Let’s look back at spring, a season so full of good stuff that there wasn’t space to recommend everything we liked!Anime Feminist Recommendations of Spring 2021 — Anime Feminist
This summer’s a strange one, with a few particular standouts and several shows coming late to the party. Let’s see what’s happening!2021 Summer Premiere Digest — Anime Feminist
I’m not I have high hopes for Kageki Shoujo!!, and feel confident that my gut feeling that this will be Summer 2021’s IIt’s still too early on to make any predictions about aquatope’s the larger story. What we get in episodes 1 and 2 is compelling, though I’m not sure if the magical realism elements will dominate the show, or if the production will find a happy balance as aquatope finds its sea legs. What’s ultimately clear from certain events so far is that there will definitely be a magical, otherworldly element to this series: I just hope that it won’t come at the sacrifice of Fuka and Kukuru’s tender, tentative friendship and potential relationship.
I have high hopes for Kageki Shoujo!!, and feel confident that my gut feeling that this will be Summer 2021’s strongest show will play out like a grand ballet: fluidly, thrillingly, and beautifully week to week. That’s thanks to PINE JAM‘s animation, as well as the stellar voice acting from Sayaka Senbongi (Sarasa) and Yumiri Hanamori (Ai), both of whom convey just who these two girls are at their core. Those elements, combined with the other voice actresses, the music, animation, and sound design, really elevated Kageki Shoujo!! in my eyes, and make it an easy, “Why aren’t you watching this?!” kind of recommendation.
I’m not sure I’d call Remake Our Life! good: at least… well, not yet. It has a lot of potential, but as it stands, things are still coming together and the show just getting its legs. It’s at a tipping point of sorts: it has the potential to go from average—which like, isn’t a ding at all; average anime are necessary to every season, and can often be satisfying—to a compelling story about getting a second chance to find happiness. Remake Our Life! also has the potential to really dive into everything Kyoya’s learning in a Shirobako-esque way.
Dee, Mercedez, and Peter look back at the mega-packed Spring 2021 season!Chatty AF 143: 2021 Spring Wrap-up — Anime Feminist
Night Head 2041 was intersting, but the fact that I kept thinking of other sereis I’d rather be watching bodes ill for this cyberpunk-meets-psychics SFF premiere.Night Head 2041 – Episode 1 — Anime Feminist
The Dungeon of Black Company is a tedious premiere that makes me wish I could punt protagonist Ninomiya Kinji into the sun.The Dungeon of Black Company – Episode 1 — Anime Feminist
Today is another hot, humid day in Texas, which seems like the way this year’s just gonna go. It’s hot, hotter than it’s ever been: the kind of hot that makes you hid inside with all the windows closed, every single ceiling fan on at least the mid-level so it moves the air, and all the blinds closed. It’s the kind of hot that makes me crave shaved ice, heaped in a styrofoam
It’s also the day after tanabata, a day that had my mind back in Sendai in 2016, a scant week and a half after I arrived in Japan, and more specifically: in Fukushima.Continue reading
Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- plays around with tropes of the isekai genre well enough to wrangle a few laughs out of this low-stakes premiere about a boy who gets unexpectedly yeeted into another world.Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- — Episode 1 — Anime Feminist