One of the anime that I’m enjoying the most right now is last season’s Fire Force. Fire Force is set in an alternate Japan where the phenomenon of human combustion has become a very real, very serious threat. To combat this, the special fire force, made up of various brave and talented pyrokinetic firefighters, was born. Our hero, Shinra, is one of these firefighters. The show follows Shinra as he sets out to become a hero, unravel the mystery surrounding human combustion, and discover just who’s responsible for his family’s death.
Fire Force is super fun! It looks stunning and has a varied and entertaining cast of characters. Not to mention that I’ve loved watching the mystery at its core be slowly teased apart. But… the more I watch Fire Force, the more I realise that, for all its strengths, it’s actually pretty unoriginal. It’s like its creator, Ookubo, in a crazy bid to create the ultimate battle shounen, stitched together all of the best parts of all of the best-loved battle shounen in existence, to create this, a Frankenstein’s monster of a series…
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Hello, everybody! I’m writing this from the ever hot and humid Arkansas, where summer is just around the corner! I’m already sweating through my shirt just thinking about it! What better way to while away the summer (and escape its oppressive heat) than by never leaving the comfort of my home and powering through this season’s anime? At least, that’s what I would do, if I didn’t have bills to pay! Anyway, you know how this goes by now: I pour through all of the PVs, reviews, and source material that I can get my hands on, so you don’t have to. Based on this “research” I compile a list of all of the shows that I think are worth watching. Click the “Continue Reading” button to see this list for yourself!
Spring certainly has a lot going for it in terms of anime. It’s packed with promising standalone shows, shows that began in winter but are continuing to maintain an impressively high standard, and long-awaited sequels, many of which are actually exceeding everybody’s expectations. But one of the strongest contenders for anime of the season would have to be Demon Slayer. Its story, one of an older brother who sets out on a quest to restore his sibling’s humanity after a brush with the forces of darkness, has been done before *cough* Fullmetal Alchemist *cough*, but perhaps never this stylishly! In addition to its peerless style, this show delivers in so many different ways. Below I list five of these in the hopes that it will convince you to give it a try, if you haven’t already!