Jormungand: Perfect Order (Season Two)

Koko has a new plan and the thought of it terrifies Jonah so much that he jumps overboard and swims to shore. Can Jonah convince Koko not to go through with it or will he realize that it was inevitable?

What did you watch?

So, continuing the letter J in my A to Z Anime Challenge I jumped straight into season two of Jormungand which has the subtitle of Perfect Order. I loved the first season and am excited to see just where this season goes. There was lots of build up and promise of stuff to come, so this should be great.

What’s it about?

Koko and Dr Miama are planning something big, really big. So big in fact that no one other than them knows exactly what. CIA Chief of the European Division Bookman hopes to uncover exactly what they’re up to so that he can use them as a tool for the U.S., but even he can’t be prepared for what it really is.

One of Bookman’s top agents seeks to bring down Koko by kidnapping Jonah, but the mission is thwarted by R who dies in the gunfight. Koko continues to move pieces around the world, slowly bringing project Jormungand into action, but when Jonah finds out what she’s planning he jumps ship, literally!

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Jormungand (Season One)

Jonah hates guns with a passion, but as a former child soldier, he’s not got that many skills. His life is changed forever when he is recruited into Koko Hekmatyar’s squad of mercenaries.

What did you watch?

When I was looking at series beginning with a J for my A to Z Anime Challenge, there were two that stood out to me. One was Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and the other was this one. I knew nothing of Jormungand going in other than it was well regarded. In this battle, it was also shorter, so it won out and for that I am glad.

What’s it about?

Jonah was a child soldier until he was recruited to join a weapons dealers personal squad of mercenaries. The real irony is that Jonah hates weapons like he really hates them and the people that sell them. So, what’s he doing working for an arms dealer?

In short, he’s doing it to save some friends and give them a better life, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to start to like them. After all, he’s a professional and when he’s set his mind on doing something he will. His new boss, Koko Hekmatyar is a young and ambitious dealer with a cool and calm exterior, but don’t piss her off, whatever you do!

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Is it Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon (Season One)

Bell Cranel lives with his Goddess, Hestia as part of the smallest and most insignificant Familia in Orario. He dreams of becoming a great adventurer and Hestia will do everything she can to make that happen.

What did you watch?

I have been planning on watching this series since the end of last year. After reading Karandi‘s review of the light novel, I ran out and grabbed the first nine volumes of the manga. It didn’t take me long to get through them, but I managed to hold back on watching so that I could include Is it Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon in my A to Z Anime Challenge.

What’s it about?

Bell Cranel wants to be an adventurer. He tried to find a Familia that would take him in and allow him to grow, but because of his size everyone turned him away. That was until Hestia offered to give him her blessing. She now has a Familia of two, including herself, but Bell is fine with that. He loves Hestia and will fight to get stronger and prove he’s worthy of her.

On one adventure, he is cornered by a Minotaur that had escaped to a level of the dungeon it shouldn’t have been on. All Bell could do was cower in fear as it closed in. At the last second, he is saved by Aiz Wallenstein, a famous sword maiden. He instantly falls in love with her and sets out to become strong enough to gain her attention.

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Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens (Season One)

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Hakata! Home to detectives, assassins, hackers, international criminal organisations, torturers, plastic surgeons, ramen chefs, and baseball players!

What did you watch?

For the letter H in my A to Z Anime Challenge, I choose to watch Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens. I was really struggling on which one to pick and in the end just took a shot in the dark, which seems kind of appropriate that I would end up with a series about assassins.

What’s it about?

It follows Banba, a private detective who has ruffled the feathers of a mob boss. In order to get him off their backs, they send Lin, a cross-dressing assassin to take care of him, but they recently stiffed Lin on a previous job, so he has taken it upon himself to make sure that no one assassinates Banba. Lin moves in with Banba and is even convinced to join his baseball team.

Now living together, Banba learns that Lin was a product of a brutal assassin training camp and is searching for his missing sister. Lin also discovers that Banba is also an assassin and not just any assassin, but the legendary Niwaka Samurai.

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Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions (Season One)

A group of rookie adventurers stranded in an unfamiliar world band together and try to carve out an existence for themselves, but survival is far from guaranteed.

What did you watch?

Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions is a series I’ve had my eye on for a while now although I had no idea what it was about. Sometimes I see an image and instantly know that it’s something I’m going to enjoy. Sometimes, I’m wrong, but this was not one of those times. This is also the letter G in my A to Z Anime Challenge.

What’s it about?

The series opens with a group of adventurers attempting to defeat a goblin and they’re not doing very well. In the end, the have to retreat. Soon, we learn that a short while back the adventurers woke up in a dark tower with no memory of where they came from or where they were. They are informed that if they want to survive in this new world they must join the Trainee Volunteer Soldiers.

The stronger members of the group form a party and quickly rise up the ranks, the ones left behind are the group we’re following. They live together in the barracks and go on quests to earn money and improve their skills. Money is tight and the skills are not forthcoming.

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