Animecast: Spring 2014 First Impressions


The Spring 2014 Anime Season line-up is upon us, and with it a slew of new titles for all of us anime fans to consume.  Though not all of them are worth your time and that’s where we come in.  In this episode of the Animecast we take an extensive look at our picks for the most promising shows of the season, followed by a brief look at some of the decent ones, then round it out with a comical rundown of the not so great.  It’s a crazy ride so join us and then leave us a comment to give your take on any listed shows.

Special thanks to Neowned for some great questions that we cover at the beginning of the show.

Anime discussed in this episode: Black Bullet, No Game No Life, Chaika The Coffin Princess, Selector Infected WIXOSS, Nanana’s Buried Treasure, Date A Live S2, Riddle Story of Devil, Fairy Tail, Dragonar Academy, Nisekoi, The Irregular at Magic High School, The World Is Still Beautiful, The Kawai Complex Guide, Brynhildr in the Darkness, One Week Friends, Tonari no Seki-kun, Mushishi Zoku Shou, Haikyuu, Baby Steps, Mekakucity Actors, The Comic Artist and Assistants, Magica Wars, Soul Eater Not!, Is the Order a Rabbit?, If Her Flag Breaks, Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san, Captain Earth, Blade and Soul, Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro, Kamigami no Asobi, Ping Pong the Animation, Majin Bone, and M3 The Dark Metal.

Our intro this episode was the OP for Fairy Tail called “Masayume Chasing” by BoA. The outro is the ED for Chaika Coffin Princess called “Pleasure Theory” by Coffin Princess.

We hope you all enjoy!

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Co-Founder of and Co-Host of the OtakuSpirit Animecast. A huge fan of anime since the early 1990s, consuming over 1300 shows. Outside of Otaku Spirit, he has been a judge for the Anime Awards and aided in reviewing titles for some publishers. While he's late to the collecting scene, he's found a lot of joy in filling his DVD/Blu-ray collection as well as collecting figures. Sharing this joy, he posts unboxing and feature videos on anime goods to YouTube.

  • By Neowned, May 1, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

    Sorry for the misspelling in my questions, just was writing when I was doing other things and did not proofread before submitting.

    1. What was the name of that comedy show called? Jungle la? Jungle GU, Gew? was not sure where to look.

    2.Did not mean to phrase the question about guilty pleasure in a way indicating that the shows are bad, just ones that you may watch but are not ones you would recommend. My examples where in error and where from a different question that I had erased. The question that I was trying to write down was “Which anime show is your guilty pleasure, one that you watched and enjoyed but not recommend ?”
    MY answer to that question should have been Oreimo, Guilty Crown, Mysterious Girlfriend X, OR *insert any generic harem show*.

    New shows that I am currently watching out of the list that have held my interest so far:

    No Game No Life
    Black Bullet
    Nanana Buried Treasure
    The Irregular at Magic High School
    The Comic Artist and his Assistants
    One Week Friends
    The Kawai Complex
    Chaika-The Coffin Princess

  • By Zeruel, May 1, 2014 @ 3:07 pm

    No worries Neowned, we should have proofed it before as well. We just got in a bit of a time bind and didn’t want to miss anything.

    The show is called Jungle Wa Hale Noichi Guu, or Hare+Guu for short. “The Jungle was peaceful, then came Guu” I believe is the translation.

    As for the guilty pleasure question, that makes a bit more sense. We might have to revisit that one. There’s a few titles that I’ve enjoyed but it’s hard to recommend based on violence or content.

    Awesome picks so far for the season. I know you’re holding off for a reason, but I must frown the lack of Mushi-shi!

  • By Wolf, May 2, 2014 @ 8:33 am

    neowned we were poking fun with you. you are an important member to us. we want you to feel a part of the fun. we know that you truly love the shows.

    we hope you enjoyed the episode.

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