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Another season, another great selection of shows!

Getting lazier and lazier with these, so here’s my top 6 picks. Synopsis and a comment…

TOP PICKS

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  • Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle) – “Lux, a former prince of an empire named Arcadia that was overthrown via a rebellion five years earlier. Lux accidentally trespasses in a female dormitory’s bathing area, sees the kingdom’s new princess Lisesharte naked, and incurs her wrath. Lisesharte then challenges Lux to a Drag-Ride duel. Drag-Rides are ancient armored mechanical weapons that have been excavated from ruins all around the world. Lux used to be called the strongest Drag-Knight, but now he’s known as the “undefeated weakest” Drag-Knight because he will absolutely not attack in battle. After his duel with Lisesharte, Lux ends up attending the female-only academy that trains royals to be Drag-Knights.”
    • Based on Light Novel which I thoroughly enjoyed; similar to some of the recent adaptations we’ve seen (supposedly weak Male MC meets Female MC and then begins their legend etc etC).
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  • Dimension W – “In the year 2072, the world’s energy problems seem solved by a network of cross-dimensional electric-field inductors—”coils”—that extract energy from a seemingly infinite source. That source is the W dimension, a fourth plane that exists beyond the X, Y, and Z dimensions. In this world, unofficial “illegal” coils harness powers that the police can’t hope to counter. Dealing with these coils is the job of coil-hating repo man Kyoma, whose run-in with the unique coil android Mira leads the two to form a reluctant partnership.”
    • Funimation helped to produce this and it supposedly is made for worlwide appeal; PV looked really interesting and the song is good.
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  • Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku Wo! (Gifting the Wonderful World with Blessings!) – “Kazuma Satou is a shut in who loves game, his life ended suddenly… Appearing before him is a beautiful girl claiming to be a goddess. Kazuma who was transported to a different world worked hard to earn a living! Kazuma wanted to live a stable life, but was burdened with problems caused by the goddess he brought along to the different world with him. He was even targeted by the demon king’s army!?”
    • Based off a ridiculously funny Light Novel; should be a very fun ride. Ah! My Useless Goddess!
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  • Musaigen no Phantom World (Myriad Colors Phantom World) – “In the near future, spirits and monsters are in full sight. A boy leads a group of people with special abilities as they plot against a massive organization that takes advantage of a certain incident and eventually know the truth about their world in the process.”
    • Kyo-Ani can’t make a bad show.
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  • Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage – “A comet falling will bring about a great calamity, and in order to choose a child fated by the falling comet, the family of the “Reiken” clan with a long storied history is once again resuming its entrance examination process to find disciples. The protagonist Lu Wang, who possesses a special soul that is only available once in a thousand years, decides to take the exam, and he starts down the path toward becoming an exceptional sage.”
    • Based on a popular Chinese Web Comic; I love Xianxia type stories and am interested to see how well they adapt this.
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  • Schwarzesmarken – “The East German Army 666th TSF Squadron “Schwarzesmarken” (Black Marks) are a special-forces unit tasked with assaulting BETA forces through unconventional tactics; specifically, they target Lux and Magnus Lux to deny the BETA the advantage of ranged firepower. Their orders are given the topmost priority, such that it is common practice for the 666th to ignore allied distress calls that will result in deviation from their original mission, even if only for a short moment.”
    • More Muv-Luv is Love.
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Honorable Mentions/Wildcards:

  • Haruchika ~Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru~ – P.A. Works!!!
  • Active Raid -Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hakkei- – Kamen RIDER X PSYCHO-PASS?!?
  • Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – Something different.
  • Hai to Gensou no Grimgar – A1 Pictures does Fantasy.

etc etc

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