I was slacking a bit and I couldn’t get a review out yesterday so I apologize but here we are!
If you don’t know what this blog segment is, I’ve been reviewing the first episodes of the new anime in the Spring 2017 season for the past few days.
- See all the reviews on many Spring shows here!
Today, I’ll keep it short cause if I talk about these three shows in depth, it’ll be like 1000 words in this post and I might bore you.
Made by Brain’s Base who also brought you shows like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun and Durarara!!, this show is music-based with romance involved.
Synopsis from MyAnimeList:
“Nino, a girl who likes to sing, experienced two farewells in the past. First, with her first love, Momo, and second, with Yuzu, a boy who composes music. But upon those two farewells, she made a promise with each of them: to continue singing until they find her voice again. Time has passed, and now these three are in high school…?!”
Not bad. It’s concept I have never seen before, a girl who had two love interests leave her life tries hard to reunite with those two, in result, all three of them are in the same high school. Coincidence?
They input the romance element pretty quickly. From what I saw, there seems to be some love triangle/polygon happening with jealousy and broken hearts. Not with only those three individuals, even with some other girl affiliated with Yuzu is in the mix.
This is a music-based anime and I thought the music and songs in this show were enjoyable. With Nino singing the same song/melody over and over and the light music band’s music, it was nice to hear. If you don’t like heavy rock, you might not enjoy hearing the music in this anime cause that’s pretty much the main genre.
What I didn’t like about the animation/art of this show is that they kinda exaggerated with the concert scenes. Like, you’re at a high school, not a metal concert. Other than that, art is pretty unique.
In conclusion, I like music-based shows so I’ll keep watching. I’ve seen a lot of love and drama shows so hopefully this one won’t disappoint.
Grimoire of Zero
Made by White Fox who also created Steins;Gate, Akame ga Kill! and Re:Zero, this anime is an action fantasy with magic and sorcery.
Synopsis from MAL:
Year 526 of the Liturgical Calendar. The world knew that witches existed, and that they practiced the notorious art of sorcery. Nevertheless, the world did not know anything about the study of magic.
Our story follows a half-man, half-beast mercenary; humans mockingly call his kind the “fallen beasts.” He always dreamt of becoming a human, but one day, he met a witch who would change his life forever.
“Do you desire a human form? Then be my escort, mercenary!”
The witch introduced herself as “Zero,” and explained that she was searching for a one-of-a-kind magical tome that bandits had stolen from her lair. Entitled “The Book of Zero,” the grimoire supposedly contained valuable magical knowledge that could be used to effortlessly bring the world to its knees.
Thus, in order to realize his dream of becoming a human, the mercenary must accompany Zero on her journey—despite her being one of the witches he so loathed.
This is the story of a haughty sorceress and a kindhearted beast.
I don’t usually watch fantasy shows but after finishing the first episode of this show, it was interesting. Concept is well-known, a half-man, half-beast who everyone wants the head of, wishes to become a human and not be hunted every day of his life. He meets a witch who will grant his wish and they go on adventures with magic. Pretty standard. Honestly, I, personally don’t have much to say about this show, it didn’t pop out to me that much. But, I’ll watch another two or so.
Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka?
yep, the title is that long.
Created by Satelight who made Fairy Tail and Log Horizon, this show is a fantasy drama with romance elements in it.
Five hundred years have passed since the humans went extinct at the hands of the fearsome and mysterious ‘Beasts.’ The surviving races now make their homes up on floating islands in the sky, out of reach of all but the most mobile of Beasts.
Only a small group of young girls, the Leprechauns, can wield the ancient weapons needed to fend off invasions from these creatures. Into the girls’ unstable and fleeting lives, where a call to certain death could come at any moment, enters an unlikely character: a young man who lost everything in his final battle five hundred years ago, the last living human awakened from a long, icy slumber.
Unable to fight any longer, Willem becomes the father that the girls never had, caring for and nurturing them even as he struggles to come to terms with his new life, in which he feels the pain of helplessly waiting for his loved ones to return home from battle that his ‘Daughter’ once felt for him so long ago. Together, Willem and the girls gradually come to understand what family means and what is truly worth protecting.
It’s definitely interesting. Animal beings are really the only beings in Earth while very little humans are left so I guess humans are trying to gain back their power… I think. Characters are nice, the Leprechauns, the little girls, are very energetic and curious because they’ve never seen a man before so having Williem in their lives made it more interesting. Animation and art looks very smooth and it looks beautiful. Also, the setting is definitely appropriate.
In conclusion, it’s interesting enough to make me watch more it.
To be honest, today for me was an off day and my reviews are a little vague so I apologize. Tomorrow, I’ll be back in full speed. Hopefully I can help you watch one of these shows anyway!