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?