We welcome every anime season by highlighting all the upcoming projects that don’t simply have an appealing premise, but also the talented staff and positive surrounding circumstances to bring it all to fruition. Spring is going to be quite the heavy season, so let’s waste no time!
As most season previews focus heavily on premises and vague hopes that the execution will live up to them, we continue to do our job to curate upcoming shows supported by strong directors and staff that can properly articulate their vision – at the end of the day, good anime tends to be a more satisfying watch than the idea of a good anime. Let’s see what awaits us!
Fall season approaches, and with it comes a new wave of anime. More titles than you can sample or even be bothered to look up. Synopsis have betrayed you many times, hammering the point that an interesting premise or even adapting existing solid work isn’t necessarily enough. You would rather know where are the talented directors supported by robust teams, the confluences of those intriguing ideas with staff and environments that will allow them to flourish. Thankfully, we are here to provide that very specific service!
With an industry putting out well over a hundred new series per year, the abundance of season preview articles in the anime blogosphere is understandable. Even if you are invested enough and have the time to follow a handful of new TV series every 3 months, finding out what might be worth paying attention can be a pain, making these preemptive guidelines potentially very helpful.
Let’s look at it through this site’s particular lens then, and highlight some upcoming shows that I feel will have noteworthy execution. Strong animation or otherwise compelling visuals, interesting staff, let’s see what Summer 2016 has to offer.