Weekly Anime Review

No anime review this week, because of the New Year and shift to the Winter season and me not having the time to watch anything. So I’m going to talk about what I will watch instead.

Heavy Object and Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans are staying for the Winter, and I’m going to try to add three other shows.

Boku dake ga Inai Machi (aka ERASED in English) (found at Crunchyroll or Funimation)

The title translates to The Town Where Only I am Missing. It’s kind of mix between Groundhog Day and you worst nightmare of being sent back in time to when you were a grade-schooler. Satoru Fujinuma, a manga author, has the power to prevent death by going back in time to do everything he can to save someone’s life. One day, his power sends him all the way back to when he was at grade school just a month before a classmate disappeared.

This show is based on a praised manga with a pretty good director at the helm. It should be good, well at least interesting.

Active Raid (found at Crunchyroll)

Actual title: Active Raid – Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hakkei. It’s way too long for me (and Crunchyroll too), so I’m shorting it to just Active Raid. This is a mecha police show. Supposedly lighthearted with the female protagonist (who looks a lot like Akane in Psycho Pass) secretly assigned to rehabilitated the 3rd Mobile Assault Division called “The Eight” because they aren’t up to the standards.

I’m a bit on the fence on this one. I like mecha, I like sci-fi, but comedic content is really a hit or miss for me. I’m going to give 3 episodes at least.

Ajin (Netflix)

Based off a manga, Ajin is the name of humans who never die and are hunted by the government. The series is called horror with supernatural and adventure elements. There is also a movie planned for later this year.

I’m not usually into horror (going by the 17+, it’s probably brutal too), but the premise of this one is intriguing me so I’m going to give it three episodes to see if it’s worth it or not. The show is basically all CGI too, which gives it a distinctive look. Some people seem to totally hate it.

Hai to Gensou no Grimgal (found at Funimation)

In English, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash.

A fantasy adventure anime based off a light novel. I really liked the preview of it and going by the synopsis quite RPG-like. I haven’t really tried to learn more about it outside of that.

It’s made by A-1 pictures and I tend to like their stuff and I love RPG stuff so this should fall right into my preferences.

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