All Usa wanted was to shed his Freak Show ringmaster nickname. In middle school the weirdos flocked to him, and while he was generally well-regarded, this magnetism did not serve him well. So when he moved to the Kawai boarding house to live on his own for high school, he thought those days were over–and then he met his housemates.
Although he starts as just an anime otaku trying to save money for trips to Akihabara, Onoda Sakamichi turns out be a talented cyclists, particularly when it comes to climbing hills. He garners the interest of various members of the high school cycling club, and before he knows it, he’s part of the core team going to the Inter-High competition.
Enter Peco: carefree, naturally skilled, but lacking in focus. Enter Smile: quiet, focused, but lacking in social graces. Table tennis brought them together as children, but it also wore at them through adolescence. They both lost their ways, but perhaps Ping Pong can bring them together once more?
Shiro finds himself splitting his thoughts between cooking and relationships–his own, his clients’, and his parents’ in this second installment of Yoshinaga Fumi’s delicious culinary manga.
The Eternal Alliance has started their siege of the fortress at Sankt Gotthard Pass. The northern and southern forts have fallen, but the the true test is at the barrier station where the vile Wolfram is more prepared than the rebels could have possibly imagined.
The little family that could has arrived at the home of the author who brought their lives together. However, they’re soon cornered by Prince Robot IV, and sacrifices will need to be made in order to allow this love story to continue.
Gloria is still grieving the loss of her grandmother as she heads off for her summer at “geek camp.” Upon arrival, she finds herself distracted by her roommate, a quixotic instructor, and a Mad Hatter-esque thespian.
The time has come for the Eternal Alliance to make its stand against the Hapsburg Duchy, and the first target to achieve the goal is to take Sankt Gotthard Pass. Sacrifices will be necessary for the son of Wilhelm Tell to succeed and open the way for rebellion.
Tamo Agricultural School has its share of odd duck characters, but adding a former idol to the mix seems to put the already off-the-wall antics of the students into an even higher gear. From planting vegetables to mud volleyball in a typhoon, there’s no way to know just what they’ll do next.
Having selected only a few new shows this season, only those that really appealed to me, it’s great to get through the first half of the season thinking, “I really like what I’m watching.” There are a couple that don’t engage me as much as I might like, but that’s more on me rather than the quality of the show. I need to try to stay picky at the start of new seasons, just go for the good stuff. It’ll help me feel less overwhelmed.