Analysis

Fall 2018 Premiere Reviews (Part 1)

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Yes, it’s that time again. I haven’t slept in days. Everything is colors. But there are at least two shows this season that fill my soul with music.

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DOUBLE DECKER! Doug & Kirill 

Shares a universe with Tiger & Bunny but stands on its own; contains basically everything I ask for in an anime.

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The Girl in Twilight

I think this cyber-isekai parallel universe story might’ve escaped from 2007, but I liked it enough to try another episode.

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Between the Sky and Sea

A 90s Grrl Power show became an anime somehow, with all the low-key cringe and uncommented on microaggressions that genre entails.

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Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Has some interesting female characters and ideas but is poisoned by a smug, sneering script and insufferable dude protagonist.

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ZOMBIE LAND SAGA

Zombie idols. I have no idea if it’s going to be unique or a generic show with a gimmick slapped on top, but I definitely couldn’t look away from it.

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Bloom Into You

I didn’t like the manga much personally but it’s a perfectly fine romantic melodrama and important as a both overtly romantic and non-fetishized yuri series. I hope people enjoy it. I’ll be over here.

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DAKAICHI -I’m being harassed by the sexiest man of the year-

Actually had a halfway decent romcom setup, which it then promptly ruins by throwing in an attempted rape scene that’s not just normal-bad but also totally out of left field for the character.

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UzaMaid!

Literal pedophile gets a job that allows her to prey on a child 24/7. The child’s failed attempts to get her absent dad to recognize this issue are the joke. Anime was a mistake.

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Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood

It is gay and wholesome and healing, starring Nice Kids having mild shenanigans. I am extremely about it.

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GOBLIN SLAYER

Edgy Grimdark fantasy that wants to be Berserk so hard it hurts, but doesn’t have a single original idea to its name–don’t worry, it replaced originality with lots of rape. Can’t even muster good monster designs like Overfiend.

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2 replies »

  1. Regarding Dakaichi: at least it was an attempted rape as opposed to plain old pointless yaoi rape present in manga.
    So I will be over there hoping that anime will somehow salvage what it can from that unpalatable trainwreck of source material.

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