Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties
4.9.2013
Comedy, Action

manglobe
Trailer: [spoiler][/spoiler]

#Synopsis
“More Hayate the Combat Butler. What more need I say?


Amuro
#Thoughts
Oh, you actually want more? Fine then. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” turned out to be sort of a mixed bag. I felt the comedy could have been stronger, but I was pleased that it told a mostly self-contained and complete story arc during its short run. Hopefully Cuties will continue to adapt the manga, but also find a way to keep the comedy fresh again.

Aiura
4.10.2013
Comedy, Slice of Life

linden films
Trailer: [spoiler][/spoiler]

#Synopsis
The story centers around Amaya, Iwasawa, and Uehara—three “annoying, spirited high school girls with zero motivation”—and their classmates. Their daily life is “what happens when there is nothing happening.”


steev
#Thoughts
I can already see it now…

steev – “This anime sucks! Annoying girls doing annyoing things. Trash it.”

Amuro – “What are you talking about, this show is freaken awesome! You just don’t have good taste in Anime.”

steev – “No, I am just not a lolicon pervert like yourself.”

Yuyushiki
4.10.2013
Comedy, Slice of Life

kinema citrus
Trailer: [spoiler][/spoiler]

#Synopsis
The manga follows the school life of three girls in the data processing club—Yuzuko, Yukari, and Yui.


Jrow
#Thoughts
When I drafted this, Amuro’s instant reaction was, “that’s not a Jrow anime”, and the pieces seem to add up to that much. Kinema Citrus as a studio doesn’t have any kind of hit and 4-koma comedy series have never done it for me. I’m not fully anti-comedy in anime, but I especially don’t care for 4-koma’s comedic stylings.

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S
4.12.2013
Supernatural, Action

j.c. staff
Trailer: [spoiler][/spoiler]

#Synopsis
The arc focuses on the ordeals of Mikoto Misaka after discovering the existence of the Radio Noise sisters that are being used in the Level 6 Shift, an experiment where they are killed in order for the highest-ranking Level 5, Accelerator, can achieve Level 6.


steev
#Thoughts
I was super excited when I saw this series was up for the Spring, however, for some reason I thought this was going to be a sequel to Magical Index… That is when my enthusiasm stopped completely. I am a big fan of Index, but I never really liked the Railgun spin off. The only thing that might make this sequel better than the first is that it going to be about one of my favorite arcs from the Index series. I still have very little faith that it will be good, but I will still watch it. I do love me some Index and I’ll take any bit of Index I can get, even if it is a spin off that I could do without.

Valvrave the Liberator
4.12.2013
Action, Sci-fi

sunrise
Trailer: [spoiler][/spoiler]

#Synopsis
The story is set in an era when 70% of the human race lives in space due to the development of space cities. Between two major powers — the Dorushia Military Pact Federation and the Atlantic Ring United States (ARUS) — there is a small neutral nation called Jiōru that has prospered economically. The protagonist Haruto, a high school student who lives in Jiōru, encounters the mysterious “forbidden” humanoid weapon Valvrave when the Dorushia army invades.


Amuro
#Thoughts
Oh yeah, this is certainly a Sunrise mecha show. Just looking at the description, you’d be forgiven for mistaking this as a new Gundam show. Heck, replace Valvrave with Gundam in that summary, and you’ve got yourself a completely plausible set up for a new alternate universe Gundam show. In any case, YAY GIANT ROBOTS! The design for the lead mecha looks cool, and the director has prior experience with Gundam shows (he was a producer on Gundam 00 and the director for the short Gunpla Builders Beginning G) so I’m certainly looking forward to this.

The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat
4.13.2013
Comedy, Romance

j.c. staff
Trailer: [spoiler][/spoiler]

#Synopsis
Youto Yokodera is always thinking about his carnal desires, but no one acknowledges him as a pervert. He learns about a cat statue that supposedly grants wishes. The boy goes to pray that he will be able to express his lustful thoughts whenever and wherever he wants. At the statue, Youto encounters Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi, a girl from his high school with her own wish — that she would not display her real intentions so readily.


Jrow
#Thoughts
More perverts, because who will we watch when Manabe-kun’s run ends on Kotoura-san? And that premise… Gosh, it spells it out so well… actually, too well for my taste, one we’ve seen a lot before and surely from J.C. Staff. I’m also not too keen on the character designs, but I’m sure its RomCom nature will hit it off with a lot of people.