Seasonal Catch-Up Post: Fall 2021!
We’re getting close to having all the seasons caught up! Are you getting tired of reading these posts? Is anyone actually here? Who cares! (I actually do, so if you are really here and not just an indexing bot, thank you.)
Here we go!
Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node, Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita
Man, the Japanese sure do have a thing for long-ass titles. Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node, Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita, aka Banished From The Hero’S Party, I Decided To Live A Quiet Life In The Countryside (which I am just going to call Banished from this point on) basically summarizes itself in its title.
Banished is a story about Red, who is the brother of the hero, Ruti. He was adventuring in the hero’s party, but a jealous elf got him to think he was worthless and ran off. Like most former adventurers, he goes to the countryside and opens up a pharmacy.
He keeps his true identity a secret from the others in his village.
Rit, a fellow adventurer, tracks him down though and despite being the best adventurer in the world, she gives it all up because she is just that horny for Red.
The show turns into a slice-of-life romance anime that occasionally shows how terrible the hero’s party is without Red. The scenes between Rit and Red are sweet as hell, as are the scenes between Ruti and Red once she eventually shows up. Banished is available on Funimation.
Mieruko-chan works hard to answer the question ‘How many upskirt shots can we cram into a horror anime?’. It’s more than you’d think.
The show follows Miko, a young lady who has the ability to see spirits and ghosts and whatnot. To try her best to have a normal life, she does everything to ignore the gruesome ghoulies, despite being scared to tears and other miscellaneous body fluids.
Throughout the show, she sees that some of the creatures are feeding off her well-endowed bestie, Hana. She tries to protect Hana the best she can, by ignoring the ghosts? I’m not totally sure of the consequence of acknowledging the spirits, but one did try and attack her when it thought she saw it, so I assume death is involved.
Despite the weird way I described the show (it is weird, though), Mieruko-chan is very enjoyable. Hana is a hilarious ball of energy, Miko is adorable, especially in some of the ways she tries to ignore the ghosts, and their classmate Yuria (who can also see ghosts but doesn’t know Miko can) is constantly being killed by Hana’s love. More specifically, her oppai. Another show I got the manga to since season twos are never guaranteed. You can find this show on Funimation.
Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha, Isekai Kizoku ni Tensei suru
Before we move on to the comedies, I’d like to bring your attention to another dark and mysterious anime, Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha, Isekai Kizoku ni Tensei suru, or The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat.
So the world’s greatest assassin has finally aged out of the assassination business. He’s been with the same assassin company for his entire life and is looking forward to his peaceful retirement and being able to teach new assassins how to murder for money. Oops, guess not. Turns out the assassination world is not that nice and despite his loyalty, they kill him.
Luckily he finds himself in a room with a Goddess who needs the hero in another world to be brutally murdered. He accepts and is reborn as Lugh. His family are aristocrats and also assassins for the royal family! As he grows up he gains new skills and an assassination harem to help him in his business.
The series has gotten me massively horny for a second season. It’s a great show but there is a lot of world-building and character development, which is fine, but the first episode really cockteases you with a badass scene of Lugh and company fucking up a sex slave auction. Also, the OP is awesome. Catch the show and get disappointed by it only being 12 episodes on Crunchyroll!
Yaku nara Mug Cup mo: Niban Gama
It’s kind of wild to have a second season of an anime only a couple of seasons after the first one! And yes, I liked this anime enough to include its second season on this list!
In this season of Mug Cup, we get to learn a lot more about Himeko’s mom and the impact she had on the school and the community. Along with that, we see Himeko face a bit of a crisis of confidence as she feels like she will never be able to fit into her mother’s shoes.
There’s not a lot more to it than that. Just another fun season of the cute girls doing cute things with clay. Again, these are only 15-minute episodes with a live-action segment that follows. And again, I did not watch those as I boycott anything with real humans in it. You can watch it all, if you’re into that kind of thing, on Crunchyroll.
Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi is a fun workplace comedy.
If you’re looking for a show with just so much gratuitous nudity and an actual story behind it, Shuumatsu no Harem might be the show for you! Seriously, a ton of nudity.
I enjoyed Shinka no Mi: Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei as it made me believe that if I’m sent into another world I can become skinny and get a sexy monkey wife!
Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu.
Komi-san is by far my favorite anime of this season and might actually rank in my top ten of all time.
This is a story of a girl, who cried a river and drowned the whole world – no wait, that’s Train I think. This is the story of Shouko Komi, a beautiful, idolized high school student who has a major communication disorder. I think one of the reasons I like this anime so much is that I can actually relate to Komi quite a bit. While my social anxiety is nowhere near Komi’s level, I do have a hard time talking to strangers, even though I’d really like to.
Komi has that issue. She wants to talk to people, but can’t seem to make the words come out of her mouth. So she’s basically been alone her whole life due to this. One day, Tadano doesn’t just ignore her and starts to engage her. She’s able to write out her words so she and Tadano have a conversation – likely the first one she’s ever had.
Tadano makes it his goal to help Komi make 100 friends. It shouldn’t be too hard because this school is apparently where every weirdo in Japan goes. I’m not kidding, there is an amazing assortment of nutjobs in Komi’s class. That, however, is one of the things that makes the show so fun. Komi is cute as fuck herself, whether it’s her perpetually ‘shocked’ expression that she wears, or her random cat ears that pop up when she’s excited.
There’s also Najimi, everyone’s genderless childhood friend.
You literally have to be a nazi not to love Komi. The only problem with this show is that it’s locked behind Nexflix’s paywall. Worth it though.
Thanks for reading and look forward to moving into the current year (unless you’re reading this in a different year…) in the next post!