5 Shows to keep on your radar coming Spring

KiznaiverPotentially interesting shows to come

I remember writing a similar post for the fall season where I suggested some shows where most of them turned out to be straightaway garbage such as Comet Lucifer and Gakusen Toshi Asterisk. Hopefully I’ll do a better job this time.

joker game animeJoker Game is set in the year 1937 on the brink of World War II, where we get a look into a mysterious spy training organization. The organization is created by Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki from the Imperial Japanese army.

Production I.G. is bringing a rather refreshing setting to the Spring season of 2016. They’ve shown they can pull of a pretty convincing crime/thriller series with Psycho-Pass. Joker Game will be more set in the military and seinen genre, which indicates it will be a more mature show.

Kuma MikoA completely different show is Kuma Miko which follows Machi, a middle school student who is a shrine maiden and has to care of a bear called Natsu, who consequently lives in the northern Tohoku Region.

The emphasis on the location leads me to believe this will be a promotional show for mentioned region, yet the visual design and setting appealed to me in some way. The material will obviously be very lighthearted and sweet, but I really believe it has some potential to it.

Bungou Stray DogsAtsushi saves a man who is attempting suicide. The man he saved is Dazai Osamu who belongs to a special detective agency where the members have supernatural powers. Atsushi gets involved in something he could never have anticipated.

The presence remains a bit vague and hints towards the spiritual predecessor of Kekkai Sensen. Bones has shows that are a hit or miss, but seems to be above average nonetheless. Kekkai Sensen wasn’t my cup of tea, but was decent in its execution and showed a setting that was refreshing when taking the line-up into account.

KiznaiverTriggers comes with Kiznaiver, a show set in the fictional Japanese city named Sugomori City, where one day Agata is selected to become a Kiznaiver. Apparently the world is connected through the Kizuna System that gives Agata the possibility to connect himself to other classmates through sharing wounds. Or Something.

I didn’t even understand the synopsis myself, but it doesn’t matter. I’m more curious to see the over the top LSD-trip that Trigger is going to bring once to the table once again. Kill la Kill didn’t make any sense at all and was bordering the absurdist, which probably was also the aim of the show.

Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai SeikatsuStudio White Fox brings us, the unconventionally long named, Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu. One day high school student Natsuki gets summoned to another world, where he gets saved from an unforeseen attack by a silver haired girl. When Natsuki awakens he has the ability to rewind time by dying.

How they come up with those stories is beyond me, but I must give White Fox some credit for previous shows that worked out pretty good, such as Stein’s Gate, Akame ga Kill and Hataraku Marou-sama. The preview isn’t very revealing, yet the art gives of a light hearted vibe whereas the few frames seen in the preview try to show a more serious vibe.


3 thoughts on “5 Shows to keep on your radar coming Spring

  1. shiroyuni says:

    I am looking at Joker Game, because its rare for anime to be set in that particular time period. ^^ And I agree with you about Bones, though I’d always give their shows a try because they do produce really good stuff sometimes 🙂

    • ninetybeats says:

      The setting is certainly something different. If you’ve liked this setting perhaps you’ll like Ikoku Meiro no Croisée and Gosick. Maybe you’ve seen them already, but those series belong to my all time favorites.

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