The Spring has come, the days have become more and more warm with the pass of the time, the flowers starts blooming and a new opportunity for an adventure of a lifetime await for us and we just need to cross that door; but who has the time for that?! Especially if we have to fight things like allergies or a weather that changes from cold to warm, only to go back to cold on the blink of an eye! Better yet, watch another kind of flowers that will bloom this spring…And that is the new sequels that are waiting for us this season!

Now, following the desires of our very dear and beloved audience, we decided to include a highly requested part which it was the “Where to Watch” Section; but ultimately we found a big brick wall, which is that by the time these words where written, Crunchyroll, HiDive and any other legal streaming service (Including some Youtube Official channels) announce most of their stuff at the very last minute; therefore we decided to not to put it and instead bring you the “Premier Date”Section, which will most likely help you in one way or the other! So Thanks for your comprehension and please understand!

On a totally different note, in our never ending adventure of finding the best way to measure the hype that the fans can have for a new sequel we decided a new and revolutionary method which it was… To buy a Pc to do the measure and give the commentary for us! Sadly since we spent all of our moneys on Waifus and weeb stuff, we decided to buy it from a shady person in a unknown region on Belarus; and while this machine technically works, it came with the most weird personality we could have ever hope for…For that we present you the Snark-O-Meter!! Everything that comes from it will be infected with some snark and commentary that would make the most nihilists millennial would blush and cry at the same time! So having that into account let us begin with the series!

Also if you want to check our Summer 2018 recommendations you can do so Here:

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Aikatsu Friends!

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: Bandai Namco Games

Genre(s): Idols, Music, School, Slice of Life

About the Series: Meet Ainu Yuki, a girl who has an ability to make friends easily, so it was only natural that the School´s Top Idol Mio Minato becomes her friend; what she did not expect it was that she, a member of the normal division of Star Harmony Academy, would go and become an Idol alongside Mio! So now this new duo will aim for the top alongside other Idol duos on this academy! The new generation of Aikatsu has come!

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Snark-O-Meter: Speaking freely with unfamiliar people and making friends easily is something which I always envied other people. On the other hands, with no friends, you’re not forced to participate in the ruthless world of idols, so I’d say it’s a draw. (5 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~111 hours (278 chapters spawn between two different series)

What You Need to Watch: Aikatsu! (Recommended); Aikatsu Stars! (Recommended)

Premier Date: April 5

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Amanchu! Advance

Preview Author: Requiem

Type: Sequel

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre(s): Slice of Life, Coming of Age, Wistful Gazing at the Ocean, comedy

About the Series: Ooki Futaba is new to a small seaside town, and is full of uncertainty, because she’s shy and frequently indecisive. Lucky for her she meets Hikari Kohinata, alias Pikari, who’s a ridiculously cheerful goofball who loves life..and scuba diving. Despite the fact she doesn’t even know how to swim, Futaba is dragged along with the effervescent Pikari to join the school diving club, where they meet a brother/sister pair who get along in classic anime fashion and the tough but loveable advisor Katori-san. With these new friends Futaba learns and grows and opens herself up to “the great ocean of life”.

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Season 2 promises more lighthearted slice of life adventures in doing and growing up, from the same studio as S1. We can look forward to a few new characters joining the Dive Club this time around to shake things up a bit, and of course, more glorious Muppet headed moments to be immortalised in GIF form. AMANCHU! DIVE IN!

Snark-O-Meter: It’s hard to make fun of an anime, that makes fun of itself. So before watching this - just fair warning, muppets scene might cause sudden burst of laughter. (3 / 10)

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Time to Catch Up: ~5 hours (13 chapters)

What You Need to Watch: Amanchu! Season 1 (Obligatory)

Premier Date: April 7

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BeyBlade Burst Super Z

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: OLM

Genre(s): Action, Sports, Sci-Fi

About the Series: After conquering the Japanese Bay Blade world and the Europe league under the Spaniard team “BC Sol” a new challenge for Valt Aoi is awaiting for him on this adrenaline fueled hobby!

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Snark-O-Meter: Nobody can admonish BeyBlade in my presence. It brings back memories of me being edgy kid and liking Kai, hoping he’ll win absolutely everything. (6 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~40 hours (~100 chapters spawn between two different series)

What You Need to Watch: Beyblade Burst (Recommended); Bayblade Burst Evolution (Obligatory)

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Premier Date: April 4

Inazuma Eleven: Ares no Tenbin

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: OLM

Genre(s): Sports, Action

About the Series: Set in a parallel world, after the event of the original Inazuma Eleven, Asuto Inamori has left his hometown alongside some friends towards Tokyo in order to enter Junior High School, their objective: to form a Soccer team on such institution, take on the Football Frontier with the hope that if they win then their previous football club will be re-established!

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Snark-O-Meter: I’m European so for me soccer doesn’t exist and it is only football. And we don’t joke about it over here. If you want to abolish some club, you have to expect the vengeance from angry fans or players. (3 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~51 hours with 6 minutes (127 chapters)

What You Need to Watch: Inazuma Eleven(Obligatory)

Premier Date: April 6

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Cardfight!! Vanguard

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Re-Telling

Studio: OLM

Genre(s): Action, Card Games, Supernatural

About the Series: On this world there are various Trading Card Games that enjoy and attract the masses, between them the one that is gaining more attention as of right now is the one known as “Cardfight!! Vanguard”. Sendou Aichi is a Shy middle school boy who is constantly bullied; so much that the only happiness on his life is the card deck he has constructed in order to play Vanguard one day. When a central piece of his deck is stole by one of his bullies, he decides to stand up for himself and do everything to rescue it; little did he know that would open a door towards his future –and the one of a parallel world.

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Snark-O-Meter: Never ever play any card game. It’s a dangerous hobby. You’ll be bullied and if you want to stand on your ground and fight for yourself, you’ll be just kicked out of this world to a parallel one? No thanks! (7 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~147 hours (368 chapters spawn on different series)

What You Need to Watch: Cardfight!! Vanguard (Recommended)

Premier Date: May 5

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Captain Tsubasa

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Re-Telling

Studio: David Production

Genre(s): Sports, Action

About the Series: Tsubasa Oozora is a young boy who loves soccer, a little too much that it has become a vital part of his life; following his dream he moves out with his Mother to the Nankatsu City, which is known for their high quality soccer teams; now Tsubasa will be able to show that he wasn´t just a big fish on a little pond? Or this will be his first step towards being a Profesional and participate on the FIFA´s world cup?!

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Snark-O-Meter: As I already said - we don’t joke about football here. Dreaming big is a huge part of being able to move forward and keep getting better and better. (4 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~51 hours (128 chapters)

What You Need to Watch: Captain Tsubasa (Recommended)

Premier Date: April 3

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Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss!

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: Comet

Genre(s): Comedy, Super powers, Parody, Slice of Life

About the Series: A new generation has come! After the graduation of the original “Earth Defense Club” which was composed of a bunch of handsome guys who wanted to do nothing, a new generation of sleazy… Earth defenders has come; and the alien beings have chosen them again to defend this planet of ours against the evil invaders who most likely will be part of the same educational institution!

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Snark-O-Meter: Magical girls are overrated. Every enemy should crawl under the bed in terror of defeat, when group of five magical boys are on their quest to fight for the world and save it from the loveless! (9 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~11 hours (24 chapters and an OVA)

What You Need to Watch: Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! (Recommended); Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! (Recommended); Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! (Recommended)

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Premier Date: April 8

Cutie Honey Universe

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Re-Telling

Studio: Production Reed

Genre(s): Action, Comedy, Shoujo, Romance, Sci-Fi, Magic

About the Series: Honey Kisaragi was you average High School Catholic girl, until one day her Father is brutally murdered by the criminal organization “Panther Claws”, to add things to that, she has discovered that she is not human; but rather a robot and she has within her the “ Airbourne Elemental Fixation Device” which is the object that Panther Claws wanted from her Father! Now Honey will have to fight against these criminals while at the same time will try to have a normal High School life!

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Snark-O-Meter: Life sucks in High School. You are asking yourself, what can be worse and then suddenly you discover, that you’re in fact a robot and you have some object within you, which criminal organization wants and for which your father is murdered. Not only then you have to deal with the criminals now, but you have to continue living as a high schooler? What a bummer. (9 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: From ~10 hours to 14 hours depending on what adaptation (24chapters to 39)

What You Need to Watch: Any past Cutie Honey adaptation (Recommended)

Premier Date: April 8

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Fist of the Blue Sky Re:Genesis

Preview Author: Gugsy

Type: Prequel

Studio: Polygon Pictures

Genre(s): Action, Martial Arts

About the Series: About the Series: Prequel to the popular Fist of the North Star, the manga Souten no Ken was originally serialized from 2001 to 2010. Now with a new serialization manga on the way, we arrive in 1930’s Shanghai. Kasumi Kenshiro, predecessor and namesake to Kenshiro of FotNS, is the 62nd master of the deadly martial art Hokuto Shinken.

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Snark-O-Meter: Walking through the city, where life is cheap and death is always near, where it stinks of corruption it’s almost as terrifying as walking past the group of knuckers - you’re only waiting from where you get kicked. Being master of lethal martial art might not be that bad in that moment. (4 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~40-55 hours (~110 episodes of original OVA, plus 47 episodes of sequel OVA)

What You Need to Watch: Fist of the North Star (Recommended) and Fist of the North Star 2 (Recommended)

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Premier Date: April 10

Food Wars! The Third Plate 2nd cour

Preview Author: Shade

Type: Separated Second Cour

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre(s): Action, Sports

About the Series: Yukihira Soma lived in his father’s restaurant for a good portion of his life, where he was taught the basics of cooking and more. He dreams of surpassing his dad, who, after closing his restaurant due to his new job, issued Soma a challenge: to survive the curriculum of a certain prestigious culinary school. This is Totsuki Academy, renowned worldwide for honing the culinary talents of its students to an exceptional degree. If desired, students can settle disputes or challenge each other through shokugeki (cook-offs). This is the story of Soma, his various interactions with the many Totsuki students, and cooking mouth-watering food that (literally) blows people’s clothes off.

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The new cour follows Soma as he lives in the new Totsuki Academy established by Azami Nakiri, Erina’s father. Anything not following the recipe to a T is not tolerated here. The former Elite Ten have become the Central Gourmet society, who now cater the curriculum (what students can cook and create) to their own tastes. What happens from here on out is anyone’s guess.

Snark-O-Meter: Food porn has many meanings and Food Wars! is covering all of them. Remove the porn part (there are plenty other places on the Internet for that) and you’re left with great looking food, which makes you hungry and I cannot be snarky, while hungry. (2 / 10)

Time Needed to Catch Up: ~20 hours (47 Chapters separated in 2 season and third´s first cour)

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What You Need to Watch: Shokugeki no Soma, Shokugeki no Soma: Ni no Sara , Shokugeki no Soma: San no Sara first cour (All Obligatory)

Premier Date: April 9

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Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory

Preview Author: Ishamael

Type: Sequel

Studio: XEBEC

Genre(s): Mecha, Science Fiction, Alternate History, and Romantic Comedy

About the Series: Satoshi Gatoh’s epic returns! With more then a decade since the series second outing Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid, Full Metal Panic! returns with Invisible Victory. Taking place directly following the events of The Second Raid Mithril the paramilitary organization returns to protect them mysterious Whispered, people born with the knowledge of “Black Technology” a power great enough to unbalance an already unbalanced world.

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One of those Wispered is Kaname Chidori who’s unknown abilities makes her a wanted woman. Luckily, there to protect her is the dimwitted by loveable Sousuke Sagara Mithril’s best pilot. Together with the young Submarine Captain Tessa Testarossa a whispered herself, they fight to keep the world safe from the dangers. Including Tessa’s own brother.

Snark-O-Meter: Fumo! Fumo? Fumo Fumo? Fumoffu?! (0 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~13 hours and 40 minutes (~36 episodes spawn on 2 different seasons and an Especial)

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What You Need to Watch: Full Metal Panic! (Obligatory), Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (Obligatory). Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu a comedic take on the series which is technically canon but totally superfluous, though funny (Recommended) Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid OVA a fanservice OVA focusing on Tessa (Recommended)

Premier Date: April 13

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Gegege no Kitaro

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Re-Telling

Studio: Toei Animation

Genre(s): Supernatural, Comedy.

About the Series: Kitaro is the last survivor of his Ghost tribe, so now he will have to keep his life amongst other ghouls from Japanese culture and foreign creatures while at the same time he and his friends will have to face different Youkai who try to make havoc between the supernatural world and the human one!

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Snark-O-Meter: You might not believe in ghosts, but they are real! Trust me, how else you’d explain suddenly shower dripping water in the middle of the night? That’s clearly deed of some evil spirit and Kitaro is the only one, who can save us from them. (8 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~40 hours (depends on what previous iteration one is seeing)

What You Need to Watch: any past Gegege no kitaro itteration (Recommended)

Premier Date: April 1

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Gundam Build Divers

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Spinoff

Studio: Sunrise

Genre(s): Action, Sci-Fi, Mecha

About the Series: The Gunpla models have reached new heights! They are so popular that now the users of such robot models have entered in a Virtual Reality MMO game called “Gunpla Battle Nexus Online” where the player can upload his Gunpla and play against other players around the world; Riku Mikami, a 14 years old boy, loves Gunpla and along his friends Yukio and Momoka play with their Gunpla and have a good time, until they find a mysterious girl called Sara while weird things start to happen on the “Gunpla Battle Nexus Online”, therefore Riku and his friends decide to do the Gunpla Diver Group and see if they can be the best Divers in the world!

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Snark-O-Meter: Finally, somebody come with great idea and instead of fighting with the giant robots (which must cost tons of money!) they are fighting with their models in the virtual reality. Everybody is there on the same playing field and only their building and diving skills will decide, who is better. Still better VRMMO than SAO. (7 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: From ~20 hours (50 chapters)

What You Need to Watch: Gundam Build Fighters (Recommended), Gundam Build Fighters: Try (Recommended), Gundam Build Divers: Prologue (Obligatory)

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Premier Date: April 3

High School DxD -HERO-

Preview Author: Requiem

Type: Sequel

Studio: Studio Passione

Genre(s): Ecchi, Supernatural, Action, Comedy

About the Series: Issei Hyodo is your standard anime pervert, unpopular and nerdy but secretly with a Heart of Gold ™. One day a cute girl asks him out! Sadly, she turns out to be a fallen angel and kills him. To his great fortune, he is resurrected as a devil, serving his new master- Rias Gremory, the hottest girl in school! Thus, he becomes part of Rias’ household and is embroiled in a battle between devils, angels and fallen angels...OH, and manages to gather a rather sizeable harem. Good on you, Issei.

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The 4th series of DxD has a new studio and new character designs, but it seems like the action, comedy and ecchi shenanigans all intact. Season 4 picks up the story where -BORN- left off and looks like it’ll focus on the Gremory household competing in Rating Games (combat games against teams of other devils), and we’re almost certainly getting a throwdown between Issei and Bael, which was teased in the last series. Actiony shounen with boobs...who could say no?

Snark-O-Meter: Angels are boring. On the other hand, fallen angels with big breasts are what’s in. Add harem and some devils into this fanservice feast and immediate “cha-ching” is here. (9 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: Between ~15 hours (~36 episodes spawn on various different seasons)

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What You Need to Watch: High School DxD, High School DxD New, High School DxD BorN. (All Obligatory)

Premier Date: April 10

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Hozuki’s Coolheadedness

Preview Author: Gugsy

Type: Separated Second cour

Studio: DEEN

Genre(s): Comedy, Supernatural, Japanese Folklore

About the Series: Being part of the management of Shintoist hell is a hell of a job, especially with Lord Enma´s Deputy commander, Hoozuki, in charge. Between negotiating with divinities, juggling diplomatic affairs with the Judeo-Christian Hell, and handling other encounters with mythological creatures, the shadow of Lord Enma will surely be busy!

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Snark-O-Meter: AC/DC might think twice to sing about Highway to Hell, if they’d know that it’s run by Hozuki, hell’s hardest working bureaucrat, who is willing to dedicate several lifetimes (not necessarily his own) to a task to do the job done. He won’t be the one to suffer for all eternity, just because he’s manager of hell. (5 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~10 hours (~26 episodesspawn on the first season and the second season first half)

What You Need to Watch: Hozuki’s Coolheadedness (Obligatory), Hozuk’s Coolheadedness Season 2´s first half (Obligatory)

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Premier Date: April 8

Kiratto Pri☆chan

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: Tatsunoko Productions

Genre(s): Idols, Music, School, Slice of Life

About the Series: The “Pri☆Chan System”, a system used by people all around the world, where their users can become Idols, upload their songs and become their own Producer; Mirai Momoyaga and Emo Moemi following their rivalry against the popular idol Anna Akagi, have decided to join this craze and become Pri☆Chan Idols and make their own channel on the already mentioned System, so alongside their Manager Rinka Aoba this is their story!

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Snark-O-Meter: The “Pri☆Chan System” might be the right system for people like me. The only time, when I’m able to sing is when everybody (including me) is so drunk, that they don’t remember even their names. Then they might never know I was the one singing and won’t know who to sue if they lose hearing. (7 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~75 hours (188 chapters spawn between two different series)

What You Need to Watch: Pripara (Recommended); Idol Time Pripara(Recommended)

Premier Date: April 8

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Legend of Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These

Preview Author: RockmanDash12

Type: Re-Telling

Studio: Production I.G

Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Space, Political, Military, Drama

About the Series: Legend of Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These is a remake of the 90's 110 Episode OVA named Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Since this is a remake, you don’t need to watch any of the original, but watching the original is highly recommended due to the sheer quality of the original work, and because the new remake might not live up to the original due to the short run time.

The Legend of Galactic Heroes is a Space Political Military Drama epic that takes place in the far future where the universe is in the state of never ending war, split between the feuding Authoritarian Galactic Empire and the Republican Free Planets Alliance. The story follows the characters Reinhard von Müsel and Yang Wenli, and explores the events that unfold as these two brilliant men rise the ranks of their respective countries, with their actions dictating the universe for ages to come. It’s an exceptionally well done work, and is highly recommended.

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Snark-O-Meter: I was waiting for the moment, when we get Star Wars the Anime! Here we go - Authoritarian Galactic Empire - checked, freedom loving Republic - checked, characters raising through the ranks of their respective countries - checked, only they forgot about the Jedi somehow. (5 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~ 44 hours (110 chapters of the first anime)

What You Need to Watch: Legend of the Galactic Heroes (Recommended)

Premier Date: April 3

Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre(s): Card Games, Psychological

About the Series: After the events of the past series, where Homura Suzuko had to fight in order to rescue her friend from the deep abyss she was falling to, a new Selector game has started and now Homura, Piruluk and series veteran Ruuko will immerse themselves on this tragic events against new and old players.

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Snark-O-Meter: You know the feeling, when you come to new environment and you cannot fit in and just trying to come with some idea, how to become part of a group? Never try card games - it always ends up badly, you can lose your soul, memory - or in the worst case, your money. (6 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~5 hours (12 chapters and an OVA)

What You Need to Watch: Lostorage Incited WIXOSS (Obligatory) and Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS: Missing Link (Recommended)

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Premier Date: April 7

Lupin the Third Part 5

Preview Author: Gugsy

Type: Sequel

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Comedy

About the Series: One of the most famous original characters in Japan, our titular Lupin III returns from his 2015-2016 Part 4 series for another round of antics, escapades and shenanigans. While Part 4 was set primarily in Italy, Part 5 is planned to take place in France. Of note, France is the home of Lupin’s grandfather and namesake Arsene Lupin. So with friends Daisuke Jigen, Fujiko Mine, and Goemon Ishikawa XIII, get ready for more adventures, with Police Inspector Zenigata sure to be on their heels!

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Snark-O-Meter: Run, Forrest, Run! Oh, wait - different show, never mind, but surely you can see some similarities, right? Right? (5 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: Between ~17 hours taking only the reboot series (~36 episodes spawn on different seasons and a movie)

What You Need to Watch: Lupin the Third Part 4; Fujiko Minne and Castle Cagliostro (All Highly Recommended)

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Premier Date: April 4

Major 2nd

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: NHK Enterprises

Genre(s): Sports, Action

About the Series: Gorou is a famous baseball player, someone who was able to challenge anything the life threw at him, making his name on the pages of the Japanese Baseball´s story; now his son Daigo wants to start playing baseball, could the kid be able to get out of his Father´s Shadow and make a light for himself on this sport?!

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Snark-O-Meter: Living in a shadow of your successful parents or older sibling is not funny. It’s hard to fight against the expectations. I know it first hand, so yeah. (1 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~69 hours (approximately 156 chapters and 2 Ovas)

What You Need to Watch: 6 seasons of Major(Obligatory); Major World Series (Recommended)

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Premier Date: April 7

Megalo Box

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Spinoff

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Genre(s): Sports, Action, Drama, Slice of Life

About the Series: J.D (Junk Dog) is a Pugilist; but not one that participate on the big spotlights of the boxing world, instead he is one that navigates on the underground world of Boxing; a world where the corruption, fixed matches, and bets that might cost your life are an everyday thing. J.D. participates on this matches in order to live until he finds certain someone, a person that will push him to his limits and will make him put everything on the line!

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Snark-O-Meter: Fighting is something I always tried to avoid like the plague, so I cannot imagine, what it has to be like to willingly go into the ring to fight other person and in rigged matches on top of that. Respect J.D. (6 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~33 hours (79chapters)

What You Need to Watch: Ashita no Joe (Recommended)

Premier Date: April 6

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My Hero Academia

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: Bones

Genre(s): Action, Super powers, Comedy, School

About the Series: Izuku Midoriya´s dream was always to be a Super hero, sadly for him he doesn´t have any super power; until he get to know the all famous hero “All might” who gives him his super abilities. Now Izuku has enrolled on the U.A. High School where he will get to try and dominate his newly obtained abilities; now some time has passed and After the events of the past season, Izuku and the rest of the members of the class 1-A have returned to class and now they have a school trip to the forest, only one can wonder what memories and dangers they will get on such a place.

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Snark-O-Meter: The best OP, flawless animation with best boy and girl, hero to fight the best villain in the best action anime - sure this won’t cut it in the upcoming Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2018! (6 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~15 hours (~38 chapters spawn on 2 different seasons)

What You Need to Watch: 2 Seasons of My Hero Academia (Obligatory)

Premier Date: April 7

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Ninja Girl & Samurai Master 3rd

Preview Author: Gugsy

Type: Sequel

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Genre(s): Historical, Comedy

About the Series: Watch the comedic retelling of Nobunaga’s conquests, albeit in rapid fire 3-minute long comedy shorts! These are rapid fire jokes coming at you so fast, you won’t even realize you’re learning about Japanese history at the same time. Nobunaga has more enemies than ever before, but with the help of Chidori the ninja girl, they make steps towards unifying Japan under one rule.

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Snark-O-Meter: I always despised hypocrisy and to cover learning about Japanese history behind cute short comedy, what a disgrace! (6 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: Between ~2.5 hours (~52 episodes spawn on 2 different seasons)

What You Need to Watch: 2 Seasons of Ninja Girl & Samurai Master (Obligatory)

Premier Date: April 7

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Puzzle & Dragon

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Spinoff

Studio: Pierrot

Genre(s): Action, Games

About the Series: Taiga Akashi is your average Japanese elementary School student; he lvoes video games, so much that he has planned to become ina professional gamer! This is his story!

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Snark-O-Meter: E-sports and professional gamers are the hot topic of the recent days, every game wants to push their own pro scene and grab at least part of the sweet money pie. Is Puzzle & Dragon the foreshadowing of Candy Crush World Championship? (8 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~42 hours (~132 chapters)

What You Need to Watch: Puzzle and Dragons X (Recommended)

Premier Date: April 2

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Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu

Author: Shade

Type: Sequel

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Shounen

About the Series: Ten years ago, a group of knights named the Seven Deadly Sins planned to overthrow Britannia’s Liones Kingdom. They were said to have been defeated by the Holy Knights, who then captured the king and became the new rulers of the kingdom. However, the rumors around the region began to spread, saying that the Seven Deadly Sins are in fact still alive. This rumor manages to reach the ears of Elizabeth, third princess of the kingdom. With these words in mind, she sets out to take back her kingdom by enlisting the help of the Seven Deadly Sins—if she can find them, that is.

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Time Needed to Catch Up: ~11 hours (without OVAs), ~12 hours (with OVAs)

Snark-O-Meter: Failing to kill legendary knights, after you falsely accused them, sure come to bite you back into your arse. And when you put stamp of “Seven Deadly Sins” on it, you are doomed. Slap little bit of ecchi on top of that and you’re on the right way to success. (8 / 10)

What You Need to Watch: The Seven Deadly Sins S1 (Obligatory), The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War (Obligatory)

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Shounen Ashibe: Go! Go! Goma-chan 3

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: Bridge

Genre(s): Comedy, Slice of Life

About the Series: Ashibe Ahiya is your normal kid, with a normal life, the only thing different is that he has a Sea lion as a pet! So this is his life with his pet, family and friends!

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Snark-O-Meter: Having cat or dog for a pet is boring. I can see the appeal of having some unusual animal as a pet and all of them deserve our love equally. (4 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~10 hours (64 chapters spawn between two seasons)

What You Need to Watch: Shounen Ashibe: Go! Go! Goma-chan (Obligatory); Shounen Ashibe: Go! Go! Goma-chan 2 (Recommended)

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Premier Date: April 3

Steins;Gate 0

Preview Author: RockmanDash12

Type: Midquel

Studio: White Fox

Genre(s): SciFi, Thriller, Drama

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About the Series: Knowledge of Steins;Gate is required, and there will be spoilers here. You have been warned.
Steins;Gate 0 is a Midquel, a continuation of the story that takes place during the original Steins;Gate. Set in the Beta timeline near the end of the original show, Okabe Rintarou is traumatized by the events he witnessed throughout the original show, a large part because he failed to save Makise Kurisu. Okabe, without the will to continue, becomes a husk of himself and attempts to reach normality while ignoring the foreshadowed doom of the world.

Months later, he gets pulled back into the world he so wanted to avoid: He meets an acquaintance of Kurisu, who tells him that they have started to test a device called AMADEUS. AMADEUS is a device that has the memories of Kurisu and is able to simulate her, but without the shared memories that Okabe had with Kurisu. Steins;Gate 0 is the personal story of this Okabe, a story of devastation, of regret, but ultimately, of redemption and the path towards the promised Steins;Gate.

Snark-O-Meter: Painful memories are like a boomerang - they tend to return back in the most unexpected time and hit you like a truck. It fucking hurts! (2 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: 9.6 Hours (24 chapters, an OVA plus a Movie)
What You Need to Watch:
Steins;Gate (Obligatory) ,Steins;Gate: The Movie − Load Region of Déjà Vu (Recommended)

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Premier Date: April 12

To be Hero 2

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: Haoliners Animation League, LAN

Genre(s): Comedy, Super powers

About the Series: Uncle was a handsome toilet designer and an absent single parent and a womanizer; one day he gets sucked by a toilet and meets an Alien from the pace Peace Republic Alliance Hero Committee which gives him super powers, at the cost that his “super hero form” is one of an ugly, fat and dirty old man; when his daughter sees that weird man who does not look like her father at all she chase him out, so he goes to live with a perverted neighbor…Could Uncle be able to return to his original form and even save the world on the meantime?!

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Snark-O-Meter: Finally, another series coming from the studio which brought us the crown jewels of anime in the form of Spiritpact or A Centaur’s Life. This is a must! (12 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~2 hours with 12 minutes (12chapters)

What You Need to Watch: To be Hero (Obligatory)

Premier Date: April

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Tokyo Ghoul:re

Preview Author: Shade

Type: Sequel

Studio: Pierrot

Genre(s): Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural

About the Series: Ken Kaneki is a bookworm who went on a date with his first crush and barely survived the incident. She revealed herself to be a ghoul, carnivorous creatures who take the guise of humans and tread the city as humans do. Surgeons were able to transplant his crush’s organs to his body, but this transforms him into a half-ghoul. Ghouls have key differences from humans: they cannot eat regular human food and need to eat human flesh to survive. Kaneki, now a former human, must deal with his sudden changes and live in a world where he is hunted by the humans he coexisted with.

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Tokyo Ghoul:re is set two years after the original series and follows Sasaki Haise, a half-ghoul who leads a special team in the CCG named the “Quinx Squad”.

Snark-O-Meter: Ghouls aren’t some sparkling vampires. They are evil and worth to be eradicated. Forget Blade and his half-assed vampire abilities when you can have human with ghoul powers. (5 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~10 hours (24 chapters)

What You Need to Watch: Tokyo Ghoul (Obligatory) and Tokyo Ghoul √A (Recommended)

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Premier Date: April 3

Youkai Watch: Shadow Side

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: OLM

Genre(s): Horror, Comedy, Action

About the Series: 30 years have passed since the last user of the Yokai Watch appeared. Keisuke is the second child of Nate (the previous Yokai Watch User) and is a boy who didn´t believe in the supernatural either UFOs, Ghost, mysterious creatures and anything in between; one day, after detecting that his older Sister Natsume has been coming home lately he finds out that her Sister is the new owner of the legendary Yokai Watch and with her friends she is in charge of a Yokai detective agency, knowing that Keisuke gets forced to participate and help his Sister on this new endeavor!

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Snark-O-Meter: Youkai is the way to go. Under this term you can bring to live almost any supernatural monster, spirit or demon from Japanese folklore. Finally, you can get rid of those boring vampire, werewolf or zombie movies and bring some diversity into supernatural world of apparitions. (8 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~90 minutes (One movie)

What You Need to Watch: Youkai Watch Shadowside: The Return of the Oni King (Obligatory)

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Premier Date: April 13

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

Preview Author: Thatsmapizza

Type: Spinoff

Studio: Studio 3HZ

Genre(s): Action, Fantasy, Games, Sci-Fi

About the Series:In a near distant future, VR video games have taken the world by storm. People can now fully immerse themselves in the virtual world.

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For Karen Kohiruimaki, finding the perfect virtual escape has been tough. Every VR video game she tried made her avatar too similar to her gangly and awkward real world appearance. However, when Karen tries the VR game, Gun Gale Online, she finally gets her wish of having an avatar that is shorter than she is in real life.

Karen is enjoying Gun Gale Online, she encounters the mysterious, yet friendly beauty Pitohui. The two soon hit it off and Pitohui invites Karen to participate in the team version of the Bullet of Bullets competition, the Squad Jam.

If you were interested in Sword Art Online’s premise, but disliked basically everything else about SAO, then rejoice because this is what SAO Alternative is. Keiichi Sigsawa, the guy who wrote Kino’s Journey, is the author of SAO Alternative and the animation is handled by studio 3Hz, which animated the fantastic Flip Flappers and Princess Principle. With these great creative minds, I imagine this anime will be pretty great… or it could turn out like Dimension W… (Cute Girls/10)

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Snark-O-Meter: If you’re not bringing lightsaber into the world full of guns, you’re doing something wrong. You lose the moment of surprise, when the enemy is thinking, what the fuck you’re doing in this game and why you don’t go to some fantasy world, when you want to waving with a sword. You cannot use those milliseconds to fully utilize your super speed to cut them down. I guess, you’ll have to shoot them from behind. (8 / 10)

Time to Catch Up: ~ 19 hours, 36 minutes (49 chapters and a movie)

What You Need to Watch: Sword Art Online (Obligatory) and Sword Art Online 2 (Obligatory). Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale (Recommended)

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Premier Date: April 8


Special thanks to Ishamael, Requiem, Shade, RockmanDash12, Gugsy, ThatsmaPizza and Stinolez. You guys are amazing and this thing couldn´t be made without all of you! Also a huge thanks to the whole AniTAY community and you the reader for getting to this part of the article! Happy Easter!

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