Fall 2021 Collection and What I’ll be watching

Fall is slowly coming into view and honestly It’s my favorite season, its when I get to wear jeans and my favorite Jumpers!

But enough with the outfits; we’re here to check out the Fall anime lineup! I’m curious as to how many of the items on my list I’ll really watch, wanna know what’s coming out from October December then head to AniChart


1. Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku-hen

Release Date: Unconfirmed

Need I say more than I will never miss the second season of Demon slayer!

Not much is known from the season 2 trailer but what we do know, the second season will be centered around the Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui and that this anime will take place just after the film.


2. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stone Ocean

Release Date: December 2021

JoJo: Stone Ocean Introduces the 21st century Jostar Jolyne Cujoh.

Jolyne is the only female “JoJo” to date, and the daughter of Jotaro Kujo. I strongly advise anyone interested in watching Stone Ocean to first watch JoJo’s Bizzare Adventures because there is a lot of backstory to this anime.

Watching this trailer made me remember why I love this anime in the first place, I’m looking forward to see what this Jostar does to amaze me.


3. Isekai Shoukudou 2

Release Date: October 2nd

Besides my favorite food show which is obviously Shokugeki no Soma, this comes in a close second, I remember watching the first season and falling in love with the light hearted anime I could watch once a week.

Each episode of this show introduced a different character to the Restaurant from another world and it was just so cute to see fantasy characters fall in love with Japanese Cuisine.

I wonder what type of food we will be introduced to this time?


4. Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru

Release Date: October 3rd

WHY IS THIS NOT A YAOI!!! (Rant over haha)

The minute I watched this trailer a while ago, I was drawn in, and it wasn’t because of the storyline or the hot characters but it was the dynamic between the Main characters and this wasn’t categorized as Yaoi (how is that possible).

Putting that aside, I’m really interested in what this anime will bring to the table this Fall.


5. Lupin the 3rd: Part VI

Release Date: October 10th

Lupin the dark horse of anime, It has been running since 1971!

Even longer than Detective Conan.

Tony Oliver is my Lupin voice, and I’m eager to see what Lupin has in store for us this time around. Part 5 was wonderful, and that’s why I’m looking forward to Part 6.


6. Blue Period

Release Date: September 25th

Blue Period is my dark horse this season, not much is known about Blue Period other than it will be releasing on Netflix in 2 days time.

Unfortunately if the first episode isn’t interesting enough I will be dropping it.


7. The way of the House Husband Part 2

Release Date: October 7th

When it comes to the Way of the House Husband, you may either love it or hate it; it demands a very certain taste when it comes to the animation, which is very much in the form of a comic book; reviews say different things by different people.

I absolutely adore this series, and while the fact that each episode is just 15 minutes long and there are only 5 episodes is upsetting, there is something about this anime that I just can’t get enough of.

(Maybe tatsu’s voice actor Kenjirou Tsuda 😉 )

Yona Of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona)

Rating: 8.5/10

Episodes: 24

Source: Manga

Genres: Historical, Adventure, Romance, Shoujou

Premiered: Fall 2014

Trailer

Synopsis

Princess Yona lives a life of luxury and ease, completely sheltered from the problems of the seemingly peaceful Kingdom of Kouka; however, the sudden murder of the king and betrayal of her beloved cousin Su-won places Yona’s life in mortal peril. Forced to escape only with Son Hak, who is both her childhood friend and bodyguard, the naïve princess soon discovers that Kouka is not the idyllic place she envisioned it to be. Poverty, strife, and corruption run rampant, making reclaiming the throne nothing more than a wishful fantasy given the kingdom’s current state.

Based on the popular manga of the same name by Mizuho Kusanagi, Akatsuki no Yona follows Princess Yona on a coming-of-age adventure as she faces the harsh realities of her kingdom. With only a mysterious legend to guide her, Yona must discover a way to restore Kouka to its former glory while being pursued relentlessly by the forces of the new King of Kouka.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Review

Atatsuki no Yona premiered in the fall of 2014 and was bought to us by Studio Pierrot, these studios gave us anime’s such as Tokyo Ghoul, Naruto and Black Clover.

Story

Once once a time, 2,000 years ago, the Kingdom of Kouka was founded and ruled by Hiryuu, a red dragon who descended from the heavens and transformed into a human. Four soldiers infused with dragon blood from the Gods stood by his side, assisting him in leading the country to prosperity. With the passage of time, this myth became a legend to be told to children.

The kingdom had no male successors 2,000 years later, only a single princess named Yona who enjoyed a life of luxury. She had everything she ever desired and was hidden from the horrible reality outside the castle walls because she was in love with her cousin, Soo-Won, and was protected by her bodyguard, Son Hak. In contrast to this idyllic image, Kouka was subjected to political turmoil from within the country. Yona was forced to flee with just Hak by her side after her beloved Su-won conducted a bloody coup and murdered her father, and she began to live a life on the run.

Despite being encircled on all sides by enemies, the exiled princess still wishes to live and preserve her realm. Her solution comes from an exiled priest, who tells her that finding the four legendary dragon warriors is her only hope. Yona sets out to find these warriors, determined to battle for the throne and restore the kingdom, while meeting new friends and allies along the road, guided by this seemingly imaginary narrative.


Characters

Yona is the crowned princess of the Kokua Kingdom,she has an adaptive and a pleasant personality as well as a strong sense of conviction. Throughout her journey, she demonstrates an unwavering eagerness to learn and maintains her optimistic outlook even in the face of adversity. She was initially self-centered and demanding of others, as Yoon reprimands her for not thanking him for looking after Hak. Through her travels, she finally learns to appreciate others. Yona has a positive view on life despite her traumatic past and chooses to serve others in need. She grows more mature and self-assured as she travels. During her trip, she begins to overcome her fears, realizing what is most important in life.

Son Hak is the former General of the wind clan and is the adopted grandson of the previous general Mundok, Hak grew up along side Suu-won and Yona as Yona’s bodyguard. Hak was willing to risk his life for Yona and in the future Suu-won if they ever got married, this quickly changed when Suu-won betrayed everyone’s trust and Hak and Yona had to go on the run.

Hak is a witty, straightforward young guy who will go to any length to protect Yona. When it comes to her well-being, he is both physically and emotionally self-sacrificing, as well as very loyal to people he respects and obeys. Hak has also been revealed to have a mischievous side, frequently tormenting Yona and the rest of his group, as well as “having a habit” of being a bully who enjoys mockingly nicknaming some of their other comrades, such as “White Snake” (Kija) and “Droopy Eyes” (Jae-Ha)

Soo-Won is the son of the deceased General Yu-Hon and Lady Yong-Hi, the older cousin of Princess Yona, and the childhood friend of Hak. He is a difficult character to understand. Most of the time, he has a peaceful and cheery personality. He had tremendous emotional strength and maturity, and unlike other people in the room, He has the ability to adapt to any scenario. He is gentle and loving to those he likes. Soo-Won, on the other hand, is a calculated individual. He has a good sense of observation, which aids him in deciphering people’s true intentions. If it suited his purposes, he will act naive and carefree. This is a genuine aspect of his character, but it’s also a strategy he uses to make his opponents underestimate him and redirect their attention away from him.

Despite all of the good qualities to pursue his goals, he was willing to take himself away from Hak and Yona and destroy their relationships. Not much is known about him in the anime as there is still so much we don’t know about him as a character.

Jae-Ha is the current Ryokuryuu (English: Green Dragon), one of the four Dragon Warriors who possesses the green dragon deity’s blood. His strength comes from his right leg, which allows him to fly by jumping high and over vast distances.

Jae-Ha is a carefree, vain, bold, confident, persistent, flamboyant, womanizer, and observant man who takes care in his appearance and appreciates the finer things in life. To the irritation of some of his companions, he has a tendency to rush after whatever he considers to be lovely and to openly demonstrate his masochistic nature when someone hurts him lightly. Despite his pranks, he despises being pursued and craves freedom above all else.

Jae-ha is probably my favorite out of the four dragons

Kija is the current Hakuryuu (White Dragon in English), one of the four Dragon Warriors who carries the white dragon deity’s blood. His right arm is the source of his strength. Kija was the guardian and tribal leader, having been born and nurtured in a village deep in the woods and carrying the White Dragon’s genes. His village has taught him to serve and be entirely obedient to the next reincarnation of King Hiryuu, who is claimed to be his master, since he was born.

Kija has a forceful, straightforward, and polite demeanour, which is mostly attributable to his upbringing. He values the power he wields, the other dragon warriors, and Yona, whom he perceives to be King Hiryuu’s return, as he has always known about the legend of the dragon deities and his place within it; he also strongly believes that those who are the dragon deities should fulfil their duties no matter what. As a result, he can be irritated by those who do not share his reverence, and he frequently chastises members of his squad (particularly the dragon warriors) for being immature or disregarding their positions.

Shin-Ah is the current Seiryuu (Blue Dragon in English), one of the four Dragon Warriors who possesses the blue dragon deity’s blood. His strength resides in his eyes, which he can utilise to produce hallucinations and paralyse his opponent.

He has almost no social skills due to his upbringing in utter seclusion. He is extremely silent and rarely talks, instead responding to questions with nods and motions or blank, awkward stares. As a result, he is frequently misconstrued by others, who believe he is suspicious and even frightening. His disposition, on the other hand, is incredibly compassionate and sympathetic, especially toward others in his community who despise and dread him. He adores Yona and the rest of the gang, and he has a special affinity with a squirrel named Ao. He also despises the cold.

Yoon is the first person to join Hak and Yona on their journey to find the four dragon warriors, He is the self-proclaimed “beautiful boy genius” caretaker of High Priest Ik-Soo, and the one who helps Yona and Hak recover after they are hurt after feeling the fire clan.

Yoon is a kind, compassionate, intellectual, nonviolent, and skilled young man who takes great delight in his intellect and appearance. He throws comments at everyone from time to time, observing how the gang can be raucous despite their need to maintain a low profile. He is easily brought to tears, despite his caustic tongue, and sincerely cares for everyone’s well-being.

Yoon learned to be self-sufficient and resourceful at a young age in order to survive.


Voice acting

Funimation took the dub for Yona of the dawn and I must say, whoever directed the dub did a fabulous job in picking the voice actors as they fit their roles perfectly, I felt every ounce of emotion that came off every single character especially the two main characters Yona and Hawk voiced by Monica Rial and Christopher sabat.


My opinion

Since being in Self Isolation I have had more time to read into things than I would usually, I re-watched this series within a day which can be very easy if you really enjoy watching something.

Lately I have been obsessed with history, folk lore and myths, I recently finished watching a TV show called Kung Fu which was absoutley amazing! and it was nice to learn a bit more about Chinese history and culture. I was so shocked to hear that Yona of the Dawn is set in the korean past and not Japanese but It made sense because the character designs looked nothing like the Japanese era.

I’ve made it apparent that I’m not a big fan of Shojou anime, but there was something about Yona of the Dawn that made me not hate it. In 24 episodes, a lot happens as the main characters Yona and Hak search for the four dragons; it’s a well-crafted plot, but there’s a flaw that earns the anime an 8.5 out of 10 rating.

Searching for the four dragons took up most of the series! Like when it got the end of the season you ask yourself, “That was it?”

I guess that does make you want to go out and read the manga but they just left it on the cliffhanger, what do they do next now that the four dragons as assembled?

I would suggest you go and watch the anime to find that answer yourself, and I will now be defiantly be starting the manga where the anime left of.


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Kid characters I wouldn’t mind having as my little brother/sister

Going through the many anime’s I’ve ever watched, there have been many adorable children characters that I wouldnt mind being the big sister of.

Let’s get into my list shall we?


Anna Kushina

Anna is from the anime K/K Project. Anna is from the Red clan and I must say she is absoutley adorable! She is loved by her family in the Red clan and is extremely loyal to the Previous Red King Mikoto Suho.

With Anna’s lovely snowy white hair, I’d love to have her as my little sister but not just because she is adorable, she’s strong and cares about the people she loves.


Killua and Gon

I have probably watched Hunter x Hunter twice in my life hood and I always stop at the chimera ant arc because I really can’t get into it, but enough of that, I say having Gon as my little brother he’d come as a package deal along with Killua, but to be honest I’d love both of them to have my little brothers as they have always complimented each other as best friends.

Both of them are adorable, strong and I’d also want to help Killua with his past and trust issues because that is what kind of big sister I’d love to be.


Sakura Kinomoto

Sakura from Card Capture is my favorite on this list.

Even though Toya is a fantastic big brother for Sakura, I wouldn’t mind joining the Kinomoto family 😉 .

Not only Is Sakura totally adorable, she knows how to bake and cook, I’d wouldn’t mind being taken care of Sakura while ill ❤


Eri

Season 4 of My hero academia took the anime world by storm when they introduced this little cutie, Eri.

My heart exploded when she first smiled at the school festival and when she dressed up as Santa for Christmas. I would have took this adorable girl in, in a heart beat, I would have beaten the shit out of Overhaul myself if I was apart of the my hero fandom.

I would give this little girl anything she wanted and love her to the ends of the earth.


Shippo

I’m working my way through the Inuyasha anime. Yes, there are probably cuter children than Shippo, but I’ve grown very close to the little boy.

Even though Shippo is a demon, he cares about his friends and would do anything to save them, even if it meant he would get hurt in the process.


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Terror in Resonance (Zankyou no Terror)

Rating: 10/10

Episodes: 12

Source: Original

Genres: Mystery, Psycholgical, Thrillar

Premiered: Summer 2014

Trailer

Just a year ago Terror in resonance was my favorite anime of all time, It has now been replaced but in honor of my previous number 1.

I give you my opinion of one of favorite anime’s of all time.


Synopsis

Painted in red, the word “VON” is all that is left behind after a terrorist attack on a nuclear facility in Japan. The government is shattered by their inability to act, and the police are left frantically searching for ways to crack down the perpetrators. The public are clueless—until, six months later, a strange video makes its way onto the internet. In it, two teenage boys who identify themselves only as “Sphinx” directly challenge the police, threatening to cause destruction and mayhem across Tokyo. Unable to stop the mass panic quickly spreading through the city and desperate for any leads in their investigation, the police struggle to act effectively against these terrorists, with Detective Kenjirou Shibazaki caught in the middle of it all.

Zankyou no Terror tells the story of Nine and Twelve, the two boys behind the masked figures of Sphinx. They should not exist, yet they stand strong in a world of deception and secrets while they make the city fall around them, all in the hopes of burying their own tragic truth.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Review

Zankyou no Terror came out in Summer 2014 and was given to us by MAPPA Studios who recently gave us anime such as Jujutsu Kaisen and Dorohedoro.

Story

The words “VON” are scrawled in red on the floor of a Japanese warehouse storing a lethal weapon, causing the Japanese cabinet and police to go insane.

Six months later, when two boys calling themselves “Sphinx” defy the police, threatening to inflict havoc and mayhem across Tokyo, the authorities resort to the internet


The police struggle to act effectively against these terrorists, unable to stop the rapid spread of panic throughout the city and eager for any clues in their investigation, with Detective Kenjirou Shibazaki caught in the heart of it all.

The plot follows two boys named Nine and Twelve, who go by the codename Sphinx, but you soon understand they’re not actual terrorists who are only uncovering their horrific past.


Music

Everyone watches anime for the story and plot, but what really drew me in was Yoko Kanno’s soundtrack throughout the entire anime.

Every time I search for the soundtrack online I can never find it at least I have it saved it on my mobile phone. Most of the OST for Zankyou No Terror puts me to sleep, which is ironic given the tragic and action-packed nature of the anime.

Most of the OST Is played on a piano which I love even more as it gives the anime a soft side to the devastating story that lies behind the plot you are seeing on screen.

My favorite songs have to be Walt, Seele, Von and Fugl.


Characters

As the show suggests Nine and Twelve are the main characters of this show, each boy is not like the other, they see things differently in what happened to them but they stay together until the end and we realize they weren’t so different after all.

Nine

Nine is the taller boy with black hair and seems to be the calmest out of the two, you see him more behind the scenes than out in the open like his partner in crime. Nine has a stern, aloof, and austere demeanor.
With his outstanding computing and hacking skills, he has a propensity for concocting creative criminal schemes while neatly hiding his tracks.

Twelve

On the surface twelve, he appears to be a typical jokester, light-hearted and active, and fond of meddling in other people’s affairs.
He is, however, capable and prepared to use cruel and violent means if the occasion demanded it, and it was safe to presume that his stint at the aforementioned children’s institution had left him psychologically scarred.
Despite this, he is dependable and loyal, possessed a high sense of social intuition, was on brotherly terms with Nine, and had demonstrated countless compassionate acts towards Lisa Mishima.

Lisa

Lisa is that one character that you say to yourself, were you absoutley necessary?

Lisa is a shy, introverted girl who is easily bullied because of her clumsy actions.
Because of her introversion, she tends to keep her troubles to herself and resents the outside world.
She believes she has a link with the Sphinx couple, and that the three of them are disconnected from the rest of the world.
Despite her initial disappointments and the risky operations she undertakes as a result, she decides to live, demonstrating her strength and perseverance.

Shibazaki

Detective Kenjirou Shibazaki is behind the force that drives the Tokyo police as he is the first to realize there the first riddle of there plan, he is then put in charge of the case despite being demoted years before and sent down to archives.

Shibasaki appears to be aloof and lacklustre at first, unwilling to work, but when people’s lives are threatened, he suddenly transforms into a brilliant, quick-witted man capable of solving most problems that emerge.
He is well-versed in his industry and has a strong sense of justice.

because Shibazaki’s past the boys home in on his skills for him to realize there plan. He was probably my favourite character of the whole show.

Five

Five is just like Nine and Twelve but was hired by the US Government FBI years before, she travels to Japan in pursuit of the boys, to me her character wasn’t needed per se but it put pressure on Nine who seemed to have liked her in the past and is out-put when she arrives.

Five is a childishly sadistic character who enjoys torturing others and has a frigid demeanor.
She also enjoys psychological games, as seen by her transformation of an airport into a chess board to “play” with Sphinx.

On a deeper level, though, her acts could indicate that she is a lonely person who longs for human contact, particularly from Nine, whom she appears to have always liked or at least considered as a worthy opponent, owing to her feelings of abandonment by Sphinx.


Voice actors

Funimation took the dub for this anime but when I comb through the sub cast I can defiantly tell it was a very thought out original anime and the voice acting was absoutley fantastic I couldn’t fault it.

Christopher bevins voiced Nine. Christopher much like Robert are the two eldest apart of the main cast but when you heard Chris talk as Nine, you believed he was a 16 year old boy. His voice was strong, Nine is a strong character as he out of the two boys he showed the bigger sense of justice

Aaron Dimuske voiced twelve and I defiantly felt this as a good fit. Aaron has been voice acting since he was young as he voiced Alphonse Elric in the first ever series of Fullmetal Alchemist, he has a sense of humor in his voice which makes the character sound so much more believable.

Jad Saxton voiced Lisa. Now I love Jad as she has a voice that can be really gentle and this is what Lisa’s character needed. Lisa is timid and is probably afraid of her own shadow.

Robert Mccolum voiced Shibazaki. As Shibazaki is my favorite character, Robert was the best fit for him. His deep voice gives him the intimidation a policeman needs (even as a disgraced one), I really enjoyed his scenes and I always feel that Robert puts 110% into the character he’s voicing.

Jamie Marchi voiced Five. The greatest thing about Jamie is that she can have a gentle voice but then she can have a very scary voice and this is what was desperately needed for Five as a character (much like Junko Enoshima from Danganronpa)


My Opinion

When I first saw this anime, I fell in love with it. While some people consider Clannad or Angel Beats to be among the saddest anime series ever, Zankyou no Terror is, in my opinion, the saddest anime I’ve ever seen.

The series begins with a brief introduction to the main characters Nine and Twelve, as well as Lisa and Shibazaki.
As the story unfolds, you begin to believe that Nine and Twelve are the evil guys, but as hypotheses form in your mind, does it make sense to label them terrorists when they haven’t killed anyone?

Nine is plainly opposed to the notion, but you can see how having her around would make it easier for them to do what they need to do while having someone to distract them, but I never thought it was a good thing, and Lisa’s role was unneeded.

The show went on with Sphinx giving out clues to the police, to a certain point their goal is unclear but that’s why I love Shibazaki, he was smart enough to uncover all of the clues and even get to the point the boys were trying to uncover for the country of Japan, to learn of the governments evil deeds and there were parts in the second half of the series that had me in complete tears.

This show was smartly crafted in a way to have people thinking the reality behind Good and Evil, Who are the bad guys, Nine and Twelve and their so-called terrorism towards the country of Japan, or the way the Japanese Government used children as Lab rats

We are left to decide this choice and I wish the ending didn’t go the way it did, but we are always left wondering, what could have anyone done differently so these events didn’t occur.


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Am I slowly leaning out of Dub and into the world of Sub?

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It’s been a while since I sat down and wrote something about myself as an anime otaku, and one of the most common questions I get as an anime fan is, “Do you watch anime in Sub or Dub?”

If you know me or have been here for a while, you know that I enjoy watching dub. I’ve been doing so since I was 16 years old, and I’ve seen 95 percent of the anime on my list in dub.

  • Ouran highschool host club
  • Highschool dxd
  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • Black Butler

Since Covid, America’s inept president has done little to assist his population, so when the pandemic struck, our favourite dubbing studios, such as Funimation, were forced to close their doors and work from home, and dubs began to arrive slowly and infrequently for us to watch.

When new anime came out, I took it upon myself to start every new anime in sub, and if I didn’t like it, I’d have to wait a long time for the English dub, so I took it upon myself to start every new anime in sub, and if I didn’t like it, I’d have to wait a long time for the English dub.

or so I thought.

Just recently I have found myself watching more sub than dub and then when the dub does come out I’m sitting there and I’m like

The Fall 2020 Collection, and then from then on I think 99% of the season from then on I continued watching anime in sub because when the dub came out, I felt like because american’s were working from home, the quality wasn’t as good ( I just want to say even though the quality wasn’t good, I thank every single person working for funimation, bangzoom and aniplex for the wonderful work they do).

They chose to dub the second season of The Irregular of magic high school and I asked myself WHY!! . Why dub the second season when you can dub the first, and then I heard a sneak peak and I instantly wanted to throw my phone at the screen!

The Irregular of magic high school is one of the anime’s I can watch so many times and not get bored off, I was so happy when season 2 came out and then they dubbed it and ruined it (sorry not sorry)

More anime’s came out that season like Yuukoku no Moriarty, Noblesse, Jujutsu Kaisen ect and I can honestly tell you, I loved every second of this season.

Both Noblesse and Jujutsu Kaisen were dubbed, and when I compared the dub and sub versions, I preferred the sub. Not that the dub in Jujutsu Kaisen was horrible, but I preferred Nobara’s voice in sub to her dub voice.

However, the sub was shockingly terrible when it came to Noblesse. Horimiya came out in Winter 2021 and I must say I absolutely loved the sub, it was a true masterpiece and was easily my favorite of the season but then they starting dubbing it, I just never went near the dub (it was terrible and again sorry not sorry)


The title of this blog was ‘Am I slowly leaning out of Dub and into the world of Sub?’

I think my tastes are changing as I get older, but I don’t think I’ll ever stop watching anime since you can learn a lot more than you think.

Although dub will always hold a special place in my heart, I will continue to watch my current series in sub for the time being.

Here are some anime I’d rather watch in sub than dub

  • Irregular at Magic High school
  • Jujutsu Kaisen
  • Nobelesse
  • Horimiya
  • Haikyuu
  • Shokugeki no Soma

I would love to get people’s thoughts on this matter so please comment bellow!

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Mairimashita! Iruma-kun Season 1

(**Disclaimer, Small spoilers ahead!!)

Rating: 7/10

Episodes: 23

Source: Manga

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Supernatural

Premiered: Fall 2019

Trailer

I started to watch this series when It first came out in 2019, I stopped after 3 episodes and then recently started to watch it again since I needed something new to watch.

Ladies and Gentlemen I give you Iruma Kun season 1!


Synopsis

Fourteen-year-old Iruma Suzuki has been unfortunate all his life, having to work to earn money for his irresponsible parents despite being underage. One day, he finds out that his parents sold him to the demon Sullivan. However, Iruma’s worries about what will become of him are soon relieved, for Sullivan merely wants a grandchild, pampering him and making him attend the demon school Babyls.

At first, Iruma tries to keep a low profile in fear of his peers discovering that he is human. Unfortunately, this ends up being more difficult than he expected. It turns out that Sullivan himself is the chairman of the school, and everyone expects him to become the next Demon King!

Iruma immediately finds himself in an outrageous situation when he has to chant a forbidden spell in front of the entire school. With this, Iruma instantly earns a reputation he does not want. Even so, he is bound to be roped into more bizarre circumstances.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Review

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun came out in fall 2019, given to us by Bandai Namco Pictures studios who gave us Gintama.

The story

The plot follows Iruma Suzuki, a 14-year-old human who is sold to a demon (and ends up being his grandson instead). He lacks the ability to say no when someone asks please, but he does have the ability to dodge danger and manages to make a high-ranking demon his age his servant.

If you were looking for a kick ass demon anime, you’ve come to the wrong place.

Iruma arrives in the demon realm shortly after being sold to a demon named Sullivan, who happens to be the headmaster of Babyls, the most prestigious demon school in the Neverworld, and decides to send him there (you find out that Iruma has never had the chance to go to school)

Iruma intends to blend in because he is human… BUT, as fate would have it, his (now demon) grandfather Sullivan chooses to introduce him to the entire school population, and as a result, he is forced to give the opening address and is now known as the honor student.

He is then picked out by Asmodeus Alice, who was scheduled to give a speech and is irritated that Iruma is taking his place in the spotlight; nevertheless, thanks to Iruma’s knack for avoiding danger, he manages to doge all of Asmodeus’s assaults before finally striking him with a German surplex.

After defeating Asmodeus, he agrees to be Iruma’s willing servant for the rest of his life simply for conquering him without the use of magic; this is how Iruma (the human) obtains his first servant.

The drama continues as Iruma tries to conceal the fact that he is a human among demons, telling himself that he will not stand out, and again…
Life has its own agenda.

Welcome to Demon School Iruma is a wonderful anime about a 14-year-old boy who meets his first friends and learns the ways of the Neverworld among demons, all the while fearing that they will eat him if they find out who he is.

But the more I watched this show, the more this notion went from my mind since I have a sneaking suspicion that no one will care.

Heading through the episodes, I felt like the plot was repeating itself, but as I got closer to episode 18, I realized it was actually going someplace. The show ended with a cliff hanger that I was fully prepared for and for certain made me want to watch more!

Even though the majority of the episodes focused on Iruma navigating his new life, you can tell that there are things going on at work in the background. In Episode 5, Iruma and his classmates are told they must take a test in order to receive their rank. Iruma takes the test and receives a ring in the process, which is called the Ring of Gluttony.

In the demon school Babyls, ranking is everything; lower-ranking demons have fewer privileges than higher-ranking demons. Iruma learns that he must climb the ranks in order to finally realize a desire he’s never had the chance to pursue.

If your looking for a laugh or just a wholesome anime then you’ve looked no further.

Characters

Iruma Suzuki

Iruma is a unique character; he’s the primary character you can’t despise; you have to adore him in every way!

He understands that he is not a demon and that he lacks the magic that other demons possess, but he manages to ascend through the ranks of the school (very slowly might I add)

Iruma is kind-hearted and dislikes conflict. When others ask for favors, he can’t say no, and he’s especially vulnerable to the words “help,” “please,” and “I implore you.” His environment also helped him build a strong defense, allowing him to avoid any attack. He’s a big eater, having gone hungry for most of his life and having had little time to enjoy the food he did eat in the human world. He is a pacifist who despises utilizing violence to solve problems, even when dealing with those who are hostile to him.

Asmodeus Alice

Asmodeus is my favorite character!

He first starts off as a show off because of his immense power as a first year and is often put on a pedestal for it. After being defeated by Iruma, he becomes his servant and ends up putting his needs on a back burner.

It was so lovable to see him come into the term of friendship (obviously a human term)

Asmodeus still holds his powers and fire magic in high regard, seeing them as emblems of his family. Asmodeus is chilly and direct with the majority of people. He doesn’t try to be polite, and he frequently makes it clear that he is uninterested in the person with whom he is conversing.

Clara Valac

Clara pretty much reminds me so much of myself (personality wise)

Clara is one of the more unusual pupils at school, behaving like a giddy child. She has a lot of energy that most students can’t handle. Other pupils find her strange and difficult to work with, yet are drawn to her because of her innate strength. She would give students sweets and drinks as “payment” for playing with her because she had no friends.

Her immaturity makes it difficult for others to get along with her, to the point where the majority of the class can’t stand her and wonders how Alice and Iruma can put up with her. Despite her childishness, Clara is well aware of how others perceive her as an irritation and, in an effort to fit in, she gives in to their demands.

She also gets very jealous especially of the student council president.

Azazel Ameri

Ameri is the student council president and much a main character now as Sullivan (Iruma’s demon grandfather).

She is strong and beautiful . Ameri is first perceived as a severe, cold, and imposing figure who punishes demons that cause trouble at school. She takes her job as president of the student council very seriously and with a sense of responsibility. She may be rather forceful as a result of this, using her power and fearsome appearance to put demons in their place.

She has a temper, but it is only directed at someone who poses a threat to her or the institution. Despite this, she does not misuse her position of power, and she has helped several former delinquent students improve their grades and positions, gaining their eternal loyalty.

She does, however, have a sweet side, as evidenced by her love of romantic manga.

The Voice acting

Even though the sub has some fantastic voices of (Takaya Kuroda, Ryohei Kimura, Daisuke Ono and Ayumu Murase) I started watching in dub like I always do and I just pretty much prefer it.

Don’t quote me on this but the dub was possibly done by Crunchyroll because there is literally no information for me find aha.

Lets start with Laura Stahl who plays to Iruma. I feel like Iruma is a very simple character in terms of voice, Yes Iruma is a male and voiced by a Female voice actor but who gives a shit in 2021! (as Arim from attack on titan his Japanese voice actress is female).

I feel like Laura’s portrayal of Iruma is Ernest and I always think she has so much fun while in the booth, this is what makes dub so special.

Billy Kametz plays Asmodeus and the first time I heard Billy’s voice in an anime was his role has Josuke in the 4th part of Jojo’s bizarre adventures and he is truly a remarkable find.

Just as he smashed his role as Josuke, he rocks as Asmodus, you really hear the excitement in his voice when Asmodus gets excited or when he’s yelling at Clara you can really feel his rage. (he does wonderful for the character is clearly my favorite)

Kayli Mills plays Clara. Kayli is a voice actress that I haven’t had a pleasure of hearing way too often only the roles of (Runa from Kakegurui, Sasha from The misfit of demon academy and Alice from Sword art online).

Kayli is a delight to hear since Clara is probably one of the most difficult voices to do (In my own opinion anyways), I give her credit where credit is due, wonderful job!

we also have wonderful extra voices of Kyle Herbert and Kira buckland.


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Manga Discussion: Chainsaw Man Chapter 1

Everyone is hyped about the new chainsaw anime coming out sometime soon, I’m predicting maybe in the Fall of 2021 or maybe even Winter 2020.

I watched the trailer and I knew straight away that Studios MAPPA had the pleasure of bringing the Manga panels to life. ( If you are not sure who MAPPA are? you might know them from their previous work on Jujustsu Kaisen, The god of High school and Banana fish, along with many more)

Trailer

The more times I watch the official trailer the more I got excited for it and then I went, why don’t I read the first chapter of the manga and see what it’s like, if its this good on screen then the manga must be good.

( I will be showing some panel’s from the manga so if you want to watch without any surprises, I ask you to read no further 🙂 )


Page 1

So when the hype started forming for this manga/anime that I had never heard of before, I had watched a youtube video that I watched my favorite youtuber win a chainsaw man plushie and I wondered?

what the hell is that thing?

and then realized it was a character in the manga, and I was very surprised, it was very cute…

Page 10

Main character guys!

he looks very sad and lonely.

It’s going to be very interesting to see how he progresses.

Page 21

It’s sad to see a kid die so young.

RIP main character

Page 22

Ooo shit is about to go down.

tbh this wasn’t surprising in the least.

Page 26

Panels like this give be goosebumps

this is how you know shits going to be good when it gets animated (MAPPA are going to make it the anime of the year much like they did with Jujustsu Kaisen)

Page 33

You can only ask yourself what’s going on here.

and then I say if you have watched Parasyte Maxim you will know exactly what’s going on here.

Page 53

This looks like its going to be a interesting partner ship, If I don’t say so myself.


While reading the first chapter I asked myself a couple of questions

  1. who is this women, and how is she going to fit into the plot?
  2. this just reminds me too much of paraysite, I hope it doesnt?
  3. Weve only seen one side to the main character, is he going to be interesting or boring?

I am very excited to read more, and see how the adaptation turns out


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Summer 2021 collection and What I’ll be watching

A new season is fast approaching and for a while we have known what will be out this Summer, and I know for a fact us as a community have picked our ones that we really want to watch and here is my list!


1. Vanitas no Carte

Release date: July 3rd
Trailer

The minute I saw the first trailer for this way back when, I honestly thought it was beautiful and I thought nothing less of Studio BONES who is producing this wonderful anime this summer.

The animation looks beautiful, the story sounds interesting, I am very excited to watch this every week.


2. Tantei wa mou, Shindeiru

Release Date: July 4th
Trailer

This anime called ‘The detective is already dead’ is being produced by studio ENGI which is relatively new studios that started producing in 2019.

Even though it has an official trailer it has no words or subtitles which makes it more interesting to give a go when it releases soon, I love a good detective anime so I’m looking forward to what this anime will give us.


3. Uramichi Oniisan

Release date: July 6th

This anime is my first wild card of this season, produced by Studio BLANC.

I think I’m more interested in watching this because of the voice cast more than the anime itself, we have some great voices like Hiroshi Kamiya (Levi in Attack on Titan), Ryouhei Kimura (Bokuto in Haikyuu), Mamoru Miyano (Osamu Dazai in Bungo stray dogs) and Yuuichi Nakamura (Gojou in Jujustsu Kaisen).


4. Deatte 5-byou de Battle

Release Date: July 13th

The second wild card this season, produced apparently by 2 studios SynergySP and Vega entertainment. (I’ve never seen this happen before)

There isn’t much known about this anime as there isn’t any subtitles to the trailer yet, unlike The detective is already dead, this trailer has got speaking in it but if you don’t know Japanese it just sounds like a bunch of words.

I’m interested in what this anime will give.


5. Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei

Release Date: July 3rd

Irregular at magic high school has always been a top anime for me, Its very special to me and I love re-watching it.

When we got season 2 I was overjoyed and now we get another anime but from Miyuki’s side of season 1 which intrigues me. Yes we got to see a lot of miyuki in the first side of the anime but it was always from Tatsuya’s point of view, I’m really excited to see what Miyuki’s problems were being one of the most talented magicians of her time.

6. SCARLET NEXUS

Release Date: July 1st

Scarlet nexus much like Vanitas no Carte is a much watch this season and I’m excites to watch it, this official trailer gives us a sneak peek into the anime and it is another series I will be watching every week instead of building up the episodes until I cant wait anymore.

My Roommate is a Cat

Rating: 8.5/10

Episodes: 12

Source: web manga

Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy

Premiered: Winter 2019

Trailer

This week I decided to watch something light and wholesome, so I give you ladies and gentleman

My Roommate is a Cat.


Synopsis

Subaru Mikazuki is a 23-year-old mystery novel author, major introvert, and an awkwardly shy person. He would much rather stay home to read a book than go outside and interact with others. Further exacerbating this life of solitude, his parents tragically died in an accident many years ago, leaving him alone in the world.

One day, while giving offerings at his parents’ grave, Subaru runs into a small grey and white cat named Haru, which he ends up taking home with him. Subaru, however, has never taken care of anyone else in his life—can he even take care of a cat? Haru is grateful toward Subaru, as he gives her all the food she wants—a luxury for a cat who is used to a rough life on the streets. But she notices that Subaru can’t even seem to take care of himself! Will she be okay with this dunce?

Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue. tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a human and a cat who try to foster an understanding with each other.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Review

My roommate is a cat was released in Winter 2019 by Zero-G Studios, the studio behind Grand Blue, High-Rise Invasion, and Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It.

It was wonderful to watch something so wholesome and light, even though it did touch on some very real-life issues, as this anime was classified as a Slice of Life. The anime follows Subaru Mikazuki, a 23-year-old author who is essentially a shut-in author, unlike other anime authors such as Shigure Soma from Fruits Basket and Jiraiya from Naruto.

When Subaru was 20, he lost his parents. 3 years later Subaru has just finished his first novel and he’s working with his agent to come up with new ideas, but Subaru is uncomfortable with being around people in general, he could be classified as a major introvert, after his meeting he goes to visit his parent’s grave and as he is about to give an offering a small black and white cat with big red eyes steals the food, Subaru becomes inspired for his next book and takes the cat in.

This anime is 12 episodes and you see that most episodes are split in half which makes is hilarious but you actually ask yourself, why am I watching the first part all over again?

The way they did it was the first part was Subaru’s point of view but then, you get the Cat’s point of view.

Subaru POV

Subaru spends the first half of the show going about his daily routine, whether it’s working or reading, but it’s later revealed that he rarely eats and can pass out from lack of sleep or food. You can see his life change as he takes in the cat; each episode is unique, as he tries to balance life while caring for an animal (he named her after a story he read and wrote when he was younger)

After meeting Nana, who is also a cat owner, he realizes how much work goes into caring for a cat; which collar would look better on her? How much food should I feed her to keep her diet in check? It’s imperative that you take her to the veterinarian!

He gradually learns how to be human, but he also learns more about his parents, which bothers him immensely because he will never be able to speak to them again. However, he soon realizes that he has a family, his closest friend and his family, his editor, Nana, and her younger brother.

Haru’s POV

Haru’s perspective occupies the second half of the episode. Haru was a stray who had to look after her younger siblings, but she eventually lost them and was taken in by Subaru. Haru had been taught a lot of things by another cat and was told she had to pay back all of her obligations, so when Subaru feeds her, she feels beholden to him and follows him home.

She soon sees he is an unskilled person who is unable of doing anything on his own, and when it comes to feeding, she tries to leave her food for him in the hopes that he will eat it, only to become enraged when he does not. Unfortunately, humans are unable to communicate with animals, but we have learnt to understand the signs and emotions of our animals over time. Subaru, however, is perplexed as to why she continuously puts her food outside his room on the floor for him. (mainly because he’s never had a pet before)

Its quite comical when Subaru is trying to think of a name for her, he thinks of Haru, but Haru thinks that the word means food as a young girl used to feed her food and her name was haru, It was lovely to watch her realise that the word doesn’t mean food, but rather her name, something that belonged to her

The majority of her side of the episode is spent worrying about Subaru and being wary of everyone she meets, such as editor Kawase and bestfriend Hiroto, whom she tries to avoid as much as possible.

The ending was the most human episode of them all, as they both realize they are safe and have family in each other, I have only re watched this anime once but if the near future I need something to watch again, I would defiantly watch this again, it just shows you that humans and animals are family.


The Voice acting

The rights to the dub went to funimation with the main characters voiced by Austin Tindle as Subaru and Jad Saxton as Haru.

I think this was the first time I saw them work together in something on their own but I have to say they did a wonderful job, Austin Tindle really knows how to voice so many emotions in a character and as for Jad, I suspected nothing less of such as fantastic voice actor such as herself.

The supporting cast included Josh Grelle, Alexis Tipton and Kyle Ignezi.


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Anime Discussion: The Sailor Guardian I relate to the most

The Latest sailor moon movie just came out and people are raving about it! I am not the biggest fan on the series but I cannot fault the beautiful work that went into it. Sailor Moon has been a big part of the anime community for many years and there have been some anime’s trying to follow the hype of this type of anime such as Tokyo mew mew and failed miserably which only had 52 episodes but is going for a re-boot sometime in the near future.

Tokyo mew Mew

(But honestly I love the music better in Tokyo mew mew than sailor moon)

While watching the latest Sailor moon movie, I asked myself, who am I most like?

well I am…

Sailor Mercury

Why do I think I relate to Miss Ami Mizuno the most? Well there are a few reasons.

I love learning. Unlike Ami I’m not the smartest person around but I love learning, even though I know about my career path now, doesn’t mean I knew when I was 16 and heading for college. I loved most subjects in school mostly English and History, I went to college and did several different things including arts and IT/programming, I am now 22 and I feel like I’m still learning a little by little, about politics, more about my country’s history and other country’s history’s, I am constantly learning and I love it.

I love reading! You can always find me with my nose stuck in a book or a manga, if you came to my home you would see the mountain of books I have bought over the years, my favorite authors are Cassandra Clare and Derek Landy.

I’m strategic not a fighter. I have been on this earth for a very long time and yes I have gotten myself in my fair share of disagreements with others but Instead of fighting like other women with pride do, I settle it by using strategies, especially when talking with a very angry customer, I have my ways of talking them down, even if it may be my fault to begin with!

I was a very shy person until I met a certain person or may I say certain people, At the age of 18 I moved away from my home town and moved down to south where I lived and worked at one of the biggest holiday camps in the UK, If it wasn’t for my leaders in my venue I’d still be the most awkwardest human beings ever, I would have never become comfortable in myself and now I can go into anything with a smile on my face, never feeling nervous ever again.

and that is it!

Comment bellow which sailor guardian you think you are!


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