These posts, as usual, are to sum up my thoughts on the other anime I’m watching during a season but don’t plan on covering weekly.I’ll give my impressions after watching two episodes of each show.
Oh yes. The only shows not centered around a group of girls I’m watching are Magical Senpai and Fire Force.
Let’s kick things off with Sounan Desu ka? a show about four sexy girls trapped on a seemingly deserted island doing what they can to survive. Luckily one of the girls, Homare, is the daughter of a survivalist. Thanks to that she uses her knowledge, toughness and lack of embarrassment to help the others hang in there. Expect to learn some interesting tidbits about edible insects, where to find water, building shelters etc. Speaking of lacking in embarrassment Homare’s attitude is slowly rubbing off on the other girls, leading to hopefully more scenes like the one above. That or ongoing hilarity. Either is fine by me. WARNING! The show is not for people with weak stomachs. It is not gory (yet) but it can be crude. It is all part of nature after all.
While Homare is currently Best Girl Shion to me is in 2nd place. Whether that’ll change as the show progresses remains to be seen.
Next is the bodybuilding girls anime. For the most part it is exactly what I hoped it would be: Sexy girls working out, lifting weights and educating viewers on how to stay healthy while being hot and hilarious. Our lead hottie Hibiki (right) and bestie Ayaka (left) are my favorite girls so far. Hibiki fills to “pudgy beauty” quota I like and Ayaka the “nice abs” quota. Besides the five main babes pther more ripped beauties can be seen alongside the manly men. Speaking of men let’s talk about Machio-kun. I was concerned the show would devolve into another het harem. Not so. Machio-kun is a most impressive and gut busting hilarious guy who isn’t trying to pick up girls at all. His sole purpose is to help them become healthy while flexing his mighty 30 inch pythons. Think Natsumi and Komari’s brother from Non Non Biyori but with a voice. So far he is no danger and I was assured by reliable comrades he will continue being harmless and funny.
Point being this show is currently in my Top 3 Summer anime. I’m so happy I live in a time where muscle babes are becoming more commonplace in anime.
So far three of the five main girls got a proper introduction. The last one we’ll briefly talk about for now is Akemi. An experienced bodybuilder who has a muscle fetish. Best part? It’s not gender specific. Whether you’re a buff macho or babe the more muscles you have, the more you’ll turn her on. Her dream is to become a muscle mistress like Tsubame (UzaMaid) and Valmet (Jormngand).
Third is Joshikousei no Mudazukai. Currently it’s my favorite comedy of the Summer. What’s the show like? Think of shows with random/nonsensical humor like Nichijou or Asobi Asobase (With less screaming or freaky facials) or Mitsuboshi Colors (with less poop). I am not a big fan of the “boy hungry” member of the main trio (nicknamed Baba) but Wota, Robo and everyone else introduced so far are all wonderful one-note characters. The second episode not only proved the show is incredible when Baka isn’t the main focus but I think it was on the nose about what it’s like being a young aspiring artist. If it keeps up the pace from episode 2 then this may end up being one of my AOTY.
Lastly we have RE;Stage Dream Days the requisite idol anime of the season. So far it’s been a run of the mill anime complete with a group in danger of being shut down and there being some members playing hard to get like the token stubborn seitokai fuku kaichou. Everything about it screams run of the mill idol anime…HOWEVER, it still has an adorable charm that helps it stand out. Examples include said fuku-kaichou being incredibly long-winded, the main duo giving off super gay vibes akin to Saki X Nodoka and let’s not forget “Idol Tony Stark”. Fingers crossed the NodoSaki vibes continue growing stronger.
There’s a Revue Starlight chibi shorts anime but its episodes appear to air infrequently. I did see the premiere and enjoyed it.
That’s all the other Summer shows I’m watching. The Spring leftovers I’m keeping up with and enjoying are:
- Carole & Tuesday
- Star Twinkle PreCure
- Aikatsu Friends 2 (REALLY need to catch up with this one)
- Miru Tights
- Fight League Gear Gadget Generators
If I were to rank the Summer shows I’m watching so far:
- Symphogear XV
- Machikado Mazoku
- Sounan Desu Ka?
- Joshikousei no Mudazukai
- Magic Senpai
- Fire Force
See you next time for my halftime thoughts.