Maple and her friends are back in New World Online, ready to make mincemeat of the game with their hyper-specific builds! Their first order of business is defeating the Level 3 boss, which Maple defeats single-handedly with her impenetrable defenses and special skills. Afterwards, they access Level 4, an area full of traditional Japanese aesthetics,… Read More First Impression: BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense. S2
Mahiro Oyama is your typical unemployed young man still living in his parents’ house, until one day when he wakes up and finds he’s been turned into a girl! Turns out his genius little sister put an experimental sex-changing drug into his drink, and now wants to observe the results as a “clinical trial” job… Read More First Impression: ONIMAI: I’m Now Your Sister!
Al Wayne loves being a farmer. With the help of a growth-enhancing blessing, he was able to level all of his farming skills to Level 10, and with that, he gets a further enhancement that skyrockets his Attack stat to insane levels. What follows is the greatest threat to his dream farming life, as he… Read More First Impression: I’ve Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills
Back in 2013, a charming little short-episode anime series with the awkward English title of Encouragement of Climb debuted. In it, we were introduced to Aoi, a girl who had once made a promise to climb a mountain with her friend Hinata, but has since acquired a fear of heights after a playground accident. Now… Read More First Impression: Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit
Rein was a Beast Tamer and a member of the Hero’s party, until they kicked him out for not doing any damage in battles and only carrying out assorted errands for the team. He decides to start his new life by becoming an adventurer, and sets out to complete his new adventurer trial. After easily… Read More First Impression: Beast Tamer
I have heard it said that slice-of-life series do not engage viewers intellectually, in that they do not have complex plots or go deep like dramas. Yet, this criticism overlooks the fact that beneath the slow and easy-going pace of each episode, slice-of-life anime often center on meaningful themes. But rather than packaging them with… Read More Summer of SoL: Resting in a Busy World (or Another World)
Toru Kirishima, the first lieutenant of the Sakuragi Family yakuza clan, is known as “The Demon of Kisaragi” for his tendency to solve problems with violence. In order to rein him in a bit, the clan boss orders him to take care of 7-year-old Yaeka, the boss’ own daughter. At first, Toru struggles with trying… Read More First Impression: The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting