Spring 2014 Anime
January 18, 2014
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It’s been nearly three weeks into the Winter 2014 season, which I’m presently enjoying. Nonetheless, eyes always turn towards the future’s offerings, and this season, it’s no different. I recall that in 2012, I completely passed over the Spring offerings, as nothing had caught my interest at the time. Since then, I’ve picked up Hyouka and Upotte!, as those series later caught my eye. Being the procrastinator I am, I’ve still yet to actually start those, but Spring 2014 might be a good time to do so. Of course, I may also pick up more anime from Spring 2014 in the future, as time permits.
- Carefully note that The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan isn’t on the current version, contradicting previous claims that the anime was going to be a Spring 2014 release. It’s still a little early into the game to be predicting when The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan will air; while I would like for it to come out sooner, realistically speaking, the actual release date will be a ways off, I imagine.
A cursory glance shows that there is only one anime that I’m likely to follow right now for the Spring 2014 session as far as regular programming goes. That show is Sidonia no Kishi; given that I will only be planning on following this one series at present, I should be able to catch up with Hyouka and Upotte! quite soon. On the OVA and Blu-Ray movie side, things look a little busier. Girls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen desu!, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn: Over the Rainbow and the AnoHana movie are set for releases in the spring, alongside Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion, which means that once April and May roll around, this blog is going to light up like a Christmas tree with all the new content. I resolve to get my reflections (and their high-resolution images) out for those as quickly as possible, perhaps faster than any other blog out there. As for the Tamako Love Story movie, while I am looking forward to it, the only practical way for me to see it at present is to await a Blu-Ray release, meaning that it’s so far into the future that I will set it aside for the present.
Sidonia no Kishi
A portion of humanity managed to escape using enormous “seed ships” like the Sidonia after the Gauna, a strange alien race with no known method of communication, destroyed the solar system. This evacuation allowed humanity to maintain their population while drifting through space for a millenium. Nagate Tanikaze is a young man who has been raised deep in the bowels of the ship. When he goes into training to pilot the huge robotic weapons known as Gardes, Nagate is entrusted with piloting the legendary unit known as Tsugumori. Nagate and his fellow pilots put their lives on the line against the Gauna, in the ultimate battle for the survival of humanity.
- In English, this show is The Knights of Sidonia, and the premise is very interesting: I haven’t seen any good space-type science fiction anime for a while, and this one looks promising. There are a handful of good mecha shows in Spring. I’m currently resolving to watch just one (bringing the total number of shows I plan on watching at the time of writing to one), since things could change quickly and I find myself picking up new shows.