First Look: Taiso Samurai

Jotaro Aragaki is a 29-year-old widower and father who has devoted his life to gymnastics but is now staring down the barrel of retirement, having performed poorly over recent years as he battles both aging and a persistent shoulder injury. However, he’s loathe to tell this to his daughter, and a chance encounter with a foreigner ninja (and a group of mysterious ‘agents’ hot on said ninja’s tail) are about to change the course of Jotaro’s life.

First Look: Maesetsu! Opening Act

Mafuyu and three other college students want to be successful manzai comedians, so they go to a high school and… mime a band performance? They spend the rest of the episode thinking it’d be nice to be comedians. 

First Look: Adachi and Shimamura

High school delinquents Sakura Adachi and Hougetsu Shimamura spend their days cutting class, playing ping-pong in their secret hiding spot, observing the rest of school toiling away at gym and cultivating a relationship they both realize can grow beyond mere friendship anytime soon.

First Look: Akudama Drive

In a crime-ridden cyberpunk version of Japan’s Kansai region, an Ordinary Person gets caught up in a death game involving several “AKUDAMA”, the most dangerous class of criminal.

First Look: Noblesse

Raizel, a powerful noble freshly awake after 820 years of slumber, is enrolled in a high school, presumably to learn about the customs of twenty-first century society. He is looked after by his servant, Franken(stein?), and a newly-acquired bodyguard with special abilities, himself an escapee from an experimental lab. However, Union, a nefarious secret organization that probably wants to rule the world or something, is hot on Raizel and his team’s trail.

First Look: Ikebukuro West Gate Park

Ikebukuro: where you will apparently never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. In this violent and crime-ridden district, where yazkuza and youth street gangs rule the streets, a young man named Makoto protects his friends by mediating disputes among rival groups, while also saving innocent children, defenseless single moms, and frowning very heavily on drugs. Remember kids, drugs are bad!

First Look: By the Grace of the Gods

After suddenly dying in his sleep, middle-aged salaryman Ryoma Takebayshi is given a second chance by the gods of a parallel fantasy world. He is reincarnated as a young boy with great magical powers and uses his abilities to lead a fun, peaceful life.

First Look: Moriarty the Patriot

Seven young boys have been brutally murdered, yet the killer is still at large. William Moriarty is on the case, though his idea of justice is a little different from what you might expect from a so-called crime consultant.

First Look: Warlords of Sigrdrifa

Mankind is invaded by an otherworldly entity known only as The Pillars. With conventional weaponry failing to stop them, an individual claiming to be the god Odin bestows the human race with the power to fight back in the form of the Valkyrie; cute anime girls with magical planes.