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The Official AniTAY Spring 2020 Sequel Guide

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Dangerous times are here; spring has sprung and people are taking shelter sheltered, grabbing toilet paper like it’s gold, and finding new ways to entertain themselves now that sports, exercize, socializing and all the healthy ways of life are out of the question… Yet, None of that matters right now, because we can pass the time watching our favorite anime!

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This spring has brought back a lot of classics! Especially if you like cute boys since we have the male side of a female oriented music project, lots of idols, and even more! But besides that we have the grand return of our favorite entrepreneurs who casually are also mech steampunk fighters! I am talking about Sakura Taisen! But that’s not all: the beloved Digimon are adventuring again while the card games will fight for our attention!... Also there is some cooking stuff with exploding clothes, but no one cares about that, I think?

Knowing all that enjoyment, there is no better thing than having something nice to eat while we watch: a snack! For that and following the spirit of each series, we have developed the Snacko Scale! Where we decided with the power of Da Science* which snack is best to watch with what show!

Also our reminder that we do not put where the shows will stream since the services offering them tend to announce with little anticipation which show goes where. So without further ado, let

sget to it!
*It’s not really science.

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Argonavis from BanG Dream!

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Spinoff

Studio: SANGIZEN

Genre(s): Music, Slice of Life

About the Series: Ren Nanahoshi is a lonesome and shy college student who has difficulty communicating with others. Yet, he has an ambition to search for his own identity following the memories of a live concert he went to when he was young. One day due to the nature of causality, he crosses paths with Yuuto and Wataru and, together, they will start a new endeavour: forming a band!

As many of you already know (I mean it’s in the name) this project is the Male version of BanG Dream!. Yet for better or worse (I assume worse) this series does not take place in the same world as its sister series, making any contact or cameo that Argonavis might get from BanG Dream and visceversa very unlikely, which it a shame since, in my opinion, this limits the expanse of the world, making it feel more like just pocket realities and not much more… Also the reasons for such thing is mostly for the (for the lack of a better word) creepy fans that do not want their precious waifus share the same air as these bunch of guys. Which, again, is a shame since it limits the possibility of the world.

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But enough of that. If this project is as good as BanG Dream!, we are in for a very competent show!

Snacko Scale: Being the male counterpart of a female project, its resolution is the other side of the same coin. Just like a bouquet of flowers or fruits is delicate and nice like a woman… The male bouquet is sturdy and filled with beer, meat, cheese, cubans and other manly man goods!

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Time to Catch Up: Nothing

What You Need to Watch: BanG Dream! (12 episodes Optional)

Premiere Date: April 11, 2020

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Ascendance of a Bookworm (Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen) Season 2

Preview Author: Doctorkev

Type: Sequel

Studio: Ajia-Do

Genre(s): Isekai, Fantasy, Slice of Life

About the Series: Return to the story of Main (pronounced Myne), diminutive star of this delightful isekai \series that avoids most pitfalls of that maligned genre. In our world, Main is an ordinary librarian - then she dies and is reincarnated into the body of a sickly young girl, a resident of a medieval world with - shock - apparently no books. Throughout the first season, Main attempts to develop the basic technology with which to produce her own books, and, in the process, demonstrates remarkable business sense and the ability to earn money to raise her family from poverty. Unfortunately, Main has “The Devouring” - a magical disease that will kill her unless she acquires magical items held only by the rich, distant Noble class. Faced with dying early or becoming enslaved to a Noble, Main chooses to die in her family’s arms instead. At the end of the first season, we left her on the cusp of exploring a third option - as an apprentice priestess for the church, she will not only gain access to essential life-prolonging magic, but, more importantly, to the church’s exclusive library! Season 2 should adapt the light novel’s highly-regarded priestess arc, and will hopefully continue the show’s gentle pace and compelling storytelling.

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Snacko Scale: What a great gift reading is! Even better if you can read while munching on something! For that and following the nature of a medieval world, the best choice are some berries and other small bit-sized fruits to crave while immersing in the words!

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Time to Catch Up: 6.25 hours

What You Need to Watch: Season 1 (14 episodes plus 2 half-episode-length side stories)

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Premiere Date: April 5, 2020

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Cardfight!! Vanguard Gaiden: If

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Spinoff

Studio: OLM

Genre(s): Cards, Action

About the Series: After the defeat of the PSYqualia menace. Kouji Ibuki will embark on a new journey, but it seems he won´t be alone since Suiko Tatsunagi will be with him. At the same time, Emi Sendou, Aichi´s little sister, will have her own adventure.

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While it has been labeled as an “alternative reality”. I won´t believe much on ANN´s synopsis regarding this series since they have made various errors translating much of the stuff with this anime and the card game it promotes . Still, after the prequel that has been Shinemon´s Arc,it seems that we will keep paving the way towards the G series, which it has to happen after so much teasing from the Koushien series, Shinemon, and most likely this series, too . Still I am quite happy that Ibuki and Suiko will get the spotlight this time, since personally both are on my list of favorite characters and their chemistry as a duo is quite good. So I´m really looking forward towards what this series has to offer!

Snacko Scale: This series feels like just a side dish while we wait for the main one (G´s story). Just something to fill us up while the real treat comes, it’s not bad by any means, but nothing to brag about. For that desire… this series is a small box of cereal: it will fill you for the time being while the real food comes later.

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Time to Catch Up: 25 hours approx.

What You Need to Watch: Cardfight!! Vanguard 2018 (Required), Cardfight!! Vanguard Zoku Koukousei-Hen (Required), Cardfight!! Vanguard Shinemon-Hen (Optional)

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Premiere Date: April 2020

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Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: SANZIGEN

Genre(s): Adventure, Steampunk, Shounen, Romance

About the Series: Various years have passed since the events of “So long my love” The great Demon war finished, but also with the sacrifices of all the combat flowers divisions.

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Now in 1940, a new Imperial Combat Revue Flower Division will be born in Tokyo. A new story of these entrepreneurs that saves us from the attacks of the supernatural is about to begin!

Based on the video game of the same name, and considering it takes into account the events of So Long My Love (the Wii game), this entry looks to be a new generation, although I am curious if all the people we got to know in the previous entry are dead or just retired since the details of the Great Demon war are still scarce. Nevertheless, this seems to be an exciting entry for both veterans of and newcomers to the franchise!

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Snacko Scale: The great return of the romance story that also has robots robots (and it’s not called Macross) is back! With all the subtleties of a fine dish made with love, or not, this series evokes the samurai spirit and therefore it has to have the most Japanese dish of all: The California roll! So Japanese, yet so American for some reason...

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Time to Catch Up:10 hours for the anime (25 episodes), plus an unknown amount for the games.

What You Need to Watch: Sakura Taisen anime, Sakura Wars 2, 3 and So long my love games (All recommended)

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Premiere Date: April 3, 2020

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Digimon Adventure (2020)

Preview Author: Arcane

Type: TV Series

Studio: Toei Animation

Genre: Action, Kids, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy

About the Series: The most recent outing from the twenty-year-old Digimon franchise is something it’s never attempted before - a total, back-to-the-roots reboot! Bringing the original cast into the modern day and starting from the beginning, Digimon Adventure will tell the story of Tai(chi) Yagami and six other friends as they’re transported into the mysterious Digital World to meet their newest lifelong friends - talking monsters that need their help to get stronger and save the day.

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Even with the Tri film series only wrapping up a short time ago, and Kizuna Evolution releasing just this year, this appears to be a back-to-the-beginning reimagining of the original series that captivated young audiences twenty years ago and it’s deep emotional themes that have given it a surprising amount of staying power as those audiences grew older. This will undoubtedly be a great place to jump in, as the series traditionally provides with each new season, but it may be worth going back to see what you’ve missed out on, either before or afterwards, now that most of the franchise is available for streaming.

Snacko Scale: Digimon Adventure, born as a series aimed at children, that with time became more and more convoluted to the point of not being even recognizable. So now it’s back to square one with a new origin story, but it won´t be alone, since the power of nostalgia will accompany it. So seeing that, and knowing from where it comes, the perfect snack is a complete Kid´s meal! It’s aimed at children, but with a toy based on a property only an adult would be interested in!

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Time to catch up: 0 hours, 20 hours (to watch the original series), 50 hours (to watch the original Adventure, Adventure 02, Tri, and Last Evolution Kizuna).

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What You Need to Watch: Technically nothing, which is lucky, because of the above only the Tri films are legally available in the US on streaming platforms (unless you happen to have STARZ, which apparently has the original Adventure.)

Release Date: April 5th, 2020

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Major 2nd (Season 2)

Preview Author: Arcane

Type: TV Series

Studio: OLM

Genre: Sports, Slice-of-life, Comedy, Drama

About the Series: The next generation of the long-running Major series continues! As the sons of major-league players, Daigo Shigeno and Hikaru Satou have huge expectations for their own careers right from the start. However, when it turns out that he’s average at best at playing most of the field, Daigo nearly quits the sport entirely just to avoid the spotlight… at least, until Hikaru comes along and proves himself a total natural at pitching, with each ball blazing towards the batter at breakneck speed. Together, they form a brand-new battery - but will it be enough to carry them into the big time?

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Major 2nd is, thankfully, explanatory enough of its backstory that it’s easy to get into without having seen the previous series, which is good for two reasons - one, the original show ran for over one hundred and fifty episodes, and two, it was never brought outside of Japan due to the stigma against sports anime at the time, particularly baseball-based properties. It hasn’t picked up a large following in the States (likely because, being set in middle school, it’s very at-odds with the sports anime trend of featuring large casts of cute teenage underdogs), but is absolutely the ticket for a viewer looking for something a bit more realistic.

Snacko Scale: Sports, filled with passion and competitiveness, where there are winners, losers and team effort. Still, there is a food that any training kid knows that, regardless of the result, will be in your future: Pizza! The one food that unites the winner and the loser and makes them human and comrades in cheese and sauce!

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Time to Catch Up: ~9 hours.

What You Need to Watch: Major 2nd (25 episodes)

Premiere Date: April 4, 2020

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Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Part 2

Preview Author: Stínolez

Type: Sequel

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre(s): Action, Game, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy

About the Series: War of Underworld follows up the story of SAO: Alicization, where mortally wounded Kirito was transferred to Rath’s floating turtle and put in the Soul Translator, a full-dive interface which interacts with user’s Fluctlight (equivalent of a human soul), to restore his damaged brain. While he fights his battles in the virtual world, Rath’s facility is attacked by terrorists wanting to extract the new and one-of-a-kind AI, Alice. To do that, they also have to enter the virtual world and, thus, the war of the underworld begins.

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Snacko Scale: The world of virtual games, a serious business that the lives of various people depend on. Even terrorists use them instead of using bombs and stuff… For such serious matters on a very trivial method, the gamers must rise up and defeat the menace… and for that their supplement and life support must be incorporated. Yes, gamers, I am talking about the legendary: Mountain Dew and Doritos!

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Time to Catch Up: 35 hours required (12 hours optional )

What You Need to Watch:

Sword Art Online (25 episodes, 9 hours and 35 minutes, REQUIRED)

Sword Art Online: Sword Art Offline (9 episodes, 1 hour and 39 minutes, OPTIONAL)

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Sword Art Online: Sword Art Offline - Extra Edition (1 episode, 13 minutes, OPTIONAL)

Sword Art Online: Extra Edition (1 movie, 1 hour and 41 minutes, OPTIONAL)

Sword Art Online II (24 episodes, 9 hours and 12 minutes total, REQUIRED)

Sword Art Online II: Debriefing (1 episode, 24 minutes, OPTIONAL)

Sword Art Online II: Sword Art Offline II (9 episodes, 1 hour and 57 minutes total, OPTIONAL)

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Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online (12 episodes, 4 hours and 36 minutes total, OPTIONAL)

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online - Refrain (1 episode, 23 minutes, OPTIONAL)

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Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale (1 movie, 1 hour and 59 minutes, REQUIRED)

Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale - Sword Art Offline (1 special, 14 minutes, OPTIONAL)

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Sword Art Online: Alicization (24 episodes, 9 hours, 36 minutes total, REQUIRED)

Sword Art Online: Alicization - Recollection (1 episode, 24 minutes, OPTIONAL)

Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Episode 0 (1 episode, 24 minutes, OPTIONAL)

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Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld (12 episodes, 4 hours and 36 minutes total, REQUIRED)

Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Recap (1 episode, will air April 19, 2020, OPTIONAL)

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Premiere Date: April 26, 2020

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Food Wars! The Fifth Plate

Preview Author: Stínolez

Type: Sequel

Studio: J.C.Staff

Genre(s): Ecchi, School, Shounen

About the Series: The third and fourth seasons of Food Wars explored the world of gourmet dining. New director Nakiri Azami changed Totsuki Academy from the ground up, established centralized recipes, and punished everybody who revolted. This step destroyed individuality on the campus except for the rebels of Polar Star Dormitory, who fiercely fought a newly established Central, a group of chefs supporting the new regime. After the final battle, the school changed its lead again - Nakiri Erina was appointed as a new director and Yukihira Souma grabbed the first seat of Elite Ten. The end of the last episode teased a new challenger who will lead this series towards its final arc.

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Snacko Scale: We all know the recent meta stuff happening in Food Wars: the chef of the creative teamis no longer there. So the quality of the show’s recipes might fall Withthat feeling, here it is a dish that started luxurious, but now is one of the most common snacks out there: The Saratoga Crunch Chips.

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Time to Catch Up: 29 hours and 36 minutes required(1 hour and 13 minutes optional)

What You Need to Watch:

Food Wars! Seasons 1 - 4 (73 episodes, 29 hours and 36 minutes total, REQUIRED)

Food Wars! The Second Plate OVA (2 episodes, 50 minutes total, OPTIONAL)

Food Wars! The Third Plate OVA (1 episode, 23 minutes, OPTIONAL)

Premiere Date: April 11, 2020

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Kingdom 3rd Season

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: Signpost, NHK

Genre(s): Historical, Action

About the Series: The Chinese Warring State period: turbulent times where war and violence dominated China. In these turbulent times are seven dominant kingdoms. Enter Xin and Piao, two youngsters amidst the most tainted blood pages in chinese history, who will carve their own path in these turbulent times.
After some time, Xin and a man named Zheng have joined forces in order to unify China.

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Historical drama and bloody battles in ancient china. What is there not to love?! While I am not very knowledgeable of this series, for what I have seen, it seems this is one of great quality!

Snacko Scale: China, the ancient story of the Dragon from the east! Following such an ancient home, the best snack its also one of their most fun ones: The Spring Roll!

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Time to Catch Up: 32 hours (77 episodes in 2 seasons)

What You Need to Watch: Two seasons of Kingdom (Required)

Premiere Date: April 6, 2020

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Fruits Basket 2nd Season

Preview Author: TheMamaLuigi

Type: Sequel

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Genre(s): Slice of Life, Drama, Romance, Shoujo, Comedy, Supernatural

About the Series: Tohru Honda has been living with the Sohmas for nearly a year! Following 2019’s re-adaptation of the classic manga, this second season continues following her developing relationship with the Sohma family as she comes to find her place in the world and deal with the lingering grief of her mother’s passing. Empathetic, heartfelt, and forever culturally relevant, Fruits Basket’s second season looks to continue the greatness, comedy, and feels of the first!

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Snacko Scale: This is life, this is love… This is a Fruit Basket!

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Time to Catch Up: 9.5 hours approx.

What You Need to Watch: Fruits Basket 1st Season (2019) (Required) — 25 episodes

Premiere Date: April 7, 2020

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Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Kan (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3)

Preview Author: TheMamaLuigi

Type: Sequel

Studio: feel.

Genre(s): Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, School

About the Series: After five long years, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU is finally back! This third season is set to adapt the remaining light novels and bring Hachiman, Yukino, and Yui’s stories to a close after two seasons of growth, change, and sacrifice. Will Hachiman find something genuine? Will Yukino’s request be fulfilled? Will Yui finally be true to herself? Studio feel. is at the helm to answer these questions and more as one of the most popular and critically acclaimed contemporary anime finally receives its proper conclusion!

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Snacko Scale: The big finale is upon us! And this love story will have us at the verge of our seats, so for that, a classic must be brought: Popcorn! Nothing defeats its saltiness.

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Time to Catch Up: 10.4 hours approx.

What You Need to Watch: My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Required) — 13 episodes

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU OVA (Optional) — 1 episode

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! (Required) — 13 episodes

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! OVA (Optional) — 1 episode

Premiere Date: April 10, 2020

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Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS

Preview Author: Edmundton

Type: Spinoff

Studio: Bridge

Genre(s): Action, Game, Fantasy, Shounen

About the Series: The seventh Yu-Gi-Oh series arrives with a new studio at the helm, a more kid-friendly art style, and a new duel format that changes the rules of the game to focus on a simpler playstyle and appeal to fans of classic Yu-Gi-Oh.

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Yuga Odo is a 5th grader and inventor that wants to fight back against the adults that rule the city with an iron fist as well as limit the fun of dueling. To do this, he creates Rush Duels, a new kind of duel with completely new mechanics and cards different unlike anything we have seen before. Together with his rival Luke, they must use Yuga’s Rush duels to fight back against the adults and compete to become the King of Duels.

Snacko Scale: Fast times come and new ways to play are born from a bunch of kids with too much to do and too little time, so for those fast kids with fast needs, what’s better than a food made in these turbulent times?! I am talking about Chicken Nuggets! Fast, delicious, and before you know it, you have it like 50 of them! The perfect meal for these world-changing kids!

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Time to Catch Up: 0 hours since this series is separate from all other Yu-Gi-Oh! continuities

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What You Need to Watch: Optionally, you could watch: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (224 episodes), Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions (1 movie), Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (180 episodes), Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s (154 episodes), Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time (1 movie), Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL (146 episodes), Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-Ⅴ (148 episodes), Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS (120 episodes)

Premiere Date: April 4, 2020

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Hakushon Daimaou 2020

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Reboot

Studio: Tatsunoko Productions

Genre(s): Comedy, Fantasy

About the Series: Fifty years have passed since the first Hakushon Daimaou. Now, a Princess named Akubi is training to become a proper Queen, and alongside Kantarou, both will take many jobs in the human world and learn the importance of having a dream.

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Snacko Scale: Times for wishes, times to change, times to be a new version of ourselves. In this search for dreams, the best companion we can have its the Kebab!

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Time to Catch Up: 0 since its a reboot

What You Need to Watch: Hakushon Damiou and Ohayou Hakushon Daimou (both Optional)

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Premiere Date: April 11, 2020

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Motto! Majime ni Fumajime Kaiketsu Zorori

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: Ajia-Do, Bandai Namco Pictures

Genre(s):Children, comedy, adventure

About the Series: Zorori is a trickster Fox with a simple dream: to be the King of Mischief, and that includes a castle and a bride! Yet his schemes often ended up helping people rather than making them pass a bad time. Yet, alongside his companions the twin boars Ishishi and Noshishi, he won´t give up on his endeavour!

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Snacko Scale: Zorori seems like a fun guy, a guy who will like spicy food. Plus, his boar friends will eat anything it seems… For that, we have the most intrepid of snacks: Nachos! With lots of cheese and even more salsa!

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Time to Catch Up: 60 hours approx (149 episodes divided in 2 series)

What You Need to Watch: Kaiketsu Zorori (Required) and Majime ni Fumajime Kaiketsu Zorori (Required)

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Premiere Date: April 5, 2020

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A3: SPRING AND SUMMER

Author: Aoi Yamamoto

Type: Sequel

Studio: P.A. Works/Studio 3HZ

Genre: Idol, Mobile Game Adaptation

About the Series: While searching for clues regarding her missing father who was a former actor, a young woman suddenly finds herself the director of a rundown theater to save it from being torn down. She also recruits some oddballs, ranging from a high schooler truly interested in acting and eager to learn the craft to a foreigner to a gamer who couldn’t give any less of a shit but wants a free room. It’s an adaptation from a mobile game that’s recently made its way to US shores.

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If this sounds familiar, it aired three episodes before being shelved due to the recent COVID-19 virus. There is a sequel to this (Autumn/Winter) but that’s been postponed indefinitely.

As someone who plays the game, I’m pretty excited to see how the rest of this plays out as an anime. However, I can’t say I wasn’t disappointed in the animation of the first three episodes, so hopefully the hiatus and health of the animators improved things. If you’re into idol series like Love Live or the more recent Ensemble Stars, this might be up your alley. Otherwise, for those looking more for a more balanced story, one might want to watch Idolish 7

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Snacko Scale: Searching for a lot of different members can be quite a tiresome mix, especially in order to make all those different flavors to become something cohesive. So following such problems, here it is the Snack Mix! Which is pretty much the same...

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Time to Catch Up: 90 minutes approx (3episodes)

What You Need to Watch: A3: Spring and Summer

Premiere Date: New episodes starting with episode 4 start April 27, 2020. The first three episodes will be rebroadcast.

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IDOLISH 7: SECOND BEAT! 

Author: Aoi Yamamoto

Studio: TROYCA

Genre: Idols, Mobile Game Adaptation, Music

About the Series: A young woman is recruited by an entertainment agency to manage and oversee the formation of a pop group. With seven different personalities ranging from high schoolers to a quirky foreigner who speaks Engrish and pidgeon Japanese, Tsugumi has her hands full! Add in friendly rivals, TRIGGER, and in this season, the current Kings of music, Re;Vale, and it’s a look behind the scene of Japan’s idol world. The first episode already aired earlier this year, but look for the rest of the series to begin in April, barring that COVID 19 doesn’t make things go awry.

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Unfortunately, the game that this is adapted from isn’t available in English. However, most of the music is available online. And the first season is available to stream on Crunchyroll.

There’s also a spinoff series featuring TRIGGER; however it’s on Youtube Premium, though the first episode is free.

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I’ve been waiting for season two for over a year now. I love this series not only for its colorful characters(which are designed by legendary shoujo mangaka Arina Tanemura of Full Moon wo Sagashite fame) but this is probably the first idol series overall in which I enjoyed the music enough to download and purchase it. (Personally, I really like TRIGGER’s music more than I7’s. It reminds me a little of EDM. And RE;Vale’s music is good too)

Snacko Scale: Making an idol unit is hard, even more with different personalities, yet, like a fine tuning or a chef that knows what he’s doin,. everything will turn out scrumptious… Like chocolate! So here it is, a Chocolate Bar!

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Time to Catch Up: 7 hours approx (17 episodes

What You Need to Watch: IDOLiSH7

Premiere Date: Episode 1 of season two premiered back in January and is up on Crunchyroll now. The rest of the season premieres April 5, 2020, as long as everything is alright.

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Dropkick on My Devil!! Dash!

Written by: Requiem

Studio: Nomad

Genre: Comedy, Supernatural, Brutality

Type: Sequel

About the Show: Yurine is a young woman with a knack for the occult who summons a Demon named Jashin-chan. Unfortunately, Yurine doesn’t know how to send her back! Jashin knows that she can return to Hell if she kills her summoner, but easier said than done for a selfish, incompetent demon!

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So, the two now live as hilariously mismatched roommates, with Jashin-chan frequently attempting to murder Yurine (often with her signature move, the Dropkick..is it really a Dropkick if you’ve got no legs? Discuss), only for the human girl to thwart her and then unleash punishment with ridiculous violence. Good thing Jashin can regenerate! They live their daily lives surrounded by other oddballs from the underworld, including an energetic minotaur and Jashins best friend/personal ATM, Medusa, and some less-than-effective Angels. Enjoy the wacky hijinks and brutal violence!

Season 2 looks to be more of the same slice-of-life hilarity, with some new characters joining the fray. The first season had a bit of a cult following here in AniTAY, so this is hotly anticipated (to some degree).

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Snacko Scale: I might be a man who does not know much about Dropkick, but if there is something I know, it’s that there is violence, and violence means testosterone, and testosterone means meat! Therefore, the best snack is Beef Jerky! Brutal, salty, and kinda cute!

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Time to Catch Up: Six hours

What You Need To Watch: Jashin-chan No Dropkick Season 1, 12 episodes

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No Guns Life Season 2

Written by: Requiem

Studio: Madhouse

Genre: Sci-fi, Noir, Headguns

Type: Sequel/2nd Cour

About the Show: “Extendeds” are people whose bodies have been modified, particularly those who were modified for the War. They can be dangerous, especially the most powerful “Over-Extended”. In the City, Juuzo Inui, an Over-Extended with a gun for a head and no memory of his life before the War, is a Resolver, a private eye of sorts who specializes in cases involving Extendeds. He is often assisted by Mary, a young but brilliant back-alley engineer for people with extensions, and stuck as the guardian of a young boy named Tetsuro, who has a lot of secrets of his own. In a dark, corrupt, dangerous city full of yakuza and dominated by the mysterious Beruhren corporation, if you need help, Juuzo and team are the ones to find. Did I mention he’s got a gun for a head?

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Season 2 is really the second cour, as the story just stopped at the end of Season 1. Expect more delving into the shadows of the city and more involvement with the secrets of the Beruhren company. No Guns Life is here for all your noir needs.

Snacko Scale: So Noir, so gray, so mature… Times where the bossa nova and improvised jazz reigned the bars, bars that had martinis...And what comes with such beverage? Yes, the olive… For that, this snack it’s the Olive!

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Time to Catch Up: 6 hours

What You Need to Watch: No Guns Life S1, 12 episodes.

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Kaguya: Love Is War 2

Preview Author: Raitzeno

Type: Sequel

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance, School Life, Slice of Life

About the Series: Shuchi’in Academy is an elite private school for wealthy Japanese heirs and heiresses to test and improve themselves and make connections for the future. At the top of this prestigious institution stands the Student Council, led by President Miyuki Shirogane, a sternly handsome but poor student who rose to the top through talent and effort, and Vice-President Kaguya Shinomiya, the cool, graceful princess of one of the nation’s top multi-industry conglomerates. Everyone agrees that these two are a match made in heaven, including themselves - but neither will start the relationship.

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Why? Because the first one to confess LOSES. Both of them know full well that love is no fairy tale. Love breaks hearts and shatters lives just as easily as it brings people together and saves us. The student council room becomes a battlefield of wits, technique, and seduction each day after the final bell, for within the Shuchi’in Student Council, LOVE IS WAR. While Treasurer Yuu Ishigami takes cover from the intense battles and Secretary Chika Fujiwara adds fuel to various fires, all sorts of students come to the Student Council for help and advice from their role models, completely unaware of the desperate conflict behind closed doors.

Kaguya: Love is War was a faithful and perfectly-executed adaptation of the manga the entire way through the season, so expect more of the same here, especially since the studio is unchanged. We’ll just be over here praying for more Fujiwara dance endings.

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Snacko Scale: What is love? Baby don´t hurt me...Oh no. I mean! It seems that love is war and war is love! For that the best mix to eat is freeze sliced strawberries! All the feelings of the fruit with all the boldness of the military!

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Time to Catch Up: ~6 hours

What You Need to Watch: Kaguya: Love Is War (12 episodes, 25m each)

Premiere Date: April 11th, 2020

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Tsugu Tsugumomo

Preview Author: Raitzeno

Type: Sequel

Studio: Zero-G

Genre(s): Action, Rom-Com, Ecchi

About the Series: Kazuya Kagami is a high schooler with a security blanket, in the form of the obi (kimono sash) his mother left him. But when his mother’s memento saves his life by transforming into a humanoid spirit, Kazuya is caught up in a supernatural mess! He discovers that his mother was a powerful exorcist, and her treasured obi was her partner, a tsukumogami (sentient object) named Kiriha. But the monsters and twisted tsukumogami his mother used to cull have been growing stronger while biding their time, and now Kazuya must take up the mantle of an exorcist to protect himself and his friends.

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Tsugumomo is primarily known for both over-the-top fanservice and extremely satisfying battle scenes, both in a style heavily reminiscent of 90s shounen action shows. While season 1 covered the first 5 volumes of the manga, season 2 might not have such a clean place to end; volume 10 is the start of another major arc, and the arc ending in volume 9 is not quite as important to the overall story as the one that ended in volume 5. That said, expect plenty of ecchi with old friends and new characters; no matter which volume it ends on, season 2 is sure to be a fun romp for fans of the first season.

Snacko Scale: I actually watched Tsugomomo back in the day, can’t remember much other than lots of fanservice. In any case the snack chosen (as in Req recommended it for some reason) its funnel cake!

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Time to Catch Up: ~6.5 hours

What You Need to Watch: Tsugumomo (13 episodes, 25m each)

Premiere Date: April 5th, 2020


Special thanks to TheMamaLuigi,Raitzeno, Aoi Yamamoto, DoctorKev,Requiem, Arcane and to Stinolez for both his writing and the header;to TheMamaLuigi for editing, Stanlick for the amazing header; 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 Summer!

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