And we say hello to year 2014! New start, new challenges and opportunities, and of course, new anime series are coming our way! After ending a spectacular season, will the upcoming shows be enough to meet everyone’s expectations? Take a look at our simple list and find out! Click on the show button to view additional details and trailers for each series. Again, if the embedded videos won’t appear at first, try reloading the page and it should appear after.

Buddy Complex

Buddy Complex
Buddy Complex
Studio: Sunrise
Official Website: http://buddy-complex.jp/
Adapted from: Original Series
Synopsis (from ANN):
On the first day back after summer break, high-school student Aoba is attacked by a giant robot that appears out of the sky. As he’s pursued through the city, his classmate Hina appears in a robot of her own. She rescues him, and tells him cryptically that “Dio is waiting for you,” before she disappears. This begins Aoba’s new life as the pilot of the Free Treaty Alliance against the Great Zogiria Republic.

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Chuunibyou Ren

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren
[Sequel] Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren
Studio: Kyoto Animation
Official Website: http://www.anime-chu-2.com/
Adapted from: Light Novel
Synopsis (of first season, from ANN):
High school freshman Yūta Togashi was once a “chūnibyō patient” i.e. an overly self-conscious middle schooler. He wants to bury this embarrassing past and begins a new life in high school—unsuccessfully. His classmate Rikka Takanashi, a “current” chūnibyōpatient, has found traces of residual symptoms on him and used the fact to force Togashi “making a contract” with her.
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d-fragments

D-Fragments!
D-Fragments! (D-Frag!)
Studio: Brains Base
Official Website: http://www.d-fragments.net/
Adapted from: Manga
Synopsis (from ANN):
Kazama Kenji likes to believe he is something of a delinquent. Moreover, others seem to like to agree that he is. Of course, Kenji’s gang finds their way to a group of four not-so-normal girls—Chitose, Sakura, Minami and Roka—and all at once, whatever reputation he may have is nothing compared to the outrageous behavior of the girls.
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Double Circle

Double Circle
Double Circle
Official Website: http://doublecircle.toshiba-smartcommunity.com/
Adapted from: Original Series
Synopsis (from MAL):
“Double Circle” means the community which evolves infinitely by the energy and ICT in the smart community project. People who live in Kawasaki become a hero, and beat an enemy who steals near from the time-stopped world to the evolving town Kawasaki.
Additional Info:
Double Circle is a joint anime project by the government of Kashiwaki and electronics company Toshiba. The episodes are about 6 minutes short and are broadcasted over YouTube. The show started airing last December 19.
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Gin no Saji 2

Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) 2
Gin no Saji Silver Spoon 2
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Official Website: http://www.ginsaji-anime.com/
Adapted from: Manga
Synopsis (of first season, from ANN):
Yūgo Hachiken decided to escape from the stressful school and home environment in the city by enrolling at Ōezo Agricultural High School. Unlike his peers who’ll eventually embark upon an agricultural career, he decides to study there only because he believes it’ll be less competitive academically. Unfamiliar with his new surroundings, he tries his best to adapt to the agricultural world he had never thought of living in.
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go go 575

Go! Go! 575
GO! GO! 575
Studio: C2C
Official Website: http://gogo575.sega.jp/
Adapted from: Mixed Media
Synopsis (from MAL):
Go! Go! 575 adapts the Project 575 games for PlayStation Vita and iOS, which allow anyone to create songs using the traditional Japanese 5-7-5-syllable meter found in haiku and tanka poems.
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Hamatora the Animation

Hamatora THE ANIMATION
Hamatora THE ANIMATION
Studio: NAZ
Official Website: http://hamatorapj.com/
Adapted from: Mixed Media
Synopsis (from ANN):
“Minimum” – a special inborn power found in a limited number of human beings, known as “minimum holders.” In Yokohama, the detective team Hamatora, formed by two minimum holders named Nice and Murasaki, comes across information connected to a serial killer being pursued by their old friend Art. It turns out all the victims are minimum holders like them. Unwillingly at first, the two detectives become involved in the investigation.
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hoozuki no reitetsu

Hoozuki no Reitetsu
Hoozuki no Reitetsu
Studio: WIT Studio
Official Website: http://hozukino-reitetsu.com/
Adapted from: Manga
Synopsis (from ANN):
Hōzuki is the aide to the great king of Hell, King Enma. Calm and super-sadistic, Hōzuki tries to resolve the various problems in Hell, including a rampaging Momotarō and his companions. However, he also likes spending his free time on his hobbies, such as fawning over cute animals and raising “Goldfish Flowers.”
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Inari Konkon Koi Iroha

Inari Konkon, Koi Iroha.
Inari Konkon, Koi Iroha.
Studio: Production IMS
Official Website: http://inarikonkon.jp/
Adapted from: Manga
Synopsis (from ANN):
Inari Fushimi is a middle school girl who’s never had a requited love, since she’s a shy, clumsy and not very bright. One day, she witnesses her crush Kouji giving a letter to her classmate Akemi. Shocked and saddened, Inari rushes to a shrine, where the goddess Uka-no-Mitama-no-Kami appears to her. As thanks for saving a fox pup, as well as out of pity for her plight, the goddess grants Inari the power to shape-shift.
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mahou sensou

Mahou Sensou
Mahou Sensou
Studio: Madhouse
Official Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/mahosen/
Adapted from: Light Novel
Synopsis (from MAL):
In this modern magic action story, Takeshi Nanase is an ordinary high school boy who has a somewhat dark past. Due to certain circumstances, he formed a “fake” couple with his childhood friend Kurumi Isoshima, but otherwise, he lives a normal life. However, one day, he comes across a girl named Mui Aiba, in a uniform he has never seen before, collapsed on the school campus. This encounters changes Takeshi’s destiny completely. Mui tells Takeshi that she is a magician, and she apologizes, for she turned Takeshi into a magician, too. What Takeshi once knew as one world is actually two—the world where magicians live and the world where humans live.
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