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Anime |OT| Spring 2019 - Kappas and Stray Dogs and Fox Girls, Ara Ara~

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Welcome to the Spring 2019 Anime OT! Will Ikuhara manage to pull off his vision with Sarazanmai, even though he’s been given the least amount of run time out of all his animes to do it this time? Will we finally reach the basement in Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2? Finally, will One Punch Man Season 2 attempt to prove to us that the horrible PV shown to us, as well as the known terrible production schedule for this project are somehow minor issues (they are not) it will overcome? These three questions and more will be answered as this new anime season unfolds over the coming months.


The following are some of the potential highlights for this Spring season of anime. Like always, some of these will turn into duds and unforeseen gems in this season could have been overlooked.


1. Carole & Tuesday
Chief Director: Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope and Samurai Champloo Director)
Director: Motonobu Hori (Napping Princess Unit Director, Storyborder and Animation Director)
Studio: BONES
Genres: Music, Drama and Romance
Streaming Service (US): Netflix.
Trailer

"Fifty years have passed since mankind began migrating to the new frontier: Mars. It's an age where most culture is produced by AI, and people are content to be passive consumers.

There's a girl. Scrapping a living in the metropolis of Alba City, she's working part time while trying to become a musician. She's always felt like something is missing. Her name is Carole.

There's a girl. Born to a wealthy family in the provincial town of Herschel City, she dreams of becoming a musician, but nobody around her understands. She feels like the loneliest person in the world. Her name is Tuesday.

A chance meeting brings them together. They want to sing. They want to make music. Together, they feel like they just might have a chance. The two of them may only create a tiny wave. But that wave will eventually grow into something larger... "

2. Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu
Director: Takebumi Anzai (Hanasaku Iroha Episode Director for 6 Episodes and Mob Psycho 100 S1 Episode Director for Episodes 2, 6 and 11)
Studio: C2C
Genres: Slice of Life and Comedy
Streaming Service (US): Crunchyroll.
Trailer

"Hitori Bocchi suffers from extreme social anxiety, she's not good at talking to people, takes pretty extreme actions, is surprisingly adept at avoiding people, her legs cramp when she overexerts herself, gets full of herself when alone, will vomit when exposed to extreme tension and often comes up with plans. Now she is entering middle school and her only friend, Yawara Kai, is attending a different school. This leaves Bocchi alone, surrounded by new classmates with whom she must make friends before Kai will talk to her again. "

3. Bungo Stray Dogs Season 3
Director: Takuya Igarashi (Bungo Stray Dogs Series Director and Ojamajo Doremi Series Director)
Studio: BONES
Genres: Action, Mystery and Super Powers
Streaming Service (US): Crunchyroll. Aniplus Asia (Southeast Asia)
Trailer

For of those who haven't watched the prior seasons:
"For weeks, Atsushi Nakajima's orphanage has been plagued by a mystical tiger that only he seems to be aware of. Suspected to be behind the strange incidents, the 18-year-old is abruptly kicked out of the orphanage and left hungry, homeless, and wandering through the city.
While starving on a riverbank, Atsushi saves a rather eccentric man named Osamu Dazai from drowning. Whimsical suicide enthusiast and supernatural detective, Dazai has been investigating the same tiger that has been terrorizing the boy. Together with Dazai's partner Doppo Kunikida, they solve the mystery, but its resolution leaves Atsushi in a tight spot. As various odd events take place, Atsushi is coerced into joining their firm of supernatural investigators, taking on unusual cases the police cannot handle, alongside his numerous enigmatic co-workers. "

4. Senryū Girl
Director: Masato Jinbo (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Season 2 + Season 3 Director)
Studio: CONNECT
Genres: Slice of Life and Comedy
Streaming Service (US): HIDIVE.
Trailer

"Yukishiro Nanako is a cute, cheerful high school girl with one peculiar trait—instead of verbal communication, she writes senryuu (a type of haiku) poems to relay her thoughts. Together with ex-delinquent Busujima Eiji, they are budding freshmen of the school's Literature Club. Even though Nanako doesn't talk, with the power of senryuu, the adorable pair has no problem enjoying their fun school-life through the tune of 5-7-5 syllables. "



5. Sarazanmai
Chief Director: Nobuyuki Takeuchi (Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie Animation Director)
Director: Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena + Movie, Penguindrum and Yurikuma Arashi Director and Sailor Moon Series Director)
Studio: MAPPA
Genres: Action, Fantasy and Supernatural
Streaming Service (US): Crunchyroll. Anime on Demand (Germany)
Trailer

"Kazuki Yasaka, an 8th grader living in Asakusa, is turned into a Kappa along with his classmates Toi and Enta by a mysterious creature named Keppi, after they break inadvertently a statue of a Kappa, the guardian god of the city.

They are then ordered by Keppi, who claims to be the first heir to the throne of Kappa Kingdom, to fight against the Kapa-zombies, bioarms created by his enemies, if they want to return to their human form. In order to kill them, they have to make a specific sound called "Sarazanmai" which is produced only when the three of them are united, but the three boys cannot connect at first.

In addition, one of their secrets is revealed to each other every time they emit the sound! "

6. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Director: Haruo Sotozaki (Tales of Zestiria the X Season 1 and 2 Director)
Studio: ufotable
Genres: Action, Demons and Shounen
Streaming Service (US): Crunchyroll, Funimation (Sub only) and Hulu. AnimeLab (Australia & New Zealand).
Wakanim (French-speaking Europe, German-speaking Europe, Russia, and the Nordic countries.)
Trailer

"Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. For young Tanjirou, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality...

Ever since the death of his father, Tanjirou has taken it upon himself to support his family. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they've found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjirou finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. To his surprise, however, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotion and thought...

Thus begins Tanjirou's quest to fight demons and turn his sister human again. "

7. Fruits Basket (2019)
Director: Yoshihide Ibata (Attack on Titan: Junior High Director and After the Rain Episode Director of Ep 9)
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Genres: Romance, Drama and Slice of Life
Streaming Service (US): Crunchyroll and Funimation (Dub). Anime Digital Network (France).
Wakanim (French-speaking Europe, German-speaking Europe, Russia, and the Nordic countries.)
Trailer

"After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, 16-year-old high schooler Tooru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out... into a tent! Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Souma clan, and it isn't long before the owners discover her secret. But, as Tooru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her in, the Soumas have a secret of their own‚ when hugged by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac! "

8. Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2
Chief Director: Tetsuro Araki (Attack on Titan S1 Director and Attack on Titan S2-S3 Chief Director)
Director: Masashi Koizuka (Attack on Titan S2-S3 Director)
Studio: Wit Studio
Genres: Action, Mystery and Military
Streaming Service (US): Funimation (Sub and Dub). Anime on Demand (Germany), Aniplus Asia (Southeast Asia), VVVVID (Italy) and AnimeLab (Australia & New Zealand). Wakanim (French-speaking Europe, Russia, and the Nordic countries.)
Trailer

"Centuries ago, mankind was slaughtered to near extinction by monstrous humanoid creatures called titans, forcing humans to hide in fear behind enormous concentric walls. What makes these giants truly terrifying is that their taste for human flesh is not born out of hunger but what appears to be out of pleasure. To ensure their survival, the remnants of humanity began living within defensive barriers, resulting in one hundred years without a single titan encounter. However, that fragile calm is soon shattered when a colossal titan manages to breach the supposedly impregnable outer wall, reigniting the fight for survival against the man-eating abominations." + Maybe Basement!



9. We Never Learn
Director: Yoshiaki Iwasaki (The Familiar of Zero Director and Love Hina Director)
Studio: Arvo Animation and Silver Studio
Genres: Romance, Harem and Comedy
Streaming Service (US): Crunchyroll, Funimation (Sub Only) and Hulu. Anime on Demand (Germany) and AnimeLab (Australia & New Zealand). Wakanim (
French-speaking Europe, German-speaking Europe, Russia, and the Nordic countries.)
Trailer

"His late father always said that a useless man should strive to be useful, so to that end, third-year high school student Nariyuki Yuiga dedicated himself to becoming a high-achieving student in his school, despite his history of poor grades. In order to give his destitute family a better life, his ultimate goal is to obtain the special VIP nomination, a prestigious scholarship covering all future university tuition fees. Although Nariyuki could feasibly be a shoe-in for the nomination, he is constantly overshadowed by classmates Rizu Ogata and Fumino Furuhashi in mathematics and literature, respectively.

To his delight, Nariyuki receives the nomination, but there's a catch: he has to tutor his two star classmates, who are each hopelessly mediocre at the other’s subject of expertise! To make matters worse, the subjects they are horrible at are the same subjects they want to pursue for their future. As the time to submit university applications draws nearer, Nariyuki must find an effective tutoring method for the girls before it's too late. "

10. Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san
Director: Tomoaki Koshida (Tada Never Falls in Love Episodes 9-10 Episode Director)
Studio: Doga Kobo
Genres: Romance, Comedy and Supernatural
Streaming Service (US): Funimation (Sub and Dub). Animax Asia (Southeast Asia)
Trailer

Fuwa Fuwa Fuwa Fuwa Fuwa

11. RobiHachi
Director: Shinji Takamatsu (Gintama Episodes 1-104 Director and Grand Blue Director)
Studio: Studio Comet
Genres: Space and Sci-fi
Streaming Service (US): Funimation (Sub and Dub). Aniplus Asia (Southeast Asia).
Wakanim (French-speaking Europe, German-speaking Europe, Russia, and the Nordic countries.)
Trailer

"Neo Tokyo, the year G.C. (Galaxy Century) 0051, which marks a half century since first contact was made. Humans have obtained super light-speed navigation technology and formed a commonwealth of planets with aliens. A streak of bad luck is continuing for self-proclaimed freelance reportage writer Robby Yarge, who is around 30 years old. He fails at work, so his contract is cut. His girlfriend leaves him, he nearly dies in a traffic accident, and debt collectors come after him.

One day, a bag snatcher steals Robby's bag, and a young man helps him. Hatchi Kita, an 18-year-old part-time worker, catches the criminal and returns Robby's bag. Robby offers him his gratitude and a meal in return. The pair discover they are complete opposites and soon part ways.

However, Hatchi turns up again in Robby's life as a debt collector. Hatchi explains that it's his part-time job working for the loan shark Yan. A cat-and-mouse chase begins, and Yan's Finance president Yan takes his subordinates Aro and Gra along for the ride. Robby manages to elude Hatchi and escape to space while shaking off Yan's group. Robby thinks of escaping to Isekandar, a distant and legendary planet in the Milky Way that is said to bring happiness to those who go there. Though Robby thought he had escaped to space alone, he discovers Hatchi inside his spaceship. The two decide to travel across the galaxy together in search of Isekandar. "

12. Mix
Director: Toshinori Watanabe (Soul Buster Director)
Studio: OLM
Genres: Sports, Drama and Romance
Streaming Service (US): Funimation (Sub and Dub). Anime Digital Network (France)
Trailer

It's a Mitsuru Adachi manga adaption, that means Baseball, Drama, Romance and Tragedy.



The following are highlights for ongoing shows into this new season that you may want to start or catch up on.


L1. GeGeGe no Kitarō 2018
End Date: Unknown
Genres: Supernatural, Comedy and Action
Streaming Service: Crunchyroll

"Nearly twenty years into the 21st century, people have forgotten the existence of youkai. When a number of unexplainable phenomena plague adults of the human world with confusion and chaos, thirteen-year-old Mana writes a letter to the Youkai Post in search of answers, only to be greeted by Gegege no Kitarou... "

L2. Star☆Twinkle Precure
End Date: Early 2020 Most Likely
Genres: Magic, Action and Shoujo
Streaming Service: In Your Heart, nyahahaha.

"The story begins when the protagonist Hikaru meets aliens Lala, Prunce, and Fuwa while watching the night sky. She learns of the "Star Palace," where the 12 Star Princesses of the constellations kept the balance of the universe until they were attacked. Lala is searching for the legendary Precure warriors to help find the 12 scattered "Princess Star Color Pens" and revive the princesses. When Fuwa is captured by an enemy, Hikaru wishes to save Fuwa, and a Star Color Pendent and a Star Color Pen appear to allow her to transform into Cure Star. From then on she works to collect the pens and raise Fuwa, who is the key to reviving the princesses. "

L3. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind
End Date: June or July 2019
Genres: Action, Adventure and Posing
Streaming Service: Crunchyroll

"Naples, 2001. Giorno Giovanna is a small-time crook with one big dream—to become a "Gang-Star." No ordinary thief, Giorno has a connection to the remarkable Joestar bloodline, and possesses a Stand named Gold Experience. His dream starts to become reality when he meets Bruno Buccellati, a mobster from the gang Passione and a fellow Stand user himself. Realizing that they share similar ideals, and both disagree with the gang's harmful affairs, Giorno reveals his goal to Bruno: with Bruno's help, he will reform Passione by overthrowing the boss.

As Giorno becomes a member of Passione, and is inducted into Bruno's squad, he discovers that it is no simple gang; its numbers are teeming with Stand users. Now confronted by other squads of differing loyalties and unpredictable caliber, their goal to change the gang from the inside out will be a tough one. Taking on these adversaries, Giorno attempts to rise through the ranks and inch closer to the boss, a man who is shrouded in mystery. "

L4. Heybot!
End Date: When Sundays don’t exist anymore.
Genres: Sci-Fi, Comedy and Parody
Streaming Service: Crunchyroll

"The anime takes place on the screw-shaped island country of Nejigajima and follows the two "Bokyabots" Hebot and the Yurui Prince Nejiru as they collect different "Bokya Neji" screws. When the Bokyabots wear the Bokya Neji screws on their heads, they're able to compete in "Bokya Battles," battles for who can think up and tell the best jokes. " Also known as an anime that was not created for kids like it was meant to, but rather was created for the makers of the show and anyone who fell down the insane rabbit hole that is Heybot!.

Heybot! forever lives on until Sundays cease to exist, so its still ongoing.

(Paid by the 5 people here who watched Heybot!)


Show Specific Rules:

On the Subject of Shield Hero as stated in the previous thread via the Mods.
B-Dubs said:
On shield hero: You are allowed to discuss this show and its controversy, but be aware that the usual rules against defending things like slavery and blatant misogyny still apply. Any posts that violate the rules on such topics will receive a ban.
On the Subject of Made in Abyss TV Show and Upcoming Movies via the Mods
B-Dubs said:
You can discuss the series in this thread and in any subsequent OT's, but the problematic elements are banned. No defending them or dismissing them or anything like that. Doing that will get you banned pretty quick.

Resources:
ResetEra Anime of the Year 2018 Results
ResetEra Anime of the Year 2018 Results Full Spreadsheet Doc
ResetEra Anime of the Year 2018 Voting Thread
ResetEra Anime of the Year 2017 Results
The Rest of What is Airing in Spring 2019


Spring Season Show OT Threads: (PM me your thread if you create an OT for a specific show for this season)
Fruit Baskets OT
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phaze

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Stray Dogs reference ? Printer Paper confirmed for bro.

(Thank you for your hard work)

10. Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san
Director: Tomoaki Koshida (Tada Never Falls in Love Episodes 9-10 Episode Director)
Studio: Doga Kobo
Genres: Romance, Comedy and Supernatural
Streaming Service: Unknown
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Fuwa Fuwa Fuwa Fuwa Fuwa
time to watch anime again
What a coincidence.

Anime gonna get saved by Ikuhara again, just what he do..
Not in 11 eps he won't.
 

Gerhardt

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Will Ikuhara manage to pull off his vision with Sarazanmai, even though he’s been given the least amount of run time out of all his animes to do it this time?
Saw this in latest threads & decided to check it out on a whim even though I don't really watch anime anymore, and what?? New Ikuhara?? Best fluke choice I've made lol, I guess I'm following a new show for the first time in a long while.
 

Lord Arcadio

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I'll be continuing with OPM, AoT, and Monogatari. Haven't decided yet what new shows I'll pick up. I may just wait a couple of weeks to see what everyone is talking about.
 

zulux21

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I hope to god Fruits Basket wrecks me.
it will when you are enjoying it and then you find out that it's going to go on break.
Funimation has already started calling it season 1, so I imagine it's going to take a break for a few months after 24-26 episodes, and if it ends up being 70 some episodes like I would expect likely a second break for 3 months aaround episode 50-52
 

daveo42

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it will when you are enjoying it and then you find out that it's going to go on break.
Funimation has already started calling it season 1, so I imagine it's going to take a break for a few months after 24-26 episodes, and if it ends up being 70 some episodes like I would expect likely a second break for 3 months aaround episode 50-52
I think I can live with that.
 

StarCreator

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It annoys me my top two interests for the season are Netflix (so I have to pointedly ignore anyone posting about it as it airs and we'll get it approximately 3 months after they have moved on) or Funimation (where I can't justify subscribing to yet another streaming service for one show).
 

Hypron

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Kimetsu no Yaiba hype. First impressions from the movie showing of the first five episodes are very positive from what I've seen.

Otherwise AoT should be great, I hope they nail the action.

Aside from that I'll carry on watching JoJo (more King Crimson fuckery is always enjoyable) and Karakuri circus.

Otherwise, isn't that Ultraman CGI anime supposed to come out this month? I might watch that too.
 
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it will when you are enjoying it and then you find out that it's going to go on break.
Funimation has already started calling it season 1, so I imagine it's going to take a break for a few months after 24-26 episodes, and if it ends up being 70 some episodes like I would expect likely a second break for 3 months aaround episode 50-52
I hate to break it to you, but Fruits Basket is only airing for 1 cour before taking a break.

Kimetsu no Yaiba hype. First impressions from the movie showing of the first five episodes are very positive from what I've seen.

Otherwise AoT should be great, I hope they nail the action.

Aside from that I'll carry on watching JoJo (more King Crimson fuckery is always enjoyable) and Karakuri circus.

Otherwise, isn't that Ultraman CGI anime supposed to come out this month? I might watch that too.
Yes, Ultraman will be released on Netflix tomorrow.
 

InceptionLoop

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Can't wait for Sarazanmai and Carol & Tuesday.
AoT as well but I'll be watching it only when all episodes are out.

There are also some interesting movies coming out this season.
 

phaze

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Speaking of Netflix, did Children of Whales get S2 confirmed at some point in long gone past or is it just my imagination going haywire ?
 

zulux21

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Shame, that we need to rely on fansubs, or wait till summer for it to be officially release.
yeah, I really wish Netflix would properly release all their series. They obviously have the ability to release them week by week, but no they must wait for the dub in the US.
Speaking of Netflix, did Children of Whales get S2 confirmed at some point in long gone past or is it just my imagination going haywire ?
I don't think it has gotten one.
 

phaze

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yeah, I really wish Netflix would properly release all their series. They obviously have the ability to release them week by week, but no they must wait for the dub in the US.

I don't think it has gotten one.
Me and that one other person that cared about the show will have to get over it I guess. ;(
 

Demoli

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Seems like a massive step down from winter.

I'll be watching opm, aot, bokuben, bocci, senryu shojo, mix and sewaki. Maybe fruits basket too
 

DNAbro

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Please let Kimetsu be good. Only one I'm really looking forward to. Carole and Tuesday sounds interesting. And I guess I'll reluctantly watch the first few episodes of One Punch Man.
 

Working yet?

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We (not me) are constantly workshopping ideas for this thread and we thank you for your input.
It's not a bad idea. Maybe just slow down the scrolling next time? It's a bit hard to follow. Or make it, like, manually scroll-able. If that would not amount to undue effort. Maybe also a little bigger. And maybe some colourful flower rimmings, since it's spring? But, of course, I don't mean now. Maybe next year? Again, if it's not too excessive. Maybe also italicise, bold, underline, capitalise or all-of-the-above random words in the summary to make it all exciting-like, like you'd find in comics? That would be fun, I think.
Anime is real to me, and so can you!
 

Cornbread78

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Surprised I made page 1.....

Been really busy. I'll have to recap the winter season tomm.

I think I've finished everything that I didn't drop.




Looks like this will be mostly a backlog season for me anyhow.
 

Man God

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I'll pick up one or two new shows and then watch a trash show or two while grinding pokemon.
 

awilliams213

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Ready for Carole & Tuesday, Watanabe is going to deliver Kids on the Slope IN SPACE. Besides that new anime season is always fun I watch most of the episode 1's on CR going in blind and decide from that point.
 

HStallion

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I hope Carole and Tuesday is good. Is it releasing all it once on Netflix or airing weekly in Japan and then months later hits Netflix with a dub as well?
 
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