Everything trash about anime in one complete package.
A young duke, known to us simply as Bocchan, was cursed by a witch when he was just a child. As a result, anything he touches dies. Though his family has abandoned him, he’s served by his ever-loyal maid Alice, who enjoys nothing more than teasing the easily-flustered duke.
Mukai Nayoya has recently started dating his childhood friend Saki Saki (yes, that’s her name), and things are going smoothly. During school, he’s asked out by Minase Nagisa, a girl he’s seemingly never met before. He loves his girlfriend sincerely, but instead of turning Nagisa down, he opts instead to try and date them both openly. Yeah.
You Asakura is a shaman, which enables him to see and communicate with the spirits of the dead. He was also born with an evil twin, who immediately channelled a spirit and noped out of the room moments after birth because his grandpa tried to kill him.
Cestvs is a slave in the Roman Empire, drafted as a boxer to fight other slaves for the entertainment of the high class. Due to his owner being a “merciful man”, he will gain his freedom upon winning 100 fights, though a single loss will guarantee his demise.
There are good magical girls and bad magical girls, and they transform using rings. I have no idea what the plot of this show is.
Himeno Toyokawa’s family run a small café in the city of Tajimi, and she’s eager to encourage her new classmates to visit as she introduces herself on the first day of highschool. After showing off some of the café’s unique mugs, she’s approached by the energetic Kukuri Mika, who wants to show her around the pottery club.
It’s 1923, and Major Yoshinobu Maeda has been sent to Tokyo after reports of an actress being severely injured on stage. The wounds were near-fatal, yet she had completely recovered after only four hours.
Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura both have a side to themselves that they don’t share with their peers. The two seem to be complete opposites of each other, but after a chance meeting outside of school, they quickly realise that they aren’t so different after all.
With so much extra time on my hands this year, I got through loads of J-drama! That’s a lie of course, as I marathoned a bunch this month just so this wasn’t barebones. Come read if they were trash or not!
Rinku is a very enthusiastic girl who grew up on a small African island, and while she may be unfamiliar with a lot of things, she really likes H Jungle With t’s 1995 hit single Wow War Tonight.
Mafuyu and three other college students want to be successful manzai comedians, so they go to a high school and… mime a band performance? They spend the rest of the episode thinking it’d be nice to be comedians.
Seven young boys have been brutally murdered, yet the killer is still at large. William Moriarty is on the case, though his idea of justice is a little different from what you might expect from a so-called crime consultant.
On an island in the middle of nowhere, a school has been setup to nurture students who possess incredible ‘talents’. The hope is that they’ll use them to fight the Enemies of Humanity, a rather aptly named group of monsters, but there are concerns that they may have already infiltrated the island.
Glenn and Saphentite, a human and a lamia, are two doctors who treat a variety of different species. Despite their professionalism on the job, this is an anime so things get horny quickly.
Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane still like each other, and are still too egotistical and embarrassed in equal measure to go ahead and admit it. Strap yourselves in for another season of misunderstandings, comical situations and failed attempts at getting the other person to admit their feelings.
Tsurugi Hina has just moved to a coastal town with her family, just in time to start high school. She’s looking forward to joining the handicrafts club at her new school, but after a chance encounter with another student, she ends up joining the breakwater club instead.
The evil taints, born from negative emotions towards literature, are threatening to wipe books out by invading their stories. Only real-life famous authors can save them, by delving into the books and ensuring the stories play out the way they are meant to.
With the end of Zi-O and the beginning of Zero-One, the Neo-Heisei era of Kamen Rider is now over. Not only this, but it fits perfectly into the last decade, meaning I have an excuse to take a look back at the last ten years of Kamen Rider, and assign arbitrary awards instead of moaning about how bad they were.
Whether you want tower block murder mysteries, successful scam artists or giant monsters beating the stuffing out of each other, you’re in luck because J-drama has it all. Here’s a look at what I watched this year.