Fall 2018 Anime Preview: Part 2/3 – Cutting-Edge for 2012

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.


Recycled hate, original bait.

Part 1: http://www.crymore.net/2018/09/30/fall-2018-anime-preview-part-1-3-kill-normies-right-now/


The Rankings – Part 2

In order:
  • Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru
  • Yagate Kimi ni Naru
  • Hinomaruzumou
  • Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu.
  • Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet
  • Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara
  • Radiant
  • Goblin Slayer
  • Release the Spyce


A bunch of these already have their first episodes aired, but last I checked none of you were even gonna watch anything this season anyway.

All TV airings this season (aka I didn’t forget anything, I just didn’t wanna write about it):

Spoiler for

Show Len Notes
Double Decker! Doug & Kirill Full In Part 1
FLCL Alternative Full Franchise
RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida Full In Part 1
Akanesasu Shoujo Full In Part 1
Ken En Ken: Aoki Kagayaki Full In Part 1
Uchuu Senkan Tiramisù II Short Franchise
Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Full In Part 1
Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru Full
Jingai-san no Yome Short
Zombieland Saga Full In Part 1
Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai Full In Part 1
Sora to Umi no Aida Full In Part 1
Devidol! Short
Yagate Kimi ni Naru Full
Toaru Majutsu no Index III Full Franchise
Gakuen Basara Full Franchise
Bakumatsu Full In Part 1
Kitsune no Koe Short
Hinomaruzumou Full
Inazuma Eleven: Orion no Kokuin Full Franchise
Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san Full In Part 1
Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru! Full In Part 1
Gurazeni: Season 2 Full Franchise
Hoshi no Shima no Nyanko Short
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Ougon no Kaze Full Franchise
Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan Short
Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu. Full
Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari! Season 2 Full Franchise
Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet Full
Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara Full
Radiant Full
Goblin Slayer Full
Ulysses: Jehanne Darc to Renkin no Kishi Full
Release the Spyce Full
Anima Yell! Full
Sono Toki, Kanojo wa. Short
Sword Art Online: Alicization Full In Part 1
Fairy Tail: Final Series Full Franchise
Aigan Kaijuu Short
SSSS.Gridman Full
Shuudengo, Capsule Hotel de, Joushi ni Binetsu Tsutawaru Yoru. Short
Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san Short
Himote House Short
Golden Kamuy 2nd Season Full Franchise
The iDOLM@STER SideM: Wake Atte Mini! Short? Franchise
Hashiri Tsuzukete Yokattatte. Short
Tokyo Ghoul:re 2nd Season Full Franchise
Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja Nai Full
Conception Full
Merc Storia: Mukiryoku no Shounen to Bin no Naka no Shoujo Full
Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama. Full
Karakuri Circus Full
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Master – Tokyo Youma-hen Full Franchise
Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou Kyuudoubu Full
Hangyakusei Million Arthur Full



  • I don’t do shorts and I (generally) don’t do franchises. Which is a shame cuz I had an amazing Kitsune no Ko pun already lined up for that awful utaite show.
  • If I link a manga, I have read enough of that series to have an opinion on it.
  • If I link an LN, I definitely haven’t read it cuz LNs suck.
  • And if I link a doujin, it’s 100% that I wrote that part of the review with blurred vision from my cum-stained glasses.
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure sucks.




Deep Thoughts with Dark Sagey

Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru – Meh

tl;dr: Boy run. Boy run fast. Go, boy, go.

Manga/LN/L-A Film: I’m sure there’s links out there, but I’m not gonna be the one to find them.

Animation Production: Production I.G

Look, I can appreciate a series about Japanese sports. But being excited by Japanese runners? Don’t mean to be racist, but they wouldn’t even qualify to play in the little leagues.

So what am I getting for my time investment here other than an unavoidable nagging that what I’m watching is against god’s divine order?

Don’t tell me.

I mean, just imagine an anime about Japanese basketball players. No way that could be good.



Yagate Kimi ni Naru – Gentlemen, I like lesbians.

tl;dr: Shoujo-ai shoujo.

Manga: https://mangadex.org/title/15329/yagate-kimi-ni-naru

Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: TROYCA

Yuu and Touko are two super-hot high schoolers who are constantly approached by dirty sub-10’s, triggering the gag reflex which has kept them thin through the years.

But when they meet each other, they find asexuality is only a thing until you find someone hot enough you wanna go lip to lip with. Thus results a light-hearted romance where important relationship questions are answered such as:

  • “If we adopt a white kid when menopause hits are our friends gonna think we’re racist?”
  • “Which one of us is gonna have to dye her hair and trade her eyebrows for 50 pounds?”
  • “Is there like a weekly cunnilingus quota here or can we just kinda… permanently coast?”

Girls going nip to nip is kinda my thing, so in a couple months I’m gonna read more of the manga, coincide blacking out with my fifth ejaculation, and mark the anime complete with a 9 cuz I’m impatient and that provides plausible deniability.



Hinomaruzumou – Don’t watch, read.

tl;dr: Do you like boys?

Manga: http://manga.fascans.com/manga/hinomaru-zumou

Animation Production: Gonzo

Know how I dismissed that mediocre runner’s anime cuz the Japanese aren’t known for being speedy bois? Well they are known for sumo, and that’s about the manliest sport there is, so you’re damn right I’m in on this.


To clarify, I’m in on the manga train. Based on the LQ PV and my general experience with anime pacing, there’s no reason to spend time on watching this. But I am at least appreciative of the anime for forcing an introduction to the series.

Zumoumiyzaki best Miyazaki.

If you’re into blood-pumping hate shit, this is where you need to be.



Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu. – Bleh


tl;dr: Discount gay.

Manga: https://tamago-box.tumblr.com/

Animation Production: CloverWorks

Bleh for a second time. Starting to think that cake bakeries have a point.



Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet – Good

tl;dr: I feel like everyone’s underestimating just how hard my dick is right now.

Manga: https://mangadex.org/title/15240/kishuku-gakkou-no-juliet

Light Novel: N/A.

Animation Production: LIDENFILMS

So you know how like most harem series always have MC boy and MC girl being all cockteasingly tsundere with each other? Well, what if that was resolved chapter 1? (And also everything remained generic otherwise…)

You fucking guessed it, cuz that’s this show! Anyway, this is basically the good parts of Zero no Tsukaima combined with the bad parts of a cum cooldown. Unrelated, but I’m finishing the rest of this post tomorrow.



Okay where were we?



Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara – Probably good idk

tl;dr: Looks okay but also gay.

Source: Another P.A. Works Original!™

Animation Production: P.A. Works | A rolling pin

Sure, the character designs suck. And that’s the review.



Radiant – Bad

tl;dr: Bad shounen.

Manga: https://mangadex.org/title/16444/radiant

Animation Production: Lerche

The concept of a limp-wristed populace being defended solely by the same people they despise is simultaneously relevant social critique and an intolerable plot device.

  • Trigun wasn’t good.
  • Trigun wasn’t good.
  • Trigun wasn’t good.

There. Can we move on?



Goblin Slayer – Not like this/10

tl;dr: Perhaps the real goblin was mankind all along.

Manga: http://mangakakalot.com/manga/goblin_slayer

Animation Production: White Fox

I hope you like rape, cuz this series sure does. Though in the anime you get censored rape, which is… somehow worse.

With all the edge of Berserk but none of the heft, I can still only imagine the eyebrow-raising anime club discussions about how boundary-pushing and original this series is.

This is generation newfriend, after all.

“___ but worse in every way” ain’t a winning formula in this boy’s book, Japan. The fact the mangaka didn’t have enough of an end-game for the main series that he had to split half his time with an entirely useless prequel says more than the thought-lacking script ever could.

It’s for this reason I intentionally only jacked off to Goblin Slayer half as much as I normally would. Never say I’m not principled.



Release the Spyce – Great

tl;dr: Fuck the police.

Sauce: Original anime penned by the genius who wrote the Akame ga Kill manga.

Animation Production: Lay-duce

PonyCan never licenses anything good. EXCEPT FOR THIS

(and Rokka no Yuusha, and Hibike Euphonium, and… well I guess this would be #3)

#1 to be specific

Normies who couldn’t handle Planet With, Yoru no Yatterman, or Bouryaku no Zvezda need not apply. I’m not sure whether my argument is hurt by the fact I never finished any of those.

Actually, can I get away with doing a review where all I do is namedrop and ignore the actual content of the series? Guess we’ll find out.




In Summary: 8==D

No particular order.



  • Release the Spyce



  • Yagate Kimi ni Naru
  • Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet
  • Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara



  • Hinomaruzumou
  • Goblin Slayer
    • This is an unfair score, but I stand by it 100%.



  • Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru



  • Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu.
  • Radiant



10 series to go, unless you can somehow convince me I’m missing something:

  • Ulysses: Jehanne Darc to Renkin no Kishi
  • Anima Yell!
  • SSSS.Gridman
  • Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja Nai
  • Conception
  • Merc Storia: Mukiryoku no Shounen to Bin no Naka no Shoujo
  • Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama.
  • Karakuri Circus
  • Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou Kyuudoubu
  • Hangyakusei Million Arthur

26 thoughts on “Fall 2018 Anime Preview: Part 2/3 – Cutting-Edge for 2012”

  1. >Goblin Slayer
    >worse than the manga in every way
    Didn’t stop you from pretending Golden Kamuy’s anime was good. Didn’t you give that a 10/10? Or is this saying you did your homework this time and winged it last Spring? Where’s the consistency? We demand our money’s worth you know.

    • Kamuy was good. Obviously felt like a lot was missing but I’m not sure I’d say that the gore was as important as the characters and plot. Goblin Slayer has neither, so having the blood and tits missing is far more jarring.

      Shit ended at an 8 so I’m not gonna go to the mat for it but I didn’t feel my time was wasted.

  2. What pisses me off the most about Radiant is all of the fanboys talking about how great the animation is. It is just scene after scene of pans of static scenes, static shots of the characters being jiggled around the screen, and mostly-static shots with just the mouth flaps moving. There’s no animation to speak of.

  3. nice, see you next month for part 3

    next season though, at least put the shoujo ai/yuri content in it’s own post so I don’t have to scroll through the garbage to find something good

    • Season 1 was chill. Then it expected me to watch Railgun as the next step, and I was not about that shit – Index was always the better character.

      • idk, I did totally fine watching Index II without watching Railgun. Then the coming of Index III got me so hype that I finally started watching Railgun about a month ago and realized that college-aged flipr would have loved that shit and I totally missed out by skipping it.

        • Yeah, but I can’t respect the series past S1 because the implications of the Accelerator arc made me lose all respect entirely for Sparky and wish Accelerator died at the end of S1 so we could at least have had the “oh maybe he was only 90% bad instead of 100%” reveal have some fucking meaning.

          Instead, Guro McGuffin becomes an MC and the do-nothing ‘yeah the genocide of my people is chill’ fucking wannabe human gets multiple spin-offs focusing on her? When fucking Index is literally the only character that should fucking matter even though I fucking despise lolis and I will take that spite to my grave?

          No. No no no. I am out. 100%.

          Fuck Japan.

          • Actually Sparky did something, although one would need to endure the spinoffs to actually know that.
            She almost died by “fighting” (lul) against Accelerator, then she made hundreds of scientists lose their job by destroying their labs, then she almost died against Frenda (a non-ESP girl who loves making stuffed toys explode) and then she almost died against Mugino (one of the L5 espers)

            So in the end, she did a lot and achieved nothing (except for making people lose their jobs. Well done, Mikoto)

    • I have a deeply held belief that on average anime improves year by year, though that’s not exactly something that’s gonna come up in a lot of post scenarios. If this article implied the opposite, bad me.

    • Hey DS I’ll write your part 3 here:

      Everything else was shit.

      THE END


      There you go. You’ll have successfully finished your 3 parts just in time for the next season of not properly writing previews/reviews.

  4. look, i was gonna post something like “just label everything like moe-crap, shounen, LN adaptation”, but then i’d have missed out on this little zinger:

    “If you’re into blood-pumping hate shit, this is where you need to be.”


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