oprainfall Anime | Oshi no Ko

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:

Oshi no Ko

oprainfall Anime | Oshi no Ko

Oshi no Ko is a new anime that debuted this Spring with a whopping 90 minute first episode. I knew little to nothing about the source material, but this had idols, so I gave it a shot. The first episode sees an idol, Ai Hoshino, visit a hospital in the countryside because she is pregnant. She meets with Dr. Gorou Amemiya for a consultation, not knowing that he is actually a fan of hers. Gorou became a fan of hers through one of his previous patients, a young girl named Sarina. Unfortunately, Sarina was terribly ill and ended up passing away a couple years back. Ai finds out she is carrying twins, and Gorou vows to help her give birth to these children. Unfortunately, Gorou cannot keep his promise as he is killed by an overly obsessed fan of Ai’s. Surprisingly, Gorou ends up reincarnated as one of Ai’s children, a young boy named Aquamarine. His twin sister, Ruby, also happens to be a reincarnated individual. The first episode follows these twins’ first few years and their experience living with the super idol, Ai.

Honestly, this episode blew me away. The animation is great, Aqua and Ruby are a joy, and it was interesting delving into Ai’s mind. The story went down a path I didn’t expect, and I was really taken for a ride. I liked how the story showed the point of view first from Aqua’s perspective, then Ruby, and finally Ai. You really got to know the characters better that way rather than just sticking to Aqua. Doing this, especially from Aqua and Ruby’s POV, really shows how much Ai means to them and what they’re willing to do for her. By the time the episode was done, I was clamoring for more, the next episode can’t come soon enough. The anime’s opening theme (which played at the end credits) was also a banger, so I’m looking forward to listening to that every week. With the first episode, it’s really important to grab the audience’s attention. Oshi no Ko did just that and knocked it out of the park. I do recommend you give this anime a chance. Do it for the Hoshinos! – Patrick

— You can watch Oshi no Ko on HIDIVE.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury

Witch From Mercury

The very last minute of the first season finale was quite an interesting part to stop at. I was really looking forward to how it would proceed from that, with the last few episodes that season really ramping it up. We start back off at the school with some duels. Although I will say that I still am not that into this setting, you can tell things are not the same. We can see that certain schemes are already taking place again, the biggest with Norea and Sophie coming to the school as prospective students. I really liked how Norea barely knowing Suletta besides the battle has become attached to her. I enjoyed how she becomes almost an out of control little sister for her. Things do not stay slice of life long with the last few minutes becoming a battle. While I have the feeling Suletta’s win streak will continue, I do want to see how battles will go now knowing Suletta won’t hold back if she doesn’t have to. Also I just really love the new ending. – Walter

– You can watch Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury on Crunchyroll.

Too Cute Crisis

Too Cute Crisis. WHAT IS A CAT

I didn’t hear much about this series in the lead up to its premiere. The premise is out there enough that I thought I should give it a try. It follows an alien race that is out for conquest, they do not have a good view from Earth at the start. They send their lead researcher, named Liza, to evaluate and wonder if they should wipe out the life on the planet. While she is very unimpressed she goes to a café to try the planet’s food; however, it’s a cat café and it is where things go awry. She’s never seen animals like cats before and is amazed by how cute they. While cats take the main stage of the series, she also is introduced to dogs and feels the same. The series is a bit of calm comedy as we see Liza constantly shocked by pet behaviors. The side characters aren’t bad too as they teach Liza about animals. I liked how the aliens back on the ship think that a cat is some terrible monstrosity as Liza hides what they look like. I’ve enjoyed the episodes so far and might be worth it if you’re looking for a relaxing series. I’m looking forward to the other aliens coming down to face the pets, along with other animals being introduced. – Walter

– You can watch Too Cute Crisis on HiDive.

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