Top 10 Most Anticipated Anime of Spring 2015
5. Shokugeki no Soma
Yukihira Souma has a dream to become a full-time chef in his father’s restaurant and surpass his father’s culinary skill. However, just as Souma graduates from middle school, his father closes down the restaurant to cook in Europe. Although downtrodden, Souma regains his passion to become a chef once his father challenges him to survive an elite culinary school where only ten percent of the students graduate. This series by J.C. Staff is based off of the ongoing manga series by the same name, which has had a spin-off manga and light novels series, and is set to premiere April 3 on MBS.
4. Fate/Stay Night [Unlimited Blade Works] Second Season
Fuyuki City, an area surrounded by the ocean and mountains, has become the setting for an age-old ritual. There the fifth war for the Holy Grail takes place, where whoever wins the Grail will be granted a wish. Seven sorcerers are entered into a contract with seven heroic spirits chosen by the Grail to do battle until only one pair remains. This urban fantasy thriller is based off of a visual novel that spawned a twenty-volume manga series. A series of light novels act as a prequel to the anime, covering the events of the fourth war for the Holy Grail and how it affected the fifth war. Being in the top-five of Spring 2015’s Most Anticipated Anime, it is highly recommended that you catch up on Crunchyroll before this anime by Ufotable studios premieres its second season April 4 on Tokyo MX.
3. Nisekoi Second Season
Another second season finds its way into the top five! Raku Ichijo is your average high school student, unless you count the fact that he is the sole heir to the head of a Yakuza family. Ten years ago he made a promise with his childhood sweetheart that they will get married once they reunite. However, to settle a feud between gangs, Raku is roped into a relationship with the heiress of the warring clan. Still, he does not give up hope of finding his childhood sweetheart, even if things have become a bit complicated. Based off the ongoing manga of the same name, this series has spawned a light novel series as well as a game. The second season of this series by Shaft is set to air on Tokyo MX, so you might want to catch up on Crunchyroll before April 10.
2. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
That title is a bit overwhelming, but it roughly translates to: My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong As I Expected. Sequel. However, the series is more commonly known by the title My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU 2. Yes, you read it correctly; this number two pick is yet another second season to a previously released anime. This romantic comedy follows two loners, the pragmatic Hachiman Hikigaya and beautiful Yukino Yukinoshita, who vary in personalities and ideals. Still, they are able to offer help and advice to others as part of their school’s Service Club. Falling under the category of “slice of life,” this anime focuses on various social situations teens face in a high school setting, as well as the psychology driving those interactions. Produced by Feel, the second season of this light-novel turned anime is set to premiere April 3 on the Tokyo Broadcasting System network. Like many other anime on this list, you can catch up on Crunchyroll just in time for the new season.
1. Gintama New Series
Slotted to premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliates April 8, the new series of Gintama, produced by Sunrise studios, was voted to be the most anticipated anime series of Spring 2015. This is a continuation of the original Gintama series that has run for six seasons, based on the ongoing manga series by the same name. The story is set in the late Edo period, when aliens have overtaken humanity. Gintoki Sakata, an eccentric samurai with no respect for the rules set up by the alien invaders, is willing to take any odd job so long as it means his survival. Gintama is a unique mixture of comedy, science fiction, and samurai cinema, and its seventh-season revival attests to how invested the fans are in the series. If you have time to catch up on six seasons before the new season premiere on April 8, Crunchyroll is able to provide you with nearly two hundred and sixty episodes of comedic samurai fun. Or, given that the storyline is mainly episodic, you can jump right into the new season if you so choose.
So, that ends the countdown of the Top Ten Most Anticipated Anime of Spring 2015. Of the ten anime listed, six are beginning new seasons, and though they may knock some new anime from the list it speaks to fan dedication to ongoing series.
Also, it might give you a nice queue of shows to keep you occupied while waiting for new weekly episodes.
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