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.

Battle Spirits Burning Soul

Battle Spirits Burning Soul is the seventh anime series in the Battle Spirits franchise. The show is entirely centered around selling collectible cards to young children and has done a much better job of marketing trinkets than making a quality animation. If you like watching Yugioh’s cousin playing Digimon with cards he made out of glitter and craft paper, this is the series for you.