[FIRST IMPRESSION] Attack on Titan Season 3

Plot:

Recovering from their latest attack, Eren and the others stay in a small hideout in Titan territory. Hanji carries out experiments to discover whether they’d be able to put Armin’s plan into action, using Eren’s hardening ability to seal the hole in Wall Maria and taking back Shiganshina from the Titans. Pastor Nick is found murdered in Trost District, with Hanji suspecting that the Military Police were guilty thanks to signs that Nick’s killers had tortured him before he died. Levi is also suspicious, surmising that people within the government are trying to take down the Survey Corps for fear that they’ll discover Historia’s true identity. Erwin tips off Levi from inside the Interior. He’s been arrested and they’re next. Quickly, everyone evacuates just before the Military Police show up. They head towards Trost, trying to keep Eren and Historia safe, but they both appear to have been abducted… Meanwhile, Levi comes across a figure from his past: the serial killer, Kenny the Ripper.

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[FIRST IMPRESSION] Mob Psycho 100

Plot:

Reigen Arataka claims himself to be the next big thing in the world of psychics; which (considering he has no supernatural ability) is a bit of a bold claim. He runs an exorcism agency in Seasoning City, where he hires a middle schooler named Kageyama Shigeo for 300 yen an hour. Kageyama, also known as Mob, possesses real extrasensory perception so Reigen uses him to defeat spirits whilst pretending to act as his mentor. The duo ‘team up’ to help their clients but there’s one big problem… it’s only a matter of time before Mob explodes.

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[FIRST IMPRESSION] Samurai Champloo

Plot:

A young man with a hot temper finds himself in a teahouse where the son of the village prefect is eating. The prefect’s son threatens one of the waitresses and she strikes a deal with the man to protect herself. The man, a wanderer named Mugen, launches into action.

Another man, a swordsman named Jin, saves a peasant from being executed by the prefect’s bodyguards. Jin arrives at the teahouse and is pulled into the fight after Mugen deems him a suitable opponent. In the ensuing chaos, the teahouse is set on fire and both Mugen and Jin are captured, before being sentenced to death.

The waitress, Fuu, makes it her responsibility to free the two men so they can help her find someone: a samurai who smells like sunflowers.

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[FINAL IMPRESSION] Spring 2017 春

For me, finding new series to watch in Spring 2017 was more difficult than usual, thanks to my list of rules that I’d decided to follow. But it was a challenge that I was more than happy to accept, and even if I wouldn’t have usually chosen a few of the anime I’ve watched, it’s definitely given me a break from the countless high school series out there.

To check out my first impression of each series, click the links in the titles.

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[REVIEW] Attack on Titan Season 2

Attack on Titan Season 2 is Spring 2017’s most eagerly anticipated series by miles, and quite possibly the most eagerly anticipated sequel in anime history. Four years, two live action movies, two spin-off series and a video game later, the franchise that took the world by storm in 2013 doesn’t look like it’s about to slow down.

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[FIRST IMPRESSION] Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

Plot:

Many years after the Fourth Shinobi World War and Kaguya’s invasion, Konohagakure is at peace. The son of the Seventh Hokage, Boruto Uzumaki, is about to start his first day at the Ninja Academy.  He befriends a boy named Denki after using ninjutsu to defend him from a group of bullies. Denki’s father wants his son to learn ninjutsu in order to inherit the family business, but Denki is reserved and hates fighting. Boruto encourages him to stand up for himself, which leads to an argument between Denki and his father. He becomes possessed by evil, driven to prove that he is strong enough to lead the company without becoming a ninja.  It’s now up to Boruto to save the day.

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[FIRST IMPRESSION] Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club

Plot:

They say that you never forget how to ride a bike, but in this case, that just might not be true. Maiharu Hiromi, a first year student from Nagasaki, transfers to Minami Kamakura High School in Kanagawa Prefecture. On her first day of school, she decides to dust off her old bike to get there faster, but quickly finds that she can’t remember how to ride it. Lost and confused, she bumps into another student on her bike. The student, Akitsuki Tomoe, helps her figure out what to do and how to get to school. Inspired by her new classmate, Hiromi decides that she wants to learn how to cycle again.

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[FIRST IMPRESSION] Gabriel Dropout ガヴリールドロプアオト

Plot:

When an angel graduates from angel school, she is tasked with the mission to live on Earth and study at a human school, to learn more about the people she’ll be protecting. Gabriel is a grade-A student and perfect in every way, and leaves Heaven as valedictorian of her class. But upon beginning life in the human world, she discovers online roleplay games and her reputation goes on a downward spiral. Other students at her school include fellow angel Raphiel, and the demons Satania and Vigne, and they’re left to handle Gabriel as her laziness threatens to get her into trouble.

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[REVIEW] Shingeki no Kyojin 84 SPOILERS

After concluding the last chapter with Eren and Mikasa’s mutiny against Levi’s orders, tensions are high in the Survey Corps. The surviving members argue over who should receive the Titan serum: Armin, who was left severely burned and critically injured after his attack on the Collosal Titan, or Erwin, who emerged from his suicide mission against the Beast Titan on the brink of death.

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