This past weekend a new manga series from Yoshifumi Tozuka dropped on Shonen Jump entitled Undead Unluck. The first chapter has…a lot. The chapter begins with Fuuko Izumo about to kill herself! She is supernaturally unlucky. When people touch her skin, disaster strikes. This can be anything from a handshake to a kiss on the… Read More First Impression: Undead Unluck (Manga)
Two boys that are wildly different end up connected as…kappas? Sarazanmai opens with Kazuki telling about the important parts of his day – texting a girl, carrying a box, and watching the daily fortunes. We then see Toi, who is robbing a “Kappazon” car. The two get into a scuffle and destroy the statue of… Read More First Impression: Sarazanmai
Takuya has just been informed that his dad, who had been missing, has passed away. He’s taking it well and acting fairly normally—flirting with his teacher, making fun of other girls, and acting otherwise acting outlandishly. But there’s more to his dad’s story than a mere disappearing act, with a connection both to a strange… Read More First Impression: YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World.
Mitchiri Neko is a Japanese app, game, and comic strip series that was recently turned into an anime (i.e. this season). In 2013, this gave us the satisfyingly adorable animation of cats on parade. For 2018, we get a short-form anime series where the cats are just acting cute in 3 minute shorts. Each short… Read More First Impressions: Mitchiri Neko
Katana Maidens: Toji No Miko starts off with a battle against a flame centipede creature called an Aratama and katana wielding shrine maidens. They are all wearing school uniforms and are called Toji, which seem to be the special fighting force that defends Japan against these monsters. After quickly defeating it, the story moves on to… Read More First Impressions: Katana Maidens~Toji No Miko
Juri Yukawa is a graduating college student, interviewing to enter the work force, and she’s more eager than most to get her first job: her father has been laid-off, her older brother is a NEET, and her younger sister had a child out of wedlock. Juri wants to leave home. But in a sudden turn… Read More First Impressions: Kokkoku (Moment by Moment)
Working Buddies! (Hataraku Onii-san!) is a short form-anime series about anthropomorphic cats doing odd jobs during college. Our two main cats are an energetic calico named Tapio Chatorazawa and the pessimistic Russian blue Kuehiko Roshihara. The first episode shows our two lead cats on the job delivering packages. The entire episode goes from the warehouse… Read More First Impressions: Working Buddies!
Himouto! Umaru-chan was an anime series based on the manga of the same name about a lazy teenage girl living with her older brother. In public she’s pretty, popular, sweet, and gets good grades at school. At home, she’s a lazy bum who sits around and watches anime, plays video games and is generally a… Read More First Impressions: Himouto! Umaru-chan R
When this new season of anime began, I was looking forward to several series, but this one didn’t pop up on my radar. As a gamer, I felt it my duty to watch this and give my first impression. Recovery of an MMO Junkie is exactly what you think it’s about, someone who is living a… Read More First Impression: Recovery of an MMO Junkie
I have a weakness for music anime. I also like my anime characters to look something like real human beings, and to act like them as well. The intersection between these two geographical regions is pretty close to zero. Being an instrumentalist myself, one of the main things I’m craving is a show with decent… Read More First Impressions: Tsukipro The Animation