Recommended Anime of April 2011

All the series have already aired their first episode and it’s probably the time to make some recommendations. There are over 40 TV series in this season and it will sure take you a long time to finish watching all of them if you wish to. And despite the quantity, most of the series in the season are quite good in quality and it did take me a while to figure out which to follow. Haven’t started watching? You may want to check out our new Anime post to find out what’s aired this season.


Top Recommended / Must Watch

This is a list of top series that you should never fail to miss of this season. All of them are highly recommended.

Hana-Saku Iroha / 花咲くいろは (12 episodes)

http://www.hanasakuiroha.jp/

This is no doubt the best of the season in my opinion. The quality, the music and the voicers are all prefect in all aspects. The story flows and the plot is touching and somehow interesting from time to time. And of course, you should never ever miss this series. For a more detailed review of the series, check out our post here.

Hidan no Aria / 緋弾のアリア (13 episodes)

http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/aria/

It’s one of the most expected series which started from mid April. Though the quality of the series is a little bit questionable to me, the overall aspects are fine and the story is backed by its light novel. It can be categorized into something like To Aru Majutsu no Index or Shakugan no Shana and finally becomes more or less a light Harem series as expected.

Ao no Exorcist / 青の祓魔師 (12 episodes)

http://www.ao-ex.com/

I was at first a little bit doubt the quality of the series, but when the first episode was aired, I instantly put it to one of the items in my top watch list. Plenty of fights, plenty of Nekketsu and plenty of unknown. It definitely worths your 20 minutes to sit in front of either your TV or computer screen to enjoy this series.

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko / 電波女と青春男 (13 episodes)

http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/denpa/

Okay, another series directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (新房 昭之). Tons of fans fell in love with the series after the first episode and some of the reasons mainly lies in the beauty of thigh of the female protagonist. She is cute even though I do no understand a word she said without watching subs and yes, she is cute. Probably the only reason I recommend this series but take Akiyuki Shinbo into consideration, the series could be another Bakemonogatari.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai. / あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない。 (? episodes)

http://www.anohana.jp/

Have read some news about this series before airing but when the first episode was actually aired, fans out there became to believe it could become another big hit of this season. This is an original story and has no support of either novels or Manga. It’s fun to guess what will happen while the story itself might be expected to end in a sorrow mood. It would be a touching series, be sure to prepare your tissue.

Recommended

The following series are recommended, and you would like to pick the ones that you like.

STEINS;GATE / シュタインズ ゲート (? episodes)

http://steinsgate.tv/index.html

I first want to put this series in the top list but I didn’t. Basically because even though the story is attractive, the quality the series is a little bit in doubt. Probably due to my affection on the female protagonist Kurisu Makise (牧瀬紅莉栖) which makes me a fan of the series. But think twice, it still worth watching and if you have already played the game, you would never want to miss it.

A Channel / Aチャンネル (13 episodes)

http://www.a-ch.jp/

A very interesting and cute series which reminds me of Ichigo Mashimaro (苺ましまろ), a violent version? The quality of the series is great and we do see the big effort the staff have made.

DOG DAYS (? episodes)

http://www.dogdays.tv/

Another interesting series which plenty of dog ears and pantsu. Even though the story is not very attractive, you won’t have any doubt in the quality of it. If fun to watch.

Nichijou / 日常 (13 episodes)

http://www.shinonome-lab.com/

Another fun series with a really unique retro style of characters design. Probably because it is an old Manga adaptation but the quality of the series is surprisingly fabulous and the producer even spent a lot of money in marketing it.

Toriko / トリコ (? episodes)

http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/toriko/

Some fans may not like the character design of the series but it is very fun. I was attracted by the series because the there was a first episode which aired with One Piece and later follow it as it goes.

Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi / 星空へ架かる橋 (12 episodes)

http://www.mmv.co.jp/special/hoshikaka/

Another Galgame adapation of the season and a typical Harem Anime. Have few words to talk about the plot but like it or not, it’s a pleasure to the eyes to watch so many cute girls. If you like Harem series, you will not want to miss it.

Sengoku Otome ~Momoiro Paradox~ / 戦国乙女~桃色パラドックス~ (13 episodes)

http://sengokuotome.com/

Another one of my favorite of the season which we talked about a while ago. Even though the story is a little bit old style, the overall aspects are acceptable to me. And it’s quite fun to follow.

Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai / 俺たちに翼はない (? episodes)

http://www.mmv.co.jp/special/oretsuba/

I was not very interested in the series in the first place but after watching the first episode, it starts to grow a little bit interesting. Even though I am sad about the quality, the personalities of the characters are quite unique and make me laugh all the way. But it is a love comedy, so watch it with your heart.

Sofuteni / そふてにっ (12 episodes)

http://www.softenni.com/

Another series full of pantsu? and cute girls which reminds me of MM!. It’s fun to watch.

Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai 2nd Season / 神のみぞ知るセカイ 2 (12 episodes)

http://kaminomi.jp/index.html

The first episode of the second season of the series received warm welcome by fans in Japan which makes me mention it. I didn’t watch the whole first season but still keeps it in my HD. Even thought I felt a little bit difficult to follow due to the sad quality of the first season, we did see a lot improvements in the second season. If you are a fan of the series, you will not want to miss it.

Moshidora / もしドラ (10 episodes)

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/anime/moshidora/

Guess this is the only TV series hasn’t aired yet of the season. The schedule was delayed to April 25 from April 14 with one episode every day, ten episodes in a roll. Even though we still have no ideas about the quality of the series, we do have faith in the story, as well as the quality which we can judged somehow from the available sources. The series will be aired next week and you may want to follow it if you are interested in Management and Baseball.

Kämpfer für die Liebe / けんぷファー für die Liebe (? episodes)

http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/kenpu/

The reason I recommend this series is because I followed the first season due to all those lovely girls and all my favorite voicers. And I was surprised to see a second season came.

Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san / よんでますよ、アザゼルさん。 (? episodes)

http://kc.kodansha.co.jp/azazel/

A slightly short season with around 10 minutes every episode but it’s quite interesting and not recommend you watch it while having meals.


Conclusion

There are still some interesting series out there, including Showa Monogatari (昭和物語) which bring you back to the old time of Japan, Hen Zemi (変ゼミ) if you are a big fan of CVs (Akira Ishida (石田彰) and Kana Hanazawa (花澤 香菜)), Seikon no Qwaser II (聖痕のクェイサー II) and Maria Holic Alive (まりあ†ほりっく あらいぶ) if you have watched the first season. There are also some brand new series like Deadman Wonderland (デッドマン・ワンダーランド) and C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control. And of course, I should never fail to mention the 2nd season of Gintama (銀魂) if you want to follow another 200 episodes :)

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