Those of us who love anime may be partial to a certain genre or type. Problem is that there seems to be so much anime now it’s hard to pick and choose. Of course we’ll be watching “Demon Slayer,” “My Hero Academia,” and “Attack on Titan.” But we also want to make sure that we’re hitting those shows that we might not know we like until we try them. For example “Birdie Wing: A Golf Girls Story” doesn’t sound like a sports anime that one would normally go for. It is however a story filled with drama, high stakes situations and one that you’ll want to keep watching even after the episode ends.
“Sasaki and Miyano” (Studio Deen) – Drama
Miyano spends his days reading Boys’ Love manga and worrying about the soft features of his face. His world of fiction becomes reality when a chance encounter leads him to high school senior Sasaki in the middle of a fight. Now, Sasaki wants to spend every opportunity he can to get to know Miyano. And what was once admiration quickly turns into affection. Catch it on Crunchyroll.
“Aoashi” (Production I.G) – Sports
After a loss in his last junior high school soccer tourney, Ehime Prefecture’s ace player, Ashito Aoi, is devastated but in every loss there’s a victory. Tatsuya Fukuda, manager of an organization that trains students for one of the leading clubs in the J-League, sees Ashito’s raw talent and offers a tryout to his group. Together they’ll bring the youth club and Aoshi’s talents to new heights! Catch it on Crunchyroll.
“BOCCHI THE ROCK!” (Cloverworks) – Music / Comedy
The story follows Hitori “Bocchi-chan” (“Loner”) Goto, a lonely high school girl whose heart lies in her guitar. She does nothing every day except strum her guitar by herself at home. However, she happens one day to meet Nijika Ijichi, who is looking for a guitarist for her group named “Kessoku Band.” Also on Crunchyroll.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury (Sunrise) – Mecha / Action
A.S. (Ad Stella) 122 ― An era when a multitude of corporations have entered space and built a huge economic system. A lone girl from the remote planet Mercury transfers to the Asticassia School of Technology, run by the Beneritt Group which dominates the mobile suit industry. Her name is Suletta Mercury. With a scarlet light burning in her pure heart, this girl walks step by step through a new world.
Akebi’s Sailor Uniform (Cloverworks) – Drama
It’s Komichi Akebi’s first year of junior high and she has her heart set on one thing: Robai Private Academy’s sailor uniform. As the next chapter of her life gets closer, she dreams of all the exciting new experiences she’ll get to have—school lunches, classes, club activities, and of course, making lots of friends! With her favorite outfit on, Komichi feels ready for anything.
Miss KUROITSU from the Monster Development Department (Quad) – Comedy / Sci-Fi
Follow Miss Kuroitsu as she creates creatures for a villainess organization to fight against superheroes!
Sabikui Bisco (OZ) – Action / Adventure / Fantasy
Japan’s post-apocalyptic wasteland replete with dust can only be saved by one thing—fungus. Bisco Akaboshi, a wanted criminal and skilled archer, searches for a legendary mushroom, known as Sabikui, said to devour any and all rust. Joining him on this epic saga to save the country is a giant crab and a young doctor. Can this unlikely trio find the fabled fungi and save the land?
Aharen-san wa Hakarenai (Felix Film) – Comedy / Romance
Socially awkward Aharen-san has personal boundary issues, either getting too close or too far from her classmates. When fellow student Raido picks up an eraser she drops, Aharen-san decides they’re now best friends. Whether studying, playing the arcade, or just eating lunch—she’s along for the ride. What follows is an impromptu bonding that shows affection can blossom in the unlikeliest of places!
BIRDIE WING -Golf Girls’ Story- (Bandai Namco Pictures) – Sports
Fore! After Eve’s first meet up with Aoi on the grass left her in defeat, she’s had her eyes set on a rematch to return the favor. Both these up and coming golfers are highly skilled, highly unique and most of all, highly competitive. With dreams of making it pro, a rivalry is getting in full swing as they both battle it out in the biggest tournaments.
Heroines Run the Show (Lay-duce) – Drama / Music
What would you do to pursue your passion? For Hiyori Suzumi, it’s leaving her simple rural hometown for the bustling city of Tokyo to join Sakuragaoka High School’s track team. Between being a manager-in-training for two cutthroat schoolboy idols, track, and friends, Hiyori shows no signs of slowing down.
Love After World Domination (Project No.9) – Comedy / Action / Romance
It’s love at first sight for Fudo and Desumi, except it was during a battle of life and death. Fudo, leader of the hero squad Gelato 5, and Desumi, the Death Queen of the evil society Gekko, have found themselves caught in a forbidden love—and it’s their first relationship! Moving in secrecy, they live holding hands with one weapon in the other, finding out what’s truly fair in love and war.
Dance Dance Danseur (MAPPA) – Drama
Second-year junior high school student Junpei was fascinated by ballet as a boy but gave up on dancing after his father’s death, thinking that he had to act more manly. However, one day, a beautiful transfer student named Miyako appears before him.
Parallel World Pharmacy (Diomedéa) – Isekai / Fantasy
When pharmacologist Kanji Yakutani dies, he probably wasn’t thinking he’d be reincarnated as a boy apprentice in a medieval world. The distinguished medical researcher finds himself now surrounded by quack medicines swindling the common good. With his past experience and a new set of supernatural powers, he’ll go from cutting-edge medical technology to now reforming healthcare for all!
After a disastrous defeat at the 2018 World Cup, Japan’s team struggles to regroup. But what’s missing? An absolute Ace Striker, who can guide them to the win. The Japan Football Union is hell-bent on creating a striker who hungers for goals and thirsts for victory, and who can be the decisive instrument in turning around a losing match…and to do so, they’ve gathered 300 of Japan’s best and brightest youth players. Who will emerge to lead the team…and will they be able to out-muscle and out-ego everyone who stands in their way?
To Your Eternity Season 2 (Drive)
It’s been nearly 40 years since Fushi has been seen. The pain of losing those he loved became too much to bear, so he chose a life of solitude. His absence, however, didn’t prevent his mortal foes, the Nokkers, from waging chaos. To stop any more bloodshed from occurring, he breaks his long silence to fight them once again. He doesn’t need friends to survive this, but he’ll need them to live.