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Katsugeki Touken Ranbu – First Impressions

An adaptation of the video game developed by Nitroplus, Katsugeki Touken Ranbu is the quintessential badass anime premiere of the Summer season. Produced by Ufotable and directed by Toshiyuki Shirai (Fate/Zero), the anime takes place in 1863. “As the tumultuous samurai era is coming to an end, Japan is split between the pro-shogunate and anti-shogunate…… Continue reading Katsugeki Touken Ranbu – First Impressions

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Aho-Girl – First Impressions

Aho-Girl is the anime adaptation of a 4-panel manga series written by Hiroyuki. The serial is directed by Keizō Kusakawa and produced by Diomedéa studio. This comedic show has episodes that run about 12-minutes each, and to be blunt, I don’t think I could handle anything longer than that. The show’s about the everyday lives…… Continue reading Aho-Girl – First Impressions

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Tsurezure Children – First Impressions

Another show that I wasn’t planning on checking out is Tsurezure Children. I saw a couple of clips from it on Twitter and it looked really nice, so I figured I’d give it a go. I have some mixed feelings about this one, to be perfectly honest. Tsurezure Children (TsurexDure Children) was originally a 4-panel…… Continue reading Tsurezure Children – First Impressions

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Restaurant to Another World – First Impressions

Restaurant to Another World (Isekai Shokudō) was originally a self-published light novel series from the fantasy genre, written by Junpei Inuzuka. The anime adaptation is being made by Silver Link studio and director, Masato Jinbo. When I saw this on the Summer line-up, I was immediately drawn to how beautiful the visuals were. After reading…… Continue reading Restaurant to Another World – First Impressions

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Elegant Yokai Apartment Life – First Impressions

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life wasn’t originally on my list of shows to check out for the summer, but when I saw that CrunchyRoll had picked it up, I decided to give it a shot. I’m very happy that I did because I get some good-vibes from it. Elegant Yokai Apartment Life (Yōkai Apato no Yūga…… Continue reading Elegant Yokai Apartment Life – First Impressions

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Granblue Fantasy: The Animation – First Impressions

Granblue Fantasy: The Animation is a new anime series that’s an adaptation of the mobile video game, Granblue Fantasy. I remember the video game was a big deal because the music was co-produced by Nobuo Uematsu, who is an extremely renowned talent known for his contribution to the Final Fantasy gaming franchise. The anime is…… Continue reading Granblue Fantasy: The Animation – First Impressions