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Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho: Witches are hunted, and they created beastmen to protect them -- but now both witches and beastmen are hunted. One of the beastmen is a mercenary, working as a witch hunter on the side. He meets Zero, a witch, and she helps him fend of the attacks from another witch that he has been hunting. Zero has designed a novel way to do magic: sorcery, instead of the demon-summoning that other witches rely on. She is travelling to find her friend, and she offers the mercenary a contract to protect her.
Interesting high fantasy concept, though it could turn into a simple power trip with Zero steamrolling over any opposition. We'll see how it goes from here.

Fukumenkei Noise: Nino had a childhood friend who composed melodies, but she lost sight of him. Then, when she starts highschool, she finds him back. He's part of the band club, and Nino ends up singing in their band. But by the time the friend is getting to grips with the fact that they can team up again, Nino is already looking for another childhood friend who composed. Of course he's at that school too.
The character designs are ugly and the convenience with which Nino forgets her first friend (who is on stage right next to her) and tries to find her second friend really rubbed me the wrong way. It's going to be a mess, and not in a good way.

Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii Desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desu ka?: Humans were defeated by the beastmen, and the humans that are left are discriminated against. So Willem's life is pretty hard, and he takes all kinds of odd jobs to get by and stay out of trouble. Then one day he gets a cushy job looking after 'secret weapons', which comes with room and board. Of course, it turns out that the secret weapons are actually young girls.
Rather non-standard fantasy. I hope that it turns into something different than a total harem-anime with a little fantasy veneer. If it doesn't, then it should be really interesting.

Natsume Yuujin-chou Roku: Sixth series of Natsume Yuujin-chou! It manages to remain such a charming series, truly an impressive feat to keep relevant and fresh over so many episodes.

Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata Flat: Second season of the series of one guy and a troupe of girls who inexplicably all have the hots for him. They aim to make a dating sim game, but that's secondary to all the suggestive shenanigans.
We saw the first series, and that was OK, but after watching this again, we were bored with the endless parade of girls in swimsuits rubbing themselves against the total dweeb male protagonist. Meh.

Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darō ka? Gaiden: Sword Oratori: "Side story", not a continuation, focussing on the Loki familia and Aiz Wallenstein in particular. I got really excited when the end of the first episode turned out to be another angle of the first episode of the first series -- I love seeing the same events narrated from different viewpoints because it offers a fresh perspective.

Atom: The Beginning: Two university students build a robot and program it with AI. Then it gets 'loose' and saves the audience during a robot parade in an amusement park. That is proof that it is taking initiative on its own -- they are on to something!
Remake of the Atom Boy story, but now with CGI, which makes Tezuka's distinctive character designs look kind of weird. But it's based on a classic, and it's kinda interesting. Let's see how it goes.

Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai: Lucifer is banished from heaven to hell. She meets Leviathan who takes her (because of course everybody is a skimpy-clad woman, of course) to the headquarters of the rules of hell: the seven mortal sins. Lucifer gets into a fight with them. Oh, and there's something about a girl who gets a piece of Lucifer's soul on her way down.
Some shots are so heavily censored that it's hard to watch. It's total soft-porn, and I just don't understand what the point is at all.

Twin Angel Break: Sumire and Meguri are third-year students in middle school. Aided by a magical hedgehog, they fight evil together!
Magical girl anime that doesn't really make much sense -- but then again, which ones do? It doesn't bring anything new to the table, totally meh.

...and that's it! Phew.
Tags: anime, first episode review

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