Seasonal Catch-Up Post! Summer 2021!
Hey! Thanks for sticking with me, senpai! I hope you’ve enjoyed these posts. I worry about what I am going to do when I am all caught up. Original content? Holy shit!
Anyway, on with the recommendations!
Uramichi Oniisan is a workplace comedy about the cast and crew of a morning children’s show. Our show focuses mainly on the star, a failed(?) gymnast, the two mascot characters, and the two singers for the children’s show.
Having worked in television for years, a lot of the frustrations that our protagonists dealt with really hit home to me.
It’s a fun romp to watch the cast deal with each other as well as the various life issues that they have, some of which creep into their work. It is kind of adorable to watch the main character, Uramichi, be so dark, yet step up his persona to perform in front of the children.
I am not doing this show justice by explaining it. You have to watch it, and if you’ve ever held a job, you will certainly get the humor in it. Uramichi is streaming on Crunchyroll.
Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi
Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi, aka The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace takes place in a world 800 years after demonkind laid waste to the lands. The people prayed to the Gods for help, and the Idaten were born. Then for 800 years, there was peace, and the current crop of Idaten hasn’t seen a single battle.
Normally this would be considered a good thing, however, a bad guy empire has brought the demons back. Also, the bad guy empire’s soldiers rape nuns. Not cool. So now the Idaten have to go up against demons that they’ve never fought before.
Thankfully there is one Idaten who was around 800 years ago, Rin. There’s also one Idaten, Hayato, who has been training with Rin. By training, I mean he’s been getting his ass just beaten to a pulp by her. But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?
The show is cool to watch and there’s a pretty good story with it as well. If you can move past the aforementioned cringe-over-the-top way the bad guys proclaim themselves to be bad guys, you will enjoy the show. It’s made by MAPPA, but you’d think it was a Shaft project due to the animation style. That’s 100% a compliment.
The show doesn’t appear to be streaming in the US, so you’re on your own for finding a way to watch it.
Cheat Kusushi no Slow Life: Isekai ni Tsukurou Drugstore
The winner of this season’s Kawaii As Fuck award is Cheat Kusushi no Slow Life: Isekai ni Tsukurou Drugstore. This is our typical ‘office worker appears in another world, probably because he worked himself to death’ anime.
The protagonist, Reiji, wakes up in this other world having super pharmaceutical knowledge. So he opens up a drug store. Along with Reiji, he works with a cute ghost name Mina and a cute loli werewolf named Noera.
Nothing more to this than it is a slice of life anime following Reiji and company making things that the villages need. There are a couple of side arcs with a demon lord who becomes infatuated with Noera, the captain of the guard being an alcoholic, I think, and trying to find a way for Mina to leave the house.
There’s also a weird bit that plays every time Reiji makes a product. Perhaps I am too old to get the joke? Regardless, the show is quite watchable and is on Crunchyroll.
Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai!
Jahy-sama was the second in command of the demon realm. She was worshipped by her subordinates and lived a life of luxury. Of course, then the goddamned hero magic girl had to come in and blow everything up. Literally.
Now Jahy has almost no power. She has to shrink into a child form just to stay alive, she has almost no money which means she has almost no food. Her tiny apartment (in the human realm now) has no air conditioning, and to top it off, her landlord is trying to make her pay the rent!
This show is freaking hilarious. Jahy is trying to bring about the restoration of the demon realm, and her position, by collecting mana crystals that are all over the city (Spread about by the aforementioned explosion). Unfortunately, real life keeps interfering with her quest, from having to work to being unable to thwart the magic girl that put her in this position in the first place.
What’s great is this show is 20 episodes! I get so frustrated with great shows that only last one season! Find it streaming in the usual place!
Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken 2nd Season Part 2 – The title is pretty self-explanatory and I can’t say much about this without spoiling the first part of the season. Just watch it!
Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. – This is an interesting show about a detective and a protagonist that always seems to find himself in trouble. The pair team up and mystery happens!
Kanojo mo Kanojo – Can’t choose between two girls? Pick them both! Wait, they accept that?! Weird.
Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta… X – Second season with Catarina Claes. I didn’t like it as much as the first season, but it’s still good!
Megami-ryou no Ryoubo-kun. – So apparently when your house burns down in Japan, even if you’re only 12, they just throw you to the wolves. Thankfully a dorm of college-age girls let him move in as their dorm mother! Also, lucky for the 12-year-old, most of them refuse to wear clothes so he’s constantly seeing their boobs and butts and other parts… You know, typing that out kind of made me feel gross… It’s a funny show, though… Hmm…
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S
Also known as the season where Kobayashi-san grew a penis.
Kobayashi-san is one of my very favorite anime. If you’ve not seen the first season, what the fuck is wrong with you? This season introduces us to Ilulu, another top-heavy dragon from the Chaos faction. She’s the one who gave Kobayashi a penis. She starts out hating humans but thanks to Kobayashi’s kindness and Tohru’s ass-kicking abilities, she becomes the newest tenant at Casa del Kobayashi.
The season has a ton of great backstory content, including how Tohru and Elma met, why Shouta’s dad seems to be cool with the horniest of all dragons, Lucoa, stay at his house and obsess over Shouta, and even some interesting information about the programming language used at Kobayashi’s work!
Another great thing about this season is we get to see Tohru in a couple of new outfits! She rocks anything she wears, but it’s still nice to see some thighs. Oh, and she does her hair in a ponytail, and honestly, that’s all I can think about anymore.
There’s a hilarious side quest as well where Kanna runs away from home and ends up in New York City! This episode is amazing as it’s well animated, they used native English speakers for the parts of Americans (though it sounds like they’re British, A for effort), and best of all you get to see Kanna at her best. She does make a new friend, Chloe, but don’t tell Riko.
At least not until the OAV.
The best anime out there just got better thanks to this season. Hopefully, season three isn’t too far off! Head to Crunchyroll to watch!
See you Monday for the next catch-up post!