Although lately I haven’t had the time to write (blame real life), I still plan on watching some, namely six, anime this season. I’m sure I won’t be following all six for the whole 12+ weeks, but a girl can dream, right? Without further ado, let’s look at the first three today. There will be a second installment on Sunday.
Jingai-san no Yome
Tomari Hinowa is a normal high schooler, until one day he’s told that he has to become the wife of a mysterious creature called Kanenogi. This is the start of their newly married life.
It’s adapted from a yonkoma, so the episodes are going to be only 5 minutes long. The genre is comedy, though we expect a bit of slice-of-life as well.
Since I have not been able to get my hands on the manga, I don’t know what else to expect. The PV doesn’t give much information either. One thing is certain though—the monster spouse, who loves drooling all over the boy, is cute.
Yagate Kimi ni Naru | Bloom Into You
This is one of the most hyped shows of the season, mostly because it’s shoujo ai.
Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day she gets a love confession that sends her heart aflutter with bubbles and blushes, and yet when a junior high classmate confesses his feelings to her…she feels nothing. Disappointed and confused, Yuu enters high school still unsure how to respond. That’s when Yuu sees the beautiful student council president Nanami turn down a suitor with such maturity that she’s inspired to ask her for help. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is Nanami herself. Has her shoujo romance finally begun?
—Seven Seas Entertainment
Looking at the PV, I’m not sure if I’ll like the art style. Those smaller-than-average heads aren’t all that cute. But we’ll see. Could this be new Sweet Blue Flowers?
Once again, Bloom Into You is a manga adaptation. I have read a small part of the original comic and I think I would love a true adaptation. The art style is so clean and precise. Even though the characters’ proportions are the same, it’s not as disturbing as in the PV. Maybe because I am focused on the beautiful plants? Story-wise, the first chapter wasn’t reeling with action, but still flowed nicely and quickly. And it sure didn’t beat around the bush—the chapter ends with Nanami-senpai’s confession.
A third manga adaptation! Once again, this will be a series of shorts, so I expect myself to be able to follow it all season.
Chitose-chan is a penguin who lives in Kyoto. Getting in touch with people and getting fed delicious food as she curiously walks around Kyoto streets is her favourite thing to do. The story features popular places in Kyoto like Kiyomizu Temple, Ginkaku Temple, and Gion from the Penguin’s point of view. This is a short story about a penguin that is nostalgic and warm, curing and relieving the heart.
I am very excited to learn about Kyoto and its sights, both popular and less known, from the POV of a baby penguin. Unfortunately I have seen just a couple of pages from the manga. I deemed it very character-driven—were Chitose human, I don’t think I would be interested. But she is just the cutest! (The manga style and layout is very normal.)
And that’s it for the first installment.
Let me know if you’re watching any of these!