Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero (Season One)

A hero of questionable decency smuggles the daughter of a Dark Lord back to Earth in order to protect her and keep a promise to an old foe.

What did you watch and why? This was the first title from my A to Z Anime Challenge. I picked knowing that it had one season which was twelve episodes long. Other than that, I went off the title image. That’s generally how I plan on making my picks. So this one had a hero, a hot dark lord, and a massive sword. Winner!!!

What’s it about? Interestingly, the story begins with our hero, Akatsuki running through the woods where a group of well-endowed warrior maidens attack him. He fights them off with ease, immobilising them by expertly removing their undergarments (bras and panties!). Once clear of the embarrassed maidens her goes through a portal back to Earth.

There he opens the duffle bag he was carrying to reveal a beautiful naked girl concealed within. It turns out she is Miu, the daughter of a Dark Lord and Akatsuki is sworn to protect her. Having been summoned to another realm, they are placed in a special school for people gifted with combat based magic.

Akatsuki soon takes over the place with his charm and general badass nature, but it’s not long before the rulers of Alayzard realize where the Dark Lord’s daughter has gone and sent warriors to retrieve her.

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Fate/Extra: Last Encore – Season Two

What did you watch and why? I’ve had mixed feelings with the whole Fate series. Earlier in the year, I watched the first season and it left things wide open, so when the second season appeared, I felt like I had to finish things off.

One line pitch! The spirits of ancient heroes fight in a digital world that is the last bastion of humanity…

What’s it really about? Who the hell knows? We join the characters from the end of season one as they ascend to the sixth level, where the guardian awaits them. There’s a lot of talking, mostly one-sided as everyone seems to be happy to not interrupt each other. Then there’s a couple of massive attacks and it’s all over…

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The White Knight (Valiant Lineage Book 8)

The White Knight (Valiant Lineage Book 8)

Help comes in many forms…

This is not it!

Can Val outrun the colossal zombie horde?

The endless desert stretches out before them and they haven’t eaten in days, so when a mysterious rider offers to help they have no choice but to accept it.

A short carriage ride takes them to a secluded outpost, but when the druids spot Val and Dante, they flee.

Can they find the druids before the zombie horde catches up?

The White Knight is the eighth volume of Valiant Lineage, an action-packed dark fantasy series.

Vampires Rule, Humans Resist, Zombies Revolt!

Grab a copy before it grabs you.

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Castlevania – Season Two

What did you watch and why? Way back in July 2017, I watched the first season of Castlevania, an anime based on the platform computer game. It was excellent, however, it only had four episodes. Season two is only eight episodes, so in reality, it’s the last two-thirds of season one.

One line pitch! The only thing standing between Dracula and human annihilation is a grumpy drunk with a bad attitude…

What’s it really about? Dracula married a human who wished to learn about science and become a doctor. She softened his heart, gaining access to untold centuries of knowledge. The church in its infinite wisdom burnt her as a witch. Dracula was not happy and now wants to wipe humanity from the face of the Earth. Standing in his way is Trevor Belmont, last of the vampire hunters, Alucard, Dracula’s son, and Sypha, a speaker with access to powerful magic.

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Bloodline: Otaku Stories Six

Bloodline: Otaku Stories Six

Vampires stalk the shadows, searching for prey.

After sleeping for eons, they’re ravenous.

Whose bloodline will prevail?

Bloodlines: Otaku Stories 6 contains three bloody tales inspired by Vampire Hunter D. In this collection, the authors raise the stakes and give their stories some bite.

In the Otaku on Writing podcast, Jon Cronshaw, Lynn Sheridan, and Killian Carter break down classic anime and extract story ideas to create exciting new fiction.

Listen to podcast episodes 17 to 19 and get a unique glimpse into the thought process behind these bloody tales.

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