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Spring 2018 Preview

by Snow
Mar 16, 4:08 PM | 54 Comments
In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of Spring 2018 titles with an accompanying promotional video (PV), commercial (CM), trailer, teaser or announcement. This post will be updated to include a video for titles that are missing one, leading up to the start of the season. Titles that already have a video embedded will instead have their newly released videos added to the video tab in their respective entries. For convenience, the video tab can be accessed via the additional videos link next to the embedded video. If a title is missing a video, feel free to post it in this thread.

• Series are sorted by airing date of the first episode. Kids' series are not listed.
• One video of each anime has been selected and embedded under the accompany spoiler for an easy overview (except if the sources are not from YouTube).

April 1
Gegege no Kitarou (2018)
Manga | Toei Animation | Comedy, Demons, Shounen, Supernatural
Teaser | Additional Videos



April 2
Amai Choupatsu: Watashi wa Kanshuu Senyou Pet
Web Manga | Magic Bus | Ecchi, Josei | 5 min.
Teaser | Additional Videos


Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi
Novel | Gonzo | Demons, Supernatural
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Mahou Shoujo Ore
Web Manga | Pierrot Plus | Comedy, Fantasy, Magic
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Omae wa Mada Gunma wo Shiranai
Web Manga | Asahi Production | Comedy, School
Teaser | Additional Videos


Uma Musume: Pretty Derby (TV)
Game | P.A. Works | Sports
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



April 3
Captain Tsubasa (2018)
Manga | David Production | Action, Sports, Shounen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Die Neue These - Kaikou
Novel | Production I.G | Action, Military, Sci-Fi, Space, Drama
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Gundam Build Divers
Original | - | Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Tokyo Ghoul:re
Manga | Studio Pierrot | Action, Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural, Drama, Seinen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Uchuu Senkan Tiramisù
Web Manga | Gonzo | Comedy, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Seinen, Slice of Life, Space
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



April 4
3D Kanojo: Real Girl
Manga | Hoods Entertainment | Romance, School, Shoujo
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Alice or Alice: Siscon Niisan to Futago no Imouto
4-koma Manga | EMT² | Slice of Life, Seinen | 5 min.
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Juushinki Pandora
Original | Satelight | Mecha, Sci-Fi
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Lupin III: Part V
- | Telecom Animation Film | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Tachibanakan Triangle
Manga | Creators in Pack, Studio Lings | Comedy, Ecchi, Shoujo Ai
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



April 5
Aikatsu Friends!
Game | Bandai Namco Pictures | Magic, School, Shoujo, Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Comic Girls
4-koma Manga | Nexus | Comedy, Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai
Original | Doga Kobo | Comedy, Romance
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



April 6
Akkun to Kanojo
Manga | Yumeta Company | Comedy, Romance, School, Josei | 5 min.
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Gurazeni
Manga | Studio Deen | Comedy, Drama, Sports
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Hinamatsuri
Manga | feel. | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Megalo Box
Original | TMS Entertainment | Action, Drama, Shounen, Slice of Life, Sports
Teaser | Additional Videos


Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru
Light Novel | Seven Arcs Pictures | Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



April 7
Amanchu! Advance
Manga | J.C.Staff | Comedy, School, Shounen, Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season
Manga | Bones | Action, Comedy, School, Shounen, Super Power
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Devils Line
Manga | Platinum Vision | Action, Drama, Romance, Seinen, Vampire
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS
Card Game | - | Game, Psychological
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Mahou Shoujo Site
Manga | production doA | Drama, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Major 2nd (TV)
Manga | NHK Enterprises | Comedy, Sports, Drama, Shounen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Nobunaga no Shinobi: Anegawa Ishiyama-hen
4-koma Manga | TMS Entertainment | Comedy, Historical | 3 min.
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



April 8
Caligula
Game | Satelight | Action, Sci-Fi
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Cutie Honey Universe
Manga | Production Reed | Action, Comedy, Magic, Romance, Sci-Fi, Shoujo
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Hoozuki no Reitetsu 2nd Season: Sono Ni
Manga | Studio Deen | Comedy, Demons, Fantasy, Seinen, Supernatural




Koneko no Chii: Ponponra Dairyokou
Original | - | Slice of Life | 12 min.




Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katri no Nazotoki File
Game | LIDENFILMS | Mystery, Comedy
[url=hhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE_DzSPNUP4]Promotional Video[/url] | Additional Videos


Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan
Visual Novel | Zero-G | Historical, Romance
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Persona 5 the Animation
Game | A-1 Pictures | Action, Fantasy, Supernatural
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
Light Novel | Studio 3Hz | Action, Fantasy, Game, Military, Sci-Fi
Commercial | Additional Videos


Wakaokami wa Shougakusei!
Novel | Madhouse, DLE | Slice of Life, Supernatural
Commercial | Additional Videos



April 9
Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Happy Kiss!
Original | Studio Comet | Slice of Life, Comedy, Parody, Magic, School
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Golden Kamuy
Manga | Geno Studio | Action, Adventure, Historical, Seinen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Piano no Mori (TV)
Manga | Fukushima Gainax | Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music, School, Seinen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Shiyan Pin Jiating
Manga | - | Sci-Fi, Seinen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara - Toutsuki Ressha-hen
Manga | J.C.Staff | Ecchi, School, Shounen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



April 10
Fumikiri Jikan
Manga | EKACHI EPILKA | Comedy, Slice of Life | 5 min.
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


High School DxD Hero
Light Novel | Passione | Action, Comedy, Demons, Ecchi, Harem, Romance, School
PV | Additional Videos


Ladyspo
Original | - | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi


Souten no Ken Re:Genesis
Manga | Polygon Pictures | Action, Historical, Martial Arts
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



April 11


April 12
Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari
Original | Silver Link. | Comedy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Last Period: Owarinaki Rasen no Monogatari
Game | J.C.Staff | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Magic, Fantasy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Steins;Gate 0
Visual Novel | White Fox | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Promotional Video | Additional Videos



April 13
Dorei-ku The Animation
Manga | TNK, Zero-G | Psychological, Drama
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory
Light Novel | Xebec | Action, Mecha, Military
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Hisone to Maso-tan
Original | Bones | Military, Fantasy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
Web Manga | A-1 Pictures | Comedy, Romance
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

20 of 54 Comments Recent Comments

this season filled with bangers.

Apr 1, 11:15 AM by fatstarr

Wow what is up with this upcoming season? So many old anime getting newer versions, and also very good anime getting another season/movie. It's going to be very interesting!

Mar 28, 3:38 PM by Lylaaz

Bunch of great looking stuff! Sorry I'm kind of new here, but does anyone know if there is a compilation list somewhere of who will be carrying these shows in the US?

Ah, guess I answered my own question, as I found this: https://myanimelist.net/news/54729291

Although, this is still missing a bunch, like Gun Gale Alternate... still unsure of who might be carrying that in the US...

Mar 26, 10:32 AM by shazbotian

Isekai Izakaya: Koto Aitheria Izakaya Nobu is coming out on April 13th, although, I guess, since we don't know yet if it's an anime or not, it doesn't really count, haha.

Mar 26, 5:35 AM by Klefki_of_Awsome

So excited about so many of these! Wotakoi I've been waiting for since it's annoucement and BNHA3 is a must watch.

Mar 22, 8:26 AM by omakase

Gurazeni will start April 6.

https://www.bs-sptv.com/gurazeni/

Mar 21, 6:43 AM by DatRandomDude

OK let's break all this down

MHA: more overhyped generic shounen crap with feels, sakuga and pretty colors. People who say this show redefines the shounen genre are wrong and need to grow up

Stein's Gate: DUDUDUUU and here we go with more time resets and a needless story to a show that already got decent closure, what could possibly go wrong? (not to mention we already know the end...) - reeks of cashgrab SONOVABITCH!

Tokyo Ghoul: first two seasons were crap (thanks Pierrot!), what could possibly go wrong? - just stick to the manga

Food Wars: more food porn and pretty colors

SAO Alternative: a MOE version of SAO, need I say more?

High School DxD: just stick to hentai or proper porn

Persona5: it's A1 pictures...

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii: see Persona5

Fullmetal Panic: earlier seasons were good, if Xebec gives it the Yamato treatment this could be good

Devil's Line: Looks like Tokyo Ghoul and Twilight got in bed together for this one

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Let's cram a decade of 110 OVAs into a 12ep series, what could possibly go wrong?

Golden Kamuy: This actually might be good, though I've never heard of Studio Geno and source material is ongoing

Captain Tsubasa: So we're getting a remake of an old soccer anime instead of Jojo part5, really?

Megalo Box: If this is anywhere near Ashita no Joe then it could be good, but it's a sports anime so I'm not getting my hopes up

Lupin III: do people still care about Lupin?

Souten no Ken: CGI Fist of the North Star! Because Berserk 2016 was so amazing!

I could go on but simply put this season doesn't look as good as people are making it out to be

Mar 21, 5:39 AM by Churchill94

My Most Awaited: Lupin III - Part: V

I'm also awaiting Inazuma Eleven: Ares. I guess it's a "kids" show by definition (as to why it's not on here), despite every fan outside of Japan being not a kid. Seems legit. Sadly, it most likely won't get officially licensed in the US.

I'll give SAO a go. What could possibly go wrong?

Other than that, I'll dabble in what original series there are. If any hold my attention, I'll give them a watch.

Mar 20, 3:05 PM by zamandzoe

what about a UHD proper rip for smart TV watch?

Mar 20, 7:33 AM by manizunis

Spring looks pretty stacked this year.

Honestly, the manga adaptations look the most impressive so far but some of the other shows has potential too.

Mar 20, 4:05 AM by Stark700


Very hyped :

Amanchu! Advance (First season was one of my favorite anime of all times)

Should be interesting :

Steins;Gate 0
Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season
Megalo Box
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Die Neue These - Kaikou
Captain Tsubasa

Will give these a try :

Hisone to Masotan
Golden Kamuy
Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
Waka Okami wa Shougakusei!
Hinamatsuri
Tachibana-kan to Lie Angle (too bad it's a short)

Mar 19, 8:27 PM by hgeronimo

This is shaping up to be the best season of the year. So many sequels and a lot of potential sleeper hits! Here's my list:
Watching:
My Hero Academia S3 (Obviously)
Devils Line (A dark romance tail always peques my interest)
Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru (Looks cool. But also very worried)
Golden Kamuy (Heard a lot about the Manga, might aswell give it a try)
Magical Girl Site (Another Dark Mahou Shojou)
Hisone and Maso-tan (Bones Original Show)
Continuing:
Darling in the Franxx (Interesting Ideas but it needs to ramp up)
Beatless (It's been a drag to watch this show, but last episode was alright)
Maybe:
Sword Art Online Alternative (Sword Art online has a tendancy for me for half of the show to be good. Since this is one cour, I hope that its a GOOD cour)
Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii (The premise seems so dull idk)
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Die Neue These - Kaikou (I'm always cautious on Sci-Fi shows)
Not watching:
High School DxD 4 (Not into the series anymore)
No strong feelings on everything else

Mar 19, 7:09 PM by Immovable-Object

This season is looking BOSS!

So many good looking shows!

The first two weeks of April is gonna be pretty busy.
My personal watching schedule is as follows:

Kitaro on the 1st
Tsubasa and Triamisu on the 3rd
Lupin III on the 4th
Hinamtsuri & Megalo Box on the 6th
My Hero Academia on the 7th
Cutie Honey Universe, Persona 5, & Professor Laton on the 8th
Golden Kamuy on the 9th
And Gurazeni... whenever that starts, lol.
Might throw in Piano no Mori for good measure, not sure yet.

This is the most I've wanted to watch from a season of anime than I can remember since I started watching anime season-by-season (in 2012)

Mar 19, 5:18 AM by vigorousjammer

Change the Wakaokami wa Shougakusei trailer as it is actually not really for the show.

Mar 19, 3:20 AM by Calal-Chan

April 7: Getting all fired up with boku no hero then some amanchu and chill...
Perfect day 👌👌👌

Mar 17, 3:59 PM by Xplusion

I will watch next season...

1.Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
2.Steins Gate 0
3.SAO
4.Persona 5
5.Lostorage

so on...
楽しみだww

Mar 17, 11:12 AM by hide_platinum

Since I burned myself last season by starting too much anime (and I also want to finish my backlog), I don't have that much that interests me. Here's my - conpared to the latest one, much shorter - list:

No way I'm going to skip these:

Aikatsu Friends! - obviously
HeroAca S3 - do I need to say why?

Continuing from last season:

Hugtto Precure! - got me interested in Precure in general, which is the main reason this season won't be so packed for me
Beatless - not sure about this, at least it's watchable for now
(Franxx - I'll pick it back up when it becomes good again)

Interested:
Golden Kamuy - heard good things about the manga, interesting premise, especially for a history nerd like me
Hisone to Maso-tan - it can be anything, looks like a very unique original anime, also Kurosawa Tomoyo is voicing a delinquent :D
Comic Girls - Kirara of the season, so it can't be bad
Uma Musume - cute horses doing cute things
Gegege no Kitarou - a classic, it would be a great place to get into it for me
Tada-kun - original romance anime with a character from a country barely represented in any media, let alone in anime
Megalobox - Ashita no Joe in a future post-apocalyptic setting, count me in

Not sure:
LoGH - the space battles look great, but not sure about the character designs, definitely looks like to be divisive amongst the fans
SAO Gungale - on one hand, it looks interesting and also done by 3hz, one of my favorite studios, on the other hand, I'm less than interested in SAO in general, I'll check it out if it can be watched separately
Lupin III Part V - looks interesting but I haven't watched any Lupin before, hopefully it's newbie-friendly

Mar 17, 10:24 AM by gomennasai

Excited for 3D Kanojo. I hope it covers the entire story.

What I want to know is when Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (Rising of the Shield Hero) is coming out.

Mar 17, 8:19 AM by Jak

APRIL 8TH 9TH and 10TH. That weekend is gonna be the shit and I'll be ready.

Best season being Spring??? Who predicted this.

Mar 17, 7:14 AM by Stripes

Must watch anime

Amai Choupatsu: Watashi wa Kanshuu Senyou Pet
Mahou Shoujot Ore
Captain Tsubasa (2018)
Tokyo Ghoul:re
Megalo Box
Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season
Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS
Mahou Shoujo Site
Devil Line (the PV looks amazing, 99% chance that I will watch it)
Caligula (PV also look amaizing)
Cutie Honey Universe (sexy women with guns, I can't avoid this)
Golden Kamuy
Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online (Big fan of SAO anime)
High School DxD Hero
Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara (even though it is overrated, I still watch it)
Steins;Gate 0
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory
Dorei-ku The Animation


Shows that I might watch

Gegege no Kitarou (sound like a kid anime, but I will see what it about)
Uma Musume: Pretty Derby (I will probably watch, cute girls running sound interesting)
Uchuu Senkan Tiramisù (it looks like shit, but I'm might watch 1st episode to see what it is about)
3D Kanojo: Real Girl (I'm not fan of non-echii romance, but since it has kiss in PV I might check this)
Juushinki Pandora (never heard about this, but the PV looks so good so I will probably watch it)
Tachibanakan Triangle (I will probably watch because it looks like an echii show)
Aikatsu Friends
Comic Girls
Hinamatsuri
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Die Neue These - Kaikou
Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru (most likey will watch it because the PV looks great and I'm action fan)
Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai
Major 2nd (I did not watch original Major, but this Major 2nd have different characters, so I think I can watch it without watching the original)
Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katri no Nazotoki File (sound like a kid show, but I'm might check it)
Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan ( i hope it is as good as Code:Realize)
Persona 5 the Animation (not fan if Persona, Persona 4 was overrated, and Persona 3 is average. I might still watch it)
Piano no Mori
Shiyan Pin Jiating
Souten no Ken Re:Genesis
Ladyspo (don't know much about this, but the cover has hot girls)
Last Period: Owarinaki Rasen no Monogatari (has cute girls, so I might watch)
Hisone to Maso-tan (I just hope is not like that boring show called Girls' Last Tour )


Some of the trash anime that I will never watch

Amanchu! Advance (boring slice of life trash)
Akkun to Kanojo (shit unfunny compedy)
Koneko no Chii: Ponponra Daibouken 2 (this is not look like an anime)

Continuing anime from winter

Darling in the FranXX
Nanatsu no Taizai 2
Grancrest Senki
Toji no Miko
Hakyuu Houshin Engi
Beatless
Black Clover


I think spring will be better than winter, and one of the reasons is that continuing anime from winter are still good

Mar 17, 6:41 AM by thepath

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