Saturday, 28 March 2015

Shonen Anime - Spring 2015

Its an Anime Bonanza this Spring with all kinds of shonen genres to watch. There are many different types on offer: gourmet, supernatural, fantasy, action, sports, comedy and romance. What shall we watch first? 

Shokugeki no Souma - 4th April
The anime adaptation of the Shokugeki no Souma manga that centers on Souma, who works with his dad at his family's restaurant. His dad is a culinary master, and he often hosts cooking battles with his father. His father then enrolls him in an elite culinary school that is very difficult to enter, and the graduation rate is only about 10 percent.

Manga published in Weekly Shonen Jump.

Kyoukai no Rinne - 4th April
As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma's home. She returned whole and healthy, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! At school, the desk next to Sakura's has been empty since the start of the school year. Then one day her always-absent classmate Rinne Rokudo shows up, and he's far more than what he seems!

Manga published in Weekly Shonen Sunday.

Denpa Kyoushi - 4th April
An anime adaptation of the manga which centers around Junichirou, a young man obssesed with manga, anime and games. He was a young genius who published papers in the journals Nature and Science when he was only 17. However, after graduating college, he became a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) absorbed in his anime blog. Unable to watch Kagami throw away his life, his sister Suzune gets him to work at the Ichou Academy she attends. The head of the school's board, Koyomi Hiiragi, assigns Kagami to his new life as a teacher.

Manga published in Weekly Shonen Sunday. 

Arslan Senki - 5th April
The story follows the exploits of Arslan, the crown prince of the fictional kingdom of Pars, which is taken over by the neighboring nation of Lusitania after his father, the king Andragoras, falls victim of a treacherous plot led by one of his most trusted retainers. After barely escaping with his life, Arslan rejoins his loyal servant, Daryun. Backed up by only a few more companions, including the philosopher/swordsman/tactician Narsus and his young servant Elam, Falangies, an aloof, cold priestess and Gieve, a travelling musician and con-man, Arslan must stand against overwhelming odds to assemble an army strong enough to liberate his nation from the Lusitanian army which is led by the elusive warrior known as "Silvermask".

Manga published in Monthly Shonen Magazine.  

Yamada to 7-nin no Majo - 12th April
Ryu Yamada is a second year student at Suzaku High. Ryu is always late for school, naps in class and gets abysmal grades. His life is a dead bore. The beautiful Urara Shiraishi, on the other hand, is Suzaku High's brightest student. One day, without explanation, their bodies are swapped! Ryu ends up in Urara's body, and Urara in Ryu's.

Manga published in Weekly Shonen Magazine.   

Baby Steps - 5th April
Season 2 of the sports anime.


Daiya no Ace: Second Season - 6th April
Season 2 of the sports anime.

Gintoki and gang return!!!

Nisekoi - 10th April
Second season of the romantic comedy.

For information regarding other anime series starting this Spring check out the following links:

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