Urgh, I’m honestly considering getting a Crunchyroll subscription soon. Funimation was acquired by Crunchyroll, which is owned by Sony. Unless one of my other streaming services will include some of the Crunchyroll stuff… HBO Max, Hulu, or Netflix maybe? We won’t even talk about how many streaming services looks like the old cable services. Not today at least.
Right now, I am DROOLING over the lineup for the Spring animes.
Love After World Domination just comes across as a romantic comedy. But I’m really excited to see if it’s any good. It’s a cute idea.
Shenmue the Animation was one that I mentioned in an earlier post. I actually haven’t gotten far with that series mostly because I hate having to wait for episodes. So I let a few build-up. I’m excited that the series is starting back, which means new episodes will be cueing up while I watch and catch up.
Dance Dance Danseur looks fantastic. Ballet anime and just sports/art anime in general usually have interesting storylines and beautiful details. Just looking at this cover art makes me think it will include romance.
The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody … is one of those reincarnate shows. It looks so silly, but that’s sort of why I love these types of series.
Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs is YET ANOTHER reincarnated series. That’s really trending right now. I can’t help but fall for the genre though.
Rise of the Shield Hero and Ascendance of a Bookworm are two of my favorite series! I am beyond hyped that both of these are starting back up once more. The artwork, the storytelling, and the overall quality of these two shows just blow me out of the water. These are both series that my SO tends to “watch over my shoulder” whenever I’m viewing them. If you haven’t heard of either of these series, I’ll put their summaries down below. You’ll want to watch the first seasons to catch up on the new releases. Trust me!
“Stories of old tell of four otherworldly heroes – wielding the sword, spear, bow, and shield – who defended the land from wave after wave of calamity. With the fate of the world in balance, the kingdom of Melromarc summons these legendary figures; in modern-day Japan, the call is answered, and the unwitting heroes are transported to this fantasy universe. Thrust into Melromarc and given the title of “Shield Hero,” otaku Naofumi Iwatani is labeled the weakest due to his lack of offensive capability and apparent inexperience. When the heroes part ways to start their journeys, he only has one willing companion: the beautiful princess Myne Melromarc. However, she soon betrays him, steals all his money, and accuses him of taking advantage of her. For his alleged crimes, Naofumi is branded a criminal and made outcast of society. With hatred filling his heart, he sets out alone, vowing vengeance against those who wronged him.“-IMDB
“Urano, a young Japanese soon-to-be librarian, dies in an earthquake. She is reincarnated in another world as a young girl named Mayne, but learns that books are scarce and only provided to prestigious elites. Mayne (retaining her memories from her previous life) decides to create and print her own books so that she can read again.”-IMDB
Reincarnated and transported to a new world/Isekai are such popular genres right now. It makes sense though. I’m not sure about everyone else, but there are a ton of times that I will dissociate from myself and daydream about another life. Or how life could be different. How I’d end up doing over if I was able to go back with the knowledge that I have right now. So it’s not too shocking that there’s entire anime series made on this same premise.
I haven’t gotten a chance to check out In the Land of Leadale yet, but the cover art did catch my attention. The summary is pretty much about a girl that gets transported into the future of a video game after she dies. Shocker? It looks like a mostly done series so I’ll probably marathon my way through it.
My Dress-Up Darling was recommended on Reddit and … I bit. And loved it. Drank it up. It was so funny and cute and sweet. The main character is a boy that has a weird hobby and that hobby ends up helping him make friends. If you like cosplay and sewing then this one will be right up your alley. It’s a refreshing slice-of-life series in a nerdy genre. Also some casual romance.
I think that pretty much wraps up my nerdy rant about this Spring’s anime line-up. Let me know if you check any of these series out. I’ll catch you tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by.