Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans S2 Episode 1 [First Impression]

Eva’s First Impression

Gundam is back in action, and this season starts off with highlighting the ripple effects of Tekkan’s success. Since Fareed had exposed the corruption of Gjallarhorn, the ‘police’ of the world has lost it’s grip and instability is on the rise. With instability comes war, and as result of Tekkadan’s success with being a military group primarily made up of child soldiers (otherwise known as Human Debris), the interest in the potential of such had involuntarily contributed to a dramatic increase of child soldiers in certain areas. But it’s not just the children who has eyes on time, the development and use of Mobile Suits are on the rise once again after being recognized for military value. Many are working to restore and upgrade the ones from the Great War.

On the flip side, Tekkadan is now official military advisor and even has an Earth Branch. Kudelia partnered with Teiwaz to establish Admoss Company, responsible for mining, processing and shipped half-metal of Arbrau colonies. She has already created an orphanage on Tekkadan’s Sakura Farm and realize Mars’ economic and independents.

gundam-tekketsu-s2-ep-1-img-0006With a new season comes along with new recruits. We didn’t see a whole lot of them, but there are three who are likely to become more active in the future. However the one I am keeping my eye on is Hush Middy who I just hope won’t cause too much trouble and be a pain in the ass like some other character in a other Gundam series. (Take a guess who I am referring to!). He doesn’t seem to have too much respect for his superiors at Tekkadan, even called Mika an industrial waste.

gundam-tekketsu-s2-ep-1-img-0018The new recruits are fresh blood who never experienced what the founding members of Tekkadan had to go through before they had set themselves free. The Alaya-Vijnana System doesn’t scare them, but pipes their interests as they watch the veterans performing mock drills, awed by the power the system provides. In fact they go as far as describing the process as a ‘little surgery’, ignorant to just how dangerous and painful it is, and fail to get a clue why their boss (Orga) won’t let them have it. Shino and Eugene were quick to jump on them to clarify the ones who were performing do not use the system and that they never willingly had the surgery. Unfortunately for them, it doesn’t look like the new recruits get it. They also fail to understand the behavior and actions of many of Tekkadan’s original members, such as why they are so willingly to go into the battle of Mobile Suits with merely Mobile Workers. For the original members, this is a regular routine for them, they had to do this everyday to survive. But these new recruits, they clearly come from a society where they didn’t have to fight to to live another day.

gundam-tekketsu-s2-ep-1-img-0010As for our veteran friends, it seems as if everyone but Kudelia has grown. Of the entire main cast, Kudelia is the only one who looks far more mature. Perhaps it has to do with her outfit and hairstyle, I am not entire sure. She bears a more experienced and wise expression on her face, and has become sharper in catching suspicious behavior of those who may create trouble later on. She was quick to catch on that the owner of Terra Liberionis (who looked like trouble from the get go) had too much information and wanted to use her spotlight to gain some exposure on his failing company. Surely enough she was right as Terra Liberionis hired the Dawn Horizon Corps, (infamous pirates that even Teiwaz has trouble dealing with) to stir up trouble.

Mika remains partially disabled, but similarly to Ein, he is able to fully function with his body while inside and using Gundam Barbados. As for Mika’s lifespan, that remains up in the air as we don’t know if any new discoveries or development have been made to help address that.

Orga is playing the role as the boss for Tekkadan, and that means sucking up to paperwork. He has shown he is ready to send them back into the dangerous route as what they are doing right now isn’t enough. He shown concern of what Biscuit would have thought of such idea, but will press forward with the plan anyways.

And then we have Fareed. The guy who tells his assistant he has no friends. (Geez, no shit Sherlock, you killed them off!)
gundam-tekketsu-s2-ep-1-img-0014Although Gjallarhorn’s reputation is unfavorable right now, and don’t have the power they used to have, they still exist. Fareed sits at the table among the others, many new faces of those we have not seen before, along with the man who leads them Lord Rustal. Fareed sure had the nerve to go on about how he is aware of his past’s burdens, and being responsible for exposing the corruption in Mars’ Branch. He now wants his Outer Earth Orbit Regulatory Join Fleet to enter Mars’ Affairs to be granted permission to intervene within Mars territory. And one thing that was made clear, Fareed does not like Lord Rustal, and vice versa. In fact Lord Rusta knows exactly what he is trying to do, but is up to the challenge (or rather I think he considers it as a game). With whatever Fareed is trying to do, I can’t imagine it’s going to do Tekkadan any favors.

With that I am psyched to begin the new season! What will the story and struggle be this time? The Opening shows a new masked buddy entering the field, I wonder who that will be?

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PS: This came out a bit later than I wanted to, sorry about that!
Was sick yesterday. πŸ™

Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Legend Star Ep 1 [First Impression]

Eva’s First Impression

Okay, I am going to be brutally honest here. Since the train wreck of Season 3, I have fell off the Utapri love train and went into this premiere with not only extremely low expectations, but very little patience. So when episode started off with every single member from STARISH, Quartet Night and HEAVENS (a total of eighteen characters) saying Nanami Haruka’s name, eighteen freaking times, it is an understatement to say I wanted to walk away right then and there. That’s right, I am not kidding you: you read right: THEY DID THIS 18 TIMES. As soon as I realized what was happening, as if clicking mute was not going to be fast enough for me, I just ripped off my headphones. I was not even two minutes into the episodes, and my patience had already flew out the window. And then I thought myself, “Wow I am actually not looking forward to this. Maybe I should skip this entirely?” I am not exaggerating. The premiere of Season 4 was excruciating for me to watch. I honestly don’t think I have it in me to actually cover this season. I mean, it really does not help that there is no visual preview because that is really the only form of hope it can give me in order for things to look up, and honestly I don’t think they will. Frankly I think this season and for the rest of the series (I mean I wouldn’t put it past them to milk out a 5th season) it would be much better if I don’t cover this at all, and just not watch it. I would probably take glimpses at it to find out if anything good comes out of it to give me a reason to resume watching this season for curiosity sake.

utapri-legend-star-ep-1-img-0008And this puts me in a tough position because my instinct (which is usually right 99% of the time) tells me drop it, drop it immediately. But then there’s another part of me who recognizes this episode was crappy not only because as per usual, the first episode of Utapri is usually a waste of time. Either it’s ten minutes of stupid re-introductions of characters we already know, or in this case this season: Listen to eighteen characters each say the heroine’s name and then have have each group abduct Haruka in a car in attempt to woo her to compose a legendary song for them all while singing some songs, OH- and cue to Season 3 reference, every single character basically confessing to her. So unless you really like that stuff, the repetition gets annoying real fast.

utapri-legend-star-ep-1-img-0002Oh and if you thought that was not enough, we then learn the results from the performances we had seen in the finale of Season 3. You ready? The results were as followed: HEAVENS were disqualified by default due to failing to submit their entry on time. That is only natural right? You bet it is. This leaves the competition between STARISH and Quartet Night, and ultimately Quartet Night came out victorious.

But no. NO no no no no no.
They couldn’t have that.
No, they just could not have that.
You know what happens? Because of the god damn fans in the audience complaining about HEAVENS’ disqualification, Quartet Night DECLINES the opportunity.

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YOU @#!()*#@!() IDIOTS

!@#()!@*#!@*&#!@*#&@!#

I lost my mind when they did that. I really did. I don’t give a flying @*#!* about the fans. HEAVENS failed to abide the rules and Quartet Night, because of their god damn ego of wanting to compete at the highest caliber, they walk straight into HEAVEN’S plan, who knew that despite the fact they were not able to enter, by crashing the competition and STARISH wannabes, they would be able to force a rematch. I don’t even care they are doing this for the sake of plot- I immensely dislike this because now we are in store of entire repetition of Season Three, only this time, it looks like instead of Quartet Night characters being featured, it might be the bloody Heavens characters taking up the precious screen time. And dear lord, I hope I am wrong about that.

I would have LOVED to see STARISH have to overcome this kind of defeat, I WOULD HAVE LOVED IT. IT COULD HAVE BEEN AMAZING, GREAT FOR THEIR CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, BECAUSE THEY NEED TO SUFFER DEFEAT IN A MAJOR COMPETITION LIKE THIS IN ORDER TO BECOME EVEN BETTER. And you know what, this could’ve offered an opportunity to really focus on competing against HEAVENS’ who specifically revamped their group into a seven man group, specifically to cater and attempt to steal STARISH’s fans.

*HUFFS*

utapri-legend-star-ep-1-img-0015The only positive thing I got out of this episode, was the fact Haruka has acknowledged how far she has come and it feels like she is trying to figure out where she goes from here. More than anything, I would love to see Haruka undergo some character development has she has been reduced to a very passive background character role in the recent seasons. I think this is particularly important because Haruka honestly has not changed that much, so it is difficult to highlight her growth as a character. Without it, Haruka ends up becoming quite a bland heroine, which is really the last thing any of us would like her to be (especially when we know how lovable she can be).

As for romance, let’s be real here. If you are here for romance, get rid of the expectation. The last thing you need is to have another reason to be frustrated and disappointed in this series. If they actually move forward with romance, then the fandom will have a field-day and those who left the series will then have a reason to actually start watching this again.

Final Verdict: I will watch next weeks’ episode and see what comes out of it but for now, the three strikes I spoke out in the Fall 2016 Preview have been used up all in just one episode. It will take a god damn good episode next week to convince me to cover Episode 2 and see what comes out of Episode 3, but for now, it is extremely unlikely I will be touching this season at all.

Possibility of Blogging: LowMiracles will need to happen in Episode 2 to convince me otherwise.
Possibility of Watching: Low Will watch at the first three episodes to see if it’s even worth my time, if not, I’m out.

Shuumatsu no Izetta Episode 1 [First Impression]

Eva’s First Impression

Now this is the type of series that is right up my alley. Historical, Action, and Magic all in one, I love these type of stories. This premiere only made me fall in love with it even more, which only justifies the excitement and great anticipation I have for this series.

Shuumatsu no Izetta is set in World War II, when the Germania Empire is looking to expand and occupy more territory. Our heroine is a badass tomboy Princess Fine of Eylstadt, a tiny country that has been struggling to find allies and assistance to fend off the Germania Invasion. Unfortunately by the end of the episode, the Germania forces have successfully breached its defenses. To make matters worse, they had also successfully captured Princess Fine, who lost two dear bodyguards during her mission to speak with Britianna’s ambassador. Luckily for Fine however, fate had something else in mind, as Fine not only once, but twice been placed in the same spot as Germania’s top secret weapon, which was none other than her childhood friend, The White Witch, Izetta.

shuumatsu-no-izetta-img-0013I love Fine for her courage, strength and intelligence. She was extremely careful about revealing her family’s health, indicating it’s likely that her father is indeed bedridden. She has also taken it upon herself to meet Britannia’s Ambassador to try and persuade them to form an alliance, with her ace up her sleeve of accepting Prince Henry’s offer for marriage (one she had previously declined). Fine was willing to sacrifice her position as Eylstadt’s next leader for the sake of her country, but unfortunately for her- she didn’t even get the chance to do so as just after she made the offer, it was cast out the window once they received the news it was already too late for Eylstadt. It was tough luck for her to have been captured by the Germania forces due to their exceptional spy network, I am not sure what happened to Britianna’s ambassador, though while the soldiers ensured he was innocent, I wouldn’t put it pass me if they potentially had killed him off as well. I guess we will have to wait and find out in the future.

The overall execution of the episode was well done, but the only thing that threw me off was the opera song playing over the utter destruction of Eylstadt’s defending forces. Maybe that’s exactly what the song was about, but I know nothing about opera and unfortunately I can’t stand the sound of it either. So it’s probably just my personal distaste.

I am curious to see which direction the story will go. As we have heard, they were flying close the Eylstadt’s border, so it seems likely that Fine may return to her country and with Izetta’s help, they will fight back. Eylstadt’s is also supposedly famous for its manufacturers of precision machinery. This is likely the reason why they were able to keep the Germania forces at bay for as long as they did.

shuumatsu-no-izetta-img-0009However the biggest concern here is how did the Germania forces capture Izetta. We know now that the Emperor is a believer in Eylstadt’s legend of Weiss Hexe, so surely intended to use Izetta as an ultimate weapon. And furthermore, supposedly Izetta is the last witch. It was hinted in her flashbacks when Fine had defended her there must have been a witch hunt which resulted wiping out the witch’s population, when in fact it appears Izetta is supposed to be a good witch.

Anyhow I am absolutely looking forward to what this series has in store for us! So count me in, I hope it will be a good one!

Possibility of Covering: Guaranteed

Macross Delta Episode 26 [Final Impression]

Final Impression

If I had to choose one word to describe this series, I would choose: Disappointment.

It was such a letdown. It was about half way through the series I realized that we were not going to get a neat and tidy ending. It is incredibly disappointing it wounded up this way because this series had a lot of potential. But with the poor choices made in regards of pacing, lack of character development and spending way too much time on the Love Triangle between Freyja x Hayate x Mirage, it ended up as a hot mess. macross-delta-ep-26-img-0019I think one of the most frustrating parts about this series is the lack of screen time and development for Walkure as a group as well as individually for their members early on in the series. It’s something I expected more of, especially since Freyja had just joined the group. Instead, they hardly showed us anything, leaving Mikumo’s mysteries until the final quarter of the series and we never got to see Freyja become truly involved with the group, which is a joke in itself really. You’d think the new member would be more involved don’t you think? But nope, instead we see her hanging out with Mirage and Hayate and that was pretty much the focus, the love triangle among the three of them. I think this is also one of the contributing factors of the Walkure girls lacking the much needed screen time and development they needed. Let’s look at Reina, what do we know about her?
Nothing. It’s the end of the series, but we know nothing about her beyond the fact she’s a hacker and been recruited into Walkure and because of that she was spared of arrest. And Makina, what else do we know about her besides the fact it was her dream to be an idol, and this wasn’t quite what she signed up for, but pursued it anyways. Kaname and Freyja are probably the only ones with some form of development, but even Freyja as the main character hardly got anything beyond the fact she needed to dig deep into her heart and figure out the true reason why she sings. Then we have Mikumo, who is the more complicated character of the group. It is an understatement for her mystery to be unraveled so late into the game, but did it really have to wait out foreshadowing it until after they passed the half way point of the series? I think this is one of the biggest mistakes which resulted the consequences of having a rushed ending. Furthermore, we still know nothing about the Chaos Organization, who is responsible for reviving Mikumo in the first place, and that frustrates me. I suppose the only positive outcome of this is that Mikumo’s character is a total badass and that’s what made people love her. It is a real shame we will never get to see Mikumo learn to forged her own path and identity, because once she is given the freedom to explore, she is not just a badass but a very charming and adorable girl.

And let’s not forget about Heinz. He is the one character that did not get any character development whatsoever. The worst part about this is the fact he was one of few characters who desperately needed it. It infuriated me to see him receive crucial advice from Keith, (at right time too) but never acted on it. Instead Heinz wounded up as merely a puppet for Roid to use to pursue his lifelong goals. It was only within the final episode Heinz realized Roid had betrayed them and was trying to pursue his own goals and only then Heinz ordered the Aerial Knights to form a temporary alliance with Walkure/Delta Platoon to take out Roid.

macross-delta-ep-26-img-0027Among all the characters, Hayate and Mirage were probably the only ones who had any form of decent character development. Hayate had to learn to obey orders and stop being such an immature brat as a pilot of the Delta Platoon, and slowly but surely adapted to his role appropriately after undergoing some very cruel moments of reality-checks. As for Mirage- well, I was going to say Mirage had to overcome the expectations from her peers because of her family’s history as pilots, but now that I think of it, it was kind of slipped under the rug now wasn’t it? Her development seemed to have shifted its focus to bearing the burden of the one-sided crush. Needless to say though it is because of that is what makes Mirage probably one of the best characters of the series. Though she knew it was futile, she never acted immaturely about it, she always treated Freyja as a fair rival, and ultimately stepped up to the plate to give her the nudge she needed to confess her feelings. Mirage is hands down the most selfless character of the series, and that alone makes her a lovable character.

Finally, we have Roid and Keith. It goes without saying the tense relationship created an interesting dynamic. Their interactions and differences made it very clear how the rift was forming between them, and one was always went when would it be the breaking point. Keith and his keen eyes were sharp enough to catch onto Roid’s suspicious behavior, and began to question his intentions and trust. It is why he tried to encourage Heinz to start thinking for himself and not simply going along with the advice he has been given.

macross-delta-ep-26-img-0023Roid on the other-hand was blinded by his ambitions. His ultimate goal was to create the Star Singer, which he had at one point thought King Heinz would be the one who play that role, that is until he discovered the truth behind Mikumo’s identity. Once that was out, he was long gone and immediately pledged loyalty to the true Star Singer. Roid’s development as the villain was probably the most consistent part of the story. They foreshadowed it very early on, making it so the audience can begin to draw suspicions towards him, but it is a shame how his ultimate plan didn’t last for long since it only went online within the very final episode.But the end of their days was a crappy one to say the least. Keith jumps off and stabs Roid so fast I intially didn’t know what had happened, and then the next thing we know, the entire place is blown up and the two of them die, just like that.What the fuck?

Keith really did not deserve to be killed off in such fashion, so that ticked me off.

I could go on about the crappy treatment many other characters had received, as well as how poorly paced the storyline was (the ending was so rushed, it made everything corny and stupid), but I think you get my point.

It is sad to say Macross Delta had a sloppy finale, I couldn’t find it in me to enjoy it even a little. They didn’t kill everyone off, but they might had well because what a lackluster ending this was. Many of the events that took place today were the events I was hoping to see sooner, at least three episodes before the finale because I knew it was going to wound up as a train-wreck. A part of me had hoped there was maybe going to be second season, that’s how bad the pacing was. But alas nope, it appears that may have never been an option.

Macross Delta could have been an amazing series. They had a lot of Easter Eggs and references for veteran fans who had watched the previous successors of the Macross series, the music (though many were worried in the beginning) / original soundtrack was awesome, and the characters had so much potential, but at the end of the day, it all of that went down the drain. As result I don’t think I have it in me to recommend this series to anyone. If you are not terribly invested in it, maybe you will be fine watching it, but don’t expect anything amazing besides the music (it is literally the only redeeming quality of this series). The lackluster ending and final quarter may make you feel like you had wasted your time. So tread with caution, because this is not something everyone will necessarily enjoy.

Final Grade: 6/10

FALL ANIME 2016 PREVIEW

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How many years has it been now?
We are soon to kick off our 7th year running!


:RESOURCES:

Anichart, ANN, CR, LiveChart, MAL

:Excluded Titles:
Cardfight!! Vanguard G Next , Heybot, Neko no Dayan: Fushigi Gekijou, PJ Berri no Mogu Mogu Munya Munya, Nyanbo!, Uchi no Tama Shirimasenka?

:Continuing Titles:
DAYS, Puzzle & Dragons X, Saiki Kusuo no ? Nan, Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V

Last Updated: 09/12/2016


12-Sai. Chiccha na Mune no Tokimeki12-Sai. Chiccha na Mune no Tokimeki 2

Animation Company: OML
Website: http://www.shogakukan.co.jp/pr/12sai/
Genre: Romance, School, Shoujo
Airing Date: October 3rd, 2016
Summary: Second Season of 12-Sai. Chiccha na Mune no Tokimeki.
The story begins with Hanabi, a sixth-grade girl who is neither an adult nor a child. She deals with issues such as accidentally witnessing her homeroom teacher kissing, and worrying about experiencing physiological changes before her friends. The series depicts a 12-year-old girl’s innocent worries and first love.

Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Never watched it.

Vantage: I remember this! Never watched it though.

Berry: Heard it’s a sweet show, but I don’t feel like watching it.

Nikolita: This show continues to be a big no for me.

Charibo: Nope and I did not watch the first season.

Oki: The issue with shows like this is it is both thought provoking and uncomfortable. You see someone grow, but as a woman myself this was an awkward time for me and it definitely gives me unwanted feelings of nostalgia


3-gatsu no Lion3-gatsu no Lion

Animation Company: Shaft
Website: http://3lion-anime.com/
Genre: Drama, Game, Seinen, Slice of Life
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Tei Kiriyama is a 17-year-old boy who recently started living alone, financed by his salary as a professional Shogi player. Despite his independence, however, he’s yet to mature emotionally, and his problems continue to haunt him in his daily life. His relationship with his adoptive family is strained, and he has difficulties interacting with his fellow high school students. Meanwhile, his professional career has entered a slump. Burdened with the heavy expectations placed on him as the fifth to become pro in middle school, his wins and losses are fluctuating as his record and progression into the ranks begin to stagnate. Acquainted with Rei are the three Kawamoto sisters: Akari, Hinata, and Momo. Unlike Rei, they live happily in their modest home, which they warmly welcome Rei into as if he were one of their own. Despite his reservations about becoming too close to the family, he frequently visits, interacting with them and receiving the kind of care and affection he never quite had while under his foster home. This is the story of Rei’s triumphs and failures, relationships new and old, and his growth as a person.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Let’s be real how can be NOT be hyped about this? I can’t wait to watch this!

Vantage: I know this manga has an excellent reputation, and that SHAFT was generally lauded as a great choice for the adaptation. Really looking forward to it!

Berry: I don’t know anything about Shogi, but this show looks lovely.

Nikolita: Pass. However it gets props from me for being a somewhat original show idea. Looks great too!

Charibo: I don’t know, maybe?

Oki: It definitely sounds very moving, but I don’t think I can particularly adjust to the kind of show focusing on a protagonist with such a demanding form of independence who also does not know how to be independent.

Possible Bloggers: Eva


Ajin S2AJIN 2

Animation Company: Polygon Pictures
Website: http://www.ajin.net/
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural
Airing Date: October 1, 2016
Summary: Second cours of Ajin.
Ajin are humans that cannot die. Seventeen years ago, they first appeared on a battlefield in Africa. From then on, more of their kind are discovered within the human society. Their rarity in appearance means that, for experimental purposes, the government will generously reward anyone who captures one. In the present day, for what a certain high school student expects to be a typical summer holiday, his life is about to turn unexpected…
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Haha..hahaha…. *RUNS AWAY* NEVARRRRRR!!!

Vantage: Did the first season of this ever make it out of Netflix? Just like with Sinbad no Bouken, if you don’t have a subscription, then don’t count on actually watching this until the season’s over.

Berry: Ahh…Ajin. I covered the first season, and I did like it, but I don’t think I’m going to cover this. There’s other sequels this season for me to tackle and I don’t want to overwhelm myself.

Nikolita: Berserk was like the sole horror anime I’d ever voluntarily watch. Therefore pass on this one.

Charibo: The Opening of the first season was good… and that’s probably the only thing that was good…

Oki: I have issues with its style of animation and I don’t care to watch the entire first season in time to cover this.


All Out!!All Out!!

Animation Company: Madhouse x TMS Entertainment
Website: http://allout-anime.com/
Genre: School, Seinen, Sports
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: In rugby, there is no ace striker, there is no number four batter, so who is the star of the team?
The story begins at school entrance ceremony of Kanagawa High School where Kenji Gion, a small but gutsy go-getter joins the rugby club. He joins with his classmate, Iwashimizu, who has a complicated past and sub-captain Hachiouji, who always takes good care of his Club members. Lastly, there is Captain Sekizan, who has overwhelming powers but keeps his cards close to his chest. With such differences in both personality and physical performance, the team must learn to work and grow together so they can become the best.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Rudby eh? I might watch it since it’s a different sport adaption. I am always open to more variety!

Vantage: A rugby anime? I can’t say I’m much of a fan, but I might try this for the sheer novelty. Also Madhouse.

Berry: Rugby is not a thing here in the States. I’m sure people play it…somewhere. But we have American Football which is the popular thing that looks like rugby? So yeah obviously I know nothing about rugby, but sports anime…so I have to watch this.

Nikolita: Ha, I didn’t think much of the poster until I read Charibo’s comment and now I can’t unsee it. But yeah, it’s a sports anime so pass.

Charibo: DAT ASS! Sorry to sound so thirty but it’s the thing that stands out the most in this visual. They literally put it at the center of the picture so that was intentional. I’m not a huge fan of rugby but because my family, friends and basically my whole town is crazy about rugby I grew up to like it. Heck, I even played rugby for a bit, so I’ll watch the show, for the rugby and for those leg muscles.

Oki: I really enjoyed Eyeshield 21 so there is a chance I’ll check this out, but I am slightly allergic to sports.


Bernard-jou Iwaku.Bernard-jou Iwaku.

Animation Company: Creators in Pack
Website: http://www.dreamcreation.co.jp/bernard/
Genre: Comedy
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: The short gag manga is about the love of famous works of literature. It follows Sawako “Miss Bernard” Machida, a lazy girl who wants to be a well-read person — but does not actually read much. The manga recounts the conversations between “Miss Bernard” and her bookworm friends about the Bible, The Tale of the Heike, Guns, Germs, and Steel, The Door into Summer, The Great Passage, Fermat’s Last Theorem, and more masterpieces that she has not necessarily read.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Not feeling this one.

Vantage: I didn’t know there existed a gag manga that discussed Fermat’s Last Theorem. I might try watching this if it’s sufficiently entertaining.

Berry: I love books and reading but…uhhhh…

Nikolita: Maybe? It’s about books and it’s supposed to be funny, so there’s potential.

Charibo: My uncle is named Bernard… I’m only interested in the Tale of Heike. Fermat’s last theorem and Guns, Germs and Steel? Not so much.

Oki: I just can’t. Things this cute make me disinterested.

Possible Bloggers: Nikolita


Brave WitchesBrave Witches

Animation Company: Silver Link.
Website: http://w-witch.jp/
Genre: Action, Ecchi, Magic, Military, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: In September 1944, allied forces led by the 501st Joint Fighter Wing “Strike Witches” successfully eliminate the Neuroi threat from the skies of the Republic of Gallia, thus ensuring the security of western Europe. Taking advantage of this victory, allied forces begin a full-fledged push toward central and eastern Europe. From a base in Petersburg in the Empire of Orussia, the 502nd Joint Fighter Wing “Brave Witches,” upon whom mankind has placed its hopes, flies with courage in the cold skies of eastern Europe.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Team Impression

Eva: Vantage will be psyched for this one. I might try it again, just a question of if the fanservice will turn me away again.

Vantage: Unsurprisingly, I absolutely loved Strike Witches. I’m a little sceptical about Silver Link taking over from Gonzo, but if this spin-off is anything like its inspiration then I think I’m going to really enjoy this.

Berry: Nooooooope

Nikolita: Meeeh.

Charibo: AHAHAHAHA HELL NO!

Oki: I am not fond of these types of shows.

Possible Bloggers: Vantage


Sequel of Bubuki Buranki.Bubuki Buranki: Hoshi no Kyojin

Animation Company: SANZIGEN
Website: http://bbkbrnk.com/
Genre: Action, Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Sequel of Bubuki Buranki.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Didn’t watch the first one, pass~

Vantage: I haven’t seen the first season.

Berry: Same as everyone.

Nikolita: Haven’t seen the first season, so pass.

Charibo: Same as above.

Oki: I’m just generally disinterested in this show and its premise.


Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd SeasonBUNGOU STRAY DOGS 2

Animation Company: BONES
Website: http://bungo-stray-dogs.jp/
Genre: Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Second Season of Bungou Stray Dogs.
Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his partner Kunikida are members of a very special detective agency. They have supernatural powers and deal with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. They’re tracking down a tiger that has appeared in the area recently, around the time Atsushi came to the area. The tiger seems to have a connection to Atsushi, and by the time the case is solved, it is clear that Atsushi’s future will involve much more of Dazai and the rest of the detectives!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: =3= I still haven’t watched the first season even though I had planned to. Darn it…

Vantage: I’ve been recommended this, but I haven’t gotten round to watching it yet.

Berry: So Bungou had some rough parts, but in the end it was getting interesting so I’m looking forward to this season. I can’t wait to see more of animu Fitzgerald-san.

Nikolita: Haven’t seen the first season because I had no interest, so pass.

Charibo: I did not like the first season very much but I’ll continue to watch it with the hopes things will get better.

Oki: I did not watch the first season. This looks like a very good anime and has an intriguing animation style, but would require too much effort for me to cover.

Possible Bloggers: Berry


cheatingcraftCheating Craft

Animation Company: Haoliners Animation
Website: http://cheating-craft.com/
Genre: Action
Airing Date: October 5, 2016
Summary: University Exams are one of the most influential factors in one’s early life. Depending on the results, a fantastic, high class, honorable life may await you. Or, on the other end of the spectrum, you may be left only leftovers. In this type of battlefield atmosphere, students are always doing their best to “evolve” and survive. “Learning Types” are students who have studied hard their whole lives and legitimately memorized everything they have studied, while “Cheating types” are those who, as the name suggests, only managed to climb the educational ladder by cheating. Though sometimes they must cooperate with each other, there is a great rivalry between the two types. How will the hero “Mumei”, a C Type, followed by the heroin “Koi” a L-Type, struggle in those tests. Now a new battle, one beyond imagination, is about to begin.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Well… this concept is…. certainly different. I guess I should take a look!

Vantage: I’ve never heard of the studio, but the synopsis sounds really fun! I’ll definitely give it a go.

Berry: Hmm, not sure what to make of the concept but it certainly catches my interest!

Nikolita: I’ve graduated post-secondary already, so the last thing I want to do is watch an anime about taking exams in school. *shudder*

Charibo: Sounds like a Survival type of show… I like the idea, but I don’t want this to be another Big Order, where everything sounded cool to me, until I watched the first episodes…

Oki: I like the look of the characters but don’t really know enough.

Possible Bloggers:


chi-sweet-home-2016Chi’s Sweet Home 2016

Animation Company: Marza Animation Planet
Website: http://www.chissweethome.com/
Genre: Slice of Life
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: A new 3D CG anime of Kanata Konami’s slice-of-life manga Chi’s Sweet Home.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: … I have mixed opinions about this solely because it’s being done in 3D CG…

Vantage: CG is cancerous.

Berry: Cute, but the 3D CG makes me nervous.

Nikolita: Cute but no thanks.

Charibo: Believe it or not, I actually read the whole series… I’m not sure why…

Oki: Why do they have to ruin everything with CG. I want my 2ds dangit!!!


ClassicaLoidClassicaLoid

Animation Company: Sunrise
Website: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/anime/classica/
Genre: Comedy, Music
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: In a rural town undergoing revival through music, high school students Kanae and Sousuke meet none other than Beethoven and Mozart! Calling themselves “ClassicaLoids,” this mysterious duo creates a strange power through the “music” they play. One night, stars fall from the sky and gigantic robots appear, causing trouble every single day! Bach, Chopin, Schubert also appear as ClassicaLoids. What is the mystery behind the powers they possess? Are they humanity’s friend or foe?
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Team Impression

Eva: It looks like Sunrise has been expanding further into the music genre as of the late.

Vantage: I think I would like this a lot more if it took itself seriously instead of turning classical music into a dodgy-looking comedy.

Berry: So Beethoven isn’t deaf in this? Anyway…I’m not sure what to make of this. Playing violin in high school I grew a giant love for these iconic composers. But…to see them all goofy like this is weird. I don’t know if I’ll watch this, I’m on the fence.

Nikolita: Reminds me of a Professor Layton game. Really neat idea but as much as I love music, I don’t think it’s for me.

Charibo: Why not? I like classical music.

Oki: I just don’t want to watch music okay?!


Digimon Universe Appli MonstersDigimon Universe: Appli Monsters

Animation Company: Toei Animation
Website: http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/appmon/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Kids
Airing Date: October 1st, 2016
Summary: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Kids
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Oh look! It’s Yuuya and Yuzu from YGO ARC-V. I guess they traveled to the Digimon Realm together./s
But seriously, WTF?! Their character design look almost exactly the same- I mean for goodness sake, IT’S BASICALLY THE EXACT SAME COLOR PALETTE!

Vantage: Nope.

Berry: They’re very pointy!

Nikolita: Oh god I’m old. ;~;

Charibo: I have yet to see Digimon Adventure… but I doubt I’ll ever have the courage to watch this… And like Eva mentionned, this dude does look like that Yu-Gi-Oh! V character.

Oki: I never saw Digimon as a child so I’m not very interested in this.


DriftersDrifters

Animation Company: Hoods Drifters Studio
Website: http://www.nbcuni.co.jp/rondorobe/anime/drifters/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Historical, Samurai, Seinen
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Shimazu Toyohisa, whilst involved at the Battle of Sekigahara, manages to mortally wound Ii Naomasa, but is critically wounded in the process. As he walks from the field broken and bleeding, Toyohisa finds himself transported to a corridor of doors, where a bespectacled man at a desk waits for him. This man, Murasaki, sends Toyohisa into the nearest door where he wakes up in another world. There, Toyohisa meets other great warriors like him who have been transported as well, to be part of a group known as “Drifters.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2
Note: Episodes 1-3 will be previewed at a screening at Shinjuku Wald 9 on September 11, 2016. Regular broadcasting will begin on October 7.

Team Impression

Eva: Now this is something I would ilke to watch.

Vantage: At least it doesn’t have a heavy focus on Nobunaga, right?

Berry: This looks cool as shit. Interesting art style. The director did the Hellsing OVAs, and even though I know nothing about Hellsing, it looks over the top. The director is also behind Jojo and, well lmao. Take the craziness from both of those shows, and I imagine this show will be a wild ride.

Nikolita: Maaaaaybe?

Charibo: I read “Sekigahara” and I thought, “oh mama, this could be interesting” and then I read about the other worlds thing and my hopes got crushed.

Oki: I think this might be fun to check out! Has a really weird broadcast schedule though.

Possible Bloggers: Berry, Oki


Flip FlappersFlip Flappers

Animation Company: Studio 3Hz
Website: http://flipflappers.com/
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Papika and Cocona hold the keys to open the door. When the two girls meet, their adventures in a different time and different overlapping dimension called “Pure Illusion” begin. Many things in Pure Illusion will stand in the girls’ way on their search for the mysterious crystal called the “Shard of Mimi,” an item that is said to grant any wish. However, when the girls find themselves in danger, the Shard of Mimi shines, and they are able to transform.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: The PV perked my interest, so I will probably watch at least a few episodes.

Vantage: I find it really interesting that Studio 3Hz keeps experimenting with wildly different art styles and genres despite only being around for a couple of years. You know how you can roughly tell when it’s A-1 or Silver Link producing a show? That’s not the case for these guys at all.

Berry: I’ll admit that I don’t like the art style too much, but this show actually looks really cool. Cute with flashy colors, but it looks like it’s going to get serious and I’m ALL for that. I love magical girl shows with a bit of darkness. :’)

Nikolita: I’m always on the fence with magical girl shows. I like shows from that genre such as Sailor Moon and Puella Magi Madoka Magica, but I tend to stay away from the really kiddy ones. Guess what kind of a vibe this one gives me.

Charibo: ” Papika and Cocona” … I laughed way too much when I read those names…

Oki: I am much more interested in other anime this season.

Possible Bloggers: Berry


fune-wo-amuFune wo Amu

Animation Company: Zexcs
Website: http://www.funewoamu.com/
Genre: Slice of Life
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: The publication of a new dictionary titled The Great Passage progresses. Mitsuya Majime, originally from publisher Genbu Shobo’s sales department, has been recruited by Kouhei Araki, a veteran editor of the dictionary department who is looking to retire soon. The dictionary department is known internally as the “money-eating insect,” but Mitsuya uses his perseverance and attachment to the words in order to become a great editor. Mitsuya, who has poor social skills, finds himself working with another man named Masashi Nishioka, who is able to express himself better.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: This story feels fresh, I will be keeping an eye on this one!

Vantage: I’m surprised by how unique this seems. I’ll definitely try out the first few episodes.

Berry: They’re publishing a dictionary! A unique premise and I love it.

Nikolita: Yes please! #booknerd

Charibo: Hey! That looks cool! I’ll watch that!

Oki: I think this could be an interesting watch: it has niche, an interesting art style, and offers something new to the genre.

Possible Bloggers: Nikolita


a-girlish-numberGi(a)rlish Number

Animation Company: Diomedea
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/gn/
Genre: Slice of Life
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: The series follows Chitose Karasuma, a university student who aims to become a voice actress (seiyuu). The stage event listing further indicates that it focuses on the profession of idol seiyuu.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I think I might like this, but I doubt I’ll cover it.

Vantage: Idol seiyuu? I guess that’s a thing now, huh? Love Live immediately comes to mind.

Berry: You’d think because I reviewed Sore ga Seiyuu! and loved it that I would be all over this show, but something about this is turning me away.

Nikolita: She looks like she’s about twelve. Pass.

Charibo: Nooooooooooo. Also Diomeda is at it again.. heh… I’m still not over Mayoiga…

Oki: Idols? Blegh. I lasted 4 minutes into Idolmaster and that show is a gift.


899b02b6e79eb72bcf5f1f1e14b4f0251473606049_fullHaikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou (S3)

Animation Company: Production I.G
Website: http://www.j-haikyu.com/anime/
Genre: Comedy, Drama, School, Shounen, Sports
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: The third season of Haikyuu!!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: BOO YEAH! MORE HAIKYUU!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 So glad we got a third season!!!!!!!!

Vantage: I’ve never done Haikyuu!! but I know it’s very good. Maybe someday.

Berry: *HEAVY BREATHING*

Nikolita: Haven’t seen the earlier seasons, so pass.

Charibo: ONLY 10 EPISODES?!! DO THEY WANT TO END US? WHYYY? WHYYY? NOOO! LIFE IS UNFAIR! Sure we got the third season quite quickly after the second one but still T-T

Oki: Look at all dem sports

Possible Bloggers: Charibo, Berry


Hibike! Euphonium 2Hibike! Euphonium 2

Animation Company: Kyoto Animation
Website: http://anime-eupho.com/
Genre: Drama, Music, School
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Second season of Hibike! Euphonium.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2
Note: Episode 1 will be previewed at a screening at Marunouchi Picadilly on September 10, 2016. Regular broadcasting will begin in October, 2016.

Team Impression

Eva: Raise of hands for those who thought PV 1 was an Eng Dub PV.

Vantage: I found some time this week to watch the extra episode that aired recently, and fell in love with Hibike! Euphonium all over again. Lesbian schoolgirls aside, it’s fucking beautiful, and I’m thrilled to bits that Kyoani have decided to throw more money at it. I’d be insane to not want to continue covering it, and may Natsuki-senpai continue to be best girl.

Berry: THE PV IS SO STUPID LMAO. Ah, but this show was only okay for me. I didn’t think it was such a big deal, so I don’t know if I’ll watch the sequel.

Nikolita: Lots of second seasons this… season. Anyways, pass.

Charibo: I don’t care about this show, at all…

Oki: Vantage take the shooow, take it from our haaaaaaands~

Possible Blogger: Vantage


Idol MemoriesIdol Memories

Animation Company: Seven Arcs
Website: http://idol-memories.com/
Genre: Music
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: In the near future where Idols are active in the space of virtual reality, two units from the Shiritsu Kanon Gakuen, which are currently ranking down, are aiming for the top of idol league! Who will be getting the honorable tiara?
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Team Impression

Eva: It looks like a mix of Love Live, Macross’ Idols (with the outfits transformations) and others. I am bummed out to see the performances in CGI though… But I will probably take a look at this one.

Vantage: ZENKAI NO RABU RAIBU

Berry: Well hot damn I sure do love me some idols! Of course I’m going to check this out.

Nikolita: It’s a pass on any idol show for me.

Charibo: I don’t like female idols…

Oki: I see your idols and raise you a buttload of what the hell is that outfit anyway?

Possible Bloggers: Eva, Berry


Kaitou Joker 4Kaitou Joker 4

Animation Company: Shin-Ei Animation
Website: http://s.mxtv.jp/joker/
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Shounen
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Fourth season in the Kaitou Joker anime series.
The thief Mysterious Joker doesn’t just steal things. An audacious and elusive miracle-maker, he travels the world searching for treasure with his partner and cook Hachi. As they circle the globe, they must avoid traps set by the police and compete in various competitions to reach their final goal, the Timeslip Treasure.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Apparently this show is super popular, but it never interested me. Maybe I should try again????

Vantage: Is this still going on?

Berry: I’ve only heard the opening song for this show and that shit is fire. Too bad I hate the designs.

Nikolita: Surprise, I haven’t seen any of the earlier seasons for this show either.

Charibo: I don’t really have anything to add…

Oki: I am -5 seasons behind.


Keijo!!!!!!!!Keijo!!!!!!!!

Animation Company: Xebec
Website: http://keijollllllll.com/
Genre: Ecchi, Shounen, Sports
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Kaminashi Nozomi (17) is an exceptional gymnast. So much so that colleges with some of the best gymnastic programs are trying to recruit her. Unfortunately for them, she has other plans. Due to her family being extremely poor, money is everything to her. That’s why she wants to step into the world of “Keijo.” “Keijo” is a type of gambling sport where girls stand on a small floating platform and compete against one another. The aim is to push the other contestant off of the platform into the water, but they are only allowed to use their butt or breasts to push the others off. Will Nozomi be able to compete in the intense world of “Keijo” and bring wealth and fortune for her family?
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: … No.

Vantage: Even I have standards. And was it necessary to have so many exclamation marks?

Berry: Everything was perfectly fine until it said they had to push each other off with their butts and boobs. I’m begging you…please. Why can’t we have a female sports anime with no fanservice? Why can’t we have a serious female sports anime? Why can’t you be progressive, Japan? Seeing shit like this honestly makes me so sad.

Nikolita: Charibo said it best in that I would pay to see such a moment too, but I also agree with what Berry said. As a woman, I feel like it would be awesome to have at least one or two genuine female sports anime where the show’s premise is not a joke or an excuse for fanservice.

Charibo: ” They are only allowed to use their butt or breast to push the other off”. The perverted mind of some people always impresses me. I’d pay to see the moment where the guy announced his genius idea to the rest of the team.

Oki: Look there are two people in this blog who deal with fanservice. It’s me and Vantage. We like these kinds of shows and have weird issues, at least I do. But sometimes Jesus tells you no and this is the time.


Gundam Tekketsu S2Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans 2

Animation Company: Sunrise
Website: http://g-tekketsu.com/
Genre: Action, Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Space
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Second Season of Gundam Tekketsu
(S1) Over three hundred years have passed since the Calamity War, the great conflict between Earth and its outer space colonies. Now Earth is ruled over by four economic blocs, and the military organization Gjallarhorn is responsible for keeping the peace. Mars, on the other hand, depends heavily on Earth’s economy. Horrified by the appalling living conditions that Mars’ inhabitants have to bear, Kudelia Aina Bernstein, a young aristocrat from the Chryse Autonomous Region, gets involved in the Red Planet’s independence movement. She hires the services of a local company, Chryse Guard Security (CGS), to escort her on the journey to Earth to negotiate economic conditions with the earthly bloc that controls the region. The Third Army Division–consisting of Mikazuki Augus, Orga Itsuka, and many other child soldiers–are chosen to protect her.

When Gjallarhorn attacks the CGS facilities to assassinate the young revolutionary threatening their interests, Orga and his comrades must not let the attackers accomplish their goal–in fact, Gjallarhorn’s actions might turn out to be the unintentional catalyst that leads the children to be the forgers of their own destiny.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2
Note: Episode 1 will be previewed at a screening on October 1, 2016. Regular broadcasting will begin on October 2, 2016.

Team Impression

Eva: I am NOT ready for this season. It’s going to be a heartbreaker that’s for sure. And I’m pretty sure all my favourites who survived the first season are going to definitely die in this one. ;_____; Other than that, the PV music is absolutely gorgeous.

Vantage: I should watch this at some point. Kudelia a cute.

Berry: Ahhh, no. I actually tried watching it but to no avail.

Nikolita: Not a Gundam fan.

Charibo: I haven’t watched a single Gundam show… I should probably at least watch one Gundam show… but it won’t be this one.

Oki: I will enjoy reading Eva’s tears.

Possible Bloggers: Eva (MY HEART IS NOT READY)


Kiitarou Shounen no Youkai EnikkiKiitarou Shounen no Youkai Enikki

Animation Company: .Creators in Pack
Website: http://kiitarou.jp/
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: This is the visual diary of Kiitarou’s experience with youkai. He’s a boy with a very strong spirit sense, but when he entered a forbidden storehouse, he was kicked out of his home. He soon found a new place to live, where he met a zashiki warashi (house spirit) named Suzu. He and Suzu soon began to attract all kinds of spirit creatures, starting with a nurikabe (appears as a wall that impedes travelers) and mokumokuren (appears as eyes in a torn paper wall). What kind of folkloric creature will he meet next?
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Yeah this sounds similar to Natsume Yuujinchou. This is going to have a tough time competing with Natsume Yuujinchou since it’s airing its 5th season this season too.

Vantage: Is this a poor man’s Natsume Yuujinchou? Not that I’ve watched or read that either, even though I really should have by now.

Berry: Not sure about this one, looks cute.

Nikolita: Seems like every season there’s at least one show involving youkai.

Charibo:Sounds like Natsume Yuujinchou, but it ain’t no Natsume Yuujinchou.

Oki: I have a curse…everytime it’s a comedy I can’t cover it.


Long Riders!Long Riders!

Animation Company: Actas
Website: http://anime-longriders.com/index.html
Genre: Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life, Sports
Airing Date: October 8, 2016
Summary: Ami Kurata is a first year college student with no special qualities. One day she happens to notice someone riding a folding bike, immediately falls in love with it, and uses all her savings to buy one. She eventually gets introduced to the world of long-distance bicycling and road racer bikes, and she forms a cycling team called Fortuna with four other female college students from the same school. Their goal is to ride in a “brevet” or long-distance event called “Fresh.”
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I will definitely watch this one, but I won’t cover it. I just hope they will focus more on the sport than you know, fluff.

Vantage: I’m pretty sure this is a CGDCT. In which case, it sounds perfect.

Berry: This show looks more tame, but I’m afraid it’ll be more of a “cute girls doing cute things” show than an actual sports anime because PFFT GIRLS CAN’T BE SERIOUS ABOUT SPORTS, THAT’S NOT CUTE. RIGHT? RIGHT…Japan…you fucks…

Nikolita: Not my thing, but another neat idea for a show. Yay for new ideas!

Charibo: So it’s like Yowamushi Pedal with girls? MEH.

Oki: No


Lostorage incited WIXOSSLostorage incited WIXOSS

Animation Company: J.C.Staff
Website: http://lostorage-wixoss.com/
Genre: Game, Psychological
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: A new WIXOSS television series set to air Autumn 2016.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Yessss, I love how it’s getting an entirely new series. Although I still have to finish the first series, I am already looking forward to this one.

Vantage: I loved the shock ending to the first season, but thought the second season fell flat. I’ll definitely be watching this, although it’s not something I’d be interested in blogging (not least of all because I have a feeling it’ll be doused in a generous helping of the Funimation hardsubs from hell).

Berry: WHY MUST MORE GIRLS SUFFER?! But hey it looks like guys are going to get involved too. WIXOSS is amazing, and considering I blogged one of the seasons, I feel obligated to cover this as well.

Nikolita: I don’t know anything about this series, so pass.

Charibo: Never heard of this…

Oki: I never really got into this show.

Possible Bloggers: Berry


Luger Code 1951Luger Code 1951

Animation Company: Studio Deen
Website: http://www.animax.co.jp/luger-code
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Airing Date: October 22, 2016
Summary: Grand Prize winner of the Shonen Jump+ x Animax Anime Scenario Award. A 2016 TV anime has been greenlit.
The story follows a young genius university professor who is able to learn any language. He is asked to decipher a code used in wireless communication: the Luger Code, developed by werewolves, enemies to mankind. Startled to find that he cannot decipher the code and desperate to study it, the professor embarks on a journey to capture a living werewolf to aid him.

Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I ought to be watching more Studio DEEN shows now days. Been a while.

Vantage: Wait, is the werewolf a cute girl? I’m going to try this out for the bants, and also because I’ve started unironically looking forward to anything Studio DEEN churns out these days. It’s called the Konosuba effect.

Berry: I don’t think I’ve seen much werewolves in anime? Could be good.

Nikolita: While some supernatural creatures interest me, werewolves have never been one of them. Maybe I’m too picky?

Charibo: Hearing the word “werewolf” reminds me I need to finish Wolf’s rain…. but yeah, I don’t feel like even giving this show a chance.

Oki: I don’t feel too eager here.

Possible Bloggers: Vantage


Magic-kyun! RenaissanceMagic-kyun! Renaissance

Animation Company: Sunrise
Website: http://www.magic-kyun.jp/index.php
Genre: Magic, Romance, Music
Airing Date: October 2, 2016
Summary: A world where art becomes magic. In this world, people who can inspire passion with their Magic Arts are called Artistas, and are employed in show business. In Hoshinomori Private Magical Arts High School, where Artistas are taught, a strange new student named Ohana Aigasaki transfers into the school.
Ohana is placed on the planning committee for the school’s yearly Hoshinomori Summer Festa cultural festival. She spends her romantic school life with six other boys who aim to become entertainers in the future. Each of the boys specializes in his own Arts, and aims to make Hoshi Fes a success. In addition, the boys also aim to be chosen alongside Ohana as the school’s Artista Prince and Princess, only chosen once a year. A Magic-kyun for you! A new renaissance starts here! Magic-kyun! Renaissance is a multimedia project where you can create great memories with Artistas of greatly varying personalities!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Wow we’re not even halfway down the list and already so many music shows!!!! BUT EXCELLENT, LOTS OF OPTIONS!!! BUT GOD DAMN IT, SEE THAT ROMANCE IN THE GENRE?! WELL THERE BETTER BE GOD DAMN ROMANCE. DON’T SAY THERE WILL BE ROMANCE IN IF YA NOT GONNA GIVE US ANY! /frustrations of a neglected music romance fan.

Vantage: Why, Sunrise? Why?

Berry: Look, more idols for me! But lol there’s probably not going to be any romance.

Nikolita: Ohhh a romantic musical harem? Say it isn’t so! (I also wholeheartedly echo Eva’s sentiments!)

Charibo: I like that sleepy white hair guy, he’s my type of 2D animu bishounen. Aside from that I have no objections to make, it’ll be like Uta no Prince-sama but with a different cast so why not guys… why not. Also, please no romance, romance makes me cringe.

Oki: And you have sung with too many guys. . .

Possible Bloggers: Eva, Nikolita


Mahou Shoujo Ikusei KeikakuMahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku

Animation Company: Lerche
Website: http://mahoiku.jp/
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural, Thriller
Airing Date: October 2, 2016
Summary: The highly popular social network game “Magical Girl Raising Project” is a miraculous game that produces real Magical Girls with a chance of 1 in 10000 for each person. Girls who are lucky enough to gain the power of magic spend fulfilling days. But one day, the administration arbitrarily announces that “There are too many magical girls so they will be halved.” The curtain will now be raised on the relentless and merciless survival game between 16 magical girls.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Team Impression

Eva: Oh man I really like how the Magical Girl theme is used in this concept.It is a great twist, I would love the read the series, but I am a bit wary of the fact it’s is a thriller. Might spook me too much! *Sparkly Eyes at Yenpress* You will bring this over, right? SUPPORT ALL LIGHT NOVEL LICENSES!!!!!!!

Vantage: Making magical girls suffer is the new black.

Berry: Premise sounds great but the cutesy art style throws me off. Still, I’ll check it out.

Nikolita: It’s like magical girls in the world of the Hunger Games. This is not the magical girl show I’m looking for.

Charibo: Sorry, Magical girl isn’t really my cup of tea but if they actually kill each other and suffer a lot, I’ll watch it. But I want this to be bloody, make it rain.

Oki: I see your cute and raise you a nope.


Monster Hunter Stories RIDE ONMonster Hunter Stories: RIDE ON

Animation Company: David Production
Website: http://www.mh-stories-rideon.jp/
Genre: Fantasy
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: This is a world where both men and monsters exist. Those who hunt the monsters are called Hunters. But in a small corner of the Hunter’s world, there are those called Riders who bond with and coexist with monsters. With their Kizuna Ishi (Bonding Stones) that allow them to awaken the hidden power inside monsters, Riders live in secrecy together with their Otomon, the monsters they formed a connection with. Ryuto, a young boy living in the Rider village of Hakum, dreams of becoming the world’s best Rider. Having just turned 12, he sets out to find his own Otomon for himself before the ceremony where he is given his own Kizuna Ishi. Together with his kind-hearted childhood friend Shuval, his inquisitive childhood friend Lilia, and his partner Naviloo, he sets out deep into the forest, and has a miraculous encounter with a Rathalos.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Holy shit, apparently this is going to have 48 episodes!!!!!!!! I am surprised how the fights reminds me a bit of the gameplay graphics though. The texture looks similar.

Vantage: Speaking of Monster Hunter, I haven’t even started MH4U and MHG is already out.

Berry: Never was interested in Monster Hunter.

Nikolita: Reminds me of Monster Rancher for some reason.

Charibo: Heh…This is not the Hunter that I want.

Oki: I don’t even know.


NanbakaNanbaka

Animation Company: Satelight
Website: http://www.nanbaka.tv/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: The series focuses on Jyugo, Uno, Nico, and Rock, four young prisoners at a unique prison where inmates are divided into groups and assigned numbers. They comprise group 13 and, despite the circumstances, take every opportunity to have fun, much to the chagrin of their guard Hajime. However, Jyugo’s leisurely life is upset when he learns there is more to his past than he remembers…
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Not sure about this one.

Vantage: I might try this if it gets a positive reception, but otherwise I’m not really interested.

Berry: What a colorful prison. I don’t know about this one, seems a little too goofy.

Nikolita: Pass.

Charibo: … heh again …

Oki: It sounds interesting but the genres tell me I am not interested.


Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5Natsume Yuujinchou Go (S5)

Animation Company: Shuka
Website: http://www.natsume-anime.jp/
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Shoujo, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Season 5 of Natsume Yuujinchou
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2
Note: Episode 1 will be previewed at a screening on October 1, 2016.

Team Impression

Eva: I love love loveeeee this series!!! But I’m actually two seasons behind. πŸ™ And I’m a bit behind on the manga too. Regardless I’m happy to see this series on the screen again!

Vantage: I really should start watching this. Then again, I’m not one to waste episodes of an iyashikei unless I need to be healed.

Berry: *sighs* Still on my To Watch list.

Nikolita: I haven’t seen any of the earlier seasons but it looks really pretty. *0* I might watch this anyways.

Charibo: HELL YES! I’m a new addition to the Natsume Yuujinchou fandom but I felt the hype when this new season was announced. I can’t wait!

Oki: I am just way too far behind to cover this.

Possible Bloggers: Charibo


NazotokineNazotokine

Animation Company: Tengu Koubou
Website: http://nazotokine.com/
Genre: Game
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: T
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Looks like we’re going in blind with this one. The mascot is cute though, so that’s a plus! πŸ˜›

Vantage: I like the girl’s character design. That’s about it, though.

Berry: The art is cute and the little…thing…in the hat is cute, but I wish we knew more about it.

Nikolita: It looks pretty, but I don’t like committing to shows I know nothing about.

Charibo: Stop it with the cute shows. When was the last time we got some decent psychological thriller or some nice horror show?

Oki: This is just too cute looking.


Nobunaga no ShinobiNobunaga no Shinobi

Animation Company: TMS Entertainment
Website: http://nobunaga-no-shinobi.com/
Genre: Comedy, Historical
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Chidori is a little ninja girl living in Japan’s Warring States Period. One day, Oda Nobunaga rescued her from drowning in a river. Since that day, Chidori knew she wanted to serve Nobunaga. Five years later, she and Sukezou (who likes her) head out from their ninja village, determined to serve Oda Nobunaga!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | Episode 0

Team Impression

Eva: Nah, I am sick of Oda Nobunaga storylines.

Vantage: Aha! Here’s the token Nobunaga show!

Berry: Literally, I don’t know any other important Japanese historical figure because it’s all about Nobunaga. Enough!

Nikolita: Noooope.

Charibo: Oda Nobunaga is sure a popular figure. Sadly I don’t think I’ll learn anything about Japanese history while watching this…

Oki: It’s both comedy and cute. So nah.


Occultic;NineOccultic;Nine

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://occultic-nine.com/
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: The “paranormal science” story follows nine idiosyncratic individuals, linked by the “Chojo Kagaku Kirikiri Basara” occult summary blog run by 17-year-old second-year high school student Yuta Gamon. Little incongruities that occur around these nine eventually lead to a larger, unimaginable event that may alter what is considered common sense in this world.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: You bet I will watch this!

Vantage: Robotics;Notes ended up being far less memorable than Steins;Gate was. I have no idea how this will fare compared to its vaguely-related predecessors, but it’ll be an interesting watch nonetheless. I imagine there’s quite a bit of hype, too.

Berry: I’m one of the few that never finished Steins;Gate because I found it incredibly boring. I watched Robotics;Notes all the way through and didn’t like it, and don’t even get me started with Chaos;Head, so I’m just not going to waste my time with this one.

Nikolita: Looks interesting!

Charibo: Yes! Looks interesting to me too!

Oki: I think this sounds pretty epic!

Possible Bloggers: Oki


81404lSengoku Choujuu Giga

Animation Company: ILCA
Website: http://www.kbc.co.jp/scg/
Genre: Demons, Historical, Supernatural
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: The history, either daily life or life stories of Sengoku warriors, is described using animals. We invite popular young actors and unique casts to voice out those Sengoku warriors while joking about them. An anime that teases Japan’s history and Sengoku warriors; that’s “Sengoku Choujuu Giga.”
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Aren’t there any other interesting periods? I mean I LOVE historical, but it would be nice to switch it up.

Vantage: I’m so tired of the Sengoku period.

Berry: ….No.

Nikolita: I don’t think this is for me.

Charibo: Like Vantage said, why can’t we get “historical” animu about different Japanese periods? Like Heian, for example, I would love to learn more about the Heian period. And don’t tell me nothing happened during Heian!

Oki: I have learned about a lot of periods in Japanese history, at this point even the Jumon era would be better. . . .


Shakunetsu no Takkyuu MusumeShakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume

Animation Company: Kinema Citrus
Website: http://syakunetsu.com/
Genre: Sports, Seinen
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: The story follows middle school students Koyori Tsumuzikaze and Agari Kamiya as they enter the world of girls’ middle school ping pong.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I thought about it and: No.

Vantage: I might give this a go because there are cute girls, and because I liked Yuyushiki, but let’s be real – this won’t be the next Ping Pong The Animation.

Berry: See? This is what I’m…ahh forget it.

Nikolita: Anyone else think that it looks a little like Azumanga Daioh?

Charibo: I hate ping pong and I hate those girls, especially the one with big boobs at the bottom right corner.

Oki: This show looks like everything I don’t enjoy!


Show By Rock!! #SHOW BY ROCK!! # (S2)

Animation Company: Bones
Website: http://showbyrock-anime.com/
Genre: Comedy, Music
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Metropolis of music, MIDICITY. A kitty girl wearing gothic lolita clothing named Cyan is scouted by Maple Arisugawa, the president of a music agency. From there, she meets Chuchu (a pun off of the sound that rabbits make) the honor student rabbit girl, a net geek dog girl named Retoree (from “Retriever”), and an alien sheep (?) girl named Moa. Together, they form the band named “Plasmagica,” and aim for the top of the world. However, the path there is long and tough, and keeping in high spirits is important. By battling against other strange bands, Plasmagica slowly grows toward a top-grade band. In the end, they’ll be a band that becomes the driving force of MIDICITY’s music industry… Maybe? Gonna be a music millionaire!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 | PV 4 | PV 5

Team Impression

Eva: I can’t remember if I finished the first season, but I did like it enough that I would want to watch the second season. I have so many series on hold…

Vantage: I haven’t first season.

Berry: Obviously this one is mine!

Nikolita: Big huge NO from me.

Charibo: Cute girls doing cute things is a no-no for me

Oki: Show by disinterest.

Possible Bloggers: Berry


Shuumatsu no IzettaShuumatsu no Izetta

Animation Company: .
Website: http://izetta.jp/
Genre: Action, Historical, Military
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: If I am promised to the princess, then I will fight for her sake. In 1939 C.E., the imperialist nation of Germania invaded a neighboring country. All at once, that war spread throughout Europe, and the era was dragged into a spiral of a great war.
Then, in 1940, Germania’s attack turned towards the Principality of Elystadt, a small Alps country abundant with beautiful water and greenery.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 | PV 4

Team Impression

Eva: OOOOOHHHHHHHHH I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3

Vantage: I think this could potentially be incredible. I have my suspicions that it might be yuri (I’ve been playing Katahane recently) and the studio feels like A-1 although it’s yet to be revealed – either way, this is definitely one to watch.

Berry: This looks so lovely, I can’t wait to see this one!

Nikolita: So pretty. ^_^

Charibo: Why not. Is that a Shoujo Ai? I hope it is.

Oki: I think this has a lot of potential for greatness but I’m unsure how much I’ll like it.

Possible Bloggers: Eva


Soushin Shoujo MatoiSoushin Shoujo Matoi

Animation Company: White Fox
Website: http://www.matoi-anime.com/
Genre: Magic, Supernatural
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: There are two girls who are in training to become Miko at the Tema Shrine: Matoi Sumeragi and Yuma Kusanagi. Matoi Sumeragi lived with her grandparents on her father’s side because her mother left her since she was young, until the second year of junior high school when she finally was able to live with her father since three months ago. Matoi yearns to live a simple life. Yuma Kusanagi is the daughter of a family who lives at the shrine and is expected to become the next Miko. She knows that her ancestor used Taimakou, a technique to exorcise evil spirits and invites Matoi to challenge the ritual called Kamikagari using the skill of Taimakou. One day after school on the way to the shrine, the two girls go to meet Yuma’s parents, but discover that they have fallen in pain. Shingo, who is Matoi’s father, and a police officer involved in investigating the case, discover a man giving off an unusual aura. To stop this man, Yuma calls out Kamikagari, but something happens to Matoi. The girl who yearns for a simple life has a power to exorcise evil spirits? In order to get her simple life back, she goes on a task to exorcise evil spirits.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Well it’s an original series, which White Fox seems to be awfully better at considering their recent miserable track record.

Vantage: It’s something unusual from White Fox, but I don’t blame them. Gochiusa gives them the credentials to do anything involving cute girls, and after working on the sheer despair and suffering of Re:Zero for six months, I’d also want to stay as far away from anything dark as I possibly can.

Berry: Wow, another magical girl show! This one seems cute and unique so I’ll watch this one too.

Nikolita: Another magical girl show?

Charibo: I can feel my soul leaving my earthly body. Release me from the paiiiin.

Oki: I don’t really like the art style of this. And if I have to hear another ‘girl who yearns for a simple life’ summary in the next 6000 years it will be too soon.


Stella no MahouStella no Mahou

Animation Company: Silver Link.
Website: http://magicofstella.com/
Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Tamaki Honda, a new high school student joins a doujin game development circle.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: … Nah.

Vantage: I’m definitely watching this. It’s standard Silver Link fare, meaning it can’t possibly not be cute. Stella no Mahou sounds like the most adorable name ever.

Berry: No thanks.

Nikolita: I’m really torn by this one. It’s cute, but I don’t know if I like it enough to blog it. It’s a neat idea though!

Charibo: I can feel all my internal organs telling me they won’t handle this…. I should stay away from this.

Oki: I think this has been done very well before so I’m interested to see if it will do better, but I certainly won’t be covering it.


Tiger Mask WTiger Mask W

Animation Company: Toei Animation
Website: http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/tigermask_w/
Genre: Action, Drama, Shounen, Sports
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: In “The Tiger’s Hole,” the behind-the-scenes organization of the revived wresting world, two young wrestlers take a stand. One of those fighters has inherited the training facility and mask of a tiger that Naoto Ito left at the foot of Mount Fuji. The other fighter has been victorious at fierce competitions since entering The Tiger’s Hole, and has obtained the black Tiger Mask. A Tiger Mask that walks down the path of light, and a Tiger Mask that walks down the path of shadow. Neither of them have ever seen each other’s face… In the ring, the two are fated rivals, but their goals are the same: “Crush The Tiger’s Hole!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I don’t think I will be into this.

Vantage: No thanks.

Berry: Hmm…I’m not sure if I can get into this. But a wrestling anime itself is interesting to see, I just don’t like wrestling.

Nikolita: Wrestling? Pass.

Charibo: Is it a remake of the 1969 version? I’m going to check this one out… only because the original is 100 episodes long.

Oki: I don’t really dig the style.


time-bokan-24Time Bokan 24

Animation Company: Tatsunoko Production
Website: http://www.ytv.co.jp/timebokan24/
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Mecha
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: A new TV series in the Time Bokan franchise. Tatsunoko also revealed the anime’s story. It will center on Tokio, a junior high student living in the present time who is suddenly made a member of the 24th century’s Space-Time Administration Bureau. Immediately, he learns that the history he has learned in the textbooks is wrong, and there is a more interesting version of history where the peerless beauty Cleopatra is actually the comic duo of Cleo and Patra, Momotaro is more of an ogre than actual ogres. Together with his teammate Karen, they use the 24 Bokan Mecha to search for the True History.
The Bokan Mecha will be able to transform and combine. The villains in the story include Bimajo, Tsubuyakki, and Suzukki, who are employed by History Paradise, the world’s largest textbook company, to keep history as it was written in the textbooks.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: The what franchise? This is the first I have heard of it.

Vantage: I’d rather not.

Berry: The what?

Nikolita: Neat concept, but no thanks.

Charibo: Mecha, Mecha, no.

Oki: I dislike what they have done to history already. How is a comedy duo more interesting than freakin Cleopatra????


Touken Ranbu HanamaruTouken Ranbu: Hanamaru

Animation Company: Doga Kobo
Website: http://touken-hanamaru.jp/
Genre: Fantasy
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: The year is 2205. The “historical revisionists” have begun attacks on the past in their plot to change history. The Saniwa, who have been charged with protecting history, can imbue life into objects. Strongest among these are the Touken Danshi. The story centers around their cheerful lives.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Team Impression

Eva: I am not too sure about this one… I am perplexed alright.

Vantage: I can predict, with almost complete accuracy (unless another Konosuba pulls off an upset) that this will top all sales charts for the season, zura. If there’s a franchise with as rabid a fanbase as Kancolle has (albeit female) it is Touken Ranbu. In fact, this is basically a gender-swapped version of Kancolle. I shit you not, I haven’t the least desire to watch this but girls in Japan love this so much that money will be growing on trees at Doga Kobo for the next three months, zura. Speaking of which, Kancolle second season when?

Berry: All I know about Touken Ranbu is that the boys are cute and that this series is popular as hell so that means I need to see this!

Nikolita: So we have two shows about changing history this season.

Charibo: I don’t know this… but this is kinda interesting…

Oki: I feel very. . .conflicted? Vantage is right but the premise seems strange.


TRICKSTER Edogawa Rampo TRICKSTER: Edogawa Rampo “Shounen Tantei-dan” yori

Animation Company: TMS Entertainment x Shin-Ei Animation
Website: http://trickster-project.com/anime/
Genre: Mystery
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: The time period is the 2030s. Before the mysterious detective Kogorou Akechi, the Boys’ Detective Team is assembled. Their actions have led to the resolution of various small and large incidents. One day, team member Kensuke Hanasaki meets a mysterious boy named Yoshio Kobayashi. Kobayashi, who has an undying body because of an “unidentified fog,” wishes his own death and refuses contact with others. Hanasaki takes an interest in Kobayashi and invites him to join the Boys’ Detective Team. The encounter eventually leads them to the connection between the criminal nicknamed the “Fiend with Twenty Faces” and Kogorou Akechi. The fate of the two begins to move…
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Not feeling this one.

Vantage: I liked Ranpo Kitan (at least everything up to its last arc) so I might try this out if I have the time.

Berry: This one looks really cool! I’m not sure whether I’ll cover this one though.

Nikolita: Pass!

Charibo: Akechi must be, after Holmes the most over-used detective ever. I’ve never read an actual Ranpo Edogawa book but I think I’ll do this, instead of watching the show.

Oki: the art, the art though, I can’t tell if it’s good or bad and what even is this?!


Udon no Kuni no Kiniro KemariUdon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari

Animation Company: LIDENFILMS
Website: http://www.udonnokuni-anime.jp/
Genre: Fantasy, Seinen, Slice of Life
Airing Date: October 9, 2016
Summary: Souta Tawara is a web designer working in Tokyo. When he visits his family’s Udon place in his hometown Kagawa Prefecture, he discovers a young boy. Upon confronting the boy, Souta soon learns his secret and decides to quit his job in order to take care of the boy, Poko. The daily adventures of the two slowly enfold as Poco energetically navigates his way through Kagawa, the “Udon Kingdom,” along with Souta.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: This story is going to make me cry, I am sure of it.

Vantage: I still haven’t Amaama to Inazuma, but this looks kind of similar. How much fantasy will there be though?

Berry: This looks so sweet! Like Eva, I’ll probably cry. T_T

Nikolita: Is the boy an orphan or something? It looks cute but pass.

Charibo: Another single parent x cute girl show? Oh boy… sure it looks cute, but I’m not really interested in cute girls. Give me muscles, where are the muscles?

Oki: I think I will pass, it looks adorable but it’s not necessarily my cup of tea.

Possible Bloggers: Eva


Uta no?Prince-sama? Maji Love Legend StarUta no?Prince-sama? Maji Love Legend Star

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://www.utapri.tv/
Genre: Comedy, Harem, Music, Romance, Shoujo
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Fourth Season of Uta no?Prince-sama?’s
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2
Note: Episode 1 will be previewed at screenings at Toho Cinemas Scala on September 22, 24, and 25, 2016. Regular broadcasting will begin in October, 2016.

Team Impression

Eva: … After the bullshit of “Season 3” (it doesn’t even deserve to be considered a season, it should have been a bunch of OVAs) I am at my last straw with Utapri. They have three episodes to convince me this series is worth my time, so they better hit the ground running and pick up right where we left off. Do not waste any time on pointless introductions, WE KNOW THE GOD DAMN CHARACTERS AND THEIR PERSONALITIES, WE DON’T NEED AN ENTIRE FIRST EPISODE (NOT EVEN HALF!!!) DEVOTED TO THAT FOR A FOURTH TIME. I SWEAR TO GOD, I WILL FLIP IF THAT DO THAT AGAIN! God damn it, I just want this season to be good.

Vantage: Why is this allowed?

Berry: LMAO I HATE MYSELF FOR STILL WATCHING THIS.

Nikolita: Haven’t seen anything from this series, no interest.

Charibo: Again? Another one? Oh okay, guess they want to exploit the Uta no Prince-sama franchise as long as they can. But anyway it’s cool to see Red hair happy guy and Blond Shota again. I forgot their names… sorry.

Oki: Look it’s more idol boys!!

Possible Bloggers: Eva


ViVid Strike!ViVid Strike!

Animation Company: Seven Arcs Pictures
Website: http://vivid-strike.com/
Genre: Music
Airing Date: October 1, 2016
Summary: The tagline of the anime is “Thou shalt not be afraid, I am with you.”
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I am seriously behind in this series. I haven’t even first the first god damn season.

Vantage: I assume this is long-awaited second season to ViViD? If so, I’ll continue where I left off. I’m just finding it really weird how there’s been so little transparency to any new additions to the Nanoha franchise lately, a great example being the supposedly long-deceased third movie.

Berry: This is Nanoha, right? Never got into Nanoha so nope.

Nikolita: Not sure if I will blog it but I might watch it.

Charibo: Pass

Oki: I feel no interest whatsoever!

Possible Bloggers: Vantage


Watashi ga Motete DousundaWatashi ga Motete Dousunda

Animation Company: Brain’s Base
Website: http://betsufure.net/special/watamote/
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo, Harem
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Kae Serinuma is a second year high schooler and an avid fujoshi who secretly ships her classmates, Igarashi-kun and Nanashima-kun. The death of her favorite anime character causes her to become stressed–and loses weight rapidly. Now that Serinuma has become an attractive girl to her classmates, her snarky kouhai Shinomiya-kun, and her senpai Mutsumi, how is she going to deal with them …with her constant BL-filled, fujoshi mind?!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2
Note: Episode 1 will be previewed at a screening at Science Hall on September 19, 2016. Regular broadcasting will begin in October, 2016.

Team Impression

Eva: I don’t know, it has a lot of hype around it. Maybe, maybe not?

Vantage: So she’s suddenly more attractive after rapidly losing weight? Because her waifu died?

Berry: The premise sounds icky.

Nikolita: I will definitely be watching this.

Charibo: Looks to me like a shoujo wanting to be different from all the other ones but who’s going to end up generic as well. I’ll see how it turns out but I’m a bit skeptical. Also nice message show, the guys are only interested in her after she loses some weight? Oh mama this is going to be fun.

Oki: I SHOTGUNNED THIS IN ENGLISH A YEAR AGO, HELLO THERE KISS HIM NOT ME!!!!

Possible Bloggers: OKI


WWW.WORKING!!WWW.Working!!

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://working-www.com/
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Airing Date: October 1, 2016
Summary: Daisuke Higashida is a serious first-year student at Higashizaka High School. He lives a peaceful everyday life even though he is not satisfied with the family who doesn’t laugh at all and makes him tired. However, his father’s company goes bankrupt one day, and he can no longer afford allowances, cellphone bills, and commuter tickets. When his father orders him to take up a part-time job, Daisuke decides to work at a nearby family restaurant in order to avoid traveling 15 kilometers to school by bicycle.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2
Note: Episode 1 will be previewed at a screening at Iino Hall on September 4, 2016. Regular broadcasting will begin on October 1, 2016.

Team Impression

Eva: Unfortunitely could never get into Working, period.

Vantage: I haven’t watched the previous seasons.

Berry: Where ? the ? fuck ? is ? my ? second ? season ? of ? Servant x Service?! ?

Nikolita: Say whaaat?

Charibo: Did they add a “W” every time there’s a new season or is this just me?

Oki: I never really caught onto the Working craze.


Yuri!!! on IceYuri!!! on ICE

Animation Company: MAPPA
Website: http://yurionice.com/
Genre: Sports
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: The show’s story revolves around Yuuri Katsuki, who carried all of Japan’s hopes on his shoulders to win at the Gran Prix Finale ice skating competition, but suffered a crushing defeat. He returns home to Kyushu and half feels like he wants to retire, and half feels like he wants to continue ice skating. With those mixed feelings swirling inside him, he confines himself inside his parents house. Suddenly the five-time consecutive world championship ice skater Victor Nikiforov appears before him, and along with him is Yuri Plisetsky, a young Russian figure skater who is already defeating his seniors. Victor and both Yuris take up the challenge on an unprecedented Gran Prix series.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: *O* Ooooohhh Figure Skating <3 <3 <3 The animation looks so pretty too~ I hope this will be good!

Vantage: If there weren’t so many bishies I might have been more interested.

Berry: tOne of my favorite things to watch during the Winter Olympics is figure skating so I’m SO looking forward to this. The animation looks fantastic and it looks like it’s really going to capture the beauty and elegance of figure skating and….AHHHH!!!

Nikolita: Sports so no thanks. Looks pretty though! A little retro-ish?

Charibo: Yuri on Ice ? More like Yaoi on Ice heh… I’m so sorry, I know everyone already made that joke but I just can’t help it… Anyway, I felt in love with this when I saw the first PV so I decided to shotgun it. I’m all hyped about this.

Oki: Oh my god, how beautiful. A sports anime I can get behind @o@

Possible Bloggers: Charibo


Anitore! XXAnitore! XX [TV SHORT]

Animation Company: Rising Force
Website: http://anime-training.com/
Genre: Comedy, Sports
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Five idol candidates show the audience ways of enjoying physical training.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Oh look what got a sequel (never watched it and and never will).

Vantage: I don’t remember this ever existing in the past.

Berry: Never watched this.

Nikolita: Pass.

Charibo: I don’t wanna…

Oki: I kind of feel like echoing Charibo here.


Ao Oni ~The Animation~Ao Oni ~The Animation~ [TV SHORT]

Animation Company: Studio Deen
Website: N/A
Genre: Horror
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: A mansion away from the village, which no one lives, is rumored to have a ghost appearing. Hiroshi visits the mansion with his classmates Takurou, Takeshi, and Mika, and gets attacked by a mysterious creature named Ao Oni. Will they be able to get out of the mansion while solving various puzzles, or… will they become crazy and just live in this mansion with an Ao Oni like that?! The daring lives of the four being played by Ao Oni starts now.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Horror + TV Short I considered it for a moment, but then I said, NAHHHHHH.

Vantage: Will there be an Aka Oni?

Berry: Looks more cute than scary.

Nikolita: No thanks!

Charibo: This looks scary and not in a good way.

Oki: I LOVE THIS SERIES YES

Possible Bloggers: Oki


bishoujo-yuugi-unit-crane-game-girls-2Bishoujo Yuugi Unit Crane Game Girls 2 [TV SHORT]

Animation Company: Kyotoma
Website: http://cranegale.com/
Genre: Comedy
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Second season of Bishoujo Yuugi Unit Crane Game Girls.
The series follows three girls aspiring to become idols while also working part time at a game center. Little do they know that, in reality, they are gathered by a mysterious organization to protect the Earth from a large meteorite.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Sorry I didn’t watch the first one.

Vantage: How often do we get a TV short that’s actually worth watching?

Berry: No

Nikolita: ?????

Charibo: Non, non, non et non. ME ALIVE, NEVER!

Oki: I feel like anime doesn’t understand me sometimes.


Gakuen HandsomeGakuen Handsome [TV SHORT]

Animation Company: Team YokkyuFuman
Website: http://penet.co.jp/animehandsome/
Genre: Comedy, Parody, School, Shounen Ai
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: The school love story is set at Baramon High School, a private boys’ school for the prefecture’s most elite. The protagonist is a seventeen year old boy who transfers into the school and meets various major players on campus, such as the outlaw teacher, the soccer captain, and a childhood friend whom the protagonist has not seen for seven years. The school presents opportunities for friendship, love and conflict, and changes are now bound to happen in the main character’s life.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Now this is going to be wild. I mean, LOOK HOW FABULOUS THEY ARE!

Vantage: What does it feel like having a murder weapon attached to your face?

Berry: DORITO FACE-SENPAI!

Nikolita: Oh god no x___x

Charibo: This is my reason to live. Look at those chins! They are sure looking sharp… aha. Too bad I can’t play the visual novel… I would love too… Anyway Gakuen Handsome is my inspiration, the art is fabulous, I wish I was this talented… life sucks… By the way, there’s already some characters songs available on youtube I recommend checking those out… they are breathtaking. Like this one. Come on, don’t be afraid and click on that link, your life will be changed forever.

Oki: Their faces will haunt my dreams, skewer my nightmares, invade the crevices of my mind and destroy all I hold dear. . .

Possible Bloggers: Charibo


Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara. 2Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara. 2 [TV SHORT]

Animation Company: Pine Jam
Website: http://mouiidesukara.com/
Genre: Comedy, Magic
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Second season of Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara.
Yuzuka Hanami is a young, carefree girl who lives the most ordinary life imaginable. Although her father works around the clock and her mother is rarely home, she still enjoys herself and strives to be an excellent student. Miton, on the other hand, is an alien life-form with the ability to transform his master into a magical girl, a warrior who fights evil wherever it may appear. However, there are not as many enemies as there used to be, so Miton has been out of work for a while. Starving and homeless, he has taken up residence in a pile of garbage. As Yuzuka walks past him one day, Miton seizes the opportunity to offer his services to the young girl. Yuzuka reluctantly agrees, but when she transforms into a magical girl and discovers that her outfit is a swimsuit, she begins to have second thoughts about what she has gotten herself into!

Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Never bothered with the first season. And never will.

Vantage: It’s got a cute art style?

Berry: Ew not this one again.

Nikolita: “A young, carefree girl” who changes into a swimsuit to fight evil? Ick. No way.

Charibo: HEY! IS THAT THE SWIMSUIT MAGICAL GIRL AGAIN?! They got a second season? Oh god…

Oki: I refuse.


Okusama ga Seitokaichou!+!Okusama ga Seitokaichou!+! [TV SHORT]

Animation Company: Seven
Website: http://www.dreamcreation.co.jp/okusama/
Genre: School, Comedy, Ecchi, Romance
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: High school freshman Hayato Izumi’s hopes of becoming class president are dashed after losing to Ui Wakana, a beautiful girl who promises to lift all restrictions on campus romance. After the student council meeting, Ui arrives at Hayato’s home and announces that she will become his wife due to an agreement that their parents made during their childhood.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Pretend that I’m not here.

Vantage: I remember this! I tried out the first season because Ayachi was going to be in it, and stayed because it turned out to be kind of cute. I’ll keep going.

Berry: Ugh

Nikolita: Too young, too young, no no no no.

Charibo: Sounds like a Nisekoi rip off…

Oki: Oh I’ve never seen an anime where a girl is supposed to be someone’s wife from childhood or anything I mean that is not a completely common premise of anime. Ever. there is NOT AN ANIME LIKE THAT ALL OF YOU BETTER WATCH THIS!!


SOUL BUSTERSOUL BUSTER [TV SHORT]

Animation Company: Studio Pierrot
Website: http://soulbuster.jp/
Genre: Action, Samurai
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Soul Buster is about a boy named Son Shin who lives in the present time. He breaks a seal in his dream and erases the past known as the Sangokushi period. Without knowing why, he travels back in time and gets involved with the Sangokushi timeline.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Stealth Mode On – I’m sorry I never liked TV-Shorts…

Vantage: So it’s got an actual plot, and yet each episode will only be a couple of minutes long?

Berry: Ooh, this one actually looks really cool!

Nikolita: I wish I liked the samurai genre more, this one looks like it might be decent.

Charibo: I thought it was about Soul Eater when I saw the announcement… I’m disappointed…

Oki: I was excited because awesome action girl, but it’s a short.


Teekyuu 8Teekyuu 8 [TV SHORT]

Animation Company: Millepensee
Website: http://te-kyu.com/
Genre: Comedy, Shounen, Sports
Airing Date: October 2016
Summary: Eighth season of the Teekyuu series.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Wow they are now on their 8th Season… can it be called a season???

Vantage: I think it’s time to stop now.

Berry: Why…

Nikolita: Pass!

Charibo: What the…

Oki: I don’t understand!!!


Overall Thoughts

Eva: (Got bored of my color, decided to switch it up!) Ah time flies by so fast, it’s autumn already! I never pictured fall to be a musical season, but boy there are quite a bit of music shows going on. Music and Idol Lovers will be digging what this season has to offer, but alas let’s up they actually deliver- you know, THE ROMANCE (if it’s included in the genre). Other than that there are a couple of heart-warming shows that will probably make me cry, like 3-Gatsu no Lion and Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari! I am looking forward to Shuumatsu no Izetta, continueing Gundam Tekketsu S2 (frankly speaking: I AM NOT READY FOR THIS) and am slightly dreading Utapri S4. I told myself I won’t waste any time with this series anymore if they don’t pick up exactly where they left off. Overall the season doesn’t look too shabby, but it certainly feels like a lacklustre conclusion to the 2016 season.

Vantage: Fall feels kind of underwhelming this year. Maybe it’s because there seem to be more sports-oriented stuff and series catering to fujoshis than there normally are. Heavyweights to watch out for include Shuumatsu no Izetta, Sangatsu no Lion and the long-awaited sequel to Hibike! Euphonium, as well as maybe Occultic;Nine if it lives up to its pedigree. Fune wo Amu potentially feels like a sleeper hit too. Both Re:Zero and Rewrite will be ending, so I’ll have the capacity to blog all three of Hibike! Euphonium, ViViD Strike! and Brave Witches, none of which should be surprising picks (and all three have ostensibly yuri elements, come to think of it). If time allows, I’ll try out Luger Code 1951 as well. Let’s see how things go.

Berry: Aaahaha…I signed up for a lot of shows, and I still have Jojo. A lot of magical girls and music shows, which I love. There are actually quite a bit that I’m interested in, and I’m actually not too sure that I’m going to blog all the shows that I signed up for since I’m starting my senior year of university. And trying to keep up with all the shows I want to just watch will be tough too, just like with the summer shows. But this season looks like it’ll be fun to watch. Also, there’s like…no fanservice harem shows. IS ANIME SAVED?

Nikolita: After picking up four shows last season and finishing off with Endride, I’m definitely going into this season with the intention of blogging fewer shows. There are a couple I’d ordinarily consider trying but I don’t think I’d like them enough to pick them up, and then if I like them I’d have to keep going with them, so it’s easier to just limit myself from the start. This season looks like a nice blend of romance and books, which is me personified. Watashi ga Motete Dousunda in particular will end up being my guilty pleasure this season, I suspect, and I for sure want to catch the first few episodes to see if it’s any good. Damn my reverse harem-loving shipper heart!

Charibo: Surprisingly enough, there’s only a couple of shows I’m interested in this season. I’m especially looking forward to Yuri!! on Ice, because sports anime is awesome and the animation looks gorgeous and also Gakuen Handsome (I don’t think I need to explain why I’m interested, this is clearly the AOTY). I’m also considering blogging about Natsume Yuujinchou which is one of my favorite franchises ever but I don’t know if I’ll manage to make entertaining and interesting reviews about it. Finally, there’s Haikyuu!! S3 of course, but I’m still salty about the number of episodes… Only 10 is not enough at all! So yeah, that’s probably the shows I’ll end up blogging about… and aside from the male idol shows I don’t think I’ll watch many things because everything feels “meh” to me.

Oki: I am excited for this season solely to finally see Kiss Him Not Me, aka Watashi Ga Motete Dousunda. The manga is hilarious and beautiful and while the premise seemed wonky at first, reading the manga every character grew and seemed to find a genuine place of love for the main character in their heart. The tentative nature of the show won me over and now I’m ecstatic to see what it will become! On top of that there are a few other interesting shows I hope to share, and of course Aoi Oni. If you need any background into that even you tubers like Markiplier played Let’s Plays of the game, but it is a fun experience on its own. Ugh, it should be a good season! (but Lord bless me all the meguca moe shows..)

Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars Episode 1 [First Impression]

Eva’s First Impression

This was a pretty cool opening to the series, but goodness, they did not explain anything. As result I honestly didn’t really know what was going on, nor do I have a lot to say, but who cares about the details when there are epic fights? Well… details are important I would expect to be given full details by next week as that’s how it usually goes with shows that kick off with action.

Regalia- The Three Sacred Stars Ep 1 Img 0015Although we don’t know much yet, here are the two points that were addressed: I suppose I’ll start with the relationship between Rena and Yui. When we meet Rena, I’m sure most of us thought she was the younger sister, but then plot-twist: she is actually the elder one and Yui is the young one. But there’s more! The two of them are in fact not blood-related. We don’t know yet how the two met, though if the Opening (shown at the end) had any possibly indication, Yui (who we later learn is in fact the Empress of Enastoria- well that explains her guts and courage) had rescued Rena and taken her under her wings (possibly not knowing she was a Core) and the two have been almost inseparable sisters ever since, which leads me to the next point.

Regalia- The Three Sacred Stars Ep 1 Img 0010Rena is not human (which explains the whole age deception business) and her other name is Magna Alecto. She was chosen for Alecto’s Core, which if I understand correctly, is the key to allow the function with the Regalia Gear. The Regalia Gear appear to be mecha mobile suits, where those like Rena, who serve as the Regalia Gear’s core could control it. However we also can see Humans like Yui can wield control/participate of the Core user wills it.

Regalia- The Three Sacred Stars Ep 1 Img 0000It is after the mysterious character of Kei, who tells her she should learn about what happened at Rimgarde 12 years ago (the event we saw take place at the beginning of the episode- man that was insane). I don’t know if they are all on the same side, but Rena at the time appears to have possibly been fighting against Kei and others. Either way, it sounds like war is about to begin, and I am curious to find out about the actual plot and storyline for this show because the premiere kind of left us hanging on that end.

Although the premiere perked my interested and I enjoyed it quite a bit, I am on the fence whether or not I want to blog it. For now I will try to give it a few episodes but it will also depend on my condition and which shows I choose to prioritize since I am already covering five. Anyhow, at least I know I will definitely be watching it this season.

Possibly of Blogging: Moderate – Will try to give three episodes
Possibly of Watching: Guaranteed

Fukigen na Mononokean Episode 1 [First Impression]

IT’S SO CUTE, SO PRECIOUS, SO… wait, why am I crying?

Eva’s First Impression

I knew I had to Fukigen na Mononokean a whirl after watching its adorable promo videos, but I certainly didn’t expect to be crying while watching this show. Don’t worry, I laughed, and laughed a whole lot, but also I cried this episode because they kept on pulling my darn heart-strings (and sometimes I was laughing while crying because of the preciousness overload). What an incredibly charming premiere, they have me hooked.Fukigen na Mononokean Ep 1 Img 0003 It starts off with Ashiya Hanae who had unknowingly had an encounter with an adorable fuzzy yokai whom he thought was a stuff-animal. But much to his surprise it is very much alive and it has been glued to him ever since. However the cost of having the adorable thing perched to him was his health and energy as it has been unintentionally absorbing it from him, causing him to miss the entire first week of school due to collapsing before he could even reach the classroom. After almost a week of this Hanae loses his patience and by chance finds a flyer regarding an exorcist (Abeno Haruitsuki) and quickly calls him up for some assistance. However Haruitsuki was looking for an assistant to employ, and if Hanae was going to want an exorcism, he would have to wait ten days – that is until he said his name. Haruitsuki appears to be familiar with his family’s name so I am curious to learn about what made him make Hanae his priority- unless he knows something about the Ashiya family that Hanae doesn’t know about, and that is why he wanted to find a way to make him his assistant by trapping him under the fee costing a million ‘en’ – in Underworld Currency. It also turns out he is in his class, but I am not entirely sure if the rest of the class can see him, we will find out about that next week!

Fukigen na Mononokean Ep 1 Img 0016I had a feeling from the get-go that the Fuzzy Yokai had no bad intentions, and just wanted to be with Hanae. I choked up quite a bit when Haruitsuki told him how sometimes there are animals who lived with people who became yokai after they died and even after becoming a yokai they would still keep their playful traits and behavior. But eventually, they would realize no one’s looking at them. I guess it’s because all I could think of are my previously pets who are no longer with me, especially the one who died young. So it was an incredibly bittersweet moment when Hanae learned the Fuzzy Yokai was lonely in this world, so he was happy to see someone had noticed him and wanted to play. Fukigen na Mononokean Ep 1 Img 0019In the end, I wasn’t sure if Hanae going to let Fuzzy go, he almost didn’t want to after understanding him properly and playing with him for five hours. But alas, it was for the best, and Fuzzy said its thanks and is happy to be able to return to the Underworld where he can make friends. That being said, I sincerely hope this won’t be the last we see of Fuzzy, he is too darn precious to never see again!!!!!!

Overall I really enjoyed the first episode of Fukigen na Mononokean. It sounds like it will be a charming and fun story of the mishaps and adventures with yokai. The animation quality is very nice, in fact I was really surprised to see they used a bit of CGI for Fluffy. They blended it in so well, I didn’t notice until half way through the episode, so I am eager to see how well the CGI will turn out whenever they use it. It really all comes down to meshing the colors to blend with the characters and the backgrounds. The OP and ED themes and sequences were also very good, the OP in particular stood out to me immediately. Fukigen na Mononokean looks like a promising light-hearted, supernatural comedy and I eagerly anticipate the adventures ahead! As for blogging, right now it is hard for me to say whether or not I will be able to cover this show because comedy is likely to be the main theme. Regardless of the fact I will probably struggle, I really want to try and see if I can do it because this show looks like it is too good to pass.

Possibility of Blogging: Moderate – Will try covering at least three episodes!
Possibility of Watching: Guaranteed

Fukigen na Mononokean Ep 1 Img 0020

SO PRECIOUS!

B-Project: Kodou*Ambitious Episode 1 [First Impression]

Eva’s First Impression

As someone who has liked Utapri *glares at the train-wreck of Season 3*, B-Project was something I was eagerly looking forward to in hopes to fill the void that Utapri S3 has left behind. B-Project certainly has its differences and similarities to Utapri when it comes down to the format and its premiere. In fact I was incredibly relieved they didn’t waste the episode’s time with long pointless introductions and more or less cut straight to the chase. However very early one I realized their dialogue and characters were not clicking with me. The dialogue at times felt as it was coated in too much sugar and other times they were just losing me because like Tsubasa, I had no idea what they were talking about until they explained it.

B-Project Ep 1 Img 0001B-Project is divided into three units. They are Kitakore (Tomohisa and Ryuji as a duo), THRIVE (Yuta (peppy/pink), Kento (player/blue), Goshi (hot-headed/black), trio unit) and MooNs (Hikaru (green), Tatsuhiro (purple), Mikado (glasses), Momotaro (red- he also has two eye colors), Kazuna (orange, identified as their leader but really isn’t), make up the five man unit. Of all the characters, the ones who stood out to me the most were Tomohisa, Ryuji, Goshi.

B-Project Ep 1 Img 0018Our heroine Tsubasa was scouted and assigned to serve as B-Project’s A&R by President of Gandara Music. It was perplexing to me how she was chosen for the job despite the fact she has virtually no experience or musical knowledge (she formerly worked at a CD Store). Her first assignment was to work with the Kitakore Unit where they were struggled with identifying a problem with the song they kept running into. It wasn’t until the middle/end of the episode, based on how she identified the problem was a dissonance. It leads me to assume she was hired because the president recognized she has an ear for music. With this she is able to hear and identify sounds in ways others cannot. This would further explain why she felt something was off with their demo version of their song they were playing in the car.

B-Project Ep 1 Img 0019However while my first impression of Tsubasa’s character was how she was adorable and charming (especially with how she was so overwhelmed by how dazzling the boys were and how she pictures the problem), over the course of the episode she started to feel a bit bland to me. But it wouldn’t be fair to say she was the only thing that started to feel bland- as the minutes passed, the episode started to feel dull well. It certainly didn’t help (though the circumstances were more or less justified to do so) to have to hear the song over, and over and over again. While the final edition of the song was good, at that point unfortunately I was already kind of sick of it and was ready to move on. Oh and not to mention the weird sparkles, they really didn’t need to use it.

It definitely feels as though this show will be referencing to many musical terms which some of us may not know what they mean. Just in this premiere alone made me feel just as lost as Tsubasa was, but thankfully they plugged in some quick explanations behind them. I would expect of them to continue to do that over the course of the show, especially since it will be a major part of Tsubasa’s growth as their A&R/Manager.

B-Project Ep 1 Img 0009Although I have found the premiere of B-Project to be a bit lackluster to my taste, I liked it. I am not sure how the show will play out, but as of right now it appears Tsubasa will be assigned to different units from time to time and every now and then we might see them group up again to perform. Currently the conflict they are facing are gaining momentum and experience to protect themselves from being cut from opportunities in favor for another more famous artist from the same agency. My best guess is this story will heavily revolve around getting B-Project group established. As for the animation quality, I was thrilled to see the dancing was not done in CGI, but I think most of us can agree is did look bit awkward and slow. Other than that the characters designs are nice.

Also in the post-credits, Tomohisa gave Tsubasa a peck on the check while she dozed off in the car (Ryuji’s reaction was priceless). That being said, I know romance was not included in the show’s genre, but I am curious if they might tease us a bit with it (please don’t unless you’re going to do it, my heart can’t handle it).B-Project Ep 1 Img 0026

Possibility of Blogging: ModerateI will give this show three to five episodes (I assume the first three will feature each unit) to see if they can draw me in more.
Possibility of Watching: High

RELife Episode 1 [Quick Look]

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SUMMER ANIME PREVIEW 2016

Summer Preview Banner 2016

:RESOURCES:
Anichart, ANN, CR, LiveChart, MAL

:Excluded Titles:
Gra-P & Rodeo, Onara Gorou


91 days91 Days

Animation Company: Shuka
Website: http://91days.family/
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: During the Prohibition era, in the Lawless district the law has no power, the mafia rule the streets, and the illegally made liquor flows freely. At one time Avilio lived in this district, but after a mafia dispute ended in the murder of his family, he went into hiding. Later, Avilio receives a letter from a mysterious person that ignites his passion for revenge and leads him to return to Lawless. There, he infiltrates the Vanetti family and gets close to Nero.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Watched the trailer, yeah I don’t think this is for me. ^^;|||

Vantage: It looks rather edgy. I also know nothing about Shuka. Maybe if I’m bored?

Berry: This looks cool, it catches my interest.

Nikolita: I was initially interested in this, but after reading the summary, I changed my mind.

Charibo: Eh, this looks like my type of show!

Oki: This looks to be an interesting one. Shuka is fairly new but did some in between work on Terror in Resonance as well as producing the Durarara later seasons. With the little we know thus far and the very interesting premise + PV, it looks like it might be a good show. The PV reminds me of Gankutsuou and for that reason I might take a look at some episodes.


Active Raid S2Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hachi Gakari S2

Animation Company: Production IMS
Website: http://activeraid.net/
Genre: Mecha, Police, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Second season of Active Raid
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I watched four episodes, and that was it.

Vantage: Haven’t seen the first season.

Berry: I watched like…half of the first episode of the first season and stopped lol.

Nikolita: Still haven’t ever seen Active Raid.

Charibo: I never cared about Active Raid and I don’t plan to start now.

Oki: This anime really did not interest me at all, so I’d really rather not cover it.


Amaama to InazumaAmaama to Inazuma

Animation Company: TMS Entertainment
Website: http://www.amaama.jp/
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Kouhei Inuzuka is a teacher who has been caring for his little daughter on his own since his wife’s death. He’s no good at cooking, so he and his daughter Tsumugi have been eating packaged meals from the convenience store. A series of events lead him one evening to a restaurant run by the mother of one of his students, Kotori. Her mother isn’t there, but Kotori does her best to feed them both. It turns out Kotori is often alone since her parents are divorced and her mother is frequently not around. The three of them begin to meet and cook tasty food together.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: *v* Ooh this pretty and story just makes me heart melt! I am looking forward to this one!

Vantage: I’ve heard a lot of good things about the manga, apparently it’s been very well-received. Tsumugi also reminds me of Naru. She’ll be the Naru that Handa-kun won’t be able to give us.

Berry: THIS LOOKS SO SWEET!! It looks like a wholesome, sweet, innocent show that will make me smile every week and fill my heart with joy, like Barakamon did. You don’t see much shows about single fathers. Definitely want this!

Nikolita: I’m getting a bit of an Usagi Drop vibe from this, but not enough that I want to watch this series.

Charibo: Will the girl in the back be able to stuff that long sandwich in her mouth? It needs a lot of skill to do such thing…

Oki: Oh my goodness the daughter has such an adorable voice, comedy is not my style but it looks like it will be a really cute show.

Possible Bloggers
Berry


Amanchu!Amanchu!

Animation Company: J.C.Staff
Website: http://amanchu-anime.com/
Genre: Comedy, School, Shounen, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Hikari Kohinata is a cheerful 15-year-old girl who lives near the ocean and she spends much of her time diving as a result. On her first day of high school, she meets a teacher who also likes scuba diving. There’s also a 16-year-old classmate, Futaba, who gets dragged along in Hikari’s maelstrom as soon as they meet at school. Most of the manga so far details the relationship between the two girls, which quickly seems to move into romantic two girl friendship-territory.
(*Episode 1 will be previewed during the Aria x Amanchu! event at Harmony Hall Zama Big Hall in Kanagawa Prefecture on June 12, 2016. Regular broadcasting will begin on July 8, 2016.)

Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: It looks cute, but at the same time some of the expressions freak me out! Haha!

Vantage: I’ve been waiting so, so long for this. I almost cried when I first learned about the anime announcement. I actually did cry when I watched Dotty and Pikari come to life in the PV. It’s been 8 years since Aria ended, after all. We might not get to enjoy any new Aria ever again after Avvenire ends, but as its spiritual successor I’m hoping that Amano imparted some of her magic into Amanchu! as well. I have only the highest of expectations for this.

Berry: Why do they have weird faces? Probably going to check it out.

Nikolita: Looks cute. I might pick it up if no one else wants it.

Charibo: Cute girls, not my thing sorry.

Oki: It definitely looks cute, but it also doesn’t seem like my territory at all.

Possible Bloggers
Vantage


Ange ViergeAnge Vierge

Animation Company: SILVER LINK.
Website: http://ange-vierge-anime.com/
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic, School
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: The story of the card game follows what happens when “Hairou” portals suddenly open, fusing three different worlds together. As a result, various mysterious “Exceed” powers are awakened in teenaged girls. An academy for these so-called “Progress” girls is built on the isolated Seiran Island in the Pacific.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: … I don’t think I’m feeling this one.

Vantage: Silver Link, we both know you have a certain important spin-off to be focusing on, right?

Berry: No thanks.

Nikolita: Maaaaaybe?

Charibo: Neh

Oki: It’s definitely not looking to be my cup of tea.


Heroic Legend of Arslan 2nd SeasonArslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu

Animation Company: LIDENFILMS
Website: http://www.arslan.jp/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 3, 2016
Summary: Second season of Arslan Senki. (*Only 8 Episodes long)
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Welp, haven’t watched this series yet.

Vantage: I enjoyed the first season, I’ll definitely continue watching Daryun protect his precious denka. And I’m looking forward to the Eir Aoi OP. Not interested in blogging it though.

Berry: Why only 8 episodes????? This is not the second season I wanted. There’s still more story to tell. ;___;

Nikolita: I dropped the first season after a few episodes, and would want to finish it before I started this, so pass.

Charibo: I like historical animes. But I haven’t watched the first season yet, sorry.

Oki: It’s surprising that it will be so short! I haven’t seen the first part however, so I can’t contribute much.


BananyaBananya [TV-Short]

Animation Company: Gathering
Website: http://www.bananya-anime.com/
Genre: Comedy
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Bananya is a mysterious cat who hides inside a banana. Bananya lives undercover inside a real banana, and no-one has ever seen the part covered by banana skin… When nobody is around, Bananya secretly plays and creates mischief. Bananya likes to play and eat sweet things. Bananya’s dream is to become a stylish chocolate banana.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: … It’s so cute… But it doesn’t interest me enough to want to watch it.

Vantage: Bana… nya?

Berry: I don’t know what to say.

Nikolita: OMGSOCUTE

Charibo: Who came up with this idea? WHY THE HELL IS YUKI KAIJI DUBBING A CAT IN A BANANA? So many unanswered questions… Trying to review this thing is a personal challenge. Will be able to write enough words about a bananya who wants to become a “stylish chocolate banana”.

Oki: I. .. I love food animals. . . I actually genuinely love food animals and collect them. I feel like I might have to watch this show and then buy all its merchandise. . .

Possible Bloggers
Charibo, Oki


BatteryBattery

Animation Company: Zero-G
Website: http://battery-anime.com/
Genre: Sport
Airing Date: July 15, 2016
Summary: Takumi Harada moves to a mountain town in Okayama prefecture during the spring break before he enters middle school due to his father’s job transfer. Takumi is a pitcher, and after the moves he loses faith in his own talent, when suddenly his classmate Ko Nagakura appears in front of him. Ko has a strong desire to form a “battery” (a combination of a pitcher and catcher) with Takumi.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I tried baseball animes over and over again, I could never get into them. Maybe baseball just isn’t my thing….
Yet despite saying that, I know I will at the very least watch the premiere.

Vantage: I’ve come to enjoy an uncomfortably wide variety of sports anime in recent years, as loathe as I am to admit it. I’ll give the first couple of episodes a go.

Berry: I have to confess, that baseball is a sport that I’m a fan of and love watching and going to the stadium, but funnily enough I haven’t seen a baseball anime yet. This show seems more laidback but it should still be fun to watch.

Nikolita: Sports anime, so pass.

Charibo: It reminds me of Ookiku Fukirabete way too much. I don’t know… maybe? I mean, I like sports anime but this looks more like a slice of life/ drama than some thrilling baseball matches, which is not really what I’m looking for.

Oki: I do not like sports at all, sorry. ):


Beserk (2016)Berserk (2016)

Animation Company: LIDENFILMS
Website: http://berserk-anime.com/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Demons, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Military, Romance, Seinen, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Guts, known as the Black Swordsman, seeks sanctuary from the demonic forces that pursue him and his woman, and also vengeance against the man who branded him as an unholy sacrifice. Aided only by his titanic strength, skill, and sword, Guts must struggle against his bleak destiny, all the while fighting with a rage that might strip him of his humanity. Berserk is a dark and brooding story of outrageous swordplay and ominous fate, in the theme of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: … I… I never watched Berserk. It was too scary for me. I mean, while I was putting this together, the website’s trailer spooked me with the voice in the trailer alone! It made me jump!

Vantage: I’ve never seen Berserk, but I’ve heard about the suffering. It’s got quite the reputation.

Berry: I’ve heard some things about Berserk and it’s not the type of show I’d watch. I don’t think I’d be able to handle it. I don’t care if it’s a classic, PASS!!!!

Nikolita: IT’S FINALLY ALMOST JULY BERSERK’S ALMOST STARTING GUYS!! Congratulations, I will finally shut up about shotgunning this series. ;D

Charibo: I’m not the biggest fan of Berserk on earth but since I’ve watched the first season why not watching the second one? I just hope Griffith dies.

Oki: I do believe this is shotgunned, but I’ll watch just to be horrifically mauled with fear and sadness! Yay!

Possible Bloggers
Nikolita


Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! LOVE!Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! LOVE! (S2)

Animation Company: Studio Comet
Website: http://boueibu.com/
Genre: Comedy, Magic, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Second season of Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Nah, I’m going to pass this one. The first season was okay, but I got bored of it real fast.

Vantage: I remember this. It made enough money for a second season?

Berry: I was thinking of covering this but nah. I’ll watch this because I thought the first season was funny.

Nikolita: It looks cute, but I haven’t seen the first season.

Charibo: I like this one.

Oki: I love magical girls but the magical boy show this is didn’t really. . .do it right. IT’s funny. It’s not played for the genuine concept of a magical boy show. Because of that I’m not interested.


B-ProjectB-Project: Kodou*Ambitious

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://bpro-anime.com/
Genre: Music
Airing Date: July 2, 2016
Summary: Tsubaki is a new hire in the A&R department of the major recording company Gandala Music. Tsubaki is immediately assigned to oversee the idol unit “B-PROJECT,” which is made up of three idol groups: Kitakore, Thrive, and MooNs. This is Tsubaki’s first job, and she gets involved in various incidents and accidents as she deals with this group of young men who each have their own differing personalities.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: *THROWS UP GLOWSTICK* SIGN ME UP!!!!! I wanna see how different and how similar this show is going to be to Utapri. And since Utapri S3 was a train-wreck , I’m sure there are many looking for an alternative musical. Will there be romance?

Vantage: It’s like this was made just for Eva.

Berry: You see the guy in the very front, on the right? I haven’t even seen this show yet but he’s already my fave.

Nikolita: I still sit on the fence with idol shows. Pass.

Charibo: Yes, Yes, and YES again.

Oki: I just can’t really enjoy shows only about singing pretty guys. But I mean, food animals tho. . .

Possible Bloggers
Eva


Cheer Danshi!!Cheer Danshi!!

Animation Company: Brain’s Base
Website: http://www.cheer-boys.com/
Genre: School, Sports
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: The story revolves around the “slightly odd and cute” members of a cheerleading squad at a men’s university.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: The synopsis and key visual is not very encouraging, but watching the PV shows this is definitely different sport series, so it’s worth to take a look!!!

Vantage: Why do I have doubts about the amount of actual cheerleading that’ll be taking place?

Berry: You know, when I first heard of this show, I was hyped. It looks great, but a cheerleading anime would have been a great opportunity to make a good female sports anime. Because there are none. PLEASE, I’M BEGGING YOU JAPAN. MAKE A FEMALE SPORTS ANIME WITH NO GROSS COMEDY AND FANSERVICE. NOT LIKE BAKUON. LIKE HAIKYUU, BUT GIRLS. PLEASE.

Nikolita: No interest, pass.

Charibo: Sports anime is hell man. Once you’ve enterded this shadow realm you cannot escape. I cannot be the only hyped for this one right?! COME ON! CHEERLEADING BOYS! THAT’S AMAZING!

Oki: It’s a sports series so I gotta say a big ‘probably not’.

Possible Bloggers
Charibo


Danganronpa 3 The End of Kibougamine Gakuen - Zetsubou-henDanganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen – Mirai Hen

Animation Company: Lerche
Website: http://www.nbcuni.co.jp/anime/danganronpa3/
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Psychological
Airing Date: July 11, 2016

Summary: The world was close to being destroyed by Ultimate Despair, who caused “The Biggest, Most Awful, Most Tragic Event in Human History.” In order to save this world from the event’s chaos, the Future Foundation was formed. Although the organization continues its activities to restore the world, Makoto Naegi is under suspicion of treason due to him shielding a Remnant of Despair. The Future Foundation members had gathered together to decide on his punishment, but they all end up getting trapped inside the place they were meeting by Monokuma, who demands that they begin the “Final Killing.” They have strange bangles put on their wrists, and are given tranquilizers when a certain time arrives. To make things worse, there apparently is a real traitor amongst their ranks who is coming to kill the members of the Future Foundation. In this game where class trials don’t exist, the only way to get rid of the traitor is to find him and kill him off. Naegi is forced to face the ultimate death game, where it’s kill or be killed. The tale of despair in which hope kills hope begins.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Welp I don’t play or watch this series.

Vantage: What happened to Danganronpa 2? I’ve only seen the adaptation of the first game, and I think they only joined the Future Foundation at the very end of that, so I’m rather lost.

Berry: I’m going to be honest and say that I’ve lost interest in Danganronpa over the years. I’ll think about if I want to watch this.

Nikolita: Holy shit. I might actually watch this.

Charibo: Well, this is confusing. I won’t review the show but I’ll watch it.

Oki: I am interested because Danganronpa. . .but I have not played or seen any of it! So only if no one else is interested.


Danganronpa 3 The End of Kibougamine Gakuen - Zetsubou-henDanganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen – Zetsubou-hen

Animation Company: Lerche
Website: http://www.nbcuni.co.jp/anime/danganronpa3/
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Psychological
Airing Date: July 14 2016
Summary: Hope’s Peak Academy is a special school, recognized by the government, that was established in order to gather and nurture top-class students who excel in various fields. This school has two courses: The main course, and the preparatory course. Anyone with the money can enter the preparatory course, even if they don’t have any special skills. The 77th class of the main course is filled with students who not only have unique abilities, but unique personalities as well. However, the students learned that “Talent isn’t the most important thing in life; it’s to involve yourself with people and make yourself a better person while making memories.” However, little did they know that a mysterious project and discrimination of the courses were happening right under their noses. Hajime Hinata, a boy from the preparatory class who craves for an ability. The fateful meeting he has drives the future of the school into an unimaginable direction. This is the story of what happened up until the “The Biggest, Most Awful, Most Tragic Event in Human History.” This is a story of hope that ends in despair.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I got nothing.

Vantage: Wait what, another one?!

Berry: I saw the art for this and it was ugly as hell. I’ll only watch this if someone fucking punches Komaeda’s face.

Nikolita: Pass.

Charibo: I’ll watch this just for the love of Komaeda.

Oki: Ditto to the above.


DaysDays

Animation Company: MAPPA
Website: http://days-project.jp/
Genre: School, Shounen, Sports
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: The series is about two boys named Tsukushi and Jin. Tsukushi is a boy with no special talent or traits while Jin is considered a soccer genius. On one stormy night, Jin meets Tsukushi, and they get dragged into the world of soccer.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: SOCCER, BEEN A WHILE SINCE I LAST SEEN YOU!

Vantage: Are these all sports manga adaptations? Is this some sort of summer craze?

Berry: Soccer is another sport that I fucking love to watch, and again I haven’t seen a soccer anime. What’s wrong with me?!?! Will definitely watch this!

Nikolita: Cute art style, but still not a sports anime fan.

Charibo: My football knowledge is what I’ve learned from Captain Tsubasa back in the days. But I’m sure they are going to explain the rules again so why not.

Oki: I am not a sports fan but they are all pretty!


D.Gray-man HallowD.Gray-man Hallow

Animation Company: TMS Entertainment
Website: http://dgrayman-anime.com/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Demons, Shounen, Super Power
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Toward the end of the 19th century, Allen Walker officially joins the organization of Exorcists that destroy the beings known as Akuma; mechanic weapons made by the Millennium Earl with the suffering souls of the dead. Allen has both a cursed eye and an anti-Akuma weapon as an arm, bearing the power of “Innocence,” a gift given to him as an apostle of God. Allen, along with his fellow Exorcists must put a stop to the Millennium Earl’s ultimate plot that could lead to the destruction of the world and all who live on it.
(*Episode 1 will be previewed at a screening at Shinjuku Wald 9 on June 27, 2016. Regular broadcasting will begin in July 2016.)

Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Team Impression

Eva: Wow, I remember first watching the series ten years ago. My memory is fuzzy, but I definitely should rewatch it!!!!

Vantage: I’ve never had the pleasure of being acquainted with this series.

Berry: Never seen D.Gray Man so pass. But I plan to.

Nikolita: I have no interest in this series, although Charibo’s love for it might convince me to give it a try. One day. >>

Charibo: Wait… Is this… A SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTGUUUUUUUUNN. SELL MY SOUL TO SATAN D.GRAY MAN IS BAAACK. My body is ready for the SIN FOR THE PAIIIN . AAAAH I LOOOOOOVE D.GRAY MAN!! The only sad thing is that it will only be 13 episodes. So I guess the show will stop after Alma’s Arc, which means no Neah… That’s quite a shame…

Oki: I used to love this show! It’s definitely something I’ll take a look at.

Possible Bloggers
Charibo


Fate:kaleid liner Prisma?Illya 3rei!Fate/kaleid liner Prisma?Illya 3rei!! (S4)

Animation Company: Silver Link.
Website: http://anime.prisma-illya.jp/3rei/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Fourth season of the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma?Illya series.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Whoops I still haven’t finished Season 2. I am so behind!!!!!

Vantage: Time really flies, huh? It’ll be the fourth summer in a row that I’ll spend blogging Prisma Illya. I haven’t forgotten Herz, I still hold a grudge over that. But all the signs indicate that Silver Link have decided to stop messing around – the character designs have apparently changed to resemble ufotable’s, and the promo material implies that we’ll actually get onto the bulk of 3rei’s material. Maybe even onto stuff like this. All aboard for Heaven’s Feel, let the suffering begin!

Berry: Don’t care.

Nikolita: Still continues to be a pass, I haven’t seen anything from this series.

Charibo: I haven’t watched the previous seasons and probably never will.

Oki: I can’t review it because I’m very behind, but magical fate girls~

Possible Bloggers
Vantage


Fudanshi Koukou SeikatsuFudanshi Koukou Seikatsu

Animation Company: DAX Production
Website: http://www.dreamcreation.co.jp/fudanshi/index
Genre: Comedy, School, Shoujo, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 5, 2016
Summary: Sakaguchi is a high school boy and also a “fudanshi” who loves boys-love stories. He hangs out with his friends, a fujoshi named Rumi, his gay friend Yuujirou, fellow fudanshi Daigo, and his “normal” friend Nakamura.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Well the premise is cool, but this one doesn’t really draw me in.

Vantage: I feel like this would work better as a short.

Berry: It’s a guy that loves reading BL. LOVE THIS!

Nikolita: I think I might watch this. Art style’s not too bad.

Charibo: What… Why… hum… I’ll watch it.

Oki: I kind of love this premise? Do two people fall in love because of boys love? Does a straight couple happen because of this?!


Fukigen na MononokeanFukigen na Mononokean

Animation Company: Pierrot Plus
Website: http://mononokean.tv/
Genre: Comedy, Shounen, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Ashiya has spent the first seven days of high school stuck in the infirmary because of a youkai attaching itself to him. He ends up asking the owner of a small tea room called the “Mononokean” for help. This is a tale involving the very morose owner of Mononokean guiding the youkai that happened to wander into this world go to the next world.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I’M SOLD, IT IS SO CUTE! It’s comedy but, but… I’ll see if I can do this.

Vantage: Is Pierrot Plus a low-budget subsidiary of Studio Pierrot or something?

Berry: Look at the youkai. It’s fuzzy! This looks cute, will watch.

Nikolita: Anytime I hear “youkai” I think of Inuyasha, and then my brain screams at me to pass on it. A little unfair? Yes but oh well.

Charibo: The animation looks a bit shitty but heh, I’ll give you a chance to redeem for Divine Gate studio Pierrot, don’t waste it. Also, I’d rather watch Natsume as a “youkai” anime. Good thing season 5 is coming soon.

Oki: I like it. . .but comedy. . .

Possible Bloggers
Eva


Handa-kunHanda-kun

Animation Company: Diomedea
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/handaanime/
Genre: Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Handsome teenage calligrapher Sei Handa is worshiped by all his classmates as an aloof superstar-too bad Sei’s inherent negativity and neurotic personality make him believe that everyone actually hates him.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I don’t know how I feel about this one, I’ll have to watch the premiere to find out.

Vantage: I know I’m going to die a little inside each time I remember that Naru isn’t even born yet during the events of Handa-kun. I’ll still watch it, though.

Berry: Speaking of Barakamon, this is not it! But it’s close! Not the second season we wanted but this seems just as great because I love Handa and it’s the same type of comedy so I’m all in!

Nikolita: Pass.

Charibo: I loved Barakamon, so why not checking out Handa’s past? But the animation looks just… ewww…

Oki: I. . .I’m torn. Wouldn’t this be something I should cover as a direct opposite to Sakamoto? I feel like I have to watch a little.

Possible Bloggers
Berry


Hatsukoi MonsterHatsukoi Monster

Animation Company: Studio Deen
Website: http://hatsukoimonster.jp/
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Nikaido Kaho is a daughter of a rich family and her whole life everyone’s been nice to her. When moving to her new high school dormitory, she almost gets hit by a truck but is saved by a boy. It’s love at first sight for Kaho but when asking him his name, he tells her she’s weird. Kaho is shocked since it’s the first time anyone’s ever said mean things to her. Soon enough, she finds out that the boy who saved her lives in the same dormitory and so she bravely confesses her love. The boy says his name is Kanade and agrees to go out with her. Unfortunately, the following day Kaho finds out that her first boyfriend is a 5th grader.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I came across this manga a while back and I lost interest real fast.

Vantage: Imagine if the genders were reversed. We’d be heading straight into Kodomo no Jikan territory and there’d be an immediate outcry. If only it weren’t shoujo I might have given it a go. It’s DEEN after all. Don’t you love how DEEN has now become a reason to watch something?

Berry: Ew.

Nikolita: Am I the only one completely creeped out by this premise? High schooler dating an elementary school kid? Ick.

Charibo: Why?

Oki: I.. . he’s so beautiful BUT SO YOUNG I JUST CAN’T WATCH IT!


Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!

Animation Company: feel.
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/konobi/
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Seinen
Airing Date: July 7, 2016
Summary: An art club in a certain middle school has the following members: Subaru Uchimaki, who is a genius at drawing faces, but only wants to draw the perfect 2D wife; Colette, a rich troublemaker who never stops making mischief; and the club president, who sleeps through sessions and collects sleeping aids. Mizuki Usami is the only person in the club who wants to do art club-like activities, and constantly struggles to do so.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: There is a part of me hoping this one will be fun, so I will check out the premiere.
*STARES* You’re right Berry, he really does look like Nagisa from Free!

Vantage: I probably won’t end up blogging this, but the character designs look extremely comfy for some reason. Main girl is a qt.

Berry: Why the fuck does the kid that’s painting a cat girl look like Nagisa from Free!?

Nikolita: No interest at all.

Charibo: Not interested.

Oki: It’s. . . it’s a show about art things..and art ideas…and waifus…God…I have to…check..it..out. . .

Possible Bloggers
Vantage, Oki


Love Live! Sunshine!!Love Live! Sunshine!!

Animation Company: Sunrise
Website: http://www.lovelive-anime.jp/uranohoshi/
Genre: Music, School, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2, 2016
Summary: Uranohoshi Girls’ High School, a private school in the seaside neighborhood of Uchiura at Numazu city, Shizuoka prefecture.A small high school in a corner of Suruga Bay, it is home to nine teens, led by second-year student Chika Takami, driven by one seriously big dream: To become the next generation of bright, sparkling “school idols”! As long as we don’t give up, any dream can come true… All we have to do now is keep pushing hard for fame and glory! Now their “School Idol Project” begins to make their dreams come true!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I’m sorry, I’m just not that into the Love Live! franchise πŸ™

Vantage: As a u’s purist, my entire self is in fundamental opposition to the existence of Aquors. I’m not even all that fond of their two singles so far, although I admit it might just be the bias talking. I will watch this because Ruby is kind of cute and because it’ll be interesting to monitor sales (especially after the Nitta Emi scandal) but I’m reserving judgement for now. Would an A-RISE cameo be too much to hope for?

Berry: If you know me, when I’m not talking about Jojo, I’m talking about Love Live. I’ll admit that when Aquors was announced I wasn’t thrilled since I’m so attached to the Muse girls. But I’m slowly opening up to them and I’m guessing who my best girl might be from this group. I’m going to keep an open mind about Love Live! Sunshine!! and give them a fair chance and have fun watching this. I just hope that it’ll be good. But none of these girls will ever be the next Nico Yazawa, my love. ( ? 3?)?

Nikolita: Still a pass on idol shows.

Charibo: I couldn’t care less about Love Live. GIVE ME ENSTARS!

Oki: I cannot with the loli!

Possible Bloggers
Berry


Masou Gakuen HxHMasou Gakuen Hybrid x Heart

Animation Company: Production IMS
Website: http://www.masou-hh.com/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Romance, School, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Kizuna Hida visits the strategic defense academy Ataraxia at his big sister’s request. There, he encounters Aine Chidorigafuchi, a girl piloting the magical armor Zerosu. A communique about a serious mission arrives from Kizuna’s sister. The mission is to rub Aina’s chest. Kizuna has the power to level up a girl through indecent acts. With a battle against another world, the future depends on this power.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Team Impression

Eva: It lost me the second they said the girls have to be powered up via indecent acts.

Vantage: I was hoping for something more along the lines of DxD or Shinmai Maou, because this just looks like a school battle harem with the lewdness dialled up to breaking point. I’ll still watch it though. As you might have guessed by now.

Berry: NOOOOOO

Nikolita: Not the kind of ecchi I want, pass!

Charibo: The more I look at those trailers, the more my faith in humanity is fading away.

Oki: I just can’t with these show premises anymore.

Possible Bloggers
Vantage


Mob Psycho 100Mob Psycho 100

Animation Company: BONES
Website: http://mobpsycho100.com/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Psychological, School, Shounen, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Kageyama Shigeo (a.k.a. “Mob”) is a 8th grader with psychic abilities. He could bend spoons and lift objects with his mind from a young age, but he slowly began to withhold from using his abilities in public due to the negative attention he kept receiving. Now, the only thing he wants is to become friends with a girl in his class, Tsubomi. With his psychic “mentor” (who has no psychic powers), he continues his daily life, attempting to realize his purpose in life.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Nah, I don’t think this is for me.

Vantage: This has spawned from the author of One Slap Chap, and no doubt this fact will end up plastered all over every single bit of its advertising material. No harm giving it a go, it’ll probably end up being quite good.

Berry: It’s by the same guy that wrote One Punch Man sooooo….I’ll think about covering it?

Nikolita: Big fat noooo from me.

Charibo: It’s by the author of One punch man right? It won’t kill me to check this one out…

Oki: It looks interesting but also like . . . I could suffer immensely from watching it.


Nanatsu no Taizai Seisen no Shirushi S2Nanatsu no Taizai: Seisen no Shirushi (S2)

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://www.7-taizai.net/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural
Airing Date: August 28th 2016
Summary: Second Season of Nanatsu no Taizai (*4 Episodes Long)
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Never bothered watching this series, and I am still not interested.

Vantage: I fell out of touch with the manga a year or so ago. I wonder why this is just 4 episodes?

Berry: I heard this was good, but I haven’t seen it yet.

Nikolita: Haven’t seen the first season.

Charibo: A second season with only 4 episodes? eeeeh… ok… I’m going watch it though.

Oki: I unfortunately have not finished watching the first season yet!


Nejimaki Seirei Senki Tenkyou no AlderaminNejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin

Animation Company: Madhouse
Website: http://alderamin.net/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Airing Date: July 8, 2016
Summary: At war with the adjacent Kioka Republic, the Katjvarna Empire. In that region, due to certain circumstances, there was a certain youth unwillingly preparing to take the High Grade Military Officer Exam. His name, Ikta. Disliker of war, lazy, admirer of women. No one predicted that that kind of Ikta would later on become a soldier referred to even as a great commander… He who survived a world embroiled in war with his superior genius, Ikta. Illustrating his dynamic, dramatic life, a splendid fantasy military history, the curtain is raised at last!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Another one where I don’t now how I feel. I will watch the premiere to find out, but I’m not holding my breath.

Vantage: I love this sort of premise, I’ll be paying close attention to this. Madhouse is a huge plus.

Berry: This looks…boring.

Nikolita: It sounds so generic but goddamn that’s a pretty poster. *0*

Charibo: MMMnnnh… I don’t knoooow… 3 episode rule I guess…

Oki: It’s funny but the PV actually makes it seem even more generic than the premise does!


New Game!New Game

Animation Company: Doga Kobo
Website: http://newgame-anime.com/
Genre: Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: The main character Suzukaze Aoba graduates from high school and joins a game company. The person who made the game that Aoba loved as a grade-schooler just happens to be Aoba’s senior at the company. The story follows girls who work and aspire at the Eaglejump company.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Like the others I am torn about this one too. I doubt I would want to cover it, but I fear I will quickly grow bored of it.

Vantage: I can’t take game creation shows any more. I just can’t. Each one tries so hard to make itself seem fresh and new, yet they end up being the same old thing over and over. The best iteration so far has probably been Saekano.

Berry: Same as Nikolita said, but just from looking at the PV, it’s going to be the type of show I hate. So I’ll skip this one out.

Nikolita: I’m torn because I think it’d be neat to watch a series about girls in a typically male-dominated industry, but it all depends on which way they take the series. I’ll give it a watch for sure.

Charibo: I don’t do cute girls. No pun intended.

Oki: I am torn because I hate comedy but this seems interesting!


OrangeOrange

Animation Company: Telecom Animation Film
Website: http://orange-anime.com/
Genre: School, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: One day, Naho Takamiya receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Kakeru Naruse. The Naho from ten years later repeatedly states that she has many regrets, and she wants to fix these by making sure the Naho from the past can make the right decisions–especially regarding Kakeru. What’s more shocking is that she discovers that ten years later, Kakeru will no longer be with them. Future Naho asks her to watch over him closely.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: *Stocks up on tissues boxes* I will be bawling my eyes out while watching this because the manga because I cried while reading it too. (Only read this a few months ago actually!)

Vantage: A boy falls in love with a girl. Unable to confess This looks amazing, it’s like the synopsis of a Shinkai film. I’m sure DRAMA will ensue as the two begin to question the NATURE of LOVE. I’m sure there’ll be many tears. And salt. Maybe even salty tears. Oh wait.

Berry: Everyone’s freaking out about this and crying so I’m scared to watch this. But I will!! Give me all the good shoujos.

Nikolita: Next to Berserk this is the series I’ve been most interested in covering. I haven’t read the manga though.

Charibo: Eh, I don’t really understand all the hype about the manga. It wasn’t that amazing in my opinion, but maybe it’s because I don’t really like romance shoujou mangas…

Oki: I. . .I think this looks really sad and beautiful and I might watch it because of that. . .

Possible Bloggers
Nikolita, Oki


Ozmafia!!Ozmafia!! [TV-Short]

Animation Company: Creators in Pack
Website: http://anime.ozmafia.com/
Genre: Fantasy, Harem, Historical, Romance, Shoujo
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: The anime will feature an original story from the game on which it is based.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Not a fan of TV-Shorts and chibi adaptions of Otome Games, skipping this one!

Vantage: What even is this?

Berry: Nope.

Nikolita: What I know about the series is from Charibo’s reviews, so as cute as they look as chibis, it’s not enough for me.

Charibo: I played the game and I’m reviewing it but thanks no, no chibi for me.

Oki: I don’t wanna!~


Puzzle & Dragons CrossPuzzle & Dragons Cross

Animation Company: Studio Pierrot
Website: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/pad-x/
Genre: Game
Airing Date: July 4, 2016
Summary: Anime adaptation of GungHo Online Entertainment’s 3DS game of the same name. The game is set on “Dorogoza Island,” an island naturally rich in “Drop” energy. Here, players can give the five drop energy attributes (fire, water, wood, light, and darkness) to friendly monsters and engage in puzzle battles against enemy monsters.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I hear the game is super popular, never played it though.

Vantage: I know a lot of people who play this mobage. I’ve never dared touch it though, I’d be insane to try after having escaped idol hell alive.

Berry: I actually have one of the Puzzles & Dragons games but I haven’t played it much. Now that it’ll be summer I have a chance.

Nikolita: Oh look, another generic monster/card-based show that’s created to sell shit to kids. No thanks!

Charibo: Come at me and try to tell me that the sole purpose of this show isn’t to sell goodies!

Oki: It’s popular, it’s big, but not into the premise!


Qualidea CodeQualidea Code

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://qualidea.jp/staffcast/
Genre: Action, Magic, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: The story takes place in a world where people continue their war against the “unknown”–the enemy of humanity. Children who have been evacuated to a cold sleep facility during the invasion by the “unknown” several decades ago wake up from their slumber and learn that their bodies developed some supernatural forces. In order to protect the country from the “unknown” emerging from the Tokyo bay gate, the boys and girls wage battles in the defense the cities of Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Sorry but is it just me, or does the key visual remind anyone of Train Wars? Sounds cool, I’ll take a look.

Vantage: I like the premise. Looks a little cheap for A-1 (in fact, my first guess would have been Silver Link because everything about this screams SL) but oh well.

Berry: Not interested.

Nikolita: One of the handful I was interested in this season.

Charibo: Another harem? no thanks.

Oki: Eh I’m not really of a mind to review this kind of series.

Possible Bloggers
Eva, Nikolita


Regalia The Three Sacred StarsRegalia: The Three Sacred Stars

Animation Company: Actas
Website: http://regalia-anime.com/
Genre: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: July 7, 2016
Summary: 12 years ago, in the country of Rimguard, a big incident left an unsolved mystery that has begun to fade from people’s memories. Time passes, and sisters Yui and Rena are living peacefully in the Enastria Empire. However, one day, a large mecha attacks Enastria. This day marks the turning point when the two girls get caught in the vortex of fate.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Action Mecha and female leads? You bet I am interested!

Vantage: So this is basically Comet Lucifer except with a predominantly female cast?

Berry: Not into mecha I can’t stress that enough.

Nikolita: Too much mecha for me I think.

Charibo: I swear to god, I’ve seen this show before… maybe last season or the season before… I don’t know anymore maybe because all those show are pretty much the same…

Oki: It’s action mecha. . .and female leads….hngh. . . .

Possible Bloggers
Eva


ReLIFEReLIFE

Animation Company: TMS Entertainment
Website: http://relife-anime.com/
Genre: Romance, School, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Arata Kaizaki is an unemployed, single 27-year-old who has just been cut off from his parents’ financial support. Unable to find a job due to him leaving his previous employer within three months, he is stuck. One night after drinking with a high school friend, Arata meets Ryo Yoake, a man who offers Arata pills to turn him back into a 17-year old so he can redo his life. After agreeing to the experiment, Arata joins a high school class, and meets Chizuru Hishiro, a socially-awkward silent beauty who yearns to have friends. Through connecting with her and other classmates, Arata must find what he lacks to live a happy life in the real world within a one-year time limit.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Hmmmm…. I want to see how this turns out.

Vantage: Wow, this actually got an anime? I’ve read a couple of the manga chapters back when it was first scanlated a couple of… years ago? One year ago? Something like that. It was interesting, if a little slow-paced. Not up for blogging it though.

Berry: This looks pretty interesting. Sure!

Nikolita: Ha, what Charibo said. Except that I won’t be watching this.

Charibo: Am I the only one thinking about the movie 17 years again? You know, the crappy movie with Zack Efron? Because both concepts are pretty similar… Anyway, I’ll watch it

Oki: I am really interested in the concept. . .

Possible Bloggers
Eva, Oki


RewriteRewrite

Animation Company: 8bit
Website: http://www.rewrite-anime.tv/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, School
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Rewrite is set in the fictional city Kazamatsuri, where treeplanting and afforestation have caused the city to become overgrown with trees and flowers in much the same way that other cities are filled by buildings. However, while most of the city appears to be rural, there are many traditional city elements as well. While set in a modern setting, the city also gives off a strange sense of nostalgia. Tennouji Kotarou lives here. He’s a high school student who has the ability to rewrite his own body; he can become stronger and faster at any time he chooses. He investigates supernatural mysteries with five girls from his school.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I wonder if 8bit will be able to prove Vantage wrong.

Vantage: This was a mistake. A part of me died inside when I saw how cheap the animation looked. I said this shouldn’t have been a thing! I told you so! Rewrite doesn’t deserve this. Did Key fall out with Kyoani or something? It’s apparently not even going to adapt any of the five character routes (let alone Moon or Terra) but instead a sixth anime-only route telling the story of ‘that girl’. By which they probably mean Nishikujou Kagari. It feels like a total cop-out of doing a proper adaptation, and even a remix of Philosophyz or the one-hour special that’s been announced won’t be enough to save it. Pick a god and pray, because we’re looking at damage control from the very outset.

Berry: Those girls need to go the fuck back to kindergarten because they look 5 years old. Yuck!

Nikolita: I’m curious what Vantage will think of this series.

Charibo: Heh, I don’t care.

Oki: I can’t say I’m really interested at all.

Possible Bloggers
Vantage


Saiki Kusuo no ? NanSaiki Kusuo no ? Nan

Animation Company: J.C.Staff
Website: http://www.saikikusuo.com/
Genre: Comedy, School, Shounen, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Saiki Kusuo has a wide array of superpowers at his command, including telepathy and telekinesis. This might sound awesome, but, in Kusuo’s experience, superpowers are not all they’re cracked up to be. He tries to live a normal life, despite his annoying abilities.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: No thanks.

Vantage: So J.C. Staff practically gave all their budget to Amanchu, right? Good.

Berry: Doesn’t look like I’d like it.

Nikolita: Meeeh, not a huge fan of the art style.

Charibo: He looks like he’s dead inside. I can relate to that.

Oki: It sounds like it could be really dumb and annoying, or funny. I might check it out, but probably won’t review it.


Scared Rider XechsScared Rider Xechs

Animation Company: Satelight
Website: http://scared-rider-xechs.jp/pr/
Genre: Adventure, Harem, Romance, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: July 5, 2016
Summary: The Blue World, which symbolizes reason, is under constant attack by the creatures called the Nightfly O’Note originating from the Red World, symbolizing instinct. Akira Asagi, the 17-year-old protagonist who is a researcher at Blue World, is nominated to lead the war at Ryuukyuu LAG, a proud defense facility on the islands of Ishigaki and Iriomote. She meets the sixth combat unit “IS,” which was formed four years after a fierce battle that annihilated the fifth unit. Akari must lead these six riders, also called the Scared Rider Xechs, to fight against the other world while at the same time deepening the relationship among them.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: This is supposed to be based off an Otome Game…. but eh the promo videos and the summary isn’t drawing me in that much…… OH WHAT THE HELL, LET’S GIVE IT A GO! AND GOD DAMN IT, THERE BETTER BE LEGITMATE ROMANCE. I HATE IT WHEN THEY PUT IN ROMANCE AND THERE’S NO ACTUAL ROMANCE/CANON ENDING!!!!!

Vantage: I’m scared.

Berry: Oh shit I thought it said “sacred” but it’s actually scared lmao. The PVs didn’t do anything to help me get interested in it so I think I might just pass.

Nikolita: Errr…. “Scared Rider”?

Charibo: The scars that Prince of Stride left on my body are still healing so my doctor told me to avoid such shitty looking Harem shows.

Oki: I..scared rider? Who goes under that name?!

Possible Bloggers
Eva


ServampServamp

Animation Company: Brain’s Base
Website: http://www.servamp.jp/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Shoujo, Supernatural, Vampire
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: When a stray black cat named Kuro crosses Mahiru Shirota’s path, the high school freshman’s life will never be the same again. Kuro is, in fact, no ordinary feline, but a servamp: a servant vampire. While Mahiru’s personal philosophy is one of non-intervention, he soon becomes embroiled in an ancient, altogether surreal conflict between vampires and humans.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Team Impression

Eva: Honestly, I’m quite sick of vampires, but it doesn’t sound bad. Maybe it’s better to put on my Plan to Watch list to marathon in the future?

Vantage: If not for the synopsis and Brain’s Base, I would have totally thought this was a joke with a title like ‘Servamp’.

Berry: This looks cool! Also, cute cat.

Nikolita: Vampires? Nope nope nope.

Charibo: I’ve read the beginning of the manga, it’s kinda fun.

Oki: I have had enough vampires thank you!

Possible Bloggers
Charibo


Shokugeki no Souma S2Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara (S2)

Animation Company: J.C.Staff
Website: http://shokugekinosoma.com/
Genre: Ecchi, School, Shounen
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: The second season of Shokugeki no Souma.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Haven’t watched the first season.

Vantage: I’ll continue blogging this. The PV indicates we’ll be getting up to the Stagiaire arc at least, which will be cool. A Rindou cameo would make the entire show.

Berry: Haha, nah.

Nikolita: I like ecchi, but haven’t seen the first season.

Charibo: I usually despise ecchi with all my heart, but I can watch shokugeki no soma. Maybe because there’s also hot guys in it…

Oki: IT’S FOOD WAAARS YEAAAH!!!

Possible Bloggers
Vantage


how by Rock!! Short!!Show by Rock!! Short!! (S2) [TV-Short]

Animation Company: BONES
Website: http://showbyrock-anime.com/
Genre: Comedy, Music
Airing Date: July 4, 2016
Summary: A short anime of Show By Rock!!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I liked Show by Rock! but I still have no interests in TV-Shorts.

Vantage: I vaguely remember this.

Berry: Not the second season, but this will help me tide over! <3

Nikolita: Too cute.

Charibo: Makes me want to puke sugar.

Oki: I think we all know my feelings on comedy, music, and lolis.

Possible Bloggers
Berry


Taboo-TattooTaboo-Tattoo

Animation Company: J.C.Staff
Website: http://tabootattoo-anime.com/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Martial Arts, Mystery, Super Power, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 4, 2016
Summary: Justice Akazuka (nickname Seigi) is a young man who is good at martial arts. Seigi rescues a homeless old man on the street one day from some thugs, and the man gives Seigi an object that imprints a tattoo on his palm. However, it is not an ordinary tattoo, but a special weapon that gives Seigi supernatural powers such as warping space-time. Seigi then meets a female American agent named Easy, whose duty is to recover the tattoos. Seigi decides to help her and gets wrapped up in a cross-national conspiracy
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Sounds like fun, I’ll take a look. I wont’ lie though, when I first saw the key visual I was like, “MAGICAL INDEX?!”

Vantage: This made me immediately think of Index. I’ll watch this!

Berry: Hmmmmmmmm……………..maybe?

Nikolita: Curious premise, but interesting. Bonus points for trying. I might give this a watch.

Charibo: Taboo Tatoo? lol… Hell no.

Oki: It could be amazing…it could suck. But conspiracy with magical protagonist? Potential. . .

Possible Bloggers
Eva


Tales of Zestiria the XTales of Zestiria the X

Animation Company: ufotable
Website: http://toz-thex-anime.tales-ch.jp/
Genre: Fantasy
Airing Date: July 3, 2016
Summary: Sorey is a human youth who grew up among the seraphim, spiritual beings not visible to humans. Sorey believes in the folklore that says “long ago, every human was able to see the seraphim” and dreams of unraveling the ancient mystery to make the world a place where people and seraphim can live together in peace. One day, Sorey visits the human capital for the very first time. He becomes embroiled in an incident during which he pulls out a holy sword embedded in a rock and ends up becoming a Shepherd, one who casts away calamity from the world. He begins to realize the gravity of his mission, and his dream of coexistence between mankind and the seraphim becomes more intense–
And thus, the Shepherd embarks on an amazing journey with his companions.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 2
Note: *Episodes 1-4 will be previewed at a screening at Cinema Mediage on June 25, 2016. Regular broadcasting will begin on July 3, 2016.

Team Impression

Eva: YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND I CAN’T EVEN PLAY THE GAME BECAUSE MY SISTER TOOK THE PLAYSTATION 3 WITH HER, DAMN IT ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! I hope it’s good.

Vantage: I hope this ends up being produced smoothly. Forget about doing well, just airing on time would be nice. That’s the least ufotable need to do in order to recover some of their reputation after their huge embarrassment with God Eater this time last year.

Berry: I’ve never played any of the Tales of games so I don’t think so.

Nikolita: Definitely want to watch this.

Charibo: I know nothing about the Tales Series, but this pous looked so nice that I watched an entire playthrough of the game. Shame on me. Also, MIKLEOOOOOOOOO is like, one of my top animu baes, No way I’ll pass on this one *^*

Oki: I don’t believe in video game anime. *hides ace attorney*

Possible Bloggers
Eva, Charibo


Time Travel Shoujo Mari Waka to 8-nin no Kagakusha-tachiTime Travel Shoujo: Mari Waka to 8-nin no Kagakusha-tachi

Animation Company: WAO World
Website: http://mariwaka.com/
Genre: Adventure
Airing Date: July 9, 2016
Summary: Time Travel Shoujo is based on a 1983 book titled Jishaku to Denki no Hatsumei Hakken Monogatari by Japanese educator Kiyonobu Itakura. It is part of the Hatsumei Hakken Monogatari Zenshuu series which describes the story of various scientific discoveries and inventions throughout history. The 1983 book focuses on discoveries related to magnetism and electricity.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: While I love history but I can see myself becoming bored with this one.

Vantage: I might actually watch this if I have the time.

Berry: So she’s time traveling? This sounds pretty educational.

Nikolita: No thanks.

Charibo: Hah. Are we going to see the animu versions of Edison, Tesla, Curie, Ampere and co ? Science isn’t my forte but it sounds pretty interesting. Also, I’m always in when it comes to cultural vulgarization. If I can learn things in a playful way, then why not?

Oki: I don’t think I want in on this but I appreciate the effort.


Tsukiuta. The AnimationTsukiuta. The Animation

Animation Company: Pierrot
Website: http://www.tsukiani.com/
Genre: Music
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: In the anime series, the members of Six Gravity and Procellarum are all living in the same dorm building. Hajime Mutsuki and Haru Yayoi, the oldest members of Six Gravity, are first year university students. Each episode of the series will feature a different main character.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Eh….. I’m not a huge fan of these “Exclusive Character” episode format. I’m probably going to pass on this one, though I might take a look at it just to see if the music is good.

Vantage: So many bishies. Too many bishies.

Berry: The character designs suck, plus one episode for each guy doesn’t sound like there’ll be any plot, so no.

Nikolita: No interest, so pass.

Charibo: Same as my senpais above.

Oki: I like bishies and all but usually one bishie with one cute girl.


RS KeikakuRS Keikaku -Rebirth Storage-

Animation Company:
Website: http://rsproject.jp/
Genre: Mecha
Airing Date: June 26, 2016
Summary: In a parallel world that resembles modern Japan, alien lifeforms known as “Muttsu” (Trick) fell from the sky in 2025 and wiped out many cities. Nine years later, pilot Yuzuru Mido, and her assistant, Rin Sagami, use a mecha made out of an enemy’s remains discovered in Japan. However, battle causes memory loss for the pilot, and they must unravel the mystery as to why.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: It’s mecha, you know it’s like an obligation for me to check out!

Vantage: I’ve never seen such jarring and soul-crushing use of CG before in my life. Holy shit.

Berry: It actually sounds pretty cool but it’s mecha, so….I don’t know.

Nikolita: The last couple sentences of the summary catch my attention, but I don’t think I could get over all the mecha. Interesting concept though!

Charibo: I read Mecha, I’m out

Oki: Oh hell yeah, the art style seems so solid and I love the premise!!!

Possible Bloggers
Eva, Oki


Hitori no Shita The OutcastHitori no Shita: The Outcast

Animation Company: Emon Animation Company
Website: http://www.hitorinoshita.com/
Genre: Action, Super Power, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 9, 2016
Summary: One day, Zhang Chulan is attacked by zombies in a graveyard. In the midst of that situation, he saves the life of a girl, throwing the kitchen knife in his hand in order to kill the enemies. The girl tells Chulan, who is relieved, to face his hardships head on and leaves. However, Chulan later sees that girl again at his university. From that moment, Zhang Chulan’s destiny begins to move. There will be strangers with special powers appearing one by one, with battles involving those abilities. Each episode will bring a new mystery to light.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2
(Note: Tokyo MX will air a special “episode 0” on July 2, and Tokyo MX1 will premiere the first episode on July 9 at 9:00 p.m.)

Team Impression

Eva: Eh this sounds pretty darn generic. I don’t think this one is for me.

Vantage: An episodic mystery anime? When was the last time something like that ended up being good? Dantalian no Shoka?

Berry: It’s interesting to see that more Chinese works are being adapted into anime. I actually want to check this out but I heard the last Chinese show, Reikenzan, had trouble getting subs so I hope the same doesn’t happen to this.

Nikolita: Ack, I don’t think so.

Charibo: Gnnnnn….noooo… not for me.

Oki: It sounds good but..is it?

Possible Bloggers
Berry


Mahou Shoujo? Naria?GirlsMahou Shoujo? Naria?Girls

Animation Company: Bouncy
Website: http://www.nariagirls.com/
Genre: Magic
Airing Date: July 7, 2016
Summary: Urara, Hanabi, and Inaho are three girls who aim to become nationally-renowned characters by creating animation of themselves! They chose the magical girl theme to catch the attention of everyone from children to adults! Can they safely become popular characters in a one-cours magical girl anime?
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Hahaha, well this should be an interesting one. I wonder how it will turn out?

Vantage: I don’t think these girls seem to understand that, in the vast majority of situations, the phrase ‘one-cour magical girl anime’ is a complete oxymoron.

Berry: This looks cute but I read that the people behind this are going to use some experimental animation technology so that always worries me because it could go wrong. And it usually does.

Nikolita: *facepalm*

Charibo: I don’t really like magical girls…

Oki: I like magical girls and this anime premise doesn’t seem completely terrible, but I’ll have to watch it before giving anymore input.


Overall Thoughts

Eva: It goes without saying I have been on the backburner for the past two seasons due to the lack of shows catching my interest. Intially I wasn’t sure if the Summer was going to have much either, but I am glad to have been prooven wrong. This season has nice a mix along with a handful of expected big hits (Berserk 2016, D.Gray-man Hallow, Orange, Love Live! Sunshine!! ), so you will likely to find at least a show or two that should pipe your interest. But perhaps the biggest standout is in fact the amount of bishonen, my goodness- summer eyecandy much? As of right now the current shows I am most interested in possibly covering are: B-Project: Kodou*Ambitious (this is like a mandatory thing for me, how could I possibly pass this?), Fukigen na Mononokean, Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars and RS Keikaku -Rebirth Storage- (MECHAAAA, you know I love my Mecha series), Taboo-Tattoo, and Tales of Zestiria the X! I’m not sure how Tales of Zestiria the X will turn out, but pray Ufotable is better prepared this time. They have been a hot mess lately with their production delays. The rest, Qualidea Code, ReLIFE, Scared Rider Xechs, Orange, D.Gray-man Hallow and Amaama to Inazuma I look forward to watching! That being said, I hope (as long as my schedule allows it) to be able to pick up three new titles. *o?o*)?

Vantage: It’s a little weird that I’m going into the season knowing exactly what I’m going to blog, no more and no less: Amanchu, Rewrite, Prisma Illya and Shokugeki no Soma. I’ve done three of those four before, and Amanchu is practically my unborn love child with Aria. The heavyweights this season are likely to be Orange and Berserk, and I can see Mob Psycho 100 and Love Live! Sunshine entering the spotlight by virtue of the sheer numbers in the mainstream and idol otaku fanbases respectively. ReLIFE will probably do quite well, as will Amaama to Inazuma. It’ll be a good summer, and I’ll also have Re:Zero, otherwise known as suffering incarnate, to tide me over. I wonder whether I’ll despair more from Re:Zero or Rewrite?

Berry: Hmm, I actually counted the shows that I want to watch and it’s actually quite a bit, but most of them are me just checking if the shows will be good or not. This season isn’t screaming at me like others have but I don’t think it’ll be so bad. There’s actually some really exciting shows. I’m really looking forward to Amaama to Inazuma and Handa-kun, even though I just learned that for the latter Diomedea is working on it and that worries me a little. I’m also looking forward to Love Live! Sunshine!!. I just realized that half of the shows I want are idol/music shows, and the other half are comedy/slice of life. So it should be a pretty relaxing summer…with Jojo on the side. c:

Nikolita: BERSERK BERSERK BERSERK Three guesses what I am the most excited for. Not too much caught my eye this season, but the ones I was interested in are shows that I feel have a lot of potential. I can virutally guarantee that I’m not continuing with Endride into its second cour, so I’m looking forward to starting a new season with all new shows. ^_^v

Charibo: This season is sweating bishounen. I don’t know if it’s because of the global warming or my exceptionally high estrogen rate but this summer is going to be hot. Of course, the show that I’m the most excited about is D.Gray Man, I can’t wait to cry over it and to be in pain watching the Alma Arc. Also, Tales of Zestria which can a be a strong title if ufotable can provide us the same animation quality as thy put in the OVA. Then Cheer Danshi because I maintain that cheerboys are a blessing. Oh yeah! I also want to try covering that banana cat show, just to see if this show is going to be as empty as my soul, meaningless like my life.
But overall this season looks promising to me, even if I won’t review them, I’m going to watch a lot of titles, so yeah, I’m pretty hyped!

Oki: I really love some of the show ideas, I love mecha and seeing there are actually female mecha shows make me very happy. I also love how fucking miserable and sad all the shows seem! I feel like I’m going to cry over everything and feel miserable about my life! There’s so much stuff to cover I’m not even sure where to start and if I should catch up on dangan for reviews. In any case, I’m excited to share a bunch of stuff. I.. . I hate to say this because it’s not meant to be an insult to the other shows, but I’m really freaking excited for the Banana cat show okay? I just. . .I love food animals. . .