Your Spring 2018 Anime Guide

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It’s spring! The flowers are blooming, the weather is getting warmer, and new anime shows are debuting. Which ones are you going to watch?

Below are this spring’s anime broadcasts. Hit us up in the comments with your must-watch shows.

Ace Attorney Season 2

Studio: Clover Works

Genre: Legal, Mystery

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Currently not available in Australia

What It’s About in One Sentence: The massively popular Capcom franchise returns for another season of the anime based on the Phoenix Wright games.

Anima Yell!

Studio: Doga Kobo

Genre: School, Slice of Life, Sports

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Currently not available in Australia

What It’s About in One Sentence: A schoolgirl makes the cheerleading squad at her school, with classmates of varying personality types signing up.

As Miss Beelzebub Likes

Studio: Liden Films

Genre: Ecchi, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 10

Where to Watch: Currently not available

What It’s About in One Sentence: Just because Miss Beelzebub is a demonic ruler, that doesn’t mean she dislikes cute, fluffy, pink things.

Bakumatsu

Studio: Studio Deen

Genre: Action, Historical, Romance

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime transports you back to Kyoto during the late Edo Period, which is filled with handsome anime dudes.

Bakutsuri Bar Hunter

Studio: Toei Animation

Genre: Shonen

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Currently not available

What It’s About in One Sentence: A fishing-crazy young boy uses a barcode reader his father left behind to, well, fish.

Bloom Into You

Studio: Troyca

Genre: School, Slice of Life, Romance

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: HIDIVE

What It’s About in One Sentence: Two schoolgirls have difficulty experiencing feelings of love — that is, until they meet each other.

A Certain Magical Index III

Studio: J.C.Staff

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Magic, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: Currently not available

What It’s About in One Sentence: The third season about a teenage boy with psychic abilities, his psychic power- and magic-wielding friends, and the sinister forces they must combat.

Conception

Studio: Gonzo

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 9

Where to Watch: Currently not available in Australia

What It’s About in One Sentence: A high school student and his pregnant cousin are transported to another world that has been thrown into disorder.

Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu

Studio: CloverWorks

Genre: Boys Love, Drama, Romance

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: Currently not available

What It’s About in One Sentence: Dreamy dudes vie to become the most huggable hunk, using any means they can.

Double Decker! Doug & Kirill

Studio: Sunrise

Genre: Action, Crime, Police, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: September 30

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: An elite team of investigators do their best to stop a new street drug that turns users into mutants.

Fairy Tail Final Series

Studio: A-1 Pictures | Bridge

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Magic

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Currently not available in Australia

What It’s About in One Sentence: The final series of the long-running series about a dragon-slaying wizard and his magical friends.

Run with the Wind

Studio: Production I.G

Genre: Drama, Slice of Life, Sports

Premiere Date: October 3

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It’s About in One Sentence: University students develop deep bonds as they prepare to run an intense relay race.

Fist of the Blue Sky Regenesis (Souten no Ken: Re:Genesis) Season 2

Studio: Polygon Pictures

Genre: Action, Historical, Martial Arts

Premiere Date: October 9

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime that centres around Kenshiro Kasumi, after whom Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star is named.

Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san

Studio: DLC

Genre: Comedy

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Currently not available

What It’s About in One Sentence: Working in a bookstore isn’t easy, especially if you are a skeleton.

Gakuen Basara

Studio: Brain’s Base

Genre: Action, Fantasy, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 6

Where to Watch: HIDIVE, AnimeLab

What It’s About in One Sentence: Legendary samurai from Capcom’s Sengoku Basara games are turned into high school students.

The Girl in Twilight

Studio: Dandelion Animation Studio | Jumonji

Genre: Drama, School, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: October 1

Where to Watch: HIDIVE

What It’s About in One Sentence: School girls are transported to another world after tuning in via radio waves.

Goblin Slayer

Studio: White Fox

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 6

Where to Watch: Currently not available in Australia

What It’s About in One Sentence: After a goblin hunt goes bad, an inexperienced priestess is saved by the Goblin Slayer.

Golden Kamuy Season 2

Studio: Geno Studio

Genre: Action, Adventure, Historical, Military

Premiere Date: October 8

Where to Watch: Currently not available in Australia

What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season about a former soldier who became a miner to provide for his best friend’s widow until one day when he heard about a trove of hidden gold.

Hashiri Tsuzukete Yokattatte

Studio: Signal.MD

Genre: Drama, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 8

Where to Watch: Currently not available in Australia

What It’s About in One Sentence: A young voice-acting student meets the woman who used to live in his room and left messages of encouragement.

Himote House

Studio: Bouncy

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Currently not available

What It’s About in One Sentence: Five anime girls and a cat all live together in a house in Tokyo.

Hinomaru Sumo

Studio: Gonzo

Genre: School, Sports

Premiere Date: October 6

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: For what schoolboy Ushio Hinomaru lacks in sumo size, he makes up for with heart, muscles and sheer determination.

Hora, Mimi ga Mieteru yo!

Studio: monofilmo

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 4

Where to Watch: Currently not available

What It’s About in One Sentence: Life is tricky when your roommate is a cat boy.

The Idolmaster SideM: Wake Atte Mini!

Studio: Zero-G

Genre: Idol, Music, Short Form

Premiere Date: October 9

Where to Watch: Currently not available

What It’s About in One Sentence: Little chibi versions of the boy band Idolmaster characters get into various cute antics in this short form anime.

Ingress The Animation

Studio: Craftar

Genre: Mystery, Police, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: October 17

Where to Watch: Netflix

What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime adaptation of the mobile game Ingress follows the adventure of a cop with psychic abilities and a mysterious young girl.

Iroduku Sekai no Ashita kara

Studio: P.A. Works

Genre: Fantasy, Magic, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: Currently not available in Australia

What It’s About in One Sentence: A coming of age story in which a young witch goes back in time to visit her grandmother as a 17-year-old.

Jingai-san no Yome

Studio: Saetta

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 3

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It’s About in One Sentence: A high school student finds out he’s somehow become the wife of a strange creature.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

Studio: David Production

Genre: Action, Adventure

Premiere Date: October 6

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It’s About in One Sentence: The fifth arc of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga adopted into the latest anime series.

Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur: Operation Han-Gyaku-Sei

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Action, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 25

Where to Watch: Currently not available

What It’s About in One Sentence: In this world, there isn’t one King Arthur, but a million of them, each with their own speciality.

Karakuri Circus

Studio: Studio VOLN

Genre: Action, Adventure

Premiere Date: October 11

Where to Watch: Currently not available in Australia

What It’s About in One Sentence: A young boy inherits a massive amount of money, setting in motion familial assassination plots, which are foiled by unlikely individuals.

Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet

Studio: Liden Films

Genre: Action, School, Romantic Comedy

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: Currently not available in Australia

What It’s About in One Sentence: Two boarding school students from rival countries find out that they don’t hate each other, but are smitten.

Kitsune no Koe

Studio: Yumeta Company

Genre: Drama, Idol, Music

Premiere Date: October 8

Where to Watch: Currently not available

What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime follows a young man who doesn’t have the looks of a pop star but certainly has the voice of one.

Merc Storia: Mukiryoku no Shonen to Bin no Naka no Shojo

Studio: Encourage Films

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 11

Where to Watch: Currently not available

What It’s About in One Sentence: A young boy and a girl stuck in a bottle set out to tame monsters.

Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan

Studio: Gathering

Genre: Animal, Comedy

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: Currently not available

What It’s About in One Sentence: A cute penguin does cute things in Kyoto.

My Sister, My Writer (Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja nai)

Studio: NAZ | Magia Doraglier

Genre: Romantic Comedy, School

Premiere Date: October 10

Where to Watch: Not currently available in Australia

What It’s About in One Sentence: A young writer debuts with a light novel that his sister secretly wrote.

Radiant

Studio: Lerche

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic

Premiere Date: October 6

Where to Watch: Not currently available in Australia

What It’s About in One Sentence: Monsters fall from the sky, and it’s up to a young sorcerer and his friends to stop them.

Release the Spyce

Studio: Lay-duce

Genre: Action, School

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: HIDIVE

What It’s About in One Sentence: Schoolgirls lead double lives as ninja-style secret agents.

RErideD: Koku Koe no Derrida

Studio: Geektoys

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: October 4

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: With machines and AI tech going awry, an engineer must protect his friend’s daughter.

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume o Minai)

Studio: Clover Works

Genre: Romantic Comedy, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 4

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, AnimeLab

What It’s About in One Sentence: A high school student’s life changes when he encounters a girl dressed up like a Playboy bunny while at the library.

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Master Tokyo Youma-hen

Studio: TNK

Genre: Action, Comedy, Ecchi

Premiere Date: October 12

Where to Watch: Currently not available in Australia

What It’s About in One Sentence: The curvy ninja of Senran Kagura are back in anime form.

Shuudengo, Capsule Hotel de, Joushi ni Binetsu Tsutawaru Yoru.

Studio: Namu Animation

Genre: Ecchi, Romance

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Currently not available

What It’s About in One Sentence: After an office worker misses the last train, she finds herself in a cramped capsule hotel with her handsome boss.

Sono Toki, Kanojo wa

Studio: Master Lights

Genre: Drama, Romance

Premiere Date: October 6

Where to Watch: Currently not available

What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime centres on the lives and loves of four young women.

Between the Sky and Sea (Sora to Umi no Aida)

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Genre: School, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 4

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It’s About in One Sentence: In the future, all the fish have vanished from Earth, and young women aim to go fishing in space.

Space Battleship Tiramisu II

Studio: Gonzo

Genre: Comedy, Gag, Mecha, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime that follows an intergalactic pilot who is really into fried food.

SSSS.GRIDMAN

Studio: Studio Trigger

Genre: Action, Kaiju, Superhero

Premiere Date: October 6

Where to Watch: Currently not available in Australia

What It’s About in One Sentence: Tokusatsu show Gridman the Hyper Agent gets an updated anime adaptation courtesy of Studio Trigger.

Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202

Studio: Xebec

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Military, Sci-Fi, Space Opera

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: Currently not available

What It’s About in One Sentence: The legendary anime space yarn is back.

Sword Art Online: Alicization

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: AnimeLab

What It’s About in One Sentence: Sword Art Online returns with a new anime.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Studio: 8-Bit

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: A salaryman is reincarnated as a Slime and goes on RPG-style adventures.

Tokyo Ghoul:re Season 2

Studio: Studio Pierrot | Studio Pierrot Plus

Genre: Drama, Horror

Premiere Date: October 10

Where to Watch: AnimeLab

What It’s About in One Sentence: The sequel to Tokyo Ghoul once again returns to... Tokyo, where the human-eating ghouls walk the streets.

Ms Vampire Who Lives In My Neighbourhood (Tonari no Kyūketsuki-san)

Studio: Studio Gokumi × AXsiZ

Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It’s About in One Sentence: A friendly, 360-year-old vampire has a thing for drinking blood and reading manga.

Tsurune

Studio: Kyoto Animation

Genre: School, Slice of Life, Sports

Premiere Date: October 21

Where to Watch: Currently not available

What It’s About in One Sentence: A high school student decides to give archery another chance.

Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru!

Studio: Comedy, Slice of Life

Genre: Doga Kobo

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: Currently not available

What It’s About in One Sentence: A primary school student finds herself dealing with a beefy maid who really wants to take care of her.

Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc to Renkin no Kishi

Studio: AXsiZ

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Historical, Magic, War

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Currently not available in Australia

What It’s About in One Sentence: After France’s defeat during the Hundred Years’ War, an alchemist on the run meets a young girl named Jeanne d’Arc.

Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary

Screenshot: Official Site

Studio: Studio Deen

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Magic, Martial Arts

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: The Xuan-Yuan sword holds an incredible power that some have used for good and others want to use for evil.

Zombieland Saga

Studio: Mappa

Genre: Action, Horror, Parody

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: Imagine your typical anime, but turned into a zombie-infested hell.


Comments

    So glad that Goblin Slayer is just like the anime, they didn't shy away from the dirt.

    Was the Ace Attorney anime worth watching? I've played the games, so I imagine that'd take a lot of the suspense and mystery from it if it follows them faithfully.

      I just watched the first episode of season 1. Completely faithful to The First Turnabout.
      But with the AA over the top courtroom antics made easier by having it be an anime with all its usual tropes.

      Worth a watch if you've played the games. Just watch the First Turnabout and Turnabout Sisters and see if it hooks you

    Anima Yell, Goblin Slayer, Ace Attorney Series 2 are all available on CrunchyRoll now it seems.

    SAO Alicialization is also available on CR.

    Here's hoping somebody actually manages to pick up the Index III streaming license...

    Senran kagura senran kagura senran kagura senran kagura senran kagura senran kagura!!!!

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