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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Spring is Coming -- and so is Summer!:

It's recently been announced that New Game will also be airing this summer.  The summer season is looking more and more ridiculously great this year.  2016 may well surpass 2015 at this rate.  We had a really strong winter season with nearly 20 watchable shows throughout.  The summer season is looking ridiculous.  And now the spring season may be full of sleeper hits as well.

As Random Curiosity details, a total of 45 shows will all start airing this spring.  Just stop and think about that for a second.  45 new shows to try out!  Wow.  That has to be culled down a bit if we're to retain our sanity, so I'll only try the first episode of quite a few less titles than that --

Out of the 45, we have some obvious shows which are sequels to known good quantities.  These are:

Jojo's Part 4
Macross Delta
Sailor Moon Crystal S3
Kyoukai no Rinne 2

That gets us to four shows out the gate.  There is also one show which comes from the author of Mikakunin de Shinkoukei, so odds are this next work will also be good.  It goes by the name of:

Sansha Sanyou

That puts us up to five good shows.  There's also a ton of shows that have a lot of popularity and hype behind them, or by traditionally good creators, and so the expectations should be high.  I won't say these will all pan out (One Punch Man wasn't actually worth watching, for instance), but the odds are better than usual for them:

Gyakuten Saiban
Boku no Hero Academia
12 Sai
Sakomoto desu ga?
Big Order

In addition, there are a ton of shows that speak to me, even if they aren't popular among the masses, that I hope for good things from:

Re:  Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Finally, there's a great mass of shows that don't look particularly attractive, but may through some strange fluke actually be good, once I've actually tried them.  These include:

Pan de Peace!
Seisen Cerberus
Joker Game
Sousei no Onmyouji
Bungou Stray Dogs
Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja nai to Omotta?
Koutetsujou no Kabaneri
Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
Flying Witch
Wagamama High Spec

Whew! Done.  So there we go, out of the 45 new shows on offer, during the first week at least, I'll be watching 30 of them.  This is in addition to the continuing series that will continue apace into the spring season:

Dragon Ball Chou
One Piece
Mahoutskai Precure
Assassination Classroom
Naruto:  Shippuuden

For a grand total of 35 shows.  (My first impressions post will only have to cover the first thirty, though.)

We know for a fact that there will be nine good shows this spring.  Compare that to this summer though.  We know the summer will at least include these awesome dreadnaughts:

Dragon Ball Chou
One Piece
Mahoutskai Precure
Naruto:  Shippuuden
Jojo's Part 4
New Game
Fate/kaleid liner 3rei
Love Live Sunshine
Tales of Zestiria the X
Kyoukai no Rinne

It's likely that before the summer season actually begins, even more titles will be added to this list.  And it's already 33% superior to the spring's menu in quantity and 1,000% superior in quality.  I just wish summer would come already.

But never mind summer.  I want 2017 to come already.  It's just been announced that Fate/heaven's feel will be broken out into three movies, which will be long enough to accurately depict the entire story.  In addition, a sequel spinoff game, Fate/Extra, written by type-moon and thus just as canon as the original, is also getting a tv anime in 2017.  2017 will be full of awesome Fate action so there's no longer any need for 2016 to exist anymore.

With all this Fate arriving in 2017, my anime wishlist couldn't honestly ask for any more Fate action.  So instead I switched that wish out for the animation of Hata Kenjirou's newest manga, Ad Astra per Aspera.  That wish might only last a single day, though.  If Hai to Gensou no Grimgar doesn't announce that it's getting a second season tomorrow, I'll be wishing for that instead.  So I hope Ad Astra enjoys its time in the sun while it lasts, because I don't have much hope that said sequel will actually be announced. . .

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