New Game! Season 2

For those of you that haven’t seen New Game! season 1, this is an anime about a young girl who joins a gaming company right out of high school. Her name is Aoba Suzukaze and she dreams about becoming a great character designer, like her leader and creator of her favourite game, Ko Yagami. The last season ended with the next installment of Aobas favourite game series, Fairies 3.

For those of you who do not know the characters, there are a great amount of interesting ones to keep you watching. Ko Yagami, her leader, has a habit of sleeping under the desk with no trousers on. Rin Toyama, the art director, is Kos best friend and has a habit of getting jealous whenever she gets close to someone else. Yun Lijima, another character designer, wears Gothic clothing and loves to take tea breaks. Umiko Ahagon is a military obsessed programmer who has a love for airsoft weapons. Hajime Shinoda is a motion designer who works in the character design department. She spends most of her money on prop weapons. Lastly, There is Hifumi Takimoto. She is a shy talking character designer who prefers to speak via email. She has a pet hedgehog named Sojiro and secretly enjoys cosplay.

Three new people join Eagle Jump this season. One of which is Aobas closest friend, Nene Sakura. The other two are interns from the local gaming school, Tsubame Narumi and Momoji Mochizuki. They both have been friends since childhood and live together. Tsubame is an outgoing girl who joins the programming team, whilst Momoji is a quiet girl who joins the character team and is a direct rival of Aoba, much to Aobas dismay.

One of the positives about this anime, is the fact you don’t feel the fact there was a production gap. The first episode takes off like it started from the episode before. It allows people who haven’t watched the first season to start it up very easily. One of the other positives is the female empowerment angle. Every employee in Eagle Jump appears to be female and, you watch them come together to create something great.

Even though there are a couple of positives, there are also a some negatives. Even though the anime is bright and colourful, it starts to feel unbelievable. You don’t see the pressures of working full time in the gaming industry, you don’t see the emotional progression of any of the characters. It just feels all bright sunny rainbows. Even though there is a twist in the first few episodes, which adds some pressure, you don’t see a true believable reaction.

When it comes to writing the conclusion for this, I am torn on which way to decide. A part of me wants to write about how amazing this anime is and how much you should watch it, whilst the other part of me thinks that the lack of believable nature and character development makes it fall short. All in all, if you haven’t watched the first season, I probably wouldn’t watch the second.

 

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Summer Anime Choices

I know this post is probably, if my calculations are correct, two months late, but here you are. I could make excuses, but even though I have had an operation, my fingers still would have worked. But that is enough of the groveling from my side, here are my choices for all of you lovely people who chose to follow me. Also thank you!

A Centaur’s Life

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A Centaur’s Life is about a group of demi human girls experiencing the ups and downs of high school. This anime explores what would have happened if evolution went a different way. This is explained in the first episode, showing all sorts of creatures that exist in this what if world. There is Centaurs, Pixies, Antarticans (aka lizard people), angels, satyrs and demons.

New Game! Season 2

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I have reviewed this anime when the first season came out. But I loved it so much I wanted to watch the second season. This anime follows Aoba Suzukaze as she continues her career in the gaming company Eagle Jump.

Restaurant to Another World

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If you want an anime to make you hungry, or if you have an interest in Japanese cooking, this is for you. This anime is about a Restaurant Called Nekoya, that is closed to the public once a week. This day, called the day of satur, has doors that open in random places in another world. In this world, there are dragons, fairies, dwarves, elves and dragon people. It is a world, that you will relate to if you like your fantasy.

My First Girlfriend is a Gal

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As I am a closet pervert, I could not help myself when I saw this in my feed.  This anime is about a high school boy called Junichi, who gets his first girlfriend, who is a gal. If you don’t know what a gal is, google it, it is worth looking at.

Angel’s 3Piece!

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Kyo Nukui is a high school student, who refuses to go. He spends his days composing music and publishing online. This leads him to meet three orphan girls, who have started a band and want to do a concert, with Kyos help. Due to being impressed with their skills, he decides to help them.

In Another World With My Smart Phone

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Out of all of my choices, this is the one that I look forward to being updated the most. The anime starts with Touya being accidentally struck my lightning. To apologise for his mistake, god brings him back to life in another world. Asking for anything he would like, Touya decides to ask to keep his smart phone. The anime follows him as he navigates this new world.

 

Summer Season Choices 2016

Shokugeki no Soma Season 2

This starts from where it left off in last years anime season. The Autumn Election finals are under way, with strong characters like Soma and Megumi representing the misunderstood Polar Star Dorm! Who will be the ultimate winner?

Momokuri

In this anime you get a lovely mixture of cute and damn right crazy. This is about a girl called Yuki Kurihara, a second year high school student, who falls in love with Shinya Momotsuki, a boy a year below her. She takes secret photos of him for her ‘Momo-kun Photo Collection’. When the collection hits a hundred, she decides to confess to him. He agrees to go out with her and, the anime follows them as they progress in their relationship.

This Art Club Has a Problem!

This Art Club Has a Problem! is about a group of middle school students who are a member of the schools art club. One member, Uchimaki Subaru, uses his skills to create the perfect 2D Waifu, whilst another member ,Usami Mizuki,  pines over him whilst drawing normal things. The president sleeps all the time on the sofa, whilst a strange foreign student called Colette, pops up every now and again. This anime is random and sometimes hits on dangerously boring.

NEW GAME!

After graduating high school, Suzukaze Aoba gets a job at a gaming company called Eagle Jump. It is not any ordinary gaming company though, as it is the company that produced ‘Fairies Story’, the game that she obsessed over as a child. The anime is about her getting her footing in the company, learning design and making new friends.

Sweetness and Lightning 

Kohei lost his wife six months ago and is now a single father of his young daughter Tsumugi. He can’t cook and has trouble balancing his professional life as a teacher. Over a chance encounter at a flower festival, he meets Kotori, a student in his class. Her mum is a busy professional cook and owns a restaurant, yet she can’t cook herself. The anime is about them learning to cook together with his daughter and, trying yummy food!

Amanchu!

Last but not least is Amanchu, an anime about a young girl nicknamed ‘Teko’, who moves to a new school is a new town. She meets a girl nicknamed ‘Pikari’, who is a diver at the local diving school, of which her grandma owns. Pikari introduces Teko to the wonderful world of diving, accompanied by their new friends at the schools diving club.

New Game!

New Game!, is not usually the style of manga I go for. I find the two rows hard to read and kind of annoying. But, I soldiered through in the name of this manga.

Aoba Suzukaze, is a high school graduate about to start her first job in the gaming industry. She is small, cute and full of hope. She is even wearing a suit that looks like a school uniform. The only thing working against her, is that she looks like a middle schooler. Lucky for Aoba, her new workplace turns out to be something totally out of the norm. The Character Designer and Team Leader, Yagami Kou, sleeps in the office five days a week, only going home on her days off. The Artistic Director, Tooyama Rin, looks after Kou like a big sister, Takimoto Hifumi  who can only talk to people via messenger, The lolita obsessed Ahagon Umiko and the animator and tom boy Shinda Hajime. They turn the work place into a circus, but they get the job done.

I have only read the first 17 chapters, as that is all that has been released, but I enjoyed it extensively. It was adorable, funny and it was the type of art that I love. The characters are relate able and, they are the kind of people we secretly want to be. If you like seinen, you will love it.