There is a lot of overlap between the anime and gaming fandoms. Many of the world’s most popular video game franchises originate from Japan, anime’s homeland, anime and video games have, historically, faced similar controversies in terms of their content and representation of certain groups, and both pastimes, whilst once fairly niche, have now achieved mainstream popularity. Long gone are the days of being a closeted anime fan or gamer. As such, it is not all that uncommon for an anime to feature a world that operates on video game mechanics or a video game obsessed anime character. Today’s blog post will focus on the latter.
Fall, or autumn, for my fellow Brits, is almost upon us! But what’s even more exciting than the thought of cool weather, back to school shopping (what? That’s exciting, right?), and pumpkin spice everything is that we’re due yet another promising season of anime! As with my last season preview I will list the shows that I’ve chosen to watch. These will be divided into three categories: continuing from the last season (so, summer), sequels, and standalones. Based on my research (which involves pouring through reviews, news articles, and source materials) I’ll briefly discuss what it was about these shows that appealed to me. I hope that this will help you decide what to watch yourself!