Sup my fellow losers. Sorry for the lack of content this month, been busy trying to do some job hunting. Spoiler: It’s not going well. Unhappy to say I’m not dead. But anyway we’re about half way through the Fall Season already. Damn! Time fucken flies only when you don’t want it to. So I figured I might as well give my opinions of everything so far. A few animes I’ve dropped since my initial first impression post because there either stupid or they actually resemble other animes this season.
But lets dive in to the mix:
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water) | Status: Dropped | Episodes Watched: 4
This honestly resembled Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (Cavalry of a Failed Knight) in such a way that I accidentally saved over the wrong review script. It’s unbelievably crazy how much these two are alike. Both of them are adapted from light novels. Both of them have Tsundere supporting roles! Both are set in a battle school setting. And to top it off! We see both male protagonists walk in on the Tsundere while she’s changing in the first few minutes of both first episodes.
I am not lying! And not only did they start out similar they have the same type of vibe. There both set in battle schools. The students fight each other with guns or swords. But, one of them did something very different. Something so different yet so small. But something that I am undoubtedly grateful for none the less. Keep reading to learn why.
Heavy Object | Status: Loving it | Episodes Watched: 7
Though the animation for this is average, it’s the story that I love. It’s a slightly new take on the Mecha Genre. Though a very unorthodox looking mecha is involved in this the action is rarely seen from the mecha. Instead we have two heroes fighting on the ground and using tactics and their wits. I honestly get kind of a Metal Gear Solid vibe from watching this. They actually infiltrate enemy strong holds and sabotage shit like Snake does in the game. And like I said above. In this sea of clichés even the tiniest Island has a treasure on it. I just made that up on the fly.
There is action here too! Machine gun fights and cool tech the two uses to get the job done. The way the story flows and the situations unfold is rather suspenseful making this a rather thrilling watch. I love this so far and you can expect a review of it upon it’s completion.
Komori-san wa Kotowarenai! (Komori-san Can’t Decline) | Status: Short but Sweet | Episodes Watched: 7
The episodes for this are short as hell. Like 1 minute long (two if you count the credits) and I hate it because this is actually really good. The characters are just so damn adorable and the humor is ripe. I love it regardless of its short length, it’s just a bummer. It’s a slice of life anime about a girl who can’t turn down the requests of her classmates. That’s the gest! It isn’t for people who want plot or highly dramatization or any of that. It’s all about good natured buffoonery. Which is why it’s so enjoyable and that I hate that the episodes are so short. Regardless I’m still watching.
One Punch Man | Status: A bit weird but good | Episodes Watched: 5
This is one of those animes that takes the otherwise serious concept of super heroes and makes it funny. A “super hero parody” if you will. It kind of gets me that the main character is pretty much invincible with absolutely no weaknesses to exploit. As far as I can see anyways. But the sheer comedy and way over the top fight scenes are just so awe inspiring that I love everything about it. The main character is a moron and oblivious to the fact that he basically holds the power of a god in his fists. While I prefer it if it were a bit more serious at times this is turning into one of the better shows this season.
Defiantly still watching.
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (Cavaly of a Failed Knight) | Status: Romance Done Right | Episodes Watched: 6
As I said above I dropped Asterisk in place of this because not only is the overall presentation slightly better, the main male lead hooks up with the tsundere half way though and the two aren’t bitter bickering morons throughout the entire 12 episodes. Thats the only reason I love this! I know stupid right.
But think about it for a moment. How rare is this? The only time I’ve seen a guy and a girl hook up halfway through a series is Kirito and Asuna from Sword Art Online. That’s it. I really don’t think I’ve seen any others. Two characters being in the friend zone is the overly cleche norm and I’ve grown quite sick of it. We actually get to see two characters as a couple and work together through there turmoil’s throughout the series rather than at the very end. It’s rare. It’s new. And it’s oh so good! Hell yeah I’m still watching.
Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation) | Status: Everyone Loves Bones | Episodes Watched: 6
A take on the mystery genre that keeps everything fresh by not focusing on just murder victims! The plot sometimes focuses on anything from paranoid people thinking there paintings are cursed to trying to stop a potential suicide. The main woman is a damn genius and would be the love of feminists everywhere as she can debunk the most complex of shit and practically goes into a psychosis when she fails to figure something out.
Shit this women could be L’s birth mom she’s so fucken smart! There is a little bit of suspense here and there to while dealing with various threats that I’m not going to spoil. Anyways this is a very interesting show and should be on everyone’s list if they like mystery. Great stuff!
Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou (Attack on Titan: Junior High) | Status: Love Hate Relationship | Episodes Watched: 6
This is stupid! Pure and simple! This is a spin off that takes everything I like from Attack on Titan and makes it adorable.
And it pisses me off that I like it!
It’s just to fucken adorable. Everyone’s favorite characters have been turned into god damn chibi’s and the humor actually makes me giggle. There are some points where I actually cringed watching. Like that moment where Jean finds out that the one sending him love letters was that grandma titan.
Really I think the only reason I’m watching this is because it’s based on Attack on Titan. I guess I love the series so much that I’m willing to watch any shit that comes out of japan that has the “Shingeki no Kyojin” label. Am I really such a fan boy that I actually love something that I would normally have dropped immediately? Apparently I am.
Subete ga F ni Naru (Everything Becomes F: The Perfect Insider) | Status: Awesome Murder Mystery | Episodes Watched: 6
This is one anime that nails the creepy closed space mystery theme perfectly. Everything from the eerie music to the way they distort the face through the camera angels, the highly complex plot to over all mystery. The story is smart as it shows us a murder that is extremely hard to solve because how the victim was killed would normally be impossible. And the two lead characters are interesting in a sense that there both geniuses who are bored by anything or anyone else that’s illogical or stupid.
I love the over presentation and the quality. It’s one of those animes that are great for the older folks as well. It’s shaping up to be the best show this season.
Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai (Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon) | Status: Pretty Decent | Episodes Watched: 7
This anime would have to be the bottom of my watch list. It’s yet another school battle anime and it hinges on the edge of average. The only thing I really like about it is the magic is done in an interesting way. I mean there are special sniper rifle rounds that are used to kill a soul and books that make people kill themselves to fucken charms and seals. Plus the animation quality is a small step above the other average anime this season with rather nicely done fight scenes. Though low on my list it’s still worthy of my time.
Young Black Jack | Status: Interesting | Episodes Watched: 7
This is about surgery so the premise is already alluring. An anime diving into something like surgery just sounds intriguing and above all different. There have been animes about making manga and animes about making anime, but now we have something true to life. It goes into almost every illegal thing to do with the practice. The main character isn’t even licensed to do actual surgery but hes excellent at it and does it anyway due to the fact he wants to save lives, pure and simple. The animation could be better if anything and I think it would have been better if Madhouse picked it up. But that’s a different matter. Still worthy of my time.
So these are the ones I’ll be reviewing. If I have enough time to get to them all that is. There the ones that really stick out and might be interesting to a lot of you fucks. If you don’t like at least one of these then you my friend have shity taste. You should stick with Reality shows and other American shit like the Closer or fucken NYPD Blue.
Either way stay tuned for my reviews. Which are going to be video reviews finally as I finally got some shit figured out. I now know the type of format I want to use. And speaking of which I started another YouTube channel. I know, I KNOW! I said I was starting a boycott of YouTube. But honestly this was started on a whim and I don’t expect it to stay up because I plan on posting a video as to why people should use YouTube. The channels here. You can subscribe if you feel so inclined but I’ll say again: Do not expect this channel to stay up!