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And to think, I didn’t think this season was going to be special after last season…

Doing things a bit differently this time around. The chart is read as follows:
Green (YES) = Definitely watching
Yellow (MAYBE) = Interested, maybe if I have some free time.
Others = No Opinion

YES List:

  • Mayoiga
  • Gyakuten Saiban aka Ace Attorney
  • Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2nd Season
  • Endride
  • Gundam UC RE: 0096
  • Boku no Hero Academia
  • Macross Delta
  • Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a different world from zero)
  • Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalite
  • Hundred
  • Joker Game
  • Sousei no Onmyouji (Twin Star Exorcists)
  • Bungou Stray Dogs
  • Kuromukuro
  • Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta? (And you thought there is never a girl online?)
  • Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)
  • Shounen Maid
  • Sakamoto Desu ga? (Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto)
  • Kiznaiver
  • Big Order
  • Magi Sinbad no Bouken (Magi: Adventure of Sinbad)

MAYBE List:

  • Ushio to Tora 2nd Season
  • Kagewani Shou
  • Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
  • Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou THE LAST SONG
  • Kumamiko
  • Flying Witch
  • Sansha Sanyou

TOP PICKS:

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Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
Suddenly, high school student Subaru Natsuki has been summoned to another world on the way back from the convenience store. With the biggest crisis of his life being summoned to another world, and with no sign of the one who summoned him, things become even worse when he is attacked. But when he is saved by a mysterious, silver-haired girl with a fairy cat, Subaru cooperates with her to return the favor. When they finally manage to get a clue, Subaru and the girl are attacked and killed by someone. Subaru then awakens in the place he was summoned and notices he gained the ability “Returns by Death” and has become a helpless boy that only has the ability to rewind time by dying. Beyond the despair, can he save the girl from the fate of death?

Joker Game
Set in the late ’30s before Japan entered World War II, Joker Game revolves around Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki and his agency of spies. Known as D Agency, these operatives execute missions related to obtaining and maintaining information on both domestic and foreign matters. With a simple code of Don’t Kill, Don’t get killed, and Don’t get captured, this anime follows Yuuki and his agents as they try to stay one step ahead of both the state’s enemies and the state itself.

Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta? (And you thought there is never a girl online?)
This light novel adaptation centers on Nishimura Hideki, a high school boy who once confessed to a girl in an online game, only for that girl to turn out to be a boy. He keeps this dark history a secret and swears to never to trust a “girl” online again. However, one day a guildmate confesses to him, and it turns out she’s actually a beautiful girl named Tamaki Ako. Whereas Hideki considers online and IRL to be separate, Ako can’t tell the difference between the two, and she’s a loner who has trouble communicating. After an IRL meet-up with guild master/student council president Goshouin Kyou and tsuntsun twintails girl Segawa Akane, Ako’s affliction begins wreaking havoc with everyone’s lives, so they decide to work together to “correct” Ako.

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)
From the same studio, director, scriptwriter, and sound director as the worldwide hit Shingeki no Kyojin, comes Koutetsujou no Kabaneri. Set in a island nation in the middle of an industrial revolution, people live inside “Stations” for shelter, and transport wares through locomotives running on steam. The reason for them living behind these walls is to protect them from the monstrous undead creatures known as Kabane, iron-skinned giant zombies who are at war with the inhabitants of Hinomoto. In the Aragame station there lives a boy named Ikoma (Hatanaka Tasuku) who is creating the Tsuranukizutsu, a weapon whose purpose is to defeat the creatures that make their lives miserable. One night he encounters a girl named Mumei (Senbongi Sayaka), and together they get caught in this conflict as the ferocious Kabane attack their station, giving Ikoma the opportunity to defeat these beasts once and for all.

Big Order
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a world where your wishes could become superpowers? Or more specifically, a power based on whatever you may have wished for? Welcome to Big Order, a story based a world like ours that revolves around the people known as Orders and the powers they wield. Powers that are based on the strongest wishes in their heart. And at the center of it all is Hoshimiya Eiji, the boy who you could say started everything. Because unbeknownst to the world, it was because of his wish that the world was hit by a catastrophic event that killed millions upon millions of people. Since that fateful day, Eiji has refused to use his powers and has spent his life questioning why his wish brought upon so much destruction. That is, until a transfer student named Kurenai Rin joins his class and subsequently appears at his doorstep with a katana aimed straight at his chest.
Sakamoto Desu ga? (Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto)
If feels good to laugh, doesn’t it? Most people love a good comedy, and if you looked up “good comedy” in the anime/manga dictionary, you’d likely find a picture of Sakamoto desu ga?. This is a story about the ultimate Gary Stu, Sakamoto. First things first, Sakamoto is the coolest kid in school. All eyes are on him from the moment he walks into the room. The girls love him, the boys despise him. As such, his jealous classmates often play tricks on him to make a fool out of this seemingly perfect human being, but no matter what they do, Sakamoto always beats them at their game. Plant a duster on top of the door to land on his head? Sakamoto will catch it and make a fabulous pose instead. Pour a bucket of water in his cubicle when he’s in the toilet? Sakamoto’s already got an umbrella to keep him dry. No matter how hard life becomes, nothing ever gets the better of Sakamoto, who is focused on progressing through his high school life with class and confidence.

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