Spring Season started with Huge Bang with titles like Attack On Titan (12 episodes) My Hero Academia (24 episodes) and while these shows are fantastic I think they might have overshadowed other great titles. So we have about a month remaining before the season ends and so i thought to make a list of 5 spring anime series that deserve to be seen before the season ends. These are my picks and this list wont include any sequels or spin-offs.
Alice to Zouroku
Created by J.C. Staff. Based on a manga comes an Action-Supernatural-Sci-Fi-Slice of life show. (12 episodes)
Story: A group of children hold a mysterious power called Alice’s Dream which gives them the ability to turn their thoughts into reality. These children are kept a secret they live in a lab and they are experimented on. One of the children Sana escapes the lab and cross-paths with a stubborn old man named Zouroku and so his organized life is ruined.
Note: The manga Started in 2012 and it’s still Ongoing. The anime series is 12 episodes judging by that it’s either going to be an Open-ending with a possibility for a season 2 or an Original ending to the show.
Created by Studio Troyca. An Original anime series with Action-Sci-Fi Fantasy elements. (22 episodes)
Story: Souta Mizushino is a high school student who wants to create his own Light novel one day while looking at an anime in his iPad he is transported into the anime world in middle of a battle. After returning to the real world Sota discovers that other fictional characters from other media have come to the real world as well battles start taking place on earth and the line between reality and imagination begins to fade.
Note: The Series composition is done by Ei Aoki & Rei Hiroe Creator of (Black Lagoon). In Addition Ei Aoki is Directing the series Previously he directed (Fate/Zero,Aldnoah/Zero)
Created by P.A. Works. An Original Slice of life-Comedy Anime Series. (25 episodes)
Story: The story centers on five girls who work in the tourism bureau of their small town, The series will follow a year’s time of the five girls as they work in an effort to reinvigorate their small town.
Note: This anime is the third in P.A. Works Working Series After Hanasaku Iroha and Shirobako. Both of them were excellent Slice of life shows.
Tsuki ga Kirei
Created by Feel. An Original Romance-School-Slice of life anime series (N/A episodes)
Story: Kotarou Azumi and Akane Mizuno became third year students at junior high school and are classmates for the first time. The series will show how they grow and how their connections with the people around them change also the series will focus on youthful romance between them as time passes.
Note: Having watched 6 episodes I can tell you that the Drama and Romance in the show feel genuinely sweet and its a delight to watch.
Grimoire of Zero
Created by Whitefox. Based on a light novel comes an Action-Fantasy-Drama (12 episode)
Story: A witch named Zero Travels the land looking for a Tome called The book of Zero that was stolen from her. She meets a half human half beast mercenary who helps her in her journey. In exchange she fulfills his wish by turning him to a full human.
Note: The light novel series started in 2014 and it’s still Ongoing so far has 9 volumes. since this is a whitefox anime with only 12 episodes i think we are looking at an open-ending with a slight possibility of a season 2.
Honorable mention (SukaSuka)
Created by Satelight. Based on a light novel a Fantasy-Drama-Adventure (12 episodes)
Story: Five hundred years have passed since the humans went extinct at the hands of the fearsome and mysterious ‘Beasts.’ The surviving races now make their homes up on floating islands in the sky, out of reach of all but the most mobile of Beasts.Only a small group of young girls, the Leprechauns, can wield the ancient weapons needed to fend off invasions from these creatures. Into the girls’ unstable and fleeting lives, where a call to certain death could come at any moment, enters an unlikely character: a young man who lost everything in his final battle five hundred years ago, the last living human awakened from a long, icy slumber.Unable to fight any longer, Willem becomes the father that the girls never had, caring for and nurturing them even as he struggles to come to terms with his new life, in which he feels the pain of helplessly waiting for his loved ones to return home from battle that his ‘Daughter’ once felt for him so long ago. Together, Willem and the girls gradually come to understand what family means and what is truly worth protecting.
Note: The light novel series started in 2014 and got completed in 2016 with a total of 5 volumes. After that a sequel light novel got announced and it’s still Ongoing.