A new month means a bunch of new anime shows and movies to watch. And May has a lot of anime making their return. From giant monsters ruling the earth to the human and digital world becoming one, this month is all about sequels. So, here are five anime to watch this May.
Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle
- Premiere date: May 18
- Studio: Polygon Pictures
- Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
The mission to return to earth continues in Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle. Part two of the trilogy movie series follows up after the events of Planet of the Monsters. After making the horrible realization that there’s an even bigger Godzilla, the crew flees the area leaving Captain Sakaki behind.
Fortunately, a young girl belonging to an indigenous tribe — descendants of the humans left back on earth — rescues him. Meanwhile, Mulu-elu Galu-gu discovers that these indigenous people get their weapons from the Mechagodzilla, long thought to have been destroyed.
Will humanity ever get back to earth or will Godzilla ruin their effort? Fans will find out when Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle premieres on the 18th.
Tenka Touitsu Koi no Ran: Shutsujin! Saika 4-nin Shu
- Premiere date: May
- Studio: UWAN Pictures
- Genre(s): Romance
This month, the smartphone game Tenka Tōitsu Koi no Ran Love Ballad gets an anime adaption. The anime takes place during the age of Warring States (1467 – 1603), a time in Japanese history marked by social turmoil, political tension, and near-constant military conflict. The story tells of the bond between four young individuals who belong to a gang of gunmen called Saika.
Follow them as they confront adversaries and strong enemies while completing missions for Saika. Not only must they fight powerful foes, but they must also learn to work and trust each other to overcome the challenges that lie ahead.
- Premiere date: May 5
- Studio: OLM
- Genre(s): Action, Game, Shounen
The new season of Cardfight!! Vanguard will premiere on TV this May. The latest adaptation will tell a new story with Aichi Sendou and Toshiki Kai returning as the main characters. Also, viewers will see the return of favorite characters, Misaki Tokura and Kamui Katsuragi.
The anime centers around Aichi, a timid middle schooler who highly regards his card called “Blaster Blade.” One day, he meets Kai who introduces him to the popular card game, Vanguard. When players battle against each other, they are pictured on a planet called “Planet Cray.” Aichi immediately likes Vanguard and starts to play with his other friends Misaki and Kamui. But, in a card game there’s always an opponent, and for Aichi, it’s the best Vanguard player ever: Kai.
To Be Heroine
- Premiere date: May 19
- Studio: Haoliners Animation League and Studio LAN
- Genre(s): Comedy, Superpower
The adventures of Ossan, also known as Old Man, continues in To Be Heroine. The indie anime series follows Ossan a handsome yet ill-groomed man who lives with his straightforward and unyielding teenage daughter, Min-chan.
One day, Ossan gets pulled into a toilet and given the task to save the Earth as a hero. But, he would have to pay the price. To protect the planet, he must give up his good looks and transform into a chubby, unattractive man when he turns into a hero. Now his journey as a hefty-looking superhero begins.
Titled initially as To Be Hero 2 back in 2017, the creators have since change it to To Be Heroine. Perhaps to indicate another character will be the main character. On top of that, the series will only have seven episodes long, but each will be 24 minutes long.
Digimon Adventure tri. 6: Future
- Premiere date: May 5
- Studio: Toei Animation
- Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
While there isn’t much more information about Future, the graphics and trailers do show some fighting scenes that will get fans excited for the new movie.
The last movie, Digimon Adventure tri. 5: Coexistence, has left fans with a lot of questions. Where will the DigiDestined end up after Future? Will they perish or do they have a future? And what will happen to Meiko and Meicoomon? Hopefully, Future will have the answers when it premieres this May.