I’m still not seeing why everyone’s so goddamn excited for this season.
~Table of Contents~
Amagi Brilliant Park
Animation Production: KyoAni (They do KyoAni shows.)
Even though KyoAni is KyoAni, they’re also KyoAni. I have full misplaced faith in them, as should you.
Madan no Ou to Vanadis (Lord Marksman and Vanadis)
Animation Production: Satelight (Muv Luv, M3, Log Horizon)
Yes, I know the anime is out, but I’m not gonna watch it till after I post this preview for y’all. I’m a principled man, after all.
I was a bit worried this would be a bad adaptation, but after watching the first episode, I’m looking forward to seeing them finish off the series in just one cour.
See, instead of going with the one chapter = one episode formula that a lot of shows default to, someone at Satelight actually read the source manga and realized the slow burning nature of it really would not adapt well to the TV screen.
For those of you wondering what exactly that means, they ran through five chapters in the first episode.
I’m pretty interested in seeing where they take this. Maybe it’ll live up to the manga’s original concept of a Medaka Box-style female lead kicking ass through some medieval fantasy-esque battlefields as her emotionless male sidekick picks up a harem of superpowered battle maidens.
I mean, it most likely won’t, but a guy can hope.
Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji (Wolf Girl & Black Prince)
Animation Production: TYO Animations (Tamayura, Uta Koi, Ginga e Kickoff)
Erika Shinohara doesn’t have a boyfriend, but in order to fit in with her bitchy friends, she takes a picture of some random douche in a mall and tells them he’s her boyfriend. But then ~plot twist~ it turns out he’s actually a schoolmate of hers!
To avoid embarrassing herself in front of her friends, Erika asks the guy to pretend to be her boyfriend. He agrees, but only so long as Erika becomes his cumslut. She takes him up on his offer, which sets the events of this whacky romcom into motion~
Now that you’ve read the plot description you know exactly how it’s gonna play out. Mark the show as complete on MAL, give it an 8/10, and move on.
Donten ni Warau (Laughing Under the Clouds)
Animation Production: Dogakobo (Love Lab, High School of the Dead, GJ Bu)
After three volumes of the manga, I still don’t know where Donten ni Warau is going.
The plot seems to revolve around three brothers who ferry prisoners to a giant island prison… but then there are dragons and ninjas and magical serial killers… all set in Meiji-era Japan.
Even though Donten confuses the heck out of me, I can’t say I dislike it. There’s surely a method to the madness, and part of the fun is finding out what exactly that is.
Animation Production: Seven Arcs Pictures (Mushibugyo, Dog Days”)
Oh what, you’ve already watched this show? Maybe try something new instead of this shit then.
Animation Production: ufotable (a Toriko special, that one Gyo OVA, and fucking Futakoi Alternative which none of you watched because you don’t hate yourselves enough)
Manga: N/A. I see the manga on my bookshelf right now, but I think we’d all be better off if we pretend it never existed.
For the life of me, I cannot understand why the Fate/ universe has such a large following. Actually, wait, I can.
Let’s be real here, guys. Fate/Stay Night is a mediocre VN series that only became popular by showing up right as anime was ravaging Japan like a rapist with a tight schedule. It has advanced neither the fandom, nor the medium.
Well, unless you consider slinging merch to be the ideal every anime should aspire to.
You have a stupid MC whom all the girls drippingly present themselves to because, hey, the only way Fate/Stay fans can live is vicariously. And the overarching plot can only be understood by drawing out fucking graphs and timelines till all the squiggles become unreadable.
Take into consideration how awful the original adaptation was (the Unlimited Blade Works speech was never cool, not even for chuu2s) and there’s no reason why you should be interested in this re-adaptation.
“Wait, what about Fate/Zero, D_S? Rather than being a simple plot extension, this looks like a thematically natural follow-up to Zero, and you liked that, didn’t you?”
Well yes, but that’s like completely different. Because, uhh…
Okay, okay, I admit it. I’m really looking forward to F/SN. Just don’t let the people who skipped down to the summary slide find out. I’ve got a sagey image to maintain!
Animation Production: P.A. Works (Glasslip, yuck.)
By the fuckwits who brought us Glasslip, here’s an anime about making anime.
Fool me once, P.A. Works…
Animation Production: TMS Entertainment (Yowamushi Pedal, Pilot’s Love Song, Kamisama Kiss)
I find it difficult to believe people can actually find Japanese comedy funny. If you consider yourself one of those people, I think both this show and wiper fluid will match your tastes perfectly.
Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai (A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd)
Animation Production: Hoods Entertainment (Fantasista Doll, Blazblue Alter Memory, Kanojo ga Flag)
If you played a spot-the-differences game with this and every other anime ever made, you wouldn’t find any.
Come on, Japan. There’s gotta be a way to create something interesting that also sells. This barrel-scraping is getting embarrassing.
- Amagi Brilliant Park
- Madan no Ou to Vanadis (Lord Marksman and Vanadis)
- Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji (Wolf Girl & Black Prince)
- Donten ni Warau (Laughing Under the Clouds)
- Trinity Seven
- Fate/Stay Night
- Gugure! Kokkuri-san
- Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai (A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd)