An original anime from a studio that doesn't have much of a history and nothing I've actually watched (having not watched Youjo Senki), Deca-Dence deserves far more than its 7.52 score on MAL. While not perfect by any means, this one was a rare and somewhat unexpected treat.
Series one left me wanting more and 2020 finally delivered (though I didn't actually get to watch it until 2021). That said, The Irregular at Magic High School isn't for everyone and there's some definite reasons why some viewers won't be impressed. For those who adored the first season though, there's plenty to enjoy here. Be sure to read the full review.
Maple continues to find new and exciting ways to break the game and so over two episodes we get skills that turn her into a mecha girl, allow her to have her own evangelion parody and also a ball of wool. Oh, and did I mention Maple also became an angel? Bofuri remains a delightfully silly anime to enjoy each week.
My praise of the build up in the narrative and how the mystery was drawing together pretty much falls apart after viewing episode 8 of ID:Invaded. This is the episode that makes the audience question whether the whole plot was actually checked prior to beginning or if the writer just made stuff up as they went along.
What to do after another event finishes and you've now got your own flying turtle? Naturally you start a guild. Maple and Sally share the love in episode 6 of Bofuri.
The plot thickens this week on ID:Invaded as the internal logic of the show takes a few gigantic leaps but still manages to spin a fairly compelling tale. This is episode 7 of ID:Invaded.
The second event draws to a close and the happy spirit of exploration and playing a new game continues for Maple. That said, the combination of Maple and Sally is pretty terrifying.
Six episodes in and while ID:Invaded at times fails at a common-sense level, what it succeeds at is slowly building up compelling characters and an interesting ongoing mystery underlying the individual cases.
The combination of Maple and Sally continues to essentially break the game but they are having so much fun. The second event continues and the girls take on multiple boss fights this episode and look super cute doing it.
Science fiction and anime go very handily together. Now I'm sure those who followed my blog last year will already know which sci-fi anime I thought was the best but for everyone else, be sure to read and find out.