The spring season is usually symbolized with new beginnings. Here at IACQ, we will list down 5 new anime line up in 2018 Spring Anime List that you should try:
Wotakoi: Love is hard for an Otaku
Sypnosis: After discovering that they work at the same company, a hardcore gamer and a fujoshi reunited for the first time since middle school After some post-work drinking sessions they begin dating but will it be a perfect relationship with the two? – GogoanimeTV
It is one of my highly recommend this anime for this year’s line up. The story touched some aspects of being a geek/otaku while in the working environment. There are lots of references from different franchise since most of the characters are geeks/otakus. The comedy is spot on and the romance is quite subtle but can still make you smile (or squeal), depending on your mood.
Sypnosis: In Hokkaido, the far northern land of Japan, Sugimoto survived the Russo-Japanese war of the Meiji era. Nicknamed “Sugimoto the Immortal” during the war, he now seeks the riches promised by the gold rush in hopes of saving the widowed wife of his now deceased comrade from the war. During his hunt of gold, he finds hints of a hidden stash of gold by corrupt criminals. Partnering with an Ainu girl that saves his life from the harsh climates of the north, they ventured into a survival adventure to race against the criminal that seek the hidden stash.- GogoanimeTV
A story that includes some historical references? Check. Different cultures introduced in one anime? Check. Badass girl in a story? Check. Survival tactics in the freezing wild? Check. This anime is one of the hidden gems in this season’s anime line up that you should definitely watch. The action mixed with the cultural and historical reference is quite refreshing to watch though there are some scenes that will includes a little bit of gore.
Mahou Shoujo Site
Sypnosis: Aya Asagiri is a middle school girl who has problems both at school with bullying and at home from physical abuse by her brother. While browsing online a website pops up on her computer featuring a creepy looking person. The person appears to take pity on her and announces that she has granted Asagiri magical powers. – GogoanimeTV
If you think this anime features magical happiness through the power of love and friendship, this would definitely disappoint you. There will be a good chunk of gore and extreme violence (especially in the Manga) that might upset those with queasy stomachs. However, if you’re a fan of these kind of stories, this will be a good cup of tea for you.
Sypnosis: JD (Junk Dog) participates in fixed boxing matches in an underground ring in order to live. Today, he enters the ring again but he encounters a certain person.JD wants to take on a challenge that risks everything . – GogoanimeTV
An anime seasonal line up will never be complete without a sports anime. Not to mention, Megalo Box is a special project for Ashita no Joe’s 50th anniversary. If you’re a fan of Hajime no Ippo and/or Ashita no Joe, this is a great anime to watch.
Dorei-ku The Animation
Sypnosis: What if you could enslave anyone you ever wanted? Well, this comes close. The SCM lets you enslave anyone who is also wearing an SCM, at a price. One must win over the other, at the cost of anything in order for the other to become their slave. – GogoanimeTV
If you like Psychological and drama genres in one story, this is a great anime to watch for this season. This anime would also teach you to be quick witted and be cautious in making shady deals with a stranger, or even with the people you’re closed to.
Special Mention (s):
The King’s Avatar (2018) -OVA
Based on the popular Chinese Light Novel, The King’s Avatar (2018) OVA episodes will feature the “Glory All Stars Competition” arc. The first season of the anime were already aired last year and the second season will be set by next year to be handled by another animation studio.
The story shows the struggles of a famous professional gamer to go back to the pro-gaming scene after he was been given a forced retirement from his agency.
Persona 5: The Animation
Based on the latest installment in the Persona franchise from Atlus, Persona 5 features a new story that would challenge the society to fight for what is right. The story focuses on Ren Amamiya, a juvenile who was transferred to Shujin Academy after he interfered to save somebody from harassment. Due to a strange incident happened, he and other students awaken to their Persona.
Do you want to recommend other anime that shouldn’t be missed in the 2018 Spring Anime List? Let us know in the comments!