After the huge success of the Demon Slayer movie it is only natural to think of how the original season was. In the case of Demon Slayer, it was a series I thoroughly enjoyed. Animation is top notch and the story told captivating with charming characters to boot. At its heart it is a shounen show so whilst I consider this one a classic I also know that it won't appeal to all due to its shounen based roots.
Demon Slayer otherwise known as Kimetsu no Yaiba is a shounen, action series featuring demons. The anime also gave rise to the hugely successful Demon Slayer: Infinity Train movie which holds the record for the highest ever grossing anime film as well as the top grossing film for 2020 which is a first for a non-Hollywood movie.
The story for Demon Slayer starts with our hero Tanjirou Kamado being the main breadwinner for his impoverished family who live out in...
Meikyuu Black Company is a fantasy comedy/isekai series which was first released in the summer 2021. The story for Meikyuu Black Company revolves around Kinji Ninomiya who is a NEET and has seemingly never worked a day in his life. Unlike other shows however, Kinji, through a series of side hustles and smart investments, has made it financially and is living the high life. His easy life of luxury is suddenly cut short however when he is mysteriously transported to a new world and is forced to work for the Raiza'ha Corporation, a corporation that is run like a black company!
A NEET with a difference!
What one should be clear from the get go is Meikyuu...
Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU otherwise known as Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu is a supernatural, horror/thriller series which was first released in the summer 2021. When They Cry – SOTSU is the fifth and latest season in the Higurashi franchise and is a direct sequel to Gou. If you wish to know how good the previous seasons were check the links below:
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime season two part two is an action/fantasy isekai series that aired in the summer 2021 season. Unsurprisingly events in this second part follow straight from part one so naturally this season is not newcomer friendly. You got to watch the previous seasons otherwise you won’t understand a thing that is going on. Saying that, due to the nature of its start, picking up this second part is easy if you haven’t seen part one in a while as there is a lot of recaps to get viewers up to speed. As always, I got reviews for the previous seasons on the links below:
Remake our Life! Also known as Bokutachi no Remake is a time-travel romantic/drama anime series that was first released in the summer 2021. The premise of the show centres on Kyouya Hashiba; a 28-year-old office worker who is major fan of the “Platinum Generation” which is a group of highly talented artists. His admiration for the group is tainted with a hint of envy and it is this envy that makes him regret his decision in pursuing a traditional university degree instead of following his true dreams of attending art school and then working in the gaming industry.
Vowing to make his dream a reality, he decides to quit his job and pursue a career in video games...
Strictly speaking Night Head Genesis is not a prequel as Night Head 2041 seems closer to a reboot than a sequel. At least from that is the vibe I get from seeing the beginning of Night Head 2041. As for the show itself, Night Head Genesis manages to combine sci-fi with the supernatural and is generally an intriguing tale that is hampered by its slow pacing. Don't worry though this series is not required viewing in understanding Night Head 2041 so you can give this a miss and jump straight into the new season if that is more your thing.
Night Head Genesis is a supernatural/psychological, mystery, drama series. The original season, Night Head Genesis was first released in the summer of 2006 while the second adaptation titled Night Head 2041 is currently airing in the summer season 2021. The premise of Night Head Genesis centres on the age-old...
Title: world's end harem
Airing dates: 8/10/2021 (TV series, 11 episodes) and 24/9/2021 (pre-air)
Genres: Science fiction, Psychological, Erotic suspense, Ecchi, Harem
Original creator: LINK (Shōnen Jump+)
Original character designer: Kotaro Shōno
Director: Yū Nobuta
Written by: Tatsuya Takahashi
Character designer: Masaru Koseki
Music: Shigenobu Ōkawa
Sound director: Fumiyuki Go
Director of photography: Sota Mikami (Chiptune)...
When They Cry - Gou is an anime of two halves. The first 13 episodes of this show are devoted to the retelling of events from the original When They Cry series whilst the final 11 episodes take the franchise into new directions! Beware that this season has no conclusion and if you wish to see the ending then you will need to view the Sotsu sequel. As always, this is not for the faint of heart plus I will add this will not be enjoyable for those who enjoy mystery series.
Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou also known as Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou is a supernatural, horror/thriller series which first aired in the autumn of 2020. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou is the fourth season in the franchise with the currently running Sotsu season being its sequel. If you wish to read the reviews for the previous seasons then please refer to the links below:
Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 2 - The Eve of Awakening otherwise known as Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden (TV) 2nd Season - Kakusei Zenya is a dark magical girl series that was released in the summer 2021 season. As the name implies, this is the second season of the original Magia Record season which aired in the winter 2020. A third and final season for Magia Record is due for release in the winter 2022 season. If you wish to know how the first season was like I suggest you check the link below for my season one review:
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S also known as Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S is a slice-of-life, comedy, fantasy series that originally aired in the summer 2021 season. Kobayashi Dragon Maid S is the sequel to the first Kobayashi season which came out in the winter season of 2017. If you want to learn more about how that season was please check the link below for my season one review:
The Case Study of Vanitas also known as Vanitas no Karte is a supernatural/steampunk vampire series that first aired in the summer 2021 season. The series will consist of two cours with the second half due to be released in January 2022 so from the get go one should be aware this season will not have a complete conclusion. The backdrop to the Vanitas story centres around the vampire curse of the blue moon. It is said that a vampire named Vanitas was born during the blue moon and since most vampires are born under the crimson moon, he felt lonely and swore vengeance against the vampire race using the grimoire “the book of Vanitas” to strike them down.
It is at this point where we are introduced to the main character Noe Archiviste who is sent out by his master to investigate the contents...
Rika asks menacingly how Satoko could know the contents of the present. Realising the game is up, Satoko decides to pull the trigger to stop Rika finding out more. With Rika dispatched Satoko takes her own life to end this crazy fragment...