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.

Cross Ange

It’s so intensely difficult to find something positive to say about Cross Ange that I actually kept shoveling this trash into my eye sockets in the hopes that anything good enough to mention would happen.