Update: This post originates from my website, TheDigiQuest.com.
The new year is upon us and with that comes a steaming hot plate of new anime. For those unaware, we’ve begun the anime winter season which spans from January through the end of March so by the time this list has been posted, the first episodes of each series will be available for your, and my, viewing pleasure. While the winter season is usually one of the slower times of the year, there’s a couple series that I’m really excited for and even one that brings a smile to my face. Last winter was one of my more enjoyable seasons hitting me a sleeper hit like KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!, one third of my self-titled 2016 “Fantasy Game Anime Trifecta”. This will be my first anime-related post on The DigiQuest so I hope it proves reader with what to expect from me moving forward. Now, without further ado, let’s look at my most anticipated anime of Winter 2017.
If you’ve read my earlier post, “Fall 2016 Anime – Most Anticipated“, then you would see that I mentioned quite the lineup of anime I’d be giving a try. Unfortunately, due to becoming increasingly more busy, this anime season got away from me. I’ve only been keeping up with a few shows thus far and, while we’re deeper into the season than usual for these posts, I still wanted to give my impressions of these series. Sorry about being late but let’s still jump into our impressions of the Fall 2016 Anime season (oh and we have a sleeper hit this time).
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With the summer season wrapping up, the time to scout out the upcoming series coming this fall is upon us. Unfortunately, I’m concerned that the future is looking pretty bleak. A time of year that once stood as one of the biggest seasons, jam-packed with some of the years most anticipated anime, has become a place where random sequel seasons, ecchi harems, and other generic series are given a spot in the limelight. Sure, there are plenty of anime this fall that will appeal to a wide array of people but I’m at the point that I don’t want to watch something for the sake of watching anime, I want to watch something that genuinely looks good and interesting (and no, an anime like Keijo!!!!!!!! / Hip Whip Girl isn’t what I have in mind when I say interesting). This season, there are really only a few standout series that remind you why you get excited to watch anime.
Update 11/7/16: That’s right, I’m a liar. Ignore this post, I guess. I ended up falling behind yet again.
Where’s the Content, Devin?
Hey there readers, let me start off this update by saying yes, it seems it happened again. I ended up taking a month and a half long break from writing this blog and for that I apologize. If you look back on Update #1,”The Future“, I stated that I would stick to, at the very least, a schedule of one article a week. Unfortunately, life and my laziness got the better of me.
Developer: Atlus, Intelligent Systems
Platform: Wii U
Release Date: June 24, 2016
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is a colorful, stylish Japanese role-playing game that attempts to blend the beloved Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei franchises in a unique experiment revolving around the Japanese entertainment industry.
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While we were all on the lookout for slight glimpses into Nintendo’s new console, code named “NX”, the company managed to catch us by surprise with the announcement of mini “console” hitting stores this fall. Without a single leak or vague announcement to stay tuned, Nintendo announced the NES Classic Edition, a miniature Nintendo Entertainment System that comes loaded with 30 classic games. Much like those bootleg systems you see at flea markets or even sketchy mall kiosks, this Nintendo system is simple plug and play, emulating games straight to your TV. Since its announcement, there’s been a lot speculation, controversy, and excitement regarding this bite-sized retro gaming machine. So, I figured I’d give a quick analysis on my take of this the NES Classic Edition and highlight a few of the 30 games. So, without further ado, grab a seat and your 30 Anniversary Mario Amiibo because we’re about to get retro. Buckle up.
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MyAnimeList: No Game No Life
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On July 17th at the MF Bunko J Summer School Festival, an event hosted by the MF Bunko J publishing label, a movie announcement was made for the TV anime No Game No Life. A series that some feared would never get an anime continuation now takes the stage once more!