As one bunch of series starts to wrap up, more shows are about to begin, and it’s time for me to have a look at what I’m planning to watch in the coming season. I’ll only mention series which have caught my attention, for a more complete preview, you can look at Livechart or Anichart. I also may end up checking out episodes of shows not on this list, either based on the interest of others, or just from idle curiosity. I’ll probably end up watching a lot of first episodes to be honest, but these are series which I’m pretty sure I’d like to watch in their entirety if they are available.
Frame Arms Girl
A girl named Ao receives a package one day which contains Gourai; a Frame Arms Girl and they start a new life together. It’s obviously a tie-in for model kits, but it seems like it will have both slice-of-life and mecha aspects to the story, which I enjoy. It’s also the only series this season which my husband and I have identified as being something we’d probably both like enough to watch together.
Hinako is from the country and moves to Tokyo for high school because she wants to be able to talk to people more easily. It’s another cute girls doing cute things series, I honestly can’t get enough of these, and the character designs look gorgeous.
Cute boys form a kabuki club. While I like cute girls doing cute things, this seems to be the season of more cute boys doing cute things. Cute boys are fine too, I’m really in it for the cute things. I don’t know a lot about Kabuki, so hopefully this will be a chance for me to pick up some more information and have a few giggles.
Love Kome – We Love Rice
Described as a “heartwarming ‘kome’dy”, this is a series of shorts which has been confirmed to contain both rice and puns. It follows 5 boys who are anthropomorphic depictions of rice brands at their school’s harvest festival. Occasionally people get the feeling that a series has been tailored for them, and this is how I feel about Love Kome. I would have preferred it a bit more if it had cute girls, but cute boys is fine too. I’m really excited to watch this!
I’ve already watched the first season of these so I have some idea what they’re like. My readers also probably know if they’d enjoy these or not from experience with prior seasons.
Boku no Hero Academia
I rather enjoyed the first season as a pretty strong example of the shounen genre done well, so I’m somewhat optimistic about this second season. I’m not sure if I’ll watch this as it airs or if I’ll wait until the end of the season and watch the entire season in one go, as I find I enjoy action-oriented series more if I have less wait time between the episodes.
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-Hen
As it follows directly on from the currently airing Nobunaga no Shinobi (Ninja Girl and Samurai Master), it’s pretty much a continuation but the airing time is changing, making it a new season. I’m looking forward to more Sengoku antics; my husband assures me there’s plenty of Sengoku history left to be adapted.
Room Mate: One Room Side M
Another series where ‘you are the protagonist’, but this time the characters you spend time with are male instead of female. I have to know if this is as awkward and terrible as One Room. I have to know. I probably enjoy poorly produced and weird shorts too much for my own good.
It’s not long now until the season starts. It’s kind of exciting having most of the shows I’m watching finishing up and being able to try some new things! I’m trying to take things easy as unfortunately my energy levels are still pretty low, but I will hopefully create some form of first impressions post, and also a post reflecting on the shows which have just finished up (with more dumb awards).