Preseason Swing Rating: Yes, yes, Ikuhara.What could go wrong? In short, Tohru is the kind of perfect Jesus character I detest; one with no flaws and no depth, who solves all problems merely by existing.It's been five years since we had a proper Sunrise nonsense fantasy clusterfuffle, and I'll be lamenting that the anime time of girls with guns came before me until the day I die.She is the notion of bringing a baby into a dysfunctional household and it magically solves everything.…It wasn't an interesting promo, no.Not like the season's looking strong though, so hey, whatever floats your boat.Or be an adaptation of a game where you act as the moped chariot slave to your underaged magical girlfriend, as the case may be.Carole and Tuesday are two girls who want to be idols.
Random Thoughts: We're plumbing the depths pretty hard when the thing that we're bragging about as a huge selling point is "This will be in Japanese, but the song vocals will be in English!" I suspect that the marketing team was struggling to come up with anything, which would also explain the surprisingly poor promos from Bones.The closest it ever came was "her tail is really fluffy," so I'm guessing that this was the creation of a marketing department based on an internet meme.Doesn't even seem like it's leaning into the future aspect at all really either.Promos are just a parade of overdressed pretty boys set to soulful warbling, which to be fair, from my understanding of this subgenre, is exactly what is expected and eagerly anticipated.That's how you get tinnitus, man.What a wacky odd couple.It does, at any rate, and recently got an update because Japan seems collectively embarrassed about the art style they all agreed was great a decade ago, with upcoming ports of the updates being what this is clearly meant to advertise.And vaguely stunned dudes.Or you might not.I shouldn't be rough though considering none of the staff is the same as Sirius.Not that kind of cellphone game.Far from a unique thing, or even the worst example of it, especially in these kinds of girly romance drama stories, but it was my first real exposure to them, especially in that uniquely godawful Japanese way, and I will likely forever despise Fruits Basket for it.He then goes to high school.
Random Thoughts: Why in the hell is there even a reincarnation/sent to a different world side of this stupid thing? It's used as an excuse for him to come up with unusual ways to use magic, but my god, why not just say that he's clever? At the very least, the promos are absolutely above average, and I'll take a light hearted idiot harem that knows what it is over the so-edgy-it-cuts-itself idiot harems like Golbin Slayer and Shield Hero that have come into vogue lately.It was well-spoken of and had Horie Yui in the main role.Or I suppose technically more like Super Mario Run, where they wanted it to also be an RPG.The overly direct girl named "Direct Girl" is very direct! Here's five more times of her being direct! No joke here, just the protagonist summarizing the previous panel and/or making a face.A decade later, Maria joins a military unit for policing and pacifying fairy-related incidents.
Random Thoughts: Bold new ground for PA Works.See if you can spot where.I somehow doubt there will be a clone saga baseball apocalypse, but am certain it would be better than whatever schlock they do come up with.
Preseason Swing Rating: Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah!
Fairy Gone https://www.fairygone.com/ Studio: PA Works Genre: Action Premieres April 7th
Show Premise: A war was fought after humans found a way to extract fairy powers out of magical animals.Also, by zombies, they mean, for example, a frog with a cardboard box for a head and extra tentacles.If you're into Jump shows, and I'm happy to count things like Attack On Titan and One Punch Man as Jump enough, then there's certainly a lot of that to look forward to.And speedlines? You bet your ass the promos are full of them.It has… supernatural stuff.The whole staff is the same as that Muv Luv spinoff Schwarzesmarken that literally everybody disavowed right from the start.Well, there's also probably some unintentional humor to come from seeing English descriptions used the borrowed and somewhat corrupted loanphrase of Japanese "black companies," which is probably as much as one might expect from Dogakobo, an anime studio that especially of late seems to have nothing but mindless, brainless time filling fluff in its portfolio.
Preseason Swing Rating: Change it to a magikarp with the body of a man and I might see the humor.Thursday
Sarazanmai http://sarazanmai.com/ Studio: MAPPA Genre: Kappas Premieres April 11th
Show Premise: Three kids are turned into kappa and told to fight zombies with the power of friendship if they want to go back to normal.
Random Thoughts: This is an Ikuhara original, and more than that, it's an Ikuhara noitaminA affair, neither of which are things that I've gotten along with well.It has pretty boys.Just the fact that they held a goddamned contest to be a singer for the show says a lot about the artistic vision at work here.
Preseason Swing Rating: Drum drum drum drum.
Senko The Ever-Helpful Fox http://senkosan.com/ Studio: Dogakobo Genre: Comedy Premieres April 10th
Show Premise: Nakano works for an abusive company, but is taken care of at home by a doting fox spirit.
Random Thoughts: This calls itself a comedy, but it was hard to find an actual joke in either the source manga or the promos.Anyway, ándale.
It's a season.This kind of cellphone game.Blessed are the small miracles.