We saved the best for last as Part 2 of our guide is anchored by two shows featuring two big name directors with two big name studios. The musical sci-fi of Carole & Tuesday pairs the legendary Shinichiro Watanabe with BONES, while the kappa-themed fantasy of Sarazanmai brings together the infamous Kunihiko Ikuhara with MAPPA. With new shows already coming in hot, what’s everyone watching?
We kick of the Spring 2019 season with part 1 of our preview guide, featuring the return of shoujo classic Fruits Basket and P.A. Works taking another stab at dark action fantasy with Fairy Gone.
Part 2 of our guide features the much anticipated anime adaptation of The Promised Neverland and… not much else.
Part 1 of our guide features the latest version of Osamu Tezuka’s Dororo, a return of sorts for Boogiepop Phantom, and the latest isekai trash called Rising of the Shield Hero. There is also a show with a talking cat so it can’t be all that bad.
Following hot on the trail of our season preview podcast, Aqua, Iro, Zigg and Marlin have an in-depth look at the upcoming anime season. In this second and final part, we give our two cents on, amongst others, the new season of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Trigger’s foray into adapting tokusatsu, a show that desperately wants to be Princess Principal, and Kyoto Animation’s rare return to TV anime.
Following hot on the trail of our season preview podcast, Aqua, Iro, Zigg and Gee have an in-depth look at the upcoming anime season. In this first part, we give our two cents on, amongst others, the spiritual successor to Tiger & Bunny, a new project by the creator of the Zero Escape games and a clash for the ages between the two biggest light novel adaptations in anime history.
We’re deep into our First Looks but there are still a few shows we need to preview before they air later this week. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like things are going to improve… Part 3 of our guide is headlined by… uh.. UHHHH… P.A. Works is doing an action show? That’s all I got. I hate to have to ask this, but is Summer 2018 the worst season of the GLORIO era (since 2012)? What do you think?
Part 2 of our guide is a bit less grim if only because it contains less actively offensive content than Part 1. Cells at Work! looks like a fun, creative comedy and Planet With gives us an excuse to bring up cult favorite manga The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer. Other that? Meh. Please tell us we’re wrong and something here is worth looking forward to, and we’ll be back for Part 3 soon.
We tried to warn you on the podcast: the Summer 2018 anime season is looking a little rough. I don’t want to be too negative because we always finds shows that surprise us, but part 1 of our guide features forced sex changes, magic mind control slavery, big sister/little boy fetish stuff, and of course, lots of bouncing anime boobs… so yeah, we will have to look for some silver linings here. Let us know if there’s anything you think might actually be good, and we’ll see everyone for Part 2.
We survived the first week of the spring ANIMEPOCALYPSE, now let’s take a look at what’s coming up next week! Part 3 of our guide features the adaptation of popular cooking manga Golden Kamuy, a show with a cute dragon that turns into a fighter jet, and the long awaited return of classic mecha school comedy Full Metal Panic. Personally I’m betting I’ll be more into the show about adult nerds falling in love at the office, but either way we can say there’s plenty of things to watch.
Part 2 of our guide features Megalo Box, the robot enhanced boxing tribute to Ashita no Joe, although I’m probably more interested in Hinamatsuri, the magical girlfriend Yakuza comedy (not to be confused with this season’s magical girl Yakuza comedy). Oh, and I guess Persona 5, Sword Art Online, and Cutie Honey, you may have also heard of those.
I guess anime is far from dead as the spring season is jam packed with more shows than I think we’ve ever seen in the history of The GLORIO Blog. Lots of new shows, lot of returning old shows, lots of continuing shows from last season… it’s a bit overwhelming but we are here to help you sort it out. Part 1 of our guide has me excited for Doga Kobo’s new original off-brand Nozaki-kun clone, and there’s certainly a variety of other shows to check. Let us know what looks good to you, and we’ll see you in part 2.
Yes, I know new shows are already starting and we’re already putting out first looks, but there are still a few shows to preview. Part 3 of our guide is headlined by Darling In the FranXX, a big name collaboration between Trigger and A-1 Pictures. We also have yet another Fate project, this time in the hands of the infamous Shaft director Akiyuki Shinbo. Will they be good? Maybe not, but definitely worth keeping an eye on.
You know what’s weird? Kyoto Animation has not done a TV series in a year, the last one being Ms. Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid in the Winter 2017 season. Consider that one more thing to add to hype machine around their stunning Violet Evergarden, which headlines second part of our Winter 2018 preview guide. The rest of Part 2 is a bit of a mixed bag, but there seems to be a few other shows worth checking out. What’s everyone else got their on eye on?
We just barely finished recapping 2017 but new anime starts TOMORROW, so there is no rest for us here at The GLORIO Blog. Part 1 of our Winter guide is headlined by the return of classic magical girl series Cardcaptor Sakura and… a whole lot of shows with random, extremely thin premises. So if you’re interested in things like camping, ramen, Sanrio, or babysitting, we’ve got you covered.
Unfortunately the third part of our preview guide features all three of my nominees for the potential worst shows of the season. On the bright side, we have the TV series debut of the popular Ancient Magus Bride, as well as two good returning shows in Blood Blockade Battlefront and March Come In Like a Lion. Check it out, and let us know what you’re watching.
You could argue the return of Kino’s Journey is the most notable series in Part 2 of our season guide, but there’s also a lot of returning Glorio cult favorites we’re more inclined to be excited about. I mean, singing the praises of shows like Garo, Classicaloid, and Time Bokan is why you love us, right?
The fall season is full of sequels both new and old, as well as a LOT of idol shows. Part 1 of our guide is headlined by the return of 2015’s smash hit Mr. Osomatsu and… well not much else, at least at first glance.
Saving the worst for last.
Slightly better than Part 1? Maybe???