Anime Sunday: Most Anticipated Fall 2017 Anime

Hey all I’m back with a look at this seasons offerings for Anime Sunday. It’s my Most Anticipated Fall 2017 Anime!

Mahou Tsukai no Yome: I love the Manga, so I’m looking forward to watching the Anime of this. I know I’m not alone in this since it’s been repeatedly in the top 5 most anticipated on various sites around the world and Japan. It’s a romance, so don’t expect a lot of high tension action.

Juni Taisen: This is an adaptation of a Light Novel by Nisio Isin, creator of the Monogatari series so I’m expecting this to be just as crazy. It’s probably going going to be more action filled, given the nature of the name which literally translates to Great War or Battle of 12, or Zodiac Wars as it’s been localized by others.

Dies Irae: This is an adaptation of a Visual Novel so I haven’t experienced the source material yet. That being said I might be interested depending on how well the Anime draws me in.

Kujira no Kora: This is an adaptation of a Sci-Fi Manga, which I haven’t read, so I’m looking forward to watching this as well. Like with Dies Irae I might take a look at the source material if the Anime gets me hooked.

Honorable Mentions:

Fate/Apocrypha: I’ve always had a soft spot for the Fate series, so I’m looking forward to watching the 2nd cour of this.

3-gatsu no Lion: The second season of this airs this season as well, and I loved the first season.

Ballroom e Youkouso: This also is continuing, so I’m looking to watching more of the series.

UQ Holder: This is an adaptation of the Manga sequel to Mahou Sensei Negima, a series I started reading way back in 2008 so I’m a bit excited for this Anime. That being said I’m afraid it’ll fall into the trap of going full Rom-com instead of focusing on the action. We’ll see.

Yuuki Yuuna: This was a pretty good series based purely off the first season, so now that the second season is airing this Fall I’m hoping the second doesn’t disappoint.

Extra Honorable Mention:

Fate/Stay Night [Heaven’s Feel Film 01: Presage Flower]: This is a ufotable production, and while there are two more movies before they finish the adaptation of the third and final route of Stay Night, I’m still going to give it a shout out. If you feel really adventurous you might want to look to see if there are any screenings in your area (There are some in the US).

That’s it for this week’s Anime Sunday. Any series you are looking forward to watching? Leave your answers in the comments below!

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Anime Sunday: Winners of 2016

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This week for Anime Sunday I’m covering the best of last year’s Anime. It’s my Winners of 2016!

GATE: I’ve enjoyed watching GATE an episode at a time with my Aunt every few weeks and having ended in Winter 2016, it deserves this spot for the wonderful story it showed me and her.

Boku no Hero Academia: Boku no Hero was an awesome show to watch for all of us who at one point or another all wanted to be a superhero.

ReZero: ReZero wowed the world in 2016, and if you haven’t watched it yet you are truly missing out. This might just have been the best show this year.

Yuri on Ice: Yuri on Ice pushed the boundaries of animation and storytelling this year and stunned viewers with your beautiful choreography. YOI impressed even Olympic skaters. This is the big contender for best of the year with ReZero in my books.

3-gatsu: 3-gatsu shows the story of a boy who deals with depression in a way even the most dense person can understand. Just for that it deserves a spot on this list, the fact that it has an awesome story as well is icing on the cake.

Honorable Mentions:

Tales of Zestiria the X: Animated by my favorite studio ufotable, ToZX was an awesome show to watch, but it also included story and characters from the yet to be released in the west Tales of Berseria, so I can’t give it a formal spot because of that.

That’s it for this week’s Anime Sunday!

Anime Sunday: Winners of Fall 2016

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Merry Christmas everyone! This week for Anime Sunday I’m taking a look at the past season. It’s my Winners of Fall 2016!

3-gatsu: This was a really awesome series that goes into how it feels to be depressed, and it’s not even over yet! We still have another season to go through.

Yuri on Ice: This series really pushed the boundaries on Anime, and it had some amazing choreography animation. If you are getting praised by actual Olympic ice skaters you must be doing something right.

Shuumatsu no Izetta: This was a great take on the second World War, plus I’m all for having badass female leads.

Honorable Mentions:

Keijo: Keep on pushing that envelope Japan. Maybe the rest of the world won’t be so prudish if you keep doing it. Or not, still this was amusing if only for the GIFs I kept seeing on Twitter.

That’s it for this Christmas edition of Anime Sunday, next week it’ll be a new year and I’ll be looking ahead at the upcoming season.

 

Anime Sunday: 3-gatsu Episode 01 Impressions

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This week for Anime Sunday I’m covering one of my favorite Anime of the Fall 2016 Season. It’s my 3-Gatsu Episode 01 Impressions!

Plot Synopsis: Kiriyama Rei is a 17-year-old professional shōgi player who lives by himself. He is estranged from his family and has scarcely any friends. Among his acquaintances is a family which consists of a young woman—Akari Kawamoto—and her younger sisters—Hinata and Momo—who also keep several cats.

Plot: The plot is very well done, and frankly the way they handle the pacing of each episode is amazing. They cut each episode into various chapters, which actually coincide with the original Manga chapters pretty well. I love 3-Gatsu for the way it handles Rei and his Depression, something that is plainly obvious from the outset of this series. It deals incredibly well with how it feels and conveys those feelings in ways those who never have dealt with it can understand. As someone who has and still does deal with Depression every day I can attest to that fact. There are comedy portions, but they are the lighter spots in Rei’s life and the first episode.

Characters: Rei is a really well done Male Lead, like I said above. The rest of the cast is also really good, from the Kawamoto sisters to their cats, who are frankly batshit crazy. The cast is rather small in this first episode, but it will expand in later episodes.

Art: The art is amazingly well done, which isn’t a surprise since this is animated by Shaft of Monogatari and Madoka Magica fame. The opening and ending sequences are well worth watching as well.

Music: The musical score is amazing, especially the opening and ending themes which are both performed by Bump of Chicken. Fighter, the ending theme, in particular is a song that was literally written for the series by the band a couple years ago.

Overall: This is an amazing series that you need to be watching. Period.

For those who like: Slice of Life, Shogi, Drama, Amazing Plot, Fantastic Cast of Characters, Awesome Artwork, Excellent Musical Score.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but how can you hate all of that?

Anime Sunday: Most Anticipated Fall 2016 Anime

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This week for Anime Sunday I’m looking ahead at the upcoming season of Anime! It’s my Most Anticipated Fall 2016 Anime!

3-gatsu no Lion: I love reading the Manga for this series and I’m really looking forward to watching the Anime, plus Bump of Chicken is going to do one of the theme songs, which should be awesome. The story follows a boy who is a professional Shogi player who has trouble interacting with people, except for a family of three sisters who take him into their home and lives one day.

Drifters: I’ve never read the Manga that this Anime is an adaptation of, but I have read the author’s Hellsing series. If Hellsing is anything to go by, this should be a really awesome Anime. I have no clue about the plot, but that’s intentional as I really want to watch it without reading about it before hand.

Luger Code 1951: Another adaptation of a Manga series I’ve never read, I read the Fantasy genre tag online and was curious as it seems to be about Cryptanalysis or code breaking. So I’m curious to see what this is all about. My only concern is that it’s being animated by Studio Deen, the worst Anime studio ever.

Occultic;Nine: This seems to be adapted from a Light Novel series, so I’m curious as to what this is all about. Maybe it’ll be really awesome, but like the rest of the series I’ve already mentioned except 3-gatsu I have no clue what this series is all about.

Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans 2: The second season of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, I stopped watching after the first cour of the first season.  I heard that the series would be getting a second season and I wanted to save something to watch for when I go house sit for my folks during the College Football Season. This should prove to be an awesome second season to what I think is the best Gundam series since Zeta, sorry Wing fans.

That’s it for this week’s Anime Sunday! Next week I’ll be covering the winners of the Summer season!