With no family or friends, Momoga finds his escape through online gaming. When the role-playing game he’s spent 12 years in finally shuts down for good, he wants to stay logged on until the last second. Momoga falls asleep as he waits for the game to go offline, but when he wakes again he finds himself trapped in the fantasy world as his avatar — a powerful skeleton wizard in an uncertain and potentially hostile world.
Classroom Crisis follows the lives of several young high school students in the Martian colony Tokyo 4 as they struggle to earn a salary working for the advanced technology department of a multibillion dollar corporation.
Gangsta promises a gritty adventure following a pair of hired assassins who straddle a thin line between crooked cops and powerful crime lords. While the hitmen insist on neutrality and claim to live for cash, they quickly display a propensity for making emotional decisions which might have dire ramifications for the duo.
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.
It’s seldom that an animation has the daring to take on genuine challenges of life past the feel-good nature of friendship, but Memories courageously shouldered the burden of mortality. Not only does the series ask important questions about death, it takes a very rare risk by attempting to give its own answers.
Not only is it completely acceptable to pick up girls in a Dungeon, but for Bell Cranel it’s as easy as killing a level one monster. Bell’s status as an irresistible ball of kitten-like adorableness manages to avoid leading the series into a mindless train of harem, but just barely.
Seraph is a series that did a lot of things right. The show rocketed out of the gates to the slaughter of thousands of people and was seemingly unafraid to rip the plot armor away from almost anyone. The powerhungry nature of the villains and the less-than-noble desires of the main character were all laid quickly bare to set an intense stage. Despite this, Seraph’s reception has been divided.
Triage X would be a fine candidate for the most improved animation of the season. Many of the problems plaguing the first few episodes were fixed throughout the series to ramp up its overall quality.
Battlefront stood out from the crowd within its first few episodes, diving into an interesting world with a diverse set of characters. The world of interdimensional monsters living alongside humans feels natural, the story makes a surprising amount of sense given its randomness, and it’s probably the most beautiful eye-candy of the season.
SNAFU follows the life of an unfriendly and withdrawn student as he does everything in his power to resist overtures of friendship so he can live in peaceful seclusion.