These anime flew under the radar, but Seiji is bringing them into the sunshine!
The winter 2022 anime season is a large one. Quite a few big titles made comebacks this winter, including season two of record-smashing Demon Slayer and the long-awaited final season of Attack on Titan, in addition to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean, season two of Princess Connect! Re: Dive, and Saiyuuki Reload: ZEROIN.
But within the shadow of all those heavy hitters are some recent anime which were flying under the radar. Our otaku reporter Seiji Nakazawa hasn’t missed them, though; and now that two or three episodes have aired of every, he’s found some recent titles from the Winter 2022 season that he thinks are value keeping track of. Listed here are, in no particular order, Seiji’s seven personal recommendations for the Winter 2022 anime season!
1. Akebi’s Sailor Uniform
A school life drama starring a junior highschool girl set at an all-girls school. The manga it’s based on was serialized in web comic anthology Tonari no Young Jump, and the character designs are very just like what you would possibly see in its sister magazine Young Jump. Young Jump generally has pretty heavy sexual content targeted toward young men, but this anime is different and almost appears to be more shojo than shonen. The primary character, Akebi, has a youthful and fresh perspective, and there are a number of small, touching moments within the anime. It’s like crossing the guts of a Pocari Sweat industrial with the feel-good situational comedy of the manga Yotsuba &!. Seiji says it’s a very great anime to observe before bed since it’s so soothing.
2. Sabikui Bisco
It is a sci-fi anime based on a light-weight novel set in post-apocalyptic Japan. On this anime, a wind that may turn even people to rust blows across the land, nothing stays of Tokyo but a large hole, and Saitama is a desert. The primary character is considered a villain but is definitely a Mushroom Protector attempting to fight to avoid wasting the land.
Some people might say it’s like Dorohedoro with its sci-fi setting and the importance of mushrooms, but in Seiji’s opinion, it’s far more terminal than that and is more like Desert Punk. It’s a gritty story that holds no punches. Seiji seems like in the long run, this one’s gonna hurt.
3. Tribe Nine
This anime is a little bit of dark horse that began off with none buzz about it in any respect, but after Seiji watched the primary episode, he couldn’t wait to see the following one. Put simply, it’s an anime set within the near future a couple of sport called “extreme baseball”. It feels like it will be type of dumb, and Seiji thought so too, but because it seems the entire characters are all outlaws, and the results of putting them together on a team is intense interpersonal conflicts, kind of like in Tokyo Revengers. It’s type of a crazy premise, but still someway really interesting. When Seiji looked it up, he learned it was made by the identical team that made Danganronpa, the highschool murder mystery game, so that may explain it.
Coincidentally for those who like this anime and need there was a video game version, you’re in luck, because apparently there’s a mobile game, too.
4. Police in a Pod
This anime has completely arrested our 39-year-old reporter. It has a very modern feel in the way in which it reflects the type of listlessness the primary character feels, however it’s not overly intense, so Seiji doesn’t should work himself as much as watching it. In brief, it’s an awesome anime to observe for those who feel like vegging out for a bit. It’d even be the anime Seiji will likely be watching probably the most this winter.
5. The Heike Story
This anime is based on the classical Japanese work of literature often called Heike Monogatari, or The Tale of the Heike. It was pre-broadcasted on Fuji TV’s streaming sight FOD. Seiji’s first impression was that the way in which they married recent animation technology with an old story was well done. Seiji generally has no real interest in classical Japanese literature, but the traditional, unforgivable, cruel Japan presented on this anime almost looks as if a fantasy world. Against this, the anime can be touchingly human, with each character having their very own sensibilities. Though Seiji got here into it not expecting to prefer it, it seems he likes it a lot that he would even recommend it to individuals who don’t like anime.
6. Miss Kuroitsu from the Monster Development Department
Seiji thinks Wolf is so cute! This anime is a couple of woman who works within the monster development department of an evil organization, and it could possibly be summed up by the word “cute”. There’s a lot that goes into working within the Monster Development Department of an evil organization that’s surprisingly mundane, like having to follow certain compliances, or else nobody will come to work for them. It feesls surprisingly realistic, which makes it funny in a cute way. Kuroitsu, the monsters, and even the boss often called Megistus all working as hard as they will can be type of cute. It’s just an all-around cute and fun anime, Seiji says.
7. Tokyo Twenty Fourth Ward
Seiji picked this one because he’s really unsure the way it’s going to prove. It’s kind of just like the Persona game series in the way in which it stars a solid of highschool students in a mysterious group operating behind the scenes, so on the primary episode, Seiji was pretty hooked. Unfortunately, after the third episode, he feels it’s fallen right into a little bit of a slump. The art and the story have an actual seriousness to them that’s quite impressive, but Seiji wonders if the anime will stick with it to the top. It’d find yourself being certainly one of those anime that finishes on an unusual note and gets lost in the gang. However it’s only on the third episode, so Seiji will keep watching to see what happens.
Besides this list, there are three more titles Seiji has been watching: Life with an Abnormal Guy who Reincarnated right into a Total Fantasy Knockout, Slow Loop, and The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt, but these he tends to postpone watching in favor of the others, so he left them off his top list. However it’s still early within the season, so there’s loads of time for them to catch up!
For individuals who feel like seven is simply too many recommendations, out of all of them, Seiji thinks you must give Sabikui Bisco a try. It’s certainly one of those anime that makes you wonder how far it’ll push things, however it also looks prefer it’ll have a fairly large scope, so it has good promise.
In fact, these are all Seiji’s personal recommendations, so you may take them or leave them. But for those who’re in search of something recent to observe, Seiji’s all the time got the hookup. Listed here are Seiji’s best picks for fall 2021, in addition to his favorite anime from 2020. There’s a lot good things on the market, you may watch anime eternally and never run out!
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