Anime Guide for The Month

Your Anime Guide for the Month

Anime To Watch

Anime to it’s core. 

There is a lot of anime out there and I can’t list them all but, am going to mention a few and maybe they will pickle through your brain cells and give you a reason to try them out.

The anime being mentioned is either still ongoing or probably has already ended with available episodes for you to stream and download when you feel like it from a variety of anime websites.

Mobile Suit Gundam – Iron-Blooded Orphans

Mobile Suit Gundam Anime

Mobile Suit Gundam Anime

Genres: Action, Drama, Science fiction, Mecha,

Plot summary

This anime evolves around Post Disaster 323. More than 300 years after a great war between Earth and Mars known as the “Calamity War”, Mars has been successfully terraformed and colonized by humans. However even with the technological advancements, the humans on Mars crave freedom against the government of Earth and seek to improve their livelihoods. Furthermore, while most of Mars’ nations have received autonomy, the planet is virtually dependent on Earth for economic development.

A young orphan named Mikazuki Augus is part of a group of children who work for the civilian security company Chryse Guard Security, entrusted with the safety of the Martian Princess Kudelia Aina Bernstein, who has plans for her nation of Chryse to secure independence from Earth. One day, the group was attacked by the Earth Military organization Gjallarhorn, which aims to stop the Martian independence movement. During the attack, the leader of the children and the Third Army Division within CGS, Orga Itsuka, decides to rebel against the adults and higher-ups who had escaped and left the children and foot-soldiers to remain and fight as decoys. Augus must now choose to either follow his friends, or his mission as he stumbles into the legendary mobile suit: the Gundam Barbatos.

Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen

nautiljon - Seraph of The End Anime

nautiljon – Seraph of The End Anime

Genres: Action, Drama,

Plot summary

Yuuichirou has reunited with Mikaela at the Shinjuku Battle but Mikaela was turned into a vampire. To save the “family,” and to protect his fellow members, Yuuichirou needed to gain knowledge and power. He searched for ways to bring back vampire to human beings, and at the same time, trained hard working on the Cursed Gear.

Meanwhile, Kureto calls Guren and tells him a shocking truth. That in one month, the main unit of the vampire will start attacking Tokyo. To get a head start against vampires, Kureto orders Guren to go to Nagoya. The noble extermination mission is about to open fire!

Right after the first season, the anime still presents an interesting story that keeps you glued wanting to know how the next scene plays out.

One Punch Man

One Punch Man Anime

One Punch Man Anime

Genres: Action, Parody, Superhero

Plot summary

The story takes place in the fictional Japanese metropolis of City Z. The world is full of strange monsters that mysteriously appear and cause disasters. Saitama, the protagonist, is an exceptionally powerful hero who easily defeats the monsters or other villains with a single punch. However, due to his overwhelming strength, Saitama has become bored with his powers and is constantly trying to find stronger opponents who can fight him.

On his adventures, he meets new friends, enemies, and his own disciple, the cyborg Genos, and joins the Heroes Association in order to gain fame for all of his efforts to defeat evil. Despite defeating many strong monsters that even the Heroes Association’s top members are unable to defeat, Saitama struggles to gain respect. Most people look down on him due to his plain physical appearance, and some accuse him of being a counterfeit hero. Only a small number of individuals recognize his incredible talent and humility towards others.

Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen)

Blood Blockade Battlefront Anime

Anime neoseeker – Blood Blockade Battlefront

Genres: Action, Sci-fi

Plot summary

While all of the shows on this list are great, this stands show stands out as the best of the season. The imaginative world of Blood Blockade Battlefront takes place in New York City, but the city’s role of a melting pot is amplified tenfold when demons, monsters and otherworldly beings are thrown into the mix after a mysterious portal opens. Though most of the population has assimilated well, the secret, superhuman organization Libra works in the shadows to keep peace in the city.

Each episode of Blood Blockade Battlefront is always a joy to watch with its lovable characters, beautifully animated fights, and monsters of the week. Even better is Blood Blockade Battlefront’s wild pacing, that while still fun, is also always careful to slowly and precisely drip in the overarching plot.

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

Food Wars Shokugeki no Soma Anime

Amazon – Food Wars Shokugeki no Soma Anime

Genres: Comedy, Ecchi

Plot summary

Food Wars takes the notion of food porn to many, many different levels. Soma Yukihira is a young chef who works with his dad in their family diner. When his father unexpectedly closes the diner, Soma is sent to the top cooking academy in Japan. Soma vows to become the top chef in the school and to beat his father in a cookoff. While training, Soma is challenged to push his limits of creativity and knowledge of food chemistry to overcome a variety of challenges. The food always looks amazing, and based off the characters’ reactions when they eat it — clothes go flying as the characters are in pure bliss and often times surrounded by the heavenly food — it must be pretty delicious. The ecchi scenes don’t feel like they’re shoehorned into the amazing cooking displays, but instead add to the fun of the show.

Sound! Euphonium

Sound-Euphonium Anime

Anime Sound-Euphonium

Genres: Slice of Life

Plot summary

After swearing off music due to an incident at the middle school regional brass band competition, euphonist Kumiko Oumae enters high school hoping for a fresh start. As fate would have it, she ends up being surrounded by people with an interest in the high school brass band. Kumiko finds the motivation she needs to make music once more with the help of her bandmates, some of whom are new like novice tubist Hazuki Katou; veteran contrabassist Sapphire Kawashima; and band vice president and fellow euphonist Asuka Tanaka. Others are old friends, like Kumiko’s childhood friend and hornist-turned-trombonist Shuuichi Tsukamoto, and trumpeter and bandmate from middle school, Reina Kousaka.

However, in the band itself, chaos reigns supreme. Despite their intention to qualify for the national band competition, as they currently are, just competing in the local festival will be a challenge—unless the new band advisor Noboru Taki does something about it.

From the studio that animated Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Kyoto Animation’s Hibike! Euphonium is a fresh and musical take on the slice-of-life staple that is the high school student’s struggle to deal with their past, find romance, and realize their dreams and aspirations.

And that concludes on the monthly anime list to watch. We are open to suggestions about your favorite anime to watch this month so, go ahead fill up that comment section. Let us know about what you have been watching and caught your interest.

Sources: IGN, My Anime List, Kiss Anime