Thoughts: With the second episode the new season really starts in earnest as we see Tanjirou, Zenitsu and Inosuke hit it off in the “entertainment district” aka the red light distract. The episode starts heavy in comedy so I imagine opinions will be mixed here. I know lots of people who watch Demon Slayer have said less than stellar things about the comedy skits this series dishes out so the first half could make for difficult viewing depending on your tastes...
Episodes: 12 Original airing dates: 4th October 2021 – 20th December 2021 Studio: Studio Bind Genre: Isekai/adventure/fantasy Prequel: Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 1 Recommended audience: Fans of fantasy/adventure anime with a dose of fanservice Trailer:
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 2 also known as Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Part 2 is an isekai/adventure series that first aired in the autumn 2021 season. As the name implies, this is the second part and is a direct continuation from the first season meaning this series is unsuitable for newcomers. If you want to watch Jobless Reincarnation then watching part one is pretty much a requirement as viewers are thrown in the deep end plot wise with...
We join Miko as the terrible fiend charges at her after discovering she can see it! Just as it looks like Miko will be torn limb from limb the shrine ghosts save her for the third and final time! What will happen now? Who knows but despite the vicious attack, Zen’s mothers spirit lives on and makes her way to her cherished son disfigured and all.
Zen is surprised to see Miko back considering the way she bolted out of the room earlier but the bigger danger is the company she brought along! The evil spirit directs her rage at Miko before momentarily taking on her Earthly body before going for the kill. But once again...
Bojji has completed his training and even sports an impressive little sword which Kage is excited to see! Where did Bojji gain the strength to wield such a thing? The answer is soon revealed when he removes the sword from its sheath and all we see is a stick thin rapier! What a joker!
Kage can’t believe it and believes this stunt with the sword is just a load of porkies. Despa prefers to call it a bluff. Bojji meanwhile looks deflated that his little act didn’t spur a more positive reaction but when Despa tells him to buck up his mood immediately lifts. There is a moment silence then Kage finally accepts...
Episodes: 24 Original airing dates: 9th July 2021 – 17th December 2021 Studio: P.A. Works Genre: Drama, slice-of-life Recommended audience: Slice-of-life and fans of character driven drama.
Aquatope of White Sand otherwise known as Shiroi Suna no Aquatope is a slice-of-life drama series that was originally released in the summer 2021. The story of Aquatope begins with Fuuka Miyazawa whose career as an idol has come to an end. Depressed and directionless she wanders and finds herself in an aquarium named Gama Gama that is on the brink of collapse. Unable to face her past failure with her family she decides to stay and take a job in Gama Gama.
Meanwhile Kukuru Misakino, whose dream is to keep the aquarium open, does her utmost to...
The Washio Chapter is actually a prequel to the original Yuuki Yuuna season although if you want to get the most out of this franchise I would still recommend watching the original Yuuki Yuuna over this. I say that because the revelations mentioned in this Washio chapter will spoil a major twist in the first season. In terms of the target audience this will be great for people who like slice-of-life anime or magical girls and is suitable for veterans and newcomers alike. The ending is stronger here and this chapter is an improvement over the first season.
Episodes: 6 Original airing dates: 7th October 2017 – 11th November 2017 Studio: Studio Gokumi Genre: Dark magical girl, drama, comedy Sequels: Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero: The Hero Chapter, Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero: Mankai...
Like cooking or simply like to pig out? Then I got a series for you and that is Restaurant To Another World where the main "characters" are the delightful meals on offer! Come enjoy the meals and on the side we got a bunch of rowdy and eccentric diners who will entertain you with their stories from a land far away! Yes this is a quirky series for those who like their anime to be a little different.
Episodes: 12 Original airing dates: 4th July 2017 – 19th September 2017 Studio: SILVER LINK Genre: Gourmet, fantasy, slice-of-life Sequels: Restaurant To Another World 2 Recommended audience: Food lovers primarily and those for all things fantasy!
Restaurant to Another World also known as Isekai Shokudou is a...
In this prequel I will be reviewing the first (second season depending on how you call seasons) in the Yuuki Yuuna franchise. If you are a fan of magical girls and drama then this could be worth a look as this series has got all the stuff to cater for such fans. Be warned though there are some dark moments particularly at the end which can be a tad depressive.
Episodes: 12 Original airing dates: 17th October 2014 – 26th December 2021 Studio: Studio Gokumi Genre: Dark magical girl, drama, comedy Prequel: Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero: The Washio Sumi Chapter Sequels: Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero: The Hero Chapter, Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero: Mankai Chapter Recommended audience: Fans of the magical girl genre and those who like slice-of-life and yuri action
Things kick off with a flashback from a young Zen who is scolded for not getting a perfect score on the test. When a classmate calls for Zen, this only angers his mother further for she feels betrayed that he would hide such details. Although she allows him to attend, in act of aggression she digs her fingers painfully into his scalp.
In this prequel I will be delving into Jobless Reincarnation which was one of the better anime series of the winter 2021 season. It is one I would recommend for its good storytelling. Be warned thought that our main man Rudeus Greyrat is a bit of a perv so there will be ecchi scenes littered throughout this one. Even if you are not a fan of such things though don't let that deter you from watching this!
Episodes: 11 Original airing dates: 11th January 2021 – 22nd March 2021 Studio: Studio Bind Genre: Isekai, drama, ecchi Sequel: Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 2 Recommended audience: monsta recommendation! Fans of fantasy and drama will like this.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation otherwise known as Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu is a isekai/fantasy...
Bosse’s spirit who currently resides in the body of Daida stands before Queen Hiling. She is initially reluctant to believe the claim that it is Bosse standing before her but when he decides to snap his massive club into pieces and then crushes it to form a diamond, she grasps the situation for what it is. This huge feat of strength was actually something Bosse originally did to woe Hiling and due to the intimacy of the event is a sure sign that Bosse currently possesses Daida’s body.
Synopsis: In this part of the demon slayer the trio of Tanjirou, Zenitsu and Inosuke join the sound Hashira (elite slayer) Tengen Uzui on a mission to hunt down a powerful demon downtown.
Thoughts: Seeing as this is the third season it is recommended you watch the previous seasons (or at minimum the movie) as jumping into this might not make a whole lot of sense considering a big chunk of the opening one-hour special focuses on the ramifications of Rengoku’s death. Now personally, I found most of this long episode to be a slog with the first half being particular testing.
Episodes: 7 Original airing dates: 10th October 2021 – 28th November 2021 Studio: ufotable Genre: Supernatural/action Prequel: Demon Slayer Alternative version: Demon Slayer Infinity Train movie Sequel: Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Recommended audience: Action lovers and those who have not seen the Demon Slayer movie
Demon Slayer Infinity Train arc also going by the name Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen is a shounen/action series that was released in the autumn 2021. It is the sequel of the original Demon Slayer series and is an adaptation of the highly successful Demon Slayer Infinity Train movie. If you wish to check out those series reviews for those series look no further than the links below...
With the teacher off on maternity leave the replacement is the man Miko met in the park! He introduces himself as Zen Toono. Miko is immediately frightened and can see many evil spirits emanating from the man and even has difficulty looking at the bloke. No such problems for all the other girls who see him as a hottie! Meanwhile Hana seems to have totally forgotten their earlier encounter!
Hana’s ravenous hunger leads them to the school store where she grabs a bite to eat. Her appetite is insatiable and even Miko comments on it. Taking her spoils back to class Hana is at a loss when it comes to remembering when she saw...