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Summer is nearly upon us and so is another exciting season of anime! I’m sure you’ve been pouring over the lists, looking at what’s going to be airing, and picking out what you’re going to watch. We’ve been doing the same here and have picked out not only what we’ll be watching, but also what we’ll be reviewing. So let’s jump in and take a look at what shows will be featured for the next few months!


Nick’s Pick

Harukana Receive

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This may seem like a different type of show for me to review, which it probably is, but something about it just really makes me want top review it. So I don’t really know much about volleyball, I’ve played it a few times in school, but I do know that this show will pretty much have beach eps nearly every ep. So that’s something to be excited about. Aside from that another reason I really wanted to review this show is that Rasmus Faber is doing the music. He’s a huge favorite of mine and ever since I first heard his music in Rinne no Lagrange I couldn’t get enough of it, so every anime he has a part in is one I’ll always watch. From the PV alone I’m absolutely loving the music and I’m sure that’ll carry forward through the show. Anyways, Harukana Receive starts July 6th and you can expect reviews out every weekend, probably Saturday, as I’m busy with work the rest of the week. I hope you can join me for what looks like one of the top shows of the summer!


Tsuyuki’s Pick

Satsuriku no Tenshi

The only thing this show needed to do to catch my attention was to exist. Satsuriku no Tenshi is an adaptation of an RPG Maker game of the same name, and as I’ve expressed in past editorials, I’m a pinch sceptical of how well adaptations of this niche game subgenre would come out. Considering that games are an interactive medium and RPG Maker games specifically have appeal in being interactive narratives (to varying degrees), it will be interesting to see how the anime approaches things like puzzles, the differences between the two main characters that was expressed through gameplay, and handling previously player controlled narrative pacing.

With all that said, the anime is being handled by my previously favourite animation studio, J.C.Staff, so at the very least the show is likely to look pretty. If I’m being completely honest, I expect this show to fail in a way that can be learned from; despite this expectation, I fully intend to give Satsuriku no Tenshi a fair shot and will be pleasantly surprised if it succeeds.


Deven’s Pick

Happy Sugar Life

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Remember back a few years ago there was an anime called Gakkou Gurashi that coined the term Moe apocalypse, a zombie apocalypse in basically a traditionally moe setting. It was one of the most popular anime of the season, earning Inori Minase Best Lead Actress for her performance in it.

We have something in the same ballpark with Happy Sugar Life from Gangan Joker, ran in the same magazine as Akame ga Kill, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, Kakegurui, and One Week Friends. The PVs show the story to be an adorable little story for a decent amount of time before it really starts to sink into the meat of the story. Stories like this are always interesting because the first episode always seem to be a throw-off. They’re trying to deceive you into believing that things are all cute and adorable only to ram the crazy down your throat at full speed.

I’m definitely looking forward to it because of Kana Hanazawa doing a character that is less than sane and very moe is going to remind me a lot of her Plutia performance from Hyperdimension Neptunia even though she’ll be using a different voice. Happy Sugar Life will premiere on July 14th.


Joe’s Pick

Cells at Work

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Where do I even begin. For starters, I will not be doing a new series from this season on my own blog, so, for once the only currently airing show I will be reviewing is this one. I think one reason why I tend to drop shows here is due to the fact that, I just am both over worked with reviews, and ultimately I get bored for whatever reason, with the show I review here. So, seeing that I dropped Darling in the Franxx, after starting it up with intention to continue to review it only to drop it again, I decided to just review one show this season and have it be here to make up for all the times I have dropped the shows here.

Now that the long-winded intro is out-of-the-way, why do I want to check this show out, well, it sounds interesting. I mean, we get all these anime series about cute boats, horses, cats, ect, but this time it is not like that. Sure, it is about anthropomorphic cells, and not all are cute girls. But, lets see, between the studio, director, and one of my favorite VAs being in it. The overall plot sounds like the old cartoon I used to watch, Ozzy and Drix, man I feel old. Well, at least the concept reminds me of that series. I highly doubt it will be anything like that. I personal see this series containing action. So, hopefully it is as good as I hope it will be, minus the bizarre intention of wanting to have some of my childhood relived in an anime version of itself.


And there you have it, a quick look at what you can expect to see reviewed here starting in July. As always we’d love to hear what your summer anime plans are and what shows really stand out to you. Leave a comment below with what you’ll be watching!

That’s it for this post, thanks for reading and here’s to another great season of anime!

-Nick

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