and The iDOLM@STER SideM, the insert songs rate on the higher end for me. The "flat arc," or so it's called, a story in which the majority of character growth isn't centered on the hero, but on the people around him—in Ahiru no Sora, the hero is Sora Kurumatani, a high school freshman who everyone looks down upon (heh) for his decidedly below-average height. Adapted by CloverWorks, Fate/Grand Order is adapted from a game. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. But why the girls are given glorified laser pointers as the alternative is something I don't understand. In addition, he is minoring in Music. When the synopsis told me that the first thing our hero does upon being transported to an alternate world is to suplex the princess that summoned him, I raised an eyebrow in interest. But does it work well as an anime? ), you'll be better off skipping this one entirely. We went and watched the first episode of nearly every single anime this season so you don't have to! Summary: Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia is a tricky watch due to a lack of necessary context, but its technical merits, intriguing world, and mildly interesting characters are still worth checking out for non-game fans. There’s tons of new content that’s already out and coming out soon, from brand new seasons, fresh characters and stories, to various reboots and reimaginings of the old classics. I've always had a weak spot for moe. Kufa Vampir, a cold and overpowered assassin who's been hired as Melida's tutor, but is actually there to kill her. Compared to its male idol counterparts, such as Ensemble Stars! One is bright and bubbly, the other cold and reserved. Actors: Songs Connection does attempt to set itself apart by starting off with an emotional tone over a typical happy-go-lucky one, but that was diminished by the cycle of characters only briefly flashed on screen. This passion of his, along with his resolve, are put to the test when he tries to join his school's boy's basketball team. Summary: Hataage! Yes, it delivers in the moe department; the characters and art style are colorful and cute, and pretty much everything that happens during the premiere can be accurately described with the word "fluffy." The premiere also felt like an incomplete episode, so I will likely watch at least one or two more to get a full introduction to the story. Is this show for everyone? There was one particular transition that had me actually laughing out loud. Get info about each anime and add them to your personal anime list. It's not too surprising to see him here since his typical typecast matches the disgruntled father figure vibes of Manji, but his performance is on point in that regard. Since the printing press hasn’t been made yet, Maine must make her own books. Also a sports anime, Stars Align is a school-drama revolving around Tennis. While that's all fine and dandy, I struggled to figure out who exactly this anime is for. Put simply, the show's visuals and humour have entertained me more than most shows this season so far. However—and quite abruptly from that moment—things started a grueling tumble downhill. The fall 2019 season of anime has almost concluded, ending the final season of anime of the decade and the final season of anime for 2019. The fantasy world they crash-land into isn't anything fancy: there are busty elves and beast people like any other other world. It certainly doesn't hurt that her expressions are often extremely over the top—indeed, the humor in Shinchou Yuusha felt almost Spongebob-esque at times. I'll definitely stick around, as I am both A. a fan of shipgirls and B. big on WW2 naval history. He is part of the school’s drama club where a student was murdered by a carnivore. Watching this premiere wasn't a terrible experience, but it's largely a forgettable one. That being said, the setting is strongly established in the first episode, which notes the rancid scents and class divide present in everyday medieval life. I don't know. I didn't think it was possible, either. Iruma earns a reputation as the heir to be the next demon king because Sullivan is the chairman of the school. Rule of Cool in action. Unfortunately, the first episode is also tediously uneventful, or rather, the events that do take up the 24-minute runtime are mostly mundane. Time will tell. Summary: Hoshiai no Sora has the appearance of a typical sports anime and plays that part well, but deep emotional undertones paired with detailed animation elevate it to a must-watch character drama this season. Summary: What could have been a decent sports anime premiere is brought down by ceaseless ecchi that feels forced and out-of-place. I'm pretty sure she's not going to attract a harem (which, I might add, is a trope I absolutely despise). I'm not saying it wouldn't be hard to shoot these laser rifles well, as the targets are tiny, and the shooter would still need to hold themselves very steady if they wish to be accurate. But as the premiere moved into its second half, things started to change. Iruma-kun was incredibly easy to like. The story structure doesn't underdeliver. As someone who labelled Aggressive Retsuko (ONA) as their favourite anime of 2018, I was both keen and hesitant about Africa no Salaryman (TV), which visually follows the same premise of anthropomorphised animals in an office environment. "This is it," I thought. Oresuki was adapted by studio Connect and is 12 episodes. Juuzou investigates Extended-related incidents around the city including the investigation of a boy named Tetsurou Arahabaki. I suppose there's no reason not to watch more. Although the interactions and behaviours of various animals paint a detailed sociological picture, a small plothole did stick out like a sore thumb. At first glance and at its core, Actors: Songs Connection is your standard male idol ensemble anime. Drama that cannot identify begins!" If you haven't seen the underwatched gem that is Houseki no Kuni, they are on the forefront of what all CGI anime should aim to be. I wanted to like this show. Beastars' well-constructed dialogue reveals a gratifying amount of details about sociological dynamics in just one episode, such as inter-species relationships and social group patterns. I wouldn't mind a mystery comedy series and I could forgive the misuse of character naming if the first episode's humour wasn't so unfunny and out-of-place. However, for me at least, Mairimashita! The three main girls we're introduced to are run-of-the-mill slice-of-life characters: Miki has some social anxiety, Aya is a ball of positivity, and Midori is the smart class representative. The story so far goes like this: Rei Izumi, the heroine and audience self-insert, is unaffected by a number of drugs, including chloroform. It's actually pretty good. Jouro is going on the dates to give advice on how to date his friend. The opening and closing scenes tease some interesting developments and mysteries later on, so I'm rather optimistic going forward. Apparently, it's quite popular (at the time of writing, it was ranked #49 in the "simulation" category of the Japanese App Store), and a number of the positive reviews I read praised the game for its interesting characters and quality voice acting. So far, so good! Maki declines Toma’s initial offer, but agrees for compensation. It's a concept that's been done enough times before, but Val x Love does its best to set itself apart with a Norse mythology tie-in, which it downright disregards aside from appropriating Norse terms like Valkyrie and Hrugnir. Thing is, he's a god at basketball, and his passion for the sport is as wholesome as it is intense. In fact, it's one of the biggest selling points of the game. It's compelling enough on paper, but in practice, it came off as... a little emotionally dulled? Sold by his parents to a demon named Sullivan, Iruma is pampered and starts a new life at Babyls, a school for demons. What does Genzo do when he sees a cerberus? Wraps his arms around it, pins it down head(s)first, and sniffs its butt. For the purposes of this article, we've excluded sequels like Shokugeki no Souma: Shin no Sara. Ready for humor and novelty that isekai stories rarely manage to deliver, ready for a wholesome tale of a pet shop owner in a comfy isekai world. The show is likely going to fall very, very flat for anyone without a vested interest in Azur Lane or at least the concept of shipgirls. Join the online community, create your anime and manga list, read reviews, explore … Well, to be more specific, a peacock still without a mate since its movements are conspicuously awkward and twitchy. Toucan ripping off Lizard's tail more than once to make a quick, bloody getaway, and his misunderstanding with a pig were certainly the hysterical highlights. Another new segment will focus on the Makurazaki Typhoon of September 1945, while Suzu is worried for her younger sister Sumi. However, its uncommonly playful tone and lovable cast make it easily the most charming isekai offering this season. Well, going into it with the knowledge that it's based off a gacha mobile game, I probably should've known better. Despite only being on screen for a few minutes, I can already see Sumireko becoming a fan favourite this season with her casual yandere traits and dominating aura. When compared with other anime of its genre, Honzuki no Gekokujou manages to avoid the typical pitfalls in its initial setup — there isn't any long-winded exposition, distracting fanservice, or painful stereotypes. It's nothing new, it's safe, and it does flow, but it's also told in a way that was really just bland. For a show featuring only anthropomorphic animals, it's a cruelly human tale filled with intrigue and imagination. There's apparently an uncensored version of this show. Video game adaptations are almost always geared too strongly towards viewers who know the original material, and this latest Fate installment is sadly no different — you either need to be an experienced game player or at least have watched Fate/Grand Order: First Order (Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia - Initium Iter is optional, but recommended) to fully appreciate the anime. The line "I couldn't really figure out what I find to be 'fun'" says it all. But where Keijo!!!!!!!! In this first of a three-part series, I go over the highs and lows of nearly every anime that aired in Summer 2020! Anyone with half a brain would have anticipated the occasional spoonful of ecchi. He pushes the rest of the club to catch up to him. A 3-minute short anime series with anthropomorphised swords as maidens in an alternate version of Meiji Japan? That's right—the fall season is here, which means we've been treated to a whole new array of anime, featuring everything from isekai and basketball to board games and cyberpunk noir. Genzo and his antics are honestly way too much. Nowadays, there are all kinds of Fate anime on offer (literally) every season, from a cooking spin-off to last season's magic murder mystery. There seemed to be a lot more focus on bouncy "plot" as well, and actual plotting took the backseat; Rin and Aoi are rapidly shoehorned into a race with students from a rival school, dramatic buildup and ironing out plot holes be damned, and when the race began, it took me far longer than it should have to fully process how the show had managed to get to that point at all. As such, I've had a reasonable amount of interest in the game for a while—enough to get excited when a Western release was finally announced this year, but not enough that I know anything about its story or world beyond what's readily available on the surface. No one would have faulted you for expecting it to be vapid and filled with moe. Because I've never played the game and didn't have the luxury of already knowing who the characters were, the majority of the premiere was, to me, little more than a revolving door of similar-looking bishounens that I was never given enough time to develop even the smallest trace of interest or investment in. With nine harem members to balance within 12 episodes, I assume Val x Love will continue to be a jumbled mess of tropes and inconsistencies. If it's bubbly jokes don't fit your sense of humor, and if the show's cutesiness doesn't charm you (but how could it not? Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front - Babylonia is 21 episodes and aired for one season. In a world where magic is everything, Asta and Yuno are both found abandoned at a church on the same day. The team is basically defunct; the five members it has left are all delinquents who have no interest in basketball, and they only use it as an easy way to fulfill their club or team sport requirement. 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