The Latest and Greatest in Anime. Presented at Salt Lake Comic Con 2014
Panelists: John Fragglepuss Evans, Breanne Evans, Brittany Evans, Lindsay Starke
This is the list of the anime that we reviewed for our panel on The Latest and Greatest in Anime at Salt Lake Comic Con 2014. In this panel we reviewed anime that has started airing in the past year. To clarify, the first season of the anime had to have first aired in the past year. There is a lot of new anime, 50+ each season, so it is not possible to review everything that has started airing. We appreciate everybody that came to our panel. Here is a short summary of each anime so that you can read through and get some ideas on new anime that you can watch.
Sabagebu! (Survival Game Club)
Transfer student Momoka is forced into her schools survival club by the overzealous Miou. She must learn to hold her own amongst air soft gun wielding teen girls.
Following a freak accident college freshman Kaneki wakes up with a bizarre hunger after receiving a complete transplant of ghoul organs. He must now figure out where a half human/half ghoul fits into society.
Girl obsessed high schooler Shibaki finds his fortune entangled with a young looking witch who has given him 666 magic tickets. However every time he uses one it takes a part of his life.
Humanity finds itself in a cease fire while at war with the colonizers of Mars. After a plot by the Martian Empire fighting resumes and it’s up to Inaho, a soldier in training, and his friends to hold them off.
Akame Ga Kill!
After realizing the corruption of his government Tatsumi, a young fighter, is recruited to a group of assassins called “Night Raid”.
Kill La Kill
Transfer student Ryuko arrives a Honnouji Academy looking for her fathers killer. She proceeds to challenge the schools student council in search of answers from the council President Satsuki.
As Dandy, a rockabilly styled alien hunter, is traveling through space with his robot QT, he meets an over sized space cat named Meow. The three of them get into all sorts of trouble.
My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy
A seemingly normal high school boy is forced to make decisions in a multiple-choice fashion. Each decision is more difficult than the last.
Humanity is wiped to near extinction by monsters known as Gastrea. It’s up to the Civil Security to fight the Gastrea and keep humanity alive.
The train conductor career is a dream job. It’s too bad that Naohito Takayama was placed in the Security Force instead.
Riddle Story of Devil
12 assassins are in a class together. The 13th classmate is not an assassin, but the other 12 are trying to kill her.
Chaika – The Coffin Princess
A brother and sister finds a mysterious girl carrying a coffin in the mountains. What’s the story behind this girl?
The self-proclaimed bad boy of school is nothing compared to the new club full of girls he joins. However, the girls see nothing strange with their unusual behavior.
Terror in Resonance
Terrorists threaten Tokyo with bombs via the internet. Can the police solve the terrorist’s riddles before the bombs explode?
The daughter of a glass artisan has a group of friends. The group gets shaken when a transfer student comes into town.
No Game No Life
A brother and sister are intense gamers. They get taken away into an amazing game-controlled universe.
Hozuki no Reitetsu
The story involves serious minded demon Ogre Hōzuki, who works with King Yama and other demons in the Japanese afterlife, as he attempts to manage the unusual problems which occur there.
Hiyori Iki is a regular middle school student until she is hit by a bus while trying to save a person named Yato. This incident transforms her into a half-phantom. Soon after she learns that Yato is a god and her life is never the same.
One day on her way home Rinka, a poor high school student, follows a flying penguin to the top of New Tokyo Tower where a flying goldfish passes through her and gives her the power to slip through solid objects.
Kamigami no Asobi
Kusanagi Yui is ordered by Zeus, a god and headmaster of a school, to teach the meaning of love to young gods. It is Zeus’ attempt to cancel the weakening bond between the divine and the humans.
A rare incident bring a group of young boys and girls together that call themselves the “Mekakushi Dan”. Each member possesses a strange power involving their eyes.
As punishment for punching a famous calligrapher, young calligrapher Handa Seishu is exiled to a small island where he has to adapt to his new wacky neighbors.
Invaders of the Rokujyoma
Due to young Koutarou’s financial circumstances, he must live on a tight budget. He soon discovers a rent-free apartment, there’s just one problem, room 106 of Corona Apartments is cursed in more ways than one.
Monthly Girls Nozakikun
Chiyo has a crush on schoolmate Nozaki, but when she confesses her love he mistakes her for a fan and gives her an autograph. She then discovers that he is her favorite shoujo manga artist.
Hakura and Yuu were best friends through middle school. Upon entering high school they make their relationship special with secret kisses.
Nisekoi: False Love
Raku and Chitoge, two high school students, must pretend to date to keep their mafia families from going to war. There’s only one catch, they hate each other.
Knights of Sidonia
The last of human civilization resides on a giant ship named Sidonia. Pilots fight an alien race with special genetic engineering.
Nanana’s Buried Treasure
On an artificial island named Nanae Island, a boy finds himself living with the ghost of the island’s founder. He must find her killer to free her from his apartment.
If Her Flag Breaks
A high school boy has the ability to visualize “flags” on peoples heads. They stand for future events such as; death flag, friendship flag, and romance flag. He is challenged with changing the course of action by breaking the flags and making them change.
A group of online gamers are trapped in a virtual reality MMORPG. With no way to return they create a new society within the game.
Volleyball done right. A low ranked volleyball team has two new 3rd year players that make a huge splash in the championship tournament.