Has it really been two weeks already since I came back from my hiatus? I guess the old saying is true: time really does fly when you are having fun. Because really, I have been having fun: quite a lot. It’s awesome to be on WordPress again! When I came back, I took a vow to not start watching seasonal anime this summer season because of the fact that I am really far behind with a lot of shows. In other words, I just wanted to catch up first with some of the older series, before I started taking on new ones. Well, that vow lasted about one week. I totally blame Cactus Matt, Karandi, Irina and Jon for this. If they hadn’t written posts about the new shows, or talked to me in the comments section about them I never would have done this. So yeah, thanks for that. As if I didn’t have enough to watch already, sigh. Of course you all know that I am totally joking here. I have loved talking to everyone in the comments about the new shows, and today (and last week) I spent time with four new animes. I am happy to say I have now totally caught up with every episode released for these to date. So, don’t keep us in suspense Raist! What have you watched and what are your impressions so far? Jeezzz, okay already don’t be so impatient! Here we go!
Is it wrong to try to pick up girls in a Dungeon? Season 2
The anime with one of the longest titles ever is back for a new season! Is it wrong to try to pick up girls in a Dungeon? was an anime I had not yet watched up until this point. So naturally I bingewatched it’s first season erm first. A review for that one is coming soon on this blog, but suffice it to say that I really enjoyed it a lot. As much fun as season 1 was though, I’m loving the second season even more so far. The storyline is, at least for me that is, is much more interesting. It’s great to see both Bell and Hestia team up again, but also as it seems now, to be greatly outmatched. The new foe Apollo is one heck of a nasty (and quite frankly very annoying) character, and I for one can’t wait to see him getting his *ss kicked! The chemistry between the group is once again amazing, and I am very much looking forward to see where the rest of this season is going to be taking us!
If you think Fire Force is a show about the fire department, you would be partially right. But it’s not like any fire department you might know. Taking place in an alternative Tokyo, special fire brigades have been formed to protect the public from a frightening phenomenon called Spontanious Human Combustion. It turns normal people into terrible creatures called Infernals. The animation and action in this show has so far been amazing, and I love the truly unique storyline. There are some very clever ideas in this series, and with a fun lead character in the form of Shinra this is one anime that I am going to be looking forward to each week. It’s supposedly going to be one of the longer running shows, so let’s hope the level of quality will be maintained and it’s not going to become stale at some point. For that would really be a shame.
If it’s for my daughter, I’d even defeat a demon lord
This anime had me smiling and gave me a feelgood feeling all the way through. Yet another long title, this anime tells the story of the young adventurer Dale. One day when out alone in the forest he encounters a young demon girl called Latina. Her father just died, and Dale taking pity on her decides to take her home, taking it upon himself to raise her. Latina is certainly one of the cutest anime girls that I have ever seen. There was a scene where she was helping out in an inn and carried some plates to the counter, that just made my heart melt. Yeah, I know, I’m a big softie. The show does at times also become slightly darker in tone, especially in the latest episode, taking on some pretty mature themes. Overall though this is an anime where you just can’t help but smile at, and it will be interesting to see in which direction this will take us eventually.
To the abandoned Sacred Beasts
The last but certainly not least show that I am watching for this season is to the abandoned Sacred Beasts. Maybe this will come as a surprise (or not) but so far this is my favorite show of the season. A civil war between the South and the North is resolved in an unexpected way, when the outnumbered Northerners use a dark form of magic to create monstrous supersoldiers. The so called Incarnates make mincemeat out of the South and soon a peace treaty is signed. However this leaves the Incarnates in trying to come to terms on how to survive and live on in peaceful world. The first episode, especially it’s opening scene just made me grin from ear to ear, and I have been having a blast ever since. Featuring non stop (often bloody) action, terrifying monsters, spectacular fightscenes, and interesting characters I’m absolutely loving this one. The storyline and setting (that almost feels like a western at times) is also one of the main reasons why this is so far my favorite!
So that’s it for this post! I have to say that I would honestly have loved to see two more shows, but this season especially seems to be a bad one when it comes to the availability of certain titles in my country. Sometimes I really don’t like living in Holland, as there are so many great animes that we often simply don’t have access to. Alas, it can’t be helped and it’s not like I haven’t got enough to watch anyway. I’m looking forward to seeing how these four shows are going to progress the upcoming weeks. I can’t wait to talk about these new titles over on your blogs! And that pretty much is a wrap for this post. So are you following any of these? What are your impressions so far? Don’t be shy, let’s talk in the comment section! I promise I won’t bite! I hope everyone is having a great weekend up till now. Enjoy it and see you all at the next post, or over on your blogs, whatever comes first!