When a thirty-something office worker was murdered on his way to lunch, he couldn’t have imagined he would be reincarnated into a new world as a slime.
What did you watch?
This has been an epic series, both in the sheer scale of the world-building and because I’ve been watching it since November. When I first started watching That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime I had no idea it was going to be twenty-five episodes long, but when I found out I was well in and quite happy to discover there would be more. However, sometimes less is more.
What’s it about?
A thirty-something office worker is murdered on his way to lunch and as he lies there slowly dying, he complains about the pain, the heat, the cold, etc. Somehow, his complaints influenced what happened next. He awoke in a strange world with a strange body and a number of strange new abilities. He had been reincarnated as a slime!
He comes across various monsters and manages to defeat them and gain their abilities. Finally, he meets a mighty dragon imprisoned in a magic cage. They give each other names and become friends. Then Rimuru, the slime, eats the dragon and the prison in hopes of finding a way to free him. Then he sets out to explore this strange new world.
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.
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…
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.