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Well, it is about that time again…eh, not really. We’re still a few weeks out from the first of the spring season actually starting. However, I also have a few other things that I have not quite gotten all the way through yet, so those are on the back burner for now. With that being said, here are some of the things that I will (probably) be watching for Spring 2023. Or maybe not, who knows.
Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World
It has been a hot minute since my last time consuming anything Konosuba related, so seeing this random side-story about Megumin and YunYun getting an anime adaptation is a pleasant surprise. While neither was my favorite character from the series, and their jokes did often feel one note and gimmicky, they were still incredibly likeable (and also those jokes were still really funny). Now, the series has always been oriented towards uh…more vulgar types of humor, lets say, in its quest to poke fun at isekai tropes. I cannot say for sure if this side story will do the same, but regardless it seems like it will be a fun time.
Insomniacs After School
To say nothing of the quality of the actual source material, I think studio Lidenfilms has a really interesting concept on there hands. Insomnia is not just a quirky, teehee mental disorder associated NEETs but rather a reality for a lot of people, especially those who are older, of a lower socio-economic status, and those who have secondary conditions (these things are not mutually exclusive, but you get what I am saying).
I think the best thing I could say about this series, at the risk of jumping the gun a bit, is that it looks lived in and real. The trailer portrays two characters who care about each other and are significantly altered as people by the presence of someone else who understands them. As someone who themselves has had problems sleeping, even recently, this is something I would love to be able to find a bit of comfort in.
My Home Hero
I do not consider myself the biggest fan of crime drama, by which I mean my last time consuming one was…Death Note? Probably. Basically, it is not a story genre I often seek out on my own. Still, something about My Home Hero does look fairly interesting. Call it the lack of parent focused stories in anime, at least until recently, or maybe even my time spent apart from said crime stories. Despite having an a genuine interest in the series, though, nothing about the staff or the writer of the original series feels particularly noteworthy. Idk, Tezuka Productions does have Dorororo under their belt, so that is something.
The Ancient Magus Bride Season 2
So yeah, this is happening…cool.
In all seriousness, I am interested in the fact that the second season is happening. It took me a while to actually bother finishing the first season, but after a friend of mine begged me to do so, I finished season one and it was good. Not amazing, by any means, but good. The aesthetic of the series really drew me in for the initial episodes, and it definitely keeps that up even throughout the second half.
However, the arc that season two is going to cover seems to be going in a much different direction, setting Chise in a mages college where she will presumably learn more about magic. The series does not seem that exciting when it comes to the story, but at the very least it will look and sound pretty. Probably.
Oh yeah, something something I will catch up on Demon Slayer eventually something something.
What are you planning on watching for this upcoming season? Let me know down in the comments.
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