But here they are, our trademark MANGA.TOKYO reviews; the most interesting on the anime web, where instead of over-analyzing each frame and discussing the animation techniques, we focus on what matters: the fun of watching our favorite titles! We watch anime because we love them, and MANGA.TOKYO is here to leave out all the unnecessary jargon and talk about the scenes that made us laugh and cry, the characters that pleased and annoyed us, the stories that inspired us to do and be more.
This article has a list of our episodic anime review titles for Fall 2017, a few words about our writers, and a link to our best articles from Summer 2017 to get a taste of what MANGA.TOKYO is all about! Couple that with our Anime Hashtags list, our Anime Info page, and our constant coverage of all the latest anime and otaku news, and you have everything you need for an amazing fall season!
Do you know Pygmalion? His myth has been told in many versions, but the one we are most familiar with is from Ovid’s narrative poem Metamorphoses. Pygmalion was an artisan sculptor who had one goal: to carve the perfect female statue. When he finally carved the perfect female stone figure, he fell in love with it.
Something similar is happening in A Sister’s All You Need. The protagonist, Itsuki, is a novelist who works day and night to write the perfect imouto (younger sister). In his own pygmalion story, he is surrounded by the rest of the cast: a fellow writer who is in love with him. A classmate from college who acts as a big sister. A male friend who is also a writer. And, of course, the staff of his publishing house.
Based on the fantasy shounen manga series written and illustrated by Tabata Yuuki, Black Clover is Shonen Jump‘s next heavyweight title. In a world where the use of magic is the norm, Asta dreams of becoming the Wizard King, the greatest mage of the land. There is one problem, however: He can’t use magic. The premise is not anything mind-blowing, but the trailer promises some exploding action scenes.
It’s been two years since the first season of Kekkai Kensen, and now the anime is back to continue the story of the superhumans of team Libra and their quest to rid Hellsalem’s Lot (New York) from the paranormal terrors that reside in it.
Dies Irae is one of the anime everybody in the industry is excited about. After a successful Kickstarter campaign and its recent localization, the anime adaptation is just adding oil to the hype fire. The 2007 visual novel is highly acclaimed and we are very curious to see if the medium change will give any justice to the interesting plot.
The story is labeled as an ‘urban fantasy battle opera’ and starts at the end of our own World War II, albeit with a fantasy twist. A group of Nazis who call themselves the Longinus Dreizehn Order (after the mythical Spear of Longinus) conduct a weird ritual. Fast forward to modern day and Ren Fujii finds himself fighting against the reappearing Nazi Order.
Are you ready for the third round of amazing cooking showdowns? Food Wars is back and follows Souma as he is ready to challenge a member of the Elite Ten in the Moon Banquet Festival. This is going to be an exciting season.
Chi and Yuu are the last known explorers of our destroyed civilization. With their Kettenkrad, they wander the ruins of our world with no clear destination. They just search the rumbled ruins for food and whatever can ensure their survival. Yet, they also encounter remnants of a culture that is now gone, from music to lost souls. Can there be hope in an abandoned world?
Noitamina Block’s choice for this season, Inuyashiki is an adaptation from the manga of the same name by Oku Hiroya who you many know from his other popular story, Gantz. In many ways, the two titles are similar, as they both base their themes on violence to tell a story that may be fictional but can be easily transliterated into realistic terms. An interesting twist is that the protagonist is an old man (if you ask me, he looks much older than the 58 age tag in his description) who gets a cyborg body and decides to use it for good.
A mix of the Fate series and Highlander, Juuni Taisen follows a peculiar tournament that happens every twelve years and imbues twelve warriors with the power of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. The tournament has Mortal Kombat and Battle Royale elements in it as well, as the participants have to kill each other until only one remains. That one gets the prize of a single wish. In the end, there can be only one.
If the premise sounds a bit too cheesy, you might want to give this anime a chance because it was written by the creator of the Monogatari series, Nisio Ishin.
Sometimes, remakes are in order, and in Kino’s case, long awaited. Kino is a traveler who travels the world aboard his sentient motorcycle called Hermes. They travel across the land with only one rule: they can’t stay in a place for more than three days.
Kino’s Journey is a philosophical trip in the unknown lands of human psyche. As most successful modern parables, Kino’s adventures comment on our nature and society as a whole.
Rei Kiriyama is back and this time he doesn’t start his journey alone. He now has the full support of the Kawamoto sisters and the friendship of the members of Shimada’s shogi tutorial group. Now that Rei is up on his feet and more determined than ever to become the shogi champion he deserves to be, maybe it’s his time to support the people around him.
If you need a reminder, check out the review of the last episode of the first season:
Hatori is a girl who has lost all hope. Abandoned by her people and with her mother having committed suicide, she finds herself in a dire situation. Her only escape comes in the form of slavery; she sells herself to a magus known as The Child of Thorns to be his apprentice and bride to be.
Yamazaki Kore, the author of the original manga, is a lover of literature, so expect to see a lot of literary themes in the title. The anime features some gorgeous art (you have to see the trailer below if you still haven’t) and mixes magic with myth lore to create a world to which we simply can’t resist.
The only leftover from the previous season (unless My Hero Academiadecides to have its third season as a back-to-back cour) in Welcome to the Ballroom, we follow Tatara in his dancing adventures. Check out our review for the first episode to see if this is something worth binge-watching to continue with the second cour:
You can also check our Creator Spotlight section, where MANGA.TOKYO supports amateur creators of anime, manga, cosplay costumes, and so much more. This section wants to highlight that unique side of otaku culture. It includes the World Cosplayers series, where we introduce to you the most beautiful photos of fabulous cosplayers living overseas, and the Creator Intro series, where we recently featured an amateur manga! You can read the articles here.
Thanasis:Thanasis is still shocked from the Summer 2017 season. He found a potential waifu in Kakegurui and is still pondering on one of the better anime of the decade, Re:CREATORS. This season he will return to one of his favorite series that is coming back with a second season, March Comes in like a Lion, and discover what the Nazis are up to in Dies Irae.
Martina: Tatara is not over with his dream to become a great ballroom dancer, and our MANGA.TOKYO resident dance and all-things-cute enthusiast is not done with her reviews as well. She will follow the little clumsy beginner in the second cour of Welcome to the Ballroom.
Asie:Asie is still waiting for an official announcement on when the third season of My Hero Academia is going to start. Until then, she will also cover Black Clover and The Ancient Magus Bride.
Christina: After a season full of food, games, and a peculiar love story, Christine is leaving romance and games aside. Food is not going anywhere, since she will be reviewing the third season of Food Wars! She will also follow our little explorers in Girls’ Last Tour and watch Inuyashiki as he tries to use his newfound powers for good.
Marianne: Marianne was writing every day to Wit Studio in hopes of convincing them to get the new Attack on Titan season in 2017. In the meantime, she followed the crazy adventures of the pastors of Vatican Miracle Investigator in Summer 2017, and after all the craziness she encountered there, she decided that this season she is going to take it easy. She will review A Sister’s All You Need and Juuni Taisen.
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