The title of the show, in fancy Japanese text, with the english name below it. The text is white and pink and orange, and the background is an out-of-focus view over a pastel-coloured forest on a sunny day. There are some hazy mountains in the distance.

First Look: The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent

A woman who works late nights in an office goes home to her empty one-room apartment and is summoned into a medieval fantasy world with magic and stuff. It turns out she’s some kind of god-queen or whatever in this new world, and is presumably going to save it with her powers. Also, there are lots of pretty boys to kiss, which is probably the more important thing.

First Look: Shadows House

High atop a cliff sits the mansion known as Shadows House, home to a faceless clan that pretends to live like nobles. They express their emotions through living dolls that also endlessly clean the home of soot. One such servant, Emilico, aids her master Kate as they learn more about themselves and the mysteries of the house.

First Look: Cestvs: The Roman Fighter

Cestvs is a slave in the Roman Empire, drafted as a boxer to fight other slaves for the entertainment of the high class. Due to his owner being a “merciful man”, he will gain his freedom upon winning 100 fights, though a single loss will guarantee his demise. 

First Look: Tokyo Revengers

Takemichi Hanagaki is barely scraping by in life when he learns that his middle-school girlfriend has been killed by the rampaging Tokyo Manji Gang. After a near death experience throws him back in time to 2005, he resolves to change the timeline and prevent her death.

First Look: Backflip!!

Shoutarou Futaba is ending his middle-school days as a perpetual bench-warmer for the baseball team, but when he accidentally stumbles into a rhythmic gymnastics competition he’s captivated by what he sees.

First Look: 86: Eighty Six

The Republic of San Magnolia, made up of eighty-five territories, has long been at war with a neighboring country, but has created a series of supposedly unmanned drones that allows them to wage battle with zero casualties. However, the truth is that beyond San Magnolia’s utopian-like walls lies a forsaken eighty-sixth sector, whose population, tasked with piloting these “unmanned” mecha, are regularly slaughtered on the battlefield. Lena, a handler employed by the San Magnolia military, has just been assigned to command a detachment of these Eighty-Sixers.

First Look: The World Ends With You

Waking up a ghost in the middle of Shibuya Crossing, amnesiac Neku Sakuraba finds himself competing in the Reapers’ Game, a weeklong struggle for survival that takes place in a parallel universe known as the Underground. He teams up with a girl named Shiki Mikami, but their partnership gets off to a rough start once the Reapers make their appearance.

First Look: Odd Taxi

In an Animal Crossing-esque world of goofy animal people, a cynical taxi driver in the big city gets dragged into a criminal investigation via his varied customers.

First Look: Fairy Ranmaru

Five transforming fairy bishounen are sent to Earth to heal the hearts of humans – although it is strictly forbidden to form romantic or sexual relationships with any human (of the opposite sex, apparently). Naturally, their sacred task involves setting up a bar, going to high school, and generally wearing as little clothing as possible between times.

First Look: Super Cub

Koguma has nothing going on in her life. No family, no friends, no hobbies, nothing. That changes when she buys a small motorcycle to help with her long commute to school. She immediately falls in love with her newfound freedom and the possibilities it brings.

First Look: Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway

After crushing rejection, Tokyo office worker Yoshida stumbles home, drunk and frustrated, to find a high school girl sleeping on the side of the road. Rejecting her repeated attempts to seduce him, he nonetheless allows her to sleep in his apartment for the night, discovering the next morning that the girl, Sayu, is a runaway teen from Hokkaido who’s been trading sexual favors to get by for the past six months. Nobly continuing to refuse to sleep with her, Yoshida instead decides to let her stay with him indefinitely in exchange for taking care of the housework.

First Look: Farewell, My Dear Cramer

Heading into high school, Sumire Suo is resentful of the fact that she’ll no longer be allowed to take part in a mixed-gender football team. Instead, she’ll have to get used to playing on an all-girls squad, with a variety of different and unique characters around her.