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Saturday, May 30, 2015

2015 Summer Anime Preview:

In just one month, the anime seasonal clock will flip over, revealing a whole new slate of series.  What's fascinating about this coming summer season is how many shows we know are worth watching ahead of time:

1.  Fate/Kaleid Liner Prism Ilya 2wei Herz
2.  Fairy Tail
3.  Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha Vivid
4.  Dragon Ball Chou
5. Naruto
6.  Kyoukai no Rinne
7.  Sailor Moon Crystal
8.  One Piece
9.  Go! Princess Pretty Cure

These nine series continue onwards without a hitch from one season to the next.  Then we have some more known successes joining the list:

1.  Working Season 3
2.  Charlotte
3.  Non Non Biyori Repeat
4.  The Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls 2nd season
5.  Durarara x2: ten
6.  To Love-ru Darkness 2nd season
7.  Miss Monochrome 2nd season

In addition, there's series that are made my known good authors which should surely be good this time around as well (though there's always junk like Golden Time to countervail that claim)

1.  Sore ga Seiyuu!
2.  Wakaba Girl

So at minimum we're looking at 18 good series this summer, one more show than spring has to boast of.

There are also some promising shows I expect I'll be watching in addition to these 18:

1.  Venus Project
2.  Million Doll
3.  Gate

Then there are the shows I don't expect much from, but will at least try out the first episode of:

1.  Overlord
2.  Akagami no Shirayuki-hime
3.  Classroom Crisis
4.  Chaos Dragon
5.  Gakkou Gurashi!
6.  God Eater
7.  Joukamachi no Dandelion
8.  Rokka no Yuusha
9.  Kuusen Madoushi Kouhousei no Kyoukan
10.  Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
11.  Ushio to Tora
12.  Danchigai
13.  Okusama ga Seitoukaicho

And just like that we're up to 34 shows, twice what the current spring season has to offer.  My anticipation levels are through the roof.  I should be able to make my rankings a nice even 175 again with this season's inclusion.  Of course, it'll just be broken again by the inclusion of Heavy Object when it starts airing this fall, but that worry can wait for another time. . .

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