Tuesday, July 01, 2014

New Anime Season Starts Wednesday

The summer anime season starts on Wednesday.

One of this Wednesday's two shows will be Bakumatsu Rock, an idol show set in mid-nineteenth century Japan (?!), and starring Taniyama Kishou.  The other will be the second season of KyoAni's bishounen school swimming anime: Free! Eternal Summer.

Then on Thursday, things really get going: Glasslip (a new original story from PA Works), Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen (mecha), Tokyo Ghoul (horror from two award-winning young creators), Strange+ II, Rail Wars (a comedy starring Fukuyama Jun and Uchida Maaya), and Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yattemita (comedy about "local idols" in a small town).

There are seven new shows on Saturday: PriPara (a Pretty Rhythm spin-off),  Sailor Moon Crystal (the long-awaited remake of Sailor Moon), Shounen Hollywood (an idol show featuring male idols), Sword Art Online II: Phantom Bullet, Aldnoah.Zero (a new science fiction show from a story by Urobuchi Gen), Sengoku Basara: Judge End, and Barakamon (a slice-of-life comedy starring Ono Daisuke).

And there are nine new shows on Sunday: Gundam-san (from a comic-strip), Jinsei (a new school comedy from the director of Hayate), Maido! Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku (the gag misadventures of a second-grade boy), Sabagebu! (girls playing survival games, from the staff that made Kotoura-san and Love Lab), Space Dandy 2 (Watanabe Shinichirou's brilliantly animated crazy comedy), Akame ga Kill (fighting adventure written by Uezu Makoto), Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Nakamura Yuuichi stars in a romantic comedy), Francesca (an undead idol defends Hokkaido from attack by a zombie Shinsengumi), and Dramatical Murder (an online game, its players, and their AIs).

That's just to whet your appetite. Below is a full list of this season's shows by day of the week, with the date of each show's first broadcast. Here are full previews of all the new shows. And here is a weekly anime calendar, including shows continuing from previous seasons.

Gundam-san - 06 jul
Jinsei - 06 jul
Maido! Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku - 06 jul
Sabagebu! - 06 jul
Space Dandy 2 - 06 jul
Akame ga Kill! - 06 jul
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun - 06 jul
Francesca: Girls Be Ambitious - 06 jul
Dramatical Murder - 06 jul

Himegoto - 07 jul
Ao Haru Ride - 07 jul
Hana Yamata - 07 jul
Re: ␣Hamatora - 07 jul
Minarai Diva - 14 jul
Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance - 14 jul

Momo Kyun Sword - 08 jul

Bakumatsu Rock - 02 jul
Free! Eternal Summer - 02 jul
Majimoji Rurumo - 09 jul
Yama no Susume: Second Season - 09 jul
Love Stage!! - 09 jul
Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Zwei! - 09 jul

Glasslip - 03 jul
Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen - 03 jul
Tokyo Ghoul - 03 jul
Strange+ 2 - 03 jul
Rail Wars! - 03 jul
Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yattemita. - 03 jul
Zankyou no Terror - 10 jul
Persona 4 The Golden Animation - 10 jul
Ai Mai Mii: Mousou Catastrophe - 10 jul
Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus - 10 jul

Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? - 11 jul
Tokyo ESP - 11 jul
Nobunaga Concerto - 11 jul

PriPara - 05 jul
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal - 05 jul
Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 49 - 05 jul
Sword Art Online 2: Phantom Bullet - 05 jul
Aldnoah.Zero - 05 jul
Sengoku Basara: Judge End - 05 jul
Baraka - 05 jul
Hanamonogatari - 16 aug

A number of shows will be continuing on from previous seasons, including Mahouka Koukou, Captain Earth, Pretty Rhythm, Lady Jewelpet, Mahou Shoujo Taisen, and JoJo.


Anonymous said...

Following Hanasaku Iroha and Nagi no Asukara, I've gotta say Glasslip is looking just as if not MORE aesthetically enticing!