Friday, 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.


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

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