In an alternate history industrialized Europe where vampires are an acknowledged social minority, the eponymous Vanitas is a doctor in possession of the ancient “Tome of Vanitas”, named after the ancient vampire Vanitas, which makes him the heir to Vanitas. Teaming up with disgraced vampire Noé Archiviste, Vanitas uses the power of the Tome of Vanitas in order to cure vampires of metaphysical sicknesses affecting their True Names.
The Red Flower Musical School has trained thousands of young would-be stars over the years to become fixtures of the Red Flower Opera Company – an all-female musical theater troupe created solely by unmarried women. When ex-idol Ai Narada and the granddaughter of a kabuki actor, the enormously tall Sarasa Watanabe, are both accepted into the prestigious school, personalities collide and dreams of the ultimate stardom – playing a lead role in The Rose of Versailles – are born.
In junior high, Minato Kiyomizu was a water polo ace who was part of a quartet of nationally recognised players. However, a car accident leaves him in a months-long coma and erases his memory of the last three years. Now headed into high school, he has to decide if he still wants to pursue the game and, if so, how he’s going to regain his former skills.
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.
Transported ten years into the past, one failed video game developer gets a second chance to choose arts college instead of general college to learn to be creative, find a specialism and maybe meet his heroes along the way.
Years after being reincarnated in an otome game, Catarina Claes has successfully navigated the best plot route for her and her friends. But with no further game knowledge to guide her, how will she handle her uncertain future?
It’s alive! It’s aliiiiive! In celebration of what has to be one of the greatest anime seasons in recorded history, we at The Glorio Blog were reminded of the fact that we are, apparently, a blog, and therefore expected to deliver written content. Hence, the highly anticipated (?) return of our most tried and truest feature — The Wrap-Up.
The Spring 2021 anime season was pretty great and we have a lot to say about it.
“I don’t know yet. But I want to live through all the good and bad things that happen in my life.”
With the Eugenicists having run out of Kaiju, they go their separate ways. Meanwhile, the Dynazenon crew have to find a way to go back to their normal lives, and Gauma has to work out what his role is in a world which no longer needs him.
We do our best to preview the Summer 2021 anime season, but things go off the rails as we try to find shows we want to talk about.
The Eugenicists unleash a monster that is able to absorb people and transport them back into their own personal histories, forcing our team to relive their past memories and come face-to-face with their ghosts.
GATTAI GATTAI GATTAI GATTAI GATTAI GATTAI GATTAI GATTAI GATTAI GATTAI GATTAI GATTAI
In this super-size episode of The GLORIO Chat, we get in our final predictions for the Spring 2021 season.
The gang track down and capture an immature Kaiju, but Gauma fails to keep his eye on it, leading to an attack on a shopping mall where Chise and Yume are hanging out.
After a confrontation with the newly arrived Gridknight Alliance breaks down, the Dynazenon team must patch up their differences if they’re to stand a chance against the Eugenicists’ Kaiju.
We’re back from a week off to rave about how good anime is this season… just not 86: Eighty Six.
It’s been 15 years. Was it worth it? (No.)
Brooding over his past with Inamoto, Koyomi accidentally allows Dyna Striker to be stolen by the Kaiju Eugenicists
…but we’ll be back next week!