Happy Friday my pandas!
I see some of my fellow bloggers have been pushing out first impressions of the new anime releases for summer 2017. I don’t mind breaking down an anime and analyzing it, but for me I just wanted to do a quick generalization of the one’s I am watching for this season. I like to be quick and to the point so to speak. I’m sure most of you can guys figure out, (by everyone else’s opinions), which shows are worth watching and which ones just seem kind of eh. But so far I am liking a lot of them! I am quite pleased.
As we progress through the weeks you will probably see me talking more about the ones I’m super into. I will also keep you guys updated if there are any that I dropped. It isn’t too too often that I drop anime. Most of the time I make it through a good portion of the series and then I just never go back to finish it. 😛
I tend to go off on random tangents and lose track of where I was or why I even started the show in the first place. But that’s just my personality. I am easily distracted by shiny things! Kind of like the dog in Up…lolz.
I’ll kick things off with the anime I am most impressed by so far!
Made in Abyss
I AM SO FREAKING PUMPED ABOUT THIS SHOW! I WAS SO MESMERIZED AFTER THE FIRST EPISODE. YOU DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND GUYS! After reading tons and tons of comments on how the Made in Abyss manga was amazing, I couldn’t wait for this first episode to premier. I actually got to watch it this morning and it couldn’t have been more perfect! The music, the art style, the opening/ending song, man oh man! I know we are in for one hell of a treat. I already know this is going to be my favorite show of the summer season. ❤
I know a ton of people who are currently watching this (and have done first impressions) on Kakegurui. This show shouldn’t come to any of you as a surprise. I see many viewers comparing it to Prison School and I can see the correlation. The art style, the specific close up moments, the crazy actions of Yumeko, etc etc. I LIVE for characters like Yumeko though! They make for the best entertainment. I mean, just look at Yuno Gasai from Mirai Nikki (The Future Diary). Yuno is best girl! But, overall I am so drawn into this anime for all it’s craziness. I knew what I was getting into and I CAN’T WAIT FOR MORE! Give me all the yandere ladies you can please!
P.S. I am also a huge fan of Prison School, so any anime similar to it I am so down for!
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how amazing Dive’s!! opening/ending song was?! I was so blown away by it! Like…I don’t think I am going to skip either of them when I continue watching this show. So so catchy and beautifully done! :3 Also please remember to NOT compare Dive!! and Free! Iwatobi Swim Team. Diving and swimming are two completely different sports. They both have different training and methods! I hate seeing all the comments of how Dive!! is just another sequel for Free! Uh no…get it together people. My body is ready to see some more sexy anime men in speedos! Who doesn’t like to see guys half naked? I know I do! 😉
Vatican Kiseki Chousakan
I find it kind of amusing that I am even watching this show. As a person who doesn’t register as religious I didn’t think I would get into Vatican Kiseki Chosakan…but alas! I actually did! It has that whole Trinity Blood and Hellsing vibe going for it. I am also a sucker for any anime that has a mystery the MC’s must solve. But you guys should know this by now! I talk about mystery/thriller anime pretty often on here. I’m just hoping this anime doesn’t get too cliche. I want it to have some good twist and turns to keep the viewer guessing.
The character designs for 18if are a little flat, (and I am kind of disappointed with that), but the imagery and story premise has me hooked. It has a hint of Paprika and The Cat Returns mixed into it. What would it be like to continue waking up in a dream world? Would you be surprised you couldn’t wake up or would you make the most out of that dream world? That is essentially what 18if is giving us. This is also another anime that has a killer opening song! I was taken aback by it. It has this cool techno sound and I am always interested in anything that plays any type of EDM (electronic dance music). I hope that it doesn’t get too confusing or fall flat (like it’s characters). I am keeping my hopes up!
Food anime’s are slowly climbing to the top of everyone’s “favorites” list. After the huge success of Shokugeki no Soma (Food Wars) it’s kinda hard not to love these types of shows. I know I do! EVERYONE LOVES FOOD! And if you say you don’t then you are an effing liar. Liars go to Hell you know…oh wait that’s where all the cool people will be (including myself). But Isekai Shokudou’s first episode was so heartwarming! I couldn’t help but melt at Aletta. She is so kawaii! Everyone else is talking about dragon lady Aka no Joou! She is very busty and oozing with sex appeal so I can see why. I can get behind a sexy dragon woman 😀
Koi to Uso
After Kuzu no Honkai ended I knew I needed another drama anime in my life. My wishes were heard when Koi to Uso premiered! But after reading many comments from manga readers I learned that this story doesn’t progress ANYWHERE. They said basically nothing gets resolved and we shouldn’t get too excited. I guess the same could be said of Kuzu no Honkai because in the end the WRONG characters ended up together! SMH. Even if this anime doesn’t have any substance I am still going to continue watching it. I am sure I’ll find something useful in the series.
Netsuzou TRap & Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita
WHO LOVES TRASH ANIME?! This girl right here! If you are someone who isn’t into “yuri” or very sexual content then just skip over these two choices. Me…I’m a closeted perv so I love anything that is steamy and racy. Probably why I am super into Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita and Netsuzou Trap. I just want these episodes to be longer dammit! I hate how there is a trend in 5 to 10 min anime shows. So not fair! But I guess if you want that long of a show you probably should just go watch hentai…hahahaha XD
I feel like I don’t need to go over season 2 of New Game, the spin-off of Luck & Logic which is Hina Logi (and I am preferring over the original), or Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-ku. These three shows are pretty easy going and just fun to watch in general. I like them and will keep up with them, but the ones I mentioned above needed some attention. There are a few more shows that I am waiting on to be released. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they also make some kind of good impression on me. Another thing I will keep you guys posted on!
Which shows are you watching for summer season? What are your first impressions so far? Do you have any that you would recommend that isn’t on this list? Let me know in the comments section below!
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