Summer 2015 Anime Preview: Part 1 — The Part 1-ening

Anime Opinions, Anime Preview, Article, Summer 2015 — By on June 29, 2015 11:28 pm

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I’ll be taking a look at the first nine original series airing this summer. I guess there’s a few that are tolerable.


Cheat Sheet

If you actually wanna read this, I’d open the image up in a new tab or something.




The Series




Light Novel: N/A

Animation Production: Manglobe

If the first ep doesn’t sell you on Gangsta, I don’t know what will. This shit gives me the same tinglies that Black Lagoon and Jormungand (S2) did.

But if you’re expecting a show about friends on a vacation, you’re gonna have to wait till you’re too far in to care — slumming is the name of this anime game.

The Crew

And game is good.

Had to stop myself from reading the manga after four chapters, cuz I can only take so much of a series matching my expectations before I start to think it’s all just a cruel joke.

No, they don't fuck. What do you think this is? Usagi Drop?

Speaking of: no, they don’t fuck. What do you think this is, Usagi Drop?



Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki

This is the only thing that came up for "Red Dragon" that wasn't a red dragon fucking another dragon.

This is the only thing that came up for “Red Dragon” that wasn’t a dragon fucking another dragon.
…At least this encapsulates my impression of the series.

Manga: N/A

Light Novel: N/A

Animation Production: CONNECT | SILVER LINK

Lemme just quote the MAL synopsis:

Chaos Dragon is based on the role-playing fiction project Red Dragon, a story which was created by five notable character designers: Gen Urobochi (Fate/Zero), Kinoko Nasu (Kara no Kyoukai), Iduki Kougyoku (Mimizuku to Yoru no Ou), Ryohgo Narita (Durarara!!), and Simadoriru (member of the Stripe Pattern doujin circle). The results of their tabletop role-playing game sessions over six days created material for a seven-volume light novel series.

If there’s anything I’ve learned from the ever-harping shitbards I know that play DnD-style games, it’s that creativity will never factor into this show.

And with that cast of five hacks, even the neckbeards who somehow found enough literacy to stumble their way onto Crymore will have to admit that this is never going to be “as epic as my kobold mage finding out he’s only — le derp — half-kobold! The other half being dragon!”

¡Qué sorpresa!

¡Qué sorpresa!

Take a look at that budget-ass trailer and tell me this isn’t gonna be Dog Days without the self-awareness. Fuck DnD and fuck “Chaos Dragon”. This failshit’s so common I can hardly bring myself to be disappointed in this world anymore. But I am, of course.



Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace


Manga: N/A

Light Novel: N/A

Animation Production: Lerche

Budget Hyobu leads a ragtag cast of cast-offs around a high school to solve spooky murders… apparently with all the grimdarkness of a Harry Potter book. Haha… no. Next, please.



Aoharu x Kikanjuu

Aoharu x Kikanjuu Cast


Light Novel: N/A

Animation Production: Brain’s Base

Ouran High School Host Club x Sabagebu seems like a combo that’s hard to beat, and the manga is surprisingly tolerable. But check that PV and see if its 240p plot isn’t warning you away from this disaster.

Don't be fooled by the bishie face. Remember this is being done by Brain's Base.

Dammit, me-sama. Don’t be fooled by the bishie face. Remember this is being done by Brain’s Base.

Yeah, move on.



Ushio to Tora



Light Novel: N/A

Animation Production: MAPPA | Studio VOLN

As an adaptation of a shounen manga from the early 90s, Ushio & Tora won’t be winning any awards for… well, it won’t be winning any awards, period. But there’s a kind of nostalgic feel to it that anyone who borrowed yellowed copies of 3×3 Eyes from their local library to jerk off to cuz their dad’s dial-up internet wasn’t gonna cut it anymore can relate to.


Sorta like this? Except not really, but I like the image.

Look, what I’m saying is, I’m not gonna judge you for watching this, but you should probably get your dad to upgrade his fucking internet connection, cuz it’s fucking 2015 let’s be serious here — I don’t care how far out in the country you are.



Wakaba Girl

Wakaba Girl

Manga: N/A

Light Novel: N/A

Animation Production: Nexus

Due to Japan’s complete inability to promote its only export other than kitschy shit middle-aged hambeasts buy to keep up with the Joneses, I have no fucking clue what this anime’s about other than that image. So I’m just gonna call it as another “cute girls do cute things” anime, which will probably be banned by end of the season in Australia anyway.

Don’t despair though, those of you under the rule of freedom-hating noveau puritans, the genre sucks anyway.



Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri


Manga: N/A

Light Novel: N/A

Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

Looks like Outbreak Company x Decent Budget. And A-1 rarely manages to significantly disappoint (me).

…Sure, I’m in.


Okay, I admit I’m mostly only interested cuz this girl’s really cute.



Classroom Crisis

Classroom Crisis

Manga: N/A

Light Novel: N/A

Animation Production: Lay-duce

Remember when you thought Robotics;Notes was gonna be good? This is basically gonna be like that, except with even more slice-of-life bullshit.

You know what? Ignore this shit and track down a copy of Denpa Teki na Kanojo. Here, I’ll save you the effort: You get interesting characters with a plot that isn’t as cookie cutter as EZ-Bake Oven accessories. It’ll only take you an hour and a half to get through, and there’s a fucking yandere. How can you go wrong?

Denpa teki na Kanojo

You can’t, that’s how.

Seriously, fucking watch this shit. It is legitimately fantastic.



Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai

Adobe Photoshop PDF


Light Novel: N/A

Animation Production: J.C. Staff

In a Japan where sexual discussion is prohibited, a pervert fights back as best she can. Think Psycho Pass meets The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.


They may cut your dick in half,
And serve it to a pig.
And though it hurts, you’ll laugh,
And dance a dickless jig.
But that’s the way it goes:
In war, you’re shat upon!
Though you die, La Résistance… lives on!

I’m down for anything that paints SJWs as the pox on society they are, and even better if it’s in a format I can fap to. This one’s gonna be a winner if you can taste even half as good as me.







  • Gangsta.
  • Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
  • Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai


Watch if you’re too far gone to turn back now:

  • Aoharu x Kikanjuu
  • Ushio to Tora


Don’t watch, for the sake of your own soul:

  • Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki
  • Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
  • Wakaba Girl
  • Classroom Crisis

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LotusGG says:

>Don’t watch, for the sake of your own soul
>Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki
can’t tell if crap taste or shit taste

Dark_Sage says:

Uhh, it’s a plot made up by Urobuchi and four other dudes sitting around a kitchen table with a DnD booklet for a couple days. That’s… literally its selling point. Are you seriously expecting this to be Urobuchi’s come back from fucking Aldnoah, Gunslinger Stratos, Expelled from Paradise, Gargantia, and Psycho-Pass 2?

QQwerty says:

He didn’t do Psycho-Pass 2 as far as I know, but otherwise your point still stands.

Let’s face it: Urobuchi ain’t exactly saving anime anymore.

LotusGG says:

As far as I’m sure, Urobuchi only did the script for Gargantia’s first and last tv episode, the rest was only background. Psycho-pass 2 only had his name on it because he did the whole 1st season, he didn’t touch it. Gunslinger was also only planning and I’m not sure about expelled from paradise – didn’t watch it yet. And Aldnoah was good! Pretty underhanded coming from him but still above average.

QQwerty says:

Aldnoah fucking sucked. It looked pretty and that’s about it. Every single character, from Captain “DO YOU KNOW WHY MEN DON’T LIKE YOU” to angsty “Martians are the enemy!” was terribly fleshed out.

I could go on: Mr. PTSD, “My robot eye can control my fucking mouth somehow” protag-kun, “I’m continuing a war AGAINST the princess for whatever fucking reason” Slaine, etc.

LotusGG says:

Yeah, the characters sucked. But the plot development and its twists had me hooked overall good enough for a 8/10. If I cared more about characters, which were obviously overlooked, I would give it a 5 or 6, but I’m all into breath-taking twists and a well developed plot with nice start and conclusion.

jymmy says:

>It’s shit but I give it a really high score anyway and think everyone else should do the same.

Dark_Sage says:

Better start framing your excuse for Chaos Dragon then, because nothing about it looks good.

LotusGG says:

Well, suffering characters goes well on every dark scenario. It can’t be bad with all the budget and Urobuchi on it.

Assirra says:

“it can’t be bad with x and y” is never a good excuse.

LotusGG says:

Just give it a try and you will know what I mean.

PP says:

It’s funny because he only wrote the first 3 episodes of A.Z, he only planneed (didn’t write) the plot of Gunslinger Stratos, he worked on Expelled from Paradise in 2009, he only wrote 3 episodes in Gargantia too and he didn’t work in PP2.
And for Chaos Dragon he played a game.
Let’s face it, Urobuchi is our lord and savior, period.

LotusGG says:

Oh, I didn’t know about that AZ thing.

Kajitani-Eizan says:

Gargantia was good. Clearly Urobutchery is still saving anime

Dark_Sage says:

The only good thing about Gargantia was the belly dancing.

Kajitani-Eizan says:

Nah man also Chamber. His monologuing about the philosophical reasons for fighting and supporting his pilot were awesome and he was just generally a huge bro. If you watched with the horrid Crunchyroll script it probably was barely intelligible, though.

Dark_Sage says:

I went with UTW-Vivid. Not like that made the shitfest any better.

pi says:

bad news for you

Gangsta and Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai are gonna be simulcasted by Shitimation.

Dark_Sage says:

Bad news for everyone. :/

Anonman says:

4 days latecast, Underwater managed to do first ep before them, hopefully they wont lag behind.

anon-tan says:

I’m almost tempted to watch Laplace just for Sakurai Takahiro, but the trailer makes it look so damn boring. And gray silhouettes grabbing students? I see where this is going.

Will watch Gangsta if someone not Funi does it, because fuck Funi’s video and hardsubs. Though supposedly CR is streaming it too, but 4 days late.
Might watch Gate and Chaos Dragon if they turn out to not be shit. Other than that there’s only a handful of shows I’m considering, and about half of them are sequels. Guess I can always start on my backlog again.

moron says:

this is the first time you’ve actually picked anything with a brain
i hope this doesn’t foreshadow how bad everything will be

Dark_Sage says:

Have you stopped to consider that rather than my anime choices improving, perhaps I have cured you of your poor taste? I guess we’ll find out when I call Bikini Warriors the greatest thing to come from Japan since they invented fucking octopuses.

Anonymous says:

i just assumed you were trolling what with the gate recommendation

Dark_Sage says:

No, I’m literally only going to be watching it to masturbate to that chick.

LotusGG says:

Gate actually has a good plot. I recommend reading the manga.

Dark_Sage says:

I wasn’t aware it was translated.

LotusGG says:

It is, but the scanlation is worse than commie.

Nexxkinn says:

It has gg-like scanlation, FYI.

duplex says:

>I’m down for anything that paints SJWs as the pox on society they are


Dark_Sage says:


Mayhem says:

If SJWs are a pox on society, then call me Typhoid Mary coz I am on a mission to infect you all.

Dark_Sage says:

An SJW who likes anime? Oh boy, I’ve gotta hear how you deal with that cognitive dissonance.

Hairy says:

>So I’m just gonna call it as another “cute girls do cute things” anime, which will probably be banned by end of the season in Australia anyway.

Why does Abbott hate my moe?

QQwerty says:

What are you talking about? Our glorious leader Tony Abbott is doing his absolute best for all of his citizens, protecting them from the REAL threats to Australian society. Things like evil pirates downloading Game of Thrones, doctors who would DARE protect the basic human rights of asylum seekers, and their ilk… who could possibly question the motives of the great Tony Abbott. He clearly has all the right priorities.

Switch says:

PV2 for GATE JSDF anime is Russian tiger camo.
PV3 is the actual JSDF camo.

If the actual anime shows the tiger camo, I’d be pissed.

Also, they fucked up the Goddess’ design. It ain’t the original manga design.

Manga design: fantasy looking
Anime design: 21st century lolita looking

James says:

Where do people go to find out which groups have picked up what?

Or is it just that no one is subbing gangsta yet?

Dark_Sage says: used to be the place to go, but that was back when paying attention to fansub groups had purpose. I assume it’s still the go-to these days, but I usually just wait till I see what’s out on Nyaa.

anony says:

Is it just me or does this season look like something to wait for bluray releases and go outside instead?

Dark_Sage says:

It’s fucking hot out there and there are bugs and shit. I recommend staying inside and writing Dark_Sage fanfics.

James says:

“Darksage vs. The Terribly Tenacious Twitter Trolls, Chapter #1…”

anony says:

Climb high enough and all those things will be gone. Just cold, uncaring rock, the wide open sky and you.

Anonman says:

“Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai” with only one volume out is getting an anime -_-‘
How many chapters it is going to be? or will it be something like “Oniichan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki ja Nai n da kara ne” that was being made into an anime at the same time as the manga?

Rk says:

“Denpa Teki na Kanojo”

Thanks for the rec, it was pretty darn good.

Dark_Sage says:


pi says:

Ok, fine, I’ll watch Denpa Teki na Kanojo, since I’ve had it on my ptw list for a while now.

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