Friday, 20 October 2017

Anime Spotlight : Fall 2017. The Much Awaited Improvement over Summer 2017!

It brings me great joy to present you with my thoughts on the Fall 2017 Anime season. Which after the Worst Anime Season This Decade came as a breath of fresh air! Not only are we treated to returns of old favorites in the form of sequels and remakes. But we also have a whole bunch of new anime to look forward to! In my case the sequels and remakes I'm enjoying most this season so far are 3-gatsu no Lion Season 2, Kekkai Sensen & Beyond, Garo - Vanishing Line, Kino no Tabi 2017, Himouto! Umaru-chan R, Wake Up, Girls! Shin Shou, Shokugeki no Soma S3.

You are probably wondering why Love Live! Sunshine!! S2 and Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru - Washio Sumi no Shou aren't in the list of sequels I'm enjoying..well let's be honest here for me Yuki Yuna is an average mahou shoujo anime. It's not bad, but not good either. and the Season season of Sunshine sees the return of the worst group of LL girls so far...but I'm probably going to get lynched for saying that ;)

Now for what you really came here for. The NEW Anime. As usual I'm going to list my 5 big hopeful anime of the season and then talk about the rest of the airing anime I've tried out. In no particular order~

Inuyashiki


Synopsis : Inuyashiki Ichirou is down on his luck. While only 58 years old, his geriatric looks often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him and he's constantly ignored and disrespected by his family despite all that he's done to support them. On top of everything else, his doctor has revealed that he has cancer and it appears that he has little time left in this world. But just when it seems things couldn't get any worse, a blinding light in the night sky strikes the earth where Ichirou stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there's something... different about himself. However, it turns out that these strange, new changes are just what Ichirou needs to take a new lease on life and now it seems like there's nothing to stop him from being a hero worthy of the respect that he never had before... unless, that is, there was someone else out there with these same changes...
Thoughts : As a Gantz fan I was looking forward to Inuyashiki, one of the things I do like the most is the protagonist is, unlike most anime, a 58 year old man! Just a bit of warning Inuyashiki has some disturbing scenes...

Netojuu no Susume


Synopsis : After quitting her job, Morioka Moriko became a NEET and got addicted to an online game. In that game, even a wilting woman in her thirties like her can become a young, handsome guy and Moriko's new adventure as Hayashi began.
Thoughts : Another new anime where the main character isn't a high school kid, I'll admit as a someone employed fulltime, the prospect of quiting and become and "elite neet" is alluring. Until reality sets in. Netojuu no Susume so far is a joy to watch, and even though it has a few depressing scenes. Like the Christmas meal one. It's generally very light hearted so far. I wholly recommend it.

Blend S

Synopsis : Maika gets a job at a cafe where all the waitresses are given certain attributes - such as tsundere or little sister - to embody while serving customers. The manager asks Maika to be the Do S (extreme sadist) waitress, so she will have to adopt a dominant and aggressive persona.
Thoughts : Blend S is an adorable comedy that doesn't fail to bring a smile and a few laughs. If you want something to unwind with. Blend S would be it

Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau

Synopsis : Chakuro is the 14-year-old archivist of the Mud Whale, a nigh-utopian island that floats across the surface of an endless sea of sand. Nine in ten of the inhabitants of the Mud Whale have been blessed and cursed with the ability to use saimia, special powers that doom them to an early death. Chakuro and his friends have stumbled across other islands, but they have never met, seen, or even heard of a human who wasn't from their own. One day, Chakuro visits an island as large as the Mud Whale and meets a girl who will change his destiny.
Thoughts : Children of the Whales has my full interest. The show has that whole Shinsekai Yori feel to it, with the fantastic setting, the interesting characters and all the mysteries it holds. Keep an eye on this one folks.

Mahou Tsukai no Yome

Synopsis : With her mother dead and father long gone, Hatori Chise has spent her childhood being passed unwanted from relative to relative, until she finally makes her unfortunate way to a strange and improbable auction block. Offered as a sleigh beggy to the highest bidder, Chise is purchased by the (literally) boneheaded Elias Ainsworth, who promises to take her on as his apprentice. Elias is a mage, and his world is one of dragons and faeries - but before Chise can begin to get accustomed to all that nonsense, Elias drops another bombshell. Apparently Chise isn't just intended to be his apprentice - she will also be his bride.
Thoughts : Before you start your journey into a magical world that puts Harry Potter to shame. I highly recommend watching the OVAs first as it would provide much needed background information.

With that in order, now to take a look at the rest of the new anime Fall 2017 has to offer for us.

Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou : If you are looking for action, this slow paced post apocalyptic advenure anime isn't for you, that being said it offers some fantastic scenery and is quite calming to watch.

Just Because! : Honestly, this anime hasn't grabbed me yet. I'm giving it change until the 5th episode has aired so here's hoping.

Two Car : As a big motorsport fan I had high hopes for Two Car, but so far it's not really living up to expectations...might even drop it in the near future..

Animegataris : This looks to be a fun show in general, has a similar vibe to Gamers! had from last season, just without the added romance...

Imouto sae Ireba Ii : I can't help but feel this anime would be SOOO much better if the main character wasn't so infatuated with "little sisters" it features some interesting characters for the most part.

Houseki no Kuni : I'll be honest, the world and premise of this anime has me more curious than anything else. Though if it's good is up to debate
Juuni Taisen : The biggest flaw Juuni Taisen has so far, is that it's pretty obvious who is going to die in each episode. Oh look they are showing this character's backstory. he/she is next...

Konohana Kitan : Moe anime of the season! Cute fox girls doing work related things cutely...also light yuri

Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte Kara : It's short, cute and has recipes for cocktails. That's pretty much it really.
Boku no Kanojo ga Majimesugiru Sho-bitch na Ken : This has so far proven to be a fairly fun romcom, I am thoroughly enjoying it so far.

And that completes the list of anime I'm following this season, below is a list of anime I dropped that's also airing.

Black Clover.
Ousama Game
Code Realize
URAHARA
Sengoku Night Blood
Ame-con!!
Omiai Aite wa Oshiego, Tsuyoki na, Mondaiji
Dies Irae