It’s been a long ride, and though the story of March Comes In Like A Lion is clearly not finished, it’s safe to say I am incredibly satisfied with where we leave off.
After failing to save Makise Kurisu, Okabe Rintarou hangs up the white labcoat and determines to live his life as a normal student. This has caused him to drift from almost all his former friends, but has given him the stability his foray into time travel robbed of him. However, new work in artificial intelligence will draw him back into the world of mad science.
J is the popular top-grades president of Sparkleboy High… I mean Koyomi Academy. There he is surrounded by an ecclectic band of pretty boys all vying for screen time to the point that no one feels particularly important. However, beneath the surface, J is the guardian of a Blood Spirit who happens to be his sister, though the two have become separated. It’s probably the worst thing I’ve watched all season.
Four hot guys work a traditional Japanese cafe in the heart of Tokyo’s famed random bamboo forests. There, rando office ladies go to relax and learn some life lessons.
Ritsu Shikishima is a relatively normal high schooler (his fascination with psychology notwithstanding). Increasingly, contradictions and anomalies seem to pile up in his life, until they all explode in one moment of utter inanity.
“Better late than never” as they always say. Hina’s hard work is put to the test. Inspired by her family, Rei decides to visit his adopted mother, who is conflicted by the feelings she has of her estranged stepson. A new beginning for Hina is marked by a farewell and a change towards the future.
It’s the modern day, and strange, clearly supernatural things are happening to people. To assuage the fears of her neighbor, Mana Inuyama, asks for the help of a folk hero he tells her about, and is drawn into the world of the youkai.