By Operation Rainfall / March 12th, 2023
We here at oprainfall don’t just love video games: we’re big fans of anime, too. So in celebration of the medium, we’re here to give you our thoughts on what we’ve been watching each week as we watch it. Old, new – anything goes.
Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun
I missed the last several episodes so I decided to catch up with the end of the season. One of the things that I will always say is a strength of the series is how even the side characters are entertaining or interesting. While Iruma and a couple other characters are the main focus usually, all the other members of the class get good time or development. Even the seemingly bad guy at one part in this arc is shown to not be the worst, though we do get a peak at the true villains once again. The humor is still a strong point for me, too. While it is one of those shows that follows the whole school genre, I think it does more than enough to make it worth it. I liked that the last few episodes went back to a more normal setting after the big arc and we got some good relaxing stories – my favorites being Iruma and Ameri cooking, which is a disaster, and Iruma going to hang out with Lied at his apartment. The season ends with a new arc hinted at, not to mention the focus on a character who was forgotten. I hope a new season gets announced for this soon. – Walter
– You can watch Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun on Crunchyroll.
Stampede continues upping the ante as our cast all converge on July, the Third City. In the 90’s anime we never really had the chance to see July, since its destruction was the impetus for most of that story’s events, but here it’s created with loving detail and homage to dystopian, cyberpunk aesthetics. It’s glitz and grunge in equal measure, patrolled by the same group of men who hunted Vash back at Jeneora Rock in the first episode. Vash and Wolfwood try to sneak through, but are eventually caught, and in the ensuing confrontation Vash is shot. The two escape and make their way to Knives. Meanwhile, Meryl and Roberto are given a tour of the doctor’s experiment facility, where he’s been trying to breed a new race of superhumans capable of surviving on No Man’s Land – including Nicholas. Those experiments continued ending in failures, though, so he moved on to creating hybrid human-plants, one of which escapes and attacks Meryl and Roberto. Thankfully Vash and Wolfwood aren’t far away and come to the rescue. We end the episode with Wolfwood finally free from his contract to hunt down Vash, and the twins meeting at the tower’s spire where Knives triggers the trap he’s laid for his brother, plunging him into the watery depths below. What exactly does he have planned for Vash? I can’t wait to find out. – Leah
— You can watch Trigun Stampede on Crunchyroll.
What anime are you watching? Let us know in the comments!
You can read previous Week in Anime entries here!
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