Heating up

The shows of the Heating Up tier don’t have the entire community excited, however, they do have their own Core fanbases. We believe that each of these shows has a chance to move into the Red hot tier at some point during the Spring season.

guide to season 2

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu -Die Neue These-Kaikou

Recommended if you enjoyed: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell, Psycho-Pass

In humanity’s distant future, two interstellar states—the monarchic Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance—are embroiled in a never-ending war. The story focuses on the exploits of rivals Reinhard von Müsel and Yang Wen Li as they rise to power and fame in the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance.


Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory

Recommended if you enjoyed: Code Geass, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Eureka Seven

An announcement for a new Full Metal Panic! series installment has been made during the stage event at Fantasia Bunko Festival.


Golden Kamuy

Recommended if you enjoyed: Ancient Magus Bride, JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken, Kokkokou

In Hokkaido, the far northern lands of Japan, Sugimoto survived the Russo-Japanese war of the Meiji era. Nicknamed “Sugimoto the Immortal” during the war, he now seeks the riches promised by the gold rush in hopes of saving the widowed wife of his now deceased comrade from the war. During his hunt of gold, he finds hints of a hidden stash of gold by corrupt criminals. Partnering with an Ainu girl that saves his life from the harsh climates of the north, they venture into a survival adventure to race against the criminals that seek the hidden stash. (Source: MangaUpdates)


Megalo Box

Recommended if you enjoyed: Hajime no Ippo, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Yowamushi Pedal

Ashita no Joe 50th anniversary project.

JD (Junk Dog) participates in fixed boxing matches in an underground ring in order to live. Today, he enters the ring again, but he encounters a certain person. JD wants to take on a challenge that risks everything.


Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru

Recommended if you enjoyed: Fate/Stay Night, Basilisk: Ouka Ninpouchou, The King’s Avatar

The series takes place in an alternate world, staged mostly in the city of Eridana, whose territory is half in the Tseberun Dragon Empire, and half in the Lapetodes Seven Cities Alliance. Each half is separated by the Orielal River. In this world, special abilities called spell formulas (咒式, jushiki) exist, which are essentially chemical reactions augmented through special weapons that cause a magic spell-like effect. These special weapons are called Magic Staff weapons, and are as varied as regular weapons are. Spell formulists use these spell formulas to fight with “Beasts of Abhorrent Form,” natural creatures that use spell formulas and pose a threat to humans, such as Dragons, Aions, or Enormes. The story focuses on the two main characters, Gaius Sorel and Gigina Ashley-Bufh, the only two employees of spell formulist dispatch office Ashley-Bufh & Sorel Co. They are met with a variety of requests from a variety of clients, all requiring the adept use of spell formulas. (Source: LNDB.info)



Recommended if you enjoyed: Mob Psycho 100Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

One night, a strange object falls on the head of Nitta, a member of the yakuza. Inside the box is a strange young girl named Hina. She has tremendous supernatural powers, and Nitta finds himself reluctantly taking her in. Her powers can come in handy for his yakuza business, but he also runs the risk of her using them on him! Not to mention, if she doesn’t use her powers, she will eventually go berserk and destroy everything around her. Nitta and Hina’s strange life together is just beginning… (Source: MangaHelpers)



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