First Impressions: Beastars

For an anime featuring anthropomorphic characters and fluid 3D animation, it delivered. The story is easy to digest but what makes the show different is the underlying themes. You have Legoshi the timid wolf who's trying his best to be more social to everyone. Also there's Haru the prominent rabbit where she experiences bullying even… Continue reading First Impressions: Beastars

First Impressions: O Maidens in Your Savage Season

Sex! I can't think of anything else that's associated here. I thought it was a show where sex or even the thought of it doesn't seem to go anywhere. But I stand corrected. It's even unexpected to see how it was handled. There are some cases it was a bit too over-the-top yet it's giving… Continue reading First Impressions: O Maidens in Your Savage Season

First Impressions: Given

Since when was the last time I've seen a BL anime that's this good? Really, this one broke the misconception of what shows like this are treated as such. Although I know Love Stage exists (although it aired a long time ago) similar anime still falls under a specific niche. I am saying this to… Continue reading First Impressions: Given

First Impressions: Cop Craft

Well look what we've got here, a buddy cop show with a dash of fantasy! It's been a while since I've seen an anime about a detective with a proper introduction to its world. (I'm looking at you B: The Beginning.) Compared to the very few similar shows with different settings, the world-building feels gradual.… Continue reading First Impressions: Cop Craft

First Impressions: Kono Oto Tomare!

This girl Hozuki seems to be the one carrying the show so far. This one's a mixed bag. Yeah, you read that right. Among all that showed their first episodes I had to give this anime 3 episodes to know where it's supposed to go. It's still rough on the edges. What it mostly shows… Continue reading First Impressions: Kono Oto Tomare!

First Impressions: Sarazanmai

Before I'll start this anime wasn't in my preview for this season. After looking up most of them I gave this show a chance. After 2 episodes in, I'm in love with it. It's drastically different in terms of presentation. You get placeholder crowds, blatant ads, song numbers, transformation sequences, flamboyantly gay men, cross-dressing, drugs,… Continue reading First Impressions: Sarazanmai

First Impressions: Kaguya-sama: Love is War

Behind Kaguya's face is a girl who wanted a normal life. I've got my fair share of romantic comedies when it comes to anime. There's always those tropes you're familiar with, and they try to make their own spin. Kaguya-sama is a no brainer. It uses them with added trippy visuals to keep things new.… Continue reading First Impressions: Kaguya-sama: Love is War

First Impressions: Tsurune

Even if it was aired late into the season, Tsurune has set its goals. From Kyoto Animation, it is based on the novel of the same name in their own imprint. Following 5 boys and other members in the club, the entire story follows the same introduction pattern from some Sports anime I've seen this… Continue reading First Impressions: Tsurune

First Impressions: Yagate Kimi ni Naru

I didn't expect it to be this way. The senpai making moves to her kouhai yet the kouhai is numb to any form of affection. Two episodes in and I'm seeing a distinction. (Take note I haven't read the manga.) Yuu, never experienced true love but she only has an idea through shoujo manga and… Continue reading First Impressions: Yagate Kimi ni Naru

First Impressions: Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai

Yes, you read that right. That's the name of the anime based on a light novel by Hajime Kamoshida. Also known as the Seishun Buta Yarou Series, I'll refer to this as Bunny Girl Senpai. Normally I do my First Impressions after 3 episodes but there's going to be some exceptions. Right from the get go… Continue reading First Impressions: Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai