Fall 2016 Anime Preview: Part 2 – Brushing Japan’s teeth till they bleed

Anime Opinions, Anime Preview, Article, Fall 2016 — By on October 5, 2016 12:23 pm

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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So why isn’t their shit taste disappearing?


The Rankings – Part 2

An ill-fitting song for an ill-fitting season.




Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo “Shounen Tanteidan” yori – Okay


tl;dr: Isn’t detective shounen a bit overplayed this year?

Manga/Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: Shin-Ei Animation | TMS Entertainment

Yup, looks like a Bandai production. I predict saving a bunch of dumb reaction faces from this and then dropping it after two unsatisfying episodes.

…Christ, has it really been 8 years since The Daughter of 20 Faces aired? I kinda just want to re-watch that instead. :/



Soushin Shoujo Matoi (Matoi the Sacred Slayer) – Okay


tl;dr: Whatever.

Manga/Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: WHITE FOX

It may look like a shitty high school girl slice-of-life series, but it’s actually a shitty high school girl mahou shoujo series. Japan is putting in the effort this year, damn.



Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume (Scorching Ping Pong Girls) – Meh


tl;dr: Ping pong-playing girls play ping pong and are girls.

Manga: http://bato.to/reader#c365f43e0558acee_3

Light Novel: N/A

Animation Production: Kinema Citrus


The manga fools you into thinking it’s waku waku shit, but after you look past the tight, sweat-stained middle school girls’ PE clothes, there’s really nothing to see. I actually looked up knot-tying techniques after this. If everything is going to be this soulless and mindless going forward, what the fuck have I been living for?

Oh wait, scratch that emo shit, I think I’ve found the reason for my existence:



Occultic;Nine – Excellent


tl;dr: As deep, intelligent, cool, and unique as its target audience.

Manga/Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

Just watch that PV! Do you see how quirky it is? Yep yep desu, this series is gonna be dank af. ^_^ *dabs*



Nanbaka – Okay


tl;dr: Adaptation of a 4-koma about a bunch of dorks set in a prison

Manga/Light Novel: http://www.mangahere.co/manga/nanbaka/c001/

Animation Production: Satelight

If this is spazzy OCD shit like Saiki K, I am totes in. But if they drag out each episode like Sakamoto-san, it’s gonna suck.

Based on Nipponia’s overall comedy track record, I don’t have much faith I’ll be enjoying this one.



Drifters – Good


tl;dr: Fate/Stay Hellsing

Manga/Light Novel: http://www.gomymanga.com/manga/Drifters/1/1

Animation Production: Hoods Entertainment

The manga is incredibly rough and I recommend it as much as I do any of Kouta Hirano’s written works: I don’t. Having said that, the PV in combination with the story I’ve read so far indicates we’re all in for a sure spectacle. When you get to Joan of Arc, if your genitals ain’t stimulating themselves, either you never had them in the first place or you’re dead.

All ya need to know about Drifters is that it thrives on style. Somehow it has far less substance than even the Fate/ series it is blatantly ripping off. So if you care about characterization or plot, don’t even bother. But if ya trash your brain every night anyway… absolutely go for it. Fun is the name of the game.



Gi(a)rlish Number – Okay


tl;dr: Stupid seiyuu shit.

Manga: http://bato.to/reader#ba6ebbe3025ce8a8

Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: diomedea

Screw seiyuu, make an anime about Dark_Sages instead. I’m out on this.

MC-chan is cute at least.

(MC-chan is cute at least.)



Watashi ga Motete Dousunda (Kiss Him, Not Me) – Manga = Ace, Anime = Probably Not


tl;dr: A fujoshi discovers the wonders of anorexia and becomes popular because of it.

Manga: http://bato.to/reader#7ae69b2632b7e919

Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: Brain’s Base

The manga is fucking insane. Fuck a Brain’s Base adaptation, read this top shit.

MC-chan is 100% rotten and it is perfect.


And with every other page, my fucking ovaries… Holy shit.


I mean, let’s be serious here — Motete ain’t much more than a reverse harem that stars a creepy fujo. But goddammit, I love shoujo, and this is one of the better ones I’ve read (note I haven’t read all that much of it).

As far as the anime goes… Well, Brain’s Base is Brain’s Base. Expect the budget focus to take away from the loving detail that was present in the manga.

Let's hope the humor remains.

Let’s hope the humor remains.




Nyot interested


Unfortunately, this post probably has the best shows of the season in it. Looking over the rest of the shows airing this go around, it seems we’re in for some rough times.

Take it as an opportunity to piss away another season on mind-draining Youtube videos and boring internet non-drama. Anime will get good again… It has to. Re:Zero S2 plz come soon. ;_;

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Kamica says:

Was starting to doubt that part 2 was ever going to come.

Spring and Fall seasons usually (previously?) compete with each other for best anime season. And yet Summer was the best season of 2015 and Fall 2016 is looking lackluster. Perhaps its time to drop the stereotype that certain seasons are better than others?

Dark_Sage says:

Dropped the ball last season, but I’m writing Part 3 right now. Excited to actually start watching this shit.

Yeah, all-in-all, I think last season was rather respectable. But this one is kind of… not gonna set any records. A bit disappointed, I thought this year was really gonna be the year to bring it back.

Solaristics says:

>Yep yep desu, this series is gonna be dank af. ^_^ *dabs*

Extra dank when you consider it’s subbed by Aniplex.

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