joyousmenma93 (joyousmenma93) wrote,

Summer 2021 Anime Choices, Old and New

Summer heat brings new anime. Let's see which ones I might try out?


1. Aquatope of White Sand
This one is pretty and good so far! A slice-of-life/supernatural story about an ex-idol and a young high schooler both working at an aquarium and becoming friends. I like what I've seen of the first episode so far, and PA Works has a pretty good pedigree in regards to their original shows. I'm hoping this one will be good. Also, for some reason I thought Aquatope was Aquatrope for the longest time. How did I get that confused?

2. Kageki Shoujo!!
Not to be confused with Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight. This is a much more normal anime about girls going to a fancy theater school and performing in a Takarazuka Revue-like troupe. I read the first manga for this a while ago, and while some elements were kind of...ehh, I liked it well enough. I did really like the first episode, and I'm interested in seeing how the anime covers the manga. Plus, it's a refreshing change of pace after all the ecchi, romcoms, and isekai we've been subjected to almost non-stop.

3. Scarlet Nexus
Eh, this one's okay. Anime adaptations of video games don't normally go over well, because it's impossible to compress a 40+ hour game into a short series. This one already feels kind of...workmanlike. But maybe it'll get better over time.

4. Love Live! Superstar!!
So...after having seen the Love Live Nijigasaki anime and was blown away by its willingness to NOT shoehorn in unfunny sexual humor, I've become curious about this newest addition to the Love Live franchise. Granted, this season is confirmed to have some of the same staff from the first two series here, so for all I know, they might go back to throwing in the skeevier elements that turn me off, but a part of me is praying that this doesn't happen. I'm gonna at least give it a chance and see how it plays out.


1. Hanamaru Kindergarten
I actually saw this when it first came out, back when I was in high school. I remember liking it well enough, but I didn't find it very memorable, and at that time, I hadn't started my journal nor was my reviewing all that refined yet. I think it's time I changed that. This ought to make for a decent rewatch, and maybe I can get a new perspective on it now that I'm older and not in high school.

2. AKB0048 (Including Next Stage)
I remember watching this when it first came out, and a blogger I followed back in the day really liked it. Since I haven't seen the dub yet, I think maybe I'll rewatch it in English this time around.
Tags: 2021, anime, choices, summer

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