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  • Holy

  • Shit, there are a lot of shows this season!

  • Honest-to-god, 2018 has been an amazing year for anime so far

  • well, aside from last season

  • Last season was a little dry you had a few good shows here and there

  • But this season is looking a lot better.

  • We've got some promising new shows along with some fan favorites I know we've been waiting ages for the return of.

  • That's right boys after all this time, it's finally back. The King has returned... It's time...

  • for Taiwanese fucking puppets!

  • If you're waiting for a punchline, there isn't one... The show is actually awesome. Un-sarcastically.

  • How do I say that without sounding sarcastic?

  • Why???

  • Why d'you keep doing this, Japan???

  • This what you think we want?!?!?

  • This is what you think we deserve!??!?!?!??!

  • Because we said we liked Ero-manga sensei??

  • Is it our fault?

  • Is it my fault?!??!?!?!?!

  • *SOBS*

  • OH GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE??

  • It's like if Eromanga Sensei and OreImo had a secret incest baby

  • yes, a fucking, deformed, incest baby

  • they disowned, so it got raised by All you need is a sister until it grew up and got kicked out for taking off the

  • Kiss x Sis

  • I mean, I'm all for trash, but at least try to give me high grade, biodegradable quality trash not this low effort shit

  • This ain't no wincest,

  • this is PUT-IT-IN-THE-FUCKING-BIN-CEST

  • And I'm gonna need to see some ID from you!

  • I see nothing wrong with that.

  • Now before we really get stuck into it,

  • there are many high profile shows this season that leads me to believe that many of you are gonna skip in the sports anime

  • but trust me, there are a few to actually look out for:

  • Run with the Winds is a new Production I.G sports anime,

  • and if there's one studio I trust with Sports anime, it's Production I.G

  • This feels like the Haikyuu spirit has truly been passed down with a much more character focused sports show even though it's just about running, this time.

  • with some beautiful animation and a cast chemistry I already like,

  • I trust I.G to pull through with this one.

  • Kyoto animation is also back with some more boys

  • This time with a bit of Archer Free!.

  • We've got a modern sumo anime. That is pretty fucking hype. I mean, you know

  • Hype as two fat dudes slapping each other about can be

  • NEW SWORD ART ONLINE, BABY!

  • OH, YEAH. GIMME THAT YOUTUBE CASH

  • honestly

  • The first 20 minutes of this opening episode was a decent

  • Fantasy setup that actually drew me in and got me invested in the world and everything that was happening,

  • that it made me step back and ask,

  • aww, shit

  • is this...

  • is this actually decent?

  • And then five minutes later, is gracious enough to answer me with:

  • AHAHA IT WAS JUST SWORD ART ONLINE ALL ALONG

  • YOU WERE ACTUALLY INVESTED?

  • *laughing coffin*

  • Ever since Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

  • AKA SAO A hyphen GGO

  • AKA Fort Stay Nite,

  • I can't help but laugh a bit that the franchise

  • realizes the one way to make SAO better is to completely disconnect itself from everything its previously done

  • and that seems exactly like what this new season is doing

  • it's like they just put a hard reset with new worlds and characters. And because of it,

  • I'm actually intrigued where this new SAO goes,

  • even if it still has the same edgelord Kirito in it

  • Get some help.

  • I'm not gonna dwell in this because I've already added my piece of the Goblin Slayer controversy

  • Well, kinda I know must've been confusing to some of you because I wasn't being very sarcastic in it

  • But just to round out my thoughts I can see why Goblin Slayer is popular

  • I do. If anything it fits in the space for people bored of the safe standard fantasy setting that became

  • oversaturated through the Isekai genre.

  • Even if the initial hook was based purely on shock factor.

  • So yeah

  • we're just gonna have to wait and see if Goblin Slayer has more to do than just slaying goblins

  • because we're gonna have a new...

  • ...scale or I'm actually have it made digitally where it's on a scale of

  • Goblins, you know, is it charging into a goblins nest, hacking them to pieces or is it just going?

  • You know around the goblins. Is it kissing goblins?

  • even though you still stab them you get him a kiss or is it catching him in bed with a goblin?

  • And then the final scale is gonna marry a goblin

  • Speaking of Isekai there was a point last year

  • When I thought isekai was gonna die down, but somehow it got even worse

  • I swear this point people are just going to anime companies at random words they picked out the Hat like

  • P R E G N A N C Y

  • in another world

  • I like it

  • wait...

  • you...you serio--

  • Conception is about a guy gets transported to another world and has to get a bunch of women pregnant in order to

  • Save the world. That is the premise. I am not lying

  • I am not quite sure who needs to be fired more: the person who made this concept or the person who approved this

  • concept just tell me what the point of this anime is

  • Because you know if you wanted to make a hentai just make a fucking hentai

  • that's obviously what you want this to be

  • and you know, I'd probably actually watch it if that was the case, but sometimes

  • Somehow you get a stupid idea that works

  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as A Slime is exactly what it sounds like and I'm pretty sure the premise came from the same creative

  • process but somehow he has an infectious charm

  • that just draws you in you can tell a lot of love and care has been put into this you have a world that is apparently

  • Normal for other people to get transported to it

  • Yeah

  • A Tsundere dragon that's not CG, animation is on point you find yourself actively cheering for this fucking slime to kick some ass and

  • Find his harem of slime-loving pussy.

  • It's just an entertaining show god fucking damn it

  • I thought I was done with isekai at this point

  • What is this, Radiant? More like really ain't Fairy Tail

  • I'm kidding. It was just a joke. This is nothing like Fairy Tail. Okay, don't kill me

  • It was just a shitty comparison joke, and I'm sorry. I didn't mean it

  • What I meant to say was:

  • What is this, Grey Clover?

  • Fucking Netflix adaptations, man

  • ANIME

  • IS

  • SAVED!

  • Once again by Trigger for like the 20th fucking time now

  • I don't know. What does anime even need saving from anymore, themselves?

  • I've got to be honest when I first saw the CG in the trailer for Gridman,

  • I was like, Trigger

  • Why? why would you betray me like this?

  • butt

  • Having watched that, I was reminded that this was meant to be based on the classic tokusatsu genre and the clunky CG actually captures this feel

  • Perfectly because it feels like these could be costume characters, but just given a very shiny new lick of paint

  • I absolutely love the art, atmosphere, and direction even if it can sometimes be a bit weird.

  • Character designs get an

  • S...

  • S plus...

  • S plus size...

  • it's just the perfect homage to tokusatsu, even if you didn't grow up with it as a kid,

  • I do highly recommend it

  • And see, for all you getting confused why there are so many S's in the name,

  • The S is for those of you who are uninformed,

  • Actually stand for

  • Superhuman...

  • If there's one thing that drew me to the show from the get-go wasn't the moe, wasn't the high school

  • It wasn't the action spy thriller. It wasn't the moe high school action spy thriller.

  • It's this

  • funky ass soundtrack, man

  • Oh, let me jam to this for a second

  • Then we have this show with two cute girls talking about how they've never liked any boys and you know

  • I didn't know what the show was gonna be about when I started watching this cuz they um,

  • They they really didn't make it obvious. But, I gotta say the art looks really really pretty though

  • I really don't know where they're gonna go with this one

  • Could really be about anything

  • Weird flex, but okay.

  • What is this? A Monogatari/Oregairu ripoff?

  • Yeah Okay, been there done that gonna take more than a simple bunny girl to impress me, guys.

  • Oh, cute

  • You're ready trying with this dialog aren't you? And um

  • oh.

  • Oh no

  • I like the girl.

  • Ohno

  • I like the guy.

  • Oh no

  • I'm invested

  • Wait. No. No, you didn't prepare me. It's it's it's only episode three. You're not allowed to do this

  • No, you didn't give me time.

  • I wasn't expecting this

  • No!

  • Not the feels train anything but--

  • I like this show

  • I really like this show.

  • The writing, the banter, the chemistry

  • It just all took me by surprise because when I heard the concept I was like,

  • All right, I don't get it

  • But whatever

  • But before I knew it, I was invested as hell in these characters and I gotta say Monogatari vibes aside

  • It's got the most refreshing character relationships I've seen in anime in a very long time

  • Mostly

  • It has to remind me that it's anime somehow right?

  • God

  • damn this anime looks beautiful.

  • I mean,

  • Jesus just look at these backgrounds (Makoto Shinkai, is that you?)