Autumn winds are coming, there’s a potentially life-changing election around the corner, and 2016 has proved itself to be a thoroughly bizarre year. But amidst the madness we still have a new season of anime to bring us together, so there’s something to celebrate about! The past few seasons have been varied in genre and source material, and this is much the same. We’ve got a bundle of anime originals, with the WWII-inspired Shuumatsu no Izetta sure to make a strong impression, Classicaloid is bringing Mozart and Beethoven together in a colourful comedy, Flip Flappers looks to be a magical girl show with a bundle of creative talent behind it, and the misleadingly titled Yuri!!! on Ice has a lot to live up to. The Hellsing author’s latest manga, Drifters, is getting an adaptation, and the Occultic;Nine light-novels by the Steins;Gate author are also coming to our screens. There’s also a selection of prestige and award-winning material getting TV anime, with the popular novel and live-action film building expectations for Fune wo Amu, 3-gatsu no Lion is getting adapted by none other than Shaft, and the beloved Natsume Yuujinchou is returning for it’s fifth season. Speaking of sequels, we’ve got plenty: the Brave Witches spin-off is sure to satisfy Strike Witches fans, Haikyuu!!’s third season is set to cover the most important match yet, Kyoto Animation are blessing us with the sound of Hibike! Euphonium 2, and we even got a surprise spin-off announcement in WWW.WORKING!!. It’s a large and varied season that’s sure to offer something for everybody. This is Random Curiosity’s Fall 2016 Preview!Continue Reading "Fall 2016 Preview!"
Now that every show has had a few episodes to strut its stuff, it’s time to tell you what we’ll be blogging this season. This is Random Curiosity’s Summer 2016 blogging schedule.
As always, this is a tentative overview of our plans for the new season . . . is what we used to say, but with 2-3 episodes under our belts, we’re pretty confident in our picks. Will some of them blow up in our faces? Probably. But this is what we’re going with.Continue Reading "Summer 2016 Schedule"
「張家の秘密?」 (Zhang-ke no Himitsu?)
“The Zhang Family’s Secret”
Hitori no Shita: THE OUTCAST’s debut falls primarily victim to one fatal flaw—but one which can easily be amended in subsequent episodes.Continue Reading "Hitori no Shita: The Outcast – 01"
「ただいま希望ヶ峰学園」 (Tadaima Kibougamine Gakuen)
“Hello Again, Hope’s Peak Academy”
It’s every aniblogger’s nightmare to have to list each individual character for a series like DANGANRONPA. Considering that I’ve never read the visual novel though, let’s see how well I do…Continue Reading "DANGANRONPA 3 -The End of Kibougamine Gakuen- Zetsubou Hen – 01"
「出会いの日」 (Deai no hi)
“Encounter of the Day”
God’s in his Heaven, all’s right with the world.Continue Reading "Battery – 01"
「Third time’s the charm」
SO! How confused is everyone? And how excited is everyone to see a sequel for DANGANRONPA?Continue Reading "DANGANRONPA 3 -The End of Kibougamine Gakuen- Mirai Hen – 01"
「超能力者のΨ難(前編)」 (Chounouryokusha no Ψ-nan (Zenpen))
“The Disastrous Life of a Psychic (Part 1)
I’ve been waiting for Saiki Kusuo to get an anime for four long years – finally the time has come!Continue Reading "Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan – 01"
「自称霊能力者・霊幻新隆～とモブ～」 (Jishou Reinouryokusha Reigen Arataka: to Mob)
“Self-Proclaimed Psychic Reigen Arataka: And Mob”
It’s time for Summer 2016 to bust out its “A” game.Continue Reading "Mob Psycho 100 – 01"
「Night of the Murder」 (Satsujin no Yoru)
“Night of the Murder”
Absolutely phenomenal.Continue Reading "91Days – 01"
Death is chilling – but is it inevitable in the case of Naruse Kakeru?Continue Reading "orange – 02"
「西から来た男」 (Nishi Kara Kita Otoko)
“The Man from the West”
Active Raid is back, and it’s still goofy.Continue Reading "Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hachi Gakari 2nd – 01"
「嵐の邂逅」 (Arashi no Kaikou)
“A Stormy Encounter”
It feels like there’s worthwhile story somewhere in Nejimaki Seirei Senki, but this introduction didn’t get off to a strong start.Continue Reading "Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin – 01"
「問題がある人たち / さよなら内巻くん」 (Mondai ga Aru Hitotachi / Sayonara Uchimaki-kun)
“These People Have Problems” / “Goodbye, Uchimaki-kun”
Take an amusing little manga and hand it over to a talented director and animators and you get something like this.Continue Reading "Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! – 01"
Deceptively heartfelt.Continue Reading "Fukigen na Mononokean – 01"
「残存世界のグロリア」 (Zanzon Sekai no Guroria)
“Remnants of World Gloria”
It’s not the most eye-opening of introductions, but there’s certainly room to develop given the pedigree. Expectations may need to be adjusted accordingly however.Continue Reading "Qualidea Code – 01"