Megalo Box (Spring 2018)

Megalo Box

Megalo Box is a 50th anniversary reimagining of the Ashita no Joe manga series written by Asao Takamori. As an ultimately commemorative piece, the show is a nostalgia trip hearkening back to the style and presentation of late 1990’s anime. For some, this will be a big draw; others may find it too simple, and simply outdated.

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Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii (Love is Hard for Otaku)

Wotakoi

I’d like to take a quick moment here to look at what is easily the best series I’ve seen involving A-1 Pictures this season. No, not Darling in the FranXX, and definitely not Record of Grancrest War. I’m talking about slice-of-life romcom Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii.

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Death Parade (Winter 2015)

Death Parade

Roughly two weeks ago, Shawn selected Death Parade as our joint “Vault of Series Past” venture. I was apparently living under a rock at the time it was released, because despite its top 50 MAL popularity, I didn’t know a damn thing aside from vaguely recalling that I’d heard of it. If I could pull a Steins;Gate, I’d go back in time and slap myself for not noticing this one sooner.

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The Greatest Extra Who Hardly Ever Existed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The point of this post is to appreciate one of the gutsiest extremely minor characters ever to set foot on a fictional battlefield. I’m talking about Rebecca from Record of Grancrest War, of course. If you’re not familiar with the story, it’s not important right now; I’ll write a review that covers that when all is said and done. What IS important, though, is that you know there are plenty of characters in this series who could murder you four times before you knew what hit you.

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A Place Further Than the Universe

It’s always refreshing to see an original anime be talked about as possibly one of the best to come out of any given season. This is even truer for Sora yori mo Tooi Basho. It’s not an edge-of-your-seat adventure series rife with peril or action, nor is it even all that climactic in general. It is, however, objectively the best show I’ve seen so far from the Winter 2018 season, and one of the better ones I’ve seen in the last year.

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