Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru – Yusha no Shou – [Anime Series Review]

Episodes: 6 (or 7 – if you consider the recap episode to be part of the series proper)

Genre(s): Mahou Shoujo, Drama, Slice-of-life, Fantasy,

Aired: Nov 2017 – Jan 2018

Also known as: Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Hero Chapter; Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru – Yuusha no Shou; 結城友奈は勇者である -勇者の章-

Summary: Sequel to Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru.

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Two Car – Anime Series Review

Episodes: 12

Genre(s): Sports

Aired: Oct 2017 – Dec 2017

Also known as: TWOCAR, Two Car: Racing Sidecar, つうかあ

Summary: Two Car follows high schoolers Miyata Yuri and Meguro Megumi as they battle six other rival pairs in the sport of motorcycle sidecar racing.

(Source: MAL News)

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Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou – Anime Series Review

Episodes: 12

Genre(s): Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Aired: Oct 2017 – Dec 2017

Also known as: Girls’ Last Tour, 少女終末旅行

Summary: In a post-apocalyptic world, Chito and Yuuri ride their beloved Kettenkrad motorbike and aimlessly wander the ruins of the world they once knew. They spend their days in search of food and fuel for their vehicle. The feelings and experiences the two girls share give them something to live for as they attempt to survive in such a bleak and hopeless world…

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Houseki no Kuni – Anime Series Review

Episodes: 12

Genre(s): Action, Fantasy, Horror

Aired: Oct 2017 – Dec 2017

Also known as: Land of the Lustrous, Country of Jewels, 宝石の国

Summary: In the distant future, a new immortal (and genderless) life form called Gems roam the planet. These 28 Gems must fight against the Lunarians, who regularly attack to abduct them.

300 years old Phosphophyllite is the youngest Gem and is currently not assigned any particular role. Phos wants to join the battle against the Lunarians, but they are simply too fragile for battle. However, Kongou-Sensei decides to make them in charge of compiling an encyclopedia, which leads to a sequence of events that will end up permanently altering Phos’ life.

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Rundown of 2017 Seasonal Anime!

Remy talks about the season shows Remy watched in 2017!

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URAHARA – Anime Series Review

Episodes: 12

Genre(s): Magical Girl, Sci-fi, Comedy

Aired: Oct 2017 – Dec 2017

Also known as: Urahara

Summary: Three high school girls are putting together a limited-time shop called “PARK” in Japan’s Harajuku. One day, aliens come to Earth with the intent to steal the famed district’s culture. At the same time, a mysterious girl appears. The three girls band together to defeat the alien threat and protect their beloved Harajuku.

(Source: ANN)

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Konohana Kitan – Anime Series Review

Episodes: 12

Genre(s): Fantasy, Slice-of-life, Seinen

Aired: Oct 2017 – Dec 2017

Also known as: このはな綺譚

Summary: The series begins with Yuzu, a cheerful yet clumsy fox girl, starting her first job as an attendant at the traditional hot springs inn, Konohanatei. Her co-workers include Kiri (who is the friendly, cunning, and reliable head attendant), Satsuki (who is the stringent yet reasonable stickler), Natsume (who is the easygoing tomboy), Ren (the girly tsundere), and Sakura (the quiet goofball).

Behold Konohana Kitan, a show that revolves around a plain yet kind fox girl growing closer to her fellow fox girls and other spirits as she learns how to be a proficient inn attendant.

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To Be Human Is To Be… | 12 Days of Aniblogging (Day 4)

It’s a theme that is explored time and time again in anime. What makes humans human?

(Spoilers for Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru – Washio Sumi no Shou, URAHARA, and UQ Holder!: Mahou Sensei Negima 2)

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Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shou – Anime Series Review

Episodes: 6

Genre(s): Drama, Slice-of-life, Fantasy, Mahou Shoujo

Aired: Oct 2017 – Nov 2017

Also known as: Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Washio Sumi Chapter; WaSuYu; 結城友奈は勇者である -鷲尾須美の章-

Summary: Three elementary school students are to become heroes and protect Shinju-sama, the god tree that protects humanity, from the mysterious Vertex. These 6 episodes also serve as a prequel to Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru.

Review: Due to how it’s written, WaSuYu could possibly be watched before YuYuYu (which is the original series) and the viewer wouldn’t be missing all that  much, probably.

YuYuYu heavily really depends on the impact of certain plot twists and WaSuYu revisits such scenes. That means watching WaSuYu first would probably spoil the fun, as it were.

Look. I think you can either watch WaSuYu first or YuYuYu first. WaSuYu only hints at the developments and the reveals which gets fleshed out in YuYuYuYuYuYu also provides the backstory and history and explains whereas WaSuYu assmes you’ve already watched YuYuYu and skips such details. You do you and choose since both can work. Both are somewhat similar in themes, visuals, and narrative scope, however, so you should probably steer away from WaSuYu if you weren’t a fan of YuYuYu. With that being said, the presentation of WaSuYu is quite different, for better or for worst, which affects how the viewer perceives WaSuYu.

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