Anime Sunday: Most Anticipated Fall 2018 Anime

This week for Anime Sunday I’m back with a look at the upcoming season of Anime, and sorry it’s a bit late in coming. It’s my Most Anticipated Fall 2018 Anime!

Seishun Buta Yarou: Normally I try to stay clear of Romantic Comedy series, but this one caught my attention with the supernatural genre tag. Hopefully it doesn’t devolve into some of the worse romantic comedy pitfalls, as I really want to like this series.

Tensei Shittara Slime: This is an adaptation of an Isekai/Tensei novel series and it actually gets pretty intense despite the comical nature the art series depicts. I’m hoping the Anime doesn’t rush the pacing and we get more than a single cour.

Index Season 3: I’ve always loved the Toaru series, although the fact that Touma is incredibly obvlious to the affections of the girls he seems to attract like crazy is more than annoying. The fact that there’s an in-universe explanation that actually makes sense for that phenomenon is part of why I love this series though as it’s series that makes you think and has logical, if supernatural, reasons for just about everything that happens. Maybe we’ll get to the big war arc in this season, though I’m doubtful of that.

Radiant: I know only one thing about this series, and that’s the fact that this an adaptation of a Manga written and drawn by a Frenchman. Due to the highly isolationist nature of Japanese culture anything that can make them include a foreigner’s work into one of their bigger markets is always noteworthy and I’m looking forward to checking this series out. If I’m disappointed I won’t be too upset, but I hope that this series proves to be good.

Honorable Mention:

Sword Art Online III: This is the third season of a popular series, but hugely overrated in my opinion. I’ve heard it will last 52 episodes (4 Cours worth of episodes), and given that the Alicization Arc that this is supposed to cover in it’s entirety is like 8 volumes long and the longest arc in the series to date, I wouldn’t be at all surprised for that to be true. I’ll probably binge watch the entire thing once it’s completely done, but until then this only gets an honorable mention.

Goblin Slayer: This is a Dark Fantasy series, and I tend to stay away from those these days, but I can hope they do a good job adapting the series from the Light Novels.

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

Anime Sunday: To Aru Kagaku no Railgun


This week for Anime Sunday I’m covering a spin off series to one of my favorite Light Novel series of all time, To Aru Majutsu no Index. It’s time to be stunned by To Aru Kagaku no Railgun, or A Certain Scientific Railgun in English.

Plot Synopsis: In the futuristic Academy City, which is made up of 80% students, many of which are espers possessing unique psychic powers, Mikoto Misaka is an electromaster who is the third strongest of a mere seven espers who have been given the rank of Level 5. The series focuses on the exploits of Mikoto and her friends; Kuroko Shirai, Kazari Uiharu, and Ruiko Saten, prior to and during the events of A Certain Magical Index.

Plot: Like it’s stated above, the series revolves around Mikoto and her exploits in Academy City. Touma, the main protagonist of Index, shows up occasionally but isn’t the hero of this spin off. I really enjoy the look at the scientific side of this universe because it’s often centered on the magical side in the main series. It may also help that Mikoto is one of my favorite female characters of any medium of story telling.  This series may start off with a slightly lighter tone than Index does, but like Index it quickly becomes very serious. Expect plenty of action.

Characters: Mikoto has enough flaws to make her an interseting lead, and it certainly helps to show that she isn’t a typical heroine. The rest of the main crew that helps Mikoto is also fairly interesting, although Kuroko can get annoying with her one sided devotion/stalker tendencies towards Mikoto.

Art: The art for this series is great, nothing spectacular, but not terrible either. I really enjoy the Opening and Ending sequences.

Music: The music is amazingly well done, and the opening themes are sung by fripSide a musical group I like quite a bit.

Overall: If you like plenty of action performed by a kick ass heroine, you need to watch this series.

For those who like: Action, Brainy characters, Amazing musical score, Kick ass heroines, The Toaru series.

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