Category Archives: Fall anime 2016

FALL ANIME 2016 – FINAL THOUGHTS

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Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas. Now the fall season is coming to an end. I wanted to give my final thoughts on the shows I’ve watched.

FAVORITES 

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Anime: Yuri On Ice Genre: Sports, Ice Skating

YURI ON ICE 

After an upset defeat in the Grand Prix competition Japanese skater Yuri Katsuki begins to have different feelings towards skating. After more defeats he decides to head home (Japan). There he reunites with his old friend Yuko at their hometown’s ice skating rink. Yuri performs an exact piece that 5 time Grand Prix winner Viktor Nikiforov performed in his last performance that earned him the gold medal. Not knowing Yuri’s performance was being recorded it was uploaded on the Internet and went viral. Viktor sees the video and decides he wants to coach Yuri. He heads to Japan and together they work together to win the Grand Prix.

THOUGHTS:

My favorite anime of this season, probably my second favorite anime of the year after erased. As I said in a previous post I didn’t even want to watch this show but then I kept seeing all the social media frenzy and everyone posting on their blogs, So I decided to give it a try. Let’s just say it slapped me in the face and made me feel stupid for not watching it from when it first premiered. Hahah it is such a good show. The characters are amazing, the animation is terrific. The drawing of the skaters and their movements felt so realistic. This is definitely a must watch.

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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.

THOUGHTS:

After watching the first two seasons of this show, I thought how can it get any better. But it totally did. The game between Karasuno and Shiratorizawa was sooo intense. Shiratorizawa’s ace player Ushijima is no joke. His skills were pretty much professional, he was not playing like a high schooler. But Hinata and Kageyama were both not letting up. Their whole team kept going. There were times when you thought no they can’t win. But they stayed strong. I can’t not express how much I was happy the 3rd season wasn’t a let down.

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Anime: All Out Genre: Sports, Rugby, School, Seinen

ALL OUT

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.

THOUGHTS:

This show was a surprise. I didn’t know what to expect with this show. But it was really good. Gion the main character you can’t help but like him. His determination to learn rugby and try to become the best player is heartwarming. The different personalities of all the players on his team are awesome. It is like many other sports anime, the short and not suited guy for the sport wants to become the best player. It’s still a must watch.

 

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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.
THOUGHTS:

Season 2 started off really interesting because we got to learn about Dazai’s past and him being part of the Port Mafia. Then the show goes back to the present time and the agency is after a new set of bad guys. These new set of bad guys were actually really interesting characters. I am a sucker for bad guys. Their powers were really cool. Then watching Nakajima’s growth from this feeble boy to a boy who is embracing his powers is really cool to watch. I am pleased with the second season.

 

GIVE IT A TRY

 

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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.

THOUGHTS:

I kind of did like this show. The card games can never get old. Chi-chan was an intense character because she was so determined to lose her past memories of her friendship with Homura. Then you have Homura who wants to save their past. The battle to lose or save their past was an interesting take on this show. The card battles was pretty cool because of their LRIG (avatar) fighting was fun to watch. I am not going to say it’s the best show ever but I say it’s a show you should give a try.

 

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Anime: Soul Buster Genre: Action, Samurai

SOUL BUSTER

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.

THOUGHTS:

This show wasn’t bad. Now the drawing style may not be good for some people. They may find it weird. But the story was kind of good. The battles were awesome. It really had a Fate Stay Night kind of style. The episodes are like 12 minutes long so watching it goes by fast. But I did enjoy this show. The characters were kind of cool even though you don’t really get to grow with them. But I think I really liked this anime because of the fight scenes.

LEAST FAVORITE

 

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Anime: Trickster Genre: Mystery


TRICKSTER

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.

THOUGHTS:

This show had soooooo much potential to be great. The main character Hanasaki started off really cool but towards the end became really annoying. The mysterious boy Kobayashi’s character could have been a great part of the plot. But his character to me was more like a background character. They could have used his mysterious power as the source of why the bad guys were after the detective club. But they went in a pointless direction because the bad guy had past problems with the boss of the club. It got really confusing and they had characters they didn’t even need. This is not a show to watch.

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Anime: Cheating Craft Genre: Action, School

CHEATING CRAFT

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.

THOUGHTS:

This show was funny, but kind of a pointless anime to make. I didn’t understand why they needed to make this show. Every episode was about the kids taking test and figuring out ways to try and cheat. Nothing more.

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Anime: Bloodivores Genre: Action, Supernatural, Vampire

BLOODIVORES

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.

THOUGHTS:

Another anime that could have had a great story. But they went downhill after the second episode. The vampire thing is so over now. Then the creatures in this show were creepy. The information we received never added up. The people started getting new powers out of no where. Omg it was confusing and didn’t make since.

So those are my final thoughts. Now it’s time for the winter anime line up. 2017 here we come 😀😀

FALL 2016 FAV AND LEAST FAV ANIME

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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.

FAVORITE

 

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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.

THOUGHTS

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.

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Anime: All Out Genre: Sports, Rugby, School, Seinen

ALL OUT

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.

THOUGHTS

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.

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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.

THOUGHTS

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.

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Anime: Lostorage Incited Wixoss Genre: Game, Psychological

LOSTORAGE INCITED WIXOSS

THOUGHTS 

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.

NOT SURE

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.

soulbuster

Anime: Soul Buster Genre: Action, Samurai

SOUL BUSTER

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.

THOUGHTS

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.

 

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Anime: Trickster Genre: Mystery

TRICKSTER

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.

THOUGHTS

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.

 

LEAST FAVORITE

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Anime: Cheating Craft Genre: Action, School

CHEATING CRAFT

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.


THOUGHTS

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.

 

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Anime: Bloodivores Genre: Action, Supernatural, Vampire

BLOODIVORES

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.


THOUGHTS

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.