Guess, somebody’s watched Mad Max: Fury Road…
Flip Flappers 01-03: Take a teenager who doesn’t enjoy life, lives in a weird world and then catapult them into the center of the universe, figuratively. It’s certainly one hell of a way to grow up, I guess. Cocona, a girl who lives a comfortable life with her weird grandma, suddenly gets thrown into the world of Pure Illusion. With her new friend Papika and some robot called Bu-chan they do the usual adventuring in order to weird jewels that make wishes come true. Of course, that isn’t of much value to Cocona who still has no idea what to do with her life. Thankfully, the world of Pure Illusion is a nice distraction from having to deal with that.
It’s strange when moments like this happen. The tone of the series is very at odds with this action-imagery as it’s more about morals than anything else.
Shuumatsu no Izetta 01-04: World Wars are bad. But shit happens sometimes, right? In this particular alternate universe, Germany takes on the mantle of villainy once again. Eylstadt, a little country in the mountains, is supposed to be its next victim. But Eylstadt has two weapons: One is the princess Fine who doesn’t seem to have any flaws and the other is the last witch Izetta who conveniently is also a super-powerful witch (and naturally Fine has saved her life at some point).
Fine seems to do everything right so far and Izetta is ignoring every piece of advice she has gotten from her grandma. But hey, what can go possibly wrong…?
Constructive criticism that every teenager would like to hear, I’m sure!
Hibike! Euphonium S2 03: Kumiko finally uncovers the root of the problem: It’s Yoroizuka! Apparently, Nozomi makes her vomit! That’s quite the problem to have as a teenager… I never knew PTSD was part of the coming-of-age experience.
Also, Kumiko finds out that Taki’s past is quite the sob-story.
… Which needs to be fixed! The goal is to become a human jukebox for classical music!
Hibike! Euphonium S2 01/02: The ensemble has won a competition but the Nationals are still far away! Sure, they’re good – but they need to get better! Because that’s ALL that matters to these kids!
Isn’t adolescence great?!
But some girl who quit the ensemble during its dark year due to bullying (what a loser!) wants to rejoin the ensemble. Of course, the senpais are against it. There’s no forgiveness for quitters. But Kumiko musters some courage and shows some compassion.
Is it deserved? Who knows…
There’s no way that could go horribly wrong!
Harmony: In a world where everybody is healthy and life gets more perfect every day, Tuan feels imprisoned and unhappy. After having to return home to Japan she’s confronted with both her past and darker forces that want to push the world into a new, horrifying direction.
The Empire Of Corpses: In a world where economy and wars are fuelled by the labor of mindless walking corpses, Watson is looking for Victor Frankenstein’s diary. With its secrets he wants to give his recently resurrected friend Friday his soul back. But a lot of other people are also looking for the diary and their plans are much less compassionate.
Since I never had a pet, I assume that’s a normal thing to say to your dog, isn’t it?
Persona 3 the Movie 04 – Winter Of Rebirth: The world is about to end! And while everybody suffers from a little end-of-the-world-blues, Makoto has to make a decision. You see, only HE can decide what should happen with the world. It isn’t like we’ve gone over this three times already how life is worth fighting for and there certainly was no drama accompanying that message which would help Makoto remember that. But thankfully after a couple days of moping somebody reminds him of what happened in the other three movies and the story can go on to the saving-the-world-part.
… even if it’s the worst moment of your life!
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Hibike! Euphonium OVA: A bunch of failures learn the hard lesson of not living up to expectations by happily becoming a cheering fan-club for the rest for the ensemble! Also, Hazuki gets convinced to try her luck with Shuichi and (naturally) quickly changes her tune to cheering him on to get his shit together and start a relationship with Kumiko… because you know she’s been waiting since… I guess, it must have been after the time she showed no interest whatsoever in going on a date with him.
But before you think, this means that she’s into Reina… wait a minute… it’s a bit more complicated than you’d think.
What really matters when the fate of the world is at stake…
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Persona 3 the Movie 03 – Falling Down: The guy with a drug-problem died… and *gasp* the teacher turned out to be a psychopath. Guess it’s time for everyone to re-examine their relationships with everyone! Because we can all remember our highschool-days where we wondered if we really should become friends with anyone despite the fact that they could die at any moment like flies. What’s the point of human warmth if it can quickly turn into a cold corpse…? Oh man, I can’t imagine how someone could refute such mature arguments!
Oh, and the world’s ending by the way!
But at least most of the protagonists got on that school-trip before that, right?!
That certainly looks awkward…
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Erased 04: Satoru continues his personal, secret crusade to save Kayo by aggressively courting her.
Schwarzes Marken 01-04: After this little spat called WWII Germany was split in half. Like in any good bad-cop/good-cop-routine one of them was nice and the other was an asshole. East-Germany was the latter and their bad cops were called the Stasi. Oh, and aliens kick everyone’s asses. But wait… it gets better! One asshole in an elite-troupe of elite-assholes finally gets a chance for redemption as an idealistic pseudo-imouto-character gets dropped into his lap to make him reconsider his asshole-attitude. And *spoiler* his actual sister appears as well soon after that! But even she’s just his “step-sister” – which needed to be clarified for any sort of future romantic moments between the two.
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu 04: WWII came and went like a nice summer-breeze and now we’re back to business-as-usual. But then some devilish woman intrudes on the idyll of two dudes’ bromance.
Well, how else are you gonna sell your anime?!
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Dimension W 01-03: It’s the future. Humanity has solved its energy-problem using a new dimension – except it’s pretty shitty. To make matters worse, this shitty thing is controlled by shitty people. All that stands between them and world-destruction is one grumpy super-soldier and one moe robot.
ERASED 02/03: Being a child isn’t easy. Being your past child-self isn’t easy either. But Satoru’s gotta get his shit together – because he’s the only one who knows that Kayo’s about to get murdered. Especially since it’s confirmed that the authorities are incompetent.
Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 02/03: Kikuhiko is about to get left behind by Sukeroku’s talent but then WWII happens! And you know what that means…! Yes, he has to spend a long time doing boring stuff in the countryside!