Last Saturday and Monday, I was able to help Anime News Network cover some of the news at Anime Expo (not in person, though ;_;). Some of these I wrote myself while others I just inserted background information or images. Either way, I am glad I was able to help the editors at ANN, and also be a part of the crazy and fun experience of AX.
Below are the Anime Expo articles I helped create as well as some of my thoughts:
I wanted to watch Testament of Sister New Devil because I love anything with monster / devil girls. However, it seems a bit too ecchi for me. Maybe I will give it a try in the future. I haven’t watched Orange, but I heard it was good. I will definitely check out Your Name when it comes out because I heard it was fantastic.
For Angolmois, I absolutely love the animation style. I am also very interested in history, especially Japanese history, so I will definitely check that anime out. Project D looks like it is well done too, but the premise has been done before. That one is a maybe.
Don’t be fooled by the thumbnail. Chio’s School Road looks insane. And trippy and weird and meta. I am definitely going to check it out because it seems like something I can analyze to pieces 😀
The Rising of The Shield Hero is another that looks very well done. It also has cute demi-human girls so I don’t know if I will be able to resist… Kadokawa, please keep up the great work.
Yen Press Licenses Silver Spoon, Kemono Friends Manga, A Sister’s All You Need, Reborn as a Vending Machine Light Novels, More
YEN PRESS CONFIRMED A MANGA FOR BAKA AND TEST! …But as of right now, it is only confirmed as digital release. I pray that it gets a print release one day; I hope the same for the light novel. Baka and Test is one of my favorite comedy series. It deserves a full Western release. Some of the other manga announcements look awesome too.
Some of the light novels titles have seriously ridiculous names… Such as:
- Reborn as a Vending Machine, Now I Wander the Dungeon
- The Hero and His Elf Bride Open a Pizza Parlor
- I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years
These crazy titles actually make me want to read these. I wonder if the authors are able to take these insane scenarios, and actually make them into decent stories. If I have the money and time, I will check these out when they are published.
I haven’t heard of any of these manga except for Strangulation. It is based on the work of the creator of the Bakemonogatari series, so it will definitely be worth reading. As for the other ones, CITY looks very cute and just like my type of thing. Also, My Boy has really beautiful artwork.
I admit I am very far behind on Fairy Tail. However, Hiro Mashima’s Rave Master series was the very first legitimate manga series I bought and read. It is extremely nostalgic for me. I may be going to New York Comic Con this year, and if I do, I would love to meet Mashima-sensei.
All of these announcements, as well as the many others at Anime Expo, make me very excited for next year! It is always good to have something to look forward to ^^