Earlier this month, the spring anime season of shows kicked off. Since they’re all three episodes into their run, we can now decide which shows are worth watching or leaving behind because they suck (looking at you, Fairy Gone). There’s something for everyone this season as the spring anime 2019 debuts include great dramas, comedies and even some slice of life shows. If you need a recommendation, check out the 10 spring anime 2019 debuts that are worth watching below. We’ve also noted where each show is currently airing since it’s harder than ever before to track shows.
Spring Anime 2019 Debuts | Sarazanmai
If you like your anime weird then you have to check out Sarazanmai, which is currently airing on Crunchyroll. It follows a hodge-podge group of middle school students that turn into kappas by sucking their “shirikodama” from their butts. Yeah. It has a wonderful sense of humor, plenty of musical numbers and there’s never a dull moment as the boys’ secrets are revealed in each episode.
Spring Anime 2019 Debuts | Fruits Basket
The original 26 episode anime adaptation was quite beloved but it wasn’t fully accurate to the manga. That’s exactly what this reboot, which is airing on Crunchyroll, looks to correct. If you’re unfamiliar with the show, it revolves around an orphaned girl that winds up living with the Soma family, who hold a secret of being cursed and turn into Zodiac animals when hugged by a girl. It’s very light-hearted in nature and a ton of fun. Whether you’re returning to the series or a new viewer, it’s worth your time.
Spring Anime 2019 Debuts | Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life
It’s a surprise that one of the best shows this season revolves around the traditional Japanese instrument the koto, but that’s exactly what Sounds of Life, which airs on Hulu and Funimation, is all about. It follows three oddly paired students that are trying to coexist and become a successful high school club. There’s a stuck-up child prodigy, the diligent leader, and even a delinquent student. However, their love of music has brought them all together. It’s a sweet show with a whole lot of heart.
Spring Anime 2019 Debuts | Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba
If you’re looking for drama then Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba is just what you’re looking for. Airing on Crunchyroll, it follows a young boy that lives a quiet life with his family until they’re all murdered by demons. Even worse, his young sister was turned into one of the man-eating monsters that thirst for blood. Now he looks to find a cure while keeping her from becoming a murderer. It’s a sad tale with plenty of great action.
Spring Anime 2019 Debuts | We Never Learn
Another show that revolves around a bunch of students is the Crunchyroll comedy We Never Learn. It revolves around the main protagonist, Nariyuki Yuiga, as he attempts to tutor three students that are widely regarded as geniuses. However, they all want to go to pursue different fields than what they’re good at and he has to teach them to be more well-rounded. Featuring plenty of romance and fun dilemmas, We Never Learn is a blast to watch each episode.
Spring Anime 2019 Debuts | Amazing Stranger
While it’s probably the weakest title to make the list, Amazing Stranger is still worth watching on Crunchyroll thanks to its shorter episodes and fun premise. It revolves around your typical loser otaku that winds up buying a figure of his favorite anime waifu. However, things get especially strange when she comes to life and eventually becomes his tiny wife. It’s ridiculous and doesn’t take itself overly seriously, but that’s exactly why the comedy is an easy watch.
Spring Anime 2019 Debuts | Midnight Occult Civil Servants
If you love mythology and fantasy creatures then you’ll find a lot of value in Midnight Occult Civil Servants, which is airing on Crunchyroll. It revolves around a new civil servant that winds up being assigned to their occult division since he has a special aptitude of being able to speak with supernatural creatures. The first few episodes have featured plenty of characters from both Asian and European folklore. It’s all ramping up as the main story gets going, so expect it to continue to get better as it airs.
Spring Anime 2019 Debuts | Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san
Exclusively airing on Funimation, Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san is a faithful adaptation of the comedy manga of the same name. Despite looking like she’s 8 years old, Senko is actually a fox goddess that is 800 years old. Her current task is taking care of a workaholic man that never gives himself a chance to relax and enjoy life. It’s a lot of goofy comedy, and while it can get slightly creepy due to how young she looks, it hasn’t been sexual. If you have a subscription then check out the first episode and see how you like it.
Spring Anime 2019 Debuts | Carole and Tuesday
Quite possibly the most frustrating thing about this season of anime is that the best show isn’t legally available anywhere right now as Netflix has the rights to it and isn’t simulcasting it. Called Carole and Tuesday, it follows two lonely young women that have a passion for music. After a chance encounter, they wind up living together and start a band in a semi-futuristic world set on Mars where most music is made by artificial intelligence. They become unlikely hits after a video of them performing goes viral. It’s an adorable show with some great music.
Spring Anime 2019 Debuts | Mix: Meisei Story
A spiritual successor to Mitsuru Adachi’s hit baseball manga and anime Touch, Mix takes place at the same school decades later. Despite their previous triumph at winning the high school baseball championship, the school has retained little of its former glory. It’s up to two step-brothers to help the baseball team come to prominence again. It’s very similar to its predecessor in both story and tone, but it undeniably works. It’s airing on both Hulu and Funimation.