And as we enter the month of December, we can finally acknowledge the fact that 2016 is nearly a thing of the past. All that lies between most of us and 2017 is Christmas, some downtime (hopefully), and lots of good food (maybe). We’re also into the final third of the current season, which means we’re approaching the climaxes for most of the currently airing series.
I feel like this particular show is flying under the radar a bit, which is a pity, because it isn’t really a bad show. It’s not going to make waves either, but for what it is it is quite enjoyable. While it is about an ‘exorcist’ girl, it has some mahou shoujo vibes going – especially where the character designs are concerned. And luckily they don’t devote painful amounts of time to transformation sequences (I’m looking at you ViVid Strike)
Titular character Matoi pictured below.
There isn’t actually much that can be said about this series – it’s a 4-minute short after all. The story follows a boy who encounters and ends up living with a zashiki warashi (house spirit), and encounters more yokai in his daily life. A few cute moments but nothing special – at the very least you might learn a few things about Japanese folkloric monsters while watching this.
Pictured below is the aforementioned house spirit, Suzu.
This series is making a serious attempt at taking first position in the darkest Magical Girl show in existence – including the existence of a mascot character that is possibly even more evil than Madoka Magica’s Kyuubey. I’m thinking that a small ray of hope may have emerged for Snow White (pictured below) as of the latest episode, but besides that the show still has a way of hitting where it hurts.
Okay, so not a currently airing series, but since they recently announced a new anime series coming I decided I felt like posting something related. Card Captor Sakura has been around for a long time – and I’m sure Kinomoto Sakura was everybody’s favourite little sister character when the series originally made its appearance. And testament to its longevity is the amount of fan-art it still generates – way before whispers of a series resurrection even started.
Pictured below – Sakura.