Fall 2018 Anime Preview: Part 1/3 – Kill Normies Right Now

Anime Opinions, Anime Preview, Article — By on September 30, 2018 1:25 pm

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Not a single Bowsette picture in this post, I promise. ;)

 

The Rankings – Part 1

Reol <3

Normally I would write words here.

 

 

 

Double Decker! Doug & Kirill – Meh

tl;dr: This is the kinda buddy cop show that makes Brooklyn Nine-Nine look good.

Sauce: Expired blue cheese.

Animation Production: Sunrise

The first episode’s already out, and it’s not very good. Sure, it’s actively inoffensive and you won’t feel incredibly put off by having been subjected to 24 minutes of mediocrity each episode, but maybe that’s not enough to justify a full series time investment.

 

 

Sword Art Online: Alicization – IDFK

tl;dr: It’s a new Sword Art. But maybe it won’t be ass this time! …wait, is that Saber? Oh no.

Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

Normally I don’t like to cover sequels or spin-offs in these posts. Other than taking up space, they serve no purpose – you already know whether you want to see season X of Sparky & Friends regardless of what me and my big dick think about it. Sword Art’s a bit of a different animal, though, since it follows the Final Fantasy formula of being mostly shit with a few shiny bits thanks to the copious amounts of goldschlager the night before.

Looking up a related image to post here resulted in a lot more SAO scat porn than I was prepared for this morning. So have this instead.

I read the first LN as part of an intended marathon to see which camp Alicization would fall under. Then I realized Kawahara can’t write and the SAO anime’s first arc was seriously carried by Tomohiko Itou’s respectful fetishization of teenagers. So we’ll see.

Everyone who’s read the LNs has said the arc is decent, but fuck their opinions since you’d have to be a complete smoothbrain to make it that far anyway.

 

 

Akanesasu Shoujo – Okay

tl;dr: “But, like, if there are parallel worlds… omg that means parallel selves!! Think how much we’ll save on the design budget!”

Source: ‘Original’

Animation Production: DandeLion Animation Studio | Jumonji

I know a lot of people are going to shit their pants over Uchikoshi (9/9/9 franchise director) being the concept head here, but I’m a little less than enthused. We’re working with the worst parallel world tropes, and Uchi’s already shown that the only time he can make something good is when the mumbo jumbo is drowned out by the screams of dying children. And somehow I doubt the sterile suits at Animax are gonna let their on-rails vanity project have any of that.

 

 

Ken En Ken: Aoki Kagayaki – No.

Source: A Chinese video game series… spin-off?

tl;dr: Any time a synopsis starts throwing foreign names at me longer than three letters, my brain shuts down. No fucking idea what this is gonna be about and I don’t care.

Animation Production: Studio Deen

Try not to look up what the director and scriptwriter have done before this, cuz you might start to feel bad about that PV.

 

 

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken – Okay+

tl;dr: Isekai, but the main character’s a slime. (Goblin Is Very Strong is significantly better, for the record.)

Manga: https://mangadex.org/title/19617/tensei-shitara-slime-datta-ken-mamono-no-kuni-no-arukikata

Light Novel: https://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Tensei_Shitara_Slime_Datta_Ken

Animation Production: 8bit

Isekai might be my favorite genre. So I kinda… marathoned all the available volumes in one night. There’s honestly nothing unique about Tensei Slime, it’s just executed really well.

And incredibly relatable.

Look, this series is just wish fulfillment at its finest. And no matter how low-budget or phoned in this effort looks, it can’t change that. Plus there’s big-boobed girls in suits, so what the fuck do you have to lose other than your time and faith?

Speaking of, my nutbladder lost it right here.

 

 

Girls Zomb Monster – Great

tl;dr: Zombies ‘n tiddies. What else could you want?

Adaptation: The pure spirit of humanity.

Animation Production: MAPPA

If you saw that PV and didn’t need a towel for your chair, we can never be sexfriends. Hype af.

 

 

Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai – Good

tl;dr: The Melancholygatari of Saya no Uta

Manga: https://mangadex.org/title/19505/seishun-buta-yarou-wa-bunny-girl-senpai-no-yume-wo-minai

I actually stopped reading the manga after a couple chapters specifically so I could enjoy the show as it comes out.

Light Novel: https://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Seishun_Buta_Yarou_Series

Animation Production: CloverWorks

Basic premise here is a bunch of adolescents have shitty things happening in their lives, and as a result are affected by related supernatural “afflictions”. Like, the bunny girl character is a famous model, and all she wishes for is to be left alone, so she gains the ability to become invisible to folks.

Dear anime gods, if I was invisible I promise this is all I would do too.

MC-kun, by nature of being MC-kun, is here to help her (and every other hormonal high schooler he finds) get over her super-deep trauma. Yes, it’s cheap, but you can’t deny it’s kind of effective.

Some might be tempted to ignore this romcom harem with a twist, but those kinds of people also watch Twitch streams and eat paste. Watch this if you enjoy more than just the fumes from your taco bell dispenser.

 

 

Sora to Umi no Aida – I’m out.

tl;dr: The spiritual successor to an unreleased Evangelion fishing game.

Adaptation: Mobage. lol.

Animation Production: TMS Entertainment

That PV will be enough for you to know whether this show is gonna be your thing or not. Personally, I’m not interested, but I also hot glue my fig collection daily, so…

 

 

ReFrieD: Tokigoe no Derrida – ???

tl;dr: Original time travel anime.

Animation Production: GEEKTOYS

  • Written by: the guy who wrote Ousama Game and Devils Line.
  • Directed by: the guy who directed Steins;Gate and Ichigo Mashimaro.

Guess we’re gonna find out which staff position matters most. Buckle up, this is gonna be a special one.

 

 

Tonari no Kyuteketsuki-san – Meh

tl;dr: Slice of un-life.

Manga: https://mangadex.org/title/19838/tonari-no-kyuuketsuki-san

Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: Studio Gokumi | AXsiZ

Take the PV and combine it with these jokes and that’s the show summed up:

Does this deserve an adaptation? No. But if you have a personality that could be best described as non-existent, you may find something here.

Please stop adapting 4-koma, Japan.

 

 

Bakumatsu – Garbagio

tl;dr: Pretty boys or something.

Manga? No.

Light Novel? No.

Mobage? You got it..

Animation Production: Studio Deen. Surprised?

The fact this exists proves women were a mistake.

 

 

Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru! – Great

tl;dr: This shit is hilarious. And if the adaptation sucks, the manga will still exist. What a bargain.

Manga: https://mangadex.org/title/13888/uchi-no-maid-ga-uzasugiru

Animation Production: Doga Kobo

Yeah, sure, a series about a 20-something trying to fuck an elementary schooler could be considered uncouth in some circles. But what if it’s good? Then the fuck what?

Yeah, die.

Brokens: enjoy. Normies: I’m not changing the post title.

 

 

 

In Summary: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

No particular order.

Great

  • Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru!

 

Good

  • [Being Unwarrantedly Optimistic] Sword Art Online: Alicization
  • Zombieland Saga
  • Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai

 

Okay

  • Akanesasu Shoujo
  • Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

 

Meh

  • Double Decker! Doug & Kirill
  • Sora to Umi no Aida
  • RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida
  • Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san

 

Awful

  • Ken En Ken: Aoki Kagayaki
  • Bakumatsu

 

22 more series to go. Wanna bet how many months it’ll take me to finish?



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16 Comments

ZenMorian says:

>directed by the guy who directed Sukitte Ii na yo.
Is that show any good? It’s romance so I figured it would be 12 episodes of filler.

>good
>zombie land saga
I’m glad you finally grew a conscious. Looks like another Mari Okada sleeper hit from here.

>22 more series to go. Wanna bet how many months it’ll take me to finish?
Yeah and you can’t forget all those western TV shows. But there’s 59 anime airing this season alone. You’re not counting right. Didn’t you say you were going to do all of them?

Dark_Sage says:

The list I drew up a week ago had 54, but I don’t do franchise series or shorts, which puts me to 34. I’ll do another review of in-scope shows when I get back from my children’s card game tournament today.

Also, I fucked up on Sukitte – some people liked it but I honestly did not. Got it confused with Koi wa Ameagari no You ni cuz I’m retarded.

Flaff says:

I’m currently smoking out the ears:

1. You promised there would be no Bowsettes in this post

2. You always break your promises

3. Therefore, there is a Bowsette hidden somewhere in this post

WHERE THE HELL IS IT?!

Dark_Sage says:

Perhaps the real Bowsette was the friends we made along the way who we’d maybe be DTF if they genderswapped and then hit the gym and/or were bulimic.

Dimo says:

Time travel anime directed by Takuya Sato? Should be good right?

Dark_Sage says:

Eh…

Ryuu says:

Just say yes to that random guy. After the S;G0 adaption sucked so hard that my balls were screaming in pain, I need a decent time travel anime. So please, for the love of yandere, Just. Say. Yes.

KoolKidsK says:

D_S, check your Twitter DMs :<

Dark_Sage says:

It’s been two years. You gotta stop sending me nudes.

anon says:

Nobody has Index in US/EU.
What year is it lmao…

moron says:

so slime is okay, yet there’s nothing good about it.
that makes a lot of sense.

Dark_Sage says:

It’s a competently done isekai, nothing more nothing less. Yeah, that clocks in at right around “okay”.

Ryuu says:

My first thought about Zombieland Saga was: “Truck-kun failed at spawning another Isekai”

OkabeR says:

I’m a little butt hurt that I can’t troll jojo’s fans by pointing out that we got sagrada reset and a rohan spin off instead of part 5.

at least some-stuffs picked up pt. 5 so I don’t have to put up with CR fucking with the stand names.

I think bunny girl animu is going to make great fapping material at the very least. tbh other than david productions finally doing part 5 this season seems dead.

ZenMorian says:

>Written by: the guy who wrote Ousama Game and Devils Line.
I’m sorry but both of those have had actual writers. Rerided is definitely worse than either of those. It’s even worse than that other time travel anime airing this season. Why does he still have his job? Either way I disagree with the way you worded it.

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