First Look: Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2

Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane still like each other, and are still too egotistical and embarrassed in equal measure to go ahead and admit it. Strap yourselves in for another season of misunderstandings, comical situations and failed attempts at getting the other person to admit their feelings.

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: Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater

Tsurugi Hina has just moved to a coastal town with her family, just in time to start high school. She’s looking forward to joining the handicrafts club at her new school, but after a chance encounter with another student, she ends up joining the breakwater club instead. 

First Look: Sing “Yesterday” For Me

Rikuo Uozumi is struggling with adapting to life after college, sustaining himself by working part-time at a convenience store. As he gets closer to Haru, a regular customer with a pet crow, and his old flame Shinako enters his life once more, Rikuo finally finds the motivation to escape his rut. Matters are complicated, however, once the mysterious Haru turns out to be a former student of Shinako’s.

First Look: Sakura Wars The Animation

Set after the 2019 Sakura Wars game, the Imperial Combat Revue Flower Division – a troupe of mech pilot troops – must deal with a new demonic invasion as well as take care of the amnesiac sole survivor of the Moscow Combat Revue. Also the OP is a banger.

First Look: Kakushigoto

Kakushi Goto is a loving father of a young daughter. He tries his best to give her a good life despite the loss of her mother at some point in the past. However, the one thing he doesn’t want for her is to discover his embarrassing secret: he’s actually a famous author of ecchi manga.

First Look: Arte

Following the recent passing of her father, a young noblewoman named Arte decides to leave her sheltered life behind and pursue a career in art. In 16th century Florence, however, that is easier said than done for a girl.

First Look: Listeners

In a world devoid of music and under constant attack by monstrous creatures known as the Earless, Echo Rec is a boy who makes his living as a junk collector in his small town. One day, he stumbles upon a mysterious girl with an audio input jack on her body and no memories of her past. Turns out she possesses the rare ability of a Player, an individual capable of controlling mechs called Equipment.  The two embark on a journey of self discovery.

First Look: The 8th son? Are you kidding me?

Shit Protag lives alone in a small flat, passes out, and wakes up as a child at a medieval-looking banquet. He is astonished at this extravagance, positively giddy to have landed so luckily in the lap of luxury. Turns out, though, that it was all just a put-on for a wedding; this family can not afford to actually live like this, so they eat stale bread and homeopathic soup for every meal. This justifies intensifying inequality even further.

First Look: Appare-Ranman!

Genius mechanic Appare and beleaguered samurai Kosame find themselves shipwrecked and penniless in Los Angeles, California. They decide to participate in the Trans-America Wild Race Big Boss Grand Prix in a custom made steam car to win the $10,000 grand prize and buy their way back to Japan.

First Look: Tamayomi

Yomi Takeda gave up baseball in Junior High after her catcher was unable to catch her special ‘Magic Pitch’. Now in high school, a chance reunion with a childhood friend reawakens her passion for the sport.

The GLORIO Decade: The 2010s in Anime Music

Music is as integral to a piece of media as visuals or plot, which is why for as long as The GLORIO Blog has existed, we have done some variety of a feature about our favourite anime songs. With the decade having come to a close, we’re presenting the most memorable tracks of them all right here, with all the pithy commentary from yours truly you’ve come to expect.

The GLORIO Decade: Marlin’s Top Ten Comedies

The decade makes us look back and see how we’ve changed these last ten years. When we started the GLORIO Blog over seven years ago, I was billed as the “romance guy”. I still keep that in remembrance in the many awards of my Year End Post. Yet, I can’t help but notice how my tastes have changed over the decade. While I still enjoy a good romance show, my real passion is for good comedies, the kind of shows you can only get from the unique strengths of animation and Japanese sensibilities.