oprainfall’s Week in Anime: Nov 21-27

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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.

Currently Airing:

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! Jahy's Clothes lineJahy takes a break once again from collecting mana crystals and furthering the Dark Realm this week. We see Druj – who has a very successful life in the human world – missing being in Jahy’s presence as her underling. Her surprise visit to see her master ends up being less enjoyable once she finds out Kyouko works and spends even more time with Jahy. Her jealousy grows even more. Though like always her worries about Jahy are relieved when she thinks what’s happening is all part of her plan. From there we see some good scenes where Jahy is getting a new futon and has to temporarily move in with the Manager and Landlord. We see the Manager have her dress up in different outfits, and how Jahy has become more comfortable with the two of them. Lastly, we follow Saurva who, while attempting to think of ways to bring down Jahy, does a lot of good. It’s humorous to see how she views herself as a villain as she does all these good deeds. This catches the eye of someone and it ends with quite a set up for the next episode. – Walter

– You can watch The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! on Crunchyroll.

Mieruko-chan

Mieruko-chan Buying SweetsThis week, Mieruko-chan continues what I think is a good balance of humor, touching moments, and some horror. When buying a gift for their mother, Miko and her brother of course come across some spirits. One they see on a train is pretty interesting. It continues to show how the spirits all act differently and will seem to feed on and hunt other spirits. Though it didn’t make it any better for Miko, who had to get off the train a few stops early. There’s a scene where she and Hana are having a talk with a pregnant teacher, which seems to hint at something bad happening, only to turn out to be something quite different. The episode ends on an ominous note when Miko sees their substitute teacher. I’m glad that some characters from one of the earlier episodes made a return this week. While the scarred man didn’t have anything to do with Miko’s story, it was nice to see him make a return for a bit. – Walter

– You can watch Mieruko-chan on Funimation.

Old Shows:

Shirobako

shirobakoAfter a week off, I’m back on my old anime kick, so for this week’s oprainfall anime write-up, why not write about an anime about anime? Shirobako is one of those shows I’ve been meaning to watch for years but kept putting off, so I finally dusted off my copy to give it a go. I’ve gotta say, it’s a lot less comedy than I was led to believe, but that’s not a bad thing. I love the day-to-day insight into the anime industry, especially when it’s through the lens of the lovable idiots at Musashino Studio. The nods to anime industry giants never fails to get a smile out of me, and I’m glad they don’t shy away from how bad working conditions can be. With hindsight and knowing about a lot of the abuses in the industry that have come to light since Shirobako aired, I can’t help but wish the more negative aspects of production weren’t glossed over through the Power of Perseverance, but overall this is just a solid show that provides a lot of insight into an industry we all love, with a cast that is relatable, funny, and engaging. Unfortunately, I can’t find this show on streaming, but if you can grab a copy, it’s well worth the buy. – Leah

What anime are you watching? Let us know in the comments!