How about our impressions on the first episode of nearly every new title of this season, told from the perspective of our writers? This list is going to be frequently updated, so don’t forget to bookmark MANGA.TOKYO!
Disclaimer: There is no logical sequence to the way the anime are listed. We watch; we write; we add. Every time you visit the article, first on the list will be the latest episode we watched.
Summary: Archangel Lucifer disobeys God and is thrown to hell as a fallen angel by her sister Michael. On her way to hell she briefly stops on Earth where she meets a high school girl who is probably studying to be a nun or her outfit doesn’t fit, who helps her. In hell, Lucifer meets an emo-goth demon named after a water dragon, Leviathan, who leads the fallen anger to the demons who rule Hell, The Seven Deadly Sins. the seven demon king rulers of hell.
Impressions: What did I just see? What was that boobfest of misattributed references and groping demons? It was Seven Mortal Sins, the softcore fantasy action porn series of the season. I was never a fan of fan-servicy shows because they usually leave the plot behind in favor of boobs and butts. This episode was no exception, but at least the balance between the action and the ecchi was good enough to keep me in the show for its 24-minute run.
Verdict: Maybe I would have returned for the second episode if not for the incredibly overbearing censorship. This show is supposed to show the nipples and butt cheeks and yet each one of them is obscured by huge alchemical symbols. Since I’m not one of those eager fans who will wait for the Blu-ray to come to get my dose of 2D porn, I think I’ll skip this show.
Summary:ID-0 is a story about mechas, so called I-machines, that work in extreme environments. While Mikuri Maya is operating one of those machines, she has an accident and gets saved by space pirates and their space ship. She has to join their group and work for them. This is a robot-action story never seen before, taking place in planets beyond the deepest parts of the universe. (from our Anime Info Page)
Impressions: The previews of ID-0 had my attention. After all, the show seemed to have two of my favorite things: robots and space. The crew of the pirate-cum-mining ship reminds me of shows like Firefly and Cowboy Bebop. A group of misfits, who most probably each has a tragic story to tell, are running away from the military while trying to make a living. Not a bad setting, and one I have found myself enjoying over and over again. What I didn’t like was the 3DCG. I know, progress and all that, but my old-school mind is not reacting well to this kind of graphics.
Verdict: I will probably follow the series for a few episodes because the concept of the I-Machines and the mind transfer technology is interesting. Also, robots.
Summary: One day, a freedom-loving high schooler named Fudo Nomura transfers to Aichi Symbiosis Academy.
However, there was an unrelenting domination of male students by the powerful girls who are armed in the name of self-defense. All the male students there are forced to throw away their masculinity in order to live together with the girls there. On the first day, Onigawara, the master swordsman of the Kajima shindenjiki shinkage style and one of the Tenka Goken members picks a fight against Nomura as her new target in the name of ‘reform’, but…. (from our Anime Info Page)
Impressions: A school where five girls are allowed to carry swords and opress the male students to the point where they have to dress as girls in order to exist in this matriarchal dictatorship; a police force of female students carrying batons; a freedom-loving protagonist who is somehow super-proficient in martial arts; a bear because why not. This anime is the definition of ‘stupid fun.’ Plenty of action scenes with special moves whose name takes half the screen, light fan service that at times contradicts the characters, and humor that tries to be funny enough to get some laughs out of the ridiculous premise.
Verdict: This show will find its audience. Its mix of action and fan-servicy comedy has many dedicated supporters. People love stupid fun so much that if you give them action scenes and boobs, they will forget everything else.
Summary: In the town of Sakurada, half the population possesses unique powers. Its inhabitants live in peace, with the special powers observed by the Administration Bureau.Kei Asai has the power of ‘Memory Keep’, which allows him to fully remember past experiences. Misora Haruki has the power of ‘Reset’, which can make the world go back up to 3 days.
When Misora uses this power, she herself also loses her memories of the time before the Reset, but she teams up with Kei, who will not forget no matter what happens. Together they can remake the past and change the present. (from our Anime Info Page)
Impressions:Sagrada Reset has a flavor of Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni with the rules from Death Note and the superpowers found in many other titles. While the premise is interesting, the characters are reduced to contemplating the nature of goodness, the philosophy of morality and the ethics behind our actions. If not for these deep conversations, Sagrada Reset would have had nothing to show for itself. I feel that the show might go on to explore some really profound ideas later on.
Verdict: Are you looking for impressive animation? Complex character expressions? Action scenes? The emotional voice acting? This is not the show for you. It has none of those. What it has, however, is the potential to explore some complex ideas through monologues and rooftop conversations that are easy to follow.
Summary: Earth was reconstructed by a legendary watchmaker, Y, after being destroyed 1000 years ago. Naoto Miura, who can’t keep up in school, meets RyuZU, an automaton that Y left behind, and a genius watchmaker, Marie. When their abilities intertwine, fate’s gears begin to move. A cycle of failure and life extension, the Earth (Clockwork Planet) on the edge of destruction, is repaired in this clockwork fantasy! (from our Anime Info Page)
Impressions:Clockwork Planet focused on the wrong things. While the clockpunk style is interesting and the world certainly has legs, the story and the characters do not. I was ready to forgive the sloppy animation, the deus-ex-machina big-breasted sexualized and sassy robot, and even the confused plot, until RyuZU (the robot girlfriend) sealed her allegiance to her master by simulating fellatio with his finger. No. Just no.
Verdict: This is not a show I will be returning to. I don’t really care about little forgot-my-pants Marie or if Kyoto is going to vanish from the face of a clockwork Earth. I don’t even care of Scarecrow-RyuZU has real human feelings or will allow her master to grab her boobs.
Summary: Sakuragi Hinako becomes stiff like a scarecrow in front of people. She can’t talk with them. But in return animals seem to like her, so she works as an actual scarecrow in her hometown in a rural part of Japan. Now she wants to change herself and decides to attend Fujimiya High School and join the theatrical club. (from our Anime Info Page)
Impressions: I’m not sure if there is any other similar titles this season like Hinako Note. It’s your typical CGDCT anime (cute gurls do cute things) based on a 4-koma manga. It tries a little too hard to deliver its punchline jokes and the characters are a bit simplistic. The backgrounds are not something special and the characters spend a little too much time in chibi mode. I will give this to the title and then leave it to the fans who are all about the genre: the characters are cute.
Verdict: This is not my style, but if you are into all this watching cute girls doing stuff thing, then Hinako Note is awfully cute. It also has some kind of storyline and we will probably see the girls in some sort of theater production.
Summary: Masamune Izumi, a high school boy who also works as a light novel (young adult fiction) author, has a younger stepsister Sagiri who is a hikikomori (a shut-in). One day, Masamune finds out that his sister is ‘Eromanga Sensei’, the very person who draws the illustrations for his light novels. How could it be that his cute shut-in sister who lives in the same house is drawing sexy illustrations using such an indecent name? (from our Anime Info Page)
Impressions: This show looks great. The character designs are amazing and the animation is one of the best I’ve seen so far in this season. I’m not really sold on the concept of the high-school author and the underage erotic illustrator who happen to be his step-sister to whom he is obviously attracted, but the character dynamics were all believable and realistic. Our protagonist’s ego-surfing, his friendship with the bookstore owner, and the relationship with his editors, all felt natural. Like most recent series that focus on a profession (New Game!, Stella no Mahou, and others) we doubt that it will focus on the details of being a novelist or an illustrator.
Verdict:Eromanga Sensei seems like the perfect show for those who are into the ‘cute sister’ kind of thing. The series is going to do right to that kind of fanbase, and even if it’s not my cup of tea, the effort put by A-1 Pictures is going to find its audience.
Summary: Koharu is looking for a job in Tokyo, but instead ends up with a one-year job in a small town in the countryside. They want to revive their tourism by making the town a ‘mini-nation’ and use five girls and their ideas to make it come true. (from our Anime Info Page)
Impressions: PA Works is back with an anime that is worth our time. Similar to 2014’s amazing SHIROBAKO, Koharu’s adventures are grounded down to reality, a drama that focuses on the struggles of adult life, full of real-life jokes and believable characters. Manoyama is a charming little village with lovely people, and even though the premise seems a little predictable (young girl leaves her hometown to live in the big city and then discovers again life in the sticks) this is the right time for such a narrative; in a world that seems meaningless, we may find meaning in the most unexpected of places.
Verdict: If you like low-character dramas, then you have to give Sakura Quest a few weeks to build on its characters. I will be definitely jumping on this bandwagon because PA Works has proved that it can make this low-key shows gorgeous to watch.
Summary: Kotaro and Akane end up in the same class in their 3rd year of middle school. They meet there for the first time. Feeling different from the people around them – parents, teacher, classmates, and friends – they follow their own path. (from our Anime Info Page)
Impressions: What a sweet story Tsuki ga Kirei is. It’s a straight-forward romance between two young people who are very different from the people around them. The art design is adorable, the voice-acting incredible, and the characters so sweet that you’ll want to give them a hug by the end of the episode. The director of the series, Seiji Kishi, is known for its action series like Danganronpa and Assassination Classroom, so a title like Tsuki ga Kirei felt like a gamble. It seems like he’s going to win this one.
Verdict: This is a slow-paced and high-quality romance about two teenagers who are so similarly awkward that they are perfect for each other. It was a lovely episode.
Summary: The bright Meguru and the rather anti-social Sumire get orders from a hedgehog to fight evil as ‘Twin Angels.’ Together, they get stronger with every encounter and try to save the world! (from our Anime Info Page)
Impressions: This is the second Twin Angels anime after the 2011 TV series which I haven’t seen but people say it was terrible. They also say that this one is leagues ahead. Since I thought this one was terrible, I don’t even want to imagine how bad the previous one was. The anime is based on a pachinko game and it has all the generic tropes and cliches you can think of a magical girl anime.
Verdict: If the rest of the Monster of the Week are as boring as the evil shamisen player, then this is a no-no for me. That said, the episode wasn’t terrible but it will be more interesting to Precure fans and Magical Girls enthusiasts. Even then, this is a pretty crowded category and Twin Angels must find a way to differentiate from the bunch
Summary: This is a comedy about five new students entering Kokudate Inaho Gakuen, a school on the verge of closing. They dedicate themselves to earning the title of ‘HarveStar’ by performing well at the harvest show. The HarveStar unit ‘Yeast King’ has seen a surge in popularity due to policies reducing acreage, an increase in Western food, and the fact that bread has been replacing rice lately. The five new students aim to boost the popularity of rice by forming the group Love Rice. They are aiming to be the true HarveStar. (from our Anime Info Page)
Impressions: What can I say for Love Kome? It is a 4-minute series whose purpose is clear-cut: it wants to get people interested in rice for less than noble reasons, probably because rice has experienced a fall in sales, I guess. It uses the academy- pop idol cliche combination, that’s not too bad since the series doesn’t aspire to be something more than five minutes of feel-good moments. Did I mention the ending credits? They are a cooking segment like the famous Tasty videos we see on Facebook. Clever.
Verdict: If you don’t have anything better to do and you like idols, rice, and the color red, thenLove Kome -WE LOVE RICE– is the perfect short anime for you.
Design visual for the anime ‘Renai Boukun’ (c)三星めがね・COMICメテオ／恋愛暴君製作委員会
Run: ? Episode 1: 7 April
Summary: One day an angel called Guri appears in front of Seiji Aino and tells him that she wrote down his name in the Kiss Note by accident. If he doesn’t kiss someone in the next 24 hours, Guri will die and Seiji would be damned to live as a virgin until his last day. (from our Anime Info Page)
Impressions: Ren’ai Bōkun, aka as Love Tyrant or The Very Lovely Tyrant of Love, is a Japanese comedy manga series by Megane Mihoshi, serialized online since 2012 in Aplix’s Comic Meteor website. Fans are swearing by its hilarious scenes and industry references, and one episode was enough to make me a fan. Among clear references to Death Note, cliche boobs-first introductions, BL kisses, yandere, yaoi, and kukris, we have a show that is not trying to be anything else than stupidly funny and entertaining.
Verdict: I nominate Renai Boukun for the Best Comedy of the Season award. It managed to do something that a few shows have managed in quite a long time: It made me laugh. I find myself guilty of wanting dumb laughs. Don’t judge.
Summary: The story starts with a peaceful and advanced Konoha village. Even though it is a shinobi village, the village grew and the way the shinobi live has slowly changed. The leader of the village is the 7th Hokage, Naruto Uzumaki, and he has a son called Boruto, who he wants to raise like a ninja and thus sends to the Ninja Academy. There, Boruto’s classmates see him only as ‘son of the Hokage’ but Boruto doesn’t care much about them and makes new friends. Soon enough a mystery occurs and he chases after the truth which is the start of an adventure. (from our Anime Info Page)
Impressions: The success of the first episode of Boruto was that it needed no particular knowledge of Naruto to enjoy it. Fans will have so much more to rave about, from Naruto’s family to all the familiar faces, but even I, a complete Naruto noob, managed to stay on track and more or less understand the premise and the direction of the show. This is Boruto’s story and his father is not going to ruin it with needless background info and stupid fillers. I hope.
Verdict: Boruto will follow the classic academy recipe mixed with ninjutsu and technology. If you are a fan of his father, then this series is a no brainer. If on the other hand, you are giving this series a chance because of Naruto’s fame, then you are in for an easy first ride.
Summary: Sistine is happy with her life the way it is, especially her academic life. She is studying magic and has a good tutor. That is until he retires and a substitute teacher takes over his classes. Sistine soon has to realize that her new teacher is a lazy bastard and doesn’t plan on teaching them anything, which stands in the way of her life-goal to find the sky castle. And how did that strange teacher end up getting the job anyway, since her past teacher would never have picked him as his substitute if he knew he was that incompetent. (from our anime info page)
Impressions: Let’s start with the positive points, shall we? Akashic Records has some really attractive character designs and consistent animation, both the work of Yuji Kaneko, art director of Little Witch Academia. But a single bright spot is not enough to cut the mustard for the whole show, and I would have chosen Akko and her gang over any magical academy. What the 50+ show list we get every season doesn’t need is another adaptation of a magical school light novel that tries to blend sexual innuendo, weird school uniforms, crappy anime cliches, and an anti-hero who is a little too fond of bad jokes. In the end, the first episode was just a hotbed for fan service.
Verdict: This is an easy skip. As much as my libido wants more boob-groping scenes and big-breasted mistresses, Glenn and his anti-hero silliness are not worth it.
(C) TETSUYA IMAI/TOKUMA SHOTEN, ALICE & ZOUROKU COMMITTEE
Run: ? Episode 1: 2 April
Summary: Sana was locked away from the world to learn more about her power called ‘Alice’s Dream.’ She is one of many test subjects. Her ability is to materialize anything she thinks of. But she escapes the lab and meets an old man named Zouroku. (from our anime info page)
Impressions: For a show that references more than once one of the most interesting books I’ve ever read, Lewis Carrol’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this double episode was very dull. From the preview and the visuals, I was expecting one of those slice-of-life parent-child relationship shows (like Sweetness and Lightning) with a supernatural twist to it (like Udon no Kuni). Instead, what we have is a toned-down Elfen Lied that tries really hard to be funny, mysterious, action-packed, and sweet.
Verdict: The first 44 minutes were not good enough to sell me the series. The action scenes were not that good and the slice-of-life part was toned down. If I return to the show, it will be because of Zoroku. I want to learn more about his granddaughter and the role she will play in the story.
Key visuals of ‘Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine’ (c)赤井ヒガサ／SQUARE ENIX・王室教師ハイネ製作委員会
Run: ? Episode 1: 3 April
Summary:Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine is a comical story about the everyday life of Haine, the tutor of the royal family who looks like a small boy, and his four students who are all princes. Itis based on a manga series by Higasa Akai which has been serialized in Square Enix’s Monthly G Fantasy since November 2013. There are currently eight volumes and a character book available. (from our Anime Info Page)
Impressions: I started watching the episode without expecting much. Four princes of a central Europe kingdom are to be instructed by a mysterious tutor who looks like a child. My anime eyes and ears are not trained to recognize the two main reasons behind its pre-broadcast lukewarm reception. The show was criticized for its use of no-name seiyuu and lousy visuals. I couldn’t recognize the voice of a famous voice actor even if you pointed to the role, and I saw no lousy visuals that could ruin my day. Instead, what I saw was a quite entertaining show with many chibi-cute moments.
Verdict: I am giving this series a chance. The premise is simple with spot-on jokes and great dialogues. I am staying at least for all the prince interviews. If you like witty comebacks, accurate observations, and some lightness in your anime diet, this show is for you.
Summary: One day, an ordinary boy named Kazuya Kagami comes across a beautiful kimono-clad girl named Kiriha. Although this was Kazuya’s first encounter with her, she greets him with the words ‘It’s been a long time.’ She turns out to be a ‘Tsukumogami’ that had been living in Kazuya’s late mother’s obi (belt for kimono) which Kazuya kept with him at all times. Together with this super sadistic beautiful god, Kazuya tackles numerous supernatural cases. (from our anime info page)
Impressions:Tsugumomo is a yokai action comedy that follows a textbook harem ecchi recipe. It is based on the manga by Yoshikazu Hamada, serialized in Monthly Action from Futabasha. The first episode was full of dirty jokes and sexual innuendo, and while this is not bad on its own, it was a bit too full of cliches for my taste. It felt like the anime belonged to a different decade when the harem genre took a pre-formated formula setup that offered little variations.
Verdict: The manga is well-regarded among fans to the point that I will probably see the second episode. The impressive yokai battle and the great soundtrack are not enough to justify the excessive slapstick comedy and sexual innuendo, but maybe there is something in this story worth seeing.
Summary: Ao is the classic high school girl who lives alone because her parents are working abroad. One day, she received a package with an AI doll called Gourai. She is a Frame Arms Girl, a tiny robot who can fight other Frame Arms Girls in a virtual reality application.
Impressions: How do you put off a potential viewer that thinks like I do? Start with a panty shot. And I’m not talking about the first scene, but about the very first frame of the opening sequence. Gourai’s panties are the only fan-service Frame Arms Girl offers, and even that is dismissed by the character as non-intentional, as in the preview she insists that it’s just part of her body armor. Yeah right. But the major dealbreaker for me was the fact that every scene felt like it was trying to sell me a model. After a few of these scenes, I realized that the series is not even trying to hide its intentions. They are trying to sell the viewers model kits. From Gourai’s fan-girl moment about her original company’s clippers to the right way to assemble a model and read the instructions, Frame Arms Girl is a promotion event in the form of an anime. Nothing wrong with that, but I’m not into that kind of thing.
Verdict: This is a big no for me. Watch it if you are interested in cute plastic female models who want to learn how to cry and smile, all while fighting in virtual worlds. Beware, it sounds cooler than it actually is.
Summary: Second season of the popular 2013 TV anime series. Eren Yeager, his foster sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their childhood friend Armin Arlert enlist in the army after the man-eating Titans destroy their hometown of Shinganshina. Having watched his mother being devoured by one of the colossal monsters, he vowed to eradicate them from the face of the earth.
Impressions: The second season is a direct sequel as if the last 4 years were just a break for advertisements. After a very brief recap, we are back in action right after the female Titan was captured. The episode doesn’t waste any time in explaining what we have already seen. Instead, it dives into new plot points, new Titans, and new scenes that will make your skin crawl. Everything, from the animation to the voice acting, feels like Attack on Titan with a slight improvement in the drawings.
Verdict: If the series manages to maintain the same level of quality, we are in for a treat. If you are new to the series, this is your chance to binge-watch it and get ready for this season. This is a must-watch for all anime fans.
Summary: The protagonist, Riku Suigin, is a pro-level gamer and the heroine, Riku Rei who also loves games, knows of this and is also the most beautiful girl in school. Riku receives a device for a game called ‘Grave Buster’ which transfers him to a world where the battle for the Tomb of the Mother Goddess Bango has been raging for more than 1000 years.
Impressions: Gin no Guardian is based on a Chinese web comic (manhua) by Rei Mei. The comic is currently being serialized by China’s Tencent Anime and has been viewed more than 418 million times. For all its popularity, I failed to see what the fuss is all about. The very first scene went full fan-service, and the confusing storyline had me all guessing about the plot, Riku, and Rei. The battle effects were impressive, but after 24 minutes whose purpose was to hook me into the series, if I’m returning for something it will be for the most interesting character in the first episode: Wanchoi, the cat.
Verdict: 8-bit insert scenes and an overall 80s anime feel, coupled with Chinese martial arts and weapons and some impressive fighting scenes. I will probably give the anime the benefit of the doubt and return for the second episode.
Summary: – The story of the skies we weave with you – This is a celestial world with countless islands floating in the skies. A boy named Gran from the island of mystery, Zanktinzel, and a talking lizard with wings named Vyrn, one day encounter a girl named Lyria. Lyria has fled from the militaristic nation, Erste Empire, which is plotting to conquer the whole sky world with its overwhelming military force. While on the run from the empire, Gran and Lyria together embark on a great adventure in the magnificent skies with Gran’s missing father’s letter saying ‘I’m waiting on the star island Istalsia.’ (From our anime info page)
Impressions: GRANBLUE FANTASY is based on a mobile game for Android and iOS. Before discarding the anime as an attempt on increasing awareness and sales, know that this game is the first time that legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu and art director Hideo Minaba had the chance to work together since 1994 and then Squaresoft’s Final Fantasy VI for the SNES. Both are directly involved with the anime as well. I haven’t played the game even though I am huge JRPG fan, but the anime adaptation of GRANBLUE FANTASY feels different from the classic game conversions. It doesn’t try to drift away from the classic JRPG tropes (I’m looking at you, Tales of Zestiria) but instead took the cliches and turned them into an amazing first episode. You have the classic fantasy medieval setting; the hero who wears armor as he cuts wood because why not; just the necessary info to get hooked on the story and ask the right questions; a forest that has monsters; random encounter battles; cheesy JRPG dialogues; skill moves and spells; and a boss battle. Plus dragons. Did I mention the dragons? There are dragons.
Verdict: This is a show for both fans of the game and fans of JRPG in general. If the series embraces the tropes that make the genre, we are in for a pleasant season.
Summary: In a not-so-distant future, 80% of the population manifest extraordinary powers, Quirks, when they turn 4. Some of them become heroes while others use their newfound abilities for evil. Imagine the world where heroes and villains are everywhere! Real heroes are more needed than ever, and is there a better place to teach younglings the ways of heroic chivalry than an Academy? The second season returns to the story of student Izuku Midoriya (who was born Quirkless) as he tries to become the Symbol of Peace after inheriting a Quirk from his childhood hero, All Might!
Impressions: Like every major anime title that is either associated with the tag ‘shounen‘ or the famous manga magazine Jump, most of us probably know about My Hero Academia without having watched a single episode. It’s part of Weekly Shounen Jump‘s new generation of titles, an attempt to create a new crop of super-popular titles that will inherit the mainstream mantle held by NARUTO, One Piece, BLEACH, and others.
I am (probably unsuccessfully) trying to redeem myself for writing my opinion on a series after watching the 13.5 recap episode and Episode 14, the first of the second season. My Hero Academia is colorful and full of heroes with unique superpowers that remind me of the Western Patheon of MarvelDCism. The general feel of the series, from the comic-book like titles to the latex costumes, feels fresh, especially for the Japanese audience (not so fresh for classic comic geeks) who may have a different view on the super-hero genre. Typical to the shounen genre, the recap episode was enough to give me the gist of the series.
Verdict: Not my cup of tea, but I have really enjoyed the first episode. The balance between humor and classic shounen moral shoutouts was good and didn’t feel forced. Must for those who have seen the first season or are looking for a typical feel-good shounen show. If you haven’t seen the first season, just watch the recap; It’s more than enough.
Summary: In World Fool News you get to see what happens all the time in the day-to-day dealings of a local TV station. The second season has the staff all hyped to makes the news even more interesting, especially since the addition of the new caster, Ichitaro Takahashi.
Impressions: World Fool News is a parody anime about newscasters and news in general. While the theme seems universal, you need to be versed in common Japanese tropes and things that may seem natural to a Japanese viewer. I did laugh in a few scenes, but I’m fairly sure that I did not for the reasons intended by the writers. I’m sure I lost all the jokes.
Verdict: See the first episode and judge for yourself. If you get the jokes, then probably the series is perfect for you.
‘Sekai no Yami Zukan’(Short Anime)
Run: 12 episodes Episode 1: 3 April
Summary: Sekai no Yami Zukan is a short-form anime that will deal with stories of the strange and bizarre in our world. From aliens and cryptids to curses, ancient civilizations, supernatural powers, and urban legends, the episodes will be told in a picture format style.
Impressions: Short-form anime range from really bad to really good (just see Nobunaga no Shinobi). Sekai no Yami Zukan is not technically an anime, but instead, follows a picture book format where still images are combined to give the illusion of movement. The first story lacked any substantial depth; it was the kind of scary story you’d hear around a campfire. ‘The Black Shadow of Temptation’ failed to either successfully portray ‘temptation’ (the female voice acting was terrible) or build up to a climactic moment, but the theme of alien abduction and human experiments are enough to justify what the series wants to cover.
Verdict: If you like occult stuff and you have 5 minutes to spare each week, Sekai no Yami Zukan seems like a good choice.
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