What I’m watching during the Fall Anime 2017 Season

Thought this would be a great time to share some of the series that I’m currently watching and share my thoughts so others can watch them. As you may know already, the team and I normally record our first impressions of the season lineup to gauge how good it will be and if it would pass our three episode test. So what I want to do is provide you with the anime I’m watching, where you can find them and a brief synopsis. Today I couldn’t be bothered to write my own so I will be grabbing them elsewhere and credit MyAnimeList since I will grab most of them from their website.

Recovery of an MMO Junkie

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Moriko Morioka is a 30-year-old single NEET woman. After dropping out from reality, she has taken off in search for a fulfilling life and ended up in a net game or “netoge.” In the netoge world, she began her new life as a refreshing and handsome character named Hayashi. While starting out as a beginner, a pretty character named Lily reached out to help her. Meanwhile, in the real world, awaits a shocking encounter with a good-looking elite company employee, a mysterious blue-eyed blonde.

Source: MAL

Currently Streaming on Crunchyroll

 

This series has a special place in my heart. I can’t help but relate to some of the characters and different situations they find themselves in. If you are one that enjoyed MMOs like World of Warcraft then this is something for you. My only thing is, if you are trying to stay from MMOs for good, this series will be terrible for you. You will restart that subscription before you have finished your three episode test.

Inuyashiki

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Inuyashiki Ichirou is down on his luck. While only 58 years old, his geriatric looks often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him and he’s constantly ignored and disrespected by his family despite all that he’s done to support them. On top of everything else, his doctor has revealed that he has cancer and it appears that he has little time left in this world. But just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, a blinding light in the night sky strikes the earth where Ichirou stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there’s something… different about himself.

Source: MAL

Currently Streaming on Anime Strike

I will tell you one thing about Inuyashiki. I never thought I’d watch a series with this heavy of a CG influence. It’s absolutely insane because I HATE CG but I feel like this season is just making me realize that there are exceptions. The characters are so real specifically the main characters and you cannot help but feel for the main character. Also, if you were a fan of Mob Psycho 100, you would be happy to learn that the OP for this series is directed by the director of Mob Psycho 100 and boy does it show!

Garo: Vanishing Line

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In a prosperous city named Russell City, an omen that threatens to shake its world begins to move within it. A man named Sword is the first to hear the first stirrings of the plot, and throws himself into a shadow war in order to expose it. His only clue is the key word “El Dorado.” He meets Sophie, a woman searching for her missing older brother who has only left her with the same words: “El Dorado.” With Sword having also lost his younger sister in the past, both are drawn together by the words, and work together to find out its meaning.

Source: ANN

Currently Streaming on Crunchyroll

Garo: Vanishing Line was one of the only series that stuck out prominently when reviewing the list for Fall. This was mostly because I’ve always been a big fan of mystery and at the time of its announcement, that was the only genre it was under. I knew that either way I would like since it was being animated by Studio MAPPA and I was right! I came in looking for a mystery story and walked into an action-packed supernatural mystery story. The beginning of the first episode alone hooked me. I look forward to what comes next and very happy to see that it is listed with a 24 episode run.

Girls’ Last Tour

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Civilization is dead, but Chito and Yuuri are still alive. So they hop aboard their beloved Kettenkrad motorbike and aimlessly wander the ruins of the world they once knew. Day after hopeless day, they look for their next meal and fuel for their ride. But as long as the two are together, even an existence as bleak as theirs has a ray or two of sunshine in it, whether they’re sucking down their fill of soup or hunting for machine parts to tinker with. For two girls in a world full of nothing, the experiences, and feelings the two share give them something to live for…

Source: MAL

Currently Streaming on Anime Strike

 

Why do I like Girls’ Last Tour? I couldn’t tell you. I never thought I would find myself watching this series but goddammit, I am locked in. It’s so innocent and peaceful but can deliver an ominous and chilling feel when needed. The world that this anime takes place in is full of mystery and I just want to get to the bottom of it! It also helps that one of the main character’s voice actor is Inori Minase. Adds to the peaceful portion of the show.

 

Juuni Taisen

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The 12th Twelve Tournament that gets held every twelve years… Twelve brave warriors who bear the names of the signs of the zodiac fight each other for the lives and souls. The participants are twelve very strange warriors: “Rat,” “Ox,” “Tiger,” “Rabbit,” “Dragon,” “Snake,” “Horse,” “Goat,” “Monkey,” “Rooster,” “Dog,” and “Pig.”

The victor of this tournament gets to have one wish granted, whatever the wish may be. The one wish they want granted—

Who will be the final survivor?

Source: Crunchyroll

Currently Streaming on Crunchyroll

I only wanted to watch Juuni Taisen because I heard that it was written by the novelist who wrote the Monogatari series. I will say that this series was not at all what I expected. Such a different tale from the Monogatari series but in a good way. Quite refreshing actually. The animation throughout one of the first battles was absolutely incredible. It has this rough line style to it but seems to be done in CG. I couldn’t place my finger on it. I would love to do some research on it. Definitely, give this series a shot if you haven’t.

I’m watching a bunch of other shows this season as well but I thought I would just mention some shows that deserve more attention. Feel free to check out My AnimeList here and add me if you have one as well! Thank you so much for reading and let me know what shows you are watching this season down below.

3 thoughts on “What I’m watching during the Fall Anime 2017 Season

  1. Karandi says:

    I really want to see Inuyashiki but do not have access to it. So that is anther title to go on my list of eventual catch up anime because the reviews so far have been interesting to say the least. Honestly though there are too many great shows this season and so far I’m having great fun watching. Like you I never thought Girls’ Last Tour would really appeal and yet I’m totally hooked by it.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the season.

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  2. Blackatron says:

    That sucks! Inuyashiki is definitely worth the watch. This has been a great season and I’m hoping they will end well so I can recommend some of these series to people who binge and choose to wait. Thanks for the comment! Always appreciate your input:)

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