Hi all. Yes, it’s time for another anime update. Well, I say, “it’s time” but it’s almost out-of-time (as far as this being the ‘Spring Update’ goes). Better late than never, I guess? So, as not to waste any more time, let me get on with our list of new anime collection acquisitions.
Starting with four series which have a high school setting in common but are otherwise very different series:
Next up are a couple of isekai series of different sub-genres. If you’ve never heard the term, it basically means a story where the main character(s) are transported to ‘another world’. The first series is a classic ‘reincarnation’ isekai (albeit with its tongue firmly planted in its cheek as an hilarious genre parody series). The second is a very hammy but fun ‘otome’ isekai (a sub-genre where the main character(s) are in some way transported to another world that resembles an otome game):
This third title is almost an isekai but, technically, no. The characters go into a VR (virtual reality) world just like gamers do in our world – and they can log out/exit back into their own ‘real world’. When a series has a plot twist where the characters can’t log out and are stuck in this VR world, however, that’s when people start arguing about genres and whether or not it’s now an isekai. In the end, does it even matter? As long as you’re enjoying the story, am I right?
And lastly, but not leastly (is that even a word?) is the first season of a Viking epic, Vinland Saga.
(FYI, we have just started acquiring the manga version as well. Click here to see our catalogue entries)
*It may be of interest to know that the much-anticipated second season of Vinland Saga will be premiering in January 2023, so now’s the perfect time to check it out. Also, the long awaited (and believed to be, final) Season 3 of Mob Pyscho 100 just started airing a few weeks ago, so now’s the perfect time to catch up on previous seasons.
As you may have noticed, we now have many blu-ray titles available to borrow in our anime collection. You will need a blu-ray compatible player or gaming console to play these discs but with one, you can explore and enjoy a much larger world of anime. Please know that we are aware that a lot of people have not adopted the blu-ray format and still rely on their trusty old DVD player to get them by. Unfortunately, although most other film and TV series (live-action or animated) come out in both formats, anime has increasingly become available on blu-ray release only. When the option is available, we will always buy the DVD version first. But as I say, this is becoming harder – and in most cases, impossible. I guess we all know what we’ll be asking Santa for this Christmas.
Until next time, Ja ne! (“See ya!”)