Anime Sunday: Winners of Fall 2017

Happy Christmas Eve everyone! I’ve got a short post on my two favorite series from this season for this week’s Anime Sunday. It’s my Winners of Fall 2017!

Kujira no Kora: I enjoyed this series, and while it became depressing, it was an bittersweet ride. But it seriously got depressing. It’s a borderline winner for me. I don’t like depressing things, I find them to be detrimental to my own personal mental health. However I enjoyed watching this over many others because the animation wasn’t CG riddled like Houseki no Kuni or full of constant shouting like Black Clover.

Net-Juu: This series on the other hand was heartwarming and awesome through and through. I enjoyed the hell out of it, because it really captures the oddball nature of MMOs, where you really don’t know if that cute elf girl is actually a girl or that handsome wolfguy is actually a guy. This kept me upbeat enough to enjoy Kujira no Kora for it’s story, even if I hated the depressing nature of it.

Honorable Mentions:

Fate/Apocrypha isn’t a new series of the Fall 2017 Season, but it was definitely a great show. Though you need a very solid foundation in pretty much every mythology and historical knowledge to really appreciate all the nuances that you get from a Fate series, Apocrypha was a knockout.

That’s it for this week’s Anime Sunday, and I hope you all have a Merry Christmas, if that’s your thing. If not well, enjoy the day and evening.

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Anime Sunday: Net-juu Episode 01 Impressions

This week for Anime Sunday I’m looking at another new Fall 2017 series. It’s my Net-juu Episode 01 Impressions!

Plot Synopsis: Morioka Moriko is a 30-year-old successful career woman who decides to quit her taxing corporate job and become an elite NEET and find a more fulfilling life. She joins an online MMORPG Fruits de Mer and creates a male character named Hayashi as her avatar. In game Hayashi meets a another character Lilly, a high level player who helps him learn the game…

Plot: The plot of this first episode is pretty decent, not super amazing but there were only a couple cringe worthy moments that occurred. I tend to have a lot more with Slice of Life series, but this being aimed at an older audience might be helpful.

Characters: Moriko is most certainly a NEET, there is one point in the episode where if you paid attention you’ll see she’s upgraded her entire computer set-up to something incredibly gamer centric. The rest of the cast is amusing, though we really didn’t a good look at anyone other than Lilly.

Art: The art is pretty good, not ufotable quality by any means, but it’s not reached the terrible level of a Studio Deen production.

Music: The music is okay, but it’s not super memorable either.

Overall: If you are a gamer, you’ll probably find Net-juu fairly amusing and worth giving a shot. Others may not find this as appealing.

For those who like: Gaming, MMOs, Slice of Life, Drama, Interesting Plot.

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