The movie finale of the Code Geass franchise which first aired in 2006.
It will follow the movie trilogy which was a recap of the first two seasons of Code Geass. However, some alterations were also made. So it was more of a remake than a recap. Some of the major changes include (SPOILER ALERT!!!) Shirley not dying, Mao not appearing at all, and C.C riding a donkey alone in the end instead of being with a “cart driver”.
I’m just really excited to see Lelouch, Suzaku, and C.C back in action again. To be released on February 9, 2019, this movie will mark the end of a great anime franchise.
To start airing on April 2019, this new season of One Punch Man will be mainly centered about a new villain named Garou who may be as strong or even stronger than Boros. Maybe he will be the first one to finally survive a serious punch from Saitama, who knows? Actually manga readers do, so no spoilers in the comments please.
I also hope that the rank 1 hero, whose identity is still unknown in the first season of the anime if I remember correctly, will make an appearance and will showcase his/her extraordinary powers.
The only thing I’m a bit worried about is the fact that the studio making the adaptations has changed. The first season was done by the legendary Studio Madhouse which is arguably the greatest anime studio of all time. The second season, however, will be made by J.C.Staff which is not a bad studio by any means but you can see in the trailer that the art does seem a bit different and not as good. Or maybe it is just my imagination…
The second season of this highly acclaimed anime, originally from the writer of One-Punch Man, is one that fans have been waiting for since the first season ended back in 2016. The show follows a kid whose outward appearance is so plain that his nickname, “mob,” is a joke about him being a background character. As it turns out though, this is just a facade to hide his extremely strong psycho-kinetic powers. Just like One-Punch Man, Mob Pyscho leans into some of the most often used tropes and cliches in anime and make fun of them to hilarious effect, or even use them in unexpected ways which is sure to make it one of the funniest anime of the season.
Very few animes made me laugh to the point where I had to pause the video, try to stop laughing, start breathing again, drink some water, and resuming the video. Konosuba is one of them. Its big success as a comedy anime lies in its ability to totally catch us off guard and effectively deliver unexpected and funny dialogues and actions.
Though the exact month of release has not been confirmed yet, it will come out sometime in 2019. We do not also have any information about what this movie will be but let’s hope that it is not a just recap of the first two seasons, and that a season 3 will be officially announced after its release (which is a quite common practice in the anime industry).
The studio which made the first two seasons of Konosuba, Studio Deen, is not working on this movie. Instead, the job is being relayed to J.C.Staff but with the same main staff that was behind the previous seasons. Therefore, the difference should not be too obvious in my opinion.
Few new shows in the last several years have been as anticipated as The Promised Neverland thanks in large part to the fervent acclaim of the manga on which it’s based. The story follows a group of orphans who find out that their idyllic orphanage, where the one rule is that they must never venture outside the grounds, actually serves a darker and more horrifying purpose.
The manga follows the main characters on their quest to keep the other orphans safe, while also steadily revealing more and more about the series’ strange dystopian world. Based on the early trailers, it appears that the anime will leaning heavily into the suspenseful plot of the manga, taking the show almost into horror territory with its beautiful but creepy art.
Quintessential Quintuplets follows a boy with high grades who is hired to tutor five sisters who each struggle academically in different ways, and all slowly fall in love with their tutor. It’s a ridiculous plot and almost the exact, word-for-word situation you would make up to make fun of most romance anime. But by trading out the normal snark these kinds of series rely on, Quintuplets looks to subvert through earnestness.
In the original manga, the protagonist is mean, jaded, and believes that the girls, whose personalities all break from manga tradition in one way or another, are doomed to fail. But, as each quintuplets’ personalities begin to come out, and the main character starts to get to know the sisters, they begin to develop interesting and nuanced relationships.
It’s hard to say whether or not the anime will be able to pull off the extremely difficult task of slowly growing these characters’ relationships while also being fun to watch, but if it’s half as good as the manga has turned out, Quintuplets will definitely be worth watching.
Kaguya tells the story of two genius-level students, each near the top of their class at a prestigious Japanese prep school, as they try to trick the other into confessing their affection. While the premise alone is enough to help the series standout, the original manga stood out as one of the funniest, currently running series, mostly thanks to the tone shifting on a dime from the students’ incredible brilliance and scheming to the crushing awkwardness of a teenage crush. This back and forth won’t be easy to nail in an anime, but based on the teaser from A-1 Pictures, the studio behind Your lie in April and Black Butler, the series looks to be in good hands.
Bang Dream! returns with a new season and a fairly different look. Instead of being solely focused on the main band, Poppin’ Party!, the second season brings in the rest of the characters we know and love from the mobile game, Bang Dream! Girls Band Party!. (Yes, it’s a lot of exclamation points!) Season two has also shifted from traditional 2D animation to CG without losing much of the artistic style that made the first pop.
The focus on other bands is what makes this season so appealing. While the first season focused on the fairly normal band, this season finally gives the goth band (Roselia), the punk band (Afterglow), the idol band (Pastel*Palettes) and the … circus band (Hello, Happy World!) some screen time. Episode one has dropped as of writing this and a bulk of the episode was made up of scenes of the different bands performing their iconic songs, which we have no issue with. If you’re interested in cute anime girls and idol music, this is the show for you this season.
Japari Park is the place to go to meet new people, thanks to a magic that’s turned the animals into anthropomorphized girls. In season one of Kemono Friends, Kaban, a human girl, finds herself in the park with a case of amnesia, and the animal friends are determined to help figure it out. While the CG style might be off putting to most viewers, the wholesome stories about these cute animal girls will definitely brighten your day.
This is also the series that brought about Grape-kun, the humboldt penguin at the Tobu Zoo in Japan who fell in love with Hululu, the humboldt penguin from the show. A cardboard standee of various Kemono Friends characters were placed in matching pens at the zoo and Grape-kun never wanted to leave Hululu’s side. That’s how you know this series is good: even a real life penguin loves the girls.
At UA Academy, not even a violent attack can disrupt their most prestigious event: the school sports festival. Renowned across Japan, this festival is an opportunity for aspiring heroes to showcase their abilities, both to the public and potential recruiters.
However, the path to glory is never easy, especially for Izuku Midoriya—whose quirk possesses great raw power but is also cripplingly inefficient. Pitted against his talented classmates, such as the fire and ice wielding Shouto Todoroki, Izuku must utilize his sharp wits and master his surroundings to achieve victory and prove to the world his worth.