The Summer Anime Season Preview That Embraces Nihilism

This guy also saw the Summer anime lineup.

I’m about finished with all of the spring shows and I can’t help but feel I’m witnessing the slow death of the medium. Maybe I’m just getting to familiar with shows doing the same stuff over and over again. Then I finally got around to glancing at the shows that will be airing in the summer. I now believe there is no intrinsic value in the modern world.

I actually reached that thought calmly instead of just denouncing the entire block of shows as shit. So let me tell you how I rank the likelihood I will want to watch any of these shows in the coming months from most to least likely.

  1. Momo Kyun Sword
  2. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
  3. Barakamon
  4. Minarai Diva
  5. Love Stage
  6. Ai Mai Mi
  7. Akame ga Kill
  8. Tokyo ESP
  9. Jinsei
  10. Tokyo Ghoul
  11. Rokojyouma no Shintrykusha!
  12. Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita.
  13. Zankyou no Terror
  14. Sabagebu
  15. Shounen Hollywood
  16. Dramatical Murder
  17. Himegoto
  18. Magimoji Rurumo
  19. Hanayamata
  20. Ao Haru Ride
  21. Bakumatsu Rock
  22. PuriPara
  23. Free! Eternal Summer
  24. Hanamonogatari
  25. Rail Wars
  26. Persona 4 the Golden Animation
  27. Sailor Moon Crystal
  28. Francesca
  29. Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen
  30. Strange+ Season 2
  31. Sengoku Basara Judge End
  32. Prisma Ilya Season 2
  33. Glasslip
  34. Kuroshitsuji Circus
  35. Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance
  36. Nobunaga Concerto
  37. Sword Art Online II
  38. Re: Hamatora
  39. Aldnoah.Zero
  40. Space Dandy Season 2
  41. Psycho-Pass

So let’s just get the first entry out of the way. I’m betting the Classiest Anime group will want to watch a classy retelling of Momotaro. I like those guys so I am looking forward to it. But when I mention that I disliked the Akame ga Kill manga, and it’s that high, we have a major issue.

Rather than going on amidst the increasing reliance on sequels, remakes, prequels and flavor of the week light novel adaptations and Urobuchi’s improbable continued employment as bad things I’m going to spend the coming season doing something entirely different. I’m actually going to go about creating a backlog of shows for me to watch instead this summer.

About a month ago, I turned to Twitter to find suggestions for shows and immediately got Psycho-Pass so that was out the window. So I will turn to the random number generator to finish off shows. If it goes as bad as last time… The shows have already been drawn and I will try not to rage over the random selection of shows I previously dropped, shows rated 10 by my MAL friends and from the top 1000 on MAL. Of course, I will be more that willing to swap stuff out for suggestions in the comments.

Most of you just come here for the silly drawn on chart for the preview anyway. So I conclude by giving you exactly what you want.

Sorry people. I ruined your chart again.
Sorry people. I ruined your chart again.

12 thoughts on “The Summer Anime Season Preview That Embraces Nihilism”

  1. The show that looks the most interesting to me is Nobunaga Concerto. Downside: plot sounds like the same thing that has been done at least once per season for the last few years. Upside: artwork seems unique, although that could change since so far I have only seen images that came from the manga.

    1. I don’t think you can really sell something solely on artwork looking unique. Then it’s simply art rather than a story.

      1. Yeah, but look at the list of other shows. The only thing that really stands out is the one about a nationalized Japanese railway system. Which is a unique concept, but concept isn’t a story, either.

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