As we push towards this complicated maze of life, there are standards in which we bestow upon ourselves in order to become the best for someone – whether that would be for ourselves, our families, or a special someone. Of course, there will always be hiccups to this struggle to build our “best selves” and it’s something that is portrayed in Kakushigoto with a lot of entertainment value. Taking something so relatable and making it super hilarious is what makes Kakushigoto shine as an anime series.
With the community quarantine in my area, there seems to be no excuse to not get back into the anime grind. The first thing that caught my eye for this year’s spring season was the anime series My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! or HameFura for short. Categorized into the romantic comedy genre with the interesting premise of isekai-ng the main character into her favorite otome game as the villainess is definitely something that would raise eyebrows.
On, yet, another article of “cute girls doing cute stuff” comes an anime series that intends to show just that. Comic Girls caught my attention this late and it took a good number of memes, adorable GIFs and clips to get me convinced in watching it. But I might say, this kind of show is starting to get really common and I’m not mad in the slightest.
With summer at its peak from where I am, there has never been a point when watching anime was out of the equation. Being the romance-comedy loving freak I am, it’s not a surprise that most of the shows I’m getting into, at the moment, are really fluffy and wholesome. Now, let us talk Love Lab.
The best thing about being behind and not following seasonal anime religiously is that you can freely watch new shows from the previous months. One of these shows that I wanted to get down and watch was Interviews with Monster Girls. Various clips of Hikari and her cute, vampire antics scattered throughout the web has definitely piqued my interest for this show.
After drawing flak from the vast corners of the community, Darling in the FRANXX has received so much criticism for its story and characters. It became such a hot topic to the point of alleged reports involving fans sending threats to members of the production for creating a point in this show’s story in which many will never accept. For this individual, I would like to put my finger into this show – why anger coming from its fans is a testament to how effective it is as a show.
Romance-comedy anime has always been what I personally consider as one of my favorite genres. The pacing from light-hearted humor transitioning to the eventual romantic development between characters is just something that gets me excited whenever I watch a new show. This spring season is no different and one of those shows might be Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii.
The magical girl genre is something that I never found interest in. Mainly due to the fact that a bunch of young girls battling in a war versus evil with the power of friendship is not exactly my cup of tea. However, over the course of recent years, there has been a slight shift to this genre and that is the deconstruction trend gaining more popularity among viewers. Mahou Shoujo Site is no different.
Ever since last year, Steins;Gate 0 has been announced for release and we were already given a glimpse of what to expect from this show. Not to mention, this is a treat for those who have gone and played the visual novel of the same name. As stated, the show tries to tread a darker path to what Steins;Gate, the show its derived from, could have been.
FIRST LOOK – Throughout looking at the various line-ups of titles in many anime seasons, the comedy genre has always been a hit-and-run for me. As someone who prefers a show with some deeper and serious tones, finding a good anime series that can genuinely get you laughing for the majority of one episode is kind of rare. For this fall season, I think Blend S covers that need for me quite nicely.