In Japan, the cherry blossoms have already bloomed, signalling the start of Spring, and with the 2014 Spring anime season only a few days away, we present to you seven new anime to watch out for this coming season. Now take note, these are seven new anime so we have excluded the anime which are returning for another season or having a new series like Dragon Ball Z Kai, Fairy Tail, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Love Live! and Date A Live.

The Irregular at Magic High School  (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

Let’s begin things with perhaps the most hyped anime this season. The anime still hasn’t even been aired yet and fans, not only in Japan, have already touted this series to be this year’s Sword Art Online or Attack on Titan. Many anime fans have been jumping on the Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei hype train ever since the anime adaptation was first announced and from the looks of things, that train is hard to stop as it takes the #1 spot in Charapedia’s most highly anticipated Spring 2014 anime beating out big names like Jojo, Love Live! and Fairy Tail.

The anime is based on Tsutomu Satou’s hit Dengeki Bunko light novel series. It is set in a world where magic exists and follows siblings Tatsuya Shiba and Miyuki Shiba who enroll at the Private Magic University Affiliated High School where students are ranked by their test scores.


Knights of Sidonia

This SciFi mecha anime is based on Tsutomu Nihei’s futuristic manga where it follows humanity’s fight for survival against gigantic shape shifting aliens known as Gauna. Humanity has now left the Earth on board gigantic space ships like the Sidonia where human culture like human cloning, asexual reproduction, human engineering such as controlled hybrid human/animal mutations and human photosynthesis are considered the norm. The series follows Nagate Tanikaze, a human who has not gone through any modifications at all.


Mekaku City Actors

Based on the popular vocaloid song series, Kagerou Project, which has amassed over 3 million views in the Japanese video streaming website Niconico. This anime follows a special group of teenagers known as the Makaku-dan who have developed special eye-based powers. Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (Monogatari Series, Nisekoi) and produced by Shaft, expect plenty of character developments, interesting relationships a good story and a whole lot of head tilting.


Black Bullet

The year is 2021 and humanity has been decimated by a viral epidemic known as Gastrea. They are forced to live in Monoliths made of varanium, a metal which can subdue Gastrea. Black Bullet promises to be action-packed and full of suspense as it follows Rentarou Satomi, a high school student who is also a Promoter in Tendou Civil Security. Along with his initiator, Enju Aihara, they receive a mission to prevent the destruction of Tokyo.


Hitsugi no Chaika

This upcoming Spring anime promises a lot of things which are loved by anime fans like action, suspense, great characters and a silver-haired loli main character armed with a massive sniper rifle. The story follows Acura Toru, a very lazy guy who is forced to go on an errand by his sister, Akari. He then runs into Chaika, a mysterious silver-haired girl carrying a coffin. They are then attacked by a monster, adventure ensues.


No Game, No Life

This fantasy anime follows shut-in siblings, Sora and Shiro, who have gained quite a reputation because of their gaming skills. Both of them hate real life and consider it as “One Crappy Game”. However, one day, they are sent into another world to become “Saviors of Humanity” and must use their gaming know-how to guide the humans into victory against the other races. This Megahouse anime promises plenty of lovable characters, a beautiful fantasy setting and great artwork which may blow you away.


Soul Eater Not!

OK, Soul Eater Evans, Maka Albarn, Black Star, Tsubaki, Death the Kid and the Thompson sisters may not have the starring role in this one, but expect plenty of the things which made you love Soul Eater appear in the anime like its beautiful action, lovable characters and plenty of laughs. The series follows freshman weapon Tsugumi Harudori and her two meister friends, Meme Tatane and Anya Hepburn as they try to learn to control their powers in order to overcome their difficulties to have a normal life.


So there you have, that’s our list for anime to watch out for this 2014. What other anime do you think should be included?

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