AniTAY regularly compiles its most recommended anime each season, but we are frequently asked to put together a preview list of all the anime in the upcoming season. So we’ve decided to finally do exactly that*. Here you will find the title, images, and flavour texts for all of anime airing in Spring 2018, so that you will know what to expect from the anime that you are anticipating**. Feel free to peruse this list so that you might find series that interest you during the Spring 2018 season and can keep them on your radar.


3D Kanojo: Real Girl

Tatsumi is a high school-age otaku whose passion for 2D waifus earns him the admiration of all of his classmates. A skilled illustrator, Tatsumi constantly is crafting beautiful anime women for him to romance like a stud. However, recently Tatsumi has taken on a new and daunting task. Despite receiving warnings from the scientific community that it will never work, Tatsumi has taken on the task of creating the ultimate waifu by ascending from the 2D into the third dimension using a 3D printer. But what would a three-dimensional girl even be like? Can such a thing exist in this world? And at the end of the day, is the third dimension any more real than 2D? Follow Tatsumi’s heartwarming story as he goes on a journey of self-discovery and borderline NSFW interactions with stencil drawings.


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Aikatsu Friends!

What do you get when you mix love (ai) with pork cutlets (tonkatsu)? Aikatsu! It’s the hottest mobile game craze about cooking together with friends, taking Japan by storm, and literally everyone’s playing it - even idols! This is the chronicle of Rainbow Strawberries, a secretly game-addicted idol group that plays backstage before after, and sometimes during concerts.


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Akkun to Kanojo

This series is an inspiring story of Akkun and his younger sister trying to afford a wheelchair for his girlfriend, who suffers from severe spastic diplegia of her legs and needs to be carried everywhere because walking is fatiguing, and is also about Akkun’s friend who has yet to give up on his PS Vita. Both of these characters battle against the odds, with Akkun’s girlfriend overcoming prejudice against her lack of mobility with an affable personality, while Akkun’s friend remains stalwart in his defiance of dwindling sales, corporate negligence of viable platform, and the continued domination of the handheld market by Nintendo. Both Akkun’s girlfriend and boy friend learn the value of staying true to themselves, but also the value of upgrades, with Akkun’s girlfriend getting her wheelchair and Akkun’s boy friend buying a PS4 Pro. The feel-good anime of the season.


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Alice or Alice

What should have been an ordinary year at Monster Girl Academy has been thrown into chaos with the arrival of two new transfer students, a pair of abandoned blow-up dolls both named Alice. Since the school rules prevent palette swaps from sharing a class, these two love-starved automatons will rip the student body in half as they compete to see which will be thrown to the thirsty werewolves. (Pay no attention to the succubus behind the curtain.)


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Amanchu! Advance

An adaptation of a BL dating sim from way back on the Game Boy Advance, A-man-chu! Advance offers a wide variety of crossdressing men to date.


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Beyblade Burst Chouzetsu

The Beyblade series that isn’t nearly as transcendental as its Japanese title suggests. Thoroughly inferior to the original series, Aoi Valt continues his futile attempt to initiate a resurgence of interest in Beyblade, but the continued lack of a Bit-Beast and personality hinders his ability to be remotely interesting.


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Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari

In a world where super-butlers serve supreme and receive the adoration of their aristocratic patrons, Suzuki Miboriyou is a lonely, ordinary butler who has long been mocked because of his odd name. One day, he encounters the Number One Butler in the world, All-Bite, who passes on his special ability, Scone-For-All. Now Suzuki can join the ranks of other butlers in training, try and win the Food Festival, and generally uphold society’s antiquated class divisions.


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Butt Detective

Who farted?


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Caligula

Caligula is a retelling of Angel Beats! Set in an anachronistic version of ancient Rome, created by students across various disciplines at the prestigious Hamadayama College of Arts as an ambitious capstone project. After its initial announcement last fall, it was delayed to Spring 2018 due to some class scheduling issues as well as the unexpected volunteering of guest writer Gen Urobuchi, whom the students are thrilled to have on board.


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Captain Tsubasa (2018)

When his family’s shop is threatened by the Yakuza, young Tsubasa must step up to save it. He rallies the neighborhood mom-and-pop shops, doofy shopkeep outfits and all, to challenge the Yakuza to a soccer match! But what should they do when the Yakuza field their all-star volleyball team?! The goal is simple: Penalty kick the offsides Yakuza right outta town!


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Comic Girls:

Failed stand up comedians band together for a shot at redemption by publishing a mildly funny weekly webcomic. Their fame brings them barely any fortune, because the power of friendship has no monetary value.


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Cute High Earth Defence Club Happy Kiss!
Perpetually shirtless boys defend a family-owned dairy farm from corporate buyout and learn to appreciate the earth that cows graze upon. Got milk? Got. Milk.


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Cutie Honey Universe
Masaaki Yuasa continues adapting Go Nagai manga into anime with Cutie Honey Universe. A direct sequel to Devilman Crybaby, demons continue to take over the universe and convert people into devilmen via the form of voluptuous magical girls, with the intention of making every man cry like a baby.


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Devils’ Line

The horrors of queuing finally brought to the fore! Here we see one unlucky shopper with heterochromia stuck in a line for so long that his nails have overgrown. Having become severely dehydrated and malnourished while waiting in the checkout line, he clings to a fellow shopper for support. Will they make it out alive? Will that person who brought forty-four items to the fewer-than-twelve-items line be torn to shreds by the frenzied, long-nailed crowd behind them? Will the queue proceed in an orderly fashion? Only time will tell!


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Dorei-ku: The Animation

Six sapiosexuals ponder the melancholic greyness of life and the imprisonment that is a boxed-in existence. They then get turned on.


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Fullmetal Panic! Invisible Victory!

Why is victory invisible? Because these goons can’t even coordinate enough to match poses. It’s really cool that Klan from Macross Frontier got another gig, because it’s really difficult for giant people to get consistent work. Suppose there’s a bit of a cause for panic with Griffith from Berserk being here, but digging the new look all the same.


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Fumikiri Jikan

Trainspotting: Shoujo. A loving look at the various railway crossings and branchline railways of Japan guises a harrowing story of drug-addicted teens trying to help one another avoid crossing over to the other side, while they wait to cross over to the other side.


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Gegege no Kitarou (2018)

Yokai Watch ripoff from the 1960s.


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Golden Kamuy

This dramatic retelling of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker doubles as a sequel to Liam Neeson’s The Grey, where we discover that Liam Neeson’s character befriended the wolves and actually didn’t mind being mauled. He does, however, need to be dragged everywhere by his Ainu wolf-spirit friend, Golden Snowlight. Meanwhile, the Sugar Plum Fairy is sick of waiting around for The Nutcracker Prince to return to the Land of Sweets, takes up archery, and goes to defeat The Mouse King herself. Along the way, she meets a distraught and battleworn Nutcracker Prince, whose beloved Clara was killed by Liam Neeson and The Wolves, who have formed a grindcore metal band. They killed her with a combination of teeth gnashing and terrible music and also throat-ripping. The story dovetails into a metafictional revenge mission of avenging Clara and restoring Tchaikovsky’s score to its rightful place.


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Gurazeni

Bargain store catcher’s mitt: $7.50. A purse for your girlfriend’s birthday: $500. A top-of-the-line baseball bat with all the latest totally-within-the-rules enhancements: $18,000. A private jet to fly your team to the tournament: $2M. Losing in the prelims: Priceless.

Some things money can’t buy. For everything else, there’s crippling debt, nervous breakdowns, and selling yourself to the yakuza.

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Gundam Build Divers

In what will be the best comedy of the year, Iori Kitahara gets duped into joining a drinking and stripping club that occasionally goes on a diving excursion, because there is a hot girl who is a part of it. Iori tries to impress her with his Gunpla skills, but alas, she is his cousin.

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High School DxD Hero

This season takes on the clothing industry, with Issei and his harem confronting the continued production of the easily torn, form-fitting school uniforms replete with shawls and coattails. The student council has decided that they are a nightmare to manufacture. Best girl is the one at the back, who has rejected the pantomime costumes in favour of a functional jacket. Her hair’s gone grey with stress from an entire school capitulating to combined lobbying of Big Cloak and the Male Gaze.

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Hinamatsuri

Every year, families in Japan put out handcrafted dolls several weeks in advance in celebration of the festival Hinamatsuri. However, in the year 20XX the Japanese government reduced the number of dolls allowed so that they could promote the sales of the Christmas phenomenon Elf on the Shelf. One Hinamatsuri doll, Hina-chan, awakens to find that her best friend doll has been replaced by an Elf on the Shelf named Rupert. Rupert is a nasty elf who moves places every night when Hina-chan is sleeping and pranks her. However, Rupert is the least of her worries when Hina-chan discovers that the Elf on the Shelf corporation is secretly run by aliens that plan to give the night sky a makeover by destroying all the Hinamatsuri dolls and using their magical power to turn the moon red. Hina-chan quickly joins the resistance, but in order to destroy the alien fleet she’ll need the power of a magical flying bicycle, which only Rupert can fly. Is this the start of Hina-chan’s romantic comedy?

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Hisone to Masotan
AKA How to Train Your Dragon Dragoons


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Hoozuki no Reitetsu

After a long night at the opium den, a Yakuza member and an undercover cop must navigate a confusing nightmare of smoke clouds, youkai, and their own buried pasts. But is this a drug-induced fever dream, their lives playing back before their deaths, or something even stranger? Perhaps only Enma himself knows the answer…


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Inazuma Eleven: Balance of Ares

A new chapter of the genre-spanning crossover with Saint Seiya! After losing to Seiya and his friends, Ares is setting off on a journey of training for revenge. Having already finished his tactics practice in Yu-Gi-Oh: VRAINS last season, Ares now sets out to strengthen his core and lower body. What better way than to play soccer with children? Don’t worry, the God of War knows how to properly hold back. ...Probably.


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Jikkenhin Kazoku: Creatures Family Days

The Fullmetal Alchemist slice-of-life spinoff featuring everyone’s favourite father and daughter, Shou and Nina Tucker.


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Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi

When Riyo’s new dorm for college burns down three days before her move-in date, she’s grasping at straws looking for a place to stay. So when the incubus-in-disguise Yado offers her a room on the cheap as long as she makes his boxed lunches in the mornings, she jumps at the chance. It’s only later that she finds out she’s been brought into his harem… of other male demons. Why has Yado mistaken her for a guy, or for a monster? And more importantly, what do demons eat?


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\Kiratto Pri-chan

Four infamous but underdeveloped college girls are headed to prison for a laundry list of minor crimes, including tax evasion, unlicensed begging, jaywalking, cannibalism, misdemeanor fraud, driving under the influence, pimping without a visa, involuntary manslaughter, and shoplifting. They intend to take the prison by storm as an idol unit for booze and cigs, but can they compete with hardened criminals in already-entrenched death metal, enka, and nu-punk bands?


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Kuroneko Monroe

Leading a country is a big job, and big jobs come with big stress. That’s why most world leaders throughout history have kept pets of various types, but cats are by far the most common. This show follows Kuroneko Monroe, John F. Kennedy’s personal pet pussy, as she plays with foreign dignitaries’ pets during major global conferences in the 1960s.


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Ladyspo

In order to stop a plague of mysterious fungal spores that are turning children into adults and causing them to sprout… mushrooms on their bodies, several elementary school girls, chosen from among the first victims by the fabulousness of their hair accessories, will become magical girls. Pay no attention to the fuzzy mascot, he’s definitely not a mushroom spy.


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Last Period: Owarinaki Rasen no Monogatari

Don’t let the moe designs fool you, this fantasy show is about menopausal women trying to defeat the terrible dragon, Smug, who lives deep inside the Only Mountain. As their estrogen and progestrogen levels decline, it’s not just the dragon fire causing the women to suffer hot flushes, nor is it just the dragon losing its remaining eggs.


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Layton Mystery Detective Agency: Kat`s Mystery-Solving Files

An adorable History Channel Special helping children understand how aliens built the Pyramids, Stonehenge, and Machu Picchu.


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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis/Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Die Neue Theses

Two PhD astronomy candidates form a bitter rivalry as they both attempt to write a thesis about the Polaris star and Ursa Minor constellation at their German university. When both are forced to rewrite their theses, one candidate decides to write a better thesis and then go to art school. The other vows to attain professorship and destroy the astronomy department from the inside. This gamesmanship of university politics should not be missed!


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Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS

The litigation begins in the class action lawsuit against Japan’s worst removal company, WIXOSS.


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Love is Hard for an Otaku

Attractive otaku have surgeries to remove their hands from their hips so that they can successfully cross the digital divide, get hard, and make love. To their favourite doujin.


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Lupin the Third: Part 5

After decades of travelling the world and pulling off astronomical heists, the beloved thief Lupin III is returning for a new adventure. Lupin’s adventures have taken him and his gang to Japan, Italy, and even the realm of dreams, but this new chapter raises the stakes unknown territory: the Dark Web. When Lupin, Fujiko, Jigen, and Goemon plan to steal a priceless treasure in France, the perfect crime is foiled by a mysterious hacker. This shadowy figure seems to know Lupin’s every move, and to outsmart him, the world’s greatest thief will have to brave the worst the internet has to offer.


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Mahou Shoujo Ore

This story is about a 15-year-old girl who is a newbie idol in love with her best friend’s brother who is also a popular idol. But she runs into a scary yakuza guy and finds out that her mother was an ex-magical girl, and the yakuza was her mascot. Her love interest gets kidnapped by demons that look like burly men with cute squirrel heads. So she contracts the yakuza to become a magical girl, which in this story means she turns into a handsome guy in a magical girl outfit. On top of that, her love interest shows an attraction toward her magical guy form. Her best friend turns out to be in love with her and also becomes a magical cross-dressing guy to save her life.

Thus, their manager, who is a magical girl geek, then decides to turn them into an idol unit.

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Mahou Shoujo Site

Two girls try to sell counterfeit Vincent van Gogh paintings online, but they are caught. As punishment, they are forced into your now-monthly magical girl death match—this time in the style of a Western. Their love and aiming abilities are tested.

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Major 2nd

When World War 3 is fought by way of the World Series of Little League, Major Tom and his team of playground controllers are aiming for a total sweep to conquer the world. Season 2 begins in the playoff semifinals, with Tom’s infield “army” facing the only other co-ed team remaining in the bracket: the dreaded United Gaijins of America.

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Megalo Box

That virus of nostalgia-driven cash-grabs based on toys spreads east with an anime adaptation of Rock ‘Em Sock ’Em Robots, or as it was known in Japan, Megalo Box Sentou!

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Meow Meow Japanese History

Japanese history about the historical disenfranchisement of and exclusionary policies towards canines.

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My Hero Academia 3rd Season

Originally written in the 1980s, My Hero Academia 2018 paints a dystopian future where chuunibyou, or “eighth-grade syndrome” is no longer considered a disease, but a normal part of life - and mandatory. Our rather-wouldn’t-be hero Dorku doesn’t really want any part of these ridiculous superhero make-believe shenanigans, but he’ll be held back a year (and forced to do it all again) if he doesn’t play along. The teachers are having way too much fun, his classmates completely buy into their own made-up hype, and the paid fall-guy villains just finished their pay-raise strike and are itching to get back into action. Poor Dorku is gonna be up to his lottery-chosen stupid hairdo in the cringe-iest BS imaginable.

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Nil Admirari no Tenbin

During a surprisingly eventful morning shower, a girl frustrated beyond sense by the lack of men in the game KanColle awakens magical powers, which she uses to trap men inside books that depict them as overly handsome broody stereotypes. She then rubs the books on various objects, each other and herself to gain sexual pleasure, which further fuels her powers.

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Nobunaga no Shinobi: Anegawa Ashiyama Hen

The very late-night series Nobunaga no Shinobi depicts Oda Nobunaga’s conquest of all the married women of feudal Japan, as he commands his squad of loli ninjas to bind and gag their husbands while he NTRs them in their bedrooms, all in a cutesy chibi art style. This season covers the historic Battle of Anegawa, where Nobunaga deals with the daimyo Asakura Yoshikage over his wife, the only remaining daughter of Hosokawa Harumoto he hasn’t already sunk his poisonous fangs into. He then takes on Azai Nagamasa in a fateful battle over one of the most important women Nobunaga could possibly defile: his own sister, Oichi.

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Omae wa Mada Gunma o Shiranai

A boy at a formal family barbeque struggles during an emotionally-charged game of Snap against his cousins.

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Pazudora

In this rare crossover between American and Japanese media thanks to the international funding provided by Netflix, Dora the Explorer teams up with an outcast Digidestined, Taikuya, and his Digimon, Devitigramon, to traverse the Puzzles and Dragons challenge, a knock off D&D that brings together the anime and cartoon multiverse.

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Persona 5: The Animation

A 50 hour art film about a high schooler standing perfectly still in the middle of a Tokyo zebra crossing, while strangers pass him by and traffic is interrupted. It’s meant to symbolise the fleeting nature of interactions, the stagnation of youth, and the impatience of drivers, but all of this is incidental to the fact that the guy was out on a fashion shoot modelling this year’s new spring-wear. Should be riveting stuff.

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Piano no Mori (2018)

If a piano if off-key in the forest and there’s no one around to hear it, is it still a tragedy? You bet it is. In the forest of Avalon where the spirits play, a young Arthur makes daily attempts to tune Exkeylibur, the legendary grand piano of the spirits. When tuned correctly, playing the national anthem of Great Britain on it will grant him the rightful authority as King. But with mischievous spirits messing with his piano at night and the yandere Lady of the Lake trying to steal the seat cushion that smells like him, the throne always seems far away…

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Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori

This tea shop is staffed by hot men and sells phallic cucumbers, aubergines, and baguettes unironically. Unfortunately, the waiters constantly drop the food or drinks they are serving.This is a story of a tea shop going out of business due to emphasising sex appeal over competence when hiring employees, and the friends the owners loan money from to desperately keep the failing business afloat.

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Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru: Dances with the Dragons

A younger version of George R.R. Martin is transported to Westeros. Alongside Faegon Targaryen, he observes exactly how Daenerys Targaryen sails across the Narrow Sea, how Jon Snow is resurrected, and how to integrate Dorne into a worthwhile plot that ties into the main story without grinding everything to a halt, so that he can write The Winds of Winter and Cleganebowl by 2025.

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Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara

Roughly translating to “Sage of the Crowbar: Third Half of Life”, this is the final product of an ambitious video game long thought to be merely vaporware. Follow the mental adventures of the young Gorodon Furiiman as he contemplates the meaning of his existence during the three months of downtime between finishing grad school and starting his first job.

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Shounen Ashibe: Go! Go! Goma-chan! (2018)

Joe and Gomamon attempt to join the school’s soccer team in this Digimon spinoff, based on a 4koma doujin. Protip: Seals don’t make good soccer balls, even if they’re totally awesome monster seals that can freeze people solid. Now, as goalies, that’s a different story...

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Steins; Gate 0

This is the funeral for the double murder of German and grammar that occurred in the first series. Fitting really, as stein means “rock”, which is what tombstones are made of, and usually cemeteries have gates. Okabe was just searching for the right funeral parlour all of this time. Apparently only Okabe gives a damn though, because pretty much everyone else is wearing their regular clothes. Makise didn’t even bother to show up. Or maybe she’s out there killing the concept of zero for the sake of general completeness, forcing us to back to Greek antiquity. Probably would be easier using a time machine though. Who knows really?

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Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

Kirito may have won Gun Gale Online’s Bullet of Bullets tournament, but he’ll need all his power to conquer an even more challenging tournament in the game: The Ballet of Bullets dance-off tournament. The road to the tournament won’t be easy and he will have his fair share of competitors, including a small blonde Dance Dance Revolution pro, the only character in the entire game that wears pink, a pole dancer, and some scary looking tough guy who’s actually a sweetheart and a great dancer once you get to know him. Will Kirito be able to magically become a god at dancing at the last moment in order to move the plot forward in this dancing spin-off? Find out that the answer is yes this spring!

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Sword Gai the Animation

Kirito meets Aizen in one of the most utterly ludicrous showdowns in crossover history. Who really has the biggest sword?

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Animated by the all-star team behind Berserk, because boy howdy do they know their swords, and they’re certain to give this show exactly the kind of production it deserves.


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Tachibana to Lie Angle

The “Lie Angle” is the heretofore unknown angle at which a blank pocket dimension in space is accessible and the direction of gravitational acceleration is inverted. So some people live on what we would call the ceiling and Tachibana’s clothing needs to held down in place. Life is a struggle.


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Tada-kun wa o Shinai

Tada-kun and his group of friends take care of a blind cat. When not caring for the cat, they try to converse with each other, only to find that every one of them is dour and facing an existential crisis that drains their lives and clothes of colour. Their smiling faces are façades and their connections are tenuous at best. The group was brought together by the cat, and only exists because of the cat. This romantic comedy revolves around trying to artificially prolong the blind cat’s existence beyond its natural life expectancy, so that Taka-kun can keep up the pretence of companionship, and not have to face the crippling nature of reality alone. Wacky hijinks ensue.


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To Be Hero 2

To be hero, or not to be hero, that is the question:

Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,

Or to take a lack of arms against a sea of troubles

And by opposing end them.


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Tokyo Ghoul: Re

The missing companywide email thread about a Tokyo Ghoul sequel has been found! Now they can make a second Tokyo Ghoul anime series! Thank god Studio Pierrot didn’t do anything before finding this email chain.


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Uchuu Senkan Tiramisu

It’s a difficult life for a tempura-loving android in space. Especially when a colonising human tries to overrun your planet, your culture, and cuisine with a dessert called tiramisu. So begins the expansion of Earth’s galactic hegemony, one overrated dessert at a time. Also, there are sword-fighting mechas, presumably fuelled by the glucose in abandoned tiramisus.


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Uma Musume Pretty Derby

The pendulum of society has swung forth, and back once again. Women have once more lost their status in the zeitgeist of humanity, and The Patriarchy rules behind the curtain for the Glory of the Great Y Chromosome. Leery of losing their privileges once more to the scourge of egalitarianism, the shadowy cabal has spliced the DNA of humanity with that of livestock. Those with the dual-X having increased domestication inflicted upon them, manifesting various animalistic features they are then made to mimic the activities thereof. Family companionship, aquatic entertainment, milking. This series focuses on the sad creatures who gain equine likenesses - socialised to happily run against each other for prestige. Fame, glory and shopping trips for useless shiny objects await, whereas the losers face hunger, ostracisation and donkey jokes at their expense.. Woe that these times have come to pass...

Also, the men gave themselves bigger dicks, and now have sex with the actual livestock. Which they gave boobs.

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Usagi no Matthew

Hamtaro’s back, helping to educate younger Christian audiences about the Gospel According to Matthew, with Jesus played by a rabbit as a visual reminder of his sacrifice at Easter. Pontius Pilate is a frog.

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Wakaokami wa Shougakusei!

The long-awaited Anohana sequel set in the afterlife. Turns out, Menma went to Hell, and as part of her punishment, has to look after a demon baby. Additionally, a rakugo performer dragged down to Hell has to compose a story as a framing device, while being tormented by the demon baby’s older brother. Hell is overseen by an ojou-sama in pink, which is actually less surprising than one would think.

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Youkai Watch: Shadow Side

What do a junior law student, a soccer ace, a buddhist monk in training, and a completely average girl with no special capabilities have in common? Absolutely nothing, but that doesn’t make for a good story, so we locked them in a trap-laden, abandoned school with cursed wristwatches that periodically conjure minor demons. Also, the watches will explode and kill them if they don’t escape in exactly 12 hours. Join us for Youkai Watch, Hell’s newest reality TV show, where we watch kids freak out and occasionally die while we eat popcorn, point, and laugh.

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*As you might have noticed, we have not “exactly” done a preview list for the Spring 2018 season. Instead, we wrote joke listings.

**Please do not use this blurbs as an indication of what to expect from your anime! They are all made up!

We hope you found our AniTAY Spring 2018 Preview helpful! Not! To reiterate, every single description is made up and bears no relation to the actual anime in the image or title. That said, all of these anime titles are airing in Spring. You can find the Spring 2018 anime listings with correct information on Anichart, MyAnimeList, or AniDB. Additionally, AniTAY will be putting out a Sequel Guide, as per usual, in the coming weeks, so please look out for that! Lastly, while we have probably left you more confused as to the nature of the Spring anime, we hope that you had a few laughs along the road to discombobulation.

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CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS:

Exile: Caligula, Nil Admirari no Tenbin, Uma Musume Pretty Derby

MementoMorie: Lupin the Third: Part 5

Nomadic Dec: Akkun to Kanojo, Beyblade Burst Chouzetsu, Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari, Comic Girls, Cute High Earth Defence Club Happy Kiss!, Cutie Honey Universe, Devils’ Line, Dorei-ku: The Animation, Fullmetal Panic! Invisible Victory!, Fumikiri Jikan, Gegege no Kitarou, Golden Kamuy, Gundam Build Divers, High School DxD Hero, Hisone to Masotan, Jikkenhin Kazoku: Creatures Family Days, Last Period: Owarinaki Rasen no Monogatari, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis, Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS, Love is Hard for an Otaku, Mahou Shoujo Site, Megalo Box, Meow Meow Japanese History, Omae wa Mada Gunma o Shiranai, Pazudora, Persona 5: The Animation, Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori, Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru: Dances with the Dragons, Steins; Gate 0, Tachibana to Lie Angle, Tada-kun wa o Shinai, To Be Hero 2 (with Bill Shakespeare), Tokyo Ghoul: Re, Uchuu Senkan Tiramisu, Usagi no Matthew, Wakaokami wa Shougakusei!

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Protonstorm: 3D Kanojo: Real Girl, Hinamatsuri, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

Raitzeno: Aikatsu Friends!, Alice or Alice, Amanchu! Advance, Butt Detective, Caligula, Captain Tsubasa, Gurazeni, Hoozuki no Reitetsu, Inazuma Eleven: Balance of Ares, Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi, Kiratto Pri-chan, Kuroneko Monroe, Ladyspo, Layton Mystery Detective Agency: Kat’s Mystery-Solving Files, Major 2nd, My Hero Academia, Nobunaga no Shinobi: Anegawa Ashiyama Hen, Piano no Mori, Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara, Shounen Ashibe: Go! Go! Goma-chan!, Sword Gai the Animation, Youkai Watch: Shadow Side

Mahou Shoujo Ore’s summary is taken directly from Anichart.net (no seriously, look it up).

All images were taken from AniDB and MyAnimeList. Header image composited by Nomadic Dec. Introduction and conclusion by Nomadic Dec.