I feel like at the beginning of every season, we are all so hopeful… hopeful for shows that are worthy to invest our time into. Last season destroyed any hopes I had initially. There just wasn’t anything spectacular. However, a new season brings a new feeling of hope. I’m much more excited this time around. Perhaps it’s because there are a lot of pink haired princesses… Or perhaps it’s because Mari Okada is writing the new Gundam…
Anyway, let’s talk business first. Since it’s a new season, we’re holding another donation drive. The target amount I’m aiming for is higher than usual since we just upgraded our main servers. The storage has also quadrupled to 24TB RAID6, which should last a while (we add about 100~150GB of files each week!). It would help us a lot if you could donate to help HorribleSubs expand and keep running. If you’re not interested in donating for whatever reason, just sit back and enjoy the anime… which then brings me to this season’s recommendations. Thanks for the donations this season!
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans – Mari Okada (I loved NagiAsu) writing Gundam? Fuck yes, sign me up. If all goes as expected, this will be a crazy entertaining Gundam series. At the worst case, it’ll be your typical Gundam series. Win/win situation, no?
- One Punch Man – Seems like everyone’s hyped about this. I can’t say I know why, but reading the synopsis makes it sound like an extremely fun parody show.
- Utawarerumono – Based on episode 1, it seems like this could be the sleeper hit of the season. The original series came out in ’06, but you don’t need to watch the original to watch this. Though it’s definitely great if you’re a fan of the original.
- Beautiful Bones / Subete ga F ni Naru – This season seems very heavy on mystery shows. If done well, mystery shows are very exciting to watch. I have high hopes for these two.
- Comet Lucifer – I’m a huge sucker for anime originals because the chances are they will have a real “ending” unlike your typical manga/VN adaptations. Not to mention the synopsis and visuals look very promising.
- Gakusen Toshi Asterisk – I didn’t think I’d be recommending this show until I watched the first episode. The artstyle, the animation, the plot, and the characters seemed to work well together and made it seem very interesting. Not to mention the main princess is pink haired, which definitely helped it score higher in my books.
- Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry – This show is trash. It just seems like a worse version of Asterisk. However, I have a thing for pink-haired princesses and Stella is kinda cute, so…
- Valkyrie Drive – This sounds so retarded that I’m inclined to recommend it. Just a reminder that there are lots of desperate animators out there making stuff like this in hopes that someone will consume it :(
With that said, this season really doesn’t look bad at all. There might be other great shows that’s not listed above. Seriously, try everything for an episode if you have the time to do so.
Thanks a lot for reading and enjoy!