Scotland Loves Animation returned this year, bringing a curated selection of movie premieres and classics to the big screen. Three of us attended the latest instalment, where we watched thirteen different films in the cosy Cameo cinema.
Horny teen extraordinaire Ataru Moroboshi is randomly selected to be the representative of the human race in a contest of honor against invading aliens, and wins, saving the planet Earth! However, he accidentally proposes to Lum – the invaders’ princess – in the process. Now Ataru’s stuck between an unwanted suitor from space and his grumpy girlfriend from home, and both ladies are ready and willing to “correct” him should his eyes stray in the wrong direction.
Average nobody Asahi Kashiwagi has a fated encounter with, not one, but FIVE cuties from his school. Somehow, this makes all of them fall in love with him.
Just as the Bleach anime returns after a decade long gap to cover the final arc of the manga, the Quincy faction returns after a thousand years to take their ultimate revenge against Soul Society. Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends might be the world’s only hope, etc. etc.
Devils, the physical embodiments of mankind’s fears, terrorize humanity. Devil Hunters are tasked with combatting them. Denji, a young man who’s known nothing but the rock bottom of society, becomes Chainsaw Man, a human with a devil’s heart and the unwitting protector of the human race.
Nerdy loser Jiro must participate in the “marriage practical” at school: a test where a male and female student must live together as a married couple and score points for how well they get along. Jiro hopes to be paired with his pure, innocent childhood friend, but gets matched with a brash gyaru who regularly teases him.
Fall 2022 features some of the year’s highest profile anime. To stay on brand, we talked about less than 10 of them.
The Japanese national soccer team has yet to win a world cup. In a bid to create future champions, they take modern, drastic measures: putting 300 high school strikers into a building to decide who joins the under twenties team.
Nagomi has always dreamed of being a maid, and now she finally has a chance to work at maid cafe in Akibahara. Together with her fellow new employee, an older woman named Ranko, they discover they’re not very good at being maids… but maybe they have a talent for something else.
Eliana Bernstein has always preferred books to beautiful dresses or expensive jewelry, to the point where people refer to her as the “Bibliophile Princess”. However, as a noblewoman of marrying age, it is her duty to find a husband. Luckily, Crown Prince Christopher Selkirk Asherald proposes an arrangement: if Eliana will be his fiancée in name only, she can avoid any further matchmaking efforts and, more importantly, be granted access to the royal archives, where she can read every day to her heart’s content. However, as the years pass, Eliana comes to discover that she is not as emotionally detached from Christopher as she assumed…
It’s a new anime about cute girls doing cute things at high school, this time with power tools.
The Stylish Ruffian Slayer is a teenage boy who goes around with a bag of crowbars because it makes him feel strong. After playing out his hero fantasy and saving the girl, he quickly becomes acquainted with truck-kun.
After nearly being assassinated, average school boy Itokki learns that he is actually the heir of the famous Iga clan, a group of ninjas that have been operating in secret up to the present day. Now he must learn to become a ninja and defeat the Koga clan, their eternal rivals.
Ad Stella 122. Mobile suit and space colony development are monopolized by the Beneritt Group, an omnipresent conglomerate of corporate entities. The Beneritt Group also sponsors The Asticassia School of Technology, a training program for mobile suit pilots and a glorified proxy battleground for the young scions of the various corporations. Suletta Mercury, a girl from the far reaches of space enrolls in the school. She and the Gundam Aerial are bringing change.
In a fantastical version of ancient China, Jusetsu is a palace consort who, despite her official position, does not serve the emperor or anyone else. Known as the Raven Consort, she is rumored to possess strange powers and, in return for appropriate payment, can locate lost items or even place death curses. When Koushun, the current emperor, visits the Raven Consort to unravel the mystery of a haunted earring, their fates are set to become intertwined.
Aileen Lauren Dautriche is the villainess, so she’s taming the final boss.
Gold! Always believe in your soul! You’ve got the power to know! You’re incredibly, catastrophically, destructible!
Mameda is Tanuki who wants to live with humans, but fooling people these days (the Taisho era) is not easy. After meeting a mysterious woman and seeing her perform rakugo, she becomes determined to learn the art as means to keep tricking humans.
We discuss the latest Crunchyroll controversy, rave about Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, then do our best to give final thoughts on Summer 2022 despite most of the shows not ending yet.
It’s season preview time again, and we check out the onslaught of high profile sequels that make up the Fall 2022 season.
So, a hundred Kamen Riders drop onto an island…