Anticipation for the Spring 2018 season of anime is at it’s peak with the Winter 2018 nearing it’s end. The Anichart is out and the lineup is looking quite Shounen heavy! lots of heavy hitters are returning with sequel seasons but we still have some fresh titles to look forward to as well. For ranking purposes, we divided our list into four tiers: Red Hot, Heating Up, Worth a Go, and Leftovers & Movies.
Here’s what Next Season has to offer:
The Red Hot Tier are the six shows that the need no introduction. They are the most anticipated titles of the upcoming season with all of the hype in the world.
Recommended if you enjoyed: Kimi no Na Wa, One Punch Man, Erased, Re:Zero
The dark untold story of Steins;Gate that leads with the eccentric mad scientist Okabe, struggling to recover from a failed attempt at rescuing Kurisu. He decides to give up and abandons his lively scientist alter ego, in pursuit to forget the past. When all seems to be normal, he is seemingly pulled back into the past by meeting an acquaintance of Kurisu, who tells him that they have begun testing a device that stores the memory of a human and creates a simulation of them with their characteristics and personalities. Okabe begins testing and finds out that the simulation of Kurisu has brought back anguish and some new unexpected tragedies.
Zero is a side story that explores events from the Beta Attracter Field’s future that contribute in making the end of the original story possible. (Source: MAL)
Boku no Hero Academia S3
Recommended if you enjoyed: Naruto, Haikyuu!!, Fairy Tale, Assassination Classroom
The third season of Boku no Hero Academia.
Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
Recommended If you enjoyed: Log Horizon, No Game No Life, Btooom!, Aldnoah.Zero
The story follows Karen Kohiruimaki, a 183-centimeter-tall (6-foot-tall) college student who’s insecure about her height, and is bad at dealing with people in the real world. She enters the world of Gun Gale Online with her avatar, Ren, who is less than 150 centimeters (5 feet) tall and wears all pink. She meets a beautiful, brown-skinned female player who goes by Pitohui. They hit it off, but one day Pitohui pressures her to participate in “Squad Jam,” a team battle royale variation of the Bullet of Bullets tournament. (Source: ANN)
Tokyo Ghoul: re
Recommended if you enjoyed: Parasyte, Akame ga Kill!, Guilty Crown, Shiki
Two years have passed since the CCG’s raid on Anteiku. Although the atmosphere in Tokyo has changed drastically due to the increased influence of the CCG, ghouls continue to pose a problem as they have begun taking caution, especially the terrorist organization Aogiri Tree, who acknowledge the CCG’s growing threat to their existence.
The creation of a special team, known as the Quinx Squad, may provide the CCG with the push they need to exterminate Tokyo’s unwanted residents. As humans who have undergone surgery in order to make use of the special abilities of ghouls, they participate in operations to eradicate the dangerous creatures. The leader of this group, Haise Sasaki, is a half-ghoul, half-human who has been trained by famed special class investigator, Kishou Arima. However, there’s more to this young man than meets the eye, as unknown memories claw at his mind, slowly reminding him of the person he used to be.
Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara – Toutsuki Ressha-hen
Recommend if you enjoyed: Yakitate!! Japan, Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san, Isekai Shokudou
The second course of Shokugeki no Souma season 3.
High School DxD HERO
Recommended if you enjoyed: Absolute Duo, Shinmai Maou no Testament, Highschool of the Dead
Fourth season of High School DxD.