Winter 2018 Anime Preview: Part 3 – Shaved Legs & Anime Raves

Anime Opinions, Anime Preview, Article, Winter 2018 — By on January 6, 2018 3:18 pm

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RIP Amazon Strike. Hopefully Crunchyroll goes next.

Part 1: http://www.crymore.net/2018/01/03/winter-2018-anime-preview-part-1-no-new-regrets/

Part 2: http://www.crymore.net/2018/01/05/winter-2018-anime-preview-part-2-looking-for-a-girl-who-poisons-cosplayers/

 

The Rankings – Part 3

Why play games when you could just play with yourself?

 

 

Grancrest Senki – Meh

tl;dr: Think current-gen Square-Enix.

Manga: https://bato.to/reader#2aa75353e495a397_2

Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

Officialsubs: Crunchyroll

Had 5 paragraphs of butthurt written up, but this says it all:

At least they made their PV accurate.

 

 

Koi wa Ameagari no You ni – ???

tl;dr: Some high school anorexic has a daddy fetish.

Manga: https://bato.to/reader#7ad9efef60e444e8

Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: Wit Studio (should’ve been Shaft, let’s be real)

Officialsubs: Amazon Prime?

I don’t want to like this series, but I think I do. That’s probably not a good thing. Gotta stop before I say any more.

 

 

Hakumei to Mikochi – Awful

tl;dr: Global warming ain’t working fast enough.

Manga: https://bato.to/reader#12bba7c3ccd5bcfc

Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: Lerche

Officialsubs: HiDive

I read this. It’s about fairies living peacefully in nature. I did not enjoy it.

 

 

Hakyuu Houshin Engi – Awful

tl;dr: How the fuck did Soul Hunter get a remake?

Manga: https://bato.to/reader#cdb54c924762b4fa (but don’t bother reading, cuz it sucks)

Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: C-Station

Officialsubs: ???

How shit can shounen get? Watch this and find out.

 

 

Takunomi. – Okay

tl;dr: Female alcoholics? Oh Japan, what will you come up with next?

Manga/Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: Production IMS

Officialsubs: HiDive

“20-year-old Michiru Amatsuki moved to Tokyo due to a change of career. She decided to live in a woman-only share house “Stella House Haruno” with people of different age and occupations. It’s always fun when there’s delicious alcohol and meal!!”

This is gonna be terrible, but these girls are my people. Gotta support.

 

 

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens – Okay

tl;dr: There’s a girl with a knife, what more do you need to know?

Manga/Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: Satelight

Officialsubs: Crunchyroll

Imagine if Bungo Stray Dogs and Hamatora had a kid. Now imagine if that kid was retarded. Yeah, you should preemptively drop it.

 

 

Beatless – Meh

tl;dr: “But like what if robots had like emotions ‘n shit? Wouldn’t that be crazy? Like, what is humanity, am I right?”

Manga: http://bato.to/reader#228d3ac387dbca92

Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: diomedea

Officialsubs: Amazon Prime?

It’s a show about androids. If you can’t already guess every plot point, I guess that means you’re its target audience. redditors are gonna shit their diapers for this one.

Christfuck.

 

 

National Geographic Presents: Furry Convention Battle Royale (Killing Bites) – Great

The ideal woman.

tl;dr: You ever seen a crackhead fight a wall and win? You’re about to.

Manga: https://bato.to/reader#c8a8d46e0a647a1a_2

Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: LIDEN FILMS

Officialsubs: Amazon Prime

Any series that starts off by turning a rape into a murder can’t be bad.

In case the PV scared you, yes this is a show about furries. But instead of our main girl being a dog or a cat, or some other easily fuckable animal, MC-chan is a motherfucking honey badger. So… yeah. It’s some good shit. Plus, half of each chapter is devoted to honey badger facts.

Killing Bites is for the kids.

Edit 1/6: I take back what I said about cats being easily fuckable.

 

 

Darling in the FranXX – Probably great though I hope it isn’t so I can look down on normalfans for enjoying it

tl;dr: It’s a full-length Trigger show. You’ll watch it no matter what anyone says.

Manga/Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: A-1 Pictures | Trigger

Officialsubs: Crunchyroll

Expect to see one in every two congoers cosplaying this in 2019.

 

 

Nanatsu no Bitoku – Great

tl;dr: Angel tits and angel ass.

Manga/Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: Bridge

Officialsubs: No subs needed.

This is Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai with less plot and more PLOT. How could it be anything other than perfection?

Temperance best girl. (Even if all the Sins are 10x better.)

 

 

Fate/Extra Last Encore – Good

tl;dr: It’s Fate, so it’ll suck, but I’ll like it cuz :hotgirls:.

Manga: https://bato.to/reader#bceb2b8c42da36fc_2

Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: SHAFT

Officialsubs: Netflix?

Umu, by Shaft. Farewell, dear nutbladder, Nero’s humps are the hills on which you will die. ;_;7

 

 

In Summary

Perfectly curated, perfectly presented. That’s the Crymore way.

Great

  • Citrus
  • Darling in the FranXX
  • Killing Bites
  • Mitsuboshi Colors
  • Nanatsu no Bitoku (The Seven Heavenly Virtues)
  • Sora yori mo Tooi Basho (A Place Further Than The Universe)

 

Good

  • Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku (Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody)
  • Fate/Extra Last Encore
  • Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san (Skilled Teaser Takagi-san)
  • Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (Love is Like after the Rain)

 

Okay

  • Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
  • Ito Junji: Collection
  • Kokkoku (Moment by Moment)
  • Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san (Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles)
  • Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!)
  • Takunomi.

 

Meh

  • Beatless
  • Dame x Prince Anime Caravan
  • Grancrest Senki (Record of Grancrest War)
  • Märchen Mädchen (Fairy Tale Girls)
  • Miira no Kaikata (How to Keep a Mummy)
  • Slow Start

 

Awful

  • 25-sai no Joshikousei (A 25-Year-Old High School Girl)
  • Gakuen Babysitters (School Babysitters)
  • Hakumei to Mikochi (Hakumei and Mikochi)
  • Hakyuu Houshin Engi (Soul Hunter)
  • IDOLiSH7
  • Pop Team Epic
  • Sanrio Danshi (Sanrio Boys)
  • Toji no Miko (Katana Maidens)
  • Yuru Camp△ (Laid-Back Camp)
  • Violet Evergarden (Violet Evergarden)


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12 Comments

shcboomer says:

umu umu umu

Kamica says:

So far only two anime in the “great” section have aired (Citrus and Sora) and both do seem to show promise.

moron says:

your recent posts read like someone was in pain writing them
keep it up

HUNTA says:

You aren’t drinking enough

anony says:

You’ve heard that batoto is shutting down, right? Those reader links aren’t going to work for long.

Dark_Sage says:

…there a good alt yet?

anony says:

MangaDex might get there eventually.

wat says:

Maybe, but it’s no Mangatraders.com…

flipr says:

Shit or not, the Soul Hunter remake seems to have kept the late 90’s anime look. Even though I never watched the first run, I might watch this one for the general nostalgia.

Zen says:

Pop Team Epic episode 2 was alright. Got a few laughs out of me. I hope you keep the blogposts up. Always love reading just how right your opinion is.

Ryuu says:

I think the Soul Hunters remake should be rated as a masterpiece (assuming they were aiming for an even worse first episode than Hand Shakers)

anon says:

>dislikes pop team epic
>likes Excel Saga
Can you elaborate on that one further? I found them to be the exact same thing.

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