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Anime of the Year 2018-IV Fall - Goblin Slayer


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Goblin Slayer has no rivals. First season of Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken made quite an impact. Other good titles are Sword Art Online: Alicization , Zombieland Saga and Ken En Ken: Aoki Kagayaki .
 
1. Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai 青春ブタ野郎はバニーガール先輩の夢を見ない  [CloverWorks] (Finished 13/13)
Tags: School Drama, Romance, Supernatural
The rare and inexplicable Puberty Syndrome is thought of as a myth. It is a rare disease which only affects teenagers, and its symptoms are so supernatural that hardly anyone recognizes it as a legitimate occurrence. However, high school student Sakuta Azusagawa knows from personal experience that it is very much real, and happens to be quite prevalent in his school.
Mai Sakurajima is a third-year high school student who gained fame in her youth as a child actress, but recently halted her promising career for reasons unknown to the public. With an air of unapproachability, she is well known throughout the school, but none dare interact with her—that is until Sakuta sees her wandering the library in a bunny girl costume. Despite the getup, no one seems to notice her, and after confronting her, he realizes that she is another victim of Puberty Syndrome. As Sakuta tries to help Mai through her predicament, his actions bring him into contact with more girls afflicted with the elusive disease.
What I call meta story as it starts with amnesia, continues with time loop and then goes to imouto suddenly and loses any kind or focus. It lacks integrity and meaning.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
2. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 転生したらスライムだった件 [8bit] (Finished 24/24)
Tags: Shounen Isekai, Reincarnation Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is a typical corporate worker, who is perfectly content with his monotonous lifestyle in Tokyo, other than failing to nail down a girlfriend even once throughout his life. In the midst of a casual encounter with his colleague, he falls victim to a random assailant on the streets and is stabbed. However, while succumbing to his injuries, a peculiar voice echoes in his mind, and recites a bunch of commands which the dying man cannot make sense of.
When Satoru regains consciousness, he discovers that he has reincarnated as a goop of slime in an unfamiliar realm. In doing so, he acquires newfound skills—notably, the power to devour anything and mimic its appearance and abilities. He then stumbles upon the sealed Catastrophe-level monster "Storm Dragon" Veldora who had been sealed away for the past 300 years for devastating a town to ashes. Sympathetic to his predicament, Satoru befriends him, promising to assist in destroying the seal. In return, Veldora bestows upon him the name Rimuru Tempest to grant him divine protection.
Now, liberated from the mundanities of his past life, Rimuru embarks on a fresh journey with a distinct goal in mind. As he grows accustomed to his new physique, his gooey antics ripple throughout the world, gradually altering his fate.
Beginning is great, but the latter half tones impression down a lot. Following seasons lose even that, so can be considered borderline masterpieces at best for me.  
Overall Rating: 8/10
 
3. Goblin Slayer ゴブリンスレイヤー [White Fox] (Finished 12/12)
Tags: Gore Action, Adventure, Fantasy 
Goblins are known for their ferocity, cunning, and rapid reproduction, but their reputation as the lowliest of monsters causes their threat to be overlooked. Raiding rural civilizations to kidnap females of other species for breeding, these vile creatures are free to continue their onslaught as adventurers turn a blind eye in favor of more rewarding assignments with larger bounties.
To commemorate her first day as a Porcelain-ranked adventurer, the 15-year-old Priestess joins a band of young, enthusiastic rookies to investigate a tribe of goblins responsible for the disappearance of several village women. Unprepared and inexperienced, the group soon faces its inevitable demise from an ambush while exploring a cave. With no one else left standing, the terrified Priestess accepts her fate—until the Goblin Slayer unexpectedly appears to not only rescue her with little effort, but destroy the entire goblin nest.
As a holder of the prestigious Silver rank, the Goblin Slayer allows her to accompany him as he assists the Adventurer's Guild in all goblin-related matters. Together with the Priestess, High Elf, Dwarf, and Lizardman, the armored warrior will not rest until every single goblin in the frontier lands has been eradicated for good.
Perfect.  
Overall Rating: 10/10
 
4. Sword Art Online: Alicization ソードアート・オンライン アリシゼーション [A-1 Pictures] (Finished 24/24)
Tags: Video Game Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Soul Translator is a state-of-the-art full-dive interface which interacts with the user's Fluctlight—the technological equivalent of a human soul—and fundamentally differs from the orthodox method of sending signals to the brain. The private institute Rath aims to perfect their creation by enlisting the aid of Sword Art Online survivor Kazuto Kirigaya. He works there as a part-time employee to test the system's capabilities in the Underworld: the fantastical realm generated by the Soul Translator. As per the confidentiality contract, any memories created by the machine in the virtual world are wiped upon returning to the real world. Kazuto can only vaguely recall a single name, Alice, which provokes a sense of unease when mentioned in reality.
When Kazuto escorts Asuna Yuuki home one evening, they chance upon a familiar foe. Kazuto is mortally wounded in the ensuing fight and loses consciousness. When he comes to, he discovers that he has made a full-dive into the Underworld with seemingly no way to escape. He sets off on a quest, seeking a way back to the physical world once again.
Finally a worthy continuation, but nothing to really brag about.  
Overall Rating: 7/10
 
5. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 5: Ougon no Kaze JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 黄金の風 [David Production] (Finished 1/39)
Tags: Shounen Organized Crime Action, Adventure, Supernatural
In the coastal city of Naples, corruption is teeming—the police blatantly conspire with outlaws, drugs run rampant around the youth, and the mafia governs the streets with an iron fist. However, various fateful encounters will soon occur.
Enter Giorno Giovanna, a 15-year-old boy with an eccentric connection to the Joestar family, who makes a living out of part-time jobs and pickpocketing. Furthermore, he is gifted with the unexplained Stand ability to give and create life—growing plants from the ground and turning inanimate objects into live animals, an ability he has dubbed "Gold Experience." Fascinated by the might of local gangsters, Giorno has dreamed of rising up in their ranks and becoming a "Gang-Star," a feat made possible by his encounter with Bruno Bucciarati, a member of the Passione gang with his own sense of justice.
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Ougon no Kaze follows the endeavors of Giorno after joining Bruno's team while working under Passione, fending off other gangsters and secretly plotting to overthrow their mysterious boss.
Sequel.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
6. Tokyo Ghoul:re 2nd Season 東京喰種トーキョーグール:re 第2期 [Pierrot] (Finished 1/12)
Tags: Seinen Gore, Psychological Action, Fantasy, Horror
After the conclusion of the Tsukiyama Family Extermination Operation, the members of the Commission of Counter Ghouls (CCG) have grown exponentially in power and continue to pursue their goal of exterminating every ghoul in Japan. Having resigned from Quinx Squad, the now seemingly emotionless Haise Sasaki begins taking on more and more tasks from the CCG with no regard to the difficulty. Despite his vacant expressions, Ken Kaneki's memories are resurfacing in Haise, leaving him in a state of internal conflict. Meanwhile, his new coldhearted behavior is affecting the people around him. Quinx Squad are left in shambles, having to cope with the death of one of their embers without the support of their former mentor.
Amidst this turmoil, both Quinx Squad and Haise must continue to fulfill their duties to the CCG, whether willingly or not. However, the presence of a mysterious group behind the CCG has been made known to Haise, and certain whispers of corruption have not gone unheard by the Quinx Squad as well.
Sequel.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
7. Fairy Tail: Final Series Fairy Tail Final Series FAIRY TAIL ファイナルシリーズ [A-1 Pictures, Bridge, CloverWorks] (Finished 1/51)
Tags: Shounen Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Although Fairy Tail has been disbanded and its members are now spread far across Fiore, Natsu Dragneel hasn't given up on reuniting the guild he and others once called home. Along with his companions Happy and Lucy Heartfilia, he will stop at nothing to keep Fairy Tail and its fiery spirit alive even as they face their most difficult trial yet—the invasion of Fiore by the Alvarez Empire's immense army and their all-too-familiar ruler.
Sequel.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
8. Zombieland Saga ゾンビランドサガ [MAPPA] (Finished 12/12)
Tags: Idols (Female), Music, Parody Award Winning, Comedy, Supernatural
Sakura Minamoto dreams of becoming an idol. Unfortunately, reality hits her like a truck, and she dies in a sudden traffic accident. Ten years later, she wakes up in Saga Prefecture, only to find herself a zombie with no memory of her past. While still coming to terms with her demise, she meets a man named Koutarou Tatsumi, who explains that he has resurrected her and six other zombie girls from different eras for the purpose of economically revitalizing Saga by means of an idol group. Assuming the role of an abrasive manager, Koutarou begins scheduling events; the girls go along with it, eventually deciding to name their idol group Franchouchou.
An absurdly comedic take on the idol genre, Zombieland Saga tells the story of Franchouchou's heartwarming struggle to save Saga Prefecture while hiding their zombie identities and rediscovering their past lives.
It's crazy and silly yet memorable idol anime with good structure as first half is devoted to the group and then is followed by individual girl arcs. There are enough memorable moments that I can even nominate it as borderline masterpiece. 
Overall Rating: 7/10
 
9. Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet Boarding School Juliet 寄宿学校のジュリエット [LIDENFILMS] (Finished 3/12)
Tags: Shounen School Action, Comedy, Romance
We lay our scene in the fair Dahlia Academy, where two countries, both alike in dignity, come together; the "Black Doggies" of the Eastern Nation of Touwa and "White Cats" of the Principality of West have a longstanding feud. Romio Inuzuka and Juliet Persia, leaders of their respective dorms, seem to be bitter enemies.
In reality, however, Romio and Juliet are hopelessly in love, but revealing their relationship would call upon the ire of all their comrades. They hide their love to maintain peace, but a clandestine relationship means they miss out on many of the activities couples get to do. As they grow closer together, Romio and Juliet must come to terms with the fact that keeping their relationship a secret may prove to be impossible.
Artificial setting of campus rivalry just to fool around it. Found nothing I could really enjoy.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
10. Yagate Kimi ni Naru Bloom Into You やがて君になる [TROYCA] (Finished 1/13)
Tags: School Drama, Girls Love
Yuu Koito has always been entranced with romantic shoujo manga and the lyrics of love songs. She patiently waits for the wings of love to sprout and send her heart aflutter on the day that she finally receives a confession. Yet, when her classmate from junior high declares his love for her during their graduation, she feels unexpectedly hollow. The realization hits her: she understands romance as a concept, but she is incapable of experiencing the feeling first-hand.
Now, having enrolled in high school, Yuu, disconcerted and dispirited, is still ruminating over how to respond to her suitor. There, she happens upon the seemingly flawless student council president, Touko Nanami, maturely rejecting a confession of her own. Stirred by Touko's elegant manner, Yuu approaches her for advice, only to be bewildered when the president confesses to her! Yuu quickly finds herself in the palm of Touko's hand, and unknowingly sets herself on a path to find the emotion which has long eluded her.
Serious girls love, so not exactly my plate to comment on.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
11. Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から [P.A. Works] (Finished 7/13)
Tags: Love Polygon, School, Time Travel, Visual Arts Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Despite the kaleidoscopic magic ingrained in everyday life, Hitomi Tsukishiro's monochrome world is deprived of emotion and feeling. On a night as black and white as any other, amidst the fireworks spreading across the sky, Hitomi's grandmother Kohaku conjures a spell, for which she has been harnessing the moon's light for 60 years, to send Hitomi back in time to the year 2018 when Kohaku was in high school.
Hitomi's mission seems unclear, but her grandmother assures her that she will know when she gets there. Following a trip through time aboard a train driven by a strange yellow creature, Hitomi finds herself in stoic artist Yuito Aoi's room, and his drawings flood her world with color. What is Hitomi's purpose there, and why do Yuito's drawings return such breathtaking color to her drab world?
P A Works version of modern mahou shoujo which inevitably means slow pace and rather boring SOL. Good atmosphere and characters, but weak as a story.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
12. Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru Run with the Wind 風が強く吹いている [Production I.G] (Finished 1/23)
Tags: Adult Cast Drama, Sports
Former ace runner of Sendai Josei High School, Kakeru Kurahara is chased away from a convenience store for shoplifting. Shaking off his pursuer, he runs into Haiji Kiyose, another student from his university. Haiji is impressed by Kakeru's agility and persuades him to live in Chikusei-sou, the run-down apartment where Haiji resides along with eight other students. Having lost his entire apartment deposit at a mahjong parlor, Kakeru accepts the offer reluctantly.
However, Haiji reveals a secret during Kakeru's welcoming party: the apartment is actually the dormitory of the Kansei University Track Club. He unveils his ultimate goal of participating in the Hakone Ekiden—one of the most prominent university marathon relay races in Japan. Unfortunately, all the residents apart from Haiji and Kakeru are complete running novices. Worse still, none of the inhabitants are even remotely interested in being involved with Haiji's ridiculous plan! With only months before the deadline, will the fourth-year student be able to convince them otherwise and realize his elusive dream of running in the Hakone Ekiden?
Bishounen spokon so I could not care less.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
13. SSSS.Gridman  [Trigger] (Finished 12/12)
Tags: Mecha Action, Award Winning, Sci-Fi
Yuuta Hibiki wakes up in the room of Rikka Takarada and notices two things: he has no memories, and he can hear a mysterious voice calling his name from a nearby room. On further inspection, he finds a robot—which introduces itself as Hyper Agent Gridman—behind the screen of an old computer. Much to Yuuta's surprise, Rikka cannot hear Gridman, nor can she see the ominous monsters looming over a thick fog as it envelopes the town outside.
Another giant monster materializes in the city and proceeds to wreak havoc. Amidst the confusion, Yuuta is once again drawn to the old computer and merges with Gridman. Suddenly, he appears in the middle of the battle and is forced to fight the monster. Together with Rikka and fellow classmate Shou Utsumi, Yuuta forms the "Gridman Alliance" to defeat the monsters plaguing the city and find whoever is responsible for their emergence.
Feels like a modern look at Evangelion concept. Story and characters weren't interesting enough for me.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
14. Toaru Majutsu no Index III A Certain Magical Index III とある魔術の禁書目録Ⅲ [J.C.Staff] (Finished 1/26)
Tags: Super Power Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Touma Kamijou can't catch a break. After the invasion of Academy City, political tensions continue to rise as both the science and magic factions collide head on. It appears that Academy City intends to declare war against the Roman Catholic Church, consequently plunging the whole world into global warfare. Touma soon finds himself on the front lines once again, striving to protect his friends and allies.
Toaru Majutsu no Index III serves as the last installment of the original franchise as Touma, Accelerator, and the true Level 0 Shiage Hamazura continue their separate journeys, leading up to the final act of the original light novel series.
Sequel.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
15. Radiant ラディアン [Lerche] (Finished 2/21)
Tags: Action, Adventure, Fantasy 
Nemeses—powerful and mysterious demonic entities that fall from the sky and vaporize anything they touch. The only ones who can combat these creatures are Sorcerers, those who have survived an encounter with a Nemesis but were infected in the process.
Seth, a Sorcerer from Pompo Hills, sets out on an adventure to exterminate all these Nemeses. Accompanying him are Doc and Mélie, fellow Sorcerers who share his ideal. Their main objective is to bring about a world where Sorcerers are no longer persecuted for being infected, and to that end, desire to destroy the source of the Nemeses themselves: the mythical Radiant.
As shounen'y as it can be.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
16. Golden Kamuy 2nd Season Golden Kamuy Season 2 ゴールデンカムイ [Geno Studio] (Finished 12/12)
Tags: Seinen Adult Cast, Historical, Military Action, Adventure
In Hokkaido, it is rumored that there is a stash of hidden gold. This gold was supposedly stolen by a man who killed the original Ainu owners; and before being captured and imprisoned by the police, he hid it in a secret location. In order to relay the gold's location to his comrades on the outside, he tattooed the map on the bodies of his cellmates and promised them a share of the gold—provided they managed to escape and find it.
In Golden Kamuy 2nd Season, First Lieutenant Tokushirou Tsurumi plans to give the 7th Division an advantage in the war for the tattoos by getting a taxidermist to create skins that only he can distinguish as fake. Meanwhile, Saichi "The Immortal" Sugimoto, Asirpa, and their companions continue their hunt for the skins by following a strange rumor: a thief who broke into a home in Yubari found taxidermied human corpses, among which was a torso with strange tattoos.
Sequel.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
17. Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou Kyuudou-bu Tsurune: Kazemai High School Kyudo Club ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部― [Kyoto Animation] (Finished 2/13)
Tags: School Sports
"Tsurune"—It's the sound made by the bowstring when an arrow is released, and the sound that inspired Minato Narumiya to learn kyudo, a modern Japanese martial art focusing on archery. However, an incident during his last middle school tournament caused him to quit the sport.
But soon, many factors conspire to make Minato take up the bow once again: the start of a new kyudo club in his high school, a chance encounter with a mysterious archer, and the support of his childhood friends, Seiya Takehaya and Ryouhei Yamanouchi. Together with his childhood friends and his new teammates, Kaito Onogi and Nanao Kisaragi, Minato rekindles his love for kyudo and works with his team toward their aim of winning the prefectural tournament.
Spokon drama not in a good meaning of this word. And after Ping Pong the Animation this looks so fake and pretentious that can't continue.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
18. Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja Nai My Sister, My Writer 俺が好きなのは妹だけど妹じゃない [NAZ, Magia Doraglier] (Finished 1/10)
Tags: Comedy, Romance, Ecchi 
Aspiring light novel author Yuu Nagami regularly enters writing competitions but has yet to win a single one. Despite his recurring failures, he remains steadfast in his resolve to become a better writer.
When he takes a look at the list of winning authors in the latest contest he joined, he notices that someone named Chikai Towano dominated the competition. He soon discovers that behind the pen name is his sister Suzuka—the last person he can imagine being an author. Suzuka cannot reveal to anyone that she is Chikai Towano and requests her brother to take her place.
Yuu agrees with one condition: he will continue posing as Chikai Towano for his sister until he publishes his own book. Until that happens, Yuu uses his new identity as an opportunity to improve his writing skills and meet fellow authors and new acquaintances along the way.
Hardly anything to do here without serious imouto affinity. Simple and straightforward. It pains me to even put this work together with Eromanga sensei in one row, but there is bottomless chasm between them.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
19. Karakuri Circus からくりサーカス [Studio VOLN] (Finished 4/36)
Tags: Shounen Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery 
Narumi Katou is a middle-aged man who suffers from the bizarre ZONAPHA Syndrome: a rare and inexplicable disease that causes its victims to endure severe seizures at random, with the only cure being to watch someone laugh. One day, during Narumi's part time job, a young boy with a giant suitcase fleeing from three adults runs into him. The boy introduces himself as Masaru Saiga, the new owner of the famous Saiga Enterprises following his father's recent death. However, other members of his family are trying to assassinate him and claim the fortune for themselves.
Determined to save the child, Narumi helps Masaru escape and ends up fighting the pursuers, only to discover that they are sentient humanoid puppets with superhuman strength. As Narumi is about to lose, a white-haired girl suddenly joins the fray and swiftly summons yet another puppet from the boy's suitcase, claiming herself to be Shirogane, Masaru's guardian.
Karakuri Circus follows three people from different backgrounds whose fates intertwine and diverge as they unravel the mysteries of an ancient tale of love and betrayal, and the long, ancient battle between humans and puppets.
I'm surprised to learn that it does not come from author of Jojo, because the style and spirits are there and it's also starts with revenge arc, but there are similarities with Usio to Tora as well. A clear recommendation to Jojo fans, but that does not include me.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
20. Conception CONCEPTION(コンセプション)  [Gonzo] (Finished 1/12)
Tags: Harem, Isekai, Parody Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
On his high school graduation day, Itsuki's cousin, Mahiru, tells him that she's pregnant. Just then, a gate of light emerges and transports the two into the world of Granvania. In this land, "Impurities" have been causing a disturbance to the Stars, ultimately plunging Granvania into chaos and disorder. And Itsuki, now revealed to be one who is fated to meet with the "Star Maidens," is seen as Granvania's last hope and was thus given the task to produce "Star Children" and combat the "impurities." And unless the task is complete, Itsuki may never be able to return home.
Terrible artificial harem conception.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
21. Hinomaruzumou Hinomaru Sumo 火ノ丸相撲 [Gonzo] (Finished 1/24)
Tags: Shounen Combat Sports, School 
In professional sumo, there are no weight classes. It's a savage sport where the strongest survive, and anyone willing to test their mettle can step into the ring. There is, however, a minimum size requirement to be a pro sumo wrestler, and young Hinomaru Ushio, incredibly talented and hardworking though he may be, does not meet that requirement. This small boy has big dreams of reaching the highest class of sumo, Hinoshita Kaisan. The only way he could possibly go pro is if he becomes the High School Yokozuna, a title given to the strongest wrestler in high school tournaments.
Ushio is under a lot of pressure, as well as a time limit. If he can't show off his skills in the high school tournaments, he may lose his chance to go pro permanently, and the odds are stacked against him. Instead of enrolling in Ishigami High, the best school for sumo in Japan, he enrolls in Odachi High and must build a sumo club from the ground up with the one devout member Shinya Ozeki. Odachi High is the true underdog of the sumo world, but Ushio has to push forward with all his strength if he is going to make it professionally.
High spirits shounen spokon, and I don't favor both of these.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
22. Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru! UzaMaid! うちのメイドがウザすぎる! [Doga Kobo] (Finished 2/12)
Tags: Comedy, Girls Love
Having lost her mother at a young age, Misha Takanashi, a second grader who is Russian now lives with her Japanese step-father. Tsubame Kamoi, formerly a Japan Air Self-Defense Force, JASDF officer, comes to the Takanashi household as a housekeeper. This is a home comedy where Kamoi, a hardcore lolicon, attempts to get near Misha as she tries to fight against her.
This type of episodic senseless comedy is decent at best.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
23. Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san ガイコツ書店員本田さん [DLE] (Finished 3/12)
Tags: Adult Cast, Otaku Culture, Workplace Comedy
Honda is a skeleton, but more importantly, he is a bookseller. And he'll tell you from firsthand experience that the job of a bookstore employee is more challenging than it may seem to the average customer.
Alongside his equally eccentric coworkers, Honda constantly deals with the stressful requirements of the bookselling industry. From the drama of receiving new titles without their bonus material to the struggle of providing quality service to customers who speak a different language, the work of a skeleton bookseller never ends.
Nevertheless, despite the hardships he faces, Honda thoroughly enjoys his job and strives to bring the best book selections and service to his customers.
Simple in quality half-length yonkoma comedy episodes. Did not find it funny.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
24. Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood. となりの吸血鬼さん [Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ] (Finished 3/12)
Tags: CGDCT, Vampire Comedy, Supernatural 
Rumors tell about an ageless girl who only comes out at night, living in a mansion in the middle of the forest. Some say that she is a living doll with a soul. Upon hearing these rumors, Akari Amano seeks out this girl, only to find herself lost as she treks through the woods amidst the darkness.
A vampire named Sophie Twilight saves her, turning out to be the rumored girl. However, unlike the vampires told in myths, Sophie does not attack humans and instead orders her blood online. Akari instantly becomes charmed with her doll-like appearance and proceeds to abruptly move in with her, thus starting their life together.
Vampire themed nonsense SOL without really outstanding traits.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
25. Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama. As Miss Beelzebub Likes. ベルゼブブ嬢のお気に召すまま。 [LIDENFILMS] (Finished 2/12)
Tags: Shounen Mythology, Workplace Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
According to legend, Beelzebub, one of the seven princes of Hell, betrayed God and was banished from Heaven for eternity. Beelzebub now leads the kingdom of Pandemonium, where all former angels roam and work every single day of their immortal lives. A devil like him would give people chills at the mere mention of his name.
But what if Beelzebub is not as evil as initially thought? What if he was obsessed with fluffy things? And what if Beelzebub is actually a woman?
That is what new assistant Myurin discovers when he is hired to serve Her Majesty Beelzebub. She may know exactly what to do to keep Pandemonium running like clockwork, but whenever she leaves the professionalism of the office, the girl needs some assistance in order to function like a normal... devil. As much as Myurin can't stand being unprofessional, he is secretly obsessed with her adorable antics, and his new job teaches him that everything is not exactly what it seems, especially with the other head devils of Pandemonium.
Another episodic comedy and again with focus on cuteness. Feels seriously stale.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
26. Ulysses: Jehanne Darc to Renkin no Kishi Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemist Knight ユリシーズ ジャンヌ・ダルクと錬金の騎士 [AXsiZ] (Finished 6/12)
Tags: Harem, Historical, Military Action, Fantasy, Romance, Ecchi
The story is set in the 15th century, during the Hundred Years' War between France and England over the succession to the French throne. Montmorency, the son of a noble, immerses himself in the studies of magic and alchemy at a royal knight training school. However, following France's crushing defeat at Agincourt, the school is dissolved. Having lost everything and now a wanted man, Montmorency, who had just become an alchemist, encounters a mysterious village girl named Jehanne.
Alchemy, 3-minute wonder waffle, ecchi, the need to kiss to gain power and parasiting over real history make it only passable, far from great.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
27. Release the Spyce  [Lay-duce] (Finished 2/12)
Tags: School Action 
Momo Minamoto is a shy teenager who simply wants to do good in the world. Her dream is to follow in her police officer father's footsteps and support law and order. And just like him, she has a very unique ability: her senses are much more refined than those of any average person. A simple lick will enable her to determine what someone is feeling.
One night, as she admires the landscape, Momo sees suspicious shades moving in the distance. After learning that those shades were spies, she is recruited by their captain Yuki Hanzoumon, a senior at her school. The members of their secret agency, called the Tsukikage, also have the power to gain strength after ingesting spices.
Release the Spyce is an action-packed spy series about the Tsukikage's missions as they fight in the shadows to protect the city from crime while keeping up with their high school life.
A mix of girly superhero and spy action. Super boring, to be honest.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
28. Senran Kagura Shinovi Master: Tokyo Youma-hen Senran Kagura: Shinovi Master 閃乱カグラ SHINOVI MASTER -東京妖魔篇- [TNK] (Finished 2/12)
Tags: School Action, Comedy, Ecchi
Girls study at schools for modern shinobi. They dedicate their entire young lives to learning to become true shinobi, battling each other to polish their skills. And then one day, Asuka, whose grandfather is a legendary shinobi, encounters an ancient evil being named a "Youma" in the back alleys of Tokyo at Christmastime. Where there is light, there is shadow. Over 28 of the strongest and most well-endowed ninjas in history, both good and evil, will collide in a battle to determine true justice. And this deadly battle begins... right now.
Silly booby action without any redeeming qualities.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
29. Anima Yell! アニマエール! [Doga Kobo] (Finished 3/12)
Tags: CGDCT, Performing Arts, School Comedy, Sports
Kohane Hatoya’s most lovable trait is also her greatest flaw. She loves to help others no matter how far she has to go in order to get the job done. Her biggest inspiration to do so comes to light when she sees what cheerleading looks like for the first time in middle school. Now a highschooler but as enthusiastic as ever, Kohane wants nothing more than to start her very own cheerleading squad. She's encouraged by her best friend, Uki Sawatari, who often has to help her get out of trouble.
There is just one problem: Kohane does not have any experience in cheerleading. She has absolutely no idea what to do, what to wear, or how to perform. To make matters worse, she has been scared of heights since childhood, and this new sport is full of stunts pulled far from the ground for a girl her size. Enter Hizume Arima, a former cheerleader who wishes to leave her pastime behind. Unfortunately for her, Kohane recognizes Hizume, and will stop at nothing just so she can lead the new squad, even if it means facing her childhood fear.
Normal all girl school club anime, just more cheer-full than usual.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
30. Gyakuten Saiban: Sono "Shinjitsu", Igi Ari! Season 2 Ace Attorney Season 2 逆転裁判 ~その「真実」、異議あり!~ Season 2 [CloverWorks] (Finished 1/23)
Tags: Detective, Workplace  Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Defense attorney Ryuuichi Naruhodou is still hard at work defending the falsely accused with his knack for last-minute turnabouts. With his trusty assistant and medium-in-training Mayoi Ayasato in tow, Ryuuichi's fame as a champion for the innocent steadily grows. But this newfound success attracts the attention of the coffee-loving, masked Godot⁠—a mysterious rookie prosecutor who bears an inexplicable grudge against Ryuuichi.
With the help of their allies, Ryuuichi and Mayoi take this new challenger head-on and search for the reason behind his appearance. But before long, the first two cases from the career of Mayoi's late sister Chihiro Ayasato become critical to solving a fantastical murder mystery, continuing the bloody saga of the tumultuous Ayasato clan. Will Ryuuichi once again be able to overcome the odds and find the truths hidden within the web of lies?
Sequel.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
31. RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida RErideD: Derrida, who leaps through time RErideD-刻越えのデリダ- [Geek Toys] (Finished 12/12)
Tags: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi 
The year is 2050. A young engineer named Derrida Yvain became famous thanks to his contribution to the development of the "Autonomous Machine DZ" at Rebuild, the manufacturing company founded by his father. One day, Derrida and his colleague Nathan discover a flaw in the DZs and try to warn their boss, but are ignored. Although Derrida and Nathan are aware of the danger, they reluctantly decide to put off taking any measures, and instead go to Nathan's daughter Mage's birthday party. The next day, after enjoying a peaceful day, Derrida and Nathan are suddenly attacked by unknown forces. At the end of the escape, Derrida falls into a cold sleep machine and 10 years later, he wakes up to a devastated world in the middle of a war. While Derrida is attacked by a group of out of control DZs, he almost gives up, but he recalls Nathan's last words.
Time travel/loop thing that wants to be Stein's Gate, but it's not really impactful or memorable. Also has one-dimensional characters and some excessively repeated tropes.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
32. Hangyakusei Million Arthur Operation Han-Gyaku-Sei Million Arthur 叛逆性ミリオンアーサー [J.C.Staff] (Finished 3/10)
Tags: Action, Adventure, Fantasy 
Tales of old speak of the legends of Excalibur, a sacred sword. The sword is wielded by those who are worthy of its power, bestowing them extraordinary strength and granting them the title of Arthur. However, a divine miracle results in the creation of multiple Excaliburs, thus distorting the fabric of time.
Aiming to revert time to its original course, a group of six Arthurs composed of Danchou, Renkin, Kakka, Yamaneko, Tekken, and Rurou are sent back in time when the abnormal Excaliburs were spawned. They are assigned with one sole task: to destroy the Excaliburs of the past—all of which total up to one million.
A colorful bunch of Arthurs comes from future to find and eliminate million of escaliburs and mend the history. Yes, it's just random nonsense stuff in here.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
33. Double Decker! Doug & Kirill DOUBLE DECKER! ダグ&キリル [Sunrise] (Finished 3/13)
Tags: Adult Cast, Detective Action, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
The once peaceful city-state of Lisvalletta has found itself beset by a dangerous new drug called Anthem. The side effects of the drug allow the user to enter a state of Overdrive, wherein they mutate into superpowered beasts with inhuman abilities. With the police powerless to stop this new threat, the responsibility falls upon the Special Crime Investigation Unit SEVEN-O. To offset the dangers of this work, the investigators work under the patented "Double Decker" system, which requires them to team up in "buddy cop" pairs.
As a child, average police officer Kirill Vrubel fantasized about being a hero who would save his school from a random terrorist attack. His chance to be a hero arrives when his landlady blackmails him into searching for her lost cat. Upon arriving and falling asleep in an abandoned warehouse, Kirill finds himself in the middle of a hostage situation involving an Anthem user. By teaming up with SEVEN-O detective Douglas "Doug" Bilingam, Kirill earns his spot as the newest member of SEVEN-O. Now, with the help of this secret organization, he may finally achieve his dream of becoming a hero.
In the end of the day it's just eccentric action detective - not my thing even though there are some Tiger and Bunny things implemented here.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
34. Akanesasu Shoujo The Girl in Twilight あかねさす少女 [DandeLion Animation Studio, Jumonji, Okuruto Noboru] (Finished 12/12)
Tags: School Action, Sci-Fi 
The urban legend of the 4:44 ritual consists of using a radio player to produce frequencies in front of the Akeyuki Sacred Tree at exactly 4:44, transporting people to a different dimension.
When Asuka Tsuchimiya and her friends—Nana Nanase, Mia Silverstone, Yuu Tounaka, and Chloe Morisu—decide to perform this ritual as an activity of the Crystal Radio Research Club, they are shocked when the ritual works. The five travel to a parallel world, known as a fragment, where they meet an unsettlingly familiar girl—Asuka's parallel-world self. This Asuka is dubbed as Seriouska due to her serious attitude and capability to fight.
Seriouska tells them about the great danger that faces all the parallel worlds, the Twilight. As it strips the parallel worlds of all of its possibilities, Seriouska seeks the death of the man behind the Twilight, the Twilight King, to stop his onslaught over the multiverse.
Akanesasu Shoujo follows the five girls as they learn to accept their true selves, all the while searching for the Twilight King. However, the solution to the invasive Twilight might be closer than they think.
It's stories of several girls, but so artificially emotional and abstract that no kind of interest or empathy arises towards it. No integrity or coherent plot in it.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
35. Merc Storia: Mukiryoku no Shounen to Bin no Naka no Shoujo Merc Storia: The Apathetic Boy and the Girl in a Bottle メルクストーリア -無気力少年と瓶の中の少女- [Encourage Films] (Finished 12/12)
Tags: Action, Adventure, Fantasy Encourage Films
Merc Storia takes places in a world where humans and monsters coexist. The protagonist, Yuu, is a healer apprentice and possesses the ability to tame monsters. In a quest to regain the memories of Merc, a girl confined in a bottle, the pair embarks on a journey.
Just a boring fantasy journey with some helping on the way. More suitable for kids than adults.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
36. Ingress the Animation  [Craftar Studios] (Finished 3/11)
Tags: Strategy Game Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi 
A project was launched where scientists discovered a mysterious substance that can interface directly with the human brain. This substance, called "Exotic Matter (XM)," has existed since ancient times, influencing human minds and the progress of humanity. In the wake of this discovery, a battle of powerful nations and corporate giants has been unleashed. Organizations across the globe have embarked on a secret race to exploit XM. It represents both an opportunity and a threat to humanity. Two Factions seeks to control the XM. The Enlightened view XM's power as a gift that enhances human experience and discovery. The Resistance sees XM as a hostile takeover of the human mind, choosing technology as humanity's best path forward. XM, and the mystery behind it lie at the center of this battle for the fate of humanity.
2018—Now, a new struggle is about to unfold in Tokyo and across the globe. Dangerous and powerful forces seeking to exploit the potential of XM will collide. This groundbreaking project will mark the beginning of an epic augmented-reality experience combining the three elements of animation, location-based gaming, and the real world.
Stylized full CGI. It's based on probably the first enhanced reality game, so plot is really underwhelming.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
37. Bakumatsu  [Studio Deen] (Finished 12/12)
Tags: Historical, Samurai, Time Travel Action
The Bakumatsu was an era in which the souls of young men burned with anxiety for their country's future. Takasugi Shinsaku, a soldier of fortune from Choshu, sneaks aboard a government ship with his comrade Katsura Kogorou in search of a mysterious "timepiece" with the power to manipulate time that he fears the government wishes to keep for themselves. Rather than allow such power to fall into the wrong hands, Takasugi plans to destroy the artifact, but having obtained it, the artifact is quickly stolen, forcing the pair to follow the mysterious thief to the seat of government in Kyoto. However, when they arrive in the capital, they discover that the government has been overthrown and the deity Susanoo now reigns in its place. The streets of the city and the people in them are much different than Takasugi and Katsura remembered. The times may have changed but their mission hasn't - Takasugi and Katsura resolve to reset time and save their nation from the nefarious forces trying to hijack it.
Can be described as parody that makes feel worse than before watching it, disappointment.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
38. Kitsune no Koe Voice of Fox 狐狸之声 [Yumeta Company] (Finished 12/12)
Tags: Music 
The series follows 16-year-old Hu Li, who dreams of becoming a popular singer. However, he has neither good looks nor the financial means to pursue his dream, so Hu uploads his singing online using a fox avatar.
Male idols are pretty boring as theme for me, but this particular anime does not even have good songs to try to win over.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
39. Sora to Umi no Aida Between the Sky and Sea ソラとウミのアイダ [TMS Entertainment] (Finished 1/12)
Tags: Space Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi 
In the future in Onomichi, Hiroshima fish disappear from the sea around the world and only whales live in the ocean. The Ministry of Fishery decides to set up giant experimental Universe Fish Tanks in space. The Onomichi Universe Fishery Union is established and begins to train space fishermen. Female fishermen are in demand due to the strengthening of an equal employment law for men and women. Six new female space fishermen are selected, and the story centers on supporting their growth.
There has not been a single good anime about fishing. This is no exception even though it tries to make a spokon from space fishing. And it does not even satisfy as CGDCT.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
40. Gakuen Basara Gakuen Basara: Samurai High School 学園BASARA [Brain's Base] (Finished 1/12)
Tags: School Action, Comedy 
A heated battle is once again revving up at Basara Academy between baseball star Masamune Date and soccer ace Yukimura Sanada. What's more, ever since student council chairman Hideyoshi Toyotomi received a suspension, leaving the seat up for grabs, a host of class "warlords" have become embroiled in a quest for supreme power. Amid Ieyasu Tokugawa's appeals to bonds of kinship and Mitsunari Ishida's fervor to defeat him, who will wrest ultimate control of the domain in "troubled" times?
Fanservice spin-off.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
41. Himote House HIMOTE HOUSE: A share house of super psychic girls ひもてはうす [Bouncy] (Finished 1/12)
Tags: Super Power Comedy 
The comedy anime centers on five girls and one cat all living as housemates in Nakano, Tokyo: the three Himote sisters (Tokiyo, Kinami, and Kokoro) whose family manages the "Himote House," Kokoro's classmates Tae and Minamo, and the cat Enishi. The girls live their daily lives trying to figure out ways to be popular, and they (and the cat) all possess a mysterious secret power...
Full CGI short nonsense talks without any redeeming features.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
42. Ken En Ken: Aoki Kagayaki Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary 軒轅剣・蒼き曜 [Studio Deen] (Finished 13/13)
Tags: Martial Arts, Mythology Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Yin and Ning are two sisters who have been wandering the land together ever since their village was destroyed by the villainous Taibai Empire. Their childhood friend, Zhao, has been enslaved by the Taibai himself, and uses his brilliance at tinkering and inventing to get by as a slave to the Empire's whims. One day, Yin accidentally discovers a legendary sword, which grants her fantastic abilities in combat, and allows her to summon a mystical, mechanical fox spirit named Yun, who is sworn to fight by her side. Meanwhile, Zhao is making fast friends with a mysterious young girl who just may hold a great amount of power within the Taibai Empire. As Zhao and the Fu sisters find themselves increasingly caught up in the Empire's battle for supremacy over the land, it will take all of the magic and might that the budding resistance armies can muster to turn the tide of war once and for all.
Surprisingly good. Story is nothing great, just action love square, but world of constructs and magic alongside decent characters make up for it. Also quite many unexpected plot moves.  
Overall Rating: 7/10
 
43. Hashiri Tsuzukete Yokatta tte. I'm glad I could keep running. 走り続けてよかったって。 [Signal.MD] (Finished 4/4)
Tags: Drama, Slice of Life
Minato visits a recitation at an anime event with his friend. He is captivated by the voice actors' performances and decides to enroll in Suidoubashi Animation Academy. There, he meets Chikako, who used to live in the room he is moving into and who left a message in a USB drive. Minato, who aims to be a voice actor but is unable to put himself into the role, and Chikako, who lives with a past trauma, encourage one another and try to improve themselves. With the help of seniors such as Ryouta and Kei watching over them, they try to mature. As they stumble and worry, what lies ahead for them both?
Light short male seiyuu story with a bit of romance flavor. Nice, but that's it.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
44. Souten no Ken: Regenesis 2nd Season Fist of the Blue Sky: Regenesis 2nd Season 蒼天の拳 REGENESIS 第2期 [Polygon Pictures] (Finished 1/12)
Tags: Seinen Historical, Martial Arts Action
Second season of Souten no Ken: Regenesis.
Sequel.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
45. Devidol! でびどる! [-] (Finished 1/11)
Tags: Comedy 
Three devil girls Aira, Shima, and Hana live in the human world. Leading a dazzling school life with efforts and friendships, they aim to be idols. It's a heart-bumping anime climbing that stairs... Not! They don't know the answer to "What is Idol?" and weaver in the road to becoming an idol with trials and errors. Rocket-sensei will kindly (and sometimes strictly) lead them to become real idols in an unique way... for sure.
Habitual CGI vtuber nonsense talk.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
46. Balala Xiao Mo Xian: Mofa Hai Ying Bao Balala the Fairies: Ocean Magic 巴啦啦小魔仙之: 魔法海萤堡 [Alpha Group Co. Ltd.] (Finished 1/26)
Tags: Mahou Shoujo Comedy, Fantasy
In the magical underwater world, there is a mysterious and charming place called Hai Ying Bao. When human girls Ling Haijun and Xia Fan accidentally met the Princess of the Icy Blue City, Nahiya, they transform from ordinary girls into magic fairies.
Sequel.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
47. Aerover: Pinigseuui Buhwal Aerover: Rebirth Of the Phoenix 에어로버: 피닉스의 부활 [-] (Finished 1/13)
Tags: Action, Comedy, Sports 
Second season of Aerover series.
Sequel. Not translated. Ugly CGI shounen for kids.  
Overall Rating: 4/10
 
48. Quanzhi Fashi III Full-Time Magister 3rd Season 全职法师Ⅲ [Foch Films] (Finished 1/12)
Tags: School Action, Fantasy
After the crisis brought forth by the Black Order, Bo City's surviving residents desert the place. With nearby cities providing shelter to the displaced refugees, Mo Fan and his family accept the offer and travel to Mingzhu City, the capital of magic. Mo Fan has little time to settle in when his teacher Tang Yue requests him to assist her with an investigation involving the Black Order. However, Mo Fan agrees only on the condition of having a dark element awakened in him.
As he steadily attunes to his newfound powers, Mo Fan prepares to enroll at Mingzhu University, a dream place for all magicians. Along the way, Mo Fan's interactions with the elements steadily surpass his expectations, showing him that this is only the beginning of discoveries within his limitless potential.
Sequel.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
49. Tong Ling Fei Psychic Princess 通灵妃 [Haoliners Animation League] (Finished 1/16)
Tags: Historical Comedy, Drama, Romance 
When Qian Yunshang's marriage to Ye Youming is arranged by the emperor, she is terrified that the bad blood between their families will lead to her being treated miserably in the Ye household. Torn between duty and concern for his daughter, Qian Aotian devises a reckless plan. He summons his firstborn daughter—her existence unknown to all but his own family—to be the stand-in for her younger sister.
Due to her unusual powers, Qian Yun Xi was exiled by her family when she was a child. Deprived of filial affection, she made a life of her own amid the wilderness on Mt. Ling Yun. However, everything begins to change when she marries Ye Youming in her sister's stead.
Harboring immense contempt for the family of Qian, Ye Youming refuses to acknowledge Qian Yun Xi as his wife and treats her coldly, going so far as to banish her from his palace grounds. But he can only resist her childlike charm and boldness for so long...
Comedy seems to be more or less fine, but I can't take ghosts and traditional Chinese environment for a theme, so refusing to watch it further. Plus, main heroine is a really irritating simpleton.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
50. Hero Mask ヒーローマスク [Pierrot] (Finished 3/15)
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Tags: Detective Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Now there's a mysterious Mask before James Blood, and the man behind it is one that shouldn't exist. What is the mystery surrounding this mask...? So begins an action-packed crime story set in a beautiful city!
Rather average detective mystery action, at least not really thrilling or engaging. Typical Netflix.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
51. Meng Qi Shi Shen Cinderella Chef 萌妻食神 [Wawayu Animation] (Finished 1/12)
Tags: Historical, Time Travel Comedy, Drama, Gourmet, Romance
Ye Jiayao is a young and talented cook who dreams of becoming a renowned chef one day. As luck would have it, she's magically transported back in time to Imperial China, and in the body of an extremely useless girl. Ye Jiayao is immediately kidnapped and held for ransom, but she manages to use her wits (and her sense of humor) to get whatever she wants.
Gourmet time travel meta with Chinese flavor. Pretty much the same essence as in Psychic Princess.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
52. Wo Shi Jiang Xiaobai 2nd Season I'm Joybo 2nd Season 我是江小白 第二季 [2:10 AM Animation] (Finished 6/12)
Tags: Music Drama, Romance, Slice of Life
After coming to terms with their past, Jiang Xiaobai and Tong Li are still together as editor and author—and now, as lovers too. But not everything is smooth-sailing for the new couple. Tong Li's most recent work is being panned by readers and critics, and Wen Zheng Magazine's recent decline in sales means that her serialization is in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Jiang Xiaobai, fondly remembering making music with his friends in high school, steps in as the backup bassist for a local band struggling to make their break.
Secretly, Tong Li is frustrated both by her writer's block and by Jiang Xiaobai venturing out to chase his old dream. Things come to a head when, following the replacement of the head editor for Editorial Office No. 2, her novel is canceled. As she and Jiang Xiaobai grow estranged and as her family increasingly meddles in their already-strained relationship, Tong Li wanders into a welfare center for autistic people, where she meets a young non-verbal man whose piano playing deeply moves her. She begins to volunteer at the welfare center, not realizing that her and Jiang Xiaobai's worlds are much closer than she thought.
Not translated unless we count Spanish subs. And from what I see the magic is gone. It used to be short bright episodes with great music. Now it's conventional length episodes SOL, suddenly about a music band out of the blue. Chinese normal SOL anime is so rare that it still has its merits as one, just not as a masterpiece.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
53. Mao Yao de Huo Han Love Story of Cat Spirit 猫妖的诱惑 [Rocen] (Finished 1/20)
Tags: Reincarnation Fantasy, Romance
A cat demon with a split personality is reincarnated with the memories of her past life. She wishes revenge on her lover from her past life, but upon meeting him finds herself falling all over for him again. What should she do?! A female main character with no sense of moral principles, between an arrogant, abstinent man and the charming, indifferent demon king, who will she choose!
Full CGI. Another hectic girl and cold man with ties to ancient China again. Not much conceptual difference with Psychic princess again.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
54. Shan He She Ji Tu 山河社稷图 [Tencent Animation & Comics, bilibili] (Finished 1/20)
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Tags: School Adventure, Fantasy, Supernatural
If you could change the world, what would you do? And if you had the chance to change your life, would you?
There are two worlds that exist: reality; and a world that you think is reality. Da Wei is a young man who doesn’t care about anyone or anything aside from himself. However, when he finds out that his entire world is nothing more than an illusion and what’s more, it’s on the brink of collapse, will he make the decision to involve himself for the first time in something for the sake of others?
Not translated. Full CGI for the most part. Illusory real world. Real fantasy world stylized for ancient China. MC of insect size. Gangster kid as if from reborn. Horrible characters and their antics. That's as far as I'm willing to investigate this load of nonsense, really.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
55. Mutafukaz MFKZ M★F★K★Z [Studio 4°C, Ankama Animations] (Finished 1/1)
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Tags: Psychological, Super Power Action, Sci-Fi
After a scooter accident provoked by a mysterious woman's vision, Angelino, a deadbeat like thousands of others in Dark Meat City, starts getting violent migraines that are accompanied by strange hallucinations. Along with his good buddy Vinz, he tries to figure out what's happening to him while threatening men in black seem determined to catch him.
The concept is just running away. It's good action in picturesque suburbs world akin to GTA, but there's not enough meaning in all that to be called a masterpiece.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
56. Koukyoushihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution 2: Anemone Anemone: Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution ANEMONE/交響詩篇エウレカセブン ハイエボリューション [Bones] (Finished 1/1)
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Tags: Mecha Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
The film centers on Anemone, a girl who lost her father in a battle in Toyko seven years prior to the film's story, leaving her with only her stuffed toy Gulliver, and the AI concierge Dominikids for emotional support. Now she is a key part of a strategy by the experimental unit "Acid" to combat the seventh Eureka, "Eureka Seven," an enemy of humanity that has killed 2.6 billion people. Driven to the brink, all of humanity entrusts its hope to Anemone as she dives deep into the interior of Eureka Seven.
Sequel.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
57. Zuori Qing Kong Crystal Sky of Yesterday 昨日青空 [Nice Boat Animation, Guton Animation Studio] (Finished 1/1)
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Tags: School Drama, Romance, Slice of Life
In the late 90's, in China, Tu Xiaoyi, an high school student, takes no interest in marks and prefers to play video games with his friend nicknamed "Peanut." One day, he was chosen by his teacher to become the class representative with Yao Zhetian, a very cute girl. He will experience his first love and disappointments.
Good youth nostalgy movie, but it does not really stand out, so definitely not must have or anything. It's more like proof of concept that Chinse anime can be indistinguishable from Japanese anime - and it definitely succeeds in it.  
Overall Rating: 6/10
 
58. Uchuu no Hou: Reimei-hen 宇宙の法-黎明編- [HS Pictures Studio] (Finished 1/1)
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Tags: Space Sci-Fi
University students, Ray, Anna, Tyler, Halle, and Eisuke are enjoying college life and pursuing their dreams, but in reality, They have a secret mission, to fight against invading Reptilians from outer space. One day, Ray travels back in time to 330 million years ago on Earth, to find his missing friend Tyler who has fallen into a trap set by the evil alien, Dahar. During that time, Alpha, the God of the Earth, was planning to create a new civilization on Earth and invited Queen Zamza and her fellow Reptilian from the planet Zeta, to Earth.
What is the intention of Dahar? What will happen to Ray and Tyler?
And what is “the plan of the God of the Earth"?
Happy science movies suck big time on so many levels.  
Overall Rating: 5/10
 
59. Munyeodo The Shaman Sorceress 무녀도 [Studio Meditation With a Pencil] (Finished 0/1)
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Tags: Drama 
Mohwa, who lives with her deaf daughter Nang-Yi, has been practicing Shamanism her entire life. One day, her son Wook-Yi returns home but as a converted Christian. This sparks conflict between mother and son which ends in a terrible tragedy that leads Nang-Yi to create a mysterious painting.
Full version not found.  
Overall Rating: 0/10
 
60. Jangmiyeogwan Motel Rose 장미여관 [-] (Finished 1/1)
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Tags: Idols (Female) Slice of Life
In the city lies a red light district, and the Rose Motel. Student Mina is hired as a cleaner and meets a young sex worker, Hannah, known to regulars as Rose, whose dream is to become a super star, just like her idol, the "real" Rose.
Not found.  
Overall Rating: 0/10

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Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken- One of my favorite anime, it tends to waver between iyashikei fantasy and something more action-focused depending on the episode.  Regardless, the slime is overpowered.

Goblin Slayer- It was really, really weird watching this at the same time as Tensei Shitara, given the massive difference between goblins in this and in Slime, lol.  Anyway, a few important bits.  This anime takes on the style choice of no-name characters (characters are either named for their roles or not at all), and the action in it is more D&D than modern fantasy.  Casters and clerics only have a few uses of their spells, and weapons dull and get broken over time.  Goblin Slayer's ruthless pursuit of greenskin genocide is both justified and gory to watch, even as his companions try to revive his humanity.

Uzamaid- This is a comedy anime following a lolicon maid and the half-Russian hikkikomori loli she is taking care of.  It is pretty funny, but it isn't something I'd want to watch repeatedly.

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Let's see what I can comment in regard of Fall 2018 anime.

Reincarnated as Slime - Conveniently we just have the third season premiered few days ago. Obviously it has three season means that the series is very popular, and I can definitely see it (Especially with my brother and sister also watch it). The premise is very simple, namely we have an office worker dead after being stabbed only to find himself reincarnated as the slime who soon named as Rimuru. From there, Rimuru build his territory into the strongest one by consolidating thousands of monster that Rimuru named (Note that the power up process in the setting was done by named the creature). All in all, people watch the series for the escapism and I guess Rimuru's cuteness as well.

Goblin Slayer - It's about someone who known as Goblin Slayer dedicated himself to exterminate the goblin which is the weakest monster in usual RPG alongside slime. While the premise is sounds laughable with someone dedicated himself to exterminate weak monster, turned out the writer manage to show on how goblin is no less threatening than dragon or demon lord seeing the goblin in the series can annihilate even experienced adventurers. Also like in Maoyu, the casts here is only called by their job title instead of their name.

Anima Yell - Obviously this is CGDCT series from Kirara, although it did show cheerleading as sports which is something that still rarely shown in the manga or anime (Usually they just used as the eye candy for the obvious reasons). The anime is ended up adapting half of the manga, and overall it's conclusive enough.

Neighbor Vampire - It's about a girl who came across the shut in vampire who then proceed trying her best to befriend the vampire. Also it's called as Kinmosa Vampire, which make sense judging from the character design alone.

Jojo Golden Wind - Araki finally shown his fondness toward Italy by making it as the setting for Jojo Part 5. In here we have Giorno who inherit Joestar blood, although the connection came from the most absurd condition because his blood father is Dio (Joestar's nemesis) who is attached into Jonathan's body (Well bizarre is Jojo's middle name). One day, Giorno saw a gangster who save him crushing anyone else who sell drugs, and so Giorno decided to do his best to stop drugs deal in Italy by joining the mafia group. Of course, his journey is not easy, seeing his rival is more than willing to kill Giorno, and it only getting harder in the latter half with several of Giorno's allies are killed.

Girls in Twilight - I only note this for Uchikoshi, and he didn't manage to write on how the group fight the main villain (Twilight King). For the series itself, it's like Irotoridori with the girls visit the parallel word, and each girls will get an arc that ultimately will make them have superpower.

Zombie Land Saga - It's like Love Live with the girl save their establishment by forming the idol group, except they need to save the whole city and more importantly the girls themselves is the zombies. Obviously the premise is out there so much even the staffs didn't believe that it could work, but the unique premise manage to make it work anyway with second season available in 2021. 

That's all for what I can write in regard of Fall 2018 anime.

Edited by littleshogun
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