OG’s Other Fall 2019 Anime First Impressions

Let’s quickly check out the other Fall anime I’m watching but have no plans on covering weekly.

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Houkago Saikoro Club.

Let’s start with an enjoyable but least cool of the three (mainly because of Episode 2). Put simply it’s about a trio (soon to be quartet) of girls coming together to form a club who play board games, card games, dice games and other tabletop games. The presentation while playing games is fun and the main three girls are neat. We have Miki (cocoa hair) the genki, Aya (aqua blue) the shy girl slowly opening up thanks to her friends and Midori (dark chocolate) the sexy incho who started off as a tsundere but quickly became the game mistress. After all, she works in a board game shop with her intimidating but cool manager seen above. The 2nd episode wasn’t as cool because, while the guy who liked Miki was innocent, het rom-com stuff is not what we’re here for. Hopefully one of my buddies’ predictions of each episode featuring different people to play games with comes true. We know the anime is co-ed and that’s fine so long as it doesn’t devolve into a het rom-com.

Readers can see why I’m hesitant to cover the show weekly. Despite the co-ed cast I still humbly request mange readers and people who looked up info on the series online to not spoil anything,

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Null and Peta.

Next up is Null Peta. It’s a show about child genius Null reviving her deceased sister Peta in a cute Baymax like fluffy robo-body. The show so far has a Dexter’s Laboratory style of humor with Null being super intelligent but bratty and Peta the caring older sister inside a cute but extremely powerful/dangerous robot body.

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Why did Null revive Peta inside a weapon of mass destruction? Because comedy.

Despite their shenanigans the sisters love each other very much.

Only nitpick with the show are the episodes being short. It does make sense as Dexter’s Laboratory episodes were also short and Null Peta chapters don’t have enough material for 20+ minute episodes unless they combined two to three chapters per episode.

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Z/X: Code Reunion’s main couple.

Z/X: Code Reunion (Pronounced Zex) is currently the coolest of the three “side-anime” I’m watching. It’s a show about humans and Z/X (invaders from another dimension) joining forces to combat a greater threat as seen in the first two episodes. The show initially reminded me of a PG Valkyrie Drive without the steamy content. The whole “girls with some illness lured to a school that’s actually a military academy” part is similar along with the humans and Z/X bound together. The main couple who pretty much got engaged in the first two episodes are Rigel the sexy Z/X and Azumi her adorable fiancee. Azumi is more open with her love whereas Rigel is all serious and tsundere on the outside but cares for her just as much deep down.

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Azumi and her team.

When an alien invader attacked the school Azumi, Rigel and four other girls (along with their Z/X) somehow found the school’s super secret combat facility and the five were conveniently partnered with five Z/X of the five Realms (Blue, Green, Red, Black and White). Their hair colors were another hint. Azumi’s teammates have their own Z/X but they aren’t all humanoid. Two of them are a living katana (That or the Z/X lives inside of the sword) and a doll after all. There are most likely other potential couples but for now Rigel X Azumi are the main draw.

I’ll talk about those shows again in the near future after more plot developments.

Fall 2019 Anime Power Rankings Round 1:

1: Kandagawa Jet Girls

2: Azur Lane

3: Rifle is Beautiful

4: Average Abilities

5: ZX: Code Reunion

6: Null Peta

7: Board Game Club

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14 Responses to OG’s Other Fall 2019 Anime First Impressions

  1. Little Viktoria says:

    Azumi*Rigel is lovely, especially after Azumi said she wants to live with her forever.

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  2. Mauron says:

    Board games show is a lot of fun. Exhibitionist-chan is fun, but class-rep-chan is my favorite. I’m still hoping for an episode with a game I recognize. Less of Yu-Gi-Oh-kun would be nice. Complaints about store-owner-san impacting the relationships should be taken to the nearest garbage bin.

    Not sure where I stand on anything this season. Rifle is Beautiful might be on top at the moment.

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  3. Jack Cactus says:

    Although my speculation can’t be 100% sure but I assume that Midori-chan only has her eyes on board games…….and Miki with the blue haired love bug getting all the privileges from the class rep, from teaming up to allowing Miki to call her by her first name, did I mention how gay Midori’s reaction was after being called Midori-chan by Miki? Also from the latest episode, the relationship between Hana (Aya’s sister) and her friend Maki is almost platonic (if not secretly romantic).

    I’m not up to date with the manga but from what I’ve read in the translated version, it seems that Miki and Midori are getting pretty close to each other with Miki rarely seen without Midori by her side.

    So far the season feels pretty underwhelming for me right now, fan-servicey anime like Jet Girls can’t entertain me anymore and mixing cute girls with guns is not going to draw me in (at least it’s not Girl’s Fronline, a creation I despise to the very marrow of my bones).

    But all that said, “Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life!?” (I’m going to call it Average Isekai now so it doesn’t feel like a mouthful) is actually very fun to watch despite me hating the Isekai genre so that’s something really worth commending and Houkago Saikoro Club is very relaxing to watch (with my imagination going wild with MidoMiki)

    Let’s hope we can get FragTime OVA soon.


  4. The Otaku Judge says:

    I am enjoying the board game anime. A relaxing show and takes me back to the days when I played those type of games with my pals.

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  5. cirno9fan says:

    I have no idea how shipping will go (if it goes anywhere) irt Saikoro club. I personally like Miki and Aya. Episode 2 was indeed pretty eh. 3 was worlds better. I’ll keep up with this show for now.
    Null Peta is great! laugh alot during it XD
    Z/X is my personal favorite this season actually ~ My only gripe is the budget, but that’s just how it gets to be for shows adapted from source material that isn’t considered as popular ….
    My personal rankings:
    1. Z/X Code Reunion
    2. Abilities Average
    3. High School Prodigies
    4. Null Peta
    5. Chidori RSC
    6. Overly Cautious Hero
    7. Girls Frontline
    8. Tenka Hyakken: Meiji-kan e Youkoso!
    9. Saikoro
    10. Azur Lane
    Chopping Block: Kandagawa

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  6. LuzeP says:

    Saikoro Club: Aya is loved by the Miki and Midori. She’s so shy but adorable. Episode 2 was indeed not so great but episode 3 made the show interesting again. Yes, I do hope there will always be a new player in the game, each episode. I wouldn’t mind the couple from ep.3 show up again. The board games so far looked fun.

    Null Peta: I really like this show. It’s so funny and cute. I hope it was longer but I take what I can get. I wonder what exactly happened with human Peta. Maybe we’ll never know?

    Z/X: Code Reunion: This show has a lot of potentials. I too see some resemblance with VD: Mermaid. I have big hope from this show. I can wait to see some more.

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  7. Liddo-kun says:

    Not sure if I commented here, but I can’t see my post. So posting again.

    Code Reunion – this is getting good. Actually feels like Hina Logi season 2. 🙂
    Jet Girls – fun anime, looking forward to it each week.
    Average Abilities – enjoying this one as well.
    Null Peta – always fun with Null and Peta-nee each week.
    Saikoro – becoming boring and zero yuri, dropped like a rock.

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  8. yurimylove says:

    I know I’m a full season behind on this, but there’s one more show from fall I’d wanted to watch but just never got around to until this week, Houkago Saikoro Club. So far it’s fun, will read your review post after I watch the full series.

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