Three typical slice-of-life girls arrive in the big city. There’s Himawari, the confident blond sporty one, Tsuyukusa, the sleepy-eyed, dessert-loving blue-haired one, and Tsutsuji, the reddish-pink haired one who is so normal she’s special, as befitting an MC. Only, what’s that beneath their hats? Horns?! Oh yeah, they’re oni or the demon-monsters of Japanese folk… Read More First Impression: Onipan!
Finding himself in a losing battle against a magibeast resembling a horned bear, Alvin the warrior calls out to a passing healer for assistance. Going by the name of Carla, the dark elf is a bit put off by his failure to grovel before her, not to mention his yelling at her. In fact, the… Read More First Impression: Don’t Hurt Me, My Healer! + Concluding Thoughts on Spring Anime Season Premieres
Tsubaki is part of a kunoichi clan, where a bunch of girls live and train together to learn the ways of the ninja, without any interaction with anyone in possession of a Y-chromosome. Naturally, this leads to very distorted views among the girls about what men are like, with their teacher adding fuel to the… Read More First Impression: In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki
Second-year high school student Izumi sets off on the first day of the new school year. His mom’s warning as he leaves sounds like a joke…until we learn he’s some kind of bizarre accident magnet. Even when he avoids an accident, he just winds up on the cusp of a different pitfall. Fortunately, he has… Read More First Impression: Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie
It’s the Cold War. Somewhere in East Berlint, world peace is under threat. What would happen if this came out? If the world realized that the foreign minister…duh duh duh…wears a toupee?! Thankfully, Twilight, Master of Disguise, the one-man wonder and greatest spy to have ever donned a mask, is equal to any task and… Read More First Impression: SPY x FAMILY
Aoi Ashito has enough natural talent to carry his backwater middle school soccer team to victory single-handed. He also has enough confidence for an entire 11-man team, and more besides. Given his short temper and proclivity for grandiose claims about his abilities—“I am the reincarnation of Ronaldo in his prime, though he’s still alive! I… Read More First Impression: AOASHI
Junpei is your typical 13 year old boy, obsessed with looking cool and teetering on the edge of falling for the mysterious, beautiful transfer student with the mole that he likens to “the sound of a premonition”. Umm, so maybe he’s not your typical teenaged boy. Anyhow, he’s trying really hard to be your typical… Read More First Impression: Dance Dance Danseur