Winter 2016 Preview – Part 1: Cuz Spring 2016 Is Next Season

Anime Opinions, Anime Preview, Article, Winter 2015 — By on December 29, 2015 11:30 am

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Christmasmore continues! …or starts, really.


Cheat Sheet





The Series

Dagashi Kashi


Manga: idk, idc

Light Novel: idk, idc

Animation Production: idk, idc

I haven’t read shit about this series, but why the fuck would you need to when you have that fucking face looking at you?

I busted so many nuts over this you could call me the fucking nutcracker.

I busted so many nuts over those eyes you could call me the nutcracker.

Is there a pv? Is this based on a manga? Probably, but you have all the info you’ll ever need right here:

Boom, baby.

Boom, baby. (And boobs, baby.)

Can you just imagine crazy-eyes dragging her fingers across her face? Animated? Mother Mary, forgive me.


Looks like we’re going till we hit blood, boys!

I’m gonna straight call this AOTY 2016 unless KyoAni makes their next series a show about a club for hypersalivating yanderes. Till then, looks like we’ve just got one.

Time to slay the mouse king again.

Time to slay the mouse king again~






Light Novel: N/A

Animation Production: Kinema Citrus & Orange

I’m down for most any genre of anime, including bishieslut harems, but the show has to stand on its own two feet. Free!, for example, managed this quite well, proving definitively that both guys and gals are okay with sexualizing minors as long as it’s hot enough.

18 in the dub, illegal in the tub.

18 in the dub, illegal in the tub.

Norn 9, sadly, doesn’t look like it’s gonna get there no matter how far it drags its faulty chromosomes along.


Sorry Japan, but this ain’t getting anyone wet.

Even ignoring the LQ everything that the trailer exudes, the premise itself gives enough reason to avoid this generi-bad cash grab:

A lonely amnesiac is bullied and persecuted by her village for being born with the evil power of fire. Because assaulting sentient flamethrowers is a good idea in this universe.

She boards an airship carrying a bunch of people with shitty powers (like the ability to make grass grow) to go to the end of the world and save it or someshit.

On board, she finds a number of pretty boys with dark pasts who can only be redeemed by the power of her gaping vagina. But will it be enough?!

Find out next time on: Daddy Issues, the Anime

Actually, my damned perfect writing sorta made the series sound cool. So let’s go with the main reason to avoid this being the middle-school production values~



Oshiete! Galko-chan (Please tell me! Galko-chan)


Manga (nsfw):

Light Novel: N/A

Animation Production: feel.

One day tanning bed addict Galko catches her loser cousin jacking off on her school uniform.


Coming to the same conclusion as to the only way to make the situation less awkward, they decide to have steamy incest sex.


Quality character interactions and striking social commentaries soon commence, as is Japanese tradition.

Tissues plz

The series is pretty self-contained in the one volume that’s been released so far, so I’m not sure how exactly they’re going to make a full series out of this. Still, the base material is solid enough that I’m sure a steady hand can bring the series to a well-deserved finish.

I apologize for nothing.

I apologize for nothing.



Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!



Light Novel:

Animation Production: Studio DEEN (they suck)

Lemme preface this kebabening by saying I absolutely love the manga.


Only a monster wouldn’t.

The gist is a bunch of bumbling idiots go around failing generic RPG quests and getting bailed out of every stupid situation with the power of plot armor. Think DanMachi, but if the entire party was Hestia. It’s stupid and addictively fun.

…or at least, that’s the route the manga took.

Oh what could have been.

Oh what could have been.

If you subject your eyes to the PV, it becomes clear that this is going to be a shoestring-budget production with everything played straight and a couple ass-shots as half-hearted compensation.

DEEN bringing the QUALITY

If any studio other than DEEN was in charge of the ass-shots, I’d consider it adequate compensation. ;_;

I’m sure the series is going to be more “true to the LN” by ignoring the genre mockery, but an RPG-style anime that takes itself seriously needs to bring something new to the table to avoid being forgotten. And from what I’ve seen of this series, without the irreverence or parody, this is going to be out of mind far beyond the duration of its run.



Macross Delta


Manga: N/A

Light Novel: N/A

Animation Production: Satelight

It’s Macross. Remember to put a towel on your seat before watching.



Boku dake ga Inai Machi (Erased)



Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

Don’t be fooled by the cool seinen art, this show has nothing going for it, least of all a semblance of maturity.

MC-kun (a mangaka, how original!) leads a shitty life, and then one day someone important dies to him, so he goes back to the past to fix it & save a bunch of kids from a serial killer. Yeah, he has time travel powers, and also the ability to sense any danger around him, which he resolves to use to stop the serial killer and -save everyone-. If you’re wondering how this creates tension, the answer is it doesn’t.

As the series limply paces to the logical conclusion you saw coming from its initial framing, you’d be forgiven for holding your breath during the moments when a plot twist just has to be coming. Because why the fuck wouldn’t it? But you will be let down every fucking time by writing as poorly cobbled together as your parents’ marriage.

Is it a spoiler if I say the advertising is incredibly misleading re: the importance of this girl?

They aren’t even OTP. Fuck this false advertising.

This is a mystery series punctuated entirely by its blind adherence to the long-held belief that Japan isn’t allowed to create a mystery of worth that doesn’t involve cicadas or seagulls. I’m sorry it looks as pretty as it does.

Remember this post when you watch the show anyway, naively thinking I could ever be wrong about something.

Remember this post when you watch the show anyway, naively thinking I could ever be wrong about something.



Sekkou Boys

Sekkou Boys

Manga: N/A

Light Novel: N/A

Animation Production: Liden Films

Other than the pervasive smell of wet dogs and stale cum, there are a multitude of reasons to never socially interact with the anime kids. That they will find this series enjoyable is another to add to the list.

It's funny because the idea of classical busts becoming idols is absurd!

It’s funny because the idea of classical busts becoming idols is absurd!

Save your soul and just avoid this low-effort idiot pandering. Japan can’t into comedy.



Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle)



Light Novel:

Animation Production: Lerche

~Shitty summary courtesy of ANN~

Lux, is the former prince of an empire named Arcadia that was overthrown in a rebellion five years earlier.

He accidentally trespasses in a female dormitory’s bathing area, sees the kingdom’s new princess Lisesharte naked, and incurs her wrath.

Lisesharte then challenges Lux to a Drag-Ride duel.

Drag-Rides are ancient armored mechanical weapons that have been excavated from ruins all around the world.

Lux used to be called the strongest Drag-Knight, but now he’s known as the “undefeated weakest” Drag-Knight because he will absolutely not attack in battle.

After his duel with Lisesharte, Lux ends up attending the female-only academy that trains royals to be Drag-Knights.








For real tho, my Spring 2016 hype is unbearable.

If you wanna be entertained:

  • Dagashi Kashi
  • Macross Delta


If you’re really that bored:

  • Boku dake ga Inai Machi (Erased)
  • Oshiete! Galko-chan (Please tell me! Galko-chan)


If you hate yourself:

  • Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!
  • Norn9
  • Sekkou Boys
  • Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle)


Welp, I think I’ve written enough for one preview. Up next is Sakura-con 2015: ~The Final Two Days~. Shenanigans ahead.

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Kamica says:

Sounds like Galko-chan will be one of those shows only watchable by waiting for the BDs.

Dark_Sage says:

Pretty much. There’s no way they could adapt it properly and have it air on TV without half the screen covered in black bars or steam.

At this point I wouldn’t be surprised if they changed gears entirely and turned it into yet another inoffensive high school girl comedy.

EElz says:

Heh. (props for carrying on)

Nexxkinn says:

Fuck this. Another Terraformars’ level of censoring?

lotusgg says:

LOL deen is just bad at making ecchi, they’re not as bad in anything else. The rozen maiden reboot was great imo, they did a great job.

Dark_Sage says:

Man, the Rozen Maiden reboot that no one watched. That was such a “Hey D_S you’re getting old” gut punch, considering how tier 1 in popularity that series used to be.

Gotta admit I didn’t help numbers cuz I think I dropped it at episode 1~

lotusgg says:

yeah, ep1 and 2 was a recap of the first and second season respectively.

ZerataX says:

That really is one magnificent face.
Had to make my way through weird japanese candy jokes and was rewarded with a shower scene.

Kristen says:

Macross Delta is all that matters.

Welp says:

Big Order is shit, Mirai Nikkiv2 is just in your dream, D_S.
Dagashi Kashi doujin is better than its mango. xD

Dark_Sage says:

The hot earlobe sex in the OVA disagrees with you, sir.


So… [Whine-Raws] Big Order OVA [insertcrchere].mkv soon?

Dark_Sage says:

Youtube exclusive:

(ISO/poorly encoded MKV to be coming to a Nyaa near you sometime in 2015.)

Assirra says:

It certainly been a while since a macross serie came out. Looking forward to that.

Galko-chan is just weird. Are they going to pull off a monster musume and change into some silly nonsense?

Dark_Sage says:

I bet they’ll drop her cousin from the show entirely and just focus on her getting into humorous-yet-relatable situations with a couple random gal pals.

Anoyimous says:

You probably already know that, but for those who don’t, Oshiete! Galko-chan is ecchi at best, not hentai, what you linked there is a doujinshi.
The original series is already licensed in English:

ayyynewnemis says:

What are jokes?

ozy says:

Macross is a spring show tho

Dark_Sage says:

This is what I get for relying on MyAnimeList when Neregate is out of date. ._.

Nyara says:

I felt so sad when I noticed that. ;-;

aus says:

part 2 when m8

good job on these ds. always look forward to em
top tier taste as usual

Dark_Sage says:

Right after the Sakuracon review. (Which is honestly nearly finished, I just keep getting caught up with the shenanigans my friends keep dragging me into.)

Dark_Sage says:

Motherfuckers dragged me into a Madoka marathon yesterday that had to be stopped halfway through cuz the two of us that hadn’t seen it kept jerking each other off over how not into anime & (magical) girls they were.

Hooray for work days?

scizzer12 says:

I ain’t listening to your recommendations anymore. Just marathoned Valkyrie Drive cuz of you. Why couldn’t I stop even though it was so bad T_T

7/10 until the blurays.

Dark_Sage says:

I’m genre agnostic when it comes to anime, so as long as a show fulfills its premise well, I’m pleased.

Valkyrie Drive is a bit special in that while the primary vehicle for all the character interactions is absurd amounts of ecchi, at its base the story & characters are solid. So if you’re paying attention, you can’t really *hate* it. As my boy puddi put it, “This show is better than it has any right to be”, making it a special entry into the pseudo-porn genre.

Nyara says:

I completely underestimated the show for being pseudo-porn, but I decided to give it a try for being yuri. Geez, I absolutely not expected that I would like Valkyrie Drive, yet I did, a lot.

It is weird, because for one part, the pseudo-porn actually eats screen-time and makes a few scenes to feel really ridiculous. In fact you’re more likely to enjoy the show if you blatantly ignore some of the perverted camera angles and fanservices thrown over there. Yet, the show wouldn’t work without its ecchi, its wonderfully done ecchi. I think that the best balance to appreciate the show is to try to ignore the random ecchi/fanservice (specially common in the first episode) while appreciating the fitting ecchi, specially the drives~ <3

Aside its endemic ecchi, it is curious. Like Dark_Sage said, the characters and story are actual solid, specially the narration that is extremely well done. The action has good budgets packed in and while our protagonists suffers a bit of the overpowered complex, the action is still highly enjoyable. It is definitively in good line with some of the solid yuriez over there and its surprising excellent for being a pseudo-porn.

Too bad that the PSVita game is unlikely to be localized, ;-;.

anon says:

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi had a great first episode though.

Dark_Sage says:

So did Usagi Drop. Enjoy the ~le deep plot twist~

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