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With the spring comes new anime—50 of them to be exact. But with so much anime, how do you know which ones to watch? Check out the trailers and brief blurbs below to see which of them catches your interest.

[*Note: Series ordered by premier date. Should an anime have begun simulcasting, I have linked to it. Otherwise I have linked to the general simulcasting page for the given streaming service.]


Battle Spirits: Burning Soul

Genre: Card Battle
Premier Date: April 1, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: The seventh season of the Battle Spirits anime follows an all-new cast of characters in a world where card game duels have created a new “Warring States Period.”

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I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying Season 2 (Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me)

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Premier Date: April 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about a working wife married to an otaku.

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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 2 (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku)

Genre: Romantic Comedy, School Life, Comedy
Premier Date: April 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, AnimeLab (AU/NZ)
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about an incredibly pessimistic high schooler and the club he is forced to join.

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Re-Kan!

Genre: Comedy
Premier Date: April 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The story of a girl who can see ghosts and her subsequent supernatural adventures with her friends.

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Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha Vivid

Genre: Magical Girls
Premier Date: April 4, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: The newest anime in the Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha series—this time about a group of girls in a magical academy participating in a combat tournament for young mages.

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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka?)

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure
Premier Date: April 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A young adventurer searching for love in a dungeon and a goddess seeking more followers team up to achieve their goals.

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The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan (Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu)

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Premier Date: April 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU/NZ)
What It’s About in One Sentence: Based upon the world of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, this spin-off follows the literature club in this parallel universe.

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Vampire Holmes

Genre: Mystery, Fantasy
Premier Date: April 4, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: In this short-form anime, Holmes is hired by the police department to hunt vampires in London.

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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma (Shokugeki no Soma)

Genre: Cooking, Ecchi
Premier Date: April 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime follows a young man in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students make it to graduation.

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Jewelpet Magical Change

Genre: Magical Girl, Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: April 4, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: The seventh Jewelpet anime—this time following a group of Jewelpets who transform into human girls.

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PriPara Season 2

Genre: Idol
Premier Date: April 4, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about an elementary school girl who grasps her chance to become an idol and enters a world of fashion, dance, and music.

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Rin-Ne (Kyoukai no Rinne)

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: April 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the story of a high school girl who can see spirits (though she’d rather not) and the boy in her class whose job it is to usher spirits to the other side for reincarnation.

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Ultimate Otaku Teacher (Denpa Kyoushi)

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Premier Date: April 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime follows an otaku who becomes a high school physics teacher.

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Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign (Owari no Seraph)

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Post Apocalypse
Premier Date: April 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: After a virus wipes out all of mankind over the age of thirteen, vampires enslave the remaining children to use as livestock.

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Highschool DxD BorN

Genre: Ecchi, Harem, Fantasy
Premier Date: April 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU/NZ)
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the third season of Highschool DxD, the story of a human boy who enters a formerly all-girls school filled with angels and devils.

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Gunslinger Stratos

Genre: Action, Sci-fi
Premier Date: April 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Daisuki, Hulu, AnimeLab (AU/NZ)
What It’s About in One Sentence: Based on the Square Enix arcade game of the same name, when two parallel worlds begin being merged into one, each sends a group of “gunslingers” back in time to prevent the opposing parallel universe from ever being created.

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Season 2

Genre: Fighting, Fantasy, Romance
Premier Date: April 5, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, AnimeLab (AU/NZ)
What It’s About in One Sentence: Continuing the story of Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, this anime focuses on a war where mages and legendary heroes team up to fight for the holy grail.

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Plastic Memories

Genre: Sci-fi
Premier Date: April 5, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Daisuki, Hulu
What It’s About in One Sentence: In the near future, when humanity’s android servants are online for too long, things start to go bad—luckily the corporation that makes them has a department set up to deal with these androids.

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Uta no Prince-sama Season 3 (Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love Revolutions)

Genre: Romance, Idol
Premier Date: April 5, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the third season of an anime based on a dating sim where a group of young men are in a school training to be idols.

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Tesagure! Bukatsumono Season 3 (Puru Purun Sharumu to Asobou)

Genre: Slice of Life
Premier Date: April 5, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The third season of the Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono anime which follows the hijinks of an odd all-girl "groping club".

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Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen)

Genre: Scfi-Fi, Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: April 5, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU/NZ)
What It’s About in One Sentence: Years ago a tear in the fabric of reality opened in the sky, trapping both humans and creatures from another world in New York City—but now as one group seeks to bring down the barrier, another group tries to stop them.

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Duel Masters VSR

Genre: Card Battle
Premier Date: April 5, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: The eleventh season of an anime about kids who save the world with card games.

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The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki)

Genre: Fantasy
Premier Date: April 5, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the story of a prince trying to reclaim his fallen kingdom.

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Baby Steps Season 2

Genre: Sports
Premier Date: April 5, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about a high school honor student who becomes frustrated with his life and decides to join the tennis team.

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Show By Rock!!

Genre: Idol
Premier Date: April 5, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU/NZ)
What It’s About in One Sentence: A cat girl, a bunny girl, a sheep girl, and a dog girl start a band together.

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Ameiro Cocoa

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Premier Date: April 5, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: This short-form anime focuses on a young man working in a cafe—and his encounters with a man who once called him ugly.

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Ghost in the Shell: ARISE ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURE

Genre: Cyberpunk, Mystery
Premier Date: April 5, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is a TV re-edit ofGhost in the Shell: Arise, though the final two episodes will be entirely new content.

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Kinmoza (Hello! Kiniro Mosaic)

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Premier Date: April 6, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about the adventures of a Japanese school girl and her friend from Great Britain.

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Ace of the Diamond Season 2 (Dia no Ace)

Genre: Sports
Premier Date: April 6, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of an anime about an ace pitcher who joins a high school baseball team and strives for the national championship.

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Joker Season 2 (Kaito Joker)

Genre: Mystery, Comedy
Premier Date: April 6, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of this anime continues to follow a thief who can steal anything in the world—almost like magic.

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Nyuru Nyuru!! Kakusen-kun 2-ki

Genre: Comedy
Premier Date: April 6, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of a short-form anime that tells the tales of a group of zits living on someone’s face.

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Teekyu Season 4

Genre: Sports, Slice of Life
Premier Date: April 7, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the fourth season of a short-form anime about the crazy lives of a high school girls tennis club.

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Takamiya Nasuno Desu!

Genre: Slice of Life
Premier Date: April 7, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This short-form anime is a spin-off of Teekyu and follows titular airhead and tennis-club member, Nasuno Takamiya.

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Mikagura School Suite (Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku)

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Slice of Life
Premier Date: April 7, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU/NZ)
What It’s About in One Sentence: A high school freshman becomes a club president at a school where club presidents fight using superpowers.

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Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Euphonium)

Genre: Slice of Life, Music
Premier Date: April 8, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Once upon a time, this high school band was one of the best in Japan—but while those glory days have long since passed, the band once again has a chance of making it big.

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Gintama’ Season 3

Genre: Action, Comedy
Premier Date: April 8, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Set in a world where aliens invaded during the Edo period, this anime follows an eccentric samurai who does odd jobs for a living.

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Triage X

Genre: Action, Ecchi
Premier Date: April 9, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, AnimeLab (AU/NZ)
What It’s About in One Sentence: These buxom nurses fight illnesses of the body during the day while taking out the “cancer of society” at night.

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My Love Story (Ore Monogatari!!)

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Premier Date: April 9, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the story of a physically huge high school freshman with a scary face who one day saves a girl from a molester on a train.

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Wish Upon the Pleiades (Hokago no Pleiades)

Genre: Magical Girl
Premier Date: April 9, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: One day, a young girl discovers her best friend is actually a magical girl working to send an alien creature home.

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Etotama (Etotama: Eto Tamashii)

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Premier Date: April 9, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the story of the (not very intelligent) cat of Chinese astrology and her quest to be added to the Chinese Zodiac.

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Punch Line

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Ecchi
Premier Date: April 10, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime follows a spirit who has been separated from his body.

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Urawa no Usagi-chan

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Premier Date: April 10, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Made to promote Urawa-ku in Saitama Prefecture, this short-form anime follows the lives of eight school girls.

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Nisekoi Season 2 (Nisekoi:)

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Premier Date: April 10, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Daisuki, Hulu, AnimeLab (AU/NZ)
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime following the son of a Yakuza crime boss who finds himself engaged to a rival gang leader’s daughter (that he hates but must pretend to like to keep peace between the gangs).

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Knights of Sidonia Season 2 (Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki)

Genre: Sci-fi, Action
Premier Date: April 11, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: Set after the destruction of Earth, humanity continues to flee from their alien enemy on colony ships created from fragments of the planet in the second season of this anime.

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Future Card Buddyfight 100

Genre: Card Battle
Premier Date: April 11, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime based on a collectible card game about children who battle by using cards to summon monsters.

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Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold

Genre: Action, Fantasy
Premier Date: April 11, 2015
Where to Watch: Daisuki, Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence:This, the latest addition to the Saint Seiya series (Knights of the Zodiac in the West), continues the adventures of a group of warriors with magical armor who fight to protect the reincarnation of the goddess Athena from the other Olympian gods.

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Sushi and Beyond

Genre: Non-Fiction, Travel, Food
Premier Date: April 12, 2015
Where to Watch: NHK World
What It’s About in One Sentence: Based on the book of the same name, this anime follows a British family as they dine across Japan.

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The Labyrinth of Grisaia/The Eden of Grisaia (Grisaia no Meikyuu/Rakuen)

Genre: Romance
Premier Date: April 12, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of an anime about an all-girls academy, which is more prison than school, and its first male student.

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Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo)

Genre: Harem, Romance, Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: April 12, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A high school delinquent discovers that by kissing certain girls, he can activate their magical powers.

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Ninja Slayer

Genre: Cyberpunk, Action
Premier Date: April 16, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU/NZ)
What It’s About in One Sentence: After his wife and child are killed in a ninja gang war, a normal Japanese office worker finds his body possessed by a mysterious ninja soul–and together they seek to kill evil ninja.

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For more anime recommendations, check out our picks for the best anime of 2014.

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