Friday, October 27, 2017

October 27, 2017

Fall Anime Recommendation 2017


Fall season is the best season for anime viewing this year for me. I have so many series to look forward to. Here are my Top Picks this season, these titles are airing (September to December) and some will continue next year soon :)

1. 3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season / 3月のライオン 第2期


Genre: Drama, Game Seinen, Slice of Life
Summary: Rei Kiriyama is a 17-year-old boy who recently started living alone, financed by his salary as a professional Shogi player. Despite his independence, however, he's yet to mature emotionally, and his problems continue to haunt him in his daily life. His relationship with his adoptive family is strained, and he has difficulties interacting with his fellow high school students. Meanwhile, his professional career has entered a slump. Burdened with the heavy expectations placed on him as the fifth to become pro in middle school, his wins and losses are fluctuating as his record and progression into the ranks begin to stagnate.

Acquainted with Rei are the three Kawamoto sisters: Akari, Hinata, and Momo. Unlike Rei, they live happily in their modest home, which they warmly welcome Rei into as if he were one of their own. Despite his reservations about becoming too close to the family, he frequently visits, interacting with them and receiving the kind of care and affection he never quite had while under his foster home.
This is the story of Rei's triumphs and failures, relationships new and old, and his growth as a person.
(Source: TV Tropes)

Reviews/Thoughts: I'm not interested with shogi because it looks complicated, what makes 
this anime unique is the relationship with Rei and the Kawamoto sisters and other characters. 
I love the transition, art style and the story itself, 


2. Anime-Gataris / アニメガタリズ


Genre: Comedy, School
SummaryJust as soon as she enters Sakaneko Private High School, Asagaya Minoa is dragged into the anime club by her classmate, Kamiigusa Alice, even though she knows next to nothing about anime. A classmate, Kouenji Miko, along with other anime-loving senpais, quickly turn her into an anime fan. Fighting off the incessant shut-down threats of the student council, and completely oblivious to the coming apocalypse, the anime club talks about anime in the club, at Akihabara, at anime Meccas, and at hot springs.
(Source: Crunchyroll)

Review/Thoughts: Different types of otaku is most likely the main topic of this series. I'm 
following this one because I can relate to the characters as an anime otaku. 



3. Black Clover / ブラッククローバー


Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Shounen
Summary: In a world where magic is everything, Asta and Yuno are both found abandoned at a church on the same day. While Yuno is gifted with exceptional magical powers, Asta is the only one in this world without any. At the age of fifteen, both receive grimoires, magic books that amplify their holder’s magic. Asta’s is a rare Grimoire of Anti-Magic that negates and repels his opponent’s spells. Being opposite but good rivals, Yuno and Asta are ready for the hardest of challenges to achieve their common dream: to be the Wizard King. Giving up is never an option!
(Source: Crunchyroll)

Review/Thoughts: Who does not love underdog series? This one is a must for all the 
shounenlovers out there. The usual formula of a shounen story is there but this time on
a totally different world. 


4. Blend S / ブレンド・S


Genre: Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life, Romance
Summary: “Sakura Nomiya is, by nature, a person with bad luck and always gets into trouble, but knows Dino, who manages a cafeteria. However, it is not any cafeteria, and the waitresses have to act according to their “attributes.”
(Source: Group Dinamo Translation, edited by MyAnimeList)

Review/Thoughts: I wished the cafe the MC working on is real, I was laughing every 
episode andI'm looking forward to Manager and Maika-san's relationship! Best Gril! 

5. Code:Realize: Sousei no Himegimi / Code:Realize ~創世の姫君~ 


Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo
Summary: Restricted to an abandoned mansion on the outskirts of London in fulfillment of a promise to her father, lonely Cardia lives day to day isolated from the world. Her body carries a deadly poison that rots or melts anything her skin touches, prompting the locals to call her a “monster.”
Her last conversation with her father two years ago, telling her to stay out of sight and never fall in love, is the furthest back she can remember. One day, her quiet solitude is interrupted as the Royal Guards break in to capture her. It is then that Cardia meets Arsène Lupin, a chivalrous thief, who helps her escape the soldiers' clutches. She soon finds herself on a journey with Lupin to locate her father, who holds the answers to her mysterious condition. The two are soon joined by four more interesting and handsome gentlemen…
(Source: visual novel synopsis via Aksys)

Review/Thoughts: Thumbs up! I'm not familiar with the game but will definitely  continue to 
follow this series because ikemen heroes.


6. Himouto! Umaru-chan R / 干物妹!うまるちゃんR 


Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life
Summary: Umaru is a renowned beautiful 16-year-old girl in town, living with her elder brother Taihei. She acts a perfect sister with a kind heart, intelligence and popularity, who everybody admires. So who would believe how true Umaru is at home? Sleeping, gaming, watching TV, eating junk food, drinking cola… that's almost all she does at home, leaving all the housework to her brother.
(Source: Crunchyroll)

Review/Thoughts: Now that Aho Girl is finished, glad that Umaru is back. The adventures 
continueswith her very awesome Oniisan. Wished I had an Oniisan too :))

8. Inuyashiki / いぬやしき


Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Seinen
Summary: Inuyashiki has a family, a wife and two kids, none of which care about him. When he learns that he has only three months to live, he realizes that the only one who will miss him is his dog. Shortly after this realization, he is killed in a crash landing by aliens. He is rebuilt by them as a machine with a human exterior. How will his life change now that he isn't human?
(Source: Dan of Population GO)

Review/Thoughts: One of the coolest anime this season. I was mind-blown to bits, story, plot 
and twist are so amazing. For me, it was a bit inspiring. After watching the first episode, 
the feelingof reading the manga as soon as possible is strong. 

9. Just Because! / Just Because!


Genre: School, Slice of Life, Romance
Summary: For a group of high school seniors, a chance reunion with a transfer student will change the course of their final year. Eita Izumi has come back to his hometown after four years and encounters some unlikely acquaintances: Haruto Soma, Eita’s childhood friend; Ena Komiya, the photography student who witnesses Eita and Haruto’s reunion; Mio Natsume, whose feelings for her middle school crush still linger; and Hazuki Morikawa, a girl who seems uninterested in romantic relationships.
(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Review/Thoughts: Off to a good start! Just hope this is not the typical series where characters
are in the loop and beating around the bush. 


10. Juuni Taisen / 十二大戦


Genre: Action
Summary: The record of the bloody battle between the twelve proud warriors—
The 12th Twelve Tournament that gets held every twelve years… Twelve brave warriors who bear the names of the signs of the zodiac fight each other for the lives and souls. The participants are twelve very strange warriors: “Rat,” “Ox,” “Tiger,” “Rabbit,” “Dragon,” “Snake,” “Horse,” “Goat,” Monkey,” “Rooster,” “Dog,” and “Pig.”
The victor of this tournament gets to have one wish granted, whatever the wish may be. The one wish they want granted—
Who will be the final survivor? Whose tears will flow on the bloody battlefield filled with conspiracy and murder?
A soul-shaking battle royale is about to begin.
(Source: Crunchyroll)

Review/Thoughts: This anime is a treasure to those who love action (like me!) Plot is simple 
but execution of the action scenes are fucking lit!

    11Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - The Animated Series  / 
キノの旅 -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series


Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Slice of Life
Summary: The story follows the travels of Kino, a young adventurer who rides a talking motorcycle named Hermes. They explore the people and cultures of different places throughout their adventures, spending only three days at each location.
(Source: Anime News Network)

Reviews/Thoughts: Traveling with a talking motorcycle! Every episode is a must watch!


12. Konohana Kitan / このはな綺譚


Genre: Fantasy, Seinen, Shoujo Ai, Slice of Life
Summary: n a village inhabited by youkai, the lives of several fox mononoke working in a hot spring inn. The stories revolve around a new employee, Yuzu. Yuzu had always been living in the mountains, but now has to adjust to a new life working in a high class inn. She is oblivious and clumsy at first, but with her simple cuteness, she is able to get along with all the other foxes.
(Source: MU)

Review/Thoughts: Reminds me of Hanasaku Iroha!

13. Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau / クジラの子らは砂上に歌う


Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Shoujo
Summary: Chakuro is the 14-year-old archivist of the Mud Whale, a nigh-utopian island that floats across the surface of an endless sea of sand. Nine in ten of the inhabitants of the Mud Whale have been blessed and cursed with the ability to use saimia, special powers that doom them to an early death.
Chakuro and his friends have stumbled across other islands, but they have never met, seen, or even heard of a human who wasn't from their own. One day, Chakuro visits an island as large as the Mud Whale and meets a girl who will change his destiny.
(Source: Baka-Updates Manga)

Review/Thoughts: Up to this writing, I only saw episode 1 and I must say it was so interesting. 
Chakuro's world, history, the people, I also want to know them all. 


14. Mahou Tsukai no Yome / 魔法使いの嫁


Genre: Fantasy, Magic, Slice of Life
Summary: Hatori Chise has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers, obtains her through a slave auction, Chise's life will never be the same again.
The man is a "magus," a sorcerer of great power, who decides to free Chise from the bonds of captivity. The magus then makes a bold statement: Chise will become his apprentice–and his bride!
(Source: Crunchyroll)

Review/Thoughts: The manga was awesome so I'm expecting a very good adaptation, 
so farso good on episode 3. I'm fascinated with old world magic so, if you are into that 
kind of genre,this is a must watch!


15. Netojuu no Susume / ネト充のススメ


Genre: Comedy, Game, Slice of Life, Romance
Summary: Morioka Moriko (♀) is 30, single, and a NEET. She has dropped out of the real world. Searching for a safe place, the place she ended up... is the online world!!
“This world is crap.” Morioka Moriko has become a complete NEET and in search for a more fulfilling life, she ends up travelling to the online world. The place she ended up was an online game.
In the world of this online game, Moriko starts a new life as a refreshing, handsome, young man with silky hair named Hayashi. However, she’s an obvious noob and ends up dying numerous times when a lovely girl named “Lily” lends her a helping hand. “She’s an angel!” After meeting Lily, she gains a trusted ally and her online gaming life becomes rather fulfilling. Meanwhile IRL, she ends up having a shocking encounter with a mysterious blonde-haired, blue-eyed, handsome, elite salaryman named Sakurai Yuta.
After meeting him, the real world starts to change and starts affecting her online world as well?! What will become of Moriko’s fulfilling online life?!
In the search for true fulfillment...
You should log into this world where online and reality intersect!
(Source: Crunchyroll)

Review/Thoughts: If only I can be Morimori-chan (But Adulting is life). I only watched 
2 episodes as of now but swear I'm going to love this series, so much relate to the heroine. 
The characters are well thought.

16. Omiai Aite wa Oshiego, Tsuyoki na, Mondaiji. / お見合い相手は教え子、強気な、問題児。


Genre: Ecchi, Josei, Romance, Slice of Life
Summary: The two are female teacher and her student… but they are Engaged!?
Nano is a popular teacher who are admired by students. 
Only Souji, a male student, gives her trouble. 
One day, someone she knows introduced her for an arranged marriage. 
Nano is worried at first, but later became frank with the man who she meets and is in a good mood. 
Later realized that he is Souji who disguised as someone else! 
Even though she rejects the arranged marriage, Souji still comes to pursuit her. 
Will Nano, the Serious teacher, be able to reject Souji's love…?

(Source: MAL News)

Review/Thoughts: another short-form series that needs WARNING! SMUT! 
Watched the censored if you are not into this type of thing. 

17. Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara / お酒は夫婦になってから


Genre: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Summary: Chisato Mizusawa is a reserved but excellent and pretty chief in her company. She has a secret that only her husband Sora knows, which is she likes drinking alcohol, and she can become very cute when she is drunk! Even tonight, she gets relaxed (with the phrase "Shifuku") and drunk with the cocktail Sora makes. It's a "Yoidere (Drunken Dere)" cocktail comedy of Japan's closest husband and wife.
(Source: MyAnimeList)

Review/Thoughts: This series is so feel good, the type of series you'll watch after watching
heaving fight and gore scenes. Very heartwarming and yes, IN WINE, THERE'S TRUTH!


18. Ousama Game The Animation / 王様ゲーム The Animation


Genre: Drama, Horrow, Mystery, School, Supernatural
SummaryA high school class, containing 32 students, all receive a strange text message on their cell phones one night. It welcomes them to the "Ousama Game," in which they are given specific tasks to carry out in a 24 hour period.
No one takes it very seriously at first, as the tasks are trivial things like having one student kiss another. Soon, the tasks escalate beyond what the kids are willing to do, and they learn that the cost of failure is death. Will they be able to find a way out of the Ousama Game before more people die, and the living lose their integrity and humanity through their participation in the increasingly horrible daily tasks?
(Source: MangaHelpers)

Reviews/Thoughts: I haven't watched the live action movie so I was so mind blown after 
watching the first episode. I like the plot and the first episode makes you really want to 
watch more. 


19. Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara / 食戟のソーマ 餐ノ皿


Genre: Ecchi, School, Shounen
Summary: Yukihira Soma had been polishing his cooking skills while helping at his family’s diner and one day, enters the elite cooking school, Totsuki Teahouse Culinary Academy. Soma met various other chefs at the academy and as he grew, he started searching for his own way of cooking.
With the curriculums that required the students to go help out at actual restaurants, Soma gained even more experience. With that, he was able to break through his old self and break through to a whole new taste for his dishes. He successfully completes his curriculum and grew even more.
After his training in the actual restaurant, Soma finally sees the top of Totsuki Academy, the Totsuki Elite Ten at the Momiji Meet and Greet and challenges them.
The venue that was decided for Soma and the Elite Ten to battle was the Totsuki school festival, the Moon Festival. What will Soma make happen at this monster event that brings in 500,000 ever year? Meanwhile, someone’s plan is coming together in the shadows. Soma’s new battle was about to begin!
(Source: Crunchyroll)

Review/Thoughts: Favorite cooking anime is back! Haha.

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Favorite season it is. So many titles to watch out for every week, glad I'm keeping my 
schedulesplanned out. HUHU #AdultingIsHard but #GeekingOutisLifeToo


Monday, October 23, 2017

October 23, 2017

Spring Anime Recommendation 2017

Top picks from Spring this year. These anime aired last March 2017 to May 2017. Sort of like the second quarter of the year, I love Spring line up as well though normie life has been very busy on this season but still manage to see awesome series. 

1. Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season /  僕のヒーローアカデミア 第二期 


Genre: Action, Shounen, Comedy, School

SummaryIzuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not going to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies. Now, the only thing standing between him and his first class is the academy’s formidable entrance exam—nothing a little private tutoring from the world’s mightiest hero can’t solve.

(Source: Funimation)

My Reviews/Thoughts: Those who do not like this series is welcome to leave this page, nah, just joking. Glad that the season two aired. Everyone is so happy. 

2.  Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2 / 進撃の巨人 Season 2


Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen, Super Power


SummaryEren Jaeger swore to wipe out every last Titan, but in a battle for his life he wound up becoming the thing he hates most. With his new powers, he fights for humanity’s freedom facing the monsters that threaten his home. After a bittersweet victory against the Female Titan, Eren finds no time to rest—a horde of Titans is approaching Wall Rose and the battle for humanity continues!


(Source: Funimation)


My Review/Thoughts: Glad Eren and the gang is back on this time. I was so into the series that I re-read the manga again. Always keep me out of my wits. 


3. Alice to Zouroku / アリスと蔵六


Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Seinen

Summary: A group of young girls possess a mysterious power known as "Alice's Dream," which gives them the ability to turn their thoughts into reality. Detained and experimented upon, these youths are locked away in secret until one of them manages to escape. Her name is Sana—a girl with the power to ignore the very laws of physics. When this willful powerhouse crosses paths with a stubborn old man named Zouroku, his carefully-ordered life will never be the same again!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

My Review/Thoughts: This anime got me hooked on the first episode. I like how it was presented and transition for me is smooth.

4. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations


Genre: Action, Adventure, Martial Arts, Shounen, Supernatural

Summary: The Hidden Leaf Village has entered an era of peace and modernity. Tall buildings line the streets, giant screens flash with images, and the Thunder Rail runs through the village, connecting each district together. Though it's still a ninja village, the number of civilians has increased and the life of the shinobi is beginning to change. 

Boruto Uzumaki, son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, has enrolled in the Ninja Academy to learn the ways of the ninja. The other students are ready to dismiss him as "just the son of the Hokage,” but Boruto’s heart and character blow all their assumptions away. 
As a series of mysterious events begins to unfold, it’s up to Boruto and his new friends to handle them. Like a gale-force wind, Boruto makes his own way into everyone's hearts; his story is about to begin!

(Source: Crunchyroll)

My Review/Thoughts: Imagine my happiness when it was announced about Boruto, as of right now, every episode is getting interesting, people might keep on comparing it to Boruto's Dad original series but Boruto has a unique touch. 

5. Eromanga-sensei / エロマンガ先生


Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Summary: The "new sibling romantic comedy" revolves around Masamune Izumi, a light novel author in high school. Masamune's little sister is Sagiri, a shut-in girl who hasn't left her room for an entire year. She even forces her brother to make and bring her meals when she stomps the floor. Masamune wants his sister to leave her room because the two of them are each other's, only family.
Masamune's novel illustrator, pen name "Eromanga", draws extremely perverted drawings, and is very reliable. Masamune had never met his illustrator and figured he was just a disgusting, perverted otaku. However, the truth is revealed… that his "Eromanga-sensei" is his own younger sister! To add to the chaos that erupts between the siblings, a beautiful, female, best-selling shoujo manga creator becomes their rival!
(Source: Anime News Network)

My Review/Thoughts: One of my most unforgettable this season because the opening song is so lit! And I love Sagiri to bits. 

6. Fukumenkei Noise / 覆面系ノイズ


Genre: Music, Romance, School, Shoujo

Summary: A girl who loves to sing, Nino Arisugawa experiences her first heart-wrenching goodbye when her beloved childhood friend, Momo, moves away. And after Nino befriends Yuzu, a music composer, she experiences another sad parting! With music as their common ground and only outlet, how will unrequited love play out? Since both boys promised Nino that they will find her one day through her singing, she holds on to that hope and continues to reach out with her voice. Now in high school, Nino serendipitously reunites with Yuzu, but she yearns to see Momo again…

(Source: Crunchyroll)

My Review/Thoughts: I have a love-hate relationship with this series especially when I was reading the manga. I hate third wheels or any love triangle. It just hurts so much but watching the anime is worth it. 

7. Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys / 喧嘩番長 乙女 -GIRL BEATS BOYS-


Genre: Romance, Shoujo 

Summary: Orphan heroine Hinako Nakayama suddenly reunites with her twin brother Hikaru, who asks her to take his place at Shishiku Academy, a private boys school infamous for its rough-and-tumble student body. 

Being the child of a powerful Yakuza family, the Onigashima, Hikaru is obligated to become the leader of Shishiku Academy. Hinako will have to hide her identity and fight to control the school. 

How will Hinako deal with a school full of handsome boys who let their fists do the talking rather than talk about their feelings?
(Source: Crunchyroll)

My Review/Thoughts: I follow this short-form series because it's shoujo but the heroine is as bad ass as the heroes, my type of MC. 

8. Natsume Yuujinchou Roku / 夏目友人帳 陸


Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Shoujo, Slice of life, Supernatural

SummaryPrecious days with kind friends. A beautiful yet fleeting story about people and spirits. Natsume Takashi had been able to see yokai ever since he was young and inherited his grandmother Reiko’s Book of Friends. He spends his days with his self-proclaimed bodyguard Nyanko-sensei and freeing the yokai that were bound to the book. Natsume continues to find ways to protect the precious days where he tries to find which path to follow through his connections with spirits and those involved with them and being helped out by friends who share the same feelings.


(Source: Crunchyroll)

My Review/thoughts: One of my favorite anime of all time is Natsume Yuujichou. It's relaxing and tear-jerking at the same time. I love everything about it, from the story, flashback, how was it presented both the anime and manga, that's why my heart is just so full of love for Natsume when it got another season. 

9. Sagrada Reset / サクラダリセット


Genre: Mystery, Schoo, Supernatural, Super Power

SummaryAlmost half the population of the town of Sakurada possess special abilities. Misora Haruki has the power to reset time for a maximum of three days into the past; Kei Asai has a photographic memory that allows him to remember everything he sees and hears, even after Misora resets time. Together, they use their powers to help others … except that two years ago, their actions caused the death of former classmate Sumire Sora, a girl who shouldn’t have died. As members of the school's Service Club, Kei and Misora spend most of their time fulfilling clients' requests, all the while working together to undo the pains of the past.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

My Review/Thoughts: I don't like the series at first, it was confusing but after every episode, it keeps getting better. I was just so curious at first because I can't find any source where to read it but, yeah, I just settled with the anime series. 

10. Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni... / 僧侶と交わる色欲の夜に...


Genre: Drama, Josei, Romance

Summary: The story begins when a woman reunites with her first love at a class reunion. She discovers that Kujou has taken over his family's temple as a priest. The woman thought that priests did not have romantic relationships, but a passion ignites between the two. She wonders if what she and the priest do is really right.

(Source: Anime News Network)

My Reviews/Thoughts: WARNING! HARD SMUT / JUST A HAIR AWAY FROM HENTAI, joke, if you watch the uncensored that is. It was fun to watch, like duh, kids, leave this page if you think you are innocent but this series was a good short-form to watch if you like to find a smuttish series with love scenes and a concrete plot. 

11. Tsuki ga Kirei / 月がきれい


Genre: Romance, School 

Summary: It’s the third year of middle school. Kotaro, a bookish boy aspiring to become a novelist, and Akane, a track girl who loves to run, meet in the same class together for the first time. They’re put in charge of the equipment for the sports festival, and slowly grow closer via LINE. How does Kotaro deal with his growing feelings for her? 

Meanwhile, Takumi has been in love with Akane since the first year, and Akane’s friend, Chinatsu, becomes interested in Kotaro. 

A refreshing story of young love set in Kawagoe.
(Source: Crunchyroll)

My Review/Thoughts: Definitely my silver bullet this season, the type of series you want to watch all over again, the type where you want to watch it if you feel so fucked up with your single life #ForeveAlone. I love how the characters and story is a bit straightforward and the animation is so lit! 

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Every season for me is memorable because of the series I follow. If you think there are more cool and fun season titles on Spring 2017 that's not included on my list, please comment away so I could check them out. Till then, #BackToNormieLife

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