“What’s New in Anime” Panel. Presented at Anime Banzai 2015

“What’s New in Anime” Panel. Presented at Anime Banzai 2015

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Panelists: John Fragglepuss Evans, Breanne Evans, Brittany Evans, Lindsay Starke

The following is a list of the anime we reviewed for our panel on What’s New in Anime at Anime Banzai 2015. In the panel we reviewed new anime that started airing in the past year, which includes: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2015. There are a significant number 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 to watch.



Plastic Memories

Giftia are a new type of android that possess human-like qualities but have a limited lifespan. The Terminal Service retrieve Giftia as they expire, but are often met with resistance from the owner.


Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

A fantasy world with a town centered around a dungeon and adventurers aplenty.


Punch Line

Yuuta must avoid seeing panties, not just because of the risk of getting a nosebleed, but because if he sees them, the world will explode!


Actually, I Am

Asahi has a reputation for not being able to keep a secret. What will he do when he finds out his crush is actually a vampire?



Ergastulum is a shady city full of mafia, drugs, prostitutes, and all manner of dirty dealings. Nic and Worick, The Handymen, take care of the jobs no one else will touch.


The Perfect Insider

Souhei Saikawa meets Moe Nishinosono on a research vacation. The two find a corpse and work to solve a serial murder case.


One Punch Man

A seemingly normal young man is everything but that. He is a superhero looking for a tough opponent.


High School Star Musical

The series tells the story of five students as they struggle to enter the musical department of Ayanagi Academy, a music school. Music and dancing galore!


My Love Story

Takeo is very large compared to his peers and has always wanted a girlfriend, but would fall flat to his devastatingly handsome best friend. After he saves sweet Yamato on the train, love begins to blossom.


Sound! Euphonium

This musical story focuses on euphonist Kumiko, as her school’s band strives to make it the national competition.


Lovely Muuuuuuuuuco!

Muco is a fun loving dog who lives with his owner Komatsu in a glass-making workshop in the mountains.



Special abilities manifest among young kids. Yuu utilizes his powers to cheat through school until he is discovered by Nao, a young girl who has made a school for gifted individuals.



After years of dormant rest, a hot springs fairy awakens in modern-day Japan. While she slept she took on the appearance of a young girl. (hulu.com)



Ever wonder what would happen if our modern world crossed paths with a medieval work of magic? Watch Gate 7 and find out.


Beautiful Bones

Shōtarō Tatewaki, a high schooler living in Asahikawa City meets Sakurako Kujo, a bone-loving young lady who has an ability to analyze specimen. Because of meeting her, he has to accompany her to various cases.


Ranpo Kitan

Several grisly murders take place in an unassuming high school. It’s up to Kobayaki and Akenchi to solve these crimes and stop the killing spree.


Blood Blockade Battlefront

A portal to the “Beyond” has flooded New York City with the paranormal. It’s up to crime fighters, Libra, to clear the streets of trouble.


Dance with Devils

Ritsuka is a 2nd year high schooler who lives a peaceful life with her mother Maria, but the balance collapses when she meets meets several beautiful devils.


Himouto Umaru-chan

Umaru seems like the perfect sister, sweet, intelligent and popular. Until she gets home! Sleeping, watching TV, eating junk food and leaving all the housework to her older brother.


Shokugeki No Souma: Food Wars

A young man who aspires to one day outcook his father enters an elite cooking high school, where culinary battles are commonplace.


Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers

As the Demon God emerges the six Braves are chosen to defeat him, however there is an imposter among them.


The Chivalry of a Failed Knight

Ikki Kuragane is the “Failure Knight” of Hagun Academy. He must master the use of his soul weapon or “Device” before actual combat.


Heavy Object

Massive war machines called “Objects” seem indestructible until two soldiers take one down with their ingenuity.


Assassination Classroom

A mysterious creature has threatened to destroy Earth. But first he wants to teach a class of junior high school students who must assassinate him before the end of the school year.


Prison School

Five boys have finally been allowed into an all-girls school. An attempt to peep into the girl’s bathroom lands them all in a literal prison on school grounds.


Seraph of the End

A virus kills all humans over the age of 13. Vampires use the children as blood donors. One boy escapes and begins his journey of revenge.



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3 Responses to “What’s New in Anime” Panel. Presented at Anime Banzai 2015

  1. animefun says:

    For all its ungainliness, its cheesiness, its silliness, High School Musical is undoubtedly a great big heap of fun.


  2. dragonballgo says:

    A schmaltzy little piece of obvious fluff that’s directed in truly horrendous fashion and populated by cardboard characters who spit out simplistic platitudes and breathy pop tunes.


  3. animefun says:

    the filmmakers were just trying to tell a story. Sex, drugs and violence just didn’t factor into that equation


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