Vampire Hunter D

What did you watch and why? This was selected by Jon as a part of the Otaku on Writing podcast where we analyze classic anime to inspire original fiction. Also, I loved this movie when I was younger, and if Jon hadn’t selected it, I would have done with my next pick.

One line pitch! Wandering vampire hunter wins big contract to protect farmgirl from a vampire noble…

What’s it really about? Set in the distant future where humanity competes with vampires and other creatures of the night. A vampire noble selects a human girl to be his next bride. Desperate to avoid the fate she hires a vampire hunter to kill the ancient and powerful noble.

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Hanebado! – Season One

What did you watch and why? This was another of those anime that I thought I could watch when the kids were up, and with Hanebado! I actually was able to. It’s another sports anime and this time it focused on badminton.

One line pitch! And you thought Badminton would be calm and relaxing…

What’s it really about? Ayano Hanesaki was a badminton prodigy, but she gave it all up. Nagisa Aragaki always had power on her side, but that alone isn’t enough. The story follows the rivalry between these two girls as they compete to be the greatest badminton player.

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Otaku on Writing Podcast – Episode 18

What are you talking about this week? So, we reviewed Vampire Hunter D and now we need to come up with some ideas for our next collection of stories. In this episode, we investigate some of the more interesting ideas in the anime.

One line pitch! Sparkly vampires vs traditional vampires…

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And now for our regularly scheduled entertainment…

Overlord – Season Three

What did you watch and why? I loved the first two seasons of Overlord, so of course, I was back for the third. It’s dark and gritty, and really, we’re seeing it all from the side of the villain. He is the villain, right?

One line pitch! Overpowered undead sorcerer king starts down a path to conquer the world…

What’s it really about? A gamer that was transported to a world similar to the MMORPG he was playing searches for other gamers from the real world. In an attempt to find them he attempts to get noticed by taking over the world… There are undead armies, goblin hordes, terrifying demons, and those are all on his side.

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Magical Girl Raising Project – Season One

What did you watch and why? Again, I was looking for something safe to watch while the kids were around. It had cute animation and magical girls… and oh no… not again!

One line pitch! Cute girls with magical powers murder one another because of a clerical error…

What’s it really about? Koyuki loves Magical Girls. She reads the manga and plays the online game. Then the in-game avatar comes to life and offers her the chance to become a real magical girl, giving her powers and abilities so that she can help people and collect magical candies. At least that’s how it starts. With one small announcement, it suddenly becomes a relentless battle to be the last one standing.

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