My secret favourite character in Kabaneri might be the main character’s dorky friend. Where everyone else in this show has super pretty character designs with unique distinguishing features, this guy looks like some background dude you only see once. Like some guy who was running away from the Kabane, slipped on a banana peel and was swarmed over by the oncoming horde. His design reminds me of Biscuit from Iron Blooded Orphans except without the part where he spends the entire show diligently raising death flags.
(In case you weren’t clued in, this episode was delayed a week thanks to the earthquake(s) that hit Japan. If you happened to watch the episode a week early, that was because some Chinese streaming company posted it a week early. I could have downloaded that version, but it had English subtitles grafted over the Chinese ones and that sounded horrible. The show looks quite nice overall and I don’t want to have two sets of subtitles blocking everything.)
Here we have a steampunk anime set in a world where everyone is stuck behind giant walls to escape from man-eating monsters that look like horribly deformed humans. Our main character is angry at the world for hiding behind these walls, being afraid of ever breaking out from this layer of fear that sits over everyone. It has an overall theme of breaking free of fear, pushing outside of your zone of comfort where you never move forward, ignoring the fear of your peers who want to remain in their comfortable holes, lashing out at anyone who dare challenge this way of the world as they fear what might happen if they try to leave the walls.
Yes it’s a new season of Attack on T…rains. Attack on Trains.
It’s amazing what an injection of self awareness can do for making a shitty trend palatable again. I find it way better for the show to want me laughing at its lead, rather than it unintentionally encouraging me to do so. At least then I know that an adult had a part in writing it.
Next batch of first impressions. A touch less impressive than the last bunch with a few disappointments in there, but still an exciting season so far. Even if the ones I’ve enjoyed most so far have been the dumb comedies with cute girls and the serious manly anime have been a bit disappointing. I think I’m turning into Inushinde.
New season and already like 20 things have aired. Here’s a post about only 5 of them. I’m catching up slowly, I swear. I still haven’ watched the last episodes of a few things from last season. But there’s new shiny stuff to watch so who cares about the old anime.
I will never get over these names, or the fantastic redundancy of this image. Read More
The Beatles were also fans of Osomatsu-san.
The new season has started and already there’s been some excellent anime. I was particularly fond of the first episode of Mayoiga, or The Lost Village as we’re apparently calling it now. This season is looking to be one of the biggest in anime for a long time, and I’m not even talking about the quality of the anime on show. Start digging into the money paid for streaming rights of Iron Fortress and My Hero Academia and watch your brain fall out of your ears. But whatever, that’s next season, and I’m too busy rounding up last season.