You could argue the return of Kino’s Journey is the most notable series in Part 2 of our season guide, but there’s also a lot of returning Glorio cult favorites we’re more inclined to be excited about. I mean, singing the praises of shows like Garo, Classicaloid, and Time Bokan is why you love us, right?
To commemorate our fifth anniversary, we’re reliving our favorite part of forcing ourselves to watch every anime that ever comes out: the surprises. Just about every season a show or two pops up out of nowhere and turns out to be pretty good, and we wanted to give a shout out to a few you might of missed. In today’s post, we’re taking a look at 2014 and 2015.
Hello, and welcome to All Your Monies, where The Glorio Blog’s resident toy and figure collecting crew will run down the last week’s new pre-orders, turning a loving or scathing eye over what’s been put out for you to spend your hard-earned cash on. This week, in an effort to avoid just filling this feature with bunny girls, Zigg loads up on weird exclusives.
And so another GLORIO year comes to a close and we’ve reached the moment everyone has been waiting for: our picks the best shows of 2015.
In this very article last year, I wrote about how 2014 had rebounded from the relative disappointment of 2013 with a new emphasis on original, creator driven shows and a willingness to branch out into new territory. It appears though that anime is very much like Star Trek, since we were definitely on the downswing in 2015. The industry felt in flux, torn between its commercial and artistic passions, and the result was a messy slate of shows which lacked cohesion or a level of overall quality to match last year’s riches. I must admit that these last 12 months have been a difficult time for me to be a fan, and I’ve fallen slightly out of love with the medium as a result. Why is that?
It’s the Heian period, the noble courts in Japan are thriving and the Garo armour is currently in possession of a dutiful young man named Raikou. Alongside his young sidekick Kintoki and the mysterious onmyouji Seirei, he does what every Makai Knight does best: fighting Horrors.