the end of spring is upon us yet again, summer
is approaching bringing with it my first quarter-century birthday and a wave of
new anime of which there are no sequels of interest for me, so the list of
shows I may end up watching is unusually diverse and pretty wild. HeroAca,
Virgin Soul and Re:Creators continue into the summer too, the first two being
brilliant, the latter… eh. I’ll talk about it in my final review of the season
Altair: Definitely my most anticipated show of the season. The manga’s been
making waves all over the place and getting praised for its story and beautiful
artwork and since MAPPA now has all the money in the world after Yuri on Ice
became the fifth (potentially even third, time will tell) best-selling anime
since 2000, I hope they’ll do something really good with it.
Youkoso: Production I.G. picking up another sports anime? And one based around
an artistic-interpretative competitive sport? Sign me the fuck up a hundred
times over! I gotta say though, that my excitement for this show has soured due
to 1) the fucking giraffe necks in the concept art and 2) All the fuckboys
rallying up around it saying “don’t worry, this one isn’t gay shit like Yaoi on
Ice™”. But I still have high hopes for this
Kiseki Chousakan: The premise sounds so kooky and cool and fun and I’m weak okay?
It’s definitely different and sounds interesting so I hope it delivers
Touken Ranbu: After the massive let down that was Hanamaru, my interest in this
franchise has dwindled quite a bit. Since they’re doing this as a more
plot-heavy historically-focused rendition of the characters, I’m hoping it’ll
be more my kind of thing and that ufotable makes it look amazing.
other sports anime of the season and it’s about diving of all things! Diving is
one of my favorite sports to watch, but the studio doing this is kinda new so I’m
worried they won’t be able to produce the animation this kind of sport would
require. Fingers crossed. Just hoping it won’t be another Battery.
Looks cool? Not a concept I’ve seen before so I think it could be very fun and
unique. I literally don’t know, I’m casting a sort of wide net because there
are no sequels of interest for me this season but there seems to be an
abundance of “I’ve never seen an anime about this!” shows which is kind of a
rare thing in the medium.
Shokudo: I’d usually pass on anything that uses ‘isekai’ on its title, but my
interest for the growing trend of food-centric anime beats my zealousness
against otaku isekai LN. Hopefully it’ll turn out sweet and fun
Danshi Aoyama-kun: The concept sounds weird enough to work in the same way that
Tanaka-kun, Sakamoto, Saiki Kusuo and Nozaki-kun did. I’m only crossing my
fingers for a weird af comedy, I ain’t asking for much.
Who the fuck knows, could go either way
Reflection: This has been in the works for a while and it’s actually a collab
with Stan Lee so basically I have no idea of what to expect but it has 50/50
chances of being amazeballs/a train-wreck and I’m quite curious.
Nayami: In principle I like the idea of a slice-of-life about centaurs,
definitely looks like something more in my taste than raunchier monster girl
shows, but since this is a Chinese coproduction and the main girl has huge
tiddies I’m cautious about it.
Reload: I haven’t watched the original Saiyuki –I’ve meant to, but my pile of
shame is so big- so I don’t even know if I’d be able to watch it, but if it
turns out to be something newbies on the franchise can enjoy, I’m definitely
interested in checking it out
The Fate Line aka I have no expectations whatsoever but still intend to check them out (maybe)
Back when this blog was young I managed to anger the Fate otaku because UBW was
shit, but as I said repeatedly back then, Fate as a concept is something I find
very engaging. Do I expect this one to be good? Nope. Why am I watching it
then? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I mean if I suffered
rape-facilitator Archer in UBW I can’t imagine Apocrypha can have something
that’ll make me quit… unless it’s offensively boring which can always happen
Kareshi: Everything below the Fate line I have no real expectations for, but if
I have time to check this out it might turn out to be dumb and fun ala Starmyu
or Dance with Devils. Who knows
my Hero: I mean, it can’t be worse than Super Lovers…. Right?
Trap: If there’s something I have even less faith in than questionable power
dynamics BL it’s fetiche yuri. Still might try to watch ep 1, depending on the
kind of reactions it gets
And that’s the season folks. Really lots of variety and with no sequels, pretty much everything on the list is a wildcard. Still I hope the top 5 shows won’t be a disappointment. Oh well, even if they are I’ll stillhave HeroAca and Virgin Soul.
What shows are you looking forward to for next season?
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got the trappings of a beach read — a shore town, tourists, a murder — but it
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