Spring 2018: What I’m Watching This Season

It’s now three weeks into Spring. For the first time in a while this season is quite stacked. Normally I would watch less shows yet there’s a lot to keep up with. This list contains what anime I’m watching and what I think about it.

Hinamatsuri

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AITA! You’ll be hearing that a lot from this show.

Nitta, a member of the yakuza, encounters a strange object from the sky containing the psychokinetic girl Hina. She has supernatural powers but she will go berserk if she doesn’t use them. Knowing this set-up there’s bound to be chaos along the way. But who cares? Let’s go to the Cabaret Club instead!

Megalo Box

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Ashita no Joe 50th anniversary project. Junk Dog fights his way to the top to beat the champion Yuri. Inspired by the artstyle of its time, Megalo Box brings back a big throwback. Even the matches are top-notch. Never I have seen a show give this much hype at the beginning. With hip-hop beats, gritty environments, and a strong start, this anime knows how to pack a punch. Note: the OP and ED is available on Spotify.

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

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This is the most basic romcom you can get. What makes it different is all couples here are adults working in the office. All of them are otaku of many kinds featuring a gamer, fujoshi, cosplayer, and even sports. I am watching this because one couple is voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro and Tomokazu Sugita. It’s really rare for a romance show to have adults as the main focus in anime these days. If you love Net-juu no Susume from Fall 2017, then you got something to watch.

Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori

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Don’t let the men deceive you as another fujoshi-bait anime. The fact it’s made from the same studio who made Fune wo Amu (The Great Passage), it’s going to be the most underwatched show of the season. Four men work in a traditional Japanese tea shop called Rokuhoudou (hence the title of the anime) where they solve problems and serve their customers with utmost care. Try to watch the first episode, it’s not what you think it is.

Golden Kamuy

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CGI bears aside, Golden Kamuy is about the hunt for treasure. Sugimoto and Asirpa search for the lost gold with hints of its location from prisoners’ skin. Not only you get to learn about a part of Japan’s history, you even get to know Asirpa’s background as an Ainu hunter. Always say Hinna before you eat your meals.

Mahou Shoujo Site

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Edgy anime of the season? Well, give it more time. Despite the obvious premise based from Madoka Magica the OST at least is on point. The only thing I want to know is what happens next. I’m considering to drop this since I’m losing interest after two episodes. And it seems it’s doing that.

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

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For fans of the SAO Franchise (and for the haters too) this anime takes place within the same universe featuring a new cast. It’s written by the author of Kino’s Journey so expect something different. Out of the games presented in the franchise it revisits the world of Gun Gale Online. LLENN, the character pictured above, is the most-talked player in the game because of her small avatar. When you see her character outside the game it will surprise you.

High School DxD Hero

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After a rough ending on the third season, it’s great to see it’s back on track. Under a new studio there’s a big improvement with the art. Everything is more vibrant and the plot is clearer now. The harem is the same as ever, but this time you can feel the change after a long time. Honestly I’ve forgotten what happened back then except it doesn’t feel like I’m missing out.

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Die Neue These – Kaikou

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I didn’t watch the original adaptation of this because of the length. This one is a re-adaptation and it’s fine to start with this. Based on a novel series, this anime shows a never-ending war between two factions in space. This may become my second series to own in print because I don’t actually read sci-fi stories. The motives behind their actions is well-explained but I want more.

That’s all I’m watching this season. What are you watching? Leave a comment below.

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