The 10 Original Anime Series That Will Air This Spring

Original anime allow an anime staff showcase their creative side! Without a source material, these works attempt to bring something different to the field and can become great experiences.

The upcoming spring season has no shortage of original series!


1Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai (Tada-kun Does Not Fall in Love)

Studio: Doga Kobo

Genre: Comedy / Romance

Premiere: April 5

Quick Pitch: Mitsuyoshi Tada is a student who meets a beautiful foreign transfer student while taking pictures of cherry blossoms. The girl’s name is Teresa Wagner and she’s transferred from Luxembourg. Upon arriving in Japan, Teresa finds herself separated from her travel companion, which leads Mitsuyoshi to take her to his grandfather’s coffee shop.


2Juushinki Pandora

Studio: Satelight

Genre: Mecha

Premiere: April 4

Quick Pitch: Seven years ago, the Xianglong Crisis caused living things and machines to evolve, leading to the rise of entities called B.R.A.I. These beings drove humanity to the brink of extinction, with M.O.E.V. mecha units being their sole weapon against the B.R.A.I. Leon is living in the wilderness and conducting research to better counter the B.R.A.I. threat.


3Megalo Box

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Genre: Action / Drama / Sports

Premiere: April 6

Quick Pitch: JD participates in fixed boxing matches in an underground ring in order to make a living. However, a chance meeting lights a fire in JD’s heart and he’s now willing to risk everything to face a challenge.


4Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari

Studio: Silver Link

Genre: Comedy / Supernatural

Premiere: April 12

Quick Pitch: Koma is the smart and handsome student council president, and Tsubasa is a multi-talented shop assistant at a café. Unbeknownst to their admirers, the two men are “Butlers” that travel through time to fight supernatural battles.


5Lostorage conflated WIXOSS

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Game / Psychological

Premiere: April 7

Quick Pitch: Lostorage focuses on Suzuko Homura, a girl who finds herself wagering her memories in a new type of WIXOSS battle. While the winner will have a wish granted, losing all of their memory coins will cause them to lose every memory they once had.


6To Be Heroing

Studio: Haoliners Animation

Genre: Action / Comedy / Parody / Superpower

Premiere: May 19

Quick Pitch: To Be Hero follows a handsome divorcee with a reputation for being a bad father. One day, he is sucked into a toilet and is given the tasked of saving the world. In order to become a superhero, he must transform into an ugly man, which is something he’s willing to do in order to protect his daughter.


7Hisone to Masotan

Studio: Bones

Genre: Action / Fantasy / Military

Premiere: April 13

Quick Pitch: Hisone Amakasu joins the Self-Defense Force after struggling with the fact that her seemingly innocent words unintentionally hurt people. While stationed at an airbase in Gifu, Hisone meets a hidden dragon, and it chooses Hisone to be his pilot.



Studio: TBA

Genre: Comedy / Science Fiction / Sports

Premiere: April 10

Quick Pitch: Arigetti, Korupi, and Sabina are bounty hunters that participate in various sci-fi influenced sports.


9Gundam Build Divers

Studio: TBA

Genre: Action / Mecha

Premiere: April 3

Quick Pitch: The Gunpla Force Battle Tournament is a yearly event centered around Gundam model fights. The final round sees Avalon, which is led by champion Kyoya Kujo, facing off against the 7th Panzer Division’s Rommel.


10Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Happy Kiss!

Studio: Comet

Genre: Comedy / Magical Boy / Slice of Life

Premiere: April 9

Quick Pitch: Binan High School’s Earth Defense Club has new members whom love enjoying tea and having idle conversations. While spending time at a bathhouse, they meet a strange boy who drags them into a battle at the magical kingdom of Honyala Land.


Which originals are you planing on watching?

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