The Kingdom of Meta-licana is under attack by demons, monsters, and sinister warlocks. Only the legendary wizard, Dark Schneider, sealed into the body of mild-mannered Lucien, can save them. However, he can only be unsealed by receiving the kiss of a virgin maiden. Good thing Lucien’s childhood friend, Tia Noto Yoko is up to the task. But will summoning the aggressive and crass Dark Schneider be worth the trouble he brings?
We bid temporary farewell to the best season of anime comedies in recent memory, including some wild Birdie Birdie speculation for Birdie Wing season 2.
As we rapidly approach the GLORIO blog’s 10th anniversary, we find ourselves still trying to get excited about new anime. Please read the Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer manga.
We catch up on Kamen Rider and Digimon, talk about all the shows putting the “romance” in romantic comedy, and declare Birdie Wing the greatest television show of all time.
We discuss wholesome monster girls and debate who had the best bars in all the anime rap battles this season.
We have a serious, nuanced, and mature discussion about the serious, nuanced, and mature anime of the Spring 2022 season.
Shinpei Ajiro is returning from Tokyo to his island home in Wakayama prefecture to attend the funeral of his childhood friend Ushio. Although Ushio supposedly died while saving a young girl from drowning, there were bruises around Ushio’s neck, making the exact cause of her death questionable. Meanwhile, doppelganger-like entities are supposedly haunting the island, and Shinpei keeps experiencing visions of a deceased Ushio asking him to save her younger sister Mio.
Izumi is perpetually unlucky, clumsy, and unassertive. Fortunately, he has a cute and capable girlfriend to protect him! WAIT, you’re saying she’s a girl, she’s cute, AND she is good at things??? HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE!?!?!
The rival nations of Westalis and Ostania are locked in a cold war, where battles are won not through force of arms, but through espionage. Agent “Twilight” is Westalis’ top spy, and his newest assignment is to get close to an extremist political leader, an infamous recluse. The only path available is to meet him is via a school function, parent to parent. But Twilight is single and childless! To complete his mission, he’s got to put together a cover: a family that allows him to spy.
A clan of young kunoichi live deep in the mountains, far away from any men. Tsubaki, leader of the Dog Squad, finds herself increasingly curious and obsessed with the idea of men, and it’s starting to affect her ninja training.
Kotetsu T. Kaburagi and Barnaby Brooks Jr. are back at it as the dynamic superhero duo Tiger and Bunny, fighting crime on the hit reality TV series, “HERO TV,” where corporate sponsored superheroes compete to earn points by apprehending criminals and saving lives. It’s been a few years since the events of the first season, and now the two must contend with a new generation of heroes, eager to to prove their mettle.
We give our first impressions of the Spring 2022 season, which seems to be full of light hearted comedies and slice of life series. No complaints here!
Desumi and Fudo are hopelessly in love and learning the ins and outs of the dating game. There’s just one problem – she’s the Death Queen of the evil organization Gekko and he’s the leader of the Sentai squad Gelato 5, dedicated to foiling their plans.
After discovering an unexpected passion for ballet as a child, Junpei, now a middle-school student, has forsaken his childhood dream to follow in his deceased father’s footsteps as a more ‘manly’ stunt coordinator. However, his perceptive classmate Miyako, a ballet dancer herself, recognizes Junpei’s talent and is determined to have him perform in an upcoming recital.
The student council is back from the dead! Will Kaguya and Shirogane finally hookup? Will Ishigami earn Iino’s respect? Will Fujiwara ever stop stealing every scene she’s in? All these questions and more will be answered in season 3.
Nagomu returns to his family’s Kyoto wagashi shop after a decade of failed musical pursuits, ready to inherit the business. But his father has already decided on a successor: Itsuka, a ten-year-old girl who was abandoned at the shop a year ago, and she thinks Nagomu’s a lout for abandoning his responsibilities. Guess they’ll have to learn to get along!
A group of five friends is kidnapped and forced to play gambling games with a bizarre child-like character, with the aim of winning the money needed to pay back a 20 million yen debt.
Eve The Rainbow Bullet golfs in high stake matches with money on the line to support her adopted family. Having lived in poverty her whole life, golfing is the only way she knows to survive. Blessed with a preternatural talent for it, she hungers for a greater challenge. Aoi is a golfing prodigy who plays on the pro scene and possesses deceptive power and skill. One day the two cross paths and the world of women’s golf is changed forever.
The year is 2062 and Earth lies devastated after the failure of the automated workforce initiative Project Artemis led to a massive AI uprising that almost wiped out humanity. In an abandoned laboratory in San Francisco, a girl with no memories wakes up and attempts to discover who she is and what purpose she has.
Yu Arimura is a 15-year old boy and former idol who quits his highly successful entertainment career to become a jockey. Enrolling in a prestigious horse racing academy, he meets several other first-year students, each with dreams and challenges of their own.