Hi everyone. I know that I said that I would never write a seasonal preview again, but I felt inspired by this next season. Why? Because a certain theme that has become more popular in anime has exploded all over this season. What do I mean by that? Well, you know how Ushio and Tora has had a reboot recently, or Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure brought back the old 80’s style overly manly shonen thing, what about Devilman Crybaby, Tiger Mask W, or even Space Battleship Yamato 2199? You see what I am saying here? Older series are being brought back in a new way to appeal to a newer audience. The Spring 2018 season is doing this more then any other series by either creating new iterations into long running franchises or adding another part. How many series are there doing this? At least Eight series.
Besides combining the old is now new series things, I think I am going to have too much to watch because I have some new and original series that I want to watch as well. Man, I am so worried about Spring right now. I hope I have enough time to watch whatever I want to watch. Making difficult choices and cutting that list done is going to be hard if they are as good as they could be. Ok, let’s make a list about the shows that I am interested in watching, shall we?
Old is New Again:
Lupin the third: Part V:
More Lupin is always good. Instant watch.
Souten no Ken: Regenesis:
This is a prequel series to first of the North Star and I loved Fist of the North Star. I am worried about bad cg, because Polygon Pictures is behind this, but I am curious about what this series is going to do.
Fullmetal Panic: Invisible Victory:
Since it’s been over a decade since this show has last aired, this one counts in my mind. Since my early days of anime watching career, this has been another franchise that I always loved. I even loved it during my recent rewatch of season one. Right now, watching this seems like a given.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes (2018):
I loved this series when I watched it a few years ago. I want to see what Production I.G. is going to do with this one, though I am worried. Production I.G. hasn’t been completely hitting it out of the ball park with me recently. Only having 12 episodes too, so I wonder what this means.
Cutie Honey Universe, Captain Tsubasa (2018), and Megalo Box:
These aren’t genres that I usually dig in, because I am not a big sports or magical girl show watcher, but I am interested in these on an academic level too. I want to understand these franchises and these genres more then I do know, so maybe a slight return to their roots will help with this.
Newer Sequels I am interested in:
My Hero Academia Season 3:
Do I need to say anything here?
Gundam Build Divers:
To be honest, I’ve tried watching the Gundam build Fighter series and they haven’t really attached to me that well. I will try watching them again at some point, but I definitely going to try to give this one a go.
Original Series I am interested in:
Piano no Mori:
After Your Lie in April, not much has filled a certain musical drama spot for me. Maybe this is a series that will do it. I think it’s worth a shot.
Isekai Izakaya: Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu:
This seems like an interesting twist or sounds like Restaurant to Another World. I wonder what they will do with this one that will make it different. Also, since I am not a Shogeki no Shouma fan, this is how I will get my anime food this season.
Hisone to Maso-tan:
I already self-identified as a Studio Bones fanboy. This show sounds incredibly interesting AND it’s a Studio Bones, so I have to give this a watch. Dragon Pilots and Studio Bones. Sold, just sold.
Magical Girl Site:
Magical girl stuff and a death game environment? This has me curious. Two things that are not usually my things, but that makes me find it even more interesting. Let’s see how this one goes.
Just my other lists from a long time ago, nothing here is set in stone. Some of these are going to be dropped along the way and other shows that I haven’t even thought about are going to take up some of these spots. That’s usually how it works. Let’s see what happens with Spring 2018. Thank you all for reading.