Your Complete Q2 2014 Anime Guide

Your Complete Spring 2014 Anime Guide

April marks the start of a new anime season. But with 60 new anime in the pipeline, how do you know which ones to watch? Check out the trailers and brief blurbs about each to see which of them catches your interest.

Jojo's Bizzare Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

Genre: Action, Modern Fantasy Premier Date: April 5, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: A superpowered delinquent quests to kill an immortal vampire that has haunted his family for three generations.


Riddle Story of Devil (Akuma no Riddle)

Genre: Action, Romance Premier Date: April 4, 2014 Where to Watch: Madman What It's About in One Sentence: Twelve female assassins infiltrate an all-girls school to take out one of the students, but one of them falls in love with their target and decides to protect her instead.


Black Bullet

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi Premier Date: April 8, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: In a world where mankind is nearly wiped out by a parasitic virus that takes over people's bodies and turns them into monsters, a boy and his partner — an infected girl with special powers — begin a secret mission to prevent the destruction of Tokyo.


Blade and Soul

Genre: Action, Fantasy Premier Date: April 4, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: An assassin searches for the woman who killed her master while trying to decide if she should quit the assassin's life as her master wished.


The Irregular at Magic High School (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

Genre: Fantasy, Action Premier Date: April 6, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Daisuki What It's About in One Sentence: The story of a brother and sister who begin attending a magical-technology school.


Brynhildr in the Darkness (Gokukoku no Brynhildr)

Genre: Science Fiction, Horror Premier Date: April 6, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: One day a high school boy meets a girl who looks like his dead friend — but it gets even weirder: She is a witch who has escaped from a research lab!


Selector Infected WIXOSS

Genre: Card Battle, Sci-fi Premier Date: April 4, 2014 Where to Watch: Funimation, Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: One day, while playing a popular card game, a young girl finds she can hear the voice of one of the cards — marking her as a contestant in a tournament whose winner gets her greatest wish granted.


Daimidaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire (Kenzen Robo Daimidaler)

Genre: Mecha, Comedy, Ecchi Premier Date: April 5, 2014 Where to Watch: Funimation, Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: A boy discovers that his perverted nature can power a giant robot.


Captain Earth

Genre: Mecha, Sci-fi Premier Date: April 6, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: When robot invaders from Uranus come to Earth, a normal high school boy becomes the pilot of a giant robot.


Broken Blade

Genre: Mecha, Action Premier Date: April 6, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: A recut with new footage of the Broken Blade film series which is about a man who, while unable to use magic, finds he can pilot an ancient mecha.


Fuuun Ishin Dai Shogun

Genre: Action, Mecha Premier Date: April 10, 2014 Where to Watch: Madman What It's About in One Sentence: In a world where Japan never opened to foreign trade thanks to their ancient giant robot (and has thus remained isolated from the rest of the world), a young man laments his virginity.


M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane

Genre: Mecha, Sci-fi Premier Date: April 22, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: Eight boys and eight girls are gathered together to fight the monstrous creatures inside a city swallowed by darkness.


Dragon Ball Z Kai

Genre: Fighting, Adventure Premier Date: April 6, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: After a several-year break, Dragon Ball Z Kai returns with the remaster/re-edit of the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Z.


Fairy Tail

Genre: Fantasy Premier Date: April 5, 2014 Where to Watch: Funimation, Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: The continuation of the popular anime Fairy Tail about the adventures of a young wizard who leaves her home to join an infamous wizards' guild.


The World is Still Beautiful (Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii)

Genre: Fantasy, Romance Premier Date: April 6, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: The princess of the Rain Dukedom, who has the power to call the rain, goes to the Sun Kingdom to marry the Sun King — only to discover that he is still a child.


Hitsugi no Chaika

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure Premier Date: April 10, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: Having lost his way in the world after the war ends, a young ex-soldier meets a girl with a large coffin on her back and follows her, hoping to find new meaning in his life.


Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky

Genre: Fantasy Premier Date: April 10, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: Based on the RPG of the same name from the Atelier series, this anime follows two young alchemists who are attempting to solve the mysteries of some nearby ruins.


Hanamonogatari

Genre: Japanese Fantasy, Romance, Comedy Premier Date: May 31, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Daisuki What It's About in One Sentence: The final story of last year's MonogatariSecond Season which follows a girl (that was once possessed by a demon) who begins to hear rumours of a demon sighted around town and — fearing she may be the demon in question — investigates the rumours herself.


Mushi-shi (Season 2)

Genre: Modern Fantasy, Mystery Premier Date: April 5, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about a man who helps people that are being troubled by supernatural beings.


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KutsuDaru

Genre: Supernatural, Comedy Premier Date: April 2, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: A short-form anime about traditional Japanese monsters.


Dragonar Academy (Seikoku no Dragonar)

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy Premier Date: April 5, 2014 Where to Watch: Funimation What It's About in One Sentence: A boy at a dragon-taming school finally gets his dragon — only to discover that it's a beautiful human-looking girl with attitude.


Soul Eater Not!

Genre: Action, Comedy Premier Date: April 9, 2014 Where to Watch: Funimation What It's About in One Sentence: This is a side story to Soul Eater which follows three living weapons learning to control their powers and live a normal life.


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Magica Wars (Mahou Shoujo Taisen)

Genre: Magical Girl Premier Date: April 8, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: A short-form anime where each of Japan's 47 prefectures are represented by its own magical girl.


No Game No Life

Genre: Action, Comedy Premier Date: April 9, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: A brother and sister pair who are undefeated at 280 different types of online games are pulled into a fantasy world where God has forbidden war — forcing conflicts to be decided by games instead.


Date A Live (Season 2)

Genre:Comedy, Harem, Romance Premier Date: April 12, 2014 Where to Watch: Madman What It's About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about a boy who has to make girls fall in love with him and subsequently kiss him before they explode and cause massive destruction.


Mekaku City Actors

Genre:Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi Premier Date: April 12, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Daisuki What It's About in One Sentence: A boy that has been content hiding away in his room is forced to go outside for the first time in two years after a cyber-girl messes up his computer.


Nanana's Buried Treasure (Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin)

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural Premier Date: April 11, 2014 Where to Watch: Aniplex What It's About in One Sentence: After seven genius students create their own island nation for students, a young boy moves there only to find his apartment haunted by the ghost of one of the founders who died ten years before.


Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara

Genre: Comedy, Harem Premier Date: April 7, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: A high school boy has the ability to see flags above people's heads that mark their emotions/important crossroads in their lives; and so he chooses to avoid most people — but that doesn't stop a group of girls from trying to get to know him.


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Insufficient Direction (Kantoku Fuyuki Todoki)

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life Premier Date: April 4, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: A short-form anime based on the day-to-day home life of Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno.


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Meshimase Lodoss-tou Senki: Sorette Oishii no?

Genre: Comedy Premier Date: April 6, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: A short-form anime about two middle schoolers obsessed with Record of Lodoss War who meet a girl who knows nothing about the series but looks somewhat like one of the characters.


The Comic Artist and Assistants The Animation (Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to The Animation)

Genre: Ecchi, Comedy Premier Date: April 8, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: A perverted manga artist under pressure from his editor convinces his assistant to act as a reference for his manga.


The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behaviour (Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou)

Genre: Comedy Premier Date: April 4, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: Moving out of his home and into an apartment for the first time, a high school boy discovers his crush is living in the same building — and that his roommate is a pedophile.


The File of Young Kindaichi Returns (Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns)

Genre: Mystery Premier Date: April 5, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about a young man who appears to be a fool on the surface but is actually a detective genius.


One Week Friends. (Isshuukan Friends.)

Genre: Comedy, Coming of Age Premier Date: April 7, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: A boy wants to become friends with the girl he sits next to, but as she loses all memories of friendship each week, it's up to him to befriend her again and again.


Gochuumon wa Usagi Desuka?

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life Premier Date: April 10, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: The story of a girl who frequents the same cafe every day and the various other girls she meets there.


Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life Premier Date: April 11, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: A short-form anime about two girls — one who is cat-like and one who is dog-like — that find themselves attracted to one another.


Kamigami no Asobi

Genre: Romance Premier Date: April 6, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: A young girl is ordered by Zeus, the headmaster of the school of the gods, to teach the handsome young gods about love.


La corda d'oro -Blue Sky- (Kiniro no Chord Blue Sky)

Genre: Romance Premier Date: April 6, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: The story of a female violin student attending a music school with her childhood best friends, a pair of brothers.


Haikyu!!

Genre: Sports Premier Date: April 6, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: After losing to the championship volleyball team in his final year of middle school, a boy looks forward to beating his rival in high school — only to discover his rival is now his teammate.


Baby Steps

Genre: Sports Premier Date: April 6, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: A high school honour student becomes frustrated with his life, and so he decides to join the tennis team.


Ping Pong the Animation

Genre: Sports Premier Date: April 11, 2014 Where to Watch: Funimation What It's About in One Sentence: The story of two friends in a high school ping pong club.


Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro (Abarenbou Rikishi!! Matsutarou)

Genre: Sports Premier Date: April 6, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: An unusually strong man starts down the path to becoming a sumo wrestler.


Love Live! School Idol Project (Season 2)

Genre: Idol, School Life Premier Date: April 6, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about a group of high school girls who become an idol group in a ploy to keep their school from closing.


Pretty Rhythm All-Star Selection

Genre: Idol Premier Date: April 5, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: This, the fourth Pretty Rhythm anime series, follows a student on the road to debut as an idol.


Puchimas!! Petit Petit Idolmaster (Season 2)

Genre: Comedy, Idol Premier Date: April 1, 2014 Where to Watch: Funimation What It's About in One Sentence: The second season of a short-form spin-off of popular game and anime series The [email protected].


Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V

Genre: Card Game, Adventure Premier Date: April 6, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: The fifth anime of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Franchise that once again centres around a group of people that take children's card games way too seriously.


Cardfight!! Vanguard: Legion Mate (Season 4)

Genre: Card Battle, Action Premier Date: March 9, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: The fourth season of an anime about a world where card games have become so popular, they are a necessity in everyday life.


Chou Bakuretsu Ijigen Menco Battle Gigant Shooter Tsukasa

Genre: Card Battle Premier Date: April 1, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: This is the story of a boy who wants to be the best card game player in the world.


Duel Masters Versus

Genre: Card Battle Premier Date: April 5, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: The tenth season of an anime about kids who save the world with card games.


Oreca Battle

Genre: Card Battle, Monster Battle Premier Date: April 7, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: A short-form anime about a monster summoning treasure chest and a kid who summons monsters to battle other monsters.


Dragon Collection

Genre: Card Battle, Monster Battle Premier Date: April 7, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: A short-form anime about a kid who falls into a fantasy world and then uses cards to summon monsters and battle other monsters.


Herobank

Genre: Children's, Fighting Premier Date: April 7, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: A kid who finds himself $US100,000,000 in debt must master the new cyber-sport Herobattle to pay it off.


Majin Bone

Genre: Superhero Premier Date: April 1, 2014 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll What It's About in One Sentence: A normal boy stumbles across a card that turns him into a superhero — leaving him no choice but to save the world.


Tenkai Knight

Genre: Superhero Premier Date: April 5, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: A group of kids get magical Lego blocks which transform them into Power Ranger-style heroes and lets them battle block-based foes.


Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers

Genre: Superhero, Action Premier Date: April 2, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: Thanks to Loki, the world's heroes and villains alike have been sealed within "DISKs" and now it's up to a group of teens to unlock their disks to release the Avengers and battle evil.


Washimo

Genre: Children's, Comedy Premier Date: March 10, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: A short-form anime where, after a young girl's grandmother dies, her father builds her a robotic grandmother as a substitute.


Nandaka Veronica

Genre: Children's, Comedy Premier Date: March 10, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: A short-form anime about an alien named Veronica who comes to Earth to sell a galactic satellite service but ends up making friends with a human boy.


Lady Jewelpet

Genre: Children's Premier Date: April 5, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: This, the sixth anime of the Jewelpet franchise, follows a girl who has been whisked away to a magical kingdom and finds herself in the running to be the new queen.


Keroro

Genre: Children's, Comedy Premier Date: March 22, 2014 Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced What It's About in One Sentence: A spin-off of long-running anime Sargent Frog that deals with frog-like aliens who have come to earth.


Comments

    Dragonball Z Kai is continuing !?
    No wonder they never released the complete series on Blu Ray.

      http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/dvd/dvd-genres/anime/dragon-ball-z-kai-limited-complete-collection/671200

        I said Blu Ray man. No way would i pay for a DVD in 2014.

          Fair enough. But it does exist on Blu ray. I've seen it in store, it's just not listed on the website.

    i can feel the "100% done with this" attitude when reading the duel masters and yu-gi-oh synopsis.

    ANOTHER Yu-Gi-Oh! show?! I could deal with 2 or 3 series. But 5?!

    I Highly recommend Broken Blade, I saw it a few years back and it was epic, i hope they close things off a bit better with this re-release!

    FAIRY TAIL and Soul Eater Not will do for me... I still need to catch up on episodes of Nisekoi, Kill la Kill and Space Dandy from last season.

    Plus I've still got to keep up with the likes of Game of Thrones and passing university.

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      I'm hoping that if Soul Eater Not! does well that they might do a FMA: Brotherhood for Soul Eater...Especially with the slightly updated character designs

        OMG!!

        I had never thought of that, Doing a FMAB with Soul Eater would be a very possible thing! =)

    This is the season to catch up on other series. Too much short form and nothing is really appealing unless you've seen previous seasons or have no taste in anime.

      I'll just be watching Fairy Tail and what I missed out on from last season (which was a pretty good season!)

        I've got Fairy Tail on my grab list for this season as well. I'm going to use the extra time I'd use for watching new anime to go back into my pile of shame, which includes the JoJo season from a while back.

      You and I must have very different tastes. Fairy tail and Mushishi 2 alone make this season extremely compelling, coupled with some new sports plots, range of genres from mecha, magic, romcoms with surprisingly fresh takes. Haven't had a season this inclusive for a long while. If anything last season was a little disappointing.

    The Irregular at Magic High School (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei) is not licensed for Australian release. Likewise Kawai Complex.

    Magica Wars, No Game No Life, Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara have all now been licensed by Crunchyroll.

    I have to agree that on the whole it's not a great season, with the exception of a couple of standouts. Exactly which anime the standouts are will depend on the person.

    Last edited 10/04/14 12:48 am

    OH. MY. GOD

    There's definitely some interesting stuff- Mushishi is damn solid if you liked the first season, Captain Earth has BONES at it's, ah, boniest, (which isn't bad, really) this will most definitely be the strongest of JoJo's arcs, Elfen Lied for the modern ages, and Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei has definite appeal and might be a sleeper hit (if you can stand the protagonist, anyway.)

    I finished Monster yesterday. Best series I have seen since Death Note.

    Now onto the Beserk Golden Arc saga.

    Mushi-shi is getting a second season!?

    I don't think I can describe how awesome this is....

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