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Anime Weekly Watch – Winter 2020 #2

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Anime Weekly Watch – Winter 2020 #2
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New week, new episodes.

For this 2nd week, Weekly Watch will cover all of the animes I watched in the 2nd week of January.

And because this is the 2nd week, there are a lot of animes released, and bruh, THEY ARE SOOOO GOOD.

I won’t prolong this intro and just go straight to it.


ID:Invaded

This anime…is crazy.I love it.

It’s been a while since I watch something so mysterious and mind-boggling. This anime is serving me with all of that.I admit I was a bit confused in the first few minutes of the first episode because I dunno what was going on. I forgot what its synopsis was so I was left dumbfounded. Everything made sense after all of the base information about the world was set up. However, 1 episode was not enough to fit all of the information. Good thing there’s the 2nd episode to finish off the first arc.

This might be really early but I am already digging this anime. Not only it served me some mystery, but the anime is also psychological. The story talks about a lot of Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory, and how they try and use this theory in catching serial killers.

Bruh, as a Psych Major, I am lovin’ every minute of this.It’s too early to tell if this series would be my favorite of the season as it needs to be really consistent and have a solid story all throughout. However, I could tell that if this anime is done well, this might be a contender.


Hatana Illusion

Oooohhh…a cute anime series.I am liking what I am seeing so far.

The characters are so cute, they remind me of the early 2010’s cute anime characters. The animation is quite bright and lively, it fits well with the overall mood of the series.

I am a bit worried about the story though. At first, I thought the series would be simple, but as the story unfolds, it gets a bit complicated. I don’t want it to be the latter as I want this anime to continue to be fluffy and cute, without me thinking too much about its story.

If ever it becomes complicated, I hope they won’t go overboard.


Housekishou Richard-shi no Nazo Kantei

Oooohhh…an interesting anime.

The last time I saw an anime about appraisals was the Kyoto Holmes anime a few years ago but a lot more sophisticated. The former focused more on Japanese antics, while Housekishou Richard-shi no Nazo Kantei focused more on Jewels.

As this is still the first episode, the story hasn’t developed much yet, but I am liking what I am seeing so far.


Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi

Oh man, watching this anime gave me throwback feels.

From its story to its animation, the anime was executed in a way that is reminiscent to old classic action animes in the past.I love it.

The story had a good start, but I do feel like the comedy elements extended their welcome as I wanted to know more about the main plot instead. However, I do understand why the anime is like this as this series is an adaptation of an old manga. Its humor and timing is quite outdated so I’m just going to let this one slide.

I am quite curious as to how the story would unfold in the future, I can’t wait to see the next episode.


Itai No Wa Iya Nano Bougyoryoku Ni Kyokufuri Shitai To Omoimasu (Bofuri)

I had seen quite a lot of isekai-ish game animes before ever since SAO became popular, but there are only few shows where I could say they are really good.

Hopefully, this one would be.

This anime is unlike other animes as it seemed to be a parody-ish of SAO at the same time, it had some elements of other isekai animes as well. However, I find this one better because of how grounded it is. Rather than following the usual “getting stuck in another world”, the characters are actually online game players enjoying a game. I do admit the fast growth of the main character is a bit extreme, the other stuff is shown on screen like the chat room and the constant update of skills and notifications are consistent to what is really on online games. And I really love that.

Can’t wait for the next episode.


Jibako Shounen Hanako-San

Okay, I didn’t expect this one to be good.

This anime is a weird one, but I like it. It is a series that mixes horror, romance, and comedy.

Very interesting.

I like how generic the initial plot was then turned into something unique. Plus, the animation is spectacular. Its cinematography reminds me of Kuzu no Honkai and Hakumei to Mekochi, while the character designs made me remember Danganronpa for some reason.

Very interesting.

However, I do admit that I was hesitating on this series cuz it looks like something I am not a fan of. But it proved me wrong so I might need to see more episodes of this.


Number24

I love sports anime, I have a soft spot on them.Seeing that there is a new sports anime this season, I immediately grab the opportunity to see it.Interestingly, it didn’t disappoint.

This anime focused on the sport Rugby, which is something I know little about. I’m still intrigued by it though.

The story is what I expected of a sports anime, with a sprinkle of drama. The drama was well laid out all throughout the episode so it would be really interesting to see it unfold and develop.


Infinite Dendogram

Another isekai anime.

Okay.

I have heard about this anime a long time ago. Just like SAO, the source material of this series is a light novel. A number of friends of mine recommended this to me to read. I did put this one on my “To Read” list, but I didn’t expect it to get an adaptation.

Now that I saw its first episode, I now understand why people like this.If I were to compare it to the isekai animes, it is a bit generic. Still, its very enjoyable. The main character is really likable and the supporting casts are quite amusing and interesting too. Especially the Bear Brother.

I am not sure if I would watch this series weekly, but definitely, I am going to put this on my “To Watch” list.


Runway de Waratte

Modeling and Fashion is not really my forte, and it’s also an untapped plot in anime. Because of it, I was going into this hoping it to be bad so that I would drop this one, but I was wrong.

This anime is so heartwarming in its own way.

Yes, it focuses on fashion, but it also highlights more the character’s desires and dreams in life.

Even in real life, we know that pursuing fashion, whether as a model or a designer is a hard thing to do. And this info was the wall the characters faced all throughout the episode. But after an interesting meetup of the protagonists, amazing things happen.

Yes, I do admit I ship the main characters together, but a part of me don’t want this series to be romantic. So I hope this anime would stay on track and focus on their dreams and struggles.


Plunderer

Oh man, where should I start with this.

Compared to Orphen anime, I initially don’t like this anime at all.

I felt like the story was dragged a bit and it was initially boring. Everything did pick up in the 2nd episode and it was a lot more fun. Everything then made sense after some info dump by one of the supporting cast and it made the anime more interesting.

Not only that, the ending of the 2nd episode was quite a cliffhanger, it made me look forward to the next episode.

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Oshi ga Budoukan Ittekuretara Shinu

OMG!!! YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH THIS ANIME IS SOOOO META!!!I AM AN IDOL FAN, JAPANESE IDOL FAN SINCE…I DUNNO…MORE THAN 10 YEARS ALREADY, AND IN THIS SIMPLE ANIME..I RELATE TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL..as an idol fan.

Okay. Chill.

The anime is about a die hard fan and her love for her idol. It’s a comedy series showing how hard WOTA’s cheer on their idol. Yeah, maybe the characters were a bit extreme but everything they did are the “norm”. Nothing new.

What shocked me to the core about this anime was the fact that this anime had a lot of meta and connections to Hello! Project.

The obvious connection would its ending song. The song was originally sung by Matsuura Aya, who used to be a soloist in Hello! Project and one of the best Japanese Idol that had exist at the start of 2000’s. This anime used Matsuura’s song as its ending song and sang it as a cover, THAT’S…AMAZING!!

Their are other connections between this anime and H!P, but if I were to enumerate them, I might not be able to release this post in time.

Lol.

I’ll reserve that on my main review of this anime.


Koisuru Asteroid

2nd episode of Doga Kobo’s cute anime.

Again, they blew me away with its consistent animation and cute characters. Uuwwaaa…

For this episode, we got to see the club having a barbeque trip and enjoy it like its a club activity. The members searched for some interesting stones and also did some stargazing. They also released their first-ever newsletter to the public, with each member contributing in their own way.

What I enjoyed a lot in this episode would be the fact that we get to know more about the characters. These moments were mostly subtle but they gave us more idea who they are.

This series continues to deliver the fluffiness I need for my life. I love it.

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Darwin’s Game

Oh gosh, this anime is crazy.

Now that I had seen its 2nd episode, this anime is giving more Mirai Nikki vibes over Ousama Game.

I really like the interactions between the 2 main characters as they “not companions, but friends”. We get to see more characters and learn more about the game. Definitely, D-game is very very brutal, with the treasure hunt game, the goreness of this anime would go overboard.

Can’t wait for the next episode.


Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita

This anime was one of those anime that had a weird release. Unlike other animes this season, this series released 3 episodes all at once.

I only just watched the first episode and bruh, this series is both romantic and hilarious.

The anime’s premise is all about 2 scientists falling in love with each other and want’s to know what love is. So yeah, they geeked out and try to understand Love in a more scientific way.

This premise alone you can tell how funny this series is. I only watched the first ep and I can already conclude how good this series is.

I might check out the other episodes in the future. Definitely, a must watch this season.

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22/7

I had been waiting for this anime for awhile.

If you guys don’t know, 22/7 project had been active for awhile now. The voice actors for the characters are real idols that were chosen for this project. As an idol fan, I am quite curious about them.

Now for the anime, it was a decent episode, a bit dragging though. As it was the first, I was expecting them to give us a glimpse of what the story is about and the personalities of the idols, but what I got were a drama focusing on 1 character and a bunch of stereotypes. Not that I am hating, I guess I was expecting more.

I do want to see more of this and where the story goes, because as of right now, I have no idea.

In terms of art and animation, the character designs reminds me a lot of Kyoto Animation and Love Live. Very interesting. For the animation, it was decent.

I am not impressed and I am also not disappointed by this. I think I need to see more of the anime.


Kyokou Suiri

Oh man, I didn’t expect this anime to be really really good.

I got a chance to know this anime earlier because my favorite youtuber, Hiding in Public recommends it. I didn’t expect I would like it a lot.

In this episode, we got to see the main characters meet and see them interact. Both of them happened to be more that we expect as they seemed to have connections to the yokai world. Kuroko being the “Goddess of Wisdom” to the yokais, while Kurou makes yokais scared of him. How? Well, watch the episode to know why.

I really love their bickering. Even though there is alot of dialogue between the characters, its fun to watch them.

The action part came later in the episode, but it still didn’t disappoint as the plot seemed to be really really interesting and new to me.

I can’t wait to watch the next week’s episode.


Haikyuu!!: To The Top

The last anime that I am going to review for this week. This anime is also the most anticipated anime of this season.

Before starting the series, 2 OVA’s were released featuring Nekoma’s journey in semi-finals. Watching the OVA’s made me remember how much I miss Haikyuu all these years. The intense smashes and thrilling game plays sure are fun to watch.

For the first episode of the series, we start with a bang. Kageyama got invited to be part of All-Japan Yout training camp, while Tsukishima got invited to train in other youth camp. These made Hinata restless as he felt he was left behind. He then went on and go uninvited to one of the youth camps.

Indeed, what he did was really stupid and unlogical. However, I think this will help Hinata grow more as a volleyball player and not only relying on Kageyama’s sets. I think that’s also what the author wants for Hinata and I can’t wait to see it happen.

This first episode just did the introduction, I can’t wait to see this arc unfold.


Uuwwaaaa…

Such a long post. Heheheh. I guess this can’t be helped, after all, there’s a lot of animes that debut this week.

Unfortunately, I won’t be watching To Aru Kagaku no Railgun T and Magia Record as I haven’t watched their previous animes yet. I am also not planning on watching the Director’s cut of Re:Zero as I want to watch its original version first.

After this week, I might make an update post on which Winter 2020 animes I will definitely feature on Anime Weekly Watch. In some ways, this first 2 weeks of AWW could be treated as my first impressions posts. I might only choose 5-7 animes, depending on the quality of the shows and my time for them.

Okay, I won’t prolong this any longer.

This has been Will Sirius and Thanks for reading.

See you next week.

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