Vinland Saga season two
It has been confirmed that season two of Vinland Saga will be released! To be honest I wasn't too surprised to get this announcement but nonetheless it was a relief to hear this news seeing as some great series never get sequels. It is still early days so there is no news about when it will be released exactly so gotta keep our eyes peeled for that tidbit of news. If you hear anything though please drop a post!
If you are not familiar with Vinland Saga it is a war...
The second of show of this prequel series will be the most anticipated series for the summer 2021 season. Season one of Slime Reincarnation was actually pretty good but I felt the first part of season two was actually stronger. Stayed tuned for part 3 when I look at that!
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime otherwise known as Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken is a fantasy/action based isekai series which was first released in the Autumn of 2018. This show has also spawned a...
The third part of my preliminary reviews contains what is perhaps the strongest line-up of anime series. We get the supernatural/mystery series Sonny Boy that is worth a go if you are after something different. Then there is Slime Reincarnation which is the most anticipated series of the summer. I also take a peek at Higurashi SOTSU and Scarlet Nexus going into both series blind to see if they are any good. Finally, I see how Night Head 2041; the remake to the 2006 anime Night Head Genesis...
In this mini-series I will be looking at the prequel seasons of currently airing anime. Most of them are pretty good actually so it worth giving them a go but if you want to get the lowdown then read the reviews I will be posting. I will start with Kobayashi seeing as it was one of the most anticipated series this season. Enjoy!
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid otherwise known as Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon is a slice-of-life, comedy, fantasy series. The first season originally...
Sometimes it can be difficult to keep up with all the weekly news surrounding anime and games so to make your life easier I will try and provide a weekly news update bulletin! If you got any news that you think is worth mentioning then just drop it on this thread. Alternatively, if you feel really passionate about posting some development then feel free to make a big post and we will put it on the front page!
KonoSuba – Third season greenlit!
A third season of KonoSuba titled KonoSuba...
In the second part of my preliminary reviews, I will be checking the popular and highly anticipated Kobayashi-san series along with Peach Boy Riverside. If you are after slice-of-life then I suggest you give Aquatope on White Sand a go. If moe is more your thing then look no further than Making a Drugstore in Another World. Finally, Meikyuu Black Company delivers a pretty unique take on the isekai genre. Beware the anti-hero that lurks within!
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
Hold on to your shirts because we got a whole load of anime this season! Being swamped for series can be a drag that is why I will be offering my initial insights after watching the opening two episodes. Hopefully my comments will help in deciding what series is worth watching and what can be skipped. I will also add accompanying trailers to give a better idea on what these shows are all about. Due to the number of anime present I will be breaking this into multiple parts. Happy hunting...
Title: The irregular at magic high school
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Magic, School life, Science fiction, Supernatural
Airing date: 5/4/2014 (TV series 26 episodes + specials)
Original creator: Tsutomu Satō
Original character designer: Kana Ishida
Director: Manabu Ono
Assistant director: Yuuji Kumazawa
Music by: Taku Iwasaki
Sound director: Satoshi Motoyama
Chief animation directors: Shinichi Miyamae and Kana Ishida
Animation directors: Takashi Tomioka and Satoshi Iwataki...
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak, no need to split this into a new thread unless more OVAs are released :3
Title: When They Cry Expansion: Outbreak
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に拡 〜アウトブレイク〜
Release date: 31/7/2013 (feature length OVA)
10th anniversary event: 15/12/2012 (fan meeting)
Genres: Mystery, Psychological horror, Suspense
Original creator: Ryukishi07 and 07th Expansion
Directed and written by: Toshifumi Kawase
Music by: Kenji Kawai
Character designer: Kyuuta Sakai
Title: DRAGON QUEST Dai's Great Adventure
Japanese: ドラゴンクエスト ダイの大冒険
Airing dates: 3/10/2020 (TV series) and 17/10/1991 (unfinished season 46 episodes)
Release dates: 20/7/1991 (OVA), 7/3/1992 (Tachiagare! Aban no Shito) and 11/7/1992 (Buchiya Gare!! Shinsei 6 Daishougun)
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Shounen
Studio: Toei Animation
Official website: https://dq-dai.com/
Synopsis: A long time ago, there was a valiant swordsman who came to be known simply as "the hero." There was a...
Dragon Ball Z: Kami to Kami, theatrical release 17 years after last DBZ movie
Title: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
Japanese: ドラゴンボールZ 神と神
Theatrical release date: 30/3/2013 (14th DBZ animated film)
BR/DVD release date: 13/9/2013 (so far 18 DB movies in total)
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Martial arts, Science fantasy
Original creator: Akira Toriyama
Director: Masahiro Hosoda
Written by: Yūsuke Watanabe
Music by: Norihito Sumitomo
Assistant director: Yasunori Gotō
Genre: Magical Girl (don't know what else at this point)
Director: Shinbou Akiyuki
Synopsis: Having a loving family, close friends, experiencing times of joy and times of sadness. These are the things that make up an ordinary life.
Kaname Madoka is a normal 2nd year middle-schoolgirl who lives such an ordinary life. Until, that is, a strange encounter occurs. She does not know if this encounter is coincidence, or the vagaries of fate, but two things are certain...
Demon Slayer Infinity Train Movie
They say Monday 19th July aka Freedom Day is the great big day in England but there is an even bigger day that should be pencilled into your diaries. That day is the 26th July cause in the UK the Kimetsu no Yaiba movie aka Demon Slayer becomes available through legit channels. On the 26th you can watch the movie in Microsoft store, Playstation store (assuming Sony doesn't leak it early again), Google pay, Amazon and Sky.
A recap for those unfamiliar, Demon...
Wonder Egg Priority is a psychological, drama series animated by the studio Cloverworks. The main series originally aired in the winter season of 2021 with episode 13 being a 45-minute special episode released early in the summer season of 2021. For the purposes of this review, I will be covering both the main series and the special episode.
Wonder Egg comes out the blocks blazing with the opening episode being a rollercoaster of emotion. The episode initially starts on a sombre...
With the announcement that Fie Clausell would return in the latest Kiseki game for the Legend of Heroes franchise I thought it was an opportune time to make a bio list of the main characters for this upcoming game. All my information comes from the official Kuro no Kiseki website. Be warned it is in Japanese so I have used Google translate to get the contents in English then made further edits as a lot of the sentences were rather wonky. If you are blessed with the ability to read Japanese...
Searching for a good anime series can be a difficult thing to do especially when you are busy or otherwise strapped for time. That is why I have complied this list to show what is hot and what is not so you don't have to faff around watching rubbish and only strike for the series that are worth watching! To make things easier, I have ranked all the anime titles I have seen this season from best to worst hoping that one (or more) of these series will take your fancy!
I will note there are a...
Super Cub is a slice-of-life, school series which was animated by Studio Kai. Super Cub stars Koguma as the main character who is a girl with no parents, no friends, no hobbies and no future goals and is struggling to find her way through life. The backdrop sounds deary even depressing so are we going to experience a sombre experience similar to Welcome to the NHK or No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Unpopular!?
Not really. Whilst the imagery and tone in the...
Mars Red is an action/military, vampire series produced by the studio Signal.MD. Me being a sucker for vampire series I couldn’t help but give this a look and I was encouraged when reading the premise of the show. Mars Red is set in Tokyo during the 1920s and follows a special vampire unit led by Yoshinobu Maeda. This vampire unit is an experimental team that is deployed to undertake covert vampire hunting missions. It is also assigned the additional task of procuring additional...
Type Moon Newz!!!
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Licht - Namae no Nai Shōjo movie
Type Moon fans rejoice! I make a news annoucement (I use the term news loosely) stating a bunch of releases that is bound to get Type Moon fans excited. First and foremost is the long awaited Illya movie that is due to premier on August 27th. And before you ask, this movie will actually feature Illya in this move unlike the previous one. To get people in the mood here is a promotional video of the movie...
Odd Taxi is a mystery series and I would say a surprise hit for the spring season. When observing the promotional picture of this anime one could easily be mistaken that this series was catered for kids seeing as the show is filled with anthropomorphic animals. Not only that but the studio OLM most extensive works include the Pokémon franchise. However, if one were to take even a cursory glance at any single episode you will quickly discover it is anything but a simple child’s story...
NIS America announced on Thursday 24th June the long awaited games Trails of Zero (Zero no Kiseki) and Trails of Azure (Ao no Kiseki) were to be released in the west for the PS4 and Switch platforms. For those not in the know these two games are part of the larger Legend of Heroes franchise from Falcom. In my opinion these two games represent the pinnacle of the entire series and are classics that need to be played.
The localisation has actually come through unconventional means as the...
Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou otherwise known as Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway is a romantic drama produced by the studio Project No.9. I suppose by reading the title of this anime coupled by the fact it is a romantic series will have some people running for the hills. It is certainly a bold decision to not only cast the primary relationship with characters of such differing ages but also make the girl a teenager. Alarm bells...
Vivy: Fluoride Eye’s Song is a sci-fi, action/thriller with musical elements. It is an anime orignal story which was produced by Wit Studio. Wit Studio previous works have included great anime series such as Attack on Titan, Vinland Saga and Owari No Sereph. As a result of Wit Studio’s previous works I was keen on giving this a go hoping this would be another hidden gem and for the most part I was not disappointed.
The basic premise for Vivy Fluoride is that in 100 years’ time an...
Godzilla Singular Point is the latest in the long-lasting franchise that is Godzilla. I cannot claim to be a Godzilla buff (despite the handle I use) so any easter eggs or allusions made in previous movies will be missed by me. With that out the way this latest rendition of Godzilla is an anime original story which was a collaboration between Bones animation studio and Netflix so we know this one is going to be a big budget release which one would hope has a good dose of original...
Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san otherwise known as Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro is a slice-of-life, comedy/romantic series staring the titular character Nagatoro and her often teased senpai (older classmate) Hachiouju. Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagotoro has a similar dynamic to the series Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san (Teasing Master Takagi-san). It, in essence, centres on the relationship of Nagatoro and her source of jokes (and affections) towards her senpai following all the pranks and...
How to summon a demon lord season two is an isekai, ecchi, harem series and as the name implies is a continuation from the first season which originally aired in the summer of 2019. Now with this being a harem and ecchi series I can say with certainty that Demon lord will NOT be for everyone. If you do not like harem shows then I would advice you stay well clear of this as there is nothing here that really goes beyond the beaten path. This one plays by the numbers so only open the...
Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita or I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level is an isekai/fantasy, slice-of-life, comedy series. Not to be confused with the similarly titled slime series called: “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” which also confusingly is another isekai/fantasy series. This Slime series centres on Azusa Aizawa who is a 27-year-old woman who dies from overwork only to be reincarnated as a witch who is...
Sentouin, Hakenshimasu! otherwise known as Combatants Will Be Dispatched is a comedy, action, fantasy series. What is notable and garnered attention to this show is the fact the original manga was written by Natsume Akatsuki; the creator of the hit series Konasuba. Personally, I enjoyed Konasuba and upon hearing of the release of this series I was looking forward to giving it a go.
Combatants Will Be Dispatched does share some similarities with Konasuba as both series parody the...
Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Is a slice of life, romantic, comedy series which initially released in the summer of 2020. At the time of its release Uzaki created quite a stir in the anime community. Most of this controversy was laid at the titular character Uzaki and her somewhat childlike and sexualised image. If you are a person that is sensitive to any provocative moments then this series may not be for you. If I am to give my honest opinion, I believe that this criticism was...