Ciao tutti, while my living situation has been certainly interesting over the past year, 2019 will go down in history as a pretty bad year for anime. I barely watched any comedies or romances, and even the ones I did were not all bangers. Thankfully, we still got a few diamonds in the rough.
Mizuki Hijiri is just a normal girl with conjunctivitis or something. She’s just transferred to a new school and has caught the interest of a notorious group of delusional do-gooders. Despite their immature behaviors, it seems they may be on to something when Mizuki comes under attack.
The Yamaneko is a masked thief, determined to steal money from the morally corrupt. However, they’re no Robin Hood; the Yamaneko is always looking out for number one, stealing for the cash and the thrill rather than for justice. Or so it seems.
Daisuke Higashida is forced to get a part-time job after his dad’s company goes out of business. With his options limited, he decides to apply at the local Wagnaria, which as a chain, and in a remarkable moment of sensibility in an utterly senseless show, is a totally different restaurant from the original. Here, he meets some one dimensional weirdos that you hope will be fleshed out but probably won’t, and has a beatific vision of St. Valentine. Not lying about that last part, by the way.
Tokunaga, one half of the comedy duo Sparks, can’t find success. He’s due to enter his second year in the industry without anything to show for it until he meets Kamiya, a fellow comedian. Kamiya is somewhat successful, and is well known for his inappropriate jokes. After a night of drowning their sorrows together, Tokunaga asks to become his apprentice. Kamiya agrees on one condition: Tokunaga must write his biography.
Last year, Love Lab took The Glorio Blog by storm. Initially turned off by its lackluster premise, it quickly endeared many of us with its great production values, strong and endearing characters, and top notch gag comedy. I absolutely fell in love with this show, and was excited to hear it was coming overseas. Unfortunately… its carrier was Sentai Filmworks.
Hit the “Random” button and see what comes up! In this feature, we take a look at whatever manga the Random Number God decides to throw at us and find out if it’s worth your time. This time: Zai x 10, by Yamauchi Yasunobu