And suddenly it's the autumn...
I won’t lie: I was not impressed by what this season has to offer. No doubt that Anitwitter (which is now a registered trademark btw) will fall in love with a show and demand that I watch it…and I probably will…eventually.
I was not impressed by season 2 of Food Wars! and so I’ll be avoiding season 3. I enjoyed watching Sangatsu no Lion but I don’t think I can stomach a second season (which starts here too), and my gut tells me that I won’t enjoy the new Idolm@ster show (so instead I’m choosing another idol show :P).
So this is why I will be starting this season by covering 3 recent shows, plus 1 classic/out-of-season show.
Begins: Thursday. October. 05.
(Available on Amazon and HIDIVE)
I know next to nothing about this show…which isn’t a good sign, considering my history in this column. All I know about it is that the plot concerns a group of third-year students close to graduation, only to have their worlds turned upside-down by a…yes, you guess it…a transfer student…
This is not an adaptation and so this could all turn out to be either mildly okay or a pile of crap. So why am I choosing another show I know nothing about? Ummm…afraid I don’t have an honest answer for that. Will this one end up being the show I drop? Will I find another show that looks interesting and replace it? Well I’ve already dropped two shows in this column (Eromanga Sensei and Tsuredure Children), so I’ll go for the triple crown.
Kino’s Journey: The Beautiful World
Begins: Friday. October. 06.
(Available on Crunchyroll)
Here is another show I know next-to-nothing about, although I am rather excited to check this one out. So I ended going to Wikipedia for help.
The original Kino’s Journey show dates back from 2003; the story revolves around a traveller, Kino, who goes around the world with his talking motorcycle, Hermes, and stops to places for only three days before leaving again. I’m getting that ‘social fantasy’ vibe that I got from Haibane Renmei and Sora no Woto in this show, hence the excitement.
Not 100% sure if this is a remake of the original anime show, or new material from the manga, or a completely original story; not a lot of information has come out, curiously.
Love Live! Sunshine!! 2
Begins: Saturday. October. 07.
(Available on Crunchyroll)
At least I have one show to watch for OASG that I know a good deal about!
Season 1 marked more of an introduction to aqours. We see how they are formed, how the third-years’ attempt to be idols failed, and what they are up against. The season 1 finale was very open-ended, and didn’t really give us any clues as to what could happen to aqours. There’s no way the writers can mirror the events of School Idol Festival, so I’m very curious as to what these nine girls will get up to.
Also, I was sort of sold when I saw Kanan catching her Mari like a princess in the PV.
And for my classic/out-of-season show…
Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine
(Available on home video)
This is to be my first venture into Lupin III territory. I don’t know if it is the best place to start, but word around the bush is that it is probably the best critically. That’s my logic in choosing this, guys.
Instead of turning to Arsene Lupin III, the protagonist is the con-woman/thief/escape artist Fujiko Mine. And instead of the thrills and spills of past Lupin III shows, this one is darker and more mature. I honestly don’t know what to expect, but I am seriously hyped for this, as I added this on a whim on the poll I do on my Twitter feed, and I didn’t expect it to be that popular with the voters. Oh that, and the director is the woman behind Michiko & Hatchin and Yuri on Ice, so that might have had something to do with the vote 🙂
Here’s hoping for a cheerful Fall season; it probably won’t beat last year’s Fall season (which had Anitwitter on about YoI and Flip Flappers non-stop for 3 months straight), but then we do like our Love Live idols, so maybe something crazy that one of them will do will be enough to cheer me up and make me hopeful for the remainder of this year.