Winter 2016 Anime Preview Guide: Part 2

Continued from Part 1

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Anime Title: Dimension W
Production Studio: Studio 3Hz
Director: Kanta Kamei
Air Day:
Sunday

Dimension W is like a buddy cop show set in a cyber punk future.  In the future, human kind is able to gather energy from a Dimension called W.  Tall towers gather the energy and place them into small coils for normal use.  The main plot is a human who hates the use of coils and a robot girl track down illegal coils.

For me, this show isn’t living up to its full capabilities yet.  Right now, it’s a slightly above average watch with a lot of potential to get better.  The plot seems interesting, the setting is interesting, and the characters are interesting, but not much has been done with everything yet.  The ending of episode 3 showed some promise, so I look forward to more.

Grimgar
Anime Title: Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Production Studio: A-1 Pictures
Director: Ryosuke Nakamura
Air Day:
Sunday

This follows a plot has been extremely popular recently.  A group of teenagers, with their minds wiped, are put in a mmo game and have to fight to survive.  This show does it in a lot more of a Walking Dead visceral sense where the group toughs it in the wilderness and learn how the world works by themselves.

This show is somewhat frustrating to me.  A lot of people have said how boring the characters are or how the soundtrack is off for this sort of show.  I feel like they are completely wrong because the characters may not remember exactly who they are, but they remember traits of themselves.  We see some snippets of who they are by either what actions they do when they are bored or when they talk.  This is the same way we learn that the goblins are more than just monsters too.  The soundtrack works for me because these are people who don’t belong in this world and the OST focuses on this.  Grimgar’s unnecessary fan service is what is throwing me off of this show.   There is a lot of interesting stuff going in this show, do we really need to focus on the female character’s rear ends?  Seriously?

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Anime Title: Snow White with the Red Hair Season 2
Production Studio: Studio Bones
Director: Masahiro Ando
Air Day:
Monday

Second season of a show that has a heavy Disney movie feeling.  Shirayuki is a strong willed herbalist who worked her way to working as a court herbalist for the country of Clarenes.  She and Prince Zen are a perfect couple who are constantly challenged by political forces inside the castle and by how rare Shirayuki’s hair is outside the castle.  This season is just as fluffy and interesting as last season and I highly recommend that everybody watch it.

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I originally wrote off this season of anime for not having anything worth watching, but I was wrong.  This season isn’t too bad, though it might not have all the bells and whistles of the coming spring season.  Low keyed seasons aren’t a bad thing at all.

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