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Onihei Hankacho

Of the three new series I wanted to check out during the 2017 winter anime season, this is the one I’m enjoying the most. As I had written in my preview post, I didn’t know much about this series except for the general Edo-period setting, and that the main character is a law enforcer. Two episodes in, I’m really drawn in by the very detailed and beautifully animated environments, and story-wise, it was the second episode that really hooked me as well. The action sequences (usually one per episode) are also nicely animated, and very dynamic. It’s also got a fantastically stylish opening credit sequence, with nice theme song. I’ll be watching this.

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ACCA

This was one of the series I included in my 2017 winter anime post as something I wanted to check out, and I’ve now watched the first 2 episodes. Although not bad, I’m still not sure whether I want to continue watching it or not — which is probably a sign that I should just quit now. The setting itself is interesting — a world divided in districts, with the main character acting as an inspector to uncover corruption — but there isn’t really yet happening to fully capture my interest, although I like how they make each visit to a district a sort of “travel” experience, with omiyage (souvenirs) being an important part of it. There is a mystery lurking behind it all, and that’s what makes me want to continue watching a bit, but we’ll see if I’m really in the mood for it next week.

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Anime Games

Granblue Fantasy The Animation

I recently started playing the Granblue Fantasy mobile game — one of the most popular RPGs in Japan these days — so was especially¬†interested in checking out the new anime adaptation¬†that debuted this week (I had already included it in my 2017 winter anime post though). They kicked things off with 2 episodes, and although it’s not blowing me away, I still enjoyed watching it, but that may be due to the fact that I’m into the game these days. It starts off following fairly closely what you experience at the start of the game, although fleshing out things quite a bit. I can’t say I’m completely hooked yet, but I’ll be watching the next few episodes at least.