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More new anime

Oda Nobuna no Yabo: Last season, we had Sengoku Collection, where the warlords of the sengoku (warring states) period were actually women and they travelled to modern-day Japan. This season, we get Oda Nobuna no Yabo, where a modern-day schoolboy gets transported to the sengoku era and finds all the warlords are women. There's a slight twist, though: the schoolboy takes on the destiny of Toyotomi, and with his knowledge of the period, he can help Nobuna realise her ambitions.
Bland and unoriginal, so we'll be skipping this one.

Binbogami ga!: Sakura has it all: she is rich, succesfull, popular and has a huge bust. But her good fortune is balanced by the bad luck of those around her. Momiji is a god of misfortune, who comes to settle the balance and make Sakura less fortunate so that others can have their alotted luck. Obviously, Sakura isn't about to take that lying down.
Crude humour, 'zany' situations. This didn't have us in stitches, to put it mildly.

Joshiraku: Focusses on a team of five part-time 'comedians' who tell funny stories at a theatre as a side-job during high school. Obviously, all five of them are girls and obviously they spend a lot of time talking in the dressing room about all sorts of subjects. No action at all, typical characters... Fun for a single episode, but not more.

Moyashimon Returns: The return of Moyashimon, with the cute single-cell organisms that only Tadayasu can see. It's fun to see the characters again, gearing up to do some serious fermentation in the lab, but this episode felt more like a lecture than an interesting anime. We'll watch it none the less, in hopes of some sort of character-focussed story-line emerging.

La Storia della Arcana Famiglia: On an Italian 'trade island', the rules are made and enforced by the Arcana Famiglia, a maffia-like group ruled by a 'father'-type. They've all taken on an aspect of a tarot card, which grants them special abilities. Felicita is the daughter of the current don, and she tries to behave like 'one of the boys'. But when the current 'Papa' decides it's time to retire, he announces a tournament. Whoever will win, will become the next don and get Felicita as wife. Of course, Felicita isn't too happy about that, but she can't go against the wishes of her father. Which means she will need the boys to regain her freedom.
Booooring. It would help if Felicita weren't such a brat and if the usual pair of heroes wouldn't constantly fight.

Hagure Yusha no Aestetica: Schoolkids get transported to fantasy worlds, where they gain supernatural powers. When they return, they retain their powers, so they get trained in applying them for the greater good in Babel, a special school. One of these kids is Akatsuki, who was known as the 'Rogue Hero' in the world where he went to. His supernatural power seems to be that he can steal the underwear from girls... He defeated the Demon Lord of the world, and then took his daughter with him when he went back. Together, they enter Babel.
Again, not impressed. There's the ecchiness (and seriously: pursuers in maid uniforms!?), and then there will be the endless fights with the other kids at Babel. I'm sure there will be a plot, but it'll be padded out with the same-old, same-old.

Phew, I sound like a cranky geezer. Maybe I am, but I can't get excited about some of this stuff anymore because I've seen it many times before.
Tags: anime, first episode review

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