Down because you just finished a great series? Or because it didn’t meet your expectations? Looking for something new and fresh?…
Well it doesn’t get much fresher than a currently airing series! So here’s a quick look at two of them that might just pique your interest.
Rokka no Yuusha – Braves of the Six Flowers–
(Series currently airing)
This is a series I have been following since its first episode and have been enjoying immensely. With the great demon’s awakening, six of the world’s strongest have been chosen to fight and granted a mark to signify their task. This story in itself is nothing ground-breaking of course, but all of the important parts of this style of show have been done fantastically! All of the characters are interesting and well designed, with their own unique abilities and skills. The animation flows well, especially in the fight scenes, and on top of this the ‘twist’ in the plot is well disguised! I didn’t see it coming and have had trouble working it out. Though that might just be me…
This series is coming to its end in the next few episodes but if you still want in on the mystery and action I highly recommend you catch up and join our heroes in the last stage of their quest to defeat this great threat, and anyone trying to stop them!
Another action packed romp from this season:
(Series Currently airing)
God Eater is a little more unusual than your standard fare and might be a great addition to any other series you’ve got going on. This gem started late compared to the others and only has a few episodes out for subbed viewing right now (at least here in the UK) so you’ve still got plenty of time to jump on the monster infested bandwagon.
The biggest draw to this piece has to be the art style it uses. The almost painterly effect is a result of the series being created using computer generated imagery! I am in love with how this anime looks despite it being so different from the status quo of my all-time favourites. Though, in this regard it’s not the first of its kind. Sidonia no Kishi – Knights of Sidonia, was created in the same way and came out only last year. Having watched a few episodes of this to compare and contrast the two I have to say the animation in God Eater is smoother and better overall. On top of this the style and feel is different, and more up my alley. (Having said that Kishi definitely seems interesting and may very well be worth a watch!)
Overall they’re both pretty great and if you want to pick either/both of them up I’m certainly not going to stop you.