Winter Anime Season 2015: Returning Shows

Excited about all the brothers and sisters making their debut this season? (See the New Shows season preview here if you need a quick refresher.) Well, it gets better. Joining them are some siblings who have come back after a short time away, so be sure to say hello. (Just be sure to view their earlier appearances before doing so.)


Tsukihi and Karen kneeling on Koyomi Araragi's bed

The latest entry in the Monogatari series continues the odd life of Koyomi Araragi. As he prepares to take the college entrance exam (and leave his sisters, Karen and Tsukihi, behind), he undergoes an unexpected change that forces him to rexamine how he’s been dealing with his encounters with Oddities–a change that signals both an ending, or perhaps a new beginning?

By the time you read this, the four episodes that make up this story arc will have already aired, so go watch them. If, by chance, you’re new to the series, you might understand what’s going on in the arc and even get some laughs from the first half, but expect to be lost with some of the larger story elements. Don’t worry, though. Being amused and confused is normal, I said with a posed look.


Aldnoah Zero title

The war between the Martians (humans who live on Mars) and the people of Earth continues. What will be the legacy of Martian princess who sought peace between the two planets? What is Aldnoah? Will we ever get tired of epic space wars fought with giant mechanical suits? Let the answers come, though the heavens fall.

There isn’t a single person who saw that cliffhanger who didn’t want to see the next episode IMMEDIATELY. Thankfully, the wait is over. Similar series have sometimes stumbled a bit in their second seasons (Code Geass comes to mind), but they still finish strong. I can only hope for the best here, and I can’t wait.


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