After a world-altering event, humans now spontaneously combust if they come into close proximity to a naked flame. To adapt, Fire Hunters harvest a new energy source from flamelings – twisted and dangerous creatures that contain a yellow substance that can provide heat and light without the need for fire.
It is the future, global warming has flooded the planet and high temperatures have massively reduced the population of the world. The solution is androids of course. This story follows four androids who don’t have owners and, thus, no regular income which they need to pay the electricity bills to stay operational (read:alive). They figure that if they win some X-Factor type thing and get the prize money that everything will be sorted.
With her arrival in high school, Michi is determined to leave her old hobby of Judo behind her. Howeever, the girl who beat her in her final match, Towa, turns out to be a classmate, and she’s determined to recruit Michi into her efforts to revive the school Judo club.
Known of only by a select few, the 52 X-Playing cards can each grant their owners superhuman power and abilities. After the cards are stolen from the Kingdom of Fourland in a daring heist, an elite group of operatives known as High Card is put together to hunt down and retrieve them. As the new owner of one of the cards, orphan and petty thief Finn is inadvertantly caught up in the conflict.
Wisteria is a young girl that is forced to beg on the streets to pay the slave trader that feeds her. Her only comfort in life is Marbas, a large demon only she can see, who recounts stories from his past to her while she sleeps. After learning that Wisteria has been sold to a man that tortures children, Marbas storms off to save her.
Vash the Stampede, aka the “Humanoid Typhoon”, wanders the planet Noman’s Land righting wrongs and causing problems for the establishment as he searches for his nefarious brother, Millions Knives.
Branded with her grandfather’s reputation as a traitor, Lavian Winslet joins the Northern Jaegers where she’ll put her life on the line to protect her country against an invasion by the mighty Erebonian Empire.
In the far future, the remnants of humanity have been driven to the brink by the rise of machine lifeforms. The YoRHa model androids, including battler-model 2B and scanner-model 9S, are their last hope to battle the machines and retake Earth.
A bold new experiment in narrative anime criticism.
The fantasy world of Ars is beset upon by the eponymous giant beasts, which can only be defeated with entire armies or with the magical powers of Paladins and their mystical weapon-people, Clerics. A mysterious girl known as Prototype #22 escapes her captors and meets a former Paladin named Jiro the Already Dead, and the two form a new pact to fight the giant beasts.
Mahiro is a deadbeat shut in who sleeps all day and plays eroge all night. One day he wakes up and discovers Mihari, his mad scientist little sister, has turned him into… her little sister.
After being dumped by his party, Nick finds himself struggling to make the money he needs to support his newfound idol obsession. He comes across three other adventurers with trust issues, and they decide to form a party together.
Anisphia, the first princess of the Kingdom of Palettia, has always loved magic, but couldn’t use it herself. So, in comes science with a bit of fantasy to help, particularly with her dream of wanting to fly. After a flying mishap, she ends up crashing her brother’s dramatic break up with his then fiancée Euphyllia, who was being lumbered with various lies as justification for the break up. Anisphia saves her from further abuse and the pair work together to restore her good name. Also it’s an isekai, but don’t worry about that, it adds nothing to the plot.
Aizawa Tomo wants to confess to her childhood friend Jun. Unfortunately, her boyish looks and rowdy personality keep getting in the way and Jun just sees her as “one of the guys.” How will Tomo convince Jun of her romantic affections, prove her femininity, and affirm her identity as a cool girl who likes to do karate?
In all the 13 years obtaining and tagging music for Neko Desu, there is one song that has given me constant headaches. It’s time to talk about Black★Rock Shooter.
This is it, folks. I have officially hit rock bottom. I’m going to be boring. I’m going to give you my five favourite shows of the year, and my thoughts on them, and that’s it. So put on your beige shirt and produce some kind of monotonous grunt to express your excitement in a respectable fashion. Here are — deep sigh — the shows of 2022 I want to shout ou— err, I mean, highlight. Boringly.
2022 is an interesting year for anime. What it lacks in an obvious high profile mega-hit, it makes up for with a lot of surprise hits. I laughed a lot with anime this year, and that’s worth something. Join me as I reminisce about the anime I watched this year, both the good and the bad. I’m not going to lie people, I threw this together at the last minute. I hope it’s coherent?
When I whittled down this year’s list of watched shows down to smaller and smaller numbers, it turned out that almost everything on there was some kind of adaptation or reboot. What’s up with that? Were they any good?
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.