The Worth a Go tier is full of shows that have little to no hype from the community but there are hidden gems in every season. After combing through every anime arriving in the Spring, we determined that despite the lack of buzz, these are well…worth a go.
Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
Recommended if you enjoyed: Ouran Koukou Host Club, Toradora!, Kaichou wa Maid Sama
After discovering that they work at the same company, a gaming crazed otaku and a fujoshi reunite for the first time since middle school. After some post-work drinking sessions they begin dating, but will it be a perfect relationship for the two?
Piano no Mori
Recommended if you enjoyed: 3-gatsu no Lion, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, Nodame Cantabile
A tranquil tale about two boys from very different upbringings. On one hand you have Kai, born as the son of a prostitute, who’s been playing the abandoned piano in the forest near his home ever since he was young. And on the other you have Syuhei, practically breast-fed by the piano as the son of a family of prestigious pianists. Yet it is their common bond with the piano that eventually intertwines their paths in life. (Source: KEFI)
Dorei-ku The Animation
Recommended if you enjoyed: Deadman Wonderland. Mirai Nikki , Elfen Lied
What if you could enslave anyone you ever wanted? Well, this comes close. The SCM lets you enslave anyone who is also wearing an SCM, at a price. One must win over the other, at the cost of anything, in order for the other to become their slave.
Nil Admirari no Tenbin
Recommended if you enjoyed: Violet Evergarden, Mushishi, Tegamibachi
The Taishou era didn’t end in 15 years, but went on for another 25. In order to protect her waning family, a girl resolves to marry a man she doesn’t even know the name of. However, just before the marriage was to take place, the girl’s younger brother mysteriously committed suicide by self-immolation and was found holding an old book in his hands. Appearing before the bewildered young girl was the “Imperial Library Intelligence Asset Management Bureau,” more commonly referred to as “Fukurou.” According to these men, there exists “Maremono,” which are books that greatly affect their readers. On top of that, ever since the incident involving the girl’s younger brother, she unwittingly gains the ability to see “Auras” (the sentiments of the Maremono which manifest as bright lights and are usually invisible to humans). It was as though fate were trying to drag the young girl in its flames. And then, even though apprehensive, the girl chooses to venture outside her bird cage. Jealousy, hatred, scorn, compassion, and love. What awaited the girl was the darkness of betrayal that had already begun to bewitchingly inlay the imperial capital. Toyed by and swayed within that darkness, will the young girl finally reach the truth after her struggles, or…? (Source: MAL News)
Lupin III: Part V
Recommended if you enjoyed: Cowboy Bebop, Magic Kaito 1412, Space☆Dandy
In the new series, Lupin III will travel to France — the home of his grandfather and namesake, Maurice Leblanc’s master thief character Arsène Lupin. (Source: ANN)
Last Period: Owarinaki Rasen no Monogatari
Recommended if you enjoyed: Little Witch Academia , Kiki’s Delivery Service, Flip Flappers
“Period” is how magic users called who beat “Spiral”—monsters that were summoned from isolation. Due to the rise of these beings, 14-year-old apprentice Period Haru, who is a part of the Eighth Arc-end Division, is called to break the cycle and cast himself into the endless battle. However, a mysterious thievery occurred and sank the division into bankruptcy, forcing Haru and his other comrades have to leave their headquarters. To rebuild a branch, they have to overcome quest after quest.