It’s season preview time again, and we check out the onslaught of high profile sequels that make up the Fall 2022 season.
In the sequel to the 2009 tokusatsu series ‘Kamen Rider W’, the Narumi Detective Agency protects the windy city, Fuuto, from attack by hideous monsters known as Dopants. The agency is headed by wannabe hard-boiled detective Shotaro Hidari, and his mysterious partner Philip. Together, they are the world’s first two-in-one Kamen Rider.
We talk about both anime endorsed by Hideo Kojima this season, then hit the backlog because there’s not much else to watch.
If you’re reading this blog, that probably means you’ve at least got a tangential interest in cartoon teenage girls saying things written by grown men who have never talked to a teenage girl before in their entire lives! Do you? Well, then I have got news for you.
Somehow, we are still here after 10 years! After a look back at how things looked in our first season (all the way back to Summer 2012), we begrudgingly give our first impressions of the Summer 2022 season.
Haru, Rio and Kyouka are working hard to take their idol unit TiNgS all the way to the top, but their efforts aren’t translating into audience turnouts in the slightest. When their disbandment seems imminent, the president of their talent agency decides to give them one last chance… but in order to make anything of it, the girls are going to need a manager who can do the impossible.
Guy dies from overwork at a pharmaceutical company, wakes up in fantasy world with medieval level medicine. Also he has magical powers, a maid, and no shadow.
Urushi knows that her underclassman in the shogi club, Ayumu, is smitten with her. Much to her frustration, however, he refuses to ask her out until he’s managed to beat her in fair game. As his shogi skills leave a lot to be desired, Urushi tries to get him to confess in myriad other ways, but his impenetrable poker face is as much of an obstacle to her as Urushi’s superior play is to him.
Directly following on from the events of ‘Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul’, Riko, Reg, and Nanachi have overcome the monstrous Bondrewd and look to continue their journey deeper into The Abyss. Ahead of them lies the Sixth Layer, from which no human has ever returned, and the legend of a mysterious Golden City
Unable to sleep, a boy named Ko sneaks out to experience life on the streets at night. Just as he’s starting to enjoy it, he encounters a mysterious woman named Nazuna who is actually a vampire. Ko wants to become a vampire himself, but the process is not as simple as a bite on the neck.
Known as “The Demon of Sakuragi,” the violent Tooru Kirishima is the right-hand man of the well-known Sakuragi yakuza family and has a tendency to kill first and ask questions later. To instill in him a sense of responsibility, Kirishima’s boss tasks him with a new job that will challenge him unlike any other to date: take care of Sakuragi’s 7-year-old daughter.
Seventeen years ago, some uncle got isekai’d. However, he was just in a coma and woke up back in the real world with an obsession with SEGA and wanting to know how they did in the console war. Oh, he can still do all his magic powers and stuff, and there’s regular shared flashbacks to mid-isekai uncle, so it’s just an isekai flashback show apparently.
Deadbeat college student Amamiya Yuuhi wakes up one morning to find a talking lizard on his bed. It proclaims that his destiny is to join up with the other Beast Knights and protect the Princess (who turns out to also be his next door neighbor, Asahina Samidare), lest the gigantic Biscuit Hammer fall and smash the entire planet. Though indifferent over the fate of the world, Yuuhi swears to follow Samidare after she declares that the Biscuit Hammer won’t destroy Earth; she will.
Five girls in a magic academy sit down for tea and scones.
The title says it all.
In a new adaptation of Reiko Yoshida and Mia Ikumi’s classic manga, Ichigo Momomiya has just begun her high-school life and is already preoccupied with asking out her crush Aoyama. On their first date though things take a funny turn as she’s zapped by a mysterious ray which gives her the powers of the Iriomote Cat. Now she has to band together with a group of other girls with animal powers to battle an alien invasion!
Bland protagonist, who is also a wizard, summons a horny demon.
In a world where World War II is fought against aliens instead of fascists, Major Grace Maitland Steward, who has retired from active duty after losing her magical powers, launches a proposal to motivate troops through the power of music. You probably know what happens next.
In the virtual world of Tom Sawyer Island, a young girl teams up with an elusive hacker to find Phantom Zero – the thief stealing everyone’s love!
In the world of Remnant, humans and human-animal hybrids called Faunus go about their days as best they can with the constant threat of monsters called Grimm hanging over their heads. At Beacon Academy, where teens are trained to become licensed Hunters and Huntresses to destroy these Grimm, the new school year’s most recent arrivals include Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long. Together, they form Team RWBY, and despite their differences, they must study and battle as a unit if they wish to graduate and achieve their dreams.