Hey, Kaushik here! It’s been a long time, but I’m back and writing again. I’ve been a little out of the loop as far as anime is concerned lately, but I’ve started getting back into it starting with this fall season! I haven’t watched everything just yet, but there are definitely some really amazing shows I’d like to share with you guys. For the first time in a while, let’s go~
1. Galilei Donna
The first show I’d like to bring to your attention is Galilei Donna. It’s an interesting original show done by A-1 pictures (Magi, Fractale, AnoHana, etc.). The premise here is that there’s three girls, all descendants of the famous Galileo Galilei. One day the girls are attacked, accosted by strange individuals after some secret Galileo treasure. Everything changes, and suddenly the girls are on the run, trying to evade capture and figure out the mystery of their heritage.
The premise is interesting, and the hook is strong. While I don’t usually watch adventure shows, when I find one I like I get pretty attached to it. This one falls in that category. I don’t expect this show to do anything groundbreaking, but I am anticipating a fun ride from beginning to end. The show also looks really nice. The art and animation are really nice, and I can definitely see some potential for great scenery and action in the upcoming episodes. The character designs are solid, though nothing outstanding so far.
2. Kyoukai no Kanata
Show number two, Kyoukai no Kanata. This is a KyoAni show, a studio I’m always a big fan of. They did great works like Hyouka, Nichijou and more recently the show Free. Unlike their last show, this one is based off a light novel, and is one of the first kind of action-y shows KyoAni has tackled. Kyoukai no Kanata is your standard boy-meets-girl story, of course. The only twist here is that the boy is an immortal half-youmu, and the girl is the last remnant of a dead clan of youmu hunters.
been plenty wacky so far. One of the major reasons I’m so interested in this show is that while KyoAni is doing it, they normally don’t do shows with all that much action. That’s somewhat disappointing, since KyoAni’s animation quality is really great. Luckily, Kyoukai no Kanata is just that sort of show, and so we can experience that glorious KyoAni animation in all its greatness. And it’s definitely been great so far.
I can’t say the story is amazingly interesting honestly, but the characters are good. The art and animation are definitely stellar, so I have high hopes for this show. I can only imagine it’ll get better from here on in, and I’m definitely looking forward to future episodes of Kyoukai no Kanata, and you should too!
The last show I’d like the mention is Meganebu by Studio Deen. This one may surprise some of you who have already heard of this, but bear with me a bit. Honestly, I was only interested in this show because I’m a huge fan of glasses. Yes, just glasses. But after watching a couple of episodes of this, there is definitely something here. It’s a comedy show about 5 guys who all wear glasses, and are part of a glasses club. And really, it’s quite funny.
The style and presentation of this show is kind of wacky. It’s fast-paced and all over the place, and the comedy comes at you kind of fast. The characters all have their own quirks and are pretty funny at that. All the qualities of good comedy. But the one point I want to stress is the color scheme used in this show. It’s so bright and colorful, and I really enjoy it. The vibrancy pops, and makes me wake up a bit just by watching it.
So there’s 3 shows you should pick up this season. I would have mentioned Kill la Kill as well, but you guys are all already watching that. Right? Right?
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