Over the next week we’ll be taking our 3D Maneuver Gear out for one last spin, going for a final dip with the boys of the Iwatobi Swim Club, and saying our goodbyes to the The Eccentric Family. There’s no time to get sentimental--we’re too busy planning our viewing schedule for the fall season.
We've each compiled our list of titles that will hopefully inspire us to get out of bed each day. How do our picks stack up against yours? Sound off in the comments!
Since I haven’t read the manga all I know about this show is that the plot sounds like an amalgam of Kiss x Sis, Saya no Uta, and Return of the Living Dead 3. That alone sounds pretty dang interesting, but throw in the Lovecraftian creature designs and you have me hook line and sinker. Even against my better judgement chuunibyou shows like this get me every time. Unfortunately they have yet to release a trailer with actual animation. Here’s to hoping that Pupa metamorphoses into a beast of a show and doesn't let us down!
While I adored the look and feel of the net episodes, Kyousougiga's plot and flow kind of left me scratching my head. With the original team coming back for the TV series we can expect more of what we love with improved pacing and editing. This may be the sleeper hit of the season! And let’s face it, we can never have enough figures of girls with giant hammers.
Kill la Kill
An anime about a rowdy transfer student wielding a wicked sword seeking answers to her mysterious past? You don’t say! At first glance the Kill la Kill plot and tropes look to be more of the same, but it’s safe to expect that the team who turned mecha anime on its head with Gurren Lagann will do the same here for the high school fight genre. Behind the creative team is a super impressive laundry list of voice actors to make sure that the script gets proper treatment. Like I said, I can’t resist these chuunibyou shows--and it doesn't get any more chuuni than a crimson scissor sword!
Also on deck:
Coppelion - The manga peaked my interest but so I’ll see how the anime plays out.
Log Horizon - Let’s see what it does differently from Sword Art Online.
Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! - Female pro wrestling?! Sign me up.
Samurai Flamenco - Pretty sure this is on everyone’s list, right? Right?!