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: 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: Mr. Love: Queen’s Choice

A girl whose name I didn’t catch (possibly because she isn’t given any) has inherited a company from her late father. Unfortunately, that company is on the brink of bankruptcy, and it’s now up to her to save it by producing… stuff. She’s a producer or something, idk. In the course of her work, weird supernatural stuff starts happening and she just so happens to meet four hot guys, none of whom she will probably date or sleep with because that would ruin it for the viewers rooting for any of the other guys.

First Look: The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED

Haru Katou works in a section of the police department that could only be described as deadbeat, assigned to looking out for wayward children when he’d clearly rather be out there cleaning up crime and looked upon as a real police officer. His office is thrown into disarray when Daisuke Kanbe, a detective with both God-like assets and a God-like attitude, enters the picture.

First Look: Tower of God

A boy called Bam (Yoru?) has spent nearly all his life beneath a huge tower, with only his friend and rescuer, Rachel (Rahel?), by his side. When Rachel/Rahel decides she wants to climb to the top of the tower and disappears, Bam/Yoru manages to follow her inside, where he is faced with a number of deadly challenges at each level on his quest to find her again.

First Look: ACTORS – Songs Connection

Otonomiya Saku is a transfer student with an apparently amazing vocal range, and who the Singing Club at his new school are excited about for his potential to perform the song they plan on using for an upcoming competition. Meanwhile, some kind of mysterious force or beings known as the “white shadows” are making themselves known, not only to Saku but also to some of the teachers at the school, who seem to want to use its/their power in some way for an as yet unknown purpose.

First Look: Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit

Seiji Nanatsuki is a rookie police officer fresh out of the academy, and an idealist determined to fight crime and seek justice for all. In a world where humans live alongside elves, dwarves and vampires though, that might be a bit more complicated than it sounds – especially as Seiji himself may not be as normal as he appears.

First Look: Given

Uenoyama is a skilled guitarist who has lost his passion for playing, while Sato is constantly carrying around a prized guitar that he has no idea how to play or restring. When he begs Uenoyama to fix his guitar and then teach him to play, Sato becomes completely attached, and the relationship is cemented when he tags along to Uenoyama’s band practice and listens to him perform for the first time.

First Look: Kochoki

Before Oda Nobunaga grew to become one of the most famous warlords in Japan’s history, he was Kipposhi – an apparently lovable scamp (and extreme pretty-boy) who spent most of his time mixing with street urchins and being hated on by his parents.

First Look: Carole & Tuesday

Born into a wealthy family in a provincial town, Tuesday dreams of becoming a musician – something nobody around her seems to understand. Meanwhile, a similarly aged girl named Carole, scraping a living in the metropolis of Alba City, has the same aspirations. When Tuesday runs away and the pair chance to meet, they aim to make their shared dream a reality.

First Look: Afterlost: Where I End and You Begin

Takuya, a mysterious professional courier who will deliver anyone and anything for the right price, accepts the job of escorting Yuki, the mysterious lone survivor of a mysteriously disappeared city, back to the only home she knows. However, a mysterious agency seems hell bent on obtaining Yuki for their own mysterious purposes, and together, Takuya and Yuki will have to unravel the mystery of the lost city before anyone remembers they’re supposed to care.

First Look: Revisions

Abducted by an unknown kidnapper when he was young and rescued by a mysterious woman named Milo, Daisuke Dojima is now a high-school student in Shibuya, waiting eagerly to protect his friends against unspecified adversaries as Milo once prophesized. When that day finally comes, huge mecha-like creatures called Revisions suddenly attack and Milo reappears, providing Daisuke with a mobile suit to help save Shibuya.

First Look: Kakegurui ××

Jabami Yumeko and the rest of our lovable scamps are back. By day, Hyakkaou Academy for the Obscenely Rich (or otherwise just plain Obscene) is just your average prestigious private high school for the exceedingly privileged. By night, it turns into a gambling den, with apparently any game and any stakes allowed, and where cheating is a-okay so long as it’s spelled out for the audience.

First Look: Meiji Tokyo Renka

To all appearances, Mei Ayazuki is a completely ordinary high school girl. However, when she became aware of her ability to see ghosts at a young age, she isolated herself from her peers and now wears headphones to block out the voices of her ‘friends’ who she can still hear to this day. One night, a self-proclaimed magician transports her back in time to an alternative Meiji Period Tokyo, where she meets a number of real-life historical figures in bishounen form.

A Very GLORIO 2018: Artemis’ Anime Surprises

It’s not easy to forget all the crap we here at Glorio subject ourselves to every year. From the merely unoriginal and incompetent shows to come out in 2018 like Dances with the Dragons and Bakumatsu, to the outright painfully bad like Devils Line and Magical Girl Site, we undeniably watched a lot of shit.…

First Look: Tsurune – Kazemai High School Archery Club

Minato was once an accomplished archer, but following a certain incident in junior high school, he abandoned the sport, no longer able to perform to standard. Now a high school freshman, he reunites with old friends and against his initial wishes, is persuaded to join the school’s newly reestablished archery club.