Spring gave anime fans a bounty of titles to look forward to, featuring series with longer pasts than a huge chunk of the viewerbase. Powerhouses like Ghost in the Shell, the Fate series, and a Haruhi spin-off landed along many lesser-known (but now just as loved) stories. Yet no matter how great they used to be, some veteran series found themselves being overshadowed by the rookies.

Assassination Classroom

While the pilot episode gives the promise of adventure and features high speed chases with fighter jets, students opening fire with assault rifles, and even an attempted suicide bombing, the series quickly tapers off into a feel-good show about the power of a good teacher to turn problematic students around.