The ones I'm gonna be watching:
Leonardo Watch, a wannabe reporter, has arrived at Hellsalem's Lot, a former New York City that has gained a rift to an alternate world, looking for answers of a personal nature, when he has a run in with the organization called Libra, an organization tasked with managing the balance between the Alterworld and this reality. After being enlisted into the organization, Leo is still left in the dark about exactly what they do and how many people are in Libra. He's just an ordinary guy in an organization of extraordinary people in a city full of anything but the ordinary... except he was given the All-Seeing Eyes of the Gods in exchange for the loss of his sister's sight. And he wants to get her sight back.
Watched the first episode, and it was interesting. The second one? OMG must keep watching. It has a very Cowboy-Bebop-ish feel to it, probably due to the bgm, and Leo isn't just a whimpering wuss (tho i did wonder about it at the beginning). It is also very interesting, due to how the merging of an alternate universe into ours is shown to be carried out. Treaties between worlds, black-market dealings, etc. My only complaint is that Zapp's voice actor is Nakai Kazuya, aka Roronoa Zoro from One Piece and Hijikata from Gintama's voice. While Nakai is good and gets into character, his voice is just so distinct that it always takes me a few episodes to meld the voice with the character. Also, Chain's voice actress sounds so darn familiar that it nags me everytime she talks... but not all that many people have my problems of watching too much anime and thereby mixing all the voice actors together. Derp. The 2nd episode has the first viewing of the ED song, and.. lmao, I love the dance number they threw in.
Amamiya can see and interact with ghosts, and it's all just a part of of her daily high school life.
This is an interesting take on the high-schooler-who-can-see-ghosts trope. Amamiya is a spacy, kind of air headed girl who treats ghosts like they're perfectly normal, and the ghosts do like her in return, but they're still ghosts. It takes the stereotypical horror situations and turns them into slice-of-life, wear the humor is the gap between the absurdity of the situation and the reactions of the non-ghost cast. Also, perverted kitty cat. Though... this is a slice-of-life anime. Why the feels in episode 3?! I was seriously tearing up. But, I guess when you explore the relationships between the dead and the living, heart-wrenching feels happen.
Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku
Ichinomiya Eruna gets into Mikagura Academy, a place where your standard of living depends on how well you do in Tournament Battles between Cultural Clubs. Through hell or high water, and all for LOVE, Eruna's gonna show you she's the last and greatest first year rookie!
... Ok, I'm pretty hooked on this one. Eruna is the stereotypical head-strong, overly optimistic, brute-force protagonist type character, but it's not something you usually see in a girl character. The story doesn't follow the shounen formula of fight, make friends, fight, make friends like I expected. There's definitely some relational backgrounds in some of the supporting characters that makes it more interesting to see how things will work out. The OP and ED clearly show that it's about everyone coming together and becoming friends, but... everyone seems to be looking out for their own interests and it really makes you wonder how they get to that point. Also, who the heck is that white/purple haired chick? Though most shows try not to spoil things in the OP and ED sequences, Mikagura does the opposite and makes you wonder about the spoilers you see.
Kyoukai no Rinne
Ever since she was spirited away as a child, Sakura Mamiya can see ghosts. Her life gets interesting as her classmate, Rokudo Rinne, is revealed to be a Shinigami ... kind of...
Kyoukai no Rinne is more of a gag show than others of Rumiko Takahashi's creations (like Inuyasha and Ranma 1/2). It's a bit funny because you can just feel the old fashioned manga vibes from it. A lot of the show surrounds Rokudo's dirt-poor-ness and how he has to try to escort spirits to the wheel of reincarnation despite being human... kind of.
Shokugeki no Souma
Souma gets into a Tootsuki, a cooking academy where less than 1% can graduate. In it, he puts his cooking skills to the test in various competitions.
For those of us who follow the manga... the anime is like pulling teeth in pacing, a lil. Get to the school already! OMG, no, show the next part now! I think, though, if you don't follow the manga it won't feel so slow. This is more of a shounen than anything, with Souma winning the good graces of people who eat his food with his creativity towards win each cooking incident. Just ... watch out for the awkward foodgasms if you're going to be watching it with mixed company. As for the type of shounen protagonist he is, Souma is confident towards arrogance, and a self-styled ultimate sore loser.
The Dungeon picking up girls one with the super long name... so much harem vibes in the first 5 minutes I deleted it immediately. How in the world did I manage to read up through chapter 15 of the manga?