Summer lineup on MyAnimeList and AniChart. I predict there will be punching, zapping, transformations, power ups, and scenes of people waxing rhapsodic about the freshly served food they just bit into. Anything look good to you? [more inside]
Most of the Spring season is listed on AniChart now, so we might as well start in on what looks good, bad, and good-bad. [more inside]
Stand up and blab: What anime this season are you watching, or wanna watch, or wanna avoid, or wanna hatewatch? [more inside]
Concrete Revolutio: Go Beyond the Sky and Stars Season 1, Ep 7
Emi and Ullr talk shop at a bar while Earth-chan, the Sputnik-like superhero, races past their window to confront Judas, a superhuman recently released from prison. Judas is at that moment meeting Kikko, assigned with bringing him to the Superhuman Bureau's office. Kikko's next assignment is to open discussions with the seemingly temperamental Earth-chan. [more inside]
Concrete Revolutio: Japan "Beast" History, Part 2 Season 1, Ep 5
In year 42, Yoshimura and Fuurota are in the southern islands of Japan searching for the carcass of a beast the U.S. military is said to have abandoned. Meanwhile, student unrest is being whipped up against superhumans, the flames being fanned by various agents. [more inside]
Concrete Revolutio: Japan "Beast" History, Part 1 Season 1, Ep 4
Year 14: On a tropical island, Professor Hitoyushi encounters GaGon, a monstrous ape-like creature, for the first time. Three years later, Americans are shown trying to confront GaGon with their own superheroes. Twelve years after that, a Japanese city is fleeing the attacks of a different monster, and Prof Hitoyushi retrieves a young Jiro lying passed out on a river bridge. And in year 41, a proliferation of monsters becomes a problem when Japan's primary defender against them has left. [more inside]
Concrete Revolutio: An Iron Couple Season 1, Ep 3
In Shinka year 47, an expat stranded for 27 years returns to a hero's welcome. In year 41, a string of bombings that leave no evidence, targeting Yatsuka Heavy Industry, attract the attention of both the Superhuman Bureau and the cyborg Inspector Shiba. Each has their own personal reasons for interest in the attacks.
Concrete Revolutio: Inside the "Black Fog" Season 1, Ep 2
Fuurota, a ghost boy, transforms into a bird and frees a colorful beetle before a black fog descends. The Superhuman Bureau retrieves him later and informs him that they're going to be responsible for watching him. [more inside]
Concrete Revolutio: The Tokyo Witch Season 1, Ep 1
Jiro Hitoyushi, a 1970s-era sentai type superhero, recruits Kikko Hoshino, a 2000s-era magical girl type superhero at her day job as a cafe waitress, to aid him in thwarting a major scientist's collaboration with industrial spies. Five years later, Jiro is fleeing Kikko and Fuurota on a train while the non-superheroes around them protest. An interesting spin on one of the premises of Moore and Gibbons' "Watchmen": What kind of world would it be where various forms of magic, monsters, aliens and robots can coexist? [more inside]
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: DESTINY Season 1, Ep 12
The season finale is a combination Christmas/New Year episode. On Christmas Eve, Kohina is confronted by a peculiar salaryman while she window-shops. Later, on New Year's Day, the whole gang cleans house and visits the local temple.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Adult Dropout Cosplay! Season 1, Ep 11
The household succumbs to even more chaos than usual after Inugami steals Kokkuri's bottle of rejuvenating spring water.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Kureha's Days Spent Waiting in Vain! Season 1, Ep 10
Kokkuri and Kohina meet a mysterious girl waiting under a red maple tree, and decide to help her, with the assistance of other forest residents.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: The Age of Many Worries! Season 1, Ep 9
Kokkuri panics when he begins losing his hair. Inugami feels bitter and lonely when the household ignores him, so he decides to run away.
Shigaraki wins tickets for a trip to the hot springs, and so Kokkuri and the gang takes a hot springs vacation. Kokkuri uses the trip to find a way to revert the curse received in the previous episode. [more inside]
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Cat God Tama's Love at First Sight! Season 1, Ep 7
Kokkuri and Kohina confront the cat god Tama after she has been stalking them. Later, while cleaning the Ichimatsu family storehouse, Kokkuri opens one of the boxes out of curiosity.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Kohina, the Cyclops, and Shigaraki! Season 1, Ep 6
Kohina begins seeing small demons and spirits, and Kokkuri and Shigaraki begin to worry. Later, Kokkuri and Inugami have a heart to heart talk.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: The Flowers on the Desk are a Message! Season 1, Ep 5
Shigaraki encounters Inugami in female form for the first time and things get awkward. Later, Kohina is confronted by Jimeko-san at school and meets the school's new exchange students.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: The One on My Mind is Into Sci-Fi! Season 1, Ep 4
Shigaraki the rather unpleasant tanuki introduces himself and we learn about his past with Kokkuri. Later Kokkuri, concerned about whether Kohina is being bullied, follows her to school and meets the grey schoolboy Yamamoto-kun.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Inugami, Stay! Go to Your House! Season 1, Ep 3
Inugami settles in at Kohina's house and gets to work on haunting her. He does his best to disrupt Kokkuri-san's daily routine of house chores and caring for Kohina as well...
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: A Refreshing Smile is the First Step Towards Becoming a Real Human! Season 1, Ep 2
Kokkuri-san tries to break through Kohina's doll facade, which leads to her first attempts to smile. Later, we are introduced to the dog ghost Inugami, who also has a past involving Kohina.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Doll Girl Meets Kokkuri-san! Season 1, Ep 1
A young girl, Kohina, seemingly living alone without parents, has decided to extinguish her feelings and become a doll. One day she summons a fox spirit while playing a Japanese version of ouiji, and the spirit, Kokkuri, becomes her protector. This is a dark comedic anime based on a popular 4koma manga. In this first episode, we are introduced to the two main characters and Kohnina's seemingly unvanquishable hunger for cheap cup ramen. [more inside]