This summer season isn’t about fun in the sun but the return of several key shows that have taken a breather – we’re talking everything from Berserk to D.Gray-man to, uh, Love Live. Rather than highlight the many sequels well worth your time, though, we’ll be shifting our focus to the new. Well, minus one key exception we couldn’t leave out, that is. Here are five new shows that appear to have potential.
Mob Psycho 100
Tales of Zestiria the X
Related reading: Matt’s review of the video game version of Tales of Zestiria.
Bandai Namco has commissioned numerous animated shows to accentuate its long-running RPG franchise in recent years. Zestiria is the latest in the franchise to receive such an adaptation and, if the PS4 game’s story is anything to go by, it may be one of the finer ones. The story follows a young man with the ability to see ghostly beings and his desire for humans and said spirits to live together in peace. Because Tales games feature such wildly different narratives, this one can be viewed without prerequisites. If nothing else, it’s practically guaranteed that Studio ufotable will do its job animating key scenes as if budgets don’t exist.
– Clark A.