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About this blog

Nice to meet you, and hello!
This is a blog series that I will be doing until the end of janurary where I will be giving my first impressions for every anime that I watch this season which, with the exception of Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card-hen, will consist entirely of first seasons.

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #30 - Killing Bites

Killing Bites is based off of the manga of the same name. People have created human-animal hybrids called jujin, and powerful businesses bet on the outcome of their duels. The show wastes no time explaining things and I could wrap up the first half of the episode pretty fast. Hitomi Uzaki, while walking down a street late at night, is forced into a car so that the passengers can have their way with her, but she kills everyone but the driver, Yuuya Nomoto, who didn't know that this was what

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #29 - Beatless

Beatless is based upon the light novel of the same name. With the introduction of an ultra-advanced AI that surpasses human intelligence, beings that mankind has yet to fully comprehend have begun coming into being. These are sold to companies to replace otherwise human workers. The series opens with a sequence that makes no sense and you are likely to even forget it even happened. Afterwards, we are introduced to our protagonist, Arato Endou, and his two friends, Ryou Taidai and Kengo Suguri,

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #28 - Darling in the FranXX

Darling in the FranXX is a original anime by studios A-1 Picture and Trigger. The story is set in the distant future. The land is ruined, and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Children pilot robots called Franxx to face off against them, their enemies are mysterious giant lifeforms known as Kyouryuu. The show opens with a beautifully written and captivating scene, explaining the jian bird and how such a creature needs to rely on another member of it's species to survive. Th

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #27 - Miira no Kaikata

Miira no Kaikata or How to keep a mummy, is based upon the webmanga of the same name. When high school student Sora Kashiwagi finds himself staring down a mysterious oversized package, the last thing he expected is for it to contain a mummy so small it can fit in the palm of his hand. So the beginning establishes that Sora takes care of all the shopping and chores himself, while his mother, Kaede, is doing work on her computer in her room all day. The door bell rings and outside is a packag

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #26 - Hakyuu Houshin Engi

Hakyuu Houshin Engi is the second time the manga series Houshin Engi has received a anime adaptation. The plot involves Taikoubou taking up the Houshin Project, which task him with defeating 365 immortals living in the human world and seal them away forever. Taikoubou was taken in by Genshitenson at a young age after his village was destroyed. Genshitenson is the headmaster of the realm of the deities and assigns him the task I mentioned before. The world has been taken over by Dakki So, a dem

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #25 - Hakumei to Mikochi

Hakumei to Mikochi, or Hakumei and Mikochi, is a seinen anime based on the manga of the same name, though to be honest, it could of easily have been aimed at a much younger audience. The premise revolves around the titular characters, who are tiny girls that live in a tiny house in the woods. Hakumei is reminiscence of Nagisa Misumi from Pretty Cure, with her having a more masculine appearance with orange hair and her being a bit brash, while Mikochi is like Honoka Yukishiro, also from Pretty Cu

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #24 - Takunomi

Takunomi is about 20-year-old Michiru Amatsuki, who moves to Tokyo due to a change of career. She decides to live in a woman-only share house "Stella House Haruno" with three other people. The first scene depict Michiru arriving at one of tokyo's subway stations, and, while determining which train she needs to take next, one of her bags is snatched but the thief is tripped by Makoto Kiriyama, who happens to be a resident of the place she'll be living, not that either one of them realizes wh

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #23 - Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens is based off of the lightnovel of the same name. It is very much similar to Durarara, taking place largely in a urban setting, with a large number of colorful and diverse characters with intertwining stories. The main character is Zenji Banba, a badass detective, or maybe witty would be more appropriate terminology. He has been called to the park by another detective, Shigematsu, who tells him about the death of his own college, Takeda. The death was deemed a suidice,

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #22 - Koi wa Ameagari no You ni

Koi wa Ameagari no You ni, which means Love is Like after the Rain, makes my last entity for the night. The series follows Akira Tachibana, who is love with the manager of the family restaurant she is employed part time at, Masami Kondou. The first scene shows how unsocial Akira is, she is sitting at her desk with her earphones on to listen to music, when one of her classmates, Takashi Yoshizawa, asks for her contact information she simply disappears. As she walks outside the school premises w

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #21 - Märchen Mädchen

Märchen Mädchen, also known as Fairy Tale Girls, is the adaptation of the seinen fantasy light novel series of the same name. The premise is of a highschool girl, Hazuki Kagimura, who encounters a fantasy world where girls are chosen by magical books to become magicians. The story starts with Hazuki telling the audience about herself and how she has no friends whatsoever, in fact she really doesn't say much at all, not even attempting to answer a question the teacher asks her. Her being so shy

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #20 - Death March

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody or Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku, is based on a japanese light novel and in case you can't tell, it's a isekai anime. The story centers around Ichirou Suzuki, a 29-year old programmer for a company called orbital, who falls asleep the day before the game he was working on, Freedom Fantasy Life, and then gets stuck inside of it. The story begins with showing us how Ichirou thinks ahead in his train schedule but forgets that sunday is

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #19 - Violet Evergarden

The first title of the day is Violet Evergarden, based on the light novel series of the same name. It follows the story of Violet Evergarden, who has served in the military until becoming hospitalized, she has been called inhuman, nothing more than a weapon, by everyone. The episode begins with the titular character traveling down a street with who we later find out is her major, Gilbert Bougainvillea. She stops to look at a emerald brooch that she says remind her of his eyes, she asks what th

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #18 - Dame x Prince Anime Caravan

The last title I will be looking at today is Dame x Prince Anime Caravan. The story is about the princess of Inako, Ani Inako, it begins with her going to sign a treaty of peace in the country of Selenfare, which is the median between her country and Mildonia, the kingdom that threatens hers. The story begins with Ani riding with Theo Colton, who is her knight on this journey. When they arrive, they take notice of how Selenfare's garden and castle is bigger than their own, and how Mildonia'

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #17 - IDOLISH7

IDOLISH7 is what it sounds like, a idol anime. It's about a young woman, Tsumugi Takanashi, whose starts at her father's talent agency company and is tasked with managing a newly formed idol group, IDOLISH7, helping them down the road to stardom. I wrote another script for this post but I didn't like it and decided to scrap it, so I'm apologize if this is not very long and I'm sorry if the other posts come out later as a result. The first scene depicts the 7 members bonding over a game of b

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #16 - Poputepipikku

Today, I look at Poputepipikku, also known as Pop Team Epic. The premise is that there are two girls with Popuko being easy to anger and Pipimi never being irritated, and that's about as much plot as you're going to get. So the show starts out with a guy named Daichi seeing his parents off on their trip, before being told not to give some girl named Sosogu a hard time. Then the opening plays, which shows the title as Hoshiiro Girldrop and with the show so vastly different when what I had im

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #15 - Ryuuou no Oshigoto!

Back in summer of 2017, there was a anime called Tenshi no 3P that was about a teenage boy who made music in FL Studio and found himself in a harem involving little girls because of it, and like most harem titles, sexual humor persisted. For that reason I went into Ryuuou no Oshigoto, The Ryuo's Work is Never Done, expecting a repeat. The anime starts out with a teenged boy named Yaichi Kuzuryuu becoming the Ryuo, basically the shogi champion, three months earlier. Yaichi himself seems like a

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #14 - Kokkoku

Next, I'll be looking at Kokkoku: Moment by Moment, or simply Kokkoku. The premise is about the Yukawa family, which consists of three siblings, their father, grandfather and one of the daughter's nephew. When the brother and nephew are kidnapped for ransom, and with no time to make to meet the kidnappers' demands, the grandfather uses a stone that allows them to enter Stasis, a world where time does not move. Juri, one of the sisters, is our lead. The show starts with her having just graduate

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #13 - Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san

Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san, which translates into Skilled Teaser Takagi-san, is another title I was looking forward to this winter season after some having some praise from fans of the manga, let me say right now, it doesn't disappoint. It follows the story of Nishikata, who is always trying to outprank the person he sits next to in class, Takagi, who always seems to be one step ahead of him. I won't go into much detail about the different events that take place, since it would be difficult t

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Winter 2018 First Impresions #12 - Slow Start

Slow Start is a anime that I was skeptical going into. The premise is that Hana Ichinose is just starting her first year of highschool, but she has a secret, she has been held back for a year. My concern with this is this. If you are able to hide the fact that you've been held back by a year, then it doesn't make it seem like a problem. The first scene introduces us to Hana's cousin, Shion Kyouzuka, and the very first thing they do is show her boobs bouncing. When this happens immediately when

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #11 - Mitsuboshi Colors

Mitsuboshi Colors is another series I was looking forward to, it seemed similar to Ichigo Mashimaro which is one of my more prefered slice of life titles, but it's premise has a bit more complexity. It follows the Colors, three little girls who are the self-proclaimed defenders of the town, they investigate crimes and solve puzzles together. The very first scene shows the main character, Yui, running through a train station, the shot is unique but is too close and comes off as a bit jarring. T

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #10 - Gakuen Babysitters

The anime today is called Gakuen Babysitters, english School Babysitters. The story is that Ryuuichi Kashima's parents died, but him and his little brother Kotarou are taken in by a chairwoman of a private academy with whom they have never met, also being able to study there in exchange for Ryuuicihi helping out at the daycare club. Ryuuichi Kashima is the male protagonist and he has the personality that you would expect of one. He is essentially left in the dark about the daycare club until h

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #6 - Hataraku Onii-san!

The title this time is Working Buddies, otherwise known as Hataraku Onii-san. The episodes are not very long, therefore this post will not be very long either. The premise is basically about two guys who work together delivering packages throughout town, oh, and they're both cats. Tapio Chatarozawa is a overly cheery and hyperactive person who takes pride in his work, while Kuehiko Roshihara is more down to earth and is not as enthusiastic about his work. There's also Sukoyama, their higher up

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #7 - Grancrest Senki

Record of Grancrest War, japanese title Grancrest Senki, is actually one of the anime that I was most looking forward to this season, it being a fantasy anime based on a lightnovel that doesn't involve the main character being sent to another world, called isekai, so it was nice to see a return to a more traditional formula. The story takes place on the fictional Atlata continent, there exists two country that have been at constant war, the Factory Federation and Fantasy Alliance. The lead cha

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #8 - Citrus

Citrus is a girl's love anime based on the manga of the same name. Yuzu cares more about living the high school dream then high school itself, when she tranfers to a new school due to her mother's remarriage, she's immediately at wits with the student council president. But a couple of surprises await Yuzu. So the episode begins with Yuzu Aihara talking with her friends about getting laid over the summer, however, despite that it is revealed shortly afterwards that Yuzu only puts up the act th

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Winter 2018 First Impressions #9 - Sanrio Danshi

Sanrio Boys, aka Sanrio Danshi, is about individual boys who all likes a certain character from Sanrio, a popular maker of toys that is probably best known for Hello Kitty, but one of the boys, Kouta, is too ashamed to admit it. I know what you're thinking, this sounds like a really mundane premise for a show, I honestly wasn't looking for to it myself, but I got a pleasant surprise. Kouta Hasegawa is your average do-gooder protagonist, and much like do-gooders there isn't anything particularl

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