A thousand years after Christ, the world is raw and dangerous—the slave trade abounds, the new world is just beginning to be explored, and nations are at war. The Vikings are scattered among islands and peninsulas, many residing in peaceful villages and others living by the sword. Thors, a once great warrior, is now a… Read More First Impression: Vinland Saga
Welcome back to the Summer 2019 Isekai Battle Royale! Our next contender is approaching… Entering the blue corner, he’s lean, he’s mean, and he’s fallen down the ravine, it’s Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest! Here we have the protagonist whose entire class was summoned to another world, and of all the skills he could have… Read More First Impression: Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
Fifteen years after an interdimensional gate opened in the Pacific, the sprawling community of San-Teresa has become ground zero for a meeting of the races, of alien and human. Enter Kei Matoba, a gruff police officer who is part of a special force meant to keep the peace in the city, but as he explains,… Read More First Impression: Cop Craft
Dr. Stone starts off like most high school anime do. There are a group of students who are poking fun at each other, especially Taiju who is nervous to confess his love to Yuzuriha while his friend Senku bets he won’t have the guts to do it. He walks up to her, ready to say what’s… Read More First Impression: Dr. Stone
Joining the literature club should be a pretty simple affair, or at least that’s what most of the five girls in that club thought… and then they realized that literature can sometimes contain some… rather sultry passages. To make matters worse, when talking about the rather simple subject of “what would you like to do… Read More First Impression: O Maidens in Your Savage Season
Back by popular demand: Dr. Steve here to talk about Dr. Stone! (Though technically I’m the only one of the two with a Ph.D. So there, “Dr.”) Samuru has already given a fine summary of the plot start in his First Impression post: All of humanity (and strangely enough, the birds, but no other creatures)… Read More First Impression: Dr. Stone (for Manga Readers)
Note: I have read the original light novels that this anime adapts, and these impressions are written accordingly. As an additional warning, there are hints of spoilers for future novel events that might not be covered by the anime. After finishing up a job, the 18-year-old adventurer Dale encounters an abandoned young devil girl who… Read More First Impression: If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord (for Novel Readers)
Hibiki Sakura is a first-year high school student who loves to eat yummy food. She gets a comment from a friend that she is gaining weight, and after checking the scale finds out it’s true! She decides to join a gym, specifically Silverman Gym. Another student, Akemi Sōryūin the high school student president, is also… Read More First Impression: How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
It’s the year 2063, and the students of Caird High School (plus one little sister and her puppet) are ready to head to their camping trip. Said camping trip, should be noted, is located on a planet that takes them a few lightyears away from home. However, as soon as they reach their destination, a… Read More First Impression: Astra Lost in Space (for Manga Readers)
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Summer 2019 Isekai Battle Royale! This season we have plenty of isekai and isekai-ish light novel adaptations throwing down for the title of Isekai of the Season, and it’s going to get wild! In the red corner, we have Demon Lord, Retry! (Japanese title: Maou-sama, Retry!) Here we have a protagonist who… Read More First Impression: Demon Lord, Retry!