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[Quickie] Handa-Kun

== Handa-kun ==

(Myanimelist)

Expect:
Ridiculous comedy
Misunderstandings galore
A better Sakamoto Desu Ga?

Don’t expect:
Anything to make any sense
Heartfelt slice-of-life like Handa-kun‘s pre-sequel, Barakamon


I was recommended Handa-kun as another comedy similar to Sakamoto Desu Ga? but done better. Both follow the trope of a singular well-liked main character within a high school setting. However, Handa-kun differs itself from Sakamoto Desu Ga? in that the main character, Handa, is not actually that competent. All of his positive achievements are due to misunderstandings by his peers. As these misunderstandings spiral out of control, other people come to revere Handa while Handa himself becomes more and more convinced other hate him.

The level of misunderstanding becomes cult-like at a certain point and it was at this point I got a little uncomfortable with the series. However, Handa-kun was able to bring it around and actually develop character relationships, albeit not significantly, giving the sentence that is this 12 episode series a nice punctuation. The subtle nods to Handa’s original series, Barakamon, where we see him as an adult is fun since Barakamon is one of my favorite series to date.

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The two emotions of this show: delight and utter disgust

Overall: 7/10 (Never boring but overbearing at times)

[Quickie] Mob Psycho 100

== Mob Psycho 100 ==
(Myanimelist)

Expect:
OP Main character.
Well-rounded supporting cast.
Reigen the god.
High octane action scenes with superb animation.
Interesting interpersonal relationships.
Light-hearted charm

Don’t expect:
Beautiful art style (due to cartoony visuals).
Over-the-top comedy as ridiculous as One Punch Man.
Actually, just don’t expect everything to be like One Punch Man.


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[Quickie] Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry

== Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry ==
(Myanimelist)

Expect:
Fantasy high school romance.
Like an actual romance between two people.
Well animated and choreographed sword action.
OP MC, but more likeable than most.
An awesome transgender character (uncommon in Anime).
Tournament style fights.

Don’t expect:
A harem anime.
Complex characters.
Actually compelling antagonists.


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[Quickie] Juuou Mujin no Fafnir

== Juuou Mujin no Fafnir ==
(Myanimelist)

Expect:
Fantasy harem genre.
Cute girls doing cute things.
Kana Hanazawa voice acting.
Kirito and Silica in this show for some reason.

Don’t expect:
Good 3D modeling.
That much of actually good action.
No seriously, you can still see the meshes on the monsters.


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[Quickie] Sakamoto Desu Ga?

==Sakamoto Desu Ga? ==
(Myanimelist)

Expect:
Hilarious jokes the first time around.
Fantastically fabulous main character.
A touch of drama as side characters struggle on dealing with such a “perfect” person.

Don’t expect:
Interesting side characters.
A slice of life transition like Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun.
The same jokes to be funny the fifth time around.


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[Quickie] Log Horizon 2nd Season

== Log Horizon 2nd Season ==
(Myanimelist)

Expect:
Action/adventure fantasy in a videogame setting
The same old lovable characters from Log Horizon 1st Season
New interesting characters to join the cast
Some previous central characters to take a backseat this time

Don’t expect:
As much politics as 1st Season
A complete seemless package like 1st Season


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[Quickie] Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka

== Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka  (DanMachi) ==
(Myanimelist)

Expect:
The title to be somewhat misleading. Not that much harem here.
Do-goodie main protagonist.
Decent action scenes.
Large sense of scale.
Videogame-like elements in a fantasy world.
Some blue ribbon for some reason or another idk.

Don’t expect:
A harem anime. Actually not that many female romance characters? Bell’s just really awk.
Something too original or innovative from the usual fantasy genre.
Systematic problem-solving. Everything is solved by deux ex machina.


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