One Punch Man
Action, Comedy

If there is one show that has had the most buzz going into Fall, then it would be One Punch Man. At first look I had mixed feelings about this anime because it kind of reminded me of Jojo, a series I couldn’t get into. After watching the trailer I laughed a bunch and enjoyed what I saw. It looks really promising and in a season of sequels and crap, this one stands out as the go to new title.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Scifi, Action

Now you might be asking yourself, “Why is steev covering Gundam?” I might not be the person you wanted to see cover the latest Gundam series, but I will say I am quite interested in it. It has been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a Gundam anime. Unicorn was pretty good at first, but it felt dragged out and I got lost along the way. This series looks promising because the Director, Tatsuyuki Nagai, has worked on some interesting projects like Toradora, Anohana, Honey and Clover, and Railgun. Those series aren’t really action packed, except Railgun, but they do have great stories. Anyone can make an action series with Gundam, IMO, it is the story that gets you engrossed in it. I’ve seen enough mechs blow each other up and this series won’t be able to impress me with action alone. It will impress me with a great story and this director knows how to deliver a gut wrenching emotional story.

Hidan no Aria AA
Action, Aventure
Doga Kobo

Gonna be this guy – I’m confused as to how this is getting a second season. What little I watched of it I was unimpressed with, and what I heard from others who did watch it is that it wasn’t all that good. Obviously the appeal can be seen by any eye and maybe the switch of studio to Dogakobo can help, but I think you’d have to be a defender of the first season to really have interest in watching AA.