It has been a month since the airing of the new Anime this Spring, wonder how you like the series so far. At first glance, there are lots of nice series that you may wish to follow. Second thought, there are also many series you may just want to pass and it’s pure personal preference. Thus in this post, I will go though some of the most recommended and leaving the rest of them to be chosen by our readers.
Hyouka / 氷菓 (22 eps)
Hyouka was one of the last new series aired this April, but also my favorite of the whole season. Based on the original Japanese novel written by , the Anime is produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by . The story, as we can tell from the first two episodes, really stood out from the crowd, and you don’t need me to mention the quality of the series. Just try out the first episode and you will definitely fall in love with it.
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead (Second Season) / これはゾンビですか？ オブ・ザ・デッド (12 eps)
Second season of the series, also another good series of the season which ranking at the top of our new Anime poll. The story developed quite slow in the first five episodes, leaving a question in the readers’ mind about what will happen, or what will happen to Kurisu, the Loli drinker. Though it’s a bit too hurry to ask, can we have a third season?
Fate/Zero Second Season (13 eps)
Second four of the series, continued with the series ended early this year. Not doubt one of the best series of the whole year.
Saki Achiga-hen episode of side-A / 咲-Saki-阿知賀編 episode of side-A (12 eps)
The original Manga of this new series released a while ago and we were happy to see the Anime adaptation quickly decided. In the story, we follow the angle of the other school Achiga Girlss Academy rather than Kiyosumi and even more happy to see the characters of the previous series showed up in the new Anime, as rival or last boss (Saki). The quality of the Anime is good as usual, and you can see lots of familiar names in the cast list.
Sankarea / さんかれあ (12 eps)
Another high qualify series of the season, and very Ero.
Natsuiro Kiseki / 夏色キセキ (12 eps)
Was attracted by the cast list in the first place, and it seconded my assumption. Though the story is old and rusty, the character setting is ok and since I like Saki a lot, will keep on following the series, with or without the falling of the animation quality in the recent episodes.
Accel World / アクセル・ワールド (24 eps)
Links: Official Website | On Air: April 6, 2012
One of the best series of the season. If you are fans of western movies, consider the series as a combination of Matrix and Avatar (the term avatar also used in the series). The series probably has the most interesting looking male protagonist in the whole Anime industry, which more or less makes it stand out from the crowd. Of course, you cannot forget all the cute girls and of course, more are coming.
Kuroko no Basuke / 黒子のバスケ (13 eps)
Links: Official Website | On Air: April 7, 2012
Follow the series because of the female protagonist but it turned out to be a nice decision. The series is quite good and more or less reminds me of Slam Dunk during the old days though I am not a basket ball fan at all.
Nyaruko-san: Another Crawling Chaos / 這いよれ！ニャル子さん (12 eps)
You may not follow the series just because you watched the terrible flash version a while ago, but if you are a fan of the series, you may want to give the new Anime a try. It definitely better than the old one (though you cannot imagine there will be anything worse), the quality is acceptable and the story is fun and starts from the beginning. It’s a good try if you want some casual series, and not recommend you to watch when eating. Just to warn you about your SAN point (SAN値).
Shining Hearts ~Shiawase no Pan~ / シャイニング・ハーツ ～幸せのパン～ (12 eps)
Am a big fan of the original game series and had fun play both Shining Hearts and Shining Blade. From a point of a player, the story of the Anime changes a lot and has three female protagonists is somehow not a good way at all, plus we don’t even know if they are our heroines because of Kaguya.
EUREKA SEVEN AO / エウレカセブンAO (24 eps)
The story continue with the previous season ended in 2005, and Ao, our male protagonist is no doubt the son of Eureka. The question is, who Ao’s father is? You may have some ideas in mind, but will Renton show up in the new Anime? It’s another point worth watching. Overall, the series has a really good quality and will be around for half an year. And if the rumor turns out to be true, we will have a new season of Darker than Black right after the ending of EUREKA SEVEN AO. But right now, let just enjoy one of the best show of the season.
There are also some other nice series I am following, including the second season of Kimi to Boku (君と僕), Medaka Box (めだかボックス), Upotte!! (うぽって!!), Dusk maiden of Amnesia (黄昏乙女×アムネジア) and some of them are quite fun to watch, like Acchi Kocchi (あっちこっち). Of course, we cannot fail to mention the AKB0048 Anime and if you are a fan of AKB48, you may not want to miss it.
Which series are you following this season? Find any great options not listed above? Share with us!