Ashita no Anime

Anime of Tomorrow

Autumn 2012 Recommendations

1. Psycho-Pass

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a good cyberpunk series and this one comes with a great premise centered on a society managed by a grand computer system that keeps the peace in what is either a utopian or dystopian society depending on your point of view.


Survival thrillers have been prevalent as of late, but this anime shines brighter than most because of its gut-wrenching ferocity that feels real because of how it plunges into the nature of man on the edge.


3. Zetsuen no Tempest

When the two protagonists serve as each other’s foils so well, you’ve got a recipe for some terrific dialogue, which is complimented by fast-paced action.



4. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

It’s fun to escape from reality sometimes, but when your imagination takes over, all sorts of hilarity ensues—especially when someone is reminding you of an embarrassing past you’d rather forget.


5. Little Busters!

Key always makes such wonderful anime.  Between the pleasant soundtrack, kind characters and interesting social quandaries, there’s no shortage of excellence.



6. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

A boy whose generosity knows no bounds and a girl whose upbringing taught her no common sense.  Put them together and let the ensuing misunderstandings lead to a lively and comedic school life.


7. Jormungand: Perfect Order

The second season is still all the awesome action and dark humor of the first with the addition of a power-hungry plot on multiple fronts all centered on Koko, the high-spirited arms dealer.


8. Girls und Panzer

The quirky and colorful cast of this series might have been enough by itself to make a fun story.  But the way it feminizes tank warfare without cracking a smile will give your face an exercise in happiness.


Honorable mentions

Sword Art Online ∙ Medaka Box Abnormal ∙ Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse ∙ Shinsekai Yori

Seitokai no Ichizon Lv.2 ∙ Hayate no Gotoku: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You


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