Show By Rock!!
Director: Ikezoe Takahiro
Lazy Plot Synopsis: Animal girls perform rock music and try to become popular.
What I Knew About This Before I Did Research: Nothing apart from one of the girls playing guitar in a maid costume.
What I Think of It After Research: This is being pushed by Sanrio, the company behind Hello Kitty and other mascot characters. So I think this show is going to try to work on visual appeal alone. Fortunately, I don’t think you will see any over the top character designs and maybe the music will turn out to be good too. I might actually like this one.
Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Mecha
Studio: Polygon Pictures
Director: Seshita Hiroyuki
Lazy Plot Synopsis: It’s the second season of this action mecha series that looks interesting on paper.
What I Knew About This Before I Did Research: Because of when this aired, I still know nothing about this and it will probably stay that way.
What I Think of It After Research: I probably could have given the first season a chance and it seems lots of people really like it from a filthy casual perspective. It’s just the timing of when it aired made it bad, but I digress. They changed directors between seasons as Seshita gets promoted from assistant director. I don’t think that really means much in the grand scheme of things. Also the first 3 episodes have been aired at promotional events, so there has been a lot of work on this already.
Super Short Comics
Lazy Plot Synopsis: A short series with short stories.
What I Knew About This Before I Did Research: Nothing
What I Think of It After Research: It’s adapted from a mobile phone manga, and that’s about all I know.
Takamiya Nasuno Desu!
Director: Itagaki Shin
Lazy Plot Synopsis: This is a Teekyuu spinoff that focuses on the rich girl of the group, Nasuno.
What I Knew About This Before I Did Research: I don’t need to know much about this because I know it will be awesome.
What I Think of It After Research: It will be awesome while introducing even stranger things to the Teekyuu universe.
Director: Itagaki Shin
Lazy Plot Synopsis: A fourth season of Teekyuu with senpai.
What I Knew About This Before I Did Research: The first 3 seasons are well worth watching, especially the single episode tournament arc.
What I Think of It After Research: This will be a candidate for best show of the season just for the fact that it exists.