Spring 2017 Anime Season Preview [TV Shorts / OVA & ONAs]

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With there being so many anime shorts each season we felt it necessary and deserving of its own preview, so here you can find all of the anime shorts following the same format as the main anime preview again, with links to any simulcasts that are available for said series. We’ve also decided to add a new section for OVA and ONA’s that Crunchyroll, or other services, are streaming along with this season.


Shorts

100% Pascal-sensei (100% Teacher Pascal)
MAL | AniList

The story centers around an elementary school teacher who is so stupid, he cannot even write his own name. He does whatever he likes in his classroom. Plus, by all appearances, he is not human. (Source: ANN)

Apr 15, 2017 | OLM | Manga | Comedy
Streaming: Crunchyroll

Akindo Sei no Little Peso
MAL | AniList

The story begins on the planet of Akindo, the planet that is the best in the universe at earning money. Prince Peso, the planet’s ruler, lives a bum’s life of playing smartphone games every day, always concentrated on paying micro-transactions. One day, the king demands that all the money in the universe be brought to him, and Peso and his lackeys are cast out. Now, Peso travels the universe, meeting aliens and fighting them in business battles. (Source: ANN)

 

Apr 3, 2017 | Fanworks | Game | Sci-Fi, Comedy
Streaming:

Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai!
MAL | AniList

Based on a Chinese web comedy manga.

The original manga’s story centers on a violent girl who strikes her idiot older brother. The story also focuses on sibling love, love, and food. (Source: ANN)

Apr 7, 2017 | Fanworks | Web Manga | Slice of Life, Comedy, School, Shoujo
Streaming:

Buppu na Mainichi
MAL | AniList

The story will focus on a cat who begins living with 10 dogs, and the animals’ busy everyday life. The story draws inspiration from real-life singer Noriyuki Makihara and his pets. (Source: ANN)

Mar 11, 2017 | Kachidoki Studio | Original? | Comedy
Streaming:

Cinderella Girls Gekijou (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Gekijou)
MAL | AniList

An anime adaptation of the 5-panel manga, The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Gekijou.

The “cute, comical” manga follows the idols’ “real” daily life that can only be found in these panels. (Source: AniList)

Apr 4, 2017 | Gathering | 4-koma Manga | Slice of Life, Comedy
Streaming: Crunchyroll, Daisuki

Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys
MAL | AniList

Kenka Banchou Otome – Girl Beats Boys, Hinako Nakayama has spent all of her life being raised in state-run orphanages, without ever knowing her family. As she’s about to enter high school, Hinako is approached by Hikaru, a boy who claims to be her twin brother.

According to Hikaru, Hikaru and Hinako are the children of the head of the powerful Onigashima yakuza family, and Hikaru wants Hinako to switches places with him at Shishiku Academy, an all-boys school overrun with the nation’s toughest delinquents. Can Hinako save her brother, find romance, and become the new boss of the school? (Source: Crunchyroll)

Apr 12, 2017 | Project No.9, A-Real | Visual Novel | Action, Romance, School, Shoujo
Streaming: Crunchyroll 

Love Kome: We Love Rice
MAL | AniList

The “heartwarming ‘kome’dy with laughs and passion” promises to let audiences rediscover the virtues of rice (“Japan’s soul food”). It follows five handsome rice-inspired boys as they shine at the “Harvest Show” live event at the Kokuritsu Inahou Gakuen (“Rice Ear Academy,” a wordplay on national schools). (Source: ANN)

Apr 5, 2017 | Encourage Films | Original | Slice of Life
Streaming: Crunchyroll

Makeruna!! Aku no Gundan!
MAL | AniList

The comedy manga’s story centers on an “evil corps” led by Don that is planning to conquer the universe. The group sets out to invade Earth, but their spaceship disappears. They encounter an earthling boy who helps them. The aliens take up part-time jobs and continue with their plans to conquer Earth. (Source: ANN)

Apr 5, 2017 | Tatsunoko Production | Manga | Comedy, Shounen
Streaming: Crunchyroll

Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen
MAL | AniList

The gag manga centers on a young female ninja named Chidori, whose dream is to help the Warring States-era warlord Oda Nobunaga to achieve his goals. (Source: ANN)

Apr 8, 2017 | TMS Entertainment | 4-koma Manga | Comedy, Historical
Streaming: Crunchyroll

Panpaka Pants O NEW-san
MAL | AniList

The third season of Panpaka Pants.

The anime follows Panpaka, a male piglet whose mission it is to collect “wonderful underwear.” Panpaka travels with his cat friend Pu-nyan, and the two of them overcome various hurdles to encounter special underwear, such as mermaid underwear or Kung-Fu underwear. (Source: ANN)

Apr 7, 2017 | DLE | Original | Comedy
Streaming:

Puripuri Chii-chan!!
MAL | AniList

The story revolves around a girl named Yuuka, who encounters a being from the depths of the Earth named Chii-chan (a pun of chiteijin, the Japanese word for underground-dweller), and an alien named Ucchan (a pun of uchuujin or alien). The story follows their heartwarming and chaotic everyday lives together. (Source: AniList)

Apr 15, 2017 | OLM | Manga | Sci-Fi, Comedy, Shoujo
Streaming: Crunchyroll

Room Mate: One Room Side M
MAL | AniList

Another One Room series telling “another story” featuring male characters. (Source: MAL)

Apr 12, 2017 | TYPHOON GRAPHICS | Original | ??
Streaming: Crunchyroll

The World YAMIZUKAN (Sekai no Yami Zukan)
MAL | AniList

The anime will be in an omnibus short format that will tell stories of the strange and bizarre in our world, including UFOs, cryptids, curses, ancient civilizations, supernatural powers, spiritual experiences, bizarre cases, different dimensions, and urban legends, told in a picture show style. (Source: ANN)

Apr 3, 2017 | ILCA | Original | Horror, Supernatural
Streaming: Crunchyroll

Shounen Ashibe: Go! Go! Goma-chan 2 (Young Ashibe: Go! Go! Goma-chan 2)
MAL | AniList

The story follows the daily life of the baby spotted seal Goma-chan and its owner, schoolboy Ashibe Ashiya (Source: ANN)

Apr 4, 2017 | Bridge | 4-koma Manga | Slice of Life, Comedy
Streaming: Crunchyroll

Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni…
MAL | AniList

The story begins when a woman reunites with her first love at a class reunion. She discovers that Kujō has taken over his family’s temple as a priest. The woman thought that priests did not have romantic relationships, but a passion ignites between the two. She wonders if what she and the priest do is really right. (Source: ANN)

Apr 3, 2017 | Seven | Manga | Drama, Romance, Josei
Streaming:

World Fool News Part II
MAL | AniList

Second season of World Fool News.

Takahashi is transferred to a main anchor of a news program, which is known for being a little…weird. This is a comedy about somewhat ridiculous happenings occurring at a broadcasting station. (Source: AniList)

Apr 2, 2017 | CoMixWave Films | Other | Comedy, Slice of Life
Streaming: Crunchyroll


OVA & ONAs

Monster Strike 2
MAL | AniList

The second season of Monster Strike.

The net anime centers on protagonist Ren Homura, who returns to his hometown of Kaminohara, but something in his memories tells him he didn’t really live in Kaminohara before. After the Monster Strike app is forcefully installed on his phone, the game and its battles start to help him piece together his scattered memories. Ren also uncovers the truth about the smartphone game. (Source: ANN)

Apr 1, 2017 | Mixi | Game | Action, Game, Fantasy
Streaming: Crunchyroll

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