So it’s like 5 or 6 episode in for the Fall 2016 anime. Decided to give my opinion on the shows. Don’t have that much time to watch more but I got these in.
Anime: Haikyuu Season 3 Genre: Sports, Shounen, comedy, school, drama
HAIKYUU SEASON 3
Shoyo Hinata falls in love with volleyball after being inspired by a small statured pro-volleyball player. Hinata creates his own volleyball team in his last year of middle school. His team is defeated against a team that has a player called Tobio Kageyama also known as “King of the Court”. After losing to the “King of the Court” Hinata vows to surpass him one day. When Hinata enters H.S he realizes he is not going to surpass this player because Kageyama is now his teammate.
This season has been intense. I mean now they are playing against the best team that wins every year pretty much, Shiratorizawa. The pride of the teams trying to win is awesome. karasuno’s urgency to win this battle is amazing. I’m of course rooting for them all the way. Shiratorizawa’s Ace player Ushijima is like a Titan from Attack on Titan because you can’t stop them. He is such a power house and to see Hinata and Kageyama go against him is so upsetting. But Karasuno is not giving up. They have come together tighter than before and are handling their opponents really well. Such a great season.
Anime: All Out Genre: Sports, Rugby, School, Seinen
Gion is a small statured High school kid. He watches a rugby practice game at his school and decides to join. Hoping this will help him become stronger and build his confidence. Only problem is he never played rugby in his life and doesn’t know the rules. We watch him throughout the series working hard to become the best rugby player.
I didn’t think I would like this anime but I actually do enjoy it. The roughness of Rugby is so fun to watch. The characters are so funny and yet intriguing to watch. It has the same synopsis as any other sports anime, the short guy who wants to become better at the sport. But you can’t help but watch. Gion is such a brute and angry it’s so funny to see him fail but yet keep pushing to become better.
Anime: Bungou Stray Dogs Genre: Supernatural, Mystery, Seinen
BUNGOU STRAY DOGS – SEASON 2
Nakajima was kicked out of his orphanage and left on the street starving. He decides to rob the next person that walks by him. Instead he sees a man drowning in the river and saves him. The man he saves is named Dazai who is suicidal, then comes along Kunikida who is writing in a notepad. They are both members of the Armed Detective Agency. This agency is a special task force that handles crimes that the police or military can not handle. This agency’s members all have special powers. Due to Nakajima saving Dazai and getting to know each other Nakajima soon joins the agency. We also find out that Nakajima has powers as well.
This season started off a little different. We got to go back in time to when Dazai was part of the Port Mafia and see the relationship between his old partners/buddies. I did like that path they took. I did want to know a bit about how Dazai got to where he is now. Then we go back to the present time, let’s just say they really did step it up from season 1. They are introducing some new characters and I really like these new dangerous types. I’m enjoying and say yes give it a try.
Anime: Lostorage Incited Wixoss Genre: Game, Psychological
LOSTORAGE INCITED WIXOSS
Homura returns to her childhood hometown Ikebukuro. She starts to attend high school but doesn’t fit in. She sees other kids are playing a card game called WIXOSS and decides to learn to play. She hopes this will help her get friends. She buys a deck from the card store and opens the pack. A girl on the card begins to move and speaks “welcome selector”. A selector are players chosen to battle for 5 coins that holds all their memories. Every fight they lose they lose a coin. Every fight they win they gain a coin. If they win all 5 coins they can leave the game. If they lose all 5 coins then they lose their memories.
I actually like this series. It’s a different take on card games. The battles are kind of cool. The characters are interesting. The avatars on the cards are super cute. I want one. If keeps me engaged and wanting more. So that’s a good thing.
Anime: Soul Buster Genre: Action, Samurai
In history there were three kingdoms that fought against each other. A highschool student Sonshin begins to have a weird dream. When he wakes from this dream strange things begin to happen. He ends of facing general Gien who is from one of the three kingdoms from the history books. A mysterious lady warrior appears and protects him against Gien. Sonshin has no idea what is going on and we begin a journey with him and its mysterious lady warrior.
I am not sure about this anime. It kind of feels like Fate Stay Night but not as good. The main guy Sonshin is put into a battle that he doesn’t know what to do. Then his protector comes and saves him, but he is unable to save her. The fights are kind of cool and this anime is kind of engaging because you want to know what will happen. But it can be kind of boring at some parts.
Anime: Trickster Genre: Mystery
A mysterious detective group called Shonen Tanteidan solves many cases big and small. One day Hanasaki a member of the group finds a mysterious boy named Kobayashi who has significant powers. He longs to die one day but is unable too. Hanasaki takes an interest in the boy and invites him to join Shonen Tanteidan on their cases they must solve. Also promising Koboyashi that he will kill him one day.
I do like the characters in this anime. Hanasaki is super cute and funny. Kobayashi is so mysterious and yet you can’t help but like him. The reason I am not sure about this anime is because I don’t understand the purpose of Kobayashi. Where they want to take his character? Also, what is his background? Why does he have these powers? Also, the enemy in this show what is their main purpose. So many unanswered questions I hope they do answer eventually. But it’s not a bad anime to take a look at.
Anime: Cheating Craft Genre: Action, School
In this life, university exams determine your future, whether you will be successful or poor. Students have been pressured to pass these exams. There are two types of students L type which are “Learning Types” who studied all their lives to pass the exams. Then there are C types which are “Cheating Types” who are students that use any technique possible to cheat just to pass the exams.
I mean it’s kind of interesting to watch a whole series of how characters are trying to cheat to pass exams. But It can become repetitive. Plus you don’t get to know much about the characters or grow to like them.
Anime: Bloodivores Genre: Action, Supernatural, Vampire
There was a global case of insomnia. They created a cure to suppress the problem, but the side effects created bloodivores (vampires). Mi Ryu is both human and bloodivore. The people consider him to be The child of Hope to bring the human race and bloodivores together. One day he is convicted to death for bank robbery and murder. But he is kidnapped and brought to a prison where other death sentenced bloodivores are being held.
This series went downhill after episode 2. I just don’t understand what’s going on or what’s going to happen. It just seems like they crammed so much into this anime but not enough of understanding the plot and reasoning for this anime to be made.
So those are my thoughts. Are you watching any of these? What are your thoughts?
P.S. I’m going to start watching Yuri on ice.