[FALL 2016] Anime Lineup

Whew, this season sure is a doozy; a lot of crap to  sift through…


Shows that I think look good and or willing to add to my backlog:

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Cheating Craft

  • Unique-ish plot
  • Pretty good artwork
  • Intro episode could have turned away a lot of viewers; shit was PURE exposition via words
  • Only ~12 minutes duration a episode so it’s not asking for a huge investment

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Keijo!!!!!!!! 

  • booty booty booty, rocking everywhere
  • rocking everywhere

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Kiitarou Shounen no Youkai Enikki

  • TV short
  • Elementary comedic tones
  • Cutsie/bloomy artwork
  • I dig the theme/pretense

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Nanbaka

  • Reminds me of a more colorful and lighthearted Prison School
  • The artwork and designs are wild as fuck, saturated, but pretty clean
  • VA cast is very solid
  • Grabbed my attention immediately, looking forward to watching this for sure

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Trickster

  • The “least attention-grabbing” hype-looking show I’ve encountered in a while
  • It has the workings for a decent show; diverse characters, action, hints of comedy, surprise/shocks
  • Even after the first episode quick skim, not sure where this show is heading; 50/50(?)
  • Art is on the verge of feeling outdated i.e., circa mid 2000’s

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Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season

  • grandfathered in via my pleasant first impressions of the previous (1st) season

 

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[IMPRESSIONS] Summer 2016 [IV]

Total shows/shorts/ova in the summer 2016 lineup52

Total shows I’ll probably pick up: 12

Penetration percentage: 12/52 or 23.1%

Overall rating for this season: 2.75/5

Quite a balanced lot of shows this season. Good animation all around, artwork was pretty decent as well. Not a crazy amount of standouts… though iirc, the copy-pasta wasn’t as evident this time around.

Predicted hypes:

  • Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara
  • Berserk
  • ReLIFE
  • Orange
  • 91 days

Dark horse/ Sleeper show of the season:

  • Taboo Tattoo

[IMPRESSIONS] Summer 2016 (III)

Oh baby a triple!

– DF, a level 9001 dank meme master


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Servamp

“Wh-What in the world are you?!”

“What am I?”

“Just a kind-hearted, vampire shut-in…”


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Masou Gakuen HxH

Genre tags: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Romance, School

I’m in.


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Scared Rider Xechs

Mecha, Sci-Fi, Reverse-harem-esque.

I’m out


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Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!!

Didn’t bother


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Tsukiuta. The Animation

If I passed on shows containing cute high school girls doing musical idol things, I’ll be damned if I even considered a male version.


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Ozmafia!!

Dear Japan, stop shitting on TV shorts please.

  • Disgruntled entitled anime fan

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Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls

This show literally gave me herpes. Bye.


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Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars

OH hey, cute girls doing cute thi- What the fuck… mecha? What the fuck… sci-fi?


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Handa-kun

Hachiman Hikigaya in an alternate universe, loved by his peers and highly respected!


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Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!

I generally like art-related stuff, kinda; and school club shows are generally okay to watch. The humor aspects are pretty funny as well. Female lead isn’t a door mat. Win-win.


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Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! LOVE!

Oh my fucking god, this show from a few seasons ago. Get me the fuck out of here. Now.


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Amanchu!

Art is clean as fuck. Music is crisp as fuck. J.C. Staff is amazing as fuck. Show’s premise is… tame as fuck. Sighs.


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Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin

I’m not into these ancient-time adventure shows but it was nice seeing a confident and charismatic male lead. Don’t care much for the show but it looks promising.


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91 Days

Now this show has a theme that will probably very popular with anime fans. Has that Gangsta (summer 2015) mood to it. Very atmospheric.


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

This show literally gave me an STD. Fuck.


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Hitori no Shita: The Outcast

It’s been a damn long time since I’ve seen zombie shows. Was pretty entertaining for a bit. Also, this seems to be a Korean-based work so that’s something refreshing. It didn’t strike me as a “must watch now” but something about it makes me want to continue watching.


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Qualidea Code

Some decent fucking music in an otherwise crappy show. Another generic action/fantasy/battle show.


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Ange Vierge

An all female-casted, action-adventure, magical school show. Please, no mas.


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Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hachi Gakari 2nd Season

Didn’t watch Active Raid from last year, won’t start now.


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Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen – Mirai-hen

Never gotten into the Danganronpa series, CBA’ed to start now. Sorry, not sorry.


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Mob Psycho 3

Lol. This shit was pretty shit but would’ve been less shit if it was a TV shit short instead. A different stroke among the same strokes year in and year out.


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

Never gotten into the Danganronpa series, CBA’ed to start now. Sorry, not sorry.


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Battery

Sports? No Thanks. Bye.


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Nanatsu no Taizai: Seisen no Shirushi

I’m actually waiting for the original series to be fully translated and released, so I’ll probably pick this up along the way as well.

[IMPRESSIONS] Summer 2016 (II)

A back-to-back post from DF? Blasphemy!

– Various WordPress readers, probably.


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New Game! 

My anime-loving side says: Cute looking show with a rather adorable cast of characters.

My anime-critiquing side says: Man, fuck you Japan for dropping the ball on this shit. This would have excelled as a TV short instead of full-length episodes.

My anime-addicted side says: Man, fuck you Japan because you know I’m going to watch this shit anyway.


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Show by Rock!! Short!!

Didn’t bother watching this shit from last year[?], won’t start now.


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Amaama to Inazuma

It’s something about single parents that really hit the spot for me. Also seems to be an Usagi Drop-esque show. Will give it a shot because food, VA for the female lead, and the kid is pretty cute.


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D.Gray-man Hallow

I know D.Gray-man has been pretty popular/known for a while now. After watching this show, I don’t understand why personally. Just seems like one  of those action-adventure shounen-battle type of shows to me.


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Taboo Tattoo

Decent looking action show (and terrific undertones of comedy) with these tattoos serving as the plot devices. Should be good to watch once art is cleaned up in proper releases/BDs. I’m a fan of J.C. Staff stuff, so I’m in.


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Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu

Male lead who’s into BL. TV short. Somewhat funny. I am simple man. I watch.


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Cheer Danshi!!

Male cheerleading. That should be enough to sway you into watching or turn you away.

[IMPRESSIONS] Summer 2016 (I)

Yes, I’m still alive.

– DF, for the 69801 time.

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Honobono Log

Didn’t bother


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Fukigen na Mononokean

Felt like a modern-day rendition of xxxHolic but in a more light-hearted tone.


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Gra-P & Rodeo 2nd Season

Didn’t bother


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Berserk

Very unique artwork and design. Sadly, its theme just isn’t my cup of tea


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Momokuri

Female lead. Pretty good chuckles here and there. Overly Attached Girlfriend meme, in anime form.


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ReLIFE

Pretty good premise from what I’ve skimmed through so far. Good spots of comedy.


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Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara

Big fan of season 01 and the manga, so this is an automatic shoo-in


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Love Live! Sunshine!!

Idol music stuff. Not a fan (ooh, dat pun).


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Hatsukoi Monster

My vote for top 5 weirdest shows in the past few years. Reverse harem with… reverse(?) characters. Studio DEEN saving anime once again.


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Rewrite

The first of, probably, many copy-pasta shows for this season. Visual Novel crap adaption, with outdated art and overall presentation. Hey Japan, stop shoving these circa 2006-looking shows down our throats.


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B-Project: Kodou*Ambitious

Didn’t bother


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Onara Gorou

Didn’t bother


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Days

Didn’t bother; looks like a Haikyuu!! or Free!! clone.


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Orange

I actually bookmarked the manga some years ago but never gotten around to reading it (as always…). It was pretty hyped up by others in the community. The show looks wonderful but not something I see myself enjoying (i.e., this looks like a feels trip)


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Transformers Adventure: Micron no Shou

Didn’t bother


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Arslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu

Didn’t bother


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Chobitto Zukan

Didn’t bother


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Tales of Zestiria the X

Fans of the video game or the Tales series in general would probably enjoy this show. Otherwise, it looks like a mediocre fantasy anime. I actually played through the game but haven’t beat it yet (lol).


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Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan

One of my favorite male VA in this weird as fuck show; damn shame but honestly his witty voice seems to fit the character that he voices.


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Puzzle & Dragons Cross

I only gave this a shot because of the mobile game of the same name but upon further watching… this show is suited for five year old kids. FOH.

[IMPRESSIONS] Spring 2016

So I ran through the Spring 2016 lineup, and picked up some potential backlog material (lol). Of all the shows that’ve aired so far…


Bungou Stray Dogs

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31478/Bungou_Stray_Dogs

It had this air of pretentiousness around it. Some 2deep4me kind of shit. We’ll see.


Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2nd Season

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31737/Gakusen_Toshi_Asterisk_2nd_Season

Grandfathered in via the 1st season.


Hundred

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31338/Hundred

A bit iffy on this one. Copy pasta harem action show of this season. Might drop it later on when I actually get into it some more.


Kiznaiver

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31798/Kiznaiver

Some wacky-tacky shit but with a rather “unique” premise. I anticipate laughs/feels/wtfs with this show.


Mayoiga

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/32438/Mayoiga

Look at that cast! I’m interested in seeing how this show handles all those characters. Episode 01 was pretty spiffy too.


Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31404/Netoge_no_Yome_wa_Onnanoko_ja_Nai_to_Omotta

Didn’t skim through the first episode that much. This is getting picked up via hype/spoilers I’ve seen on the internets.


Onigiri

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/32606/Onigiri

Ecchi + TV short? Sign me the fuck up.


Pan de Peace!

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31498/Pan_de_Peace

Kawaii moe moe + food + TV short? Sign me the fuck up.


Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31240/Re_Zero_kara_Hajimeru_Isekai_Seikatsu

A lot of “Whoa, bruh” moments that I liked. Could possibly be great, could end up a mess. I’ll be waiting.


Sakamoto desu ga?

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/32542/Sakamoto_desu_ga

I actually didn’t bother skimming through an episode of this at all. Added just because of some (hilarious) manga chapters I’ve seen on the interwebs.


Sousei no Onmyouji

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/32105/Sousei_no_Onmyouji

I like the lil’ knucklehead main character. Characters are bit childish as fuck design-wise but the theme is kinda cool. We’ll see how this actually plays out though.


Wagamama High Spec

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31439/Wagamama_High_Spec

TV short + somewhat remotely funnycute. I’ll bite, for now.

[PSA] Kobe B. Bryant | LA Lakers

Let me break character real quick for this psa post.


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Thanks Kobe, for two decades of basketball goodness. The beginning, the good years, the bad years, the revived years, the declining years– it’s all been a joy to watch and experience.

I haven’t followed basketball for a while now (wasn’t able to catch his last game either but I’m gonna catch a restream of it some time), but you can’t miss anything when the internet blows up about it.

I first started watching basketball circa elementary school, catching a few games after school at my grandparent’s house. I got hooked eventually. “Basketball is fun” is what I thought. At first I didn’t care who I was watching nor did I know anybody or any team that was playing. Eventually some guy caught my attention. I don’t know why but something about the way he played and presented himself really got to me.

Kobe Bryant. Number 8. Los Angeles Lakers.

I never cared about a team to be honest. Didn’t care for my own city’s team, didn’t care for the Lakers where Kobe played, I was a fan of the player himself. And to see my favorite player growing up finally retire and hang up the boots, man it’s bittersweet as fuck; downright sad.

Thanks Kobe, you’ll always be #1 to me.

[IMPRESSIONS] Winter 2016 [4]

Un…

Ketsuekigata-kun! 4th Season
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desu kara.
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!


Deux…

Ketsuekigata-kun! 4th Season
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desu kara
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!


Trois…

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Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm

  • So…much….moe
  • So….little…time
  • Surprisingly decent art and design
  • I already have a crush on the teacher ❤
  • …harem?
  • It’s like some sort of SOL + rom-com + sci-fi type of concoction
  • Okay, now there’s some competitive sports element to it now(thefuck?)
  • So far, a pointless eye-candy show but the sports thingy… hmmm

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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

  • I gotta admit, not much substance found in the winter 2016 lineup but damn these shows sure are pretty
  • Well okay, this is some humor I haven’t seen in a while
  • This is like, some ridiculous rendition of [ SAO ] and or [ DanMachi ]; I dig it
  • Characters are good so far; MC isn’t a annoying piece of shit
  • This might be the very first “MMO-like show” to lure me into the genre

Termainé!

Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

[IMPRESSIONS] Winter 2016 [3]

The interviewees

Bubuki Buranki
Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage
Nijiiro Days
Ooyasan wa Shishunki!
Dimension W
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Schwarzesmarken
Yami Shibai 3rd Season
Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2nd Season
Teekyuu 7


The callbacks

Bubuki Buranki
Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage
Nijiiro Days
Ooyasan wa Shishunki!
Dimension W
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Schwarzesmarken
Yami Shibai 3rd Season
Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2nd Season
Teekyuu 7


The selection process

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Ooyasan wa Shishunki!

  • TV short very short
  • Err, not much of anything to pass critique on
  • Empty, just like my soul
  • Not a single solid-hitting joke at all? That’s a paddlin’

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Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut

  • Magic/Fantasy thingy– “I guess I can manage…”
  • Stereotypical ecchi/harem elements?– “Well, this is a bonus…”
  • Male lead is an annoying piece of voiced shit so far; oh my god, no wonder why … [ female voice actress ]
  • Ah, I see the harem already… and it’s only been (looks at invisible watch on wrist) 7 minutes
  • Mecha…? “Oh, fuck off…”
  • Hey, that’s some decent animation right there
  • Is this show trying to squeeze all the cliche anime elements in the world into its opening episode?
  • There’s literally only two(2) things that I’m interested in so far but after finding out, I’ll probably drop this shit

The Hirees

Ooyasan wa Shishunki!
Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut

[IMPRESSIONS] Winter 2016 [2]

The lineup…

Sekkou Boys
Oshiete! Galko-chan
Dagashi Kashi
Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation
Koukaku no Pandora
Tabi Machi Late Show
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Divine Gate
Luck and Logic
GATE: Season 02
Durarara!! x2 Ketsu


Survivors of round 01…

Sekkou Boys
Oshiete! Galko-chan
Dagashi Kashi
Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation
Koukaku no Pandora
Tabi Machi Late Show
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Divine Gate
Luck and Logic
GATE: Season 02
Durarara!! x2 Ketsu


The viewing…

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Sekkou Boys

  • TV short
  • MC is crazy fucking random spaz
  • While the idea of using those sculptures as main focuses are new, I don’t like it and I don’t appreciate the fucking file->import designs

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  • TV short
  • Artwork is so-so but forgivable
  • Female lead is a cute lil’ thang
  • 4-Koma style scenes
  • Jokes + gag humor
  • Female lead makes it pretty watchable, just barely though

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Dagashi Kashi

  • The fucking eyes in this show… @_@
  • Great hitting humor that constantly jabs at you
  • Characters introduced so far were fun in their own right
  • This is gonna be a great little show, plus it’s based on candy!
  • No gripes so far

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Koukaku no Pandora

  • Moe meets mecha/action/sci-fi…?
  • Idea is jokes but full length episodes? GTFO
  • Has a low-budget feel to it despite the overall setting

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Divine Gate

  • Action show + sci-fi meets supernatural powers?
  • Hurray for typical character designs in a superpower show
  • Generic superpower show of this season
  • Lots of characters holy shit -> LINK

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Luck and Logic

  • SurprisedLook.jpeg; artwork is not bad
  • So many story elements and genres… what the hell is this
  • Oh, another fantasy/superpower show huh?
  • Okay, so this is mahou shoujo + fantasy + supernatural + god/myth + … comedy?!
  • Has that [Gatchaman Crowds] sort of feel
  • I like the male lead and other characters so far despite harem incoming

Keep, keep, keep

Sekkou Boys
Oshiete! Galko-chan
Dagashi Kashi
Koukaku no Pandora
Divine Gate
Luck and Logic

 

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