Anime Manga Otaku Winter anime 2018

WINTER 2018 ANIME FINAL THOUGHTS

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Well this season is coming to an end. As I stated before, I didn’t really watch that many series this season. Not too many grabbed my attention. I only watched 6, three new series and 3 that were continued series. Check out my quick reviews below.

FAV

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Action, comedy

HAKATA TONKOTSU RAMENS

Fukuoka is a city in which the crime has reached new heights. In the Hakata ward there are many individuals with special talent that are professional killers, detectives, informants and professional revenge seekers. Private detective Banba is on a case in which he uncovers a dark conspiracy.

THOUGHTS:

Hands down an awesome anime. Took me by surprise. I didn’t know what to expect when I first watched this, but I have to say I was extremely pleased. The story line was great. The charcater’s back stories were laid out in a perfect way. It didn’t drag out and become boring. They gave you enough of the story and got straight to the point about their past. The characters were cool, dangerous, crazy, and funny. They had awesome villains that played their roles well.  I loved that all the characters were pretty much anti-heros. This is a must watch.

GIVE IT A TRY

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Anime: Kokkoku Genre: Horror, Mystery, Drama

KOKKOKU

Juri Yukawa is trying to move out of her family’s house which consist of her working mother, laid off Father, NEET brother, single parent sister and her sister’s son. She fails at 19 interviews she recently had and feels there is no hope for her family except to try and raise her nephew as a successful adult.

One day when her brother Tsubasa picks up their nephew from school they violently are kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious organization. They are held for 5 million yen and the family has 30mins to deliver the money.

With this urgent matter at hand Juri’s grandfather reveals a family secret. Juri, her father and grandfather offer their blood to a mystical stone, which then they enter a world of “Stais” a version of their world where everyone stops except the users. They arrive at the location of where the brother and nephew are being held but are surprised to find the organization that kidnapped them are also able to move.

THOUGHTS:

This one is still in the give it a try series. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t amazing. I still like the originality of the storyline. It definitely gave me something new to watch. Sometimes you can get confused with the story. There are some points where the story can get interesting and can make you anxious to see what happens. As for the characters they are not the best where you will go on to say “I have a favorite character.” They are not really memorable. Sometimes the series pace can be a bit slow.  Due to the originality of the story I think you should give it a try.

LEAST

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Anime: Junji Ito Collection Genre: Horro

JUNJI ITO COLLECTION

Manga artist Junji Ito’s manga has been adapted into an anime anthology series Junji Ito Collection a horror anime. Each week there are different stories and characters.

THOUGHTS:

This series had so much potential to be good. I love horror anime. I do have to say this series definitely had a creepy factor to it. It can be a bit scary for those who do not like horror. The problem with this series was the inconsistent stories. Some stories were extremely boring, others were kind of pointless, then you randomly have a good one. It wasn’t may favorite of the season.

CONTINUED SERIES

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Anime: Boruto: The Next Generation Genre: Action, Martial Arts, Superpower, Comedy, Shounen

BORUTO: THE NEXT GENERATION

Boruto the son of Naruto Uzumaki who is now the 7th Hokage is upset with his father choosing work over his family duties. Due to Naruto’s neglect Boruto becomes rebellious and has animosity towards his father. He decides he will follow his own path and achieving the life that he wants.

THOUGHTS:

Boruto started to get better, I am happy with that. Especially since I am a Naruto fan.  They finally have Boruto and his classmates doing missions. You get to see their fighting skills more, you get to also see the teams work together. They finally have villains that are worth the watch. They don’t have as many slice of life episodes anymore.

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Anime: Black Clover Genre: Shonen, Magic, Fantasy

BLACK CLOVER

Asta and Yuno are both raised as orphans in a small town outside of Clover Kingdom.
Asta dreams to become Wizard King but one problem… he wasn’t born with magic powers. He trains intensively his physical powers. Yuno has magic powers and is considered a prodigy with his powers. He dreams of becoming the Wizard King as well. Now at 15 they are both granted the opportunity to apply to become Wizards known at the Magic Knights. The show takes on us their journey of becoming the Wizard King.

THOUGHTS:

This series is getting better. They finally have bad guys that are doing some damage. I am all about bad guys. The missions they are going on are very interesting. I like when Asta and Yuno are on the same mission and the competition is there. Asta is still screaming like a maniac but I guesss I become numb to it.  I still do not think the series will be as big as the Bleach, Naruto and DBZ , but it will hold up as an entertaining series.

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Anime: Garo Vanishing Line Genre: Action Fantasy, Science, Fiction, Demon

GARO VANISHING LINE

In Russell City, there is a plot that is beginning to prosper and can eventually cause a major problem. The first to hear about this plot is a man named Sword who fights in the Shadow Wars. He lost his little sister and the only clue he has is the word El Dorado. A girl named Sophie lost her older brother and is in need of help. Her only clue is the Word El Dorado as well which was left on his laptop. She runs into Sword and asks for his help during this Shadow war. Sword decides to help since they both have the same clue to find their loved ones.

THOUGHTS:

This series I think is underrated. I love all the characters. They are all bad ass. None of the females are annoying like so many other series. The horrors they have to fight were crazy. Sword the main character was such a hero that I wish there were more characters like him. Gina was a bad ass female. She is on my list of fav bad ass females. The supporting characters were all good. The action scenes are great as well. The storyline was perfect and it all linked up so well.

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Anime: The Magus Bride Genre: Fantasy, Supernatural, Mystery

THE ANCIENT MAGUS BRIDE

15 year old Chise Hatori left without any family and hope is bought for money by a non-human entity that is a sorcerer named Elias.
She begins a new life with him to one day become his wife. He teaches her how to use her magic and she begins to live a somewhat peaceful life. Though there are a few mishaps throughout her time with Elias.

THOUGHTS:

How can you go wrong with this series?It was such a fantasy. Everytime I watch this show I get lost in a fantasy. I really can block out the real world. Chise was such an amazing character. Elias is just one of my favs and I love his protective ways. The supporting characters were all unique in their own way. The whole scenery was just so whimsical to me. This is def a must watch.

 

What were your final thoughts on the Winter Season??

 

 

 

6 comments

  1. I’m glad that there’s another person who feels like Black Clover is getting better. I could do without the five minute recaps every episode, but other than that I’m still enjoying it. I also agree with you about Kokkoku. There’s something there, but overall it was just okay.

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