Medieval Otaku’s Fifth Anniversary and Anime Spring 2017

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You’ve read the title correctly, my dear readers.  Medieval Otaku has entered its fifth year of existence!  Usually, I would point out my plans for the coming months, but certain urgent matters occupy my attention such that I don’t want to set anything blog-related in stone.  Over the past year, I spent too much of my time focused on political matters and the 24-hour news cycle.  Happily, the constant one-upmanship that characterizes the news has started to bore me to tears, so I should spend more time on anime and my other hobbies.  May this produce more interesting posts for you!

Let me turn to my choices for the spring 2017 season of anime.

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1) Alice to Zouroku

Having seen episode one, this show strikes me as having that balance of action, comedy, and heart I so value in any story.  It concerns a young psychic named Sana who has escaped her research facility.  Naturally, the organization conducting the experiments on her and others is eagerly searching for her.  However, she gets taken in by an old florist named Zouroku Kashimura, and this gruff and levelheaded old man looks like he won’t let them recapture her without a fight.

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2) Berserk (2017)

Last year, this anime struck me as generally entertaining with some fine moments thrown into this dark fantasy adventure.  At first, the CG grated on me, but it slowly improved until being rather passable in the last four episodes.  It doesn’t hold a candle to the original series, but Berserk might very well be among the top five shows for this season.

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3) Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis stood out as my favorite show of the fall 2014 season.  So, I’m eager to see how this fantasy awash with religious syncretism fairs in a second season.

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4) Clockwork Planet

The setting of a planet overrun with machinery sounds like fun.  I can’t remember the last anime I saw with a similar setting, and so I’m giving this a shot.

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5) Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Pick up a Girl in a Dungeon?

I enjoyed the first season despite its imperfections, so I’ll give the second season of this RPG-ish fantasy a chance.

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6) Re: Creators

This show appears to have an interesting idea behind it.

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7) Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho (aka Grimoire of Zero)

I’m a sucker for any anime which neither blatantly rips off from RPGs nor sends people from the real world into a video game.

So, what are you looking forward to from this season?

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18 comments on “Medieval Otaku’s Fifth Anniversary and Anime Spring 2017

  1. mdmrn says:

    Personally, I’m interested in the next season of Ninja Girl & Samurai Master (Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen). The first season was top notch and I hope CR picks up the second season (airing this Friday). I’d like to see 100% Pascal-sensei as I think my kids may like it, but I’m not sure how to legally watch it in the US. Also, I just started the Laughing Salesman which is such an interesting concept for a dark comedy as it relates to the desires of the heart. It’ll be interesting to see where it goes.

  2. MIB says:

    Happy Blogaversay!! 🙂 My fifth year anniversary is coming up soon too! 😉

  3. Genki Jason says:

    I’m still so far behind on anime. I’m a fan of Berserk and Rage of Bahamut but I didn’t watch the last season. It’s weird, but I’m in Japan and not that interested in anime. I tell myself I’ll pick it back up when I am back in the West, haha.

  4. Don says:

    Congratulations on your first five years.

  5. fiddletwix says:

    Happy Fifth Blogiversary! 🙂

  6. Aggelos says:

    Congratulations Medieval,we’re very pleased with your blog activity! Very Good the first image there of the post too. We pray you’ll be healthy,strong to update us with manga and anime news,reviews.

  7. GoodbyeNavi says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Five years! I’m with you in being tired of the political news cycle. I am going to give Clockwork Planet a peek as well. I’m watching SnK even though I know it’s going to be bad. I’ll take a look at Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho, Re:Creators, and Alice to Zouroku (that looks cute). I’m definitely watching Shingeki no Bahamut: Virgin Soul and I’ve started Sakura Quest.

    • Thank you! That’s a good list of anime. I hope SnK turns out better than you expect, but I did drop the original season after nine episodes.

      Alice to Zouroku is very cute, but they mix in a fair amount of action, and the whole organization performing human experiments adds a strong dose of seriousness to the show. I have little doubt that it will end up being among my top three for this season.

  8. Gaheret says:

    Congratulations! Thank you for your posts!

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