Attack on Titan: Season 2
The war between titans and humanity returns in the second season of Attack on Titan. Expect more angst, more deaths and most importantly, more clips of Sasha aggressively eating a potato. The new Trailer teases a lot of tense moments, reveals and battles that manga fans will appreciate. It’ll be available on AnimeLab.
My Hero Academia: Season 2
Another popular Shounen series and a standout of last year, My Hero Academia, returns. The new season follows Midoriya and other heroes-in-training as they compete in ridiculously designed challenges for the school’s sports festival. Since Bones are following the manga, I can guarantee we’ll see some great character development, explosive set pieces and battles, with hopefully the show’s most complex and three dimensional villain so far. You can stream the first and (soon) second season on Crunchyroll.
Boruto: The Next Generation
Boruto: The Next Generation is pure fanservice. Following the end of Naruto Shippuden, the series follows Naruto and Hinata’s son, Boruto and the next generation of ninjas. Each kid looks exclusively like one of their parents but shipping fans will love seeing characters’ daily lives and relationships. This is a story about a child walking in their famous father’s footsteps and struggling to find their own feet. It will be simulcasted on AnimeLab.
Kabukibu is a fun slice of life school anime following a high school club for kabuki enthusiasts - a traditional style of Japanese drama incorporating dance, performance and music. Studio Deen, who’ve worked on Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto, Fruits Basket and Junjou Romantica, is producing the show. Expect a colourful art style and simple clean animation reminiscent of CLAMP, and a light-hearted wholesome story about friendship.
Re:Creators is easily the most anticipated original anime of the season. It's a battle anime featuring heroes based on traditional anime character archetypes including protagonists from a robot anime, a magical girl series and a cyberpunk bounty hunter. With Black Lagoon manga creator Rei Hiroe designing the original concept and character designs for the show, and directed by Fate/Zero’s Ei Aoki and his studio, Troyca, it looks incredibly promising. Expect spectacular set pieces, choreographed action and tragedy, with a soundtrack composed by Attack on Titan’s and Blue Exorcist’s Hiroyuki Sawano. It’s said to be streamed exclusively by Amazon Prime in Japan but fingers crossed Crunchyroll or AnimeLab get the streaming rights to it.
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