Original anime allow an anime staff showcase their creative side! Without a source material, these works attempt to bring something different to the field and can become great experiences.
The upcoming spring season has no shortage of original series!
Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai (Tada-kun Does Not Fall in Love)
Studio: Doga Kobo
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Premiere: April 5
Quick Pitch: Mitsuyoshi Tada is a student who meets a beautiful foreign transfer student while taking pictures of cherry blossoms. The girl’s name is Teresa Wagner and she’s transferred from Luxembourg. Upon arriving in Japan, Teresa finds herself separated from her travel companion, which leads Mitsuyoshi to take her to his grandfather’s coffee shop.
Premiere: April 4
Quick Pitch: Seven years ago, the Xianglong Crisis caused living things and machines to evolve, leading to the rise of entities called B.R.A.I. These beings drove humanity to the brink of extinction, with M.O.E.V. mecha units being their sole weapon against the B.R.A.I. Leon is living in the wilderness and conducting research to better counter the B.R.A.I. threat.
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Genre: Action / Drama / Sports
Premiere: April 6
Quick Pitch: JD participates in fixed boxing matches in an underground ring in order to make a living. However, a chance meeting lights a fire in JD’s heart and he’s now willing to risk everything to face a challenge.
Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari
Studio: Silver Link
Genre: Comedy / Supernatural
Premiere: April 12
Quick Pitch: Koma is the smart and handsome student council president, and Tsubasa is a multi-talented shop assistant at a café. Unbeknownst to their admirers, the two men are “Butlers” that travel through time to fight supernatural battles.
Lostorage conflated WIXOSS
Studio: J.C. Staff
Genre: Game / Psychological
Premiere: April 7
Quick Pitch: Lostorage focuses on Suzuko Homura, a girl who finds herself wagering her memories in a new type of WIXOSS battle. While the winner will have a wish granted, losing all of their memory coins will cause them to lose every memory they once had.
To Be Heroing
Studio: Haoliners Animation
Genre: Action / Comedy / Parody / Superpower
Premiere: May 19
Quick Pitch: To Be Hero follows a handsome divorcee with a reputation for being a bad father. One day, he is sucked into a toilet and is given the tasked of saving the world. In order to become a superhero, he must transform into an ugly man, which is something he’s willing to do in order to protect his daughter.
Hisone to Masotan
Genre: Action / Fantasy / Military
Premiere: April 13
Quick Pitch: Hisone Amakasu joins the Self-Defense Force after struggling with the fact that her seemingly innocent words unintentionally hurt people. While stationed at an airbase in Gifu, Hisone meets a hidden dragon, and it chooses Hisone to be his pilot.
Genre: Comedy / Science Fiction / Sports
Premiere: April 10
Quick Pitch: Arigetti, Korupi, and Sabina are bounty hunters that participate in various sci-fi influenced sports.
Gundam Build Divers
Genre: Action / Mecha
Premiere: April 3
Quick Pitch: The Gunpla Force Battle Tournament is a yearly event centered around Gundam model fights. The final round sees Avalon, which is led by champion Kyoya Kujo, facing off against the 7th Panzer Division’s Rommel.
Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Happy Kiss!
Genre: Comedy / Magical Boy / Slice of Life
Premiere: April 9
Quick Pitch: Binan High School’s Earth Defense Club has new members whom love enjoying tea and having idle conversations. While spending time at a bathhouse, they meet a strange boy who drags them into a battle at the magical kingdom of Honyala Land.
Which originals are you planing on watching?