Anime Mentioned: Fruits Basket, Bungou Stray Dogs, Attack on Titan Season 3 part 2, Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!?, Carole & Tuesday, Diamond no Ace: Act II
Fruits Basket (2019)
A remake of an old best selling shoujo anime from 2001, the story supposedly follows the same story as the original, but with a more conclusive ending and most likely more episodes. It follows the story of Tooru Honda, who after the death of her mother, has no choice but to live in a tent on her own. Luckily, the Souma family discovers her and decides to take her in for the time being, which then starts Tooru new life with the wacky situations of the Chinese Zodiac.
Fruits Basket was one of the first anime I watched. I remember looking for anime, quote, “for twelve year old girls” and this one came up a lot! I enjoyed it, but was frustrated that it was advertised as a romance anime, but by the time the anime ended, there wasn’t any romantic elements at all. Thankfully, this remake will give it’s more conclusive ending and hopefully dive in more of Tooru relationship with the other characters. Crossing my fingers that TMS Entertainment will do a good job adapting properly.
Bungou Stray Dogs (Season 3)
Not much is known about the third season of BSD, besides that it is planned to be aired on April 12th and follows after the second season. The series currently has quite a bit of content: three seasons, a movie, and an OVA to top it off. Bungou Stray Dogs follows the story of Atsushi Nakajima, a young male who gets whisked into a bizarre situation and has to deal with living his new life with supernatural investigators. He a little meek and jumpy, but has to learn how to use his ability and try and become a good investigator.
Also, something I really love about this anime is it’s name. Bungou translates to Literature/Literacy in Japanese, and at first I was really confused on why they added that in the title. But then I realized the names of the characters are names of famous literary people from different countries; writers like Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, and Mark Twain to name a few. I haven’t watched this anime in a while, but I hope to get back into it again once the third season starts.
One Punch Man (Season 2)
Coming out a few years after it’s first season, One Punch Man 2 fans seems to already have some major concerns about the new season. The original One Punch Man came out in late 2015, so some time has passed. If you haven’t heard of it, the title is all you need to know: a man who always wins fights with one punch. Kinda sounds OP and boring, but the show was a hit and did very well in both America and Japan.
Unfortunately, a lot of time has passed and the original producer, the popular studio Madhouse, has given rights to J.C Staff for the second season. Already, fans were upset with this and hoped that J.C Staff does the series justice. I’ve read complains about the new art style and seemingly shitty animation. Personally, I think time will tell if the art and animation is really that bad or if the trailer was just not up to standards. I won’t be watching this series personally, it’s not my cup of tea anime-wise, but I know it’s well-beloved and popular, so I’ll try and keep up to date on the new season and everyone’s reactions.
- Attack on Titan Season 3 part 2- still holding on strong, but AoT season 3 is soon coming to an end.
- Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!?- probably going to be either a trashy ecchi or a somewhat decent guilt pleasure, we’ll see.
- Carole & Tuesday- looks really interesting, and it’s by Bones so it’ll probably be really good. Been hearing about this one.
- Diamond no Ace: Act II- for all the baseball lovers out, there’s this sequel to indulge in.
Honestly not to much going on. I’m interested in Stray Dogs and Fruits Basket, but otherwise there’s no new shows I’m interested in. If a show gets good hype and a good start, maybe I’ll consider watching it. For now though, I’ll enjoy these two shows and keep an eye out for others.