oprainfall Week in Anime: Sep 18 – 24

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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.

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Dropkick on My Devil!!! X

Dropkick on My Devil!!! X | Vampires Don't Like Dogs

The season finale picks up quickly from the last with the vampires attempting to recruit Yurine, and both finding out about Jashin-chan’s deception. From there we see Jashin-chan attempt to better herself after a drinking binge – something that is a bit out of her character. She ends up forgetting a very important thing that many people tend to do: forgetting to hydrate. A pool party is set up for everyone and the usual fun happens. That is until something ridiculous happens, which is normal for the series. It ends fittingly with Jashin-chan using a dropkick. I liked the season for the most part. The traveling arc was decent, but longer than I would have liked. I also enjoyed the Hatsune Miku appearances, and I do wonder if the series continues if she will return. Either way I am still a fan of the series and would like to see the characters again. – Walter

– You can watch Dropkick on My Devil!!! X on Crunchyroll.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners | The Moon

I usually am one to be suspicious of things that get hyped up. I’ve never played any of the source material for this, but I do know a little bit about Cyberpunk 2077 (other than the bugs). That being said this made me want to give it a try now. The anime follows David as his life is thrown into chaos from one of many acts of violence in Night City. He then decides to turn to the life of an edge runner (or cyberpunk) and joins up with a crew to survive in the city. The series is made by Trigger and at different times you see its resemblances to some of their other series. I like the character designs and Night City itself looks quite good. I knew to expect violence, but there is quite a bit more than I was expecting. It just shows how unforgiving the setting of it all is. The music in the series works quite well. The usage of one specific song, especially in the last song, left quite an impression for me. It’s only 10 episodes long, but I feel they fit what they needed to in them. I liked nearly all the characters, and there are some that definitely grab your attention more than others. While I can’t say that I’m a fan of the game, I very much recommend the show. It is probably one of my favorites this year. – Walter

– You can watch Cyberpunk: Edgerunners on Netflix.

Lycoris Recoil

Lycoris Recoil | Chisato

The finale of Lycoris Recoil is here, and I’ll be sad to see this one go. It starts off with the showdown between Chisato and Majima at the top of Enkuboku. Majima sets off a timer counting down to explosives he’s set at the site, so Chisato is in a race against time to stop him. However, as the fight progresses, all of the actions Chisato’s performing puts a lot of strain on her artificial heart, so she slows down considerably. At this point, Majima decides to let Chisato rest and reveals his true goal, a one-on-one, life or death, duel against the one he’s fearful of. Elsewhere, Mika confronts Yoshimatsu and his assistant and is able to retrieve the artificial heart, doing what Chisato refused to do. The fight continues and Chisato is able to eventually take down Majima. Unfortunately, the countdown hits zero soon after this occurs, but it turns out the “explosives” were not the ones we were thinking of. Fast forward in time and Cafe LycoReco is back in business, and Takina is able to trackdown Chisato after her surgery. Takina brings Chisato back to LycoReco and they end up opening a food truck in Hawaii at the end. As I mentioned earlier, I’m going to really miss this series. This finale had pretty much everything that I wanted. The final,one-on-one, showdown between Chisato and Majima; Mika giving Yoshimatsu and his assistant what they deserve and saving Chisato in the process; nice yuri moments featuring Chisato and Takina; the Cafe LycoReco crew getting back together; Chisato getting her well-deserved break and happy ending. Again, this episode had that perfect mix of action, drama, comedy, and wholesome moments. It was so consistent, from the start of the series to the end, so I am really glad I stuck with it.. Do yourselves a favor and watch Lycoris Recoil if you haven’t yet, I definitely recommend it. – Patrick

– You can watch Lycoris Recoil on Crunchyroll.

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