Spring 2018 Anime Releases

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Last Updated: Apr 21, 2018 - 9:46 PDT
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Title in alphabetical order - number of eps if known
Summary: taken from a site or based on the 1st episode if I can't find any info
My First Impressions: I give my first impressions honestly, I do have specific tastes and I don't expect you to think the same thing as me, but it's there for those who know whether they have similar or very different tastes from me.
Other Comments: Others' comments.
Link: link to more info

3D Kanojo: Real Girl - 12 eps

Summary: Tsutsui Hikari (a.k.a "Tsuttsun") is a high school student who is content with his virtual life of anime and video games. One day, he gets stuck cleaning the pool with Iroha, a real live girl who is stylish, sassy and known to be easy with boys ... and she aggressively approaches him! Tsuttsun, who has few friends and lives in his own world, finds himself smitten by the confident and wild Iroha ... and his whole world is turned upside down!! It's the awkward and pure love story of a boy who experiences relationship for the first time.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Akkun to Kanojo - 25 eps

Summary: The romantic comedy follows the everyday life of an extremely tsundere (initially aloof and abrasive, but later kind-hearted) boy named "Akkun" and his girlfriend "Nontan." Akkun's behavior is harsh towards Nontan with verbal abuse and neglect, but he actually is head-over-heels for her and habitually acts like a stalker by tailing her or eavesdropping. Nontan is oblivious to Akkun's stalker ways.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Alice or Alice - 12 eps

Summary: Twin sisters Rise and Airi live a fun-filled life with their older brother who is slightly attracted to them.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari - 12 eps

Summary: Jinguuji Kouma is the smart and handsome student council president. His elegant smile captures the hearts of women. Hayakawa Tsubasa is a multi-talented and gentle shop assistant at a café. His cafe latte with owl latte art is very popular with female customers. The two men travel through time to fight their archenemy. The charming "Butlers," as they are called, fight supernatural battles and also experience a slapstick comedic life at their academy.
My First Impressions: This *could* be an interesting anime, but they spend so much time on the school life nonsense, the pace of the "main" story is super slow. Got bored with it during ep2. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Caligula - 12 eps

Summary: μ is a virtual idol who performs user-inputted songs and gains self-awareness through exposure to users' bitter feelings and dissatisfaction toward reality. Wanting to save humanity - which she believes is continuously suffering - she lures people to a virtual reality world called Mobius with her songs. She then imprisons them in Mobius, thinking they will be free from the suffering of reality and that all their wishes will come true. Nine members of the "Going Home Club," a club that was formed because the characters want to escape from Mobius and go home, try to find a way out.
My First Impressions: While the pacing was a little slow in the first couple episodes, hopefully now that the situation is a bit more established, it will go a little faster. So far it's intriguing, since it's more than just the usual "stuck in a game" type anime. <will continue>
Link: ANN

Comic Girls - 12 eps

Summary: Moeta Kaoruko ia a 15-year-old high school student and manga creator, who uses the pen name Chaos. After ranking at the bottom of a reader survey, Kaoruko's editor recommends that she enter an all-female dormitory for manga creators. Kaoruko's roommates are shoujo manga creator Koizuka Koyume, teen romance manga creator Irokawa Ruki, and shounen manga creator Katsuki Tsubasa. The girls support each other as they work to become better manga creators.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Devils' Line - ? eps

Summary: Tsukasa, a college student, is rescued from an attack by a devil, one of many vampires that can blend in among the human population. Anzai, her savior, is a half-devil who exploits his supernatural gifts as a member of a shadowy police task force that specializes in devil-related crime in Tokyo. As Anzai continues to keep guard over Tsukasa, the two quickly forge a tentative bond-one that Anzai fears will test his iron-clad rule of never drinking human blood...
My First Impressions: I tried watching this one, but the art and animation are so terrible that I couldn't continue. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Dorei-ku The Animation - ? eps

Summary: What if you could enslave anyone you ever wanted? Well, this comes close. The SCM lets you enslave anyone who is also wearing an SCM, at a price. One must win over the other, at anything, in order for the other to become their slave.
My First Impressions: Watched ep1 and just couldn't like it. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Fumikiri Jikan - ? eps

Summary: Short stories about conversations young women have while waiting at railroad crossings.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Golden Kamuy - 12 eps

Summary: In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Sugimoto "Immortal" Saichi scratches out a meager existence during the postwar gold rush in the wilderness of Hokkaido. When he stumbles across a map to a fortune in hidden Ainu gold, he sets off on a treacherous quest to find it. But Sugimoto is not the only interested party, and everyone who knows about the gold will kill to possess it! Faced with the harsh conditions of the northern wilderness, ruthless criminals and rogue Japanese soldiers, Sugimoto will need all his skills and luck - and the help of an Ainu girl named Asirpa - to survive.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Gurazeni - ? eps

Summary: Bonda Natsunosuke is a relief pitcher in Tokyo Spiders. In his eighth pro season, he makes 18 million yen at age 26. But he is always troubled by how little he makes, given that he is surrounded by high income earning baseball players. This is a relief pitcher's story in Nippon Pro Baseball, his envies, worries, sweat and tears.
My First Impressions: <not watching>
Link: ANN

Hinamatsuri - ? eps

Groups: Vivid, HorribleSubs
Summary: One night, a strange object falls on the head of Nitta, a member of the yakuza. Inside the box is a strange young girl named Hina. She has tremendous supernatural powers, and Nitta finds himself reluctantly taking her in. Her powers can come in handy for his yakuza business, but he also runs the risk of her using them on him! Not to mention, if she doesn't use her powers, she will eventually go berserk and destroy everything around her. Nitta and Hina's strange life together is just beginning...
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Hisone to Masotan - ? eps

Groups: Anime Senshi
Summary: Straightforward and innocent Amakasu Hisone is a rookie self-defense official. She was struggling with the fact that she sometimes hurts people unintentionally by her innocent words and decided to join in Air Self-Defence, hoping to maintain a certain distance from people. This decision led her to a fateful encounter which profoundly changes her life. It was the dragon hidden in the base and it chose Hisone as his pilot. When it soared into the sky with Hisone, her fate as a dragon pilot was decided. It is said that dragons have a key to the future of the world...br> My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Isekai Izakaya: Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: On a deserted street somewhere in Kyoto resides a Japanese style pub called "Izakaya Nobu." But this hole in the wall holds a secret: its entrance is mysteriously linked to another world! Chief Yazawa Nobuyuki and his server, Senke Shinobu, have decided to open up business in this distant and strange land, an ancient city known as "Aitheria." Palace guards, craftsmen, merchants, noblemen... Nobu's doors are open for business, welcoming one and all with a cold beer and a warm meal!
My First Impressions: Watched ep1 and it was okay, but there was nothing that made me want to continue<not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi - 26 eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: A female college student named Aoi inherits the ability to see spirits from her late grandfather. Aoi prides herself on her cooking, and one day she's feeding some agricultural spirits when suddenly a god and the master of the "Tenshinya" (Heavenly Inn) appears and takes Aoi away. He says that due to her grandfather's debts, she must become his bride. Aoi hates this idea and instead declares that she will pay back her grandfather's debt by working at the Tenshinya.
My First Impressions: Not the best slice of life ever, but the first couple episodes were alright. There are some interestin characters and hope that it gets more interesting. The art and animation are acceptable for a drama. <continuing for now>
Link: ANN

Last Period: Owarinaki Rasen no Monogatari - 12 eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: There is a world where fantastic beasts called "Spirals" are born from isolation. Those who can defeat the beasts are called "Periods." Haru is an apprentice Period who belongs to the Arc End 8th Branch. However, after a mysterious theft incident, there is an economic collapse, and the Arc End headquarters abandons the 8th Division, leaving only three Periods left, including Haru. Haru and the other two Periods start their work to rebuild the 8th Division.
My First Impressions: I couldn't get through ep1. Everything was "dumb", the characters and plot. I felt like I was losing brain cells watching it. The art was kind of cute, but clearly that's not enough to continue watching. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Mahou Shoujo Ore - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Uno Saki is a 15 year old girl, newbie idol who became an idol in turn to get close to her best friend's brother, who also is a popular idol. But the idol work doesn't go well, and just as she leaves for her home, she runs into a scary yakuza guy and finds out her mother was an ex-magical girl, and that the "yakuza" was her animal mascot. Not soon after learning this, her love interest gets kidnapped by demons that look like burly men with cute squirrel heads. So she contracts the yakuza mascot to become a magical girl, which, in this story means that she will turn into a handsome guy in a magical girl outfit...
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Mahou Shoujo Site - 12 eps

Groups: HorribleSubs, PAS
Summary: Asagiri Aya is a young girl who has fallen victim to bullies at her school. Looking for a way to escape her troubles, she looks to the internet for distraction, when a mysterious website called "Magical Girl Site" appears. Simply viewing the page is all it takes to hurtle Aya headlong into the deadly world of the Magical Girl Apocalypse. There, it's fight or die, against a seemingly endless array of savagely adorable, frilly-skirted killing machines, each armed with magical powers and an unquenchable thirst for blood and chaos.
My First Impressions: I watched ep1 and it was just downright depressing. I don't think I can enjoy the way this story is told and the art isn't very good either. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Megalo Box - 13 eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: A desolate land stretches out from the city of poverty. A motorcycle speeds recklessly, blowing clouds of sand and dust. The rider is the protagonist of this story – he has neither a name nor a past. All he has is his ring name, Junk Dog and a technique for rigging MEGALOBOX matches with his pal Nanbu Gansaku, which they use to support their hand-to-mouth lives. Although he has the skill, he isn't dissatisfied enough to change his ways- but he's not satisfied with his life either. JD is bored, resigned, and unfulfilled. He lives with frustration in a life of shadows beneath the lights of fame. Meanwhile, under the bright sun is Shirato Yukiko, the daughter of Shirato Konzern - the reigning family of the wealthy class. Yukiko decides to advance her career by using MEGALOBOX to organize a large fighting event, MEGALONIA: the tournament to determine the champion of MEGALOBOX. She creates a scenario: MEGALOBOXER Yuri, under her control, will win and become the champion to further promote the Shirato brand gear and expand business. Yuri has been the reigning champion of MEGALOBOX for the past few years. Driven by self-discipline and his strong will to practice, he has the skills and presence of a true champion. The man himself is a shining exemplar of virtuosity. This is a story of JD and his rival, Yuri. An encounter between shadow and light; a fast-paced story begins when their paths cross.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Nil Admirari no Tenbin Teito Genwaku Kitan - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: In an alternate timeline, Japan's Taisho era lasted until 1936 instead of ending in 1926. During this time, Tsugumi Kuze agrees to an arranged marriage to save her family's honor, but before following through, her brother commits suicide by fire while holding an old book. Before she can make sense of this tragedy, the Imperial Library Information Assets Management Bureau appears and informs her of books called Maremono, which exert a great influence on those who read it.
My First Impressions: Ep1 was a bit slow in its pacing, but all it does it introduce how she ends up with Fukurou, so will need another ep or two to really determine anything. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Omae wa Mada Gunma o Shiranai - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Kamitsuki Nori moves from Chiba Prefecture to a fictionalized version of Gunma Prefecture northwest of Tokyo. Before moving to Gunma, Kamitsuki only sees that the prefecture has a fearsome reputation on the net. Upon moving, he soon makes contact with the people who hold a strong love of Gunma's culture.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Piano no Mori - 12 eps

Groups: PAS
Summary: Kai was born as the son of a prostitute and he's been playing the abandoned piano in the forest near his home ever since he was young. Shuuhei, on the other hand, was practically breast-fed by the piano as the son of a family of prestigious pianists. Yet it is their common bond with the piano that eventually intertwines their paths in life.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Four specialists work at a popular Japanese-style tea house called Rokuhōdō. Sui makes the tea, Gure creates latte art, Tsubaki makes the sweets, and Tokitaka cooks. In addition to serving their customers, they sometimes help them solve their problems.
My First Impressions: I watched ep1 and it was rather boring. The art and animation are acceptable but not great either. Don't think I'll continue this one. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Jushiki (lit. spell equations) are the equations that govern the quantum constant h of action, change the laws of physics at the local scale, give birth to TNT explosives and poison gas, and cause incredible physical phenomena such as plasma and nuclear fusion. Two jushikishi (spell equationists) who use jushiki in battle are Gayus (who deals with bad luck with tact) and the beautiful but cruel sword-wielder Gigina. These two bounty hunters are caught up in a battle with dragons in the city of Eridana and in the intrigue of great nations.
My First Impressions: So, I tried watching ep1 and got incredibly bored and annoyed at both the art and the characters. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Tachibana-kan to Lie Angle - 12 eps

Groups: HorribleSubs, YuriClub
Summary: After moving back to her hometown, Natsuno Hanabi is ready to start high school and excited to be living in Tachibana Mansion, a luxurious mansion-style dormitory. However, due to some complications, she winds up at run-down but lively Tachibana House... and finds herself stuck between her childhood friend and a mysterious beauty. Will this love triangle define her high school experience?
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Tada-kun wa Koi o Shinai - 12 eps

Groups: Kaitou, HorribleSubs
Summary: Mitsuyoshi Tada, a boy who has never known love, is taking pictures of the cherry blossoms in full bloom when he meets Teresa Wagner, a transfer student from Luxembourg. Upon arriving in Japan, she got lost, separated from her travel companion. Mitsuyoshi helps her and brings her to his grandfather's coffee shop.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Uchuu Senkan Tiramisu - 13 eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: The human race extended its life field and greed to the vast reaches of space... In Space Era 0156, a war breaks out amidst all of the colonies in space. Earth begins to construct a new space battleship called Tiramisu in secret. Just as the war begins, one genius pilot steers the Tiramisu as a beacon of hope for humanity.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Uma Musume: Pretty Derby - 13 eps

Groups: Good Job Media!, HorribleSubs
Summary: This is a tale of a world where "horse girls" with glorious names and incredible running abilities live alongside humanity. Horse girl Special Week has moved from the country to the city to attend Tracen Academy. There, she and her classmates compete to win the Twinkle Series and earn the title of "The County's #1 Horse Girl."
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

(W)Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii (Wotakoi) - ? eps

Groups: Commie, DameDesuYo, HorribleSubs
Summary: A gaming otaku and a fujoshi reunite for the first time since middle school at work.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

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