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Spring 2018 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Hen
7:30 NHK (1/7)
Jikkenhin Kazoku -Creatures Family Days-
19:30 MX (4/9)
Gundam Build Divers
17:55 TX (4/3)
17:55 TX
Emiya-san Chi no Kyou no Gohan
21:00 (1/1)
Isekai Izakaya: Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu
12:00 Bandai (4/13)
Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu
6:30 MBS (1/6)
Gegege no Kitarou Season 6
9:00 CX (4/1)
Mahou Shoujo Ore
22:00 AT-X (4/2)
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu Die Neue These Kaikou
21:00 Gekijo (4/3)
Alice or Alice
22:25 MX (4/4)
Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai
21:00 AT-X (4/5)
Inazuma Eleven Ares no Tenbin
17:55 TX (4/6)
Boku no Hero Academia Season 3
17:30 ytv (4/7)
Cutie Honey Universe
21:00 AT-X (4/8)
Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi
22:30 MX (4/2)
Tokyo Ghoul: re
23:00 MX (4/3)
Juushinki Pandora
23:30 MX (4/4)
Comic Girls
23:00 AT-X (4/5)
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory
20:30 AT-X (4/13)
17:35 NHK (4/7)
Nil Admirari no Tenbin
22:00 MX (4/1)
Golden Kamuy
23:00 MX (4/9)
High School DxD HERO
23:00 AT-X (4/10)
Last Period -Owarinaki Rasen no Monogatari-
24:00 MX (4/11)
Hisone to Masotan
24:00 MX (4/12)
21:00 AT-X (4/6)
Amanchu! ~Advance~
23:00 AT-X (4/7)
23:30 MX (4/8)
Captain Tsubasa
25:35 TX (4/2)
Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori
24:30 AT-X (4/10)
Steins;Gate 0
25:00 AbemaTV (4/11)
Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
24:55 CX (4/12)
22:30 BS SKY (4/6)
Darling in the Franxx
23:30 MX (1/13)
Uma Musume Pretty Derby
24:00 MX (4/1)
Souten no Ken REGENESIS
24:30 MX (4/9)
Tachibana-kan To Lie Angle
25:00 MX (4/3)
Butlers ~Chitose Momotose Monogatari~
25:05 MX (4/11)
Dorei-ku The Animation
25:00 BS11 (4/12)
Akkun to Kanojo
22:30 AT-X (4/6)
Devil’s Line
23:30 AT-X (4/7)
Piano no Mori
24:10 NHK (4/8)
Fumikiri Jikan
25:15 MX (4/9)
25:29 ntv (4/3)
Megalo Box
25:28 TBS (4/5)
Lostorage conflated WIXOSS
24:30 MX (4/6)
Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online
24:00 MX (4/7)
Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara
24:30 MX (4/8)
3D Kanojo Real Girl
25:59 ntv (4/3)
Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru
25:58 TBS (4/5)
Mahou Shoujo Site
25:55 TBS (4/6)
PERSONA5 the Animation
24:30 MX (4/7)
Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei Bu Happy Kiss!
25:35 TX (4/8)
Hoozuki no Reitetsu 2nd Season Sono Ni
25:00 MX (4/7)
25:30 Netflix (4/7)
Legend: 3 1 5 3
3 2 5 Not covering

Now that every show has had several episodes to make its case, it’s time to tell you what we’ll be blogging this season. This is Random Curiosity’s Spring 2018 blogging schedule.

As always, this is a tentative overview of our plans for the new season . . . is what we used to say, but with multiple episodes under our belts, we’re pretty confident in our picks. Will some of them blow up in our faces? It’s happened before. This is what we’re going with for now.

In show news, we’re covering a totally bonkers 22 series, including 5 carry-overs. Perhaps that’s not surprising given how stacked this season is, but it took a hero effort from a certain writer named Stilts, who has an unusual amount of free time/masochism this season, to get to that number. (Also Choya is covering five, but one of his shows is monthly so I’m going to focus on my own ego thank you very much.) It’s a testament to how stacked this season is that there are still good shows left uncovered, but we did our best y’all.

In staff news, nothing much to report. Zaiden is taking it a bit easier than he was hoping for this season, but he’s helping to cap for a couple of shows, so you can credit more of that series count to him than it appears. Other than that, no news is good news. Special reminder that we’re leaving writer recruitment open in case anyone wants to get a jump on the next recruitment drive (which may happen soon… I’m not going to be able to blog five shows every season), so check out this previous schedule post for details. Because I’m too lazy to copy them over here.

That’s all I’ve got this time. Thanks as always for reading, and feel free to pop on over to our Discord channel if you’d like to chat outside of the usual posts. Let’s enjoy another season of anime together. Cheers!

April 26, 2018 at 6:13 pm
  • April 26, 2018 at 6:29 pmArsene

    Tuesdays would be unbearable if Invisible Victory were moved from Friday’s.

    Related: shame no one’s covering Lupin V. It’s quite possibly the best series of the six, and definitely one of the best shows in a season with some stiff competition.

  • April 26, 2018 at 6:51 pmRenaSayers

    Steins;Gate 0 = 25:00 SERIOUSLY!? Steins is at 1 AM on a work night? (Most American would call this Military time, but I call it normal time…)

    • April 28, 2018 at 11:55 amLyfe

      Plenty of people are awake at that time, and those that aren’t record.

  • April 26, 2018 at 9:20 pmJeffers

    Pretty good choices for cover. The only one that is not covered in my watchlist is hinamatsuri. And i give appluase for deciding to cover comic girls too! To me its among the gem for this season.

  • April 26, 2018 at 10:15 pmzztop

    Last Period’s worth watching, even if no one’s covering it.
    The latest episode was a meta parody of mobage crossover specials, which featured the characters of Higurashi no Naku no Koro Ni as high-ranked summons.
    (The source game was doing a crossover collaboration with Higurashi for that week.)


    • April 26, 2018 at 11:48 pmStilts

      Agreed. I’m enjoying it, it’s easy, fun watchin’.

  • April 26, 2018 at 11:08 pmtombeet

    Good choice overall, except… WHAT? Hinamatsuri isn’t covered? Well, you guys missed one of the most promising show this season.

    • April 26, 2018 at 11:50 pmStilts

      Several of us are watching it, it’s just that those who were thinking of blogging it didn’t have quite enough time to fit it in. I’m sure it’ll get a finale post.

  • April 27, 2018 at 5:57 amPyon

    Before it’s too late, or maybe it already is, but someone really needs to pick up Megalo Box. Obvious dark horse of the season, aside of other great shows featured. I’ve almost made my mistake ignoring this show, but now I am impatient for next episode not less than for new Hero Academia and S;G.

    Glad to see Golden Kamuy getting coverage in last minute, thanks Passerby for taking this one. And big thanks to all writers for covering so many shows in a single season, spring looks very special this year both in anime industry and Random Curiosity.

    • April 27, 2018 at 11:56 amStilts

      It’s too late. It was considered, but the stars didn’t line up. We’re maxed out.

      • April 27, 2018 at 3:26 pmPyon

        Got it, spring has so much to offer this season that it’s understandable. Thanks for reply.

  • April 27, 2018 at 6:23 amzeroyuki92

    No Megalobox and Hinamatsuri made me a sad panda. I guess that’s why ep. 3 RC for Hinamatsuri never come :(

  • April 27, 2018 at 8:21 amstarss

    Lupin III isn’t being covered! Probably the biggest shock from this.

    • April 27, 2018 at 11:58 amStilts

      Not sure how that’s a shock, considering we didn’t intro this one. It’s probably a good show, Lupin has a pretty high floor, but we only occasionally jump back on board to blog long-running series we haven’t been covering. It’s rare, though.

  • April 27, 2018 at 11:30 amCharkan

    Aggretsuko. Sanrio new serie on Netflix. Hello Kitty type gets a Soul-Crushing Job.

  • April 27, 2018 at 12:13 pmKinai

    So, you have dropped Grancrest, havent you?

    • April 28, 2018 at 12:58 amStilts

      Aye. As I anticipated, too many better shows were premiering this season that wouldn’t have received coverage if I didn’t do ‘em. Plus I was starting to mostly rant at Grancrest Senki, and short of the occasional total trainwreck that everyone loves to hate (looking at you, Comet Lucifer), I prefer not to be the one to shit all over a story others enjoy. As I expect you do.

      It’ll still get a finale post (barring any unexpected circumstances) though, and generally I’m able to look upon a series more charitably when I can talk about multiple episodes at a time + I don’t burn a couple of hours every week trying to find something to write about. Plus it could always improve (though I’m already a couple episodes behind, whoops).

      • April 28, 2018 at 2:31 amzztop

        @ Stilts : I suggest you catch up with Grancrest, given Ep 15′s plot developments on who plotted the deaths of the Archdukes.
        Show Spoiler ▼

  • April 27, 2018 at 12:22 pmAex

    Dropping Grancrest = good call, Stilts. I still watch it just cause I’m too far in to not know what happens, but it’s such a mess compared to pretty much any other show on right now.

    • April 27, 2018 at 2:11 pmKinai

      I disagree.

    • April 28, 2018 at 12:59 amStilts

      Like I said above, I’ll still try to give it a finale post at the end, but I checked out the 12th episode and it almost made me want to keep going … until partway through the episode, when it all fell apart again. It’s just too rushed … though I’ll talk about all that more when that finale post comes around.

  • April 27, 2018 at 9:32 pmFlappy

    Amanchu! not being covered…

    Despite the positive press covfefe!

    Jokes, love you guys and the work you put in.

  • April 28, 2018 at 4:00 amLeBlah

    Sad to see Tsubasa didn’t get picked up, given it’s so iconic, but then again, it’s so iconic maybe it doesn’t need coverage. I suppose the starts lined up when Enzo covered Area no Kishi, since soccer coverage is pretty non-existent here lol

    Overall it’s not a bad list, though a couple of choices are…interesting. As an aside, I do have to wonder if people enjoy watching and covering SAO or if they feel obligated to because it’s SAO.

    • April 28, 2018 at 11:48 amLyfe

      I would imagine its because GGO is an interesting game world that was never fully realized in the main SAO series.

    • April 28, 2018 at 1:06 pmStilts

      GGO is being covered because Takaii is enjoying it and wanted to cover it. We pay some attention to view numbers, but focus #1 is always on what we want to write about. Otherwise the coverage would be bad.

  • April 28, 2018 at 11:58 amLyfe

    No Wixoss? Maybe Pancakes got replaced by his LRIG?

    Good picks this season, and good job to those doing the heavy lifting.

    • April 28, 2018 at 2:46 pmPancakes

      Maybe, I couldn’t say :P

      More seriously though I only have time to cover one show on Fridays, with the choice mostly coming down to a coin toss since I like Mahou Shoujo Site and Wixoss equally. Wixoss unfortunately came out the loser on that one. Going to try for an End Post though, the last couple of episodes have really upped the ante for this season’s psychological suffering.

  • May 7, 2018 at 11:12 amKoby

    Watching 15 shows this season (counting long running shows too), while RC is covering 8 of them. So about half. That’s pretty good. I suppose it’s more than I was expecting.

    Of those 8 shows, the breakdown is: Passerby 2, Zaiden 2, Enzo 1, Stilts 2, Takaii 1.

    Seems Pancakes and Choya are the only two without something I’m following this season.

    Though, I would’ve liked seeing Devils Line and Caligua covered, but I understand why they’re not.

  • May 12, 2018 at 10:11 pmzeroyuki92

    > Saw a magnificent episode of Hinamatsuri
    > Keep refreshing Randomc expecting a post to show up
    > Finally remember that they didn’t cover it for whatever reason