[FIRST IMPRESSION] Granblue Fantasy: The Animation

Plot:

Lyria and Katalina are on the run from the Erste Empire. When the airship they’re on explodes, Lyria falls, landing on the island of Zinkenstill. She is found by Gran, a brave but average boy who lives nearby. He swears to help Lyria, and they leave Gran’s village to reunite her with Katalina. Once they find her they run into trouble, so Gran impulsively sacrifices himself to protect his new allies. Then it’s Lyria’s turn to save him in return and she unleashes her magical power to bring him back to life.
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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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Spring 2017 Anime: Looking Ahead

With a new anime season fast approaching, I’ve decided that this time, I’m going to set myself a few rules.

I’ve recently hit my milestone of watching over 100 anime and looking at my list, I have a bit of a diversity problem. Sure, my taste ranges from Akira to YuruYuri, but I definitely tend to stick to what I know.

So I’ve proposed four rules to follow when choosing what to watch this season…

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[FIRST IMPRESSION] Interviews with Monster Girls 亜人ちゃんは語りたい

Plot:

In a society where mythical beings live alongside humans, one teacher is desperate to find out more about them. Takahashi-sensei attends college while teaching biology at Shibasaki High School and wants to write his thesis about these demi-humans. But unfortunately for Takahashi-sensei, he hadn’t been able to find any participants for his research. That is, until four demi-humans turn up at once. All he needs to do now is convince them to take part.

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The Time of Eve: Sci-Fi as Social Commentary イブの時間

In the future, probably Japan… Robots have long seen practical use, and shortly after, Androids come into common usage.

…Are you enjoying the Time of EVE?

Sakisaka Rikuo notices odd behaviour in his family’s housedroid.  Her activity log is the first clue, with irregular movement patterns and a strange phrase in English. Rikuo and his friend Masaki trace her steps and come across a cafe hidden in a back alley. The cafe, known as The Time of Eve, has one house rule: there is to be no discrimination between androids and humans. In that cafe, both humans and androids act the same. His morning coffee is the second clue, after she switches the brand without permission. Rikuo and Masaki start to visit regularly and get to know The Time of Eve’s customers, which challenges the way they think about androids.

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