5 Spring 2024 anime that already wowed fans (& 5 that need to do damage control)

Umer
5 Spring 2024 anime that already wowed fans (& 5 that need to do damage control) (Image via Studio Drive & 8bit)
5 Spring 2024 anime that wowed fans & 5 that needs damage control (Image via Studio Drive & 8bit)

The Spring 2024 anime season has reached a middle point, and this would be a perfect time to evaluate the series that have aired this season. Like every season, the Spring 2024 anime season also had some of the most anticipated series.

Although the main reason for the anticipation behind this season was it had some of the most anticipated anime sequels, the new series that aired during this season was also second to none in any regard. But despite all that, some anime managed to impress fans at this point of the season with their direction, storyboard, and animation quality.

On the other hand, some anime series need damage control, considering how they have showcased some horrendous animation or some issues with their plot progression. In this article, everything will be evaluated about 5 Spring 2024 anime that have already impressed fans and 5 that need to do some work to impress fans.

Disclaimer: This article is based on the rankings from MyAnimeList and has the author's opinion.


Konosuba season 3, and 4 other Spring 2024 anime that have already wowed fans

1) Wind Breaker

Sakura as seen in the anime (Image via CloverWorks)
Sakura as seen in the anime (Image via CloverWorks)
Popularity Ranking at the start of the Spring season Popularity Ranking in the middle of the Spring season
12th7th

Wind Breaker is the Spring 2024 anime that has climbed through the ranking since the start of the season. It is one of this season's most loved new anime. The series became popular mostly because of its relation to the Shounen series, Tokyo Revengers.

With the series having the same voice actor as Gojo Satoru, its popularity seems to still be growing, and it could end the season in the top 5 most popular anime from Spring 2024. The anime's premise lies around Sakura, an outcast who enters Furin High School and meets new people who appreciate his existence and fight together to save their town.


2) Kaiju no. 8

Kafka as seen in the anime (Image via Production I.G.)
Kafka as seen in the anime (Image via Production I.G.)
Popularity Ranking at the start of the Spring SeasonPopularity Ranking at the middle of the Spring Season
6 5

One of the most anticipated new anime series, Kaiju no. 8, is a Spring 2024 anime that has taken the world by storm because of its unique plotline and aesthetic animation style. The story is centered around Kafka, who becomes a Kaiju and has to hide his identity from the authorities, as Kaiju is considered a threat while defeating Kaiju monsters.

Although the anime would hardly scratch the surface of the manga with its 12-episode span, fans are still impressed with how well Production I.G. adapts the anime series, thus making it one of the most loved anime series of Spring 2024.


3) Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation season 2 part 2

Rudeus (left) and Slyphiette (right) (Image via Studio Bind)
Rudeus (left) and Slyphiette (right) (Image via Studio Bind)
Popularity Ranking at the start of the Spring Season Popularity Ranking at the middle of the Spring Season
4 3

The sequel that would see the life of Rudeus go through numerous turning points, Mushoku Tensei season 2 part 2 is one of the most anticipated Spring 2024 anime sequels. The sequel continues the story of Rudeus, who now has a wife and enjoys his daily life until some bad news arrives, which places the protagonist at a crossroads.

It is hard to believe that a whole studio is dedicated to animating a single anime series. Still, the effort of this studio can be witnessed, considering that every episode is jam-packed with over-the-top animation and heart-warming moments.


4) Demon Slayer Hashira Training Arc (season 4)

Tengen Uzui as seen in the anime (Image via Ufotable)
Tengen Uzui as seen in the anime (Image via Ufotable)
Popularity Ranking at the start of the Spring Season Popularity Ranking at the middle of the Spring Season
2 2

The fourth sequel of the generation-defining anime series, Demon Slayer Hashira Training Arc, is one of the highest-rated Spring 2024 anime sequels that has maintained its spot in the seasonal rankings. The sequel continues the journey of Tanjiro, who is training alongside the strongest demon slayer, the Hashira, for the upcoming fight against Kibutsuji Muzan.

Maintaining a spot in the top 3 rankings is hard as the top series compete with every episode. But with only three episodes and a late start this season, Demon Slayer has maintained its spot, defending its position as one of the best series this season.


5) KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 (season 3)

Kazuma (down) and Chris (up) (Image via Drive)
Kazuma (down) and Chris (up) (Image via Drive)
Popularity Ranking at the start of the Spring Season Popularity Ranking at the middle of the Spring Season
1 1

The anticipated sequel of this season, Konosuba season 3, is the most popular anime series of the Spring season, according to MyAnimeList. The franchise is also considered the best comedy anime due to its unique characters and direction. The sequel continues the shenanigans of Kazuma and his group as they enjoy their everyday bittersweet life, completing quests and looking for ways to make money.

The series underwent a studio change in this sequel, but considering that it is still the highest-ranked anime of Spring 2024, it wasn't affected by it. Moreover, its slapstick jokes and comedy centered around each of the protagonists have improved, indicating that this series wowed fans as the season reached its middle point.


My Hero Academia season 7, and 4 other Spring 2024 anime that need to do damage control

1) The Misfit of Demon King Academy II part 2 (season 2 part 2)

Anos Voldigord as seen in the anime (Image via Silver Link)
Anos Voldigord as seen in the anime (Image via Silver Link)
Popularity Ranking at the start of the Spring Season Popularity Ranking at the middle of the Spring Season
7 9

The Spring 2024 anime is hanging on to a spot in the top 10 because of its story. The Msifit of Demon Academy season 2 part 2, is a series that needs serious damage control, specifically in the animation department. The sequel continues the story of the true Demon King Anos, who wipes every phony that comes his way in hopes of achieving the title that belongs to him.

Since the sequel's start, the animation of monsters has been below average, and nothing better can be said about its CGI too. With the series demoted to two spots lower than its original spot, there is a chance that it won't finish in the top 10 rankings by the end of this season.


2) The Irregular at Magic High School season 3

Tatsuya (left) and Saegusa (right) (Image via 8bit)
Tatsuya (left) and Saegusa (right) (Image via 8bit)
Popularity Ranking at the start of the Spring Season Popularity Ranking at the middle of the Spring Season
1011

One of the most anticipated anime sequels, The Irregular at Magic High School season 3, is a Spring 2024 anime that got demoted by one ranking since the start of the season. The sequel continues the journey of Tatsuya and Miyuki, who have now become seniors, and shows how talented the next generation of First Magic High School is.

Although one ranking isn't much different, the series needs to focus on its pacing. Moreover, the plotline of the current sequel also features more politics than the previous seasons, which could be the reason behind the series' decline in popularity.


3) Spice and Wolf: Merchant Meets the Wise Wolf

Holo as seen in the anime (Image via Passione)
Holo as seen in the anime (Image via Passione)
Popularity Ranking at the start of the Spring Season Popularity Ranking at the middle of the Spring Season
8 8

The re-adaptation of the series that taught anime fans the basics about economics, Spice and Wolf remake is a series that has managed to maintain its spot on the popularity rankings, which could indicate that the anime production team needs to do some damage control.

Although the remake is more-or-less at the same point regarding ratings, the series needs to make the 'economics' parts more natural so that the fans don't look at the series as a lecture.

Other than that, the series is perfect in every other department. The series' premise lies around Kraft, who encounters the legendary wolf named Holo. As they travel together, Kraft uses his skills as a merchant and sometimes gets bested by Holo's common knowledge of economics.


4) My Hero Academia season 7

Star and Stripe as seen in the anime (Image via Bones)
Star and Stripe as seen in the anime (Image via Bones)
Popularity Ranking at the start of the Spring Season Popularity Ranking at the middle of the Spring Season
5 6

The most awaited sequel of the franchise, My Hero Academia season 7, is a Spring 2024 anime demoted by one ranking, even though it has nothing wrong with its animation or direction. The sequel is centered around Midoriya and the other heroes as they train for the final war against Shigaraki and the Paranormal Liberation Front.

The sequel could also rectify the blunders its animation studio made in the previous sequels. It could pay a little attention to the pacing speed, but other than that, it was overshadowed by other series that performed better than fans' expectations.


5) That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime season 3

Rimuru as seen in the anime (Image via 8bit)
Rimuru as seen in the anime (Image via 8bit)
Popularity Ranking at the start of the Spring Season Popularity Ranking at the middle of the Spring Season
3 4

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime season 3 is a Spring 2024 anime series that was demoted 1 ranking because its plot got too complicated for fans to understand. The sequel continues Rimuru's journey as he strives to reach the top of the world for his subordinates as a newly formed demon king.

Yes, the season is one of the only few isekai-genre series that went out of the norms and introduced politics to the genre. Still, only politics remain in the series with no essence of the isekai genre, thus leading to fans not enjoying the series and wanting damage control.


Final thoughts

The underdogs of Spring Anime Season (Image via Silver Link, Yostar Pictures, & J.C. Staff)
The underdogs of Spring Anime Season (Image via Silver Link, Yostar Pictures, & J.C. Staff)

With each anime series of this season being a masterpiece on its own, some anime series, other than the top 100 ranked, developed a fanbase on their own, even though they didn't reach the top rankings.

Some of these include Go! Go! Loser Ranger!, Chillin' in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers, and Mission: Yozakura Family. With the season now reaching its end, it's a race against time for every anime to strive for the top.


Related Links

Quick Links

App download animated image Get the free App now