WINTER ANIME 2016 PREVIEW

Eva

My name is Eva, I've been watching Anime since 2003, and I became a fan later in 2005. I am a passionate writer, so it's a wonderful experience and incredibly thrilling to blog reviews/critics and just express myself about the series.

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  1. Wanderer says:

    I’ll be looking into Precure and GATE and Akagami no Skirayuki-hime. Beyond that I’ll have to see if reviewers can make anything sound interesting.

  2. gorgonzola says:

    It’s like Ajin is the only option but I don’t feel like meeting an angsty shinji. But yeah no choice.:l Haven’t read the manga.
    I thought vantage was a girl all this time:l winter’s full of surprises

    • Vantage says:

      You what? What made you think that?!

      • gorgonzola says:

        Idk. Moe animes reviews:D

        • Oki says:

          Most girls I know don’t like the moe anime type Vantage covers. . .except Eva, ironically.

          • gorgonzola says:

            Tough crowd:D I don’t intend to question manliness tho, maybe I’m not in the position to do so myself, like if a new karekano or evangelion movie thing would pop up tomorrow I’d watch them.
            Btw I wonder where the hell are Blame and the new Sidonia seasons.

          • Vantage says:

            This! Looking at some of the recent stuff I’ve covered, you’d be hard-pressed to find a girl as… appreciative of Prisma Illya as I was, or even going near something as trashy as Testament of Sister New Devil. I remember you followed my Rokka coverage, but I was fairly well-behaved for that because there was a lot of proper discussion to be had.

            As for more Sidonia, give it some time. S2 was just this time last year, and there was quite a gap between S1 and S2. I know the manga’s ended though, so hopefully they’ve got something in the works. I have no idea about Blame.

            • gorgonzola says:

              Either a Blame and Dorohedoro short or something would be amazing.

              Speaking of shameful things, I started t-rex no kanojo, it’s goofy and falls flat at times, otherwise it has a rigidity like no nerd humor or very little violent slapstick. It’s about dinosaur gags and has not reached any amazing achievement yet but at times it comes up with some kind of everyday comedy it’s like hanging out with silly girlfriends.

    • Charibo says:

      ʕ≧ᴥ≦ʔ

  3. Ahh…thank god there is now new Jewelpet season since Magical Change really turned me off (series is nothing but CADCS, or Cute Animals Doing Cute Things and CCDCT. The worst insult is that it has little to non-existent story so good riddens!). but from list, Most of these are meh and both Active Raid and Haruchika are the interesting ones in the list.

    Still, when will I be blessed by the Gods and give me a “PROPER” Kemono anime that didn’t suck this year?

  4. Charibo, which character in Nijiiro Days do you dislike? Just out of curiosity. Nijiiro Days is one of my favorite manga, so I REALLY hope the anime doesn’t mess it up. >.>

    • Charibo says:

      I don’t like Mari. She’s a bit too stubbron with everything, I don’t know if you can call her “Tsundere” because she’s against everything
      ʕ´•ᴥ•`ʔ
      I really like this manga too, so I’m crossing fingers with you ୧ʕ•̀ᴥ•́ʔ୨
      And you, do you have any character that yo dislike or love ? I’m curious too

      • Oh, I completely agree! I’m not a fan in general of tsundere-type girls (i.e. Taiga from Toradora!), and Mari in particular gets on my nerves. She’s one of those “all men are pigs” characters, which really annoys me. And she’s SO mean to Nacchan, the sweetest boy to ever grace a manga with his presence! ;_;

        I was worried it might be Mattsun, because I’m sure SJW’s will get on his case about the incident with Mari in chapter 2 (I’m pretty sure it’s chapter 2–trying to avoid explicit spoilers). Nacchan is easily my favorite character; he’s just so cute and pure-hearted. I’m not happy he’s getting voiced by Matsuoka, but I guess I’ll have to suck it up. Dx But I love all the Nijiiro Days characters minus Mari. <3

        • Charibo says:

          Ahaha I’m happy that I’m not the only one that dislike her then. I like Tsundere guys, I “meh” tsundere girls but Mari is something else, she’s more close to what I would call a ” pain in the ass”.
          Naaah I love Mattsun too. My favorite is Kei-chan (for some obscure reasons…). But yeah Nacchan is such a cutie pie! I just want to cuddle him XD I love all the guys and their girlfriends. Expect Mari è_é

          Also I’m glad someone is as excited as me for this adaptation! I know nothing bout seiyuus but I’ve already listen to the Drama Cd (available on YouTube). I can’t understand what they’re saying but I think the voices were pretty great ._. But again I know nothing about Seiyuus.
          The art style is not disappointing at all so *tchouchou* ALL ABOARD THE FREAKING HYPE TRAIN *tchoutchou*

          • Same, I listened to the Drama CD and am pleased for the most part! My only grievance is I think Matsuoka Yoshitsugu absolutely does not suit Nacchan. He sort of pulls it off, but I think someone with a naturally higher voice (Hanae Natsuki, perhaps) would have been better for the roles. I also probably wouldn’t have gone for Eguchi Takuya and Shimazaki Nobunaga, but they do a pretty good job in the Drama CD. :) (Hahaha I pay really close attention to seiyuus)

            When the character designs first came out, I was pretty alarmed since they looked sloppy. The PV looks way better though (even though it’s still not as as perfect as I’d like), so that’s a plus! I guess the anime will never be as perfect as I want it to be though!

            Speaking of which, here’s the link to the PV! It just came out earlier today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWkFNSt9ZyY

            • Charibo says:

              I guess you’re right for Nacchan, a cuter voice will have been better, same with his design :/
              Also, judging by the Pv I’m afraid that they may have “crazy resting faces”, when the character is not in the first plan they are sometimes drawn really badly ^^’
              The Pv is kind of weird though. I’m happy that they’ve adapted this manga but like you, I’m also worried that it’s not going to be as great as I expected. Guess that’s the main problem with adaptations
              Let’s not jump into conclusions but please be good !

  5. littleshogun says:

    Okay, maybe I couldn’t comment much compared to last preview, but I’ll try.
    1. Bahamut and any anime with 1 man and many woman with some exception – Why we must have this kind of anime may I ask? Although I knew there were some good one of course.
    2. Aokana – Actually the setting was the same as above, but it’s more acceptable at least to me because the source were from VN, which also known as the game with many risky scene. Anyway, from the image the circus costume remind me of magical girl. Nice someone here know that Koichoco VN was fully translated(I’ve made a thread about it in Fuwanovel. Hehe). For comparison with Koichoco, other than the girl who like Chisato(Quite divisive character, especially if you played Isara route) not much comparison I could make. There was translation project for Aokana VN, and from what they write it’s almost complete(or not I don’t know). Well, looking forward to this anime(More like VN translation though).
    3. Macross Delta – I just remember back 13 years ago I’ve watched Macross(very first one), and my impression not much other than generic space war anime. And few years ago I’ve checked Macross Frontier, which the main draw was the song and love triangle between 1 space pilot and 2 idols. Oh and one of the idol(Ranka Lee) seiyuu also Cure Lovely seiyuu(Megumi Nakajima) back in HaCha PreCure. I kinda wonder if they will do usual Macross thing(Idol singing and the song used as either super buff to the space pilot or debuff for enemy pilot). Oh and speaking of the idol, actually the people behind Macross, Shoji Kawamori also produced idol anime based on AKB 48, AKB 0048 with the premise that idol activity in the future was terrorism and must be eradicated at all cost(No I didn’t lie and drunk when I’m writing that). Because of the premise, the result was we could see some episode had combine singing and battle, like Macross. Just see for yourself. I’ll check it later.
    4. Mahou Tsukai Precure – There still not enough info at Live Journal, so naturally I couldn’t give you some info. Sorry. But I think it will be started at February, and I know that it will be not compared to HeartCatch for sure, at least for me. But hopefully it will be at least good, okay? And my concern is about who is the producer and planner actually. Well, guess we must wait until first episode.

    I think that’s enough for now, since other than those 3, I couldn’t give much my opinion, since I didn’t know much.

    • Vantage says:

      I can’t say I was actively waiting for Koichoco (in comparison, I’ve been waiting for Mahoyo for over 4 years now) but I’ll definitely be starting it after I’m done with other recent stuff like Fault Milestone Two and the Kara no Shoujo sequel. From what I remember of the anime though, I liked Michiru and Satsuki. Chisato not so much, she was a bitch. I’ve heard a lot of general unhappiness over you being locked into her route for your first playthrough.

      ‘Almost complete’ can mean a lot of things. According to Commie, Mahoyo has apparently been ‘almost complete’ for almost half a decade.

      • littleshogun says:

        I see. So your favorite Satsuki and Michiru. Well no problem, although judge by the voice, your taste maybe Isara though(Same voice as Ilya from Fate franchise). To each of their own I guess. And if you really want to skip Chisato route you could use this save http://www.mediafire.com/download/y4hq9u9kvr665iv/Koichoco+Save+File.rar.

        Actually about Aokana progress, I didn’t believe much though, although of course it’s the best if they really want to release the product. Don’t know about Mahoyo, except the sequel for original apparently also stuck in development hell, while the translation also stuck in translation hell I suppose (or Commie drink beer too much and type the progress I didn’t know).

        Just remember there was another anime that catch my attention, so I’ll continue

        5. Schwarzesmarken – The moment I saw BETA I immediately remember Muv Luv and sure enough it’s one of their spinoff. For brief explanation, Muv Luv was one interesting VN, starting from very ordinary moege back in 2003 to tell the story about war against alien(BETA) using robot in Muv Luv Alternative back at 2006. The concept was of course so surprising that cause success from age(Muv Luv company). As often, successful mean that age find their cash cow and since then age milking Muv Luv, so much that they forgot to develop new setting for their VN after Muv Luv Alternative, just add many side stories for the VN. For eva, if you curious that the anime will contain gore, I think VN community quite shock knowing that there were the scene that had same situation as Madoka episode 3, except the drawing is far more detail and scary in Muv Luv Alternative VN. For Schwarzesmarken, I think the only one who interested very much only Muv Luv fans.

        Oh and about Aokana, for seiyuu, there was some change. By change I mean announce VN seiyuu to using their real name (Eroge seiyuu usually using pseudonym) and change exactly 1 seiyuu. The new seiyuu for Aokana was Risa Taneda (Komichi Aya/Ayaya from Kinmoza, Rize from Gochiusa, Erina from Shoukugeki no Souma), although I think actually from the old cast, Ryouko Ono, it should not have much problem, especially she was famous enough and had some role in some anime.

        That’s all from me.

        • Vantage says:

          KADOWAKI MAI VOICES ISARA?! BRB TIME TO START HER ROUTE

          Ahem. But for real, I haven’t encountered her in a VN since Hoshimemo! Her marriage and pregnancy really took a toll on her anime work too – not that she was in particularly many roles lately to begin with. Apart from Illya I mostly remember her as Sanya from Strike Witches and Akari from Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou. I liked Michiru and Satsuki the most from the anime because Michiru was a loli, and because Satsuki seemed like a really interesting love interest being one of the rival election candidates.

          If Aokana’s anime does well, it’ll usually push its VN efforts along. At least, that’s what happens with a lot of manga. It’s why I’m hoping that visual novels like Aiyoku no Eustia get anime adaptations, so they end up in the spotlight and have a higher chance of being noticed by translation groups. As for the seiyuu change, I would prefer Tane-chan. I like her roles a lot.

  6. DiZ says:

    This season looks very promising, there is a spread genre coming out this season with a slight turn towards mecha and fantasy anime. The plots are much less generic overall for the season which is promising. I’m a bit disappointed that many of the reviewers won’t be reviewing many anime this season, but they do have their own reasons I’m sure. I’m really psyched for the rest of God Eater and DRRR!

  7. The Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage protagonist in the middle looks like a cross over of Edward from Full Metal Alchemist and Tsunade from Naruto. In a Union Jack outfit.

  8. Alpha says:

    Are you regret you pass on Konosuba right now?

    • Eva says:

      It was one of the shows I was planning to do a first impression on, but in the end I couldn’t find the time to do it. :(
      As far as I’m concerned I don’t think anyone on the team is watching it right now. I take it has turned out better than most had anticipated?