sister Haru. With a new girl entering the equation, will it really be “more the merrier” for Raku? What will happen to this false [NISE] love [KOI]?

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki / シドニアの騎士 第九惑星戦役

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 11, 2015

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!

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo / 山田くんと7人の魔女

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 12, 2015

The story of the original manga begins when Yamada, the high school’s worst problem child, bumps into the beautiful honor student Shiraishi on the stairs, and their lips touch as they fall. When they regain their wits, they realize that they have swapped bodies. As time progresses, the two realize that this is not the only mysterious happening in the school.

Grisaia no Rakuen

Grisaia no Rakuen / グリザイアの楽園

Links: Official Website | On Air: April 19, 2015

The story picks up immediately after the events of Grisaia no Meikyuu, with Kazami Yuuji having been detained for suspected involvement with an international terrorist organization, lead by Heath Oslo, that has managed to enter Japan’s borders with a devastating new weapon of mass destruction in hand. Meanwhile, at Mihama Academy, the remaining students find themselves with time running out – due to financial issues, the school is set to close within the month. Over the past year, though, the girls of Mihama have finally begun to find their own legs, thanks to Yuuji’s involvement – are they really just going to bury their heads in the sand and let the world change around them? And are they really willing to let the man who changed their lives slip away without so much as trying to win him back?

As the end of their time at Mihama Academy approaches, Amane, Makina, Sachi, Yumiko, and Michiru find themselves arriving at a single conclusion. How much a group of students can do in the face of countries and organizations far bigger than any individual could hope to be remains to be seen. In the first place, Yuuji’s position is far more complicated than any of them could have imagined, as he finds himself embroiled in an elaborate game of super-political chess revolving around both himself and an inconceivable new system slumbering in the depths of CIRS – a system that Yuuji may have more of a connection to than he thinks. One thing is for certain, though – the girls of Mihama are no longer willing to let the world steal things away from them without at least a bit of resistance first. And with help from a mysterious individual known only as Thanatos, they may just achieve their goal…

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