Anime Sunday: HameFura Episode 01 Impressions

This week for Anime Sunday I’m back with a Spring 2020 series. It’s my HameFura Episode 01 Impressions!

Plot: The plot of this first episode is typical for this particular sub-genre of the Tensei genre. There are plenty of series where a female lead is reincarnated into the villainess of an Otome Game, but HameFura is an adaptation of one of the more popular takes on that particular plot hook. It does a great job of it, though it does have a little bit too much comedy for this first episode, at least in my opinion. Maybe later episodes will be better.

Characters: Catarina is our main character and she’s pretty neat, although she’s not that talented and is incredibly dense at times in this first episode. The rest of the cast is pretty hilarious though.

Art: The art is pretty great, with Silver Link being the Animation studio for this adaptation. It’s not nearly ufotable quality, but it’s not Studio DEEN levels of terrible either.

Music: The musical score of this first episode is appropriate enough, but not too outstanding at least to me.

Overall: A decent series, though if you dislike main characters who are incredibly dense it may not be your cup of tea.

For those who like: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, School Life, Fun Plot, Hilarious Cast of Characters.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

Anime Sunday: Fate Babylonia Episode 00 Impressions

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This week for Anime Sunday I’m back with one of the biggest series from Fall 2019. It’s my Fate Babylonia Episode 00 Impressions!

Plot: This is a very interesting Episode 00, it gives us a look at Mash’s life growing up which is something that isn’t really explored all that much, but is implied, in the original game. Frankly I thought this was an excellent episode, and definitely deserves watching before watching the rest of this series starting with Episode 01. As a final point I want to bring up I’d like to confirm that they are going to animate the final singularity of the Fate/Grand Order which takes place almost immediately after the events of Bablyonia so my hopes for such a thing occurring were correct!

Characters: Like I said above we get to learn more about Mash in this episode, but we also get to learn more about Roman and we get our first ever look at Marisbury Animusphere which is something we never got a chance to do in the original game. So all in all we get new looks at some of the major players in the Fate Grand Order series and it’s awesome.

Art: The studio who does the animation for Bablyonia is Cloverworks and they did an amazing job with this episode. I can only hope this quality continues for the rest of the series. They aren’t up to ufotable quality, but damn if they didn’t come really close and might be edging out SHAFT for my silver standard. I’ll be keeping an eye out for their works in the future to see if they will do that.

Music: The musical score is awesome, and takes many tracks from the game and uses them to devastating effect. I particularly loved how they used Shikisai for the final portion of the episode, it was an amazingly well done maneuver on their part.

Overall: A must watch series, Bablyonia is a masterpiece that deserves watching by everyone.

For those who like: Fate, Mythology, Action, Adventure, Drama, Amazing Plot, Fantastic Cast of Characters, Stupendous Artwork, Excellent Musical Score.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but seriously give this series a watch. It’s awesome.

Anime Sunday: Most Anticipated Spring 2020 Anime

This week for Anime Sunday I’m covering what I’m looking forward to for the current season of Anime. It’s my Most Anticipated Spring 2020 Anime!

Appare-Ranman: This looks to be a pretty fun Wild West adventure, so I’m interested. Whether it’ll be any good will remain to be seen, but I have some hope that it’ll be great.

Tower of God: This is an adaptation of a very popular Korean Web Comic, which I have never read. I’m looking forward to watching at least the first episode to see if it’s any good.

Otome Game Tensei: This is an adaptation of a Light Novel that I’m fairly certain I’ve read before. Or I could be wrong, as there are several that take the concept and run with it and I haven’t read them all, shocking I know.

Honorable Mentions:

Hachinan tte: This is another adaptation of a Light Novel series, I am somewhat ambivalent about, but I’ll give it a shot nonetheless.

Gleipnir: This only caught my attention because of the title, but I’ll admit the synopsis looks interesting so I’ll give this a shot. Anything that has to do with the mythical chain that held the Fenris wolf catches my attention.

Anime Sunday: Cautious Hero Episode 01 Impressions

Hey all I’m back with another series from the Fall 2019 season for this week’s Anime Sunday. It’s my Cautious Hero Episode 01 Impressions!

Plot: This is almost pure satire, and it’s pretty funny. It pokes fun at pretty much every single gaming and Isekai stereotype out there. The plot was pretty slow in this first episode, but given that this is based off a Light Novel series I can’t help but think that it was in the adaptation’s favor to do so, although I haven’t read the original Light Novels.

Characters: Rista and Seiya are our two main characters and they are pretty hilarious. Rista is the typical goddess on the outside, but she’s pretty snarky in her own thoughts and speech, which was a nice deviation from the standard trope. Seiya is a really cautious guy, and overprepares for EVERYTHING. A friend gives him some lunch? He’ll check for poison. I personally thought that was hilarious, although the gag might get annoying later on if it continues. So if they keep playing it up it might annoying.

Art: The art is pretty good, White Fox did the animation and they did pretty damn good, but still not up to my gold standard of ufotable.

Music: The musical score is decent, and the theme was at least catchy. It wasn’t overly memorable, but it wasn’t terrible either.

Overall: This might be really good, this first episode was pretty funny, although if they keep playing the overly cautious gag all the time it might get annoying.

For those who like: Isekai, Action, Comedy, Overpowered Heroes.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.