oprainfall Week in Anime: June 2 – July 2

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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:

Komi Can’t Communicate

Komi Can't Communicate

We finally reached it: The Valentine’s episode. Overall this one was pretty tame considering the cast involved, though I also found Tadano and Komi’s interactions here adorable. A lot of the comedy from the narrator was on-point; I love her. It was also another rare showing of Komi breaking out of her shell, and I appreciated her putting the notebook away when she wanted to tell Tadano about how his chocolates were special. It was just an overall simple but sweet episode. Unfortunately, it was also the first real episode that was really, glaringly off-model, which marred the experience somewhat. Komi episodes are usually really fluid and full of expression, so I’d expect the one dealing with the designated day for lovers to be chock full of it. Instead it was really static shots, stilted animation and off-model characters. The content of the episode was cute, but it definitely wasn’t one of the show’s better episodes. – Leah

– You can watch Komi Can’t Communicate on Netflix.

Anime of the Past:

Dropkick on My Devil!

Dropkick on My Devil! Jashin-chan

With the new season coming up, I went back to some episodes from the previous seasons. It follows Yurine, who accidentally summons the demon Jashin-chan. Jashin-chan isn’t what might have been expected from a demon: while not outright evil, she is selfish and greedy, among a number of other personality issues. Living with Yurine, Jashin-chan attempts to kill her, but it always fails terribly for her. This brings up one of reoccurring gags with Jashin-chan’s regenerative properties being on display quite a bit. Most of the time, however, Jashin-chan is lazy and blows most of the money given to her by other people. A number of other demons makes an appearance along with angels also coming into the picture – one of my favorites being the poverty stricken Pekola, who is a target for Jashin-chan. The series has some random humor and also throws in a number of different references. It became a favorite of mine so I’m excited for the next season. – Walter

– You can watch the first season on Amazon and the second on Crunchyroll.

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

You can read previous Week in Anime entries here!