Spring 2019 Anime Releases

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Last Updated: Apr 28, 2019
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Title in alphabetical order - number of eps (fansub group)
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.
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Amazing Stranger (Chou Kadou Girl 1/6) - ? eps

Summary: Bouida Haruto, a hardcore otaku with no interest in 3D (real) women, once appreciated figures from afar, accepting that "if you get into them, there's no turning back." However, when Nona, a character he loved from an anime called "Girls→Planetary Investigation" had a figure of her released, he ended up purchasing it. And then that night, the figure of Nona somehow came to life, and a couple-like lifestyle between man and toy began.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai - ? eps

Summary: Yuiga Nariyuki tutors three genius of different subjects in highschool to get a scholarship. Furuhashi Fumino is a genius on literature but horrible in math, Ogata Rizu is a genius on mathematics and science but literature and arts are terrible subjects for her and Takemoto Uruka is a genius in the athletic field but really bad in all the others. Together, they study very hard and want to get better at their worst subjects while Fumino and Ogata wants to go to college and work on these subjects for life.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Carole & Tuesday - 24 eps

Summary: Fifty years have passed since mankind began migrating to the new frontier: Mars. It's an age where most culture is produced by AI, and people are content to be passive consumers. There's a girl. Scrapping a living in the metropolis of Alba City, she's working part time while trying to become a musician. She's always felt like something is missing. Her name is Carole. There's a girl. Born to a wealthy family in the provincial town of Herschel City, she dreams of becoming a musician, but nobody around her understands. She feels like the loneliest person in the world. Her name is Tuesday. A chance meeting brings them together. They want to sing. They want to make music. Together, they feel like they just might have a chance. The two of them may only create a tiny wave. But that wave will eventually grow into something larger...
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Fairy Gone - 24 eps

Summary: In the aftermath of the War of Unification, all the nations of the continent of Eastald are forcefully united under a single ruler. During the war, special soldiers were implanted with fairy organs, allowing them to summon powerful fairies to fight under their command. These soldiers were dubbed "fairy soldiers" and used by all sides. However, nine years after the end of the war, conflict still remains as rogue fairy soldiers and criminals take advantage of the postwar instability. To combat this threat, the government agency Dorothea is formed with the sole purpose of combatting illegal fairy users. One of Dorothea's newest recruits, Marlya Noel, teams up with veteran fairy soldier and Dorothea operative Free Underbar in hopes of tracking down her long lost childhood friend Veronica Thorn, who is now an illegal fairy soldier working for an unknown organization looking to recover an artefact dubbed the "Black Fairy Tome".
My First Impressions: I watched a couple of episodes but it really didn't seem to be going anywhere. The art is okay but the animation is pretty poor and the story isn't told very well. The story also gets side tracked quite a bit. <not continuing unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu - ? eps (DameDesuYo, GJM)

Summary: Hitori Bocchi, a girl with extreme social anxiety, has had only one friend throughout elementary school. When Bocchi learns they'll be split up after graduation, she makes a promise to her: "By the time of my middle school graduation, I'll make friends with everyone in my class." And if she can't do it... they won't be friends anymore?! But Bocchi has a hard time talking to people. When she gets nervous, her legs cramp. She can't look other people in the eye. She doesn't even know how to make friends! Every way she thinks of to make friends ends up failing. Will Bocchi's friend-making plan pay off?! It's a story of the persistence of the lonely girl, Bocchi!
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Joshi Kausei - ? eps

Summary: Who needs dialog when you're this cute? The beautiful (but unlucky) Momoko, the cool, collected Shibumi, and the refreshingly innocent Mayumi star in a "silent manga." No speeches, no dialog! Just pictures, sound effects, and three high school girls living their daily lives.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Kenja no Mago - ? eps

Summary: A powerful wizard and sage comes upon a baby whom he adopts and names Shin. The baby is actually a man from our world reincarnated into the sage's world. The sage raises Shin, separated from the rest of society, and teaches him in the ways of magic. It is only when Shin turns 15 years old and sets out on his own journey that the sage remembers that he forgot to teach Shin the common sense and ways of this particular world. And so, Shin goes the capital of the Alsheid Kingdom to enroll in the capital's magic academy.
My First Impressions: This kind of makes me think of your typical lacks-common-sense-boy ends up in a magic school and making friends with the rest of the top class. The characters are a tad dumb at times but at least not completely typecast. Episode 3 also hints at a darker story, so there's potential here.
Link: ANN

Kimetsu no Yaiba - ? eps

Summary: Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. For young Tanjirou, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality. Ever since the death of his father, Tanjirou has taken it upon himself to support his family. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they've found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjirou finds is family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. To his surprise, however, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotion and thought... Thus begins Tanjirou's request to fight demons and turn his sister human again.
My First Impressions: I watched ep1 and it was okay, but I didn't really like the art/animation or the style of storytelling. I'm also really not a fan of the main character. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Kono Oto Tomare! - ? eps

Summary: Since the graduation of the senior members of the club, Takezou ends up being the sole member of the "Koto" (traditional Japanese string instrument) club. Now that the new school year has begun, Takezou will have to seek out new members into the club, or the club will become terminated. Out of nowhere, a new member barges into the near-abandoned club room, demanding to join the club. How will Takezou be able to keep his club alive and deal with this rascal of a new member?
My First Impressions: Despite the steoreotypical characters, I'm somewhat enjoying this one. I'm partially biased because of the koto theme, but there's some interesting character development going on. I'll continue this for now though it may get dropped.
Link: ANN

Kono Yo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo Yu-no - 26 eps

Summary: Arima Takuya is a young student whose father, a historian who has conducted various researches, disappeared recently. During a summer vacation Takuya receives a peculiar package from his missing father, along with a letter containing information about the existence of various parallel worlds. At first Takuya doesn't take it seriously, but soon he realizes that he possesses a device that allows him to travel to alternate dimensions. Is his father alive, after all? If so, where is he?
My First Impressions: This seemed something interesting based on the story, but the characters are way too stereotypical and boring. <not continuing unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Midara na Ao-chan wa Benkyou ga Dekinai - ? eps

Summary: When Ao was in kindergarten, she smiled ear-to-ear as she told her classmates how her father (a bestselling erotic author) chose her name: "A as in apple and O as in orgy!" That day still haunts her ten years later as she studies with a single goal in mind: get into an elite university and achieve independence from her father once and for all. She has no youth to misspend and no time to think about boys ... until her classmate, "King Normie" Kijima, approaches her with a shocking confession of love. She tries to lose Kijima, but he just can't take a hint ... and as her mind runs wild with impure thoughts, she realizes her father has totally influenced her!
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Namu Amida Butsu! Utena - 12 eps

Summary: Long before superheroes, there were legends. One of them begins with Shaka Nyorai, whose bravery and enlightenment once saved humanity forever. But forever is fleeting because Mara, the personification of Earthly desires, forges a corrupt coalition with the devil to again visit wrath and vengeance upon humankind. To counter Mara's cruel attack, Taishakuten and Bonten, divine beings, must join forces with the Thirteen Buddhas. Can the allied powers of light defeat the vicious onslaught and save humankind in their darkest hour?
My First Impressions: I tried watching this but after the initial bit, it turned into slice of life about how out of touch these "Buddhas" are. Not what I was looking for. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!? - 12 eps

Summary: Satou Ichirou is about as average as a student can get... except for his above-average ability to land himself in totally awkward, intensely risqué situations with his no-nonsense teacher, Kojima Kana! Ichirou has his hands full dealing with these steamy shenanigans and unexpected encounters in the most unlikely places. At least it can't get any worse, right?
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Nobunaga-sensei no Osanazuma - ? eps

Summary: "One day, there'll be a girl who'll fall head over heels for me." Nobunaga was a teacher who was waiting for that kind of dating sim event to happen in real life. One day, a 14 year old girl named Kicho appears in front of him, saying that she's his wife?! Apparently she came from the Warring States era and seems to have mistaken Nobunaga for the Oda Nobunaga and tells him that she wants to have his children. An age-gap love comedy featuring a teacher with a dating sims brain and a princess with a warring states era brain!!
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

RobiHachi - 12 eps

Summary: Down-on-his-luck Robby Yarge is about to go from deep trouble to deep space! After a second encounter with Hacchi Kita ends with him on the run, Robby decides to make for Isekandar, a planet that promises happiness. But when he finds Hacchi stowed away on his ship, the two will make the journey across the stars together! Can these total opposites survive a trek through space?
My First Impressions: Tried watching this, but it looked too dumb. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Sarazanmai - 11 eps (ASenshi)

Summary: Yasaka Kazuki, an 8th grader living in Asakusa, is turned into a Kappa along with his classmates Tooi and Enta by a mysterious creature named Keppi, after they break inadvertently a statue of a Kappa, the guardian god of the city. They are then ordered by Keppi, who claims to be the first heir to the throne of Kappa Kingdom, to fight against the Kapa-zombies, bioarms created by his enemies, if they want to return to their human form. In order to kill them, they have to make a specific sound called "Sarazanmai" which is produced only when the three of them are united, but the three boys cannot connect at first. In addition, one of their secrets is revealed to each other every time they emit the sound! They finally accept to take risks to collect the "Plates of Hope", given by Keppi when they defeat the Kapa-zombies, and which can make their wishes come true. However, some trouble occurs over the plates...! Along the course of the fights against the Kapa-zombies, their fierce past and inner conflicts keep getting revealed. This is the sarcastic fantasy of three boys who don't feel connected to their important ones, getting to realize the real meaning of bonds.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Senryuu Shoujo - 12 eps (GJM)

Summary: Yukishiro Nanako is a cute, cheerful high school girl with one peculiar trait - instead of verbal communication, she writes senryu (a type of haiku) poems to relay her thoughts. Together with ex-delinquent Busujima Eiji, they are budding freshmen of the school's Literature Club. Even though Nanako doesn't talk, with the power of senryu, the adorable pair has no problem enjoying their fun school-life through the tune of 5-7-5 syllables.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san - 12 eps

Summary: Sometimes the cure to a hard day's work is the tender love and care of...a fox girl?! Salaryman Nakano's stressful life is suddenly intruded upon by the fox, Senko-san, who is eager to help him heal his exhaustion. Whether she's cooking, cleaning, or finding other ways to care for Nakano, she's there to take away his stress!
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Shoumetsu Toshi - ? eps

Summary: In one day a town is annihilated. Yuki is a young woman who is said to be the only person left alive from the town after the annihilation, and Takuya is a loner and a smuggler. Together, with the letter left by Yuki's father, they go toward the town, now called Lost, but unexpected obstacles stand in their path. The thoughts of those left behind, secret and mysterious organizations, and hidden conspiracies await Yuki and Takuya as they move closer toward the mystery behind Lost.
My First Impressions: It's not the best anime, but has potential. Wish the art was better, and the story is a bit disjointed at times, but there's enough to keep going on for now. This is likely to get dropped in another episode or two if it doesn't improve.
Link: ANN

Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki - ? eps

Summary: After growing up in Tokyo, high school student Jin Kaito moves to Nagoya where he meets Yatogame Monaka, a fellow student who puts her Nagoya dialect on full display. With her cat-like appearance and unvarnished Nagoya dialect, Yatogame won't open up to him at all. This popular local comedy is increasing the status of Nagoya through observation of the adorable Yatogame-chan!
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

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