Spring 2014 Anime Season Preview

The new season is upon us!
Here at Clan Rain we have been on a bit of a hiatus, but hopefully this new season brings us out of our winter hibernation.
~ But most likely it will be just me (Djr7) and the odd article or two from Pearz

Here is the full list of shows for 2014 Spring

Now onto the shows at hand! this took forever to get up due to the ridiculous amount of anime this spring (56 total?) Special thanks to Ouro for helping me edit.

David Production
Genre: Action, Adventure, Shounen
Description: Sequel to the JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken TV series, adapts the 3rd part of the original manga. The story follows Joutarou Kuujou, the grandson of Joseph Joestar. Joutarou is a troublesome student who regularly gets into fights at school. He is put in prison after beating up three armed men and a trained boxer, but he refuses to leave, claiming he’s possessed by an evil spirit. Joseph Joestar soon arrives with his friend Muhammad Acdol. Joseph explains that Joutarou’s “evil spirit” is actually a Stand, a manifestation of psychic power.

Bern's Thoughts: I think I’ll get around to starting the series eventually, but not now. I hear it’s one of the better battle manga out there.
Djr7's Thoughts: Apparently this show is quite popular but I’ve never gotten into it.
Pearz' Thoughts: I been meaning to pick up the Jojo series, I hear good things about it. Alas, I have a tendency to never work on my backlog. 
Ouros’ Thoughts: Same thing as Pearz, I heard good things about the series but didn’t want to put time aside to catch up to season 2.

Genre: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Shounen, Supernatural
Description: Soul Eater Not! begins before the start of the original Soul Eater story. As Tsugumu Harudori enters the gates to Shinigami Buki Shokunin Senmon Gakkou, she encounters Meister Maka Albarn and her weapon Soul Eater Evans. By a turn of events weapon Tsugumi is assigned to not one, but two Meisters. Her hectic days with the gentle Meme and high-class lady Anya begin.

Bern's Thoughts: Nope, I never got into the series.
Djr7's Thoughts: Soul Eater is one of my favourite shows and while I will obviously check out the first episode, I cannot say for certain what this will be like Soul Eater. Judging from the PV I really don’t see anything resembling the awesomeness that is Soul Eater. Time will tell.
Pearz' Thoughts: I heard the manga original manga ended, I even went out to find and book mark the exact place I stopped and I still haven’t finished it. I don’t think I will be watching this. 
Ouros’ Thoughts:  I never watched the original, and I don’t want to put the time to watch it.

Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, School
Description: Learning to ride and tame dragons comes easy to most students as Ansarivan Dragonar Academy, except for the first year student Ash Blake. Poor Ash is the laughing stock at school because, despite his unfashionably large star-shaped brand that marks him as a future dragon master, he has nothing to show for it. His dragon has never appeared. One fateful day though, Ash's dragon awakens in full glory, but appears different than any dragon ever seen before, in the form of a beautiful girl! What's worse, Ash soon discovers that his new dragon has attitude to spare, as she promptly informs him that she is the master and he the servant.

Bern's Thoughts: Hmm, I think I read the first few chapters of the manga a long time ago, but I couldn’t get into it. This seems like one of your run-of-the-mill light novel adaptations. I’ll pass.
Djr7's Thoughts: Reading the description it sounds like something I could get into and enjoy, but after watching the PV I really can’t say that I will end up watching it at all. The art doesn’t look all that great and I doubt this is something we haven’t seen a billion times before, but despite that I might check out the first episode.
Pearz' Thoughts: Oh god, there was a day when they tried to pretend these shows had something more than just meaningless fanservice. When writers realized that no one cared, this is the result. Probably won’t be watching.
Ouros’ Thoughts: Sounds kind of plain, might watch an episode or two to see how it is.

Tatsunoko / DongWoo Animation
Genre: Music, Shoujo
Description: Pretty Rhythm All Star Selection will feature the three main heroines from the previous Pretty Rhythm television anime series. Aira from Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream (the first Pretty Rhythm series), Mia from Pretty Rhythm Dear My Future (the second Pretty Rhythm series), and Naru from Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live (the third Pretty Rhythm series) will teach the new, unnamed heroine. The new girl is training to become an idol, and the three previous idols will show her Prism Shows from the past to show her ways to shine.

Bern's Thoughts: Nope, I was never into the Pretty Rhythm series.
Djr7's Thoughts: Not a chance.
Pearz' Thoughts: I can’t say I know much about this series.
Ouros’ Thoughts: hah!

Baby Steps - Manga Adaptation -

Genre: Sports
Description: The story follows “Ei-chan,” a punctual and earnest boy who has strived for straight A’s since elementary school. The 15 year old high school boy stops by a tennis school to deal with his lack of exercise. There, he meets Natsu, a beautiful, earnest girl who only has a passion for tennis. In turn, he awakens a deep passion for tennis within himself.

Bern's Thoughts: I do watch some sports anime, but I’m not particularly interested in tennis.
Djr7's Thoughts: The art bugs the hell out of me and I have no intention of watching a sports anime.
Pearz' Thoughts: Sports and … nope.
Ouros’ Thoughts: I heard the manga was pretty good. I might check it out to see the buzz about the sports genre. The only thing that’s turning me away from this series is its animation quality.

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo R (Returns) - Manga Adaptation - [Trailer]

Toei Animation
Genre: Mystery, Shounen
Description: Related to the Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo TV series. Hajime Kindaichi, a junior that barely made it past tenth grade has a knack for solving murder mysteries with support from Miyuki, his childhood friend and love-interest who encourages him when all seems lost, and Detective Kenmochi

Bern's Thoughts: Mystery shows are always hit-or-miss for me. That being said, I never knew about the first series and the films, so I don’t think I’ll start watching now.
Djr7's Thoughts: I never even knew about the first season so doubtful I will look into this, although it does sound interesting.
Pearz' Thoughts: Never really liked the old school art styles. I prefer my same faces with giant eyes.
Ouros’ Thoughts: Didn’t watch first series and doesn’t sound interesting.

Abarenbou Rikishi!! Matsutarou - Novel Adaptation -

Toei Animation
Genre: Shounen, Sports
Description: The story follows Matsutarou Sakaguchi, a giant roughneck man with strength far beyond ordinary people. He never uttered words like “work hard,” “strive,” and “dream” like the typical shounen manga protagonist. However, he is stronger than anyone and peerless in sumo wrestling. His greatest weakness is his own carefree personality. He grows into a full fledged sumo wrestler.

Bern's Thoughts: Pass on sumo.
Djr7's Thoughts: I really don’t care for sports anime.
Pearz' Thoughts: Please no more sports.
Ouros’ Thoughts: Not really into sumo, and the animation turns me off.

Haikyuu!! - Manga Adaptation - [Trailer]

Production I.G.
Genre: Shounen, Sports
Description: The story follows Shouyou Hinata, who began playing volleyball after seeing the "small giants" who played the sport when he was in elementary school. He suffers a crushing defeat in his first and last tournament in middle school at the hands of rival Tobio Kageyama. So, Hinata joins Kurasuno High School's volleyball team, vowing revenge against Kageyama.

Bern's Thoughts: Not really interested in volleyball.
Djr7's Thoughts: Another sports anime, they just keep popping up.
Pearz' Thoughts: How many sports anime can we get this season?
Ouros’ Thoughts: I’ll check it out for the same reasons as “Baby Steps,” and Production I.G. seems to be more promising than Pierrot.

Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin - Novel Adaptation - [Trailer]

A-1 Pictures
Genre: Comedy, School, Supernatural
Description: The story centers around the treasure of Nanana, a ghost who was once a beautiful NEET girl. A boy named Juugo was forced to transfer to a high school on the "special student zone," an artificial island by his father. With only 40,000 Yen a month to live on, Juugo chooses a low-rent apartment that happens to be haunted by Nanana. Juugo and members of the school's adventure club join a "treasure hunt royale” on the island for the Nanana Collection, a treasure that possesses mysterious power.

Bern's Thoughts: Romance, a ghost girl, A-1 Pictures, is this AnoHana without all the drama? All kidding aside, I’ll probably give this a try.
Djr7's Thoughts: I think I might actually give this a try. “Might” being the key word here.
Pearz' Thoughts: Seems random enough to give at least an episode or 2.
Ouros’ Thoughts: Worth a shot.

Ping Pong The Animation - Manga Adaptation - [Trailer]

Tatsunoko Production
Genre: Seinen, Sports
Description: The story revolves around two long time friends Smile and Peco who are both members of the ping pong club at their high school and are both very talented at the sport. However, Smile's quiet personality keeps him from being able to win against Peco. The club's teacher takes notice of Smile's talent and works to change his attitude toward the sport.

Bern's Thoughts: I may be asian, but I never got into ping pong.
Djr7's Thoughts: PING PONG!
Pearz' Thoughts: Now if it was an anime about just pong maybe, otherwise another sports anime...
Ouros’ Thoughts: Not my cup of tea, especially if the animations are like how it looks in the picture. But, I might check it out since it seems to be more than just a sports genre.

Gokukoku no Brynhildr - Manga Adaptation - [Trailer]

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Seinen
Description: The story revolves around high school boy Ryouta Murakami, who cannot forget his female childhood friend whom he let die in an accident. Feeling that he must fulfil their promise of proving the existence of aliens, he has continuously looked up at the sky as a member of the astronomy club. One day, a girl named Neko Kuroha who looks exactly like his childhood friend appears as a transfer student. It turns out that she is a magic user that has run away from a research lab.

Bern's Thoughts: The manga has quite a few chapters translated, but I never bothered to check it out. The plot seems okay, but I don’t know how to feel about this being written by the same author as Elfen Lied.
Djr7's Thoughts: Definitely gunna give this one a shot.
Pearz' Thoughts: Okay, I guess interests are peaked, I’ll see where this goes.
Ouros’ Thoughts: Now that Bernzo brings it up, I remember reading this. Don’t know why I dropped it though, probably because I didn’t want to wait for monthly releases. As Bern said, this is written by Okamoto Lynn, author of Elfen Lied. If you liked Elfen Lied, manga or anime, Gokukoku no Brynhildr is definitely worth a shot. Both series have a dark atmosphere or feel and are similar in several other ways. ARMS, having also made the Elfen Lied anime, will most likely follow through on the “dark atmosphere” that Brynhildr has. My only concern is if ARMS will make their own ending, as with Elfen Lied, since the Gokukoku no Brynhildr manga is still ongoing… I guess that’ll depend on how well the anime does.

Mekaku City Actors - Music Videos - [Trailer 1] [Trailer 2]

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Supernatural
Description: Shintaro Kisaragi, a HikiNEET who shut himself inside his room for 2 years, had been living his life normally until he met a cyber girl named Ene, who appeared in his computer screen when someone anonymously sent him a mysterious e-mail one year ago. One day, Ene messes with Shintaro's PC which causes him to go outside for the first time in two years.

Bern's Thoughts: I’m not interested in the vocaloid stuff.
Djr7's Thoughts: I’ve been hearing a lot about this anime adaptation of music videos, and I guess thats enough to get me interested. Will watch the first episode to see what it’s like.
Pearz' Thoughts: I am not sure, the last vocaloid based anime (BRS) turned out as a trainwreck. (Leave my BRS out of this Pearz!)
Ouros’ Thoughts: I’ll give it a shot, not sure what to expect though.

La Corda D'Oro Blue Sky - Game Adaptation -

Genre: Music, School, Shoujo
Description: The story follows a girl named Kanade and her relationships with the orchestra members and the other boys at her school.

Bern's Thoughts: Yuck, I usually can’t stand watching shoujo.
Djr7's Thoughts: No comment.
Pearz' Thoughts: Insert witty comment about shoujo anime here.
Ouros’ Thoughts: E) All of the above.

Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou - Manga Adaptation - [Trailer]

Brain's Base
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Slice of Life
Description: The story revolves around  Usa Kazunari, a boy who is now living alone thanks to his parents' job transfer. However, this new Kawai-Sou apartment complex is filled with only odd perverts. And yet, Ritsu Kawai, a senpai he adores, also happens to live there…

Bern's Thoughts: This could be some decent slice of life. The art from the trailer looks pretty good too.
Djr7's Thoughts: There are a few shows from Brain’s Base that I have thoroughly enjoyed, and I have a feeling I might get absorbed in this one.
Pearz' Thoughts: Probably not, generally don’t like my slice of life.
Ouros’ Thoughts: Generally, always willing to watch slice of life. Will check this show out.

Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yattemita - Manga Adaptation -

Genre: Comedy, Seinen
Description: In the story, high school girl Nanako became her town's local idol at the request of her uncle. She and her upperclassman Yukari, a girl who seems perfect but ends up being an airhead, both become idols of their provincial area. They get interviewed (by the town's shopping center), go on television (low-budget cable), and hold concerts (on the roof of the department store). The girls' salaries come from the town's taxes.

Bern's Thoughts: I typically don’t watch idol anime.
Djr7's Thoughts: Another idol show with a funny low budget twist? I have only ever seen a bit of AKB0048 but I don’t think I will ever really get into an idol based anime.
Pearz' Thoughts: I love my idol shit, hopefully this won’t let me down.
Ouros’ Thoughts: I don’t know? Depends on how I feel… Ehh? Get it? Probably a “no” for this one.

Blade and Soul - Game Adaptation - [Trailer]

Genre: Action, Shounen, Martial Arts, Fantasy
Description: An anime adaptation of NCSoft's Blade and Soul MMORPG, directed by Stein;Gate's Hamasaki. The game lets players make a character from four different races: the tall and strong Gon, the curious and wise Jin, the beautiful and graceful Kun, and the cute and spiritually tuned Lyn. The player can then train their character to become an Assassin, a Blademaster, a Destroyer, a Force Master, a Kung Fu Master, or a Summoner.

Bern's Thoughts: I never bothered with Blade and Soul. Pass.
Djr7's Thoughts: I am still pissed off at NCSoft for dropping the bomb on the Blade and Soul N.A release. I played a bit of the game on the chinese servers and really do enjoy it. So I think I will end up watching the first episode just for the hell of it but I highly doubt I will end up watching it past that point.
Pearz' Thoughts: Making an anime adaptation of a game that is pretty much a failure? I guess I can try. I wonder if they will just follow the main storyline of the game.
Ouros’ Thoughts: I was interested in the game, not really interested in an anime version of it.

Fairy Tail New Series - Manga Adaptation - [Trailer]

A-1 Pictures / Bridge
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic
Description: Lucy is a 17-year-old girl, who wants to be a full-fledged mage. One day when visiting Harujion Town, she meets Natsu, a young man who gets sick easily by any type of transportation. But Natsu isn’t just any ordinary kid, he’s a member of one of the world’s infamous mage guilds: Fairy Tail.

Bern's Thoughts: I watched a bit of the first season when it first came out, but I just couldn’t get into it.
Djr7's Thoughts: I never did get into Fairy Tail, although I know I should. The new season looks a bit different due to the change in staff but overall it looks interesting and I think I might go back and watch it.
Pearz' Thoughts: Nope, I would just read the manga.
Ouros’ Thoughts: What Pearz said.

Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san - Manga Adaptation - [Trailer]

Genre: Shoujo Ai, Comedy, Slice of Life
Description: The story revolves around Suzu Nekoyama, a timid shy tsundere girl who loves dogs, and Yachiyo Inugami, a super masochistic, air-headed, friendly girl who loves cats. One day after a few fateful meetings, the two find themselves attracted to each other. In response to Inugami's instinctive approaches, Nekoyama is always bashful. Their friend Aki has to work hard to make jabs at some of the situations of the two, and also to stop Inugami from going berserk.

Bern's Thoughts: Yuri? A pass from me.
Djr7's Thoughts: I think this has the most interesting setup for a description and I actually want to see how this turns out, tsundere + masochist = win.
Pearz' Thoughts: Getting a MM! vibe from this, maybe I’ll watch an episode.
Ouros’ Thoughts: I hear that this is a short. I don’t really watch shorts, but I’ll see how this goes.

Black Bullet - Novel Adaptation - [Trailer 1] [Trailer 2]

Kinema Citrus
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Seinen
Description: In the year 2021, mankind was defeated by Gastrea, a parasitical virus, and is forced to live within a wall made of Baranium monoliths, a metal that is able to subdue Gastrea. Soon, the "Cursed Children", female children born infected with the Gastrea virus who are able to control them which gives them superhuman abilities, was discovered. Civil securities are formed to specialize fighting against Gastrea, operating with the pair of an Initiator, who are cursed children, and a Promoter, serving to lead the cursed children. Ten years after the war, Rentarou Satomi, a high school student who is also a Promoter in his childhood friend Kisara Tendo's Tendo Civil Security, along with his Initiator Enju Aihara, receives a secret mission to prevent the Tokyo Area's destruction.

Bern's Thoughts: I’ve read a few chapters of the manga, but I didn’t bother to keep up with it. Maybe I’ll check out the anime.
Djr7's Thoughts: Definitely one of the more interesting shows for myself that I am looking forward to. I hope the plot is as interesting as it sounds.
Pearz' Thoughts: I feel this is going to end up like Aria of the scarlet ammo for some reason. I’ll see.
Ouros’ Thoughts: Sounds interesting, will probably watch it through.

Mahou Shoujo Taisen - Variety Show -

Genre: Magic
Description: “Mahou Shoujo Taisen” is a project created from a variety show for the Otaku “2.5 Chigen TV” (2.5 Dimension TV). The characters are the mahou shoujo (magical girls) that represents each local town in Japan. The characters that won from the second illustration competitions that were held on Pixiv will appear in the anime.

Bern's Thoughts: As with idol shows, I typically don’t watch magical girl shows.
Djr7's Thoughts: A really cool idea to have numerous artists involved in the 47 characters (one per Japan’s prefecture) as well as voice actors that were born in each prefecture doing the voices for their prefecture character. I think I will watch the first episode just because it’s a wonderful idea.
Pearz' Thoughts: That sounds interesting… tell me more...
Ouros’ Thoughts: I like my mahou shoujo and I’m curious what they will do with the show. I’ll be checking this out.

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei - Light Novel Adaptation - [Trailer] [Trailer 2]

Madhouse Studios
Genre: Magic, Romance, School, Sci-Fi, Shounen
Description: The Magic University Affiliated High School is welcoming its new students, and names the top student with the best grades at the time of their arrival the Bloom, and the student called the Weed is the Bloom’s replacement. Siblings Tatsuya and Miyuki are designated as the Weed and Bloom respectively. Miyuki is given the title of Bloom due to her amazing grades, while Tatsuya is given the title of Weed due to his poor magical practical scores. Tatsuya, the young man who always has a farsighted expression, and Miyuki, the young woman who feels far more for her brother than sibling love.

Bern's Thoughts: Gary stu: the animation? I’ve read some chapters of the manga, and tiny bit of the novel. This will likely be the most popular show of the season.
Djr7's Thoughts: Sounds interesting, I’m not big on the whole sibling love thing (CURSE YOU OREIMO!) but I will definitely be checking this out.
Pearz' Thoughts: I actually read a few chapters of this manga years ago. Not sure why I dropped but most likely cause it was boring.
Ouros’ Thoughts: After reading other descriptions of this show, it sounds pretty interesting. The plot definitely has potential, but it’ll depend on how well they use it.

Selector Infected WIXOSS - Original - [Trailer]

J.C. Staff
Genre: Game, Psychological
Description: Hope, Desire, Greed. Girls with each of these feelings in their hearts are being swallowed into the vortex of a dangerous game.

Bern's Thoughts: Anime original gives this some potential, but an all-girl cast will probably result in a pass from me.
Djr7's Thoughts: Oh man this looks intense! looking forward to this to hopefully quench my thirst for thriller. The fact that its an original is also a bonus.
Pearz' Thoughts: I always love anime originals but J.C. Staff usually lets me down.
Ouros’ Thoughts: I’m not the biggest fan of “being stuck in a dangerous game” plots, but I usually watch them since they’re most of them are interesting. Also it’s hard to pass on originals, so I’ll check this one out.

Akuma no Riddle - Manga Adaptation - [Trailer]

Genre: Action, School, Yuri
Description: The story is set at Myoukou Academy, a private girls’ boarding school. All the students in the 10th year’s Kurogumi class are assassins with one target, Haru Ichinose. Tokaku Azuma is a recent transfer student who is also targeting Ichinose, but she gradually develops feelings for her.

Bern's Thoughts: Yuri again? pass.
Djr7's Thoughts: This looks pretty good, I do like the art style and this looks more promising than the Severing Crime Edge which I also thought looked good but really wasn’t. Fingers crossed.
Pearz' Thoughts: Okay i’ll see where this goes. Can never go wrong with assassins.
Ouros’ Thoughts: Mmm, yuri and assassins. Now that’ll hit the spot.

Kenzen Robo Daimidaler - Manga Adaptation - [Trailer]

Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Mecha, Seinen
Description: The story centers around a high school boy named  Kouichi Madanbashi who has Hi-ERo particles, the power source to operate the robotic weapon Daimidaler. With the help of Kyouko Sonan from the mysterious Prince Beauty Parlor organization, he stands up against the Penguin Empire that troubles humanity.

Bern's Thoughts: I never really understood the appeal of mecha anime.
Djr7's Thoughts: I couldn’t help but laugh at the PV, the mech looks horrible. Highly doubt I will watch this.
Pearz' Thoughts: Probably not, I pretty much dropped buddy complex already and that seems more gripping then this.
Ouros’ Thoughts: Doesn’t sound that interesting, the mix of genres for this are turning me away from this show.

Love Live! School Idol Project Second Season - Original -

Genre: Music, School, Slice of Life
Description: Sequel to the Love Live! School Idol Project TV series. Honoka Kousaka loves her school. That’s why it’s bad news for her when she finds out its being shut down due to the lack of new students. In order to bring in more students, Honoka decides to start a “school idol group”, which is certain to get the eyes of the public. To make this dream a reality, she gathers together her close friends and classmates to make the best idol unit possible.

Bern's Thoughts: Didn’t watch the first season.
Djr7's Thoughts: I really don’t watch idol shows.
Pearz' Thoughts: Oh shit season 2 is here! Idol shows are the bestest.
Ouros’ Thoughts: If it’s for idols, I’ll skip a season to watch this.

Date A Live II - Light Novel Adaptation - [Trailer]

AIC Plus+
Genre: Comedy, Mecha, Romance, School, Sci-Fi
Description: Sequel to the Date A Live TV series. The story centers on an ordinary high school boy named Shidou Itsuka who meets a spirit girl who has been rejected by a devastated world. The girl, who Shidou names “Tohka”, happens to have wiped out much of humanity 30 years ago, and now she is back, The only way to stop her is to date her.

Bern's Thoughts: Didn’t watch the first season.
Djr7's Thoughts:  Despite being very disappointed with the first season I actually managed to find some enjoyment out of the characters. Definitely going to follow up on it and watch the new season, hopefully the new characters thrown in will go well with the current ones.
Pearz' Thoughts: As terrible as this show was, I kept watching. Guilty pleasure of the season, bring on the lives!
Ouros’ Thoughts: Didn’t watch the first season. But, I’ll watch season 2!

Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii - Manga Adaptation - [Trailer]

Studio Pierrot
Genre: Shoujo, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Description: The story revolves around Nike, the princess of the Rain Dukedom who has a mysterious power. She can control rainfall. After losing a game of rock, paper, scissors to her older sisters, she is forced to marry the king of the Sun Kingdom, Livius I. Livius conquered the world in 3 years, and is known as the “Dreadful King.” However, when Nike meets him for the first time, she finds to her surprise that he is a boy younger than she is. Livius abruptly asks Nike to call forth the rain, and when she refuses, he has her thrown in jail. The story follows the two who, while at first are a married couple only in name, gradually begin to establish an emotional bond with one another.

Bern's Thoughts: Yuck, more shoujo.
Djr7's Thoughts: In all honesty this might be one of the better shows, then again my predictions aren’t all that great :P, still I will see how it is.
Pearz' Thoughts: Wtf am I reading, I can’t watch something that claims a person conquered the world in 3 years! Flying, fairies, magical beams of light are ok, but world conquest in 3 years? Thats too far man.
Ouros’ Thoughts: Umm, okay… that’s a no for me. Plot feels rather bland and seems to be too shoujo for me.

Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara - Light Novel Adaptation - [Trailer]

Hoods Entertainment
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School
Description: Hatate Sota is a high school boy who has an ability to visualize “flags” for future events such as “death flag”, “friendship flag”, and the “romance flag”. Despite the flag-viewing ability, he avoids making friends with others due to a trauma he experiences in a ship submergence accident. Four beautiful girls get interested in his strange way of living, and they begin to live with him at the school dorm by force.

Bern's Thoughts: This could potentially be hilarious. Willing to try it.
Djr7's Thoughts: FLAGS EVERYWHERE! Well might as well see what the first episode is like.
Pearz' Thoughts: Oh shit, romcoms yay!
Ouros’ Thoughts: Sounds silly, but I always have room for shows that are enjoyable.

Escha & Logy no Atelier: Tasogare no Sora no Renkinjutsushi - Game Adaptation - [Trailer]

Studio Gokumi
Description: The world has gone through many Dusks, and is slowly nearing its end. In order to survive the eventful arrival of the “Dusk End,” the people gathered and devoted their efforts to rediscover and recreate lost alchemic technologies in a city known as “Central”. One of the heroes is a young man named Logy who researched alchemy in a Central, the other is a girl named Escha who lives in a small town on the frontier. Logy meets Escha when he is assigned to the Development Department. The two make promises to use their alchemy together, and bring success to the Development Department.

Bern's Thoughts: I’ve never played the games, but this fantasy setting seems kind of interesting.
Djr7's Thoughts: I have never played any of the Atelier games so I’m not sure what to expect, i’ll watch the first episode at least.
Pearz' Thoughts: I’ve always been meaning to play the games but haven’t. Guess watching an anime is the same thing! Hopefully it won’t turn out like that Shining anime about bread.
Ouros’ Thoughts:  Never heard of this game, but the plot sounds interesting enough to check out. I think I’ll like the alchemy aspect of this anime.

Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? - Manga Adaptation - [Trailer]

White Fox
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Description: The story follows Kokoa (a pun for “hot cocoa”) as she visits the cafe Rabbit House. Kokoa meets lots of other girls there like Chino (from “cappuccino”) as well as other girls with pun like names.

Bern's Thoughts: Uh, what? Pass.
Djr7's Thoughts: My head actually hurt from putting this on here, I can’t say why, but don’t expect me to bother with this one.
Pearz' Thoughts: Sounds amazing watching an episode till my brain melts from my head.
Ouros’ Thoughts: I don’t know, this sounds really iffy. From other descriptions, this seems to be your generic slice of life. And… I do like slice of life, so it wouldn’t hurt to check it out.

Captain Earth - Original - [Trailer]

Genre: Sci-Fi, Mecha
Description: One night right before summer vacation, Daiji Manatsu, a second year in high school, sees a weird round rainbow floating in the sky above Seed Island and ventures there alone. He has seen this rainbow before. With the memories of his father’s mysterious death and an encounter of a mysterious boy and girl, Daiji arrives on the island while the alarm of building labeled “Earth Engine” is going off. Someone asks him if he’s the captain, just as robotic intruders from Uranus called “Kiltgang” arrive. The battle around the shining stars is about to begin.

Bern's Thoughts: Pass on another mecha anime.
Djr7's Thoughts: CAPTAIN PLANETTT!!!!!! wait sorry I must be mistaken. Its an original, and by Bones, so I will most likely check this one out.
Pearz' Thoughts: Starting to move away from mecha based anime after Valverave. It was the mecha anime to end all others.
Ouros’ Thoughts: Originals are always worth a shot. The show looks to be promising since the writer has been involved with several well known shows; a couple that I really like.

Hitsugi no Chaika - Light Novel - [Trailer]

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Description: Toru Acura is a 20 year old retired soldier meandering through life now that the war has ended. he encounters Chaika Trabant, a 14 year old sorceress carrying around a coffin, and follows her in hopes of finding meaning to his life again. The two travel with Toru’s adopted sister Akari, the employed member of the group and thus Toru’s source on income.

Bern's Thoughts: Dem eyebrows though. This looks interesting enough.
Djr7's Thoughts: A sorceress with a kick ass sniper rifle who carries a coffin on her back? SIGN ME UP!
Pearz' Thoughts: I might read a few chapters to decide if I will watch anime.
Ouros’ Thoughts: Sounds interesting, I’ll have to see an episode or two before I can decide if I’ll watch the series or not.

Fuun Ishin Dai Shogun - Light Novel - [Trailer]

J.C. Staff / A.C.G.T.
Genre: Action, Shounen, Historical, Mecha
Description: In the late Edo period, Japan faced an unprecedented crises with the arrival of black ships thanks to Onigami, giant robots have existed in Japan since the ancient times. The country has remained in self-imposed seclusion from foreigner ever since. The story begins in this Japan that never experiences the Meiji Restoration.

Bern's Thoughts: They’ll stick mecha into anything won’t they?
Djr7's Thoughts: I really haven’t enjoyed any “historical” based anime in quite some time and i don’t think this will entice me at all.
Pearz' Thoughts: There are way too many anime about the shogun period.
Ouros’ Thoughts: Not a big fan of historical, and when they put mecha in it as well… now that’s just weird.

No Game, No Life - Light Novel - [Trailer]

Madhouse Studios
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Supernatural
Description: The story centers around Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister whose reputations as brilliant NEET hikikomori gamers have spawned urban legends all over the internet. These two gamers even consider the real world as just another “crappy game”. One day they are summoned by a boy named “God” to an alternate world. There, God has prohibited war and declared this to be a world where “everything is decided by gamers” even national borders. Humanity has been driven back into one remaining city by the other races. Will Sora and Shiro, the good-for-nothing brother and sister, become the “Saviors of Humanity” on this alternate world? “Well, let’s start playing.”

Bern's Thoughts: The trailer seems promising enough.
Djr7's Thoughts: Love the bright and colourful art style, I have high hopes for this one.
Pearz' Thoughts: Sounds interesting, makes me think of the useless bunny anime.
Ouros’ Thoughts: Actually reading the manga series, and enjoyed it so far. Will love to watch an animated version of No Game, No Life!

Isshuukan Friends. - Manga Adaptation - [Trailer]

Brain’s Base
Genre: School
Description: High Schooler Yuuki Hase notices that his classmate Kaori Fujimiya is always alone, and seemingly has no friends. After approaching her Kaori reveals that she loses every memory of her friends each Monday. Despite learning this, Yuuki endeavors to become her new friend every week.

Bern's Thoughts: I do believe maneki_neko linked the manga to me in chat. I read a few chapters, but I don’t remember what I thought of it. Might check this one out.
Djr7's Thoughts: Oh yea this looks good.
Pearz' Thoughts: Woah, that seems to deep for me. Though I do like my suffering based anime...
Ouros’ Thoughts: Ohhhhhhhhhh, I love stuff like this. The four of us will suffer together.

Mushishi: Zoku-Shou - Manga Adaptation - [Trailer]

Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy, Supernatural
Description: Sequel to the Mushishi TV series. They’re neither plants nor animals. They differ from other forms of life, such as microorganisms and fungi. Instead they resemble a primeval body of life and are generally known as “Mushi.” Their existence and appearance are unknown to many and only a limited number of humans are aware of them. Ginko is a “Mushi-shi,” who travels around to investigate and find out more about the “Mushi.” In the process, he also lends a helping hand to people who face problems with supernatural occurrences which may be related to the “Mushi.”

Bern's Thoughts: I never watched first season; maybe I’ll get around to it one day.
Djr7's Thoughts: Wow apparently a lot of people liked this, but somehow I never heard of it, maybe i’ll go back and check it out. Or just add it to the backlog.
Pearz' Thoughts: I know the original was supposedly amazing but I could never finish it. It was too slow for my liking, so a solid no.
Ouros’ Thoughts: Sounds kind of interesting, unfortunately… I didn’t watch the first season.

Sidonia no Kishi - Manga Adaptation - [Trailer]

Polygon Pictures
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural, Seinen, Mecha
Description: It’s been a thousand years since the Guana, a strange alien race with no known method of communication, destroyed the solar system. A portion of humanity managed to escape using enormous “seed ships” like the Sidonia, allowing them to maintain the population while drifting through space. Nagate Tanikaze is a young man who has been raised deep in the bowels of the ship. When he goes into training to pilot the huge robotic weapons known as Gardes, Nagate is entrusted with piloting the legendary unit, Tsugumori. Nagate and his fellow pilots put their lives on the line against the Gauna, in the ultimate battle for the survival of humanity.

Bern's Thoughts: Wow, there’s quite a few mecha anime this season. The trailer looks good though.
Djr7's Thoughts: This looks really good, definitely gunna be watching it.
Pearz' Thoughts: As we get further down this list, I have quite a few of the manga ones opened up for me to read a few chapters of. This has been added to said list.
Ouros’ Thoughts: I feel like I’ve seen a plot like this before… Well, that won’t stop me from checking this show out. Depending on where the series will go with the plot, I might get into this.

Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to - Manga Adaptation - [Trailer]

Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, Harem, Slice of Life
Description: The anime tells the story of professional manga artist Yuuki Aito and his professional/personal relationships with his assistants.

Bern's Thoughts: I read a bit of the manga, but dropped it after I got bored with it. I don’t think I’ll watch this.
Djr7's Thoughts: Might pick it up, I haven’t watched any other manga artist shows before but maybe I should?
Pearz' Thoughts: Only cause I loved Bakuman so much will I give this a shot. I feel it will ruin everything.
Ouros’ Thoughts: Read the manga and I got bored. Won’t be watching this.

Sadon Desu - Manga Adaptation -

Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life
Description: The story revolves around Koume who enters a private high school. She hears from her friend Sasuga that if she enters the tea ceremony club, she can eat snacks. They bring along their classmates Mikaeru and Momiji to join the club with her. The president of the club is 11th grader Ayame.

Bern's Thoughts: An all-girl slice of life anime. I’ll pass. I wonder why it’s called “Sudden Death” though.
Djr7's Thoughts: No idea what to think, I usually drop these kind of shows, although some of them tend to stick like GJ BU. We’ll see if I have spare time for this one.
Pearz' Thoughts: Highly unlikely, I feel I should finish Non-non Biyori first.
Ouros’ Thoughts: I’ll have to watch an episode or two before deciding.

Kamigami no Asobi ~Ludere deorum~ - Game Adaptation - [Trailer]

Brain’s Base
Genre: Romance, School, Shoujo, Harem, Historical
Description: The story revolves around heroine Yui Kusanagi, who is ordered by Zeus, a god and the headmaster of a school he created, to teach the meaning of love to young and handsome gods. The reason he has for doing this is to cancel the negative effects of the weakening effects of the world of the the divine and the worlds of the humans.

Bern's Thoughts: I don’t think I’ll ever watch an otome game adaption.
Djr7's Thoughts: Not a chance in hell.
Pearz' Thoughts: I’ll end with a solid no here.
Ouros’ Thoughts: I’ll read or watch some shoujo, but this is just too much.

With a total of 56 some odd shows this season there is no chance in hell of me getting around to most of them, I think the most amount of shows I was able to effectively cover was about 14, so lets see if I can get a list off.

Shows I am mainly interested in:
Akuma no Riddle
Hitsugi no Chaika
Gokukoku no Brynhildr
Sidonia no Kishi
Ishuukan Friends
Date A Live II
Black Bullet
No Game No Life
Selector Infected WIXOSS
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Shows I want to watch.
Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou
Mekaku City Actors
Soul Eater Not!
Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san
Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin
Mahou Shouko Taisen
Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara
Captain Earth

Shows I might try to watch:
Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
Escha & Logy no Atelier: Tasogare no Sora no Renkinjutsushi
Blade and Soul
Seikoku no Dragonar
Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to