Spring is all about new beginnings, and what better way to celebrate a new beginning than with a brand new anime? Like every other season, Spring is always stacked with a seemingly endless stream of new titles, ranging from action to slice of life. And, as always, it’s that time of year for sports and sports and more sports anime, because hey, is it really spring if you don’t get obsessed with some crazy new series based on anime? ‘Athletics?
But how do you know which sports anime is the one? Are there any non-sports cartoons worth checking out? You’re lucky! This list will introduce you to seven upcoming anime that just might be your spring awakening.
Spy x Family
Spy x Family is an anime patiently awaited by fans of the manga series. Centered on the devoted spy Twilight, the series chronicles her most difficult mission yet: to find a wife and a child in order to pose as an ordinary family and to infiltrate the school of Eden. He adopts a young orphan named Anya to pose as his child and finds office worker Yor Briar to pose as his wife, but things aren’t quite what they seem with this imaginary family. . Spy x Family is all the action and excitement of a James Bond movie with a healthy dose of comedy and heartfelt relationships found in the slice of life anime. If this is your kind of anime, be sure to check it out when it premieres on April 9.
Dance Dance Dancer
From the trailers, this anime is absolutely stunning, both in visuals and music. The story follows Junpei, a boy in love with ballet after seeing a dancer on stage at his sister’s ballet recital. Blown away by the strength and grace of the art, he decides he wants to be a dancer himself. However, after a traumatic incident makes him make a wish to be as manly as possible, he gives up on his dream. Can anything rekindle her passion for ballet? Series fans like Yuri on ice and Youkoso Ballroom could find Dance Dance Dancer particularly interesting, so be on the lookout for this title when it premieres in April.
If you’re looking for a sweet (no pun intended) slice of life anime, look no further than Devil, a series centered on Ryokushou, a Japanese confectionery. When his father falls ill, Nagomu Irino decides to finally return home and take over the confectionery, as his logical successor. However, her father denies this and instead tells her that there is a true successor, an eleven-year-old girl named Itsuka Yukihara, and asks Nagomu to act as a father for her. There are a lot of bumps along the way, but Nagomu and Itsuka begin to grow closer, bonding over sweets. Its heartwarming moments and abundant laughs with this series, so let it be your weekly pick-me-up once it airs on April 6th.
I like to play everything
First Club Ryman and now I like to play everything, it looks like 2022 is going to be a big year for badminton anime. The anime follows Ryou Mizushima, an aspiring badminton player, as he practices for a prefectural tournament. Without formal coaching, he relies on his physical strength and is offered a spot on the Yokohama Minato High School badminton team. Ryou is nervous about agreeing at first, but after his sister’s encouragement, he does. With a real coach and a group of eager teammates, Ryou aims to win the inter-high school tournament! For sports anime fans who love a serious protagonist and the excitement of teamwork and friendship, this is a movie to watch when it premieres on April 2.
Aharen-san wa Hakarenai
A boy with an intimidating appearance. A quiet little girl with personal space issues. It’s the unlikely pair in the spotlight in Aharen-san wa Hakarenai, a school comedy that begins when Raidou Matsuboshi sits at the desk next to the difficult to understand Reina Aharen. At first, all his attempts to connect with her are ignored, but one day he returns an eraser she dropped, Aharen gets the wrong idea, and now she always seems to be a bit too close! As they spend more time together, this unlikely friendship begins to grow stronger and stronger. If you enjoyed Komi can’t communicate Where Tanaka-kun is still apathetic (or any other school comedy, really), this might be a comedy to listen to when it premieres on April 2.
Birdie Wing: A Golfer’s Story
Admittedly, not much has been released regarding this title in terms of plot. However, its multiple trailers feature some interesting design and visuals. Centered around two female golfers, Eve and Aoi, the anime explores their journey in the world of women’s golf. Although the two have different backgrounds and playing styles, they both aim for the top. The trailers left a lot to the imagination, but in a good way, it does leave you hoping for a very pleasant surprise, and it’s a rather refreshing sequel to last season’s female-led sports anime, which fell pretty flat. If you want to see what’s going on with these golfers, tune in on April 6.
High school student Yuuichi Katagiri hasn’t had it easy financially, but has been blessed with great friends. To keep a promise he made to them, he skimps and saves until he can go on a school trip with them. However, the money disappears and two innocent students suffer. A few days pass, and Yuuichi and his friends each receive a strange letter, leading them to meet. They are ambushed and captured, waking up together in an unfamiliar room. To get out of it, they must play a series of games that test their friendship. But what happens when secrets and betrayal start to run rampant? Fans of psychological thrillers and horror might find something interesting in this series, so if it’s your cup of tea, be sure to check it out when it airs in April.