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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Anime Hype: Spring Animes We Never Learn: BOKUBEN, Demon Slayer, Ao-chan Can’t Study! & More

We've got some funny new animes this Spring to check out. Here's the latest on what you should give a try this season.

-New from Aniplex

We Never Learn: BOKUBEN stars Ryota Osaka (Your lie in April, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic) as Nariyuki Yuiga, a high-school boy, who find himself in the unlikely predicament of trying to secure a college scholarship in exchange for tutoring his brilliant yet sometimes tragically oblivious peers. Haruka Shiraishi (Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online), Miyu Tomita (BANANA FISH), Sayumi Suzushiro (Kaguya-sama: Love Is War), and Madoka Asahina (New Game!) play the colorful cast of characters turning Nariyuki’s world upside down. Up and coming voice actress Lynn from The Promised Neverland and I want to eat your pancreas rounds out the cast as teacher Mafuyu Kirisu.  Specially formed musical unit of Shiraishi, Tomita, and Suzushiro, Study, perform the opening theme “ready STUDY go!”

We Never Learn: BOKUBEN premieres on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and FunimationNow on April 6, 2019.

-Also coming from Aniplex from the pages of Shonen Jump

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba:

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself.

Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family. 

 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will be on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and FunimationNow this Spring.

Sentai Filmworks has snagged two new animes:

Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?:

Ichiro Sato is about as average as a student can get… except for his above-average ability to land himself in totally awkward, intensely risqué situations with his no-nonsense teacher, Kana Kojima! Ichiro has his hands full dealing with these steamy shenanigans and unexpected encounters in the most unlikely places. At least it can’t get any worse, right?

The series will be available for the Spring 2019 simulcast season to stream on select digital outlets.

Ao-chan Can’t Study!:

Ao Horie’s father, a popular erotic fiction author, chose Ao’s name because A stands for “apple” and O stands for “orgy”! Desperate to escape her father’s legacy and get into a prestigious university, Ao devotes herself to studying instead of pursuing romance. She has no time for boys, but there’s just one problem: Kijima, her handsome and popular classmate, just confessed his love to her! And to make matters worse, she can’t stop thinking dirty thoughts about him! Looks like escaping her father’s influence will be harder than she thought…

The series will be available for the Spring 2019 simulcast season to stream on select digital outlets.

-Junji Ito has a new collection of scary stories coming out from Viz this April. 

Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection
Available April 16th 

Try not to be noticed when you eat the secret nectar, otherwise you’ll get smashed… What horrific events happened to create the earthbound—people tied to a certain place for the rest of their short lives? Then, a strange haunted house comes to town, but no one expects it to lead to a real hell… Welcome to Junji Ito’s world, a world with no escape from endless nightmares.