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Top Anticipated 2015 Spring Anime

Date Published: Last Update:2015/05/22 Pop Culture & OTAKU ,

A change of season in Japan also marks the change of animes on tv. As we are now into the middle of March, the Japanese site for character database and manga/anime stuff, Charapedia, again, asks 10,000 fans all over Japan on what titles they are looking forward to for the next season. The comeback of the always popular, especially among female fans, Gintama tops the list. Here the results for this season’s (spring) poll

Top Anticipated Spring Anime Result

1. Gintama

Genre: comedy, science fiction

Plot Summary: The story is set in the late Edo period. Humanity is attacked by aliens called “Amanto”. The plot follows life from the point of view of samurai Gintoki Sakata, who works as a freelancer alongside his friends in order to pay his monthly rent. The anime is making its come back after 2 years. The trailer below is for the 2011 series though.

 

2. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life

Plot Summary: This is the second season of Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. The story follows loners, the pragmatic Hachiman Hikigaya and beautiful Yukino Yukinoshita, who despite their varying personalities and ideals, offer help and advice to others as part of their school’s Service Club.

 

3. Nisekoi:

Genre: romantic comedy, harem

Plot Summary: Naoshi Komi’s original manga and the anime revolve around Raku Ichijō, a normal high school student who happens to be the heir to a yakuza group. The attractive but violent transfer student Chitoge Kirisaki, the heir to a rival yakuza group, transfers to his class, and the two must pretend to date to keep a war from breaking out between their families.

 

4. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works

Genre: action, drama, supernatural

Plot Summary: This is the second part of the series which started last Fall 2014. Following the Unlimited Blade Works route of the visual novel of the same title, the new anime’s theme focuses on “struggling with oneself as an ideal”.

 

5. Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma

Genre: cooking, comedy

Plot Summary: Shokugeki no Soma tells the story of a boy named Sōma Yukihira, whose dream is to become a full time chef in his father’s restaurant and surpass his father’s culinary skills. But just as he graduates from middle school, his father closes down the restaurant to cook in America. Now what will happen to his dream? Find out in this new “delicious” anime.

6. Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love Revolutions

Genre: music, idol anime
Details: This is the third anime adaptation of the otome game “Uta no☆Prince-sama♪”

7. Labyrinth of Grisaia/Eden of Grisaia

Genre: drama, romance

Details: Grisaia is a visual novel series published by Front Wing. An anime television series adaptation of the first series, Fruit of Grisaia, was shown from October to December last year.

8. The Heroic Legend of Arslan

Genre: fantasy, action, adventure

Plot Summary: The story follows the exploits of Arslan, the crown prince of the fictional kingdom of Pars, which is taken over by the neighboring nation of Lusitania after his father, the king Andragoras, falls victim of a treacherous plot led by one of his most trusted retainers.

 

9. The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan

Genre: romantic comedy

Plot Summary: This spin-off of the Haruhi Suzumiya series takes place in the world of the “Disappearance” arc of the original novels, focusing on the high school life of a tentative and bashful Yuki Nagato.

10. Seraph of the End

Genre: action, drama, supernatural
Plot Summary: After an unknown virus wiped out all adults on earth, vampires appeared and ruled over the surviving children, treating them like livestock. Yuichiro Hyakuya survived along with other orphans by giving their blood to vampires, until Yuichiro escaped four years ago. Now he is a member of the Moon Demon Company, a unit in the Japanese army dedicated to hunting down the vampires he blames for the death of his family.

These spring animes will start this coming April. What series are you excited for? Share it with us in the comments section below!

References:

1. Gintama Leads in Most Anticipated Spring 2015 Anime Poll. Anime News Network.

2. Videos from Youtube

3. Featured image from Red-Szajn on DeviantArt

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